This week on The Anne Levine Show; Dino Luciano, WINNER of MasterChef Season 8, talks with Anne and Michael about cooking, dating, battling OCD & growing up Sicilian. Dino describes himself as “Androgynous. Rabbit. Vegan. Chef. Ballerina-in-training. Surfer. Skater. Wino. Cat. Human.” Also: Entertainment recommendations, the Days of Awe, The Emmys and the No-wine book-club. PLUS: PODCAST EXTRA, a few more minutes of our interview with DINO.
We look forward to the New Year with Anne’s conversation with H. Alan Scott: Television Writer, former Mormon, Gay Jewish Convert, and YouTube personality. Join us as we discover how you get from there to here and what happens along the way. Also: Oprah once said his name. Check out his website at www.halanscott.com!
Anne and Michael shine a light on Tennis Fashion, Maize Maizes (sic), Pete the Lobster, 2nd City at The Cape Playhouse, MDNA, New Guinness World Records, Hot Fuzz and Circularity. Also: Recommendations of the Week!
Liel Leibovitz speaks with Anne on everything from the delights of Provincetown and video games to politics, Zionism, language and vegan lasagna. Liel is an Israeli/American academic, philosopher and writer. He has published six scholarly works and innumerable articles. His work has appeared in The Nation, The Republic, Jewish Week, Wired Magazine and more. Liel has a PhD from Columbia and was a Professor of media, culture and communication at NYU. He is currently a senior writer and editor of Tablet Magazine and an anchor of the Unorthodox podcast on Slate’s Panoply Network. Liel is brilliant and hilarious. Enjoy!
Coming In Hot, The Apalling Catastrophe (Chokingly Bad) show called Murder for Two, Anne in her pants, Cargo Shorts, Winning the Lottery 32 times, BACK TO SCHOOL, Problems Getting Fed, The Big Boxing Match and Entertaining the Kids in the Roundabout at Rush Hour. Plus: Stay in School, PODCAST RECOMMENDATIONS: (History Chicks & In the Limelight), Vocal Fry, Not Really a Celebrity, Jackie Grier, Wind River, Crotch Jewelry (Fashion Strap) and The Flood. Also: Shout out to JB!
The Secret Concert Thing That We Can’t Tell You, The WORST BAND EVER, Momma Weren’t Feelin’ Too Good, The Think System™ (without thinking), So Stoned, 36 Hours of Better™, A Super Side Effect, New 12 Step Program, Picture Time, Boston’s Holocaust Memorial, and Rallies. A difference of opinion, AntiFa, Nazis, Michael W. Twitty, Bridget Everett, Max Brooks, and Something Will Happen!
Lee “Cobb” Salad, Joe Bonamassa at the Melody Tent, Googly Google, and RIP Bill Tobin – Soul Mate. Also: Movie recommendations (Dunkirk, Some Freaks), Lily-Mae Harrington (The B-Girl), going to see Gypsy, and the Schadenfreud Shout-Out™. Plus: Julio gets no champagne, The Bird Report™, Banana Slug Sex, Rescuing the wrong cats, PODCASTS (Homecoming), Under-Aged Gubernatorial candidates, PHONE PROBLEMS, and the Bogus Socialites Club.
The 13th Annual Ham Toss is in the history books and here’s our report, The Winners, The Losers, The Late Arrivals, the Fashion, The Ham!. Also: Summertime, Full Moon, Strawberry Salsa, The NEW Barbie and Ken, Girl’s Trip, Tiffany and the Smiths get a Groupon™, The Wisconsin State Fair Food, Crickets, Cream Puffs and Montana – Really?
Don’t forget, Rabbit Rabbit, That Might be your worst problem, WEATHER, Just rub it on, The NEW Gong Show, TOAD IN THE HOLE again, What Michael Watches on TV, Alex Jones sells Taint Wipes™ and the current status of Hospital Bathing. Plus: How Stoned ARE you, Stoners, Stoned, Wake and Bake and Anne’s new Test for Weed Intoxication. Also: Falling of the Veggie Wagon, Stealing Chinese, Who is working AND The NEW KITTIES (Zuma and Xuxa).
Summer is half over, falling down, Finding your hips, Back to the future, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, People doing it, Paula Poundstone at the Melody Tent, Brain development, and what’s really annoyed Anne lately. Plus: TOAD IN THE HOLE, Getting with your pharmacist, Schadenfraude Shout-Out™, Cousin Kevin or Uncle Ernie, BIRTHDAYS, Insane Bridezillas and Mr. Softee. Also: We miss you Cocoa.