The Tony Perkins Show (general)

This special, all-new Fourth of July episode features Gary hosting a brand-new music game, “They’re Saying WHAT?!”, where Tony has to figure out just what lyrics are being sung in some very famous songs.  It’s great—and YOU can play along!

Also, the most bizarre soccer penalty ever; comedy from Kurt Metzger; and Rob Ford’s CRAZY gym experience!  This show’s alternate title is:  “Smoothies for All!”  Enjoy, and have a happy and safe Fourth of July!

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Due to unforeseen circumstances, we must present an encore of episode 28 from January 2015, "Trixie!" This is one of our very favorite shows. In this one, Tony and Gary call a strip club; Gary is serenaded by a drag queen; Tony presents music from Aretha Franklin; and Gary presents "The 5 Words". It is a VERY funny show!
Next week, for your July 4th listening pleasure:  A BRAND NEW SHOW!
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In the wake of so much bad news recently, the guys present some Funny News Headlines to cheer you up! Also, a NEW game, called "Dead or Alive?". Plus: Gary describes the drawbacks of living in an apartment building full of Holocaust survivors (this is a TRUE story!), and Tony RAVES about an HBO movie and recommends one new music release to pick up, and one to avoid. And, oh, yes....the guys belatedly acknowledge Gary's birthday. And he is NOT amused!
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Tony and Gary pay tribute to one of their all-time heroes, the “Greatest of All Time”, Muhammad Ali. They also talk to Star-Ledger and writer Steve Politi regarding his just-published article about the time Ali attempted to get The Beatles to reunite! It’s fascinating!

Sad as the passing of Ali is, this episode still contains lots of laughs, as Tony describes his “boys weekend” with his son, and Gary talks about a truly bizarre parade that he recently witnessed. Plus: Who would do better in jail, Tony, or Gary? And: an appropriate, funny, and poignant “Celebrity Encounter”.

This episode floats like a butterfly, but stings like a bee!

NOTE: You can follow writer Steve Politi on Twitter at @StevePoliti.

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As the boys are on a well-deserved vacation, we present this episode that originally aired in February 2015.  It features the FIRST appearance of Angela Stribling on the show.  She, of course, is the host of WHUR-FM's Pillow Talk with Angela, the late-night show that features frank talk about love, sex, and relationships.  Angela answers Tony and Gary's questions about those topics and more.  Of course, things get heated and quite silly--especially when Rob Ford chimes in with HIS questions!
Plus: Can show tunes help you heal???
This episode is rated "R"!
(Pillow Talk with Angela can now be heard Monday through Friday nights at midnight on Washington D.C.'s 96.3 WHUR-FM, and regularly on Sirius/XM Channel 141, HUR Voices.)
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For your Memorial Day Weekend listening pleasure, Gary tells about a recent bizarre visit he had to a public men's room. How bizarre?  It has to do with this episode's title.  Also, Tony introduces brand new music from The Monkees! And yes....we said BRAND NEW. You're going to LOVE it!
Plus: Comedy from the hysterical comedian GODFREY, who sat in with the guys back in September of 2015. It's a "Funny Flashback"!
Sit back, laugh, and have a wonderful and safe Memorial Day Weekend!
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On what is possibly our most "ADD" episode ever, Tony and Gary learn that Rob Ford's girlfriend shaves his back, and they are quite taken aback by this!

Also: Tony and Gary relive some crazy times from their tenure at "Good Morning America", and new music from Cheap Trick and Prince. It's a good hyperbole!

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Just in time for the heating up of the spring political season, we are joined by uproarious comedian and political satirist WILL DURST, live in studio! Will is one of the brightest comedians on the planet, and his sharp observations about everyday life and, especially, the absurdities of our current political situation will make you laugh and....maybe....cry.  Will has appeared on Comedy Central, HBO, Showtime, "Late Night with David Letterman", and now, here. You can read his "Will Durst Journal" at
Also: Tony introduces some current products that make some rather odd claims; Gary tells a CRAZY story about Katharine Hepburn; and Will Durst joins the gang in a great new game called "Idiom".
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In this amazing episode, Tony and Gary spend time with the one-and-only DICK CAVETT, perhaps the most erudite and clever TV talk show host ever. In a wide-ranging and very funny conversation, Cavett talks about interviewing the greats on his late-night ABC show, like Groucho Marx and Katharine Hepburn; he gives insight into show guests like David Bowie, John Lennon, and William F. Buckley, Jr.; and he talks at length about his good friend and late-night competitor, Johnny Carson. And, opinionated and sharp as ever, Cavett weighs in on Donald Trump and the current political scene!
Also: Tony and Gary grab a bagel, and Gary gets some new employment opportunities.
This episode is truly one of a kind.
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This episode presents the first-ever "Tony Perkins Show Featuring Gary Stein" recorded in front of a LIVE audience!  This is the exclusive recording of the SOLD OUT show, as it happened at the famous DC Improv on Saturday night, April 23rd.  Tony, Gary, Rob Ford, and even intern Adrian Garcia were ALL firing on all cylinders, and the audience was fantastic.  It is an uproarious episode, and we can't wait to do ANOTHER live show!

This episode features hysterical, special guest appearances from ROBB SPEWAK ("The Mike O'Meara Show"), and comedian ROB MAHER ("The Rob and Joe Show").  Enjoy!

P.S. Thanks to everyone who came out for the show, and a BIG thank you to the folks at The DC Improv!

Photos courtesy Jeff Hancock, Hancockphoto.

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Despite the title of this week's show (as usual, you'll have to listen to get it), much of the episode is spent paying tribute to and celebrating the music of Prince. Tony sheds light on what made him so special, and the guys weigh in on the old "Prince vs Michael Jackson" debate. PLUS, Gary and Tony talk to and get insight from Hollywood public relations giant Michael Levine, who represented both Prince and Michael Jackson, as well as David Bowie, Barbra Streisand, George Carlin, and MANY others.
ALSO: A tribute to the late, great Doris Roberts ("Everybody Loves Raymond"); jazz singer (and Gary's wife) Sarah Partridge stops by to tell us about her exciting new project; and Gary battles a hand dryer!
Despite the tributes, this episode offers LOTS OF LAUGHS!
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In this episode, we announce the winner of the "Battle of the Bad Songs"! Thanks to those of you who participated in the voting!
Also: Tony has a big announcement; Gary shares some thoughts on the drinking of grenadine and other sweet delights; One Hit Wonders; Gary makes a mistake; Rob Ford KILLS it; and an AMAZING "Celebrity Encounter"!  Oh, yeah: and at some point during this episode, Tony quits!  This one is....need we say it?....CHOCK FULL!
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Your votes are in, and we reveal the TOP TWO “Bad Songs”, which will now go head-to-head in a fight to the death to see WHICH song is the absolute “WORST Bad Song”!  Remember to follow us on Twitter at @TPerkShow to vote! The polls will be open until April 15th.

Also: Gary and Tony discuss their exercise regimens; more details (and a guest announcement) about our upcoming LIVE show at the D.C. Improv; and some sad losses in the TPSFGS and TMOS families. PLUS: The response to our interview with radio legend Cerphe got such a great response, we decided to present an encore of our hysterical, incredibly fun interview with radio and TV star DONNIE SIMPSON, from May 2015!

