Friday, February 15, 2019

Amalia Andrade

<a class="spreaker-player" href="https://www.spreaker.com/episode/17051930" data-resource="episode_id=17051930" data-width="100%" data-height="350px" data-theme="dark" data-playlist="show" data-playlist-continuous="true" data-autoplay="false" data-live-autoplay="false" data-chapters-image="true" data-episode-image-position="right" data-hide-logo="true" data-hide-likes="false" data-hide-comments="false" data-hide-sharing="false" data-hide-download="false" >Listen to "Amalia Andrade Releases You Always Change The Love Of Your Life" on Spreaker.</a><script async src="https://widget.spreaker.com/widgets.js"></script>




“As the great existential philosopher Cher once postulated, ‘do you believe in life after love?’ In my own personal experience, after my breakup, the answer was a resounding NO,” bestselling writer and illustrator Amalia Andrade writes in her beautiful, hand-lettered book YOU ALWAYS CHANGE THE LOVE OF YOUR LIFE (For Another Love of Another Life). Born out of a devastating breakup with her long-term girlfriend, the illustrated and interactive book combines a painful experience we can all relate to with advice we desperately need. Her book -- already a sensation in Latin America -- is a seamless blend of witty quips, pop culture references and heart-felt prose, and offers heartbreak advice you won’t find in a stodgy self-help guid. Hilarious and refreshingly honest, it highlights the stages of grief and the lessons that Andrade learned from them.

Brian Ray




<a class="spreaker-player" href="https://www.spreaker.com/episode/17052789" data-resource="episode_id=17052789" data-width="100%" data-height="350px" data-theme="dark" data-playlist="show" data-playlist-continuous="true" data-autoplay="false" data-live-autoplay="false" data-chapters-image="true" data-episode-image-position="right" data-hide-logo="true" data-hide-likes="false" data-hide-comments="false" data-hide-sharing="false" data-hide-download="false" >Listen to "Brian Ray Releases The Tears Of A Clown" on Spreaker.</a><script async src="https://widget.spreaker.com/widgets.js"></script>


Brian Ray's arrangement of The Tears of a Clown has been a staple of his live shows for years.  He says he's  been fascinated with the song, its lyrics and its impact on me as a kid. I was a big fan of Smokey’s ever since I first heard him singing through the earpiece of my new transistor radio as a kid, singing’ Shop Around. 
Openly he admits that he feels privileged beyond words that Smokey offered to sing nearly 1/2 of the song with him on the new version of The Tears of a Clown. This recording is his way of celebrating Smokey and to thank him for making his song, One Heartbeat, a hit just as he was getting off drugs and alcohol at age 31.


Thursday, February 14, 2019

Loretta Swit

<a class="spreaker-player" href="https://www.spreaker.com/episode/17042332" data-resource="episode_id=17042332" data-width="100%" data-height="350px" data-theme="dark" data-playlist="show" data-playlist-continuous="true" data-autoplay="false" data-live-autoplay="false" data-chapters-image="true" data-episode-image-position="right" data-hide-logo="true" data-hide-likes="false" data-hide-comments="false" data-hide-sharing="false" data-hide-download="false" >Listen to "Lorretta Swit&#39;s Big Swit Heart For Saving Dogs" on Spreaker.</a><script async src="https://widget.spreaker.com/widgets.js"></script>



Loretta Swit, a true champion of the animal kingdom, is an animal activist, artist, and award-winning actress, known for her iconic starring role on TV's most honored series, M*A*S*H, for which she won two EMMYs and worldwide acclaim.
Few actresses can capture the imagination of generations of television viewers with the certainty and charm of Loretta Swit. As quick-witted, impassioned Major Margaret Houlihan of M*A*S*H, Ms. Swit became an American icon. And with its popularity now in worldwide syndication, new fans continue to enjoy her lavish portrayal of the sensuous, sensitive, comedic Major Houlihan.
Ms. Swit has been honored with such recognition as two Emmy Awards, the People's Choice Award, The Genie Award, The Silver Satellite Award, The Jean Golden Halo Award, and the Pacific Broadcasters Award. With ten Emmy nominations and four nominations for the Golden Globe, she most recently has received her third Career Achievement Award. Loretta has a star on the Hollywood Boulevard Walk of Fame.
She has been teamed with some of the most memorable names in the world of television, film, and theater. Her television career boasts over 25 movies, including the original Cagney and Lacey, in which she created the role of Chris Cagney (obligations to M*A*S*H prevented her from shooting the series). Her films include Stand Up and Be Counted with Jacqueline Bisset, Freebie and the Bean with James Caan and Alan Arkin, Race With the Devil with Peter Fonda, Beer opposite Rip Torn, S.O.B. with Julie Andrews and William Holden, Whoops Apocalypse with Peter Cook and Herbert Lom, Forrest Warrior with Chuck Norris, and BoardHeads with Bronson Pinchot.
Ms. Swit's wildlife series, Those Incredible Animals, was shown twice weekly on the Discovery Channel for an amazing five-year run, as well as being aired in over 30 countries. Throughout her career, Ms. Swit has graced the stage in numerous plays including The Vagina Monologues in New York, Chicago, and the West End in London. She is currently performing in regional theaters or on tour in plays including 'Eleanor-Her Secret Journey', 'Me and Jezebel', and 'Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks'.
She has devoted decades to animal-related causes and is a prominent advocate for animals and animal rights. What many fans may not know about the multi-talented thespian is that Ms. Swit has been an artist from age six. A new book by Mies Hora SwitHeart: The Watercolour Artistry & Animal Activism of Loretta Swit, documents Loretta's lifelong compassion through her soulful animal portraits as well as anecdotes about them and her extensive philanthropic work.
SwitHeart includes 65 full-color paintings and drawings, and 22 photographs. Proceeds from the book will be donated to charities and programs that are as dedicated, as Ms. Swit is, to ending animal suffering and cruelty.
"I'm thrilled to see my passion for animals and my passion for art merge in a book that will help benefit and protect the animals on our planet." - Loretta Swit
Loretta has worked relentlessly and tirelessly through donations, live appearances, endorsements, interviews, and documentary footage to support a wide variety of the best and most effective animal support groups and programs including The Humane Society, Bide-a-Wee, The Farm Sanctuary, and the International Fund for Animal Welfare, among many others.

