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Meet Pumped Host Greg Fitzsimmons

By Carrie Grosvenor

Speed’s new game show, Pumped, premieres tonight at 9pm Eastern. The show is hosted by Greg Fitzsimmons (remember him from Idiot Savants, anyone?), and features contestants being approached at the gas station and offered the chance to play. Answer a few trivia questions, score a bit of cash. Not a bad deal, really.

I had the chance to speak to Fitzsimmons this week, and we discussed the show and what it’s all about. Check out my Interview with Greg Ftizsimmons for a sneak peek at Pumped – and for those of you who complained that the $1,800 top prize was “cheap,” you’ll be happy to know that I asked him about that. His answer made sense to me, but I’d love to know what you all think about it!

Don’t forget to catch Pumped tonight, and then stop by and share your thoughts on the show.


Greg’s Pumped Premieres TONIGHT!

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The Speed Channel’s new game show “Pumped!”, Hosted by Greg Fitzsimmons debuts Thursday, November 17th 9PM/PST!


Pumped! on Fox Sports!

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Check out Greg in these Pumped! clips!

He has never looked so tan!


Greg on the Adam Carolla Show!

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Check out the hilarious podcast with Greg and Adam Carolla!


Greg on CarsTravelFood!

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Celebrity Travel Spotlight: SPEED host/comic Greg Fitzsimmons

Stand up comic, author and Emmy-winning writer Greg Fitzsimmons is a frequent guest on the Howard Stern show and hosts his own show on SiriusXM’s Howard 101 channel, as well as his popular “FitzDog Radio” podcast. He won a Cable Ace award for an MTV game show he hosted and he’s returning to that genre as the host of a new game show on SPEED Channel called Pumped! which premieres tomorrow Nov. 17 at 9 p.m. It’s been described as “Cash Cab” at gas stations. Having traveled the U.S. many times over as a comic, here are Greg’s favorite places in the country…

My favorite place in the U.S. to visit is…Austin, TX. There’s a great comedy Club called Cap City and crowds are rowdy and funny. After the shows I love going out to 6th street and shooting pool or hearing good live music. BBQ is amazing and everyone treats you like a friend.

The first thing I do when I go to Austin is…I go to Jackalope. It’s on a crowded spot but feels like you are in a roadhouse outside of town. I go with the staff from the comedy club.

Everyone should visit…Venice Beach, CA…at least once. I live here because it is filled with freaks and feels like New York, where I am from. Everyone knows their neighbors and there are things happening everywhere all the time. The beach itself has “Muscle Beach” surfing, street ball (like in “White Men Can’t Jump”) Tattoo parlors, marijuana shops and women in bikinis. You can’t lose.

Driving up the coast of California is probably the most beautiful drive you can take in the U.S. There are great places to stop along the way but it still feels very deserted.

My favorite restaurant to eat at in the U.S. is…I love The Outback Steakhouse when I am on the road because the meat is always great and they have awesome coconut shrimp. If I had to pick one for my last meal it would be Rao’s Italian restaurant in NYC. It is an authentic New York place with real goomba Italians eating what tastes like homemade pasta. Very hard to get a table there.

The best Chinese dumplings are in San Francisco at a place called “Good Mong Kok” (I know- it sounds like a dirty phrase). The shell is fresh and sweet and the shrimp is huge.

Lincoln, NE…is a great town. It feels like what America was in it’s prime. Family owned stores, good farms and big old houses. Because it is a university town though, there are all kinds of restaurants and they get big name concerts coming through.

Love’s Truckstop in Barstow CA…is a great truck stop.The only reason I remember the name is because it was the last overnight stop before L.A. when my wife and I moved across the country. We bought a bunch of stuff from the gift shop (I still have the coffee mug). Otherwise, get the hell out of Barstow fast.

My favorite…public restroom in the country is the hotel at The Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach. Even if you don’t have to go; treat yourself!


Greg & Co. in Venice

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Greg discusses the Penn State scandal and uncovers past ‘scandals’ with his ‘lackey’ Kevin Kraft. He then talks about how he won major dad points by giving his son the best birthday present ever and then immediately left for a weekend in Vegas. We get into the nitty gritty of Vegas and then some Overheards and Malebag.

Don’t forget to tune in to Greg’s new series Pumped! Thursday, November 17th at 6PM/PST on The Speed Channel.

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Listen now — Click HERE for the direct link to the mp3 of this episode, or do yourself a favor and click HERE to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and get it automatically from now on. Do us a favor and leave a nice review and rating on iTunes while you’re there, it helps us a TON.


Greg on KSUN Radio!

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Listen to SSU’s KSUN RADIO to listen to Brian Hubley’s interview with Greg HERE!


Tom Arnold

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Greg and guest Tom Arnold talk about rehab and how hard it is as comics to like themselves. Then Tom tells the story of how Chuck Lorre slammed him with every Hollywood bigwig he met and enlightens Greg on his project, Jewtopia. They finish off the show with some Overheards and Malebag from China.

