Gentry is joined by Jay Leno, a world famous comedian and the former host of NBC's 'The Tonight Show'. The comic talks about the newest season of 'Jay Leno's Garage' where he drives really nice cars with really famous people. Some of his guests include Elon Musk, Kelly Clarkson, Chris Evans as well as numerous other celebrities that like to cruise in crazy cool cars. The newest season premieres September 7th on CNBC at 10 pm (EASTERN TIME). Jay describes Elon Musk's genius and how he wants to make humans a multiplanetary species. He then describes being there for Rodney Dangerfield in his last moments and what the last joke he told Rodney was. Gentry and Jay talk about 'The Tonight Show', expensive cars, comedy and so much more. Make sure to subscribe and follow for the latest interviews.
On today's episode of Backstage Pass with Gentry Thomas we listen to author and director Kevin Smokler. The two talk about Smokler's new documentary 'Vinyl Nation' which looks into the new resurgence over the past decade of vinyl records. The documentary is available to watch on YouTube, Apple TV, and Amazon Prime. They also touch on the coming up vinyl record day which is August 12th where you celebrate by going out and supporting a local record store. The director discusses his obsession with 80s movies and how he always wanted to live in Hill Valley California with Marty McFly after stating he has watched ‘Back to the Future’ more than anyone ever. The two also speak on how the production of vinyl records have changed and how large companies have reduced the quality of the records they sell to make a quick buck. Gentry and Kevin chat it up about records, music, new technology , 80s movies, and so much more on today's podcast. Make sure to subscribe and follow for the latest episodes.