About the Show


This week's show features Bobcat Goldthwait, just named Esquire Magazine's Director of the Year for his movie God Bless America, a movie he discussed with host John Moe. We also hear Bobcat make his pitch to become public radio's morning shock jock, and we hear from an exasperated contractor working on Robert Plant's stairway to heaven. Plus, music from singer/songwriter Steven Page, formerly of the award-winning Barenaked Ladies and Dave Pirner of local mainstay Soul Asylum.

Episode Rundown

Start Time: 15:00

Bobcat in the Morning

Start Time: 21:00

Steven Page plays ‘Brian Wilson’

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Start Time: 26:00

Wits Game Show: Into The Dark, Into The Light

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Start Time: 35:57

Pop Song Correspondences: Stairway to Heaven

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Start Time: 40:40

Steven Page plays ‘Manchild’

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Start Time: 45:18

Lightning Round: Bobscratch Goldfarb

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Start Time:

Newsmakers with Bobcat Goldthwait and Neil Gaiman

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The Guests


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Bobcat Goldthwait

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Bobcat Goldthwait is a comedian, actor, screenwriter and director known for his dark, comedic wit. Goldthwait began his career as one of the most successful and strangest comedians of the '80s with his inimitable, spastic stage persona and his portrayal of the eccentric gang leader Zed in the "Police Academy" series. He's since written and directed "World’s Greatest Dad," "God Bless America," and most recently 2013’s "Willow Creek," a found footage horror film about a young couple who hike into the remote woods in search of Bigfoot. He's also directed episodes of television's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," "Chappelle’s Show," and "Maron." In 2012, Goldthwait released his comeback stand-up special, "You Don’t Look the Same Either," on Showtime.

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Steven Page

@stevenpage

Singer, songwriter and musical icon Steven Page was the lead singer and co-founder of The Barenaked Ladies, a Juno and Billboard-award winning band that has made an indelible impression on the American music scene. Known for his literary lyrics, catchy songs and witty storytelling at live shows, Page is now a solo act. His latest album is "Page One."

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Dave Pirner

@soulasylum.com

Dave Pirner is the front man for the Grammy-award winning band Soul Asylum. In addition to topping the Billboard charts and winning awards, the band's songs have also been featured in films such as Clerks and Chasing Amy. Soul Asylum's new album is "Delayed Reaction."

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Neil Gaiman

@neilhimselfwww.neilgaiman.com

Neil Gaiman is one of the most engaging, smart writers we know. Turns out he's pretty funny, too. He's behind the Sandman graphic novels - the only comics to ever make the New York Times bestseller list. He's won a ton of awards for his writing - The Newberry Medal, the Carnegie Medal in Literature the Bram Stoker award. His written books and screenplays - "American Gods", "The Graveyard Book", "Coraline", "Beowulf".