Important info: Order your tickets NOW for the live show at the D.C. Improv at And you can hear Donnie Simpson Monday through Friday afternoons on MAJIC 102.3 FM in the Washington, D.C. area.

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This week we've got our OWN take on "March Madness", with the "Battle of the Bad Songs"!  The gang has selected and ranked the most cringe-worthy of the bad songs we've previously featured on the show, and now those songs battle it out, bracket-style, to see WHICH song is the "Worst of the Bad Songs"! Featuring Fillet of Soul, Pat Boone, Terry Jacks, The DeFranco Family, and more!
And here's the BEST part: YOU get to vote for YOUR favorite bad songs. Follow us on Twitter at @TPerkShow to vote EVERY DAY the week of April 3rd to help us crown a champion!
Also on this episode: Gary and Tony's irrational fears; Gary was a bad student; and comedy from Brian Regan. Enjoy the show!
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On this week's show, the guys welcome one of Washington D.C.'s....and the country' known disc jockeys and music hosts, Cerphe Colwell, otherwise known as just "Cerphe"!  Cerphe's 35-year career is the the stuff that legends are made of: he started with a long stint at the groundbreaking WHFS-FM, and later spent time at WAVA-FM, DC101, WJFK-FM, and Classic Rock 94.7.  He has met, interviewed, and spent time with EVERYONE, including George Harrison, Bruce Springsteen, The Rolling Stones, Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Robert Plant, Bonnie Raitt, B.B. King, Stevie Nicks, and many, many others.  On this show he tells some great stories, talks about his great current gig at, and announces his forthcoming, first-ever book!
Also:  Gary runs into an old flame; the whole gang (including Cerphe) play the game "Tangled Up in Bob"; and Tony has a HUGE surprising announcement about the upcoming LIVE show at the DC Improv! Rock on, Dudes!
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In yet another eye-opening episode, Gary reveals yet another previously unknown side of himself, in a segment we're calling "Walker, Chatham Ranger". We almost called the segment "Raging Stein". That's all we're telling you about it here, except to say that Gary may need professional help!
Also: Just what IS "Breaking News"?; another GREAT, listener-assisted "What Were They Thinking?"; a brand-new game called "Know Your Lyrics!"; a celebrity encounter with "Modern Family" TV star Ed O'Neill; and more info on our upcoming LIVE show at The DC Improv! Get to listening right now!
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As the political season rages on, Tony and Gary get amazing insight from one of the country’s leading (?) political consultants and pollsters, Phil Kluntz.  After hearing Phil, you’ll have a better understanding about just why this election cycle has been so bizarre!

Plus:  Gary and Tony’s “Dinner at Outback”; a new game show, “War, or Not?”; the results of our “Farting and Dating” polls; and the winner of our Oscar picks challenge!

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Unfortunately, due to a death in Gary's family, we are unable to bring you a brand new show this week.  Instead, we present an encore presentation of our 27th episode, which featured a fun interview with stage and screen star Tony Danza!  Danza talks about his time on TV's "Taxi" and "Who's the Boss", and his starring role in the Broadway show "Honeymoon in Vegas".  Plus, Gary tells a great story about Johnny Cash, and Tony has a bone to pick with the ubiquitous actor/host/athlete Terry Crews.
We hope all of you--especially those of you who've only recently begun listening to the show--will enjoy this "flashback" to January of 2015.
A BRAND NEW episode be out next week....we promise!  As always, THANK YOU for listening!
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This week’s episode goes off the rails quite quickly, thanks to a revelation by Rob Ford that Tony and Gary can’t quite get over.  It is unexpected, insane, and very, very funny!

Also:  Gary has difficulty peeing (and NOT for the reasons you’re thinking!); the “Best of TV Today”; Tony’s GREAT radio idea; and Gary and Tony go to a listener’s house party!  This episode is a gas!!!

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Gary Stein is back live in-studio, and the result is a fast-paced, CRAZY episode of the show.  First, even though they haven't seen all the movies, the guys make their Oscar picks. (Actually, Gary HAS seen all the movies, but it DOESN'T seem to help him with his picks!)  Also, they review the new "swimsuit edition" of Sports Illustrated magazine--hubba hubba!
Plus:  Rob Ford "cheats death"; Gary's wife Sarah has a bizarre experience while teaching a voice lesson; Tony and Gary grade Rob's announcing abilities; and another listener-suggested "What Were They thinking" that you WILL NOT BELIEVE!!!
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Don't miss this special announcement from "The Tony Perkins Show Featuring Gary Stein"!

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Yay! It’s our 2016 Valentine’s Day Special! And joining us to answer all your questions about love, dating, sex, relationships, and more sex, is the beautiful ANGELA STRIBLING, host of WHUR-FM’s “Pillow Talk with Angela Stribling”! This is Angela’s THIRD time on the show, and it’s easily the wildest and best session the guys have had with her so far. Angela answers questions from our listeners, while also putting up with Tony, Gary, and Rob’s continuing immaturity. PLUS, Angela is a talented singer, and we preview her brand new single, “Pillow Talk”!

Also: Tony’s crazy Conspiracy Theories; a Word Game from a listener; Valentine’s Day Trivia, and introducing fascinating singer Paloma Faith. This episode is chock full of…..oh…..we said that already!

NOTE: You can hear Angela’s radio show on WHUR-FM in Washington D.C., and on Sirius/XM Channel 141. Her single “Pillow Talk” is available at Follow her on Twitter @angelastribling.

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This episode is all over the place, as Tony goes on several rants, much to the delight of Gary and Rob.  Plus, Gary presents “What’s in a Word?”; Tony highlights a “What Were They Thinking?” from one of our listeners; and Gary shows off his knowledge about the Super Bowl. 

Also, yet another tribute to a great star that we just lost: Maurice White, founder of Earth, Wind and Fire.

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In this ALL NEW episode, the guys pay tribute to the big-time stars we've lost already in 2016, including Natalie Cole, Glenn Frey (co-founder of The Eagles), David Bowie, and yes, Dan Haggerty, of "Grizzly Adams" fame.  
Also: A preview of Super Bowl 50 with sportscaster Scott Smith; a phoner with one of our listeners; and Tony and Gary help Rob with a tricky romantic situation! It's another CHOCK FULL show!
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The Blizzard of 2016 screwed up EVERYBODY’S schedules this past week, so brand-new Episode #79 is going to be delayed by a couple of days.  In the meantime, for this weekend only, we present this “Throwback Episode”! It’s an encore presentation of Episode #3 of our show, from August 2014. We have been THRILLED to add so many new listeners recently; we thought we’d give you the chance to hear an early show that you may have missed. We KNOW it will make you laugh out loud!

This show features an hysterical interview with heart-throb actor DIRK BENEDICT, of “Battlestar Galactica” and “The A-Team” fame! He and Gary are old friends, and Dirk’s description of their relationship is really funny. This was the FIRST celebrity interview Tony and Gary did on the podcast—but it sounds like it was done yesterday!

