Backstage With Gentry Thomas

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George Lopez talks about having Richard Pryors ashes and a Lakers Championship ring

Hang out with us on this episode of "Backstage Pass with Gentry Thomas" where Gentry catches up with the hilarious George Lopez. The two talk everything from the highs and lows of the Lakers, to LeBron’s legacy and Shaq’s larger-than-life persona. They also get into some baseball chat, cheering on the Dodgers and geeking out over Shohei Ohtani’s killer moves.

Then, George steers the convo to his show, "Lopez vs Lopez." With season two winding down—only two episodes left!—he’s all about giving fans the inside scoop on what’s been cooking behind the scenes and the cool guests popping by. Plus, George opens up a bit about his past struggles and how he’s come through them, all while keeping it light and real. Tune in for some good laughs, a bit of sports talk, and some honest tales from one of comedy’s best. Make sure to like and subscribe for some more backstage interviews.

Apr 29, 2024 1:54 PM

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Candace Cameron Bure on new Movie Role and Backstage on the Set of Full House

Join us for an enlightening episode of Backstage Pass with Gentry Thomas featuring the talented Candace Cameron Bure. In this engaging interview, Gentry and Candace delve into her memorable role on "Full House" and share behind-the-scenes stories that shaped her career. Candace also opens up about her latest film, "Unsung Hero," discussing the inspirations behind her character and the movie's heartfelt message. Beyond her professional life, Candace speaks candidly about the pivotal role her family plays in her life, reflecting on her journey as a wife and a mother, and how these roles have influenced her both personally and professionally. Don't miss this intimate look at the intersections of family, fame, and fulfillment in Candace's life.

Apr 25, 2024 4:27 PM
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Finding Faith and Following Trails with Dog the Bounty Hunter

Join Gentry Thomas on this compelling episode of "Backstage Pass" as he sits down with the iconic Duane "Dog the Bounty Hunter" Chapman. In today’s riveting interview, Dog opens up about his latest book, "Nine Lives and Counting: A Bounty Hunter’s Journey to Faith, Hope, and Redemption." Discover the profound experiences and close calls that have shaped his storied career and led him to a deeper spiritual path.

Dog delves into the critical role that religion plays in his life, explaining how faith has guided him through both personal and professional challenges. He shares insights into the high-stakes world of bounty hunting, discussing some of his most memorable captures and the lessons he’s learned along the way.

Whether you’re a longtime fan of Dog or curious about the intersections of faith, law enforcement, and redemption, this episode offers a unique look into the life of one of television's most famous bounty hunters. Tune in to hear Dog's powerful stories of survival, transformation, and hope.

Apr 16, 2024 5:35 PM
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Hilary Swank talks a new movie Ordinary Angles now in theaters

Prepare for an extraordinary journey into the world of cinema with the talented Hilary Swank on this thrilling episode of Backstage Pass with Gentry Thomas. Join Gentry, as he sits down with the two-time Academy Award-winning actress to discuss her latest cinematic endeavor, "Ordinary Angels," now captivating audiences in theaters.

In this episode, Hilary Swank opens up about her role in "Ordinary Angels," a film that promises to be as inspiring as it is groundbreaking. Swank delves into the depth and complexity of her character, sharing the emotional and physical preparation involved in bringing this role to life. Explore the compelling story that "Ordinary Angels" tells, shedding light on the themes of resilience, hope, and the human spirit's indomitable will.

Hilary Swank takes us behind the scenes of "Ordinary Angels," offering an exclusive glimpse into the making of this anticipated film. From the challenges faced during production to the profound moments on set, Swank provides insight into the dedication and passion that fuel the creation of cinematic art.

The conversation then journeys through Swank's illustrious career, from her breakout role in "Boys Don't Cry" to her unforgettable performance in "Million Dollar Baby." Swank reflects on the evolution of her career, the choices that have defined her path in Hollywood, and the impact of her work on audiences and the industry alike.

But this episode isn't just a look back at Swank's career achievements. She also shares her views on the current state of the film industry, the importance of storytelling in today's world, and her ongoing commitment to challenging roles that spark conversation and change.

Backstage Pass with Gentry Thomas invites you to join us for an intimate and revealing conversation with Hilary Swank as we delve into the heart of her new movie, "Ordinary Angels." Don't miss this enlightening and engaging episode as we explore the passion, dedication, and talent behind Hilary Swank's latest project and her remarkable career in the world of film.

Mar 5, 2024 5:54 PM
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Dr Phil outlines practices to regain strength in the American Family with Gentry Thomas

Prepare to dive deep into the psyche of America with the renowned Dr. Phil McGraw on this captivating episode of Backstage Pass with Gentry Thomas. Join Gentry, as he guides you through the corridors of the human mind, unraveling the complexities of psychological challenges and triumphs that resonate with every one of us.

