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S3.EP5 - Sean Wheelock with music from The Tins

Sean Wheelock is the play by play commentator for Bellator Fighting Championships and one of the best known commentators in Mixed Martial Arts. Over his career, Wheelock has broadcast MMA in 12 countries, including Japan, Brazil, and the Netherlands. During our conversation, Sean touches on such topics as: his feelings about working for controversial MMA executive Jerry Millen, how commentators shouldn't oversell fights, why the tournament format works, his various influences from the announcing world, and how he's actively working to help bring about change in the judging & officiating of MMA. The Tins formed in upstate New York and are currently based out of Buffalo. This Indie/pop/rock trio consists of three friends, brought together by their passion for music. Their guitar work that makes you think you’re about to drop into a good old rock n roll track, it quickly (and quirkily) adds fun keys and a fuzzy bass line that takes the song somewhere totally different; an almost perfectly seasoned musical stew. For more, check out Download their self-titled EP here: You can learn more about Sean Wheelock's Rules of MMA seminar at For more about Bellator Fighting Championships, go to

Direct download: S3.EP5.mp3
Category:entertainment -- posted at: 8:52pm EDT

S3.EP4 - Chris Gore featuring the music of Santah

Chris Gore is a writer, filmmaker and a television personality who has built a solid reputation as a hilariously outspoken voice in the film world. As a teenager, Chris founded the legendary Film Threat magazine. In addition to being a noted speaker and author, he is the film expert on the G4TV’s Attack of the Show. Santah is an indie rock band from Chicago, Illinois. The group formed in Urbana, Illinois while attending the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Public Radio describes them as a combination of West Coast pop, alt folk, and classic Americana with hints of 60's psychedelia.

Direct download: S3.EP4_-_Chris_Gore_featuring_the_music_of_Santah.mp3
Category:entertainment -- posted at: 3:28am EDT

S2.EP19 - The 2011 Holiday Show

Better late than never, we present our 2011 Holiday Show. Featuring special appearances by Alison Arngrim, Jackie Kashian, W. Kamau Bell and Mike Schmidt. We'll also introduce you some of our new friends and fellow podcasters from the recently-formed 'IPA', Independent Podcast Alliance.

Direct download: S2.EP19-The_2011_Holiday_Show.mp3
Category:entertainment -- posted at: 12:44am EDT

S2.EP16 - Jim Florentine with music from Embrace Agony

Jim Florentine, the great comedian and co-host of Vh1 Classic's 'That Metal Show', joins us for this episode. During our conversation, Jim discusses a variety of subjects with us...including: the new season of TMS, interviewing Axl Rose, his take on the Tracy Morgan controversy, similarities between the passings of Greg Giraldo and Jani Lane, hanging out in New Jersey with Metallica during their early days and lots more. We also proudly present the aggressive, melody-infused heavy metal of Brooklyn, NY's Embrace Agony. We'll feature 2 songs from their current EP 'Path To Redemption'. For more from Jim Florentine, go to Jim's new comedy album, 'Cringe n' Purge' is available now on iTunes. Embrace Agony can be found at

Direct download: S2.EP16_-_Jim_Florentine_with_music_from_Embrace_Agony.mp3
Category:entertainment -- posted at: 1:00am EDT

S2.EP13 - Grae Drake with music from The Bright

Our ol' buddy, pal and BFF, the lovely Grae Drake joins us to discuss her increasingly successful career as a film critic for She also fills us in on her gig as a movie correspondent for CNN and the future of her popular podcast, The Popcorn Mafia. We also get to hear about the magnificent journey Grae took to India last summer. Always good times catching up with the 'Red Devil' herself. Our music feature is a fantastic six-piece pop-rock outfit from Arlington, TX named The Bright. We'll share with you 2 songs from their current album 'Objects of My Affection'. You can catch Grae Drake at or at The Bright's website is at

Direct download: S2.EP13_-_Grae_Drake_with_the_music_of_The_Bright_2.mp3
Category:entertainment -- posted at: 5:33pm EDT

