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

Best of clips from episodes 1-10, includes: Frank Alvarez, Marq Romero, Randy Chieco, Mary Amoroso, Jim McQueeny, Kevin Pelton, Joseph Lin, Melany McQueeny, and more.

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Matt O'Daniels joins to talk the 2017-18 College Football Playoffs and bowl season. The discussion also hits on Mike & The Mad Dog and Mike Francesa's impending exit from WFAN.

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Matt talks about Donald Trump, the Golden State Warriors, and finding upside in sickness.  Then, Tim Castano joins (28:43) to discuss his reality television show pilot.

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Matt is joined by Tim Castano to discuss Ben McAdoo's firing, the future of the New York Giants, Eli Manning, the NBA, and 2018 Oscar favorites.

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Dan Morris, who works at MTV Networks, joins Matt to talk early fatherhood, coffee, iPhone X, cars, and more.

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Matt talks Black Friday, Thanksgiving, and taking a bloodbath in his "pick 'em" football league after just three Thanksgiving Day games.

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Matt talks grief, back pain, and his thoughts on the early-season NBA.

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Sometimes life happens.  Matt gets you caught up on recent personal travails.

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Matt talks about work, Diwali, cultural differences, project management, sports, and digging deep.

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Tim Castano joins the podcast, fresh off of a trip to Iceland.  We talk about the trip, traveling on your own, reading, books vs. current events, and NFL, MLB, and NBA.

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Greg Hrinya is an NBA columnist for AXS.com and author of The 5-Year Plan: The Nets' Tumultuous Journey from New Jersey to Brooklyn.  Greg joins Matt to preview the 2017-18 NBA Season.

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Matt talks work web projects, watching sports online, The Economist, waking up at 4am, back pain, This American Life, family dynamics, and the new product announcements from Amazon and Google.

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Matt talks about the current status of things, before wife Melany joins the show impromptu (37:00) to discuss all of the new Apple products and announcements.  Includes thoughts on iPhone X, iPhone 8, iOS11, Apple TV, and Apple Watch Series 3.  Matt and Melany also debate becoming cord-cutters.

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Julian Garcia is a copy editor/assistant sports editor at the New York Daily News and an Adjunct Professor at Monmouth University.  Matt and Julian discuss covering the then New Jersey Nets, New York sports, politics, Donald Trump, and much more.

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Matt McQueeny and Tim Castano preview the NFL season and prognosticate on the win totals for all the teams.

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Matt talks about the constant battle in his head of what to do next.

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Matt and Matt talk about the upcoming college football season, including all of the interesting storylines over the first two weeks.

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Matt talks male family bonding, traditions, potty training, toddler beds, parenting, marriage, and the Nest Cam.

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Matt talks Apple Music, Defiant Ones, Justin Bieber, and much more.

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Matt is joined by Tim Castano, Greg Hrinya (@GHrinyaNets), and Jonathan Griggs (@WeMustBeNets, @Dolan_J_Trump) to talk about the NBA Draft, NBA Free Agency, and a run-through of all 30 NBA teams.

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Matt revisits his July vacation and discusses parenting, marriage, exercise, townies, Lonzo Ball, and much more.

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Vince McKee is Senior VP of Sponsorship Acquisition and Growth at NEO Sports Insiders and author of many books on Cleveland sports. Matt and Vince discuss Kyrie Irving, LeBron James, the Cleveland Cavaliers, and the Cleveland sports scene.

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In this episode I talk to my Dad, James McQueeny, about his life, media, and how the two have had a very symbiotic relationship throughout his entire progression.

Jim McQueeny has built a varied and interesting career in journalism, government service and communications. Before forming Winning Strategies, Jim served as chief of staff and spokesman for United States Senator Frank Lautenberg and in the Carter-Mondale 1980 Presidential campaign. He also served as communications director of the New Jersey General Assembly; a White House Bureau Chief and reporter for the Newark-based The Star-Ledger; and as an on-air correspondent for a New York City television station.  He is also currently the host of "New Jersey Now" on My9.

