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Anchors Away

Anchors Away

By Robert Burns
A pair of veteran TV news anchors are back in business and behind the mic!
Hosted by Emmy-nominated newsman Robert Burns and former news anchor Sara Threadgill, this pod is built around telling it as it is.
No weather. No traffic. No dramatic lead stories... and no boundaries.
The duo offers hilarious hot takes on todayโ€™s world, dishes on behind-the-scenes stories they couldn't discuss on-air, and include celebrity guests - discussing life, current events, and more.
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COVID Weight Gains, Private Island Sale, and American Flag Fines
๐ŸŒฎ Quarantine Weight Is a Thing ๐Ÿ˜ฐ How Much Weight Did We Gain During Lockdowns? 2 Pounds a Month, Study Hints North Dakota man says condo association threatens $200 daily fines over American flag 'noise' Scottish island for sale with opening bid of $111,700 Swan terrorizes homeowners by constantly knocking on front doors: 'Extremely irritating'
March 25, 2021
Wine Dream Jobs, Pizza Delivery Fails, and Free Chicken Sandwiches
๐Ÿท ๐Ÿ• ๐Ÿ— Enough Said... 'Murphy-Goode' Wants to Pay You 6 Figures & Cover Your Rent Michigan DoorDash driver drops pizza on ground, stuffs it back in the box Wendy's serving free breakfast sandwich for March Madness
March 19, 2021
A COVID Baby Bust, Yard Sale Artifacts, and Airline Seating Changes
๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿป Where Have All the Kids Gone ๐Ÿ’จ The COVID baby boom is looking more like a baby bust Yard Sale Bowl Revealed To Be Rare Chinese Artifact Worth Up To $500,000 JetBlue is ending its back-to-front boarding policy
March 11, 2021
Should 16 be the New Voting Age
๐Ÿ—ณ Rock the Vote ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ HAWAII LAWMAKERS INTRODUCE BILL LOWERING VOTING AGE TO 16 A California city just banned all new gas stations in zero-emissions push Nearly four in 10 university students addicted to smartphones, study finds
March 4, 2021
7 Ways to Thrive During Divorce (Interview: Ilyssa Panitz)
๐Ÿ‘ฐ๐Ÿป Finding the Lighter Side โ›ช๏ธ Divorce Reporter, Ilyssa Panitz, divulges how what some consider a nasty process doesn't have to be doom and gloom. She provides 7 examples of how you can use divorce to make yourself better. Marriages and divorces both decline as pandemic poses new tests for couples Divorce rates climb as quarantine keeps couples closer
February 18, 2021
Nurses Told to Stop Saying 'Breast Milk' for Inclusion
๐Ÿผ That Is Juice Squeezed from a Person ๐Ÿฅ› Nurses advised to swap words such as 'breast milk' for the more inclusive 'human milk' Man with Florida tattooed on his forehead accused of calling 911 to ask for a ride home A quirky Presidents Day sale: Washingtonโ€™s hair, JFK sweater
February 11, 2021
Get Paid to Watch Netflix and Eat Pizza
๐Ÿ“ผ Professional Binge Watcher Wanted ๐Ÿ• Company paying $500 for someone to watch Netflix, eat pizza all-day The Horrifying Reason You Should Never, Ever Eat An Icicle More Positive Pandemic Baby Names Trending
January 22, 2021
Best States for Families to Live in 2021
๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ Home is where you hang your hat ๐Ÿก Best and worst states to raise a family in 2021: study Paying for poop: University study gets smelly for science States that favored cats or dogs during coronavirus pandemic: Report
January 14, 2021
Why Pandemic Divorces Have Skyrocketed
๐Ÿ‘ฐ๐Ÿป There Goes the Bride ๐Ÿ’’ Divorce rates climb as quarantine keeps couples closer Woman's garden 'stepping stone' turns out to be an ancient Roman artifact University releases annual 'banished words' list for 2021 The Funniest Tweets About Reasons Couples Have Gotten Mad At Each Other | HuffPost Life
January 7, 2021
Teaching Kids Sports and Time Travel (Interview: Andrew Luria)
Guest Anchor Andrew Luria (FOX 5 San Diego) joins this week to discuss his new children's book, "The Adventures of Charlie Marley - Midnight's Moment In Time". Learn more about's #1 New Release. Other stories include: Scotland names its snow plows and their titles are amazing via CNET Baker who reheated store-bought bread on radiator jailed for fraud via
December 17, 2020
