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Friday, 28 October 2016

The What? With Drew Episode 1 Alien Beliefs

Halloween special time folks!

Here we have the links to the brief wee intro I recorded for the episode, the episode itself and my after thoughts. It took months of work to cut this episode down to just shy of 34 minutes from 3 hours haha and I took out a couple of talking heads that I later discovered were charlatans. It's been an epic journey and it's only just beginning as I will be doing it all over again for episode 2 which should be available.... should be..... in January. 

The regular Drew Carson Show will be back next week with a bang so don't miss that and I hope you enjoy this special!

All media audio clips were used under the fair use act.

You can find out more about Dr. Kitei's documentary by visiting her website

Thursday, 27 October 2016

A Break From Regular Broadcasting: The What? With Drew... Alien Beliefs

This Friday there will not be a new episode of the Drew Carson Show but instead the Halloween special and first episode of the wee mini series of audio documentaries called The What? With Drew.

In this first episode entitled "Alien Beliefs" I take a gander at UFOs, aliens and those who believe in them. I focus on the Phoenix Lights event of 1997 and interview the original videographer of the famous video that captivated the world. I speak to a UFO expert who tells me why it is such a great example of evidence and I speak to a complete skeptic that says it's all hokum. What do I believe? Well you'll have to watch to find out..

Participants in this documentary are as follows:

Dr Lynne Kitei

Dr. Lunne Kitei, is an internationally acclaimed physician and health educator who pushed aside her successful medical career to pursue writing the Phoenix Lights book and produce the internationally award winning documentary project. 

You can find out more on Dr. Kitei at these links:



Dr John B. Alexander

Dr. John Alexander has been a leading advocate for the development of non-lethal weapons since he created renewed interest in the field starting in 1989. In 2003 he served as a mentor to Afghan Ministry of Defense senior officials through the Office of Military Cooperation – Afghanistan, (Coalition Forces) Kabul. He has traveled to ALL of the continents on Earth. He trekked the remote areas of Tibet including the Mount Everest Base Camp, went to Timbuktu in the Sahel in West Africa, tracked gorillas in Rwanda, met shamans in the Amazon, Mongolia and voodoo witch doctors in Togo and Benin, traveled across cartel controlled areas of Central America, visited ancient temples in Burma, Laos, Thailand, and Cambodia.  In New Guinea he witnessed the emergence of stone-aged tribes people who still practice cannibalism on occasion and in 2014 was swimming in the open ocean with humpback whales in the Kingdom of Tonga. In 2015 we attended Kumbe Mela in Nashik India, visited Bali and Borobudur in Indonesia and was diving on the Great Barrier Reef off Australia

You can find out more about Dr. Alexander at his website.

Michael Shermer

Dr. Michael Shermer is the Founding Publisher of Skeptic magazine, a monthly columnist for Scientific American, a regular contributor to Time.com, and Presidential Fellow at Chapman University.He has been a college professor since 1979, also teaching at Occidental College, Glendale College, and Claremont Graduate University, where he taught a trans-disciplinary course for Ph.D. students on Evolution, Economics, and the Brain. As a public intellectual he regularly contributes Opinion Editorials, book reviews, and essays to the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles TimesScienceNature, and other publications.

You can find out more about Dr. Shermer at these links:


Wednesday, 19 October 2016

This Week's Guests Are Actress Sarah Minnich & Teen Chef Zac Kara

On the show this week we are back at it again with 2 guests. First up we have Masterchef Junior finalist, YouTube sensation teen chef Zac Kara. Zac is best known for appearing on season 4 of Masterchef Junior but he also has 2 very popular YouTube shows in the form of Cooking with Zac and Kickback With Zac. We talk Chef Gordon Ramsay, the Masterchef experience and his goals for the future.

You can find Zac@

Photo credit Lesley Bryce
And we also have Better Call Saul actress Sarah Minnich on the show. Sarah talks about working on Better Call Saul, working with Gary Oldman, working with Emily Blunt and Josh Brolin on Sicario, her latest role in Priceless, amovie about human trafficking and so much more. I had a blast talking to Sarah and I am sure you guys and gals will enjoy this one too.

Some of Sarah's key roles have been:

Shot Caller                         2016
The Space Between Us      2016
Priceless                              2016
Better Call Saul                 2015-2016
The Ridiculous 6                2015
Sicario                                 2015

Photo credit Lesley Bryce

You can find Sarah@

Wee Update

With Alien Beliefs, the first episode of The What? With Drew mini series of audio documentaries to be featured on the DRew Carson Show feed going up on the 28th Oct as this years Halloween special it is only fitting that this past Tuesday I began recording the next one. This time  sees yours truly, a self confessed sweet tooth step away from the sugary delights and all refined sugar and bad carbs for that matter as I go 30 days without any added sugar. This isn't me jumping on any bandwagon or fad diet this is a numpty's attempt at research to see what effects it will have on my mental and physical health.  I will be recording audio diaries all the way through and keeping track of my mood, my weight, my waistline and if I can actually stick to it for a month.

I will also be putting up menu plans and updates on here, Twitter, my Instagram account and the Drew Carson Show Facebook page so if you haven't already check them out at the links provided below.

