As part of a series called "My Big Break," All Things Considered is collecting stories of triumph, big and small. These are the moments when everything seems to click, and people leap forward into their careers.
You probably recognize him as the energized muscle man with the ponytail selling his exercise machine, The Gazelle, on late-night infomercials: Tony Little, also known as America's Personal Trainer.
Originally published on Sun November 23, 2014 6:19 pm
In 1982, the beloved British folk duo Richard and Linda Thompson split up â€” both creatively and romantically.
Ever since, fans have longed for their reunion, including one fan in particular: their son, Teddy.
Teddy was just a boy back then. Now he's 38, with a recording career of his own, and he's brought together about a dozen musical members of the extended Thompson clan â€” including Richard and Linda, though they rarely appear in the same song â€” for a new album called "Family."
The voice actors in Penguins of Madagascar, out Wednesday, include some of the boldface names you might expect on a big-budget animated film. John Malkovich voices an evil octopus, abducting penguins around the world. Benedict Cumberbatch voices a wolf who helps four penguins on their spy mission to stop the villain.
But the star of the film, a penguin named Skipper, is voiced by Tom McGrath â€” who co-directed the first three films in the "Madagascar" franchise, and is an executive producer of the new installment.