Also on this episode: A trip to the urologist, and Oscar Santana inadvertently “disses” the guys!

Enjoy! Episode #79 will be along in just a couple of days!

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Back by popular demand (OK, only ONE guy wrote in....but it was still a good idea!), the beautiful and talented ANNIE YU from Fox 5 in Washington D.C. joins the gang once again on this fun and revealing episode! Promisingly enough, the show starts with Annie expressing her opinion on lingerie, and then she receives quite the thoughtful gift from the guys! Also, she talks about what a "good" driver she is, and how she handles the MANY times she gets pulled over!
Plus, Tony, Gary, Annie and Rob Ford find out just how well they do (or don't) know each other, in a game called "Three Questions"; Gary describes the odd way he handles fear; and musical selections from the Beach Boys and someone named Skee Lo.  How's THAT for variety?!
Note: Catch Annie Yu on "Fox News Morning", Wednesday through Sunday mornings on Fox 5. And follow her on Facebook at "Annie Yu Fox 5 DC" and on Twitter at @AnnieYuFox5.
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For the first time in the show’s history, Tony does the show from D.C., while Gary does the show from New Jersey.  Why?  All we’ll tell you here is it has to do with Gary’s BACK, and it’s a big deal! 

Also, Tony explains how he has the nerve to get BACK on the Washington Redskins’ bandwagon, after so publicly leaving the fold in 2014; not everybody is happy he’s back!

And, since Gary isn’t in the studio this week, our good friend Robb Spewak (The Mike O’Meara Show, Cake and Cookies) is BACK with the boys!

PLUS: Serious Beatles collector Russ Lease ( returns to the show, with the inside scoop on the recent Beatles and Ringo Starr auctions (including the AMAZING item he sold!); and Robb S. and Rob Ford compete in everybody’s favorite game show, “Know Your Robs!”  You’ll be glad YOU came BACK!

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All-time boxing great Sugar Ray Leonard joins the guys in this show for a RARE, extended interview that goes into amazing detail about his storied career, and brings us up to date on his life today.  During his twenty-year professional career, Ray won world titles in the welterweight, junior middleweight, middleweight, super middleweight, and light heavyweight divisions. He was the FIRST boxer to win world titles in five different weight classes!  And in doing so, he defeated some of the toughest boxers of his era, including Roberto Duran, Wilfred Benitez, Thomas Hearns, and Marvin Hagler.  Ray's fights were some of the most historic and dramatic fights in history.
In this interview, Ray is extraordinarily candid, revealing surprising information about his life and career.  He also talks about "The Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation", and its' efforts to help fund research to battle childhood type 1 and 2 diabetes, and to help children lead healthier lives.
Also on this show: a NEW edition of "What Were They Thinking?", featuring TERRIBLE music by some of your favorite stars!
We promise you DO NOT want to miss this episode!
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In this ALL NEW episode, the great Jackie "The Joke Man" Martling returns to the show, and boy, is it a riot!  As always, he comes loaded with jokes, and comes out swinging, busting Tony and Gary's chops and leaving the whole gang in tears.  This will be one of the funniest hours you will spend in your life!
Plus, Tony raves about one of his Christmas presents, the new Bruce Springsteen box set "The Ties That Bind: The River Collection", and Gary introduces a new musical find from one of our favorite listeners....much to the chagrin of Rob Ford.  It's a New Year's extravaganza!
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In this special holiday episode of the show, Tony and Gary revisit some of their FAVORITE and FUNNIEST moments from 2015.  All-new material leads into great clips from an all-star panel, including former "Saturday Night Live" star Joe Piscopo, comedians Chris Paul, Rob Bartlett, and Godfrey, former "Partridge Family" star Danny Bonaduce, and the great Mike O'Meara as "Donald Trump"!  EVERYONE is literally laugh-out-loud funny, and Bonaduce and Piscopo are hilariously and surprisingly candid about the ups and downs of their careers and lives. 
THIS episode is even more chock full than most!  (Also, it makes a GREAT introduction to the show for your family and friends! Since you're hanging out with them for the holidays, you might as well get them hooked on the show!)
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Welcome to the 2015 Christmas episode of "The Tony Perkins Show Featuring Gary Stein"!  Our SPECIAL GUEST for this episode is the one, the only....SANTA CLAUS!!! Yes, Santa takes time out of his busy schedule to talk about the true meaning of Christmas. Now, we have to warn you: Tony and Gary seem to have gotten Santa at a fairly bad time, after Santa seemingly had a rough night.  So he's not exactly in a JOLLY mood. But we're airing the interview anyway. JUST MAKE SURE NO CHILDREN HEAR IT!!!
Also:  Tony, Gary and Rob exchange gifts; Gary talks about the time he met "Godfather of Soul" James Brown; and the guys play a game of "Jeopardy", but "Alex Trebek" is in just about the worst mood ever!  
What's WRONG with these people?! Merry Christmas!
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This special edition of #TPGS features an interview with the founder of Motown Records, Berry Gordy, Jr.!  It is impossible to overstate the profound impact Gordy and Motown Records had on popular culture.  Without Gordy there would be no Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, no Diana Ross and the Supremes, no Temptations, no Four Tops, no Stevie Wonder.  On the occasion of the opening of the hit Broadway musical MOTOWN: The Musical in Washington, D.C., Gordy sits down, along with the show’s director, Charles Randolph Wright, to talk about what it all means.

PLUS, Gary resurrects one of the most popular segments he and Tony used to do on Good Morning America, introducing to you, just in time for Christmas, some of the DUMBEST gift ideas imaginable!  They are hysterical!  (And, Tony has another gift idea that he thinks you’ll really like!)

The interview with Berry Gordy, Jr. and Charles Randolph Wright appears courtesy of Fox 5 in Washington, D.C.


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We can honestly say THIS may be the most uproarious episode of our show yet!!!  For one thing, there is DRINKING involved!  Tony's good friend and former college roommate, Rob Garretson, is the author of the wine blog He plays a wine-tasting game with the guys--who ARE NOT DRINKERS--to see how developed their palettes are.  Needless to say, the more they drink, the wilder (and sillier) this show gets!
But that's not all!  Rob Ford's mother, Anita, joins us LIVE IN STUDIO for this show! Tony and Gary try to get to the root of why Rob is...well...Rob.  And that gets pretty funny, too.  (Plus, Anita joins in on the wine game!)
Also: a gift from Gary to Tony, and another Rob Ford music pick.  This episode is SPECTACULAR!  (Oh...and be sure to listen to the end for maximum "Robness".)
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In this episode, Tony and Gary talk to one of their all-time favorite actors, Tony Roberts, who co-starred in many of Woody Allen's funniest and most celebrated films, including Play It Again, Sam, Annie Hall, Radio Daysand in the dramatic classic Serpico.  Roberts talks openly and fondly about his days with Woody and his storied career, which has also included stints on Broadway in such shows as Play It Again, Sam, Barefoot in the Park, How Now Dow Jones, and Sugar.
Also in this episode: Tony has an awkward moment while hosting a gala; Gary and Tony take Rob Ford to task; and classic comedy from Woody Allen!
Be sure to check out Tony Robert's new book, Do You Know Me?, which is available on Amazon.  Just click on the Amazon banner at, or on the Tony Perkins Show app!
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On this show, Gary tells an AMAZING story about how he was unexpectedly called into duty recently during an emergency, and how he reacted has Tony calling him a “hero”.  Then, Tony tells a story and shows how he himself….is….well….only heroish.

