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32 minutes | 5 months ago
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26 minutes | 9 months ago
Kimberly Potts, tv & pop culture writer for Hollywood Reporter, Vulture, LA Times guest of OG Talk
This episode was recorded at the pandemic times in New York . We all experienced that harsh reality of world wide crisis . OG Talk crew decided to create a special segment for that period and we called it "OG Chat, Behind Closed Doors". Today our hosts are Vladimir Grinberg & Lauren Passel. Our guest is Kimberly Potts . Kimberly Potts is a television and pop culture writer with a prolific career spanning more than 20 years, with features written for The Hollywood Reporter, Vulture, TV Guide, Esquire.com, Los Angeles Times, The Wrap, and so on. She currently covers the number one sitcom on TV, The Big Bang Theory, for Vulture.com, and recently spent several seasons covering the number one cable drama on TV, The Walking Dead, for Yahoo TV. She’s written oral histories of Deadwood and Breaking Bad, think pieces defending the polarizing series finales of Seinfeld and The Sopranos, and created weekly beat coverage, features, interviews, and recaps of TV comedies, dramas, and reality series, including Orange Is the New Black, Bates Motel, Gilmore Girls, Better Call Saul, The Americans, Gossip Girl, and Dancing with the Stars. She wrote six books , interviewed her TV heroes, including Bryan Cranston, Carol Burnett, Robin Williams, Bob Newhart, Mary Tyler Moore, Kiefer Sutherland, Kevin Bacon, Betty White, Henry Winkler, Ron Howard, Laurie Metcalf, and Conan O'Brien. Kim is regularly asked to moderate TV panels for the 92nd Street Y, the Paley Center, and the Screen Actors Guild in New York City. She has interviewed celebrities for AOL’s live talk show series, AOL Build, and is a regular TV expert guest on WGN Radio’s daily Steve Cochran Show. She and NYT bestselling author Jennifer Keishin Armstrong recently launched a new podcast, Pop Literacy.
22 minutes | 9 months ago
Carl Danielsen: composer, yogi, mentor, actor, musician, devoted vegan, guest of OG Talk
OG CHAT BEHIND CLOSED DOORS EPISODE 45. This episode was recorded at the pandemic times in New York . We all experienced that harsh reality of world wide crisis . OG Talk crew decided to create a special segment for that period and we called it "OG Chat, Behind Closed Doors". Today our hosts are Eddie Brill, Vladimir Grinberg & Lauren Passel. Our guest is Carl Danielsen .For Carl Danielsen, a Yoga to the People instructor, dancer, and actor, yoga is a way of life, and a gateway to good health and harmony. We discussed how different life become for Carl before and during pandemic. THis is what Carl said: I was teaching yoga 4 to 5 days per week. I also taught Shakespeare… and had my private [acting] coaching practice at New York Film Academy. Now most of it gone by now. But I am optimistic. Carl shared about the project he is so passionate about: CREA. CREA a a Lower East Side neighborhood creative space for actors, musicians, dancers, poets to come in once a week to hone their skills, stay in professional shape between auditions, to collaborate and receive feedback. Eventually they plan to organize events based on talents involved . Mr. Danielsen acknowledged that he sees the importance of CREA because it provides the level of the support for the developing talents while they still searching for their own identity as artists. We all hope that as pandemic subsides , Carl and his group are going to be able to go back to what they have started.
21 minutes | 10 months ago
Keith McNIcholas: Vegan PMA enthusiast talks about changing his life trajectory & staying drug free
OG CHAT BEHIND CLOSED DOORS EPISODE 44 This episode was recorded at the pandemic times in New York . We all experienced that harsh reality of world wide crisis . OG Talk crew decided to create a special segment for that period and we called it "OG Chat, Behind Closed Doors". Today our guest is Keith McNicholas . He is Vegan and PMA enthusiast. Gaffer for major film and television shows. Keith discusses what it’s like to work in the entertainment industry and being in recovery while living through the pandemic.
