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The virtual lounge is open and Nick and Ty are talking all things Freddie Mercury and Queen on this episode of Beats and Eats.  The duo look at the controversies surrounding the new blockbuster film on the life of the legendary frontman and band.  Plus, both discuss their favorite queen songs. If you love rock n' roll, this half hour isn't to be missed.  So sit back, relax, pour your drink of choice, and enjoy yet another happy hour for the mind.

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On the latest episode of Beats & Eats Nick and Ty share their feelings on the passing of Arizona Senator John McCain.  Ty talks about why he crossed party lines to vote for McCain while Nick opens up about his admiration for the man who spent more than 5 years of his life being tortured in a North Vietnamese prison camp.  The duo concludes the show by talking about the recent passing of Aretha Franklin.  Nick and Ty list off their favorite Aretha songs.  You can connect with Ty on Twitter @coug88, Nick @clns_nick, and the show @beatneats.

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On this edition of Beats and Eats Ty and Nick look back on some of the amazing guests and shows that have taken place in the virtual lounge over the last 5 years.  It's a breezy twenty minutes as the duo reminisces on some of their amazing moments on the air.  Plus, the duo look at the recent scandal involving Roseanne Barr.  Don't forget you can follow the guys on twitter @coug88, @clns_nick, and the show @beatneats. Don't forget to check out our sponsor eLiquid.com.

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The virtual lounge is proud to welcome former CNN White House correspondent Dan Lothian for a discussion on the state of television news during the Trump presidency. On this edition of Beats and Eats Ty and Nick have a candid conversation with Lothian on the state of television news during the Trump Era.  Having covered the White House under both Bush and Obama, Lothian has a unique window into today's current state of affairs on 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Plus, Lothian will talk about his new CLNS Media podcast "Behind The Media."  If you are a news junkie, then this show is for you!  You can follow Dan on Twitter @DanLothianTV, Ty at @coug88, and Nick at clns_nick. 

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On this edition of Beats and Eats Ty is joined by singer, songwriter, and guitarist Charlie Farren.  The music veteran shares his incredible stories from 40 years in the music industry.  Farren, a New England native, talks openly about what it was like to sing lead for the legendary Joe Perry Project in the early 80's.  Farren also shares great stories from the days when his band Farrenheit opened for rock icons Boston during their comeback tour in 1987.  Farrenheit was an MTV staple back then with their hit "Fool In Love." The two also chat about Farren's upcoming record this spring which will emphasize Charlie's amazing talents as a guitar player.  Ty and Charlie also manage to get in some New England sports talk.  Charlie is a big Celtics fan!  For more on Charlie check out his website www.charliefarren.com.  You can also fine Farren on Facebook at www.facebook.com/charliefarren. 

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The virtual lounge is open and we're talking all things music on this episode of Beats & Eats. Today, Ty is joined by Jon Lamoreaux, the host of The Hustle podcast.  The show explores the ups and downs of the music industry with some of the famous and not so famous names in the music industry.  During the episode, Jon discusses what inspired the podcast as well as his favorite guests.  He also recalls some of the shows best moments during it 167-episode run so far.  If you love music, particularly if you're a fan of the 80's this episode isn't to be missed.  For for more on Beats & Eats follow @beatneats or @coug88.  You can follow Jon at @thehustlepod and on Facebook at  https://www.facebook.com/thehustlepodcast/

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The virtual lounge is open for a somber edition of Beats & Eats.  On this episode, Ty and Nick discuss the media coverage surrounding the Parkland School shooting leaving 17 dead.  The examine the effectiveness of CNN's Town Hall as well as Trump's White House listening session.  The duo give their take on whether or not the recent protests by students will have any impact on gun legislation.  As always, Ty and Nick would love your thoughts on Twitter @beatneats @coug88 @clns_nick.  Also, the show sponsored by RX Bar made with 100% natural ingredients. For 25% off on your first order go to rxbar.com/Beat33.

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It's Super Bowl week so it's all football all the time in the virtual lounge.  On this edition of Beats and Eats Ty and Nick discuss the greatness of Tom Brady.   Is the Patriots quarterback the greatest athlete of all-time? Is Brady more dominant to his sport than Bulls legend Michael Jordan?  Is Brady the biggest celebrity ever in the history of Massachusetts? These are just some of the questions the duo attempt to answer.  Finally, the two discuss the state of the NFL's popularity. If you want to tweet Nick and Ty you can do so at @coug88, @clns_nick, and @beatneats.

