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The virtual lounge is open and Ty and Nick welcome old friend Lydia Cornell inside for an hour of fun.  On this edition of Beats and Eats the former "Too Close For Comfort" star discusses what's new in her life as well as the recent passing of pop culture icons Carrie Fisher, George Michael, and Alan Thicke.  Cornell talks about her relationship with both Thicke and Fisher in detail.  The trio conclude the episode with Lydia's memories of Studio 54.  This is a Beats and Eats episode not to be missed.  Sit back, relax, pour your drink of choice and enjoy a fun conversation with an old friend of the show. For more information on Lydia Cornell you can find her on the web at www.lydiacornell.com. You reach Ty and Nick on Twitter at @coug88, @clns_nick, and @beatneats.

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Ty and Nick welcome special co-host Mike Murphy into the virtual lounge for this special edition of Beats and Eats. Mike's podcast "Badasses, Boobs, and Body Counts" is the premier b movie podcast online.  On this episode, Ty and Mike visit with actress Jacqueline Lovell about her hilarious role as Loretta in the Full Moon Entertainment horror classic "Head Of The Family." The three discuss the film's 20th anniversary and its continued popularity.  Jacqueline also talks about her role in "Nude Bowling Party" and the crazy inaccuracies on her IMDB page (not for the kiddies). Ty and Mike conclude the episode with their fond memories of b movies and their love for Bob Wilkens "Creature Features"  on local Bay Area television in the 1970's.  If you love b movies, than this episode isn't to be missed! It's a rare opportunity to hear some amazing stories from Jacqueline Lovell one of the funniest and gorgeous scream queens in film history. Check out Mike's podcast at www.badassesboobsandbodycounts.com. For more on Jaqueline go to her website at www.krushtheserpent.com. Follow Nick and Ty on Twitter at @clns_nick, @coug88, and @beatneats.

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The virtual lounge is open. Nick Gelso is running solo today as Ty Ray is out Christmas shopping. Gelso welcomes movie critic, J.W. Colwell to discuss Rogue One: a Star Wars Story.

 

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The virtual lounge is open and Ty and Nick return to their foodie roots on this edition of Beats and Eats. The duo welcome Dan Kanczugowski from Seattle's Sebi's restaurant to the show.  Sebi's Bistoris the premier Polish restaurant in the northwest.  During the episode Dan discusses what Polish food is all about as well as the heartwarming story of his parents dream to open a restaurant and raise a family. For more information on Sebi's in Seattle's Eastlake neighborhood go to www.sebisbistro.com.  While you're on the web check our sponsors www.blueapron.com and OmahaSteaks.com.

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The  ''virtual lounge" is open and Nick Gelso is proud to welcome expert sales author, Michael Mirarchi. Sales Wisdom from a Toilet Paper Salesman is known throughout the food sales industry. Nick & Michael discuss sales strategies, fears, bad habits, great practices, etc.  So sit back, relax, bring out your notebook and learn sales essentials from the "Toilet Paper Salesman," Michael Mirarchi.  For more on Sales Wisdom from a Toilet Paper Salesman online at Amazon OR follow Michael on Twitter here.

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The  ''virtual lounge" is open and Ty and Nick are proud to welcome podcasting legend Mignon Fogarty aka "Grammar Girl" to this episode of Beats and Eats. On the show, the trio talk her start in podcasting more than a decade ago.  They also discuss their biggest grammar pet peeves. So sit back, relax, bring out your style book and learn English essentials from our new super hero "Grammar Girl."  For more on Mignon Fogarty check her out on Twitter @grammargirl, online at www.quickanddirtytips.com, and her podcast at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/grammar-girl-quick-dirty-tips/id173429229?mt=2

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Food Network Chef, Kevin Des Chenes joins Nick in the Virtual Lounge. The two foodie entertainers discuss the upcoming Philadelphia Taste Food & Wine Festival, featuring some of the best Chefs and Foodie Entertainers in the USA. The two also discuss the eCommerce industries new, premier, mail-order steak & protein company, Main Entrée.

 

Chef Kevin offers you a big discount to www.mainentree.com - use the promo code "chefkevd"

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The "virtual lounge" is open and it's a celebration of Star Trek. September, 2016 marks the 50 year Anniversary of the iconic series and blockbuster franchise films.

