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My name is Kelly Aiello, and I’m a registered holistic nutritionist (RHN) and Brain Health Coach. I created the Nutritional Nerd podcast as a place to connect with people who are looking to live a happier, healthier life. I want to give you the tools you need to unlock your full potential and to live the kind of life you have always imagined. When it comes to nutrition, there is a lot of conflicting information. It seems like every week there's a new study and a new fad diet that seem to con ...
 
Comedian and actor Gilbert Gottfried, a man Stephen King once called “a national treasure,” talks with the show business legends, icons and behind-the-scenes talents who shaped his childhood and influenced his comedy. Along with co-host and fellow pop culture fanatic Frank Santopadre, Gilbert is joined by comics, actors, musicians, talk show hosts, writers and other eyewitnesses to Hollywood history, including Bruce Dern, Chevy Chase, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Adam West, Steve Buscemi, Micky Dole ...
 
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In this conclusion of a 2-part episode from 2021, Gilbert and Frank chat with Oscar-winning writer-director Brad Bird and Oscar-winning composer Michael Giacchino about James Bond homages, iconic superhero themes, incorporating everyday objects into movie soundtracks and the over-the-top pleasures of the Wachowskis' "Speed Racer." Also, Bernard Her…
 
GGACP celebrates the 25th anniversary of the original "Men in Black" (released July 2, 1997) with this ENCORE of a hilarious, uncensored 2020 conversation with award-winning director and producer BARRY SONNENFELD. In this episode, Barry talks about directing temperamental actors, distrusting optimism, respecting movie audiences, helming "The Addams…
 
GGACP celebrates the 15th anniversary of the Pixar masterpiece "Ratatouille" (released June 29, 2007) by revisiting this 2-part interview with Oscar-winning writer-director Brad Bird and Oscar-winning composer Michael Giacchino. Also in this episode, the Brad and Michael discuss their various collaborations ("The Incredibles," "Incredibles 2," "Mis…
 
Hi everyone! This is Kelly, your Nutrition Coach and Brain Health Professional on a mission to teach you how to get a better brain! Today’s podcast is all about self-care, why its important and how engaging in self-care can improve one’s mental health. As a bonus, I introduce you to HeartMath, one of the best forms of self-care in which you can eng…
 
GGACP celebrates the birthday (June 28) of one of Gilbert and Frank's favorite performers, comedian, actor and impressionist John Byner with this ENCORE presentation of a hilarious interview from 2016. In this episode, John recalls his early days in show business, his friendship with the legendary Ed Sullivan, memorable encounters with Groucho and …
 
GGACP celebrates the birthday (June 22nd) of Grammy-winning producer, British Invasion rocker and former Apple Records exec Peter Asher with this memorable interview from 2017. In this episode, Peter joins the boys for a fascinating discussion about the genius of James Taylor, the profound influence of the Everly Brothers, the rivalry between the B…
 
GGACP commemorates the birthday of late, great character actor Danny Aiello (June 20th) with this encore presentation of a wildly entertaining interview from 2015. In this episode, Danny joins Gilbert and Frank at the legendary New York Friars Club to talk about his journey from Greyhound bus dispatcher to Oscar nominee and shares his memories of g…
 
GGACP celebrates Father's Day with this classic interview from 2020, featuring Emmy-winning actor-director Adam Arkin and Oscar-winning actor-director Alan Arkin. In this episode, Adam and Alan talk about portraying villains, directing dark comedies, working with children, the precision of the Coen brothers and the Cold War politics of "The Russian…
 
GGACP celebrates the 40th anniversary of the release of "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" (June 11, 1982) with veteran actress Dee Wallace. In this episode, Dee joins Gilbert and Frank for an informative (and inspiring!) conversation about the power of intuition, the challenges of sudden fame, the generosity of Harold Prince and the precision of Steven …
 
GGACP's Pride Month celebration continues with this ENCORE of the first podcast appearance (from 2015) by Tony-nominated actor, singer and comedian Mario Cantone. In this episode, Mario crushes on Jan-Michael Vincent, tours London with Marty Krofft, treads the boards with Patrick Stewart and regales Gilbert and Frank with inside-showbiz stories abo…
 
Do you have a loved one with dementia? Are you overwhelmed with all the information out there (much of it conflicting), leaving you even more confused and not knowing what to do? If so, then listen on. This week’s episode provides some practical do’s and don’ts when it comes to helping your loved one. Yes, there are several do’s and don’ts to helpi…
 
