Hobo Radio Interview – Remembering James “Kamala” Harris

The wrestling world was saddened to learn of the passing of James “Kamala” Harris, a legendary 80s wrestler who was born in rural Mississippi. Harris worked as a sharecropper and truck driver before finding success in the ring.

In 2006, we talked to Harris about his career, including his matches with Hulk Hogan and Andre the Giant, and how he felt he never earned the main event money he deserved. The interview originally ran in print form on September 26, 2006. Today, in honor of his passing, we are sharing the audio from that interview for the first time.

This week’s music:

  • Intro – “Giddy Up” by Tahuna Breaks
  • Interstitial – “Vishnu Meets Funk” and “Ancient Ritual” by Lucas Perný & Miloslav Kollar
  • End – “If I had a dollar” by James Harris

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Hobo Radio is part of the Peak Sloth Podcast Network. Hear more shows at PeakSloth.com.

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Hobo Radio Interview – Cody Heller

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As a child, Cody Heller watched her mother Randee Heller, who starred as Lucille LaRusso in The Karate Kid, go through the ups and downs of being a working actor. It made Cody want to be involved in the industry, but pushed her toward writing and directing.

Dummy, the semi-autobiographical comedy Heller created in which Anna Kendrick plays Cody, Donal Logue plays her fiancé Dan Harmon and Meredith Hagner plays Harmon’s sex doll, Barbara, who comes to life and forms an unlikely friendship with Cody, was released on Quibi earlier this year.

Heller talks to us about being Michael Bay’s assistant, the friendship she and her father formed with the sex workers at a Nevada brothel and what it’s like releasing a new show during a pandemic on a streaming platform that is being widely derided on social media.

This week’s music:

  • Intro – “Giddy Up” by Tahuna Breaks
  • Interstitial – “Vishnu Meets Funk” and “Ancient Ritual” by Lucas Perný & Miloslav Kollar
  • End – “You’re The Dummy” by Derek Clegg
Photo by Sela Shiloni

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Hobo Radio is part of the Peak Sloth Podcast Network. Hear more shows at PeakSloth.com.

Hobo Radio Interview – Karyn Parsons

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From 1990 to 1996, Karyn Parsons could be seen playing Hillary, the socialite eldest daughter of the Banks family on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Through syndication and streaming services, the show remains popular to this day.

We talked to Parsons about Fresh Prince‘s legacy, the recent virtual cast reunion and how the late, great James Avery really was like a father to her.

She also talks about Sweet Blackberry, the nonprofit she formed “to bring little known stories of African American achievement to children everywhere.” The organization has told the stories of Henry “Box” Brown, Garret Morgan, Janet Collins and Bessie Coleman using narrators Alfre Woodard, Queen Latifah, Chris Rock and Laurence Fishburne. Parsons is hoping to create more videos and books.

This week’s music:

  • Intro – “Giddy Up” by Tahuna Breaks
  • Interstitial – “Vishnu Meets Funk” and “Ancient Ritual” by Lucas Perný & Miloslav Kollar
  • End – “I’m Into It” by Toussaint Morrison

Learn more about Sweet Blackberry at their website or follow them on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

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Hobo Radio Interview – Top Chef’s Stephanie Cmar

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For Top Chef: All-Stars LA, the popular cooking competition brought back 15 chefs from previous seasons. With the season finale airing this Thursday, only three of them remain to compete for the top prize.

One of those three chefs is Stephanie Cmar, a New England native who was eliminated in the qualifying round of Season 10 (which her dear friend Kristen Kish won), then came back and finished seventh in Season 11. We interviewed Stephanie about her previous runs on the show, her decision to come back for All-Stars, her friendship with Kish and what the future holds.

This week’s music:

  • Intro – “Giddy Up” by Tahuna Breaks
  • Interstitial – “Vishnu Meets Funk” and “Ancient Ritual” by Lucas Perný & Miloslav Kollar
  • End – “Skat Track” by Bronson Scott
Photo by Smallz & Raskind/Bravo

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Hobo Radio Interview – Remembering Dennis O’Neil

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Comic book legend Dennis O’Neil passed away at the age of 81. O’Neil was a writer for both Marvel and DC Comics from the 1960s through the 1990s. He created Ra’s and Talia al Ghul and, as DC’s Batman editor, oversaw the Knightfall storyline that introduced the world to Bane.

In 2012, Joel Murphy interviewed O’Neil for an article about Bane to introduce causal fans to the character before the release of Christopher Nolan’s film The Dark Knight Rises. Most of the interview, unfortunately, ended up on the cutting room floor and has never been heard before. But today, to honor the man and his amazing legacy, Murphy is releasing the full, unedited 40-minute interview for the first time.

This week’s music:

  • Intro – “Giddy Up” by Tahuna Breaks
  • Interstitial – “Glass Android” by Lee Rosevere

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https://www.hobotrashcan.com/interview-archive/

Hobo Radio is part of the Peak Sloth Podcast Network. Hear more shows at PeakSloth.com.