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

Matt O'Daniels joins to discuss the New York Mets and their path to the World Series, the best potential American League opponent, and the weekend in College Football.

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Matt O'Daniels joins the show to talk Steve Sarkisian and USC, College Football, and the MLB Playoffs.

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Matt is joined by MattOD to talk college football through four games and the Major League Baseball playoffs.

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Matt talks marriage, alone time, and the new products that were announced by Google.

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Matt talks Fear the Walking Dead, the Volkswagon scandal, passing the car buy/sell rubicon, The Washington Post app, Amazon Prime's video app download option, and Colin Cowherd's new show on Fox Sports.

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Matt talks New York Mets and the upcoming MLB Playoffs, The Los Angeles Dodgers, the New York Giants, Grimes, and the innovative Brownscast.

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Matthew DuBois just finished the Wasatch Front 100 Mile Endurance Run. Matt talks about what it's like to run 100 miles straight, training for the event, and maintaining some semblance of family and work life.

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Dan Morris, who works at MTV Networks, joins Matt to talk about Apple's September 9th event, which announced the iPhone 6s, iPad Pro, and the new Apple TV.

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Matt talks about the end of summer, a Labor Day weekend family trip to Harrisburg, PA, minor league baseball, Cutter Dykstra, and the Matt Harvey situation.

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Matt talks about Domino's Pizza, Apple Watch bands, Siri Proactive, and Parsis, before being joined by his wife Melany (at 39:35) for a candid spousal discussion of the Ashley Madison hack.

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Matt talks about a successful vacation, his second with the baby in tow, Double Down, Top 5, Daredevil, JustWatch, Cape May Brewing Company, and the dynamics of finding your niche. 

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Matt O'Daniels joins the show to break down the major storylines for the 2015 College Football season.

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Vince McKee is a growing force in the sports literary world. His first four books "Hero, Cleveland's Finest, Jacobs Field, " and "The Cleveland Cavaliers: A History of the Wine & Gold, " all helped to build his credibility as a top-notch chronicler of the impact of Ohio sports. Vince is also the MMA correspondent for InscriberMag: Digital Magazine.

Find Vince McKee on Twitter: @VinceTheAuthor

Check out Vince Mckee's books on Amazon: http://amzn.to/1DlH59x

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Matt talks about August, the Apple Watch, an iOS9 Beta disaster, and the psychology of time.

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Matt talks about summer colds, Siri Faux Pas, iOS 9 Beta, Ex Machina, and the promise and pitfalls of truly humanoid robots.

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Greg Hrinya has covered the Brooklyn Nets for the past five years for Examiner.com. His just-released book is titled "Five Year Plan: The Nets' Tumultuous Journey From New Jersey to Brooklyn."

The 5-Year Plan: The Nets' Tumultuous Journey from New Jersey to Brooklyn

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Matt talks his first extended vacation with a baby, Jurassic World, The New York Mets, Apple Music, and another thing that the Apple Watch needs to do.

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Dan Morris, who works at MTV Networks, joins Matt to talk about all of the interesting things announced at Apple's World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC).  The two also discuss their shared experiences as Apple Watch early adopters. 

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Caseen Gaines is an author, director, educator, and popular culture historian. His third book, We Don't Need Roads: The Making of the Back to the Future Trilogy, hits the streets Tuesday, June 23rd and was published in 2015 to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the popular film franchise through Plume (Penguin Random House).

We Don't Need Roads: The Making of the Back to the Future Trilogy

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Matt is joined by Tim Castano to talk about the NBA Finals, summer movies, and Interstellar.  

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Matt answers "When is Father's Day?" and talks boxer shorts, Apple Watch shipping, FC Barcelona, Lionel Messi, soccer in America, the Triple Crown, the Cleveland Cavaliers and why they should trade Kyrie Irving for Carmelo Anthony.

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Matt discusses Fish in the Dark on Broadway, Mike Tannenbaum's intense connection to the NBA Finals, Google I/O, Android, Spotify, and streaming music.

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Tim Castano comes on the show to talk NBA Playoffs, the 1996 NBA Draft, the time that he was a stand-in for David Stern, and the ways the playoffs could be made better. 

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Matt talks about going to his little brother's college graduation, his baby's first extended outing, Amazon Fire TV's new private listening, Grantland's Orlando Magic oral history, and nights in Allentown, Pennsylvania.  

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Matt talks NBA Conference Finals, Los Angeles Clippers, Hack-a-player, Houston Rockets, Golden State Warriors, Cleveland Cavaliers, Atlanta Hawks, and a little New York Mets baseball.  

