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!
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 Interview – General 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
If you have a question on the soaps that you want answered for the upcoming taping of the May 2011 episode, call our On-Air On-Soaps Podcast call-in line at 1-213-973-SOAP.