Mix-Minus with Matthew McQueeny
technology, media, sports, current events, and all things interesting.

Matt talks with Randy Chieco about his upbringing, family, and their shared experience of playing in bands.

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Matt talks to brother Tom McQueeny, who just returned from a semester abroad in Germany. We cover living in Berlin, drinking stories, how Tom's generation consumes content, and his own attempt at a comedic news source, @dairymcqueen on twitter.

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Matt continues his discussion with Chris Kerrigan about gun control vs. gun rights, the NSA, Healthcare, and season 6 of Sons of Anarchy.

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Matt talks to old friend Chris Kerrigan about being an Emergency Medical Technician, working the overnight shift, grandparents with alzheimer's, guns, and sports.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:57pm EDT

This is three-part harmony as Matt goes free-form spoken word before talking with Jim McQueeny about podcasts, and then Mary Amoroso and Melany McQueeny about Sam's Club, snow, reading habits, and Matt's faulty memory.

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Matt talks with Randy Chieco and Marq Romero about the Walking Dead's season 4 explosive midseason finale.

Direct download: Mix-Minus_024_Walking_Dead_Midseason_4.mp3
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Matt talks to Don Opatrny about family business and the psychology behind it all.  Anyone who heard Episode 4 with my mom, Mary Amoroso, knows that she was adopted.  Don happens to be one of my "found" uncles (in-law), after my mom was reunited with her biological family. Don is an experienced family business consultant as well as a licensed marriage and family therapist.  

Read more about Don Opatrny >>

Direct download: Mix-Minus_023_Don_Opatrny.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

Matt talks to Dom Santoli, former Bergen Catholic High School classmate, about the inspiring story of his son, Nico.  Nico was diagnosed in 2012 with unilateral retinoblastoma, a rare childhood cancer of the eyes.  Dom emotionally recounts the trying last year, as the family fought back against the cancer and created the #ForNico campaign, which brought awareness to the disease, and created success on social media, in fundraising, and in celebrity endorsements.

Direct download: Mix-Minus_021_Dom_Santoli_ForNico.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:23pm EDT

Ed Valentine of Big Blue View (BigBlueView.com) joins the podcast to talk New York Giants, their season to date, the upcoming matchup with the Dallas Cowboys, and how he was able to turn running an online platform about the team into his day job.

Direct download: Mix-Minus_020_Ed_Valentine_NYGiants.mp3
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John Holl joins the podcast to talk craft beer, food, and media! A journalist since 1996, John has worked as a reporter for the New York Times, the Newark Star-Ledger and the Indianapolis Star. In 2007 he dedicated his efforts to the full-time pursuit of covering the ever-growing American craft beer scene.  Currently, John is the editor of All About Beer Magazine, and host of The Beer Briefing on iHeart Radio. He is a regular contributor to Beverage World Magazine, Craftbeer.com and TAPS. He is also the author of several books, including The American Craft Beer Cookbook (Storey Publishing, August 2013), Massachusetts Breweries (Stackpole Books 2012), and Indiana Breweries (Stackpole Books 2011).

John's Books:

The American Craft Beer Cookbook (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1612120903/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=1612120903&linkCode=as2&tag=mcqu0a-20)

Massachusetts Breweries (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0811710521/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0811710521&linkCode=as2&tag=mcqu0a-20)

Indiana Breweries (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0811706613/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0811706613&linkCode=as2&tag=mcqu0a-20)

See more about John at JohnHoll.com.

Direct download: Mix-Minus_019_John_Holl_Craft_Beer.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:30am EDT

The future of Healthcare: the New "Heal"?  Matt talks with Jim about the problems with healthcare.gov and what healthcare and wellness will mean to the future, both for our individual health and for the economy, entrepreneurship, and jobs.

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:59am EDT

Jane Gagliardo, Sherry Blackman, and Patrick Reilly join Melany and Matt for a longform discussion on their riveting book, "Call to Witness: One woman’s battle with disability, discrimination and a pharmaceutical powerhouse." 

Get Call to Witness on Amazon!

Jane Gagliardo was a throwaway employee, fired after working nearly a decade for this leading vaccine maker when her disability surfaced. Fearless and impassioned, her story will leave readers empowered to stand up for themselves, even if it means standing alone. This 2002 landmark case changed the law and challenges the way corporations do business today. This riveting dramatic account sheds fascinating insight into the world of vaccine production, both past and present, that will have every reader searching through their immunization record—this corporation literally runs in the veins of millions of Americans.  