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The virtual lounge is back open after a long absence and Ty and Nick are back on the mic. On this edition of Beats and Eats the duo discusses the rising tensions in the NBA between NBA players and referees.  The two examine the recent altercation between the Rockets and Clippers.  Plus, Ty looks back on the horrific fight between the Rockets and Lakers in 1977 that ended the career of Rudy Tomjanovich.  To follow the guys on Twitter @coug88, @clns_nick, and @beatneats.  You can also check them out at www.clnsmedia.com.

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The virtual lounge is open and Ty is proud to welcome legendary actress Kelly Lynch to Beats & Eats.  Lynch talks about her role in the new family film "Kepler's Dream."  The movie is about the adventures of an 11-year-old girl who is sent away to live with her grandmother in New Mexico while her mother seeks cancer treatment.  The girl learns about herself as well as why her family is so fractured.  In addition to her new film, Lynch talks about her legendary roles in such movies as "Drugstore Cowboy" and the 1989 action flick "Roadhouse."  Plus, Lynch talks about high profile movie roles she turned down during her more than 30 years in Hollywood.  The episode concludes with Lynch talking about the recent sexual harassment scandals involving Harvey Weinstein and Matt Lauer.  Kelly talks openly about experiences in her younger years with now President Donald Trump and comedian Bill Cosby. For more on Kelly's new movie check out www.keplersdream.com.  You can follow Kelly on Twitter @kellylynch.  Follow Beats & Eats @beatneats and hosts Ty Ray and Nick Gelso @coug88 @clns_nick.

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The Virtual Lounge is now open and Nick Gelso welcomes in TWO celebrity chefs to start wetting your appetite.

Chef Kev Des Chenes of the Food Network and Chef Brian Duffy of Spike TV's Bar Rescue chill w/ Gelso in the "Virtual Kitchen."

The two celebrity chefs discuss upcoming events, including Chef Kevin's appearance on NBC's TODAY SHOW in December.

Duffy and Des Chenes are also very excited about the upcoming Lancaster (PA) TASTE Food and Wine Festival.

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The virtual lounge is open and you're welcome inside for a lively conversation about the recent protests by NFL teams of the national anthem.  Ty and Nick look at President Trump's possible motives for criticizing the protests.  Plus, Gelso tells us first hand how Boston Celtics players feel about the recent events.  Will the protests carry over into the NBA season? Nick and Ty discuss. Also, is it right for Trump to talk more about NFL player protests than the disaster following Hurrican Maria in Puerto Rico? The duo dissects those topics and more on this edition of Beats and Eats.  If you liked to tweet Nick and Ty you can do so at @coug88 @clns_nick and @beatneats.

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Ty and Nick take on a more serious tone on this edition of Beats and Eats.  The duo discusses cable news coverage of powerful Hurricane Irma. Ray and Gelso praise CNN for their wall to wall updates on Irma. They also continue their examination of the CNN mini-series "The 90's." Follow the guys on Twitter @coug88 @clns_nick @beatneats. You can check them out on the web too at www.beatsandeats.net.

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Ty's talking all things food on this episode of Beats and Eats.  On today's show, he is joined by one Seattle's top food personalities-Stephanie Forrer. Forrer is a passionate food and travel writer and photographer and one of Seattle's most beloved social media personalities. She has spent the last four years eating and drinking her way through Seattle (and beyond!), and all the while photographing it, writing about it and sharing it with the world. Sharing food and experiences through her popular website, Eat, Drink, Travel, Y'all! and her social media is what Stephanie loves to do and you can feel her passion and enthusiasm in her writing. Stephanie also works as a freelance content creator and social media manager in Seattle where she specializes in working with clients within the restaurant industry. You'll almost always find Stephanie holed up at a coffee shop, restaurant or bar somewhere in Seattle when she's not off traveling the world. You can find Stephanie on Twitter @stephsforrer and on Instagram at @stephanieforrer.  For more on Beats & Eats follow Ty @coug88 and @beatneats.

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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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Ty and Nick welcome Celeb DJ Tom Macari into the virtual lounge on this edition of Beats and Eats. Tom, one of New York's hottest dj's talks about spinning in the city's most popular clubs. Macari opens up about being the personal dj for the likes of NBA superstar Carmelo Anthony and more. It's an inside look at the club scene you won't hear anywhere else. Plus, Ty and Nick talk about their days clubbing years ago. This is a conversation not to be missed. Meanwhile, check out the guys on Twitter at @coug88 @clns_nick and @beatneats.  The virtual lounge is open, why not join us?

