Dana Workman and David Wild


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Show Summary

At the top of the show, Adam talks about his very eventful weekend in Monterey. David Wild is also in studio and he and Adam exchange their songs of the week. Adam then rants about stupid ‘F You’ posters from the 70s that he sees at various mechanic shops.

Next up, actress Dana Workman is in studio. Adam talks with her about her new paranormal SyFy series, Haunted Highway. Alison then starts up the news with the sad passing of director Tony Scott and actress Phyllis Diller. Other news stories include Todd Akin’s controversial rape comments, a celebrity cast for the new season of Survivor, and Jay Leno having to cut a bunch of staffers. As the show wraps up, Adam talks a bit more about Monterey and listens to the latest Dick Banks classic.


Catch Haunted Highway, Tuesdays at 10pm on SyFy. You can also visit http://DanaWorkman.com, and follow her on Twitter @DanaWorkman.

Also, follow David Wild on Twitter @WildAboutMusic.


Adam’s pick: Get It On, by Chase

David’s pick: This Time It’s For Real, by Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes


Adam Monterey Race Footage

Todd Akin Interview

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Show Credits

Producer: Mike Lynch
Producer: Mike Dawson
Audio/Voice Over/Post-Production: Mike Dawson
Newsgirl: Alison Rosen
Sound Effects: Bryan Bishop
Associate Producer: Gary Smith
Technical Director: Chris Laxamana
Show Summary: Matt Fondiler

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  1. artielang

    Ace..your taste in music is atrocious……….

    • Cameron

      Yeah, I just fast forward through that section.

    • Peanut


    • sCUM

      Exactly. I’ve never “rocked” to horns.

    • May Kadoodee
      May Kadoodee08-21-2012

      artielange with an e, just saying

      • heapoftears

        probably not the real artie lange

        • Poochie's Uncle
          Poochie's Uncle08-22-2012

          I’ll bet he was never an all-county third baseman in high school either.

          • May Kadoodee
            May Kadoodee08-22-2012

            Funnnnnnnyyyyyyyyyy! U Bin on FIRE! lately Poochie’s U

    • Robert

      The music is never the ground shaking pieces of art they claim it to be. The worst songs the Black Keys have made are better than any of the outdated nonsense they play.

      • R

        I used to be like you. You will be amazed at what you find yourself enjoying at different stages in your life. I listen and enjoy stuff now that I would have thought was lame as shit when I was a younger. If you listen to enough music this will happen and you will feel kind of stupid for making that comment.

  2. Cole

    Dang Adam’s all spiffed up!

    • Reyna

      I noticed that too! Whatup Adam? You have a stylist! Kimmel made a suggestion! You want to look nice for the ladies!!!! Your wife likes the look?

    • dolantrack

      The hot chick comes in and adam gets out the Dockers! Yummy hostess!

      • Poochie's Uncle
        Poochie's Uncle08-22-2012

        She’s a little bit of all-right.

  3. Fred

    ACTRESS? Sorry dudes. Phyllis Diller was a living legend of a comedian, not some two-bit hack who got molested on a casting couch. Show the respect.

    • WesKanaloa

      Wow, Phyllis Diller’s father Fred, is alive after all these years.

  4. Cesar Bernal
    Cesar Bernal08-20-2012

    Somebody was finally able to get Adam to dress decently.

  5. Aloha Brad
    Aloha Brad08-20-2012

    Aloha Adam and co. from London,
    Mahalo’s for keeping me in touch with reality as i have been trapped in England for the last 7 years.
    Big fan,you rock in fact your whole crew does.
    Where sir may i see footage of you Driving?

    • bill

      Nothing says Marconi like hosts watching TV on air.

  6. Rudy Eugene
    Rudy Eugene08-20-2012

    Maybe Lynette is slowly poisoning Adam, some antifreeze in his gatorade type deal. Carolla looks closer and closer to death’s door every day.

    • Whitney

      Doesn’t everyone look older and closer to death every day?

  7. Joe

    Did Adam just come from a job interview?

