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Episode 156 – Barbara Lee – Sextegrity

Barbara Lee (@BarbaraLeeAuth on twitter) joins host Craig Price to discuss sextegrity. Talking sex isn’t something Craig jumps at the chance to do. Spirituality? Definitely not in Craig’s wheelhouse. But the chance to talk to Barbara Lee, the Sex Minister, about her new book Sacred Sex, it was too good to pass up. The two discuss the difference between marital ethics and sexual ethics, how pornography is creating issues in society, objectifying women. how active senior citizens are thanks to modern medicine and most importantly they talk how sex is healthy and not shameful.

You can learn more about sextegrity and Barbara Lee at www.thesexminister.com or her main site www.barbaraleeauthor.com

APP BONUS: You can read Sacred Sex in its entirety via the podcast app.

Between sex as sin and sex as sport is an embrace of sexuality as a good gift. Between the teachings of “just say no” and “whatever turns you on” is a platform where we are free to love our bodies, relish sex, and marvel in this sacred gift. There can be a fine line between sex that harms and sex that heals. How will we make wise decisions about how we will and will not express our sexuality? This book advocates for the development of a Sexual Ethic that takes seriously the desires, needs and pains of our bodies. Living by a Sexual Ethic frees us to love our bodies and to celebrate the gift of sexual intimacy. A Sexual Ethic begins by recognizing that people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are sexual beings who have the innate right to experience a full and satisfying sex life. This book also discusses the movement of masculine and feminine energy in our sexual encounters. Finally, it addresses the damage caused by the separation of body and spirit in the objectification of human beings that is the mainstay of the sex industry.

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Episode 152 – Brett Judd – Entrepreneurial Relationships

Brett Judd (@BrettMJudd on Twitter) joins host Craig Price to discuss entrepreneurial relationships. What are entrepreneurial relationships? When a someone loves someone and they wish to commit to one another, they create an LLC…no wait. That’s not what we’re talking about at all. We’re talking about spouses working together to run a business. Relationships and businesses are tough enough on their own but when you combine the two, that opens a whole new mess of problems. Brett and Craig discuss compartmentalizing, not treating your relationship like a business and dealing with the stress of it all.

Brett and his wife Gina have their own podcast dealing with families and their businesses at http://www.fortunesandfamilies.com/ and you can learn more about Brett at his aptly named website http://www.brettmjuddmsw.com/ 

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Episode 131 – Maria Matarelli – Workaholism

Maria Matarelli (@MariaMatarelli on twitter) returns to talk workaholism with host Craig Price. Craig’s hesitation to participate in the new martyrdom of “being busy” is explored as Maria defines hard work vs. workaholism. The two talk about how working too long, too often can destroy relationships, cause health problems and in some extreme instances, increased income (we told you Craig isn’t 100% on board).  They show that working smarter is always preferred over working harder. Maria’s book “Workaholic? A 12-Step Guide to Having a Life and Getting Things Done” is a great start on the road to recovery. Consider this podcast an intervention for those who just can’t relax and must fill their lives with work.

Learn more about Maria at http://mariamatarelli.com and order the book at http://workaholicbook.com 

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Episode 130 – Madam Becky Adams – Brothels

Madam Becky Adams (@MadamBeckyAdams on twitter) talks to host Craig Price about customer servicing and brothels. Contrary to popular belief, Craig has no idea about brothels or prostitution but he certainly learns a bunch of new things thanks to Madam Becky and her business concepts of customer servicing. While most of us are not running underground criminal syndicates, we can still learn some legal customer service techniques like overcoming customers fears. getting customers to commit to action (hey now, keep it clean!), how customer service starts well before the sale and finding the right employees who are committed to the best service (Not what you think, you dirty bird! – Okay it is what you think.) Unintended double entendres abound in this lively discussion but thankfully it’s a podcast so you can’t see Craig shift uncomfortably in his chair. Madam Becky has gone legit and now is teaching  ‘The Art of Seductive Customer Servicing’ at http://www.seductivecustomerservicing.co.uk/

App Bonus: You can get Madam Becky’s entire book “Madam: Prostitutes, Punters and Puppets”  for free in two formats! Her outrageous story is a witty and thought provoking tale of betrayal, friendship, love and loyalty. From saucy scandals and soft toys, to raids, robberies and ‘fancy fetishes’ all accompanied by a nice cup of tea and a ginger nut biscuit. The truth really is stranger than fiction.