Should Breakdancing be an Olympic Sport
๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿป Get Down on It ๐Ÿฅ‡ 2024 Olympics to Include Breakdancing 50 Weird Christmas Gifts Almost As Bizarre As The Year 2020 Squirrel Gets Drunk On Fermented Pear Because Acorns Can't Dull The Pain Former Israeli space security chief says extraterrestrials exist, and Trump knows about it
December 10, 2020
Did Shoppers Overspend on Holiday Gifts
Black Friday in-store shopping dropped 52.1% as online sales broke records. Cyber Monday was the biggest online shopping day in U.S. history Netflix says Queen's Gambit is its most-watched limited series yet Elon Musk wanted to call his new tequila โ€˜Teslaquilaโ€™ but Mexico said no Dictionary companies choose the same word of the year: pandemic Florida or Russia? MMA gets really weird in Russia: Female star destroys 530-pound man Two men taking turns tazing themselves Florida man blames horse for home break-in
December 3, 2020
Can Video Games Improve Mental Health
Bottoms up or dig in? Pepsi debuts limited-edition Apple Pie flavor George Clooney once gave 14 friends $1 million each -- in cash Study finds 4 hours of video games a day is beneficial to your mental health EVA Air launches speed dating 'flight to nowhere'
November 19, 2020
Are Wigs the New Must-Have Pandemic Hairstyle
๐Ÿ’๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ Fake Hair. Don't Care. ๐Ÿ’‡๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ Women Brush Off Middle Age, Hair Loss With Wigs And No Shame After a tight race, a French bulldog was elected mayor of this small Kentucky town That 'murder hornet' nest scientists found and destroyed had nearly 200 queens. They say they got there 'just in the nick of time' WATCH: Kamala Harris makes acceptance speech
November 12, 2020
Can Election Cookies Predict a President
๐Ÿช I Predict a Riot ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Pennsylvania bakery election 'cookie poll' results are in: The winner is... This Acupuncture Mat Has Over 14,000 Positive Reviews On Amazon Sophia Loren, 86, reveals her biggest regret: 'That was the dream of my life' Chiefs' Travis Kelce on the 'Battle' of Finding 'Energy' in Stadiums Without Fans This NFL Season
November 5, 2020
How COVID-19 Changed TV News (Interview: Marcus Harun)
๐Ÿ“ฐ Essential Journalists ๐Ÿคณ๐Ÿผ Producer Marcus Harun discusses his new documentary; Essential Journalists: How Coronavirus Changed TV News Armed with 6-foot microphone poles, mask-clad reporters are filming interviews through windows to tell the stories of their communities, while worrying about what illness they may bring back to their families. National news producer Marcus Harun remotely interviews dozens of journalists from across the country about how the coronavirus impacted their jobs and the frightening reality of heading out into the danger zone to report vital information to the public. Some of the countryโ€™s most-watched news programs are being broadcast out of the anchorโ€™s basements as the industry adopted work-from-home plans for the first time. At the national level, CBS lost a producer to COVID-19 and NBC lost an audio technician; a CNN anchor continued to host his show while suffering from the virus. In local news, producers grapple with limited resources to telecommute and anchors struggle to babysit their children during live newscasts. This film about social distancing was produced, edited, and completed all while social distancing from home in a New York apartment. Learn more about the film here:
October 29, 2020
How to Reserve a Private Movie Theater
๐ŸŽž Let's All go to the Lobby ๐Ÿฟ Boston news anchor fired for a cameo in Adam Sandlerโ€™s โ€˜Hubie Halloweenโ€™ Pandemic, election may scare away consumers this Halloween, researcher says AMC Offers Moviegoers the Chance to Rent Out Theaters for $99 Private Screenings
October 22, 2020
Renting a Cave for Election Day
๐Ÿ” Political Hideaways ๐Ÿ—ณ This week we introduce our new co-host, Sara Threadgill! will help you literally live under a rock on election day Reporters Calling out Other TV Reporters Sara's first "Literal Worst" calls out her husband's dirty dishes. Follow Sara on Facebook! Follow Robert on Facebook!
