Celebrity Guests


“Hell or High Water” Movie Producer, Gigi Pritzker
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What does it mean to be a movie producer? More specifically, what exactly does a movie producer do? In the podcast below, movie producer and CEO of Oddlot Entertainment, Gigi Pritzker, joins me in the WGN Studios. Over Beet Bruschetta with black kale, smoked pecans, red onions, and whipped goat cheese, and a Spinach and Read more…

Academy Award Nominee, Michael Shannon
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As we gear up for the Academy Awards, Nocturnal Animals nominee, actor Michael Shannon sits down with me for food and drink as we dish on cooking, his creative process, working with Philip Seymour Hoffman, Leonardo di Caprio and Martin Scorsese, being nominated for an Academy Award…and bourbon! Want some insight into the elusive artist Read more…

National Geographic Photographer, Paul Nicklen
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Interview starts at :27 Paul Nicklen uses his camera to reveal the nature of a world melting away under human-induced global warming. Now more than ever we need to focus on the environment. With no time to lose, Paul gives us one simple tip that we can all do right now to help save our Read more…

Michael Moore
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On a bustling red carpet, Michael Moore talks with The Dinner Party host Elysabeth Alfano about Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, the extreme Right, his proof that God exists and his newest film, Where To Invade Next. Photo Credit: Timothy M. Schmidt Share This!

Joel Murray & Curtis Armstrong
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Joel Murray and Curtis Armstrong dish with me on acting, directing, starting out, advice for young actors, what it means to be a nerd, marriage tips, Wrigley Field and favorite snacks. And, over some great nerd food and Tequila Old Fashioned Cocktails, Joel also does some fun imitations of his famed brothers, actor and Caddyshack Read more…

Stone Temple Pilots: Robert & Dean DeLeo
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Margaret Cho
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What does funny girl Margaret Cho have to say…well, just about everything! Over great food from Cavatina Restaurant at the Sunset Marquis and a Sol y Mar Tequila Cocktail courtesy of Wansas, Margaret and I dish on morality on the internet, advice from Amy Schumer and Jerry Seinfeld re: internet trolls, Aretha Franklin & Carole Read more…

Billy Corgan
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An in-depth, warm and thoughtful discussion with Smashing Pumpkins frontman, Billy Corgan and host of The Dinner Party To Go podcast, Elysabeth Alfano about the state of Rock ‘n’ Roll, the creative process and the appeal of his new wrestling league. Share This!

Michael Madsen & Elaine Madsen
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Actor Michael Madsen and his Emmy-Award winning filmmaker Mother, Elaine Madsen, join me for a special episode of The Dinner Party with Elysabeth Alfano web series from the Sunset Marquis in Los Angeles just in time for Mother’s Day. Over dishes from Cavatina Restaurant and some Kendall Jackson’s Vintner’s Reserve Merlot, we dish on Michael’s Read more…

Russell Simmons
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