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Bryan and Gina reunite to discuss their wet Los Angeles weekends which saw Bryan staying in and discovering a new favorite for pizza delivery while Gina and her husband dined out at one of L.A.'s oldest and most famous Italian haunts, Musso & Frank. They then welcome in FOX 11's resident meteorologist Jonathan Novack to get a sense of what's been c…
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Bryan and Gina reconnect on the heels of a very close and emotionally charged Super Bowl with Bryan dejected and Gina looking forward to collecting on the dinner bet she won. After a quick recap of their weekends which included attending Los Angeles Magazine's Best New Restaurants of 2024 event they welcome in Los Angeles Magazine Deputy Editor Jas…
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Bryan and Gina reconnect to talk about their respective weeks which saw Bryan traveling to the valley to be a good Godparent and Gina giving a demonstration on podcasting to her stepson's class. Gina also discusses her recent appearance on Fox's Good Day L.A. where she both shouted out this show and got to do her fantastic 'Minnesota Mom' impressio…
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Bryan and Gina link up to recount their respective weeks which included Bryan attending LA Magazine's Giada De Laurentiispop-up dinner and Gina traveling to Las Vegas to celebrate a friend's birthday. They then welcome in technology reporter Rich DeMuro for a report on his recent experience attending the Consumer Electronics Show, also known as C.E…
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Bryan and Gina reunite as they start off the show discussing the recent Oscar nominations and they view a video that Bryan made for the Los Angeles Magazine YouTube channel highlighting wear to stream the best picture nominees. They then welcome in their guest Jennifer Lahmers who is a veteran of New York's 'Good Day Wake Up' as well as 'Extra' and…
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Gina and Bryan are back to recap their weekends including a trip for Bryan and his family to the famed Los Angeles Farmer's Market and a celebrity sighting for Gina at a youth sporting event of all places. They also welcome in a special guest, producer of Bryan's other podcast 'The Film Vault' and comedian Avery McKinney. Avery tells us about his u…
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Bryan and Gina return for their first show of 2024 and they open the year optimistic for great things to come from the show in the new year. Gina starts by recounting her Christmas weekend experiences before recounting her after Christmas trip to Minnesota with the family. They are then joined by special guest Elex Michaelson to discuss this week's…
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Bryan and Gina are back to recap the week that was and discuss what's ahead in the waning days of 2023. Gina highlights her recent trip to L.A. favorite Grand Central Market ahead of a musical theatre performance and Bryan shares the details of a shocking trip booked late in the game to take his family abroad. They also preview their New Years Reso…
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Bryan and Gina reunite deep into the holiday season with Gina attending yet another influencers salon and Bryan traveling to enjoy the Holiday cheer. Bryan also explains a rather scary discovery made in his backyard and Gina delights in testing Bryan's skills at deciphering 'Ditloids' puzzles. Bryan also recaps his holiday trip to show favorite 'Th…
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Bryan and Gina catch up on their respective weekends including a somber experience for Bryan traveling up north to reconvene with family and Gina out and about around Los Angeles hitting famous old haunts and finding great spots for holiday photo ops. They then welcome in storied Los Angeles actress and decades long acting coach Gloria Gifford to d…
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Bryan and Gina reunite in the week following their respective Thanksgiving celebrations as Bryan paints a picture of Norman Rockwellesque beachside experience while Gina hits the road out of town. Gina also goes on to share the over the top experience she had at a resort near and dear to both hosts as she describes her wonderful time at Christmas a…
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Bryan and Gina reunite for a holiday themed episode as they open the show discussing Gina's tradition of week ahead Friendsgiving freeing her up to vacation on Thanksgiving. Gina also lets us in on a very wholesome twist to her Friendsgiving as it fell on National Adoption Day which was very special for one attendee in particular. They then turn to…
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Bryan Bishop and Gina Grad connect to talk about their respective Los Angeles weekends including Bryan's trip south for a Disneyland excursion with his family. They then welcome back to the show entertainment journalist and commentator Matt Belloni of Puck News. Matt helps them zoom out and take a look at what the Hollywood strikes accomplished and…
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Bryan and Gina link reconnect to discuss their respective weeks which saw Gina attending a parent teacher conference and helping produce a newscast for her son Kidboy. Bryan meanwhile hosted his annual 'Pumpkin Dinner' for a group of his friends, complete with a hyper realistic pumpkin cake. Later they welcome in guest Meredith Sloane to discuss he…
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Bryan and Gina reconnect in the aftermath of Halloween evening to recap their different but also similar experiences with the holiday. Gina opens the show with a discussion of how holidays have evolved as people age and how Halloween is an entirely different experience as an adult. Bryan also weighs in with some great tips on little known L.A. Hall…
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Bryan and Gina link up on Halloween morning to discuss their very different pre-halloween weekends. Bryan starts off with his action packed weekend including a school halloween fundraiser, pumpkin patch visit yielding a new pet and a questionably tasteful costume. Gina then takes over as she describes a much more subdued weekend culminating in a wi…
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Bryan and Gina welcome back to the show returning guest and acclaimed film director Darren Bousman from the 'Saw' franchise of movies. In honor of the 'spooky season' Darren gives his thoughts on various haunted houses and experiences around L.A., weighs in on Universal Studios' Halloween Horror Nights and gives a little behind the scenes info on c…
