Frank Talk

Frank Sheftel


Frank Sheftel is a native of Hollywood California. Growing up in the San Fernando Valley and attending Grant High School and L.A.Valley College. His family has been in the Candy Business for 2 generations and own The Candy Factory in North Hollywood for 35 years. They are known as the Candymaker to The Stars.

Candy Factory made Michael Jackson & Lisa Marie Presley's wedding favors and also the chocolates Tom Hanks eats in Forrest Gump, among many other Hollywood projects. Frank has been involved in the political arena of L.A. Including running for City Council and advocating for Valley City-hood. Frank has served on the Board of the Thalians, a charity headed by Debbie Reynolds and Ruta Lee, devoted to Mental Health Issues.

Frank also writes a monthly column in the Tolucan Times.

Show Time: 
Sunday 4:00PM - 4:59PM
Show Description: 
Every week on Frank Talk, Frank Sheftel will discuss topics and issues ranging from politics to pot holes. Comedian Rip Taylor will be a regular with "Round up with Rip" discussing the latest in Hollywood. And a corral of correspondents will keep you up to date on hot topics.

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July 2016


Cristina Ferrare joins us in studio. We discuss her recent departure from the Hallmark Channel and her new partnership with Maria Shriver. We take calls and discuss current topics.  

June 2016


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April 2016


Larry Thomas best known as the Soup Nazi from Seinfeld joins us on FRANK TALK. We talk about his new book and line of soups. He shares some fun stories. Great show. 

March 2016


February 2016


Jerry Mathers the Beaver himself from Leave it to Beaver hound us in studio to talk about his amazing career. Working with Alfred Hitchcock and Bob Hope are topics of discussion. As well as Jerry's position as spokesperson for diabetes. to see more about what Jerry is up to. 


Valentine show with our guest Kathy Garver (Sissy from Family Affair). We discuss her life growing up as a child star. And she brings us samples from her new line of candles, sprays & lotions. Listen in for a surprise call from Ruta Lee.

January 2016


Great show with music icon Chuck Negron. We play a little of his music and take calls from fans all over the country. We learn how he began in the music industry and how he was signed by Columbia Records at the age of 20! 


Erin Murphy best known for playing Tabitha on Bewitched joins us on FRANK TALK. we talk about how she got the part of Tabitha and learn some behind the scenes stories on the 2 Darren's. We also talk about her new endeavor into the adult beverage business with her investment in Slim Chillers. Great show don't miss it.


December 2015


Great show with Actress Naomi Grossman. Best known for her role as "Pepper" in the American Horror Story - Freak Show. We talk about her various roles in TV & Theatre. We enjoy some Slim Chillers from our sponsor while we chat.


If you remember the line "Who loves ya baby?" You won't wanna miss this show. Actor Kevin Dobson (Kojak and Knots Landing) is our special guest. We talk about his long history in Hollywood and the great actors he's worked


It's a fun show be prepared to laugh your ass off as comedian Judy Tenuta and her squeeze box join us in studio. We talk about everything and have fun the entire show. She's gonna come back again soon cause we ran out of time with this very funny lady. 


We welcome Emmy Nominated Actress Carolyn Hennessy to FRANK TALK. She talks about her roles on the various shows she's been on including True Blood and Cougar Town and she tells us some behind the scenes stories. 

November 2015


Matt Moy from 2 Broke Girls talks about the show and his career and some of the fun guest stars he's worked with. The show takes a wild turn as we enjoy Slim Chillers from our sponsor. 


We welcome Actor Tony Denison to the show. He's played Detective Flynn on the Closer & Criminal Minds. We talk about jobs Tony had before he became an actor and take a call from one of the "Flynn Girls". Listen in it's a great show


From Young & the Restlesss & General Hospital Tristan Rogers is our special guest. We talk about his career and iconic role as Robert Scorpio. Listen in to find out which superstar he dated.


October 2015


From Growing Pains Actor Jeremy Miller & Ocean Prime Beverly Hills AGM Jonathan Mitchell. We talk with Jeremy about growing up a child actor and he introduces a very special guest he brought with him. Jonathan Mitchell brings us champagne and stories of fine food in Beverly Hills.


On today's FRANK TALK we chat with Actress Lee Purcell (Big Wednesday, Valley Girl and many more) and Hollywood Show Producer David Elkouby. We talk about the upcoming show and all the Celebs that will be there. And Lee talks about some of the leading men she's worked with. Including being discovered by Steve McQueen.


