TV Host Lyndsey Rodrigues: Ep. 98

She used to host MTV’s Total Request Live, now hosts for The Hollywood Reporter, and hasn’t lost a touch of her Australian accent. Lyndsey Rodrigues gives her advice for foreign talent looking to make it big in America, how she deals with the career switch to harder entertainment news, and shares her most MTV story — it’s classic Diddy Combs.

Make sure to download, review, and subscribe to the pod on Apple Podcasts right here, in the Google Play store, or on Spotify.

And keep up with me on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook at mikejanela.

Jeopardy! Champ Buzzy Cohen: Ep. 97

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Buzzy Cohen is one of the most popular Jeopardy! contestants ever. And one of my personal favorites. Now that he’s back as a team captain for the Jeopardy! All-Star Games, I caught up with him to hear about his team’s 48-hour Airbnb training session for the competition, what he’s done with all the money, and get tips for playing the game better.

Plus, find out where you can find former Jeopardy! champs playing trivia in Los Angeles every week, which would terrify me if I walked in expecting to win.

Make sure to download, review, and subscribe to the pod on Apple Podcasts right here, in the Google Play store, or on Spotify.

And keep up with me on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook at mikejanela.

Day In Their Life: Emmys Host Michael Che

He’s co-hosting the 2018 Emmys, but Saturday Night Live writer/Weekend Update anchor Michael Che’s life this summer consisted of a lot of stand-up touring. So I tried a New York open mic. Video of the full 7-minute set is available to the highest bidder.

Check out the whole series, including videos on Cristiano Ronaldo, Oprah, and WWE’s Braun Strowman. Then let me know who I should profile next on Twitter @mikejanela.

I’m Going to be on The $100,000 Pyramid!

BOBBY MOYNIHAN, EMILY POOL, JON LOVITZ, MIKE JANELA
Courtesy ABC/Lou Rocco

Well now that ABC has made it official, I can announce it here: I’m going to play on The $100,000 Pyramid!

Episode airs Sunday, August 19, at 9 P.M. on, obviously, ABC and I get to play with Jon Lovitz and Bobby Moynihan. Make sure to watch but if you miss it, I’ll be updating on here of course. And follow me @mikejanela on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for updates as they happen there too.