The Meyer Chronicles

The Meyer Chronicles hosted by Hollywood Executive Producer Andy Meyer and TV & Music Producer Jon Rubin take listeners on a journey behind the scenes of the film and music industries. Over his 50 year career, Meyer produced films and cult classics such as The Breakfast Club, Sting’s Grammy Award winning film, “Bring on the Night,” Fried Green Tomatoes, Better off Dead, Breaking In, One Crazy Summer, Birdy, The Milagro Beanfield War, and many others. The Meyer Chronicles shares the inside scoop about stories of making iconic films and projects. From being the head of Robert Redford’s Wildwood Production company as well as Norman Lear’s Act III Production company, to founding the film division of Herb Alpert’s A&M Records, Andy has seen it all and is now ready to share with you! The Meyer Chronicles are edited by two time Emmy Award Winner Shasta Ford.
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  • #7 – WHERE DID I GET A BULLHORN?

    May 21, 2021

    THE MEYER CHRONICLES: GRATEFUL TO BE TRUCKIN’ THROUGH THE CONCERT YEARS 1966-71

     

    The throwback episode provides an inspirational message giving hope to the younger generations to give back and try and make a difference, much like Andy as a young high school and college student! Join Andy Meyer and Jon Rubin on a journey back in time with visually enticing descriptions of Andy’s parents’, “bright yellow, linoleum, rotary phone in the 1950’s kitchen,” and “the bullhorn at The Grateful Dead Concert at Bucknell in Davis Stadium.”

     

    From Mafia-esque encounters with the one-and-only Jimmy Hoffa, to transporting suitcases of money after the Bucknell Concerts, Andy recalls his days on the Bucknell Concert Committee transitioning from being “student 7962” to suddenly becoming a one-manned COMMITTEE. Andy and Jon look back at the legacy Andy created by booking memorable, historic, and wildly popular concerts at the little Bucknell University with 2,500 students with insanely popular bands like: The Grateful Dead, The Band, The Beach Boys, Sly and The Family Stone, Donovan, Levon Helm, Miles Davis, The Association, Judy Collins, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, and Robbie Robertson! Andy even ingeniously included the students 30 minutes down the road from Penn!

     

    Tune in to learn what happened when Sly and the Family Stone demanded $2,500 cash before performing and who Andy had to get involved to make it happen. Andy explains why he ended up in the geographical location he was in and the history that played into him writing Dancing in the Seats, which was published by Billboard and put him on A&M Records’ rad

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  • #6 – CAN I EXPENSE THIS?

    January 12, 2021

    In this episode of The Meyer Chronicles Andrew Meyer interviews Emmy award-winning, Travel Expert for CBS Sunday morning and the host of the hugely popular Travel Detective Podcast series about… not what you think.

     

    Andrew Meyer interviews Peter Greenberg about his first job in 1971 when Andrew hired Peter to be a college rep for A&M Records in the midwest. Craziness ensues including having to buy dope for Cheech and Chong and… a very young Peter Greenberg asks…”how can I expense it”. And there is so much more. Enjoy!

     

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  • #5 – Fried Green Tomatoes

    January 12, 2021

    “Secret’s in the Sauce!”

     

    In this podcast Executive Producer Andrew Meyer talks about the making of Fried Green Tomatoes and how he believes that the movie would have never been without a bit of “luck”. He also talks about the five years it took to make the film, shooting through the rainiest summer in Georgia in 25 years, and how they started shooting even though they didn’t have enough money to make the film!

     

    Tune in to hear all the stories on The Meyer Chronicles: Fried Green Tomatoes.

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  • #4 – EATING FRIED GREEN TOMATOES AT THE BREAKFAST CLUB: The Film Business Years

    January 12, 2021

    HAVE SOME FRIED GREEN TOMATOES AT THE BREAKFAST CLUB WITH LEGENDARY MUSIC AND FILM PRODUCER ANDREW MEYER

     

    In this episode, legendary music and film producer Andrew Meyer talks about his years working in Hollywood as the President of A&M Films (The Breakfast Club), as President of Robert Redford’s Wildwood Enterprises, and as President of Norman Lear’s Act III Productions (Fried Green Tomatoes).

