043 “Hope Part 1” John is crotchety, the duo talk Russia and the End of the World, a new phonetic alphabet for the masses, social media manners, new segments of “Advice From a Man Nearly 100 Years Old” and “Stories from New York”, a round of a secret but classic improv game fixes Ukrainian hot dog surpluses and social media jerks. Plus an End of Show Food features pumpkin plus spicy kisses you’ve never had before! Part 1 of a heartfelt and evocative two-part interview with extraordinary artist, celebrity photographer and “Hope Is Project” documentarian Sarah Takako Skinner.
046 “Ken I Help You?” (a.k.a. “Winniebego and the Sharkbites”) John’s on fire—literally – and so is this episode! A review of our appearance at ROCPodfest where our 2014 American of the Year is awarded to The Cancer Dancer, we fail to imitate Robin Williams, a round of the great improv game “What If…” involves sharks in space, Shia LaBeouf, Tootsie Pops, “BJ and the Bear”, a minnie Winnie, and “The Wonder Years”, and Elsie feeds her cold with an odd but surprising End of Show Food. Special guest: Legendary Broadway producer Ken Davenport reveals how he got his name, how he got involved with the Tony Winning “Kinky Boots”, what makes a classic, inside tips on successful producing, his dream production, and a tale of stinky feet (not his). Plus—after an amazing round of “What If…” pitching adaptations of classic television sitcoms goes rogue, he discusses making Marc the offer to star in a dream role.
029 “Let’s See Your Cupcakes!” Marc regales a tale of being attacked by a conductor on the subway, and a game double-header with the premeier of two new games “Impress Me” (hint: It involves impressions) and “The Meh News”! Woody Allen, Lucille Ball, and Christopher Walken allegedly stop by! And don’t miss the 23 caret gold End of Show Food segment with Elsie and more! Guest: “Cupcake Wars” champion and frosting entrepreneur Heather Saffer (Dollop Gourmet) exposes the business of frosting, business and fame. She might even impersonate Sarah Palin...Special thanks to Baconery.
024 “A Kardashian That Matters” – The Amazing Story of an Extraordinary American – Special Memorial Day Episode In an extended interview, Marc and fill-in co-host Elsie welcome to the show a real life angel —Angie Kardashian—who lives a life of selfless service. The long time successful California restaurant owner gave it all up and exhausted her personal savings after September 11th, to move to New York City to cook for more than 100 Firefighter stations in The Big Apple. She shares this amazing two year story, and how it is merely the first chapter of how she has committed her life to impacting others. Marc and Elsie share how they became introduced to Angie–another intriguing tale. Visit her website at www.acalltoserve.com. Marc and Elsie play a quick round of yet another new guessing game (like name that tune, only with snapping) “Snaps” And Elsie brings Salsa #3 to End of Show Food, courtesy of Casa de Jorge salsas.
093 Marion Loguidice, Jia Wertz, Christina Salerno “Quirk Nation” John is an actual blimp and counts down the worst apps of all time. A visit to John’s World discovers timeless youth and the Old Man stops by to warn of the mortal dangers of wearing a watch. In a round of “21 Rapid Fire Questions” we find out which Peanuts character John is, about Marc’s reputation as a superhero-wannabe, and the invention of the “zutton”. Singer-songwriter Marion Loguidice and fashion entrepreneur Jia Wertz stop by to promote a special event to raise money for Adnan Syed’s legal defense fund. Special guest: Living Quirky founder Christina Salerno reveals how she turned her own challenges into a business brand and a chance to inspire others and how to achieve maximum “quirkitude. Plus, another round of “21 Rapid Fire Questions” leads Salerno to admit her Vulcan side, Marc to recall the Wizard of the Umbrella People, and both to question the physics of The Hulk’s wardrobe.
091 Bianca Jamotte “The Unexpected Game Show a.k.a. Vomit of This Magnitude” John has become paparazzi stalking Prince William and Kate Middleton and he talks of following them to India and of butt tattoos. After discussing the massive snowfall and without an agenda for the show Marc and John decide to play several improv comedy games. “The Meh News” covers breaking news of a remote control malfunction and peanut butter jar in the street. The celebrity impression game “Impress me” finds action stars Arnold Schwarzenegger irritating neighbors as he washes his Hummer and Sylvester Stallone going to prison. Elsie’s suggestion of the game “A Twisted Tale” takes the spotting of stones in the road to the discovery of geese flight and a massive kidney stone. Marc and John make the most of the hilarious classic games “The Alphabet Game” and “Questions, Questions”! Elsie presents a near-perfect End of Show Food. Plus an interview with creator of the attention-getting and hilarious web series “Real Mommy Confessions” Bianca Jamotte reveals production secrets, how she turned her real-life experiences into a creative opportunity, the most inappropriate audition ever, what it was like to film scenes in the nude, she reveals a HUGE announcement about the show, and a round of “The Meh News” finds mall-vomit has become an international incident! (Premieres March 16th, 2015) Hear more Monkey Radio with Marc episodes !
090 Cortney Hendrix “If Cortney Was In Charge of the World” Special 2-Hour Episode with Cortney Hendrix from “Married At First Sight: The First Year” John is Hulk Hogan for reasons you wouldn’t expect. A visit to John’s World reveals shoelace negligence and senior-citizen flirting, a shout out to a pro wrestler, the latest subway wacko, the importance of making a mark on the world, a bizarre street sign, a cold potato in the snow, and a post office conspiracy theory leads to a playlet in a new feature “Theater Corner”. A round of the comedy improv game “If I Were in Charge of the World: Celebrity Version” has Kanye West with bullet proof tissue paper and Justin Bieber controlling postal crowds. Plus Elsie is back with a new spicy End of Show Food! And, in an in-depth interview with host Marc Raco, reality TV Star Cortney Hendrix provides a revealing look at what was in her hand on TV in Las Vegas, if there will be another season of the show, her most favorite thing about her husband and wrestling pro Jason, if she is she really friends with her costars, what’s next for her, how much of what you see on TV is the real Cortney, who actually made her stop performing in Hot Box Girls burlesque shows, an exclusive, untold story about when Jason hit someone over the head with a bottle while they were filming the original show, who in the cast is an “awkward turtle”, why she was OK with her boudoir photo shoot to be on national television, what Cortney has in common with zombies, what she would do if she was in charge of the world, and — her Sylvester Stallone impression!