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BlogTalkRadio Recent Show Highlights

Host Cyrus Webb welcomes recording artist Kenny Lattimore to Conversations LIVE to discuss his amazing career and new single, “Find a Way”. The New York Times has hailed him as a “modern soul man” on stage. Tune in here.

The Drew Show welcomes from CBS hit comedy show Mike & Molly, Billy Gardell. Come hear as Billy tells us what makes the show so successful and the stand up show he’s filming for Showtime TV! Tune in here.

Laura Theodore interviews Julieanna Hever MS, RD, CPT, who has appeared on Dr. Oz and is the author of the best-selling book, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition, and the nutrition columnist for VegNews Magazine. Tune in here.

Susan & Scott from GetRealLive Radio welcomes Peter Walsh, Oprah’s Decluttering Guru to talk about changing the way we live and helping us get rid of clutter. Hear about Peter’s most recent project is his series Extreme Clutter on the OWN Network. Tune in here.

Engineering Happiness Ted Talk Speaker, Contributor to the Huffington Post, & Distinguished Magagement Professor at UCLA, Rakesh Sarin joins host Deb Scott to discuss his new bestseller, Engineering Happiness – A New Approach for Building a Joyful Life Tune in here.

On Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon, catch the director of one of the year’s most decorated films, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Behn Zeitlin. He discusses his award-winning debut that has set both Sundance and Cannes ablaze! Tune in here.

Twice nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, Chai Ling was a student leader of Tiananmen Square when thousands died and a young women when China’s One Child Policy resulted in multiple abortions. She reveals how all of these experiences impact all women and men. Tune in here.

The Movie Geeks speak with actress Virginia Madsen (Sideways, The Number 23) about her new film The Magic of Belle Isle, which is directed by Rob Reiner (Misery, The Bucket List) and stars Morgan Freeman (Unforgiven, Million Dollar Baby). Tune in here.

BlogTalkRadio Recent Show Highlights

Olivia Wilder welcomes the Founders of three of the most popular and influential lifestyle sites on the web today.  Tune in to hear interviews with Nikki Joel of Lifestyle Lemonaid, Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan of Apartment Therapy and Jeff Siegel of Wine Curmudgeon. Tune in here.

BlakeRadio Network welcomes actress/comedienne Kim Coles to the show. Kim will be co-hosting Are You Normal, America? with Barry Poznick, a new show on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). Tune in here.

Bestselling author Edward Klein, a contributing editor to Vanity Fair, former foreign editor of Newsweek, and former Editor-in-Chief of the New York Times Magazine, pulls back the curtain on one of the most secretive White Houses in history in his new book, The Amateur: Barack Obama in the White House. Tune in here.

Garrett Johnson, Co-Founder of SendHub.com, which recently secured $2 million venture capital investment from Y Combinator shares lessons on perfecting the VC pitch. Tune in here.

Smart Companies Radio interviews Ken Segall, the marketing genius who put the “i” in iMac, iTunes, and other Apple products. He has worked with some of the world’s largest corporations, including BMW, IBM, and Intel. Tune in here.

American Vernacular welcomes Ken Tanabe, founder of Loving Day joins to talk about the landmark 1967 US Supreme Court case that legalized interracial marriage in all 50 states. He’ll also discuss the Loving Day celebrations around the nation. Tune in here.

On the The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, tune in to rock-radio pioneer and music manager David Spero & Richie Furay of Buffalo Springfield and Dickie Betts of The Allman Brothers Band. Tune in here.

Broadway fans don’t miss this! Candi & Randy chat with 2012 Tony Award nominees Judith Light (Other Desert Cities), Norm Lewis (Porgy & Bess), Kathleen Marshall (Nice Work If You Can Get It), Chris Gattelli (Newsies) & Wayne Barker (Peter and the Starcatcher). Tune in here.

Join Chris Mascaro and Angelo Cane as they welcome former Super Bowl winners Rodney Hampton of the Giants, Tony Wragge of the Packers and Roy Jefferson of the Redskins to Thursday Night Tailgate. Tune in here.

Tune into to a candid discussion with Guy Kawasaki on how entrepreneurs can best drive innovation. Also will be discussing publishing strategies to keep in mind when writing a new book. Tune in here.

Gossip Girl star Chace Crawford graces the big screen in Peace Love and Misunderstanding. Chace joins host Robin Milling to discuss his role as an organic butcher in idyllic Woodstock. He tells Robin what it was like being on set with movie legend Jane Fonda. Tune in here.

BlogTalkRadio Recent Show Highlights

AACONS welcomes Jackie Gingrich Cushman to the show. Jackie, the daughter of GOP Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, is an author and a nationally syndicated columnist.  She provides her thoughts on her father’s campaign and the GOP Presidential race.  Tune in here.

Stan Lee, world famous comic creator and movie producer, joins Artists On Demand to discuss his comics, and  his upcoming projects including the upcoming summer superhero film The Avengers. Lee is the creator of such superheroes including Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Hulk, Fantastic Four, and much more.  Tune in here.

