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BlogTalkRadio Recent Show Highlights

Rashida Jones, star of Celeste and Jesse Forever, stops by to talk about the film, friendships and relationships. Jones and co-writer/star Will McCormack talk about their experiences in front of and behind the camera. Tune in here.

Snoop Dogg drops in on the Callywood Nation to speak about his summer football camp for inner city youth. Recently Snoop announced a new documentary alongside his upcoming studio album entitled Reincarnated and he is set to headline the Oshega Festival in Canada this summer. Tune in here.

Legendary singer/songwriter/comedian Weird Al will be dropping by Somewhere in Vegas to talk about his upcoming tour and his new album Alpocalypse. Tune in here.

Olympic gold medalist, Dominique Moceanu, joins Artists On Demand to talk about her new book Off Balance, growing up in gymnastics, and her thoughts on the 2012 U.S. gymnastics team. Tune in here.

Mike Michalowicz, Business Rescue segment host for MSNBC’s Your Business. The Wall Street Journal‘s small-business columnist, frequent contributor to Entrepreneur Magazine & best-selling author, shares his secrets to success! Tune in here.

Hear from actor Nelsan Ellis of the hit HBO show, True Blood as he talks about his experiences on the set and what being on the show has meant for his career. Tune in here.

Mary Ann Esposito, host of Ciao Italia, now in its 23rd season on PBS, and author of 12 cookbooks, including her newest, Ciao Italia Family Classics, visits with Olivia Wilder to talk about everyone’s favorite, Italian food. Tune in here.

Join NFOTUSA Soldiers Speak Radio this week as they welcome the award-winning pop music singer and songwriter, Shaun Canon. Tune in here.

HGTV’s Secrets from a Stylist, Emily Henderson talks about her collecting rules, her style diagnostic, and how her husband deals with her ‘fostering’ furnishings habit. Tune in here.

World Footprints discovers the wonderful world of Jack Hanna’s animals when the dynamic television host joins the show to talk about his work in Namibia, the Columbus Zoo and The Wilds. Tune in here.

SoundBits: Larry Suttles Slithers to Prominence within the Reptile Set

For those of you who think the BlogTalkRadio guest roster is populated by nothing but Oscar winners, Emmy winners, Grammy winners, Tony winners, Pulitzer Prize winners, Nobel Prize winners, Olympic gold medalists and so on, think again. Because, thanks to Larry Suttles, we’ve also got names like Nick Mutton, who’s a prominent python breeder; Dave Kaufman, who directed Herpers, the first feature-length documentary on reptile culture; and Will Bird and Phil Peak, who penned the new book, A Snake Hunting Guide II. Since launching Reptile Radio two years ago, Larry and his sidekick, Brian “BT” Taylor, have become the go-to guys for news and info on the pet-reptile industry. And though Larry knew little about pythons when he began collecting the creatures in 2004, today he’s the proud owner of Bluegrass Reptiles, a Louisville, Ky.-based company that breeds and sells snakes and rodents. Now do us proud and put your tails claws hands together for Mr. Larry Suttles…

Larry: Lookin' sssssslick at the 2009 National Reptile Breeders Expo.

Larry: Lookin' sssssslick at the 2009 National Reptile Breeders Expo.

Give us a 15-second pitch for your show – why should listeners tune in?

Reptile Radio covers everything reptile hobbyists need to know. If you’re interested in reptiles on any level, you’ll find the show to be a wealth of information. Guests include the top herpetologists, breeders and keepers the world has to offer. [Editor's Note: Herpetology is the branch of zoology dealing with reptiles and amphibians, which we know because we just Googled it  We also Googled "breeders," but we'll refrain from repeating what that search turned up.] Continue reading

SoundBits: Andy Schneider Clucks the System

Any show that regularly features such segments as “Chickens in the News,” Chicken Happenings” and “Chicken Trivia” is OK in our book. Ditto its host, Andy Schneider, who manages to maintain a terrific sense of humor while helping thousands of Americans shell out ever fewer bucks at their local Wegmans, Kroger or Piggly Wiggly. Since launching Backyard Poultry with the Chicken Whisperer three months ago, the Alpharetta, Ga.-based owner of a pet-chicken company called (what else?) Atlanta Pet Chickens has become something of a folk hero here at BlogTalkRadio, where his name rarely fails to elicit affectionate smiles. So without further a-cock-a-doodle-doo, we give you the Chicken Whisperer

CAPTION: Andy: Hold the hot sauce.