GGACP remembers the late, great talent manager and Emmy-winning producer (and all-around mensch!) George Shapiro with this ENCORE of an interview from 2018. In this episode, George reminisces about the glory days of the Borscht Belt and the golden age of variety television and reflects on his personal and professional relationships with Steve Allen…
 
To celebrate the start of Pride Month, GGACP revisits this memorable 2018 interview with legendary comedy writer-performer Bruce Vilanch. In this episode, Bruce looks back at the “golden age” of TV variety shows and specials, including “Donny & Marie,” “The Brady Bunch Hour,” “The Star Wars Holiday Special” and “The Paul Lynde Halloween Special.” (…
 
The GGACP team marks May's Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with this ENCORE interview with one of the world’s most well-loved pop culture figures, actor-activist George Takei. In this episode, George shares his feelings about Caucasian actors in Asian roles, speaks frankly about Japanese-American internment, expresses his gratitu…
 
As Jewish Heritage Month draws to a close, GGACP revisits this memorable interview with Emmy-winning comedy writer, showbiz historian, foodie and raconteur Phil Rosenthal. In this episode, Phil chats about New York-style pizza, “non-ethnic” character actors, the cinema of Stanley Kubrick and the emotional resonance of “The Honeymooners.” Also, Will…
 
In celebration of the new HBO documentary, "George Carlin's American Dream," GGACP presents an ENCORE of a 2015 episode with the doc's executive producer, writer-performer KELLY CARLIN. In this episode, Kelly discusses her revealing memoir, "A Carlin Home Companion" and shares treasured (and not-so-treasured) memories of growing up with the man who…
 
May's Jewish Heritage Month continues as GGACP revisits one of their funniest interviews out of 400+ with veteran comedy writer Ron Friedman (“Get Smart,” “The Odd Couple,” “All in the Family,” "Barney Miller") who worked with (and wrote for) everyone from Lucille Ball to Milton Berle to Danny Kaye to Orson Welles -- and has the war stories to show…
 
GGACP celebrates the 60th birthday (May, 14, 1962) of actor-director Danny Huston (“The Aviator,” “Hitchcock,” “Wonder Woman”) with this ENCORE presentation of a 2019 interview. In this episode, Danny regales Gilbert and Frank with stories about meeting Orson Welles, directing Robert Mitchum, getting inside the heads of big-screen bad guys and grow…
 
GGACP's celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month continues with this classic interview from 2019 featuring rock ‘n’ roll icon Neil Sedaka, who discusses growing up in Brooklyn, his apprenticeship at the famed Brill Building, his chart-topping collaborations with lyricist Howard Greenfield and his memories of Bobby Darin, Elvis Presley, Carole …
 
GGACP marks the 50th anniversary of Woody Allen's film version of "Play it Again, Sam" (and the recent 45th anniversary of "Annie Hall") with an ENCORE presentation of this 2017 interview with veteran stage & screen actor Tony Roberts. In this episode,Tony holds court on a wide range of topics, including the intensity of Al Pacino, the minimalism o…
 
GGACP celebrates National Jewish Heritage Month with a series of memorable interviews, beginning with author, critic, Hollywood historian and recent recipient of TCM's Robert Osborne Award, Leonard Maltin. In this episode, Leonard shares his expertise on a number of topics, including the death of fanzines, the disappearance of movie theaters, the c…
 
In this conclusion of a far-ranging 2-part episode, Oscar-nominated actress Brenda Vaccaro joins Gilbert and Frank to talk about the fun of filming comedies, the diva antics of Lauren Bacall (and Faye Dunaway), making a pilot for Lucille Ball, the comedic genius of Peter Cook, the generosity of Quentin Tarantino and sharing the stage and screen wit…
 
National Humor Month draws to a close with this memorable 2017 conversation with comedian, actor, writer and director Bobcat Goldthwait. In this episode, Bobcat discusses his transition from performing to directing, his love of Universal horror films, his delight in making audiences feel "awkward" and his years-long friendship with the legendary Ro…
 
Hi everyone! This is Kelly - your Nutrition Coach and Brain Health Professional on a mission to teach you how to get a better brain! Has someone in your family been recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s? Have you been wondering how to reduce your risk? You’re not alone! More than six million adults over 65 years old have Alzheimer’s dementia. As star…
 