A portion of the proceeds from the book go to Multiple Sclerosis research.

Direct download: Mix-Minus_017_Call_to_Witnesst.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:51pm EDT

Matt talks to old friend Andrew Pangert about video gaming after the release of the newest "Call of Duty" game and "MexiCoke", the special mexican variety of Coca-Cola (get your mind out of the gutter!).  Andrew has been an intense gamer from the time he was a youngster and gives perspective on the subject.  The episode closes with a passionate conversation about podcasting and media.

Direct download: Mix-Minus_016_Andrew_Pangert.mp3
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Matt McQueeny and wife Melany McQueeny talk about Netflix's Orange is the New Black and the movie Gravity.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:55pm EDT

Matt talks to Al Iannazzone about this year's New York Knicks and Al's career in sports journalism and beat writing.  

Al Iannazzone joined Newsday in January 2012 as the Knicks’ beat writer, after covering the NBA for 11 years for The Record. Al covered the Knicks and Nets in that time, and also reported on the U.S. Open tennis tournament and other major sporting events. Al appeared regularly on the YES Network’s Nets pregame show from 2005-2011. 

Al's Newsday Archive: http://www.newsday.com/sports/columnists/al-iannazzone

Find Al on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Al_Iannazzone

Direct download: Mix-Minus_014_Al_Iannazzone.mp3
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A longform discussion on the newspapers and magazines Matt and Jim read, leading to a deep dive on the Economist.

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Matt talks to old friend Mike Trudell, the in-house beat reporter for the Los Angeles Lakers, as well as the Time Warner Cable SportsNet and local ESPN affiliate sideline reporter for Laker games.  Awesome discussion on coming of age in new media in professional sports.

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Matt previews the 2013-2014 Brooklyn Nets season with John Schuhmann of NBA.COM.

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:37pm EDT

Joseph Lin is a photographer from New York City. He comes on to talk about taking pictures, working at hedge funds, and traveling to all corners of the world at the drop of the hat for a good story.

You can see his work at http://jlinphotography.com/

Direct download: Mix-Minus_010_Joseph_Lin.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:41pm EDT

Kevin Pelton works for ESPN Insider, covering the National Basketball Association (NBA).  A Seattle native, he previously covered the Seattle Supersonics and Seattle Storm, as well as the NBA for a host of outlets.  Kevin also does a weekly podcast with his brother Tristan, called "The Fabulous Peltoncast."  In the pod, we talk about Kevin's career, serendipity, the NBA, the Brooklyn Nets, and more.

Kevin Pelton on ESPN Insider: http://search.espn.go.com/kevin-pelton/

The Fabulous Peltoncast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/fabulous-peltoncast-seattle/id711263925

Direct download: Mix-Minus_008_Kevin_Pelton.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:56pm EDT

Matt sat down to talk with Marq Romero about Google Glass.  Marq was one of the 8,000 people chosen in the U.S. to be a Google Glass Beta Tester, a group who can use the device before it is released to the public in 2014.  Marq also allowed Matt to use them for a weekend.

Direct download: Mix-Minus_007_Google_Glass.mp3
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Matthew McQueeny talks streaming television in this quick. solo podcast.  Topics include hardware and software, Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Netflix, and fingers-crossed predictions for the future of TV.

Direct download: Mix-Minus_006_streaming_television.mp3
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A discussion with Matt's mom, Mary Amoroso, on being adopted, reuniting with biological family and what it has meant to her life.  Mary Amoroso was a syndicated columnist, "The Pressured Parent," for The Record of New Jersey, as well as a television host for Comcast's CN8.  She has a varied history in media, something she says she went into so that she could put herself in a position "to be found."  Mary keeps a blog at http://maryamoroso.blogspot.com/.

Direct download: Mix-Minus_004_adoption_mom.mp3
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Matt talks with wife Melany about internet dating and the beginnings of their relationship.

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Matt McQueeny talks with Frank Alvarez, a software developer, and Marq Romero, design and creative guy, about iOS7, Google conspiracies, and the iPhone 5S' fingerprint technology 

Direct download: Mix-Minus_002_iOS7.mp3
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Mix-Minus podcasts sets its mission.  Episode 1 gives background on Matt and what he hopes to accomplish on the 'cast.

Direct download: ep1.mp3
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