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  • 00:58

    Sideways into Santa Ynez Valley

    in Travel

    Come with Travel Brigade to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the movie Sideways, by taking your own wine-tasting trip near California’s Central Coast. In the movie, Miles (Paul Giamatti) and Jack (Thomas Haden Church) go on a trip to the Santa Ynez Valley for wine-tasting and relaxation, but romance and hilarity ensue. Ten years later, you can go “Sideways” yourself when you get a map that matches up scenes from the movie with the spots where they took place. You can dine at the place where Miles made his famous anti-merlot rant or the winery where he drank from the spit bucket. More importantly, you can taste some great wines, eat some delicious food and enjoy some beautiful scenery. Enjoy the trip! Follow us on Twitter @TravelBrigade.

  • 01:15

    10th Anniversary of Sideways Conversation with Author Rex Pickett

    in Entertainment

    Wine Muse hosts Linda Rez and William Pollard welcome Rex Pickett--author of what may be the all-time most dramatically influential book about wine: Sideways.


    The movie, which was based on that book, was nominated for 5 Academy Awards and won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay; it also won over 350 awards from critics.  In 2011 Mr. Pickett published Vertical which continues the story of Miles and Jack as they embark on a roadtrip with Miles' mom, her nurse, and her dog through wine country and middle America. Vertical explores Miles' relationship with his mother and his coming to grips with her impending death.


    Mr. Pickett recently adapted his novel Sideways for the stage. It sold out to audiences for six months when it was performed at the Ruskin Group Theater, and it then went on to break all attendance records at the La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego, where it was directed by Des McAnuff.  The play is now heading to London's West End.


    He has a new book in the trilogy coming this fall, Sideways 3 Chile, you won't want to miss, which follows Miles' life and wine adventures in Chile.  


    Join us for an in-depth and honest conversation with a great writer.

  • 01:15

    10th Anniversary of Sideways Iconoclastic Author Rex Pickett Interview

    in Entertainment

    It's the 10th anniversary of Sideways, the book and movie that changed the wine world.  Wine Muse hosts Linda Rez and William Pollard are honored to welcome Rex Pickett--iconoclastic author of the book.


    The movie was nominated for 5 Academy Awards and won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay; it also won over 350 awards from critics.  In 2011 Mr. Pickett published Vertical which continues the story of Miles and Jack as they embark on a roadtrip with Miles' mom, her nurse, and her dog through wine country and middle America. Vertical explores Miles' relationship with his mother and his coming to grips with her impending death.


    Mr. Pickett recently adapted his novel Sideways for the stage. It sold out to audiences for six months when it was performed at the Ruskin Group Theater, and it then went on to break all attendance records at the La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego, where it was directed by Des McAnuff.  The play is now heading to London's West End. He has a new book in the trilogy coming this fall, Sideways 3 Chile, you won't want to miss, which follows Miles' life and wine adventures in Chile.  

  • MCM Radio: Lets Talk About the 2015 Tennessee Titans, One Last Time

    in Professional

    Join hosts August West and Dan Ariks as they discuss what's gone right, wrong and sideways with the Tennessee Titans over the past 12 months, and go over the latest options for a new coach and GM in 2016. The possibilities are huge, but the Titans are going to have to pull-off a precarious rebuild to compete in the AFC next season... are they up for it?


    We'll kick off the recording live at 6:00 CST on New Year's Eve, and you can join the livestream and chat room fun here! Once the show ends, be sure to snag it on iTunes for exclusive bonus time talk.


    MCM Radio is the official podcast of MusicCityMiracles.com.


     

  • 01:10

    Sunday's with The Ninja Pastor! "How to BEGIN.... Again. Starting to Finish."

    in Religion

    You've been here before...  Taking an unspoken inventory of the year past, and trying to figure out what you should DO in 2016...  We've ALL been here haven't we?  How do you START what you SHOULD FINISH?


    What do you think of your year 2015 in review?  


    The Macro side of you looks at the year in review for the country, for the globe.....  Political considerations, implications, developments, declines, victories...  abject failures.  


    The Micro side of you looks at the things in YOUR life, YOUR home, YOUR heart and SOUL.  What went right?  What went completely and totally sideways and into the ditch?  What were your failings?  What were your wins?  Did you have any "Wins?"


    Are you "Closer to God?"  Are you further away?  Who moved from Who?  Do you WANT more of God in YOUR life?  What would that look like?  I know this...  


    You cannot FINISH what you did not START...

  • 01:10

    We Need to Talk About Why We Can't Talk About Guns: Lunch with Louden 12/10/2015

    in Politics

    Over the years I have developed an appreciation for the idea of "liberty and justice for all" - liberty being the rights of the individual and justice being the rights of the members of our society.


    These two opposing concepts occur for me as a dance in a ballroom called the Constitution. So when  it feels like something has gone sideways within this republic's democracy, I look to THAT dance in THAT ballroom for answers and solutions.


    But when the topic has anything to do with guns.... American Ingenuity, that magical thing that happens when everyone brings their unique perspective to the table and uses the creative tension of their differences to make something better than what anyone imagined - doesn't have a chance if the conversation is blocked by polarizing rhetoric.


    What I hear and see is more shaming than discussing; more yelling than listening; and, more righteousness than problem solving. This is not a conservative problem or a liberal problem. It is our problem.


