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On-Air On-Soaps Podcast Episode #7

Soap expert Michael Fairman, General Hospital and Cougar Town’s Carolyn Hennesy, and their special guest co-host, Eric Martsolf of Days of our Lives are back for another edition of the On-Air On-Soaps Podcast. What do these three have in common? Maybe nothing or maybe everything! Find out when these three co-host the latest episode.

You will hear: soap celebrity exclusive podcast interviews, behind-the-scenes scoops, discussion of soaps hottest topics, the power performance of the week, and more of what matters to you the soapers most – as we go 360 degrees inside, outside, and around the wide world of soaps!

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On-Air On-Soaps Podcast Episode #7

Welcome to the latest edition of the On-Air On-Soap Podcast, hosted by Michael Fairman with his co-hosts; Carolyn Hennesy, and Eric Martsolf. This month the threesome welcome special guests: Pop/Rocker and former General Hospital star, Rick Springfield, One Life to Live’s, Kristen Alderson, The Young and the Restless, Daniel Goddard, and Being Erica and MVP’s, Dillon Casey, for some entertaining and revealing interviews. Plus, our hosts discuss, soap’s hottest topics and news, battle it out in our soap trivia game show segment, name the power performance of the week, and much more. It’s all in a jam-packed unique hour-plus of fun on our new episode!


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On-Air On-Soaps Podcast Episode #7 features the following segments:

  • Kristen Alderson Interview – Our podcast soap star call-in guest, Llanview favorite Kristen Alderson, discusses the latest perils of her alter-ego Starr Manning.  Find out her thoughts on Hannah and Eli’s kidnapping plots, the upcoming creepiest One Life to Live episodes of the year, her new co-star, Nic Robuck (James), and saying goodbye to her long-time on-screen love interest, Brandon Buddy (Cole). Starts @ 10:07
  • News & Views – Primetime episodic actors in new roles on the soaps, Soap opera Budget cuts and how they are affecting the soap stars and the production values of your favorite daytime dramas, Terri Colombino lands new role in Llanview, plus the latest OLTL male casting switcheroo involving the role of Joey Buchanan, Ex-ATWT and DAYS star Austin Peck and Big Brother’s Jesse Godderz new PEC-tacular DVD and television pilot, and soap stars speaking out about the rash of teen suicide via bullying in the news are discussed and highlighted. Starts @ 21:53
  • Power Performance of the Week – Y&R’s Jeanne Cooper tops our list, and you will hear and know why! Starts @ 38:23
  • Rick Springfield Interview- Pop/Rock and former General Hospital star, Rick Springfield is this week’s very special guest.  Currently out on a promotional tour promoting his new memoirs Late, Late At Night, Rick discuses his battle with depression and suicide, his time working with the legendary Gloria Monty on GH, the casting of Jason Thompson as his on-screen son, and his upcoming cruise, Rick Springfield and Friends 2010 and much more. Starts @ 40:28
  • Soap Thought of the Day – Carolyn offers up her thoughts on her new Soap Thought of the Day titled: The Ten Things I Have Learned from the Soaps! Starts @ 54:36
  • Daniel Goddard Interview– Our next podcast soap star call-in guest, Daniel Goddard discusses the recent Tornado scenes on The Young and the Restless and previews what could be next for Cane and his cattle rustling past.  Plus, Daniel tells us about his upcoming appearance on the next voyage of Soap Cruise 2011, featuring many of your favorite stars from your favorite daytime dramas. Starts @ 56:57
  • Stump the Soapers – Dillon Casey, our usual podcast co-host calls in from Toronto to try and trip up Carolyn, Michael, and Eric with special Days of our Lives 45th anniversary trivia questions.  Will our co-host from Salem win the game? Find out. Starts @ 1:07:09

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If you have a question on the soaps that you want answered for the upcoming taping of the September episode, call our On-Air On-Soaps Podcast caller line at 1-213-973-SOAP.

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Another good one, Michael. What a coupe to get Rick Springfield! He sounds like he is handling his depresion, and should be inspiring to the many others out there who have the same condition. He is still quite a guy. I just bet those cruises are plenty wild….but fun. Carolyn was in rare form, as usual. Also thought that Eric wa a welcome addition to the show. Your topics, especially about bullying and the heartbreaking results of so many young people was good to bring out to your fans. Everyone should be wiser and kinder in all situations in life. It’s always fun to try to stump you all with the soap questionaire, and play along with you. I look forward to your next podcast..

