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Gentry talks with Nate Boyer who has done it all from football, being a Green Beret, to even acting. The two talk about Nate’s new movie ‘M.V.P’ named after the foundation which he co-founded that merges vets and players. To find out more click the following link https://vetsandplayers.org. It was created to help them with coming to terms following life after the military and after professional sports. The movie stars Mo McRae, a retired NFL star and Nate Boyer, a former Marine, as the two cross paths in an unlikely manner.The film involves real military vets and real former NFL stars each telling their real life stories and what transitioning back to regular life is like. Nate then tells what his experience was like going to war then playing both college and professional football and then going back to civilian life. Gentry then pitches a game show idea to him which makes military vets the stars. Gentry and Nate talk about ‘M.V.P’., being a war vet, NFL, and so much more. Make sure to subscribe and follow for the latest episodes and interviews.

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.

Today Gentry goes Backstage to talk to a lawyer, producer, reporter and founder of the renowned tabloid publication TMZ, Harvey Levin. He gives us all the backstory and knowledge now available about Michael Jackson’s mysterious demise. He even describes Michael’s battle with addiction and how it all stems back to a horrible accident during a Pepsi commercial in 1984. TMZ reveals how the King of Pop’s death was much more complicated than most of the public may think.In the new special ‘TMZ Investigates: Who Really Killed Michael Jackson’ they take a deep dive into the corruption in Hollywood and its doctors. Harvey describes Michaels, 19 different aliases that he used to get prescription drugs to feed his crippling addiction and how close he was to death during his last tour. Gentry and Harvey talk about who’s responsible for Michaels death, the names of all the doctors he used, how demented the Hollywood lifestyle is and so much more. Make sure to subscribe and follow for the latest interviews.

Gentry’s Backstage again and today he’s with British actor Tom Hopper. His newest movie ‘Love in the Villa’ premiers September 1st on Netflix. Tom plays the role of a cynical British man who’s room gets double booked with a mysterious female stranger. The Englishman describes the beautiful shooting location of the film “Verona Italy” which is famous for being the setting in Shakespeare’s play ‘Romeo and Juliet’. Despite the awe inspiring views of Verona the only thing Gentry could focus on in the movie’s trailer was a nearly naked Tom and all his muscles.Gentry even gets some dieting tips from Tom who describes himself as a vegetable connoisseur. The two then compare the U.S. and the U.K. in several subjects and debate on which country has the better football. Tom and Gentry talk about Ozzy Osbourne, American and British cuisine, The Umbrella Academy and so much more on today’s episode. Make sure to subscribe and follow for the latest interviews.

Gentry goes backstage today with a psychic medium and reality TV star Matt Fraser. You may have seen Matt on his hit TV show ‘Meet The Frasers’ which stars him alongside his whole family going through their loud, erratic, and spiritual life. The Native Rhode Islander has just recently released a new book ‘We Never Die: Secrets of the Afterlife’ which describes the truth about heaven and why we never really die. Matt even describes how he used his psychic powers to woo his now wife over.America’s top medium explains to Gentry how each and everyone of us has energies even after we pass. He then describes the signs you can recognize that your loved ones use to show they are still looking after you from the afterlife. Gentry even gets his own reading and the two talk about unsolved mysteries, speaking to the dead, the burden of being a psychic, and so much more on today’s episode of Backstage Pass. Make sure to subscribe and follow for the latest episodes.

On today’s rendition of Backstage Pass we’re joined by actress, writer, math genius, and an advocate for education Danica McKellar. Also known as Winnie Cooper from her starring role in The Wonder Years. Today she hangs with Gentry to talk about her newest children’s book ‘Double Puppy Trouble’ a picture book dedicated to making mathematics simple and fun. She describes what it was like growing up being a child actress and what The Wonder Years set was actually like. Danica explains how her busy childhood on set may have led her to writing children’s books.Gentry asks the famous math PHD how he can help his young daughter get through pre-algebra and Danica tells Gentry to ‘Kiss My Math’. The childhood sweetheart who stole hearts aplenty reveals who her childhood crush was nearly the second she was asked. The two talk about The Wonder Years, Michael J Fox, being a child actress, and so much more in today’s episode of Backstage Pass. Make sure to subscribe and follow for the latest episodes. Rate and Review the show please and thank you! See ya Backstage!

