Show No. 417 with guests Trine Christensen, Adam Sharp, Ali Agirnas and Chuck Harter
Original Airdate: Aug. 31-Sept. 3, 2018
First hour: Trine Christensen, the actress who plays Jacob Gustavson’s wife on Godless and The Saint of Killers’ wife on Preacher, talks to Ed about the challenges of playing a character who does not have a first name, and how she recently “found her game” while learning comedy improvisation skills with the Upright Citizens Brigade. Also in this hour: Music and TV historian Chuck Harter remembers the life and legacy of Aretha Franklin, the legendary Queen of Soul. Second hour: Ed welcomes Adam Sharp, interim president of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
(aka The Daytime Emmy Awards) and former Head of News, Government and Elections at Twitter. Topics include how the Daytime Emmy Awards more than doubled its viewership from last year’s telecast—without being televised on a traditional network; why daytime TV in its many formats remains viable today; the difference between false news and fake news, and what to look for so that you don’t fall for either. Also in this hour: Ali Agirnas, the actor who plays Nicholas Gustavson on Godless, talks to Ed about becoming an actor after a successful career as an entrepreneur, his passion for surfing, and how proud he was to speak his father’s native language when he played a Turkish detective on the NBC series The Brave.