Thanks for another great podcast! I love the revolving male cohosts! Makes it fun! Especially liked the Kristen Alderson interview. Would love to have you interview Trevor St. John. I love your relationship with Carolyn!

I am so amazed at the Rick Springfield conversation. I’m glad he’s on a promotional; tour I loved Dr. Noah But I really think you and he did a great service by talking about his depresssion and suicide attempt. You really helped open the door for people not to be ashamed and people we think have it all also suffer. Kudos to you and especially Rick.
Can’t wait to read his memoirs would love to hear him sing too

Hey, Michael. I forgot to mention in my first comment, that I loved Ktisten Alderson. She is so engaging in your interview. I really hope that she doesn’t end up with James. But, she seemed to indicate something horrible wil be be happening this week. My mind is going crazy thinking of so many things that can go wrong in her rescue. Anyway, she is a very competant actress for such a young age. We’ve all known her a long time. Also , Daniel Goddard’s story seems to be unraveling. I can’t quite figure out what it is exactly. But, I do think he will be okay in the long haul. So many stories that have to be solved. This was a good interview, Michael. Keep up the good work………

1.summer breeze

2.a love of mojitos

3.nightmare about hannah being with cole, and james being the one to save, and then cole being with her. cute guys fighting over you. hannah has read the killing club. -she’s going to hint and dig it,

4.had kids-came along and unsure about, wasn’t interested, took the show, needed the money

5.speedo- ed hardy and a half episodes


8.carolyn hennesey

9.DARIC- supercouple acronym of Eric and Daniel

10.lawrence stopped the wedding and announced nicky was their son


1. Summer Breeze
2. both love Mojitos
3. digs a grave
4. needed the money
5. speedo – Ed Hardy
6. 7.5
7. hospital chapel
8. Carolyn Hennesy
9. supercouple acronym for Daniel Goddard and Eric Martsolf
10. Lawrence crashed the wedding and announced that Nicky was their son

Loved the podcast Michael.

1. summer breeze
2. a love of mojitos
3. sounds like she is going to bury Star alive
4. For the money
5. Ed Hardy Speedo
6. 7 1/2 episodes
7. The hospital chapel
8. Carolyn Hennesy
9. It’s the “supercouple” acronym for Daniel Goddard and Eric Martsolf
10. Laurence crashed the wedding and announced Nicky was their son

1. Summer Breeze
2. both love Mojitos
3. Star has a nightmare Hannah is with Cole, then Star found a clue from Hannah reading the Killing book, and said Hannah was going down and dirty, possibly burying Star in the attic in a grave,
4. needed the money
5. speedo – Ed Hardy
6.5 to 7.5 episodes a week, depending on the schedule
7. hospital chapel
8. Carolyn Hennesy
9. supercouple acronym for Daniel Goddard and Eric Martsolf
10. Lawrence crashed the wedding and announced that Nicky was their son

1. Summer Breeze
2. both love Mojitos
3. Hannah makes Starr and Cole dig their own graves
4. needed the money
5. speedo – Ed Hardy
6. 5 to 7.5 episodes a week, depending on the schedule, and progress of storylines
7. hospital chapel
8. Carolyn Hennesy
9. supercouple acronym for Daniel Goddard and Eric Martsolf
10. Lawrence crashed the wedding and announced that Nicky was their son

Can’t wait for the next please don’t skip November!

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Days of our Lives Longtime Lovebirds, Arianne Zucker and Shawn Christian, Set Wedding Date

In the words of Shawn Christian (ex-Daniel, DAYS) himself, “Just remember ya’ll….there is great value in long courtships,” it appears that he and his longtime love. Arianne Zucker (Nicole, DAYS), have finally picked their wedding date, and the destination for their nuptials.

Back in August of 2023, the couple shared that they plan to tie the knot in 2024, and with their latest IG post it looks like the wedding day is becoming closer and closer.

As Days of our Lives fans know, Zucker is suing the soap opera’s producers and production entity, and her last episode should air on July 29th, since the show tapes so far in advance. One can assume, her character, Nicole Walker may get a happy ending and get her baby back before exiting Salem? However, that’s yet to be seen.

