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Storytellers presented by BlogTalkRadio, features interviews with the greatest storytellers of our time from radio, film, literature, music and more. The program is hosted by Eric Olsen of America’s Most Haunted (@amhaunted) and Chitra Agrawal (@abcdsofcooking), BlogTalkRadio’s own Director of Marketing.

Storytellers presented by BlogTalkRadio, features interviews with the greatest storytellers of our time from radio, film, literature, music and more. The program is hosted by Eric Olsen of America’s Most Haunted (@amhaunted) and Chitra Agrawal (@abcdsofcooking), BlogTalkRadio’s own Director of Marketing.
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Storytellers presented by BlogTalkRadio, features interviews with the greatest storytellers of our time from radio, film, literature, music and more. The program is hosted by Eric Olsen of America’s Most Haunted (@amhaunted) and Chitra Agrawal (@abcdsofcooking), BlogTalkRadio’s own Director of Marketing.

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10/23/2014
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Exene Cervenka - Singer, Songwriter, Poet, Artist

7/3/2013
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Exene is a singer, artist and poet whose work traverses virtually every aspect of those disciplines. Best known as the singer for X, one of the leaders of the late-'70s/early-'80s California punk explosion, Exene Cervenka has also issued solo albums, launched several side bands (The Knitters), and penned books. X just announced plans to join their east coast comrades, BLONDIE, as a Special Guest on their fall U.S. “No Principals Tour.” Set to kick off September 5th, the bands will hit U.S...

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Merry Clayton - Vocal Royalty, Greatest Backing Singer Ever

6/19/2013
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Over an astounding career in which she has sung all styles of popular music as leader and as support singer, Merry Clayton is vocal royalty. Among the legends Clayton has supported are Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, The Rolling Stones, Quincy Jones, Etta James, Barbara Streisand, Michael Jackson, Bob Dylan, Bobby Womack, Art Garfunkel, Tina Turner, Tom Jones, Diana Ross, Leon Russell, The Jazz Crusaders and Elvis Presley. From Hollywood to Broadway and around the world, Merry brings audiences...

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ROLLING STONES 50 YEARS OF SATISFACTION Exhibit at Rock Hall

6/12/2013
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ROLLING STONES 50 YEARS OF SATISFACTION is the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum's first ever major exhibition capturing the band’s legendary career. It includes personal items and extraordinary collections that have never been seen before by the public, and will be open until March 2014. The exhibit, which takes up two-and-a-half floors of the Museum, celebrates the Rolling Stones’ incredible contribution to popular music from their earliest days playing small clubs, to their...

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Songwriter Hall of Fame Inductee Holly Knight

6/5/2013
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Holly Knight has had a wild ride in the music business that finds her being inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame on Thursday, June 13th at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. The madness began when Knight met songwriter/producer Mike Chapman with her band Spider in the early '80s. Together they penned Spider’s single, “Better Be Good To Me,” which Tina Turner iconically recorded six months later for her 1984 album Private Dancer. Knight’s success continued when she wrote the...

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Horror Auteurs, "Twisted Twins" Jen and Sylvia Soska

5/22/2013
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“Twisted Twins” Jen and Sylvia Soska are back with their stunning follow-up to the indie hit DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK. Eli Roth and Clive Barker are huge fans of the Canadian twins, who are the "Next Big Thing in Horror." AMERICAN MARY is the story of a medical student named Mary who grows broke and disenchanted with medical school and the established doctors she once idolized. The allure of easy money sends a desperate Mary through the messy world of underground surgeries, which leaves more...

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Brooklyn Flea Co-Founder Eric Demby

5/15/2013
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On today’s show we’re happy to welcome Eric Demby Co-Founder of the Brooklyn Flea, who operates several of the largest weekend flea markets on the East Coast, including Smorgasburg – their local foods market. The markets feature hundreds of vendors and attract thousands of visitors daily. The Brooklyn Flea has been featured in The NY Times, Travel + Leisure, The Wall Street Journal and more. Hosted by BlogTalkRadio's Chitra Agrawal and Eric Olsen.

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Timeless Pop-Rock Singer-Songwriter Marshall Crenshaw

5/8/2013
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Over a three-decade career that launched with one of the greatest pop-rock albums ever recorded, 13 albums and hundreds of songs later, Marshall Crenshaw is still rocking out with remarkably consistent melody, craftsmanship and passion. His efforts have been rewarded with the devotion of a broad and remarkably loyal fan base. “I wanted to think of a different way of working that would inspire me and keep me motivated,” Crenshaw says of his newest endeavor, a subscription-only service that...

Duration:00:41:11

RAIDING THE ROCK VAULT Creator David Kershenbaum

5/1/2013
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RAIDING THE ROCK VAULT is the ultimate classic rock experience going on all year long at LVH – Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. Narrated, sung and acted along with compelling imagery including historical footage, the show transports the audience back to a magical musical journey from 1948 to 1989, traversing the genre's history chronologically through the ‘40s, ‘50s, '60s, '70s and '80s. Written by Grammy Award-winning record producer David Kershenbaum, RAIDING THE ROCK VAULT features classic...

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Musical/Cultural Innovator, Guitar Legend John McLaughlin

4/24/2013
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Legendary guitarist (Mahavishnu Orchestra, Shakti, 4th Dimension, Miles Davis, Tony Williams), musical and cultural transcender, John McLaughlin’s accomplishments and influences span generaions. Jeff Beck declared him “the best guitarist alive” in 2010. In 2003, McLaughlin ranked 49th in Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" and in the summer of 2007. Chick Corea told DownBeat Magazine that “…what John McLaughlin did with the electric guitar set the world on its ear. No one...