October 16, 2020
How I Snuck Into Shaq's Birthday Party
๐Ÿฅณ Ask for Forgiveness, Not Permission ๐Ÿ€ Robert shares how a college kid, doing a red carpet news story for class, walked into Shaquille O'Neal's 35th birthday party and had the time of his (young) life! In a 3 minute video, his interviews included Ludacris, Gary Payton, and the big Shaqtus himself during his playing time with the Miami Heat.
October 7, 2020
Why Ratings Matter So Much in TV
๐Ÿ“บ The numbers that run the TV world ๐Ÿ“ˆ
September 16, 2020
How Local Gyms Have Changed
๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ Let's Get Physical ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ ๐Ÿ˜ท Robert was one of the first people to visit his local New York gym after they reopened with new COVID-19 guidelines. What's that new experience like having to workout with a mask? Is it enough to deter people from going back? ๐Ÿš After Aunt Jemima and Uncle Ben's brands are retired, rapper Master P releases a new product to take their place. ๐Ÿ“š Norma sends the kids back-to-school, but there are still some reservations by her parental instincts. ๐Ÿช‘ Robert reveals the one thing he thinks kids in class now will never get to experience again.
September 3, 2020
Former Playboy Playmate turns Mompreneur (Interview: Colleen Shannon)
๐Ÿ‘™ Once a Playmate, Always a Playmate ๐Ÿฐ Former Playboy 50th Anniversary Playmate and "The World's Sexiest DJ", Colleen Shannon, joins the show. The soon-to-be mom of 2 reveals how she might tell her kids about her modeling career, the the new business ventures she's begun during the pandemic, the funny word her son can't say, and how she's kept her picturesque figure post-pregnancy. Follow Colleen on Instagram Visit Colleen's website HERE News story mentioned: Baby has hilarious response to momโ€™s driving range whiff via
August 19, 2020
Can Zodiac Signs Predict Future Success?
โ™๏ธ What's Your Sign? โ™‘๏ธ
August 13, 2020
How to Get Paid for Reviewing Sex Mattresses
๐Ÿ› Go to the Mattresses โฃ๏ธ Hey, Wanna Make $3,000 by Having Sex on a Bunch of Different Mattresses? via Men's Health. Bring your own alcohol to drink on a flight during coronavirus: rules via Business Insider Clorox wipes won't be fully stocked in stores until 2021 via CBS News Also - introducing a new segment: Real or Fake Headlines
August 5, 2020
Sports Return with a Surprising Fan Favorite
โšพ๏ธ Take Me Out to the Ballgame ๐Ÿ€ Bill Murray brings in the MLB season with a 7th-inning stretch song from home. Dr. Anthony Fauci's baseball card just became one of the best selling in Topps' history. Falling meatball from sandwich causes college student to fail exam. Target joins Walmart in ending Thanksgiving store shopping. Follow Robert on Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter: @RobertBurnsTV Follow Norma on Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter: @NormaHolland
July 29, 2020
Is Student Debt a Dating Deal-Breaker
๐Ÿ˜ No Romance without Finance ๐Ÿ’ฐ Send your digital screams to Iceland. What are the best tips for recording your frustration from home and playing it back on a remote area speaker. Forget good looks and humor โ€” 27% of millennials said they'd consider a partner's student-loan debt before dating them. - via Business Insider Demi Moore blames another movie star for putting carpet in her bathroom. This week's "Literal Worst" involves a petroleum procrastination we've all made. Follow Robert on Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter: @RobertBurnsTV Follow Norma on Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter: @NormaHolland
July 22, 2020
How Much Is Too Much to Spend on Sunglasses
