The Donut Show Ep. 019: Life, Love and Jim Ginou


This is Episode 019 of The Donut Show. For this episode, our distinguished guest this week is JIM GINOU, a father, a philosopher, traveller, business leader, adventurer and true romantic… During this show, you’ll hear Jason, Keith and Willis mix it up with Mr. Ginou about Mayor Ford, celebrity encounters, literature, love and many other wonders… You’re gonna love it.

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I. Intro
— Welcome guest Jim Ginou

II. Jim’s Donut Mini Review

III. Meet Jim Ginou
— Jim’s experimental weight-loss program
— Jim’s friendship with controversial Mayor Rob Ford of Toronto, Canada
— Mayor Ford smoking crack
— Conrad Black and Mayor Ford
— Jim’s prolific fundraising talents
— Jim meets the president of China
— Jim hosts the Pope
— Celebrities that Willis has met
— Jim’s family meets Mr. and Mrs. McCartney
— Jim parties with Frank Sinatra, Roger Moore, Cary Grant and Linda Evans
— Willis met Stone Cold Steve Austin and Billy Dee Williams

II. Donut Show Face-Off: Denzel Washington vs. Billy Dee Williams
— Keith and Jason fight with Willis about Denzel vs. Billy Dee
— Willis says Denzel and Michelle Obama have “a dead eye”
— Obama and Obamacare

III. Fame
— Jim’s thoughts about fame and celebrities
— Jay Leno: The Darth Vader of Late Show Comedians

IV. Spirituality and the Purpose of Life
— Jim’s thoughts on the meaning of life
— Nothing matters…
— A Little About Love

V. Lighter fare: Schwarzenegger et al.
— The All-Time Greatest Action Stars
— Jim’s all-time favorite film
— Books that Jim recommends:
The Spark
Lincoln: The Unknown

All About Autism Podcast
Ep. 030: Five Historical Figures Who May Have Been Autistic

VI. Willis’s World
— Willis recommends some late ’70s to mid-80s Fantasy and Sci-Fi movies (that use practical effects)
— A little bit of movie discussion
— Sylvester Stallone fancies himself an artist, other celeb artists

VII. Natalie’s Book Corner
— Blog: It Just Gets by Eli McCann

VIII. Travel and Romance
— Jim’s Thoughts About True Love
— The Shack
— Exotic travel and romance
— Jim’s favorite place to travel

IX. Wrap-up | Plugs

We’d like to thank the sponsor of our show — Bee Potion. And we’d also like to thank The Dave Eaton Element and Dave Eaton himself for the use of his music for our theme song.


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Keith’s plugs:
Keith on Gene Simmons Family Jewels

Willis’s plugs:
Willis Wheeler on TV’s Toy Hunter
Terror Troop horror movie podcast — with special guest wrestling legend AL SNOW!
Cinema Beef Podcast
On Twitter: @NastyWillDC
Willis On Facebook
Willis on the NFW Movie Commentary Podcast (mostly horror-related)

Jason’s usual plugs:
The Dave Eaton Element
Jason’s band’s music video: Brief Relief
Jason’s BIG Movie Podcast: Movie Podcast Weekly
Jason’s little Movie Podcast: Movie Stream Cast
Especially for HORROR MOVIE FANS: Horror Movie

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