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Matt talks Mother's Day, Fish in the Dark, Pacquiao Mayweather, NBA Playoffs, the New York Mets, and more.

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Matt talks Nets-Hawks, NBA, New York Mets, Mount Tambora, Fracking, Climate Change, A Most Violent Year, Diet Pepsi, McDonald's, and Crumbs!

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Matt talks warm weather, Peloton Bikes, how April is the best month of the year, the New York Mets' hot start, the Brooklyn Nets and the NBA Playoffs.

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Sean Pena is a lawyer and social commentator.  Discussion hits on Apple vs. Android, Apple Watch, parenting, Walter Scott, Rolling Stone's University of Virginia rape story, Milton Bradley, and more.

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Matt McQueeny is joined in-studio by old friends Andrew Pangert and Matthew O'Daniels.  Topics include the Germanwings crash, how people convey themselves on social media, "window-dressing" honesty, robots,  Inherent Vice, baseball, UBER, and one man's experience with psilocybin.

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Matt's brother Tom McQueeny joins the show to talk about podcasts, apps, Sirius XM's new app, Tesla, driverless cars, Walking Dead, and more.

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Andrew Bucholtz is a writer for Yahoo! Canada Sports and the sports media blog Awful Announcing. Last year he did a multi-part story on the career of Bill Simmons.

Matt and Andrew discuss Bill Simmons' telling interview with the tech news site Re/code and where things stand between Simmons and ESPN in this the last year of his contract.


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

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Matt talks about the Apple Watch, HBO Now, CBS All Access, the iPad Air 2, dealing with non-tech savvy relatives, and Pocket Casts' new android app. 

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Matt talks all about the experiences on a business trip to Atlantic City, the uselessless of a business center in a casino, the excitement of changing things up and getting away, Google vs. Apple, and a few experiences of recent synchronicity.

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Matt talks coffee, Russell Westbrook, Citizenfour, Net Neutrality, the Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 Edge, and HTC One M9.  He also goes into where smartphones could go next - a Phabrid? - and what cellular companies could do to better service customers who want the latest and greatest in technology.

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Matt talks about the bi-annual anxiety of the dentist checkup, why we continue to stock up for every storm, Artie Lange and his new podcast, Stephon Marbury, Kevin Garnett, Nightcrawler, how to choose the best streaming movie/tv service, Google's new iPad apps for Inbox and Google Music, Apple's foray into car manufacturing, Better Call Saul, and Psilocyban.

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Tim Castano and Jayme Alfano Mulhern join the show to talks Oscars 2015/87th Academy Awards, including nominees for Best Picture, Actor/Actress in a Leading Role, Actor/Actress in a Supporting Role, and more.

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Matt goes solo to talk about a night in New York City to see John Oliver standup, the ridiculousness of driving into the city, french press coffee, liquid's role in starting fights, Microsoft 10, Box.net, movie piracy, Bill Burr, StartUp, Chipotle going vegan, and more.

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Kevin Pelton is a NBA analyst for ESPN Insider and a Seattle native and sports fan.  For the second year in a row, we preview the Seattle Seahawks in the superbowl, and then run through the NBA at the halfway point. 

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Matt talks about the fire at the Avalon apartment complex in Edgewater, NJ.  The discussion jumps off to include a personal history of the area (it is where he lived for a time and where he proposed to his wife), the area's importance in the Revolutionary War, the Palisades Amusement Park, the movies Cop Land and Big, and much more.

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Matt talks about getting new tires after a few driving scares in bad conditions, slipping on ice while walking and thinking about Natasha Richardson, and doing yoga with one of his hardcore music heroes, Ray "Raghunath" Cappo.

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Ben Wetzel is a lawyer and voracious reader.  Matt and Ben talk reddit, technology, reading, television, current events, marriage, and more.

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Luke Mullins is a Senior writer at Washingtonian who penned a fascinating behind-the-scenes longform article on the decline of NBC's Meet the Press, and how its now former host David Gregory lost his job.  

Find Luke on Twitter at @lmullinsdc.

WashingtonianHow David Gregory Lost His Job

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Crazy family stories, starring my uncles.  

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Talking with Matt O'Daniels in Part 2 about the College Football Playoffs, which feature Florida State against Oregon and Alabama against Ohio State.  We also finish going over the rest of the bowls from December 31st and on.

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Matt talks early thoughts on parenthood, a broken Amazon Fire TV Stick, how his mom's hoarding tendencies came to bear fruit, and the historical and now psychological standing of hoarding.

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Matt O'Daniels joins the show for the first of a two-part special preview on the college football bowls between December 20th, 2014 and December 30th, 2014.

