January 3, 2021
Kip Addotta was an incredible standup comedian.
He was also a guy who used to call me late at night and insisted that I record all our conversations.
Kip passed away in August of 2019, and rather than just let the countless hours of talks wither away on my hard drive, this is the first of MANY volumes of interactions with him.
For more, go to Amazon and pick up his autobiography, Confessions Of A Comedian.
November 4, 2019
Could Steve Bluestein's prostate be the funniest prostate in the world?
It's possible. If anyone could take prostate cancer and find all the funny in it, it's Steve.
Tom was lucky enough to talk to the acclaimed comedian and author about his new book, "Take My Prostate...Please!" (now available on Amazon.) During the conversation, they covered nurses in drag, chic Los Angeles hospital cuisine, and the always side-splitting process of finding out you have prostate cancer, and all the steps necessary to get rid of it.
Get ready to laugh at someone else's prostate as Tom talks with comedian and author Steve Bluestein.
February 5, 2019
Yes, it's BACK! Our FOURTH Annual Super Bowl Commercial Review!
If you saw the commercials and were unsure which ones were great, and which ones were terrible, fear not. We'll remove all the mystery.
And, FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, we're podcasting our daily live show--so the two worlds will collide for the first time ever. Yes, we're crossing the streams.
So sit back, relax, and bask in the vitriol of Tom's harsh evaluations of TV commercials.
May 18, 2018
You might not know it, but you're in luck. Because comedian Steve Bluestein has written a book that's going to make you laugh out loud. Constantly.
Memoir Of A Nobody hilariously chronicles Steve's travels through the world of entertainment. As an opening act for Barry Manilow, Donna Summer, Frankie Avalon, Rita Moreno, Frankie Valli, Melissa Manchester, and Mac Davis (among others.)
And, as a successful TV writer for The Brady Bunch Variety Hour, The New Candid Camera, and other shows. Plus his unforgettable takes on just the random occurrences in his everyday life.
Spend some time hearing a master storyteller as we talk about Memoir Of A Nobody with its hysterically funny author, Steve Bluestein.
May 16, 2018
The end of The Late Show with David Letterman marked the end of a truly singular achievement in television.
Certainly, the 33 years of brilliance Dave brought to the screen are a story in itself, but a new book by Scott Ryan--The Last Days of Letterman--insightfully and meticulously chronicles the perfect and seamless flourish the greatest talk show host of our generation ended his career with.
Listen in as your beloved host, the VERY FIRST Letterman Scholarship winner (yes, that's a thing) and Mr. Ryan go over the book in detail. You'll hear how the author managed to get the firsthand accounts of over 20 Letterman staffers as the big show came to a close.
It's an episode you're sure to put on your Top 10 List of podcast offerings--The Last Days of Letterman with Scott Ryan!
April 3, 2018
Author Chuck Harter has done something remarkable. That any teacher would be proud of.
He's managed to unearth and breathe new life into a show that deserves a place in the spotlight. It's called Mr. Novak--and it aired over 50 years ago. Chronicling the experiences of teachers, students, and parents in an early 60's Los Angeles high school.
Now, you might be thinking, "Fifty years? What's the big deal about an old TV show?" Well, that kind of thinking would have you missing out on a show that will simply blow you away with its storylines, acting, and motion picture quality cinematography.
And his book, which you get get at MrNovakBook.com, covers this Peabody award-winning TV series with a microscope. Beautifully written, and meticulously researched.
So, get our your spiral bound notebooks. We're going to class with author Chuck Harter regarding his book, Mr. Novak: An Acclaimed Television Series.
February 9, 2018
The very first blockbuster movie in American film history was loaded with technological mastery--and some really cringeworthy racism. Not to mention revisionist Civil War history.
And it's also the first movie ever shown in The White House.
Birth Of A Nation, directed by one of the founders of United Artists--D.W. Griffith, is the story of two families. One from the North. And one from the South.
But it's also chock full of hard-to-watch scenes of racially offensive and inaccurate depictions of the Civil War.
For its time, it was a technological masterpiece of massive scope. Huge battlefield scenes. A plethora of extras.
Our guest, Dr. Wes Gehring, will guide us through all the ins and outs of a film that's on one hand historically and technologically significant--and really hard to watch without wanting to wince.
Hear all about about it, on this episode of The Tom Gulley Show.
February 5, 2018
Yes, it's back by popular demand. It's The 3rd Annual Tom Gulley Show Super Bowl Commercial Review.
You'll hear all the contempt, vitriol, dislike, glory, hatred, and praise that you've come to expect.
From the best to the worst, you'll hear Tom rant on about the commercial announcements that beguiled you during the Eagles defeat of the formerly believed to be the greatest of all time Patriots.
March 29, 2017
We spoke with critically acclaimed military combat author Patrick K. O'Donnell at the release of his best-selling book, Washington's Immortals.
Now, the paperback version is out, and Washington's Immortals is on the Amazon best-sellers list in hardback, paperback, and audio.
On this episode, we'll pick up where we left off with the Maryland & Delaware regiments that saved Washington's Army as they march south--some men traveling over 4,000 miles on foot. We'll talk about the food, the conditions, engagements at Camden and Cowpens--as well as some pretty rudimentary medical procedures.
We'll also learn about Patrick Stewart's interest--that's right, Captain Picard himself--in the Immortals and their final resting place as we go even deeper into Revolutionary War history with Patrick K. O'Donnell.