Welcome to podcasting history. This week “Happy Sad Confused” welcomes two April fools babies as Josh’s guests, surely a first in the annals of the medium.
First up is Taran Killam, whose eclectic career has included six memorable seasons on “Saturday Night Live”, a surprising appearance in “12 Years a Slave”, and now a Broadway run in “Hamilton”.
Killam lives up to his nerd reputation in this conversation that goes deep into “Star Wars” (including the tongue in cheek audition tape he made for the Han Solo movie), how to properly imitate Christoph Waltz, what it’s like to direct Arnold Schwarzenegger, and a detailed pitch for the superhero movie he desperately wants to star in.
Later in the show David Oyelowo visits Josh to talk about his starring role in the true life romantic drama, “A United Kingdom” (out this Friday). Oyelowo also talks about his remarkable performance in “Selma”, why Idris Elba has his vote to be the next James Bond, and even sings a little power ballad, just to show off his range.
This Week in Barron's: Consequences of China moving away from US Treasuries; Alpha Natural Resources stock could rally more than 30% from here; Gen-X'ers and Gen-Y'ers could shift more of their retirement portfolio out of bonds and into stocks; some think ICON plc's stock could rally by as much as 40% in the next 12-18 months.
As the market continues to rise to new levels, the Wall Street Journal's Anne Tergesen joins Veronica Dagher to break down the many questions on shareholders' minds, and what the Dow Jones Industrial Average at 20000 ultimately means for investors.