Nick Gelso is joined today by The Florida/PA Movie Guy, JW Colwell, who's sitting in for Ty Ray.

Gelso and Colwell rate their top, all time Star Trek films.

They are also joined by special guest, Dyer Oxley from Northwest Nerd Podcast.

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The "virtual lounge" is open and Ty and Nick are privileged to welcome rock n' roll legend Michael Sweet inside for this edition of Beats and Eats.  During the show, Michael his amazing career as co-founder and front man of Stryper.  The band will celebrate the 30th anniversary of their multi-platinum album To Hell with the Devil this fall with a world tour, featuring all four original members and complete with the original yellow and black costumes.  Released in October, 1986, the GRAMMY-nominated To Hell with the Devil is the band’s third studio album and the first Christian metal album to achieve platinum status. Throughout 1987, the music videos for "Free" and "Honestly" ranked #1 on MTV’s list of most requested videos, and the video for "Calling on You" reached #2. Stryper was the first band to ever have two songs in MTV’s Top 10 simultaneously.  Ty and Nick will talk to Michael about the upcoming reunion tour as well as his just-released solo album "One Sided War."  Michael tells Ty and Nick it's his heaviest record yet.  For more information on Stryper, you can follow Michael on Twitter @michaelsweet.   

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The virtual lounge is open and you're welcome inside to hear a lively discussion on what's making news.  On this edition of Beats and Eats, Ty and Nick weigh in the last controversy surrounding 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and his refusal to stand for the national anthem.  Plus, the duo discuss their feeling on the passing of the legendary comedian Gene Wilder.  It's all right here, in the "happy hour for the mind."

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We're going back to the 80's on this week's edition of Beats and Eats as Ty flies solo and talks to Michael Henrichsen, the lead singer of Nite Wave, one of the nation's top new wave bands.  Ty talks to Michael about how Nite Wave has taken the northwest by storm thanks to their authentic covers from the best new wave bands of the 80's. Plus, the two discuss how Michael got his name! Here's a hint, think INXS! Finally, both share their love for the music of the 80's and talk about how it has stayed fresh and relevant today.  For more information on Nite Wave, check out their website at nitewaveparty.com.  You can also follow them on twitter at @nitewave. While you're online to check out our sponsor www.blueapron.com.

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The "virtual lounge' is open and hosts Ty Ray and Nick Gelso are proud to welcome political legend Bob Shrum to Beats and Eats.  You've seen Shrum as a regular on MSNBC as well as Meet The Press, and now Shrum shares his insight into Election 2016 on this episode.  Shrum has worked as a consultant on countless Democratic campaigns, as well as John Kerry's 2004 presidential bid.  The three will discuss such topics as Hillary Clinton's email controversy, Donald Trump's many gaffes, as well as Shrum's more than 40 years in politics. If you love politics, then this episode isn't to be missed.  Shrum even shares the amazing story about crafting Ted Kennedy's historic concession speech at the 1980 Democratic Convention.  To find out more about Bob follow him at Twitter @bobshrum.  You can also help keep the lights on in the virtual lounge by checking out our sponsor www.blueapron.com.  Please follow us at @coug88, @clns_nick, and @beatneats.

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Beats and Eats is pleased to welcome Miss Asia USA Ashley Park into the virtual lounge for this week’s edition of Beats & Eats.  Park will talk about her travels so far this year while wearing the crown of Miss Asia USA.  She will also discuss her blossoming acting career.  You can find Park right now co-starring with former Beats an Eats guest Tracey Birdsall in Rogue Warrior: Robot Fighter.  Nick and Ty also talk the big shake up in the Trump campaign as well as Brian Williams return to the anchor desk for a brand new nightly news show on MSNBC.  For more information on Miss USA Ashley Park check out her website www.theashleypark.com, on Twitter at @xoashleypark, and on Instagram @xoashleypark.

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It’s a campaign 2016 edition of Beats and Eats.  On today’s show, Ty and Nick welcome Dr. Joe Cabosky back to the virtual lounge to discuss the state of the presidential race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.  Dr. Cabosky runs the CABPOLITICAL website, which aims to offer an open discussion of political data analysis without being driven by revenue.  Cabosky is an expert in political data analytics.  The three will look at Trump’s tough task to get the 270 electoral votes needed to win the white house as well the unusual states in play during this year’s election.  If you love politics, then this “happy hour for the mind” is a must listen.  For more information on Dr. Cabosky, check his out at www.cabpolitical.com and @cabpolitical on Twitter.