    Mr. Meyer tells never been told before stories and anecdotes about his years finding and producing films and working with some of the biggest stars in the world. Mr. Meyer also tells behind the scenes and anecdotes about what really happens on a movie set, like when the money fell though the day before the shoot is about to start, and how Mary Stewart Masterson put her hand in an active beehive in Fried Green Tomatoes but didn’t get stung!

    Tune in to hear all the stories on THE MEYER CHRONICES: THE FILM BUSINESS YEARS

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  • #3 – IT’S ONLY ROCK AND ROLL BUT I LIKE IT: The Music Business Years

    January 12, 2021

    IT’S ONLY ROCK N’ ROLL BUT I LIKE IT!

    In this podcast, legendary music and film executive Andrew Meyer talks about his early years at A&M Records from 1970-1975. As an English Major who had just graduated from college, Meyer talks about how drove his VW bug into the heart of the sex, drugs and rock n’ roll era in 1971. Meyer talks about his years working and having fun with the biggest stars in the world -George Harrison, Joe Cocker, Peter Frampton, Cat Stevens, Cheech and Chong, Supertramp and many more. These are never before told stories and anecdotes that sometimes were only witnessed by Mr. Meyer.

    Tune in to hear all the stories on The Meyer Chronicles: The Music Business Years.

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  • #2 – The Breakfast Club (Part 2)

    January 12, 2021

    Have some Fried Green Tomatoes at The Breakfast Club with legendary music and film producer Andrew Meyer.

    In part two of the Breakfast Club podcast, Executive Producer Andrew Meyer talks about the legacy of the iconic film and how it is as relevant now as it was when the picture was produced in the eighties. Andrew also talks about how no one thought this was going to be a hit picture or even in theaters, and how the studio tried to cut out one of the most popular scenes in the movie!

    Tune in to hear all the stories on The Meyer Chronicles: The Breakfast Club (Part 2).

    Special thanks to NBCUniversal. The Breakfast Club is available for purchase digitally or via Blu-Ray/DVD.

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  • #1 – The Breakfast Club (Part 1)

    January 12, 2021

    Have some Fried Green Tomatoes at The Breakfast Club with legendary music and film producer Andrew Meyer.

    Legendary music and film producer Andrew Meyer talks about how he first met John Hughes, and in retrospect how crazy that meeting was. Andrew had just created A&M Films for A&M Records and was asked to run the company even though he was an English Major in college and had never been on a movie set! John Hughes was a writer for the National Lampoon who had never directed a movie. By the end of that meeting Andrew had committed a million dollars to John Hughes to direct the Breakfast Club!

    Hear all the stories and anecdotes from the making of the Breakfast Club as told by Executive Producer Andrew Meyer.

    Special thanks to NBCUniversal. The Breakfast Club is available for purchase digitally or via Blu-Ray/DVD.

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  • Andy MeyerHost

    Andy has over 30 years’ experience as an entertainment industry executive, film producer and educator. He has served as the President of Herb Alpert and ...

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  • Jon RubinHost

    Since 1999, Jon Rubin has been developing and producing pop culture-based television programming for Vh1/MTV, truTV, People Magazine’s digital network and most recently NBC, where ...

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  • Peter Greenberg Guest

    A multiple Emmy-winning investigative reporter and producer, Peter Greenberg is America’s most recognized, honored, and respected front-line travel news journalist. Known in the travel industry as “The Travel Detective,” he is the Travel Editor for CBS News, appearing on CBS This Morning. The consummate insider on reporting the travel business as news, Peter Greenberg hosts the public television show The Travel Detective with Peter Greenberg. The series offers 27 half-hour episodes that seek to empower audiences with travel news, must-have information, insider tips known only to a select few, and hidden gem destinations not found in traditional guidebooks or brochures.