Soap Nation Live! with Michael Fairman

6 April 28th, 2011

Soap expert Michael Fairman, General Hospital and Cougar Town’s Carolyn Hennesy, welcome special guest co-host, General Hospital’s Bradford Anderson for the latest edition of the On-Air On-Soaps Podcast which centers around the hot new novel, The Secret Life of Damian Spinelli, the cancellations of One Life to Live and All My Children, and May Sweeps in soapland. So, what do these three co-hosts have to say about it all? Find out when you listen to our most super-sized episode of the year!

You will hear: soap celebrity exclusive podcast interviews, behind-the-scenes scoops, discussion of soaps hottest topics, the power performance of the week, and more of what matters to you the soapers most - as we go 360 degrees inside, outside, and around the wide world of soaps!

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On-Air On-Soaps Podcast Episode #11

Welcome to the latest edition of the On-Air On-Soaps Podcast, hosted by Michael Fairman with co-hosts; Carolyn Hennesy and Bradford Anderson. This month the threesome welcome special guests: One Life to Live’s Robin Strasser, The Young and the Restless’ Emily O’Brien, and General Hospital’s Lisa LoCicero, for some emotional, entertaining, and revealing interviews. Plus, our hosts discuss the cancellations of both One Life to Live and All My Children, battle it out in our soap trivia game show segment, name the power performance of the week, and much more. It’s all in a jam-packed hour and forty minute special with the author and the subject of The Secret Life of Damian Spinelli on our most thought-provoking, compelling, and fun podcast to date!

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On-Air On-Soaps Podcast Episode #11 features the following segments:

  • Lisa LoCicero InterviewGeneral Hospital’s Lisa LoCicero, who plays the sexy and saucy Olivia Falconeri, calls-in to discuss Olivia’s chapter in The Secret Life of Damian Spinelli, the men in Olivia’s soap life; Steven, Sonny, and Johnny, and how she found out the news of the cancellation of AMC. Starts @ 18:43
  • News and Views – The disturbing, shocking, and heartbreaking decision by ABC to cancel One Life to Live and All My Children are discussed in detail, and the fallout in the soap world since the news was handed-down. Starts@ 32:33
  • Power Performance of the Week – One Life to Live’s Robin Strasser takes this episode’s highest recognition for her performance where Dorian leaves Clint having a heart attack. Hear the clip and the co-hosts reactions! Starts@45:42
  • Robin Strasser Interview – One Life to Live’s incomparable Dorian, Daytime Award winning actress, Robin Strasser is our next call-in guest. Robin discusses how she learned of the axing of OLTL, the outrage, frustration, and sadness she has been grappling with since the decision by ABC, and how the cancellation will affect hundreds of jobs and lives. Starts @ 49:17
  • Stump the Soapers: The Spinelli Edition – Bradford Anderson hosts a special edition of our podcast game show, Stump the Soapers, where he tries to stump Carolyn and Michael with Spinelli trivia! Starts@ 1:12:57
  • Emily O’Brien Interview – The Young and the Restless departing Emily O’Brien is our final soap star call-in guest, just as her Genoa City alter-ego, Jana Hawkes Fisher is front and center in a huge May Sweeps storyline! Hear Emily’s thoughts on her final scenes, and her plans for the future. 1:20:06
  • Carolyn’s Soap Thought of the Day – In our staple segment of the podcast, Carolyn, in light of the cancellations of OLTL and AMC, delivers a serious Soap Thought for fans of the genre. Starts@1:29:38
  • Karlene Bates Interview – On-Air On-Soaps ran a contest on our website to answer seven questions that you could only find the answers to by reading The Secret Life of a Damian Spinelli. Karlene Bates was our lucky contest winner and she calls-in to talk with our hosts! @ 1:32:18

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  1. writestuffla says:

    Wonderful podcast. Carolyn is a class act. Bradford – what vocal cords! I think that Robin should write a tell-all book about the final days of OLTL.


  2. Brian Greene says:

    Thanks For A Wonderful Podcast, Michael, Carolyn, & Bradford! :-)


  3. Christopher says:

    Great Post!


  4. Heidi says:

    Another awesome podcast! Truly enjoyed it! Thank you for having Bradford on he is one of my favorites! As always Carolyn is wonderful. The interviews were great especially Robin’s and the show was jam packed with great conversation. Thanks Michael!


  5. Doe says:

    Hey,Michael. I loved your podcast. First of all, I liked your opening music very much. I hope you will play more of that ,next podcast. Carolyn, your stalwart, is so smart and witty. Plus to have Bradford on with her was a treat, especially to hear them talk about the book., The Secret Life of Damien Spinelli. Carolyn must be thrilled that the book is number 10 on the best seller list. Is there anything she can’t do? When I heard Bradford’s singing, I couldn’t believe my ears. He has a great voice! I didn’t know about the group Port Chuck and that the guys from GH had made a recording and were on the road. Fantastic! Also , Lisa Lo Cicero that beautiful girl from GH that was your guest said ,she is in the book of Spinelli. I haven’t seen or read the book, but it sounds like a trip. Have to buy it. My favorite part of the podcast was Stump The Soapers, with Brad supplying the questions from the book. I was very amused that everytime you buzzed in, you and Carolyn were both wrong, and she wrote the book. It was hilarious. The other highlight was having Robin Strasser on and hearing her emotional comments about the cancellation of OLTL.. and yet being very realistic. She was also telling the fans not to blacklist the soaps because of those cancellations and keep watching their soap. Very good advice!! I love Dorian and when she left Clint as he was having a heart attack and getting the information she needed. She was so good at teasing him . It bordered on evil. And your last guest, Emily O’Brien, was kind of mixed emotions for me because I watch Y&R and have wanted her story line to be over, even though she has played her part brilliantly. I wonder if you guessed right, Michael, of how she exits the show. I think you might be . We shall see. I was thinking that, too. All in all ,your podcast was jammed packed with good and fun entertainment, Michael. I liked it so much. Good going! Till next time……


  6. heidi says:

    Michael really missing the podcast… when is the next one? Have been reading comments on FB and is it true that Laura Wright is leaving GH? Please find out and she would be a great guest for the next podcast.


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