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  • 01:04

    Pittsburgh Steelers: Steelers come off bye week and prepare for Seahawks

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    Get ready for the Pittsburgh Steelers Week 12 opponent, the Seattle Seahawks, by listening to the BTSC flagship podcast "The Standard is the Standard" tonight at 9 p.m. EDT on our BlogTalkRadio page. Join Christopher Carter, filling in for Lance Williams, and me as we break down the upcoming game. 

    Take a look at the rundown for the upcoming show:

    - Steelers post-bye week expectations
    - Breaks are starting to take place for Pittsburgh in final 6 games
    - Offensive Keys to success vs. Seattle
    - Defensive Keys to success vs. Seattle
    - Predictions for the Week 12 game
    - and much more!

    Be sure to listen to the show live on our BlogTalkRadio page, and be sure to call in to make the discussion a conversation by dialing (347) 850-8581 anytime during the show to make your voice heard. If you miss the show live, you can hear it in podcast form here on BTSC, as well as on our BlogTalkRadio page and on iTunes. Simply search "The Standard is the Standard" in your iTunes search engine to locate our entire BTSC archive feed.

  • 01:08

    Pittsburgh Steelers: Recapping the Raiders game & previewing the Browns

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    The Pittsburgh Steelers are coming off a thrilling victory over the Oakland Raiders in Week 9 of the NFL regular season, but the win came at a cost with Ben Roethlisberger due to miss time after injuring his foot in the 4th quarter of that game. The Steelers now are preparing for the Cleveland Browns to come to Heinz Field in Week 10, and what better way to prepare than with Lance Williams and me and another episode of the BTSC podcast "The Standard is the Standard"?

    Take a look at the show's run down which goes live tonight at 9:00 p.m. EDT on our BlogTalkRadio page:

    - Recap the Raiders game
    - Issue with player celebrations, even if the play is still going on?
    - Ben Roethlisberger's status
    - Keys to victory against the Browns
    - Predictions
    - and much more!

    Be sure to tune in live, and feel free to call in and give your two cents about the black and gold. Simply dial (347) 850-8581 any time during the show to make your voice heard. If you miss the show live, you can check it out via podcast form on BTSC, our BlogTalkRadio page as well as on iTunes. Simply search "The Standard is the Standard" to access the entire BTSC podcast library and feed.

    Other BTSC Podcasts to check out:
    "SteelCast" - Hosted by Christopher Carter and Dani Bostick
    "Steelers Final Score" - BTSC's post-game call-in show

  • 00:56

    Arizona Cardinals Week 6 review after a loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers

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    The Arizona Cardinals lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday and did so losing to Landry Jones, Pittsburgh's third string quarterback. Carson Palmer threw two interceptions and missed a wide open John Brown in the end zone. The Cards could only score one touchdown in four red zone trips. 

    After the loss, hosts Jess and Seth talk about the different issues and wonder how in the world the Cardinals lost that game. They were dominating the first half. They talk QB play, offensive line play, the lack of focus and discuss the notion of the Cardinals beating themselves. 

    Enjoy the show and if you want to discuss it more, head on over the Revenge of the Birds. 

  • 00:47

    Inside The New York Times Book Review: The Life of George H. W. Bush

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    This week, Jon Meacham discusses his biography of the 41st president; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Dan Ephron talks about “Killing a King”; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news. Pamela Paul is the host.

  • 00:54

    Inside The New York Times Book Review: Putin’s Reign

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    This week, Steven Lee Myers talks about “The New Tsar”; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Amy Ellis Nutt discusses “Becoming Nicole”; Maria Russo talks about the season in children’s books; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news. Pamela Paul is the host.

  • 01:06

    Pittsburgh Steelers: Recapping the Bengals game and previewing the Raiders

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    The Pittsburgh Steelers are about to head into a very big game Sunday at Heinz Field against the Oakland Raiders. Be sure to get yourself ready for the big AFC matchup with the best Steelers podcast on the web. "The Standard is the Standard" is BTSC's flagship podcast and brings you the best information and analysis leading up to this week's opponent.

    Check out the run down of the show tonight:

    - Recapping the Bengals Loss
    - Burfict's hit dirty?
    - Steelers' reaction over the top?
    - Keys to victory over the Raiders
    - Winner in the driver seat?
    - Predictions
    - and much more!

    Be sure to call in to the show, which starts at 9 p.m. EDT on our BlogTalkRadio page, by calling (347) 850-8581 anytime during the show to make the conversation a discussion. If you miss the live show, be sure to check BTSC for the podcast form, as well as on iTunes and our BlogTalkRadio page

  • 01:29


    in Entertainment

    Now more than ever independent artists thirst for an opportunity to be heard. Indie Review Radio is the catalyst to do just that. Each week the show will feature the best and greatest in the world of independent musicians artists and seasoned industry professionals. The show will include new music by indies, the latest in industry trends by seasoned industry professionals and a wealth of information for independent artists that are looking for what's next in their careers.