Today Gentry is joined by professional wrestler, and WWE champion Booker T. The two talk about Booker’s recent return to the ring and how surreal it was and how he even wore the same tights from 1998. Gentry gets some workout tips from the biggest man in nearly every gym on how to keep pushing the weights even as an older gentleman. In light of the news of Vince McMahon’s recent departure from the WWE the hall of famer gives his thoughts on the matter and how he thinks Stephanie McMahon and Nick Khan will fill his role. The 11 year World Wrestling Entertainment vet explains what it means to be champ and how one acquires the belt and championship status. He also gives some insider secrets on which wrestlers cried the most in the locker room. Gentry and Booker converse about trash talk, the wrestling business, what makes a wrestler great and so much more. Make sure to subscribe and follow for the newest episodes.

Gentry delivers today’s rendition of Backstage Pass with actor, comedian, radio personality, and record breaking podcaster Adam Carolla. The man with the girthiest…….. hands has a new book releasing ‘Everything Reminds Me of Something: Advice, Answers… but no Apologies’ which is available for purchase now on amazon. Gentry and Adam talk about the difference between going on CNN vs Fox and how profitable podcasting can be. Carolla also talks about his new invention the beet bracelet which hopefully will hit stores soon. The 58 year old comedian tells stories of his fellow joke tellers who’ve recently passed such as Norm McDonald and Gilbert Gottfried. After reminiscing and remembering the ones we sadly lost Adam and Gentry make presidential predictions as well as talk about our current president. We get all the dirty details about Trump, Adams’ new book, the Playboy Mansion, and the all time great comedians. Make sure to subscribe and follow for the latest and greatest interviews.

Today’s rendition of Backstage Pass brings us 80s child mega-star, actor, and musician Corey Feldman. The artist is celebrating his new album ‘Love Left 2: Army With Love’ and his new box set ‘Love Left 2.1’ which is releasing on his birthday July 16th. Corey is currently touring all across the country playing his music for all to hear and enjoy. The last tour date is September 18th at ‘The Canyon’ in Santa Clarita, California so get tickets while you can at his official website Corey Feldman.netThe 50 year old entertainer describes how he first found his love for performing while lip syncing Billy Jean in front of 40,000 people at the Rose Bowl at just 12 years old. He also describes how his friendship with Michael Jackson as a young kid influenced the way he performs now from being with Michael at shows and even being with him in the studio. The 80s star talks about his documentary ”My Truth: The Rape of Two Coreys’ where it describes how he lost his childhood friend and how Charlie Sheen is responsible. Gentry and Corey talk about Stand By Me, River Phoenix, Corey Haim, the dangers of being a child actor and so much more. Make sure to subscribe and follow for the latest interviews.

Gentry is joined by author, politician, and former speaker of the house Newt Gingrich. The native Georgian just released a new book ‘Defeating Big Government Socialism: Saving America’s Future’ which is available on Amazon for purchase right now. The two talk about the rising prices across America and how much has changed since Trump has left office. Newt explains how the biggest threat to U.S. citizens’ freedoms is from Liberal politicians. He also exclaims that the average leftist believes that ‘The Lion King’ was based on a true story. The soon to be 80 year old career republican airs his support for Trump as well as Florida Governor Ron DeSantis who has recently been rising in popularity among conservatives. Gentry comes up with the bright idea that like professional athletes politicians should have analytics and stats kept on them so we can hold them accountable in the same way we may keep our favorite basketball or baseball players in check. The two talk about who the GOAT of presidents would be, Nancy Pelosi, vacation tips, Ronald Reagan and so much more. Make sure to subscribe and follow for the latest interviews.

