Booth One welcomes back co-host Paul Stroili, and special guest Kevin Theis, actor, writer, director and audio book narrator, for some wild and wacky conversation. Kevin recently directed The My Way Residential, a world premiere play by Geraldine Aaron for the Irish Theatre of Chicago, running though June 25, 2017 at the Den Theatre. Can’t wait to see it!
In our ongoing fascination with shark stories, we discovered this: When porn star Molly Cavalli dropped down under water into a shark cage wearing a “white hot swimsuit,” her presence apparently enticed a 10-foot lemon shark. The next thing you know she’s screaming as she clutches her bloody foot. Check out the video. Further evidence to never get out of the boat!
Kevin describes his audio narrating career reading some of the world’s great books, like Jack London’s Call of the Wild, the Autobiography of Charles Darwin, Sun Tzu’s The Art of War, and of course the classic, Bigfoot and Frankenstein! Kevin records for Audible, and has newly formed his own audio book company, Fort Raphael Publishing Company.
Booth One gets health conscious by reporting on gluteal amnesia, commonly known as Sleeping Butt Syndrome. Sitting all day can lead to a flat butt because muscles are disengaged for so long they forget how to wake up. The cures? Walk around for 30 seconds every half hour. Get a standing desk like most Scandinavians have (of course). Use a foam roller. Vary your workouts to include donkey kicks, squats and planks. Testing for sleeping butt syndrome is easy – squeeze each butt cheek to see if it engages. Keep moving and stay healthy!
The world’s oldest person has died….again! Emma Morano, 117, the last person known to have been born in the 1800s. Born in Piedmont, Italy in 1899, Morano credited her longevity to ending her abusive marriage in 1938 and a diet of raw eggs and cookies. She held the Guinness World Record titles for oldest living person and oldest living woman. Stay tuned for more updates on the world’s oldest living humans.
Paul Stroili’s first feature film begins shooting in Long Beach in June. We are excited for him and will keep you posted!
Gary, Paul and Kevin take a crack at 36 Questions Designed to Help You Fall in Love with Anyone. Asking thirty-six specific questions plus four minutes of sustained eye contact is purportedly a recipe for falling in love, or at least creating intimacy among complete strangers. After sampling select questions, the guys feel increased familiarity and trust, though 4 minutes of silent eye contact is bad for the podcast medium. Try this technique the next time you’re out on a date or to create sparks between you and your companion. Or just as a parlor game! It’s a marvelous alternative to Chat Pack.
Kiss of Death:
Lawrence Anthony, who grew up in the bush and was known as the “Elephant Whisperer.” Following his death on March 2, directed by no one, two herds of wild South African elephants slowly made a 12-hour journey to the home of Mr. Anthony in a stirring procession to make a call on the bereaved family at the deceased man’s home. Known for his unique ability to calm traumatized elephants, Anthony had become a legend for rescuing and rehabilitating “rogue” elephants. You can buy The Elephant Whisperer book through Amazon.