Latest Podcast: Why Some Baby Names Have the Shelf Life of Teen Idols

Baby Names, Mad Men, Podcast, Teen idols

baby‘Cause girl names, far more than boy names, are subject to fancy and fad. I’m not saying this is right, I’m just saying this is why Michael stays strong year after year, while Susan, dear, sensible, sturdy Susan, has gone the way of O-Town.


I explore the baby-name/teen-idol connection on the latest Former Child Star Central podcast. (Full disclosure: I am a former baby.)

I also talk the Mad Men finale, Andrew Keegan‘s kombucha-tea troubles and the rise and fall of Burt Reynolds because I obviously I don’t pay for the kind of data that would tell me what I should be talking about in the name of audience-building.

Listen, subscribe and leave a review on iTunes!


Latest Podcast: “Mad Men,” Jon Hamm, Kiernan Shipka, Mason Reese, Alex Rodriguez

Child Stars, Justin Bieber, Podcast, TV

mad men
Did we, meaning I, look for a way to insert myself into the Mad Men final-seven-episodes discussion? Yes, yes, I did.

Did we, meaning I, reach? No, no, I did not.

The latest episode of Former Child Star Central features a legit discussion on who is going to be Mad Men‘s ultimate former-child star: Jon Hamm or Kiernan Shipka? It also features a legit discussion with Mad Men Podcast host Jeremiah Panhorst.

And as if you needed more legit reasons to tune in, as it were, we, meaning I, have two words for you: Debralee Scott.

And also: Mason Reese.

And, yeah, Alex Rodriguez and Justin Bieber, too, but don’t let them deter you.

It’s time to give a listen.