Alec Baldwin is an actor. Never is this more evident than in the Here’s The Thing Podcast. His measured, dulcet tones elevate mere words into a performance. Some may find this a bit over-the-top, I find it delightful. Alec’s mosaic of guests includes quite famous actors, comedians and people in the news. Though the guests are genuinely larger-than-life figures, somehow Alec is able to make it all about him. It is both fascinating and astonishing and I never fail to laugh at his monumental, though likable, egotistical tangents.
My favorite episode is when Alec hosted the grand diva of stage and screen, Kathleen Turner. Her iconic voice is never as gravelly as when she and Alec get into a verbal tussle, with Kathleen accusing him of being often full of himself. His indignation is comical and is even funnier when he calls her out for her nickname “La Turner”. Hearing the most vainglorious actors basically call each other douchebags is priceless. My only complaint is that this podcast only airs every other week. I could laugh at this kind of pomposity every day.