Also on this episode:  Musician, record producer, and all-around renaissance man MARK HUDSON!  Mark has written for and produced some of the greats, including Aerosmith (he co-wrote their hit “Livin’ on the Edge”), Cher, Ozzy Osbourne, and Ringo Starr!  Plus….he was one of The Hudson Brothers, stars of mid-70s TV and radio (“So You Are a Star”)!  Mark is a great guy and is very, very funny.

Plus:  Another musical selection from Rob Ford; a very nice encounter with Carol Burnett; and a segment called “Why Are People Hatin’ on Phil Collins So Much?” 

It’s ANOTHER fun-filled episode!

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This is a can’t-miss, jam-packed episode, because, sitting in with Tony and Gary is none other than ROBB SPEWAK from “The Mike O’Meara Show”!  Of course, hilarity ensues, as Gary talks about a strange problem his mother is having, and a rather odd coincidence that relates to it; Tony questions the odd emails he’s getting from GQ Magazine; Gary presents another surprising musical find; Tony explains why you won’t see him on this week’s “Good Morning America” 40th anniversary show, and Gary presents a new “Celebrity Encounter” that is right up Robb’s alley!  This one’s jam-packed!  Did we say that already?

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This special episode was recorded right after the completion of the “Two Man March”!  Tony and Gary talk about everything that happened during the march (AND before and after!), and play audio highlights from the event.  They ran into some real characters, and the resulting “documentary” is hysterical!

Plus:  Tony’s busy few weeks; the “World Series on FOX”; and two of your favorite celebrities, Yogi Bear and Don Wrinkles! Yeah!

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In this great, music-heavy Halloween episode, Gary explains how the Grammy nominating process works, and presents a wide variety of music by several largely unknown artists, all of whom are trying to get their music nominated for a Grammy Award!  Among those featured: blues man Benny Turner, saxophonist Katja Reickermann, and R&B sensation Melissa Bailey. ALSO: At the request of frequent listener Bob Fay, we present the FIRST of Rob Ford's music picks!
Plus, Tony with news about a HUGE and exciting new Beatles release, and the final preps for "The Two Man March"!
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Last week we featured new music from Darlene Love, one of the all-time great rock-and-roll singers.  THIS WEEK we feature Love herself!  The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee talks about her fantastic new album, “Introducing Darlene Love”, and what it was like working with album producer Steve Van Zandt from The ‘E’ Street Band.  She also talks about her whole career, from her time working with Phil Spector, to her role in the “Lethal Weapon” movies, to her friendships with David Letterman and Paul Shaffer.  It is a wonderful and upbeat chat with a truly special lady!

PLUS:  Gary borrows Tony’s car; Tony has to apologize to some listeners; and “Mike Stone’s Antiquated Expressions”! This episode rocks!

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In this week's rollicking episode: Gary battles with his local cable company, and it actually doesn't turn out like you'd expect!  Plus: FANTASTIC new music from singer Darlene Love; Tony thinks he offended his son's friend; Is Rob losing weight?; and, Gary tells us about his role in the 1981 Sylvester Stallone movie "Nighthawks"!  This show is all over the place!

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For the first time ever on the show, Tony and Gary present a live, in-studio musical performance!  (Not including Tony's best efforts on the harmonica.)  Guitar virtuoso Ben Stein stops by to play a few licks, and make his Dad proud.  (That's right....Ben is Gary's 20-year-old son!  And boy does he play good!)
Also:  A NEW edition of the "Real or Fake Movie Game"; Gary takes Ben for an uplifting visit to the National Holocaust Museum; the date for the "Two Man March" is announced; and Tony "bumps into" Al Roker!
This episode will be music to your ears!
Direct download: TONYPERKINSSHOW20151010.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:26am EDT

No, not the MUSICIAN “Dr. John” (Mac Rebennack).  A different  “Dr. John”.  We’ll let Gary tell you who it is.  All we’ll say here is that GARY HAS COMPLETELY SOLD US OUT FOR HIS OWN PURPOSES!

Also:  The amazing DRX9000 (pictured here); bad product names; bad Beatles songs (!); and, the guys select music upcoming “Two Man March”.  And just a heads up: this episode is rated “R”, for language!

Direct download: TONYPERKINSSHOW20151003.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:26am EDT

Tony and Gary welcome to the studio one of the top comedians working today, Godfrey!  You may know him from his hosting duties on Fox-TV's reality-game show "Bullseye", or from the IFC series "Benders", or from his hit 2011 Comedy Central special, "Godfrey: Black by Accident".  Godfrey is HYSTERICAL, and is one of the most intelligent and highly-regarded acts in comedy.  What the guys didn't know before meeting him was how perfectly he would fit our show.  It's just crazy!
Plus:  Gary gets aggravated; shopping at Sears; and Rob Ford is a bad, bad boy!  This show guessed it.....chock full!
Follow Godfrey on Twitter, @GodfreyComedian, and check out his website,!
Direct download: TONYPERKINSSHOW20150926.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:55am EDT

Tony quizzes Gary with a NEW game:  “Real, or Fake?”, where Gary has to figure out whether or not the described movies are…real, or fake?  Also, the guys announce a new initiative that they hope will help make the world a better place, with as little work from them as possible!


PLUS:  Gary and Tony take on a challenge issued by Mike O’Meara, AND Gary presents some new music!  It’s another chock-full episode!

Direct download: TONYPERKINSSHOW20150919.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:48am EDT

There are THOUSANDS of excellent sports-themed podcasts available for your listening pleasure, and the “TPSFGS” is certainly NOT one of them!  That’s why Tony and Gary have brought in two of the top NFL experts in the land to preview the 2015 football season! It’s in-depth analysis that you won’t hear anywhere else! (Especially since Gary knows virtually nothing about football; his questions are…well…let’s just say they’re quirky!)

PLUS: Gary buys a heating pad; the guys call Gary’s mom again so that Tony can critique her screenplay (awkward!); and, another episode of The Extraordinary Origin of Everyday Things! This show is jam-packed!

