Green Burials, Plastic Pollution & A Bill Murray Concert

Green Burials, Plastic Pollution & A Bill Murray Concert

Episode 28

This week is a full update from Ed and Rachelle about where they've been, what they've done, and why they're thinking about India for the near future. They share highlights from the fundraiser with Oceana and the Walden Woods Project, where they rocked out with Don Henley and Jackson Browne. Rachelle also explains how she's tackling single use plastic. Then find out about one of their latest projects, Begley Living, which will help you build your own green home and live sustainably.

 

Ed & Rachelle with Dianna Cohen at Oceana / Walden Woods fundraiser

Ed & Rachelle with Dianna Cohen at Oceana / Walden Woods fundraiser

TOPICS IN THIS EPISODE:

Sadhguru, India's spiritual thought leader, yogi, visionary, and founder of the Isha Foundation

What is ocean acidification?

River Restoration

Pollution in the Ganges River, aka Ganga River

Portlandiacreated by Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen

Portlandia clip with Ed Begley Jr.

Book Club with mature women like Candace Bergen and Diane Keaton

Future Man new trailer with Seth Rogen and Josh Hutcherson

How far behind are women film directors?

Grindr vs. Tinder vs. Bumble vs. Match.com vs. JDate

Tana Frederick and Project Save Our Surf

A recap of the Oceana & Walden Woods Project fundraiser

Listen to our episode with Oceana's Keith Addis

Bill Murray, actor

Mitch Glazer, writer and producer

Don Henley, musician, member of The Eagles, and activist

Jackson Browne, singer

Henry David Thoreau

West Side Story iconic songs "I Feel Pretty," "Maria"

Watch Bill Murray sing West Side Story at the fundraiser here

Eagles "Take It Easy"

Don Henley "Heart of the Matter"

Dianna Cohen's Plastic Pollution Coalition

Try out these metal straws

Video of plastic straw in sea turtle's nose - why you shouldn't use plastic straws

Plastic pollution effects on birds from Midway Islands 

Hawaiian islands that are multicolored because of plastic

NPR's story on sand shortage

Fly ash

Eye sand from sleep

Andy Sharpless - Oceana

Ringo Starr birthday - #peaceandlove

Joe Walsh, musician

Vicki Abelson's podcast, BROADcast

Information on Ed's event with MMRMA (Michigan Municipal Risk Management Authority) in Traverse City, Michigan

Begley Living website

ACT D'MAND water heater system

AO Smith

Daikin air conditioning system

William Hefner, architect 

VOC paints

 

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Ed Asner on "Lou Grant" & Vaccines

Ed Asner on "Lou Grant" & Vaccines

Episode 27

Ed Asner (Lou Grant, Mary Tyler Moore, Up) is a legendary, Emmy Award-winning actor, a staunch activist, and one of Ed (Begley Jr.'s) huge inspirations. He shows off his incredible memory with anecdotes about not getting invited to hang out with Carrie Fisher and Paul Simon, escaping cows as a child, and realizing that Mary Tyler Moore would be a hit. Ed Asner also shares how radio led him to Hollywood, what he thinks about the vaccines debate on autism, and which cast was better - Lou Grant vs. Mary Tyler Moore.

LESSONS FROM ED ASNER:

  1. Be active, curious, and interested.
  2. Stick with your passions.
  3. Live a life you believe in.
  4. Have a sense of humor.

 

TOPICS IN THIS EPISODE:

Follow Ed Asner on Twitter or email him quinceproductions@gmail.com

Watch him perform in A Man and His Prostate

Ed Asner IMdB list of film & TV show appearances

A clip of Penn & Teller: Bullshit! Recycling episode

Precycling - ideas on how to create less waste

Worms that eat plastic

Transylvania 6-5000

Carrie Fisher & Paul Simon

DAM (Mothers Against Dyslexia)

Predictions on Trump & the Paris Accord

The Grouchy Historian by Ed Asner and Ed Weinberger

Autism Society

Debate about vaccines & autism

Kansas City, Kansas vs. Kansas City, Missouri

Armour Company - meat packing plant from Ed's childhood

Judas goat

University of Chicago

Clydesdale look

Threepenny Opera original text by Bert Brecht - starring John AstinLotte Lenya

The Man of La Mancha - Richard KileyJose Ferrer

Naked City

Paul BurkeFrank SuttonRobert "Bobby" Blake

Mayflower Moving services (that Ed Asner was not too happy about)

Face of a Hero

Slattery's People starring Richard Crenna

Mary Tyler Moore

Writers on MTMJames BrooksAllan BurnsDavid LloydEd Weinberger

Lou Grant

Jack BannonNancy Marchand (aka Tony Soprano's mother)

LA Theatre Works

Pixar's Up

Not A Penny More, Not A Penny Less, with Ed Asner and Ed Begley, Jr.

