The Giles Files

Nancy Giles is an Emmy- winning contributor to "CBS News Sunday Morning." The girl keeps files on people she digs, and breaks down trending topics from pop culture to politics. Add a microphone and a ukulele for a fast and furious look at "what's up" through interviews, commentaries, song parodies and more.
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Nov 25, 2021

Roz Chast is an award-winning New Yorker Magazine cartoonist and author, known for her quirky perspectives on the bumps and grinds of everyday living. She is a hoot and we love her! Cindi Gomes is a longtime CBS News audio technician who’s covered stories on everyone from Barak Obama to Cardi B. She is a gifted storyteller and the girl got stories! Plus: an edition of “Know Your Damn History’ about a trailblazing female cabbie from back in the day.

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Nov 18, 2021

A Harvard man who can break down the Constitution and our judicial system in a bombastic, brilliant and fiercely funny way, Elie Mystal is a lawyer, legal analyst, justice correspondent for The Nation magazine, and one of our all-time favorite pundits on MSNBC. He’s a cool dude, he’s fun to hang out with, and his tweets are a hoot!

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Nov 11, 2021

Robin Givhan is a Senior Critic-At-Large and Pulitzer Prize winning journalist for her work at the Washington Post, a witty and keen observer of the intersection of politics, race, and the arts in today’s crazy culture. We spent a wonderful afternoon breaking down everything from the politics of fashion to the fashion of politics. Plus, an exclusive history lesson from the oh-so charming spirit from beyond, Carol Channing. IT'S TRUE!

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Nov 4, 2021

JUDGE NELSON JOHNSON is a prolific author, lawyer, and historian, who's best known for his NY Times bestseller "Boardwalk Empire," which was adapted into an award-winning HBO series. 

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Aug 6, 2020

Summer 2020 -  We've got the hook-up for a good time!

May 29, 2020

“Look! Up in the’s thunder! It’s lightning! It’s NBC’s secret weapon, chief meteorologist Janice Huff!”  She’s been the weather Wonder Woman for 25+ years -- you’ll hear all about her brilliant beginnings and learn some slick stuff about the world of meteorology. Plus: a journey into Nancy’s nutty subliminal shelter-in-place corona virus diary.  She may need to up her meds - you decide. All this and another boffo edition of “Know Your Damn History”.

Mar 13, 2020
"Mikey" is a black republican! A horror novelist! An almost-“woke” dad! All sides of the actor Michael Boatman, still fighting  “The Good Fight.” on CBS All Access. Man, he's got stories for days! And Malibu may be the most famous beach in southern California, but the Malibu Diner in Hoboken, NJ has its own treasure.  Plus: a musical tribute to someone we’ve got issues with.  It’s a feast for the ears and another boffo “Giles Files!”
Dec 23, 2019

Behind-the-scenes artistry isn’t glamorous, but we want to give the glory to two bad-ass creatives: Cindi Gomes, sound technician for CBS News and Alexander Allen, celebrity stylist.  These two pros work their craft - from travels with candidate Barack Obama to Madonna’s recent “Madam X” tour. Oh, snap!

Plus another installment of “Know Your Damn History”

Dec 20, 2019

Forget the debates - I can’t watch them anymore.  It’s time for a candidate “kumbaya” as we move into 2020. And I have a plan that just might work. Give it a listen...

Nov 11, 2019
Fame! Fortune! Uncertainty! Rejection! Being an artist and actually making a living at your craft is no easy feat. We talk to legendary New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast and celebrated painter-sculptor Jules Arthur to find out how they do it, why they do it, what keeps them sane, makes them laugh, and inspires their creative juices.
Jun 24, 2019
Who was your favorite science teacher? Wait: do you remember science class at all? Well, turn your phasers on “stun"
and get woke with some knowledge from Derrick Pitts, Chief Astronomer and Planetarium Director for the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. Science is everywhere, and he won’t let you forget it!


Apr 11, 2019

As Ed Sullivan would say, “We have a really big show!” Grab a cocktail, put your feet up, and get your funny on!

