In an election year, it’s good to check in with Ken Bone. Ken pretty much dominated mass media for a few wonderful days during the 2016 Presidential election. Ken asked one of the questions during a nationally televised Presidential debate, and for a brief moment everyone stopped the partisan brick throwing contest and admired his every-man-ness and his red sweater. I wanted to talk to Ken about what the process is like to take part in a Presidential debate, and then what it was like when suddenly he became the most famous man in viral media for a few days.
NASA announced today that Apollo 15 Astronaut Alfred Worden passed away at the age of 88. Several years ago I had the opportunity to talk with Worden about how he became an Astronaut and what it was like to fly to the Moon.
It would appear they are completely stifling the entrepreneurial spirit over in England. Plus, I talk to mild-mannered Chicago radio producer Justin Kosek. One day a couple of years ago, he was minding his own business at work, when suddenly he found out that his family was basically living the 1996 Ron Howard film Ransom.
Everyone has that one story that will win them all sorts of bar bets over the course of their life. People are sure you have to be making it up, but it’s one hundred percent true. Those are the kinds of stories I’m trying to collect in this podcast. One example is my friend Amy Jacobson. She is a fellow life-long Cubs fan who really wanted to see the team play in the 20-16 playoffs, despite the fact that she would need to travel across the country at the drop of a hat to do so. You could also take a look at my friend Liz Biddle. She suddenly found herself at the Hollywood premiere of Avengers End Game thanks to some clever guesswork by her husband and some intervention from Ryan Reynolds.