Beyond The Fame with Jason Fraley

Updated: 16 Jan 2024 • 708 episodes

WTOP Entertainment Reporter Jason Fraley picks the brains of the most influential filmmakers, musicians and artists of our time in the new podcast “Beyond the Fame with Jason Fraley!” Based in the nation's capital, Jason has interviewed just about every famous figure you can imagine: Aretha Franklin, Carol Burnett, Garth Brooks, Jerry Seinfeld, the list is endless! You’ve heard the highlights on the radio, but this is your chance to hear in-depth conversations about what makes these creative geniuses tick. Subscribe today on Apple Podcasts, Google, Podcast DC or Spotify. (Royalty-Free Theme Music: Scott Buckley's "Clarion")

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16 Jan 2024 • EN

Gin Blossoms & Smithereens

WTOP Entertainment Reporter Jason Fraley chats with Gin Blossoms lead singer Robin Wilson, who fronts The Smithereens at The State Theatre in Falls Church, Virginia on Saturday, then at the Rams Head in Annapolis, Maryland on Sunday. They discuss his lifelong fandom of The Smithereens and break down his biggest Gin Blo

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12 Jan 2024 • EN

Ashley Park

WTOP Entertainment Reporter Jason Fraley interviews actress Ashley Park who stars in the movie musical remake of “Mean Girls” in theaters nationwide today! They spoke ahead of the 2017 pre-Broadway premiere at National Theatre in Washington D.C. before earning a Tony nomination on Broadway, leading to roles in "Emily i

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22 Dec 2023 • EN

Tom Hanks & Sally Field

WTOP Entertainment Reporter Jason Fraley marks the 30th anniversary of "Philadelphia," which won Tom Hanks his first of two back-to-back Best Actor Oscars followed by "Forrest Gump," where Sally Field plays his momma who taught him, "Life is like a box of chocolates." We're flashing back to interviews with both screen

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18 Dec 2023 • EN

Robert Wagner

WTOP Entertainment Reporter Jason Fraley marks the 60th anniversary of the classic comedy mystery "The Pink Panther," which premiered on Dec. 18, 1963, co-starring Robert Wagner as David Niven's nephew during a zany investigation by Peter Sellers. Wagner called in to promote his 2017 book "I Loved Her in the Movies: Me

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11 Dec 2023 • EN

John Madden

WTOP Entertainment Reporter Jason Fraley interviews John Madden, director of "Shakespeare in Love," which premiered on this day 25 years ago on Dec. 11, 1998. They spoke in 2016 when Madden visited Washington D.C. to promote his political thriller "Miss Sloane." (Theme Music: Scott Buckley's "Clarion") Learn more about

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08 Dec 2023 • EN


WTOP Entertainment Reporter Jason Fraley interviews LeLee Lyons of the R&B trio S-W-V (Sisters with Voices), which performs live at MGM National Harbor near Washington D.C. on Sunday night. They discuss the group’s biggest hits from “Weak” to “Right Here/Human Nature.” (Theme Music: Scott Buckley's "Clarion") Learn mor

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