After deconstructing James’s ensemble, the Pod Squad gets right into Legends! and legends Joan Collins, Linda Evans, Nancy Reagan, and Tina Turner. As one gets older, it’s decided, the world gets more attractive. “To me now, chicken is 30,” remarks James. Talk turns to the launch of Steven’s Ring My Bell. Laurie Pike “turns a pile of poo into sparkling gold,” says Fenton, which is not to say Ring My Bell is a pile of poo. Quite the contrary. But Laurie is an “alchemist of TV” who hasn’t watched one in 10 years.
Ann Coulter. Kathy Griffin. Ann Curry. Ann and Katie. Elizabeth Taylor on Larry King. The Simple Life: Nicole is the star of what is presumed to be Paris’s show. Deal or No Deal with Celine Dion. The new style in game-show contestants. Anderson Cooper waiting to emerge victorious during the next hurricane. Gloria Vanderbilt. Narrative vs ratings vs energy in TV. The Juicy Fruit commercial with the giant ant. Is Brad Pitt the new Marlon Brando? James lays it out. Matthew McConaughey on Oprah. Oprah’s band of closeted gays: Travolta, Anderson, Nate, Tom. Podcast ends abruptly on a “calm assertive energy.”