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The Blue Wave is real. And there are all sorts of waves. The Democrats impressive takeover of the House of Representatives and so many State Houses has been more the rolling kind. This week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show we dive into the blue wave and into the storied political coverage of The New York Times when joining me at my table is my partner in politics, journalist Matthew Cooper, and former editorial page editor of The New York Times, Andrew Rosenthal, here to discuss his new book, with a foreword by Maureen Dowd, THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK OF POLITICS: 167 YEARS OF COVERING THE STATE OF THE UNION, Andrew Rosenthal. The podcast will be posted on all your favorite sites and apps and at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.
Win some, lose some, change is a comin’ to Washington, D.C. and Donald Trump’s life. A day after the Midterm Election 2018, the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, Halli and her partner in politics journalist Matthew Cooper take a look at the state of the nation after the historical vote that put the Democratic Party back in control of the House of Representatives but allowed Republicans to maintain control of the Senate.
From Charlottesville to Pittsburgh to November 6th and the 2018 midterm elections, Halli and Matthew Cooper take a look at the state of our politics on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.
Washington Post political blogger and author Greg Sargent and Washingtonian Magazine’s Matthew Cooper talk all things politics in the Age of Trump as we approach the midterm elections on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.
Politics and women in Trump Era are the subject of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, when joining Halli at her table is author Hallie Iglehart Austen, THE HEART OF THE GODDESS, and for our weekly political review, Podcast America, journalist Matthew Cooper.
Nikki Haley resignation, the mid-term election, and all things American politics as well as a look at the new book THE DISRUPTORS, 50 PEOPLE WHO CHANGED THE WORLD — oh the fun we have this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show posted Halli Casser-Jayne dot com when my guests are author Alan Axelrod and joining me at my table for our weekly politics segment, Podcast America, journalist Matthew Cooper.
Kavanaugh vote, FBI Report, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, Brett Kavanaugh and a look at a terrific new book every bibliophile will love, 1,000 BOOKS TO READ BEFORE YOU DIE — oh the fun we have this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com when my guests are author James Mustich and joining me at my table for our weekly politics segment, Podcast America, is journalist Matthew Cooper.
Christine Blasey Ford, Brett Kavanaugh, the Kavanaugh vote and a look at RULE MAKERS, RULE BREAKERS and how our classification effects our politics with cultural psychologist and author of the book of the same title, Michele Gelfand, the topics we explore on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com. Also joining me at my table in our weekly politics segment, Podcast America, is journalist Matthew Cooper.
Brett Kavanaugh, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, and a conversation we can all use in these stressful times on the practice of meditation, all topics we’ll explore on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com. Joining me at my table in our weekly politics segment, Podcast America, is journalist Matthew Cooper. And in the second half-hour the preeminent expert on the human mind, Dr. Daniel Siegel, introducing his new book AWARE: THE SCIENCE AND PRACTICE OF PRESENCE.
Bob Woodward FEARLESS, Trump’s sinking poll numbers, a conversation about the great paradox of the digital age — the internet connects us to countless numbers of people and yet we feel more isolated than ever,” are just some of the subjects tackled on this week’s The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when joining Halli at her table is veteran White House correspondent Matthew Cooper and Radha Agrawal — a community force to be reckoned with the author of an important new book BELONG. The podcast will be posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.
Kavanaugh Hearing, Bob Woodward FEARLESS, Elizabeth Warren, John McCain are just some of the subjects tackled on this week’s The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when joining Halli at her table is veteran White House correspondent Matthew Cooper and New York Times bestselling author of an important new biography, ELIZABETH WARREN: HER FIGHT. HER WORK. HER LIFE, Antonia Felix, the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.
Politics 2018, Donald Trump, Election 2018, Paul Manafort, Robert Mueller, the press, fake news are just some of the topics of discussion on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Podcast, when joining Halli at her table is newsman Matthew Cooper.
Election season is upon us again, rearing its ugly head, and America is more polarized today than ever before! Whether the issue is Donald Trump, healthcare, abortion or gun control, it can be hard to voice an opinion without ruffling someone’s feathers. The Halli Casser-Jayne Show offers up one contentious interview highlighting the great divide and one interview with a man who through experience has learned how to talk across the great divide. Joining Halli at her table is Dr. Richard Kradin, right-wing zealot and author of OUT OF CONTROL: APOCALYPTIC PSYCHOLOGY IN THE AGE OF TRUMP and Justin Lee, author of TALKING ACROSS THE DIVIDE. The podcast is posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and on all your favorite apps, including Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, and more.
Climate change, global warming, conservation, pollution are at the heart of the conversation when Halli visits with two authors who have spent years studying the subjects, Susan Hand Shatterly whose delightful new book is SEAWEED CHRONICLES, A WORLD AT THE WATER’S EDGE, and with journalist Earl Swift, whose new book is the riveting CHESAPEAKE REQUIEM, A YEAR WITH THE WATERMEN OF VANISHING TANGIER ISLAND, the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.
When Dan Pfeiffer, Senior Advisor to President Obama (now co-host of the popular podcast Pod Save America), shut the door to the Oval Office for the last time—closing the chapter on our first African-American President, and leaving the highest office in the land to Donald J. Trump, racist and reality TV star—it was more bitter than sweet. Pfeiffer tells the story of his fascinating years serving President Barack Obama and gives his take on many subjects including how Democrats can win back the Oval Office in his smart, witty, revealing new memoir YES WE (STILL) CAN: POLITICS IN THE AGE OF OBAMA, TWITTER AND TRUMP, an irreverent, no B.S. take on the politics of our time. Pfeiffer joins Halli at her table at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, along with author Brian Abrams whose new book is OBAMA: AN ORAL HISTORY 2009-2017.
On this episode of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show we are taking a look at Barack Obama, the man and his presidency when joining me at my table is the author of the hot new book OBAMA: AN ORAL HISTORY 2009-2017, Brian Abrams. And in the second half hour, I am joined by Jonathan Chait, a political columnist for New York magazine here to talk about his book AUDACITY, HOW BARACK OBAMA DEFIED HIS CRITICS AND CREATED A LEGACY THAT WILL PREVAIL.
The Halli Casser-Jayne Show welcomes Franz Sedelmayer, a former friend of the Russian President and the only individual to sue and collect money from Vladimir Putin’s Russia. Franz Sedelmayer’s unique story is told in his book WELCOME TO PUTINGRAD, THE INCREDIBLE STORY OF THE ONLY MAN TO COLLECT MONEY FROM VLADIMIR PUTIN. Sedelmeyer’s insight into Putin offers a rare glimpse into the Russian President.
