Katherine Hall Page, Author Of The Body in the Casket: A Faith Fairchild Mystery Chats On DrAlvin.Com

Click Here To Listen Katherine Hall Page-Casket The inimitable Faith Fairchild returns in a chilling New England whodunit, inspired by the best Agatha Christie mysteries and with hints of the timeless board game Clue. For most of her adult life, resourceful caterer Faith Fairchild has called the sleepy Massachusetts village of Aleford home. While the native New Yorker has come to know the region well, she isn’t familiar with Havencrest, a privileged enclave, until the owner of Rowan House, a secluded sprawling Arts and Crafts mansion, calls her about catering a weekend house party. Producer/director of a string of hit musicals, Max Dane—a Broadway legend—is throwing a lavish party to celebrate his seventieth birthday. At [...]

Nancy Schoenberger, Author Of Wayne and Ford: The Films, The Friendship, And The Forging Of An American Hero

Click Here To Listen Nancy Schoenberger John Ford and John Wayne, two titans of classic film, made some of the most enduring movies of all time. The genre they defined—the Western—and the heroic archetype they built still matter today. For more than twenty years John Ford and John Wayne were a blockbuster Hollywood team, turning out many of the finest Western films ever made. Ford, known for his black eye patch and for his hard-drinking, brawling masculinity, was a son of Irish immigrants and was renowned as a director for both his craftsmanship and his brutality. John “Duke” Wayne was a mere stagehand and bit player in “B” Westerns, but he was strapping and handsome, [...]

People’s Magazine Hottest Bachelor Joe Manganiello, star of Majic Mike, Spiderman & HBO’S True Blood chats with Dr. Alvin

Joe Manganiello Click Here To Listen Joe Manganiello (Magic Mike) steps behind the camera for LA BARE, a documentary film that goes behind the curtain, behind the stage and behind the magic of the world’s most popular male strip club – La Bare Dallas. Featuring a unique ensemble of the club’s most popular dancers, LA BARE takes a provocative look into their rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle and offers a front row seat to their lives, loves, laughs and losses.  

Everything I Ever Needed to Know About _____* I Learned from Monty Python: *History, Art, Poetry, Communism, Philosophy, the Media, Birth, Death, … Mythology, Fish Slapping, and Many More! By Brian Cogan And Jeff Massey chats with Dr. Alvin

Brian Cogan Jeff Massey Click Here To Listen A comprehensive and hilarious guide to understanding the many Monty Python jokes and allusions Throughout their five seasons on British television (and well into the troop’s movie sequels and assorted solo projects), Monty Python became a worldwide symbol not only for taking serious subjects and making them silly, but also for treating silly subjects seriously. Monty Python provided a treasure trove of erudite “in” jokes, offering sly allusions to subjects as diverse as T.S. Elliot’s "Murder in the Cathedral" (as part of a commercial for a weight loss product) and how to conjugate Latin properly (as explained by a Roman centurion to a Jewish zealot painting anti-Roman [...]

Love Is All You Need By Kim Rocco Shields chats with Dr. Alvin

Kim Rocco Shields Click Here To Listen Kim is a talented and controversial filmmaker, Kim Rocco Shields of Genius Pictures, has a multiple-award-winning viral short Love Is All You Need which has garnered over 30 million hits on YouTube and is about to become a full-length feature film. The concept of the film follows the life of an ordinary heterosexual girl who is bullied in a world where everyone is gay. Imagine a world where gay is straight and straight is gay. Challenging our current conception of the terms "gay" and "straight," this controversial film, written and directed by Shields, not only reverses the meaning of the terms but addresses the social and cultural prejudices [...]

The Great And Holy War: How World War I Became A Religious Crusade By Philip Jenkins chats with Dr. Alvin

Philip Jenkins Click Here To Listen The Great and Holy War offers the first look at how religion created and prolonged the First World War. At the one-hundredth anniversary of the outbreak of the war, historian Philip Jenkins reveals the powerful religious dimensions of this modern-day crusade, a period that marked a traumatic crisis for Western civilization, with effects that echoed throughout the rest of the twentieth century. The war was fought by the world's leading Christian nations, who presented the conflict as a holy war. Thanks to the emergence of modern media, a steady stream of patriotic and militaristic rhetoric was given to an unprecedented audience, using language that spoke of holy war and [...]

Candyman Actor Tony Todd Stars In Dust of War chats with Dr. Alvin

Tony Todd Click Here To Listen Dust of War world premiered last summer to enthusiastic audiences at Comic Con 2013, and screened as an Official Selection at the Thriller! Chiller! Film Festival, the Arizona Underground Film Festival, the Buffalo International Film Festival and the Trail Dance Film Festival, where it picked up awards for Best Feature Narrative and Best Director. The film, which was written and directed by Andrew Kightlinger, stars a slew of fanboy favorites including Tony Todd (Candyman), Doug Jones (Hellboy), Gary Graham (Alien Nation), Bates Wilder (Shutter Island), Jordan McFadden and Steven Luke and was produced by Luke Scuetzle and Adam Emerson.  

ABC Scandals’ Paul Adelstein in Lifetime’s Return To Zero chats with Dr. Alvin

Paul Adelstein Click Here To Listen   Paul Adelstein is joining the cast of Return To Zero in the starring role of “Aaron Royal”. He joins Minnie Driver, who plays his wife “Maggie”, and Alfred Molina as his father “Robert”. Paul is best known for his roles as Dr. Cooper (“Coop”) Freedman in ABC’s “Private Practice” and as Paul Kellerman in FOX’s “Prison Break”. Paul has also played significant supporting roles in the Coen Brothers’ “Intolerable Cruelty” and Rob Marshall’s “Memoirs of a Geisha”. Born and raised in Chicago, Paul began his career in theater with John Cusack’s New Crime Productions and later with the world-renowned Steppenwolf Theater Company. Paul is also an accomplished musician. [...]