Adam Higginbotham

<a class="spreaker-player" href="https://www.spreaker.com/episode/17041990" data-resource="episode_id=17041990" data-width="100%" data-height="350px" data-theme="dark" data-playlist="show" data-playlist-continuous="true" data-autoplay="false" data-live-autoplay="false" data-chapters-image="true" data-episode-image-position="right" data-hide-logo="true" data-hide-likes="false" data-hide-comments="false" data-hide-sharing="false" data-hide-download="false" >Listen to "Adam Higginbotham Releases Midnight In Chernobyl" on Spreaker.</a><script async src="https://widget.spreaker.com/widgets.js"></script>



In 2006-the twentieth anniversary of the nuclear disaster at Chernobyl-Adam Higginbotham, then a reporter on assignment, traveled to Russia and Ukraine, searching for surviving witnesses to the accident. He discovered that the version of events widely accepted in the West was incomplete, often incorrect, and colored by misinformation and propaganda. The real story, he found, was more complex, human, and terrifying than the myth.
Based on research conducted over the course of more than ten years, Higginbotham's MIDNIGHT IN CHERNOBYL: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster (February 12, 2019/$29.95 hardcover) provides the first complete account of the catastrophe that encircled the world and helped precipitate the fall of the Soviet Union. Higginbotham draws upon recently declassified documents, letters, unpublished memoirs and material from the archives of the Chernobyl Museum in Kiev, as well as scores of original interviews with participants in the events of 1986. These include former Soviet ministers, state investigators, KGB officers, pilots, and soldiers, as well as the scientists, nuclear engineers, plant workers, and ordinary citizens whose lives were changed forever. Many of these have never before spoken to a Western journalist. The result is the definitive account that breaks through the propaganda, secrecy, and myth to reveal the truth about one of the twentieth century's greatest disasters.
Higginbotham's exhaustive reporting allows the reader to experience the incident through the eyes of those who lived it, from the ambitious young station director who first envisioned the power station in a snow-covered field in rural Ukraine, to the control room engineers who unwittingly prompted its destruction; from the city officials and government ministers who oversaw the mass evacuation and cleanup, to the ordinary citizens who struggled through it all to keep their families safe. It is a story of heroics and incompetence, hubris and ingenuity, institutional weakness and human resilience.
Higginbotham also positions Chernobyl as a key event in the destruction of the Soviet Union, and the U.S. victory in the Cold War. For Moscow, it was a political and financial catastrophe as much as an environmental and scientific one. With an estimated final cost of 18 billion rubles-at the time equivalent to $18 billion-Chernobyl further strained the teetering Soviet economy and revealed to its population a state built upon a pillar of lies.
MIDNIGHT IN CHERNOBYL also carries echoes for our own time. With tensions rising among the world's nuclear powers, and a vigorous ongoing debate about the role of nuclear power in the world's energy future, Higginbotham's account serves as a parable for how we should think about our ability and our will to control the world through potentially dangerous technologies.

Jesse Colin Young

<a class="spreaker-player" href="https://www.spreaker.com/episode/17041773" data-resource="episode_id=17041773" data-width="100%" data-height="350px" data-theme="dark" data-playlist="show" data-playlist-continuous="true" data-autoplay="false" data-live-autoplay="false" data-chapters-image="true" data-episode-image-position="right" data-hide-logo="true" data-hide-likes="false" data-hide-comments="false" data-hide-sharing="false" >Listen to "Jesse Colin Young Releases Dreamers" on Spreaker.</a><script async src="https://widget.spreaker.com/widgets.js"></script>



With songs like Darkness, Darkness, Lightshine, Sunlight, Sugarbabe, Songbird and The Youngblood's version of Get Together, Jesse Colin Young has influenced and shaped the character of American music for over 50 years. Discovered in 1961, Jesse Colin Young had a serious solo career, showcasing his vocals and guitar work, with 2 records, Soul of a City Boy ( Capitol) and Youngblood ( Mercury), before he formed his folk rock band The Youngbloods in 1965. The Youngbloods made 5 records on RCA (Sony BMG ) and 5 records on Warner Brothers before Jesse went on to make 16 more records (Warner Brothers, Electra, Polygram ) in his expansive solo career. Jesse has always responded to the world around him with a clear voice and focus that touches on our humanity. His style is now considered Americana, but in fact it's his unique fusion of folk, rock, jazz and blues with an emphasis on his extraordinary voice that makes his signature sound.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Rita Rudner

<a class="spreaker-player" href="https://www.spreaker.com/episode/17031530" data-resource="episode_id=17031530" data-width="100%" data-height="350px" data-theme="dark" data-playlist="show" data-playlist-continuous="true" data-autoplay="false" data-live-autoplay="false" data-chapters-image="true" data-episode-image-position="right" data-hide-logo="true" data-hide-likes="false" data-hide-comments="false" data-hide-sharing="false" >Listen to "Rita Rudner The Longest Running Solo Comedy Vegas Show" on Spreaker.</a><script async src="https://widget.spreaker.com/widgets.js"></script>



Rudner has performed over 3,000 solo shows in Las Vegas since the MGM Corporation built a theatre for her twelve years ago.  She’s been named “Comedian of the Year” nine years in a row.

Rita’s first solo HBO special, Rita Rudner’s One Night Stand, was nominated for several awards, as was her eponymous English BBC television show that later appeared in the USA on A&E.  Rudner’s two one-hour specials for HBO, Born To Be Mild and Married Without Children, were ratings standout and she starred in PBS’s first ever stand-up comedy special, Rita Rudner: Live From Las Vegas.  Rita’s most recent special A Tale Of Two Dresses premiered in September 2018.

Rita Rudner has written five books, including such bestselling non-fiction titles as Naked Beneath My Clothes and Rita Rudner’s Guide to Men and the novels Tickled Pink and Turning the Tables. The audio version of Tickled Pink received a Grammy nomination. Her most recent book was a latest collection of essays, called I Still Have It...I Just Can’t Remember Where I Put It.

In the early ‘80s, Rudner took a full-time leap from chorus lines to punch lines and was soon a regular guest on both Late Night with David Letterman and The Tonight Show.

Rudner is a frequent collaborator with her writer/producer husband of twenty years, Martin Bergman. The couple’s first produced film script was Peter’s Friends. The film, starring Emma Thompson, Hugh Laurie, Kenneth Branagh, Imelda Staunton, Stephen Fry, and Rita, won the Evening Standard Peter Sellers Award for Comedy and was nominated for the Goya Award for Best European Film of 1994.  The couple’s play –Tickled Pink had its world premiere at the Playhouse.

Rita has performed to sold-out audiences everywhere from Carnegie Hall to the Universal Amphitheatre, but one of her proudest accomplishments was being asked to perform alongside Bette Midler and Sheryl Crow at a fundraiser for President Obama.

Rita Rudner lives in California, with her husband and daughter. For more information on Rita, log on to her website at www.ritafunny.com.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Jodi Benson


<a class="spreaker-player" href="https://www.spreaker.com/episode/17021351" data-resource="episode_id=17021351" data-width="100%" data-height="350px" data-theme="dark" data-playlist="show" data-playlist-continuous="true" data-autoplay="false" data-live-autoplay="false" data-chapters-image="true" data-episode-image-position="right" data-hide-logo="true" data-hide-likes="false" data-hide-comments="false" data-hide-sharing="false" >Listen to "Jodi Benson Celebrating 30 Years Of The Little Mermaid" on Spreaker.</a><script async src="https://widget.spreaker.com/widgets.js"></script>