On today’s backstage escapade Gentry is joined by producer and actor Marcus Harvey along with media personality and son of heavy metal legend Ozzy Osbourne Mr. Jack Osbourne. The two talk about their ongoing show Fright Club which looks and explores the internet’s craziest paranormal content. The aforementioned show was just renewed for its second season, dropping June 30th and can be streamed on Discovery+. Gentry gets all the dark details about all of their ghastly adventures across the globe.Marcus bravely speaks out about the ghost that touched him one night which he hasn’t reported up until this interview. Jack shares how he may have accidentally opened a portal to the other side and has seen full body apparitions. The trio talk about UFO Ubers, Bigfoot’s junk in the trunk, and how scary Ozzy Osbourne can be when he gets mad. Make sure to subscribe and follow for the latest episodes of Backstage Pass with Gentry Thomas.

On today’s podcast Gentry talks with author and retired Air Force Lieutenant colonel pilot Dan “Two Dogs” Hampton. The author has recently come out with a new book ‘Valor: The Astonishing World War II Saga of One Man’s Defiance and Indomitable Spirit’ which is about a world war two P.O.W. who withstood the unimaginable. Hampton himself has pushed through some inconceivable feats as he’s flown 151 combat missions and has logged 726 career combat hours. And he’s additionally written nine different books since 2012 while also achieving the New York Times best seller status.Gentry picks Dan’s brain about the recent Ukraine conflict with Russia and if he feels modern day war has changed since his time in combat. The two also talk about what the greatest threat to the American people is and whether it is an external or internal threat. The Air force Vet then describes the F-35 fighter jet which he states is the most advanced of its kind and should leave other countries shaking in their boots. Gentry asks about politics, war, top gun, and the presidency all on today’s rendition of Backstage Pass with Gentry Thomas. Make sure to subscribe and follow for the latest episodes.

On today’s episode of Backstage Pass Gentry is joined by actor, comedian, and writer Bashir Salahuddin. The two talk about his recent role starring alongside Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer in Top Gun Maverick. Bashir plays Hondo which is Mavericks A.K.A. Tom’s best friend in the movie. Naturally as his best friend in the movie he has all the best stories about Tom taking G-forces like a champ while zooming around at supersonic speeds in a F/A-18 Super Hornet for your viewing pleasure. The Chicago Native also talks about his ongoing sitcom now streaming on HBO Max promptly named South Side. The show is about two friends living out of Englewood Chicago who are trying to make it big. The show holds a special place in Salahuddin’s heart because of his south side up-bringing. Gentry and Bashir talk about Top Gun, Tom Cruise, sports, and being coated in baby oil all in today’s podcast. Make sure to subscribe and follow for the latest episodes.

On today’s episode of Backstage Pass with Gentry Thomas we go in depth with actor, boxer, musician, and teacher Tony Danza. The two talk about his recent performances of music from the American songbook. The 71 year old singer is touring all across the country and bringing joy everywhere he goes reviving the songs of the early 20th century. Tony even describes how working on the Emmy award winning show Taxi led to his interest in performing music on stage.The Italian boxer explained how his boxing career actually landed him the role for Taxi after he came into the audition all banged up from a bout he had the night before. The native New Yorker gives his thoughts on the recent youtuber boxing matches that have been blowing up everywhere and if they belong in the sport. Tony gives his take on the recent defunding of the police movement because of his involvement in the police athletic league. Danza talks with gentry about all of his famous co-stars, civil rights, the state of boxing today and so much more, all on today’s episode of The Backstage Pass with Gentry Thomas. Make sure to subscribe and follow for the latest episodes releasing.

