Soap Nation Live! with Michael Fairman

14 March 8th, 2011

The On-Air On-Soaps Podcast is proud to present the fourth annual TV Guide Canada Soap Opera Spirit Awards. Join Michael Fairman, along with his very special co-hosts, Days of our Lives and Venice star, Nadia Bjorlin and General Hospital and Cougar Town’s, Carolyn Hennesy for this special podcast. In addition, TV Guide Canada’s soap journalist extraordinaire, Nelson Branco, will be along for the ride when he reveals the winners in the top thirteen categories as we recognize some of daytime’s best! Plus, some of your favorite soap stars will be on hand as surprise guests.

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On-Air On-Soaps Podcast Episode #10

Welcome to the second annual On-Air On-Soaps Podcast presentation of the fourth annual TV Guide Canada Soap Opera Sprit Awards, hosted by Michael Fairman with his co-hosts, Nadia Bjorlin and Carolyn Hennesy. The trio welcome to the ceremony special guest, TV Guide Canada and Suds Report’s, Nelson Branco. Listen in as we reveal the winners in the top categories for the first time exclusively on the podcast. During the presentation you will hear special guests from The Young and the Restless, Michael Muhney and Tricia Cast, As the World Turns, Eric Sheffer-Stevens, General Hospital’s, Lexi Ainsworth, to Venice and Days of our Lives star, Crystal Chappell and many more.  To follow along with us, you can view the rundown of the nominees and categories by clicking here!

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On-Air On-Soaps Podcast Episode #10 features the following segments:

  • Michael Muhney Interview – Genoa City’s resident bad boy, Michael Muhney (Adam) calls in as one of our Soap Opera Spirit Award Podcast special guests.  What does he have to say about those cabin scenes that won him critical praise on The Young and the Restless? Find out. Starts @ 09:58
  • Katherine Kelly Lang and Susan Flannery Interview – The Bold and the Beautiful’s, Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke) and Susan Flannery (Stephanie) reveal what makes them such a dynamic duo, their favorite episodes of the past year, and getting slapped by one another. Starts @ 19:40
  • Lexi Ainsworth Interview – Our next SOS Award Podcast guest, General Hospital’s, Lexi Ainsworth chats about Kristina’s teenage abuse story, the attention her performances have garnered, and if love could be in the air for Kristina and Nathan. Starts@ 33:06
  • Scott Clifton Speech - The Bold and the Beautiful’s, Liam, Scott Clifton, delivers a very interesting and special speech when realizing he was competing against himself for his former role on One Life to Live in the Younger Actor category. Check out what he had to say! Starts@ 42:55
  • Eric Sheffer-Stevens Interview – Our next SOS Award Podcast call-in guest, former star of As the World Turns, Eric Sheffer-Stevens (Reid) discusses his accolades, selecting a reel to submit for Daytime Emmy competition, and his upcoming projects. Starts@ 46:32
  • Tricia Cast Interview – The Young and the Restless, Tricia Cast (Nina) is our next special call-in guest. Tricia reveals her secret to crying on cue, how she played those heartbreaking scenes of 2010, and working with her new and legendary Y&R co-stars.  Starts@ 52:52
  • Crystal Chappell Interview Days of our Lives star, and creator, writer, and star of the hit web soap Venice, Crystal Chappell calls in as our final SOS Award show guest. Find out some exclusive news on season three of Venice, and how she handles some much deserved kudos from the hosts! Starts@ 1:08:08

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  1. Stephanie says:

    I just checked Itunes – it’s not up yet.. Hope it will be up soon, though preferably, it would be awesome to have a direct download link so I don’t have to itunes to download it.

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  2. Doe says:

    Michael, just got through listening to your podcast. It was great fun and I was anxious to hear who the winners were in your SOS awards. Nelson Branco was the decider of the award and worked along with you to bring us a different and relevant award show. I was pleased that Florencia was chosen as best actor in her category . I probably wouldn’t have given best actor to Michael Muhney. I was very pleased that Lexi Ainsworth won. She really had a tough story line on GH, as did Chad Duell. But both actors were outstanding. But, My favorite performance and your winner, Jonathan Jackson, blew my mind. I literally couldn’t take my eyes off him. It was so intense and forceful and vitriolic. It was watching a bomb explode. He is one of the best actors ever. I know we will see more great performances from him. Having said that, I don’t like the storyline with the actress who plays the Irish girl. Her accent is annoying and the pattern in which she talks has a cadence that doesn’t help. I want Lucky with Elizabeth. Well, we will see how your picks end up at the Emmys. Good program, Michael..Looking forward to your next months show……

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  3. Alexa says:

    Thank you, Nelson and TV Guide Canada for recognizing Florencia Lozano for her talent, commitment, and consistent performance. Well done, overall.
    Michael, I am very pleased that you have the distinction of taste to support and recognize Florencia.