22 minutes | 10 months ago
Jean Stone, Idiosyncratic Fashionistas, who adds edge to the moda & style of "women of certain age"
#JeanStone #IdiosyncraticFashionistas #OGTalkNYC #OrganicGrill OG CHAT BEHIND CLOSED DOORS EPISODE 43. This episode was recorded at the pandemic times in New York . We all experienced that harsh reality of world wide crisis . OG Talk crew decided to create a special segment for that period and we called it "OG Chat, Behind Closed Doors". Jean Stone her friend & Valerie Foley , NYC style bloggers for "women of a certain age" setting a bad, bad example for older women everywhere! The powerful duet live and dress with "GROWING OLD WITH VERVE " motto in mind . It was such an honor to talk to Jean about her discovering her own style since she was 13. She talked to us about cultures and places that shaped her taste . Her optimism, compassion all creatures, strengthened by vegetarianism keep her in pristine condition . We enjoyed this conversation immensely.
58 minutes | 10 months ago
Jesse Leach: singer & song writer of metalcore band Killswitch Engage, Times of Grace & The Weapon
OG CHAT BEHIND CLOSED DOORS EPISODE 42 This episode was recorded at the pandemic times in New York . We all experienced that harsh reality of world wide crisis . OG Talk crew decided to create a special segment for that period and we called it "OG Chat, Behind Closed Doors". When you meet and talk to Jesse Leach, few things immediately come to mind: honest, authentic, sincere. HIs work gives you the same impression and feeling. Leach's level of reflection and sensitivity to the world, its events and its people never fails to amuze.. In the loud and yelling world of metal and hardcore, Jesse Leach was able to preserve his personality, to carve himself a niche and got a reputation of a " melodic voice of metal ". This conversation w hosts of the OG Talk was mostly devoted to subjects that are not well know to Jesse 's audience: how he started in the music world, his day to day hard work just to pay bills , prior to first success. Mr. Leach talked about diverse genres of his music interests. He talked how his recent move to Catskills helps him to maintain needed level of focus, passion and creativity to be able to work and complete multiple projects he is involved. We spoke how pandemic change his life, how he find strengths through music to deal w depression, uncertainty that world's crisis and social unrest brought to his life. Jesse was full of energy and PMA and assured us that his best songs and music are ahead of him . #JESSELEACH #KILLSWITCHENGAGE #TIMEOFGRACE #THEWEAPON #OGTALKNYC #ORGANICGRILL
52 minutes | 10 months ago
Derrick Green: vocalist of a heavy metal band Sepultura, host of TV series"Highway to Health", OG Talk
OG Chat Behind Closed Doors , episode 41 . This episode was recorded at the pandemic times in New York . We all experienced that harsh reality of world wide crisis . OG Talk crew decided to create a special segment for that period and we called it "OG Chat, Behind Closed Doors". Derrick spoke about time he started to be interested in music , time spent in NY . We have reflected on how technology and communication especially changed since he tried for the vacant position at his current band. He just sent the tape to Brazil by mail . Derrick shared how he become vegan and how it lead to the collaboration with bass player Tanya O'Callahan . That is how Highway To Health TV series started. I hope everyone enjoys the chat we had with incredible human being, Derrick Leon Green
55 minutes | 10 months ago
Paul Joseph Conroy , a veteran executive of action sports and music industries is a guest of OG Talk
OG CHAT BEHIND CLOSED DOORS EPISODE 40 This episode was recorded at the pandemic times in New York . We all experienced that harsh reality of world wide crisis . OG Talk crew decided to create a special segment for that period and we called it "OG Chat, Behind Closed Doors". Today we enjoy a company of Paul John Conroy. The phrase: "Been there, done that! " definitely describes the diversity of Paul's experiences. Here is a list of the journeys Mr. Conroy took part in : Artist manager A&R, Roadrunner Records, managing of of the most prominent metal band Lamb of God, partnership with Carl Severson at Ferret Records. He moved his family to West Coast, to enter into the sports entertainment. And finally his current company Plus Foundry and its new iteration called Impact Real Life (“IRL”) is making a splash in helping companies build events that generate new revenue lines and create definitive brand extensions in real life. Paul Conroy was very honest with Eddie and Vlad about his personal evolution over the years : feeling sluggish and drained that forced him to adapt his attitude and habits re health, wellness, work and family. During the chat Paul shared about his life long struggle with anxiety and how he learned to deal with it. We could not and would avoid the subject of racism and social justice that all whole world is tune in right now. The sincerity and honest of the conversation have proved, at least to the three of us : even though you dont know of a solution to a challenge as of yet , but you are honest , sincere . passionate and compassionate about it , your own effort and though who work on it with you , will lead you to a a problem solving . We really enjoyed time with Paul and hope you find this episode helpful .