  8. LA Mexican
    LA Mexican08-20-2012

    if adams hair was gray in the pic, he would look exactly like andy griffith or matlock

  9. moviejunkie

    The haunting behind the movie The Entity, starring Barbara Hershey (the real woman’s name was Doris Bither) was in Culver City in 1974. That is a pretty well known story of a haunting in L.A. I don’t know how far that is from where Adam grew up, but that is one story I am aware of. Not sure of any well known UFO sitings though. So it’s not just people in the south.

    I would have liked to have heard more about this woman’s tv show. I have been a fan of this podcast since the beginning (and the radio show when it was on, as well as Lovelines) and know this isn’t the place for an in depth interview, but sometimes I wish I could learn a little more about the guest’s book/tv show/movie rather than having to look it up on Wikipedia after I hear the show. It would probably help to drive more traffic to Amazon from the site if guest’s had a chance to “sell” their stuff on the podcast by talking more about it. Just a thought.

    • Brian in New Orleans
      Brian in New Orleans08-21-2012

      UFO sightings are common in CA because of the numerous military aviation bases and test ranges over the Atlantic.

      • Brian in New Orleans
        Brian in New Orleans08-21-2012

        Pacific Ocean, rather… D’oh!

  10. rambling man
    rambling man08-21-2012

    Heidi Hamilton and Frank Kramer in…scary talent….

  11. Don

    “First, the teeth shoot out of your vagina, and if that doesn’t prevent the pregnancy then you’re pretty much fucked.” – Alison Rosen

  12. Maddog

    I’m sick of reading negative comments about Adam and David’s musical preferences. Maybe if you took a few music courses or learned an instrument, you would realize what real music is. Adam and David are spot on. Please don’t let these trolls change the music recommendations.

    • Micah

      I won’t pretend that Adam’s choices are always great, but this Chase tune rocked. Made up for some of his lesser picks.

      Unrelatedly, that Rich Banks parody was pretty dope, also.

    • Slibinz

      Amen. The great thing about your music preference is that it DOESN’T define you. Two people can have similar opinions on 99% of the issues out there, yet listen to totally different music.

      I’d say that I usually enjoy what David Wild has to contribute, but maybe he shouldn’t be on the show quite so much. Once a month sounds good to me.

  13. donniejuanvaldez

    What was that deep purple song adam mentioned on 1my of these david wild shows?

    • Zach

      I believe it was “Burn.”

  14. Magic Nonsense
    Magic Nonsense08-21-2012

    I’m surprised Adam was able to deal with Dana without making fun of her. Haunted places, ghosts, and UFOs? that chick is nuts…

    • L Chuck Jackson
      L Chuck Jackson08-22-2012

      You could hear in her voice that she just can’t buy into it. It’s just a gig.

  15. Brian

    Ace, David, awesome choices on the music. I downloaded both Chase and Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes great stuff. Mark Knopfler had it wrong, you need to have trumpets in the band.

  16. T dogg
    T dogg08-21-2012

    Aces pick for Freedy Johnston “bad reputation” is my favors pick. I have about a half dozen friends but it.

  17. setlasmon

    for one Adam “Ace Man” Carolla that outfit is the equivalent of a tuxedo with tails, spats, a cane & a top hat.

    tell me about that outfit, Grandpa Carolla!

  18. Kyle

    Anyone else find it ironic that the chick from the ghost highway show is shitting on other reality tv shows?

  19. TS

    Good episode.

  20. Edna's Edibles
    Edna's Edibles08-21-2012

    Anybody interested in more of David Wild’s music recommendations? Wouldn’t mind him speaking on some of his past interviews though.

  21. ras

    Alison, u mention the journalistic fail because the reporter did not follow up on the rape response. yet u fail to mention even the name of the reporter. Isn’t that another journalistic fail?

    • Lager

      If you’re relying on the Adam Carolla Podcast for your facts and figures, I’m feel very sorry for you.

  22. Juicefest020

    Well its true that tennis players can have asymmetry of around 15% bigger playing arms. Brace yourself but Neanderthal had 35%+ larger right arms than their left.
    Someone said this would be just ‘larger muscles’ but IF my memory has it right – this is actually larger bones, joints, ligaments. And ‘Popeye’ is just about right because I believe Neanderthals right forearm, specifically was larger.
    The theory is they were trained and doing excessive weights and pressures even as they grew up. maybe spear thrusting (rock throwing?) This really does develop a bigger stronger bone.