"The Little Mermaid" Dives Into the Walt Disney Signature Collection On Digital, 4K Ultra HD and Movies Anywhere on Feb. 12 and 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray on Feb. 26
For the first time ever in sparkling 4K Ultra HD and featuring a fin-tastic sing-along mode along with over 45 minutes of exciting new bonus features for new and old fans alike to enjoy
In honor of its 30th anniversary, two-time Academy Award®-winner (Best Original Score and Best Original Song "Under the Sea," 1989) "The Little Mermaid," dives into the highly celebrated Walt Disney Signature Collection with all-new bonus features and a sing-along mode. The magical, musical tale of mermaid princess Ariel - along with loveable sidekicks Sebastian and Flounder, and the love-to-hate sea witch Ursula - is shore to make a splash with all generations when it comes home for the first time Digitally in HD, 4K Ultra HD and Movies Anywhere on Feb. 12, and on 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ra on Feb. 26.
The Signature Edition of "The Little Mermaid" showcases its award-winning musical score and iconic songs such as "Under the Sea" and "Part of Your World" with a sing-along mode allowing you to accompany this beloved cast of characters on their journey. Never-before-seen bonus features bring legendary composer Alan Menken and some of Disney's most recognizable leading ladies together around a piano to reminisce, sing and celebrate "The Little Mermaid." The latest installment of "Stories from Walt's Office" compares Walt and Ariel's love of collecting treasures. Viewers will also receive an inside look at the "The Little Mermaid" cast in their original recording sessions, explore hidden treasures and fun facts from the film, and enjoy a special performance of "Part of Your World" by a cappella singing sensation DCapella. Plus, fans will have access to hours of additional classic bonus features!
Based on Hans Christian Andersen's classic fairy tale about a beautiful mermaid princess who dreams of becoming human, "The Little Mermaid" was directed by John Musker and Ron Clements ("Aladdin"). It features the voice talents of Jodi Benson ("Toy Story 2," "Toy Story 3") as Ariel, Pat Carroll ("Laverne & Shirley") as Ursula, Samuel E. Wright (Broadway's "The Lion King") as Sebastian, Christopher Daniel Barnes ("The Brady Bunch Movie") as Eric, Kenneth Mars ("Young Frankenstein") as Triton, Buddy Hackett ("The Music Man") as Scuttle, Jason Marin ("Back to the Future") as Flounder and René Auberjonois ("The Patriot") as Chef Louis. The film was originally released in theaters on Nov. 15, 1989 and is the 28th film from Walt Disney Animation Studios, and the first in what many described as a new Disney animation renaissance.
"The Little Mermaid" is the seventh title to join the Walt Disney Signature Collection, which includes groundbreaking films created or inspired by the imagination and legacy of Walt Disney, featuring timeless stories and characters that have touched generations. The film takes its place alongside "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," "Beauty and the Beast," "Pinocchio," "Bambi," "The Lion King" and "Lady and the Tramp."

Dusty Slay

<a class="spreaker-player" href="https://www.spreaker.com/episode/17021205" data-resource="episode_id=17021205" data-width="100%" data-height="350px" data-theme="dark" data-playlist="show" data-playlist-continuous="true" data-autoplay="false" data-live-autoplay="false" data-chapters-image="true" data-episode-image-position="right" data-hide-logo="true" data-hide-likes="false" data-hide-comments="false" data-hide-sharing="false" >Listen to "Dusty Slay Signs With ABC" on Spreaker.</a><script async src="https://widget.spreaker.com/widgets.js"></script>


Dusty just signed a development deal with ABC for a half-hour comedy.  The as of yet untitled show is inspired by Slay’s childhood, growing up the youngest of three in an Alabama trailer park. The story centers on a middle-aged single mother, who despite her blue collar lifestyle strives to give her loved ones all the joys of a normal life.  Dusty is set to co-star on the show.

Earlier this year Dusty was selected to be a New Face at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal.  He has appeared on several network shows including: The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon
Jimmy Kimmel Live, Last Comic Standing, Laughs on FOX and TMZ (featured comedian)

Alicia Malone And Dave Karger


<a class="spreaker-player" href="https://www.spreaker.com/episode/17021023" data-resource="episode_id=17021023" data-width="100%" data-height="350px" data-theme="dark" data-playlist="show" data-playlist-continuous="true" data-autoplay="false" data-live-autoplay="false" data-chapters-image="true" data-episode-image-position="right" data-hide-logo="true" data-hide-likes="false" data-hide-comments="false" data-hide-sharing="false" >Listen to "Alicia Malone and Dave Karger From TCM&#39;s 31 Days Of Oscars" on Spreaker.</a><script async src="https://widget.spreaker.com/widgets.js"></script>


During TCM’s daytime programming, watch an ensemble of Oscar-winning® films ranging from prison movies and courtroom dramas to animal stories and exotic locales. In primetime, there’s a hint of friendly competition in double features. Which Oscar-winning® film is the epitome of Grittiest Streets in New York? Or the “best” Swashbuckler? Which Oscar-winning® performance by Ingrid Bergman is your favorite? Join TCM all month in preparation for the awards on February 24.

Alicia Malone is a host on Turner Classic Movies (TCM).  Alicia has appeared as a film expert on numerous high-profile shows and networks. Alicia is passionate about classic films, independent movies and supporting women in film. In September 2015, she gave a TEDx talk on the lack of women in movies and why that needs to change. Because of her passion for supporting women, she was also named one of the 100 #WorthyWomen of 2016. Her first book, ‘Backwards and in Heels’, about the past, present and future for women in Hollywood was released in August 2017.

Dave Karger is a host on Turner Classic Movies (TCM). An award-winning host, interviewer, and entertainment expert, Dave Karger has made more than 180 live appearances on NBC’s Today show. He’s also a Special Correspondent for IMDb and guest correspondent on Access Hollywood. In 2018 he co-hosted ABC’s Live from the Red Carpet on Oscar® night. In 2015, Dave received the Publicists Guild Press Award honoring the year’s outstanding entertainment journalist.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Stephy Slays

<a class="spreaker-player" href="https://www.spreaker.com/episode/17014109" data-resource="episode_id=17014109" data-width="100%" data-height="350px" data-theme="dark" data-playlist="show" data-playlist-continuous="true" data-autoplay="false" data-live-autoplay="false" data-chapters-image="true" data-episode-image-position="right" data-hide-logo="true" data-hide-likes="false" data-hide-comments="false" data-hide-sharing="false" >Listen to "Stephy Slays From WOW Women Of Wrestling" on Spreaker.</a><script async src="https://widget.spreaker.com/widgets.js"></script>

Stephy may look sweet on the outside, but make no mistake: nobody hustles harder than she does. At just 22 years of age, she works three jobs, two side-gigs, studies as a full-time college student, manages a blossoming Instagram account, and still finds time to bake the perfect Pinterest Pizza Bites for weekly movie nights with the girls. This multi-tasking millennial can truly do it all! Her carefully selected photo filters bely a crafty fighter with speedy skills, who slays her opponents and then Snapchats about it. Stephy means business, and she’s just getting started. Try to keep up.

Josiah And Lauren Duggar

<a class="spreaker-player" href="https://www.spreaker.com/episode/17012366" data-resource="episode_id=17012366" data-width="100%" data-height="350px" data-theme="dark" data-playlist="show" data-playlist-continuous="true" data-autoplay="false" data-live-autoplay="false" data-chapters-image="true" data-episode-image-position="right" data-hide-logo="true" data-hide-likes="false" data-hide-comments="false" data-hide-sharing="false" >Listen to "Josiah and Lauren Duggar From Counting On Season 4" on Spreaker.</a><script async src="https://widget.spreaker.com/widgets.js"></script>


In addition to catching up with the Duggars, Seewalds and Vuolos, viewers will witness Josiah and Lauren as they adjust to newlywed life, go on a romantic honeymoon in Austria and later experience the joy of finding out they are expecting, followed by the difficult realization of Lauren’s miscarriage. Moments such as these underscore the importance of faith and family, and test the strength of love and marriage. As Josiah and Lauren open up to share their story for the first time, audiences will get an honest and emotional look at their journey so far.

