Chip Franklin is a talk show host, comedian, musician, film-maker and writer who has appeared on The O’Reilly Factor, The Situation Room, Larry King, The CBS Morning Show, Fox and Friends, Conan O’Brien, CNN, HBO and Showtime.

He’s written speeches for congressman and jokes for Jay Leno. Winner of 7 Edward R Murrow awards for radio and television writing, his 2004 National Murrow award for writing was presented by Dan Rather, Peter Jennings and Tom Brokaw.

A 20 year talk show host veteran for ABC, Hearst and Clear Channel, The Wall Street Journal says “Chip has a razor sharp wit,” and The Washington Post says “Franklin brings a sense of irony to a medium that rarely trusts its audience to get the joke.” The Post, reviewing his eponymous recording debut said the “Musicianship was practically peerless.”

An award making filmmaker, he is currently shooting a documentary surrounding the Medical Cannabis movement. And oh yeah, consulting lawyers, doctors, and other professionals on the new media.



September 13th, 2014

Mother_and_Child_10_by_Coffee_MonsterWhen I was child, my mother, a single mom who worked full-time while raising five kids in a three-bedroom apartment, used to tell me stories. Significant themes hidden behind simple tales. On the day we remember the September 11th tragedy, I’m reminded of one in particular.

The Wind and the sun were adversaries.
The Wind, aggressive and confrontational, was always challenging the sun.
“See that man with the coat? I will bet you that I can take it if off him.”

The sun didn’t respond, but the wind proceeded. He blew, and he blew harder. But the harder he blew, the tighter the man pressed the coat to his body. Eventually, the wind stopped. Defeated. The sun did not gloat. The sun said nothing. And the man slowly relaxed his grip. And after an hour, unbuttoned his coat. And a while later, he slowly removed his coat, and sat on a bench and let the sun warm his face.
And he smiled.