Recent Posts

Episode 116 – Rick Barongi – The Houston Zoo / audio

The Houston Zoo

Rick Barongi, Director of the Houston Zoo (@houstonzoo on twitter) joins host Craig Price to discuss what goes into the running and expansion of a major zoo.  If anyone follows Craig on instagram (craigprice47) or on Google+ you’ll know right away how much he likes zoos and appreciates animals through his photography. Getting the opportunity to talk to the director of a zoo like the Houston Zoo was quite a treat. The two discuss the unusual situation at the Copenhagen Zoo regarding the euthanasia of a healthy giraffe and how it affects all zoos, the planned expansion of the Houston Zoo to include gorillas in 2015, the not so planned expansion of 6 additional chimpanzees recently as well as what goes into deciding which animals breed, like the new baby elephant and giraffe the zoos delivered this February.

You can learn more about the Houston Zoo at http://HoustonZoo.org.

This episode is also being used to raise money for Orangutan Outreach! Past guest Richard Zimmerman’s Apps of Apes is being utilized by the Houston Zoo so Craig thought helping out Orangutan Outreach indirectly would help out the orangutans at the Houston Zoo too!

DISCLOSURE: The Houston Zoo is not aware or affiliated with this specific charity drive. Any questions should be directed to Craig@SpeakerCraigPrice.com NOT the Houston Zoo.

How can you donate? If you purchase a 2014 calendar of Craig’s nature photography all of the profits will be donated to http://redapes.org. Several of the animals featured were photographed while at the Houston Zoo.

Simply follow this link to buy the calendar and help out!

 

Play

Episode 115 – 2014 Oscars Predictions with Alan Cerny / audio

2014 Oscars Predictions

Alan Cerny (@nordlingAICN) joins host Craig Price to discuss the 2014 Oscars Race.

Season 4 kicks off with Craig gushing about all things Gravity and Alan gravitates (see what I did there) towards Wolf of Wall Streets many nominations but both agree that the movies discussed are all worthy of recognition. The two talk all the big categories and who will win  vs. who should win.

This year’s nominees are: 

Best Supporting Actress

Jennifer Lawrence, “American Hustle”

Sally Hawkins, “Blue Jasmine”

Lupita Nyong’o, “12 Years a Slave”

Julia Roberts, “August: Osage County”

June Squibb, “Nebraska”

 

Best Supporting Actor

Barkhad Abdi, “Captain Phillips”

Bradley Cooper, “American Hustle”

Michael Fassbender, “12 Years a Slave”

Jonah Hill, “The Wolf of Wall Street”

Jared Leto, “Dallas Buyer’s Club”

 

Best Actress

Amy Adams, “American Hustle”

Cate Blanchett, “Blue Jasmine”

Sandra Bullock, “Gravity”

Judi Dench, “Philomena”

Meryl Streep, “August: Osage County”

 

Best Actor

Christian Bale, “American Hustle”

Bruce Dern, “Nebraska”

Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Wolf of Wall Street”

Chiwetel Ejiofor, “12 Years a Slave”

Matthew McConaughey, “Dallas Buyer’s Club”

 

Best Director

Alfonso Cuarón, “Gravity”

David O. Russell, “American Hustle”

Steve McQueen, “12 Years a Slave”

Alexander Payne, “Nebraska”

Martin Scorsese, “The Wolf of Wall Street”

 

Best Picture

“12 Years a Slave”

“American Hustle”

“Gravity”

“The Wolf of Wall Street”

“Dallas Buyers Club”

“Her”

“Nebraska”

“Philomena”

“Captain Phillips”

 

The 2014 Oscars start March 2nd at 7pm EST on ABC.

Play

Episode 114 – Colleen McCarty – Mounting the Whale / audio

Mounting the Whale

Colleen McCarty (@Colleen_McCarty on twitter) calls in to discuss her novel “Mounting the Whale” with host Craig Price. Writing any kind of book is no easy feat. But writing a novel? That’s a whole other level of commitment and talent! Colleen and Craig talk about plotting out a novel, how sharing character traits on family members can lead to some awkward conversations and that the “Mounting” in the title is not what you think (you dirty minded people!!). 

From the back cover:

The self-made and affluent Pierce family is hurled into a seamy kidnapping plot when they receive a text message from Janine—the most troubled of all the Pierce children.

Cartel got me, tell mom

The siblings, drowning in their own problems, are forced to focus on the task at hand: a half-cocked rescue mission that involves a borrowed yacht, a favor from a notorious drug kingpin, and a shocking reunion none of them expected.

When the family decides to sneak into Mexico, mother Cybil is forced to deal with a rival CEO whom she’s developed feelings for in secret. Her only son, Tom, is willing to risk bodily harm to save Janine while his other sisters, Carlyle and Valerie, suspect that the kidnapping is less than legitimate.

The long sea voyage tests the limits of the family’s already frail bonds. Dark secrets of infertility, drugs, gambling and extreme taxidermy begin to float to the surface. But nothing compares to what they begin to learn about their missing sister. 

If they’re going to make it out alive, they must realize that they are fighting the same battles and facing life’s greatest challenges: love, loneliness, and the struggle to find a place in the world.

Amidst all the chaos, the Pierce family is brought face-to-face with the ugliness of Janine’s addictions, the truth about their mother’s fortune and the most terrifying question of all: Can you really save someone who doesn’t want to be saved?  

“Mounting the Whale” is available at Amazon on Dec 5th and if you want to learn more about Colleen, go to her self-named blog site http://colleen-mccarty.com/

It’s the last podcast of 2013. Thank you to everyone who listens and shares the show! See you in 2014!!

Play

Episode 113 – 2013 Holiday Movie Preview / audio

Holiday Movie Preview

Alan Cerny (@nordlingAICN on twitter) and host Craig Price give their annual holiday movie preview. With the holidays approaching, we’re all looking for ways to spend hours with family, yet not have to talk to them. Take them to the movies!  The two cover their anticipated movies as well as identify traditional December Oscar Bait!  

Movies include: 

Frozen

OldBoy

Inside Llewyn Davis

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

American Hustle

Saving Mr. Banks

Her

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

47 Ronin

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

The Wolf of Wall Street

Enjoy the upcoming movie season and have a happy Thanksgiving!

Play

Episode 112 – Elsie Escobar – Podcasting / audio

Podcasting

Elsie Escobar (@yogeek on twitter) joins host Craig Price on location to talk about podcasting.  Recorded live on location in beautifully crisp Pittsburgh, this episode gets pretty meta and special bonus points for anyone who counts how often the word podcast is used! Podcasting seems to be getting larger and larger each year. Getting into podcasting is fairly easy, but getting one out on a consistent basis and growing an audience? Totally different story. Elsie and Craig talk about engaging your audience to grow listenership, some of the trends that Elsie sees as the Social Media Community Manager for Libsyn, the largest podcast host provider out there and how gravity can effect microphones. The also discuss what topics are on the rise and how podcasting can elevate your business. 

Elsie has her own podcast award-nominated podcast called “Elsie’s Yoga Class” at http://www.elsiesyogakula.com as well as her latest podcast she does for Libsyn called The Feed. Full disclosure: While the podcast media is hosted on Libsyn servers and even though Craig is a paying customer of said Libsyn – this is not an advertisement nor a sponsored episode. 

It’s a podcast for podcasters from the biggest name in podcasting. Yeah…I’ll stop using the word podcast now. Podcast!

Play

Switch to our mobile site