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Kickass News

Ben Mathis, KickAss News features the most interesting personalities and thought leaders in politics, entertainment, tech, business, science, and more.

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Mike Rowe back to getting Dirty on the Job and has a #1 Christmas song

On todays episode of Backstage Pass with Gentry Thomas we have an in depth and dirty conversation from the king of dirt Mike Rowe! Mike speaks upon his new hit Christmas song'Santa's Got a Dirty Job'  which is currently topping the charts and what's even better about the song is that all the money made from the tune is being donated to charity.    Mike describes how he began his music career as young man with a stutter and how he moved on from singing to use his vocal talents to narrate nature documentaries. Mr. Rowe also talks about the upcoming final season of 'Dirty Jobs'  and what originally inspired the show and how tough it has been physically on him through the years. He also illustrates the dirtiest jobs out there and how they've been etched in his mind for the rest of time.  Mike who's an advocate for trade schools gives his take on the importance of the youth weighing out the worth of going to a trade school versus a traditional college. Additionally, he gives us insider tips on how to deal with the political extremists in our families on todays episode of Backstage Pass with Gentry Thomas click play and listen to it all.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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Al Roker You Look So Much Better in Person new book

When it comes to long careers in television, few can rival the success of TODAY'sAl Roker. Hailing from Queens, a borough of New York City, the beloved weatherman has been one of NBC's most trusted voices for over 40 years. Now, he's out with his 13th book, "You Look So Much Better in Person: True Stories of Absurdity and Success," in which he shares the lessons he's learned over his distinguished career.  Al tells us the story of when his Father took him to get his drivers license in a 1967 Ford Squire station wagon and how he got his start in show business on the radio in college.  He gave us the gravy on this years Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. This will be the 94th year of the historic event and the parade must go on! It will be "reimagined as you might imagine" Roker told us, "Santa will hit Harold's Square this year and NBC will be there to cover it". Even with an increase in Covid cases in NYC, they will have a revised version of the parade this year in the City. NBC's coverage begins Thanksgiving Day 9am all times zones.  The beloved weather man expressed that "climate change is a real and there is no question that it's happening." he also told us that "You can have good paying jobs, you can have job growth and be a steward to the planet". Roker also said that Donald Trump was incorrect when he called NYC a ghost town. Roker lives on the upper eastside of Manhattan and says "it's just as crowed as ever".  After 40 years of broadcasting with NBC Al Roker has had a front row seat to 9-11, the #MeToo movement, presidential elections and the latest being Covid-19. We wanted to focus on the positive moments in his career covering musicians, authors and celebrities. Al admitted that meeting Charles Schultz  the American cartoonist, who is credited for the Peanuts comic, was a dream come true." Listen to the podcast to hear the rest of our conversation with Al Roker.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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Doug E Fresh with Gentry Thomas on The Backstage Pass 2021

His Mother called him Douglas, the hip-hop world calls him "The World's Greatest Entertainer," most know him as Doug E Fresh. The Human Beatbox joins Gentry Thomas on this episode of The Backstage Pass to talk about his new album and wanting to spread good vibes and energy. Fresh grew up in Harlem, N.Y. and says the best thing he did was get the permission to use the Inspector Gadget theme for his hit song The Show with Slick Rick. On the podcast he tells us how he got connected with Prince through Sinbad and what made the The Artist so special. He also gives us a preview of his new album This One's for Chuck Brown paying homage to The Godfather of Go-Go music. The 55-year old told us that he was introduced to Go-Go music in DC. Listen to this episode and all the episodes of The Backstage Pass now available wherever you get your podcasts.  email the show @ gentry@gentrythomas.com   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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Tommy Chong Getting High with Gentry Thomas

Tommy Chong talks with Gentry Thomas while laying low in Southern California during the covid-19 outbreak. Tommy Chong the cannabis king took a moment to put down the bong and talk to us about how he was dealing with the recent pandemic that has made the whole world sit back and take a chill pill. In good spirits, the now 81 year old living legend, was candid with Gentry Thomas about why he believes that this is "mother nature's way of fighting back". In part he thinks that it's due to climate change and b;ames China on being over populated and wrapping all their goods in plastic. Chong says that nowadays no one cares about our planet and she is fighting back. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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Art of the Hustle

A podcast designed to inspire entrepreneurs and fuel their life’s work. Host Jeff Rosenthal, co-Founder of Summit, and his guests, exploring stories of success, failure, milestone events and of course, key advice that shapes the life of an entrepreneur.

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Stuff You Should Know

Ever wanted to know about champagne, satanism, the Stonewall Uprising, chaos theory, LSD, El Nino, true crime and Rosa Parks, then look no further.

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