Breakthrough Entertainment’s New Year’s Eve Special (Airdate: Dec. 26, 2015)

Breakthrough Entertainment gets you ready to ring in the new year with World Almanac senior editor Sarah Janssen, comedian Paul Rodriguez, Tournament of Roses president Mike Matthiessen, kissing expert Andrea Demirjian, champagne expert Ruth Frantz and – live from Times Square – Countdown Entertainment president Jeffrey Straus. (Download MP3)

Segment 1 – New Year’s Eve Appetizers: Ciao Pittsburgh’s Aroma Italian Seasoning and WOATS Oatsnack

Segment 2 – Interview: Sarah Janssen (“World Almanac and Book of Facts”)

Segment 3 – Reviews: “Daddy’s Home,” “The Hateful Eight” and “Joy”

Segment 4 – Interview: Paul Rodriguez (Laugh Factory)

Segment 5 – Interview: Mike Matthiessen (Tournament of Roses)

Segment 6 – Reviews: “The Big Short,” “Carol” and “Concussion”

Segment 7 – Interview: Andréa Demirjian (“Kissing: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About One of Life’s Sweetest Pleasures”)

Segment 8 – Interview: Ruth Frantz (Henri’s Reserve Family Estate Champagnes)

Segment 9 – Interview: Jeffrey Straus (Countdown Entertainment)

Full Show (Segments 1-9)

Joseph J. Airdo

Joseph J. Airdo is a film critic, producer and on-air personality for Breakthrough Entertainment, a talk radio show airing 10-11 a.m. Saturdays on KPHX 1480 AM and that shines a spotlight on the practical perspectives of the topics and themes explored in movies. He has a pet duck named Frozen who is as opinionated about movies as he is. E-mail him at

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