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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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Feb 3, 2022

Meet George Camacho – a real-life Jedi! 

Get out your socks and sandals for this relaxing and soulful episode! In this episode of The Giles Files, we talk to George Camacho; a television producer turned Franciscan Friar! Not only is George super relaxing and sweet, he also has a funny sense of humor!  

Join Nancy Giles and Nancy Wyatt talk to George to learn more about his life as a Franciscan. We ask so many questions about the “whys” and the “hows” of the Franciscan brotherhood from who St. Francis of Assisi is to why George Camacho left the television industry.  

 

The Giles Files (courtesy of George (wink face emoji)) say, “Pax Et Bonum” or Peace and goodness be with you (hearts around emoji emoji) 

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Jan 27, 2022

Meteorologists are born this way, baby! In this episode, Nancy Giles is joined by THE sassy AND smart Janice Huff - NBC 4 New York’s Chief Meteorologist! Not only is she a chief meteorologist, Janice won a “seal of approval” from the American Meteorological Society and is inducted into the New York State Broadcasters Association’s Hall of Fame! What a woman! 

 In this episode, we learn about how Janice’s passion sparked as a child, learn our d*mn history about the first black woman to receive a science degree (and Janice’s biggest inspiration), and learn about the extra snazzy meteorologist tech used in the field! 

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Jan 20, 2022

Hold on to your hats for this episode where we talk all things shut-the-front-door funny with Lewis Black, an American comedian, actor, author, and playwright. Grab your bad-language button or “Frustrated Union of Cynical Kindreds Universal” (F.U.C.K.U) button and listen in on all things comedy! (party-popper emoji) 

 Lewis joins Nancy Giles and Nancy Wyatt on The Giles Files to discuss comedy during the pandemic, experiences on nighttime talk shows, and “cancel culture” in the comedy industry. 

A Hurrdat Media Production. Hurrdat Media is a digital media and commercial video production company based in Omaha, NE. Find more podcasts on the Hurrdat Media Network and learn more about our other services today on HurrdatMedia.com.

Jan 13, 2022

Chugga Chugga Choo Choo! 

Today we are ridin’ the rails with Bob Johnston: Trains Magazine Correspondent and all-around train enthusiast.  

Our last incredible road-trip from New York to Chicago was by train! We wanted to learn more about the ever-expansive world of train-travel with Bob Johnston, the best man for the job! 

Bob is the most passionate train-lover we’ve ever met. From being an expert on all the latest train technologies to the best scenic train-routes across the United States, Bob knows it all. 

A Hurrdat Media Production. Hurrdat Media is a digital media and commercial video production company based in Omaha, NE. Find more podcasts on the Hurrdat Media Network and learn more about our other services today on HurrdatMedia.com.

Jan 6, 2022

We’re singing sayonara to 2021 with a recap of our favorite moments!  

Featuring many lighthearted laughs and Giles-original musical numbers, this episode highlights the political, social, personal, and historic(al?) happenings discussed on our show this past year. And per usual – we have strong opinions about ALL of it! 

Join us in toasting a weird year farewell – and welcoming the brighter days yet to come! 

A Hurrdat Media Production. Hurrdat Media is a digital media and commercial video production company based in Omaha, NE. Find more podcasts on the Hurrdat Media Network and learn more about our other services today on HurrdatMedia.com.

Dec 16, 2021

Bobby! Bobby baby Bobby bubbie Bobby! 

We’re talking about the multi-talented Bobby Rivers who, according to The New York Times, is  “a master interviewer with a gift for impromptu banter.” Damn straight! He’s done it all - as a host on shows on VH-1 and Food Network, an ABC News movie critic and entertainment editor, even as a young movie trivia game-show winner! And he’s talked to everyone from Paul McCartney and Kirk Douglas, to Carlos Santana, Meryl Streep and Whoopi Goldberg to name just a few. He’s our all-time favorite movie nerd and regularly throws down some knowledge as a writer for Turner Classic Movies. Bobby knows all, and has the stories to prove it.

A Hurrdat Media Production. Hurrdat Media is a digital media and commercial video production company based in Omaha, NE. Find more podcasts on the Hurrdat Media Network and learn more about our other services today on HurrdatMedia.com.

Dec 9, 2021

If you flunked physics in high school or didn’t do much better in biology or chemistry - then you didn't have the right teacher. Derrick Pitts should have been your high school guide to the wild world of science - he is the man - the science man. Not only is Pitts the Chief Astronomer and Planetarium Director for the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, PA, not only has he been a NASA Solar System Ambassador since 2009, the man’s passion for the sciences is endless! He’s so engaging and inspiring that we might all have been astronauts! Plus: a musical tribute to the galaxy.

A Hurrdat Media Production. Hurrdat Media is a digital media and commercial video production company based in Omaha, NE. Find more podcasts on the Hurrdat Media Network and learn more about our other services today on HurrdatMedia.com.

Dec 2, 2021

We are serious Valarie Pettiford fans! She’s what theatre folks call a "triple threat:" a brilliant Broadway actress, singer, and dancer (trained by the great Bob Fosse). She’s a Tony-nominee for her stage work and a kick-ass actress who can play an amazing range of characters - on dramas like BET's "The Family Business," and AMC's "A Discovery of Witches,” to her outrageous turn on the classic sitcom “Half and Half.” Valarie can do it all, and she’ll throw down some stories to prove it! 

A Hurrdat Media Production. Hurrdat Media is a digital media and commercial video production company based in Omaha, NE. Find more podcasts on the Hurrdat Media Network and learn more about our other services today on HurrdatMedia.com.

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.

A Hurrdat Media Production. Hurrdat Media is a digital media and commercial video production company based in Omaha, NE. Find more podcasts on the Hurrdat Media Network and learn more about our other services today on HurrdatMedia.com.

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!

A Hurrdat Media Production. Hurrdat Media is a digital media and commercial video production company based in Omaha, NE. Find more podcasts on the Hurrdat Media Network and learn more about our other services today on HurrdatMedia.com.

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!

A Hurrdat Media Production. Hurrdat Media is a digital media and commercial video production company based in Omaha, NE. Find more podcasts on the Hurrdat Media Network and learn more about our other services today on HurrdatMedia.com.

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. 

A Hurrdat Media Production. Hurrdat Media is a digital media and commercial video production company based in Omaha, NE. Find more podcasts on the Hurrdat Media Network and learn more about our other services today on HurrdatMedia.com.

Aug 6, 2020

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

May 29, 2020

“Look! Up in the sky...it’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.
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