Bottom Line Sports welcomes  Los Angeles Lakers legend and one of the greatest basketball players in NBA history, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Tune into hear Kareem, the NBA All time leading scorer, discuss his latest book, and who he believes is the greatest Laker of all time.  Tune in here.

In honor of Valentine’s Day, actor Angelica Page joins Robin Milling for Let’s Do Lunch! at the Lambs Club Restaurant in New York City. She discusses her role in the Off-Broadway comedy Psycho Therapy, and  candidly shares stories about love, romance, and bad boys.  Tune in here.

 

Harvey Pekar: 1939-2010. In Final Interview, Icon Spoke of Financial Fears: ‘These are the last stages of my life, man! I don’t wanna go out in a huge depression’

America has lost a literary master of graphic despair. Harvey Pekar— whose American Splendor comic-book series turned the stark, often depressing realities of his life into art—was found dead yesterday, at age 70, in his Cleveland home.

Police were called to Harvey’s residence by his wife about 1 a.m. “His body was found on the floor between a bed and dresser,” the Associated Press reports. Though the cause of death is unclear, and an autopsy is under way, authorities say.

CAPTION: "I gotta go to sleep early," Harvey (above) signed off in his final interview. "So if it's OK with you guys, I'm gonna cop some Z's now."

"I gotta go to sleep early," Harvey (above) signed off in his final interview. "So if it's OK with you guys, I'm gonna cop some Z's now."

Harvey, who had prostate cancer, high blood pressure, asthma and depression—and whose life was immortalized by Paul Giamatti in the 2003 feature film American Splendor— had gone to bed around 4:30 p.m. Sunday in good spirits, his wife told police.

Just 26 days earlier, in a live interview with BlogTalkRadio’s Justin Paine and Kenneth Rodriquez, hosts of Milk of Minutia, Harvey spoke for one hour and 13 minutes, touching on his financial fears, his health, his state of mind, his art form, his favorite illustrators, his love of jazz, his family, his religion and his notoriety.

“It’s been a while since [American Splendor] came out. In the years since the movie, can you give the listeners an update on your well-being, how you’re feeling lately and what’s been happening?” Ken asked.

“The movie really saved my life, because Continue reading

Heath’s Joker Nothing Like Jack’s, ‘Dark Knight’ Producer Hints to BTR

Don’t speak Jack Nicholson and Heath Ledger’s names in the same breath – at least not when talking to “The Dark Knight” executive producer Michael Uslan about the actors’ portrayal of the Joker.

Uslan tells BlogTalkRadio’s Bob “Mr. Media” Andelman that the late Ledger’s dark portray of the be-loathed Batman villain will live in stark contrast that of Nicholson’s clownish turn.

“You can’t re-do things that were already done,” Uslan says when asked how Ledger stacks up to Nicholson, who originated the Joker role in 1989’s “Batman.” “You have to find new and inventive ways to do them.”

In addition to dishing about the highly anticipated “Dark Knight,” which opens July 18, Uslan also spoke about his work with another comic-book based flick, Will Eisner’s “The Spirit,” which hits theatres in December – and proved to be an even more protracted project.

“I thought nothing I would ever do in life would take longer than the 10 years it took to bring a dark and serious Batman to the screen. And here we are, 14 years out,” he says of “The Spirit.”

When Mr. Media brought up the public’s concerns that director Frank Miller couldn’t do justice to Eisner’s vision, Uslan assured him otherwise.

“Frank knew this had to be as daring and innovative and pushing-the-envelope as Will Eisner would have wanted because that’s the way Will did everything he ever created,” he said.

Not only that, but when the movie opens, Uslan promised, “I will look the wonderful and lovely Ann Eisner [Will’s widow] in the eye and say, ‘Here’s everything I promised Will.’”

Village Voice Cartoonist Jules Feiffer joins Mr. Media

The former cartoonist for the Village Voice, Jules Feiffer talks with Mr. Media Bob Andelman this morning about his soon to be released hardcover book “Explainers: The Complete Village Voice Strips (1956-1966).”

The book will be released on June 9 by Fantagraphics Books, and Jules is excited to tell his fans what’s in store on BlogTalkRadio.

Editor and Publisher picked up on Mr. Media’s chat with Jules and posted this piece on their online edition.

Little known fact: Feiffer also apprenticed the great Will Eisner. Mr. Media is quite familiar with Eisner, and even wrote a book about him entitled “Will Eisner: A Spirited Life.” Feiffer joins Mr. Media at 11am ET.

Kiven Head, Indie Film Maker on Behind The Mike

Behind The Mike welcomes Kiven Head to the program this week. Kiven is an filmmaker who is working on his debut indie film, The Undertakers: Road’s End.

Undertakers Join hosts Joey Mike and Vida and their special guest Kiven Head at 11pm ET tonight for the inside scoop on Head’s experiences in making his indie film. You’ll also find out more about the film, which can best described as a live action film with a comic book feel. You can also win a chance to fly to the movie set and be a zombie! But you have to listen to get the details. Don’t miss it.

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