Sam Kleiner’s THE FLYING TIGERS uncovers the hidden story of the group of young American men and women who crossed the Pacific before Pearl Harbor to risk their lives defending China. Led by legendary army pilot Claire Chennault, these men left behind an America still at peace in the summer of 1941 using false identities to travel across the Pacific to a run-down airbase in the jungles of Burma. In the wake of the disaster at Pearl Harbor this motley crew was the first group of Americans to take on the Japanese in combat, shooting down hundreds of Japanese aircraft in the skies over Burma, Thailand, and China. At a time when the Allies were being defeated across the globe, the Flying Tigers’ exploits gave hope to Americans and Chinese alike.
If life is an improvisation, and it is, no one improvised his life, and, maybe death more creatively than the brilliant tour de force that was comedian Robin Williams. In his new devastating biography, ROBIN, New York Times culture reporter Dave Itzkoff delivers a fever-pitched riff into the life that was Williams’. My conversation with the author, oh so much fun, on this segment of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show.
Bret Baier and Randi Zuckerberg…boy oh boy does The Halli Casser-Jayne Show have a show for you!
Hate has consumed America, and it’s time we took a good hard look at hate and bigotry and all its ugly incarnations. One of the leading progressive voices in America today, Sally Kohn sits down with Halli on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show to talk about her new book THE OPPOSITE OF HATE: A FIELD GUIDE TO REPAIRING OUR HUMANITY. To fight against bigotry and hatred Kohn asserts, we must first understand its roots. In her new book, she sets out to do just that.
Holocaust fiction is tough to write and there are few who write it better than New York Times and International bestselling author of THOSE WHO SAVE US, Jenna Blum. Jenna Blum sits down with Halli in her first official interview to launch her new book THE LOST FAMILY, on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, the interview posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.
Jennifer Palmieri is one of the most accomplished political and communications strategists in America today, and maybe one of the most powerful woman in politics. Jennifer joins me at my table on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com to talk about Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Election 2016, her astonishingly honest new book MADAM PRESIDENT and more.
Andrew Revkin is the prize-winning science reporter and author who has spent a quarter of a century covering subjects ranging from the assault on the Amazon to the Asian tsunami, from the troubled relationship of science and politics to climate change at the North Pole. His new book is ‘WEATHER’. And, of course, Halli has a few words to say.
Eddie Money legendary rock star with a pile of hits including “Baby Hold On” has come to reality TV and he’s now TALKish, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. to talk about his new hilarious series “Real Money.”
Can Christianity survive Trump? How is it that against all odds, Judaism has survived? A look at religion in these fractious times when joining Halli at her table on TALKish, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com is controversial historian Bart Ehrman, the author of THE TRIUMPH OF CHRISTIANITY and Rabbi Michael Birnholz of Temple Beth Shalom Vero Beach, Florida.
M.L.B. Opening Day 2018, Baseball World Series history, two great authors and two great books to celebrate America’s National Pastime come together on TALKish, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when joining me at my table, at bat first, Kevin Cook to talk about his book ELECTRIC OCTOBER, SEVEN WORLD SERIES GAMES, SIX LIVES, FIVE MINUTES OF FAME THAT LASTED FOREVER and up second New York Yankee’s historian and former publicity director Marty Appel, author of the great biography CASEY STENGEL, BASEBALL’S GREATEST CHARACTER. Let’s play ball.
Great American Songbook composer Cy Coleman is the subject of TALKish, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when joining Halli at her table are Lucie Arnaz, Michelle Lee and Andy Propst the author of YOU FASCINATE ME SO, THE LIFE AND TIMES OF CY COLEMAN and some surprise guests too!
Authoritarianism. Can it happen here? A new American majority? Is brown the new white? These questions and more answered on TALKish, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when joining Halli at her table are Harvard professor and founder and director of the Program on Behavioral Economics and Public Policy, Cass Sunstein, author of AUTHORITARIANISM IN AMERICA, CAN IT HAPPEN HERE? and national political leader, civil rights lawyer, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, and the founder of Democracy in Color, Steve Phillips, the author of BROWN IS THE NEW WHITE, HOW THE DEMOGRAPHIC REVOLUTION HAS CREATED A NEW AMERICAN MAJORITY.
It’s Women’s History Month and women are making history. The “Me Too” movement, the “Times Up” Movement, and in 2017 the largest protest in US history took place, the historical outcry supporting women’s rights, The Women’s March. In celebration, TALKish, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show talks to the author of A GIRLS GUIDE TO JOINING THE RESISTANCE Emma Gray, HuffPost Senior Women’s Reporter and to acclaimed psychotherapist Susie Herrick, author of YOUR STORY IS YOUR POWER.
Changes in the film industry, a look at old Hollywood, stories of Walter Matthau, The Oscars! Hooray for Hollywood and hooray for the Oscars! This year’s 90th Academy Awards is the subject of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. Joining Halli at her table is film director, writer, producer, actor, and raconteur, Charles Matthau.
Vietnam War 50 years later, China,..we’re taking a trip east this week on TALKish, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, when joining Halli at her table is a Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and renowned military historian, Max Boot, the author of THE ROAD NOT TAKEN, and in our second half-hour, The Economist’s Cuba correspondent and the author of LEFTOVER IN CHINA, Roseann Lake.
Vladimir Putin, Thomas Jefferson, Barack Obama, Donald J. Trump, which is the Hottest Head of State? It’s politics unusal on TALKish, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when joining Halli at her table is the only man to wage a battle with Russian President Vladimir Putin and win, and the author of WELCOME TO PUTINGRAD, THE INCREDIBLE STORY OF THE ONLY MAN TO COLLECT MONEY FROM VLADIMIR PUTIN, Franz Sedelmeyer, and the co-author of a very funny book on American Presidents HOTTEST HEADS OF STATE, Kate Dobson.
A dazzling biography of three of the most glamorous women of the twentieth century Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, her mother, Janet Lee Auchincloss, and her sister, Princess Lee Radziwell and an investigation into the science of popularity are the subjects of TALKish, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, when joining Halli at her table is the New York Times bestselling author of JACKIE, JANET & LEE, J. Randy Taraborrelli. And at the bottom of the hour, also joining Halli is the author of HIT MAKERS, Atlantic senior editor Derek Thompson.
