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The lounge is open...

After an overwhelming amount of downloads and support for our recent interview with the 80's, all female, metal band Vixen, we decided to open the lounge for a special podcast.

Tonight, Ty Ray and Nick Gelso look at their TOP FIVE favorite female rock & roll vocalists.

Following their top 5, the boys discuss the trending question of "Is Santa Claus black or white?" - silly, right? That's what we're all about... a happy hour for your mind.



Direct download: BE_Ep_027_-_Top_5_Female_Rockers_-.mp3
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Raise your lighters and get out the Aqua Net.  The "virtual lounge" is filled with the sounds of 80's hair metal as hosts Ty Ray and Nick Gelso visit with Vixen rock band lead singer Janet Gardner.

Ray and Gelso ask Gardner about her chart topping success with one of the few female rock acts as Vixen prepares for a 2014 reunion tour.


Direct download: BE_Ep_026_-_Vixen_Intervew_12-17-13.mp3
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This edition of Beats & Eats heads to Miami where Ty and Nick welcome country recording artist Tim Charron into the "virtual lounge."  Tim talks about Island life,  his new record "Chasing the Sun" and touring with music stars like Bret Michaels and Scotty McCreery. Oh and wait until you hear Charron's stories about Bono and Limp Bizkit!
Sit back, relax, and have bartender Scott Mitchell serve you a cold Corona with a twist of lime.  It's the "happy hour" for the mind South Beach style.
Direct download: Tim_Charron_Interview_12-14-13.mp3
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Hell's Kitchen Chef's, Barret Beyer and Anthony Rodriquez, talk food, fitness, and fashion.  They are joined on this episode by Nora Schweihs from VH1 Mob Wives Chicago.

In addition to Nora, the celebrity chefs introduce their new show chat room. They also discuss food trends and simply goof off.

Get an inside look (and lots of laughs) into your two favorite contestants from season 11 of Hell's Kitchen.

Direct download: Triple_F_w_Chef_-_Nora_Mob_Wives_12-.mp3
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Hello Friends,

As you may know, Beats & Eats launched our iTunes and Stitcher podcast feeds in October of this year.

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Since our launch, we have enjoyed a growing audience of faithful and devoted listeners. Beats & Eats has been featured on the front page of iTunes for 2 months. B&E is also ranked #9 in the Pop Culture category of iTunes as well - thank you! We have been humbled by the over-whelming amount of ratings, reviews and subscriptions on iTunes. You have been the inspiration for Ty and I to keep bringing you high-quality guests, 7 days per week. Your loyalty, interactive involvement in our Facebook group, on our Facebook page and on our Twitter account has sparked the attention of the celebrity community! Not to leave out, you daily downloads help a lot too.

As you know, in just 2 short months, The Beats & Eats Community have welcomed numerous notable names to our list of growing podcasts. In early November, Hell's Kitchen Chefs, Barret Beyer and Anthony Rodriguez joined the family. Beyer and Rodriguez host Triple F with the Chef, a weekly podcast with a focus on food, fashion and fitness. The renowned chefs welcome celebrity guests and take your calls in a live broadcast format.

Former co-star of MTV Awkward, actor and producer, Matthew Fahey is releasing the pilot episode of his pop culture and sports show, Spotlight Sports. Matt will be joined in the virtual studio by his brother Jozef Fahey. The Fahey brothers will bring you top-notch celebrity guests from young Hollywood.

Former 80's sitcom star, sex symbol and advocate for many charities, Lydia Cornell is in post production for her podcast, On the Edge with Lydia Cornell. Lydia and friends have already released their first teaser promo on the Beats & Eats podcast feed. With several more creative teasers in production, expect Lydia's first full episode to be released in the in the coming weeks.

As a family, Beats & Eats has pledged to bring you the best in pop culture, comedy, food, sport and guests. We are now asking you for your help and not without giving back to you for your loyalty.

Our favorite podcast APP, Stitcher, has opened the voting period for their annual podcast awards. We ask that you vote Beats & Eats for at least the "Best New Podcast" award. However, we'd love to have you "nod of approval" (fancy way of saying vote - duh lol) for any and all of the categories listed in the competition that apply to our format.

