Family Guy: A Special Tribute Celebrating the Life of a Grandfather

family guy050 “Family Guy: A Special Tribute Celebrating the Life of a Grandfather” A moving, intimate, personal episode focuses on the life and passing of Marc’s 99 year old grandfather Thomas Raco. With audio clips, memories, discussions of loss, and personal memories and reflection, Marc and John remember a World War II veteran, winemaker, fisherman, NY Yankee fan, and family man. With a guest appearance by the great Buzz Burbank.

TV Musician Laura Hall Inside-Scoops on “Whose Line Is It Anyway” and Improv Music

Improv, Egg Salad and Private Jets089 Laura Hall “Improv, Egg Salad and Private Jets” Special 2-Hour Episode  Laura Hall from “Whose Line Is It Anyway” In-Depth Interview in Latest Episode of “Monkey Radio with Marc” Show Features Exclusive Improvised Song! John is Marilyn Monroe, it’s the Month of Women, an unusual lullaby, the Old Man doesn’t believe in Birdman and he reflects on the Academy Awards, an Oscar shout out, Marc regales a story of the worst subway conductor in the world, and a trip to John’s World results in discussion of health care copayments turning into a too-serious debate about insurance and a trip to the autobody shop. Marc and John play the fun word-association improv songwriting game Mish Mosh Mix. Plus an interview with the great musician and bandleader Laura Hall of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” fame on everything from inside stories about the improv show and life on the road to Russian folk metal and Wayne Brady’s Amy Winehouse impression! Hear other episodes featuring interviews with Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood !

Tom Clancy Dies, Adventure Perishes

Author Tom Clancy has died at 66. And with him went the chance for more extraordinary adventures with my father.

Clancy was aTom Clancy man, a storyteller, and inspirer and an author. He was also a link between my father and me.

One of the things my father and I had in common was a love of Tom Clancy novels. We would share them and talk about them and dream of sequels. I loved hearing them in audiobook format.

His characters were so wonderful they could be played by multiple actors in film adaptations without the slightest question (Alec Baldwin becomes Harrison Ford, anyone?)

Whenever I hear Tom Clancy’s name, I think of my father. Clancy wove stories which were so mesmerizing and believable that both my father and I were transported into our own amazing adventures, living a life as partners in imagination. Going places together we never would otherwise, experiencing moments impossible in real life because of schedules, money, reality.. Yet Clancy’s imagination became our imagination.

Thank you Tom Clancy for submarines and secret agents and tundra and codes and ammunition and covert operations and  helicopters and rabbits and tigers and dragons. And for giving me something more in common with my father.