    If you want to be a part of the solution, if you believe in the magic of American Ingenuity, you can start by participating in critical listening and civil speaking on LUNCH WITH LOUDEN.

  • 01:06

    Sexual Regrets: What Have We Learned? Happy Thanksgiving Roundtable! Ep.69

    in Women

    Comedians, Ester Steinberg (@esterk) & Matty Goldberg (author of Brain Humor), join T&A to reflect on this Thanksgiving about past sexual regrets and what we've all learned about love, life, relationships, and how we could of handled that one night stand a little better.  We all share intimate stories, and laugh along the way - A feel good episode about those cring-worthy moments!


    Show Notes


    What are the top 5 things people regret on their deathbeds?  (7:09) 


    “I wish I had lived truer to myself and not what other people expected of me” (7:59) 


    What type of guys was Ester into?  Did that work out for her?  (9:40)


    What scene from movie ‘Sideways’ makes Matty think of his biggest sexual regrets? (12:15) 


    Does it really help to say that you’re sorry for being a dick after the fact?  (15:04) 


    One of Ester’s pet peeves is men assuming she wants a relationship just because she’s female-can’t she just have meaningless sex too?! (15:34)   


    Find Refs & FULL Show Notes HERE: http://www.tatalksex.com/sexual-regrets-what-have-we-learned-happy-thanksgiving-roundtable-ep-69/

  • 01:04

    Talking in Circles: Talladega Review: Harvick's intentions? GWC Restarts

    in Sports

    A lot to talk about today on Talking in Circles, as we once again leave a wild one at Talladega Superspeedway. 


    Overshadowed is that Joey Logano becomes the first driver ever to sweep one round in the Chase. He wins at Talladega, as the field crashes on what some think was their second attempt at a Green-White-Checkered Finish. 


    That's where the controversy starts. First off, the Green White Checkered Issue -- Did NASCAR get it rght in saying that the first non-attempt wasn't an attempt? Or should that have been the official attempt? 


    And on the second attempt, there was an accident that started when Trevor Bayne got turn sideways after contact with Kevin Harvick. Many drivers and fans alike have accused Harvick of intentionally wrecking Bayne to keep his points position locked in in the Chase. NASCAR has stated that they have found no wrong doing with Harvick's actions... We'll talk about whether or not Harvick did it intentionally? Does it matter after France's comments last week? Does NASCAR love this PR, and is this good PR for the sport? 


    Also we'll talk about the Silly Season heating up for Xfinity for 2015, as one big named driver joins JR Motorsports. 


    And finally we'll preview the 3rd round of the Chase, and our predictions for Martinsville, and the next round of the Chase... 


    As well as your phone calls at 917-889-8280. 

  • 00:57

    The Champagne Sisters w/ #Sideways Author @RexPickett!

    in Entertainment

       Rex Pickett has written numerous screenplays, books, scripts and movies, and his greatest success came with his novel Sideways, now adapted as a successful & sold out stage play.
    He shares with us how he found & followed his passion, how the Sideways play came about, why he decided to name it "Sideways", what he thinks of social media.  He also tells us some insight into the Hollywood world, and about his recent trip to Chile, and what is next for him!
    Enjoy the show as we *CLINK!* & CHAT!* with Rex!  

  • 00:31

    Joe Goldberg Interview- Secret Wars: An Espionage Story

    in Books

    Joe Goldberg is a former CIA officer who worked for eight years in covert action, information collection, and analysis. During those years, he earned a Meritorious Unit Citation and three Performance Awards.


    His debut novel, Secret Wars: An Espionage Story is a suspenseful glimpse into the shadowy world of the CIA, where deceivers become the deceived and the consequences are life or death. It's a clandestine world where intricate networks of people fight a complex battle to keep the world safe from terrorism.


    When terrorists funded by the Libyan government strike airports in Rome and Vienna in 1985, the CIA enlists top propaganda expert Mike Garnett to help recruit a high-ranking Libyan official, Foreign Minister Abdallah Mukhtar, to work for the CIA. As violence escalates between the US military and terrorists based in Libya, Garnett utilizes CIA assets in Hollywood to produce a propaganda video designed to convince Mukhtar he was betrayed by his own regime. Garnett's plan works--but goes sideways when it motivates the Libyan official to do something Garnett didn't even consider.


    Sharp and insightful, Secret Wars: An Espionage Story is a thrilling tale of deception, betrayal, and patriotism--and Garnett soon learns they're not as black and white as they seem when he's forced to reevaluate the true nature of the business of deception.


    For fans of Tom Clancy, David Ignatius, and Frederick Forsyth, Secret Wars is a fictional thriller set against the backdrop of historical events. Meticulously researched, it pulls from the author's personal experiences as a member of the CIA.

  • 00:31

    The Russ Illes Show: Wicked Duct Tape

    in Pop Culture

    Isolation is not a thing as much as it is an all encompassing feeling. When you try to apply what you believe, to the situation you are facing, nothing makes sense. Everyone around you hasn't a clue about what you truely feel but have a theory for you, although, it only makes them feel better because they can't wrap their heads around the possibilities that are your everyday life.


    When this has happened enough times, you go inside yourself in search of answers to help you survive in their world where you need to live. Doing this over time isolates you from those outsiders, be it family, friends, co workers and you are forced to carry this load alone, adding to the feeling that no one knowes the pain i'm  feeling and forces you to go deeper inside yourself where it festers and eventually comes out sideways at the most inopportune time. 


     


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