    Anyways whatever.

  23. Why Why Why
    Why Why Why08-21-2012

    For the first time ever I needed to fast forward through an Ace podcast, holy shit never have David Wild play music again, totally unlistenable. Unless your trying to target the 65+ demo.

  24. oh great
    oh great08-21-2012

    david wild and the music segment is brutal. get rid of them both.

  25. noko

    Great another David Wild podcast! NOT INTERESTED

    • Trevor

      couldn’t agree more, why exactly do they have this Wilde shmuck on?

  26. Jm

    Is it greasy outside?

    • Kyle


  27. Domenique

    GET IT ON!!! actually a great marching band tune and remember twirling fire batons to this on the field, not as fun as defensive tackle tho… great selection!!!

  28. Ken

    Great Podcast.

    The quote below should always be repeated after a Man is rejected by the opposite sex.

    Great Quote: ” Whether they give or receive…….Women are always glad to have been asked”

    This quote was under an art print of a sitting nude women that was in our college bachelor apartment back in the day.

    Keep up the good work.

  29. Poochie's Uncle
    Poochie's Uncle08-21-2012

    Cherry Pie makes me laugh every time.

    • Robert

      Me too!

      • Adam F
        Adam F08-22-2012

        Me three

  30. thedecade

    It’s weird because its weird that we both thought of something weird and its just weird.

  31. Lloyd

    We need another Larry Miller update. I miss Larry dearly and hope he can be back with Adam very soon.

    • Poochie's Uncle
      Poochie's Uncle08-21-2012

      There are five levels of a concussion.

      • Dan

        +1 LOC

  32. Jamey Campbell
    Jamey Campbell08-21-2012

    Adam, you found a way to justify the rape comment as bad wording and out of context but when Obama said “you didnt built that” you took it without admitting that was also out of context and bad phrasing and word choice? I love you man…but come on!

  33. John

    Hell yeah!! The top gun Myles L. Berman is back.
    That mustache rocks.

  34. constar

    Oh shit!! Adam is dressed like Prager

  35. Kory

    This chick was a horrible guest. Seemed like she didn’t want to be interviewed from the very start.

    As for Adam’s taste in music, fuck you guys. Horns are awesome!

  36. Steeew

    Science teacher. That is what Adam looks like next to that darling lady. A science teacher.

  37. guy

    did anyone notice that adam’s “race” car is awfully f@#king slow. i thought i saw an ’86 escort pass him.

  38. T's V
    T's V08-21-2012

    Thank you for adding “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.” Now I fully understand why the terrorists hate us.

    • Poochie's Uncle
      Poochie's Uncle08-22-2012

      Honey Boo Boo gets her own show and Mr. Birchum is put on a shelf. WTF.

    • Poochie's Uncle
      Poochie's Uncle08-22-2012

      Honey Boo Boo…good name for T’s V.

  39. Mark

    If you watch Dana Workman’s new show, you’re a fucking retard. How many fucking ghost hunter shows do we need?

  40. coolhand

    Adam thinks Probst is genuine and warm. Here on planet earth Probst is too cool from the room – condescending. The lack of affectation Adam thinks he is seeing is really scarcely suppressed grandiosity.
    Probst is a simple careerist with no talent. His interviews suck, he doesn’t do anything other than preen on imbecile shows. His “earnestness” is a transparent act. Probst wasn’t well raised – he reeks of entitlement.

  41. Elle

    is it just me or does Todd Akin look like an older Charlie Sheen with a comb over?

  42. Me...

    Ugg…at least we made it two soild weeks with out David Wild! I guess three weeks with out him was too much to ask for though…

  43. mnoswad1

    WTF…..you people wear khaki pants and light blue button down shirts out on the west coast?

    I thought that was only in the midwest.

    Adam looks like an HVAC technician in that outfit………or a horrible motivational speaker……or a horrible motivational speaker that moonlights installing HVAC systems on the side.