David Gergen perhaps is best known for his role serving as an adviser to four American presidents, Republicans and Democrats alike. He helped President Nixon write his resignation letter after Watergate, that now resides in the Smithsonian Institute. He assisted President Gerald Ford navigate out of inflation and saw President Reagan go from actor/cowboy to true leader in The Situation Room. During this podcast with Gergen, our host Gentry Thomas discusses our current President Joe Biden, how to attack inflation and his biggest moments while being a public servant. David Gergen fresh off his 80th Birthday just a couple weeks ago discussed his new book, Hearts Touched With Fire: How Great Leaders are Made. Gergen gave his perspective on how hardship can breed strong leaders, and the state of political leaders today.
David has often been praised for his ability to see both sides and work across the isle. Some in politics call him the last reasonable American man. Hear his takes on Russia Ukraine and the moment in public service that has brought him the most joy. Subscribe and tell a friend to listen to Backstage Pass with Gentry Thomas. For more great interviews go to ThePodcastPlayground.com

On today’s episode of Backstage Pass with Gentry Thomas we are joined by an actor, game show host, and a stand up comedian Cedric The Entertainer. The two talk about Cedric’s show on CBS, a sitcom called The Neighborhood. The series revolves around a white family moving into a predominantly black neighborhood and their day to day lives. Cedric even gives his own advice for any white families in the same situation.Due to the recent spike in comedians being attacked on stage firstly with Chris Rock and now with Dave Chapelle being tackled in LA Gentry asks Cedric for his take on the matter. The stand up comedian tells his own horror story about his worst heckler and how he ended up shutting him down. The 58 year old Hollywood star gives his take on State Farm, all-time comedy legends, Dubai, and so much more on today’s pod. Make sure to subscribe and follow for all of the latest episodes.

Today on Backstage Pass with Gentry Thomas we are joined by the one and only WWE legend The Big Show or as he likes to be called Paul Wight. The two talk about his recent move to AEW (All Elite Wrestling) where his name is no longer The Big Show but instead he has decided to keep his name Paul Wight at least for the time being. Gentry also does his best to organize a match between Paul and The Big Aristotle AKA Shaq. The 50 year old wrestler talks about his involvement with an NFT sci-fi series in the GenZeroes universe. The show’s plot is chosen by the viewers who provide monetary donations and in return choose the direction of the show. Paul talks about his time acting as Walter Krunk in the movie Knucklehead and how he related to the character because of his larger than life size. The two talk about basketball, wrestling, comedy, technology, the internet, and he reveals his new wrestling name which is…… Make sure to subscribe and follow Backstage Pass with Gentry Thomas for the latest episodes.

On today’s episode of Backstage Pass with Gentry Thomas we are visited by a four time Grammy award winning musician John Elefante. The former lead man of Kansas, a band made famous by songs such as ‘Carry on Wayward Son ‘and ‘Dust in the Wind ‘, has just released his own solo album. Promptly named ‘The Amazing Grace’ the album is dedicated to understanding God’s faith and is available on Spotify, YouTube, and his website JohnElefante.com.John and Gentry discuss the recent resurgence of vinyl records and which records were their favorites as young kids. John even tells a story how as a young man he sold 50 of his records for just 25 cents. He then describes how he used his award winning voice to become the front man of Kansas despite him stating how his knees were shaking during the audition. John Elefante gives his takes on Steve Walsh, Kerry Livgren, social media, faith, Tennessee Titans, and so much more on today’s podcast. Make sure to subscribe and follow for the latest episodes.

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.

On today’s episode of Backstage Pass with Gentry Thomas we get to talk to the Fonz from Happy Days, the one and only Henry Winkler. The two talk about Winkler’s ongoing show ‘Barry’ which is about a low level hitman traveling to LA and ends up wanting to be an actor. The show’s first three seasons are available to watch on HBO Max and Hulu. The legendary actor gives Gentry his own mini acting class revealing inside tips on how to be a Hollywood star.
The 76 year old author additionally speaks about his book series he co-wrote with Lin Oliver. The now trilogy series is called Alien Superstar and is about a teenage extra-terrestrial crash landing on Earth and becoming a famous actor. Henry and Gentry chat it up about Adam Sandler, Happy Days, Shaq, and so much more on today’s podcast. Make sure to subscribe and follow for the latest episodes.

