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Fran DrescherEveryone knows this voice! From The Nanny to cancer survivor, Fran Drescher is a little ball of dynamite! She received two Emmy and two Golden Globe nominations for her portrayal of the lovable ‘Miss Fine’ on the CBS hit series, The Nanny, a show she also created, and executive produced. Fran recently wrote her second New York Times best seller based on her cancer experience, Cancer Schmancer, for which she received the prestigious National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship Writer’s Award. Tune in here.

CE. Vincent Martinezhloé Taylor Brown talks to E. Vincent Martinez about his fast, fantastic and fabulous life and lifestyle as a “STYLE” Power Player, Philanthropist, and one of the world’s top celebrated Fashion and Lifestyle Bloggers. Tune in here.

Jane EspensonSci-fi television writer Jane Espenson (Once Upon a Time, Buffy, BSG, Torchwood) will join host Barbara Barnett to discuss the current Once Upon a Time season, including her latest episode, and her other projects, which include her hit web series Husbands. Tune in here.

Drew BledsoeThe HITS Radio Show welcomes in former NFL Quarterback and Super Bowl Champion Drew Bledsoe to talk about his 13 year NFL career, the upcoming Super Bowl XLVII and more. Tune in here.

 

Jesse EppsHear from Natonal Treasure, Jesse Epps, who was one of Dr. King’s best friends and closest confidants. Jesse was with Dr. King on the day Dr. King was assassinated. He believes his life was spared so he could further the mission of Dr. King. Tune in here.

Bill EwingFormer Vice-President of Columbia Pictures, Bill Ewing. During Bill’s 15 years at Columbia Pictures, he supervised production of 100+ feature films, including Awakenings, A League of Their Own, My Girl, Groundhog Day, Age of Innocence, The Patriot, and more. Tune in here.

Faith Renee EvansMulti-platinum Grammy Award winning recording artist. New York Times best-selling author. Wife. Mother. Entrepreneur. With so many hats to be worn, it is undeniable that Faith Renée Evans has a little something for everyone. Tune in here.

W. Kamau BellThe host of Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, which airs on FX will be covering the festivities at this year’s American Indian Society’s 2013 Inaugural Ball. On this episode, W. Kamau Bell talks about his career, his new show, and why he wants to hang out with American Indians. Tune in here.

Joshua AdamsCompared to the vocal styling of great modern rock singers Chris Cornell and Myles Kennedy, Joshua Adams’ ability as a rock vocalist is at a level rarely achieved within the genre. On-Air with Douglas chats with Joshua about his music and career. Tune in here.

Diamond Dallas PageDiamond Dallas Page has gone from being a notorious professional wrestler, to inspirational and motivational Yoga Master! DDP stops by to talk about his phenomenal career, his inspiration and what got him where he is today. Tune in here.

Melissa Joan HartMGN Radio welcomes the talented actress and television director Melissa Joan Hart to discuss family and television. She’s best known for her title roles in the television series Sabrina, the Teenage Witch and Melissa and Joey. Tune in here.

Kevin MazurRenowned Rock and Roll photographer Kevin Mazur tells the story of the paparazzi and the point of view of the celebrities they hound in the documentary film, $ellebrity. Kevin joins host Robin Milling to discuss controversial issues which include ‘are celebrities’ children fair game?’ Tune in here.

Latest Storytellers Interview: Tom Kenny, SpongeBob Squarepants & So Much More

On the latest installment of our series Storytellers, Tom Kenny dropped by to chat, and we found out there is so much more to the actor, comedian, voice actor, singer/songwriter than just SpongeBob SquarePants, but man, that’s a lot.

Ridiculously prolific, Kenny has voiced major characters for, to name but a few, Brickleberry, Mad, Ultimate Spider-Man, Adventure Time, Winnie the Pooh, Futurama, Transformers; and is announcer for Kids’ Choice Awards and MC for Lucha VaVoom.  And that’s not all! You may also remember Tom from his work on the HBO sketch comedy series Mr. Show, for which he was a writer and cast member.

Since 1999 Tom has been the voice of Nickelodeon’s cartoon sensation, which was recently named “the most loved TV series in America” by USA Today.  Tune in to hear how Tom developed the voice of SpongeBob Squarepants.

Now, the show has spawned a holiday album, It’s A SpongeBob Christmas! Album, just released by Nickelodeon Records.  Tom sings and co-wrote ten of the album’s 12 songs with producer Andy Paley (above left) (Brian Wilson, The Beach Boys, Ramones, Madonna), with whom he also co-wrote and recorded the SpongeBob SquarePants: The Best Day Ever album in ’06.

The release coincides with the new stop-motion animated TV special It’s a SpongeBob Christmas! (inspired by the classic Rankin/Bass Christmas specials) that premiered on CBS on Nov 23 and will run on Nickolodeon Dec 6 at 7:30pEP.

