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

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
Category:general -- posted at: 12:51pm EDT

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.

Direct download: Mix-Minus_018_James_McQueeny_Healthcare_New_Healt.mp3
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
Category:general -- posted at: 8:20am EDT

Matt McQueeny and wife Melany McQueeny talk about Netflix's Orange is the New Black and the movie Gravity.

Direct download: Mix-Minus_015_Orange_is_the_New_Black_Gravity.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:55pm EDT