Reena Friedman Watts: Critically Acclaimed Producer / On Air Personality / Host (The Jerry Springer Show, Nanny 911, Better Call Daddy)


Reena Friedman WattsOn this episode of The Jay Franze Show, we’re thrilled to have the captivating Reena Friedman Watts, a seasoned on-air personality, TV producer, and the mastermind behind “Better Call Daddy.” Reena’s journey from the Jerry Springer Show to Court TV is nothing short of extraordinary, and she’s all about bringing stories to life.

Join us as Reena shares her passion for storytelling and dives into the unique family dynamic that drives her podcast. In “Better Call Daddy,” Reena teams up with her Dad for insightful, uncensored conversations with a wide range of guests, from influential business leaders to phone sex workers. There are no boundaries here!

Discover the power of authentic relationships, teamwork, and the wisdom that her father imparts in every episode. Reena’s blend of humor and candid discussions will keep you engaged until the end.

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  • Host: Jay Franze
  • Guest: Reena Friedman Watts
  • Recorded: October 16, 2023


Teresa Strasser: Emmy-Winning Writer / Television Host / Author (Win Ben Stein’s Money, While You Were Out, Good Morning America)


Teresa StrasserIn this exciting episode of The Jay Franze Show, we are honored to welcome the multi-talented Teresa Strasser, an American writer, television personality, and Emmy award winner. Teresa’s journey has been remarkable, from her early days as a field correspondent to becoming a beloved co-host on The Adam Carolla Show.

Teresa’s impressive career spans various media, including television, radio, and writing. As an Emmy-winning writer for Comedy Central’s “Win Ben Stein’s Money” and an Emmy-nominated television host for TLC’s “While You Were Out,” she has left an indelible mark on the entertainment industry.

Teresa’s first book, “Exploiting My Baby: Because It’s Exploiting Me,” received critical acclaim and became a Los Angeles Times Bestseller. It transformation into a pilot for ABC, thanks to the collaboration with Jamie Tarses’ Fanfare Productions and Sony Pictures Television.

Not only is Teresa, a prolific writer, but she’s also an influential journalist with contributions to the Los Angeles Times and The Los Angeles Jewish Journal. Her poignant first-person essays have been recognized with three Los Angeles Press Club Awards, including the prestigious Columnist of the Year.

Teresa’s television credits include, her role as a field correspondent for WNYW-TV’s “Good Day New York,” and Fox shows like “Good Day Live” and “On Air With Ryan Seacrest.” Her engaging presence can still be enjoyed on re-runs of the USA Network’s “Character Fantasy.”

Her credits also include her time on ABC’s “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?” and “The Chair.” Teresa has also charmed audiences with her appearances on the E! Network countdown shows, such as “50 Cutest Child Stars” and “101 Celebrity Oops.”

Beyond her professional accomplishments, Teresa holds the role as a spokesperson for prominent national brands, including U-Haul, Home Depot, LG, Domino’s, and Big Lots. Best Western Hotels and Resorts enjoyed collaborating with her on family travel adventures chronicled in print and on YouTube.

Named one of Arizona’s “Top Ten Social Media Moms” by The Arizona Republic and listed as “The Least Annoying People of the Year” by the New York Post, Teresa’s authenticity and charm have endeared her to audiences worldwide.

Currently, Teresa anchors the nightly syndicated entertainment show, “The List,” produced by the E.W. Scripps Company, for which she received a well-deserved 2015 Rocky Mountain Emmy Award for Best Host.

Join us for an inspiring and entertaining conversation as Teresa Strasser shares her insights, experiences, and valuable lessons learned throughout her extraordinary career. Tune in to The Jay Franze Show for an unforgettable episode with this talented and endearing television personality.

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  • Host: Jay Franze
  • Guest: Teresa Strasser
  • Recorded: August 8, 2023


Matthew Gray: World-Class Gourmet Chef (Eagles, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd)


Matthew GrayWelcome to another exciting episode of The Jay Franze Show! This week, an extraordinary guest is joining us in the studio: Matthew Gray, the remarkable chef taking the culinary world by storm. But Matthew isn’t just your average chef; he’s a multi-talented individual with various occupations and accomplishments.

Matthew has worn many hats throughout his career, from being a world-class gourmet chef to a licensed minister. He’s known for his culinary expertise, having created the single best cookie recipe in the world. But his skills extend beyond the kitchen, as he’s also a cunning linguist, an idea guy, and a media coach. Matthew has toured with legendary bands like the Eagles, Led Zeppelin, and Pink Floyd, surviving three years on the road.

Join us as we delve into Matthew’s unique journey, exploring his strengths in shmoozing, cunning linguistics, and playful curiosity. We’ll also discover his weaknesses, which are surprisingly intertwined with his strengths. We’ll hear about his first activity after waking up, which involves power napping, and his idea of a perfect evening featuring romantic candlelight seduction dinners and water balloon tossing from the balcony.

Intrigued? So are we! We’ll also discuss Matthew’s favorite way to recharge: sipping a strong, hot cup of Kona coffee while cyber-trekking on the internet. And, of course, we’ll hear about his ideal woman, who is bionic, guilt-free, and dishy. We might even get a glimpse into Matthew’s dreams, although they tend to be elusive.

Throughout the episode, we’ll dive into Matthew’s unique perspective on life, love, and the pursuit of happiness. As the quirky and soothing host of the Global Love Life Radio show based in Hawaii, Matthew brings a refreshing blend of wisdom and charm to the conversation. And with his vast experience as a copywriter, schmooze artist, and metaphysician, he’s sure to offer some intriguing insights.

So, join us for a captivating conversation with Matthew Gray, the chef, lover, dreamer, and creator of the Hawaii Chat Universe. Get ready for a delightful and thought-provoking episode of The Jay Franze Show, where we explore the world through the eyes of a true culinary maestro and an all-around fascinating individual.

Favorite Quote: “Love is Free.”

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  • Host: Jay Franze
  • Guest: Matthew Gray
  • Recorded: June 26, 2023