Andrew McCabe resignation. Robert Mueller’s investigation of President Trump. Will Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg resign? How does she stay so fit in her 80s? Those questions and more the subject of TALKish, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when joining Halli at her table is Newsweek’s Political Editor Matthew Cooper, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s longtime friend and personal trainer, the author of THE RBG WORKOUT, Bryant Johnson.
Trump, one year later. Oh, what a year! And they said it wouldn’t last. On this episode of TALKish, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Allan J. Lichtman, author of THE CASE FOR IMPEACHMENT returns to the show to talk politics, Trump, Mueller, impeachment and how Trump’s presidency has effected these United States. In the second half-hour, the authors of TREATING PEOPLE WELL, former White House social secretaries Lea Berman and Jeremy Bernard. Is civility a thing of the past in the brash age of Trump?
Proof of God. The age-old question: Is There A God? Or how about: Is God a woman? For centuries, these fundamental questions have been integral to every culture and religion the world has known. Talkish, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show tackles these questions and more when joining Halli is astrophysicist Dr. Bernard Haisch, co-author of PROOF OF GOD and Isabella Price author of GODDESS POWER.
Laughter is the best medicine. And so in the interest of my listener’s health, Talkish, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show brings you a chuckle when joining me at my table at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com is the co-author of LIFE IS A JOKE, 100 LIFE LESSONS (WITH PUNCH LINES), Gordon Javna, and Jeremy Dauber, the author of JEWISH COMEDY: A SERIOUS HISTORY.
Laura Ingalls Wilder, homespun Appalachian cooking — it’s an old-fashioned American episode of Talkish, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when joining me at my table is the author of PRAIRIE FIRES, THE AMERICAN DREAMS OF LAURA INGALLS WILDER, the book just named by the New York Times one of the best 10 books of 2017, Caroline Fraser. And at the bottom of the hour, Susi Gott Séguret. Her book APPALACHIAN APPETITE, RECIPES FROM THE HEART OF AMERICA with a foreword by James Beard Award-Winning cookbook author and culinary icon, Nathalie Dupree, at long last brings Appalachian food from its long-time cocoon of stereotypes into the Twenty-First century.
Jimmy Fallon’s “I love this guy!” favorite Yacht Rocker Robbie Dupree and legendary rock and roll chronicler David Hepworth join me at my table on Talkish with Halli Casser-Jayne, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show for some rock and rolling conversation.
Bestselling authors Joyce Maynard and Martha Hall Kelly are women who make magic with words and both are my guests on Talkish! with Halli Casser-Jayne, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show.
It’s The Sixties on Talkish, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when joining me at my table is author Beverly Gray whose new book is SEDUCED BY MRS. ROBINSON, HOW THE GRADUATE BECAME THE TOUCHTONE OF A GENERATION and author Pat Thomas, his book DID IT: FROM YIPPIE TO YUPPIE, JERRY RUBIN, AN AMERICAN REVOLUTIO
A Martha Raddatz movie, The National Geographic Channel and LBJ, boy does The Halli Casser-Jayne Podcast have a show for you! Joining me at my table is one of the icons of journalism Miss Martha Raddatz, here to discuss the new National Geographic Film premiering November November 7th, based on her bestselling book THE LONG ROAD HOME, as well as her amazing life. And at the bottom of the hour a conversation with the man the New York Times called “LBJ’S “Deputy President for Domestic Affairs” Joseph A Califano, Jr., author of the celebrated first hand account of the LBJ presidency THE TRIUMPH AND TRAGEDY OF LYNDON JOHNSON: THE WHITE HOUSE YEARS.
Joining the ranks of Band of Brother, is the little-known saga of The Ritchie Boys, young German Jews who fled Nazi Germany in the 1930s, came of age in America, and returned to Europe at enormous personal risk as members of the U.S. Army to play a key role in the Allied victory. It’s an extraordinary story, well-told in the book SON AND SOLDIERS, the author, NY Times bestseller Bruce Henderson, one of my guests on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Another powerful story of World War II is the subject of the show’s second half-hour when NY Times bestselling author David King talks about his new book THE TRIAL OF ADOLF HITLER: The Beer Hall Putsch and the Rise of Nazi Germany.
Kardashian News. Creative Artists Agency. We’re taking a trip to Hollywood on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show with a peek behind the curtain into the truth of The Kardashian Family and a look behind the scenes of the immensely powerful corporation known as Creative Artists Agency when joining me at my table is the author of THE KARDASHIANS: AN AMERICAN DRAMA New York Times bestselling biographer Jerry Oppenheimer, and the author of In POWERHOUSE, THE UNTOLD STORY OF HOLLYWOOD’S CREATIVE ARTISTS AGENCY, award-winning journalist James Andrew Miller.
Michael Korda ALONE: BRITAIN, CHURCHILL, AND DUNKIRK: DEFEAT INTO VICTORY is Korda’s latest in a long line of successful books. Mr. Korda is my guest on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show . Michael Korda once said: “Some people are so famous that the legends about them and the cultural aftermath of their life altogether obscure the real human being.” I doubt he was talking about himself when he made the statement, but it is fair to make it today. Korda, is in a word, a legend in his own time. The best-selling author of a host of books that include HERO, CLOUDS OF GLORY, and the extraordinary CHARMED LIVES, Korda has witnessed many remarkable events in the 20th century, not to mention edited presidents, world figures, and newsmakers during his esteemed tenure at Simon & Schuster.
Ken Follett books…is there anything like them, or anyone quite like Ken Follett? Mr. Follett joins Halli at her table on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show along with the master of island style, India Hicks. The podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.
A rare conversation with astronaut Scott Parazynski and the story of one of NASA’s most daring missions, the Flight of Apollo 8 are the subject of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.
A look at trivia, fun facts about U.S. presidents, their quirks and idiosyncrasies and a conversation about the McCarthy Era – the Hollywood Blacklist (HUAC) and the making of the iconic Western HIGH NOON on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show with the author of SECRET LIVES OF THE U.S. PRESIDENTS, Cormac O’Brien and Pultizer Prize winning journalist and author of HIGH NOON: THE HOLLYWOOD BLACKLIST AND THE MAKING OF AN AMERICAN CLASSIC Glenn Frankel
JIMMY BUFFETT AND DRIVING MISS NORMA
The lazy, hazy days of summer are great days for reading and The Halli Casser-Jayne Show brings you two wonderful books to take with you to the beach — the Jimmy Buffett biography JIMMY BUFFETT: A GOOD LIFE ALL THE WAY and DRIVING MISS NORMA. Joining Halli at her table are authors Ryan White, Tim Bauerschmidt and Ramie Liddle.