Brenley Brown

<a class="spreaker-player" href="https://www.spreaker.com/episode/17010600" data-resource="episode_id=17010600" data-width="100%" data-height="350px" data-theme="dark" data-playlist="show" data-playlist-continuous="true" data-autoplay="false" data-live-autoplay="false" data-chapters-image="true" data-episode-image-position="right" data-hide-logo="true" data-hide-likes="false" data-hide-comments="false" data-hide-sharing="false" >Listen to "Brenley Brown NBC&#39;s The Voice Throwback 2017" on Spreaker.</a><script async src="https://widget.spreaker.com/widgets.js"></script>




Brennley grew up listening to country music and performing in school talent shows. Her signature move was throwing her pink cowgirl hat into the audience at shows. She recently was cast as Lily on the animated show "Sofia the First." For two years, starting at age three, she watched her mother go in and out of hospitals before she was diagnosed with Lyme carditis, which has no cure. Music helped Brennley cope with her mother's diagnosis. Her dad owns a hair salon where she spends her spare time when she's not gigging, doing voiceover work or homework!

Carmine Appice


<a class="spreaker-player" href="https://www.spreaker.com/episode/17010451" data-resource="episode_id=17010451" data-width="100%" data-height="350px" data-theme="dark" data-playlist="show" data-playlist-continuous="true" data-autoplay="false" data-live-autoplay="false" data-chapters-image="true" data-episode-image-position="right" data-hide-logo="true" data-hide-likes="false" data-hide-comments="false" data-hide-sharing="false" >Listen to "Carmine Appice Remasters Guitar Zeus" on Spreaker.</a><script async src="https://widget.spreaker.com/widgets.js"></script>


Carmine Appice’s Guitar Zeus showcases the complete and prolific talents of many world-renown rock guitarists including Brian May, Slash, Neil Schon, Yngwie Malmsteen, Bruce Kulick, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, Paul Gilbert, Mick Mars, Richie Sambora, Zakk Wylde, Bob Daisley, Dweezil Zappa, Vivian Campbell, Leslie West, Warren DeMartini, Steve Morse, Ty Tabor (Kings X), Ted Nugent, Dug Pinnick, John Norum and others…

“The Guitar Zeus project, for me, was an amazing experience that has never been done before by a drummer, especially with so much talent on one album! You get your money’s worth! Writing all the songs with my band (Tony & Kelly) and then picking out songs for each guitarist was a fun and time-consuming process, especially coordinating everybody’s schedules and recording sessions.

From the opening note, one can tell this is going to be something special. I consider these drum tracks to be some of the best performances in my career, topped off with working with so many great guitarists and singers.  The combination of players and song selection is something special with some of the tunes is out of the ordinary and ahead of their time!”
– Carmine Appice

“As soon as I heard the track, I thought it had a very haunting quality, evoking the ‘60s, but with a very modern slant. I also found the backing track very powerful and appealing, driven by Carmine’s very recognizable style; so I was keen to play on the track straight away”
-Brian May

Andrew Zimmern




<a class="spreaker-player" href="https://www.spreaker.com/episode/17010064" data-resource="episode_id=17010064" data-width="100%" data-height="350px" data-theme="dark" data-playlist="show" data-playlist-continuous="true" data-autoplay="false" data-live-autoplay="false" data-chapters-image="true" data-episode-image-position="right" data-hide-logo="true" data-hide-likes="false" data-hide-comments="false" data-hide-sharing="false" >Listen to "Andrew Zimmern Releases AZ And The Lost City Of Ophir" on Spreaker.</a><script async src="https://widget.spreaker.com/widgets.js"></script>

Andrew Zimmern has eaten a smorgasbord of local specialties-from coral worms in Samoa to horse-rib-and-rectum sausage in Kazakhstan-over his 12 seasons as host of Bizarre Foods on the Travel Channel. Entertaining? Always! Stomach-churning? Sometimes. But above all, the 4-time James Beard Award-winning television personality, chef, entrepreneur, teacher, author...and dad...is on a mission to promote cultural acceptance, tolerance and understanding through food. In AZ AND THE LOST CITY OF OPHIR: Alliance of World Explorers, Volume One (Beaver's Pond Press; February 5, 2019; 978-1-64343-986-0; $15.95 Hardcover), written by Andrew Zimmern and H. E. McElhatton, with full-color illustrations by Lisa Troutman, Zimmern draws young readers into a whirlwind adventure, packed with intrigue, danger, magic, and culinary curiosities. In his first work of fiction, Zimmern introduces a 12-year-old hero who shares his taste for intrepid eating. Proud of his "iron stomach," young AZ will eat anything-sautéed grasshoppers, squashed worms, even cafeteria meatloaf lurking in the school dumpster-no matter how strange, stinky, slimy, gritty, grimy, or gross. When the novel opens, AZ is excited to spend the summer with his archeologist parents on a dig in the Siberian tundra. Sadly, his dreams are dashed by a bad report card. Instead of exploring, he'll be stuck in summer school and grounded at the home of his odd Uncle Arthur. Resigned to two months of math drills and bland food, AZ is thrilled when Uncle Arthur reveals his covert mission with the Alliance of World Explorers (AWE) and whisks him along. At the introductory reception, AZ meets two kids his age, Edward (an egghead) and Lux(a staunch vegetarian). After a time-traveling mishap, AZ and his new friends wind up in Ophir, the Lost City of Secrets, fabled for its endless supply of gold. Filled with wonder, this ancient Egyptian city also has a dark side. Relying on his friends and his gut, AZ sets out to unravel Ophir's mysteries-and find a way back home. But first, he must brave cursed tombs, blood-thirsty crocodiles, one repulsive villain, and a feast-fried tarantulas, chocolate-coated caterpillars, and more-to challenge even his stomach.

Friday, February 8, 2019

Quizz Swanigan


<a class="spreaker-player" href="https://www.spreaker.com/episode/16984780" data-resource="episode_id=16984780" data-width="100%" data-height="350px" data-theme="dark" data-playlist="show" data-playlist-continuous="false" data-autoplay="false" data-live-autoplay="false" data-chapters-image="true" data-episode-image-position="right" data-hide-logo="true" data-hide-likes="false" data-hide-comments="false" data-hide-sharing="false" >Listen to "Quizz Swanigan NBC&#39;s The Voice Throwback 2017" on Spreaker.</a><script async src="https://widget.spreaker.com/widgets.js"></script>


Quizz has been fighting for his life from the time he was born due to lung disease and a bone disorder. In and out of hospitals, he overcame the illnesses and starting singing in church. From ages five to 10, he posted videos online and was featured on many TV shows. He was even featured in a Michael Jackson stage production that toured the nation. In 2014, he moved to Los Angeles with his family and has had a recurring voiceover gig and also performed opposite Wesley Snipes on NBC's "The Player." He has taken some time to focus on school and perfecting his talents by writing and working in the studio.