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Gina and Bryan are back recounting their late October weekends which saw Gina heading out to the valley to find some pre-halloween haunts with friends that led into a sleepover for Kidboy. Bryan meanwhile opted for a more indoor weekend experience as he spent over six hours in various cinemas over the weekend seeing two very different films. To wat…
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With Taylor Swift and Beyoncé dominating at the box office, we thought today would be a good time to discuss something Los Angeles gets a lot of: concerts. Bryan and Gina discuss their favorite venues and best memories of their combined 40 years of consuming live music at venues all across Los Angeles. To watch this episode on YouTube go to the LAM…
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Bryan and Gina return to hear about Bryan's weekend experience attending the Ian's Friends Foundation charity gala that we highlighted in our September episode with guests Sydney and Joey Meller. After telling us all about his wonderful experience he hands the baton to Gina who details an intended low key weekend that turned out to be anything but.…
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Bryan and Gina join fellow Los Angeles Magazine collaborator Adrianna Costa to the Podcast to hear about the videos she's working on. Adrianna tells them all about her new series 'L.A. Stories' that recently launched on the Los Angeles Magazine YouTube channel and even gives them a sample of a few of the stories she's recently covered. To watch thi…
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Bryan and Gina connect with heavy hearts as they discuss their shared sadness and frustration at events going on elsewhere in the world. In an attempt to cheer things up Bryan recounts seeing a good friend ply his trade for the first time after many years of friendship. Gina also jumps in with a story about connecting two strangers who became fast …
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After an episode away Gina triumphantly returns to rejoin Bryan and she comes with tales of her travels. Gina recounts her trip home to visit Kansas and the experience of seeing it through her husband's eyes on his first visit. She talks about her multiple rounds of Q, dinner with old friends and surprising a new friend she made on Instagram and th…
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While Gina returns from traveling Bryan Bishop takes the helm today as he welcomes in his good friend and collaborator Anderson Cowan to the show. After an extensive trip down Los Angeles radio memory lane they pivot to discuss Anderson's work in the world of film and documentaries and highlight his current passion project trying to shine a light o…
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Bryan and Gina are back and this episode they welcome Hollywood makeup artist and Gina's close personal friend Sarah Graalman. Their compelling conversation cover's Sarah's journey in the entertainment business spanning dozens of big film and television projects and along the way Bryan learns that there is a makeup union in Hollywood as well. To wa…
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Bryan and Gina connect to recap their weekends which saw Gina hitting up an L.A. classic for some wholesome mini golf fun with the family while Bryan discovered a hidden gem in Playa Vista to host his daughter's birthday party. Gina also highlights a trip to Universal Studios featuring a lights on haunted house walkthrough and Bryan explains how ea…
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Bryan and Gina welcome in husband and wife Sydney and Joey Meller who are the west coast chairs of 'Ian's Friends Foundation' focused on research and eradication of pediatric brain tumors. After sharing the story of how they became involved with IFF, they pivot to discussing their upcoming event in West Hollywood 'Wish for Tomorrow' being held Octo…
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Bryan and Gina catch up after their respective weekends with Bryan opening with a recounting of his birthday weekend flush with a friends and family BBQ and a trip to a new hot L.A. restaurant. Gina then takes over and shares with Bryan all the movies she watched over the weekend with a short break for an 'influencer's salon' on Saturday evening fe…
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Bryan and Gina link up for their Saturday episode featuring not one, but two awesome guests. First up they welcome in writer and K-Pop expert Tamar Herman to discuss her recent LA magazine article on L.A.'s recent KCON convention and what all it entails. They then welcome in recurring guest Michele McPhee to discuss her recent work covering the tri…
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Bryan and Gina link up to discuss their respective weekends including Gina's first experience with a chopped cheese sandwich and Bryan's keynote speech at the American Brain Tumor Association's annual conference. After Bryan's recounting of his wonderful weekend at the conference and enjoying Chicago as well Gina comes in with some hot tips for Ang…
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Bryan and Gina recap their Labor Day Weekends after welcoming screenwriter Richard Wenk to the show earlier in the week. They discuss Bryan's family traveling south to Orange County's Balboa Island and Gina's rare trip over the hill from the valley into Hollywood to take in a play at Los Angeles' famed Pantages Theatre. As the show wraps up Gina an…
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Bryan and Gina welcome in Hollywood screenwriter Richard Wenk to discuss his storied career working in Hollywood starting as an assistant to the director of 'Annie' all the way up to his decade long collaboration with Denzel Washington and Antoine Fuqua on the 'Equalizer' trilogy. To watch this episode on YouTube go to the LAMag YouTube channel at …
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Bryan and Gina welcome acclaimed filmmaker and Gina's good personal friend Darren Bousman to the show today. They discuss Darren's unconventional path into Hollywood and why he would never recommend anyone emulate it, especially in the age of the internet. They also explore Darren's love of unconventional art and how he's turned conversation starti…
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Gina and Bryan reconnect to discuss their respective weeks with Gina sitting to interview for Bryan's upcoming young cancer documentary while Bryan was busy working on the various outstanding tasks for that project. They also recount a Grad family staycation that saw she and her husband and son holing up at a local hotel and enjoying some of their …
