Category Archives: Hobby

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 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 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

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.

What’s New on BlogTalkRadio’s Featured Stations

50 million Americans suffer from allergies and nearly 50 percent of individuals with seasonal and indoor allergies also experience some degree of eye symptoms. Top authority on eye allergies, optometrist Paul Karpecki, joins Dr. Val to talk about how to identify, treat and manage eye symptoms from seasonal, indoor and pet allergies. Tune into Healthy Vision™ with Dr. Val Jones to learn about preventative and management measures you can take to minimize frustrating allergy symptoms. Tune in here

In honor of Zombie Awareness Month, Emily Kinney of The Walking Dead on AMC and Zombie Research Society founder Matt Mogk will be making a visit to Down and Dirty with Frank Fontana. During the Craftsmanship segment, Sarah & Joseph Belknap of the iamhome art studio will stop by. They specialize in quirky and cool items for the home… including the original chalkboard skull creations, as well as their new line of trophies. Tune in here.

Join MashUp Radio as they interview the founders of TripIt, an innovative new trip planning site.  With summer coming, many people are turning to the Internet to book their travel and TripIt hopes to help vacationers do just that. Founded in 2006 by frustrated travelers, TripIt is designed to make it easy to manage all components of a trip by organizing trip details into one master online itinerary. Tune in here to learn more about it.

It’s Spring! Gardening Tips from BlogTalkRadio


If you’re like me, you love spring because the outdoors come alive in a burst of color. As I write this, my crocuses are beginning to fade, while my daffodils and forsythia are in full bloom.  Though I plant flowers and vegetables each year and enjoy working in my garden every day, I still have so much to learn. That’s why I’ve really been getting in to BlogTalkRadio’s gardening programs.  What I especially enjoy is that all of the programming is available for download, so if a current show doesn’t offer the advice I’m looking for, I can find it in the archives.

Today I’m pleased to share some of BlogTalkRadioi’s gardening programming. Hope it adds more color to your life!

  • A Garden Gal offers practical advice all year long. Don’t think you need gardening advice in the late fall? Garden Gal can help you protect your perennials during a harsh winter. In the winter, she helps us prepare for spring. If you’re not sure when to plant certain veggies or what zone you live in, this is the show for you!
  • Audrey Post is Ms. Grow it All and she can sure grow it all! From preparing beds and lawns for spring, to practical growing advice, you’ll find answers to all your questions about gardening.
  • Garden Gossip features gardening tips from Master Gardeners and Magazine editors Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith. Whether you’re giving your house more curb appeal or planting for relaxation, the gossip gals can help you out.
  • Just because you live in an apartment, condo or townhouse, it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a pretty garden too. AGH Gardening teaches apartment dwellers how to make the most of gardening in small spaces.

How does your garden grow?

Knitting in Baghdad with KnitGrrl

Think you have a hard time finding yarn? Join BlogTalkRadio host Shannon Okey on The Knitgrrl Show today to hear about knitting live from Baghdad.

Knitting in BaghdadTonight at 11pm ET, join this special edition of The Knitgrrl show as Shannon welcomes US Army specialist Lorie Jewell live from Baghdad. Lorie and her knitting friends will discuss what it’s like to knit – and live – in Iraq

Shannon is the author, co-author or editor of more than ten fiber- and fabric-related books;, her fiber arts website; a columnist for knit.1 magazine; a frequent contributor to other crafty magazines; and a co-owner of Stitch Cleveland.

Don’t miss this great and unique show tonight.

120 Gallons Radio Floods the Airwaves

120gallons.jpgWith the help of 120 Gallons Radio, you’ll never forget to feed your fish again.

This new show on BlogTalkRadio, intended for marine and reef aquarium hobbyists and professionals, airs today at 8pm ET. The call-in show provides the support for questions and discussion that this community needs.

Today, 120 Gallons Radio welcomes special guest Adam Blundell:

Adam Blundell M.S. works in Marine Ecology, and in Pathology for the University of Utah. He is also Director of The Aquatic & Terrestrial Research Team, a group which utilizes research projects to bring together hobbyists and scientists. His vision is to see this type of collaboration lead to further advancements in aquarium husbandry.

Read more about the show at the 120 Gallons website.