In this episode, Dr. Phil revisits some of the most impactful stories from his illustrious career on television and introduces his latest literary contribution, "We've Got Issues: How You Can Stand Strong for America's Soul and Sanity." This new book offers an in-depth exploration of contemporary societal problems, providing readers with the tools they need to face and overcome these challenges. Dr. Phil shares the inspiration behind his work, highlighting the book's relevance in today's ever-changing world and how it reflects his ongoing commitment to mental health advocacy.

Dr. Phil shares behind-the-scenes insights into the making of his eponymous show, revealing the profound impact it has had on both his guests and viewers worldwide. Discover the stories that have left an indelible mark on Dr. Phil, shedding light on the human condition and the power of intervention.

Venture into the heart of societal issues as Dr. Phil discusses the significant themes that have emerged over years of counseling and public discourse. From addiction and mental health to family dynamics and personal empowerment, gain an exclusive look into Dr. Phil's approach to addressing the critical issues facing individuals and families today, as further elaborated in "We've Got Issues".

The conversation takes a reflective turn as Dr. Phil shares his journey from a young aspiring psychologist to becoming one of the most recognized faces in mental health advocacy. Learn about the mentors who influenced his career, the challenges he faced in the spotlight, and his philosophy on helping others navigate the trials of life.

But the episode isn't just about reflection. Dr. Phil also addresses the evolving landscape of mental health, offering his insights into how society's understanding and treatment of psychological issues have changed over the years. He provides listeners with valuable advice on seeking help, fostering resilience, and the importance of open dialogue in breaking the stigma surrounding mental health.

Backstage Pass with Gentry Thomas invites you to join one of the most trusted voices in psychology as we delve into the stories, challenges, and revelations that have defined a career dedicated to enriching lives. Don't miss this enlightening and engaging episode as we explore the depth of human experience through the eyes of Dr. Phil McGraw and his new book, "We've Got Issues: How You Can Stand Strong for America's Soul and Sanity."

Feb 27, 2024 2:19 PM
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Robert Carradine Revenge of the Nerds Star celebrates 40 years since the film debuted

Saddle up for an unforgettable journey through the world of Hollywood with the one and only Robert Carradine on this episode of Backstage Pass with Gentry Thomas. Your host, Gentry Thomas, takes you behind the scenes of Carradine's iconic career, from his groundbreaking role in "Revenge of the Nerds" to his latest western film, "The Night They Come Home."

In this episode, Robert Carradine reminisces about the cult classic "Revenge of the Nerds," sharing entertaining stories and insights into the making of this beloved film. Explore the cultural impact of the movie and Carradine's experiences portraying the unforgettable character of Lewis Skolnick.

Venture into the wild west as Carradine discusses his latest project, "The Night They Come Home." Get an exclusive peek into the world of this exciting western and discover the challenges and rewards of working on a film that pays homage to the golden age of the genre.

The conversation takes a nostalgic turn as Robert Carradine shares his experiences working with Hollywood legend John Wayne. Gain firsthand perspectives on the industry's evolution and the enduring influence of iconic figures on Carradine's own journey in the world of film.

But the episode isn't just about Hollywood tales. Robert Carradine offers his unique perspective on the Alec Baldwin shooting controversy, providing insights into the challenges and responsibilities that come with working in the film industry.

Backstage Pass with Gentry Thomas invites you to ride alongside Robert Carradine as we explore the diverse chapters of his career. Don't miss this candid and revealing episode as we uncover the stories behind the roles, the excitement of the western frontier, and the thoughtful reflections on Hollywood's ever-changing landscape.

Jan 23, 2024 5:46 PM
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Jon Voight goes Backstage with Gentry Thomas to talk Hollywood, The Bible and women he's been friendly with

Step into the extraordinary world of Jon Voight, where artistry, faith, and a cinematic legacy converge on this episode of Backstage Pass with Gentry Thomas. Your host, Gentry Thomas, delves into the rich tapestry of Jon Voight's life, featuring exclusive insights into his iconic roles, spiritual journey, and his latest cinematic endeavor, "The Painter."

In this episode, Jon Voight opens up about the timeless classic "Midnight Cowboy," a film that earned him critical acclaim and forever etched his name in Hollywood history. Explore the behind-the-scenes anecdotes, challenges, and triumphs that shaped this cinematic masterpiece.

Venture into the actor's profound connection with Christianity, as Jon Voight shares the role of faith in his life and career. Gain a deeper understanding of his spiritual journey and how it has influenced both his personal beliefs and the choices he makes as an artist.

The conversation takes an insightful turn as Jon Voight discusses his public endorsement of Donald Trump. Discover the actor's perspectives on politics, the values he supports, and the intersection of entertainment and public life.

As the episode unfolds, get an exclusive preview of Jon Voight's latest project, "The Painter." Dive into the details of this upcoming film and explore Voight's role in bringing this compelling story to the screen.

Backstage Pass with Gentry Thomas invites you to witness the confluence of art, faith, and political conviction with Jon Voight. Don't miss this intimate episode as we explore the depths of a legendary career, from the groundbreaking roles that defined an era to the unwavering passions that continue to shape Jon Voight's narrative in the world of entertainment.