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Jon Kruzel joins the show to talk about Germany, the death of Radio Shack, jobs you have growing up, a job he had working for New York Yankees players and their families, and much more.  Jon is currently an elementary music teacher.

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Jim Engles is the head coach of NJIT (New Jersey Institute of Technology).  We talk about the monumental win against Michigan in Ann Arbor, dealing with the media attention, why NJIT is the only NCAA DI Basketball team without a conference, his career, Tim Capstraw, and more.

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Adam Alson joins Matt to talk about the Foo Fighters, their "Sonic Highways" HBO series and album, and their history.  Discussion also touches on Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, and what Matt and Adam are listening to these days.

Adam, based in LA and NYC, is the founder of Double Vision Brands, consulting for athletes, entertainers, brands and startups.

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Matt talks about Black Friday before diving into a discussion of the current crop of streaming television devices, like Apple TV, Google's Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, and Roku.

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In-studio Thansgiving memories with Matthew McQueeny, Melany McQueeny, James McQueeny (Dad), and Mary Amoroso (Mom).

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Charles Morris is the Senior Editor of Charged, the magazine of electric vehicles, and an author of six books.  His most recent book is about the electric car company, Tesla Motors.

Tesla Motors: How Elon Musk and Company Made Electric Cars Cool, and Sparked the Next Tech Revolution - http://amzn.to/1ymIEfT

Charged: Electric Vehicles Magazine - http://chargedevs.com/

Charles Morris Website: http://www.teslamotorsbook.com/

 

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Matt talks about the interesting career of Glenn Beck and his current and lucrative media empire, TheBlaze.com. Matt is then joined by wife Melany to talk about the movie Gone Girl.

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Matt talks about the current state of streaming music and Google Music's new Songza addition.  He is then joined by Marq Romero (@wondermarq) to talk about Amazon Fire TV's new dongle and where we stand with streaming television.

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Dave McMenamin covers the NBA for ESPN. Dave will be on the beat of the Cleveland Cavaliers this season, after six years in Los Angeles covering the Lakers.  In this episode, Matt talks with Dave about his career, hosting an ESPN Sunday Conversation with Kobe Bryant, the art of interviewing, living in Los Angeles, moving to Cleveland, the Cavs, LeBron James, Kevin Love, Gilbert Arenas and much more.

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Matt talks about the new line of Apple iPads, experiences with the iPhone 6, and the great news for cord cutters from HBO and CBS.

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Andrew Bucholtz works at Yahoo! Canada Sports and runs its Canadian Football League blog, 55 Yard Line. Andrew also contributes to the sports media blog Awful Announcing, where he is doing a five-part series on the career of Bill Simmons, the Grantland founder and ESPN star pundit.

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Mike Descarfino works in sales/distribution at Barrier Brewing Company and is a co-founder of Mainstream Insurgence, an independent film company.

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Matt, a New York Mets fan, gives his personal reflections on Derek Jeter, his career, and how his retirement makes you think about 20 seasons and its interconnectedness with your own life.  Derek Jeter discussion starts at 14:00.

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Andrew Pangert makes his second appearance on the show, this time in-studio.  Discussion touches on music, sports, parenting, working out, fast food, September 11th, podcasts, and more.

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Matt talks about Yahoo News Digest, the great mobile application that he believes has figured out the modern news conundrum.  Discussion touches on Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, her acquisitions - such as teenager Nick D'Aloisio's Summly (which became Yahoo News Digest) - and the big hirings she has made - such as Katie Couric, David Pogue, and Matt Bai.

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Aleks Ozolins joins Matt to talk about Apple's newest products and services, including iPhone 6, Apple Watch, and Apple Pay.

On top of being a huge follower of technology and Apple products, Aleks is an orchestral performer who has played in a number of countries throughout Europe, Asia and Central America. 

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Matt attempts to break down the current state of affairs with the Islamic State, also known as ISIS and ISIL.  What led to its rise, and where do we go from here?

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Matt gives his take on the 2014 Emmy Awards, with topics including Breaking Bad, Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Modern Family, Ty Burrell, the Normal Heart, Ryan Murphy, True Detective, Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Julianna Margulies, the Good Wife, American Horror Story, and more.

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Matt talks about smartphone batteries, the underratedness of Staples, learning he had a dysplastic nevus, his shore vacation, and the recent failures of Revel and Atlantic City.

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Matt met Andrew Firkins when the two played in the band Mission:Failed in high school.  Friends ever since, their discussion touches on the band's current reunion, life, family, current events, and pop culture.  Discussion begins at 20:40.