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The "virtual lounge" is open and you're welcome inside for a crazy conversation between your hosts Nick Gelso and Ty Ray. On this week's episode of Beats and Eats, they discuss everything from whether or not Ryan Gosling can sing to the sexual preferences of Ted Cruz.  It's a crazy show that ends with a chat on the White House turned upside down. Are we going to live through four years of Trump? The answer to this question and more on this week's Beats and Eats.

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The virtual lounge is open and Ty and Nick are talking movies on this edition of Beats and Eats.  On this edition, the duo welcome film director G.J. Echterncamp to the show.  G.J.'s latest film, Death Race 2050 is streaming on Netflix.  Death Race 2050, is a take off on the 1975 Roger Corman film Death Race 2000.  both movies are political satire action films.   The three discuss the challenges of making a the new movie on a limited budget.  G.J. also explains the roundabout way he went from directing a serious and critically acclaimed movie about his parents called Frank and Cindy to directing a b action film.  Ty and Nick then conclude the episode by looking ahead to Queen's summer tour with Adam Lambert.

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The virtual lounge is open. Ty and Nick are back in the studio together! On Sunday, January 22, what can we be discussing? Of course, President Donald J. Trump's first 48-hours in office.

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The virtual lounge is open and Nick welcomes CLNS Radio, ESPN Personality, Patrick Gilroy. On this edition of Beats and Eats takes a deep dive to look at the presidency of Donald J. Trump.

 

The two personalities take a deep dive on Donald Trump's influence on the converging subjects of politics, news and entertainment.

 

Happy MLK Day.

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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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Category:general -- posted at: 11:22am EST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 10:52am EST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 11:27am EST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 9:45am EST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 12:54pm EST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 6:18am EST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 6:38am EST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

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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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Category:general -- posted at: 9:14am EST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 7:31am EST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 9:51am EST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 10:19am EST

The Virtual Lounge is open... It's a “King of Pop" edition of Beats and Eats when world famous Michael Jackson impersonator Justin Dean stops by the virtual lounge.  Dean discusses what Jackson fans can expect on the upcoming 80's Cruise as well as his love of all things MJ.  During the episode, Dean recalls when he first become enamored with all things Michael Jackson as well as when he first discovered he had a career impersonating the music legend. The episode concludes with Ty and Nick talking their top 5 all-time Michael Jackson hits. So,  sit back, relax, put on your red leather jacket and sequin glove, and don't "Beat It" out of the virtual lounge. 

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:48am EST

The Virtual Lounge is open and bartender Scott Mitchell is serving the suds up to all you Wookies and Jedi's.  It's a Star Wars edition of Beats and Eats.  Ty and Nick are joined by Florida film guy JW Colwell to get his review of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.  It's a Star Wars lovevest as Colwell proclaims the reboot one of the best films in the series. The trio discuss how director J. J. Abrams and writer Lawrence Kasdan have gone back to the roots of the original film while keeping the beloved Star Wars themes fresh and relevant.  We do warn listeners there are spoilers throughout,  but we assume you've seen the movie at least twice by now. The episode concludes with Nick and JW listing their top Star Wars films in the series. If you are a Star Wars fanatic, this episode of Beats and Eats isn't to be missed.  So grab your light saber, and join the fun, the force is with you during this “happy hour for the mind.“ 

 

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The Virtual Lounge is open and Ty and Nick want their “MTV” on this edition of Beats & Eats.   The duo welcome Nina Blackwood and Alan Hunter, two of MTV’s original vj’s to the program.  Nina and Alan will be joining Ty and Nick on the upcoming 80’s Cruise (www.the80scruise.com) this February in Fort  Lauderdale.  The four talk about the upcoming trip, plus the 80’s renaissance.  Alan and Nina also chat about their love for 80’s music and their new roles on SiriusXm radio’s 80’s on 8.  If you love the 80’s, and are a huge fan of the music from that decade, then this episode is a must listen.  So put on your best neon, tease that hair, and crank up this “happy hour” for the mind.