  • 01:30


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    Author, Journalist, Radio Personality, & Activist With 2015 marking her 20th year in the media business, Raqiyah’s influence goes back to Newark, NJ. Born to a teen mother and domestic abuse survivor, Raqiyah’s climb from mastering a speech impediment to being bullied in school, led a shy, insecure, girl into becoming the confident, outspoken, success she is today. Featured in The Limited clothing store’s 2015 nationwide “New Look of Leadership” campaign, she’s been chosen and honored as a female leader for her passionate work as an author, journalist, radio personality, stepmother, and activist. A writer at heart, Raqiyah’s debut fiction novel, “The Man Curse,” out now, chronicles the world of Meena, a young women who spends her life trying to break The Man Curse and become the first woman in her family to marry. No stranger to the book world, Raqiyah contributed a chapter to Gil Robertson’s anthology “Where Did Our Love Go: Love & Relationships in the African American community.” She was a featured profile in Thembisa Mshaka’s book of entertainment industry professionals, “Put Your Dreams First: Handle your entertainment business” And Raqiyah was a reporter at large for Cheo Hodari Coker’s VIBE book “Unbelievable: The Life, Death, and Afterlife of The Notorious B.I.G,” which was turned into feature film, Notorious. Raqiyah is a passionate activist for issues affecting women, children, and African Americans. In college, she helped create the Diversity Union on Penn State University’s Altoona campus after acts of racism toward black classmates. Today, she continues her penchant for activism. From marching in Ferguson, MO to Baltimore and attending protests in NYC. 


  • 00:38

    'Arrow' 4x07 - 'Brotherhood' Review

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    'Arrow' 4x07 - 'Brotherhood' Review


    So Andy Diggle is back.  Not as a ghost... well, I guess he his, kinda.  So Diggle wants to take him back, but doesnt want the team to help.  Of course the team is going to help!  Even Ray! Also, Captain Lance grows some big shiny balls, and Damien Darhk continues to be one scary mother!  Until Thea shows up... Speaking of Thea, she's dating Oliver's campaign manager and receiving offers to kill pedophiles from her dad--all in the name of sating that damned bloodlust.  Sigh, good times.

  • 01:31


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    A dynamic and powerful virtuoso with a soothing touch, Ali Caldwell's voice is as thrilling as it is comforting. This is contemporary R&B/soul music that inspires a sense of nostalgia. With whispers that climb into full-throttle belting and back, Ali delivers emotional swings that pick you up, spin you around, plant you firmly back on your feet --- and then repeat, with ease. Jazz notes and meandering harmonies punctuate her work, and her church-gospel background fuels pop sensibilities that provide intensity, conviction, control, and polish. Singer-songwriter Ali Caldwell may be well on her way to accomplishing her dreams. Ali recently released her debut EP “Heart Of Ballads” and finished an international 3 city, 23 show tour as an independent artist (with the help of her imprint 2MaroMusicTM/ 2MaroMedia Inc., which she is also a partner in). Having felt a level of accomplishment, this entrepreneur says she is just getting started. She vows to keep innovating and share her gift with others, spearheading a movement called NoMajorZoneTM — a motivational movement catering to the independent artist. She is determined to show the world that an independent artist can achieve a major level of success through hard work, dedication and consistency...without the help of a “Major Label”. Born and raised in Woodbridge, New Jersey with roots in New Brockton, Alabama, Ali Caldwell fell in love with music through the recordings of Brandy, Tamia, Anita Baker, Beyonce, and Faith Evans. As an eclectic lover of music, she would also listen to Yolanda Adams, Pink, N’Sync, Celine Dion and Alanis Morissette. Honing a diverse musical palette, Ali was able to develop a distinct writing style, sound, and vocal ability in conjunction with a mesmerizing stage performance. 

  • 00:22

    'The Flash' 2x07 - 'Gorilla Warfare' Review

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    'The Flash' 2x07 - 'Gorilla Warfare' Review

    So Barry is almost better from being paralized by Zoom, but his head is really not in the game!  He's lying to Patty, and not even covering his tracks very well... so perfect time for Gorilla Grodd to come back -- and kidknap Caitlin no less!  Time for Harry Wells of Earth-2 to throw on a Reverse Flash costume and give the Eobard persona the old college try!  But wait, Henry Allen is back, and he might be able to get Barry back in the suit just in time to help the team!