Music: Mission:Failed (Demo 2000)

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Matt met Tony Larghi in first grade, when they mistakenly swapped coats.  From childhood, through many moves, all the way up to today, Matt and Tony have maintained their friendship.  They talk about growing up, smoking their first cigarettes, and finding their way in the world.

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Matt discusses San Diego Comic Con 2014 with Marq Romero, who covered the event for BleedingCool.com.  Marq is a self proclaimed comic nerd who actually proposed to his wife through a cosplay flash mob at New York Comic Con 2011.  

Video of Marq's Comic Con Marriage Proposal: http://youtu.be/Xc_xxtslntM?list=PL8AA79E7C3339C0B0

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Matt talks about melanoma, the psychology of the skin cancer screening, the passing of James Garner, the movie "Fire in the Sky," and more!

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On July 2, 2014 Louis Zamperini - American World War II prisoner of war survivor, inspirational speaker, and Olympic distance runner- died at the age of 97.  On the same day, Anthony Cumia of Opie & Anthony went off on a racist-tinged rant on twitter, ultimately leading to his dismissal from SiriusXM.  This episode delves into both unconnected (except by date) events.

More Info

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption (Story of Louis Zamperini, by Laura Hillenbrand)

anthonycumia.com

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Talking with media professional and former journalist Adam Dvorin about Derek Jeter, the MLB All Star Game, LeBron James, Sports Illustrated, Taylor Swift, the current state of the music industry, "Weird Al" Yankovic, John Oliver, Brooks Wheelan, Saturday Night Live, and more.

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Matt gives his thoughts on the decision by LeBron James to head back to  the Cleveland Cavaliers after four seasons with the Miami Heat.

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Upon my mom's return from a long trip to Alaska, we talk all about the state, the trip, goldmining, cruises, and vacationing.  Melany McQueeny, my wife, also joins.

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Matt talks about Jason Kidd and the rumored deal to leave the Brooklyn Nets for a Milwaukee Bucks head coaching and/or front-office executive job.   

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Matt talks all about the Supreme Court decision against television upstart Aereo and the ramifications for the industry and cloud computing. 

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Matt talks about running routines, the existential fear of seeing bears in his neighborhood, Amazon's new Fire Phone, Amazon Prime Music, and T-Mobile's new "Music Freedom" feature.

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Matt O'Daniels joins the show to talk 2014 NBA Finals, the San Antonio Spurs legacy, where the Miami Heat goes from here, Carmelo Anthony, whether playing in New York is really a great thing, and much more.

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Frank Alvarez comes on the show to talk about Apple's announcement of iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, Apple's health and home iniativies, Android, HTC One, LG G3, and what the word skeumorphic evokes in Frank's mind.

Frank is a software developer and technologist.

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Josh Levy, campaign director at Free Press (FreePress.net), leads the organizations' campaigns to restore Net Neutrality, stop government and corporate surveillance, curb media consolidation and promote press freedom. Before joining Free Press, Josh was the managing editor of Change.org, where he supervised the launch of more than a dozen issue-based blogs.

Free Press advocates for universal and affordable Internet access, diverse media ownership, vibrant public media and quality journalism. Free Press also runs the SavetheInternet.com coalition, which fights on behalf of millions of people to protect our Internet freedom. To learn more, visit SavetheInternet.com.

Follow Josh on twitter at @levjoy. Follow Free Press at @freepress.

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Talking all things surrounding Steve Ballmer's $2B purchase of the Los Angeles Clippers, including Donald Sterling, V. Stiviano, the tape, Ballmer's run at Microsoft, and more. 

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My younger brother Tom McQueeny returns to the podcast to talk about the idea of the 15 hour work week, which economist John Maynard Keynes said, in 1928, would be norm of his grandchildren's time.  The conversation moves to what this mean to innovations like Apple's iPhone, and whether some people in a Keynesian type of work society would still need to put in the really long hours.

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Matt is joined by Mary Amoroso (mom), Melany McQueeny (wife), and Tom McQueeny (brother) on Carleton Island - in the Thousand Islands - to talk about vacationing in upstate New York.  Mary came to the area as a kid with her parents and siblings, and the family she had has been calling it a vacation home since 1981.  The podcast touches on the history of the area, personal stories, and the rhythms of family.

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Matt gives his impassioned thoughts on the Net Neutrality debate and the Federal Communication Commission's vote to move forward with a proposal that appears to promote a tiered internet.

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Matt talks about the silliness of lip reading in baseball, the happenings on a long Sunday drive to see his uncle in the hospital, a gas station attendant who started a conversation about a $400,000 car, mowing five miles of lawn, and coping with information overload.