Jan 9, 2024 3:7 PM
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80s Pop Princess Tiffany Darwish talks to Gentry Thomas

Unveil the vibrant tapestry of a pop icon's journey on this episode of Backstage Pass as your host, Gentry Thomas, takes center stage with the incomparable Tiffany Darwish.

In this episode, Gentry and Tiffany embark on a melodic odyssey through the highs and lows of a career that defined an era, exploring the multi-faceted world of the woman known simply as Tiffany.

From her meteoric rise with the chart-topping hit "I Think We're Alone Now" to her enduring influence on the music industry, Tiffany Darwish shares the untold stories behind the music that captivated hearts around the globe.

Delve into the evolution of Tiffany's career, from her early days as a teen sensation to her innovative collaborations and ventures in the world of entertainment. Gain insights into the challenges and triumphs that shaped her as an artist and a cultural icon.

As the conversation unfolds, explore Tiffany's experiences as a performer, actress, and entrepreneur. Discover the inspirations that fuel her creativity and the passion that drives her to continue making an impact in the ever-evolving landscape of entertainment.

But the journey doesn't stop there. Gain an exclusive peek into Tiffany's latest projects, including her most recent artistic endeavors and the ways in which she continues to shape her legacy in the music industry.

Backstage Pass with Gentry Thomas invites you to join this sonic exploration with Tiffany Darwish, where every note and every beat tells a story of resilience, reinvention, and the timeless power of music. Don't miss this enchanting episode as we unveil the layers of a pop sensation's remarkable career.

Dec 22, 2023 2:0 PM
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Barbara Corcoran Backstage With Gentry Thomas

Take a plunge into the world of business and entrepreneurship on this episode of Backstage Pass as your host, Gentry Thomas, engages in a lively and insightful conversation with the entrepreneurial powerhouse, Barbara Corcoran.

In this episode, Gentry and Barbara explore the dynamic journey of Corcoran's career, from her early days as a struggling entrepreneur to becoming a formidable force in the business world.

Discover the secrets behind Barbara Corcoran's rise to fame, from her groundbreaking success in real estate to her role as a star on ABC's hit show, "Shark Tank." Gain unique perspectives on the pitches, deals, and business insights that have defined her role as one of the most influential investors in the entrepreneurial landscape.

But the entrepreneurial adventure doesn't end there. Barbara Corcoran opens up about the challenges she faced, the lessons she learned, and the tenacity that fueled her success. Learn about her entrepreneurial philosophy, and the advice she imparts to aspiring business leaders and innovators.

The episode also sheds light on Barbara's journey as a motivational speaker, author, and media personality. Get a behind-the-scenes look at her varied career and the impactful ways she shares her wealth of knowledge with audiences around the world.

As the conversation unfolds, dive into the latest projects and endeavors of this dynamic entrepreneur, gaining insights into the ever-evolving world of Barbara Corcoran.

"Backstage Pass with Gentry Thomas" invites you to join this exploration of success, setbacks, and triumphs with Barbara Corcoran, a true titan of business. Don't miss this engaging episode as we navigate the seas of entrepreneurship with one of the sharpest minds in the business world.

Dec 21, 2023 4:0 PM
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Mitch Albom 8 time NY Times Best Seller discusses life lessons with Gentry Thomas

Embark on a literary journey with this episode of "Backstage Pass with Gentry Thomas" as your host, Gentry Thomas, sits down with the renowned author, Mitch Albom. Prepare to be captivated by the stories behind the Novels and the wisdom shared by one of the most beloved authors of our time.

In this episode, Gentry and Mitch delve into the fascinating world of Mitch Albom's literary career, from the heartwarming tales of "Tuesdays with Morrie" to the enchanting narratives of "The Five People You Meet in Heaven." Gain a deeper understanding of the inspirations and motivations that have fueled Albom's storytelling prowess.

But the conversation doesn't stop there. Discover the latest chapter in Mitch Albom's literary journey with insights into his new book, "The Little Liar." Uncover the secrets behind the narrative, the characters, and the themes that make this novel a must-read for fans of Albom's distinctive storytelling style.

As the discussion unfolds, Mitch shares reflections on his writing process, the themes that resonate with him, and the impact he hopes his work will have on readers. Explore the creative mind of a master storyteller and gain a behind-the-scenes look at the craft of weaving tales that touch the heart and soul.

Beyond the pages, delve into Mitch Albom's philanthropic efforts and the ways in which he uses his platform to make a positive impact on the world. From his charitable work to his experiences as a journalist and radio host, Albom's multifaceted career comes to life in this engaging and insightful conversation.

Backstage Pass with Gentry Thomas invites you to join this literary odyssey with Mitch Albom, where every page turned is an opportunity to discover the profound stories that connect us all. Don't miss this enchanting episode as we explore the world of words and wisdom with a true literary luminary.