On today's FRANK TALK co-host Denise Culp and Frank talk with Jesus Christ Superstar Ted Neeley about his iconic film role as Jesus Christ. His wife Leeyan and Daughter Tessa also join us and reminisce about when Ted & Leeyan met on set in Israel. We also hear Ted sing 2 classic songs. Great show!


On Today's FRANK TALK we are excited to introduce new co-host Denise Culp.
Denise and Frank talk with Phil Hurley from Slim Chillers. Fun show including a call from a listener in Maui! We enjoy a few Slim Chillers during the show. Listen for the moment we become slightly buzzed!

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March 2015


It's FRANK TALK, your healthy addiction. With co-host Kim Yarbrough under the weather this week, Franks flies solo. Frank details step by step how he achieved the Guinness World Bookrecord of creating the world's largest peanut butter cup, beating the unofficial world record by 212 lbs! Frank talks to actress Ruta Leeabout the star-studded peanut butter cup event benefitting The Thalians' Operation Mend & Precious Paws animal rescue mission. Jeff Glenn, FRANK TALK's roving reporter calls in fromSeattle to report on his Underground City tour and what he discovered about the history of the city and its curious beginnings, including being funded by a San Francisco bordello and the inventor of the toilet. Frank also chats with Rip Taylor about his new documentary, "Rip-Rip, Hooray" and Jay Irwin about current productions at the El Portal Theatre.


Welcome to the Ides of March on FRANK TALK! Kim advises Frank on breaking into the singing biz. Frank reciprocates by recanting his childhood memories and singing the lyrics to the cult classic "Harvey & Sheila" parody song. FRANK TALK guestHarvey Wallbanger was a no show, so Frank & Kim entertained native Seattle caller Jeff Glenn, who happened upon the LA Talk Radio airwaves by dialing a wrong number. Frank crowns Jeff the new 'wrong number roving reporter' of the show and cajoles him into calling back the following week to report on the state of the old underground city in Seattle. Frank announces details and celebrity appearances for the upcoming Guinness World Book weighing ofThe Candy Factory's world's largest peanut butter cup. Frank & Kim talk new TV shows and old movies; Amsterdam culture; boat cruises on the Seine river & his upcoming Birthday cruise. Frank questions Kim about being able to 'improv' as an actor in scripted and unscripted film and stage performances. Frank talks about vacationing and cruising with his Mom and Dad.


Frank & Kim discuss their Spring holiday plans for St. Patty's Day,Easter and the Ides of March. Other hilarious topics of discussion include The Candy Factory's historic making of the world's largest peanut butter cup, phone semantics, art installations at the El Portal Theater, Frank's "dog" family, and a news worthy St. "Frat-ties" Day prank. FRANK TALK tackles the subjects of the theater community in Los Angeles versus the American theater community at large, and how national minimum wage laws affect small theaters and businesses. Frank and Kim discuss one of their favorite topics: Politics-- the outcome and subsequent fallout of the recent Los Angeles City Council race; and mudslinging during the Hilary Clinton race for U.S. President. Mean Tweets & other hazards of being in the public eye; new film/TV bookings for Greg Cope Whiteand Kim's new TV show booking, "Mom" are also topics of conversation.


FRANK TALK welcomes back special guest, LA City Council Candidate, Fred Mariscal to speak on the upcoming elections. Mariscal dialogues about elements of his platform: city budget, responsiveness of the district to its residents, and his take on how he would work with other candidates if elected. Frank reminisces about his days of running for City Council. Other topics discussed include pros and cons of ballot measures to combine Federal and local elections to encourage voter turnout; transparency with discretionary funds; voter district lines & write ins; and social media & various methods of campaigning in the information age. The group discusses being a 'business friendly' city, the new football stadium proposal and how it would improve the LA Metro area economy.

February 2015


Frank & Kim chat about Academy Awards' Sunday and novelty food items representing each nominated film. Friend of FRANK TALK and official FRANK TALK food correspondent, Greg Cope Whitecalls in to give the dish about his food fest visit with Trisha YearwoodChef Ludo and Giada deLaurentis at the Food Network/Cooking Channel sponsored South Beach Food Fests; his foodie exploits at Mardi Gras; and how to experience the holiday to the fullest. Greg gives the scoop about twists on the traditional New Orleans fare: jambalaya, red beans & rice, beignets, chocolate doubloons & how to properly assemble a muffaletta. Frank & Kim help Greg hone his British accent for his new pilot booking, and Kim discusses her upcoming appearance in the soon-to-be-released movie, "The Secret in Their Eyes" and working with star of the film, Chiwetel Ejiofor. Frank, Kim and Greg discuss secrets of their chili recipes and the group decides to host their own chili cook off, complete with celebrity judges. Kim brings in a sample of her famous chili. Frank & Kim taste test Randy Furman'sgourmet brownies and Nestle's new Butterfinger cups.