Today on Backstage Pass with Gentry Thomas we are visited by actor, writer, producer, and legendary comedian Jeff Foxworthy. Jeff has a new special called The Good Old Days which is available now to watch on Netflix. The special talks about whether or not if the good old days were really even the good old days and compares modern day life to when rotary phones ruled the land. Jeff and Gentry also talk Georgia sports and how recently they’ve been on fire. Jeff was especially excited to talk about his Georgia Bull-Dawgs who recently won the Natty against Alabama.
The Georgia native talks about how coming back to comedy after the covid-19 quarantine actually made him nervous like it was his first time performing. He also talks about how much not only comedy but the world has changed since his first stand up gig. Jeff tells an especially risqué story about how while trying to find a good Italian place it led him down a dangerous path on the internet. Jeff and Gentry talk about rednecks, technology, sports and so much more on todays episode of backstage pass, make sure to subscribe and follow for the latest episodes. 

On todays episode of Backstage Pass with Gentry Thomas we get to listen to a renowned actor, producer, Emmy award winner, and a Brooklyn Native Omar Epps. His newest film is titled The Devil You Know hitting theatres April 1st. The movie is a thriller about family, brotherhood, and justice. Omar also comments on the latest Oscar debacle between Will Smith and Chris Rock and how he feels the two will likely solve any of their beef behind closed doors. Speaking of The Oscars Omar talks with Gentry about his favorite Oscar winner of all time Sidney Poitier who was the first African American to ever win the award and one of Omar’s biggest role models going into the movie business.
Epps also talks about what his time on the hit show House as Dr. Gant was like as well as how it influenced his career moving forward. He additionally believes that part of the reason the show became so popular was because House played by Hugh Laurie was one of Hollywood’s first ever anti-heroes. The 48 year old movie star talks with Gentry about rapping, producing, movie soundtracks, modern technology, New York sports, and so much more on todays rendition of Backstage Pass, make sure to subscribe and follow for the latest episodes. 

On todays episode of Backstage Pass with Gentry Thomas we get to listen to an interview with a former sportscaster, model, journalist, and Playboy Bunny the beautiful Lisa Guerrero. She talks about the new docuseries which she’s involved with called The Secrets of Playboy currently streaming on A&E. The series is an in depth look at Hugh Hefner and the early years of Playboy where the Bunnies tell all of their horror stories with the company and Hugh. Many of the stories in the series have interviews with former Bunnies and according to the former Playboy models Hefner was a controlling, sociopathic monster.
Gentry even gets scolded for his stance on the whole controversy by Lisa who defended her former Bunny co-workers. She also talks about her journalistic career and how she was involved in the Jeffrey Epstein case and how she got one of the first looks at the now famous Epstein island. Lisa gives a woman’s perspective as a sportscaster and how it is an extremely male controlled field and how it caused her to even feel suicidal at points. She talks about mental health, sports, Playboy controversies, her journalism career, and so much more on todays episode of Backstage Pass make sure to subscribe and follow for the latest episodes. 
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This week we are joined by Jackass star and comedian Steve-O on todays episode of Backstage Pass with Gentry Thomas. Steve-O talks about his new Bucket List Comedy Tour which recently kicked off and is going all across the country. Gentry talks about his own personal experience with the new movie Jackass Forever and how seeing all the male genitals on the big screen has affected him. Steve-O speaks on how he feels his penis makes everything funnier and maybe part of the reason Jackass Forever got such good reviews. Do you think 47 year old Steve-0 will ever do hard core stunts again? He talks about his future when it comes to stapling his sack to his leg, and letting a swarm of bees attack his penis. The Jackass star describes his most painful stunt of all time and how it has influenced him.

