Veteran radio news/talk host Dave Williams talks with cool people on all topics, specializing in Radio Masters.

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Tuesday Sep 06, 2022

MARK AUSTIN THOMAS retired after a long and distinguished career as a broadcast journalist. Here, he talks with Dave Williams about his radio experience and about race relations. This is an enlightening conversation. Highly recommended.

Tuesday Aug 30, 2022

ELLEN JOVIN is a modern Joanie Appleseed, sowing vast groves of grammatical wisdom throughout the realm. Schlepping her folding table and library of reference books, Ellen and her husband, Brandt, have set up shop on the streets, at the malls and outside the libraries of America to spread the Word: 
"The rules of grammar are but guidelines, not commandments. Go forth and clarify!"

Saturday Aug 13, 2022

JIM DAVIES is an American/Canadian cognitive scientist and one of the leading authorities in the world on imagination. What is it? How does it work? In this episode, he explains the difference between imagination, creativity, and memory. And get this: he says ALL imagination is based on memory.


Sunday Aug 07, 2022

Sunday Aug 07, 2022

DAVID COALE is widely regarded as one of the top appellate lawyers in Texas. He's the guy the networks call for explanations. Here he explains the recent Supreme Court decision overturning the Constitutional right to abortion. More to the point, he explains the Court itself, how it works and why.

JOHN LEVEY - Right For The Role

Thursday Aug 04, 2022

Thursday Aug 04, 2022

JOHN LEVEY has four primetime Emmy awards for casting major TV hits The West Wing, and E.R. The actors he cast in those two shows have more than 50. He was also Casting Director for Third Watch, China Beach, Southland, Torchwood, Animal Kingdom, SEAL Team, Shameless... The list goes on for decades. John loves his career and has written about it in a new book, RIGHT FOR THE ROLE, available soon.


Saturday Jul 30, 2022

Saturday Jul 30, 2022

BOB SHERWOOD owns a distinctive voice, delightful wit, and the capital city of California. Sacramento still remembers Bob and his all-star lineup of deejays at top-40 powerhouse KROY. As an executive with Columbia Records he guided and occasionally battled some of the biggest stars in the business.

Wednesday Jul 20, 2022

I asked KENNY LEE LEWIS how he got so damned good. He told me, "It's a gift".  And, he continued, "It's what we in the industry call 'the curse'." Explanation straight ahead.
For 40 years he has played lead and bass while singing, writing, and producing for the legendary Steve Miller Band. Along the way, Kenny Lee has collaborated and performed with Bonnie Raitt, Eddie Money, Dave Mason, Billy Preston, Peter Frampton, Boz Scaggs, Brian Wilson, Steve Stills, and many, many others. 
Kenny is a family man and an avid fly fisherman. He speaks of the Bible and of the paranormal; he's written a novel steeped in both.
He is a fountain of great tales.
The dude is cool as they come.

TOMMY JOHN - The Bionic Man

Saturday Jul 16, 2022

Saturday Jul 16, 2022

TOMMY JOHN is a baseball legend. He was a four-time Major League All-Star and has the third-most wins (288) of any pitcher since 1900 not in the Hall of Fame. Ironically, that may be due to the fact that he is world-famous for the elbow surgery named for him that rescued his career. 
He has nothing to do with the underwear company of the same name and says he won't watch major league baseball these days.
Tommy is a motivational speaker now. He lives happily in Florida with his devoted wife, Cheryl.

Sunday Jul 03, 2022

ANITA FAYE GARNER grew up a gospel gypsy, traveling across the South with her Pentecostal preacher father, Brother Ray Jones, her famous singer-songwriting mother, Fern Jones, and her reluctant brother, Leslie Ray. Here, she tells their story and shares Fern’s original songs that changed the direction of American music.
To learn more about Anita's wonderful book, The Glory Road, visit her website:

Saturday Jul 02, 2022

Singer/songwriter, JD HINTON has composed songs and music for Hollywood films including Gloria, Tik Tok, and Mark Medoff’s film, Children on Their Birthdays, which features his song, I Have to Dream, sung by Celine Dion.
JD takes his original music into Los Angeles and New York clubs for sold-out shows at Rockwood Music Hall, Vitello’s, Rockwell, House of Blues, and the Viper Room.
A personal highlight was singing at the Vatican for the Pope.
As heartfelt as the late, great Hank Williams, Hinton’s music has been compared to everyone from Leonard Cohen to Peter Gabriel and Robbie Robertson.
Before his music work began, JD was the midnight to dawn disc jockey on a highly rated R&B radio station that kept L.A. dancing the night away. Hinton began using improvisational skills he developed as a disc jockey to land acting roles in television and films. His name continually popped up starring on TV shows like “Dynasty”, “The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles”, “Mork and Mindy”, and recently in the hit show “Jane the Virgin” for CBS. Look for him soon in Reese Witherspoon’s new project “The Morning Show” for AppleTV.
JD Hinton never met a stranger and thinks any day is a good day for chili.
His original music is available everywhere Learn more here:

Wednesday Jun 29, 2022

In 2009 the city of Oakland, California, sent WALTER HOYE to jail for standing quietly outside an abortion clinic holding a sign that read, “Jesus loves you and your baby. Let us help.” Investigative journalist Robert Artigo wrote Walter's story, Black and Pro-Life in America. It's a shocking indictment of the for-profit abortion industry and its supporters in City Hall.I talked with both of them just three days after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. Here's our conversation

Sunday Jun 26, 2022

Renowned political scientist ALLAN SAXE has been informing and expanding young minds for nearly 60 years. His lessons are built upon a foundation of bedrock American history. Now, like many Americans these days, he's losing hope that our democracy can survive what he sees as a relentless attack on freedom and decency. America, he says, has lost its way.

GROZ - A gift of laughter

Saturday Jun 25, 2022

Saturday Jun 25, 2022

DAVE GROSBY is a sports radio legend and my dearest friend in the business. We met 40 years ago in Sacramento and haven't stopped laughing since. The line that best sums up our friendship came from the Groz one night when we were both young and single, bellied up to the bar at Sacramento's Maple Room. The drinks were flowing and so were our tears of laughter. At one point, while catching our breath, he managed to gasp, "God, if only one of us was a woman!"
And we laughed again.
I'm in Dallas now and he's been in Seattle forever, but together or apart we will always be Morningman & The Groz.

Wednesday Jun 15, 2022

I found MARK CUBAN in the back of a town car with his son stalking lobster claws in New York City. We spent a lot of our recording time trying to fix a lousy connection. We finally did but it cut our planned conversation time in half. Still enjoyed it a lot. He's a good guy. Here's Mark talking about the crappy economy, the Mavs, and his new mission to disrupt the prescription drug industry by making prescriptions affordable without insurance.


I'm Dave Williams.

After many years of doing news/talk radio I'm ready to stretch out to long-form conversation.

Podcasting is still young and developing. Some of the experts say radio people are no good at it because we sound plastic, too slick. I take that to mean I should sound less professional. Heck, I can do that.

These same experts say a podcast has to be very narrowly focused on a particular subject to gain a following.

Tell that to Joe Rogan.

I'm interested in lots of things, in people and subjects beyond number and description. Aren't you? Sure you are. Hope you like what I offer and will tell your friends.

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You can hear my Dallas morning radio show with my partner, Amy Chodroff, at 5-9 a.m. central time. 

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