Welcome to the Valentine's Weekend Episode of FRANK TALK! Producer, actress, activist and author Kira Reed Lorsch is the special guest. Kira talks about how she came to write a book on dating for men, entitled "Score! How to Win the Girl of Your Dreams", and the incredible story of how she met her husband. She also gives advice for targeting, attracting & finding real love. Other topics discussed: dating/lifestyle parameters; Kira's character on the TV soap "The Bay"; event planning; and her animal activist calendar to benefit the Shelter Hope Pet Shop, a franchised 'rescue only' pet store. Kira also discusses her community service via membership on several community boards, including The California Science Center and The Thalians. Frank, Kim & Kira discuss The Grammys, ups and downs in show biz, and the Brian Williams Nightly News scandal.


FRANK TALK discusses modern day stand-up comedian techniques, comedic material, and their take on the continuing Bill Cosby drug/rape scandal. Frank also discusses his friend, stand-up comedian Leslie Jones' (SNL) show biz career and her upcoming role in the new Ghostbusters film. Other FRANK TALK topics include the Ricardo Medina (Power Rangers) tragedy; possible causes of Bruce Jenner's recent car crash & rumors of his sexual reassignment; Frank's run on his deflated chocolate Super Bowl footballs, and his 1997 'run in' with Evander Holyfield's lawyer.

January 2015


FRANK TALK welcomes the Legendary Wink Martindale and his wife of 39 years, Sandy Martindale.  Wink & Sandy reveal the story of his wife's 6-year teen courtship with Elvis Presley, and how she subsequently met and became married to Wink under unrelated circumstances.  Other topics include Wink's history as a game show host, beginning with his debut as a radio announcer back in his hometown of Jackson, Tennessee, his brief foray as a restaurateur, and the story of Wink's fated meeting with Elvis at the radio station the very night he was discovered-- the beginning of"Presley Mania".


Friend of FRANK TALK Greg Cope White (writer, blogger, foodie & chef) returns to discuss his new '1-minute recipes' show "Eat Greg Eat" on The Cooking Channel. A mash up of other topics include 'gangsta, low-rida' pants; the benefits of New Year's resolutions; entertainment residuals/royalties; restaurants; cruise ships, helicopter rides & dog sleds; commercial airline flights, and their most memorable food dishes. Frank & Greg play the "guess-what-new-TV-show-Kim-is-on" game, and Frank & Kim discuss the recent passing of Greg's long-time friend, actor and comedianTaylor Negron.


Frank & Kim open the second show of 2015 with special guest,Bobby Arvon. Bobby tells how he came to sing the renowned 70's TV show theme song from Happy Days, how his singing/songwriting career began, and the evolution of the music industry from then to now. Bobby also divulges some Hollywood story nuggets from his past and relates his recent experience at the Thalians' Smokey Robinson tribute performance. Frank discusses the driving misadventures of his parents, and actress, Ruta Leecalls in to chat about hosting the Thalians' Mario Canali art showing in Palm Springs.

December 2014


Welcome to the Holiday Edition of FRANK TALK! Frank & Kim discuss Christmas and Hanukkah gifting/decorating traditions and their favorite Holiday chocolates. Frank & Kim check in with comedian Rip Taylor about what he's up to during the holidays, his documentary and new projects for 2015. The duo dish about the fallout of the Sony hack and resulting cancellation of the controversial film "The Interview", the Obama Administration skirmishes and other media headline insanity. Other hot topics discussed include Frank's stories of growing up in Hollywood, his long-time friendship with Rip Taylor, living next to the estate of Bob Hope, meeting Shirley MacLaine and other celebrity friendships.