The stuntman extraordinaire gives his take on the recent Nelk boys controversy as their podcast with Donald Trump was recently taken down off of YouTube. Steve-O talks about his own show the Wild-Ride podcast coming up on its hundredth episode, which will involve his big sister as his special guest. Steve-O gives his recommendations for shows and music to watch based on the entertainment he’s been consuming on the tour bus.  We went in deep in this interview with the Jackass stuntman and comedian in this episode of Backstage Pass with Gentry Thomas make sure to subscribe and follow for the latest episodes. 

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On today’s episode of Backstage Pass with Gentry Thomas we get an in depth interview with Steve Stifler from American Pie and Doug The Thug Glatt from Goon, Mr Seann William Scott. He talks about his new show on Fox called Welcome to Flatch a mockumentary where the native Minnesotan plays the local minister in a small town in Ohio. Seann also talks about his relationship with Eugene Levy and how he has remained a successful actor and director for so long. The movie star talks about his favorite roles that he’s played and which characters he relates to the most. 

Gentry also asks Seann how he’s able to stay off of social media and out of the microscope that most Hollywood stars are under. Stifler does describe what his mother is actually like at the request of Gentry and the rest of the studios dirty curiosity. He additionally speaks about his early career and how he first got into movies and how his family and early life influenced him into going to LA. The two talk about his involvement in Jackass, American Pie, Goon, and about his bucket list, along with so much more in today’s episode of Backstage Pass with Gentry Thomas make sure to subscribe and follow for the latest episodes releasing.  

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On today’s episode of Backstage Pass with Gentry Thomas he talks with University of Florida legend, a BCS National Champion, Heisman Trophy winner, NFL quarterback, and an avid Christian, Tim Tebow. In this interview Gentry talks with Tebow about his new book ‘Mission Possible’ which is about finding your faith and finding your purpose in life. They reminisce on the dodgeball tournament Shaq held during Shaq’s Fun House event where Timmy apologized for taking out the Big Diesels family jewels with a dodgeball. 

The now 34-year-old newlywed Tebow describes his childhood and how his father helped mold him into the compassionate unafraid Christian he is today. The former Gator QB dropped some solid advice on resisting temptation playing sports and being in locker rooms his whole life. He states how the average Joe can help others and have purpose without using some of the resources he has, being a celebrity.  Have you ever played NCAA Football on Playstation? Maybe you have been under center with the left handed #15 QB in the game? A lot has been talked about recently on the new NCAA NIL rules. Tebow tells us if he ever got paid for any of his appearances in the video game or for any of the #15 Gator jerseys sold. Tebow talks NCAA NIL deals, country music, his future plans, and Florida’s new coach Billy Napier along with so much more in today’s episode of Backstage Pass with Gentry Thomas make sure to subscribe and follow for the latest episodes releasing.  

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On todays episode of Backstage Pass with Gentry Thomaswe get an in depth look at one of the biggest social media influencers of all time King Bach. The Vine star has a new upcoming comedy tour “Laugh Now, Laugh Later”which kicks off March 4th. King Bach aka Andrew Bachelor (the name his mama gave him) talks about his early comedy gigs and how much he has grown as an artist leading up to his new comedy tour.

The King of social media speaks on his transfer from Vine to Instagram & TikTok and how much has changed since the Vine era. He additionally talks about his acting careerand what it was like transferring to the silver screen. A native Canadian himself King Bach gives his opinions on the recent controversy of the Canadian governments restrictions on citizens due to Covid-19. The social media star / comedian / movie star / director / musician shares his personal stories of Drake, Kevin Hart, Lebron, Eddie Murphy and so much more on todays episode of Backstage Pass with Gentry Thomas make sure to subscribe and follow for the latest episodes. 