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Today On Beats and Eats, Nick and Ty are joined in the virtual lounge by The Concession Stand's Host and Fl MovieGuy JW Colwell talking all things movies, TV and pop culture.
 
This fast paced podcast touches on a number of  issues. The boys start with the recent revelation of problems at Warner Bros, home to the DC Cinematic Universe hits like Suicide Squad and Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and its look behind the curtain about the problems ailing this summer's box office and the film industry as a whole. They then hit the latest Star Trek and we find out he number of times Ty has been to the movies this summer. They finish up with Ty being led astray by JW about Stranger Things, this summer's Netflix series taking the world by storm.
 
Tune in, pour a drink and Listen up as the virtual Lounge is open!
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The virtual lounge is open and you're welcome inside to talk podcasting with industry expert Rob Greenlee.  Greenlee, the content manager at Spreaker and Adore.Fm is a pioneer in the podcasting industry having helped usher in the new media while at Microsoft in the early 2000's. Ty and Nick talk to Rob about what the Spreaker platform has to offer podcasters, plus the exciting content available for listeners. If you're a fan of podcasting than this episode is a must.  The trio finish the show by discussing Rob's recent attendance at Podcast Movement in Chicago in early July.  The event was attended by more than 1,500 podcast enthusiasts who were updated on the industry's hottest trends by experts.  While you're listening, don't forget to check out our sponsors the www.80srewindcruise.com and www.blueapron.com. Also check us out on Twitter @coug88, @clns_nick, and @beatneats.

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The virtual lounge is open and you're welcome inside for another Happy Hour for the mind.  On this episode, Ty and Nick talk all the pop culture trending topics.  The duo chat about the latest "Pokemon Go" craze. Ty says it's like the 90's all over again.   Other topics include the Guns & Roses reunion.  Nick believes Axl sounds as good as ever.  Ty hates the idea of the new Ghostbusters movie.  These are just some of the pop culture gems the two bandy about.  So sit back, relax, tip back and cold one and enjoy.  

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The virtual lounge is open and you're welcome inside for a very special edition of Beats and Eats. Screen legend Dee Wallace joins Ty and Nick to talk about her iconic acting career. You saw her in some of the biggest films of the 80's including ET, Cujo and more. Dee shares some of her fondest memories working with Hollywood's biggest stars and directors.  You'll also find out how she was discovered by Steven Spielberg for role as Elliot's mom in ET.  This episode is a must for movie fans!  Plus, the trio talk about Dee's passion for helping kids with their self-esteem.  Wallace has introduced a new teddy bear called BuppaLaPaloo.  She calls the toy the most powerful bear on the planet because it delivers positive messages to kids with just the push of a paw.  And if that's not enough, Dee is also in production on Amazon Prime's Just Add Magic. The American live-action family series is now in its second season. So sit back, relax, and enjoy this incredible conversation with a true Hollywood legend. While you’re listening don’t forget to check out our sponsors www.blueapron.com/beatsandeats and www.80srewindcruise.

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The virtual lounge is open and you’re welcome inside to hear a great conversation on classic science fiction tv with your hosts Ty Ray and Nick Gelso.  On this episode of Beats and Eats, the duo talk with television icon Richard Hatch about his legendary role as Apollo on the classic “Battlestar Galatica.”  Plus, Hatch talks about this new sci-fi project “Blade Of Honor” Hatch goes over his amazing acting career which has included roles in daytime television, as well as the “Streets Of San Francisco.”  Nick and Ty conclude the show by listing their top 5 space hero’s off all-time.  There are some big time surprises, and not so big surprises on the list.  It’s a fun “Happy Hour” for the mind not to be missed for those of you who love your fiction based in outer space.  

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The virtual lounge is open and it's another "happy hour" for the mind. You're welcome inside the for a brief celebration tribute for Muhammad Ali. On the day of his funeral procession and ceremonies, Ty Ray and Nick Gelso reflect upon the American Legend's impact on the world.