FRANK TALK starts with a bang as it welcomes renowned actresses Joan Van Ark and Keesha Sharp to discuss the award-winning new short film "The 636", conceptualized and co-written by Keesha. Our guests discuss the cunning course of Alzheimer's (one of the main themes in the film), and Frank gives his own account of how the disease has touched his family. Director, Matthew Riopelle, who also wrote the screenplay, joins the discussion about the relationship of the characters in the film and its other themes. Other topics discussed include Holiday customer service annoyances, reality TV, the recent "Knots Landing" reunion, Keesha's new music & portrayal of Eartha Kitt and Matthew's exciting new films in production.


Frank & Kim get into the Holiday Spirit as they discuss highlights from their night at The Thalians Holiday bash. FRANK TALK welcomes special guest Charlotte Laws to talk about her viral article in Salon magazine, "Bill Cosby and drugging: My 34-year-old secret" and her experiences as a 15-year acquaintance of Bill Cosby. Charlotte also discusses her personal connection to 'Revenge Porn', its impact on her family, and nationwide legislation she has led into law to combat this on line phenomena.

November 2014


FRANK TALK welcomes legendary actor and activist Edward Asner.  Frank & Kim chat with Ed about his lengthy career in TV, film, and voice acting, and his animal and political activism.  Frank, Kim & Ed discuss stories of the Golden Age of television with shows like "Lou Grant", "Rhoda", "Phyllis", "Hollywood Squares" and the show that started it all, "Mary Tyler Moore".  Other topics discussed include Sheftel family & ancestral anecdotes, and the current nationwide protests regarding the Mike Brown and Garner grand jury decisions.


Frank & Kim discuss their favorite topics:  food, and reality TV.  Kim's Brazilian-style collard greens and Continental Bakery's checkerboard cake undergo an in-studio food tasting, and Kosher foods are discussed.  Frank gives a great review of the palatable offerings at Doma Italian Restaurant.  Other chat topics include follow ups on former show guests Mayor Richard Riordan & newlyweds Stephen & Sunny Mislove, and the potential content of Frank's neglected safety deposit boxes.  Previews of exciting upcoming show guests are among other topics discussed, including the influence of mass & social media & how it reflects on how we view disease in America; the anniversary of the assassination of JFK; and the Bill Cosby rape allegations.


Libations flow plentifully as FRANK TALK welcomes the notorious  Harvey L. Wallbanger of Galliano Liqueur L'Autentico.  Frank & Kim enjoy the traditional Harvey Wallbanger & Harvey Wisebanger craft cocktails, mixed live in studio by Harvey L. Wallbanger himself. Harvey talks about the history and folklore that gave birth to the Harvey Wallbanger cocktail during the 1950's and its resurgence.  Harvey discusses his current nationwide tour of New Orleans, Dallas, Denver, San Diego, and the "Life is Beautiful" Music Festival in Las Vegas.  Other topics discussed include the miracle of birth and hilarious new reality shows.


Welcome to the Food Episode of FRANK TALK as Frank & Kim host a live, on?air tasting and review of various foods from Papa John's, Little Caesar's, Du-par's, Pi Bake Shop and NOHO Diner.  Special guest is writer, blogger, chef & friend of the show Greg Cope White as they talk blogs, nuns, and Bar mitzvahs.  Greg discusses the story behind the concept of his new web series,"Let's Make Eggs" and prospective pilot on the Food Networkbased on his blogs, "Eat Greg Eat" and "Go Greg Go".  Other topics discussed include opinions on fast foods, food fads, exotic foods, and Frank's recent food segment appearance on The Playboy Channel show.


FRANK TALK discusses the upcoming mid-term elections, congressional leaders, and the country's current political climate.  Frank & Kim welcome former Mayor Richard Riordan to discuss his new book, "The Mayor".  Mayor Riordan expresses his views on current and past Mayors of Los Angeles, the Obama Administration, the 2016 Presidential election, predictions on the local city races, and tells stories of his leadership of the city of Los Angeles during difficult and turbulent times.

October 2014


FRANK TALK gives glowing reviews and thanks to all who helped make the wedding of Stephen and Sunny Mislove an on-air hit. Frank & Kim welcome special guest Robbie Rist (Cousin Oliver from the Brady Bunch). Rist discusses life after the Brady Bunch, growing up a child actor, upcoming sequels to the hit cult film,Sharknado, dates with his band, and being an animated series voice actor on Doc McStuffins. Frank reads an excerpt from Tammie McCrary's blog on about her autistic son Tallon recently going missing. Frank & Kim discuss their experiences as diners at 'The Federal Bar" restaurant. Other topics include Frank's appearance at the Hollywood Celebrity Show and potential future guests on FRANK TALK.


