A Mick A Mook and A Mic

Talking the Hollywood Scene, Sports and Life Experiences

Upcoming Guests

12/1 - Grant Shaud - Actor, Co-star on sitcom 'Murphy Brown'
12/08 - Constance Marie – Actress on George Lopez sitcom and the film Selena
12/15 - Jay Hollingsworth – ‘Big Irish’ Jay, one of America’s great Comedians
12/22 - Tony O'Dell - Actor, Head of the Class, The Karate Kid, Cobra Kai
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FEATURED GUEST: Jeff Idelson
Jeff Idelson – Former President, National Baseball HOF; Founder, Grassroots Baseball Ep#71

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Shelley Jensen – Director, ‘Friends’ and ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’
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Dr. Tom Monahan – Staff Sgt. 25th Military. Salute to Vietnam Veterans
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Adrienne Barbeau – Multi-talented Actress, Singer & Author
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Artis Gilmore – NBA/ABA Legend and National Basketball Hall of Fame Member

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Faith Ford Meeting Candice Bergen for the First Time
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Richard Picciotto – Highest-ranking firefighter to survive 9/11 collapse of World Trade Center

Latest Blog Posts

ON WAKING UP DAZED AND CONFUSED

My eyes flutter open. The room has an odd orange tint to it. I’m covered in a thin sheen of sweat and my body feels like it weighs a metric ton. My brain tries to put thoughts together, but it’s like watching a toddler trying to catch bubbles: futile, hilarious, and a bit sad. Every time I try to rouse my body into motion, fatigue smothers me like a weighted blanket. I know if I

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Giving Thanks for Family and My Life in Sports

Thanksgiving…my favorite holiday. I also love the true meaning of Christmas, but it has become far too commercialized.  Is there anything better than gathering with family and being thankful for our life together? There’s a saying that hits home every time I hear it…”Traditions are stories that families write together…keep writing our tradition.”  With the loss of my parents a number of years ago, our family traditions will continue to be written by my nephew,

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RUNNING SUCKS, BUT…

Never in my life have I been in super good shape. I’ve always been one of those guys who goes to the gym just often enough to keep the status quo. I’d usually run or ride the bike for a while, but I always half-assed it for one simple reason: cardio is the worst. It’s so boring. It takes so long. And I get so unbelievably sweaty (seriously, I look like the pilot from Airplane when I

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Happy Veterans Day…1969, Mud Amidst the Mangroves

When I was nineteen, I was stationed in a remote Laotian village bordering the Mekong River. I was an Irish kid from the Bronx, nearly 14,000 miles from home. It had been a twenty-two-hour plane ride to get, “in country” and another four excruciating hours strapped to a cloth harness attached to the perimeter of a cargo plane to arrive in Nakhon Phenom, a town Bob Hope called, “the armpit of the world.” My first day

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When Did Sports Analysts Become Comedic Buffoons?

Here’s a tip right off the top for sports analysts, especially the pre and post-game commentators….leave comedy to the professionals. October has always been utopia for sports fanatics. The month showcases Major League Baseball Playoffs and World Series, the National Football League is well underway, and the NBA and NHL kick-off their seasons.  It’s the preeminent sports month that likely bestowed upon men the ominous title of ‘couch potatoes.’ With all the major sports showcased

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Remembering Peter Scolari

I met Peter in the days of our golden youth, on the playing fields of the Sepulveda Basin where we were teammates on the ‘Ten Guys From Italy’ softball team. I was still an occasionally working actor with a number of failed pilots and series behind me and one spec script written in my peripatetic journey to a career, and Peter was ridiculously successful. On the diamond, Peter was just a sweetheart of a guy

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‘Murphy Brown’ Star, Grant Shaud, Joins Mick & Mook on 12/1

Grant Shaud delighted television audiences with his portrayal of Miles Silverberg in the iconic television series, MURPHY BROWN.   A 26 year old “unknown” when the…
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Jeff Idelson, Longtime President of the Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum, Joins Mick and Mook on 11/24

Jeff Idelson was President of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York from 2008 through 2018, and again in 2021.  As…
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Emmy Award Winning Director, Shelly Jenson, Joins ‘MMM’ 11/17

A Mick A Mick and A Mic is proud to welcome EMMY Award winning director Shelley Jensen on the episode scheduled to air November 17. Shelley…
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Talking the Hollywood Scene, Sports and Life Experiences

A Mick A Mook and A Mic is a weekly audio and video podcast from two of America’s most talented wise guys. It features Frank Pace – a nationally-renowned Hollywood producer, sports agent and author, and Billy O’Connor – a comedian, author and Vietnam Veteran.  The show provides raw, uncensored commentary about the Hollywood scene, sports, and their fascinating life experiences. The show also features iconic guests from the world of sports and entertainment.