Dec 5, 2023 7:26 PM
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Spencer Haywood took the NBA to the Supreme Court and scored big for players today

Dribble into the captivating world of basketball history on this episode of Backstage Pass with Gentry Thomas. In an exclusive interview, your host, Gentry Thomas, sits down with the legendary former NBA player, Spencer Haywood, for an inside look at a career that left an indelible mark on the game.

Join us as Gentry and Spencer Haywood explore the highs and lows of a remarkable NBA journey, filled with triumphs, challenges, and groundbreaking moments.

In this episode, Spencer Haywood shares the incredible story of his NBA career, from his early days as a dominant force in college basketball to his impact on the professional stage. Discover the behind-the-scenes tales from the hardwood that shaped a legacy and influenced the future of the game.

But the conversation goes beyond the court. Dive into the world of HBO's "Winning Time," a series that chronicles the dynamic era of the 1980s Los Angeles Lakers. Gain insights into Haywood's experiences during this transformative period in basketball history, offering a unique perspective on the players, the culture, and the unforgettable moments that defined an era.

A pivotal moment in Spencer Haywood's career comes to light as the discussion turns to his historic court case, paving the way for high school players to enter the NBA. Learn about the challenges he faced, the impact of his legal victory, and the lasting effects on the landscape of professional basketball.

The episode also delves into Haywood's life beyond the court, exploring his post-NBA endeavors and his contributions to the basketball community.

"Backstage Pass with Gentry Thomas" brings you closer to the legends of the game, and this episode with Spencer Haywood offers a front-row seat to the evolution of basketball. Don't miss this exclusive opportunity to hear the untold stories of a trailblazer who changed the game both on and off the court. Lace up your sneakers and join us for a slam dunk of a conversation!

Nov 21, 2023 5:40 PM
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Matthew Lillard on Five Nights at Freddy's and Scream

In this episode, Gentry, takes you behind the scenes for an exclusive interview with the incredibly talented actor, Matthew Lillard.

Matthew Lillard, a seasoned actor with a career that spans over two decades, has captivated audiences with his dynamic performances and versatility. Known for his memorable roles in films such as "Scream," "Hackers," and "The Descendants," Lillard has carved a niche for himself in the entertainment industry as a versatile and accomplished actor.

In today's episode, Gentry dives deep into Matthew Lillard's most recent projects. The spotlight is on the box office hit horror film "Five Nights at Freddy's," where Lillard takes on a gripping role in this recent fan favorite. Listeners will get an exclusive glimpse into the making of the film, behind-the-scenes anecdotes, and Lillard's approach to bringing his character to life.

But the excitement doesn't stop there! Gentry also delves into Lillard's latest venture, the buzz-worthy show "Faster, Purple Worm! KILL! KILL!" Prepare to be entertained as they discuss this new celebrity Dungeouns and Dragons improv comedy, its unique premise, and what drew Lillard to this exciting new project.

So, grab your backstage pass and join Gentry Thomas as he sits down with the incomparable Matthew Lillard. Get ready for laughter, insights, and a behind-the-scenes experience like never before on Backstage Pass with Gentry Thomas.

Nov 14, 2023 6:11 PM
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William Shatner talks life after death and claims the Earth is flat

Prepare for an interstellar adventure of epic proportions on this episode of Backstage Pass with Gentry Thomas. In this captivating interview, your host, Gentry Thomas, takes you on a voyage through the life and career of the iconic William Shatner.

Join us as Gentry and William Shatner delve into the fascinating world of one of science fiction's most legendary figures, Captain James T. Kirk, and so much more.

In this episode, William Shatner reminisces about his groundbreaking role as Captain Kirk in "Star Trek" and how it propelled him to international stardom. Discover the challenges and triumphs of bringing the character to life and the enduring impact it had on both his career and pop culture.

But the adventure doesn't stop there. Learn about William Shatner's "Live on Stage" tour, a mesmerizing experience that has taken audiences on a thrilling journey through his life's work. Hear firsthand accounts of the tour's most unforgettable moments and the stories that have resonated with fans around the world. (Link to Tour)

Tune in as William Shatner reflects on his multifaceted career, from acting to directing, and even his ventures into the music industry. Explore the depth of his creativity and the many facets of his artistic pursuits.

The conversation also delves into his philanthropic work, where Shatner discusses his involvement in charitable causes and his commitment to making a positive impact on the world.

Backstage Pass with Gentry Thomas brings you face-to-face with the legends of entertainment, and this episode with William Shatner is a must-listen for fans of the galaxy's most iconic captain. Get ready to boldly go where no podcast has gone before and experience the magic of William Shatner's extraordinary career. Don't miss this unforgettable episode!

Oct 24, 2023 5:24 PM
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Jack Osbourne talks favorite Sabbath and Ozzy albums and Halloween

Get ready to venture behind the scenes of fame, family, and resilience on this episode of Backstage Pass with Gentry Thomas. In this gripping interview, your host, Gentry Thomas, sits down with the multi-talented Jack Osbourne for an intimate and revealing conversation.