The Wedding of Sunny and Stephen, officiated by Gloria Allred


Frank & Kim discuss Frank's steadfast support of animals and the'Actors and Others for Animals' benefit by FRANK TALK sponsor, 'The El Portal Theatre'; and the status and evolution of Frank's new reality show premise based on "The Candy Factory" family business.  Kim announces the release date of her new single, "Family Tree" and tell about her experience taping the new CW television show Jane the Virgin.  Other topics discussed include the death of actress Jan Hooks and the pros and cons of celebrities divulging terminal illnesses to their public.  Frank & Kim chat with groom, Stephen Mislove about his upcoming wedding day on LA Talk Radio's first ever live nuptials.


"Writer, blogger & chef, Greg Cope White is one of Frank & Kim's guests on this fun packed show.  FRANK TALK also hosts guests Craig Taggart & Chris Pudlo, producers of the hilarious comedy sketch stage show, "Rise 'N' Shine with Bette & Juliet".  Greg discusses his new book, "The Pink Marine" and his recent appearance competing as a chef on TNT's new show, "On the Menu".  Craig and Chris talk about their Halloween-themed show and how it evolved from their previous comedy show, "Hollywould-Coulda-Shoulda".  Social media gaffes, and how to tastefully present social issues as writers in stage and television are among the hot topics on today's show.  The group also taste-tests & rates new store shelf bakery items."

September 2014


FRANK TALK welcomes Steven Mislove to talk about his upcoming nuptials to Sunny Susan on the FIRST LA Talk Radio on-air wedding, officiated by Dr. Gloria Allred, Esq.  Steven and Frank share stories of their trips to Europe during their long-time friendship, and Steven & Sunny's honeymoon plans.  Frank discusses his attendance at the "Hero Dog Awards" gala and the underlying stories of the winning pets. 


Frank & Kim interview two of the most prolific session singers in the music business. Listen to the story behind how Tony Orlando & Dawn got started; funny music legend stories; and how "The Vincent Sisters" have evolved, survived and are still standing strong after decades of great music. Hear their newest tune, currently a big hit in Europe, on "FRANK TALK"!


Frank & Kim talk with Actress Susan Olson (Cindy Brady) about her new line of Candy Crap, called "Kitty Crap" & "Puppy Poop", created in conjunction with "The Candy Factory" in North Hollywood and how the idea of Candy Crap came about. Susan talks about her history with rehabilitating rescue animals, her affiliation with "Precious Paws" & "Kitten Rescue", and her upcoming rescue fundraisers at "Hamburger Mary's" and "Rocket Fizz". FRANK TALK also announces a FIRST for LA Talk Radio, the On-Air Wedding of Steven Mislove. Frank & Kim invite Steven to chat with them about his upcoming wedding. "The Smokehouse" is featured on Frank & Kim's restaurant review this week.


Frank & Kim discuss the national and local news coverage surrounding the life and death of Joan Rivers. Other topics discussed include the lure of Facebook, social media etiquette, instances of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge gone wrong, and old Hollywood history stories.

August 2014


Frank interviews his co-host Kim Yarbrough about her very first full album since being a Season 2 Finalist on "The Voice".  Frank also interviews special guest and producer of Kim's highly-anticipated album, ;Ned Albright. FRANK TALK debuts Kim's soon-to-be-released singles, "Family Tree" and "Born Under A Bad Sign".  Kim and Ned tell some great stories about the ten-year evolution of the new album, their path as song writers and longtime friends, and his role as a music producer.


FRANK TALK interviews the legendary E News and entertainment correspondent, Steve Kmetko, his extensive career in Hollywood and what he's up to currently.  Steve discusses his favorite (and not so favorite) celeb interviews and TV shows, and how television and entertainment journalism has changed in the last several years.  Frank and Kim also discuss the recent 6.0 Earthquake in San Francisco, the beheading of the American journalist James Foley and the unrest in Iraq.


FRANK TALK interviews civil rights attorney Gloria Allred about officiating not only her first marriage, but first gay marriage in Hollywood. Related topics discussed include Proposition 8, DOMA and marriage equality issues as they vary state by state.  Allred also gives an quick update on her lawsuit involving Donald Sterling.  Frank reads excerpts from Stephen Tako's book "Motivated to Act".  Frank and Kim discuss the recent deaths of Lauren Bacall and Robin Williams.