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:47am EST

The Virtual Lounge is open and Ty and Nick welcome movie producer Lisa Bruce to this edition of Beats and Eats. Bruce produced the Academy Award nominated "The Theory Of Everything." Bruce explains to Nick and Ty how she painstakingly set out to tell the story of legendary physicist Stephen Hawking. Plus, the trio discuss her latest project "The Hollow." Bruce has high praise for the performance of actor/director Miles Doleac in the movie. The murder mystery is set in Mississippi. The three chat about the importance of being accurate when portraying the South on film. The three conclude the conversation by talking about how more women are needed behind the camera. Ty and Nick also talk their love for the new AMAZON PRIME series "Red Oaks." The series is set in 1985 and follows the adventures of 20-year-old David who is spending his summer working at a local country club. If you love movies, you won't want to miss this “Happy Hour" for the mind.

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:13am EST

The Virtual Lounge is open and you're welcome inside for another pop culture edition of Beats and Eats.  On today's show, Ty and Nick discuss how Cyber Monday beat black Friday in sales for the first time in history.  Does this mean we are becoming more disconnected from reality? Plus, the duo analyze the rise of hostility on Facebook.  Would people actually say these hateful words to one another face to face?The two wrap up the episode by highlighting the latest releases on Amazon Prime and Netflix. It's the perfect episode to cure the holiday blues.

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:29am EST

The Virtual Lounge is open as we continue our celebration of all things “Rocky” on Beats & Eats.  Ty and Nick welcome Holly and Chris Nabil from the website TotalRocky.com to the show.  Chris and Holly are a real life Rocky and Adrian story.  The two found love after connecting through the Rocky website Holly started back in 2004.   During the episode, the couple discuss their reaction to new movie “Creed.”  Here’s a hint, they like it, a lot.  They also talk about their love for Sly Stallone, and what the story of Rocky means to them personally.  They also share details from their wedding! No, it wasn’t Rocky themed, but the soundtrack does make an appearance.  So sit back, relax, and enjoy a very entertaining episode with two of Rocky’s biggest fans.

 
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The Virtual Lounge is open and it’s a debate that has raged for more than 40 years.  What Sylvester Stallone films are the best? Rocky? First Blood? Cop Land? On this episode of Beats & Eats Ty and Nick are joined by film critic John Wayne Colwell to discuss the movies of Sly Stallone.  The trio give their top 5 films from the actor/director’s Oscar-winning career.  As you’ll hear, there are some real surprises.  Some movies, we bet, you haven’t seen in years that deserve a second look.  What are your favorite Stallone films? We want to know.   Tweet us @beatneats and we’ll read them on the air.  If you love Sylvester Stallone.  If you thought Cobra was the next best thing to Citizen Kane, than this episode of Beats & Eats is a must listen.

 
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Category:general -- posted at: 10:12pm EST

The Virtual Lounge is open and it's Stallone Central this week on Beats and Eats.  Ty and Nick celebrate the amazing career of superstar actor/director Sylvester Stallone.  The duo are joined on today's show by film critic John Wayne Colwell.  The three discuss the best films of Sly's illustrious career including the new box office hit “Creed.“
It's a fun conversation covering everything from Rocky to Rambo and beyond.  The trio highlight the punches and punch lines that made Stallone a worldwide superstar. If you love everything Rocky, this episode isn't to be missed.
So put on your sweats, swill down that egg, and prepare to run up those steps, because this is a “a happy hour for the mind“ for the ages.

 
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The Virtual Lounge is open and it’s another 80’s edition of Beats and Eats as Nick and Ty welcome a rock n’ roll legend.  The duo are joined by the Mickey Thomas of Starship.  In this episode you’ll hear all the great stories behind the groups huge hits “We Built This City”, “Sara” and more.  Plus,  Thomas talks about his relationship with the one and only Grace Slick.  Thomas and Starship will be part of the upcoming 80’s Cruise.   Later in the show,  Ty and Nick will visit with 80’s Cruise Director of Operations Dane Butcher.  You’ll hear the latest on the big event coming up February 28-March 6. For more details check out the www.the80scruise.com.  So put on your best neon, spray your hair with some Aqua Net, get out your walk man and enjoy this bitchin’ happy hour for the mind.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:48am EST

The Virtual Lounge is open and you're welcome inside to hear great conversation about 90's R & B.  Nick and Ty are joined on this edition of Beats and Eats by Delious Kennedy, a member of the Grammy-winning group All-4-One.


