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Adam's Corner

Adam Long
34 episodes   Last Updated: Apr 21, 24
A weekly show featuring occasional guests and discussion regarding the pop culture obsessions of host, Adam Long.


Author and historian Pete Battistini (American Top 40 with Casey Kasem The 1970s and The 1980s) stops by the corner to give us a history lesson on the longest lasting weekly top 40 countdown on commercial radio in the United States. You can purchase Pete's wonderful books here https://at40book.com/
Makeup effects maestro Rob Burman stops by Adam's Corner to chat about the many films on which he has worked, both with his father Tom Burman and as a solo talent. In this freewheeling conversation many films are discussed. Rob's work on John Carpenter's The Thing, Ghostbusters, The Goonies, Prophecy (1979), Cat People (1982) and The Beast Within are just a few of the titles that are touched upon during the episode.
Nicholas Long stops by Adam's Corner once again to chat about the physical media releases of March 2024.
The original director of Jaws 2, John D. Hancock, tells the story of what lead to his dismissal mere weeks into production of the film in 1977. Mr. Hancock is also the director of such fondly remembered 1970s films as Let's Scare Jessica to Death and Bang the Drum Slowly.
Barry Scott, host of the long running nationally syndicated radio show, The Lost 45s, stops by Adam's Corner for a wide ranging conversation. Topics discussed include the origins of the show and its 43 year history, the over 1000 artist interviews in the show's database and the state of radio in 2024. You can subscribe to Barry's excellent show here https://lost45.com/
Film historian and author, Ray Morton, returns to Adam's Corner to discuss the production of Star Trek III: The Search for Spock on the occasion of its 40th anniversary.
Matt Brunson, former critic for Creative Loafing and current critic at The Film Frenzy website, stops by Adam's Corner to talk about this year's Oscar race and to discuss some embarassments from previous years.
Film critic and former president of NCFCA, Douglas Davidson, stops by Adam's Corner to chat about the February physical and media releases. You can find Doug's work here at https://elementsofmadness.com
Dan Mirvish, director of the Watergate comedy, 18 1/2, stops by Adam's Corner to recount the story of being the last major film in production as COVID brought everything to a halt in March 2020. More info on the upcoming DVD release of the film can be found here www.18andHalfMovie.com.
Film historian and critic, Tony Macklin, stops by Adam's Corner to talk about the films turning 50 this year. Tony talks about his experiences interviewing Charlton Heston on the set of Earthquake, along with many other things, while he was the publisher of the magazine Film Heritage. You can find Tony's work at www.tonymacklin.net.