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

Joshua Jacobs returns to the studio to talk parenting, marriage, technology, podcasting, and life.

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Matt talks holiday happenings, the Red Zone Channel, compares Donald Trump and Howard Stern, and recaps the weird downfall of Park Geun-hye.

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Matt O'Daniels joins to talk the 2016-17 College Football Playoffs and bowl season. The discussion also discusses podcasting, Donald Trump and the South, and life.

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Tim Castano joins the 'cast to talk NFL Week 14, the New York Giants big win over Dallas, the purported decline of Eli Manning, the NBA, and more.

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Matt comes to grips with the coming Donald Trump presidency, talks how it all ties to Back to the Future II, and discusses DirecTV Now, Netflix Downloads, television recommendations, and more.

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Alecko Eskandarian is an American former soccer player of Armenian descent, who last played for Major League Soccer team Los Angeles Galaxy. He currently is the assistant coach for New York Cosmos.  Matt and Alecko talk about Alecko's upbringing in Northern New Jersey, his career, playing with David Beckham, his dad and the Cosmos of the late 1970s and early 1980s, the World Cup and much more.

This episode was originally published on June 28, 2014.

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Joshua Jacobs is an outreach professional in the non-profit sector.  Josh joins Matt in-studio to discuss the aftermath of the Presidential Election, life, society, and getting-by in the world.

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Dan Pelic is a musician who has played in such bands as BoySetsFire, Chambers, Maverick, and more.  Matt and Dan played in bands together in their formative years.  The discussion touches on music, philosophy, life, and much more.

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Michael Days is the Editor of the Philadelphia Daily News and author of Obama's Legacy: What He Accomplished as President.


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Tim Castano joins Matt to talk about the National Football League at the halfway point and how their preseason wins over/unders are shaking out. Then, Matthew O'Daniels jumps on (56:42) to talk about NCAAF/College Football. 

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Matt talks politics, sports, technology, entertainment and the feeling of how they are all uneasily connected right now.  He also discusses the new Amazon Echo Dot, the iPhone 7, streaming music services, and more.

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Tim Castano joins to discuss the New York Giants three-game losing skid, NFL surprises, and the Presidential Town Hall Debate.

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Matt talks pornography, marriage, and the freedom of 24-hour gyms.

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Matt talks about a former band member who just passed away, his own music evolution, Blink 182, and how nerve-wracking it must be to play arenas.

Music: Stillhaven - "Strings from Below"

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Matthew McQueeny and Tim Castano discuss NFL Week 3, the New York Giants loss to the Washington Redskins, early surprises, Jose Fernandez, and more.

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Matt talks about his first time using Uber, the iPhone 7, iOS10, and the idea that perhaps technology's transformative figures are rock stars after all.

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Matt is joined by Matthew O'Daniels (1:35) to talk college football and Lamar Jackson before Tim Castano (30:10) pops on to discuss the New York Giants and the NFL.

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Matt McQueeny and Tim Castano preview the NFL season and prognosticate on the win totals for all the teams, particularly whether each team will be over or under the win totals set out by the betting sports books.

Our Picks: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1MFY83hygmoB-eW6xONeUI6mZzjnNIXh-v_Yo6FtkBCc/edit?usp=sharing 

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A winner of multiple national writing awards, Nunyo Demasio has been a beat reporter and feature writer for some of the nation's premier magazines and newspapers. He began writing full time at the New York Daily News in the mid-1990s, and has worked for Sports Illustrated, ESPN: The Magazine, the New York Times, the Washington Post and the Seattle Times.

His first book, "Parcells: A Football Life," was released in 2014.

Interview/discussion with Nunyo begins at 13:00.

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Matt talks Labor Day, The University of Hawaii football team's travel schedule, car buying, the 2016 Toyota Prius, Sirius XM subscriptions, Black Mass, and more.

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Matt O'Daniels enters the mix to talk about the upcoming college football season and what it's like to go to broadcasting school.

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Matt talks about the risk/reward of skateboarding, autonomous vehicles, the constant anxiety of parenting, and more!

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Just returned from vacation, Matt talks about the perils of home ownership, the boost from getting home, Dick Enberg, the New York Mets, Free Spirits 30 for 30, Fantastic Lies 30 for 30, Stranger Things, true crime, and All or Nothing.

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Andrew Bucholtz is a writer for Yahoo Sports Canada, Awful Announcing, and the AP Party.  Matt and Andrew talk Bill Simmons, Colin Cowherd, the state of sports media, and more.  

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Matt talks about the secret promise of August, football, and the retirement of Alex Rodriguez.

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Fresh from the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, my dad James McQueeny comes on to talk all about the 2016 Presidential Election.  He has a long career in politics and has been to 13 conventions, starting in 1980.  McQueeny also hosts "NJ Now" on WWOR-TV My-9 at Noon on Sundays.

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JONATHAN ABRAMS is an award-winning journalist who has covered the NBA for ESPN’s Grantland, The New York Times and Los Angeles Times. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California.

Matt talks with Jonathan all about his book,"Boys Among Men: How the Prep-to-Pro Generation Redefined the NBA and Sparked a Basketball Revolution."

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Matt talks hot yoga, swimming, sleep, Bill Parcells, Connie Mack, and the absurdity of baseball managers wearing uniforms.