Joseph Bologna, actor, writer, and director known for his role in 1982’s “My Favorite Year” and for his long collaboration on stage and screen with wife Renée Taylor, has died after a three-year battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 82. This week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Podcast we visit our archives and a madcap, freewheeling, eye-opening interview with the two legends of stage and screen.
A TRIBUTE TO JOE BOLOGNA with RENEE TAYLOR
Two savvy and dynamic women with great tales to tell are my guests on The Halli Casser-Jayne Hour when joining me at my table are Joan Juliet Buck the first and only American woman ever to fill the coveted position of Editor-in-Chief of Paris Vogue and whose new book is eye-opening THE PRICE OF ILLUSION. And in our second half-hour the equally dynamic former model, actress, writer, Fiona Lewis the author of a brutally, candid new memoir MISTAKES WERE MADE (some in French).
OUT OF AFRICA
Join me on a trip to Africa with two very special women: Journalist Stephanie Hanes the author of a new and highly-controversial book, WHITE MAN’S GAME: SAVING ANIMALS, REBUILDING EDEN & OTHER MYTHS OF CONSERVATION IN AFRICA, And in our second half-hour a visit to Maasailand with Joni Binder, the author of MILE 46: FACE TO FACE IN MAASAILAND.
BETWEEN LIFE AND DEATH
with world renowned neuroscientist Dr. Adrian Owen the author of a riveting new book INTO THE GRAY ZONE: A NEUROSCIENTIST EXPLORES THE BORDER BETWEEN LIFE AND DEATH and Dr. Eban Alexander renowned academic neurosurgeon and author of PROOF OF HEAVEN, A NEUROSURGEON’S JOURNEY INTO THE AFTERLIFE.
LOU DOBBS, LEGENDARY BROADCASTER AND AUTHOR AND MORALIST MICHELLE DEEN
A conversation with legendary broadcaster and author of a new thriller, PUTIN’S GAMBIT, Lou Dobbs, and a discussion on the mental and moral health of the United States with Michelle Deem, author of SAVING AMERICA’S GRACE, RETHINKING FAMILY VALUES, MORAL POLITICS, AND THE CULTURE WAR
A look at the hell that is Syria and a look at a little known story of women spies in World War 1 are the subjects of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when joining Halli at her table are Academy Award-nominated filmmaker and bestselling author Sebastian Junger and co-producer of the National Geographic Documentary Film Hell on Earth: The Fall of Syria and the Rise of ISIS and author Kate Quinn whose new, emotion-filled novel THE ALICE NETWORK recreates the little known story of the most successful spy network of World War 1, led by women.
“Memoirs are a well-known form of fiction,” or so said Irish writer Frank Harris. He was kidding, of course, right?! This week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Halli brings you two delightful guests the always charming Irish-American actor, writer, politician and the author of a hilarious, smart and sassy, insightful new memoir DEATH NEED NOT BE FATAL, Malachy McCourt. And also joining Halli at her table model, actress, writer Fiona Lewis the author of a fun, fascinating and candid new memoir MISTAKES WERE MADE (some in French).
Food and wine, is there a better combination? The Halli Casser-Jayne Show brings you from the world of food two time James Beard Award-winner David Leite the founder of the popular website Leite’s Culinaria and now the author of a brave and moving memoir, NOTES ON A BANANA: his story of food, love and manic depression. And also joining Halli at her table is wine maven Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan to talk about the new Rosé revolution going on the subject of her fun, informative book ROSE WINE: THE GUIDE TO DRINKING PINK.
The flight of Apollo 8 and Charles Lindbergh, The Spirit of St. Louis, NASA, astronauts, all critical to American aviation are the subject of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when joining Halli at her table are science editor and senior writer for Time magazine Jeffrey Kluger, author of APOLLO 8: THE THRILLING STORY OF THE FIRST MISSION TO THE MOON and flyboy and author of THE FLIGHT, CHARLES LINDBERG’S DARING AND IMMORTAL 1927 TRANSATLANTIC CROSSING, Dan Hampton.
Jimmy Buffett. Margaritaville. Yep, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show is taking a trip to Margaritaville in search of the lost shaker of salt with author Ryan White out with a new compelling, and rollicking portrait of the legendary pirate captain of Margaritaville as told in the acclaimed music critic’s candid new biography JIMMY BUFFETT, A GOOD LIFE ALL THE WAY. And, we’re suggesting a great new book to read while you bask in the golden sunshine with author Lisa See, her new novel THE TEA GIRL OF HUMMINGBIRD LANE.
Who would argue that life is an adventure? You just never know what’s coming from right around the corner. The Halli Casser-Jayne Show brings you the story of a 90 year old women who embarked on an adventure a 30 year old might think twice about as told in the delightful new book DRIVING MISS NORMA. And we bring you a conversation with actress Samantha Colley who went from relative obscurity to accolades for her performance as Mileva Marić, the first wife of Albert Einstein in National Geographic Channel’s new show and first scripted series GENIUS, produced by the winning team of Brian Grazer and Ron Howard.
Two crime writers join The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when New York Times bestselling author Sara Paretsky and author and Fox News anchor John Hook join Halli at her table to discuss their new books, Peretsky’s FALLOUT and Hook’s WHO KILLED BOB CRANE, the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.
Donald Trump’s First 100 days. Will he be impeached or will he survive as President of the United States for his full four-year term? What is it like to cover the presidency of arguably one of the most controversial presidents in United States history? Halli speaks with the Distinguished Professor of History at American University, author of the much talked about book THE CASE FOR IMPEACHMENT, Allan J. Lichtman. And joining Halli at her table is veteran newsman and the political editor for the prestigious NEWSWEEK magazine, Matthew Cooper to review Donald Trump’s First 100 Days in office.
As we commemorate HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY The Halli Casser-Jayne Show visits with two authors best known for their Holocaust historical fiction, New York Times bestselling author Pam Jenoff and New York Times Notable Author and PEN finalist Jessica Shattuck.