Thursday, February 7, 2019



<a class="spreaker-player" href="https://www.spreaker.com/episode/16978644" data-resource="episode_id=16978644" data-width="100%" data-height="350px" data-theme="dark" data-playlist="show" data-playlist-continuous="true" data-autoplay="false" data-live-autoplay="false" data-chapters-image="true" data-episode-image-position="right" data-hide-logo="true" data-hide-likes="false" data-hide-comments="false" data-hide-sharing="false" >Listen to "My 20 Minutes With America&#39;s Favorite Mom Marion Ross" on Spreaker.</a><script async src="https://widget.spreaker.com/widgets.js"></script>


Millions of fans know Marion Ross for her 11 year portrayal of "Mrs. C" on HAPPY DAYS. Her first love is the stage, and she received critical acclaim for her Broadway and national tour, with Jean Stapleton, in ARSENIC & OLD LACE and the national tour of STEEL MAGNOLIAS. In 2012 she played the grandmother in LOST IN YONKERS in Toronto and in 2013 THE GAMES AFOOT at The New Theatre in Kansas City.
She starred in the acclaimed television series BROOKLYN BRIDGE, for which she was twice nominated for an Emmy and was a two-time winner for Best Comedy Actress of the year by Viewers for Quality Television. Marion won a Golden Globe nomination for her role as Rosie in the movie THE EVENING STAR with Shirley MacLaine. She has played Drew Carey's mother on THE DREW CAREY SHOW, the feisty matriarch on THE GILMORE GIRLS and the terrible mother-in-law on THAT 70's SHOW. She also played Sally Field's mother on BROTHERS & SISTERS and Leslie Nielson's wife in the movie SUPERHERO. Marion is the voice of SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS' grandma and Mrs. Lopart on HANDY MANNY. She recently did a guest voice over on the cartoon series GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY.
Marion hails from Albert Lea, Minnesota, and after college at San Diego State University, she proudly began her career under contract to Paramount Studios in the 50's with live TV at CBS in LIFE WITH FATHER. She's proudest of performing with Noel Coward in BLITHE SPIRIT, live at CBS with Sir Noel, Claudette Colbert and Lauren Bacall. In 2001, she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and in 2008, was the renaming and dedication of The Marion Ross Performing Arts Center in her home town of Albert Lea. Marion is an Associate Artist at the Globe Theatre, in San Diego, and last appeared there in the summer of 2010 in THE LAST ROMANCE with her darling, the late Paul Michael.

Damon Johnson

<a class="spreaker-player" href="https://www.spreaker.com/episode/16975197" data-resource="episode_id=16975197" data-width="100%" data-height="350px" data-theme="dark" data-playlist="show" data-playlist-continuous="true" data-autoplay="false" data-live-autoplay="false" data-chapters-image="true" data-episode-image-position="right" data-hide-logo="true" data-hide-likes="false" data-hide-comments="false" data-hide-sharing="false" >Listen to "Damon Johnson Releases Shivering Shivering From Uprising" on Spreaker.</a><script async src="https://widget.spreaker.com/widgets.js"></script>



Double Dragon Records reveals the artwork and release date for Memoirs of an Uprising, the self-produced new album from singer/songwriter/guitarist,  Damon Johnson.  The album is set for release on March 8, 2019 with pre-orders beginning January 25, 2019. Fans who pre-order Memoirs of an Uprising  will receive the album’s debut single, “Shivering Shivering,” as an instant grat track.  Orders for a limited edition Red Vinyl pressing of the album can be placed here.

After incredible runs with the bands he co-founded, Black Star Riders and 90’s chart toppers,  Brother Cane, Damon Johnson found himself in spring of 2018 in a surprising position. Johnson had just completed a coast to coast tour with BSR supporting Judas Priest, as well as select reunion performances with Thin Lizzy, when he realized there were two things he couldn’t stop thinking about; his family and his music. Would 2019 finally be the year Johnson gives full focus to the music he kept hearing in his mind, composing an album, a true collection of songs that represented his personal vision, plus have the final say about his tour calendar? The answer was a resounding, YES!
Johnson explains, "After that Priest tour I was feeling anxious about some things: getting older, where my career would be in 10 years, how much time I was continually spending (mostly in foreign countries) away from my wife and our two youngest kids...plus I was sitting on a near completed solo album of the most honest music I’ve ever made. Ignoring some hard truths could not be a part of my deal anymore.” So Johnson made the decision to part ways with Black Star Riders, finish his album, and start over…this time completely on his own name.
The resulting album, Memoirs Of An Uprising is a collection that is both fierce and diverse - a powerful springboard for the musician to start his next chapter. Collaborating with his longtime friend and songwriter, Jim “Johnny Blade” Troglen, Johnson began assembling a group of songs in divergent tempos and grooves that appealed to his musical side and then laced them with lyrical themes of betrayal and revenge. “The first two songs we put together were “Shivering Shivering” and “Dallas Coulda Been A Beatdown” and I knew we were off to a great start,” says Johnson. Throughout Memoirs Of An Uprising there are musical events that are strictly meant to get bodies moving, like “Dallas…” and “Making Peace With This Wicked Beast.”  There are some truly challenged literary actors in “We Got A System” and “The World Keeps Spinning Round.” When it is suggested that this could be a concept album, Johnson says, “As much as I’d prefer to steer clear of that label, there is no denying these 10 songs can be consumed in one listen and feel like a complete story.”

Sister Wives


<a class="spreaker-player" href="https://www.spreaker.com/episode/16975080" data-resource="episode_id=16975080" data-width="100%" data-height="350px" data-theme="dark" data-playlist="show" data-playlist-continuous="true" data-autoplay="false" data-live-autoplay="false" data-chapters-image="true" data-episode-image-position="right" data-hide-logo="true" data-hide-likes="false" data-hide-comments="false" data-hide-sharing="false" >Listen to "Kody And His Sister Wives On TLC" on Spreaker.</a><script async src="https://widget.spreaker.com/widgets.js"></script>


TLC’s SISTER WIVES returns with Kody, his four wives – Meri, Janelle, Christine, Robyn – and their combined 18 children as they navigate the ups and downs of life as a plural family. Each episode follows their unconventional family structure and living arrangements, giving viewers an inside look into a polygamist household.

This season, the beloved Brown family returns with the sound of wedding bells for Aspyn and Mitch, but not all is bliss for the four wives. Last season, Meri and Kody struggled to keep the heat in their marriage, and things are about to cool down even more. All mayhem breaks loose when Kody reveals the family doesn’t have the money to support Meri’s bed and breakfast venture. Plus, old wounds are reopened when Meri revisits her catfish experience by inviting new friend Kristie, who was a victim of the same catfish, to meet the family and better understand what they’ve all been through. Further adding to the chaos, Kody drops a bomb when he announces he wants to move the family out of Nevada and to a new state.

Whitney And Shannon

<a class="spreaker-player" href="https://www.spreaker.com/episode/16968445" data-resource="episode_id=16968445" data-width="100%" data-height="350px" data-theme="dark" data-playlist="show" data-playlist-continuous="true" data-autoplay="false" data-live-autoplay="false" data-chapters-image="true" data-episode-image-position="right" data-hide-logo="true" data-hide-likes="false" data-hide-comments="false" data-hide-sharing="false" >Listen to "Whitney &amp; Shannon NBC&#39;s The Voice Throwback 2016" on Spreaker.</a><script async src="https://widget.spreaker.com/widgets.js"></script>



Whitney and Shannon's parents were traveling missionaries, and the girls would sing and minister to people on the street. At ages 15 and 18 their parents divorced, and Shannon moved to Los Angeles for a ministry program, while Whitney moved to Dallas to attend Bible college. Music has taken a backseat over the past few years with work taking priority. Shannon recently got married and the sisters are beginning to drift apart musically. The Voice is their last shot at sticking together as a singing duo.