Frank & Kim interview 'Oscar' from "The Walking Dead", Vincent M. Ward.  Vince discusses the evolution of his career since his move to Hollywood in 2000 and his current acting and writing projects.  Kim, Frank and Vince also discuss their experience at the Teen Choice Awards Gifting Suite in Hollywood and hilarious social media pet peeves.


Frank and Kim interview City Council Candidate, Joan Pelico about her accomplishments in District 5 as Chief of Staff to Paul Koretz, and her plans for the City of Los Angeles if elected to District 4.  Issues and Topics discussed:  City infrastructure and departmental responsiveness, campaign finance reform, and views on the state of medical marijuana clinics.

July 2014


FRANK TALK interviews "Happy Days" singer/songwriter Bobby Arvon about his early start in the music business and his upcoming concert and cruise ship schedule in September.  Kim Yarbrough introduces her violin Ariel to the listening audience.  Kim and Frank discuss aspects of the world of string instruments, and how Kim got started as a young violinist.  Kim serenades everyone with a few samples of her violin playing.  Frank and Kim discuss the new marriage and dating reality shows.


Frank and Kim welcome in-studio guest, City Council District 4 contender, Fred Mariscal to discuss issues and problems unique to District 4.  Legendary actress, dancer (and District 4 resident), Ruta Lee calls in to pose some tough questions to candidate Mariscal about plans to restructure, repair and improve Laurel Canyon Blvd.  Kim and Frank also discuss his "Willie Wonka" candy hijinks of the week.


Frank and Kim interview actress/singer/model Elvia Paloma Phelps, discussing her upcoming cabaret show and modeling The Candy Factory's new clothing line, "Candy Couture". FRANK TALK also talks with Jay Erwin, and the smash opening night of the El Portal Theatre's "Always Patsy Cline", starring Carter Calvert (Patsy Cline) and Sally Struthers (Louise Seeger). Frank and Kim also discuss current hot-topic sports scandals.


Friend of the show and child actor, Johnny Whitaker (Family Affair) talks with Frank and Kim about his current projects as a Drug Counselor and his advocacy work in Washington for those with substance abuse disorders.  Johnny also talks of his days as a child actor working on the hit show "Family Affair", working with Sid and Marty Kroft, and his recent acting projects.

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December 2013


FRANK TALK'S new co-host contest continues. My special co-host is Producer/Director/Writer Jeff Cutler and our guest her husband Creative Arts Temple Rabbi Jerry Cutler. We talk movies and catch up with Jeff and talk about her early days producing the Chabad Telethon & the Suzanne Sommers Show.


The new co-host contest continues as I welcome Jason Aula to the show. Jason is a political activist and s candidate for Long Beach City Council District # 1. We talk about everything from immigration to medical marijuana.


Frank Talk's new co-host contest continues with guest Co-host Actor/Producer Paul Howard. His new projects can be seen We talk about everything from new movies to the etiquette of cell phone use. Great show. A definite contender for co- host.


Friend of the show Michael Higby joins Frank as co-host. Politics are the subject of the day and a call in from Rita of ST to discuss the homeless issue. Michael is trying very hard to get his old co- host position back and doing a good job. Listen in.

November 2013


FRANK TALK co-host contestant Michael Stern joins me at the mic. Michael's book "I had a Ball" about his life with Lucy is the topic. Our special guests are Lucie Arnaz Luckinbill and Wanda Clark, Lucy's longtime secretary. If you love Lucy you'll love this show.

October 2013


FRANK TALK starts its new co-host contest with special guest co-host Indira Milini Kahn, daughter of 10 time Grammy award winning singer Chaka Kahn. Milini shares her stories of growing up with a celebrity mom. We also welcome special guest former Mayor Richard Riordan. He shares stories of being Mayor of Los Angeles and discusses his foundation.


Frank & Tai welcome Reva Solomon as a guest. She is a life coach and event planner and tour manager. She shares advice on how to live a good life. Great show and Tai's last show as my co-host.


Frank & Tai welcome Welcome Councilman and former Police Chief Bernard Parks to the show. He reminds Tai that they met in the late 70s at Parker center when her father a police sergeant brought her to work to meet his fellow officers. We discuss the city and what direction we are heading. We talk about marijuana and the city's enforcement of prop D.


Tai is on assignment for Omg-Insider so special guest co-host is Author-Actress-Activist-Model Kira Reed Lorsch. Frank and Kira are joined by Home & Family Hosts Cristina Ferrare & Mark Steines. They share with us what fun they have on the set and some of their favorite guests including Kenny Rogers.