In this first part of a 2-part episode, Emmy-winning and Tony nominated actress Brenda Vaccaro regales Gilbert and Frank with stories from her seven decades in show business and discusses (among other things) avoiding nude scenes, the drug culture of 60s-70s Hollywood, the physical demands of acting in a disaster movie and her memories (both good a…
 
National Humor Month rolls on as Team GGACP revisits one of their funniest shows to date, featuring comedian and Emmy-winning actor Brad Garrett, who talks about the camaraderie of Golden Age comedians, the strange appeal of "The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts," the genius of Martin Mull and Fred Willard and the challenges of portraying his longtime …
 
GGACP marks the 30th anniversary of 1992's "The Player" with this encore presentation of a 2020 interview with Oscar-winning actor, musician and activist Tim Robbins. In this episode, Tim talks about the "New Hollywood" of the '70s, the genius and generosity of Robert Altman, the timeliness of Depression-era screwball comedies and the enduring appe…
 
GGACP's celebration of National Humor Month continues with this classic conversation with comedian, actress and old friend Susie Essman, recorded live at the 2015 NYC Podfest. In this episode, Susie talks about playing acid-tongued Susie Greene on HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm," recalls opening for comedians Jerry Seinfeld, Richard Belzer -- and a yo…
 
GGACP ushers in the start of the 2022 baseball season with this encore of a 2015 interview with Emmy-winning sportscaster, journalist and Baseball Hall of Famer Bob Costas, recorded at the New York Friars Club. Also in this episode: Bob analyzes “Top Cat," imitates Howard Cosell, “interviews” Jack Palance and recites Babe Ruth’s farewell speech. PL…
 
GGACP celebrates National Humor Month by reposting classic interviews with some favorite comedians, through the entire month of April. First up (from 2017), comedian, writer and actor Steven Wright drops by the studio to talk about his love of surrealism, his admiration for Don Rickles, his childhood obsession with "The Tonight Show" and the absurd…
 
Karina Longworth -- author, film critic, and host of the award-winning Hollywood history podcast, "You Must Remember This" -- joins Gilbert and Frank for a deep dive into a variety of fascinating topics, including: the reclusiveness of Dean Martin, the kinkiness of "The Black Cat," the mysterious deaths of Thomas Ince and William Desmond Taylor, th…
 
In celebration of his 92nd birthday (March 30, 1930), Gilbert and Frank revisit this (long sought-after!) 2019 interview with actor and director John Astin, who looks back on a 60+ year career in films and television, recalls his collaborations with Doris Day, Cary Grant, Rod Serling and Jonathan Winters and reveals the positive impact that "The Ad…
 
Hi everyone! This is Kelly - your Nutrition Coach and Brain Health Professional on a mission to teach you how to get a better brain! https://linktr.ee/kellyaiello Welcome to another special video for worldwide Brain Injury Awareness month! In today’s podcast, I give you the low-down on head injuries - what they are, how they can occur, warning sign…
 
Vanity Fair editor and award-winning journalist Mark Seal, author of the sensational behind-the-scenes book, "Leave the Gun, Take the Cannoli" joins Gilbert and Frank to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Francis Ford Coppola and Mario Puzo's 1972 mob masterpiece, "The Godfather." Also in this episode: Burt Lancaster closes in, Vic Damone bows out, …
 
This week on "Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Classics"... GGACP celebrates the 40th anniversary of the beloved comedy "Diner" (released March, 1982) with this encore presentation of a special live interview (recorded at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival) with Oscar-winning writer-director Barry Levinson. In this episode, Barry recalls his early …
 
Actor, comedian and director Frank Ferrante joins fellow "Marxists" Gilbert and Frank for a lively conversation about his affection for "A Day at the Races," his decades-long friendships with Arthur and Miriam Marx, his upcoming PBS special, "Frank Ferrante's Groucho" and portraying his comedy hero for three decades and in over 500 cities. Also, Un…
 
To mark the 30th anniversary of the comedy classic "My Cousin Vinny," Gilbert and Frank present this encore from 2018 with actor-writer-director-raconteur Jonthan Lynn, who talks about iworking with legends Jerome Robbins and Tennessee Williams, sharing the stage with future Pythons John Cleese and Graham Chapman and the challenges of directing the…
 
