Susie Meister: The Meister Piece » Podcasts
Summary: The Meister Piece covers pop culture, current events, fashion, and beauty with various celebrity and expert guests. Formerly of MTV's Road Rules and several Real World Road Rules Challenges, host Susie Meister covers the latest hot topics with her characteristic wit and irreverence. As a doctoral candidate in Religious Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, Susie is also drawn towards more substantive content as well, but The Meister Piece frames the topics through casual dialogue.
My guest today made her television debut on the original season of Road Rules where she charmed America and started her long-running television career. She has had many hosting jobs since then, but she now can be seen on Access Hollywood Live weekday mornings with her co-host Billy Bush. She is as charming now as she was almost two decades ago when she started out in reality television. Find out her advice for reality stars, why her breath is so darn fresh, and what it's like being a mom in Hollywood. You will love her, I guarantee it.
My guest this week is best known as the lovable and goofy son on the hit sitcom Roseanne. Michael Fishman played DJ Conner for nine seasons on the Emmy-winning show and is now all grown up with a family of his own. Despite the reputation of many child stars, Michael is humble, happy, and well-adjusted. He is still working hard in show business and continues to audition, write, and hustle in Hollywood. In this interview he gives us the behind-the-scenes stories of how he was cast, his memories on the set, and how he handled adolescence in front of the world and life after the show. Plus, we get a Meister Piece exclusive--find out if Michael voted for Roseanne in the Presidential election!
This episode features one of my favorite television and radio personalities, Chris Booker. I fell in love with him as a guest on the Howard Stern Show and the millions of shows he's contributed to on VH1. He is also a DJ for Amp Radio in Los Angeles and a music and pop culture guru (with a surprisingly strong obsession for The Bachelor). Follow him on Twitter: @ChrisBooker. He is hilarious and you will love him!
This week's interview features Saturday Night Live veteran, Victoria Jackson. While many know her from her days on SNL, she is now making headlines for her Tea Party politics and conservative Christianity. In this interview she tells us why she thinks Obama is a Communist, how she got to be a star, and why she's not in showbiz any more. Despite our differences, I'm pretty sure she and I are starting a banjo/ukulele duo featuring our first (and bound to be hit) single, "Why Can't We Just Meet in the Middle." This interview is not to be missed! To buy Victoria Jackson's wonderful book, Is My Bow Too Big? (How I went from SNL to the Tea Party) go here http://www.victoriajackson.com/. It's a great read!
This episode features the guru of all things reality, Steve Carbone. He says he has not missed an episode of The Bachelor or Bachelorette in nine years, and offers his followers his own "slanted, sophomoric, and skewed" commentary on the show each week at www.realitysteve.com. Today I get the scoop on why ABC is suing him for his "spoilers," how he keeps all those crazy contestants straight, and why he has become the go-to reality expert.
This episode features Pittsburgh native, Carl Kurlander famous for writing St. Elmo's Fire and producing Saved by the Bell: The New Class. More recently he has returned to Pittsburgh where he continues to make films including My Tale of Two Cities and The Shot Felt Round the World. He is co-founder, president, and CEO of Steeltown Entertainment Project and the Steeltown Film Factory and senior lecturer at the University of Pittsburgh. His Steeltown Film Factory is currently offering a $30,000 prize for the best short film submission--visit steelfilmfactory.org for details.
Back to the Future? This episode of The Meister Piece features history professor Oliver Bateman (University of Texas Arlington) as we look back at 2012 and make our predictions for 2013. We discuss our nominees for 2012 Person of the Year (Honey Boo Boo!), the scandals of the year (Elmo, how could you?), and our predictions for celebrity deaths in 2013 (Amanda Bynes is a sleeper pick). Oliver also reveals the absurdity of our year-in-review efforts as he explains how much of what we reminisce about will be lost to history before you can say "Jessica Simpson's pregnancy." So join us now for the ghosts of New Years past, present, and future. Visit The Moustache Club of America at the Good Men Project and Penny and Farthing for more commentary and original writing from Oliver.
This episode of The Meister Piece features my new friend and star of A&E's hit series "Hoarders," Matt Paxton. Matt is an "extreme cleaning specialist," or as he says, "I clean up poop for a living." Today Matt answers all our burning questions about hoarding (e.g. What's up with ALL those cats? At what point does someone decide to poop in their living room). He shares his story of victory over addiction and offers insight on why anyone would start hoarding in the first place. You can catch Matt on Monday nights at 10pm on Hoarders, on his website, www.cluttercleaner.com, and listen to his podcast, "5 Decisions Away." He's an amazing guy and you'll love hearing about his crazy job and insight into the legend of #poopmountain. Tweet me @susie_meister or @cluttercleaner for a chance to win one of Matt's Golden Poop ornaments (#goldenpoop).
In this episode, I talk to my dear friend Sarah Rice from "The Real World: Brooklyn," and we do what we do best: giggle and gossip. We talk about behind-the-scenes on MTV's "The Challenge" and see what she's up to when she's not kicking butt and taking names. Get the scoop on whether she'll be doing more Challenges and where you can get her yoga moves and artwork.
In this edition of The Meister Piece, I interview fashion guru, Shannon Young. A freelance stylist who has lived in New York, Chicago, and Pittsburgh, Shannon is an encyclopedic resource for all things fashion and beauty. Visit her website for fashion tips and to hire her for consulting services. In this episode, Shannon and I discuss this season's hottest trends from the November/December issue of MANIAC Magazine. I utilize her expertise to get fashion tips for those of us who aren't millionaires, but still want to look like a million bucks. Plus, she gives us the scoop on all the latest in make-up and what to wear to be fashion forward this season. Here are some of the products we talked about: Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter ($7). Makeup Forever Uplight Face Luminizer Gel ($29) (have makeup artist at store help you choose your color). Sephora Jumbo Liner12HR Wear Waterproof ($12) in Beige