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Gaëlle Cohen ZERO DARK THIRTY Stuntwoman, Stunt Coordinator

4/17/2013
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Gaëlle Cohen is an internationally acclaimed stunt coordinator and performer who has worked on over sixty film and television productions. A native of France, she was recently featured in the award-winning smash ZERO DARK THIRTY. Her stunt credits include ZERO DARK THIRTY, SAHARA, RUSH HOUR 3, BROTHERHOOD OF THE WOLF; BABYLON AD, OSS 117, MARTYRS. and the upcoming disaster thriller BLACK SKY. As stunt performer, Cohen has doubled for such luminary figures as Sophie Marceau and Penelope Cruz....

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Thomas Dolby - Electropop Legend, Innovator, Filmmaker

4/10/2013
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Electronic music icon Thomas Dolby, who first shot to fame in 1982 with his self-directed MTV video hit “She Blinded Me With Science” waited nearly thirty years to attempt the leap to full-fledged film director; but in February his 30-minute debut film THE INVISIBLE LIGHTHOUSE won two awards at the Los Angeles DIY Film Festival. Dolby attended the gala award ceremony at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel and hosted a screening of the film in its entirety while performing the evocative score and...

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Tanna Frederick - Film and Stage Star, Activist, Athlete

4/3/2013
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Star of screen and stage, activist and advocate, athlete, Tanna Frederick can currently be seen co-starring opposite Judd Nelson in Henry Jaglom’s highly acclaimed JUST 45 MINUTES FROM BROADWAY, about the complex emotional lives of theater folk, the stage version of which she starred in for over a year. She has wrapped two films to be released in 2013, her fifth film collaboration with Jaglom, THE M WORDS, co-starring Michael Imperioli and Corey Feldman; and THE FARM, in which she stars as a...

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PBS' PHILIP ROTH w Livia Manera, Claudia Roth Pierpont

3/27/2013
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PBS' American Masters series presents Philip Roth: Unmasked, the first film biography of the acclaimed novelist in honor of his 80th birthday. The film explores the life and career of the Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning novelist Philip Roth, often referred to as the greatest living American writer. Roth for the first time allowed a journalist to spend 10 days interviewing him on camera at his homes in NYC and Conn. The result is a 90-minute documentary with Roth freely...

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NYT Bestselling Authors James Rollins, Rebecca Cantrell

3/20/2013
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In his first-ever collaboration, James Rollins combines his skill for cutting-edge science and historical mystery with award-winning novelist Rebecca Cantrell's talent for haunting suspense and sensual atmosphere in a gothic tale about an ancient order and the hunt for a miraculous book known only as The Blood Gospel. An earthquake in Israel reveals a tomb buried in the heart of the mountain. A trio of investigators—a military forensic expert, a Vatican priest; and a brilliant but...

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James Pankow & Jason Scheff of Legendary Band Chicago

3/13/2013
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Chicago has released a new DVD, Chicago World Tour 2011, featuring footage from concerts all over the world and dozens of U.S. cities. The collection includes many of the band’s greatest and most popular hits including “Just You ‘n’ Me,” “Feelin’ Stronger Every Day,” “Hard to Say I’m Sorry,” “Old Days,” “25 Or 6 To 4,” “Saturday In The Park,” “You’re The Inspiration” and exclusive behind-the-scenes and interview footage. Formed in 1967 in Chicago, the “legendary rock band with horns"...

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Kevin Michael Connolly - Athlete, Photographer, Adventurer

3/6/2013
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Kevin Michael Connolly was born without legs in Helena, Montana. Apart from that, he grew up like any other kid and in 2005 he began skateboarding and taking photographs. After studying in New Zealand for a year, Connolly continued his travels in Europe where - skating down a backstreet in Vienna - he took the first photo for what was to become The Rolling Exhibition, 33,000 photos documenting the stares and reactions his activities have generated around the world. His photography has been...

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Adventurer, TV Star, World Traveler Josh Gates

2/27/2013
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Adventurer, TV star, world traveler Josh Gates' latest endeavor is as co-exec producer of new Syfy paranormal reality show, Stranded, a 6-episode series launching tonight, 2/27, documenting an unconventional, terrifying, paranormal and psychological experiment. Each hour-long episode features the self-recorded footage of a diverse group of every-day paranormal enthusiasts stranded at one of the most haunted locations in America. The teams of three record the entire experience with hand-held...

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Josh LeCash and Director Kyle Schneider of REBEL REBEL REBEL

2/20/2013
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The Hollywood lifestyle of crazy parties, sex, booze, and dance music can be an appealing fantasy to the outsider, but for eccentric, self-absorbed DJ Josh LeCash, this is a typical Friday night. The award-winning documentary, Rebel Rebel Rebel is an intriguing look into the fast-track lifestyle and superficial mindset of the dime-a-dozen celeb DJ's through the loopy lens of LeCash. As LeCash lurches from one disastrous gig to the next, his lazy, indifferent attitude gains him a reputation...

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Iconic Rock Drummer Carmine Appice

2/13/2013
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As drummer for Vanilla Fudge, Carmine Appice set the grooves for the groundbreaking band’s 1967 psychedelic debut, inventing Stoner Rock in the process. The Fudge had no precedent: no rock group had ever so lugubriously stretched out well-known pop tunes - most famously The Supremes’ “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” - to such monumental lengths. Appice boomed like no other drummer in rock history. The band's debut album is a hard rock classic and the Fudge toured with Jimi Hendrix, Cream, and had...

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