TOP DOG RADIO speaks with film producer, writer, theatre director and Academy Award winner David Brown (1916 – 2010). Brown formed his own film production company in the early 1970s and went on to produce over a dozen blockbuster hits, including The Sting (1973), Jaws (1975), Cocoon (1985) and Driving Miss Daisy (1989).
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The story of The Archimage Wars is an urban fantasy series. The story begins in current time, on Earth, but don't let the time or place fool you! Truth is stranger than fiction and the truth about Earth and what it really going on will confound and amuse you! Join the lead character, Nick, as he continues his crazy adventure, now heading for the fabled fantasy world called Atlantis, as he takes you on a diabolical journey the next of the 10 Worlds.
"Crafty Wizard, Epic Adventures"
Established early in the last century as a memorial to O. Henry, this annual collection has consistently offered a remarkable sampling of contemporary short stories. Each year stories are chosen from large and small literary magazines and a panel of distinguished writers is enlisted to award the top prizes. The result is a superb collection of inventive, full-bodied stories representing the very best in American and Canadian fiction.
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Two boys commit a murder - not for gain, or out of passion - just to do it, just to experience the thrill. Based on the infamous 1924 trial of Leopold and Loeb, Never the Sinner is their story and the story of one of the most famous American lawyers and civil libertarians, Clarence Darrow. In the case of a lifetime, Darrow is called in to defend the monstrous and win freedom for the depraved.
TOP DOG RADIO talks with Bud Konheim, a New York-based fashion guru who’s never at a loss for words, and three other leaders in the U.S. garment industry. Konheim is a partner with Nicole Miller, a leading designer (and company) based on Madison Avenue in New York City. Also taking part is Harold Lopato of Majestic Shape, Inc., which makes shoulder pads and other clothing accessories, and David Lee of KD Dids Inc., which specializes in dance and sportswear.
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Celebrating two of BBC radio's all-time favourite comedies, "Beyond Our Ken" and "Round the Horne". In this special celebratory programme, former Head of BBC Radio Light Entertainment, Jonathan James-Moore presents the full story behind the legendary shows "Beyond Our Ken" and "Round the Horne".
Requiem for the Bone Man depicts the events in the life of Robert Galen, the son of working-class immigrant parents who grows up to pursue his life’s work and dream - the practice of medicine. After a series of tragedies and challenges, in which his faith and dedication are severely tested, he finds himself on the brink of despair. It is then that Galen is reunited with a close friend from his youth, and in the process discovers a renewed reason for hope and even optimism.
In Dr. Galen’s Little Black Bag, we follow the man that Berto Galen has become, as he deals with the pleasures, traumas, and tragedies of life in the medical profession. Like Berto’s World, it is a collection of stories, but together those stories create a portrait of someone who is deeply dedicated to healing - even as he struggles to heal the hurts and wounds that he has suffered over his own lifetime. And like the preceding collection, Dr. Galen’s Little Black Bag presents basic human truths, dressed of necessity in the cloak of fiction
Ron Barr interviews World Series MVP David Eckstein about his work ethic, what it was like getting drafted in the 19th round and his experience in the minor leagues. This interview took place on December 16th, 2014.
Ron Barr interviews the only NBA player to serve in the Navy David Robinson about the attitude he attained from being in the Naval Academy, what he attributes his lack of off-the-court issues to, and the big part that faith plays in his life. This interview took place on February 6th, 1998.
Ron Barr interviews Stanford’s head football coach David Shaw about first realizing that his father was a coach, the adaptability he gained from having his father as a head coach, and the way money changes the approach to an athlete’s game. This interview took place on April 10th, 2014.
Ron Barr interviews the terrific sportsman and community leader David Moss about growing up around frozen water during the wintertime, his motivation for playing in college rather than being drafted early, and the maturity he gained by playing 4 years of college. This interview took place on February 6th, 2013.
Ron Barr interviews David Eckstein about winning a World Series in 2006, and being an undersized, underestimated player. This interview took place on May 31st, 2007.
Augustus "Gus" Belmont was your typical commercial airline pilot. Late 40s, divorced with one kid, he lived life as he saw it. The only problem: he was dying. And, Gus was a Rat. Kristin Belmont was Gus's daughter - smart, beautiful, a college senior with the entire world ahead of her. She was not a Rat - though she could see and talk with ghosts.
Top Dog Radio speaks with Nina Zagat, who in 1982 co-founded Zagat Restaurant Surveys, which today has become the world’s premier restaurant guide, featuring 250,000 reports from 70 cities around the globe. Also taking part is Sirio Maccioni, Italian restaurateur and author, and New York restaurant owners David Bouley and Danny Meyer. Collectively, the four hold an enormous amount of expertise in the restaurant business, and bring forth each of their unique experiences from diverse beginnings and points of view.
It started with a dead lady.... That chance discovery, on a dingy river bank in New Jersey, changed the life of 8-year-old Robert Galen forever. It propelled him into a lifelong study of medicine, beginning under the sage counsel of his mentor, Dr. Agnelli. In turn, his medical career led him to two ill-fated marriages and one would-be recaptured romance. Then, alone and in near despair, Galen found a new reason for being, in his old friend Bob Edison, along with his patient wife, Nancy, and in the three, orphaned Hidalgo children.
>Come and spend a little time with Dr. Robert Galen, aka Berto, as he traverses the memories of the tenement neighborhood of his youth. Meet the Mad Russian - why does he always carry a meat cleaver whenever he goes to get a shave from Thomas the barber? Then there’s Giuseppe - Joe the Junkman - who roams through a neighborhood too poor to throw anything away. There are the Old Guys, veterans of the Great War: one a radio repairman who returned home with shell shock, the other a shoemaker with nothing below the waist.
The Legend of Safehaven is a sequel to R. A. Comunale’s highly praised first novel, Requiem for the Bone Man. It follows the life of Dr. Robert Galen and his friends, Robert and Nancy Edison, as they live in semi-retirement on a mountaintop in Pennsylvania, raising and caring for the three orphaned Cuban children they had rescued and adopted. Along the way, the six residents of the mountain interact with a variety of individuals – human and animal – who also have found a home on the property that becomes known as Safehaven.