Brendan Reichs





<a class="spreaker-player" href="https://www.spreaker.com/episode/16974891" data-resource="episode_id=16974891" data-width="100%" data-height="350px" data-theme="dark" data-playlist="show" data-playlist-continuous="true" data-autoplay="false" data-live-autoplay="false" data-chapters-image="true" data-episode-image-position="right" data-hide-logo="true" data-hide-likes="false" data-hide-comments="false" data-hide-sharing="false" >Listen to "Brendan Reichs Releases Chrysalis" on Spreaker.</a><script async src="https://widget.spreaker.com/widgets.js"></script>

The 64 members of Fire Lake's sophomore class have managed to survive the first two phases of the Program--and each other. Now, they alone have emerged into the dawn of a new era on Earth, into a Fire Lake valley that's full of otherworldly dangers and challenges. Although staying alive in this broken world should force Min, Noah, Tack, and the others to form new alliances, old feuds die hard, and the brutality of the earlier Program phases cannot be forgotten. But being a team isn't easy for the sophomores, and when they discover that they may not be alone on the planet after all, they'll have to decide if they're going to work together… or die together.

Brendan Reichs was born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina. He graduated from Wake Forest University in 2000 and The George Washington University School of Law in 2006. After three long years working as a litigation attorney, he abandoned the trade to write full time. He is the author of The Project Nemesis series, and co-author of the Virals series, written with Kathy Reichs. Brendan lives in Charlotte with his wife, son, daughter, and a herd of animals that tear up everything.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Rodney Perry


<a class="spreaker-player" href="https://www.spreaker.com/episode/16968137" data-resource="episode_id=16968137" data-width="100%" data-height="350px" data-theme="dark" data-playlist="show" data-playlist-continuous="true" data-autoplay="false" data-live-autoplay="false" data-chapters-image="true" data-episode-image-position="right" data-hide-logo="true" data-hide-likes="false" data-hide-comments="false" data-hide-sharing="false" >Listen to "Rodney Releases Survivor" on Spreaker.</a><script async src="https://widget.spreaker.com/widgets.js"></script>


Rodney Perry loves the spotlight at center stage and will never abandon his life as a stand-up comedian delivering his brazen reality based comedy. With 20 years of marriage and six children (5 girls and 1 boy) Perry is an expert on all things family and rips the seams of crowds that attend his shows to hear all about his fatherhood fodder. Perry finds delight in giving back and sharing what he's learned over the years with his weekly classes that he hosts in Atlanta where he calls home. Preparing the next generation of comedians is what he feels is a small contribution in his legacy that will keep laughs going for generations to come.
Perry delivers the funny any way viewers or listeners want to receive it, whether it's his highly popular weekly radio show Rodney Perry Live, or his sold out live shows, Perry truly is the hardest working man in comedy and he doesn't see himself slowing down any time soon.
Comedy is his forte, however, this funny man isn't afraid to explore his serious side in roles as is evident his appearances in the film "Mr. Right" where he gets to flex his acting chops alongside actor Columbus Short as well as the upcoming drama "Broad Street Bullies" where he plays a notorious gangster. Adding producer to his long list of credentials he's also producing shows like the independent release "A Song for Jordan."
The early years of comedy found Perry his first gig as a writer/warm up guy for Kim Whitley on her talk show "Oh Drama." Being on the scene, he was able to parlay his skills into opportunity and began opening for the likes of George Lopez, Steve Harvey and Cedric the Entertainer, to name a few. He would spend the next 10 years nonstop on television in various capacities. Hosting comedy shows like "Who's Got Jokes" helped him fine tune his craft and fueled the fire for the screen, big and small. Catching the attention of comedy lovers and industry shot callers alike, Perry got another big break with a starring role as "Harold" in Tyler Perry's "Madea's Big Happy Family" and it's only been a meteoric ride on the fast track ever since. Perry has since found a home at Bounce TV where as the host of his own comedy show "Off the Chain" he would spend the next several years giving Bounce TV its leverage in the cable market with his ever increasing ratings. "Off The Chain" would go on to become a sold out tour and in addition he would also break records for the young network with his number 1 rated comedy special "Rodney Perry: 44 and Still Ticking".

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Danny Trejo


<a class="spreaker-player" href="https://www.spreaker.com/episode/16958988" data-resource="episode_id=16958988" data-width="100%" data-height="350px" data-theme="dark" data-playlist="show" data-playlist-continuous="true" data-autoplay="false" data-live-autoplay="false" data-chapters-image="true" data-episode-image-position="right" data-hide-logo="true" data-hide-likes="false" data-hide-comments="false" data-hide-sharing="false" >Listen to "Danny Trejo From Grand Daddy Day Care" on Spreaker.</a><script async src="https://widget.spreaker.com/widgets.js"></script>


Danny Trejo has had a prolific career in the entertainment industry, yet his road to success has been hard earned and anything but typical. From imprisonment to helping young people battle drug addiction, to acting and producing. Trejo has starred in dozens of films including Desperado, Heat, the From Dusk Till Dawn franchise, Con Air, Once Upon A Time In Mexico, the Spy Kids movies, Grindhouse, Machete, Machete Kills, Dead In Tombstone, and Muppets Most Wanted. Danny's recent television work includes recurring roles on Sons of Anarchy and King of the Hill, and has appeared on episodes of Modern Family and Breaking Bad among others. Most recently, Trejo reunited with Robert Rodriguez for season two of El Rey's TV series From Dusk Till Dawn.
Trejo also regularly lends his voice to animated projects, and will most recently be heard in the upcoming WB feature Storks. In the past he partnered with producer Guillermo Del Toro on his Golden Globe nominated animated film The Book Of Life as the character Skeleton Luis, and he has regular roles on Netflix's The Adventures of Puss in Boots and Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Trejo can seen in the Super Clio Award winning Snickers commercial where he plays the blonde high school student, Marcia Brady. Most recently, Trejo wrapped shooting on the fourth installment of the Death Race series and has joined Universal for the sequel to Dead in Tombstone. and if you didn't think Trejo was busy enough he has just opened the flagship restaurant of Trejo's Tacos in the Mid-Wilshire area with plans in the works for an additional Hollywood location to open soon.

Maye Thomas

<a class="spreaker-player" href="https://www.spreaker.com/episode/16955307" data-resource="episode_id=16955307" data-width="100%" data-height="350px" data-theme="light" data-playlist="show" data-playlist-continuous="true" data-autoplay="false" data-live-autoplay="false" data-chapters-image="true" data-episode-image-position="right" data-hide-logo="true" data-hide-likes="false" data-hide-comments="false" data-hide-sharing="false" >Listen to "MAYE THOMAS NBC&#39;s The Voice Throwback 2016" on Spreaker.</a><script async src="https://widget.spreaker.com/widgets.js"></script>



Maye is very close with both of her divorced parents. Her mom is an insurance agent and her dad, who introduced her to music at a young age, is a popular morning radio show DJ for 101.7 FM "Okie Country" in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Maye's husband, Grant, was in a touring indie band for several years. She joined him on tour, watching from backstage and hoping to one day have her breakout moment like him. The band broke up in 2013 and both Maye and Grant have been waiting tables in Nashville and writing music together at home.

