The Great TV Podcast with Jim Harold
By Jim Harold
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Jim Harold interviews stars and authors on the best TV ever made whether current or classic. Guests have included Dawn Wells (Gilligan's Island), Linda Gray (Dallas), Don Most (Happy Days), Ed Asner (Mary Tyler Moore Show) and many more. Formerly titled TV You Grew Up With
||CleanKathy Coleman on Land of the Lost - The Great TV Podcast 36||NBC's Land of the Lost was a Saturday morning favorite for kids of the 70s. Today, we interview none other than Holly...Kathy Coleman. We talk about Kathy's journey. What a great lady. I think you'll enjoy this edition of The Great TV Podcast! You can..||12/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThirtysomething at 30 - The Great TV Podcast 35||Author Scott Ryan talks to us about the classic TV series Thirtysomething as it celebrates its 30th Anniversary. You can find his five-star reviewed book on the show at Amazon.com: thirtysomething at thirty: an oral history Thanks Scott!||10/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOpen House with Corbin Bernsen and Amanda Pays - The Great TV Podcast 34||TV legend Corbin Bernsen and his wife, accomplish actress Amanda Pays are also superstars of making great living spaces. They talk about their book on the subject and their 30 year marriage. Open House: Reinventing Space for Simple Living Thanks...||9/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMichael Learned and Being Olivia Walton - The Great TV Podcast 33||She played Olivia Walton on The Waltons. Michael talks about her career and being a part of one of the most beloved TV series of all time. It was lovely to speak with her. Thanks Michael!||6/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLoretta Swit and MASH - The Great TV Podcast 32||Loretta Swit portrayed Margaret "Hotlips" Houlihan on the iconic TV series MASH. We talk to Loretta about MASH, her other acting work and the good work she is doing on behalf of animals today. You can find her recent book at Amazon.com:...||5/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWilliam Daniels - The Great TV Podcast 31||He is perhaps best known as the voice of KITT from Knight Rider but William Daniels is so much more. An Emmy for his work on St. Elsewhere, a movie career including The Graduate, and his stellar work on Broadway. We are so glad to talk to this living...||5/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTwin Peaks - The Great TV Podcast 30||Scott Ryan and John Thorne join us to talk all about Twin Peaks, both the 90s version and the new version that will air this month on Showtime. Excuse me, I suddenly have a hankering for a damned fine cup of coffee!||5/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeinfeldia - TV You Grew Up With 29||This week's show is all about Seinfeld. Our guest is author Jennifer Keishin Armstrong. You can find her book on the "show about nothing" at Amazon.com: Seinfeldia: How a Show About Nothing Changed Everything Thanks!||4/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEd Asner - TV You Grew Up With 28||The legendary Ed Asner join us this week. We talk about his iconic role as Lou Grant, working with Mary Tyler Moore, his long career and why he has been so active in the political arena. Jim's note: It was an awesome honor to spend some time with Mr....||4/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEric Braeden - TV You Grew Up With 27||You may know him as the iconic villain Victor Newman from The Young and the Restless, but you probably don't know the amazing journey Eric Braeden took to become a soap opera legend. He shares some of that journey with us on this edition of TV You...||3/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOn Jim Henson - TV You Grew Up With 26||Jim Henson was a legend and a one of a kind. We talk to his biographer, Brian Jay Jones, about the man and his amazing work. You can find Brian's book at Amazon.com: Jim Henson: The Biography Thanks Brian!||3/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTwilight Zone Expert - TV You Grew Up With 25||Twilight Zone expert Martin Grams joins us to discuss the classic series. You can find his book at Amazon.com: The Twilight Zone: Unlocking the Door to a Television Classic Here is a link to the Blu Ray of the complete series, now released, that...||3/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOn Mary Tyler Moore - TV You Grew Up With 24||The Mary Tyler Moore Show was groundbreaking in so many ways plus it was just plain great television. We talk to author Jennifer Keishin Armstrong about the classic TV series and it's star, the late great Mary Tyler Moore. You can find Jennifer's...