Join Storytellers hosts, Eric Olsen and Chitra Agrawal and listen to an interview with the hilarious and talented Tom Kenny.

What’s New on BlogTalkRadio’s Featured Stations

Healthy Vision with Dr. Val JonesTopping off your contact lens solution, instead of fully cleaning out your contact case and putting in new, fresh solution, is a major contact lens “don’t.” On the new episode of Healthy Vision™ with Dr. Val Jones, optometrists Jason Pingel and Christi Closson join Dr. Val to talk about all the “dos and don’ts” of soft contact lens wear. Tune in here. In conjunction with the show, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. has developed a new educational resource, Healthy Vision & Contact Lenses, available at www.acuvue.com/press. Tune in now.

Frank Fontana of The Down and Dirty

On Down and Dirty with Frank Fontana, catch Fred Noe, author of Beam, Straight Up: The Bold Story of the First Family of Bourbon. He is a seventh generation Jim Beam family distiller and has experienced first-hand the history of bourbon whiskey in America. During the Craftsmanship segment, meet Brian Mollohan of Ruby Street Brewing. If you’re a home brewer looking for high-quality stainless steel systems, this is the man you want to talk with. Tune in here.

Join Joy Randel, as she chats with Susan Smith, President and Owner of PetTravel.com. PetTravel.com has provided information and essential products for traveling worldwide with a pet for over 14 years. Additionally, they assist in the transport of unaccompanied pets from the United States or Canada all over the world. Tune in here.

BlogTalkRadio Recent Show Highlights

Russell Fischer of Jersey BoysThe Halli Casser-Jayne Show is off to Broadway. Meeting us there is Russell Fischer star of Jersey Boys, Oscar Hammerstein II’s grandson, author and painter, Oscar Andrew Hammerstein, President & Executive Director of Rodgers & Hammerstein, Ted Chapin and more. Tune in here.

The Big Bang Theory showDavid Goetsch and Maria Ferarri, writers on the show The Big Bang Theory, will be chatting with the geeks at Geekerati about the show and about their own geeky interests. Tune in here.

Interview with Presentation Designer for Madden NFL Video GameThe Broad Street Line welcomes Patrick Bellanca, Lead Presentation Designer for Madden NFL 13. The Madden series is the top-selling video game franchise of all time.  Last year’s edition sold more than 4.6 million copies. Tune in here.

Movie Geeks United revisits some of their best interviews past in their special series titled: Best of MGU.  Past guests highlighted in the series include David Cronenburg, Robert Duvall, Jennifer Lawrence, Ellen Burstyn and more!   Tune in here.

Iconic filmmaker Spike Lee will be joins PDC Live to discuss his latest film Red Hook Summer, a venture back to the universe he created originally in Do The Right Thing. Tune in here.

Actor, Billy Bob ThorntonBuffalo welcomes Oscar winning actor, director, writer and musician Billy Bob Thornton to discuss movies, music an life. We also welcome members of the band Royal Southern Brotherhood. Tune in here.

Singer, Angie StoneHost Joy Keys welcomes singer, Angie Stone to talk her new album Rich Girl. Rich Girl is a triumphant return to what Stone does best, writing deeply soulful and intimate songs, then delivering them with a voice so powerful and pure. Tune in here.

Sharon Harris, the owner of Napa Valley's Rarecat WinesSmart Companies Radio interviews Sharon Harris, the owner of Napa Valley’s Rarecat Wines.  Sharon turned her life’s passion into a thriving business, and she’s committed to helping other women entrepreneurs be successful.  She formed a group called Wine Entre Femmes comprised of some of the most remarkable women in wine. Tune in here.

Tips on Back to SchoolHost Monica will discuss the stresses for both parent and student, Nursery School thru College, when beginning the school year again. Listen in for Monica’s helpful hints on how to deal. Tune in here.

 

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.

BlogTalkRadio Recent Show Highlights

The Players Platform welcomes Mike Tyson for a charity filled day at the Oheka Castle for the 1st annual Big Daddy Golf Classic. Tyson talks about his upcoming Broadway play directed by Spike Lee. Tune in here.

It’s bye-bye ‘American Pie’ for Jason Biggs who stars in Grassroots as the campaign manager for his best friend’s platform to widen the monorail system throughout Seattle. When it comes to real life jobs, Jason tells host Robin Milling about his many firings. Tune in here.

The legendary hip hop artist, MC Lyte  makes a visit to the Sy Effect Radio Show. MC Lyte is one of the most prolific and well-respected female hip hop artists of our time in addition to being an author, inspirational speaker and entrepreneur. Tune in here.

