The HoliShay Anthology

by Shay Michael

The HoliShay Anthology is a conversational podcast hosted by journalist and comedian, Shay Michael. Shay has worked as a journalist (NFL, and Arirang TV) for more than a decade and welcomes comedians, athletes, scientists, authors, actors and all people of interest for authentic conversations so guests feel welcomed and listeners entertained.

Podcast episodes

  • Season 1

  • Avi Loeb, Harvard's top astronomer

    Avi Loeb, Harvard's top astronomer

    Shay Michael chats with Harvard astrophysicist, Avi Loeb, on NASA's recent formation of a 16-member panel to examine unidentified aerial phenomena (UAPs), on his Galileo Project, which searches for extraterrestrial life and evidence of advanced civilization artifacts on Earth and beyond, and on his 2021 New York Times best-selling book, Extraterrestrial: The First Sign of Intelligent Life Beyond Earth. In the episode, Loeb details his plans and hopes to find evidence of the existence of advanced intelligent life on this Earth and beyond by using a "suite of instruments" to search the cosmos. His revelations into the possibility of life beyond our own planet is fascinating and a must-listen-to episode if you're into the possibility that we're not alone in the universe. You'll hear this and more on The HoliShay Anthology website and wherever you get your podcast!

  • David Peisner, author of Steve-O's memoir, A Hard Kick in the Nuts

    David Peisner, author of Steve-O's memoir, A Hard Kick in the Nuts

    Shay Michael chats with David Peisner, author of the Steve-O memoir, A Hard Kick in the Nuts: What I've Learned from a Lifetime of Terrible Decisions, He's also written Homey Don’t Play That!: The Story of In Living Color and the Black Comedy Revolution, which was published in 2018 by Atria/Simon & Schuster, and another Steve-O memoir called A Professional Idiot. In the episode, David tells of a hilarious experience getting to know Steve-O, which includes his neck getting locked in a bolt before taking off for a flight, and of his experiences on a freelance reporting trip to Uganda, where he met with and wrote about Ugandan politician, singer, and actor, Bobi Wine. David's work has appeared in The New York Times, the Rolling Stone magazine, BuzzFeed and Playboy. David's life as an author, reporter and journalist is inspiring and entertaining and we hope you learn a thing or two from the chat. This and much more on The HoliShay Anthology Podcast website.

  • Govert Schilling, award-winning science author

    Govert Schilling, award-winning science author

    Shay Michael chats with Govert Schilling, a Dutch popular science writer and amateur astronomer, on his latest book, The Elephant in the Universe, Our Hundred-Year Search for Dark Matter. In the episode, Schilling details his experiences meeting with scientists around the world and conversing with them on the fascinating experiments they've devised for the search of the elusive dark matter particle. He also tells about the elusiveness of the dark matter theory, which has led some scientists to believe that "there might be something wrong with our theories about gravity or with the current paradigms of cosmology." This and much more in the interview with Govert Schilling on The HoliShay Anthology Podcast.

  • Steve Kaplan, comedy author

    Steve Kaplan, comedy author

    Shay chats with Steve Kaplan, author of The Hidden Tools of Comedy, on all things writing comedy for playwriting, humor articles, screenplays and more.

  • Scott Dikkers, The Onion

    Scott Dikkers, The Onion

    Shay chats with Scott Dikkers, founding editor of The Onion, about comedy, writing comedy and what life was like during the pandemic.