“Better Call Saul” actor Bob Odenkirk shared with Stern the fact that he went bankrupt just before landing the “Breaking Bad” character. He said he got a phone call from his business manager saying he needed to sign for a loan. He had no idea what was going on and learned that the loan, which was for $900,000, was to keep him afloat after running out of money.
It was a huge break to get the role as the corrupt lawyer on “Breaking Bad.” At the time, he had not heard of the show, but Odenkirk was not about to be picky about it.
While Ozzy Osbourne was enjoying his longest period of sobriety, a run that lasted nearly four years, he dropped by the studio for an interview with the King of All Media. He had some good news to share. Ozzy finally got his driver’s license. It wasn’t for lack of trying.
He took the driver’s test 19 times. He flunked it once by falling asleep at the wheel. One DMV agent flatly refused to get in the car with the Prince of Darkness. But after years of driving illegally, in 2009 he passed.
She does “insane yoga” and hangs with Madonna. Courtney Love came into the studio on a good day. It was 1998 and she was in a good place, doing yoga, juicing, being a mom, and staying sober. She says one of her best friends is Drew Barrymore, who is the godmother of daughter Frances.
She likes getting a chance to hang out with Madonna because she totally understands her Hollywood rejection issues. Madonna tells her things like how the history books about the 20th century are going to feature an episode on each of them.
Howard Stern has hosted Donald Trump many times. He first appeared in 1996, back in Trump’s golden days, at the peak of his wealth. He visited often, the last time being shortly before the 2020 election. Trump asked for Stern’s endorsement, but the radio dude said no. He hasn’t heard from him since.
He loved having Trump on. The conversations were always provocative and sometimes creepy. Once, Trump described his privilege of being able to go backstage at the Miss America pageant and see all the contestants get ready. Granted, some of those women sued.
In the studio with the Stern Show in 2018, Snoop Dogg dropped an amazing real-life story. In high school, he was a top athlete in football and basketball. He probably would have nabbed a scholarship for college, but he joined the wrong crowd, got caught, and was put behind bars. That was where he discovered his calling.
He would compete in rap contests, two dudes rap and other inmates make the call. When he was released, he met up with hip-hop artist Warren G who played Snoop’s first mixtape for Dr. Dre at a bachelor party. Dre was impressed.