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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 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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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.

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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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Dennis Quaid joined us on the Backstage Pass with Gentry Thomas to talk about his up coming music tour this Fall. Everyone has at least seen one of Dennis’ movies right? Breaking Away (1979), The Right Stuff (1983),  The Big Easy (1986), Innerspace (1987), Great Balls of Fire! (1989), Dragonheart (1996), The Parent Trap (1998), Frequency (2000), Traffic (2000), The Rookie (2002), The Day After Tomorrow (2004), Vantage Point (2008), Footloose (2011), Soul Surfer (2011). 

These days the 67 year old Quaid just wants to play his music and share his story with people. He told us on the podcast that he and his new wife Laura Savoie just recently moved to Nashville to be in Music City, so that he can be even closer to the action of song making. For a full list of tour dates and to buy tickets click this link https://www.dennisquaidishere.com/ . Dennis will make stops in New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Ohio and Michigan. 

In this interview Dennis talks about his relationship with Meg Ryan and opens up about how he still feels about her 20 years after their divorce. On February 14, 1991, Quaid married actress Meg Ryan. Quaid and Ryan met during the shooting of their second film together, D.O.A. Quaid and Ryan have a son, Jack Henry Quaid (born April 24, 1992). The couple announced their separation on June 28, 2000, saying they had been separated six weeks by then. Their divorce was finalized on July 16, 2001. On this Podcast you can tell Dennis still cherishes many of those years while married to Ryan.

Gentry shared that he recently watched the 1989 Great Balls of Fire starring Quaid as Jerry Lee Lewis. This film also had a role for a young Alec Baldwin playing evangelist Jimmy Swaggart. In this Podcast Dennis admits to having shot a prop gun just days ago for a new film. “Enough is enough, this can’t happen again. There is a protocol when it comes to the use of prop guns and obviously this was not followed” said Quaid during our interview.  A woman has died and a man has been injured after actor Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun on a New Mexico film set for the 19th Century western Rust.

Finally Dennis shared with us that he has a new film coming out in 2022 titled Reagan. Reagan is an upcoming biographical historical drama film directed by Sean McNamara.

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