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The virtual lounge is open and it's another "happy hour" for the mind. You're welcome inside the virtual lounge for a Campaign 2016 edition of Beats and Eats.  On this show, Ty and Nick discuss Hillary Clinton's historic night as she becomes the first woman ever to clinch the presidential nomination of a major party.  Plus, the two look ahead to the fall matchup between the Democrat Clinton and presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump.  The show concludes with a discussion with Dr, Joe Cabosky of CABPOLITCAL.  Dr. Cabosky has analyzed political data since the Obama-Romney 2012 presidential election.  The three look at the current state of the electoral map and what states could be in play for both Clinton and Trump in the fall. If you're a political junkie, then this episode of Beats and Eats is for you. Dr. Cabosky is an Assistant in the Public Relations sequence at the School of Media and Journalism at the University of North Carolina. You kind find his work at cabpolitical.com and on Twitter at @JMcabosky.

 
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The virtual lounge is open and you're welcome inside  for a "social media" edition of Beats and Eats. Joining Ty and Nick is Twitter marketing strategist Madalyn Sklar.  Sklar is one of the most influential social media influencers in the country. On this episode, you will learn Sklar's top 3 steps for improving your Twitter presence. Plus, she tells us all about special tools to improve your Twitter experience. If you're in business and want to get more clients, or if you're just a novice Twitter user this episode is for you.  For more information check out Madayln on Twitter @madalynsklar and online at www.madalynsklar..com. 

 

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It's another "happy hour for the mind" and you're welcome into the virtual lounge for a candid conversation with actor/comedian Jason Stuart.  The entertainment veteran joins Ty and Nick to discuss the Sundance Film Festival smash hit “The Birth Of A Nation." The movie written and directed by Nate Parker tells the story of Nat Turner who led a slave rebellion in Virginia in 1831. The movie is getting rave reviews ahead of its release this October.  Stuart talks about his role in the movie as well as his struggles as a gay actor in Hollywood. Plus, Ty and Nick give their picks for top 5 historical films of all-time. It's all right here in this editon of Beats and Eats. 

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It's a very special edition of Beats and Eats and you're welcome inside to experience the magic of master illusionist Dan Sperry. Your hosts Ty Ray and Nick Gelso will talk with Dan about his upcoming entertaining and shocking "Dan Sperry/Magic No Longer Sucks" at House of Independents in Asbury, N.J. on May 21st.

You've seen him on America's Got Talent and for the last four years on Broadway in the smash hit "Illusionists Live From Broadway." Now, Dan brings his incredible act into the virtual lounge for your listening pleasure.

Plus, Nick and Ty chat with Dan about his life as a successful entrepreneur.  He created the popular "Zombie Java" coffee java blend in 2012 and works with a multi-generational family who are the oldest coffee importers in New York. The best-selling coffee ships worldwide throughout America, Europe, and the Far East.

So sit back and enjoy as the sensational Dan Sperry brings his amazing act to this very special edition of Beats and Eats.

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The virtual lounge is open and you're welcome inside for a lively chat with actress/hostess Kira Reed on this edition of Beats and Eats.  You saw her on Playboy TV and all over late night cable, now Kira fills us in on her role as Jo Connors on the Daytime Emmy-winning "The Bay."  The web soap just took home 3 statues at the recent Daytime Emmy Awards.

Ty and Nick chat with Kira about how the series has grown in popularity in just 3 seasons and the rebirth of the soap opera.  Plus, the trio talk the possibility of a live call-in show based on Kira's book: SCORE:How to win the Girl of your Dreams.

So join us for a lively conversation with one of the smartest and sexiest guests ever to grace the presence of the virtual lounge.
 
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Welcome to another Happy Hour For The Mind. The Virtual Lounge is open and you're welcome inside for a pop culture edition of Beats & Eats.  On today's show, Nick and Ty have a belated tribute to music superstar Prince.  The duo discuss their favorite  Prince memories and his impact on the music industry as a whole.  Plus, they dissect the Trump phenomenon and what that will mean for the general election.  The episode concludes with a look ahead to Desert Trip in October.  The music extravaganza features The Stones, Paul McCartney, Neil Young, The Who, and Bob Dylan. So sit back, relax, pour yourself a tall cool one, and enjoy this happy hour for the mind.