  44. Edna's Edibles
    Edna's Edibles08-21-2012

    Nothing against David Wild personally — I love music from that era and have appreciated his writing over the years — its just a BORING segment on this podcast. I hope someone is passing on the sentiment of the majority here to the Aceman.

  45. 7hardway

    Hi-speed scrub right past the David Wild segment, AGAIN. The chick you interviewed Ace, where was her pre-interview? What a drip.

  46. Vinny Dillon
    Vinny Dillon08-21-2012

    Ahhh … I see David Wild is on again. Let me just go ahead and fast forward at least one third of the way through the podcast.

  47. Herr Sauerteig
    Herr Sauerteig08-21-2012

    David Wild SUCKS. Get rid of him NOW! Consider this, it is only an accident in the cosmic order of events that I started listening to Carolla when he interviewed the founder of hot chicks with douchebags, rather than later. Had one of these issues been my debut I doubt I will continue listneing.
    Aceman, you are greatly stifling the growth of your following by keeping this clown. GET RID OF HIM NOW!

    • Amanda Quig
      Amanda Quig08-22-2012

      What the FUCK is wrong with all you ignorant people. Sure we´re all in it for Adam and the gang but why
      y´all gotta put people down. And David Wild!?! He´s a fucking music guru. Get your act together!

      • Herr Sauerteig
        Herr Sauerteig08-22-2012

        Although my opinion is strong and unforgiving, it certainly is not ignorant.
        I “put David Wild down’ because he sucks. I do not enjoy his segments, so much so I simply fast forward past them.
        Music guru? His supposed credentials hold no sway with me. And actually music is one area where I disagree pretty strongly with Carolla—not the music geared for 14 year old girls, but what he does like, as well as his griping about 80s pop music. For example, Duran Duran is not the greatest music in the world, but it is great for what it is (fun 80s music) and certainly better than the crap around now
        Anyway, music is something quite personal. Suffice it to say I don’t like anything this ass clown has proffeed on the show. And if comments on here are any indication, most people do not. This is true even though my taste in music is probably quite divergent from everyone elses.(I like post-punk alternative and hardcore industrial, aggrotech and ebm music that seems to frighten some people).
        So you see now that David Wild must be removed from the show at once.

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  49. Robert

    Hate to pile on, but David Wild is a tough listen

  50. Josh

    Get that ass kissing, shit music loving, boring ass David Wilde of the show. Other than that great show.

  51. L Chuck Jackson
    L Chuck Jackson08-22-2012

    Peter Gabriel’s Sledgehammer has rockin horns!

  52. Amanda Quig
    Amanda Quig08-22-2012

    Just saw Southside Johnny here in stockholm a couple weeks ago. Love all the great music on the show. David Wild is a true music dictionary.

  53. RobK

    This Dana Workman chick is hotter than I imagined. Bit of alright, indeed.

    Also, she sounded remarkably similar to Adam’s better half. I can’t believe I’m the only one who noticed.

    Okay show, better than reruns.

    Alison had a couple zingers as per usual.

    David Wild can stay.

  54. JarvisW

    ACEMAN, the pricing you were talking about is, as I remember from the ’80s

    $20hr Labor
    $40hr If you Watch
    $80hr If you Help
    $200hr If you tried to fix it yourself before you brought it to us.

  55. Wally Zebco
    Wally Zebco08-23-2012

    The music is always horrible and the driving stupid but great show.

  56. rambling man
    rambling man08-29-2012

    David is the best! I been a longtime fan of > ” Eastside Ronny and the Asberger Jews”

  57. writtenbymurphy

    ALISON, this one is for you because you are my new best friend. You know how you say things that get overlooked, but are actually really funny?

    Your comment on this episode “As opposed to cerebral f**king music” was gold. Made me laugh for days, and I told a friend who also laughed and she doesn’t even listen to the show.

    Two reasons it’s funny. First, it’s funny to think of needing something cerebral to f**k to. Second. cerebral music is what I prefer for that activity! Many college make out hours to enigma.

    Okay, because Alison deserves more love.

  58. Doug

    Man, Adam and David Wild both have terrible taste in music. Please don’t subject us to the crap you call “music” anymore, please.

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