September 2013


Frank & Tai look forward to interviewing former chief of police and current councilman Bernard Parks. But he wasn't home!! So we got a special call in from former councilman and TV journalist Bill Rosendahl. He shared with us how much he enjoyed his time as councilman and is pleased with his successor.


it's Tai's Birthday today! In studio guest is Bass player extraordinaire Neil Stubenhaus. And just back from a reading of his new musical in NYC is Curtis Rhodes. And lots and lots of special birthday greetings for Tai from callers including her partner on ice Randy Gardner, singer Taka Boom, actor John Whittaker, and all the way from Kuala Lumpur John Grimshaw to name a few. A great show!


Fresh off the plane from Atlantic City and the oldest candy show in the country, Frank & Tai talk about their trip and discuss all the great new confections they discovered at the Candy Show.


Frank & Tai are on location in Atlantic City and call in to check up on special guest host blogger Michael Higby. Michael holds down the fort and talks with some of the politically connected of Los Angeles. Always a pleasure having Michael sitting in as host.


Child actor and activist Paul Petersen is our special guest. He shares stories of his days in Hollywood as a child and how he has been an avid proponent of child actors rights in the entertainment industry.

August 2013


Frank & Tai welcome Lucille Ball's #1 fan Michael Stern and we talk with Legendary comedian Joanne Worley about the upcoming Actors and Others for Animals fundraiser hosted by Fred Willard. Joanne shares behind the scenes stories of her time on Laugh-in.


We are joined by comedy legend Rip Taylor for some fun laughs. And a new segment called Mystery caller has Tai trying to guess who's on the other line. Listen in and hear the mystery caller stump Tai.


It's a flash back show as we welcome "Eddie Munster" Butch Patrickto the show. Butch and his sister Michelle fill us in on growing up in the 60s TV era. Lidsvill by Sid & Marty Kroft is also a topic of conversation. Butch has gone in to all kinds of great things including Solar energy and "Keys to my Castle" a company making keys as art. A great show.


Frank & Tai are joined by special guest, Promoter/Event Planner to the Stars Brian Rabin. He tells us all about how he went from skater to party promoter and throwing parties for all the A listers. We discuss our last weeks show and all the yummy food we had.

July 2013


FRANK & TAI TALK GO ON LOCATION! We report live from Barbara Lazaroff's Cal Spirit Wine and Food Festival. We roam the event talking about all the incredible food we are tasting and all the famous people we are seeing. We interview Sherry Lansing about her co-hosting the event and talk to Barbara Lazaroff about this event being in its 29th year raising money for the American Cancer Society.


We welcome Julie Esposito back to the show. She talks about her upcoming show at the Gardenia Room. Also flash back to the Brady Bunch and cousin Oliver. Robbie Rist becomes a friend Frank & Tai Talk. Robbie talks about being a part of TV history with Sharknado.


Frank & Tai consider adding this Shows guest as our new co/host. The incredibly talented Barbara Lazaroff of Spago's and Wolfgang Pucks and so many more fine eateries joins us in studio with some incredible food from Spago's. Barbara shares how she came from humble beginnings in NY to become the Restauranteur to the Stars. A delicious show.


Frank & Tai talk with Author/Activist/Playboy Hostess/PhilanthropistKira Reed Lorsch. Kira shares her story about her book Score. About her latest projects including trips to Washington and abroad. We end with a brief shout out from our friend Rip Taylor.

June 2013


Frank & Tai talk with former Miss America and actress Lee Meriwether and her daughter Kyle Aletter. Lee shares her stories of bring Cat Women on the 60s TV show Batman. Also her time as the first Today Show Girl. Kyle shares her stories of growing up in Hollywood with a celebrity mother. And listen in to find out what Lee's mother told her she'd do if Lee won her first Beauty Pageant. And listen to the whole show to hear Comedian Rip Taylor at the end.


Frank & Tai welcome actor Richard Hatch. Not to be confused with the Richard Hatch from Survivor (we talk with Richard about this). The "original" Richard Hatch is best known for his Roles in Streets of San Francisco and Battlestar Galactica. His stories of the early days in Hollywood & his NY soap opera days are fascinating.


Frank & Tai talk with Family Affair & Sigmund & The Sea Monster Star Johnny Whittaker. He shares Hollywood stories and talks about the award he's receiving in washington next week on behalf of the recovery organization he works with. We also talk to 2 Time Tony Winner Dale Badway producer of Pippin. And Rip Taylor and Johnny share some laughs.