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The virtual lounge is open and Ty and Nick welcome singer/songwriter Andy Logan to Beats and Eats.  Andy had big success with his arena rock band "Little America" in the late 80's selling thousands of records for the Geffen label.  He's continued his success as a solo artist and his latest release is "Transistors of Mercy."  The new record features a heavy guitar sound that harkens back to a time when the instrument was an important part of American music.  Ty and Andy discuss decline of the guitar in popular music and why it's due to make a comeback.  Plus, Andy looks back on the start of his career with Little America and his evolution as a solo artist.  If you're a fan of rock music, and the guitar, this happy hour for the mind is not to be missed.  

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Welcome to another Happy Hour For The Mind. The Virtual Lounge is open, take a seat and chill out for an engaging conversation with the voice of one of the 80's biggest hits-Clive Farrington from When In Rome.  "The Promise" was a monster dance hit, reaching number 1 on the charts!  Clive will talk to Nick and Ty about the success spawned by the song as well as the ultimate break-up of When In Rome.  Plus, the trio talk about Clive's attempt to blend dance music and the 80's into a new tv show called EDM TV.  The episode concludes with an epic TOP 5 as Nick and Ty list their favorite dance tracks of the 80's.  So stick around, pour yourself a cold one, and enjoy your stay with Beats & Eats.

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The Virtual Lounge is open... Nick Gelso here. Our long-time listeners may remember that Beats and Eats started as a celebrity musician podcast (the "beats") and a celebrity chef podcast (the "eats"). With the popularity of our episode with Hell's Kitchen Chef Chad, we decided to continue to venture back into the foodie realms by meeting other former HK15 chefs.

Beats and Eats has a proud tradition of celebrating fine food and the chefs that create it. We are proud to say that we were even nominated for a national Stitcher/Deezer award for Best Food and Wine Podcast of 2013. We lost to Alton Brown- I can honestly say that we are not embarrassed to tell people we lost to the celebrity chef.

As with any show or concept, over time it's personality evolves. Though we still talk food on occasion, "BNE" has really ventured into more of the celebrity interviews and trending topics genres. In 2015, we partnered up with the ECP Charters, celebrity vacation, The 80's Cruise and, thus our subjects dove even deeper into the retro, celebrity interview genre. We will still be bringing you the best in current and retro guests but, we do intend to bring you the occasional chef again as well.

Anyway, today we venture back into the "virtual kitchen" in a fashion reminiscent of our show topics from 2012-13. We welcome Hell's Kitchen Season 15 Chef, Hassan (follow on Facebook here or Twitter here).

Chef Hassan opens up about his experience on HK, his early dismissal (you may be surprised by his reaction and his current projects. Outspoken as ever, Hassan also strongly defends Chef Frank from HK15- you won't want to miss this!

As usual, Ty Ray asks the tough questions as he requests Chef Hassan's opinions on fellow contestants and how contestants are portrayed by shows such as Hell's Kitchen.

The trio also discuss the renaissance of the dining scene is Hassan's home city of Detroit.

If you're a Hell's Kitchen or Celebrity Chef Junkie, this truly is the episode for you.

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The Virtual Lounge is open and Ty and Nick welcome actor Michael Sun Lee inside on this edition of Beats and Eats.

Lee is coming off his role on the new Netflix series “Fuller House". The popular 80's sitcom reboot is a favorite of fans and critics alike.

The trio will discuss that show as well as the popularity of streaming services like Amazon Prime and Netflix.  Plus, Michael will discuss his upcoming projects.

The episode concludes with the return of the Beats and Eats top 5.  Nick and Ty list their 5 favorite supporting characters in television history.

If you love tv, you won't want to miss this edition of Beats and Eats.

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The Virtual Lounge is open and you're welcome inside for a lively discussion of CNN's "The 80's.."  Ty and Nick examine the first episode of the 7-part series that examines the influence of 80's television.  The two discuss everything from Dallas to Miami Vice.  Ray and Gelso aso look back at how prime time television became the thing to talk at the water cooler.  It's a fast moving episode of Beats and Eats featuring many of the great names and shows you cherish even after 30 years.  So sit back, relax, and for old time sake open yourself a wine cooler! The "virtual lounge" is the place where everybody knows your name.