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Matt is joined by Andrey Lurye and Marq Romero to discuss Apple's reported discussions to purchase Beats Electronics.  The conversation touches on the state of streaming music, android vs. iOS, and whether the purchase is more a hardware or software play.

 

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Matt talks Brooklyn Nets as they head to Miami after beating the Toronto Raptors in Game 7, marriage negotiations and how he watched Game 7, and his compulsion to move from the iPhone to an Android phone.

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Music: Matthew McQueeny, "Waitin' on a sunny day" (Bruce Springsteen)

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Matt's wife Melany McQueeny talks about her 2009 multiple sclerosis diagnosis and what it's like to live with the disease.  Melany's mom, Susan Felsen, also joins the show to give her perspective.

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Music: Matthew McQueeny, "Waitin' on a sunny day" (Bruce Springsteen)

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In recognition of National Infertility Awareness Week (4/20-4/26), Celeste joins the show to share her story.  

Celeste is an elementary music teacher, musician, and runner of many marathons. She and her husband go back a long way with my wife, and have become good friends of mine as well.

National Infertility Awareness Week®: http://www.resolve.org/national-infertility-awareness-week/home-page.html

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Rebecca Davis O'Brien is a journalist at the Record (New Jersey) who was just named a finalist - along with Thomas Mashberg - in the local reporting category for the 2014 Pulitzer Prize.  Over the last year, she has authored special reports focusing on heroin in Bergen County, New Jersey.  She joins the show to talk about the heroin epidemic that has hit Northern New Jersey, from supply to demand, and the ramifications on families, lives, and the area we live in.

The Record: Heroin - Suburbia's Deadly Secret - http://www.northjersey.com/news/nj-state-news/special-report-heroin-reaching-epidemic-levels-in-new-jersey-1.723368

Find Rebecca Davis O'Brien on twitter at @rebeccadobrien.

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Sean Pena returns! Sean is a lawyer by day and former classmate of Matt's from Bergen Catholic High School. Matt and Sean discuss marriage, how they met their respective significant others, Sean's impending fatherhood, the Wonderlic Test, The Masters Tournament, and much much more.

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Matt talks about the newly released Amazon Fire TV and how it stacks up against the competition, the state of streaming television, and the history of Amazon.

Notes

The Verge - The playbook: why Amazon's Fire TV is a guaranteed hit: http://bit.ly/1hansEF

ReadWrite.com - Review: The Amazon Fire TV Is Kind Of A Mess: http://bit.ly/1klcpeM

The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon: http://amzn.to/1e6Aq6t

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Matthew McQueeny and Matthew O'Daniels preview Major League Baseball (MLB) and talk Final Four, the Brooklyn Nets shelf life, and the NBA scene in Charlotte.

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Matt goes it alone on this one, talking March Madness' first weekend, this year's trip to baseball spring training, and the death of Westboro Baptist Church's Fred Phelps.

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Jeff Pearlman is the New York Times best-selling author of six books. His latest release is called, “Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s.” Jeff is a former Sports Illustrated senior writer, a former ESPN.com columnist and a former staff writer for Newsday and The (Nashville) Tennessean.

Buy "Showtime"| More on Jeff at JeffPearlman.com

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Talking 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament, March Madness, and Bracketology with Matthew O'Daniels.  Matt is one the most knowledgeable college basketball fans and a former student manager/assistant at Weber State, a Division 1 NCAA team.

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Brad Parks is the only author to have won the Shamus, Nero and Lefty Awards, three of crime fiction’s most prestigious prizes. A graduate of Dartmouth College, he spent a dozen years as a reporter for The Washington Post and The (Newark, N.J.) Star-Ledger. THE PLAYER - out on March 4th - is his fifth novel in the Carter Ross series, about an investigative journalist working for a Newark, NJ newspaper. He lives in Virginia with his wife and two children. For more information, visit http://www.bradparksbooks.com or find him on Facebook or Twitter @Brad_Parks.

Purchase Brad Parks books on Amazon

Read Brad Parks' four-part series on the 1967 Newark race riots

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Jesse Korman is a musical artist and producer, music manager, brand aligner, graphic designer, film & TV writer / creator and mobile app designer. Jesse was also notably the singer for the heavy metal band The Number 12 Looks Like You

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Bostjan "Boki" Nachbar is a Slovenian professional basketball player for FC Barcelona.  Boki was the 15th overall pick in the 2002 NBA draft, playing in the NBA from 2002-2008 for the Houston Rockets, New Orleans Hornets, and New Jersey Nets. He also hosts a popular Slovenian-language podcast "Podrobnosti."

See more on Boki at BokiNachbar.com | Podcast: Podrobnosti Podcast

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