Beats and Eats - Comedy | Pop Culture | Film | Food | Music | Nerd Podcast (general)

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.

Direct download: 11-17_TheArtofSales.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:45am EDT

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, and her podcast at

Direct download: 10-14-16_GrammarGirl.output.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:18am EDT

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 - use the promo code "chefkevd"

Direct download: 9-28-16_PhillyTasteWrap.output.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:23am EDT

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.

Direct download: 9-17-16_StarTrek50.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:59am EDT

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.   

Direct download: 8-30-16_Striper.output.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:29am EDT

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."

Direct download: 8-31-16_PopCulture.output.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:39am EDT

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  You can also follow them on twitter at @nitewave. While you're online to check out our sponsor

Direct download: NITE_WAVE_FINAL_3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:54pm EDT

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  Please follow us at @coug88, @clns_nick, and @beatneats.

Direct download: 8-24-16_BobShrum.output.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:25am EDT

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, on Twitter at @xoashleypark, and on Instagram @xoashleypark.

Direct download: 8-20-16_MissKorea.output.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:07am EDT

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 and @cabpolitical on Twitter.

Direct download: 8-14-16_Caboski_FINAL.output.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:39pm EDT