Daily Archives: January 5, 2009

Charlotte’s Hubby Helps Young Adults Get a ‘Handle’ on Cancer

Surviving AND prospering.

Evan: Surviving AND prospering.

You know him as Sex and the City featured cast-member Harry Goldenblatt, the attorney who swept Charlotte York off her feet – then walked her down the aisle.

Or maybe you know him for his work on other hit TV series, like Six Feet Under, Law & Order and The West Wing.

Either way, now you can get to know Evan Handler as a long- time cancer survivor.

Tonight on The Stupid Cancer Show, host Matthew Zachary – himself a 13-year cancer survivor – welcomes Evan for a discussion on what’s being done for young adults with cancer on the patient-rights, health-insurance, education, employment, fertility, social-networking and other fronts.

stupid-cancer-show2Diagosed with leukemia at age 24, Evan, now 47, is also author of It’s Only Temporary…The Good News and the Bad News of Being Alive, a personal memoir published in May 2008.

With ‘Sex’-y wife Kristin Davis.

With ‘Sex’-y wife Kristin Davis.

Matthew, now 34, was 21 when he was diagnosed with pediatric brain cancer. A college senior and aspiring concert pianist at the time, Matthew was en route to film school to become a com- poser when he lost use of his left hand – and was told he’d likely never perform again.

Thirten years, four albums and scores of concerts later, Matthew’s struggle to get busy living has inspired thousands. And in 2007, the budding entrepreneur founded the I’m Too Young For This! Cancer Foundation.

“It's time. It's our time. It's about time,” says Matthew about advancements in cancer research, treatment and lifestyle.

“It's time. It's our time. It's about time,” says Matthew about advancements in cancer research, treatment and lifestyle.

Also joining Matthew and Evan will be fellow young-adult cancer survivor Kris Carr, a documentary filmmaker who directed Crazy Sexy Cancer.

To learn more about the I’m Too Young For This! Cancer Found- ation, click here.

To log onto The Stupid Cancer Show, click here.

You’re Invited: Live BlogTalkRadio Training Session

btr1011To help you become more familiar with our new user interface, we’re hosting two live training sessions this week, and all hosts and listeners are invited!

Today at 1pm EST and Wednesday at 1pm EST, click here to listen live on the site. The chat will be open and we’ll be answering your questions live on-air.

If you have any questions you’d like to ask live on-air, please call in at: (646) 378-1145

If you can’t attend the live training session, you can listen to archives at any time by going here.

Make sure to visit our new BlogTalkRadio Learning Center for tutorials, tips, and techniques to expand your Internet radio voice. We’ve created screencasts, FAQ’s and resources to help you get started with BlogTalkRadio. If you haven’t yet visited our forum, we’d love to have you join us here.

To read an overview of our new user interface and the changes that you’ll see throughout the www.BlogTalkRadio.com site, click here.

Introducing the New BlogTalkRadio!


By now you may have noticed BlogTalkRadio has a new look. This isn’t your average redesign and BlogTalkRadio is more than a pretty face. With our new interface comes many new features, all of them for the better. Let me share some of the highlights:

  • The BlogTalkRadio Learning Center
  • A BlogTalkRadio Forum
  • Social Media Buttons on Show Pages
  • Calendar Reminders
  • My BlogTalkRadio Portals for all users

….And so much more.

For a complete rundown of our new interface, please check out our earlier blog post: The New BlogTalkRadio: All You Need to Know.  After that, drop a comment or visit our brand new forum to tell us what you think! Meanwhile, stay close to the blog – we’ll talk you through all of the changes, alert you to upcoming events and let you know what to expect from the new BlogTalkRadio!

The New BlogTalkRadio: All You Need to Know


Early this morning, we released a new user-interface (UI) at www.blogtalkradio.com. We’ve been working hard behind-the-scenes to create a UI with enhanced functionality and user-friendly navigation to make your BlogTalkRadio experience even better, and we’re excited to share our new look and features with our community.

To help you get started, we’ve compiled this quick guide outlining the major changes you will see in and around BlogTalkRadio.

BlogTalkRadio Learning Center: In our new Learning Center, listeners and hosts alike will have a place to go to find comprehensive guides for everything you need to know about BlogTalkRadio. You’ll find the Learning Center in the ‘Help/FAQ’ section of our site. We’ve included new FAQ’s, BlogTalkRadio 101 with several screencast tutorials, tips for marketing your shows on Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace, and much more. If we haven’t covered a topic in our FAQ, please send us an email at service@blogtalkradio.com. Click here to go to our Learning Center.

The Forum: We welcome you to join our new forum by going to the ‘Forum’ link on our site. In our forum, you can interact with other listeners, hosts, and BlogTalkRadio staff to learn how to market your show, increase your listeners, and expand your Internet radio voice. You can access the forum by clicking here.

New terminology: Instead of Host Profiles, Segments and Stations, we now use Show, Episodes, and Branded Networks. We can relate it to the television show Friends. Friends is the show (determined by your Show Page), it airs on NBC (Your Branded Network or BlogTalkRadio as a whole) and every week, it produced an Episode (The One Where Ross and Rachel Hosted a BlogTalkRadio Show).

Introducing My BlogTalkRadio:
When you login to your BlogTalkRadio account, you’ll notice a new area called ‘My BlogTalkRadio’ located in the top left hand corner of any page on the site. Clicking this link will take you to the ‘My BlogTalkRadio’ portal where you will find everything you need to navigate your account in one central place.

To read more about our new UI, click here. Continue reading

It’s a Revealing Edition of ‘The Mix’!

How revealing, you ask?

Well, much as we’d like to answer that, we don’t want to reveal too much about the revelations – except to say they answer such all- important questions as:

“I had the opportunity to leave college early . . . like Charles Barkley and Michael Jordan,” Patrick Ewing (here in a pre-9/11 New York City) tells BlogTalkRadio.

“I had the opportunity to leave college early. . . like Charles Barkley and Michael Jordan,” Patrick Ewing (here in a pre-9/11 New York City) tells us.

—Did music producer Phil Spector – who was arrest- ed in 2003 for the fatal shooting of actress Lana Clarkson, only to be acquitt- ed four years later – brand- ish guns at The Ramones while he was recording End of the Century with the punk rockers in 1980?

—Why does “Snapple Lady” Wendy Kaufman “despise and detest the people” from confectionery powerhouse Cadbury?

—Who inspired NBA legend Patrick Ewing to finish all four year of his Georgetown education – rather than leave the university early to turn pro?

—At what age did formerly 500-pound actor Ron Lester lose his innocence – and to whom?

—What eyebrow-raising story about himself did Ernest Borgnine Google with intense interest this past summer?

So don’t miss The Mix, hosted by everyone’s favorite pod jockey, Shaun Daily, tonight – and every Monday – at 9 p.m. ET!