Feb 11, 2019
Brillo pads! Microphones! And one of the best news correspondents in the biz. We grabbed Randall Pinkston, took him to the Andy Warhol exhibit at the Whitney Museum, to get the lowdown. And we show some love to Nancy P. and Shirley C., warriors both.


Dec 28, 2018
I got my mind on my money and my money on my time!  We interview men and their pieces at WatchTime Magazine's 2018 luxury watch event in New York City.  It all winds together in the latest “Giles Files," plus a new holiday song full of cheer that ’s sure to become a classic.
Oct 14, 2018
This just in: a “Giles Files” exclusive: public servants who actually serve the public! And a young citizen with stars and stripes in his eyes envisions his future in the political arena. Plus: another edition of “Know Your Damn History,” and a boffo song featuring a throwdown between Senators Kamala Harris and Chuck Grassley!


Jul 24, 2018
The Giles Files takes a road trip to Washington DC for a sassy conversation with our favorite pundit! Plus, a serendipitous drive-by with two ladies from the Daughters of the American Revolution! Add a dash of “Know Your Damn History,” shake it with a James Brown redo, and pour over ice for a downright upright good time! 


May 14, 2018
The inside scoop on why high school boys don’t like “hoes.” AND: When is the N word cool..and when is it just plain rude?  PLUS: “I’ve got to make money for camp!” Nancy’s secret diaries, from her own teen years, reveal a young girl’s psychotic schemes to achieve popularity. We compare notes, share memories, and get “woke” by four spirited students from Weehawken High School.
Mar 26, 2018
Listen to the lowdown on why we haven’t posted in awhile. But stand by: more boffo episodes coming soon!
Nov 13, 2017

A movie cop goes berserk! A real life cop chills with chocolate treats!  We catch the story behind the story with filmmaker Cory Bowles and Captain Sean Kelly from the Weehawken Police Department . And what’s with people jumping the line?  Is civility dead or just on the lam?

Oct 5, 2017

Producer Nancy Wyatt spotted a statue that looked a little strange! Take a listen, check it out on Instagram @thegilesfilespix, and help us make some sense out of it.

Sep 2, 2017

Is the bromance between Donny and Vlad going through a rough patch? Who cares! We've got our own Russian comrade and he's got a few sweet tales of his own! And then a short conversation with the tall and seriously funny Judy Gold, a standup/sit-down/Emmy-winning media star. Plus a hit Broadway tune raps it all up.   

Jul 9, 2017

Sirius XM host Pete Dominic wants his country back and Glenda Hill wants her Arkansas back - say what? Meanwhile, Trump is churning out a tweet-storm of loony proclamations. Sad! Plus: check me while I almost bid on a sexy '69 Hemi 'Cuda, with dual carbs and a 4-speed pistol-grip shift. All on our latest boffo episode of "The Giles Files

May 29, 2017
The Emmy-winning comedian Joy Behar from “THE VIEW” talks about life, karma and flirting with Republicans; from Splendora Texas, meet Alton Dulaney: artist, teacher and all around stylish dude; plus a country music tribute to a powerful man who is chock full-o-nuts.  Add a ukulele and some powerful office chat for another boffo episode of "The Giles Files." 


Apr 10, 2017

Dean Obeidallah is a comedian, essayist, Sirius XM talk show host, activist and co-producer of the documentary "The Muslims Are Coming". Dean shares his undercover mission and a beverage obsession! Meet the newest playwright on the scene, Faith Villanueva, and find out why candy matters. Then groove to our political parody scribed to White Rabbit.

Add a ukelele, shake well and you've got "The Giles Files!"

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Feb 27, 2017
Robert Osborne, the gracious and elegant Turner Classic Movies host for the last 23 years, passed away on March 6, 2017. He was 84. We had the joy of sailing with Robert on a TCM Classic Movie Cruise just over a year ago and our interview with him was more like a wonderful conversation between friends. And speaking of friends, Robert brought along some of his favorites (and some of the best in the business) and we were lucky enough to interview them as well: Louis Gossett Jr., Eva Marie Saint, Ileana Douglas, Ruta Lee, and Angie Dickinson, to name but a few. 
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