S2.EP10 - Lili VonSchtupp with music from Amanda Shires

The Los Angeles Times calls her 'The Foul-Mouthed, Buxom Godmother of LA Burlesque'. "In this land of the thin, blond ideal, Lili VonSchtupp draws crowds to a dive bar in Hollywood every week to celebrate real women with real bodies. In case anyone forgets anything, VonSchtupp packs an emergency kit with fish-net stockings, spare pasties and an extra g-string thong. She calls herself the "den mother of the best sorority ever." Lili is the producer of LA's longest running weekly burlesque show, The Monday Night Tease. She also provides the signature background laughter and audio production for Mike Schmidt's 'The 40 Year Old Boy' podcast. Providing music from this episode is Amanda Shires. Americana UK writes: "Shires is a damn talented and idiosyncratic song-writer...She is a fiddling maestro. At times her energetic, jittery vocals and eccentric lyrical subjects mark her out as a young female heir to the godfather of strange, Mr. Tom Waits. In her more conventional moments Shires sounds like the weird young niece of Dolly Parton." We'll share 2 songs from her album, Carrying Lightning. For more from Lili VonSchtupp go to and To learn more about the music for Amanda Shires, check out

Direct download: S2.EP10_-_Lili_VonSchtupp_with_music_from_Amanda_Shires_1.mp3
Category:entertainment -- posted at: 1:39am EDT

S2.EP6 - Pandora Boxx with music from The Ne Plus Ultra

Pandora Boxx (aka Michael Steck) is best known from his appearance as a contestant on Season 2 of the LOGO Network's smash-hit reality competition, RuPaul's Drag Race. Despite not winning, Pandora proved to be the break-out star and was named by Entertainment Weekly “as THEIR America’s Next Drag Superstar.” also called Pandora’s “the most controversial elimination of the season.” That popularity lead to becoming a drag professor on the spin-off show called RuPaul’s Drag U. During our conversation, Pandora touches on such topics as: the VERY REAL stress involved in the actual Drag Race competition, the sometimes inexplicably subjective judging, and what very macho, straight punk-rock legend was admittedly 'turned on' by Pandora's attitude. Providing the soundtrack this week is a phenomenal musical hybrid, from Houston, TX, known as The Ne Plus Ultra. Combining elements from trip-hop, dance, rock and 1960's lounge music, The Ne Plus Ultra creates an awe-inspiring auditory experience. We're proud to present 2 selections from their current album, Drop In. To further enter the world of Pandora Boxx, check out For more info about The Ne Plus Ultra, go to

Direct download: S2.EP6_-_Pandora_Boxx_with_music_from_The_Ne_Plus_Ultra_1.mp3
Category:entertainment -- posted at: 11:30pm EDT

S1.BONUSEP - John Lloyd Young

This time out we have the honor speaking with Tony Award winner John Lloyd Young. Mr. Young is of course best known for playing the role of Frankie Valli in the blockbuster Broadway musical Jersey Boys. He is the only American actor to date to have received a Lead Actor in a Musical Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Theatre World Award for a Broadway debut. We are also proud to present music from the Original Broadway Recording featuring John Lloyd Young on vocals. Special thanks to the fine people at MPL Music Publishing and to Dona Miller for helping to make this episode possible. John Lloyd Young's website is at (Original airdate: October 28, 2010)

Direct download: BONUS_John_Lloyd_Young.mp3
Category:entertainment -- posted at: 8:12am EDT

S1.EP44 - Courtney Delnevo with music from Andrew Belle

This episode we visit with Courtney Delnevo from Mediaweek to dish the dirt on all current pop culture and entertainment happenings. Helping us with out with some music is Andrew Belle, who lends us 2 tracks from his current album, 'The Ladder'. You can catch Courtney as a semi-regular co-host on 'The Programming Insider' podcast (with Marc Berman) at For more info on Andrew Belle, go to (original airdate: February 6, 2011)

Direct download: Courtney_Delnevo_with_music_from_Andrew_Belle.mp3
Category:entertainment -- posted at: 4:42pm EDT