Join us as Gentry and Jack delve into the unique journey of a celebrity who grew up in the spotlight, navigating the highs and lows of fame with unwavering strength.

In this episode, Jack Osbourne opens up about his experiences in the world of reality television, sharing insights into the iconic reality show, "The Osbournes," which offered an unfiltered look into the life of the Osbourne family. Discover the challenges and unexpected moments that came with being one of the first families of reality TV.

But that's not all! Gain insight into Jack's diverse range of projects, from his ventures in the world of paranormal investigations to his work in producing compelling documentaries. Explore the many facets of this talented individual as he discusses his evolving career and passions.

The conversation also delves into the Osbourne family dynamics, providing a glimpse into the enduring bonds and love that have kept them united throughout the years.

"Backstage Pass with Gentry Thomas" brings you closer to the icons of entertainment, and this episode with Jack Osbourne offers a rare and unfiltered look into the life of a celebrity who's seen it all. Prepare to be inspired and moved as you journey through the backstage world of Jack Osbourne. Don't miss this extraordinary episode!

Oct 12, 2023 12:17 PM
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Adam Carolla Unplugged: From Comedy to Politics, Sports, and Everything In Between

Step into the world of unfiltered laughter and candid conversations on this episode of Backstage Pass with Gentry Thomas. In this electrifying interview, your host, Gentry Thomas, sits down with the legendary comedian and podcasting pioneer, Adam Carolla.

Join us as Gentry and Adam dive deep into a wide range of topics, providing you with an exclusive glimpse into the life and experiences of one of comedy's greatest minds.

In this episode, Adam Carolla opens up about his incredible journey in the world of entertainment, starting with his groundbreaking podcast that revolutionized the industry. He shares behind-the-scenes stories from "The Man Show," a show that left an indelible mark on comedy and pop culture.

Tune in as Adam Carolla gets real about his no-holds-barred approach to comedy and how it led to him being banned from the Howard Stern Show, all while managing to stay true to his comedic roots.

But that's not all! You'll also learn about the fascinating story behind Adam's self-proclaimed middle name, "Lakers," and how it's become a symbol of his love for the sport.

The conversation takes an unexpected turn as Gentry and Adam delve into politics, discussing President Trump and the role of comedians in today's politically charged climate. You won't want to miss their insightful exchange on humor, politics, and the power of satire.

And if you're a sports enthusiast, you're in for a treat. Discover the surprising parallel between Adam Carolla's athletic pursuits and those of legendary sports figures like Bo Jackson and Deion Sanders. The revelations about his experiences as a two-sport athlete playing baseball and football add yet another layer to this multifaceted entertainer's life.

Backstage Pass with Gentry Thomas brings you closer to the icons of comedy and entertainment, and this episode with Adam Carolla is no exception. Get ready to laugh, learn, and be inspired as you gain exclusive access to the backstage world of one of comedy's greatest voices. Don't miss this unforgettable episode!

Oct 5, 2023 8:55 PM
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Macy Gray talks music, movies and clears old rumors Backstage with Gentry Thomas

Macy Gray needs no introduction. With a soulful and distinct voice that transcends genres, she has left an indelible mark on the music industry. Born Natalie McIntyre on September 6, 1967, in Canton, Ohio, Macy Gray rose to fame in the late '90s with her breakout hit single "I Try." Since then, she has continued to impress audiences worldwide with her soulful, emotive performances and thought-provoking lyrics.

Throughout her illustrious career, Macy Gray has been celebrated with numerous accolades. Her debut album, "On How Life Is," earned her a Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance in 2001, and the album itself was nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album. Macy's impact has extended beyond the Grammys, as she has garnered further recognition, including MTV Video Music Awards, NAACP Image Awards, and BRIT Award nominations.

In this episode, Macy Gray shares insights into her artistic journey, the experiences that have shaped her music, and her latest project, "The Reset with The California Jet Club." As a seasoned artist with a penchant for innovation, Macy has joined forces with The California Jet Club to create an album that promises to push musical boundaries and captivate listeners once again.

"The Reset with The California Jet Club" takes listeners on a sonic voyage, blending Macy Gray's soulful vocals with The California Jet Club's cutting-edge production. It is a bold exploration of sound, showcasing her artistic growth and experimental spirit. With tracks that seamlessly blend elements of soul, funk, and electronic music, this album is a testament to Macy Gray's versatility and fearless approach to music-making.

Join Gentry Thomas as he delves into the world of Macy Gray, exploring her creative process, the stories behind the songs, and the inspiration behind her latest album.

Aug 3, 2023 5:35 PM
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Jackie the Joke Man Talks Stern Show and New Documentary

Gentry Thomas sits down with the legendary comedian and radio personality, Jackie the Joke Man.