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In the meantime, the couple who live in Nevada, continue to make plans for their big day. In their newest update, Zucker shared, “We discovered a wedding DESTINATION and DATE DATE! So grateful to everyone who has helped us make this exploration an eye-opening awe-inspiring adventure!”

While Christian chimed in, “I already hear many of you saying ‘finally Shawn!’ Just remember ya’ll….there is great value in long courtships.” #justsaying #loveispatient #loveiscrazy”

Shawn’s journey as Daniel Jonas on DAYS lasted from 2008 to 2017, while Zucker has portrayed Nicole Walker since 1998. The couple have been engaged since 2021.

The duo made no clear mention of the exact wedding date or location in their post, only that they have got things locked in and all systems are a-go!

So, happy to hear that Ari and Shawn are finally about to become husband and wife? Comment below.


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NATAS Reveals 2024 Gold and Silver Circle Honorees Recognizing Admired Individuals and Their Enduring Contributions to Daytime Television

Ahead of the upcoming 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards on June 7th, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) announced on Thursday, the recipients of the 2024 Gold and Silver Circle honors.

Those chosen as honorees were chosen for this recognition, as NATAS explained, “As admired individuals who have made enduring contributions to daytime television. Inductees are exceptional professionals who have performed distinguished service within the television industry, setting standards for achievement, mentoring, leadership and professional accolades for 50 or 25 years, respectively. They represent the best and brightest in the industry.”

Some daytime favorites in front of the camera and behind the scenes made this year’s honor roll.

The 2024 Gold Circle Inductees are:

Jerome Dobson, Writer: Guiding Light, As the World Turns, General Hospital, Santa Barbara 

A Martinez, Actor: Santa Barbara, General Hospital, Days of our Lives and The Bay.

Suzanne Rogers, Actress: Days of Our Lives

The 2024 Silver Circle Inductees are:

Patricia Denney, Former Hair and Makeup Department Head: The Young and The Restless

Kathleen Finch, Chairman and CEO, US Networks, Warner Brothers Discovery

Linda Grand, Set Master Props: The Bold & The Beautiful

Janet Spellman-Drucker, Co-Executive Producer: Days of Our Lives

Mark Teschner, Casting Director: General Hospital

Rolonda Watts, Talk Show Host, Actress & Voiceover Talent: Sherri, Curious George, Divorce Court

What do you think of the selections for this year’s Gold and Silver Circle Honorees? Comment below.

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TODAY: Days of our Lives Icon Deidre Hall Guest Stars on ‘Hacks’

As we previously reported, Days of our Lives star Deidre Hall (Marlena) is playing a version of herself on the hit Max comedy series, Hacks. The episode dropped today on May 23rd and is already available for streaming.

In it, Deidre plays Jimmy’s mother (Paul W. Downs). For those in the know, Downs is not only one of co-creators and stars of Hacks, but as it turns out is a fan of Days of our Lives.

Speaking on her guest star appearance, Hall told TV Insider, “I was told by Paul and Lucia Aniello (co-creator) that Paul’s mom was a longtime fan of DAYS and of Marlena, and then she introduced him to the show when he was a toddler.“

Photo: JPI

Deidre added, “So when they were looking for a person to play Paul’s mother, they said, ‘Wait a minute, are we crazy? Why don’t we see if we can get Deidre.’”

As to her guest star turn, Hall previewed,“The script was written that the part is ‘legendary Deidre Hall,’ so I didn’t have to reach too far for what she looks like, what she sounds like, how she moved.”

In story, Deidre got the opportunity to work with Back to the Future’s Christopher Lloyd, whom she shared, “Working with Christopher Lloyd was probably the most daunting thing that’s happened to me for a while.” Hall added, “He was just the loveliest.”


According to Hall, her Days of our Lives co-stars will be tuning-in at some point today or this evening to catch her appearance, which she is very excited about.

Hacks stars Jean Smart as everyone’s favorite comedian Deborah Vance. In season 3, the critically acclaimed and Emmy-wining comedy series explores the dark mentorship between a legendary stand-up comedian and young, entitled comedy writer.

Will you be checking out Deidre Hall, playing soap legend “Deidre Hall” on Hacks? Let us know in the comment section below.

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