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On todays episode of Backstage Pass with Gentry Thomas he talks with one of the NBA’s most legendary enforcers Charles Oakley. The NBA Hall of Famer has recently wrote a book ‘The Last Enforcer’. Which goes in depth about his NBA career and the people he’s met along the way. With Tom Brady’s recent retirement the two talk about where he stacks up in the GOAT debate and if he has passed Michael Jordan. They revisit the historic rivalry between the Knicks and Bulls in the 90s and his relationship with MJ. 

The Big Oak talks about his relationship with Donald Trump who he’s known before his political career. He also speaks on the mentality he had when stepping on the court and how he got his reputation as an enforcer in the NBA. This year The NBA All Star game is hosted in Oakley’s hometown of Cleveland. The 58-year-old enforcer is is sticking with his home state team the Cincinnati Bengals for The Super Bowl this year, he and Gentry also talk celebrities, pizza, and the NBA All Star game.. Listen to this and more on Backstage Pass with Gentry Thomas, make sure to subscribe and follow for the latest interviews.  

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On todays episode of Backstage Pass with Gentry Thomas he is joined by famous member and front man of Jethro Tull 70s rock star Ian Anderson. The Scottish flautist talks about his new album ‘The Zealot Gene’ with Jethro Tull. it is quite amazing considering the last time they released a full length album George W. Bush was in office and the original Finding Nemo was topping the charts. The singer songwriter speaks on the inspiration for the new album being the Bible and how he’s leaving in the good, the bad, and the ugly and not worrying about what the critics think.  

Mr. Anderson also speaks on his unique style of play and how he believes it helped catapult Jethro Tull and himself into the stratosphere aided them in separating themselves from the cluttered field of 60s and 70s British rock bands. He additionally speaks on how he’s been doing his best to avoid Covid and how thankful he is to wake up every morning healthy with the ability to make the music he loves. The perennial rock star talks all this and more in todays episode of Backstage Pass with Gentry Thomas. Make sure to subscribe and follow for more of the latest interviews. 

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On todays episode of Backstage Pass with Gentry Thomas, Gentry converses with a well known actress, author, cook, football fan, and former wife to Rockstar Eddie Van Halen Mrs. Valerie Bertinelli. The two talk about the NFL playoffs, the best foods to serve at a super bowl party, and how exciting the recent games have been along with her brand new book called ‘Enough Already’. Gentry gets all the facts about her time as a young teen on the show ‘One Day at a Time’ and how it affected her future career in stardom and how working in Hollywood can be a challenging path for young women trying to find their own way.

Valerie also illustrates upon the relationship she had with Eddie Van Halen who she met as a young 20 year old. She additionally speaks on how his recent passing and how it has affected her while also talking about her fondest memories of the perennial Rockstar. Valerie tells us in the episode what her all time favorite Van Halen song is. She also goes in depth articulating upon how her new book is a culmination of how she has felt along the past couple years. Bertinelli talked about how going into a new year has left her feeling uneasy, which she feels is where the rest of the nation is at emotionally. The 61-year-old actress and mother goes in depth on how she feels the average person can cure these uneasy feelings. Subscribe and listen to other episodes of The Backstage Pass wherever you get your podcasts. 

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On todays episode of Backstage with Gentry Thomas he interviews legendary musician Don McLean. Gentry reaches out to Don and thanks him on behalf of all DJs for making the well known eight minute – thirty six second classic American Pie. They also go in depth about McLean’s relationship with Buddy Holly, how he had influenced his music, and how devastating his death was to him.

They additionally went in depth about the upcoming 50 year anniversary tour for Don McLean’s all time classic American Pie. Gentry asks all the right questions about American Pies lyrics and there deeper meanings and which conspiracy’s are right and which ones are wrong. Don also talks about his thriving buckle collection along with a plethora of other interesting tidbits and more on todays episode of Backstage with Gentry Thomas.

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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. 

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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.  

