Mike was the keynote speaker at the last large gathering in the United States before the country officially closed for business. His job? Shaking hands--with over a hundred thousand people. Now, after three weeks of self-isolation, he'd like to tell you about it. And then, read a very funny story from his mom's new book.
The player loved to play... but on this particular occasion--he chose the wrong playmate.
It was the gig of a lifetime... it just wasn't Gig's.
She broke the glass ceiling with ease. But her secret was taken to the grave.
James and Rebecca simply could not settle their differences... that's where the broadswords came in.
Because you need something to break the boredom of marching 300 miles in 10 degree weather to bring three boat thieves to justice... or so I'm told.
The doctor told her not to sing... but she did anyway.
Christmastime is upon us, and with it comes the season of giving. Mike recites perhaps the greatest story ever written about the spirit of giving.
Yes, as a matter of fact, it does. But penicillin won't help...
He was destined for greatness. No one knew it but him.
Some said he was cursed, others said he was blessed, but everyone agreed--he was the luckiest kraut in the navy.
It's All Hallow's Eve! So what better way to mark the occasion than with an episode of OCCASIONALLY. Mike pays homage to the macabre musings of the great Edgar Allan Poe by reciting perhaps his most famous story. Light a candle, pour a beverage, and let the Victorian goosebumps wash over you. Prepare yourself for the insidious beating of... The Tell Tale Heart
But for this woman... maybe a bit more.
This group gave us the most iconic sound of all time.
The skinny kid was so desperate that he was about to sell his best friend.
Denied his father's true last name for most of his life, James reclaimed it--in a monumental way.
Julia was flattered by the proposal?but it came with certain? preconditions.
It's difficult to describe the chaos of an unpredictable world--but Peter sure tried.
She just said she was going home - but it's the way she said it that we remember.
When one of the most famous women in the world disappears without a trace, it sets off one of the greatest whodunits you've never heard of.
They were classmates, bandmates, and best friends - even after one devastating punch changed everything.
Mary had issues, no doubt about it. But her mother was always there for her...
The journey was an incredible achievement - but the true cost was difficult to bear.
When it comes to writing steamy love letters, you really gotta hand it to Elizabeth and George - even though they handed it to themselves...
It was a mission he chose to accept - and the tape did not self-destruct.
How many near misses can one guy take - and still remain grounded.
Where one can ponder a big decision and enjoy a continental breakfast.
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A battered boy who couldn't stand the sight of his own reflection - so he changed it.
But Ted was craving a slice of something else.
She was plucked from obscurity and destined to satisfy the appetite of her insatiable benefactor.
You can't put THAT on TV!
The significance of that shake was beyond this world.
He talked to everyone - but it was the interview he didn't give that changed his life forever.
It wasn't exactly the trial of the century, but nearly everyone agreed - something had to be done.
It was just a tiny patch of farmland near a tiny little burg - but oh, the things that happened there...
There are many ways to save a life - this one was rather conventional.
How to wave goodbye to your current career.
This man's reputation needed to be destroyed - and that's the gospel truth... according to Peter.
Nothing came between Don and his boys - especially on game day.
Sure, as soon as I'm done playing Cowboys and Indians.
When the shooting started this patriot ran for his life.
She was young and beautiful - and about to kill someone.
These words take on a whole new meaning once you know the story behind why they were written.
It contained a much desired promise - from beyond the grave.
All he wanted was a little peace and quiet - from himself.