The Carson Podcast

The Carson Podcast

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Carol Burnett returns to discuss Johnny Carson, working with Carson on The Garry Moore Show,the Carson appearance discussing her daughter’s substance abuse issue, Carol Wayne, & Jimmy Stewart. Details
40:25
7 days ago
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Jan Schwarz discusses her 15 years at the Tonight Show, her Carson interactions, working with Bobby Quinn, Carson’s loyalty, the issues with sketch rehearsals, & Carson having her on the show on her final day working. Details
1:16:38
14 days ago
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Roger Cortes discusses working on The Tonight Show, the famous Malibu Restaurant sketch with Betty White, Tony Bennett, Linda Ronstadt, Alan King, Shelley Winters, Fred de Cordova, & Joey Bishop. Details
46:19
21 days ago
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Cowboy poet, Baxter Black, discusses his Carson appearances reading cowboy poetry, why it took years to get booked on Carson, turning down Johnny’s request to do the show more often, & crying when Carson passed away. Details
1:21:58
28 days ago
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Franklyn Ajaye discusses his Tonight Show appearances, Carson’s helpful advice, Why Make Me Laugh was more impactful than going on Carson, Richard Pryor, Freddie Prinze, & the 1976 movie Car Wash. Details
1:30:47
4/14/2022
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Cathy Guisewite discusses her Carson appearances, Johnny being a fan of the “Cathy” comic strip, Carson visiting her before the show, being a guest during the final months of Carson’s Tonight Show, & her friendship with Charles Schulz.  Details
30:59
4/07/2022
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Don Mischer discusses working with Carson on the 1993 Kennedy Center Honors, Bob Hope’s 90th Birthday featuring Carson, asking Carson during  retirement to host the Oscars and Emmys, Don Rickles, & Garry Shandling. Details
27:15
4/07/2022
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Rona Barrett discusses going on Carson’s Tonight Show, working with Tom Snyder, Steve Lawrence, Mae West, Frank Sinatra, Cher, Eddie Fisher, Michael Landon, and much more. Details
1:26:43
3/31/2022
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Pete Hammond discusses being an NBC Page, Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, working at the Arsenio Hall Show, Lauren Bacall, Mel Brooks, & Bette Davis.   Details
50:44
3/24/2022
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Carson Writers Round Table 3 with Tony DeSena, Andrew Nicholls, & Darrell Vickers discussing writing meetings at Carson’s home, Misery Bingo, buzz words to elicit laughs, & writing Carson’s famous long intro for Bill Clinton. Details
1:05:07
3/17/2022
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Saundra McClain discusses working on Carson’s NY Tonight Show, her funny incident with Carson, Ed McMahon, Joanne Carson, Sidney Poitier, & Paul Newman. Details
26:26
3/10/2022
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Brian Ross discusses his NBC News 1980 investigative report on Wayne Newton and the mob, talking to Johnny Carson, Newton and Carson bidding on the Aladdin Hotel, & Newton suing Ross and NBC. Details
51:34
3/03/2022
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Albert Fisher discusses working with Carson & Ed McMahon, his 5 years at the Merv Griffin Show, Richard Pryor, Lucille Ball, 1962 NY World’s Fair, Carol Channing, Red Skelton, & Jonathan Winters. Details
1:00:04
2/24/2022
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Famed Dodgers peanut vendor, Roger Owens, discusses how his 1976 Carson appearance changed his life, teaching Carson how to throw peanut bags, Mel Brooks casting him in a film, & being a judge on The Gong Show. Details
1:04:30
2/17/2022
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Carson Writers Round Table returns with Darrell Vickers, Tony DeSena, & Andrew Nicholls discussing writing for Carson, their favorite sketches, joke topics that were off-limit, & why writing Carnac jokes were hard. Details
1:10:26
2/10/2022
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Marc Summers discusses interviewing Carson, visits to Carson’s show, working with Ed McMahon, Jack Benny, Andy Kaufman, Frank Sinatra, Joan Rivers, Sonny & Cher, & his infamous Leno appearance with Burt Reynolds. Details
1:04:51
2/03/2022
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Richard Zoglin discusses Carson, his definitive Bob Hope biography “Hope”, book “Comedy on the Edge: How Stand-Up In the 1970’s Changed America”, David Letterman, Arsenio Hall, Tom Snyder, & Robin Williams. Details
52:44
1/27/2022
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Tom Dreesen returns to discuss Carson guests Richard Jeni, Michael Keaton, Jay Leno, Johnny Brown, Maureen Murphy, David Letterman, Liz Torres, Richard Belzer, Lola Falana, Johnny Yune, Garry Shandling, & Bob Hope. Details
1:02:07
1/20/2022
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Scot Morris discusses his 7 Carson appearances, being the games editor of Omni Magazine which Carson was a big fan of, Jerry Seinfeld, & Garry Shandling. Details
33:13
1/13/2022
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Joe Drago discusses working on Carson’s Tonight Show, Johnny’s famous cigarette box and lighter being stolen, Ed McMahon, Peter Lassally, John Denver, & Fred de Cordova. Details
1:20:03
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