Direct download: TONYPERKINSSHOW20150912.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:57am EDT

This is a special, Beatles-themed edition of the show, for your Labor Day holiday listening pleasure.  In this episode, Tony hosts a new game, called "Beat the Beatles!"  Essentially, the guys vote on which versions of different songs are better: The Beatles' version, or someone else's version?  And joining the guys to play is the one and only May Pang, previous "TTPSFGS" guest, and former companion to John Lennon!  She brings AMAZING insight into the music!
Also:  a special command performance of Tong and Gary's interview earlier this year with RINGO STARR, and a cool Beatles cover by the group Cowboy Mouth.  A splendid time is guaranteed for all!
Direct download: TONYPERKINSSHOW20150905.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:32am EDT

Tony and Gary are joined by one of their very favorite comedians, the current "Mr. Las Vegas", GEORGE WALLACE!  As you can imagine, George is great fun and is a great guy, as well.  He is so funny!
Plus, Gary goes to see "Mission: Impossible, Rogue Nation", but of course has a problem with it; Tony gets a gift from a listener; Gary presents crazy, amazing excerpts from the classic Charles Panati book "The Extraordinary Origin of Everyday Things"; and, Tony's wonderful colleague from Fox 5, Allison Seymour pays a visit.....for a VERY exciting reason!  Enjoy!
[For complete info on George Wallace's upcoming appearances, go to]
Direct download: TONYPERKINSSHOW20150829.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:12am EDT

The boys tell us about their summer vacations which, of course, did NOT go off without a hitch!  Tony does battle with an airline company and has an unpleasant experience in a swimming pool, and Gary goes camping, but ONLY as Gary can....and the results are hysterical! 
PLUS:  Gary calls his mother and embarrasses Tony, and Tony presents some GREAT musical finds, as suggested by our (wonderful!) listeners!
Direct download: TONYPERKINSSHOW20150822.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:23am EDT

Recently, Tony and Gary noticed that SEVERAL guests who have appeared on the show have suddenly had BIG things happen in their careers.  So the natural conclusion that we have come to is:  Tony and Gary are STAR MAKERS!  And in THIS all-new episode, we force these stars to admit it!  On this show:  DONNIE SIMPSON tells us about his long-awaited return to radio (at MAJIC 102.3 in D.C.) and TV (on the TV One cable network); "Fox 5 News Morning" anchor ANNIE YU tells us about her cameo in the movie "PIXELS"; and ANGELA STRIBLING tells us about the expansion of her radio show, "Pillow Talk with Angela", from one night a week to FIVE nights a week (on 96.3 WHUR-FM, and on Sirius/XM Channel 141)!  Aren't these guys doing great?!  Don't they owe us money or something?!
PLUS: Laughs galore, as Gary and Tony kiss up to Donnie, Rob Ford "role plays" with Angela, and Annie Yu sings!  This episode is....wait for it....CHOCK FULL!
Direct download: TONYPERKINSSHOW20150815.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:04am EDT

Part TWO of our "1st Anniversary Extravaganza" stars Micky Dolenz of The Monkees!!!  Micky talks candidly about the evolution of The Monkees, who were one of the best-selling acts of the '60s.  He also talks about hanging out with The Beatles, his recent sellout shows in New York (and why they scared him so much), and his upcoming concerts (this month!) with fellow Monkee, Peter Tork.
HOWEVER, before Tony and Gary talk with Micky, they have an amazing (and crazy!) phone interview with....DONALD TRUMP!  Yes, you read that right.  
This episode is NOT TO BE MISSED!
Direct download: TONYPERKINSSHOW20150808.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:31am EDT

Part ONE of our "1st Anniversary Extravaganza" stars Dawn Wells, better known as "Mary Ann" on "Gilligan's Island"!  Dawn tells wonderful stories about the creation, production, and lasting impact of the show, and answers (or tries to answer) some long-standing questions about the show: For example, why did the Howells and Ginger bring so many changes of clothes on "a three hour tour"?  And, we test Dawn's knowledge of the show with a "Gilligan's Island" trivia quiz!

PLUS (and this is a BIG plus)!  Special guests Robb Spewak and Oscar Santana join in the festivities!  Get ready to Google some really obscure references!!!

Direct download: TONYPERKINSSHOW20150801.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:18pm EDT

Tony and Gary talk comedy with stand-up great Paul Provenza, host of TV's "The Green Room" and "The Set List", and the director of the great comedy film "The Aristocrats".  Paul gives us great, hilarious inside takes on all of those projects, and the guys get downright serious about the business of making people laugh.  Plus, live stand-up from one of the guys' favorite comedians, the late, great, Mitch Hedberg.  AND.....WHEN does water expire???
Direct download: TONYPERKINSSHOW20150725.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:14am EDT

They know they're a week late, but Tony and Gary describe their unusual 4th of July weekends; we feature the latest supermarket tabloids, which ALL seem to be predicting the soon-to-occur-deaths of several notable celebrities; Gary tells us about some "Loony Laws" that are (or recently were) still on the books; and Tony brings us NEW music by both Leon Bridges and Dawes!  It's fun galore! 

Direct download: TONYPERKINSSHOW20150718.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:13am EDT

The laughs are nearly non-stop in one of our funniest episodes ever! Among the MANY topics covered: Rob Ford describes his VERY bad day; Which of your five senses would you be willing to give up?; Haley Joel Osment; "Forrest Gump"; the NIGHTMARE of the P.E. Locker Room Showers; "Searching for Sugarman"; and Gary's date with Shirley MacLaine's daughter! RoFo fans, you're going to LOVE this one!
Direct download: TONYPERKINSSHOW20150711.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:33am EDT

Our TPGS celebration of Independence Day features inspiring, patriotic words from, arguably, two of our WORST movie presidents ever!  Plus, author and activist Mark Dice hits the streets of California to find out just what people know about why we celebrate Independence Day...and it isn't pretty!  So this inspires Tony and Gary to conduct their first-ever "man on the street" interviews!
Also: Mega-Beatles collector Russ Lease tells us about the recently discovered John Lennon guitar that's been missing for 50 years. YOU could possibly buy it! (IF you're EXTREMELY rich!)
[See more Mark Dice bits at]
[For more on Russ Lease, check out &]
Direct download: TONYPERKINSSHOW20150704.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:05am EDT

Gary brings in a doctor to help Tony with his bald spot!  Perhaps unsurprisingly, the doctor is NOT of much help!  Also, Gary's writing and acting partner from his Hollywood days, the very funny Sam Ingraffia, joins the guys IN STUDIO; together, Sam and Gary describe what it's like to almost make it in Hollywood.  (In fact, they almost made it SEVERAL times!)  
Plus:  The TRUE story of "Sal and Junior", pictured here in their younger days!
This episode is humorous AND humiliating!
Direct download: TONYPERKINSSHOW20150627.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:06am EDT

This week's show features a cavalcade of stories about awkward, weird, funny, and even sad encounters with the stars, including a new one from one of our listeners. Starring John Belushi, The Grateful Dead, Cal Ripken Jr., Boz Scaggs, Tiny Tim, and Simon and Garfunkel!

Also: Gary's most awkward kiss ever!

Direct download: TONYPERKINSSHOW20150620.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:17am EDT

In this episode, Tony reveals something personal that he has not discussed publicly before; needless to say, Gary does not cut him much slack.  
Also: "Facebook When You're Dead"; we review MORE Broadcasting supporter Kappy Pfeiffer's list of "Worst Pop Songs EVER!"; Gary teaches us what some common urban expressions really mean in "Dad You Can't Say That!"; and, the boys go bananas!
Direct download: TONYPERKINSSHOW20150613.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:29am EDT

The guys talk about how much fun they had at jazz singer Sarah Partridge's gig at Blues Alley in Washington, D.C. and Rob Ford surprises them with a recording from their "comedy" routine from the show!

Plus: Tony's bad parking situation, and Gary presents "Mistakes with Words".

