• 01:07

    Conversations With Passion - Greatest Hits

    in Self Help

    This episode of Conversations With PASSION Episode includes conversations with John Gray (Men are from Mars), Tony Horton (P90x), John Stanton (Running Room Founder), Olympian Silken Laumann, and much, much more

  • 01:04

    “Unsinkable” by Author and Olympian, Silke

    in Sports

    Encountering obstacles throughout life can make it difficult, in many ways, to forge ahead. In the competitive spirit of an athlete, we see a desire and drive to pierce through obstacles in order reach peak performance. Athletes can sometimes bury or hide emotional or physical trauma to fuel their drive. However, at some point, what has been buried, must come to the surface.

    In her book, Silken Laumann describes the terror she felt while growing up, along with the verbal and physical abuse she experienced at the hands of her troubled mother. She battles her own feelings of unworthiness in her story.

    Author and Olympic medalist, Silken Laumann joins us LIVE at BEYONDtheCheers on blogtalkradio on Wednesday, May 7th at 7PM EST. Learn how she overcame her own personal, physical and emotional trauma, ask her questions and join in the conversation. You can also listen each Friday at NOON to our repeat broadcast on AMFM247.

    Dial-in TOLL FREE 1-877-357-2448 in Canada and United States or email in advance. Listen to any BtC episode at anytime → via iTunes Radio on any iPhone, iPad or computer with iTunes.

  • 00:58

    Rediscovering the Joy Of Play with Silken Laumann

    in Family

    Like it or not the world has changed from what many of us, as parents, experienced throughout the days of our youth. Apparently absent is the sound of children playing freely and unstructured in our neighbourhoods.
    • So where have all the kids gone?
    • Are parents pushing their children in to too many other structured activities?
    • Are our lives just too darn busy to join our kids in a game of catch, hide and seek, capture the flag or hopscotch?
    Silken’s Lauman’s book “Child's Play” is a call for action, an inspirational guide to reconnecting with our kids and an introduction to inspiring examples for building safe, supportive communities and healthy schools. Above all, it's a book of simple ideas for parents looking for positive change and covers many useful topics such as:
    • Why we need to get our children up off the couch
    • How to take back our streets for the sake of the kids
    • Activities and fun games you can play with your kids
    • Inspiring stories of parents who are championing the power of play
    Kids are not as inventive as they once were. They seem to have a need to be entertained rather than being able to entertain them selves. How can we simplify play once again for the sake of our families and the benefit of our children? Join the conversation at BEYONDtheCheers on blogtalkradio when I have the distinct honour and privilege of having Silken Laumann as my guest on Wednesday, December 15th at 7PM EST.
    One of Canada’s most influential Olympians, an athlete, inspirational speaker, best-selling author of “Child’s Play” and a member of the International Board for Right To Play and Kids Champion for GoodLife Kids Foundation, Silken is also an inductee in Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame.

  • 02:00

    An interview with Silk Elements author Gayle Howell aka Lady Silk

    in Entertainment

    Gayle Howell, known in the poetry world as the “Lady Silk” is an award winning poet, writer and spoken word artist. Silk Elements "A Poets Origin," is a must read for anyone that loves pure poetry.

    E Turner on January 12, 2014 at 7:41 pm said: Silk Elements is a look into the life of one’s soul told by very in-depth person (Lady Silk). This book gives you some insite on sex, lies, deception and truth. “Real Love” was defined in a sort of “sadistic” way In a variety of Sonnets read. I was captivated by so many of her pieces…they were all favorites of mine. Reminds me of personal endeavors in my own life. Would love to see this evolve into a short story as told by Silk or a movie. If you haven’t read “SILK ELEMENTS” you are really missing out.

    pantherionprime on August 9, 2014 at 2:00 pm said: wow! this is intellectually sexXxy and dialectably delicious!

    Join The Debonair Duo for this very interesting and thought provoking interview.


  • 00:31

    Curtis Harwell and Kelli Richardson Discuss Food Portion Control and Fat Loss

    in Fitness

    Portion control is an important concept when you're trying to lose weight and keep it off. But you don't need to memorize a food list or carry around measuring cups to get a better handle on serving sizes. Instead, use common visual cues to remind yourself of appropriate serving sizes. How? Many foods match up to everyday objects.

    For example, a medium pepper is about the size of a baseball and equals one vegetable serving. While not all foods perfectly match visual cues, this method can help you better judge serving sizes and practice portion control, which may help with weight loss.

    If you think the servings seem small, don't panic. Remember that you can eat multiple servings every day from each food group.

    A 2.5-ounce piece of cooked skinless chicken is about the same size as two-thirds of a deck of cards and equals one protein/dairy serving, or about 110 calories. The same is true for a 2-ounce patty of cooked lean hamburger, which equals one serving and has about 110 calories.

