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’


Start Time: 26:00

Wits Game Show: Into The Dark, Into The Light


Start Time: 35:57

Pop Song Correspondences: Stairway to Heaven


Start Time: 40:40

Steven Page plays ‘Manchild’


Start Time: 45:18

Lightning Round: Bobscratch Goldfarb


Start Time:

Newsmakers with Bobcat Goldthwait and Neil Gaiman


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The Guests

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Bobcat Goldthwait


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.


Steven Page


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."


Dave Pirner


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."


Neil Gaiman


Neil Gaiman is the bestselling author of books for adults and children.  The recipient of many awards, his works have been adapted for film, television, stage and radio. Some of Neil’s most notable titles include The Graveyard Book (the first book to ever win both the Newbery and Carnegie medals), American Gods and 2013's UK National Book Award's Book of the Year, The Ocean at the End of the Lane. 2 million people follow him on Twitter.  Born in the UK, he now lives in the US with his wife, the musician and writer, Amanda Palmer.