Click here to nominate Beats & Eats. It's free, takes 60 seconds and helps us for a life-time!

It's so easy and we are still willing to give back to you for helping us!

As a bonus Holiday Gift, for being so cool and allowing us into your iPods, smart phones, offices, homes and cars, we'd like to offer you the opportunity to win a $100 Visa gift card.

Don't worry, we are not bribing you to vote for us (lol). We are only looking for some feedback from you.

See the contest parameters below and thank you again!


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Direct download: Nominate_us_for_Stitcher_Awards_12-1.mp3
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On this edition of Beats & Eats, Ty and Nick climb in the Delorean and go back in time to talk 80's music with Pacific Northwest recording artist Jonathan Friedman.  Jonathan talks about his new album "Pop Rock Overflow" and how the Reagan decade influenced his life and music.  You'll hear Friedman's two singles from the new album, "Jake Ryan" and "Crazy Beautiful." Friedman also shares his experiences opening up for acts like "The Smithereens" and "Firehouse."  We also drive my co-host Nick Gelso crazy as we talk the greatness that is Hall & Oates! The virtual lounge is open, put on that Members Only jacket, order your favorite flavor of Bartles & James and turn up that Walk Man to 10, your in store for a fun "happy hour" for the mind.
Direct download: BE_Bite_-_Johnathan_Friedman_12-10-.mp3
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Ty Ray is out "on location in parts unknown, covering something." Ty was brave enough to leave the keys to the "Virtual Lounge" with Nick Gelso.

Gelso invited actor, Matthew Fahey, to attempt to fill Ty's clogs. Fahey welcomes his Hollywood buddy, actor Sam Lerner into the lounge. The two actors discuss young Hollywood, Indie films, episodic television and projects that they are now working on.

Lerner is the son of Hollywood legend, Ken Lerner and the nephew of actor Michael Lerner. Sam talks about growing up in a respected acting family. Lerner is now anticipating the premier of his new film, (tentatively) called, Almanac. 

Other projects Sam has worked on:

  • Saburgatory
  • Envy
  • Monster House
  • Walk on Fame
  • Nobody Walks

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Direct download: BE_Ep_025_-_Sam_Lerner_-_Matt_Fahey.mp3
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Ty Ray and Nick Gelso opened the "Virtual Lounge" this evening for a quick chat with Patrick Giambra.

Giambra is a well-known DJ in Philadelphia. He is a nightlife and fashion expert. He's modeled and acted. Currently, Patrick is an employee of Steven Starr is his world-renowned restaurant conglomerate.


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Direct download: Pat_Giambra_12-1-13.mp3
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DDP shocks the Hell's Kitchen Chefs with a call-in to the show. The guys discuss everything from DDP Yoga to wrestling to healthy diets. Diamond Dallas Page challenged Chef Barret to a Super Hero Pushup challenge... guess who won!


Following the DDP call-in, Anthony and Barret indulge in some good Ole' BBQ talk with someone who is considered one of the TOP PITMASTERS in the world Chef Glenn Gross from Fat Jack's BBQ in 2013 he competed in the WORLD FOOD CHAMPIONSHIPS in LAS VEGAS for best burger in the world.....THE MEMPHIS MAULER finished in 3RD place for best signature burger in the world!!!!

Their last trip around the Fs lands with CEO of Julian Wines Myles Franklin for an impromptu wine tasting, on-air.

As Chef Barret said throughout the broadcast... "The show was EPIC"

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Direct download: DDPvsHellsKitchenTripFwChef12052013.mp3
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Ty and Nick get the "virtual lounge" in the holiday spirit when they welcome Grammy nominated pop pianist Jim Brickman to Beats & Eats.  The platinum selling artist talks about his new album "The Magic of Christmas" and his experiences working with some of the biggest names in music including Lady Antebellum, Michael W. Smith and many more.  Plus Jim talks about his own radio show "Your Weekend with Jim Brickman."  Grab your cup of cocoa, or maybe your best Bailey's, kick up your feet and enjoy another "Happy Hour" of the mind.

Direct download: BE_Ep_023_-_Jim_Brickman_Holiday_Mu.mp3
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