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Becoming Fran

She’s well known as the nasal-voiced star of hit 90’s sitcom, The Nanny.fl_fran-story

But Emmy and Golden Globe nominated actress, screenwriter, producer, and comedian Fran Drescher has been putting her star power to work to help others ever since then.

In 2000, after two years of symptoms and eight misdiagnoses, Fran entered the hospital for what was determined to be uterine cancer.  The disease had progressed so far that Fran underwent a radical hysterectomy.  She wrote about her experience in her book, Cancer Shmancer.

Seven years after her surgery, Drescher announced the launch of the Cancer Schmancer Movement, a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that all women’s cancers be diagnosed while in Stage 1, the stage when cancer is most curable.  Since then she has worked tirelessly as a healthcare advocate, raising gynecologic cancer awareness in Washington, and has received several awards for her efforts.

fl_csYesterday, The Stupid Cancer Show on BlogTalkRadio, the voice of young cancer, welcomed comedian and activist Fran Drescher for an interview to discuss life as a cancer survivor, the Cancer Schmancer Movement’s recent work, and how you can get involved.  Listen to the inspiring chat here.


Funny Dude Judah Friedlander joins BlogTalkRadio

You may watch him on hit series 30 Rock, or from his cameos in countless comedy projects, but Judah Friedlander’s face and approach are certainly unique.

We are pleased to welcome Judah to BlogTalkRadio’s airwaves.  He’ll join Paula Mazur, the screenwriter of Nim’s Island, the highly anticipated Jodie Foster and Abigail Breslin film.  Both guests join the beloved geeks of Movie Geeks United.

Also in this broadcast: first impressions from the Sarasota Film Festival.  Don’t miss this insider’s peek at the hot new films of the year.

Sneak Preview: Movie Geeks will celebrate their One Year Anniversary on air next weekend.   Stay tuned for clips from over 180 interviews with the creative minds of movies and TV, listener call-ins, and giveaways!

Endless Possibilities

For a little over a month I have gotten to know the in’s and out’s of BlogTalkRadio, its been a fun experience examining all of the endless possibilities that BlogTalkRadio has to offer the public. Alan Levy and Bob Charish certainly have a gem on their hands here, and I am enthralled to say the least.

I have had the amazing opportunity to deal with people in all aspects of the blogging world over the past weeks. Comedians, political groups, journalists, writers, musicians, college students, special interest groups, and then of course your all around blogger.

What I find so amazing is the opportunity BlogTalkRadio gives to the public.

If you are a comedian, you can come onto BTR and set up a show and you can do one of many things, you can try out new material, its all archived and available for download after the show so you get to hear what you recorded and tweak your act. You can also do a live show, and take calls, and interact with your audience, Mike Trainor who is just one of our comedians here at BTR has been doing that, and he has done a phenomenal job. He has fun and gets to hear from fans from all over the country who may not get to talk to him otherwise.

Political use in endless I can go on about that for pages, but I will condense as best as I can. Town Hall Meetings, a local politician can host a show on BTR and do their Town Hall Meetings live on the air. They can take live calls from citizens and interact with them right on BTR. It would bring the Town Hall Meeting to people who might normally not be able to get out of the house, due to transportation issues, illness, bad weather, or just poor timing, and once again its archived and can be downloaded and listened to well after the Town Hall Meeting is over.

Campaigning, where else can a politician come onto a platform such as this and reach potentially millions of people without paying big bucks for for air time. They can let their voters know how they stand on the issues, rebut other politicians campaigns, take live calls, and all of it is once again archived and they can use it as a podcast later to play on a website or use in another form of their campaign.

Debates, opposing parties come onto BTR and have a live debate on the air, once again, archived.

I could speak on this subject endlessly like I said before but I think you get the idea.

Lets move onto writers, we have a few people coming onto BlogTalkRadio to do book reviews and they will be interviewing authors. This is free press for an author who normally would never be able to get air time on a radio station due to cost in advertising. This opens a whole new door for them in marketing their books. Once again, can be played back from an archive to use at a later date also.

Journalists have taken BTR by storm and are seeing the utility in this platform, they are taking the opportunity and getting interviews with people and getting them on a podcast and playing them directly from their websites and blogs.

College students using BTR to get their feet wet in media, and creating shows whether it be political genre, comedy, special interest group content, or whatever they could dream up, once again the possibilities are endless.

The typical blogger, this is the part that gets me so excited, being I’m somewhat typical. I have had the opportunity to create two shows, one is just what I like to call Coffee Talk, conversation if you would, a half hour of two people discussing current events and life.

I have also had the opportunity to interview on the air some pretty amazing people, comedians, actors, singers, authors, journalists. Where else in the world, can someone like me, the typical blogger get an opportunity like this? You cant, BlogTalkRadio is it. Its live, it reaches millions of people worldwide, and is a tool that is beyond ingenious. I actually used BlogTalkRadio’s platform one day to record an interview I needed for a written piece, downloaded it to my computer, and then was able to translate the interview into written form. I didn’t need to go out and buy a fancy tape recorder. I did it right from my phone and PC.

All of us at BlogTalkRadio want to thank our many hosts for using this new medium and we look forward to realizing these endless possibliities.

We Interject Some More Comedy Into Alan’s Wednesday Show


Amy Domestico here from Thebluedoodle.com, while Alan is off this weekend for the Holiday I thought I would catch you all up on Alan’s upcoming show. 9pm est this Wednesday Alan will have on former rock and roll bad boy drummer from Saigon Kick and Skid Row “Phil Varone”.

Phil has made the leap from music to stand up Comedy, has a movie coming out at the end of January and is working on a new sitcom that is “to be announced”. Phil has taken his offbeat sense of humor, or as he likes to call “his rotten brain” and turned it into his new career.

Alan will delve a little into what brought Phil’s career as a rock star to an end, and mostly what an amazing leap he has taken onto the comedy scene.

We saw how much fun Alan had on one of his last show’s with comedian Mike Trainor and we decided it had to be repeated. Watch out Stern………Alan Levy is on the air waves!

To Bob and Alan from all of us over at The Blue Doodle “Happy Rosh Hashanah”!!!

Alan we will be tuning into you on Wednesday!

We Interject Some More Comedy Into Alan’s Wednesday Show


Amy Domestico here from Thebluedoodle.com, while Alan is off this weekend for the Holiday I thought I would catch you all up on Alan’s upcoming show. 9pm est this Wednesday Alan will have on former rock and roll bad boy drummer from Saigon Kick and Skid Row “Phil Varone”.

Phil has made the leap from music to stand up Comedy, has a movie coming out at the end of January and is working on a new sitcom that is “to be announced”. Phil has taken his offbeat sense of humor, or as he likes to call “his rotten brain” and turned it into his new career.

Alan will delve a little into what brought Phil’s career as a rock star to an end, and mostly what an amazing leap he has taken onto the comedy scene.

We saw how much fun Alan had on one of his last show’s with comedian Mike Trainor and we decided it had to be repeated. Watch out Stern………Alan Levy is on the air waves!

To Bob and Alan from all of us over at The Blue Doodle “Happy Rosh Hashanah”!!!

Alan we will be tuning into you on Wednesday!