Holocaust survivor Marion Blumenthal Lazan is testament that out of hell can be born an angel. She is living history. One of the last survivors of Hitler’s scourge her story is the subject of her unforgettable memoir FOUR PERFECT PEBBLES: A HOLOCAUST STORY. Marion Blumenthal Lazan joins Halli at her table on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show,
WAS ERNEST HEMINGWAY A SPY FOR RUSSIA + CRIME COVERAGE BY THE NY TIMES
Trump, Russia, spies, crime, writer Ernest Hemingway? We bring them all together on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when joining Halli at her table is Nicholas Reynolds author of the controversial new book that says Ernest Hemingway was a Russian spy, WRITER, SAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY: ERNEST HEMINGWAY’S SECRET ADVENTURES 1935-1961 and the editor of the riveting BOOK OF CRIME: MORE THAN 166 YEARS COVERING THE BEAT, Kevin Flynn
POLITICAL JUNKIES AND FASHIONISTAS THIS ONE’S FOR YOU
Something for political junkies who are mystified by the election of Donald Trump and a visit with the dynamic first and only American woman ever to fill the coveted position of Editor-in-Chief of Paris Vogue when joining Halli at her table is the author of an eye-opening read In GLASS HOUSE, journalist Brian Alexander and the always entertaining Joan Juliet Buck the author of a scintillating new memoir THE PRICE OF ILLUSION.
AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY AND THE WORLD’S MOST VALUABLE STAMP
A look at the history of American foreign policy and a journey inside the quest to own the most valuable stamp in the world are the subjects of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when joining Halli at her table are award-winning former New York Times foreign correspondent Stephen Kinzer author of THE TRUE FLAG and New York Times reporter James Barron author of THE ONE-CENT MAGENTA.
ADVENTURE TIME ON THE HALLI CASSER-JAYNE SHOW with NY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHORS THE LOST CITY OF THE MONKEY GOD DOUGLAS PRESTON AND A PIECE OF THE WORLD CHRISTINA BAKER KLINE…
Join The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when we go on an adventure into the world of artist Andrew Wyeth and into the Honduran rain forest when two New York Times bestselling authors Christina Baker Kline and Douglas Preston join Halli at her table.
WOMEN’S MOVEMENT ICON & FORMER CEO PLANNED PARENTHOOD GLORIA FELDT
The future of Planned Parenthood, the future of the Women’s Movement and Women Power in the age of President Trump are some of the subjects The Halli Casser-Jayne Show takes a look at when former CEO of Planned Parenthood and visionary leader for women’s equality Gloria Feldt joins Halli at her table.
WORLD PLAGUES WITH AUTHOR ‘GET WELL SOON’ JENNIFER WRIGHT AND THE MAESTRO OF MAYHEM AUTHOR ‘CLOWNFISH BLUES’ TIM DORSEY
A fun and informative tour of history’s worst plagues with author Jennifer Wright and a conversation with the bestselling maestro of mayhem, Tim Dorsey, are the topics of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show.
A LOOK INSIDE RUSSIA WITH AUTHOR ‘BEARS IN THE STREETS’ AUTHOR LISA DICKEY & A SAIL AROUND THE WORLD WITH AUTHOR ‘ALL DREAMS ON DECK’ JEREMY CAGE
A trip to Russia and a sailing trip around the world are the two stories Halli brings you on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. Joining Halli at her table is Lisa Dickey the author of BEARS IN THE STREETS an eye-opening memoir of Dickey’s travels over twenty years through Russia and Jeremy Cage, entrepreneur, former Fortune 100 executive and President of The Cage Group, who had a dream to sail around the world and did.
Doug Abrams the co-author of THE BOOK OF JOY, LASTING HAPPINESS IN A CHANGING WORLD written with His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Dr. Craig Malkin author of RETHINKING NARCISSISM, THE BAD AND SURPRISINGLY GOOD ABOUT FEELING SPECIAL
Joy and narcissism are the two topics explored on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Wednesday. Joining Halli at her table is Doug Abrams the co-author of THE BOOK OF JOY, LASTING HAPPINESS IN A CHANGING WORLD written with His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. And Dr. Craig Malkin author of RETHINKING NARCISSISM, THE BAD AND SURPRISINGLY GOOD ABOUT FEELING SPECIAL.
POLITICS WITH ‘AUDACITY’ AUTHOR JONATHAN CHAIT & ‘MORE HUMAN’ AUTHOR STEVE HILTON
We return to politics on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, when joining Halli at her table is journalist Jonathan Chait, author of the brand new book AUDACITY HOW BARACK OBAMA DEFIED HIS CRITICS AND CREATED A LEGACY THAT WILL PREVAIL and Steve Hilton, Prime Minister David Cameron’s former senior adviser author of MORE HUMAN: DESIGNING A WORLD WHERE PEOPLE COME FIRST.
CNN FORMER ANCHOR FRANK SESNO
In the course of his storied career, Emmy Award-winning journalist Frank Sesno has interviewed heads of state including five U.S. Presidents and many other influential figures including Presidents Bush and Clinton, Bill Gates, Benjamin Netanyahu, Condoleezza Rice, Anderson Cooper, Karl Rove, Hillary Clinton, and Colin Powell. CNN’s former White House Correspondent, Frank Sesno, joins Halli at her table on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show for a wide-ranging conversation.
GLEN CAMPBELL’S ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE ROCKS FAMILY WITH CAMPBELL’S OLDEST CHILDREN & COUNTRY MUSIC ICON TANYA TUCKER
Every 66 seconds someone in the United States gets Alzheimer ’s disease. Five million Americans are living with it. One of those Americans is country music legend, The Rhinestone Cowboy, Glen Campbell. In this episode of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show joining Halli are Mr. Campbell’s oldest children Debby Campbell-Cloyd and Travis Campbell, as well as Campbell’s friend and former lover country music legend Miss Tanya Tucker.
TERRORISM: THE GIRL WHO ESCAPED ISIS & THE HERO OF THE CHELSEA BOMBING, PHOTOGRAPHER JANE SCHREIBMAN
In this episode of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show two stories of terrorism. Up first, photographer Jane Schreibman, who had a brush with fate when she happened across an odd-looking object on the street in her Chelsea neighborhood that turned out to be a bomb. Her discovery led to the capture of the man alleged to be responsible for the earlier explosion that day that had injured 29. What a story! And in our second segment, the gut-wrenching story of Farida Khlaf, a young Yazidi girl captured and brutally raped and tortured by ISIS who orchestrated her own escape, who lived to tell the tale recounted in the book THE GIRL WHO ESCAPED ISISIS. Our guest the author of the book and journalist Andrea C. Hoffman.