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  4. Joan says:

    Michael, I loved listening to the show. I love hearing your voice. The only show I watch is Y&R, so I don’t know the other charactors, but I enjoyed the dialog. Keep up the good work. Joanie M.

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  5. Feli says:

    Dear Michael, thank you for this cute interview with Eric (Sheffer-Stevens). And it´s so cute and awesome (and well-deserved), that Eric won the SOS Award. I so much loved to hear his voice again.

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  6. Heidi says:

    Another great podcast!!! The spirit awards were very fun and very accurate. I love that Florencia won! Lexi Ainsworth and Jonathan Jackson were also the only choices to win in those categories! Loved the interviews and the hosts! Thanks Michael!

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  7. Colleen says:

    Wonderful as always. Was a pleasure to listen to folks and get some insight on their characters and their methods. Thanks Michael!

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  8. mepariseau says:

    It was truely wonderful to hear from ESS again. I am very happy that he won the SOS. His portrayal as Dr Reid Oliver will never be forgotton … and the mantra of Reid’s true fans will be “What train?”

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  9. mmc says:

    I can’t believe that Van Hansis was omitted once again.i think it’s a tragedy that the old saying out of sight , out of mind is proving true.To me Van was the total package, good looks, great acting, and believability.He deserved to be rewarded for the marvelous work he put out for the last 5 years, but especially in 2010.I miss him like so many others and can’t believe there was no mention of him in these awards.Shame on those that put these awards together.And to let Brooke/ and Stephanie win over Luke and Reid is a crime.People loved the Luke/ Reid duo….that’s why the fans were so distraught with how ATWT ended.I’m disgusted and it seems some people have favorites and not always because of their body of work!Anyway, that’s my opinion!

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  10. Love Lure says:

    As you predicted, your readers (at least a big portion of them!) were pleased by the selection of Eric Sheffer Stevens ;)

    However, I wanted to comment more broadly on the whole podcast. I thought the whole thing was really well done. I really appreciated hearing Nelson’s thoughts (as well as the other hosts’) and it came across as very thoughtful – that responsibility was taken to pick the best candidate, not just the favorite one.

    I agree – the Emmy process is broken. I know many of the actors don’t even watch their own shows, much less the other shows, and given that many shows still don’t credit the actors in the opening credits, it would be really difficult for anyone to week through all the pre-noms to make an informed decision – unless their job is to cover soaps. ALL soaps.

    It is not unusual for journalists to be the arbiters in other fields. For example, in Major League Baseball, it is the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) who vote for the major year-end accolades (MVP, Cy Young, Rookie of the Year) as well as the all-important Hall of Fame inductees – though of course, their selections are not without controversy as well. Having a two step process where the journalists cull through the myriads of candidates, and having the peers make final selections based on the actual reels seems to me to be a good compromise.

    I also thought the discussion about web soaps was interesting. I couldn’t confirm stats (I admit – I haven’t watched Venice yet – I tried to subscribe in Season 1 and after 2 failed attempts, I gave up and haven’t had time to go back), but it looks like Venice produced 12 episodes x 12 minutes in Season 2. That’s 144 minutes. To put that in the same category as the daily soaps (200+ episodes x 40-some minutes each) and call it “more consistent” just doesn’t seem fair. Yes, I think the web soaps should be recognized and are probably “better” than the televised soaps, but I bet they’re no better than the best 144 minutes of the year in most of the traditional soaps.

    Thanks again for a thought-provoking podcast,
    -LL

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    todd replied

    Interesting take on the web soaps. You are right. It doesn’t seem fair.

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    ws replied

    Actually Venice was 12 episodes ranging in 12 min to 21 min…in total season 2 gave the fans over 3 hours of original story.

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    LoveLure replied

    Thanks for the correction, but the argument doesn’t change. Putting 180 (or even 244) minutes up against 200 episodes x 40 minutes still doesn’t seem like an apples to apples comparison to me.

  11. GAELYN THOMSON says:

    i love to see eric sheffer stevens on another soap opera all the emmys should go to him my furtcher husband and my love of my life

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