Wind Wiser Radio welcomes Ozzie Zehner, a visiting scholar at Berkeley and the author of Green Illusions, a new book that takes aim at cherished assumptions regarding alternative energy.  The book offers a glimpse at the future of environmentalism. Tune in here.

A 2012 James Beard Award winner, Andrew Zimmern celebrates his 100th Bizarre Foods episode this month on Travel Channel. He recently visited with Olivia Wilder to talk about his career. Also on the show is Wine Curmudgeon, Jeff Siegel on wines for summer heat. Tune in here.

Can we be too vain? Or is looking good and having a positive body image, not vanity, but a road to a long, healthy and happy life? Joining The Halli Casser-Jayne Show is the father of the Inflammation Theory of Aging — and Oprah’s health guru, Dr. Nicholas Perricone. Tune in here.

Sandra Bernhard joins Unscripted Radio. She began her career at L.A.’s famed Comedy Store in the ‘70s, and since then has written and starred in numerous one-woman shows, acted in film and television, recorded albums and authored books. Tune in here.

The Movie Geeks speak with master director William Friedkin (The Exorcist, The French Connection) about his remarkable career, and his latest film Killer Joe starring Matthew McConaughey and Emile Hirsch, in a special hour-long conversation.  Tune in here.

Timothy Hodge welcomes Chely Wright, singer/songwriter to the show to discuss and promote her new documentary Wish Me Away. Chely Wright was recently named one of country music’s top selling female artists of all time. Tune in here.

Matthew Lillard, star of Scream, Scooby Doo & The Descendents, is once again taking the film world by storm, but this time behind the camera! Matthew will discussing directing Fat Kid Rules The Word, a film that is generating a tremendous buzz! Tune in here.

BlogTalkRadio Recent Show Highlights

Actor, writer, director, and restauranteur Chazz Palminteri joins host Robin Milling to discuss his new film Mighty Fine. Chazz tells Robin he didn’t have to look any further than his own colorful Bronx upbringing to tap into his character’s violent temper. Tune in here.

The Heavy Metal Mayhem Radio Show welcomes Dan Spitz, guitarist for the famed New York heavy metal band, Anthrax.  Anthrax was dubbed one of the “big four” of thrash metal alongside Metallica, Megadeth and Slayer. Dan calls in to talk about his latest project, Red Lamb, with Megadeth frontman, Dave Mustaine. Tune in here.

Joy Keys chats with fashion icon, Mikki Taylor about her book Commander in Chic. For 30 years, Taylor served as Essence Magazine’s groundbreaking Beauty & Cover Director, and is now Editor-at-Large for the publication. Mikki Taylor uses Michelle Obama as a muse in her new book about developing personal style, good health, and acquiring the tools of self-discovery, as a path to empowerment. Tune in here.

Tune into Matty P Radio to hear his interview with the beautiful actress, Ali Cobrin. Ali is best known for her role as Molly in the Showtime series Look, and as Kara in the 2012 film American Reunion, a sequel in the American Pie film series. Tune in here.

Get Into It launches their Politics in Black series with DC’s unapologetic, ‘Mayor for Life’, Marion Barry in an exclusive conversation on the impact of social media, race, & gentrification on his political career in Chocolate City. Tune in here.

 

Join 123 Film Easy as they welcome Reed Morano,  recipient of the Kodak Vision Award for Cinematography at the 2011 Women in Film Crystal and Lucy Awards. She was listed in “10 Cinematographers to Watch” in Variety.  Tune in here.

 

BlogTalkRadio Recent Show Highlights

Maggie Gyllenhaal joins host Robin Milling to talk about her film Hysteria. At the time of the chat, Maggie was pregnant with Gloria Ray who was born April 19. Maggie shared her pregnancy cravings and feelings about tabloids infringing on her baby’s privacy. Tune in here.

Emmy Award-winner Ted Allen is host of the hit prime time competition series Chopped on Food Network, and a frequent contributor to the network’s show The Best Thing I Ever Ate. He was a judge on the first four seasons of Bravo’s Top Chef and Food Network’s Iron Chef America.  Ted visits with Olivia Wilder to talk about his career and his new book, In My Kitchen: 100 Recipes and Discoveries for Passionate Cooks. Tune in here.

Host Cyrus Webb welcomes platinum-selling recording artist and American Idol winner Ruben Studdard to Conversations LIVE to discuss his journey to music, faith and the new album. On the show, Ruben introduces his new single from the album,  I’m Single.  Tune in here.

As the founder of Hoebel Fitness and an international fitness expert, Brett Hoebel is one of the most sought-after weight-loss, nutrition and lifestyle coaches in New York. He appeared as the trainer on The Biggest Loser and was chosen to be one of the health experts on the Food Network TV show Fat Chef. Tune in here.