Direct download: TONYPERKINSSHOW20150606.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:22am EDT

This UPROARIOUS episode stars the hysterical and ALWAYS game for anything, DANNY BONADUCE! The guy who rose to fame as "Danny Partridge" opens up about EVERYTHING: the marriages, the arrests, and the crazy career - and he's very funny doing it!

Also: Cursing with the kids; How high the sun; Gary loves Tommy Bahama; and a guest appearance from Sarah Partridge!

[The Danny Bonaduce and Sarah Show airs weekdays on 102.5 KZOK-FM in Seattle]

Direct download: TONYPERKINSSHOW20150530.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:51am EDT

In his apparent on-going effort to embarrass and humiliate his partner, Gary quizzes Tony yet again, this time with the "Tony Perkins Even HARDER Music Trivia Game".  Let's just say the results aren't pretty!  Plus: a truly odd TV commercial; what your iPhone won't do; gifts for Gary; our first-ever "Embarrassing Celebrity Encounter" from one of our listeners (!); and, sadly, what may be the final update from Rob about his "Date Lab" adventure.
Direct download: TONYPERKINSSHOW20150523.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:53am EDT

Tony and Gary salute David Letterman, as he steps down from the "Late Show with David Letterman", and ends his 33 years on late night TV on May 20th.  And renowned "TV Guide" critic Matt Roush joins the guys to help put the Letterman era in perspective.
Plus: Tony describes a very uncomfortable experience that makes him feel like a creepy old man; Gary tests just how "worldly" Tony is with a new game, "The Worldly World of Tony Perkins"; and both guys present, for your amusement and amazement, the WORST POP SONGS EVER.  You will not believe how bad at least one of these songs is!
Direct download: TONYPERKINSSHOW20150516.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:31am EDT

In this uproarious and special episode, broadcasting legend Donnie Simpson sits in with the guys for nearly the entire show.   Donnie spent over 30 years as the KING of D.C. radio, first at WKYS-FM, and then at WPGC-FM.  He was also the original (and best) host of BET's "Video Soul" for nearly 15 years.  Tony was Donnie's morning show producer and on-air sidekick at WKYS for eight years, and this episode marks their first long-form reunion in many, many years.  30 years of friendship and laughter shine through, as Donnie tells amazing and hilarious stories about his years in broadcasting, and his encounters with such stars as Michael Jackson.

Direct download: TONYPERKINSSHOW20150509.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:22am EDT

Tony has challenged Gary with movie trivia games on previous episodes. In this show, Gary finally strikes back with "The Tony Perkins REALLY Hard Music Trivia Game"!  And boy, does it live up to it's name!  Plus, an update on Rob Ford's dating life; why Gary smells like candy; and Tony's son Connor calls into the show!  Fun galore!
Direct download: TONYPERKINSSHOW20150502.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:13am EDT

As boxing fans gear up for the May 2nd 'Mayweather vs. Paquiao' fight in Las Vegas, Tony and Gary talk to former WBU Light Welterweight Champion MICKY WARD.  Ward's story was made famous in the fantastic 2010 film "The Fighter", starring Mark Wahlberg as Ward.  In a very candid (and surprisingly funny) conversation, Ward talks about his career, including his classic 2002-2003 trilogy of fights with Arturo Gatti, his subsequent friendship with Gatti, and the plans to make a sequel to "The Fighter".  Ward also reveals surprising information on how he's doing now, and he weighs in on Mayweather/Paquiao.
Oh, yeah, we almost forgot.  Gary and Tony also engage in an uproarious chat about "Blaxploitation" movies, and whether or not there should be a black James Bond.  This episode is rated "Not PC"!  Enjoy!
Direct download: TONYPERKINSSHOW20150425.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:08am EDT

Our SPECIAL GUEST for this episode has been, for 50 years, one of the most famous people on the planet. He's "the act you've known for all these years," Mr. RINGO STARR!!! On the occasion of both his April 18th induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist, and the release of his well-reviewed new album "Postcards From Paradise", Tony and Gary sat down with Ringo in Los Angeles to talk about his amazing life. Our hosts have actually known Ringo personally for fifteen years, and the rapport that the three have with each other makes this conversation a truly special and fun delight.

In addition, Gary and Tony play revealing excerpts from their many interviews with Ringo from over the years, AND describe how cool it was to do the interview at Capitol Records, U.S. home of The Beatles, in one of the most historic recording studios on the planet. PLUS, not to be missed, Gary surprises Tony with a remarkable "gift" from Ringo. It's pretty special.

Enjoy, friends. "A Splendid Time is Guaranteed for All."

Direct download: TONYPERKINSSHOW20150418.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:59am EDT

Tony and Gary showcase two more of their favorite interviews with two bold celebrities, Danny Aiello and Charlie Gibson. First, Tony and Gary talk with Gary's unofficial godfather and real Renaissance man: Academy Award nominated actor Danny Aiello. Danny talks candidly about his career as a film, stage, and TV actor, his love of singing, his roles in movies like Do the Right Thing and Moonstruck, and his 40-year-plus friendship with Gary.

Next, Charlie Gibson (who worked with Tony and Gary from 1999-2005 on ABC’s Good Morning America alongside Diane Sawyer and Robin Roberts) spotlights his ingenious wit and rarely seen unmatched sense of humor as Tony and Gary reminisce about compelling moments they shared at GMA (both good and bad) in a wickedly funny, yet honest tone that suggests (in the words of Charlie Gibson) “adversity builds collegiality”.

Direct download: TONYPERKINSSHOW20150411.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:37am EDT

Last week's show was all movies, this week's show is all music...and our special guest is none other than jazz singer Sarah Partridge, who just happens to be Gary's lovely wife! Sarah talks about her brand new CD, "I Never Thought I'd Be Here" (available NOW on Amazon), and her inspiration for writing the album.  PLUS, if you think Sarah looks a little bit familiar, wait until you hear what movie she appeared in, and on what TV shows you may have heard her voice won't believe it!  Then, Tony presents some music he thinks we all need to hear, and Gary does the same, in his new (old) segment, "I Hear Dead People".  A real toe-tappin' episode!

Direct download: TONYPERKINSSHOW20150404.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:41am EDT


Tony and Gary get to geek out with the nation's #1 movie geek, Kevin McCarthy, of Fox and Friends and Fox 5 in Washington, D.C.! The guys talk all things movies, and Kevin tells about meeting his movie stars and movie-making idols, including Steven Spielberg, who asked Kevin to make a movie for him!!! Also, Kevin previews this year's most talked-about movies (including Furious 7, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Entourage). PLUS: Tony informs Gary that the name "Gary" is no longer popular. Another jam-packed show!

Direct download: TONYPERKINSSHOW20150328.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:07am EDT

In this CRAZY episode, Gary gives Tony a gift that only a REALLY close friend would dare to give.  (And even then....!!) Plus, riddled with issues, Tony requires yet another visit from renowned West Coast psychiatrist, Dr. Lionel Brunswick. AND....comic/hypnotist FLIP ORLEY stops by to share his wild road to a life of comedy, hypnosis, divorce, and some WILD tattoos! Also: can't we all just get along?

