Archive for January, 2021

Joel Radio #272: The King Is Dead, Finally

Joel hasn’t reveled in a celebrity death for a while, but he’s not missing out on dumping on Larry King, one of the most famous and absolutely worst interviewers in history. Joel tells you how Larry didn’t prepare at all, and had no follow up questions for his guests and generally sucked at his job. Joel also details how Larry reveled in his callers’ geography, hit on old starlets, and was divorced multiple times including recently when he was in his 80s! He also uncorks his Larry King impression – “Dubuque, Iowa, you’re on the air!” – much to the dismay of Layla who sits in on this episode. Turns out Layla got the COVID vaccine and tells how she’s doing as do many of Joel’s family and friends who check in as they’ve had their shots. Spoiler warning! They are all just fine. Plus, tons of movie and TV reviews including One Night in Miami, the amazing In & Of Itself, WandaVision, the creepy Relic, the fun parlor game of The Hustle, and the documentary that should have been called Tiger Woods vs The Booty Bitches.

Joel Radio #271: The New Radicals

On this show Joel follows up on the problems distributing the COVID-19 vaccine, and why it’s important to figure how to get it right now instead of later. He also talks about the folks that stormed the Capitol Building in D.C. and why you should figure out what your Mom, Dad and Uncles are up to on the internet. There’s a grim reality to the show’s open, but it lightens up as Layla joins Joel to discuss some of the Oscar season films like the excellent Promising Young Woman, Herself, Sound of Metal and more. Hear Layla try to describe the plot of Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom – it’s hilarious! Plus the good documentaries Tread, Wild Card, Time and much more.

Thought it was better to post the band from Ma Rainey rather than those idiots from the Capitol – Joel