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The Virtual Lounge is open and you're welcome inside for a rare discussion with Dave Bickler, the former front man of the rock group Survivor.  Bickler is the voice of "Eye Of The Tiger" one of the biggest hits of all-time listened to by millions around the world daily. On this episode, you'll hear how Dave was quietly just dismissed from the group in early March. You'll get a behind the scenes look of what it was like to be a member of Survivor.  Nick and Ty talk to Dave about his favorite songs and stories that span a 40-year career in rock music.  Plus, Bickler discusses the release of his new album (check his new song out at www.davebickler.com).  

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The Virtual Lounge is open... Nick Gelso here. It's been quite some time since our podcast, Beats and Eats has ventured into the kitchen. Our long-time listeners may remember that Beats and Eats started as a celebrity musician podcast (the "beats) and a celebrity chef podcast (the eats).

We are proud to say that we were even nominated for a national Stitcher/Deezer award for Best Food and Wine Podcast of 2013. We lost to Alton Brown- I can honestly say that we are not embarrassed to tell people we lost to the celebrity chef.

As with any show or concept, over time it's personality evolves. Though we still talk food on occasion, BNE has really ventured into more of the celebrity interviews and trending topics genres. In 2015, we partnered up with the celebrity vacation, The 80's Cruise and, thus our subjects drove even deeper into the retro, celebrity interview genre. We will still be bringing you the best in current and retro guests but, we do intend to bring you the occasional chef again as well.

Anyway, today we venture back into the "virtual kitchen" in a fashion reminiscent of our show topics from 2012-13. We welcome Hell's Kitchen Season 15 Chef, Chad Gelso. You may notice the same last name as yours truly... well, Chad and I are related and, in this interview, we give you an insight into my past. As usual, Ty Ray asks the tough questions as he requests Chef Chad's opinions on fellow contestants, Chef Gordon Ramsay, the style of cooking and chef behaviors inspired by shows such as Hell's Kitchen.

We even ask Chad his opinions on certain controversial contestants from season 15 (Jackie?) and whether or not the show is completely legit. Listen below to find out what Chef Chad says.

If you're a Hell's Kitchen or Celebrity Chef Junkie, this truly is the episode for you. If not, listen anyway, you will get a few laughs (as usual) by Ty and Nick's sarcastic whit.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:51am EST

JW Colwell fills in for Nick and Ty with his Concession Stand Movie review podcast.

 

Its not the unmitigated disaster its being made out to be but BATMAN vs. SUPERMAN is not the experience millions of DC comic book fans have dreamed off either. Director Zack Snyder has chosen to tonally go for a bleak DC CINEMATIC UNIVERSE, its too grim to be fun and too bleak and exhausting for thrills.

 

Find out what works in this film and what does not by clicking here.

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The Virtual Lounge is open...

It's a very special edition of Beats and Eats. Ty and Nick welcome stage and screen actress Chantel Riley to Beats and Eats. Chantel is a star in the new movie "Race" which tells the story of legendary runner Jesse Owens record-breaking 4 gold medals at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, Germany. Owens, an African-American, embarrassed Hitler and made America proud.  Riley talks about her role in the film, as well as the recent controversy involving the Academy Awards and its lack of diversity.  It's a lively discussion, with a young and talented star not to be missed..So sit back, relax, and enjoy this "happy hour of the mind." 

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The Virtual Lounge is open...

Ahoy! On this edition of Beats and Eats, Ty and Nick take you on the high seas for the biggest and bodacious blast of the year-The 80's Cruise.  It's a show within a show, as the duo reflect on their time on the ship with the musicians and friends who made their week long adventure so special.  In addition, you'll be taken aboard the ship to hear Ty and Nick talk to the wonderful passengers and the sensational acts. They'll take you so close to the fun, you'll get a tan, and hear the music. You'll hear from the likes of a Flock of Seagulls, Tiffany, and so many more. So sit back, and pour your best tropical drink. Welcome aboard the 2016 80's Cruise with Ty and Nick.

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Children behave in the 'virtual lounge' because the legendary Tiffany is on this edition of Beats and Eats.

