Some of our favorite stories over the years have come from listeners. This is one of them. Jim Sadwith had written the script for his high school play based on J.D. Salinger’s classic “The Catcher and the Rye” when he decided to look for the reclusive author and get permission for the play.
Twitter is often dismissed as a frivolous way to keep track of celebrities, or to announce to friends that you’re not going to the gym today. It’s actually become a lot more powerful a tool than that. Today Dick Gordon talks with the owner of the legendary music club The Roxy about the way social media has brought new life to the Sunset Strip club. Also in the Show: A woman walks across the graduation stage 40 years after receiving her degree.
Kathy Hopwood holds dear her memories of hanging out in Washington, D.C. one day with the Wicked Witch of the West, actress Margaret Hamilton. Kathy met the famous thespian unexpectedly and spent close to 24 hours with her.
When Ken Imhoff watched the movie "Cannonball Run" in 1985, there was one thing he couldn't get out of his mind: that Lamborghini. The self-professed car junkie and engineer couldn't afford to buy a Lamborghini, so he built one in the basement of his house in Wisconsin.
Karen Brandt was a flight attendant in the 60s, and one night, Judy Garland boarded her flight from Las Vegas to New York. By the end of the flight, Karen said Judy had taught her some new skills, including how to get changed in public without showing any skin.
Rachel Zucker was on the phone with a friend the day before President Obama's inauguration, when the two poets had a eureka moment. They decided to find 100 poets who would sign up to write a poem for each of Obama's first 100 days in office.