Episode Number: 1153
Episode Guest: Macaulay Culkin
Original Airdate: August 7, 2018
Episode Sponsors: Stamps.com, ButcherBox, Cash App
Guest Bio: Macaulay Culkin is an actor and musician. He recently started a website called bunny ears and also a podcast, available on Apple Podcasts.
Topics Discussed: Joe is surprised by how normal Macaulay is; childhood actors/stars; there’s no path for child stars; he knew his upbringing was unique but he did normal things; he didn’t like people fussing over him as a kid; child labor laws for actors; he is a classically trained ballet dancer; he had no say whether he worked as a child; he didn’t read any scripts, but was good at remembering his lines; he got a colonoscopy recently; changing his diet and lifestyle; stomach acid and bacteria; ulcers; probiotics; he wears flair on his jacket; Joe is still surprised by how normal Macaulay is; talk about his pets; dogs and cats living together; he wants to have kids; his girlfriend is Asian; making Asian jokes; he got a stomach worm after visiting Thailand and thinks he got it from a cat; he got toxoplasmosis; can toxoplasmosis make you entrepreneurial; Robert Sapolsky; more toxoplasmosis talk; he acts occasionally when a project interests him; he likes to write and paint; his new website and podcast called bunny ears; talk about some of the articles on bunny ears; goop; he’s financially set and basically lives off the interest; he feels blessed that things turned out well for him; 13 Going On 30 movie; he lived/lives in Paris; why he likes Paris and how it differs from America; he carries a bag that he calls a purse; why can’t men have purses; he paints his nails; Mickey Rourke’s purse; “Johnny Depp Now Completely Made of Scarves and Bracelets” article; Johnny Depp’s new movie pulled from upcoming release; what’s going on with Johnny Depp now; Mac couldn’t do a sitcom or television show; Mac was wanted for The Big Bang Theory TV show; Dead Man movie; George Lucas speaks out against altering films; is the Mona Lisa a Leonardo Da Vinci self portrait; Da Vinci’s tank; Da Vinci’s machine gun; Pablo Picasso; Jon Lovitz as Picasso on Saturday Night Live; more Jon Lovitz talk; Joe saw Christopher Penn play harmonica on stage at Lovitz’s comedy club; Joe encouraged Phil Hartman to do stand-up comedy while working on NewsRadio; (1:00:00) Victoria Jackson; he talks about working on Saturday Night Live; actors who become hardcore conservatives; Chuck Woolery; James Woods; Lingo game show; (Macauley goes to the bathroom); Chuck Woolery: Naturally Stoned TV show; The Avant-Garde band; The Avant-Garde “Naturally Stoned” song; how did Chuck Woolery become a game show host; does anyone aspire to be a game show host; more Chuck Woolery talk; Richard Dawson; Bob Crane’s kinky life and death; Auto Focus movie; movies taking creative license with true stories; Joe rants again about the Foxcatcher movie’s inaccuracies; wrestling is an intimate sport; more Foxcatcher and Steve Carrell talk; The Prince of Pennsylvania documentary; there’s nothing for wrestlers to do after their career ends; Mark Schultz; John McCain was an enemy of the UFC; Macaulay is into boxing and talks about some of the fights he’s seen live; Joshua vs. Wilder; Tyson Fury; (they watch boxing videos); more boxing talk; McGregor vs. Mayweather talk; betting on boxing; prop bets; Macaulay talks about playing cards; horse racing; Joe knows someone who tried to rig a chariot race; Spartacus movie; 300 movie; people were smaller and malnourished in the past; curvy/fat women were desirable in the past; people aged worse in the past; Daniel Craig; Idris Elba as James Bond rumors; talk about The Shining book and movie and TV movie; The Dark Tower books; The Stand book; bushes aren’t scary; The Shining filming locations; Eyes Wide Shut movie; A Clockwork Orange movie; 2001: A Space Odyssey movie; Stanley Kubrick Archive; he could possibly see himself producing and/or directing movies; Macaulay explains how Parisians eat the way they do and not get fat; he’s going to Berlin for the People Festival; immigration in Paris; Paris is culturally and ethnically diverse; Jewish people and neighborhoods; Brooklyn; walking around New York City; Macaulay thinks living in Los Angeles makes you soft; New York summers; living in New York City; comedy clubs in New York City; billiard halls; bowling alleys; he likes living in Los Angeles; he has a place in New York as well; he has a mannequin collection; he buys toy cars; he hoards and collects things; he bought mannequins from The Gap.
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