Tom Talks

Tom Talks

"DON'T WORRY ABOUT HIM. HE'S DEAD!" Imagine having to compete with a dead ex who is permanently perfect!


IF TOM HAD A CHILD, WOULD THAT CHILD HAVE THE RIGHT TO KNOW HIM? The 70s were wild. And Tom was there. What if his worst nightmare came true?


JOE ROGAN SHOWS WHY TOM WAS RIGHT You were wondering why Tom's podcast is on his own proprietary paywalled platform and not available for free on platforms such as YouTube, iTunes, TikTok or Twitch. Joe Rogan showed us why!


ARE YOU PROUD OF YOURSELF? Have you done all you can? Have you taken every opportunity? Have you wasted any time? Are your problems in life someone else's fault?


CHRISTMAS IN THE BRONX/JEAN SHEPHERD'S RADIO VERSION OF A CHRISTMAS STORY  Here it is: Tom's annual Christmas gift to all the P1s! In the first two hours, Tom tells about his lifelong relationship with the Christmas holiday. Then, Tom introduces you to his broadcasting idol growing up, Jean Shepherd, creator of the characters in the classic holiday film A Christmas Story.

You've probably seen A Christmas Story, but did you know that it began as a story told on the radio when Tom was a kid? Hear the story of Ralphie, his brother Randy, and the Red Ryder BB gun as it was originally told by one of America's all-time great storytellers...and Tom's biggest influence in his style of storytelling. An exact, unedited recording of the original aircheck from WOR/New York just as Tom heard it under the covers on the night of Christmas Eve! We recommend listening late at night, under your tree or under the covers, for the full effect. 

NOTE: Super Premium subscribers will hear the original WOR commercials from the late 60s for the sake of authenticity on the Jean Shepherd segment. No paid commercials from The New Normal LLC can be heard here.

WHAT TO DO ABOUT CHRISTMAS Even though he's always been an atheist, when he was a kid, Tom loved Christmas so much. It took him years of reflection to figure out why he loved it, and why it's different for him now.


WHAT TO DO ABOUT CHRISTMAS Even though he's always been an atheist, when he was a kid, Tom loved Christmas so much. It took him years of reflection to figure out why he loved it, and why it's different for him now.


ANATOMY OF A DIVORCE Hear the never-before-told story about the specifics of why Tom left a marriage. If you're thinking about getting married or moving in together, this information is vital. If you're already married, you need to know about these red flags!


TOM'S INFAMOUS, DISASTROUS FIRST "ORPHAN THANKSGIVING"  let Tom take you back in time to when he was 23, to when his dad stopped talking to him and to when he came up with the idea of a holiday dinner without the hassles of an actual family. It did not end well.


<-----This is where it happened: in a rent-controlled building on the second floor of 216 West 89th Street, at the corner of Broadway, on New York's Upper West Side.






This looks exactly like the ancient apartment-style gas stove in which Tom made the turkey and into which everyone at his first Orphan Thanksgiving started to stick their grubby hands. ---------------------------------------->



INTIMACY Why do you listen? Tom knows all too well.


SEATTLE: WHAT A LONG, STRANGE TRIP Tom spent four days in 2021 returning to Seattle, a very important place in Tom's life and his career. The effect of that visit surprised him.