Michael Higby and Suzanne Lauer sit in for Frank & Tai while they report live from the Actors Fund Tony Awards Party. A great show.


Frank & Tai welcome Dateline NBC correspondent Josh Mankiewicz to the show. Josh shares stories of his families history in Hollywood and how he came to be at Dateline for 18 years. He has covered everyone from Michael Jackson to OJ Simpson and recently Jodi Arias. Lots of great conversation.

May 2013


Legendary actress Ruta Lee shares her memories of Hollywood. How thrillied she was that Lucille Ball called her "Ruta Lee the ...." You'll have to listen to hear the rest of the interview. And Rip Taylor leaves a special message for Ruta and Tai & Frank on his outgoing message machine.


Tai fills us in on her trip to New York to honor Joe Namath. We interview sex siren movie icon Mamie Van Doren. She entertains us with stories of the old movie days and all the different stars she's appeared with. We also talk with Gil Garcetti father of our new Mayor Eric Garcetti.


Our Mother's Day show. Tai and Frank talk about the new candy line Tai Treats and all the upcoming events, including opening night at the Hollywood Bowl and the Tony Awards. We briefly talk about the upcoming elections and Tai's trip back east to honor Joe Namath. Frank talks about Academy award winner Jon Voight stopping by the Tai Treats shop for some gifts for his grandkids.


We have a great interview with Hollywood legend, gossip reporter Rona Barrett and discuss her latest project the Golden Inn retirement community in Santa Barbara. We also have actor and author of the children's book the Adventures of Charlie Bubbles, Paul Carafotes.

April 2013


my co-host Tai and I interview Actor Paul Howard about his new project Picnic Area 11. We chat about all kinds of fun stuff and then hear from our buddy Rip Taylor.


Politics are the topic as we discuss the election with ADA David Berger about the upcoming election. We check in with our roving reporter Rip Taylor. He chad is with his quick wit and hilarious jokes.


On the show Councilman and former LAPD Chief Bernie Park discusses issues of the city and the upcoming election. We discuss the myths of medical marijuana and how the city will enforce regulations. We talk briefly with former ADA David Berger. My special guests in studio are Mayor Sam blogger Michael Higby and former LA Daily news editor Ron Kaye.


Very special guests on FRANK TALK Olympic Skater Tai Babilonia and Singer-Writer-Atty Julie Esposito join Frank at the desk for some great conversation. 6 degrees of separation are the topic as Tai, Julie & Frank discuss their connections to Playboy and politics. Tai and Frank discover they were both born at the same Hospital on Sunset blvd in Hollywood. A great show!

March 2013


Thomas DeLorenzo talks with Frank about his work as an aids activist and going back to Law School at 50 and the hurdles of being HIV positive and trying to get insurance as a student. Also Samuel Collie reports from Miami.
Sammy is an 18 year old up and coming singer who recently performed with 10 time Grammy winner Chaka Khan on the beaches of Miami.


FRANK TALK is thrilled to welcome on the show Jerry "The Beaver" Mathers. Frank & Jerry talk about the history of Leave it To Beaver and how Jerry landed the iconic role of Theodore "Beaver" Cleaver. Jerry talks about working on Broadway, his friendship with Alfred Hitchcock and his battle with Diabetes. Frank also talks about attending Chaka Khan's 60th birthday party.


Special guests Michael Stern author of I Had A Ball about his friendship with Lucille Ball. Also Christopher Gaida author of Arm Candy the stories of his times as a red carpet escort. And once more Singer Taka Boom joins me as co-host. Very fun show with lots of surprises.


Guest Co-host Taka Boom joins Frank and discusses her long music career and they play some snippets of her hit songs. Callers from NYC & Miami Florida call in. Topics include what it's like to grid up in the shadows of celebrity sibling. Taka's sister is Chaka Khan(Franks old girlfriend).
You have to listen in to hear all the juicy details.


Special co-host music star Taka Boom joins Frank behind the mic. They talk politics with special call in guests Assistant Distrtct AttyDavid Berger, Mayor Sam blogger Michael Higby and Kevin James campaign consultant Lydia Grant. FRANK TALK regular Rip Taylorfilled us in about the latest in Hollywood and had us laughing. Idrea Lippmann of Lucky You resale shop a possible sponsor phones in and wished us luck on our premiere show.