In addition to all the crazy news of the day, today is World Radio Day. Nicole "celebrates" the irony with fellow radio host Norman Goldman, who's announced the impending end of his daily radio show.
I could blame the tardiness of this post on the holidays... This year, Christmas, Channukah, Kwanzaa and Festivus all fell at virtually the same time, so it was a big deal... for some. Frankly, I like this time of the year because it's the end of the year and the beginning of a new one. My biggest grievance from 2016 is......(drumroll).... everything. This was an awful year. From lung cancer to Donald Trump -- that about says it all! Another grievance is my phone system. I'll have to figure that one out... In the meantime, this was a very fun [...]
In an effort to get away from politics for a few minutes, we spent a few minutes with comedian Margaret Cho, who was just nominated for a Grammy for her latest album, American Myth. I mentioned that most good comedy comes from darkness, and that's evident by reading this Billboard interview with Cho. I opened the phones for a few calls too....
That's my daughter carrying that awesome sign that reads "History says change happens. Make some!" She was probably 12 years old at the Occupy Ft. Lauderdale march that I dragged her to with me at the height of the Occupy movement. Just look how far we've come since then. Today, we talked about making history as we're making history. Boca Britany Somers joined us in the new studios today as our first in-studio guest! She's welcome any time, but since there was major news for the transgender community and the rest of the world this week, I invited Brit in to [...]
Announcement! RadioOrNot.com has now officially moved to NicoleSandler.com. So if you want to watch, listen, and/or read anything from Nicole Sandler and me, go to the brand spankin' new site! My "Laffy's Place" tab there even has its own URL: LaffysPlace.com if you want to go directly to my posts. To repeat: NicoleSandler.com is now the URL for Nicole's radio show, Laffy's Place, and links to all other features on the site. And NicoleSandler.com is teaming up with Randi Rhodes (!!), whose show Nicole will be producing! More news: Nicole's show (where I've been showing up for my weekly segment every Tuesday for years) will start [...]
Nicole Sandler speaks with Randi Rhodes on The BradCast
One of the worst things about running a media empire from my home studio is that I don't have an IT staff.Last year, a generous listener sent me a donation to be used for a new machine from which to run my show. As he works with computers, he suggested I check out the Alienware line. They're gaming computers, and are able to handle a lot of stuff going on at the same time.Unfortunately, this computer has never worked right. Aside from the usual glitches (programs hanging up on start and non-responsiveness), my biggest problems were the audio issues.Regular listeners [...]
Nicole welcomes Stephanie Miller to the show to talk about her new book, the challenges of working in radio today and more! Deborah Newell Tornello returns for another edition of the "Oy FloriDUH Files." Plus Nicole's take on the news...
Nicole celebrates April Fools Day by talking about some of the biggest fools in the news. Lara Turner of WhyWhatWhy.org tells about her coverage of the Boston Marathon Bombing trial. And Brad Friedman wakes up early to celebrate April Fools Day with us, and talk about a philandering and wife-beating judge too!
Nicole is joined in studio by Boca Britney (formerly known as Boca Brian) to talk radio, politics, and LGBT issues. For Flashback Friday we go back to May of 2001 for a studio session with the band Semisonic