THE ‘HIDDEN FIGURES’ BEHIND THE SPACE RACE
Now a major motion picture starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Kirsten Dunst, and Kevin Costner with a soundtrack by Pharell, HIDDEN FIGURES was adapted for film even before the book of the same name was finished. Margot Lee Shetterly, the author of the inspiring and a largely unknown true story of the African-American female mathematicians at NASA whose work helped fuel some of America’s greatest achievements in space visits The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. In our second half-hour our political roundtable Four Broads Talking with our smart and feisty team of pundits.
THE STORY OF COUNTRY ‘SUPERGROUP’ THE HIGHWAYMEN AND TERRY JENNINGS AUTHOR OF WAYLON, TALES OF MY OUTLAW DAD
A look at the supergroup The Highwaymen with producer of THE HIGHWAYMEN: FRIENDS TILL THE END, Jim Brown and at the man who was Waylon Jennings with Terry Jennings author of WAYLON, TALES OF MY OUTLAW DAD.
HEROIN: A NEW LOOK AT ADDICTION AND ITS TREATMENT WITH MAIA SZALAVITZ
Former heroin user, Maia Szalavitz, one of the premier American journalists covering addiction and drugs today visits The Halli Casser-Jayne Show to talk about her new, highly-controversial book UNBROKEN BRAIN: A REVOLUTIONARY NEW WAY OF UNDERSTANDING ADDICTION.
GRAMMY AWARD NOMINEE JOHN FORD COLEY: LOVE IS THE ANSWER
“I’d Really Like To See You Tonight,” “Nights Are Forever Without You,” It’s Sad to Belong,” Love is the Answer,” were just a few of the hits of the Grammy nominated soft rock duo England Dan and John Ford Coley. Joining Halli at her table is singer, musician, actor, author John Ford Coley. Listen to our podcasts.
JAMES ANDREW MILLER AUTHOR OF ‘POWERHOUSE THE UNTOLD STORY OF HOLLYWOOD’S CREATIVE ARTISTS AGENCY’ & 4 BROADS TALKING™
We’re taking a trip to Hollywood on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when we take a peek behind the curtain of the immensely powerful corporation known as Creative Artists Agency. In POWERHOUSE, THE UNTOLD STORY OF HOLLYWOOD’S CREATIVE ARTISTS AGENCY, award-winning journalist James Andrew Miller spins a tale of boundless ambition, ruthless egomania, ceaseless empire building, greed, and personal betrayal, and that’s just the beginning. And in our second half-hour, it’s FOUR BROADS TALKING™ politics and more with our panel of smart, feisty, broads.
THE HISTORY OF THE WHITE HOUSE GARDENS & 4 BROADS TALKING™ POLITICS
From the earliest plans of the Founding Fathers to Michelle Obama’s organic kitchen garden, the story of how the White House grounds were conceived and how they have changed from administration to administration is explored in gardener, writer, historian Marta McDowell’s fascinating new book ALL THE PRESIDENTS’ GARDENS, HOW THE WHITE HOUSE GROUNDS HAVE GROWN WITH AMERICA. Marta McDowell visits The Halli Casser-Jayne Show in our first half-hour. And in our second half-hour it’s our smart, feisty, fabulous, Four Broads Talking™ panel with Suzanna Andrews, Lisa Schiffren, Sheila Weller and our host Halli Casser-Jayne taking their look at the state of the race of Election 2016.
FROM OLYMPIAN TO CALL GIRL SUZY FAVOR HAMILTON AND FOUR BROADS TALKING™
She went from star athlete to high-priced call girl. Three-time Olympian for women’s distance running, wife, mother, real estate agent, the simple life wasn’t enough for Suzy Favor Hamilton. Suzy Favor Hamilton tells her shocking and inspiring story on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. Also back our fun, fabulous, brilliant panelists in our Four Broads Talking™ segment to dice and dissect all things Election 2016 and more.
SPIRITUAL TEACHER & AUTHOR MARIANNE WILLIAMSON AND FOUR BROADS TALKING™
Spiritual teacher and author Marianne Williamson talks politics and her latest book TEARS TO TRIUMPH, and our panel of Four Broads Talking™ take a look at Election 2016 with a focus on the DNC Convention on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show.
HISTORIAN MARC WORTMAN & POLITICS WITH FOUR BROADS TALKING™
A divided America? A country reluctant to go to war? A country turning its back on genocide? The year 2016? No, the year 1941, the subject of historian Marc Wortman’s new book 1941, FIGHTING THE SHADOW WAR, our guest on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, 3 pm ET, along with our favorite panel of social and political pundits, our smart, feisty, fabulous, fun, Four Broads Talking™ Lisa Schiffren, Suzanna Andrews, Sheila Weller and our host Halli Casser-Jayne.
THE CURSE OF BEAUTY & FOUR BROADS TALKING™
A fascinating story about a fascinating woman, America’s First Supermodel Audrey Munson as told by James Bone in his book THE CURSE OF BEAUTY, and a fascinating conversation with four equally interesting women in our Four Broads Talking™ segment featuring journalists Sheila Weller, Lisa Schiffren, Thelma Adams, and host Halli Casser-Jayne.
POLITICS – AUTHOR STEPHEN DINAN – FOUR BROADS TALKING
Political gridlock, polarization, the culture war are three of the ways America defines its politics today, none of them pretty. The Halli Casser-Jayne Show takes a look at how we got here and explores solutions to our nation’s extreme politics when joining Halli at her table is the author of an enlightening new book SACRED AMERICA, SACRED WORLD, Stephen Dinan, and our panelists, 4 BROADS TALKING, Sheila Weller, Lisa DePaulo, Lisa Schiffren, along with our host, Halli Casser-Jayne.
CRISIS OF CHARACTER AUTHOR GARY J. BYRNE & FOUR BROADS TALKING ON THE HALLI CASSER-JAYNE SHOW
It’s politics and all things Election 2016 when joining Halli at her table on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show is the author of the most talked about book of the political season, CRISIS OF CHARACTER’s Gary J. Byrne. And hold onto your hats when we unveil our new segment FOUR BROADS TALKING with our 4 brilliant, accomplished, dynamic, and witty panel members: Sheila Weller, Lisa DePaulo, Lisa Schiffren and that broad of all broads, our own Halli Casser-Jayne. Listen to our podcasts.
