TALKING IT UP
Rapaport brings popular podcast to Warehouse Live on Saturday
Saturday Aug. 18 Warehouse Live will play host to actor and outspoken sports fan Michael Rapaport. The Manhattan native will be in town to record an episode his podcast and will be featuring a local Houston celebrity as well.
His aptly titled podcast, I Am Rapaport: Stereo Podcast, is released weekly and has been in syndication since 2015. Co-hosted by Gerald Moody, the show’s approach is an in-your-face, no-holds-barred sports podcast that also covers a wide array of topics ranging from current events to movies and music. Rapaport is no stranger to controversy, and demonstrates his willingness to skirt the line on taboo subjects in practically every episode.
Rapaport’s entertainment career has spanned over two decades in the film and TV industry. His iconic, gruff, New York personality shapes the tone of the show on its own, providing the listener with an open and almost personal connection to every episode recorded.
His latest episode, released Aug. 14, tackled everything from Tiger Woods’ most recent performance at the PGA Championship, to President Donald Trump’s former aide, Omarosa Manigault’s latest allegations against him. It then steers into friendly dating advice for Philadelphia 76ers second year point guard Ben Simmons, before lambasting Chicago’s mayor for his perceived inability to control the city’s infamous gang violence problem. It’s an unfiltered roller-coaster production with a conversational feel.
While the direction of the show itself on Saturday promises to be a mystery, the guest host for Houston is anything but. Local rapper Paul Wall will be joining Rapaport on stage to bring a little local perspective from a fellow sports fan.
Tickets are still available for $28 advance, and $32 the day of the show.