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Matt is joined by Greg Hrinya and Tim Castano in-studio to talk 2016 NBA Free Agency. Hrinya covers the Brooklyn Nets for Examiner.com and Castano is the President of a public-policy nonprofit.

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Patrick Newman and Chris Kerrigan join Matt in-studio.  Discussion includes World War 1, MH17, Gaza, beer, Anthony Cumia, and much more.

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Matt talks about attempts to go out more regularly with his toddler, Eddie Bird, and all the new things Apple announced at WWDC 2016.

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Matt closes the book on the 2016 NBA Finals, discusses how the Golden State Warriors drew down his sports bandwidth, talks the 2016 New York Mets, and much more.

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Matt is joined by wife Melany to talk about their shared history with the Good Wife, television routines of busy parents, and much more.

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Matt talks Louis CK, Horace and Pete, Blackbird, Rook and Pour Over Coffee, This Magic Moment, Thrice, Hotelier, and a crazy hot yoga story.

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Matt is joined by Greg Hrinya and Tim Castano to talk 2016 NBA Finals, following the Golden State Warrior's Game 4 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. The discussion hits on LeBron James' prime window, Stephen Curry's unique dominance, Kevin Love's future, and more.

Hrinya covers the Brooklyn Nets for Examiner.com and Castano is the President of a public-policy nonprofit who once filled in for David Stern during an NBA Draft dress rehearsal.


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Greg Hrinya covers the Brooklyn Nets and the NBA for Examiner.com.  He joins the show to talk about the Golden State Warriors-Oklahoma City Thunder Western Conference Finals Game 7 and to preview the NBA Finals.

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Matt talks Apple Music, Google Play Music, student discounts, Google I/O 2016, Google Home vs. Amazon Echo, VR, Bots, and more!

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Tim Castano joins the podcast to talk NBA Conference Championships, the NBA Playoffs so far, and the rise and fall of certain players in this postseason.

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Matt talks Groupon, Hot Yoga, Amazon Video's new standalone option, Catastrophe, While We're Young, Entourage, the People vs. O.J. Simpson, Apple's earnings, and Apple Watch.

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Celeste Zazzali joins the show for the second time to bravely and honestly discuss her struggles with infertility.  This episode includes subjects and content for mature audiences only.  

Celeste is an elementary music teacher, musician, and runner of many marathons.

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‎Stan Patiro is a Professional Exercise Specialist and Cardiac Rehab Specialist.  Matt and Stan talk exercise, nutrition, hunting, and the psychology of it all.

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Matt is joined by Greg Hrinya and Tim Castano in-studio to talk about Villanova's National Championship, overseas travel, and a whole lot of NBA talk.

Hrinya covers the Brooklyn Nets for Examiner.com and Castano is the President of a public-policy nonprofit, and Villanova graduate.  

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Matt is joined by Matthew O'Daniels to discuss the Mike and the Mad Dog reunion, the NCAA Final Four, and the Major League Baseball season ahead.

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Matt talks about the recent uninspiring Apple event and product line, Twitter's 10th Anniversary, and the current melancholy of LeBron James.

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Matt compares Presidential candidates to vehicles and discusses the new mobile app from Quartz, the Amazon Echo Dot, Northern New Jersey's heyday in 2003, and the new New York Mets player Neil Walker.

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Matt O'Daniels joins the show for the third annual Mix-Minus NCAA Tournament/March Madness breakdown.

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Matt talks Stephen Curry's amazing week, why we need to accept his greatness, the importance of taking calculated risks as you get older, Domino's Pizza, Django Unchained, and more!

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Richard Muti has more than 100 publishing credits, mostly having to do with public policy, law, politics and government. He spent 19 years as a successful trial prosecutor and has also taught writing, American government and politics, criminal justice, and history at three New Jersey universities. He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Harvard Business School, and Rutgers Law School, as well as a former Navy pilot and former mayor of Ramsey, New Jersey, his hometown.

Muti's latest book "Cent' Anni : The Sinatra Legend at 100" (published by North Jersey Media Group Books) is a fast-paced, one-volume study of Frank Sinatra, the most fascinating entertainer of the 20th century.

You can purchase the book at shoptherecord.com/sinatrabook 

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Matt and Tim are in-studio to talk about the NBA season at the All-Star Break.  Topics include a comparison of 2016 Oscar Best Picture Nominees to current teams, whether the league is in a lull, the difficulty of watching the NBA when your rooting interest is bad, and trades we would like to see. 

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Tim Castano and Jayme Alfano Mulhern join the show for the second year to talk Oscars 2016/88th Academy Awards, including nominees for Best Picture, Director, Actor/Actress in a Leading Role, Actor/Actress in a Supporting Role, and more.

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Matt talks Chipotle, Super Bowl 50, Peyton Manning, Cam Newton-LeBron James comparisons, LinkNYC, and Apple Music Memos. 

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Matt talks Brooklyn Nets, synthetic marijuana, the parity of Pro Sports, Mommy and Me classes, the Revenant, College Football Playoffs, The Race to the Presidency, New Years Eve, Catastrophe, David Spade, and Matt's five-year wedding anniversary.

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Greg Hrinya covers the Brooklyn Nets as a credentialed media member for Examiner.com, and is the author of "The 5-Year Plan: The Nets' Tumultuous Journey from New Jersey to Brooklyn."

Matt and Greg talk about the firing of Lionel Hollins and "reassignment" of Billy King, and the morass that is the Brooklyn Nets future.

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