Here's my before pic from a recent bevvy session at a pub, another thing I won't be doing drinking alcohol, damn didn't think about that haha. Anyhoo keep up to date by following these links and we will be back to regular programming shortly with who this week's guests are, yes two guests once again.


Thursday, 13 October 2016

This Week's Guest Is Die Hard 2, Bad Boys & Lucky Dey Series Writer Doug Richardson

On this week's show I welcomed the great Doug Richardson into the virtual studio to discuss his illustrious writing career that has taken him from writing films such as Die Hard 2, Money Train, Hostage and Welcome To Mooseport to writing the kick-arse Lucky Dey series of books.

We talked working with Bruce Willis, how Will Smith was already a movie mega-star in waiting prior to Bad Boys and craft of both screenwriting and novel writing. This is a must listen for anyone interested in screenwriting or interested in hearing a cool as fuck guy talk shit with this Scotsman. This was one of my all time favourite interviews on the show so remember to click subscribe and tell your friends already... if you haven't... yeah!


Doug Richardson was born in Arcadia, California. The son of a career politician, Doug did most of his growing up on a small ranch in the rural foothills outside Sacramento. He was twelve when he discovered his father’s collection of Ian Fleming’s James Bond paperbacks on a shelf in his parent’s converted garage. What followed was a teenage obsession with the film series and then cinema in general.
Though Doug attended The USC School for Cinematic Arts with ambitions to become a movie director, while there he discovered his affection for writing screenplays. After leaving USC, Doug directed a few educational films, but his sights remained set on Hollywood. After reading some of his first screenplays, Warner Brothers offered Doug a two-year contract—one of the last “paid by the week” studio writer gigs.
In 1989 20th Century Fox hired Doug to adapt Walter Wager’s novel 58 Minutes into the first sequel to their hit movie Die Hard. In 1990, it was released as Die Hard 2, Die Harder. Around the same time period, Doug and his one-time writing partner, Rick Jaffa, garnered national attention when their spec screenplay, Hellbent…and Back was the first in Hollywood to sell for a million dollars. He has since written and produced feature films including the box office smash Bad Boys (1995), Money Train (1995), and Hostage (2005). In 2004 Doug produced the comedy Welcome to Mooseport.
While in between movie projects, Doug managed to finish his first novel, Dark Horse. The political thriller was published in 1997 by Avon/Morrow, who released Doug’s second novel True Believers two years later.
While Doug continues to work in Hollywood developing motion pictures and TV pilots, he finds writing novels provides him the greatest satisfaction and reward. 2011’s The Safety Expert marked Doug’s return to penning novels and is his first modern-day L.A. Noir thriller. In 2013’s Blood Money, Doug introduced readers to Lucky Dey, an  on-again/off-again Los Angeles County Sheriff’s detective who is both willful and acerbic to a dangerous fault.
99 Percent Kill, A Lucky Dey Thriller (2015) is the first of Doug’s Lucky Dey series. With his “uncanny ability to glimpse into the brutality and instability not only of the criminal mind, but also a darkness in the heroes” (IndieReader), Doug winds readers through a sinister L.A. landscape where unlikely worlds intersect to create a stew of tension and suspense. Lucky Dey returns in Doug’s forthcoming thriller, Reaper: A Lucky Dey Thriller, coming May 2016.
In addition to writing for the screen and print, Doug posts a weekly blog on his website, dougrichardson.com, where he shares personal anecdotes from his thirty-year showbiz career. A collection of his blogs, The Smoking Gun: True Tales from Hollywood’s Screenwriting Trenches was published in 2015.
While not behind his computer Doug enjoys hitting little white balls towards faraway holes, fine cigars, and a smooth glass of scotch on the rocks. He lives in Southern California with his wife, two children and four mutts.

You can find Doug at:

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

This Week's Guests Are Noel Gourdin & Mark Beaumont

It seems to be a trend now as yet again we welcome not one but two guests into the virtual studio this week in the form of US top 40 R&B recording artist Noel Gourdin and record-breaking long distance cyclist, adventurer, broadcaster and author Mark Beaumont. 

Noel bio:

Soul and R&B singer Noel Gourdin did not have a traditional childhood. He was born in Brockton, MA but spent his summers with family in Pachuca, Mississippi. The result is a man who is city to the heart but southern to the soul. He honed his skills in Brockton, MA, and by the age of 24 scored a deal with Sony and had his first album in stores. His first exposure to the vocal arts came in church and he was introduced to the larger canon of soul music by his father (who introduced him to the classics, such as Otis Redding) and his brother (who turned him on to the sounds of new jack swing). Noel is influenced by classic soul as well as the contemporary sounds of R&B and hip-hop. Therefore his music is a seamless blend of each genre. “Listening to so much music from so many different eras really helped me put my style together,” explains the gifted singer-songwriter.

You can find Noel at these links:

Mark's bio:
Mark Beaumont is a record-breaking long distance cyclist, broadcaster and author. He held the record for cycling round the world, completing his 18,297 miles route in 194 days 17 hours. He later completed a quest to cycle th Americas, cycling from Anchorage, Alaska to Southern Argentina, for a BBC documentary series.

Mark also set the record for completing the Coast 500 (a 518.7 mile route around Scotland) by bicycle in 37 hours 56 minutes and 44 seconds.
Mark is also a published author after writing about his adventures. You can find out more by visiting these links: