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DC #736: After the Show — Steve Burton's Musical Debut on The Young and the Restless

Have you ever wondered how Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens, Jillian Bowe and Melodie Aikels wind down after a Daytime Confidential podcast? Here's a treat from when we finished recording this week's episode, which will be published Tuesday.

On the brief installment, the gang discusses Steve Burton and Jonathan Jackson's musical debut on The Young and The Restless and have a brief sing-a-long of potential Genoa City-inspired songs. READ MORE

DC #735: Heartburn

On today's Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens, Jillian Bowe, Regan Cellura and Melodie Aikels dish the latest The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives, General Hospital and The Young and the Restless headlines and storylines, including:

Margot Wain was upped to veep of CBS Daytime. What is her history with the network and what impact will she have on The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless?

Katie told Bill she was taking their baby and leaving Los Angeles. The news made Bill horny, so he had to jump Brooke's bones. The DC gang splits over Hope and the Liam/Hope/Wyatt triangle. Could Carter and Maya be any more boring? Why are there so many marriage-happy couples on The Bold and the Beautiful?

Jen Lilley is Days of Our Lives' new publicist. The actress revealed it will be Guy Wilson who takes over the role of Will Horton.  Days of Our Lives is on fire with storylines like Sami's trial, JJ vs. Jennifer and Marlena and Nicole working together to take down Kristen.

Are Ava and Julian the sexiest siblings in soaps? The Jeromes are stirring up trouble in Port Charles. Carly and Franco continue to grow closer.  The DC gang debates Franco's tumor defense.

Shelly Altman and Jean Passanante are confirmed as The Young and the Restless' headwriters. How much work do they have to do at the No. 1 soap? Should fans be worried about Tracey Thomson being named their co-headwriter?  The DC gang weighs in on Katherine Chancellor's will reading. Who is Andrew Abbott and why is he coming to Genoa City when we don't have a good Kyle Abbott and Keemo Abbott is MIA? READ MORE

DC #734: Homeboys in Outer Space

On today's Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens, Jillian Bowe and Melodie Aikels dish the latest All My Children, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives, General Hospital, One Life to Live and The Young and the Restless headlines and storylines, including:

Genoa City gathers for Kay Chancellor's funeral, but did The Young and the Restless give Mrs. C. and Jeanne Cooper the tribute she deserves? Why in the world was Cane the one comforting Jill and not Billy? Find out what the DC gang thought of Paul and Cricket's sudden wedding. What is Nikki's secret? Steve Burton as Dyldumb has been a bust with a large number of fans, but would connecting him to a core character make him more appealing?

Prospect Park announced it is shelving One Life to Live and blamed ABC. Is it a ploy to mask the fact One Life to Live didn't do as well as All My Children? All My Children begins taping its second season in October.

General Hospital kills off Connie. Franco's tumor has its day in court. The Spixie storyline has the entire gang debating the pros and cons of Spinelli, Maxie, Dante and Lulu's actions. Does General Hospital have enough romance? Felix's sister Taylor is recast. READ MORE

DC #733: Kate Atkinson and Karen Harris Dish Dan Fogelberg Musical, Film Projects and General Hospital

The whimsical, haunting lyrics of late singer/songwriter Dan Fogelberg have been "part of the plan" for legions of "DanFans" since the 1970's. Now, two amazingly-talented people are working to bring Part of the Plan: A New American Musical to the Broadway stage. On today's Daytime Confidential podcast, Luke and Jamey welcome Kate Atkinson and Karen Harris to talk about their new passion project.

Atkinson, a prolific indie filmmaker, shares what inspired her to embark on bringing a jukebox musical, set to Fogelberg's music, to the stage. She also reveals what lead her to partner with veteran daytime and primetime drama scribe Karen Harris (The Incredible Hulk, Night Rider, General Hospital, All My Children, Port Charles) on the project. Speaking of daytime, Harris reveals she's running for the board of the Writers Guild of America (WGA) again and dishes her thoughts on the genre's resurgence. She also talks about her new gig as an adjunct professor at Loyola Marymount University.

A major supporter of the "Scrubs" pairing when she wrote for GH, Harris also shares her thoughts on Kimberly McCullough's upcoming return as Dr. Robin Scorpio and weighs in on news of Brandon Barash and Kirsten Storms' marriage and baby news. All this and much more in this fun, inspiring podcast.

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DC #732: Top 5 Character Redemptions

On today's Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens, Jillian Bowe and Melodie Aikels count down their Top 5 Character Redemptions. These are the soap characters who have been to hell and back before being redeamed for their actions.

Share your Top 5 Character Redemptions in the comments. READ MORE

DC #731: Top 5 Character Assassinations

On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jillian Bowe and Melodie Aikels count down their Top 5 Character Assassinations in soaps. The DC gang has so many characters to choose from, whether on past soaps or on current series.

Share your Top 5 Character Assassinations in the comments. READ MORE