HUMANE SOCIETY’S WAYNE PACELLE & ELEPHANT WHISPERER ANDREA TURKALO
All things great and small are the subject of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, June 22, 3 pm ET when joining Halli at her table is President and CEO of the nation’s largest animal protection organization, The Humane Society of America, Wayne Pacelle and field biologist Andrea Turkalo, known as “The Elephant Whisperer.” Listen to our podcasts.
VETERAN NEWSMAN BOB FRANKEN ON ELECTION 2016
What becomes a veteran newsman? Emmy Award-winning veteran reporter and newspaper columnist Bob Franken joins Halli at her table on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show for a look at his storied career and a conversation about the state of the news business, politics, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Election 2016. Listen to our podcasts.
AMBROSIA’S DRUMMER BURLEIGH DRUMMOND
“How Much I Feel” “Biggest Part of Me” and “You’re the Only Woman” were just a few of the hits of the five-time Grammy Award nominated progressive rock band Ambrosia. The man on the drums and founding member? He is percussionist, producer, songwriter and singer Burleigh Drummond. Drummond joins Halli at her table on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show for an in-depth interview. Listen to our podcasts.
THE HIGHWAYMEN: WILLIE NELSON, JOHNNY CASH, WAYLON JENNINGS, KRIS KRISTOFFERSON
Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, they were the Highwaymen, the first country music supergroup, the pioneering outlaws who changed country music forever. Joining Halli at her table is Jim Brown, producer/director/writer and cinematographer to talk about his new documentary: American Masters — THE HIGHWAYMEN: FRIENDS TILL THE END. And Terry Jennings, the oldest son of Waylon Jennings, author of WAYLON, TALES OF MY OUTLAW DAD. Listen to our podcasts.
TAKING RISKS with AUTHOR KAYT SUKEL & DROP THE ACT, IT’S EXHAUSTING AUTHOR, BETH THOMAS COHEN
Stuck? Bored? Tired of always doing and saying the right thing? We’re shaking things up on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when joining Halli at her table are two women who themselves have taken some chances with their lives: Kayt Sukel author of THE ART OF RISK and Beth Thomas Cohen, author of DROP THE ACT, IT’S EXHAUSTING! Listen to our podcasts.
MERYL STREEP AND KICK KENNEDY WITH BIOGRAPHERS MICHAEL SCHULMAN & BARBARA LEAMING
The greatest actress of our generation, Meryl Streep and the life JFK’s little-known sister Kick Kennedy are the subjects of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when joining Halli at her table are biographer Michael Schulman, HER AGAIN, BECOMING MERYL STREEP and Barbara Leaming, KICK KENNEDY, THE CHARMED LIFE AND TRAGIC DEATH OF THE FAVORITE KENNEDY DAUGHTER. Listen to our podcasts.
DONALD TRUMP WITH DAVID CAMERON’S EX-ADVISOR STEVE HILTON & TOM NICHOLS, THE FEDERALIST
Trump, Cruz, Clinton, Sanders…it’s politics on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when joining Halli at her table are two outspoken voices on government the Steve Jobs of politics, the guy who remade Britain’s leading political party who now has his eyes set on America’s political system, Steve Hilton, and Tom Nichols, a senior contributor at the FEDERALIST, his latest piece “If I Lose Friends Over Trump, So Be It.” Listen to our podcasts.
CELEBRITIES SUPPORTING DONALD TRUMP & AMERICA’S FIRST DAUGHTER AUTHORS STEPHANIE DRAY, LAURA KAMOIE
It’s politics and history on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when joining Halli at her table is journalist Zach Schonfeld whose latest piece in Newsweek magazine is 14 CELEBRITIES EXPLAIN WHY THEY SUPPORT DONALD TRUMP (OR NOT), a fascinating read for more reasons than the obvious. And also on the show are two women who have written one of the most talked about books of the year, AMERICA’S FIRST DAUGHTER, Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie. Listen to our podcasts.
HEROIN: A NEW LOOK AT ADDICTION AND ITS TREATMENT WITH MAIA SZALAVITZ
Former heroin user, Maia Szalavitz, one of the premier American journalists covering addiction and drugs today visits The Halli Casser-Jayne Show to talk about her new, highly-controversial book UNBROKEN BRAIN: A REVOLUTIONARY NEW WAY OF UNDERSTANDING ADDICTION. Listen to our podcasts.
VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN WITH ACTIVISTS JONI BINDER & ESTA SOLER
The Halli Casser-Jayne Show takes a hard look at women and violence internationally and domestically with the founder of FUTURES WITHOUT VIOLENCE Esta Soler and with author of MILE 46: FACE TO FACE IN MAASAILAND, Joni Binder. Listen to our podcasts.
THE BATTLE OF THE SEXES with AUTHOR “THE FUTURE OF MEN” JACK MYERS
Is it a man’s world? It’s The Battle of the Sexes, Twenty-first Century style on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when joining Halli at her table is Peabody Award-winning and bestselling author Jack Myers, writer of THE FUTURE OF MEN: MASCULINITY IN THE 21ST CENTURY. Listen to our podcasts.
RENOWNED ARCHAEOLOGIST JODI MAGNESS…
Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman hosts and executive produces a six-part global television event series, THE STORY OF GOD, premiering Sunday, April 3 at 9/8c on the National Geographic Channel. Contributing to the series is Jodi Magness, a real life Indiana Jones, renowned archaeologist and senior endowed chair in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina – the Kenan Distinguished Professor for Teaching Excellence in Early Judaism. Magness joins Halli at her table on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. Listen to our podcasts.
BERTIE HIGGINS, SINGER-SONGWRITER “KEY LARGO”
“We had it all, just like Bogie and Bacall,” is the lyric that touched hearts and imaginations and allowed us to sail away to Key Largo. The songwriter? Bertie Higgins, whose Key Largo blew a hole in the U.S. charts when it reached number one in the nation, and went on to become an international hit. For Higgins, it was only the beginning. Bertie Higgins joins Halli at her table on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. Come sail away. Listen to our podcasts.
ELECTION 2016 with THE FEDERALIST’S DAVID HARSANYI & NEWSWEEK’S MATTHEW COOPER
Politics and the state of the 2016 presidential campaign are the subjects of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when joining Halli at her table is The Federalist’s senior editor David Harsanyi as well as Newsweek magazine’s political editor Matthew Cooper. Listen to our podcasts.