Grammy and Emmy-nominated musician and historian Michael Feinstein serenades Gilbert and Frank with classic tunes from the "Great American Songbook" and talks about performing at Hollywood parties, dining with Frank Sinatra, "accompanying" Judy Garland, befriending Rosemary Clooney and Ira Gershwin and recording his latest album "Gershwin Country."…
 
Gilbert and Frank celebrate Women's History Month with this encore presentation from 2016, featuring Oscar-winning actress, filmmaker and activist Lee Grant. In this episode, Lee speaks openly and candidly about her years on the Hollywood blacklist, her friendships with Hal Ashby, Grace Kelly and Walter Matthau and her decision to turn down a class…
 
Hi everyone! This is Kelly - your Nutrition Coach and Brain Health Professional on a mission to teach you how to get a better brain! https://linktr.ee/kellyaiello How to get a better brain is very appropriate, as this month is worldwide Brain Injury Awareness Month. The purpose of this month is to raise awareness, share knowledge, and educate about…
 
Grammy-winning singer and recording artist Jack Jones joins Gilbert and Frank for a captivating conversation about headlining in the heyday of Vegas, touring Vietnam with Bob Hope, recording the theme from "The Love Boat" and working alongside his dad, matinee idol (and Marx Brothers co-star) Allan Jones. Also: Frank Sinatra plays Charades, Cesar R…
 
The Amazing Colossal Podcast celebrates the 40th anniversary (original airdate March 4, 1982) of Zucker-Abrahams-Zucker's much-loved series "Police Squad" with this episode from 2017 featuring writer-director-producer David Zucker ("Airplane!," "The Naked Gun," "Kentucky Fried Movie"). Also in this episode: Vincent Price takes a pass, Woody Allen b…
 
Gilbert and Frank are joined by animation historian/author Jerry Beck ("The 50 Greatest Cartoons," "The Hanna-Barbera Treasury") and TV host/presenter Bill Leff (Me-TV's "Toon In with Me") for a nostalgic look back at the kiddie show hosts of their youth and the glory days of Saturday morning television ("Looney Tunes," "The Flintstones," "Jonny Qu…
 
GGACP celebrates the birthday (February 28th) of its co-host and fearless leader with this encore presentation of show #300. In this episode, Frank — aided by questions from callers and an in-studio audience — interviews Gilbert about his 50-year career in the entertainment business, covering his early stand-up days, his brief stints on "Saturday N…
 
Hi everyone! This is Kelly - your Nutrition Coach and Brain Health Professional on a mission to teach you how to get a better brain! Thanks for joining me. Have you ever wondered how best to keep your mind sharp or how to improve cognitive function? Have you wondered if this was even possible? The short answer is yes! But what’s the best way to imp…
 
Gilbert and Frank celebrate the 50th anniversary of Bob Fosse's 1972 masterwork "Cabaret" with this encore presentation from 2019 featuring Oscar and Tony-winning actor-singer Joel Grey. In this episode, Joel has a little fun at the co-hosts' expense while reminiscing about James Garner, Jack Gilford, Buck Henry and Lana Turner and promoting his Yi…
 
In this encore of an episode from 2019, Gilbert and Frank salute the iconic comedy "Blazing Saddles" (released in February, 1974) with an in-depth interview with the film's screenwriters, Andrew Bergman and Norman Steinberg. Also in this episode: Mel Brooks sends up Bogie, Cleavon Little replaces James Earl Jones, Richard Pryor puts on a maid’s uni…
 
In part 2 of their annual In Memoriam episode, Oscar-nominated screenwriter Michael H. Weber joins Gilbert and Frank for a fond look back at the lives and careers of Norm MacDonald, Sidney Poitier, Stephen Sondheim, Lina Wertmuller and Betty White as well as GGACP guests Ed Asner, Sonny Fox, Gavin MacLeod, Michael Nesmith and Bob Saget. Also in thi…
 
Hi everyone! This is Kelly - your Nutrition Coach and Brain Health Professional on a mission to teach you how to get a better brain! https://linktr.ee/kellyaiello Today’s video is all about sugar! Ok, so maybe not the kind of sugar you originally thought about - but sugars in your blood. Why should you pay attention to your blood sugar levels? If y…
 
In celebration of his 92nd birthday, Gilbert and Frank revisit this 2019 interview with screen legend Robert Wagner, who talks about his years as a 20th Century Fox contract player, shares his memories of making the films "Harper," "The Pink Panther" and "The Towering Inferno" and looks back on his decades-long friendships with Cary Grant, Paul New…
 
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