Jackie the Joke Man, born Jackie Martling on February 14, 1948, has had a remarkable career in the world of comedy. He gained widespread fame as the head writer and on-air personality on "The Howard Stern Show" from 1983 to 2001, where he became known for his quick wit, rapid-fire delivery, and uncanny ability to deliver a punchline.

Throughout his career, Jackie the Joke Man has been a comedy trailblazer, entertaining audiences with his unique style of humor. He has performed on countless stages across the United States, leaving audiences in stitches with his clever one-liners and hilarious anecdotes. Jackie's jokes cover a wide range of topics, often relying on wordplay and unexpected twists to deliver his punchlines.

In addition to his work on "The Howard Stern Show," Jackie has released several successful comedy albums, including "The Joke Man: Bow to Stern" and "Hot Dogs and Donuts." His comedic talent has also been showcased on television shows such as "The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson" and "The Late Show with David Letterman," where he left audiences laughing out loud.

Recently, Jackie the Joke Man has delved into the world of documentaries with his latest project, "Joke Man," available exclusively on Apple TV. This compelling documentary takes an intimate look at Jackie's life and career, offering viewers a backstage pass into his journey as a comedian and radio personality. From his early beginnings in comedy clubs to his rise to fame on "The Howard Stern Show," the documentary provides a captivating exploration of Jackie's unique brand of humor and the impact he has had on the comedy industry.

Join Gentry Thomas as he dives deep into the world of comedy with Jackie the Joke Man in this exciting episode. Get ready for an engaging conversation filled with laughter, insights, and behind-the-scenes stories from one of comedy's most beloved figures. 

Jul 18, 2023 3:29 PM
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DC Young Fly speaks after tragic death of his wife Ms Jacky O

Gentry sits down for an exclusive interview with the wildly popular comedic trio known as the 85 South Show, featuring DC Young Fly, Chico Bean, and Karlous Miller.

The 85 South Show is an electrifying podcast that has gained a massive following for its uproarious humor, authentic banter, and unfiltered discussions. Led by three incredibly talented hosts, DC Young Fly, Chico Bean, and Karlous Miller, the 85 South Show has become a cultural phenomenon, captivating audiences with their unique blend of comedy and entertainment.

DC Young Fly, born John Whitfield, is a multi-talented comedian, rapper, and actor known for his infectious energy and captivating stage presence. Rising to fame through his viral comedic videos on social media, DC Young Fly has since taken the entertainment world by storm, performing stand-up comedy, hosting various shows, and starring in movies and TV series.

Chico Bean, also known as Anthony Bean, is a gifted comedian, actor, and writer. His quick wit, sharp humor, and undeniable charm have made him a fan favorite in the comedy scene. With his distinctive style and impeccable comedic timing, Chico Bean has gained recognition through his appearances on popular television shows, comedy tours, and improv competitions.

Karlous Miller, a comedic powerhouse, brings his unique perspective and larger-than-life personality to the 85 South Show. Known for his outrageous stories, impeccable improvisation skills, and ability to engage audiences with his infectious laughter, Karlous Miller has become a household name in comedy. He has graced the stage of renowned comedy clubs, appeared on various TV shows, and amassed a dedicated fan base through his captivating performances.

In this episode of "Backstage Pass," Gentry Thomas engages in a candid conversation with the 85 South Show, delving into the lives and careers of DC Young Fly, Chico Bean, and Karlous Miller. The interview provides a fascinating insight into their inspirations, challenges, and the secret ingredients that have contributed to their immense success.

During the discussion, DC Young Fly shares the recent tragic loss of his beloved wife. All this and more on today's episode of Backstage Pass with Gentry Thomas.

Jul 4, 2023 7:31 AM
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Vivica A. Fox tells us her favorite male co-star of all time!
In this episode, Gentry Thomas sits down with the incredibly talented and charismatic actress, Vivica A. Fox. With her radiant smile and undeniable star power, Vivica has captivated audiences with her exceptional performances and magnetic presence.
Prepare to be mesmerized as Vivica takes us through her illustrious career, spanning over several decades in film and television. From her breakout role in the iconic film ‘Independence Day’ to her unforgettable performances in ‘Set It Off,’ ‘Kill Bill,’ and many more, Vivica’s filmography is a testament to her versatility as an actress.
Beyond her acting prowess, Vivica A. Fox has become a trailblazer for African-American actresses, consistently breaking barriers and challenging stereotypes in the industry. Her remarkable talent, combined with her striking beauty, confidence, and charisma, has established her as a force to be reckoned with in Hollywood.
In this intimate conversation, Gentry delves deep into Vivica’s life, discussing her passions, challenges, and triumphs. With her infectious energy and down-to-earth demeanor, Vivica shares captivating stories and behind-the-scenes anecdotes, providing listeners with an inside look into the entertainment industry.
Tune in to ‘Backstage Pass with Gentry Thomas’ for an insightful and entertaining encounter with one of Hollywood’s brightest stars, Vivica A. Fox. 
Jun 30, 2023 1:39 PM
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Wayne Brady talks about greatest Game Show hosts of all time

In this episode of Backstage Pass Gentry engages in a captivating conversation with the multi-talented and beloved TV personality, Wayne Brady. As the interview unfolds, viewers are treated to a delightful exploration of Wayne Brady's illustrious career and his esteemed position among the best game show hosts of all time.

