Levon Helm’s post-The Band life gets respect in new book! VIDEO INTERVIEW

    Watch the exclusive Mr. Media interview with Jamie Malanowski by clicking on the video player above!  Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of woodland nymphs with a great sense of rhythm… in the NEW new media capital of the world… St. Petersburg, Florida! I can't imagine what it must have... Continue Reading →

939 Walking petri dish A.J. Jacobs defies death in fit new book! VIDEO INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: A.J. Jacobs, Esquire magazine writer, contributing editor, author, Drop Dead Healthy, The Year of Living Biblically, The Know-It-All   Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of middle-aged Al Bundys who hope we spend the entire interview talking about what it’s like to be in the same room with Sofia Vergara…... Continue Reading →

And the War Came? Spy’s Jamie Malanowski connects the dots! VIDEO INTERVIEW

  Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience that includes folks who still haven’t left my living room since the Tony Hendra interview… in the new new media capitol of the world… St. Petersburg, Florida! Part 1   Writer Jamie Malanowski knows Abraham Lincoln! (Interview; 1 of 2) When I heard that Jamie... Continue Reading →

My favorite writer of the 20th century: Nick Tosches talks shop! INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Nick Tosches, author, Hellfire, Power On Earth, Dino (AUTHOR'S NOTE: I recently found this typewritten story in my files from July 25, 1985. Probably produced on my Apple IIc! I believe it was a freelance piece I wrote for the St. Petersburg Times when I was writing most of the paper's pop music... Continue Reading →

Esquire’s A.J. Jacobs is all over The Guinea Pig Diaries! PODCAST INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: A.J. Jacobs, author, The Guinea Pig Diaries, The Year of Living Biblically   I’m a little worried about A.J. Jacobs. His latest book, The Guinea Pig Diaries: My Life as an Experiment, takes the social tests he put himself through in previous books such as The Know-It-All—in which he read the entire encyclopedia—and... Continue Reading →

87 What is Randall Lane’s P.O.V., anyway? INTERVIEW

Originally published July 21, 1997 Don't hate Randall Lane because he's arrogant. As editor in chief of P.O.V., a new men's magazine waging war in a brutally competitive marketplace, he makes a little attitude go a long way. Take P.O.V.'s all-out frontal assault on arch-rival Details, a 10-year-old magazine of choice for tattooed, body-piercing slacker... Continue Reading →

80 Roger Black on magazine design in the age of the Web! INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Roger Black, magazine designer, founder, The Font Bureau (From 1997) "There is a reason why they don't play Montovani in elevators any more," chuckles world-renowned media designer Roger Black. He's explaining why Reader's Digest hired the man who freshened up Rolling Stone to bring its look and feel forward to the 21st century.... Continue Reading →

68 Writer A.J. Jacobs recalls The Year of Living Biblically! PODCAST INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: A.J. Jacobs, author, The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible   A.J. Jacobs must have the best magazine job in America. As editor-at-large for Esquire, here are a few examples of recent stories appearing under his byline: • “My Outsourced Life,” detailing his... Continue Reading →

17 Mediaweek editor Lisa Granatstein on, well, media! PODCAST INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Lisa Granatstein, editor, Mediaweek (Adweek)   I love to read. They don’t start calling you Mr. Media because you’re illiterate, of course, and magazines have always fascinated me. When I pass a newsstand, I absolutely must stop and see what’s new and different. Drives my wife crazy. My garage is littered with the... Continue Reading →

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