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KTLA Morning News anchor Frank Buckley interviews newsmakers, celebrities, technologists and tastemakers about what drives and inspires them, and how they got where they are today. With no time limits on “Frank Buckley Interviews,” Frank gets his guests to reveal more about themselves than they can during a typical live TV segment. New episodes are released every Wednesday. The TV version airs on KTLA-TV Channel 5 Saturdays at 8:30pm & Sundays at midnight.
 
The 1099 is an interview-based podcast that highlights the best writers, YouTubers, developers, publishers, and people in video games and beyond. Founded by Josiah Renaudin and hosted by Joseph Knoop, the duo brings on guests from all over the industry to talk about what they do, current trends, and methods for breaking into games. Big thanks to Simon Viklund for writing the original theme music (you can check out his work at www.simonviklund.com) and Zach Buckley for the remix(find his work ...
 
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Bill Bratton served as chief of the Los Angeles Police Department, chief of the New York City Transit Police, and commissioner of the Boston Police Department and the New York City Police Department. Bratton's new book "The Profession" is both a searching examination of the path of policing over the past fifty years, for good and also for ill, and …
 
Dr. Robert M. Gates is a former Secretary of Defense and former CIA Director. Secretary Gates joined the CIA as an entry level employee in 1966 and spent 27 years as an intelligence professional. During his career of public service, he served eight presidents including George W. Bush and Barack Obama. During this podcast, Secretary Gates discusses …
 
Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor is a neuroscientist, former member of the Time Magazine "100 Most Influential People in the World" list, and the New York Times best-selling author of "My Stroke of Insight" which documented the devastating stroke she suffered in 1996 along with her eight-year-long recovery to regain the ability to speak, read, write, and walk…
 
The new book "Susan, Linda, Nina, and Cokie" is journalist Lisa Napoli’s captivating account of the four women who founded National Public Radio, their deep and enduring friendships, and the trail they blazed to becoming icons. Lisa joined Frank Buckley Interviews to share the fascinating stories of Cokie Roberts, Susan Stamberg, Linda Wertheimer, …
 
Viet Thanh Nguyen is the author of the new book "The Committed," a sequel to his Pulitzer Prize winning debut novel "The Sympathizer." He is also the Aerol Arnold Chair of English, and a Professor of English, American Studies and Ethnicity, and Comparative Literature at the University of Southern California. Professor Nguyen was born in Vietnam and…
 
In the new book "Animal, Vegetable, Junk," trusted food authority Mark Bittman offers a panoramic view of how the frenzy for food has driven human history to some of its most catastrophic moments, from slavery and colonialism to famine and genocide—and to our current moment, wherein Big Food exacerbates climate change, plunders our planet, and sick…
 
MIchio Kaku is a renowned theoretical physicist, and professor of theoretical physics at the City University of New York. Kakue is the co-founder of string field theory, and the author of several widely acclaimed science books. Kaku is now author of the new book, "The God Equation: The Quest for a Theory of Everything." The epic story explains the …
 
Leslie Lehr is the author of the book “A Boob’s life: How America’s Obsession Shaped Me—and You." Lehr is also a breast cancer survivor. In this conversation from October 2020, Leslie shares the joys and hazards inherent to living in a woman’s body. She blends her personal memoir with national history, and the current feminist dialogue and what it …
 
Dolores Huerta is a labor leader and civil rights activist who, along with Cesar Chavez, co-founded the National Farmworkers Association. Huerta helped organize the Delano grape strike in 1965 in California, and was the lead negotiator in the workers' contract that was created afterwards. In this episode of Frank Buckley Interviews, Dolores Huerta …
 
Kathy Fiscus was a three-year-old girl who fell into a well in San Marino, California in April 1949. The multi-day rescue effort was heartbreaking and became the focus of the first live breaking news event in the history of television news. KTLA's coverage brought thousands of people to the scene in a desperate attempt to save Kathy. In the new boo…
 
Bob Bergen is an actor and voice over artist best known as the voice of Porky Pig. He has also been lent his voice to Minions, Wreck it Ralph, Cars and many other movies and TV shows. Bergen's voice talents will also be heard in new upcoming episodes of the Looney Tunes on HBO Max later this month, and the much celebrated return of the Space Jam fr…
 