Wayne Brady, born on June 2, 1972, in Columbus, Georgia, is a versatile entertainer known for his remarkable abilities in comedy, acting, singing, and improvisation. Rising to prominence in the late 1990s, Brady gained national recognition as a cast member of the improvisational comedy show "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" His quick wit, infectious charm, and incredible knack for improv made him an instant fan favorite and showcased his extraordinary talent.

However, it was as a game show host that Wayne Brady truly cemented his place in television history. In 2001, he assumed the role of the host for the legendary show "Let's Make a Deal," which originally aired in the 1960s. With his magnetic presence, infectious energy, and remarkable ability to engage with contestants and viewers alike, Brady revitalized the show and brought it into the 21st century, earning him critical acclaim and numerous accolades.

Wayne Brady's hosting prowess extended beyond "Let's Make a Deal." He also helmed the revival of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" and showcased his versatility as the host of the popular game show "Don't Forget the Lyrics!" Additionally, Brady took on the challenge of hosting the iconic "The Price Is Right" during the show's special celebrity week, further solidifying his status as one of the best game show hosts of all time.

Brady's unique blend of charisma, improvisational skills, and genuine rapport with contestants and audiences has earned him accolades and respect within the entertainment industry. His seamless ability to connect with people, coupled with his infectious personality, has made him a household name and a sought-after host in the game show realm.

In his interview with Gentry Thomas, Wayne Brady opens up about his journey in the entertainment industry, shares insights into his hosting approach, and discusses the challenges and triumphs he has encountered along the way. With his magnetic presence and captivating storytelling, Brady leaves viewers inspired and entertained, offering a glimpse into the world of one of the greatest game show hosts of all time.

Jun 15, 2023 3:35 PM
Backstage With Gentry Thomas
Joey McIntyre talks New Kids On The Block and clears rumors from the 80s

Welcome to "Backstage Pass with Gentry Thomas," the captivating internet interview show that delves deep into the lives and careers of iconic personalities. In this episode, our esteemed host, Gentry Thomas, sits down with the renowned Joey McIntyre, a former member of the legendary boy band New Kids on the Block. Join us as we uncover fascinating insights about Joey's journey, address lingering rumors from the '80s, and explore his music creation process.

Gentry Thomas creates a welcoming atmosphere as he engages Joey McIntyre in a candid discussion about his experiences with New Kids on the Block. Addressing long-standing rumors, Joey sets the record straight and provides an authentic account of his time in the band during the '80s.

We explore Joey's current endeavors, particularly his highly anticipated solo Joe World Tour. Viewers are treated to exclusive details about the upcoming tour, and Joey shares fascinating anecdotes about his interactions with fans, offering a unique glimpse into the artist-fan relationship.

Gentry broaches the subject of conflicts that may have arisen between Joey and his bandmates during the height of their success. With openness and introspection, Joey reflects on the dynamics within the group, providing an honest and vulnerable perspective on the challenges they faced.

Join us on "Backstage Pass with Gentry Thomas" for an intimate and revealing interview with Joey McIntyre. This episode offers a remarkable opportunity to delve into Joey's past, gain insights into his creative process, and explore the personal and professional experiences that have shaped his career. Don't miss out on this unforgettable conversation that delves into the world of music, memories, and the realities of life in the spotlight.

Jun 6, 2023 8:10 PM
Backstage With Gentry Thomas
T-Boz and Chilli of TLC talk with Gentry Thomas about new Documentary

Gentry sits down with two legendary artists who broke barriers and shaped the face of contemporary R&B: Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins and Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas, members of the multi-platinum-selling group, TLC.

Join us as Gentry dives deep into the incredible journey of TLC, exploring their rise to stardom, their tumultuous personal experiences, and the everlasting impact they made on the music industry. With a career spanning over two decades, TLC became one of the most influential girl groups of all time, known for their groundbreaking hits, empowering anthems, and unique style.

During this exclusive interview, T-Boz and Chilli discuss their highly anticipated documentary, which unveils the untold stories behind the group's success, as well as the challenges they faced along the way. Gain firsthand insights into the making of the documentary, including behind-the-scenes moments and revelations that will leave you in awe.

But it doesn't stop there. Gentry skillfully navigates through their individual journeys, exploring the highs and lows of their music careers beyond TLC's triumphs. From their solo projects to their contributions as songwriters and advocates for various causes, discover the full extent of their musical endeavors and the impact they continue to have today.

Prepare to be inspired as T-Boz and Chilli open up about their unwavering passion for their craft, their creative process, and the lessons they've learned throughout their remarkable careers. Their raw and honest conversations will not only resonate with die-hard TLC fans but also captivate new listeners who seek to understand the essence of timeless artistry.

