Howard Stern asked Jon Stewart about making “The Daily Show” amidst moments of political tensions. He wanted to know if the power Stewart had at that desk had any effect. Had he been threatened? Stewart replied immediately, saying he was called to the white house more than once.
The interview took place in 2020, so the famous political satirist was able to share some things. He told Stern that the cultural power “The Daily Show” wielded was not real power. Nothing changed. They didn’t stop the Iraq War, no matter how much influence the show had over the media, it did not have real power.
J.J. Abrams shared with the Howard Stern Show the time he had a back brace hidden under his shirt. He was making the first “Star Wars” prequel. He didn’t mention it to the crew, but the truth was, he had broken his back trying to save Harrison Ford.
When Abrams witnessed his idol crushed under a hydraulic door, he sprang into action. He told Stern that the actor’s ankle was wrenched under the door, twisted at a 90-degree angle. The iconic filmmaker engaged his superhero powers and tried to pry the door open. Instead, he heard a popping sound in his back. Later, the doctor said he had fractured his L4.
“Pulp Fiction” was not Quentin Tarantino’s first film — that would be “Reservoir Dogs.” But what is more important to know before auditioning is, this director does not like improvisations. When asked why, he exclaimed he was paying actors to say the dialogue HE wrote.
He likes to write dialogue, and it is one way his films are so cool. Tarantino dropped out of school in the ninth grade. He worked at video stores watching movies all day. And when he was 16, he lied about his age and got a job as an usher at the Pussycat Theater.
When Howard Stern hosted Alanis Morrissette in 2015, he absolutely had to know one thing. Who is the subject of “You Oughta Know?” He also asked her if she gets tired of singing it. To that she said, no, she loves it. But she refused to answer his burning question.
Stern confirmed with the singer that Dave Navarro and Flea from the Chili Peppers played guitar on the chart-topper. Yet she stayed strong refusing to name names. She said she thinks that revenge fantasies are important because they can pull people out of depression and devastation but she doesn’t believe in acting out of revenge.
Howard Stern named Conan O’Brien his “best interview of all time.” The honor came out in the radio king’s memoir. The interview between the two talk show comedians traced Conan O’Brien’s rise to fame after graduating from Harvard.
They also talked about depression. Conan opened up and said he had to get a prescription and that comedians often get depressed. O’Brien quit Saturday Night Live because of his mood. At first, he didn’t want to be medicated, but he told Howard that he’s glad he went that route eventually.