Category Archives: Writing

CBS’s Big Bang Theory Executive Producer David Goetsch

BigBangTheory_logoThe sophisticated geeks at Geekerati welcome David Goetsch, the co-executive producer on the CBS comedy “BIG BANG THEORY” to BlogTalkRadio.

In addition to his work at Big Bang Theory, he has also written for “3rd ROCK from the SUN” and “GAME OVER.” Tonight at 10pm ET (click to listen) he joins the geeks to discuss the lingering effects of the WGA strike and what its like to write about geeks on television. Get your geek on.

Dennis Miller LIVE on BlogTalkRadio

USA Cares official spokesperson, Emmy award winner and four-time Writers’ Guild award winner, DENNIS MILLER, joins Navy Homefront Talk on BlogTalkRadio for a live, exclusive interview.

Dennis Miller Called “one of the premiere comedy talents in America today,” Miller will talk about USA Cares (www.usacares.org), a non-profit organization serving military service families of all ranks and branches with direction, advice and grant assistance for quality of life issues caused by military service – and why he’s involved. He’ll be live with host and taking your calls on Wednesday at 9pm ET (click to listen).

BlogTalkRadio Welcomes Phil Donahue

Phil Donahue, acclaimed journalist, beloved personality, and producer and director of the film Body of War (www.bodyofwar.com) will join Movie Geeks United on BlogTalkRadio for a live exclusive interview about the film.

Phil Donahue Body of War is an intimate and transformational feature documentary about the true face of war today. Meet Tomas Young, 25 years old, paralyzed from a bullet to his spine – wounded after serving in Iraq for less than a week. Body of War is Tomas’ coming home story as he evolves into a new person, coming to terms with his disability and finding his own unique and passionate voice against the war. The film is produced and directed by Phil Donahue and Ellen Spiro, and features two original songs by Eddie Vedder. Body of War is a naked and honest portrayal of what it’s like inside the body, heart and soul of this extraordinary and heroic young man. Donahue will be LIVE and taking your calls on Wednesday at 10pm ET (click to listen).

TechTalk in Menorca with the Internet Gurus

MenorcaMartin Varsavsky is hosting his second Menorca TechTalk this weekend. Among the who’s who on the roster is Alan Levy, BlogTalkRadio CEO.

Alan, who wrote a post earlier this year about Martin, will be attending the four day event with some of the web’s greatest minds. From Martin’s blog post:

Last year we celebrated our first Menorca TechTalk, a gathering of Tech Entrepreneurs at my farm in Menorca. It was fun, relaxing, a great learning experience for all of those who participated and for those who attended the TechTalk itself…The gathering starts on Thursday morning and ends Sunday evening.

Some of those attending include Om Malik (Giga Omni Media), Andrew Mclaughlin (Google), Loic Le Meur (Seesmic), Jennifer Schenker (BusinessWeek), John Markoff (The New York Times), Joi Ito (Creative Commons, Six Apart Japan, Investor) and many more.

You can read the entire list of tech gurus on Martin’s original post.

BlogTalkRadio Welcomes Author Augusten Burroughs

Burroughs“Learn why the author of Running with Scissors was running,” reads a snarky teaser for author Augusten Burroughs’ new book to be released April 29th. Before that, however, Burroughs joins BlogTalkRadio hosts Rico and Pauly for an exclusive interview.

Wednesday at 10:30pm ET, Augusten Burroughs, author of “Running With Scissors” and “Dry,” will join Fruit Salad to talk about his life, his writing and his new book “A Wolf at the Table: A Memoir of My Father.” Said to be a highly controversial piece, “Wolf” is said to also be Burroughs’s darkest and most serious book.

Washington Post Gives a Nod to the Citizen Broadcast Network

Today, Washington Post columnist Howard Kurtz has written a piece about BlogTalkRadio that makes us proud.

In his column Media Notes, Kurtz explains how “With BlogTalkRadio, the Commentary Universe Expands.”

The article talks about the story behind our Citizen Broadcast Network, how some “unlikely stars have been born,” and BlogTalkRadio’s emergence as a tool for more empowering and interactive experiences online.

CEO Alan Levy says:

Its great that BlogTalkRadio is recognized by the number one media critic in the country, Howard Kurtz, as “a populist force in cyberspace.” This validates BlogTalkRadio as a powerful online medium that is a true Citizen Broadcast Network. As I said in the article, my Dad would be proud.

Alan Levy, 2007. Photo credit Lisa Padilla.We have grown so much since August of 2006. Starting from the ground up, an empty network with no hosts, to our current impressive lineup of content, Kurtz observes that in addition to bloggers, “some better-known people are also gravitating toward the outlet.”

We want to take this opportunity to thank the many hosts and listeners who have brought their enthusiasm, energy, and discussions to our community.

Read the Washington Post article here.

Evan Sayet, Political Satirist and Comedian

Atlas Shrugs Radio host Pamela Geller welcomes Evan Sayet, Political Commentator, Satirist and Comedian to BlogTalkRadio today.

Sayet Evan has written and/or produced in virtually every medium there is. Starting out as a standup comic, he was later the very first Creative Consultant on the highly respected “Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher,” and was the original writer of the cult classic “Win Ben Stein’s Money.” After turning to political commentary, Evan was made Communications Director for Los Angeles for President Bush.

Find out more today at 12pm ET / 9am PT

Christopher “Preacher Boy” Watkins Demands to be Next

Christopher “Preacher Boy” Watkins is a poet and songwriter. He joins the Speak Easy Café tonight.

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Join them live Today at 7pm ET. “Demanding To Be Next” is Preacher Boy‘s fifth album, and his first solo acoustic disc. He toured all over the US & Europe, opening for Grammy-winning multi-platinum Eagle-Eye Cherry in 17 countries.

His poems are appearing or have appeared in Hayden’s Ferry Review, The GW Review, Slipstream, Euphony, Talking River, Red Rock Review, and the anthology “In Our Own Words: A Generation Defining Itself” (MWE Press), among others.

He was the Fall 2006 Writer-In-Residence at The Jack Kerouac Writer-in-Residence Project of Orlando. His collection of poems “Short Houses With Wide Porches” is forthcoming from Shady Lane Press.