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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  While you're on the web check our sponsors and

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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, and her podcast at

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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"

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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.   

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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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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

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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.

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