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

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

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

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

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

Direct download: 4-6-16_FullerHouse_Full.output.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:15pm EST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 4:54pm EST

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  

Direct download: 3-31-16_Dave_Survivor.output.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:51am EST

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.

Direct download: 3-24-16_ChadGelsoHK.output.mp3
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.

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

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." 

Direct download: 3-15-16_ChantelReilly.output.mp3
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.

Direct download: 3-12-16-80sCruiseWrap.output.mp3
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. 

Direct download: 2-28-16_Tiffany.output.mp3
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. 

Direct download: 2-22-16_Alonzo.mp3
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.

Direct download: 2-3-16_EnnisRedOaks.output.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:24pm EST