23 minutes | 10 months ago
Yuri Foreman: Former World Boxing Champion & Vegan Rabbi, guest of OG Chat
This episode was recorded at the pandemic times in New York . We all experienced that harsh reality of world wide crisis . OG Talk crew decided to create a special segment for that period and we called it "OG Chat, Behind Closed Doors". OG CHAT BEHIND CLOSED DOORS EPISODE 39 Yuri spoke about the similarity and connection he found for himself in veganism, religion and boxing. Being an ordained Rabbi, Yuri was able to answer our questions about vegan roots of judaism. He also acknowledged that becoming fully vegan allowed him to rehabilitate his body from some of the injuries he sustained over the course of his carrier in professional boxing and allowed him to come back to the ring again. He is training regularly and expects fighting soon
40 minutes | 10 months ago
Tanya O'Callahan: Bass player, co host of Highway to Health video series, vegan activist is a guest of OG Chat
OG CHAT BEHIND CLOSED DOORS EPISODE 38 This episode was recorded at the pandemic times in New York . We all experienced that harsh reality of world wide crisis . OG Talk crew decided to create a special segment for that period and we called it "OG Chat, Behind Closed Doors". Tanya shared with Eddie and Vlad how her love to animals brought her to veganism and years of volunteering at animals shelters. Growing up in small town in Ireland it was not easy to be a vegan. Her family physician, her mom were really worried about her becoming malnutritioned. It took a lot of resilience and stubbornness to stick to what she believed in. Over the years not only Tanya succeeded in planting the seed of awareness about veganism into everyone she ever met, she also patiently studied bass guitar and played in myriad of bands. Fast track to today: she tours internationally with renown entertainers like Dee Snider , Ronnie Wood of The Rolling Stones, Steven Adler of Guns and Roses and etc. She still cant seat still and she is full of energy thanks to yoga and healthy eating. She is a keynote speaker in the leadership realm, and a lifelong advocate and activist for animal, human and environmental issues. And since the last years she is a co host of a "Highway to Health" video series project that she leads with Derrick Green, a vocalist of a legendary band Sepultura . They are traveling around the world interviewing vegan celebrities, chefs, activists , manufacturers . We really hope you enjoy this interview as much as we did!
45 minutes | 10 months ago
Dr.Will Bulsiewicz: The Gut Health MD, author of a bestseller "Fiber Fueled" guest of OG Talk
This episode was recorded at the pandemic times in New York . We all experienced that harsh reality of world wide crisis . OG Talk crew decided to create a special segment for that period and we called it "OG Chat, Behind Closed Doors" Dr.Will Bulsiewicz aka Dr.B spoke to Eddie and Vlad about the reasons he wrote "Fiber Fueled". He wanted to demystify plant based diet and perception the general public has about it. Dr. B shared he is hopeful that a person, who does not know much about vegan food to pick his book and when he or she is done with it , they have a clear idea what plant based lifestyle would help them to accomplish. His original goal was to separate where are the assumptions, speculations and where are the actual facts that are based on a scientific research and findings only. Dr.B acknowledged he put to work every ounce of his scientific background, reached out to all researchers and practitioners for their critical feedback of his writing. During our lengthy discussion it was also very interesting to hear Dr's Bulsiewicz own honest and realistic opinion and evaluation of a " state of conventional gastroenterology that traditional doctors practice " and reasons behind it. We really hope you enjoyed this episode as much as we are!