||3/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLittle House In The Hollywood Hills - TV You Grew Up With 23||Charlotte Stewart was Miss Beadle on Little House On The Prarie, Betty Briggs on Twin Peaks and has many stories of rubbing elbows with Hollywood legends. We had a great talk on this episode of TV You Grew Up With. You can find her autobiography...||2/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNo Soup For You - TV You Grew Up With 22||He played "The Soup Nazi" on Seinfeld! Larry Thomas joins us and talks about playing New York's meanest restaurateur, his career beyond the iconic role and his own lifelong fascination with cooking. And, by the way. If you don't listen to this...||2/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTV Finales - TV You Grew Up With 21||Stephen Tropiano and Holly Van Buren join us to discuss the endings of classic TV shows. You can find their book at Amazon.com: TV Finales FAQ Thanks Stephen & Holly!||9/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStardom Happens - TV You Grew Up With 20||We talk to Home Improvement’s Taran Noah Smith and his Mom Candy Bennici about the rewards and challenges of child stardom. You can find their book on the subject at Amazon.com: Stardom Happens: Nurturing Your Child in the Entertainment...||5/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Matchless Gene Rayburn - TV You Grew Up With 19||Gene Rayburn is remembered today for his work as the hilarious emcee of Match Game, the classic 70’s game show, but he was much more. Author and game show expert Adam Nedeff join us to talk about one of our favorite classic TV personalities and...||2/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRod Serling Remembered - TV You Grew Up With 18||We talk with Mike Pipher who is in charge of the Rod Serling Archive at the Bundy Museum in Binghamton, NY (Serling’s hometown). We discuss the master of mystery, and his career before, during and after The Twilight Zone. Submitted...||2/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAndy and Don - TV You Grew Up With 17||The Andy Griffith Show is one of the iconic series in the history of television. Pulitzer prize winning author Daniel de Visé joins us to talk about the relationship that created it. . .that between Andy Griffith and Don Knotts. A great...||1/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSurviving Cissy with Kathy Garver - TV You Grew Up With 16||She played Cissy from the iconic sitcom Family Affair. She shares insight on working with greats like Brian Keith and Sebastian Cabot, her accomplished career afterward, and we chat about her recent autobiography. You can find her book on...||12/4/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLinda Gray - On Being Sue Ellen On Dallas - TV You Grew Up With 15||Linda Gray talks to us about her life and on portraying Sue Ellen Ewing in the iconic TV series, Dallas. You can find Linda’s new autobiography at Amazon.com: The Road to Happiness Is Always Under Construction What a great lady Linda...||10/2/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Prisoner - TV You Grew Up With 14||We talk to Alan Stevens and Dr. Fiona Moore about this iconic, mind bending 60s TV series, The Prisoner. They have written the ultimate guide book to the program. We also discuss their books on Battlestar Galactica. Here are Amazon links to some...||7/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKen Osmond on Being Eddie Haskell - TV You Grew Up With 13||Ken Osmond and his co-author Christopher J. Lynch join us to talk about Ken’s life and the experience of playing an iconic character like Eddie Haskell. Chris and the Leave It To Beaver star have written a book on the subject: Eddie: The...||7/3/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTV You Grew Up With - Wink Martindale - Ep 12||We talk to legendary game show host Wink Martindale. In addition to his stellar hosting career on shows such as Gambit and Tic Tac Dough plus his radio work, Wink has a special connection to two of the greatest pop artists in history, Elvis...||5/21/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShe Created The Don Draper DB Cooper Theory - TV You Grew Up With 11||We speak to the woman responsible for the terrific “Don Draper is DB Cooper” theory that has taken the ‘net by storm. Of course, we are talking about the ending of an instant classic TV series, Mad Men. Two years ago, Lindsey M. Green wrote this..