Friday, August 6, 2010

The Strip + Petcast are LIVE on Sat

We're doing a bit of a Mafia extravaganza this week on The Strip, what with not one but two major Mob-related museums opening in Vegas in the next 18 months. The Strip is on from noon-1:30 p.m., followed by one episode of The Petcast featuring a dog that surfs at LVRocks.Com. More on that below.

Here's the game plan for The Strip:

* At noon, we'll start playing my interview with Meyer Lansky II, the namesake grandson of the man who sent Bugsy Siegel to Vegas in the first place, who is a consultant on the Las Vegas Mob Experience coming to the Tropicana in December.

* Around 12:30 p.m., Miles and I will do the normal show stuff. The podcast edition will include a second main interview, with Dennis Barrie, curator of the $40 million Mob Museum taking up residency in Downtown next year. Barrie not only created the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame and the International Spy Museum but was tried and acquitted on obscenity charges in Cincinnati in 1990 after he put on an exhibit of sexually explicit Robert Mapplethorpe photos at that city's Contemporary Arts Center.

In all likelihood, we will also drop in the interview part of a special INTERVIEW edition of The Top Secret Tourist Tip of the Week. If there's time, though, we may play it on the air as well. It's a supersized episode of The Strip designed to tide you over while I'm gone to New York and Alaska next week.

At 1:30 p.m., guest host Amy subs for Emily for a Petcast. Our guest is Surfdog Ricochet's Mom. Check this out, but have a hankie handy:

As always, you can listen live at via LVRocks.Com and join the chat with fellow listeners. Or wait and grab the podcast version via iTunes, Zune or that nifty "Listen Now" player on TheStripPodcast.Com.