Eric Nusbaum is the author of the award-winning book, "Stealing Home: Los Angeles, the Dodgers, and the Lives Caught in Between." Dodger Stadium is an American icon. But the story of how it came to be goes far beyond baseball. The hills that cradle the stadium were once home to three vibrant Mexican American communities. In the early 1950s, those c…
 
Art of Rally is a gorgeous low-polygon take on the wild world of rally racing, with tight turns and plenty of burning rubber. Creator Dune Casu joins the show to discuss his love of rally racing, the sport's incredibly dangerous history, what it was like to take sketchy rally racing classes, and his stint as a digital nomad living out of a van. App…
 
Professor Avi Loeb is the Frank B. Baird, Jr., Professor of Science at Harvard University. He is the former chair of the Astronomy Department at Harvard (2011-2020). Professor Loeb is the founding director of Harvard's Black Hole Initiative and director of the Institute for Theory and Computation within the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysi…
 
Admiral James Stavridis, USN (Ret) was the 16th NATO Supreme Allied Commander. The 4-star admiral oversaw operations in Afghanistan, Libya, Syria and the Balkans during his tenure. Following his military career, he served as dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and now works with The Carlyle Group, a global investmen…
 
Kimberley Chambers is a marathon open water swimmer from New Zealand. After a freak accident left Kim Chambers with a mere one-percent chance of walking unassisted again. Determined to prove the doctors wrong, Kim spent two years rehabilitating her leg and has now regained almost full functionality. She began swimming again as part of her rehabilit…
 
JIm Gray is a longtime sportscaster and the author of the new book, "Talking to GOATs: The Moments You Remember and the Stories You Never Heard". In the book, Gray shares stories about some of the greatest athletes of all time, including Muhammad Ali, Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Michael Phelps, Lebron James, Tiger Woods, and more. In this episode …
 
Janice P. Nimura is a writer and recipient of a Public Scholar Award from the National Endowment for the Humanities. She is the author of the new book "The Doctors Blackwell: How Two Pioneering Sisters Brought Medicine to Women and Women to Medicine." Her previous book, "Daughters of the Samurai: A Journey from East to West and Back," was a New Yor…
 
When the newest, biggest video game launches, it's not long after that folks start complaining about bugs. But the art, business, and struggle of video game QA is something that few truly appreciate. So I recruited two incredible QA experts -- Chloe Read of QA-Quest.com and Shane Elliot of East Side Games -- to reveal what QA looks like from the in…
 
Melissa Gould is the author of the Amazon best selling "Widowish: A Memoir," a book chronicling the death of her husband Joel seven years ago and the way Melissa dealt with the loss and moving forward with her life, including raising their 13-year-old daughter. David Kessler is a grief expert and the author of several books including the best selli…
 
On July 30th, 2020, the Perseverance Rover embarked on NASA's Mars 2020 mission. The main purpose of the mission is to seek signs of ancient life on Mars, and collect samples of rock and regolith for possible return to Earth. The Perseverance Rover is set to touch down on the surface of Mars on February 18th, 2021. On this episode of Frank Buckley …
 
Bryan Fogel is the Academy Award winning director of the 2017 film Icarus, the documentary thriller that tracked exposed Russia's Olympic doping scheme. His new documentary is The Dissident about the murder of Saudi Arabian dissident and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey. During this podcast, Bryan…
 
Gamasutra news editor and noted Hitman diehard Alissa McAloon joins the 1099 to discuss why Hitman 3 is so damn good. We talk all about the amazing new levels, how weird it is to care about Hitman's plot, how fun it is to kill rich douchebags, and how we think Hitman could influence IO's upcoming 007 game.Follow The 1099: @ The1099Podcast on Twitte…
 
Dean and Ayesha Sherzai are doctors and co-directors of the Brain Health and Alzheimer's Prevention Program at Loma Linda University Medical Center. They are the authors of "The Alzheimer's Solution: A Breakthrough Program to Prevent and Reverse the Symptoms of Cognitive Decline at Every Age." In March, they are releasing a new book, "The 30-Day Al…
 