Tony Terry


<a class="spreaker-player" href="https://www.spreaker.com/episode/16958682" data-resource="episode_id=16958682" data-width="100%" data-height="350px" data-theme="dark" data-playlist="show" data-playlist-continuous="true" data-autoplay="false" data-live-autoplay="false" data-chapters-image="true" data-episode-image-position="right" data-hide-logo="true" data-hide-likes="false" data-hide-comments="false" data-hide-sharing="false" >Listen to "Tony Terry Releases A Change Is Gonna Come" on Spreaker.</a><script async src="https://widget.spreaker.com/widgets.js"></script>



Synopsis
Tony Terry is an American R&B Singer/Actor who was born March 12,1964, in
Pinehurst, NC. By the time he was seven he began realizing that he had a
natural talent for singing.
He started to truly embrace his artistry at the age of 23. Tony was mesmerized
with the television show Fame, which inspired him to attend Duke Ellington
School of the Arts in Washington, D.C. Tony went on to become a background
vocalist for the pop group Sweet Sensation, and the hip hop group, The Boogie
Boys.
Musical Career
Tony signed a recording contract with Epic Records in 1987 and his first single,
“She’s Fly”, was released that same year and made top 10 on the Billboard R&B
singles chart. His Epic debut album, Forever Yours, was released in 1988
reached the top 40 on the Billboard’s R&B singles chart. The following single,
“Lovey Dovey”, reached #4 on the R&B charts and “Forever Yours” climbed to the
R&B top 20. He is best known for his 1990 hit single “With You”.

ARTIST BIO

Tony Terry
Singer, Song –
Writer, Actor,
Philanthropist,
Father, Husband (1964-)

The single reached the top 20 on the U.S. Billboard's Hot 100, and was #1 on the top 10 R&B charts. His hard work and dedication landed him two
Soul Train Music Award Nominations, along with an American Music Award Nomination. Tony’s other hits include “Everlasting Love”,
“She’s Fly”, “Lovey Dovey”, and “When a Man Cries”.

In 2001, Tony partnered with Yolanda Adams on the Grammy Nominated single “Gotta Have Love”. He contributed to singing
background and appearing in the music video. He also made his way onto the big screen by performing on soundtracks for the
“Gladiator” starring Cuba Gooding Jr., “Tap” starring Gregory Hines, and “King’s Ransom” starring Anthony Anderson. He had the
pleasure of touring six years with Roberta Flack, performing beautiful classic duets. This opened huge doors that lead to an
appearance on Sun Splash in South Africa with an audience of over 100,000. Tony has also tapped into the world of Opera by
performing at some of the most elegant opera houses in the world including, The Sydney Australia’s Opera Hall, New York’s
Kennedy Center, London’s Apollo Theatre, and Vienna’s Concert Hall (The Wiener Musikverein). With God being the center of his
life and career, he was lead to share his testimony with the world. In 2006, he completed his first Gospel album entitled Changed.
Stand out tracks included, “Praise Him”, “I Wanna Thank You Lord”, “Nobody Like Jesus”, “Look to the Hills”, and “Jesus to Hold.
Tony’s hit albums include Forever Yours and Tony Terry (Epic Records), My Best (Golden Boy Records), Heart of a Man (Virgin
Records), and his gospel album Changed (Koch Records). Currently, his new single “Take Me”, is set to be released in January of
2018.

Theater
Tony is no novice to the stage and has appeared on numerous stages across the globe. After graduation from Duke Ellington,
Tony decided to move to New York. Before he knew it, he had landed a role in The Black Nativity. Tony’s talent as an amazing
actor did not go unnoticed. He went on to appear in other major stage productions including the national tour of The Wiz, featuring
Grace Jones, Peabo Bryson, and CeCe Penniston. His passion, hard work and dedication to his craft has opened many doors in
the theatre world. Tony had the opportunity to play the late, great Civil Right Activists, Martin Luther King Jr., and Malcolm X, (a
dual role) in Dorothy Height’s, If This Hat Could Talk, directed by award winning director George Faison. His lead roles include
Michael Wright in His Woman His Wife, the Broadway Musical Car Wash: The Norman Whitfield Story, and Angela Dunlap’s, When
Men Pray, co-starring Terrell Carter, and Tony Grant, just to name a few

Monday, February 4, 2019

Jessica Barry


<a class="spreaker-player" href="https://www.spreaker.com/episode/16946143" data-resource="episode_id=16946143" data-width="100%" data-height="350px" data-theme="dark" data-playlist="show" data-playlist-continuous="true" data-autoplay="false" data-live-autoplay="false" data-chapters-image="true" data-episode-image-position="right" data-hide-logo="true" data-hide-likes="false" data-hide-comments="false" data-hide-sharing="false" >Listen to "Jessica Barry Releases Freefall" on Spreaker.</a><script async src="https://widget.spreaker.com/widgets.js"></script>


Brace for impact:  2019’s first thriller is a high-octane, character-driven spellbinder, a gripping tale about a private plane crash, a young woman’s tenacious fight for survival and a mother’s unstoppable quest to discover her daughter’s fate.
The publication of FREEFALL (Harper, $27.99; Hardcover; ISBN 13: 9780062874832; on-sale: January 8, 2019) by Jessica Barry introduces a major new talent.  Barry’s mesmerizing voice has captivated early readers and movie rights have been snapped up by Brad Weston at Makeready, the team behind the upcoming release, A Million Little Pieces, and an adaptation is in the works.
A masterful storyteller, Barry crafts an irresistible page-turner that doubles as a thoughtful meditation on grief, deception, betrayal, the transactional nature of female beauty, and the lengths we will go to for those we love.
When her fiancé’s luxury aircraft goes down in the Colorado Rockies, only Allison Carpenter emerges from the wreckage. The danger is far from over, though. Allison cannot afford to reflect on the events that have led to this moment or to wait for rescue. Not if she intends to stay alive. Injured, afraid, and in possession of dangerous secrets, she must navigate the harsh terrain to evade the murderous adversaries who want her dead.
At her Maine home, widowed Maggie Carpenter receives devastating news about the loss of her daughter, Allison, whom everyone presumes dead. Haunted by guilt over their two-year estrangement, Maggie gets another shock when she sees media reports on the tragedy. Ally appears unrecognizable, having transformed from a pretty girl next door into a sleek blonde bombshell. What else doesn’t she know about this enigmatic stranger? Galvanized by regret, she vows to unravel the mystery.
Crosscutting between Allison’s inescapable memories and Maggie’s tireless investigation, the alternating narratives cohere into a revealing portrait of desperation, reinvention, and ambition. Before the ill-fated flight, Allison had been one half of a La Jolla golden couple, cocooned in the glittering orbit of her future husband. Blissfully happy with Ben Gardner, a drug industry hotshot peddling a revolutionary panacea for postpartum depression, she slid into the role of decorative partner and never looked back.
But what really lurked beneath the picture-perfect façade? As a shadowy tangle of moral ambiguities, dirty dealings, and fatal consequences comes to light, the fallout ignites an explosive reckoning that will imperil the resilient Carpenter women and put their bond to the ultimate test.
Twisty, emotionally resonant, and relentlessly suspenseful, this unforgettable debut expertly fuses domestic noir and psychological intrigue into a stunningly original creation. As ingenious as it is
entertaining, FREEFALL takes readers on an exhilarating, wildly unpredictable ride that will have them gasping and guessing until the very end.

