Dr. Dean Edell in retirement, an interview

A huge part of my life were the 6 and half years I spent as the producer of the Dr. Dean Edell radio show(’93 to ’99).  Dean brought me on as side kick, I had “Daphne’s corner” and even a theme song thanks to Amy Turner!  He and Jeff Fischgrund gave me my first ever TV job as his on screen “screener” for his TV show “Hey, Dr. Dean”.   So I would love the guy for the breaks he gave me, but I really love him because in the words of my mom  “he re-raised you.”  He has been an incredible mentor, friend, second dad. Whether listening to my drama unfold on some dating situation to career advice he was there for me.  I relied on him so much that when I gave notice, because I wanted to spread my wings creatively, do more TV, probably return home to LA ( we were in San Francisco) I gave him a years notice.

Now the syndicated radio show, the syndicated TV, the local TV are all behind him as he enjoys retirement with his wonderful wife Sharon.  My kids ( and Mark and I) love visiting them at their sprawling country spread in Mendocino.  We are as close as family, but as relaxed as friends.   On our most recent trip I said, “Hey, let’s do a video.”  You can hear the sounds of the country.  Dean said, “we could prop the camera up over there.”  But, someone volunteered to be the camera person.


I’m filled with joy that our friendship continues.

11 thoughts on “Dr. Dean Edell in retirement, an interview

  1. How great to see the two of you together again! Dr. Dean looks great — he practices what he preaches, right? It must be wonderful to reminisce about how the two of you got the word to the masses about critical thinking and avoiding medical quackery. Imagine the lives you’ve positively affected! And you carry on the tradition with Cool Mom. Preach it, sister!

    By the way, I have a confession: I still sing “Daphne’s Corner” in the shower now and then.

  2. dear Amy! My husband has never heard the song. Do you have recording anywhere that you could share? Thank you for kind words. For the rest of you. Amy listened to Dean’s show and sent in a terrific theme for my segment done to the tune of “girl from impanema” I’m forever grateful

  3. I’m afraid I don’t have a copy of that. For your husband, though? Will sing for food!

    She’s gonna ask him a question
    Whether beer might have cured her congestion
    Edema, ringworm, indigestion
    Runners cramps that can get pretty fierce
    Or her navel she’s wanting to pierce….

  4. Oh help – Adorbs! You’re still a great team. Vivien did a great job.
    I have to repost the crap out of this as sooo many ppl ask me about Dr. Dean. Well, from the horse’s mouth! Ya can’t get any better than that! And literally, just a few days ago, a fan told me they missed him so much on the air and I said “Well he doesn’t miss you one bit.” Ha.

  5. Big fan of the Dr. Dean Edell show. I have hours of old archives on minidisc (for my private noncommercial listening OF COURSE). If you hear hoof sounds, don’t assume it’s a zebra .. much respect from the northeast !

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