Monday, September 28, 2015: As we near the end of the show, we’re featuring some of our best-loved productions and some real fan favorites. Today, we bring back Bob’s time in the studio with Carol Kaye and her bass guitar. Kaye was the session bassist of the 1960s and 70s, playing on dozens and dozens of hits for the likes of The Beach Boys, Ritchie Valens, Simon & Garfunkel, The Supremes, Ray Charles and the Monkees. It’s estimated that Kaye has been involved with more than ten-thousand recording sessions in her career. Kaye and her bass are also responsible for the distinctive bass notes of the Mission Impossible theme. Bob thoroughly enjoyed this conversation and we think you will too.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015: Bob talks with filmmaker Alex Gibney about his documentary titled Taxi to the Dark Side. It examines the Bush administration’s policy on torture through the death of taxi driver in Afghanistan. The film won the 2008 Oscar for best documentary AND a Peabody Award. Then, Marc Maron began his standup career as a contemporary of the late Sam Kinison, and though he’s toured extensively, recorded comedy CDs, appeared on talk shows dozens of times and held prominent jobs in media, personal problems including addiction laid Maron low by 2005. At his nadir, Maron began recording conversations with his friends and fellow comedians for a podcast called “WTF,” which today stands as a cornerstone of the medium. The underdog success of “WTF” sparked a career renaissance for Maron, who has since starred in his own show on the Independent Film Channel and written a book, titled Attempting Normal.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015: For our final broadcast, we offer this gift to you. Bob talks with fan-favorite Jack Gantos about his new book titled The Trouble in Me. We’ll hear from members of the production staff about some of their fondest memories of the show. Next Bob sits down in the studio to be interviewed by Charlie Summers, this program’s biggest fan. Then several of our former contributors and favorite guests wills top by to say so long. We’ll also hear messages of appreciation and farewell from many loyal listeners who wanted to lend their voice to our last show.
(That’s it. You have reached the end of The Bob Edwards Show. We hope you enjoyed the ride as much as we did.)
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