Whether you've been singing their hits since day one or are just discovering their musical genius, this podcast episode promises to be an immersive experience that celebrates the legacy of TLC and the enduring power of their music.

Tune in to "Backstage Pass with Gentry Thomas" and be ready to be transported behind the scenes of the iconic TLC documentary and the extraordinary careers of T-Boz and Chilli. Get ready to witness the triumphs, tribulations, and musical brilliance that defined a generation.

May 30, 2023 3:42 PM
Backstage With Gentry Thomas
Emilio Estevez talks about his biggest movies and gives update on Brother Charlie Sheen

Gentry Thomas takes us backstage as he sits down with Emilio Estevez, the renowned actor, writer, and director. In this heartfelt conversation, we delve into various aspects of his illustrious career, touching upon his latest film, cherished memories, and personal insights.

Emilio Estevez graciously shares his thoughts on his latest project, "The Way," a poignant and introspective movie that explores themes of self-discovery and personal transformation. With great enthusiasm, he offers intriguing behind-the-scenes anecdotes, providing listeners with a unique perspective on the film and its creation.

Moreover, Estevez seizes the opportunity to give us an update on his brother, Charlie Sheen, offering heartfelt reflections on family and the importance of support. As Mother's Day approaches, he warmly discusses his mother, Janet Sheen, sharing cherished moments and celebrating her role in shaping his life and career.

The conversation takes an exciting turn as we delve into some of Emilio Estevez's most iconic movies. From the timeless coming-of-age classic "The Breakfast Club" to the unforgettable dramas "The Outsiders" and "Young Guns," Estevez offers an intimate glimpse into the behind-the-scenes dynamics, memorable experiences, and lasting impact of these influential films. And who could forget the beloved sports franchise "Mighty Ducks"? Estevez shares his fond memories and the enduring connection fans have with these beloved characters.

Listeners will be captivated by Emilio Estevez's engaging storytelling and genuine passion for his craft. This interview presents a rare opportunity to gain insight into the creative process, the depth of emotions portrayed on screen, and the profound impact of cinema on both artists and audiences alike.

Tune in to this exceptional episode as we embark on a nostalgic journey with Emilio Estevez, celebrating his diverse body of work, the power of storytelling, and the enduring legacy of cinematic masterpieces.

May 12, 2023 9:0 AM
Backstage With Gentry Thomas
Jim Belushi States Medical Marijuana Could've Saved his Late Brother

In this episode, we sit down with American actor Jim Belushi to discuss his latest show, "Growing Belushi." Jim takes us behind the scenes of his new reality series, which follows his adventures as he runs a cannabis farm in Oregon. He shares his passion for the plant and its healing properties, as well as the challenges and rewards of being a cannabis farmer.

But that's not all! Jim also reflects on his acting career, which spans over three decades and includes iconic roles in movies such as "The Blues Brothers," "About Last Night," and "K-9." He shares insights on the craft of acting, the challenges of Hollywood, and the importance of staying true to yourself. He even shares some not-so-great memories of working with actor Tom Hanks, whom Jim considers a bit of a douche.

Of course, no conversation with Jim would be complete without mentioning his late brother, John Belushi. Jim shares fond memories of his brother and the impact he had on his life and career. He also opens up about the difficult times following John's untimely death and how he found healing through music and comedy. Jim even suggests that his late brother could have possibly been saved if marijuana had been legal at the time of his death.

Whether you're a fan of Jim's acting, his passion for cannabis, or just looking for insights on life and creativity, this episode has something for everyone. So sit back, relax, and join us for a fascinating conversation with one of America's most beloved actors.

Apr 27, 2023 2:40 PM
Backstage With Gentry Thomas
Jay Glazer opens up about his anxiety and depression

Gentry sat down with Jay Glazer, a well-known sports reporter and television personality, to discuss his new book, "Unbreakable: How I Turned My Depression and Anxiety Into Motivation and You Can Too".

Jay opens up about his personal struggles with mental health and how he has used his experiences to help others. He shares insights from his book and explains how he turned his own challenges into a source of motivation and inspiration.

Jay's new book, "Unbreakable", is a candid and inspiring memoir that takes readers on a journey through his personal struggles with depression and anxiety. Through his own experiences and the stories of others, Jay offers practical advice and tools for anyone struggling with mental health issues.

Jay and Gentry discuss how the sports and entertainment industries can be particularly challenging environments for mental health, with high-pressure careers and constant scrutiny from the media and fans. However, by sharing his own story and advocating for mental health awareness, Jay is working to change the conversation and help others who may be struggling.

Throughout the episode, Gentry and Jay's conversation is both enlightening and engaging, as they discuss a wide range of topics related to mental health, sports, and entertainment. Their easy rapport and shared passion for helping others make for a compelling listen that is sure to resonate with audiences of all backgrounds.

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Apr 18, 2023 4:22 PM