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Episode 128 – 2014 Summer Movie Preview – Part 1

Alan Cerny (@nordlingAICN on twitter) is here for a 2014 Summer Movie Preview with host Craig Price! It’s that time of year again. Swimming pools and movie stars. No, not a Beverly Hillbillies sequel (which we expect at any time) – it’s SUMMER! Which means it’s time for Craig and Alan to sit down and figure out what movies they are looking forward to seeing, which ones they are not expecting much from and which ones do they know little about. This time though, the two talk so much and have such a good time, the podcast has to be split into two episodes! Thankfully, they cover the movies chronologically so they have you covered from now until the end of June.

The two talk about (click for Alan’s review):

Maleficent
A Million Ways to Die in the West
Edge of Tomorrow
22 Jump Street
How to Train Your Dragon 2
Jersey Boys
Transformers 4: Age of Extinction
Snow Piercer

As well as discuss how good a director Clint Eastwood is, how bad a director Michael Bay is, how Seth MacFarlane can’t compete with Mel Brooks (who can?) and how young can Tom Cruise keep looking??

As always, you can catch reviews Alan writes under the pseudonym Nordling on http://www.aintitcoolnews.com – We’ll link his reviews to the movies as they come out!

Look for Part 2 on July 1st when we close out the rest of the summer’s movies

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Episode 127 – Barbara Dolan – Roller Derby

Barbara Dolan (@Derby_Lite on twitter) invites host Craig Price into her home to discuss roller derby. While in Chicago (birthplace of roller derby) this past spring, Craig couldn’t pass up a chance to sit down with the Queen B herself, Barbara Dolan to discuss the history of roller derby. They talk about the rules, what the positions are called and how Barbara has taken some of the fundamentals of roller derby and incorporated them into her fitness company Derby Lite where women of all ages practice the skills and drills of the sport of roller derby. While Craig remembers watching bits of roller derby on Saturday afternoons in the 70s and 80s, a resurgence in the past decade has really elevated to sport into not only a safer sport but something people can readily participate in. The two even figure out a cool derby name for Craig. 

At Derby Lite their Certified Instructors lead high energy Fitness Skating exercise classes for Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced skaters where ladies become healthier humans – physically and emotionally – as they learn to skate with a roller derby edge, no impact or competition. Each workout includes off-skates dynamic warm-ups, on-skates skills and drills, upper-body strength exercises and cool-down stretching. It’s a balanced, whole-body workout that’s never boring, shows progress week after week, and brings you into a welcoming community of women like no other. It’s fun, fitness and friends. But mostly fun.

Go to http://DerbyLite.net to learn how you can get involved in a city near you!

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Episode 118 – Nancy Hartwell – Human Trafficking

Nancy Hartwell joins host Craig Price to discuss the horrors of human trafficking. Craig puts aside his goofiness to talk about a serious subject that many may not know is still going on. The two discuss what kinds of women are targeted, how they are coerced into bad situations and what it is like living the life of a sex slave. 
Nancy has gathered storied from over four decades of research and combined them into The Human Trafficking Series, a true-based fictional series of books that take an inside look at what victims of human trafficking really live through. Presented in a matter-of-fact, restrained tone, they describe the daily horrors of enslavement and how the people who find themselves in this unthinkable situation try to cope. 
You can learn more about Nancy and her works at http://www.NancyHartwell.com and her books are currently available on Amazon.com.

