The Celebrity Dinner Party with Elysabeth Alfano -

The Celebrity Dinner Party with Elysabeth Alfano -

Update on The Celebrity Dinner Party Podcast

I have an update for The Celebrity Dinner Party podcast, so be sure to listen and get the latest about what is to...

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Sundance: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly, Part II

My final take on Sundance: listen in for all the movies you SHOULD see in 2018! I dish on Bernard and Huey, American...

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Sundance: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, Part I

You had to figure that, among all the great films at Sundance, there would be a bunch that just didn't work...at...

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Sundance: Badass Joan Jett

From Sundance, I had the chance to interview the pioneer, the survivor, the badass, Joan Jett.  Along with Kevin...

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Sundance: Nicholas Cage Gets Real with Director Panos Cosmatos and Linus Roache about Mandy Film

From Sundance, I sit down with Nicholas Cage who gets real and tells about the creation of the film, Mandy, with...

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Sundance: A Love Fest with Ethan Hawke and the Cast of His Film, Blaze

It was an Ethan Hawke love fest on the Blaze film red carpet at the recent Sundance Film Festival.  Actors Alia...

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From Sundance: Debra Messing, John Cho and Aneesh Changaty, the Director of the Film, Search

A film that got LOTS of buzz at Sundance and won three awards was Search.  Directed by newcomer, Aneesh Changaty (won...

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Sundance: The Director and Cast of the Film, Colette, starring Keira Knightley

From a bustling red carpet awaiting Keira Knightley, I interview Dominic West, Ray Panthaki and director, Wash...

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Sundance: Director Ben Lewin, The Catcher Was A Spy & A Review of Lizzie

From Sundance, I interview director Ben Lewin of The Catcher Was A Spy movie, featuring Paul Rudd and Paul Giamatti,...

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Sundance: The Game Changers Movie Breaks Open the Myth About Meat

From Sundance, I sit down with ultimate fighter, James "Lightning Wilks", former special opps anti-poacher, Damien...

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2018 Kick-off Pod

Just a chance to say hello as we start the madness of 2018 with the Sundance Festival.  This means lots of pods will...

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Chef Mathew Wiltzius of Chicago's Palmer House Gets Us Ready for Christmas

Time to get jolly!  Chef Mathew Wiltzius of Chicago's Palmer House gets us ready for Christmas.  So grab some eggnog...

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Crime Novelist Scott Turow on Writing Tips and the Death Penalty

In a never before released interview, I speak with best-selling crime novelist and lawyer, Scott Turow, on writing...

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Ideas for Thanksgiving from Top Chef, Rebecca LaMalfa

Looking for ideas for Thanksgiving?  Top Chef Rebecca LaMalfa dishes with me on being a chef during Thanksgiving,...

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Hollywood Director, Andrew Davis

Film Director Andrew Davis (The Fugitive, Chain Reaction, Holes, Under Siege, Steal Big, Steal Little) sits down with...

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Rare Interview with Insular Graphic Novelist, Chris Ware

Often regarded as one of the best in his field, graphic novelist Chris Ware, author of the Acme Novelty Library...

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Musician Glen Hansard on Life, Love, Playing with Bono and Hangover Breakfasts

In one of my most intimate interviews, Glen Hansard dishes on life, love, his music and writing process, playing with...

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Busting the Myths of the Gallery World, Art Dealer Aron Packer

I head back to my roots as a gallery owner and sit down with one of Chicago's leading art dealers, Aron Packer of...

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Jazz Vocalist Kurt Elling

In an intimate corner of Chicago’s Third Coast Café, Grammy Award Winning Jazz Vocalist Kurt Elling shared his...

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