Direct download: TONYPERKINSSHOW20150321.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:18am EDT

After Gary's stellar performance in the "Movie Trivia Game" a few weeks ago, we decided to pit Gary against fellow movie trivia expert Robb Spewak - and it's a BATTLE ROYALE! Also, the truth about female anatomy, bizarre addictions, and an 8-year-old Gary has his first celebrity encounter!

Direct download: TONYPERKINSSHOW20150314.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:05am EDT

May Pang was John Lennon's girlfriend from late 1973 to early 1975, while Lennon was separated from his wife, Yoko Ono.  In fact, it was Ono who set the two up!  In this warm and illuminating conversation, May describes what the time that Lennon later described as his "Lost Weekend" was really like.  She details just how creative he was during this time (the LPs "Mind Games", "Walls and Bridges", and "Rock and Roll" are from this period).  Even more significantly, she talks about helping Lennon re-establish his relationships with his first son, Julian, and with Paul McCartney.  Amazing stuff!

Also: Tony and Gary talk about the essence of male competition, road-rage, and throwing out your back!

Direct download: TONYPERKINSSHOW20150307.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:03pm EDT

On the first truly R-rated episode of the show, Tony and Gary welcome Angela Stribling, the gorgeous host of WHUR-FM's "Pillow Talk with Angela", so she can answer their questions....and YOURS (!)....about love, sex, and relationships!  Needless to say, it gets heated AND hysterical--especially when the attention turns to Rob Ford and his questions!  Also:  the healing power of show tunes!  

("Pillow Talk with Angela" can be heard Fridays at midnight on Washington D.C.'s 96.3 WHUR-FM, and Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays at midnight (that's EARLY Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays) on Sirius/XM Channel 141, "HUR Voices".)

Direct download: TONYPERKINSSHOW20150228.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:31am EDT

Please don't misread that title.  Rob Ford's Washington Post "Date Lab" date was NOT with CNN's Bill Weir!  However, this episode features BOTH!  First:  Rob fills us in on his big "Date Lab" night out with the lovely "Megan".  Then, Gary and Tony talk to their friend, journalist Bill Weir, about his new CNN series "The Wonder List".  Also, Tony tries to stump Gary with a game of Movie Trivia, AND Tony announces his decision about his cell phone situation.  Stop the presses!

(WATCH Rob and Megan talk about their date at  READ about the date in the Feb. 22, 2015 edition of "The Washington Post Magazine")

Direct download: TONYPERKINSSHOW20150221.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:47am EDT

Maybe it's because it's Valentine's Day, but Tony and Gary wind up--quite unexpectedly--talking about their relationship and some of the ups and downs they've been through together.  It's rather revealing!  Also: the trouble with today's law students; the secret history of Lysol; Tony's TUBE-tacular television; and Gary has an Uncomfortable Moment with.....a Star's Dog!

Direct download: TONYPERKINSSHOW20150214.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:48am EDT

Rob Ford updates Gary and Tony on his Washington Post "Date Lab" experience; Tony takes his Mom to the doctor, with interesting results; Gary gives Tony a gift that presents him with quite a dilemma; Gary attempts to help Tony with his "issues" by calling a psychiatrist (!!!); and music from Meghan Trainor and....Bing Crosby???

Direct download: TONYPERKINSSHOW20150207.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:43am EDT

This episode contains what may be the most unbelievable coincidence EVER.  You'll hear it when Gary and Tony call a.....well, you'll just have to listen to it!  Also, the guys make a pitch to appear in the soon-to-be-shot cheesy SyFy network movie, "Sharknado 3"; Gary has an encounter with a drag queen (!); Tony talks about what it was like to perform in concert with "Donnie and the Revolution"; Gary presents "The 5 Words"; and music from Aretha Franklin.  Plus, a bonus for the die hards!

Direct download: TONYPERKINSSSHOW20150131.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:16am EDT

In this episode, Tony and Gary showcase two of their favorite celebrity interviews. First, Tony and Gary talk to David Cassidy in a surprisingly candid and emotional conversation. David opens up about fame and family (including his complicated relationship with his father, actor Jack Cassidy) and his struggle with alcoholism. David was once the biggest teen idol in the world as Keith Partridge on The Partridge Family, and still performs today to sell-out crowds of devoted fans.

Next, Tony and Gary have a hysterical chat with Emmy Award winner, Tom Bergeron, host of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars and America’s Funniest Home Videos! Tom gives the hilariously unexpected inside scoop on those shows plus his time at Hollywood Squares, Good Morning America, FX’s Breakfast Time, and more!

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:03pm EDT

Tony Danza - fresh from the smash opening of his NEW Broadway show, "Honeymoon in Vegas" - talks about the show AND his time on "Taxi" and Who's the Boss?"; plus, Tony Perkins' beef with "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" star Terry Crews; Gary's beef with cemetaries; and music from Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars, Mystikal, and Johnny Cash!

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:49pm EDT

The guys discuss the "Age of the Belfie", and Tony, unfortunately, takes one of his own.  Also: Gary tells about a star-studded party he attended when he was fifteen (!), with special guest ROBB SPEWAK providing the much-needed play-by-play!  Plus: Quirky News, urinal cakes, a listener-suggested "What Were They Thinking?" starring Pat Boone, AND more amazing music from Mike Massé!
Direct download: TONYPERKINSSHOW20150112.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:05pm EDT

Happy New Year!  Tony and Gary kick off 2015 with a free-wheeling, surprising interview with comedian and Saturday Night Live vet Joe Piscopo!  Wait until you hear Joe talk, openly and hilariously, about his personal life!  Also, Gary receives a WONDERFUL gift from Joe Palka--actor, radio host, and husband of Episode #23 guest, Sue Palka--so the guys get him on the phone to thank him (and they talk to Sue again, too)!  Plus: Woody Guthrie's New Year's Resolutions.  Yes, you read that right!

Direct download: TONYPERKINSSHOW20150105.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:26am EDT

Tony and Gary close out 2014 and welcome in 2015 by celebrating their MORE Broadcasting family and their personal families! Our longest show ever includes appearances by Oscar Santana, Robb Spewak, and MIKE O'MEARA!!! It's a mini Mike O'Meara Show! Then, Tony's son Connor stops by, we hear Gary's son Ben playing some AMAZING guitar, and both Gary AND Tony's mothers join in on the fun! It is a real gut-busting family extravaganza! Happy New Year!

Direct download: TONYPERKINSSHOW20141229.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:34am EDT

Tony and Gary and Rob Ford celebrate the holidays with special guest SUE PALKA, FOX 5's legendary Chief Meteorologist! Sue talks about her 31 years in the business and shares some very funny stories! Plus: Irritating Christmas cards; Rob Ford updates us on his possible "Date Lab" date; bizarre Christmas songs; Gary has an UPBEAT encounter with a star (!); and we announce a Christmas Day episode of our TV show, "Off the Cuff"!

Direct download: TONYPERKINSSHOW20141222.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:12am EDT

Tony and Gary have a great, wide ranging conversation with the great comedian, Louis Anderson, and revisit his life-changing appearance on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson"; Gary talks about his issues with email; a new episode of "What Were They Thinking" features Ethel Merman; Tony offers his "Holiday Gift Guide"; and the guys announce ANOTHER TV episode of "Off the Cuff"!