Umurangi Generation blends the world of cyberpunk -- giant robots, kaiju, and penguins -- with the much more in-your-face world of today -- with COVID keeping us indoors, QAnon poisoning countless minds, and fascism on the rise. I talk with developer Veselekov about his Maori background, how neoliberal and conservative politics have failed nations …
 
Frank Figliuzzi is a former FBI assistant director in charge of counterintelligence who currently works as a national security contributor for NBC News and MSNBC. He is the author of a new book "The FBI Way: Inside the Bureau's Code of Excellence." During this podcast, Figliuzzi discusses the January 6th insurrection, security threats against the U…
 
Los Angeles is the epicenter of the Covid 19 pandemic. By the end of this week, the total case count is expected to exceed one million people. The rate of infection is alarming--an average of 10 people are infected every minute in Los Angeles County. The virus has claimed the lives of more than 2,300 people in the county since New Year's Day. Durin…
 
While it my now be 2021, many of the issues we were experiencing in 2020 such as the pandemic, divisive politics, unemployment, business and school closures, and restrictions on going out or getting together, have carried over into the new year. If you find yourself feeling stressed, maybe better sleep and meditation may help. On this episode of th…
 
As 2020 draws to a close, we're counting down our most downloaded episodes of the year. First, Dateline's Josh Mankiewicz talks about crime reporting and storytelling. Legendary broadcaster Larry King opens up about how he thought of ending his life after suffering a severe stroke. We also hear from the multi-talented comedian Cristela Alonzo, the …
 
Dr. Anne Rimoin is Professor of Epidemiology at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and Infectious Disease Division of the Geffen School of Medicine. She is also the director of the Center for Global and Immigrant Health and the director of the UCLA-DRC Health Research and Training program. She is a regular guest on the KTLA 5 Morning News an…
 
Dr. David Fajgenbaum is a medical doctor and University of Pennsylvania researcher who experimented on himself to save his own life. Dr. Fajgenbaum discovered he had Castleman disease, a rare disease that ravaged his body and nearly killed him. After experiencing several bouts of the disease, he set about researching his condition to determine what…
 
Suzi Weiss-Fischmann is a co-founder and brand ambassador of OPI Products, a global nail care products company. Suzi founded the company with George Schaeffer as a dental supply business in 1981 before adapting their products to the acrylic nail market. It came to redefine the nail industry and Suzi became known as the First Lady of Nails. In this …
 
Tristan Harris is a former Goggle Design Ethicist who was featured in the Netflix Original Documentary "The Social Dilemma." Tristan is the co-founder and president of the Center for Humane Technology "whose mission is to reverse ‘human downgrading’ and re-align technology with humanity," according to its website. The Atlantic Magazine once describ…
 
Jay Leno hosted "The Tonight Show" for 22 seasons until 2014. An avid car collector, he now hosts "Jay Leno’s Garage." The show has become a destination for automobile aficionados. Jay opens up about his passion for cars, and shares some of his favorite car stories. He also shares what he thinks may be future of car collecting. This episode also in…
 
Truth is a pathless land. - J KrishnamurtiThese words influenced a young Matt Nava, who would go on to direct art for thatgamecompany's Journey, Flower, and later found Giant Squid and direct The Pathless and Abzu. On this week's episode, we dive into Matt's career, his father's art, and how the exhilarating and lush world and gameplay of The Pathl…
 
John King was the man at CNN’s "Magic Wall" during the 2020 election night. He kept America and the world informed state by state, and county by county on election night, the day after, and the night after that. It would go like that until the evening of Saturday, November 7th, when CNN became first major news organization to call the race, project…
 
CONTENT WARNING: Discussions of harassment, assault, mental health, and other sensitive topics.Have you ever experienced harassment, online or IRL? Have you ever felt like no one could truly understand the very particular types of vitriol you have to deal with? The Games and Online Harassment Hotline is a service that aims to give gamers, game deve…
 
