Calvin Trillin

Calvin Trillin Carson Podcast

Calvin Trillin talks to Mark about his twenty-five plus Johnny Carson appearances, the fear of being on the Tonight Show with Hulk Hogan, and writing for the New Yorker since 1963.

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Tom Wilson

Tom Wilson and Mark Malkoff

Tom Wilson talks to Mark about playing the tuba on the Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, his limo breaking down on the way to his Tonight Show debut, and Johnny being responsible for giving Tom his current name.

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James Randi

James Randi

Magician and skeptic, James Randi, joins Mark to discuss Uri Geller’s infamous Tonight Show appearance, Johnny’s similar interest in debunking psychics and televangelists, and his phone calls with Johnny post retirement.

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George Wendt

George Wendt and Mark Malkoff

George Wendt talks to Mark about Johnny Carson’s appearance on Cheers, hosting SNL directed by Francis Ford Coppola, and the Cheers cast being part of one of the biggest debacles in late night history.

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Jim Fowler

Jim Fowler and Mark Malkoff

Renowned naturalist, Jim Fowler, talks to Mark about his Carson appearances, taking Johnny on a safari to Africa, and sneaking a water buffalo past NBC security.

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Paul Provenza

Paul Provenza and Mark Malkoff

Paul Provenza talks to Mark about his standup debut on the Tonight Starring Johnny Carson, Johnny apologizing for not being able to call Paul over to the couch, and  the one regret he has about the Tonight Show.

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Fred Silverman

Fred Silverman and Mark Malkoff

Television legend, Fred Silverman, talks to Mark about his dealings with Johnny Carson while as NBC President, his decision to put David Letterman in daytime, and the ground breaking miniseries Roots.

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Bob Saget

Bob Saget and Mark Malkoff

Bob Saget talks to Mark about his 13 appearances on the Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.

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Ed Ames

Ed Ames and Mark Malkoff

Ed Ames talks to Mark about his famous Tomahawk toss with Johnny in 1965, Johnny having him sing the same song on the Tonight Show every night for an entire week, and his friendship with Daniel Boone co-star Fess Parker.

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The Amazing Kreskin

The Amazing Kreskin and Mark Malkoff

The Amazing Kreskin talks to Mark about his memorable Carson appearances, why Johnny banned Orson Welles from the Tonight Show, and how him tripping on a talk show became part of Carnac the Magnificent.

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