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Episode 114 – Colleen McCarty – Mounting the Whale

Colleen McCarty (@Colleen_McCarty on twitter) calls in to discuss her novel “Mounting the Whale” with host Craig Price. Writing any kind of book is no easy feat. But writing a novel? That’s a whole other level of commitment and talent! Colleen and Craig talk about plotting out a novel, how sharing character traits on family members can lead to some awkward conversations and that the “Mounting” in the title is not what you think (you dirty minded people!!). 
From the back cover:
The self-made and affluent Pierce family is hurled into a seamy kidnapping plot when they receive a text message from Janine—the most troubled of all the Pierce children.
Cartel got me, tell mom
The siblings, drowning in their own problems, are forced to focus on the task at hand: a half-cocked rescue mission that involves a borrowed yacht, a favor from a notorious drug kingpin, and a shocking reunion none of them expected.
When the family decides to sneak into Mexico, mother Cybil is forced to deal with a rival CEO whom she’s developed feelings for in secret. Her only son, Tom, is willing to risk bodily harm to save Janine while his other sisters, Carlyle and Valerie, suspect that the kidnapping is less than legitimate.
The long sea voyage tests the limits of the family’s already frail bonds. Dark secrets of infertility, drugs, gambling and extreme taxidermy begin to float to the surface. But nothing compares to what they begin to learn about their missing sister. 
If they’re going to make it out alive, they must realize that they are fighting the same battles and facing life’s greatest challenges: love, loneliness, and the struggle to find a place in the world.
Amidst all the chaos, the Pierce family is brought face-to-face with the ugliness of Janine’s addictions, the truth about their mother’s fortune and the most terrifying question of all: Can you really save someone who doesn’t want to be saved?  
“Mounting the Whale” is available at Amazon on Dec 5th and if you want to learn more about Colleen, go to her self-named blog site http://colleen-mccarty.com/
It’s the last podcast of 2013. Thank you to everyone who listens and shares the show! See you in 2014!!

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Episode 112 – Elsie Escobar – Podcasting

Elsie Escobar (@yogeek on twitter) joins host Craig Price on location to talk about podcasting.  Recorded live on location in beautifully crisp Pittsburgh, this episode gets pretty meta and special bonus points for anyone who counts how often the word podcast is used! Podcasting seems to be getting larger and larger each year. Getting into podcasting is fairly easy, but getting one out on a consistent basis and growing an audience? Totally different story. Elsie and Craig talk about engaging your audience to grow listenership, some of the trends that Elsie sees as the Social Media Community Manager for Libsyn, the largest podcast host provider out there and how gravity can effect microphones. The also discuss what topics are on the rise and how podcasting can elevate your business. 
Elsie has her own podcast award-nominated podcast called “Elsie’s Yoga Class” at http://www.elsiesyogakula.com as well as her latest podcast she does for Libsyn called The Feed. Full disclosure: While the podcast media is hosted on Libsyn servers and even though Craig is a paying customer of said Libsyn – this is not an advertisement nor a sponsored episode. 
It’s a podcast for podcasters from the biggest name in podcasting. Yeah…I’ll stop using the word podcast now. Podcast!

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Episode 110 – Dr. Craig Wiener – ADHD

Dr. Craig Wiener joins host Craig Price to discuss how to treat ADHD without medication. Treating attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder can be tough, especially if your not sure what the best way to treat it actually is. Many doctors just prescribe medication but that often become ineffective over time.
Dr. Wiener shows in his book “Parenting Children with ADHD”  how parents can promote cooperation by phrasing their requests in specific ways, reduce pressure on their child, and acknowledge the child’s preference as a way to make cooperation a more attractive choice to him or her. Parents learn to resolve problems related to messiness, inappropriate silliness and intrusiveness, chores and helping family members, coordinating schedules, sneaking and stealing, noise and yelling, and overreacting. Now all this parent talk makes Craig uncomfortable but the two Craig’s hash out how to address issues without resorting to violence (you can tell Craig has no kids by that statement alone) what’s the difference between a child with ADHD and just a troublemaking kid and why ADHD seems to be getting more widespread each year.
Craig Wiener can be found at http://www.craigwiener.com and his book “Parenting Children with ADHD: A No-Nonsense Guide for Nurturing Self-Reliance and Cooperation” can be found at Amazon.com

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