The three discuss the groups monster hits “I Swear" and "I Can Love You Like That" and much much more. The trio also talk about the groups new album Twenty plus, and upcoming tour dates. Finally, Ty and Nick ask the question; Where have all the R & B groups gone? It's a fun episode looking back at a very cool time for American music-the early 90's. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:47am EST

The Virtual Lounge is open and Ty and Nick are privileged to welcome one of rock n roll's all-time great guitarists to Beats and Eats.  Carl Verheyen joins the duo to talk the current state of SuperTramp, his solo projects, and more.

It's a rare conversation with one of the most talented players in music. You'll hear the stories behind many of the songs you know and love. Besides performing with one of the most popular groups in the 70's and 80's, Verheyen played on classic commercials and such hit tv shows as "Happy Days" and "Cheers."

If you're a fan of SuperTramp and a fan of the guitar, you won't want to miss this interesting episode of Beats and Eats.

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:36am EST

The Virtual Lounge is open and you’re welcome inside to talk the 2016 presidential campaign with a political legend-Roger Stone Jr.  Ty and Nick talk with Roger about his new book The Clinton’s War on Women- Purchase here.”  The author alleges that former President Bill Clinton has been assaulting women since his college days at Oxford and his wife has been covering it up for years.   In the episode you’ll hear why Stone thinks Hillary isn’t a “shoe in” to win the Democratic nomination.  The trio also discuss Stone’s departure from the Donald Trump campaign.  Was he FIRED or did he quit? You’ll hear all about it during the show.  The episode concludes with another Stone bombshell-there was a second gunman that shot Ronald Reagan!  Stone dishes on his new book that he says is all about the “Bush Crime Family.”  Whether you agree with Stone or not, you won’t want to miss this lively episode of Beats & Eats. Pre order Roger Stone's new book, Jeb and the Bush Crime Family here

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The Virtual Lounge is honored to welcome 80's acting icon Diane Franklin to this edition of Beats and Eats. Ty and Nick talk with her about her legendary performances in "Last American Virgin", "Better off Dead", and Amityville Horror 2."  The trio candidly discuss her controversial roles in those films and more.  If you're a fan of 80's movies you won't want to miss this inside look at what it was like to be a child star more than 30 years ago in Hollywood. So sit back, relax,  pour your drink of choice, and enjoy a rare interview with a film legend.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:42am EST

The Virtual Lounge is open... Everyone climb into the DeLorean and check the flux capacitor.  We are going time traveling on this edition of Beats & Eats as Ty and Nick celebrate the 30th anniversary of the iconic 80’s film “Back to the Future.”   The duo share their fond memories from the movie, plus look at its impact on pop culture.  Ray and Gelso conclude the episode by getting an update on the upcoming 80’s Cruise with the VP of Cruise operations Dane Butcher.  You won’t believe what he says is going to happen on the first day alone.  For more information go to www.the80scruise.com.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:27pm EST

The Virtual Lounge and It's a basketball edition of Beats and Eats. Ty and Nick welcome Coach Nick of basketball breakdown into the virtual lounge. The trio will talk the best decade in NBA history-The 80's.

Re-live all the great moments from NBA greats like Bird, Magic, and more.  Plus they give you there top 5 NBA moments of the 80's.  You can bet the Bird steal against the Pistons in the 87 playoffs made the list.  So put on your short shorts and your sweat bands it's time to hit the hardwood on Beats and Eats.

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The Virtual Lounge is open Y & T rocks on this edition of Beats & Eats.  Ty and Nick welcome the legendary frontman Dave Meniketti to the show.

The trio discuss the groups more than forty years as one of the top hard rock acts in the world.  You'll hear about the bands battle with A & M records over creative control in the 80's and more.  Plus Meniketti talks about his new passion-wine.  He and his wife Jill have just released two signature wines: Contagious Chardonay, and Forever Pinoit Noir.  Dave talks in depth about how he got interested in wine, and why other rock stars now have their own labels as well.  So sit bick, relax, pour your glass of wine, and listen to Ty and Nick visit with one of the most interesting men in rock n' roll.

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:16am EST

It’s Sharkmania this week in the “virtual lounge.”  Ty and Nick welcome actor/director Jared Cohn to Beats and Eats.  He is the star of the new film Sharknado: Heart of Sharkness.  The Film is a mockumentary about the making of the first Sharknado film.  The trio have a hilarious conversation about his career film, the Sharknado craze, and making b-movies on a budget. Plus, Ty talks way to much about one of Steve’s early movies “Bikini Spring Break.”  So sit back, relax, pour your drink of choice, and let Beats  & Eats take a bite out of your imagination.