||5/12/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMark Malkoff on Johnny Carson - TV You Grew Up With Ep 10||Comedian and host of The Carson Podcast, Mark Malkoff guests on TV You Grew Up With to talk about the all-time King of Late Night, Johnny Carson. Check out his fantastic podcast at CarsonPodcast.com Thanks Mark!||5/6/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCindy Williams and Laverne and Shirley - TV You Grew Up With 9||Cindy Williams joins us to talk about her new book, American Graffiti and, of course, her legendary TV series Laverne & Shirley. You can find her new book at Amazon.com: Shirley, I Jest!: A Storied Life You can find Laverne & Shirley on DVD...||4/30/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAlison Arngrim and Confessions of a Prairie Bitch - TV You Grew Up With Ep. 8||Alison Arngrim who played nasty Nellie Oleson on Little House On The Prairie says she’s been called a bitch everyday of her life since she was 11. She has embraced it with tongue firmly in cheek. Big secret: She is actually very nice…check out...||4/16/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDawn Wells and Gilligans Island - TV You Grew Up With 7||Dawn Wells joins us to talk about starring as Mary Ann on Gilligan’s Island. Plus, she shares her thoughts on the lessons that Mary Ann can teach today’s society. You can find her recent book on the subject at Amazon.com: What Would Mary Ann Do?:..||4/9/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKate Botello - TV You Grew Up With Ep 6||If you were a geek like me in the late 90’s and early 2000’s you probably watched TechTV, a cable network dedicated to all-tech 24/7. One of the most popular personalities on TechTV was Kate Botello. She hosted programs like The Screen...||4/3/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJudy Norton and The Waltons - TV You Grew Up With 5||The Waltons was THE iconic family drama of the 1970s. Judy Norton was Mary Ellen for the run of the series. We talk to Judy about the classic series, and the many things she has done since in acting, writing, directing, and singing. Thanks...||3/26/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBruce Weitz and Hill Street Blues - TV You Grew Up With 4||Bruce Weitz of Hill Street Blues fame joins us on this edition of the show. An Emmy-award winner, Bruce talks about his decades long career, playing Mick Belker and his latest chapter which is quite a departure from his time in front of the camera and..||3/20/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRichard Hatch and Battlestar Galactica - TV You Grew Up With 3||Richard Hatch is best known as Captain Apollo on the original Battlestar Galactica, but his history and future are much deeper than that. The actor, speaker, writer, teacher, and director joins us to talk about Battlestar, how he lost and regained his..||3/13/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDon Most and Happy Days - TV You Grew Up With 2||Don Most played Ralph Malph on the iconic 70’s TV series, Happy Days. We catch up with Don and chat about the show, his career afterward and his latest chapter — music. A great guy and conversationalist, it was a real honor to spend some time with..||3/6/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDick DeBartolo and Match Game - TV You Grew Up With 1||Dick DeBartolo is not only “Mad’s Maddest Writer” and “The GizWiz” but he was the creative genius who made Match Game a smash hit game show in the 1960s and 70s. On this first episode of TV You Grew Up With, we talk to him about Match...||3/6/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
I love this!
So great to revisit TV icons that I grew up watching! Jim has a friendly manner and asks thought-provoking questions. The people interviewed benefit from Jim's easy style, they appear to be so comfortable and enjoying the interchange. Jim's forte has been doing interviews in the paranormal arena, this is a wonderful departure. I love biographies and always find it interesting to hear how people "got the part" or ended up "behind the scenes" in some of our most-loved shows. If you want to take a walk through nostalgic television, you might just want to subscribe to this podcast. I am looking forward to more of these one-on-one interviews.
Jim is a great interviewer and his shows are always good. This podcast is informative and entertaining. Love it!
Absolutely About Time
Glad someone thought of this. I swear TV was 60% of my life growing up and this Podcast is scratching an itch. Can't wait for the next show! Thanks Jim Harold!
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