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Cinema Royale Breaks Down Film Podcasting

Cinema RoyaleThis week, host and film critic Travis Hopson visited BlogTalkRadio University to share tips on how to host a successful film podcast. Travis started out hosting Punchdrunk Critics on BlogTalkRadio a few years back and just this year branched off to do a solo podcast on the network called Cinema Royale. He has interviewed some really spectacular talent in the movie biz including his recent interview with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost who you may know from their work on the box office smash trilogy: Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, The World’s End

Listen as Travis walks you through the best way to approach talent, develop your show and gain credibility in the film world with your podcast. Even if you’re not a film buff, you will learn something new – we promise!  Tune in here.

Travis will be interviewing actor Eric Bana this Friday about his new thriller Closed Circuit. You can tune in here to that episode.    Be sure to follow Cinema Royale to keep up with Travis’s upcoming interviews and reach out to him on Twitter @punchycritic if you have any follow-up questions or just want to connect with him.

What’s New on BlogTalkRadio’s Featured Stations

Healthy Vision with Dr. Val JonesWith the continuous rise of sports and recreational activities and the increased emphasis on improving athletic abilities, interest in the relationship between sports and vision has grown. Professional basketball player Dwight Howard joins Dr. Val to talk about the importance of good vision in his game, as well as his experience as a mentor in the ACUVUE® 1-DAY Contest. Additionally, optometrist and researcher Graham Erickson, O.D., talks about the vision skills required for sports, such as visual clarity, good peripheral vision, central vision and depth perception. Tune in to learn more.

Tavis-277x180 (1)Listen to The Tavis Smiley Network (TSN) and stay up to date on what’s new in politics, entertainment, literature and more. Last week Tavis spoke with bestselling author T.C. Boyle about his latest book Stories Two. Host Robert Ferguson of Diet Free Life tells you how to juice the right and wrong way. And that’s not all, check here to see who else came to TSN last week.

Frank Fontana of The Down and DirtyOn Down and Dirty with Frank Fontana, meet award-winning Brewster Peter Crowley.  Crowley has won over 50 national and international awards for his brewing creations, including medals from the World Beer Cup and the Great American Beer Festival.  He’ll be tantalizing your taste buds with some of his classic Belgian and contemporary American beer styles. Plus host Frank Fontana shares some secret tips and tricks for your DIY projects. Tune in here.

Intel Podcast: MacAfee’s Chief Privacy Officer Talks Online Security

47a25793-37de-4803-b89f-b158dbe16ae9_mobileinsightsMobile Insights Radio, hosted by Intel engineer and executive Peter Biddle, is tackling the topic of mobile and online privacy this week. He welcomes on the show Michelle Dennedy, the Chief Privacy Officer at McAfee and Denise Howell, host of the podcast This Week in Law to explore technology, privacy, and the legal implications of consumer online security. Michelle and Denise will walk through what consumers need to keep in mind when navigating the world of mobile and online.  Tune in to this show here.

Be sure to follow Mobile Insights Radio to hear conversations with some of the most dynamic personalities and brightest minds – from trendsetters and futurists to entrepreneurs and hardcore geeks – that live on the frontiers of today’s technology evolution.

What’s New on BlogTalkRadio’s Featured Stations

Healthy Vision with Dr. Val JonesWhether you are a professional athlete or a weekend warrior, good vision is an important component to playing well. Dwight Howard joins Dr. Val to discuss what he focuses on during a game, as well as his experience as a mentor in the ACUVUE® 1-DAY Contest, where he counseled Anthony, an aspiring professional basketball player. Tune in here.

Tavis-277x180 (1)Listen to The Tavis Smiley Network (TSN) and stay up to date on what’s new in politics, entertainment, literature and more. Last week Tavis spoke with fellow TSN host and newscaster Rolonda Watts.  Host Stephanie Robinson delved into the world of e-books and the publishing push. And that’s not all, check here to see who else came to TSN last week.

Frank Fontana of The Down and DirtyOn Down and Dirty with Frank Fontana, meet funnyman Kevin Bozeman.  Kevin’s been performing his smooth stand-up style in clubs across the country and was the winner of HBO’s Comedy Competition in 2000.  You’ll have seen him in Comedy Central’s Premium Blend and most recently in the hit indie film Flat Chested, starring Luke Perry and Alicia Witt. Tune in here.

How to Start & Run a Podcasting Network

Recently, we interviewed BlogTalkRadio host Iyanna Jones and the mastermind behind the Go Pro Radio Network. She is a writer, filmmaker and singer and has a background in entertainment and marketing by way of her tenure at media giants such as HBO, MTV and BET.