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The Virtual Lounge is open and you're welcome inside for another pop culture edition of Beats & Eats.  On this weeks episode Ty and Nick revisit the Pope's historic trip to the US.  The duo discuss the impact his tour had on both the public and politics.  Plus, Ray and Gelso examine the reasons why John Boehner resigned as Speaker of the House.

The two conclude the episode with look at the new Keith Richards documentary "Under The Influence" on Netflix. Ray calls the movie one the best of he's seen all year.  Nick and Ty both agree, the guitarist just might be the true talent behind the Rolling Stones.  

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:27am EST

Welcome to the Virtual Lounge. With Pope Francis midway thru his Papal Visit to the United States, it's our pleasure to welcome a Catholic charity school that is changing lives for underprivileged children. Today, Luciana Musto, Director of Advancement at NativityMiguel School of Scranton, joins us to discuss this unique, independently funded, school. Ty Ray, Nick Gelso and Luciana discuss the school, the profound affect it's had on the young students, the nuns who are changing lives and, of course, Pope Francis visit to the USA.

The Pope is now midway thru his first Papal Visit to the United States, we encourage you to check out today's podcast and all of the amazing (and unique) happenings at NativityMiguel Catholic School. As Beats and Eats listeners know, Nick Gelso is from Scranton PA. With NativityMiguel being in his "backyard," and the Pope's message of charity and goodwill to the poor and underprivlidged of the World, this episode is dear to his heart. Gelso recently had an opportunity to visit the school and was deeply moved by the power of goodwill happening in the hallways of this Jewish Temple... that's correct, this Catholic school is located in the basement of the Synagogue!

We are so proud to speak with Lucy about the great things happening at this small school, changing lives in North East PA.

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Welcome to the Virtual Lounge. It's everything 80's in the virtual lounge as Ty and Nick welcome Steve Spears to Beats and Eats. Steve has hosted the Stuck In The 80's podcast for 10 years.  The trio discuss Steve's passion for the decade plus his 80's blog for the Tampa Bay Times. It's a fun discussion about big movies, big music, and big hair. They conclude the conversation by chatting about the upcoming 80's Cruise in February. The once in a lifetime Caribbean cruise features some of the biggest music acts of the 80's headlined by Huey Lewis & The News. For more information on this unique vacation go to www.the80scruise.com.

 
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Category:general -- posted at: 9:13am EST

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The Virtual Lounge is open! You're welcome inside for another “pop culture” addition of Beats & Eats. In today's trending topics episode, Ty and Nick discuss the mess that has become the Kim Davis pep rally. The duo wonder if  the GOP has turned into the WWE on a Wrestlemania tour...? Sarah Palin is still trying to sound intelligent. Ty believes the world of reality television is destroying pop-culture. Maybe Ray is just too old for these things, but you can count on him to watch and get cranky anyway. The duo sing the praises of Queen Elizabeth II as she passes Queen Victoria as the longest reigning monarch of the UK. Plus they discuss Fox News, Donald Trump (of course), Princess Diana, Beck and the periscope APP. It's a short episode but covers many varied, controversial topics. So sit back, relax, and enjoy this lively discussion of the big events of the week. Is Palin done talking yet?

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:25am EST

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Welcome to the Virtual Lounge. It's one of the songs that defined the sound of the 80's. I Melt With You from Modern English is heard everyday on the radio, in movies, and on tv. The virtual lounge welcomes the writer of that classic, Robbie Grey to Beats and Eats. Ty and Nick talk to Robbie about what inspired this monster hit. Plus the trio talk about how the band has preserved  for more than 30 years. To conclude the episode Nick and Ty chat with Dane Butcher, director of operations for the 80's Cruise. The trio discuss all the events planned for this once in a lifetime 80's themed trip planned for February 2nd through March 6th of 2016. For more information go to the www.the80scruise.com.

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The Virtual Lounge is open and your welcome inside for another “pop culture” addition of Beats & Eats.  Ty and Nick discuss the mess that has become the MTV Video Music Awards.  The duo wonder if Kayne West is still talking.  Ty believes the Miley-Nicki Minaj scandal is made up.  Maybe Ray is just too old for these things, but you can count  on him to watch and get cranky anyway.  The duo sing the praises of the new NETFLIX drama Narcos.  Plus they discuss the outrageous behavior of Kentucky clerk Kim Davis and her unwillingness to grant marriage licenses.  So sit back, relax, and enjoy this lively discussion of the big events of the week.  Is Kanye done talking yet?

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