LORETTA LYNN: STILL A MOUNTAIN GIRL
The life of “The Queen of Country Music” Loretta Lynn is the subject of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, when joining Halli at her table are the producers of a new documentary AMERICAN MASTERS – LORETTA LYNN: STILL A MOUNTAIN GIRL, Elizabeth Trojian and Elliot Halpern and Lynn’s granddaughter, Tayla Lynn. The PBS special premieres Friday, March 4 at 9 p.m. on PBS, during Women’s History Month as part of the 30th anniversary season of THIRTEEN’s American Masters series and in conjunction with the release of Lynn’s first new studio album in 10 years, FULL CIRCLE.
FATS DOMINO & THE BIRTH OF ROCK ‘N’ ROLL
Fats Domino and The Birth of Rock ‘n’ Roll are the subject of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. Joining Halli at her table is the director of the new PBS American Masters documentary of the same name airing Friday, February 26, 10 pm on your PBS stations, Joe Lauro and associate producer and longtime friend of the legendary performer, Haydee Ellis.
DIRECTOR AMERICAN MASTERS SPECIAL “CAROLE KING: NATURAL WOMAN” GEORGE SCOTT & PLAYWRIGHT BROADWAY HIT “BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL” DOUGLAS MCGRATH
The career of singer-songwriter Carole King is unparalleled. Now, King tells her own story in the new documentary American Masters – CAROLE KING: NATURAL WOMAN, premiering nationwide Friday, February 19 at 9 p.m. on PBS. The Halli Casser-Jayne Show previews the film when joining Halli at her table is the director of the documentary, filmaker George Scott and Douglas McGrath who wrote the book for the award-winning BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, a contributor to George Scott’s Carole King documentary.
B.B. KING: THE LIFE OF RILEY DIRECTOR/PRODUCER ROCK AND ROLL LEGENDARY MANAGER, JON BREWSTER
B.B. King, born Riley B. King, was one of the most influential and celebrated blues musicians of all time. From his roots as a sharecropper’s son, working in the cotton fields of Mississippi, he rose to become a living legend — the most renowned blues singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer of the past 40 years — earning the moniker “King of the Blues.” The Halli Casser-Jayne Show takes a look at the life of the King of Blues with rock and roll legendary manager Jon Brewer, the award-winning producer/director of American Masters: B.B. KING: THE LIFE OF RILEY, premiering nationwide during Black History Month on Friday, February 12 at 9 p.m. on PBS. Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman narrates and appears in the film.
KIM GOLDMAN TALKS O.J. SIMPSON AND THE TRIAL OF THE CENTURY
With the launch of the much ballyhooed and highly-controversial series on the FX network, THE PEOPLE VS. O.J. SIMPSON: AMERICAN CRIME STORY, for which the Goldman family was NOT consulted, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show talks to Kim Goldman in a conversation you won’t soon forget when Ms. Goldman joins Halli at her table to talk about her book CAN’T FORGIVE.
MIKE NICHOLS: INTERVIEW JULIAN SCHLOSSBERG
Since its premiere in 1986, Emmy-winning documentary series PBS THIRTEEN’s AMERICAN MASTERS has presented hundreds of hours comprising profiles of outstanding American cultural artists. Now, launching its 30th Anniversary season, American Masters celebrates the career of award-winning director Mike Nichols. Entertainment icon and raconteur Julian Schlossberg, the producer of the film, and longtime friend of Nichols joins Halli for at her table to talk about the documentary and much more on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show.
13 HOURS: THE TRUE BENGHAZI STORY WITH AUTHOR /JOURNALIST MITCHELL ZUCKOFF
What really happened in Benghazi? Journalist and author Mitchell Zukoff says he knows. In his extraordinary book 13 HOURS, THE INSIDE ACCOUNT OF WHAT REALLY HAPPENED IN BENGHAZI, co-written with the surviving American security operators who fought that fateful night September 11, 2012, against the attack by Islamic militants on the US State Department Special Mission Compound and a nearby CIA station called the Annex in Benghazi, Libya, Zuckoff presented for the first time ever the true account of the events and offered a step by step look at how they unfolded. The basis for the blockbuster film, 13 HOURS, the author of the book joins Halli at her table.
SENATOR TED CRUZ’S FOREIGN POLICY ADVISOR VICTORIA COATES AND NEWSWEEK’S MATTHEW COOPER
Politics, art, history, and the state of the 2016 presidential campaign are the subject of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when joining Halli at her table are cultural historian, Dr. Victoria Coates, senior advisor for foreign policy on Senator Ted Cruz’ 2016 presidential campaign and the author of DAVID’S SLING: A HISTORY OF DEMOCRACY IN TEN WORKS OF ART, and Newsweek magazine’s political editor, Matthew Cooper.
PETER BECKETT & RONN MOSS OF PLAYER & THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL
Peter Beckett, the triple threat singer, songwriter, and guitarist for the rock band Player, which scored a U.S. #1 hit with “Baby Come Back” and fellow band member and former star of daytime television’s soap THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL as Ridge Forrester, Ronn Moss join Halli at her table on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show.
TRAVEL TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH WITH PHOTOGRAPHER DAN KAINEN & AUTHOR DAVID GOOD
Travel to the ends of the earth on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when joining Halli at her table are inventor, artist, photographer, and industrial designer, Dan Kainen author of a new Photicular ™ book: POLAR and David Good, author of THE WAY AROUND, FINDING MY MOTHER & MYSELF AMONG THE YANOMAMI.
JASON GAY: THE WALL STREET JOURNAL’S SPORTS COLUMNIST & AUTHOR LITTLE VICTORIES
Roll out the holly, deck the halls, slice up the fruitcake because beloved Wall Street Journal sports columnist and author of LITTLE VICTORIES, PERFECT RULES FOR IMPERFECT LIVING, Jason Gay joins Halli at her table.
THE MAGIC OF SCIENCE & THE ENCHANTMENT OF WORDS
Science, magic, words, love potions, we cover them all on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when joining Halli at her table is the esteemed science correspondent with The Economist and author of a fascinating new book SCIENCE OF THE MAGICAL, FROM THE HOLY GRAIL TO LOVE POTIONS TO SUPERPOWERS, Matt Kaplan, and the venerated executive editor of the AMERICAN HERITAGE DICTIONARY out with their 500 new words of 2015, Steve Kleinelder.