    Other protein/dairy servings

    1 serving (110 calories)Baked beans, canned
    1/2 cupEgg
    1 wholeFish (haddock), grilled or broiled
    3 ouncesPork sausage, smoked
    2 small linksTofu, firm or silken soft
    2 slices (1-inch width)

  • 01:20

    BEYONDtheCheers 3rd Anniversary Show

    in Sports

    Three years has gone by quickly for all of us at BEYONDtheCheers and we’ve enjoyed hosting many guests and entertaining our global audience with show topics and guests that appeal to athletes, sports and spectators - anyone involved in sport and athletics both inside and outside of play. To celebrate our third anniversary we’ve got our very first show guest, Silken Laumann returning, Dee Dee Trotter, and Jim Craig will join us on this anniversary special as well. we’re planning to feature key comments, controversy and our best bloopers from previous shows.
    Please know that you matter to us at BtC nd we are committed to bringing you the topics and conversations that will inform and educate you with each and every program. Be a part of our growing BtC family, lend your topics and ideas and join us on Facebook and Twitter as we bring you “Conversations inside and outside the world of sports and athletics.” Our LIVE anniversary celebration is next Wednesday, November 13th @ 7PM EST at BEYONDtheCheers on blogtalkradio. Dial-in TOLL FREE 1-877-357-2448 in Canada and United States to ask a question, or email in advance.  

  • 01:01

    MUSIC FRIDAY. Folk rocker Jay Nash. Adam Cullen album debut

    in Politics

    Singer/songwriter Adam Cullen is debuting his first studio album, Paper Bag Games on Music Friday today.  Part of a misfit musical family from the plains of South Dakota, music came naturally to him, but it is a music of the loneliness and  yearning.  Its arrangements are sparse and intimate, showcasing his silken voice and precise song craft.  Music Friday is proud to present this budding talent and his debut studio album.  
    Jay Nash’s new album, his eigth, Letters from the Lost, is a heartbreaking, addictive  swirl of sound and color and voice that carries you away into deep emotional waters without a life preserver. Now on tour in the west coast, this Vermonter will bring his warm honey and sandpaper voice and emotional connection to McCabe's in Los Angeles tonight, and to our listeners in segment 2.  

  • 01:02

    Anoop Desai's post-American Idol journey

    in Music

    Tonight we are thrilled to welcome as our guest the silken-voiced Anoop Desai, whose soulful swagger, keen intelligence and exotic good looks endeared him to millions during the legendary Season 8 of American Idol. The first several years coming off of American Idol are a very challenging time. We avid "Idol watchers" have a sense of how hard it must be to go from a singing competition to having to produce a hit song under pressure by a pretty unforgiving industry, without any time at all to make the transition to being an independent artist. After an extremely tough three years, Anoop has emerged stronger, with a new EP "3 Cheers", which he feels truly expresses who he is, in the musical style where he feels most at home. Undoubtedly he will share insights relevant to others from "the class of Season 8." We have a feeling this is going to be a great one, so don't miss it!!
    Check out Anoop Desai's music at http://www.anoopdesai.com

  • 02:00


    in Books



  • 00:23

    Smooth jazz

    in Music

    Smooth Jazz takes the lightest, least challenging forms of Fusion jazz and injects them with the sultry throb of '70s Quiet Storm, resulting in a candy-sweet, often seductive and always soothing instrumental sound. It reduces the improvisation of jazz to the slightest variation of modal figures over largely unchanging, one-chord instrumental vamps, making the music easy to follow and allowing it to fade into the background. Smooth Jazz often features a light, Funk-derived backbeat, over which a crooning horn delivers sinuous, syrupy melodies while silken electric bass, guitar, and keyboards round out the sound. Sometimes, as in the work of crowd-pleasing sax player David Sanborn, the gentlest Latin-inflected rhythms will appear in the form of a conga player. Other artists, such as Kenny G, will often eschew the backbeat altogether in favor of soaring, sentimental ballads.

  • 01:58


    in Music

    Gone ... aloft joins Amy & Adams’ 4 previous albums in the celebration of the musical journey that rarely repeats itself or rests for long in the same place; theirs and yours. From the Country/Blues/Grassified amble of Gold In Colorado, to the silken intimacy of the whispered Bossa Nova Gone Not Forgotten and the romantic ballad My Sweetest Taste, through the icy jazz combo attack of So Sick Of The Winter, the steel drum Caribbean Buffet I Don’t Want To Work For The Audio King No More, to the soaring orchestral finale Aloft, the writing, the arrangements, the vocals, and the instrumental performances on Gone ... aloft are simply stunning.
    Amy & Adams concerts have been on the spotlight on TV in the Twin Cities & Iowa City, IA. They have done live-in-studio spots on WCCO AM, WOI TV 5 & WHO AM, Des Moines, Iowa. Their music has been played on radio stations close to home and as far away as Belgium. Their first album Sail Away reached #9 on Kevin Elliot's Folk, Country, Bluegrass top 20 on WEFT 90.1 FM in Champaign, IL. The second CD Must Be Dreamin’ received national airplay and spent 14 weeks on The Roots Music Report Folk Top 40 chart in the summer of 2004. 2008’s LIVE: Under The Covers and 2010’s Dancing Through Time received critical praise and airplay all over the United States and some international airplay.

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