Celebrity Salute

Celebrity Salute was created to honor our veterans, active duty military, their families and those who support them. Through conversations with celebrities, we recognize our nation’s true heroes and the sacrifices they make to protect our freedoms. We owe them greatly, and hope to raise awareness and support for them and their families while in active service and as they transition to civilian life —many continue to serve in the communities in which they live.

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Episodes

6 days ago

We have a treat for you this week! We welcome the former band leader of David Letterman’s “Most Dangerous Band,” Paul Shaffer to the podcast. We discuss his long-running music career, how he got started as a television band leader, his new interview series, his Christmas Eve trips to visit the troops in Afghanistan and much, much more.

Tuesday Aug 02, 2022

We welcome one of our favorite musicians, a man who practically wrote the theme song for every other Hollywood blockbusters in the 80s (and don’t forget Down on Pooh Corner): Kenny Loggins! Randy talks with Kenny about his successful and difficult history with recent guest of the show, Jim Messina, their reunion show at the Hollywood Bowl, and some really fun stories about his time in the music industry (and some great party tips!)

Tuesday Jul 26, 2022

Randy welcomes one of the most sought after motivational speakers in America, Damon West. He shares his struggles with addiction, his descent into a life of crime, and the incredible story of how he overcame his demons to live out his "next mission" of serving others. We hope you enjoy this great discussion on The National Defense!

Tuesday Jul 19, 2022

We welcome CEO of Johnson & Johnson, Alex Gorsky to the podcast! Alex is a West Point Grad and spent six years in the U.S. Army, finishing his military career with the rank of captain. Randy and Alex talk about his upbringing, his time in the service, and how it felt to take a leading role in the worldwide effort to produce life-saving vaccines to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks to Alex for appearing on the show and for his continued leadership and service for the American people!

Tuesday Jul 12, 2022

We welcome acclaimed director and actor Rob Reiner to Celebrity Salute. Randy and Rob talk about his recent projects, his thoughts on the men and women who put on the uniform of the United States Armed Services, his own family's lengthy history of military service and bravery overseas, and much more in this wide-ranging and entertaining interview.

Tuesday Jul 05, 2022

We welcome David Feherty, former pro golfer and broadcast host of “Feherty” to the show. Randy and David talk about his work on the links and his incredibly important work supporting military and veterans causes. David also shares some great stories on the PGA Tour, how he became a U.S. citizen and how his upbringing in Ireland fueled his love of members of the U.S. Armed Forces.

Tuesday Jun 28, 2022

We welcome star of television and the podcast world Mike Rowe to Celebrity Salute to talk about his career in entertainment, his GREAT podcast series The Way I Heard It, and the work that Mike does supporting members of the Marine Corps. Randy and Mike discuss why veteran unemployment is such a serious and pernicious issue, and how he has pointed his foundation towards helping out those who have served our country. Make sure to check out Mike Rowe’s shows on T.V. as well as his really high quality podcast The Way I Heard It wherever you get your podcasts.

Tuesday Jun 21, 2022

We welcome an incredibly fascinating individual in Skunk Baxter to Celebrity Salute. Skunk Baxter is an American guitarist, known for his stints in the rock bands Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers during the 1970s and Spirit in the 1980s. More recently, he has worked as a defense consultant and advised U.S. members of Congress on missile defense. Randy and Skunk talk about all of this and much more in this great interview.

Tuesday Jun 14, 2022

This week on Celebrity Salute, we welcome more Hollywood royalty in Annette Benning and friend of the show Bryan Cranston! The duo is promoting the new Paramount Plus production “Jerry & Marge Go Large,” the true story of how an unassuming couple in a small town find a loophole in the lottery and recruit their fellow townspeople for a wild financial ride. Bryan and Annette also spend some time talking with Randy about our military and their future projects. Make sure to check out “Jerry & Marge Go Large” on Paramount Plus!

Tuesday Jun 07, 2022

We welcome actor Lewis Pullman to Celebrity Salute to talk about his turn as Lt. Robert “Bob” Floyd in the new film Top Gun: Maverick. Randy and Lewis talk about the process of making the film, his interaction with members of the U.S. Navy, and some thoughts on his great acting father, Bill Pullman. No fighter jet interview would be complete without civilians relating their stories of flying along with trained military pilots and how their bodies reacted to pulling Gs in a powerful plane. Make sure to check out Lewis as "Bob" Floyd on the biggest screen you can find in Top Gun: Maverick!

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