Thursday, April 30, 2020

BONUSCAST | The Jay Hopkins Interviews: Volume 4 - Steve Stoliar


Official description: "Still stuck in quarantine, we’ve dug up another vintage interview from Jay Hopkins’ archives. From 1979, Jay talks with Steve Stoliar, who worked in Groucho’s house as secretary during his final years and later wrote the essential account of this era, Raised Eyebrows. Steve details how he helped get Animal Crackers rereleased after being out of circulation for twenty years, and how this led to him meeting Groucho and being hired by the infamous Erin Fleming. Steve recounts his fascinating duties, and meeting the many characters and celebrities that were always around.  Of course, unlike our previous archive subjects, Steve is still with us…but this interview dates from much closer to his time with Groucho than even his book, so his memories are especially crystal clear."

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Sunday, April 12, 2020

Episode 23: Monkey Distance


So, what's new with you? By a strange coincidence, many of us seem to have time on our hands these days, perhaps because, by a strange coincidence, everybody on Earth is suddenly living with the effects of a global pandemic. We immediately snapped into action and started talking about the Marx Brothers. Here, in our unexpected age of isolation, is a Very Special Episode which we hope will make us all feel a little more together. We hope you enjoy it.

NOTE: This episode features submissions from our listeners and members of the Marx Brothers Council group, many of which are videos. Therefore, for maximum enjoyment, we especially recommend the YouTube version of this episode.

Official description: "Quite the opposite of the live get-together this episode was supposed to document, your three quarantined hosts do their best to help you through COVID-19…

"First, we reveal the results of The Marx Brothers Nonsensus where fans made it known what they like and what they want. Let’s just say there are some curious folks out there...or at least a couple of wise guys. Then we dive into the virtual mailbag and play clips of your comments and questions. 

"Name checked in this episode: Jim Carrey, Sydney Greenstreet, Bill Maher."

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BONUSCAST | The Jay Hopkins Interviews: Volume 5 - Nat Perrin

Official description: "In our final trip into the vault, we are treated to Jay’s never-before-heard 1984 chat with writer Nat Perrin ...