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Former star of M.A.S.H. and now podcaster Alan Alda stars in todays episode of Backstage with Gentry Thomas. Alan talks about his new podcast Clear+Vivid with Alan Alda and his recent guest who’s an actor and an author Max Brooks. Alan and Gentry also talk about how todays warfare is fought over cyberspace and how much has changed since the former Golden Globe winners days at M.A.S.H. 

The six time Emmy Award winner talks about going to college in the Bronx at Fordham University and how he had his own radio show and describes how his time in radio prepared him for starting his own podcast. He also debunks and confirms several of the rumors following him through his career on todays episode, press play and find the answers.

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Nowadays you can find former Head Coach Bill Snyder trying to keep up with his ten grandchildren and six great grandchildren. The legendary college football Hall of Famer joined Gentry to discuss his new book called My Football Life and The Rest of The Story. When Coach Snyder took over at Kansas State, not one of the kids on the team had ever won a college football game. What makes this story so special is the perseverance of the team along with Snyder’s dedication to the program taking a team with no hope and no wins to just one win in his first season. Which in everyone’s mind was a huge victory. After that season the Wildcats went on to win 4 games, then the following year it was 5, then 7, then 9, then 10, Wow! Then 11. Coach stated “this was the basis of our program, it wasn’t about anything other than us becoming a little bit better every single day.” The life lesson’s of persistence and patience is something that he talks about in his new book.

At 82 years young Coach Snyder reflects about his upbringing and credits his single mother for setting the standard for his life. In his new book he talks about his family and the one thing that really still bothers him which was the 1998 Big 12 Championship Game in which his Wildcats lost a triple overtime thriller on a last second play losing to Texas A&M.  

Coach Snyder commented on the departure of Brian Kelly from Notre Dame to LSU before the Irish play in the Fiesta Bowl this year vs Oklahoma State. During his coaching career Coach Bill Snyder always stayed true to his morals, that if a team wanted to talk about hiring him for a coaching position they would have to wait until the end of the season. “Leaving my team before a bowl game is not something I would entertain.” coach told us. He really tells a fascinating story in his new book and on the podcast Backstage Stage with Gentry Thomas. Listen to the entire interview and subscribe to our podcasts. 

 

 

 

     

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Actor and four-time NAACP winner Wesley Snipes has been making a bit of a comeback as of recent. The star appears in the new Netflix limited series True Story where he plays the role of Carlton, the burdensome and seemingly jealous older brother to the show’s lead character, the Kid, played by Kevin Hart. Snipes brings the same level of intensity and awe aspiring energy to the TV screen as he’s done in several timeless films including his seminal role in the Blade trilogy, New Jack City (1991), and Demolition Man (1993), but it felt as though Snipes had disappeared over the last decade. 

Well, he did disappear. Snipes spent 28-months locked away in a federal prison facility in northern Pennsylvania after being convicted of tax evasion. The star was intertwined in a lengthy legal battle over unpaid taxes for years following the court’s decision to fine him up to $5 million for the outstanding fees.

True Story Netflix Series 

Now the 59 year-old actor is back with a 7 part series on Netflix Now Streaming. On this episode of The Backstage Pass, Snipes talks about his famous role as Sidney Deane in the (1992) classic White Men Can’t Jump and tells Gentry what is was like working with guys like Sly Stallone, Denzel Washington and Eddie Murphy. 

Snipes has been quoted as saying that “Hollywood is still run by white people for white people. I don’t expect a white guy to go out and write the experience of a black guy growing up in the Bronx the way I grew up. How is he going to know that?” And that’s why he says black artists should follow the example of film-makers in, for example, South Korea or Nigeria. “The South Koreans are not sitting there complaining about not being included in Hollywood. They went and built their own.” He did tell us that we have come along way since he first got to Hollywood in the late 80s. Listen to this and previous episodes of The Backstage Pass on The Podcast Playground. 

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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. 

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