Original broadcast 10/21/13

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Matt reflects on turning 35 and assesses life.

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Matt talks about Father's Day, the importance of "us" time, the Tiny Houses Festival, Google Home, nighttime reading and listening, and more.

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Dan Morris works at MTV Networks and joins to discuss Apple's 2017 Worldwide Developer Conference.  Topics include iOS11, AirPods, Apple Watch, HomePod, and all things Apple.

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Matt goes long on being a dad, balancing passions, bouts of sickness, Narcos, Walking Dead, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and the Hudson Valley.

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Tim Capstraw is the radio color analyst for the Brooklyn Nets and former head basketball coach at Wagner College for 10 seasons. I was always a fan of the "Capper" since he came onto the Nets radio broadcast in 2002, but it was when I worked with the Nets in 2007-08 that I got the chance to know him as a friend. Tim comes on the show today to talk about the 2017 NBA Finals, the Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors, LeBron James, Steph Curry, Jason Kidd, coaching and broadcasting, and much more.

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Matt talks about his overwhelming need to be on top of the news at all times during the Donald Trump Presidency, the current media boom, the NBA Playoffs, Overcast, and the Amazon Echo Show.

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Matt talks about showers, the french election, the hack of Emmanuel Macron, Marine Le Pen, American Politics, and Cinco de Mayo.

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John and Celeste Zazzali join the show to talk about their struggles with infertility and the birth of their "rainbow baby," Annarose.  It is John's first time on the show and Celeste's third appearance in recognition of National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW).  

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Matt is joined in studio by Greg Hrinya and Tim Castano to talk all about the NBA as it heads into the 2017 NBA Postseason.

Greg Hrinya is in his eighth season covering the Brooklyn Nets and the NBA, where he has published the book, "The 5-Year Plan: The Nets' Tumultuous Journey from New Jersey to Brooklyn."

Tim Castano is the President of a New Jersey non-profit, and talks movies and sports for Mix-Minus.


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Charles Rosen is the CEO/Founder of New Ark Farms & Jersey Cider Works.  The discussion touches on how Rosen came into this business, his varied professional career, entrepreneurialism, social enterprise, craft liquor, and more. 

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Matt talks about his two vacation days without family, hearing aids, Warwick NY, Get Out, William Henry Seward, and much more.

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Matt discusses the life of Jerry Krause, the new iPad, Apple's pivot to frugality, and the Overcast App.

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

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Matt talks about St. Patrick's Day, writing, a business trip to Atlantic City, and Billions.

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Matt is joined by Earnest Christian, the host of Earnestly Speaking Podcast and Daily, and a Miami Heat blogger/podcaster for Hot Hot Hoops, SB Nation's Miami Heat blog.

The discussion touches on Trinidad, national politics, Donald Trump, The Miami Heat, LeBron James, and much more.

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Matt talks about a one-night business trip to Washington, DC and breaks down a few of the expected top picks in the 2017 NBA Draft.

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Matt's wife Melany McQueeny joins the program to talk about marriage, raising a toddler, and sleep.

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Tim Castano and Jayme Alfano Mulhern join the show for the third year to talk Oscars 2017/89th 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 Super Bowl 51, the 2007 Super Bowl Champion New York Giants, and runs through the Oscar movies he's seen so far.

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Jonathan Griggs is a teacher and the creator of the @wemustbenets twitter account and Website.  On this episode, Matt and Jonathan discuss the Brooklyn Nets, the NBA, politics, parenting, and more.

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Matt talks about Vintage Bergen County, a video of Christmas Eve 1985 in Bergenfield NJ, his aunt and ovarian cancer, Gleason, One and Done, and The Lobster.

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Matt reviews the new Apple AirPods, and recaps his New Years Eve wedding anniversary.

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Tim Castano joins the program to talk about the 2016 NFL Wild Card Weekend, the New York Giants return to postseason play, Eli Manning, and more.

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