๐Ÿ˜Ž Stepping Out in Style ๐Ÿ•ถ One host spends $400 on summer sunglasses, the other won't spend more than $50... so how much is too much for you to fork over on a pair of shades? ย ย ย ย ย Click HERE for the answer - via MoneyTalksNews As parents prepare for back-to-school, what exactly should they expect when classes resume this fall? via CNN Now that quarantine has lifted in some parts of the country, is a good haircut worth a longer commute if your stylist relocates to a different salon? - ALSO - It's National French Fry Day - which fast-food restaurant has the best spuds? Follow Robert on Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter: @RobertBurnsTV Follow Norma on Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter: @NormaHolland
July 15, 2020
The Best Careers for Pay Raises
๐ŸŽ† Independence Day ๐Ÿงจ Robert and Norma reveal their favorite parts of July 4th (and it's not the fireworks)! News to Know Stories Mentioned: Fireworks Stands go live... but should they? The Dixie Chicks change their name. Hulu Pulls 'Golden Girls' Episode That Features Characters in Mud Masks Over Blackface Concerns 16 jobs where people make far more now than they would have 10 years ago
July 1, 2020
3 Secrets to Staying Motivated in Life and Work (Interview: Merril Hoge)
๐Ÿ‘” Find A Way ๐Ÿค” Special Guest: Merril Hoge, former NFL player, and inspirational speaker share the motivational phrase that's helped him throughout his career, cancer, and COVID-19. Robert and Norma detail the tactics they used to stay focused and atop their TV game. Stories Mentioned: Dolphin swims up boat, greets owner's dogs in viral video Man gets entire park to sing Bon Jovi's 'Living on a Prayer' ๐Ÿ”— Buy: Find a Way: Three Words That Changed My Life (Second Edition)
June 24, 2020
How to Regrow TV-Worthy Hair (Interview: Jordan Sadoff)
๐Ÿ’‡๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ Big Hair, Don't Care ๐Ÿ’‡๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ For the first time, our hosts discuss the feeling of watching their hair fall out, and why one chose to opt-in for hair restoration. Special Guest: Jordan Sadoff, CEO, RESTORE Hair reveals the strange area women are trying to transplant hair. Robert and Norma discuss why a man in a horse-drawn carriage was kicked out of a KFC drive-thru. Netflix's Auto-Play feature and fried chicken land on this week's "The Literal Worst".
June 17, 2020
Does Being on TV Make You More Attractive?
๐ŸŽฅ You've Got to Start Somewhere ๐Ÿ˜˜ Why our hosts decided to pursue careers in TV news - including one's shortsighted misunderstanding. Will viewers care about Looney Tunes giving up its guns? In the "Voiceover of the Week": A Boston-area woman and her dog get caught in a sewer (WFXT). Also the reason dryers and shopping carts land as this week's "Literal Worst".
June 10, 2020
Why We Walked Away from TV News
๐ŸŽ™ Using Our TV Voices ๐Ÿ—ฃ Robert and Norma open up about how they met and why they decided to walk away from their respective TV careers. Would either of them go back and report if a station asked for help today? Both hosts also show off their "TV Voices" to read a story about a $300 overdue library book fine... and what does Robert think is "The Literal Worst"?
June 3, 2020
Trailer: Only the Best Parts of a Morning Show
Emmy Award-nominated news anchor, Robert Burns and fellow long-time news anchor Norma Holland, step away from the cameras and behind the mics to tease their new podcast. Think of it as the best parts of your favorite local morning news show without the boundaries. Subscribe NOW so you don't miss any of the fun! Coming Summer 2020.
May 28, 2020