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Bryan and Gina reconnect to catch up on their weeks as Bryan recovers from a plumbing disaster. He then moves on to much happier news as he gives an update on his medical condition and the bright future ahead. Later, they discuss movie prosthetics in the wake of controversy stirred up surrounding Bradley Cooper's use of a a prosthetic in the upcomi…
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Gina and Bryan welcome actor, director and TV host Dan Cortese to the show to talk about Dan's storied career in Hollywood and surviving the infamous Hurriquake that recently rocked Los Angeles. Dan barely scratches the surface of his showbiz stories including how he came up the concept for MTV Sports only to be laughed out of the room before event…
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With Bryan away dealing with some family business Gina taps the show's producer Gary Smith to join her for a recap of her big week including an out of town visitor and her son's birthday. After briefly discussing Bryan's big news and delivery method they quickly move on to Gina's return visit to Downtown Los Angeles as a result of a past episode of…
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Bryan and Gina reconnect after their respective weekends and start with some somber news from Bryan's life. Gina then takes over and details her weekend playing and exploring Downtown Los Angeles. From her son playing basketball at Crypto.com Arena to a visit of The Last Bookstore and a stop at Grand Central Market, Gina explains how she made the v…
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Bryan and Gina open the show by welcoming a special guest to the show to discuss the tragic fires impacting the island of Maui. Later the same guest gives a first hand account of the Taylor Swift Eras Tour that recently visited SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles. After their guest departs Gina recounts her recent midwest vacation to celebrate a friend's n…
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Bryan and Gina are back and with Bryan still recovering Gina takes over the start of the episode to recount a very fun birthday weekend that she arranged for her husband Andy with assists from his son along the way. They then turn to the audience and answer a variety of questions from listeners including how visible the Hollywood strikes are to ave…
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Bryan is back! A mere eight days after his brain biopsy at Cedar Sinai hospital in Los Angeles Bryan returns to the podcast to share the story of the surgery. Bryan goes through the entire procedure from intake to recovery and even has a celebrity sighting, as told to him later by his wife, while being wheeled to the operating room. To watch this e…
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With Bryan still out recovering from his successful medical procedure, Gina welcomes in longtime friend and co-worker Teresa Strasser to discuss all the things she loves and misses from her time in the City of Angels. They discuss all the things Teresa misses since her move to Arizona and her newest book about baseball and family 'Making It Home: L…
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With Bryan out recovering (get well soon!) Gina welcomes back friend of the show Michele McPhee to discuss some of her recent stories. They first dive into the news surrounding a Nevada home that was searched in connection with Tupac Shakur's 1996 murder and why the ATF is likely hard a work. Later they pivot to the so-called 'Percocet Princess' wh…
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Bryan and Gina are back just before Bryan's biopsy on his brain tumor as they discuss the MRI he went through to prepare for the procedure and Gina's experience dog sitting for a 'velcro dog'. Gina then gives Bryan the floor for back to back reviews of the internet phenomenon 'Barbenheimer'. To watch this episode on YouTube go to the LAMag YouTube …
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Bryan and Gina are coming in hot and the show starts with a health update from our very own Bryan Bishop. Gina then takes over and reveals her recent Los Angeles vacation causing her to completely change her views on the so-called 'Staycation'. Before we wrap Bryan takes over with another exciting announcement about an event he's been asked to spea…
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Gina and Bryan invite former computer scientist turned entertainment/technology attorney and Hollywood insider Jonathan Handel for a deep dive on the current strikes occurring in Hollywood. Jonathan helps explain how we got here, what the sticking points are from both points of view, and why he's worried that this could very well stretch beyond 202…
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Bryan Bishop and Gina Grad reunite this week and welcome on special guest and Disney travel expert David Dollar. David is a Disney aficionado who has spent a lifetime as a Disney lover and over a decade as a Disney partnered travel agent who gives Bryan and Gina the scoop on everything from Disneyland to Disney World, Disney Cruises and beyond! To …
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Bryan finally knocks a famous L.A. experience off the bucket list this week as he gets the VIP Cinespia treatment seeing 'Fight Club' at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. After celebrating Bryan's reluctant experience at a place near and dear to her heart, Gina regales us with stories of her full day of influencer activities capped off by unexpected …
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Bryan and Gina connect after the long Fourth of July weekend to recap their respective experiences with things like arcade trips and selling sea shells by the sea shore. Bryan also reveals an iconic dessert that he and his family ventured out to try leading to an unexpected tie in with our friends at Orange Coast Magazine. To watch this episode on …
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Bryan Bishop and Gina Grad are back and they're talking movies. While also touching on specific films, they are more broadly discussing the different film experiences available to Angelenos from rooftops to lakes and much more. Bryan also reveals that he'll be knocking one of the most popular L.A. movie experiences off his list in the coming days. …
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