Sunday, November 29, 2009

QVC's Dave James

Allan and Dave discuss a variety of topics during QVC's marathon online broadcast on Black Friday. Years before joining QVC, Dave had a stint in radio broadcasting in Fayetteville, and also was Operations Manager at the Cape Fear Regional Theater in Fayetteville

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Appalachian alien encounters

West Virginia journalist Kyle Lovern has compiled his research on UFO encounters and other mysteries from his home state in his new book "Appalachian Case Study: UFO Sightings, Alien Encounters and Unexplained Phenomena."

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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Giz Wiz Update w/Dick DeBartolo

Just in time for the Christmas shopping season, Dick shares his latest discoveries from the world of ultra-cool gadgets and inventions.

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Are you a hoarder?

Certified Six Sensory Practitioner, Hypnotherapist, and Theta Energy Practitioner Mary Shurtleff discusses the reasons behind hoarding behavior, and the unhealthy consequences it can bring.

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Tips from the People's Pharmacy w/Joe Graedon

A wide-ranging discussion about drugs, nutrition, and overall health from the voice of "The People's Pharmacy" radio show, Joe Graedon.

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Joe Graden (part 2)

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Joe Graden (part 3)

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

More credit & debt answers w/Gerri Detweiler

Personal Finance Expert Gerri Detweiler has been helping consumers find reliable answers to their credit questions for the past twenty years. As a consumer advocate, Gerri has been interviewed for more than 3000 interviews including Dateline NBC, The New York Times, USA Today and Reader's Digest. She also has testified before Congress on consumer credit topics.

Gerri's latest book "Debt Collection Answers" available at

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Monday, November 23, 2009

More credit & debt answers (part 2)

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The Grateful Dead Scrapbook

In his new book, journalist Ben Fong-Torres draws on his personal knowledge of the San Francisco music scene to convey the Grateful Dead's story in a fresh way, centering each chapter on a pivotal song that encapsulates a certain era of the group's songwriting, performance, and community.

"The Grateful Dead Scrapbook: The Long, Strange Trip in Stories, Photos, and Memorabilia" available at

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Reflecting on "Last Words" from George Carlin

Kelly Carlin-McCall, daughter of the late comedian, talks about the evolution of her dad's career, and his final thoughts in book form.

"Last Words" by George Carlin (edited by Kelly Carlin McCall) available at

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Palin's book: good reading or dime-store novel?

Perspective on the Palin book debut from investigative reporter/author Leah Devlin, who has been following the career of the former Alaska governor. See also Netcast Central posting in August to hear Allan's previous discussion with Leah Devlin regarding the phenomenon known as "TheoPalinism."

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More healthy eating tips from Dr. Fuhrman

Dr Joel Fuhrman continues his never-ending mission to get the truth out, when it comes to nutrition and healthy eating habits.

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Science chat w/Ivan Semeniuk

Water on the moon, asteroids whizzing by the earth, and other fascinating stuff being disussed with our favorite scientist.

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Does Uncle Sam cook the books?

Currency historian/author Andrew Gause discusses his push to audit the Federal Reserve, and why the effort is being blocked by a certain congressman from North Carolina. Mr. Gause's books include "The Secret World of Money" and "Uncle Sam Cooks the Books."

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

It's "Psychotronic" time again

Micheal Weldon, the godfather of psychotronic movie knowledge, shares the inside scoop on all those low budget cult classics that we love to laugh at.

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A voice from radio's Golden Era: Cousin Brucie

Bruce Morrow is perhaps known as the DJ who embraced America's musical coming-of-age in the 1960's. Cousin Brucie keeps his fans entertained on Sirus Radio these days, and his new book has a title that speaks for itself, "Rock & Roll: ...And the Beat Goes On." Allan's interview with Brucie features celebrity call-ins from Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge), Gary Peterson (The Guess Who), and Ben Fong-Torres (Rolling Stone)

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Cousin Brucie (part 2)

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Allan got scammed!!

Yep, it happened, and it could happen to anyone, as internet schemes get more sophisticated everyday. This particular scam outfit has been able to hijack Google's name--and Google can't stop it from happening.

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The decline of men

Jounalist/Author Guy Garcia contends that men are caught between old behaviors and new realities. They are no longer the sole breadwinner or the voice of patriarchal authority. Women are beating them in the boardroom, the bedroom, and anywhere else that men used to be in control.

"The Decline of Men: How the American Male Is Tuning Out, Giving Up and Flipping Off His Future" at

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

How to talk to anyone about anything

We've had previous discussions with flirting expert Jill Speigel, but now she's taken her background on relationships and dating to a whole new level to tackle a much broader social dynamic.

"How To Talk To Anyone About Anything!" available at

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Examining the massacre at Fort Hood

Aaron Glantz, author "The War Comes Home: Washington's Battle Against America's Veterans," makes the argument that the Fort Hood attack was the result of stress.

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The daughter of Lenny Bruce

Kitty Bruce discusses her father's legacy, and the drug abuse recovery program she is creating in his memory.
Make a donation to "Lenny's House" at

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"Barguments" revisited

Its our follow-up discussion with Doug Hanks, author of 'Barguments' and chief barguer at What’s a bargument? It’s the kind of argument you’re bound to have in a bar, over sports or TV or odd dilemmas people only contemplate with drinks in their hands. For example: "Would Aquaman beat Superman in an underwater race?"

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"Barguments" revisited (part 2)

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Thursday, November 5, 2009

2012: Extinction or Utopia?

Separating hype from truth, J. Allan Danelek scrutinizes the ancient Mayan calendar's end date of 2012 and takes a hard look at whether it spells the end of the world--or a new beginning. Danelek also delves into other doomsday beliefs--from biblical end-times prophecies to biological warfare--and discusses the predictions of world-famous prophets such as Nostradamus and Edgar Cayce.

"2012: Extinction or Utopia" available at

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"Speech-Less: Tales of a White House Survivor"

Allan's follow-up interview with Matt Latimer, chief speechwriter to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, and later part of the White House speechwriting team. Latimer says the experience was more like 'The Office' than 'The West Wing,' and led to his tell-all memoir, "Speech-less: Tales of a White House Survivor."

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