Iyanna came to BlogTalkRadio University to talk to our audience about how she started her podcasting network on BlogTalkRadio.  Her network features an array of quality shows including her own weekly radio show entitled, This is Iyanna Jones. As a member of her network, Iyanna provides a physical recording studio facility and production for her hosts.  She has created a very special and curated community of broadcasters and it was inspiring to hear her story.

 Listen as Iyanna shares her experience and best advice for running a network of podcast content.

What’s New on BlogTalkRadio’s Featured Stations

Healthy Vision with Dr. Val JonesWhile you can see a sunburn on the skin, short-term damage to the eyes from UV exposure may be hard to see. Over the long-term, the sun can cause harm to your eye, and to your vision. There are ways to protect your eyes from the sun, just as your protect your skin with sunscreen. Turn into Healthy Vision™ with Dr. Val Jones to hear tips for how you can protect your entire body from the sun’s harmful UV rays. Tune in here.

Tavis-277x180 (1)Listen to The Tavis Smiley Network (TSN) and stay up to date on what’s new in politics, entertainment, literature and more. This week Tavis spoke with Andrew Dice Clay, one of the stars of the new Woody Allen movie, “Blue Jasmine,” along with Cate Blanchett and Alec Baldwin.  And that’s not all, check here to see who else came to TSN last week.

Frank Fontana of The Down and DirtyOn Down and Dirty with Frank Fontana, meet actor and woodworker Nick Offerman. He plays breakout character Ron Swanson on NBC‘s Parks and Recreation, but he’s also a long-time woodworker with his own company — the Offerman Woodshop. During the Craftsmanship segment, Frank welcomes Bean Products founder Chuck Blumenthal to the studio to talk about his environmentally sustainable and socially conscious small business specializing in bean bag chairs, pillows, and more! Tune in here.

What’s New on BlogTalkRadio’s Featured Stations

Healthy Vision with Dr. Val JonesWhen you think of summer, many Americans think of beach days, barbeques, and vacations. Most of those activities involve spending prolonged time outdoors, which serves as a reminder to protect the entire family harmful UV rays. Broad-spectrum sunscreen is a must for your skin, but what about your eyes? Tune in here to Healthy Vision™ with Dr. Val Jones to hear tips and recommendations from two experts on how to protect your body from head-to-toe. Tune in here.

Tavis-277x180 (1)Listen to The Tavis Smiley Network (TSN) and stay up to date on what’s new in politics, entertainment, literature and more.  Last week Tavis spoke with Dr. Robin D.G. Kelly, renowned African American Studies scholar about the Trayvon Martin case.  Host Rolonda Watts welcomed esteemed poet and author, Maya Angelou. And that’s not all, check here to see who else came to TSN last week.

Frank Fontana of The Down and DirtyOn Down and Dirty with Frank Fontana, meet Phil and Jeremy Gerber, co-owners of the Roadster Shop where the restomod will take place this summer, as well as, car enthusiast and host of The Drive Show, Alan Taylor. Frank also checks in with Carson Stalnaker from The Legendary Shots – their YouTube videos include: “The World’s Farthest Basketball Shot” and “Flyboarding Shot.” Tune in here.

How to Build an In-Home Podcasting Studio

linda reznicekBuilding an in-home podcasting studio can give you the feel of a real radio studio and the flexibility of interviewing your guest(s) in person, not to mention optimize your sound quality.  On BlogTalkRadio University, we interviewed host Linda Reznicek on how to build an in-home podcasting studio. Linda hosts Real Sisters Talk and after being on the network for only one and half years, the show has already garnered over 1 million listens

There’s several reasons why Linda has been so successful on our network. Not only does her show sound fantastic, but she’s also interviewed some pretty amazing guests like Pulitzer poet and former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Hass, Pulitzer Poet Claudia Emerson and Grammy Winners Eric Tingstad, Jose Feliciano & Mason Williams.  Throughout her podcasting career, she has worked very hard to research and find the best equipment needed for her studio and she was kind enough to come on the show and share all of her knowledge on the topic. Linda has now even upgraded from broadcasting from her home to another studio location, and she took us through all that she has learned along the way.

What I loved hearing Linda say was that she wanted to convey this information to all of her fellow hosts in the spirit of the BlogTalkRadio community.  She believes that the better every host sounds, the better our network sounds to the world. Thanks for coming on Linda!

Without further ado, take a listen to Linda’s tips and don’t forget to take notes!

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