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The virtual lounge is back open and the dynamic duo of Nick Gelso and Ty Ray ride again.  In this abbreviated version of Beats and Eats the two talk about Nick's upcoming move to Boston along with moving horror stories.  The two also dissect the new CNN mini-series the 90's. Was it our best decade in recent memory? The virtual lounge is open come in and have a drink with Nick and Ty.

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The virtual lounge is open and we're talking healthy eats on this edition of Beats and Eats.  Abbie Cates, owner of Gig Harbor Washington's Knife Fork Spoon joins Ty on the show to talk about how she gave up her comfortable career as a chemical engineer to start her own food business.  Abbie's Knife Fork Spoon in Gig Harbor, Washington is preparing nutritional meals, sourced locally, at an affordable price. Abbie discusses how she came up with the idea of "freezing meals" and why nutrition is such an important part of her life. It's a candid conversation with a wife and mother of 3 who decided to leave a career to pursue her passion.  For more on Abbie and Knife Fork Spoon, check out the website at www.frozenknifeforkspoon.com or on Facebook www.facebook.com/frozenknifeforkspoon/.  For more information on Beats and Eats check out Ty on Twitter @coug88 or Nick @clns_nick or @beatneats.

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Podcaster and triathlete Daniel Henry joins Ty in the Virtual Lounge to discuss his transformation as a man through fitness. Henry opens up about why he turned his life around through exercise, family, and faith. The duo discuss his new podcasts "The Plant-Based Jock" and "New Strength." Both shows cover Dan's experiences as a vegan and personal trainer.  Today's episode of Beats and Eats is a candid conversation with a man who did a one-eighty at mid-life and is now sharing his experiences to improve the lives of others. For more information on Dan you can find him at www.danielhenryfitness.com.  For more on Beats and Eats, check us out on Twitter at @beatneats, @coug88, @clns_nick.  Our website is www.beatsandeats.net.

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On this edition of Beats and Eats host Ty Ray welcomes Ambrosia drummer Burleigh Drummond into the virtual lounge.  Drummond chats about the band's nearly 50-year history.  The two discuss Ambrosia's Grammy-nominated success that included the iconic songs "How Much I Feel," "You're The Only Woman," and "Biggest Part Of Me." In addition, Burleigh opens up about why Ambrosia went their separate ways in the early 80's only to reform, make music and continue touring. It's a fun interview with an original member of a band that helped define the sound of the late 70's and early 80's.  For more information on Ambrosia check out their website at ambrosialive.net or follow them on Twitter at @ambrosiaband.  You can check out Beats and Eats on Twitter @beatneats, @coug88, or @clns_nick.  The website is www.beatsandeats.net.

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On this edition of Beats and Eats, veteran actor Spencer Garrett joins hosts Ty Ray and Nick Gelso to talk about his role on Amazon's critically acclaimed crime drama "Bosch." Garrett explains how the show captures the darker side of Los Angeles not portrayed in other shows. Garrett also updates Ty and Nick on his upcoming parts on the big and small screen. The trio also discuss Garrett's many roles as politicians. Garrett then weighs in on the current state of the White House. It's a great visit with one of the nicest guys in Hollywood. For more information on Spencer Garrett, check him out on Twitter at @1spencergarrett. You can also tweet Ty and Nick at @coug88 and @clns_nick. For information on Beats and Eats go to www.beatsandeats.net on the web.

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On this edition of Beats and Eats it's everything rock! Veteran rock n' roll journalist Mitch Lafon joins Ty Ray in the virtual lounge to talk about his new Rock Talk podcast on the PodcastOne Network.  Lafon talks about the new Queen tour with Adam Lambert as well as the lastest rock n' roll hall of fame induction of Journey and Steve Perry. Mitch opens up about his experiences with some of the biggest names in the music industry. Lafon and Ray share some of their best and worst interviews of all-time. It's an hour-long conversation with a rock n' roll enthusiast who is passionate about his craft. If you love the music of Bon Jovi, Poison, Journey, and the like than you won't want to miss this episode of Beats and Eats. For more on Rock Talk with Mitch Lafon check him out on Twitter at @mitchlafon or go to www.podcastone.com/rock-talk-with-mitch-lafon.  Check Ty and Nick out on Twitter a @coug88 and @clns_nick.  For more on our sponsor Hello Fresh, go to www.hellofresh.com

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The "Virtual Lounge" is proud to welcome tv legend Donny Most. On this very special edition of Beats and Eats, the "Happy Days" star talks about his new album "Donny Most-Sings And Swings." Hosts Ty Ray and Nick Gelso chat with Most about his love affair for everything Sinatra, Martin, and Darin.  Plus, Most explains why he never got his shot to sing on "Happy Days." Before their chat with Most, Ray and Gelso discuss some of their favorite tv and movie stars who were recording artists. On a more serious note, this episode was recorded before the recent death of Most Happy Days co-star Erin Moran. For more information on Mos, his album and tour go to www.donnymost.com. Also, check Ty and Nick out on Twitter @coug88 and @clns_nick as well as www.beatsandeats.net.

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She was only 10 years when she became a face known to moviegoers around the world. Tami Stronach made such a strong impression as the Childlike Empress in the 1984 fantasy "The NeverEnding Story" her role is still remembered some 3 decades later.  Stronach joins Ty Ray on this edition of Beats and Eats to discuss why she decided to walk away from acting after making a huge splash in the summer box-office hit.  Stronach talks about returning to the big screen in the indie film "Ultra Low" due out later this year.  In addition, Tami has a new family album out called Beanstalk Jack that can be found at www.papercanoecompany.com. Oh, and Ty exposes Tami's 80's guilty pleasures.  It's a breezy 30-minute edition of Beats and Eats with one of the most recognizable child stars from the 80's. While you're listening, feel free to tweet us @coug88, @beatneats, and @clns_nick. Check us out on the web too at www.beatsandeats.net.

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On this edition of Beats and Eats, Jersey Shore alum Vinny Guadagnino drops by the virtual lounge to talk to Ty and Nick about his "hit" show "Vinny and Ma Eat America." In The Cooking Channel series, Vinny takes his Sicilian mother, Paola on the road where she tries unique cuisines from different cities for the very first time. Guadagnino opens up about life traveling with his mother as well as their relationship. The trio also chats about Vinny's life as a reality tv star and the challenges of being labeled a "reality tv star."  The three also get in some talk about one of Vinny's other passions-The New York Knicks.  It's a fun episode of Beats and Eats with a star from one of the biggest reality tv shows of all-time.  

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On this edition of Beats and Eats Ty and Nick welcome Eric and Stacey from the Talking Nonsense podcast into the virtual lounge. The foursome bat around the absurdities going on in the news. You'll hear expert opinions on Trump's first 100 days and a debate on the trustworthiness of Kellyanne Conway.  The foursome also look at the state of the media and the phenomenoa that is the Missing Richard Simmons podcast.  It's an hour of light-hearted listening with four of the best podcasters in the business.  So sit back, relax, pour your drink of choice and don't take things so seriously, at least during this episode of Beats and Eats.

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