Direct download: TONYPERKINSSHOW20141215.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:15am EDT

As it turns out, thanks to our crack research team (YOU, the listeners, and our producer/engineer Rob Ford), we are able to provide much needed follow-up information to virtually everything we covered in Episode 20!  Washington Post Magazine "Date Lab" matchmaker Christina Antoniades tells us just how those "Date Lab" couples are picked, and what the success rate is; we learn the scientific reasons for the male anatomy in "The TRUE Saga of the Scrotum"; listeners tell us what accessories they'd like in their coffins; "Darlene Edwards" blows us away AGAIN; and Tony and Gary share some VERY cool TV news!
Direct download: TONYPERKINSSHOW20131208.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:15am EDT

In our landmark 20th episode, Tony laments the aging process; Gary questions whether or not the "Creation of Man" went well; Tony has as issue with The Washington Post Magazine's "Date Lab" feature; a special, DOUBLE edition of "What Were They Thinking", featuring Jo Stafford and Paul Weston (a/k/a Jonathan and Darlene Edwards) AND Gilbert O'Sullivan; plus, a tribute to the late, great, Mike Nichols.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:43am EDT

In this AMAZING episode, Tony and Gary talk to David Cassidy.....yes, THE David Cassidy who was also Keith Partridge of The Partridge Family!  David was once the BIGGEST TEEN IDOL IN THE WORLD, and still performs today to sell-out crowds of devoted fans. In this surprisingly candid and emotional conversation, David opens up about fame and family (including his complicated relationship with his father, actor Jack Cassidy), and his struggle with alcoholism.  ALSO: Tony talks about (and defends) his controversial Tweets from last week, in which he finally "gave up" on his beloved Washington Redskins. (His comments were covered by The Washington Post and ESPN Radio!)  It's a show unlike any other episode!

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:04am EDT

Gary and Tony discuss "Farmville", "Candy Crush" and other online time-wasters; they mark the death of Saturday morning cartoons; Tony challenges Gary to Trivial Pursuit; "Surreal Moments with the Stars" featuring Jackie Mason; and another edition of "What Were They Thinking", starring...Bob Dylan!

Direct download: TONYPERKINSSHOW20141117.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:42am EDT

Tony and Rob Ford receive gifts from Jackie Martling; Gary makes a bad movie-viewing choice for his train ride; we SALUTE our listeners' creativity; Gary gives us a revealing "heart to heart" talk (really!); AND..."Imus in the Morning" comedian ROB BARTLETT (pictured)! Plus music from Olivia Newton-John and The Spongetones! Another jam-packed show!

Direct download: TONYPERKINSSHOW20141110.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:04am EDT

Tony's questionable relationship with his dentist; Gary's mens' room incident; why are womens' restrooms more messy than mens' restrooms?; "A Day in the Life of Green Acres", by Barnes and Barnes and Damaskas; "What Were They Thinking?", featuring R&B great Jackie Wilson; Gary's "Embarrassing Celebrity Story". A chock-full episode!

Direct download: TONYPERKINSSHOW20141103.mp3
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Gary and Tony spend a CRAZY hour with Jackie Martling, and talk about his amazing, nearly 40-year career in comedy, including the Howard Stern years.  Of course, it's Jackie, so it's jokes galore, AND this episode features the most "bleeped out" words of any show to date! PLUS, a bonus:  the return of Oscar Santana to the show!  Enjoy!

Direct download: TONYPERKINSSHOW20141027.mp3
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A discussion of the classic bad movie "The Thing with Two Heads" (which we mistakenly call "The MAN with Two Heads"); a discussion of Rosey Grier's career goes seriously off the rails; Tony's TV promo shoot; is reality TV the Death of Civilization?; reality TV shows WE'D like to see; Gary's "Embarrassing Celebrity Moment" with Jane Fonda.
Direct download: TONYPERKINSSHOW20141020.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:20am EDT

Our most jam-packed show EVER features comedian Chris Paul, who is brilliantly funny, and who tells us the funniest Elton John joke ever! Also, Gary's friend Sam Ingraffia tells us of his bizarre encounter with Orson Welles; we celebrate Rob Ford Jr.'s birthday; we salute the late "Creeky" Creekmore, America's oldest clown; we dissect "The Leftovers" and TV today; AND...we call a listener!

Direct download: TONYPERKINSSHOW20141013.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:33am EDT

Tony and Gary switch voices; thoughts on Derek Jeter, Barbra Streisand, and Elvis; Tony's new favorite song; Gary and Tony tell what it was like covering hurricanes for "Good Morning America"; and a NEW game!

Direct download: TONYPERKINSSHOW20141006.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:19am EDT

On this show, we get to know Rob Ford Jr. a little better; also, an important update on Gary's deodorant situation; plus, our Emmy Award winning special guest, Tom Bergeron, host of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" and "America's Funniest Home Videos"!  Tom gives the hysterical inside scoop on those shows plus his time at "Hollywood Squares", "Good Morning America", FX's "Breakfast Time", and more! AND... Tony, Gary, and Robb in a battle of Beatles trivia!

Direct download: TONYPERKINSSHOW20140929.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:11am EDT

An episode full of love, yet everybody is hurt in one way or another! Gary feels dissed by Mike O'Meara; Oscar Santana makes a cameo but feels rejected by Tony and Gary; Oscar and Robb Spewak spar. Featuring comedy producer and writer Jeff Penn, who joins in on the insults! Oh...and we have a fan club! 

Direct download: TONYPERKINSSHOW20140922.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:42am EDT

"Tony and Gary talk with a real Renaissance man: Academy Award nominated actor Danny Aiello! Danny has a new memoir that will be out in October, called I Only Know Who I Am When I Am Somebody Else. Danny talks candidly about his career as a film, stage, and TV actor, his love of singing, his roles in movies like "Do the Right Thing" and "Moonstruck", and his 40-year-plus friendship with Gary. It's an AMAZING show!"

Direct download: TONYPERKINSSHOW20140915.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:47am EDT

"Tribute" to Joan Rivers; Gary's "Cool Rush"; Trivia Games Galore; and in-studio guest Annie Yu, of Fox 5 News!

Direct download: TONYPERKINSSHOW20140908.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:49pm EDT

Legendary Broadcaster Charlie Gibson grants a rare, long-form interview on this episode of The Tony Perkins Show featuring Gary Stein.  Gibson worked with Perkins and Stein from 1999-2005 on ABC’s Good Morning America alongside Diane Sawyer and Robin Roberts.  Perkins and Gibson reminisce about compelling moments they shared at GMA (both good and bad) in a witty, yet honest tone that suggests (in the words of Charlie Gibson) “adversity builds collegiality”. Plus, YouTube music sensation Mike Massé!

Direct download: TONYPERKINSSHOW20140901.mp3
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It's Tony's Birthday! Plus; Gary's Phone Call From Hell, Gary Takes the ALS Challenge and Former "GMA" Weatherman SPENCER CHRISTIAN!

Direct download: TONYPERKINSSHOW20140825.mp3
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