Andy: Pass the hot sauce.

Give us a 15-second pitch for your show—why should listeners tune in?

Backyard Poultry is all about keeping backyard poultry and living a self- sustaining lifestyle. We often have themed weeks, like Hatchery Week, Veterinarian Week and Author Week. Our guests are the who’s who of the backyard-poultry and self- sustaining fields. And we often broadcast live on location from all across America!

Tell us two things listeners would be surprised to learn about you?

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Actor James Madio Talks Diva Dog

BlogTalkRadio welcomes Actor James Madio to the network tonight for an exclusive interview on Leigh and the Pawz Cauze crew.

image002Many of you remember him as the adorable Lost Boy, Don’t Ask, from Robin Williams’ movie “HOOK.” His career spans many other movies and television shows, but tonight at 6pm ET, Madio discusses “Diva Dog: Pit Bull on Wheels”.

Hit by a car and left permanently paralyzed, DIVA DOG is the true story of Coral – a pit bull on wheels with a heart of gold and a triumphant will to live. Now she is starring in her very own movie with James Madio, who will explain his interest in the story and how he continues incorporating his experiences into new and inventive filmmaking endeavors as an actor, writer and producer.

Conscious Eating on Conscious Animal Radio

I’m reading an excellent book.

The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan seeks to explore what exactly we eat, where it comes from, and the ultimate ramifications of the food choices we make, both for our bodies and for our planet.

With these concepts on the brain, imagine my delight to get a Features Request from Conscious Animal Radio for Monday on this very topic.

wspa.jpgEntitled “Making Humane Food Choices,” tomorrow Host Christine Agro welcomes special guest Dean Jones from the World Society For the Protection of Animals.

In describing the motivation behind the show, Christine explains that “many Americans want to choose humanely when they order from a restaurant menu or pick a package from a store shelf but don’t know what to look for.” She is hoping her interview with Mr. Jones will shed light on these issues.

Join Conscious Animal Radio at Noon ET. Questions and callers are welcome.

120 Gallons Radio Floods the Airwaves

120gallons.jpgWith the help of 120 Gallons Radio, you’ll never forget to feed your fish again.

This new show on BlogTalkRadio, intended for marine and reef aquarium hobbyists and professionals, airs today at 8pm ET. The call-in show provides the support for questions and discussion that this community needs.

Today, 120 Gallons Radio welcomes special guest Adam Blundell:

Adam Blundell M.S. works in Marine Ecology, and in Pathology for the University of Utah. He is also Director of The Aquatic & Terrestrial Research Team, a group which utilizes research projects to bring together hobbyists and scientists. His vision is to see this type of collaboration lead to further advancements in aquarium husbandry.

Read more about the show at the 120 Gallons website.

World Class Horsetrainer Josh Lyons on Ralph’s Backporch

We have aficionados of every sport under the sun who broadcast shows here on BlogTalkRadio.  And recently, we’ve also welcomed new shows2005chiltonphcf1pm_017.jpg concerning animals and pets.  So I’m glad our hosts are melding the two categories!

On Ralph’s Backporch, hosts Tamara and Ralph welcome Josh Lyons, a world renowned horse trainer and all around equestrian expert.  Josh is the son of John Lyons, a horsetrainer who is widely recognized as “America’s Most Trusted Horseman.”  That’s a tough act to follow!

Don’t miss this show if you are an horse-lover, or if you’d like to learn more about the sport and culture of horse training and riding.  Josh will discuss his current projects and his trips around the world with his wife.

Tune in at 8pm ET. 

World Class Horsetrainer Josh Lyons on Ralph's Backporch

We have aficionados of every sport under the sun who broadcast shows here on BlogTalkRadio.  And recently, we’ve also welcomed new shows2005chiltonphcf1pm_017.jpg concerning animals and pets.  So I’m glad our hosts are melding the two categories!

On Ralph’s Backporch, hosts Tamara and Ralph welcome Josh Lyons, a world renowned horse trainer and all around equestrian expert.  Josh is the son of John Lyons, a horsetrainer who is widely recognized as “America’s Most Trusted Horseman.”  That’s a tough act to follow!

Don’t miss this show if you are an horse-lover, or if you’d like to learn more about the sport and culture of horse training and riding.  Josh will discuss his current projects and his trips around the world with his wife.

Tune in at 8pm ET.