The second half of my interview with Mark Davis, 40-year veteran of talk radio. Mark gives us his unique insight into historical events that have occurred during his lifetime. We discuss pets, reality TV, burgers, Dallas pro sports teams, and music. It is a fascinating discussion.



  • Paul O’Rear, Host
  • Mark Davis, Guest


  • 0:00 Introduction
  • 0:40 Mark’s Words of Wisdom
  • 0:49 Countdown
  • 1:20 Mark talks about his talk show intro
  • 2:04 Mark talks about historical events
  • 2:29 JFK assassination (November 22, 1963)
  • 4:45 Space Shuttle Challenger explosion (January 28, 1986)
  • 6:47 President Reagan’s speech after the Challenger explosion
  • 9:05 Oklahoma City bombing (April 19, 1995)
  • 12:08 9/11 (September 11, 2001)
  • 15:28 The 2000 election
  • 17:30 Donald Trump
  • 18:33 Rush Limbaugh
  • 19:30 Mark talks about some of the memorable people he has interviewed or come in contact with during his career
  • 22:18 Curiosity Channel ad
  • 22:55 Knock Knock Ninja
  • 23:32 Howdy, Mimi!
  • 24:58 Justin O’Rear quote
  • 25:18 This or That
  • 26:25 Dogs or Cats
  • 27:02 America’s Got Talent or American Idol
  • 29:39 Whataburger or In-N-Out Burger
  • 31:07 Mark talks about the burgers of his youth
  • 31:35 The Beatles or the Beach Boys
  • 33:01 Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers, Dallas Mavericks, or Dallas Stars
  • 38:05 Mark and Paul talk about music (bumper music, DJ’ing, etc.)
  • 41:09 Paul and Mark talk about Aviv Geffen and discovering new music
  • 44:05 Curiosity Channel ad
  • 44:54 Five Fun Facts about The Beatles
  • 45:48 Text-to-Speech Episode teaser
  • 46:30 Mike Gallagher
  • 49:56 An Evening with Mark Davis and Mike Gallagher on April 23 (The Curiosity Channel s giving away a free ticket!)
  • 51:15 Mark talks about his two books
  • 53:30 Mark talks about Paul’s daughter Ashley
  • 59:50 Mark asks Paul about the future of The Curiosity Channel
  • 1:01:51 Mark talks about the importance of curiosity
  • 1:04:24 Wrap up
  • 1:05:30 Disclaimer
  • 1:06:20 BNRTT


  • The British loved JFK!
  • “It is our destiny to explore.” -Mark Davis
  • “You do you.” -Justin O’Rear
  • “Dogs were created by God as a foretaste of the kind of unconditional love that awaits us in heaven.” -Mark Davis
  • “My favorite drive-through burger is the Whataburger Patty Melt.” -Mark Davis
  • “Every disc jockey wants to be a talk show host, and every talk show host wants to be a disc jockey!” -Mark Davis
  • “Everything is further back than we think!” -Mark Davis
  • “What I do every day is taking something that liberalism says, and explaining why it’s just not true. I try to do it with a sense of good humor and good will, yet with muscular, unapologetic conservatism.” -Mark Davis
  • “Life is the best school in the world!” -Mark Davis


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