Fitzdog App — Get the TOTALLY FREE Fitzdog app on your mobile device by clicking HERE.

Listen now — Click HERE for the direct link to the mp3 of this episode, or do yourself a favor and click HERE to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and get it automatically from now on. Do us a favor and leave a nice review and rating on iTunes while you’re there, it helps us a TON.

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Halloween

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Greg talks about his break between projects and what he’s been up to. Watching his kids’ soccer games, learning Spanish, hanging out with friends and oogling ladies at Yoga class. He talks about Halloween and how just one person can spoil it, which leads him to ask: How can he, Greg, change the world? We have some Overheards and Malebag and Greg finally admits that he drinks tea, takes baths and wears ugg boots with shorts.

Fitzdog App — Get the TOTALLY FREE Fitzdog app on your mobile device by clicking HERE.

Listen now — Click HERE for the direct link to the mp3 of this episode, or do yourself a favor and click HERE to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and get it automatically from now on. Do us a favor and leave a nice review and rating on iTunes while you’re there, it helps us a TON.


David Wild’s Very Talky Playlist for Podcasting

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Confessions of a Podhead: My Very Talky Playlist for Podcasting

David Wild

Recently, I was interviewed on one of my favorite podcasts, “Fitzdog Radio” with Greg Fitzsimmons, a comedian and writer who I’ve admired for many years. Our free-flowing conversation about music and television and comedy was — at least for the two of us — genuinely entertaining and interesting. Because this was a podcast and not any other more shallow form of modern media, Greg made the decision right then and there in his comfy home office studio to turn our chat into a two-part episode — an honor usually reserved for actually funny and famous people like say Norm Macdonald. Usually I’m that frightening-looking guy who pops up on radio or television to give a stray sentence or two of what sounds like credible cultural commentary, but Greg artfully tapped into my inner blowhard, and we ended up putting on a show of almost Springsteenian length.

That openness to the moment is the reason that I have in recent years become a confessed Podhead, a podcasting addict openly and happily hooked to my favorite podcasts like the fascinatingly revealing and riotously funny “The Adam Carolla Show and the obsessively brilliant and wonderfully soul-searching “WTF with Marc Maron.” There’s lots more where that came from, including the recent addition “Mohr Stories with Jay Mohr,” as well as others I subscribe to — albeit for free — like “The Rock and Roll Geek Show,” “Sound Opinions,” “The Moth Podcast,” “The Tobolowsky Files,” “Inside MusiCast,” “Doug Loves Movies,” “The David Feldman Show,” “Smodcast,” “Showbiz Sandbox” and “For Crying Outloud.”

With all the mass media in our lives today, I believe we remain desperate for good or even decent conversation. That said, here’s my very talky playlist for Greg Fitzsimmons and for all the podcasters out there who are elevating the art of conversation in these fallen times. As Tracy Chapman might say if she were more chatty, I believe that when we’re talking about podcasting, we’re “Talkin’ About A Revolution.”

At least I hope so.

As always, please add your own songs for podcasting below, then subscribe away. But as all the above podcasters would probably say, listen to the one I was on first.

EVERYBODY’S TALKIN’ – Bill Withers

TALK OF THE TOWN – The Pretenders

WE BETTER TALK THIS OVER – Bob Dylan

TALK TO ME BABY – Elmore James

TALKING AT THE SAME TIME – Tom Waits

WE DON’T TALK ANYMORE – Cliff Richard

DON’T START ME TALKIN’ – The New York Dolls

I WANT TO TALK ABOUT ME – Toby Keith

TALK TALK – Talk Talk

TALKIN’ LOUD AND SAYING NOTHIN’ – James Brown

I WILL TALK AND HOLLYWOOD WILL LISTEN – Robbie Williams

TALK MORE TALK – Paul McCartney

DON’T TALK TO STRANGERS – Rick Springfield

TALK – Keb’ Mo’

IF I COULD TALK I’D TELL YOU – The Lemonheads

TALK – Coldplay

PEOPLE GONNA TALK – James Hunter

COME TALK TO ME – Bon Iver

REAL TALK – R. Kelly

IF YOU TALK IN YOUR SLEEP – Elvis Presley

AIN’T TALKIN’ ABOUT LOVE – Van Halen

TALKING TO YOU (IS LIKE TALKING TO MYSELF) – Daryl Hall

TALKIN’ OLD SOLDIERS – Elton John

SOMETHING ABOUT WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE TALK – Lucinda Williams

TALK TO ME – Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes

JIVE TALKIN’ – Bee Gees

SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT – Bonnie Raitt

TALK TO ME – Barry Mann

LOOSE TALK – Carlene Carter with Carl Smith

TALKIN’ ABOUT A REVOLUTION

I’M LOOKIN AT YOU BUT I’M TALKING TO MYSELF – Utopia

TALK TO YA LATER – The Tubes


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