Nick and Ty talk to the 80's teen sensation about her monster 1987 debut album featuring the number 1 hits "I Think We're Alone Now" and “Could've Been." Plus the trio chat about her new record  and the 80's Cruise.

If you're a fan of 80's music then you won't want to miss this entertaining discussion with a legend from the decade. 

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The Virtual Lounge is open and Ty and Nick are yucking it up with comedian Alonzo Bodden. The trio talk about the upcoming 80's Cruise, Donald Trump, Cam Newton,  and L. A. Clippers basketball and much much more. So belly up to the bar and pour yourself a cold one, because Beats and Eats is open for business. 

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The Virtual Lounge is open....

Put on your best Members Only jacket your welcome inside the “virtual lounge” for another 80’s edition of Beats & Eats.  On today’s show Ty and Nick welcome actor/comedian Ennis Esmer from the hit Amazon Prime show “Red Oaks.”  The series, based in 1985, is set at the Red Oaks country club and follows the adventures of 20-year-old David Myers.   Esmer, plays Nash, the clubs womanizing tennis pro.  The cast also includes such acting icons as Paul Reiser, Gina Gershon, Richard Kind, and Jennifer Grey.   The trio discuss why the show has touched so many in such a short period of time.  Plus, Esmer talks about his love of Toronto Raptors basketball.  It’s a lively and eclectic discussion you won’t want to miss.  So crack open a Bartels & James, and take a trip back to the Reagan decade on Beats & Eats.

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Hello Concession Stand fans! January is over which means two things: Cupid is on his way and now we start getting bigger movies to be really excited about as the January dreck month is over....drum roll ....please... Here are the movies to get excited about for 2016 and the dates you can catch them at your local theater. As with anything, dates are subject to change but with most studios setting up dates 3 years in advance they probably will not!

THE SUPER 16

The first three movies are equally anticipated and could each be no 1 depending on the nerd you speak to...READ REVIEWS

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The Virtual Lounge is open. On this edition of Beats and Eats Ty and Nick celebrate the 80's classic "Just One Of The Guys.“

The duo welcome actress Joyce Hyser Robinson to the virtual lounge to discuss her iconic role as Terri Griffith, the high school journalist who goes undercover as boy to show everyone that she's every bit the reporter as her male counterparts.

The three discuss how many themes in the movie are still relevant today.  Joyce voices her opinion about gender inequality and much more. Plus, don't get her started on campaign 2016!

The episode concludes with Joyce introducing Ty and Nick to one of her biggest passions, the Harold Robinson Foundation. The non-profit sends inner city youth to camp in Watts, California.

So sit back, relax, crack open a cold one, and take a trip back to 1985 on Beats and Eats. 

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Jeff Gutt returns to the virtual lounge! The rocker is back and bigger

than ever on this edition of Beats & Eats. Jeff talks to Nick about

his new band Rival City Heights and their debut album. Gutt reflects

on his recent trip to the Middle East and what it felt like to play in

front of sold-out crowds. if you are a fan of Jeff Gutt and rock n'

roll this show isn't to be missed. So sit back, relax, and crank up

this happy hour for the mind.

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This past week the nominees for the 2016 Academy Awards sent shockwaves through the entertainment industry. Oscar snubs for STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON, CONCUSSION, BEASTS OF NO NATION and CREED snowballed into the Motion Picture Academy being called out for its institutional racism
 
For the second year in a row, the major acting and Best Picture categories were bereft of nominees of color. The controversy elicited calls for a boycott from: Jada Pinkett Smith, Will Smith, Spike Lee and Micheal Moore, for Host Chris Rock to step down and the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite to be on the minds of Hollywood.
 