Melissa Stockwell became the first female to lose a limb in active combat in Iraq in April of 2004. The U.S. Army Second Lieutenant would return to the U.S. and turn to sports after her military service, becoming a world champion paratriathlete and a paralympic bronze medalist. During this podcast she discusses the bombing that left her wounded and…
 
Kinda bug, kinda snack, 100% Chicago. Young Horses co-founder and CEO Philip Tibitoski joins the 1099 to discuss the six-year road to releasing Bugsnax, how Young Horses has stayed successful on their own terms and taken care of its employees, rejected Bugsnax designs, and how the Chicago game dev scene is thriving. We also discuss how Young Horses…
 
Maria Hinojosa is the anchor and executive producer of NPR's Latino USA. The program won a Peabody Award for its 2014 episode "Gangs, Murder and Migration in Honduras." Maria has also won multiple Emmy awards for her reporting and anchoring on TV programs including "Maria Hinojosa One on One" on WGHB/La Plaza. She is also the founder of Futuro Medi…
 
Leslie Lehr is the author of the book “A Boob’s life: How America’s Obsession Shaped Me—and You." Lehr is also a breast cancer survivor. In this conversation, Leslie shares the joys and hazards inherent to living in a woman’s body. She blends her personal memoir with national history, and the current feminist dialogue and what it means to be a woma…
 
The Los Angeles Dodgers are in the World Series! In this episode of the podcast, we revisit a conversation with former Dodgers GM Ned Colletti. He was in “The Big Chair,” as he titled his book about the experience of being the GM, from 2006 to 2014. He was one of the executives responsible for building the Dodgers team that played in the 2017 World…
 
The Los Angeles Lakers are the 2020 NBA champions! To celebrate their victory over the Miami Heat, we're looking back at conversations with some Lakers legends. First, the late great Kobe Bryant talks about his work ethic, the Mamba Mentality, and more. Byron Scott, who one 3 championships with the Lakers during the "Showtime" era, opens up about h…
 
Bankruptcy, console bombed, legal wranglings, infighting, too ambitious...For so many reasons, video games get canceled and never see the light of day, leaving us in the dark on what could have been. Frank Gasking of GamesThatWerent.com has dedicated a large part of his life to unearthing those forgotten gems (and duds), digging into their eventual…
 
Walton Goggins is an Emmy-nominated, Critics Choice Award-winning actor known for his roles in Justified, Vice Principals, The Righteous Gemstones, Deep State, Six, Sons of Anarchy, and The Shield. His movie work includes roles in Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln and Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained and The Hateful Eight. Goggins won as Oscar in 2001…
 
Dan Price is founder and CEO of Gravity Payments, a credit card processing and technology. In 2015, Price announced that employees would begin receiving a $70,000 minimum annual salary and that he would take a massive cut to his million dollar salary to make that happen. During this podcast, Price reveals why he did it, how it worked out, and how h…
 
Billy Ray is the writer and director of Showtime's "The Comey Rule." The two-part series, based on former FBI Director James Comey's memoir, examines the relationship between Comey and President Trump during the first months of the Trump presidency. Jeff Daniels portrays Director Comey in the series. Brendan Gleesen plays Donald Trump. Billy Ray is…
 
The earliest days of the video game industry were, to put it lightly, a wild west of new technology We all know Atari, and I’m sure plenty of folks know about Coleco, but among the competitors was a company known as APF, and their machines -- the MP1000 and later the Imagination Machine -- helped define that first generation. And we have people lik…
 
Akbar Gbajabiamila is a host of NBC’s “American Ninja Warrior” which premiered its 12th season this week. Akbar is also the author of a new book “Everyone Can Be A Ninja: Find Your Inner Warrior and Achieve Your Dreams.” He is a former NFL player and sports broadcaster. In this conversation from April last year, Akbar discusses growing up as one of…
 
On this week's episode Can I Play That staff members Courtney Craven and Grant Stoner join the show to discuss their work advocating for gamers with disabilities, and all the accessibility changes they want to see from next-gen consoles, as well as the games media giants. How can companies like Microsoft, Sony, IGN, GameSpot, Nintendo, and others i…
 
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