Michael Blanco and Stephanie Acevedo


<a class="spreaker-player" href="https://www.spreaker.com/episode/16946008" data-resource="episode_id=16946008" data-width="100%" data-height="350px" data-theme="dark" data-playlist="show" data-playlist-continuous="true" data-autoplay="false" data-live-autoplay="false" data-chapters-image="true" data-episode-image-position="right" data-hide-logo="true" data-hide-likes="false" data-hide-comments="false" data-hide-sharing="false" >Listen to "Michael Blanco And Stephanie Acevedo From Cartel Crew On VH1" on Spreaker.</a><script async src="https://widget.spreaker.com/widgets.js"></script>


Set in Miami, Cartel Crew takes a deep look into the lives of eight descendants of the Cartel life as they navigate adulthood and the effects the legacy has had on their upbringing. Now disconnected from their past, they want to make a name for themselves outside of the drug world, but find that escaping the shadows of their ancestors will come with a price. Money, friendships and love are on the line in this reception store about life after narcos.

Michael Blanco grew up surrounded by crime. The youngest son of Griselda Blanco (the “Cocaine Godmother”), he followed his mother’s footsteps into the drug world. For 33 years he led a criminal lifestyle, but after his mother’s assassination, he decided to quit the Cartel life and launch a personal clothing brand, “Pure Blanco,” to prove he could lead a legal business and life.

Daughter to a former career cocaine trafficker, Stephanie’s childhood was torn apart when her father was arrested and sent to federal prison. Now she is determined to move on from the past and make a name for herself as a singer through dignity and hard work.

Mindfully Present In Your Wrong

<a class="spreaker-player" href="https://www.spreaker.com/episode/16945037" data-resource="episode_id=16945037" data-width="100%" data-height="350px" data-theme="dark" data-playlist="show" data-playlist-continuous="true" data-autoplay="false" data-live-autoplay="false" data-chapters-image="true" data-episode-image-position="right" data-hide-logo="true" data-hide-likes="false" data-hide-comments="false" data-hide-sharing="false" >Listen to "Mindfully Present In Your Wrong" on Spreaker.</a><script async src="https://widget.spreaker.com/widgets.js"></script>




Thomas Edison knew he had a great idea.  One day he'd invite light into every dark room.  To achieve that place of acceptance required mistakes.  Openly he admits that it was one thousand things gone wrong.  I honestly don't believe today's business world is interested in such attempts.  Decision makers and space takers in the business oval office want instant gratification mainly because they're out to serve themselves before all others.  On this podcast I talk about building the strength to accept failure.  A tough place to walk in a world pretending to be perfect. There's positive energy found in flubs and stumbles but hardly anybody admits to being a screw up.  How many times did it take McDonalds to build the Big Mac?  Obviously they're still trying to create the better sandwich because over the weekend I saw they've now added bacon to it.  Being a daily writer I'm reminded of how many times I eff things up.  On this particular show I utilize the trust put into stream thinking.  No judgement or perfection jot down what ever is moving through you in the moment.  Then come back a different day to study the moment.  Being truthful of your path isn't an itemized list of victories but rather a stroll through awareness and recovery.  While at the homeless shelter I shared a conversation with a true man of God about how I've invested in being true to Yoga Nidra, "Mindfully I live in the present."  His exact words were, "What is mindful? What does that mean?"  Knowing your moment of "Now" is a tough journey to walk.  Documenting the disconnected circle isn't a place to be proud of and yet the energy poured into self forgiveness allows the ability of your skills to have life beyond what others have labeled a weakness or failure.  Practice stream thinking.  Write down whatever hits you in the moment.  Then walk away.  Don't go back and read it.  Walk away.  Being available in your moment of "Now" teaches your creative self to have a voice without endlessly being ridiculed.  The true eff up here isn't you, it's those that don't believe in you.     

Friday, February 1, 2019

Dave Moisan

<a class="spreaker-player" href="https://www.spreaker.com/episode/16922931" data-resource="episode_id=16922931" data-width="100%" data-height="350px" data-theme="dark" data-playlist="show" data-playlist-continuous="true" data-autoplay="false" data-live-autoplay="false" data-chapters-image="true" data-episode-image-position="right" data-hide-logo="true" data-hide-likes="false" data-hide-comments="false" data-hide-sharing="false" >Listen to "Dave Moisan NBC&#39;s The Voice Throwback To 2016" on Spreaker.</a><script async src="https://widget.spreaker.com/widgets.js"></script>



Growing up, Dave was a competitive swimmer and even swam against Michael Phelps in the Junior Olympics. In 2002, Dave snuck into a Maroon 5 concert in Nashville where he met and hung out with Adam Levine. Adam took a liking to him and even let him stay on stage for the show. When not playing music, Dave is a medical device salesman and trainer for Karl Storz Endoscopy-America, and has covered neurosurgery, ENT, orthopedics, urology/GYN and more.

Garrett Morris

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A hilarious comedy for the whole family to enjoy, Grand-Daddy Day Care arrives on DVD, Digital and On Demand February 5th, 2019 from Revolution Studios, a subsidiary of Content Partners, and Universal 1440, the original content production arm of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.
When Frank Collins (Reno Wilson) suffers from writer's block, he decides to start a day care for his father-in-law (Danny Trejo) and other seniors as a way to make quick cash, while giving him time to still work on his next book. Eventually getting a small group to care for, Frank soon learns that these are not your typical seniors and they can't be easily corralled. With a code enforcement officer challenging the legality of his business, and his senior charges getting into all kinds of trouble, Frank's work days become anything but effortless. Featuring an all-star cast of TV's greatest stars, Grand-Daddy Day Care is a hilarious story for the young, and the young at heart.
Starring Danny Trejo (Machete, Dead Again in Tombstone) and Reno Wilson (Transformers franchise, "Good Girls") along with supporting cast members Barry Bostwick ("Inside the Extras Studio," The Rocky Horror Picture Show), Linda Gray ("Hilton Head Island," "Hand of God"), Julia Duffy ("The Cool Kids," "American Housewife"), Alec Mapa (You Don't Mess with the Zohan, Marley & Me), Garrett Morris (Coneheads, "Saturday Night Live"), Margaret Avery ("Being Mary Jane," Proud Mary), Roxana Ortega ("The Loud House," "The Santa Clarita Diet"), and George Wendt ("Cheers," "Modern Men").
Grand-Daddy Day Care is directed by Ron Oliver (Bigger Fatter Liar, Beethoven's Treasure Tail) from a script by Robbie Fox (Playing For Keeps, So I Married An Axe Murderer) and David H. Steinberg, (American Pie 2, Slackers) and is produced by Mike Elliott (Death Racefranchise, Woody Woodpecker).