Each of the snubs had a specific reason for happening that had more to do with the Oscars being SoOld than being SoWhite. 
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STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON was a great film that was a box office success. It is however a younger skewing film that was nominated in the Best Screenplay Race. Hip movies often find themselves in that race instead of the Best Picture race. It looked doubly bad that both of the screenwriters nominated happened to be white adding an insult to injury.
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CONCUSSION starred Will Smith and many saw him as Leonardo DiCaprio's chief competition for Beat Actor. The movie failed to resonate with voters or an audience. Smith came out looking like he was trying too hard for the statue and Old Hollywood hates that. His wife being the first person to call for boycott does Smith no favors in the future
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BEASTS OF NO NATION and actor Idris Elba were early buzz candidates for Oscar Gold. It is a terrific performance by an up and coming star in a gritty important movie that was done in by release format. It was released day and date with Netflix and theaters. This streaming release method does not allow for buzz to build and is against the Hollywood model we have in place. It was roo much ro overcome in the end.
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CREED was one of the films of the year with a hot young star-Micheal B. Jordan and director-Ryan Coogler but was never going to be a Best Picture nominee. The Academy loves longevity and has chosen to make the story about Stallone. He is the front runner and one of the films biggest surprises. It is a great performace by a Legend that overshadowed the young bucks.
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In each of these cases, the snub had more to do with age than race. #OscarsSoOld was the hashtag that should have led this debate not #OscarsSoWhite.
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Editor's Note
In a move this week in answer to the controversy, the Board of Governors for the Academy has made some widespread changes to new member policy in an attempt to bring a more diverse member pool. It is also working to clean out members who may still have voting rights but are not as active in the industry. This is a direct attmempt to bring in more color but also more importantly younger blood.
 
 
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It's an honor to welcome sports super agent Leigh Steinberg to the Virtual Lounge.  On this edition of Beats & Eats Ty and Nick talk with Lee about his beginnings as a sports agent in the 1970's.  Leigh explains how his job working with the biggest names in sports has evolved over 4 decades.  Steinberg opens up about his sports management philosophy and much more.  The episode concludes with Steinberg taking aim at the NFL's handling of concussions.  The issue is a personal one for Leigh, whose hall of fame clients Steve Young and Troy Aikman saw their careers come to an end because of a head trauma. If you are a sports fan or non-sports fan, this is an entertaining and revealing conversation with the man who inspired the hit 1996 movie "Jerry Maguire."  For more about Steinberg, check out his bestselling book: The Agent: My 40-Year Career Making Deals and Changing the Game.

 

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One cold morning on January 22, 1959 the belly of the Susquehanna River broke into the Knox mine, trapping 81 men underground. The cave-in causes a giant, 150ft whirlpool to form in the ice laden river above, flooding the mines below. With all known exits cut off miners scramble to find an alternative route out and escape a cold, dark, death. On the surface rescue teams unsuccessfully attempt to plug the breach by launching train cars into the massive swirling vortex, only to witness them swallowed into the mines below.

In the wake of this tragic spectacle, the obvious question became: How could this have happened?

The drama continues through the subsequent hearings as investigators try to place blame and responsibility while a community struggles to rebuild its regional economy that the flooded mines destroyed.

Knox Mine Disaster examines this coal mining tragedy that occurred in the anthracite region of northeastern Pennsylvania and sheds light into the life of the hard coal miner.  This film showcases survival through adversity -- the hope, faith, and courage needed to fight your way out of a dreadful situation.

The Project has been accepted into the International Documentary Association's fiscal sponsorship program.  The IDA is a 501(c)(3) public charity and their sponsorship allows the filmmakers of the Knox Mine Disaster to pursue tax deductible grants and donations.

The attached image is a limited edition poster drawn by artist Ben Mackey.  It is a collage of some of the charcoal style illustrations that will appear in the film.  The poster along with “Official Backer” DVDs and Blu Rays are just some of the perks being released in conjunction with an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign.  The filmmakers are looking to raise $60,000 to finish the film and have it on the big screen by the fall of 2016.

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The Virtual Lounge is open... Sick of Trump, crazy militia men, and North Korea? Then come inside the virtual lounge  and return to the 80's with Beats and Eats guest  Paul Stroessner.  Paul has been blogging and tweeting about the Reagan decade for the past 6 years. He posts daily about the music, movies, and style that made the BIG 80's so great. So sit back, relax, but the world's problems on hold and listen to a fun discussion about parachute pants and a lot more. Plus, Nick and Ty let you know how you can still get on the 80's Cruise www.the80scruise.com

 

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The Virtual Lounge is open... Ty and Nick give you their ever-popular weekly review of Pop-Culture and trending topics. On the board today, Donald Trump vs Bill Clinton, El Nino, Netflix Making a Murder, and much, much more. So, sit down, relax and get a laugh as we make light of some heavy topics on Beats and Eats.

 

 

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