A video on Ed's life, achievements, and involvement in activist issues (Central America, animal rights, etc)

 

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Secrets to Longevity with Bruce & Lois Fong

Secrets to Longevity with Bruce & Lois Fong

Episode 26

Ed and Rachelle get a special visit from recently retired IT engineer Bruce Fong and his 88 year-old mother, Lois. They travel back in time to discuss the perils of Chinese immigrants, and what it was like to attend USC when tuition was only $375 per quarter. Bruce also starts a competition with his 8 kilowatts of solar, Ed prepares some beets from the garden, and Lois reveals how she's kept her mind and body in such tiptop shape without even dieting.

LESSONS FROM BRUCE & LOIS:

1. Keep your body active and your brain active.
2. Continue working in what interests you the most.
3. You don’t need a PhD to make a difference.

TOPICS IN THIS EPISODE:

California Fire Foundation

Charity Buzz

Walnut, CA

Orange groves and smudge pots throughout California's history

San Gabriel Mountains

USC vs. UCLA

Office Depot

1984 Los Angeles Olympics

Tape drives

Florida's flooding concerns from climate change

A look at Chinese discrimination in the US

Owl Drugstore

A history of USC School of Pharmacy

Chinese medicine vs. Western medicine

Maritime cruise to the British Isles, Wales, and Scottish islands

Curves

NBC's The Voice

How to eat slower & eating slower is healthier for you

 

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 Fourth of July - Fireworks, Food, and Family Activities

Fourth of July - Fireworks, Food, and Family Activities

Episode 25

In honor of Independence Day, Ed and Rachelle give their tips for celebrating this holiday without too much damage to your health, the environment, and your wallet. What grilling ideas won’t weigh down your body or your carbon footprint? Are sky lanterns or nitrogen fireworks better than traditional fireworks? They also share DIY crafts and decorations that save money, pet safety rules, timeless 4th of July movies, and your favorite ways to celebrate America’s day of patriotism.

 

 TOPICS IN THIS EPISODE:

History of 4th of July

Our beloved friend Glenne Headly

Love (Netflix)

Portlandia (IFC)

Georgia’s policy on marijuana

Find out your state’s ruling on weed - Marijuana Policy Project

Some interesting 4th of July Parades around America

Find a parade near you

If you’re unfamiliar with using public transportation, we’ve got you covered!

Outdoor games - corn hole / corn toss, ladder golf / ladder toss, horseshoes

Watch a patriotic, Fourth of July movie

Born on the Fourth of July, the movie

Bruce Springsteen, Born in the USA

Propane vs. charcoal BBQ grill - health risks & environmental impact

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4th of July DIY craft & decoration ideas

EcoQue portable grill & grilling accessories

Stumpy Joe & the other dead drummers of Spinal Tap

Michaux’s sumac, the federally endangered plant

William Daniels in 1776

 

TIME CODES FOR THIS EPISODE:

0:00 = Intro & updates

11:40 = Segment: Cash in the Green

16:00 = A reminder to protect your pets from the July 4th fireworks noise

19:35 = Segment: Green or Garbage?

22:35 = Segment: Products of the week

23:37 = Segment: Ask the Begleys

26:20 = Outro

 

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Kevin Nealon Talks "SNL" & Legal Weed

Kevin Nealon Talks "SNL" & Legal Weed

EPISODE 24

Comedian Kevin Nealon (SNL, Weeds) wishes he had wider aspirations, but the thrill of the comedy scene was too invigorating to pass up. After Dana Carvey helped him get on SNL, Kevin has maintained a healthy career on screen and a healthy lifestyle off screen. Find out about Kevin's serial killer demeanor, his initial disdain for activists, Garry Shandling's uninvited monk, and a near-death experience on a morning hike.

 

LESSONS FROM KEVIN:

1. Find time to meditate.

2. Do your passion and go into it with nothing to lose.

3. Half the battle is showing up.

 

TOPICS IN THIS EPISODE:

Kevin's website

Follow Kevin on Twitter & Instagram

Check out Kevin's work on films & TV shows

Jan Hooks on SNL

David Mirkin

Watch Kevin on SNL (Weekend Update, Mr. Subliminal Man)

Ed Peck, actor

Al Frankenactor, comedian, and Minnesota State Senator

The Improv in Hollywood

Les Moonves, who didn't think Kevin would become anything

Classic actors & comedians spotted at the Improv - Marty Feldman, John Travolta, Robin Williams, Steve Martin, Bob Fosse, Albert Brooks

Dana Carvey work on SNL

Lorne Michaels, the mastermind producer behind SNL and many more

Brad Grey

The Stakeout SNL sketch with Kevin and Tony Danza

Hiller and Diller - with Richard Lewis & Eugene Levy

Weeds (Showtime)

WeSPARK

CBS's Man With A Planstarring Matt LeBlanc

Watch a trailer for Christopher Guest's Mascots - with Ed, Kevin's wife Susan Yeagley, and Parker Posey

Bob Einstein

PETA

Farm Sanctuary

Tesla

Watch Hiking with Kevin, his hiking chat show

David Lynch Foundation - Transcendental Meditation

Garry Shandling on meditation & Buddhism

The hit bands of today - One Direction, Twenty One Pilots, The Chainsmokers

 

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