33 minutes | a year ago
Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein: legendary guitar of horror bands Misfits & Doyle, guest of OG Chat
The legendary guitar player spoke to Eddie and Vlad , co hosts of OG Talk about how he started to play in Misfits.Doyle shared how over the years he tailored his lifestyle to warrant the ultimate performance when he is on a tour or working long hours in a studio.He acknowledged that plant based diet and exercising play an essential role in supporting his level of activity. We could not avoid the subject of Covid, how it change plans for the band and personally for Doyle. Mr.Wolfgang von Frankenstein in a typical for him optimistic tone stated that he is as busy as ever working on his new music and ...New V Protein Powder called Vegan Monster Protein. So get in line if you want to be like one and only, Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein.
11 minutes | a year ago
Rachel Atcheson: Deputy strategist for Brooklyn Borough, guest of OG Chat during Covid 19 crisis
This episode was recorded during the pandemic times in New York. We all experienced that harsh reality of a world wide crisis. OG Talk crew decided to create a special segment for that period and we called it "OG Chat, Behind Closed Doors". Today our guest is Rachel Atcheson, a deputy Strategist at Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams Office . Rachel is a good friend, she was a guest on our regular show OG Talk . Ms.Atcheson was and still is an essential part of our segment "News You can Use" where we highlight events, companies, people , books that are pioneering new paths in plant based movement around the world. Rachel shared with us how the office she works for under the leadership of Borough President Mr. Adams actively assists population during the COVID 19 . She acknowledge that research and practical observations of hospital's first responders confirm that some of the comorbidities and complications for patients who have corona virus are diet related. Ms, Atcheson admit they are as busy as ever: office helps to distribute PPE on a ground, arranged PSA with more than 50 plant based doctors to educate about how lifestyle change would help to deal with pandemic. Her office organized collaboration with local vegan restaurants to distribute plant based meals to essential workers at the hospitals. With help of Mealess they have created a weekly live stream for recipe sharing. Mr. Adams is hosting an event himself. She was able to identify the biggest challenges the city faces right now: PPE and its distribution, food and its delivery to senior citizens who are the most vulnerable population right now. But, Rachel and her colleagues dont stop on tackling immediate issues . Deficits and systems inefficiencies and in some cases failures showed what needs to be addressed: nutrition education on a state level . They started to work with Harward clinic on creating a curriculum for doctors that work for NYS. She confirmed that now city administration is open to the conversation about that very subject and awaits for practical assistance. Good job Mr. Adams , personnel of Brooklyn Borough Office and one and only Ms. Atcheson!
47 minutes | a year ago
Caryn Hartglass and Gary De Mattei , Responsible Eating & Living are guests of OG Chat Behind Closed Doors
This episode was recorded at the pandemic times in New York . We all experienced that harsh reality of world wide crisis . OG Talk crew decided to create a special segment for that period and we called it "OG Chat, Behind Closed Doors". Today our guests are Caryn Hartglass and Gary De Mattei from Responsible Eating and Living. Caryn shared how plant based lifestyle helped her to overcome terminal illness. Gary opened up on how Caryn's determinations and commitment helped him to change his own lifestyle to become vegan. The power couple talked about multiple projects they are working on : podcast , non profit organization and theatre projects .
18 minutes | a year ago
Aaron Simpson retired UFC fighter, All American wrestler and coach guest of OG Chat Behind Closed Doors
Aaron Simpson: retired UFC fighter, All American Division 1 wrestler and high school coach is a guest of OG Chat Behind Closed Doors Aaron Simpson is a mixed martial artist, who competed professionally from 2000 to 2013. Aaron shared with us about his experience of being an elite UFC fighter and how vegan lifestyle helped him to stay in shape during his fighting carrier. We spoke about how he first discovered for himself ethical roots of veganism through the book " Eating Animals". Mr. Simpson spoke about his love for wrestling and martial arts : how training in wrestling from the very young age shaped him as a person, helps him in his current work and parenting his own kids. Aaron revealed that activism and support of a local community is very important for him and his family and he sees it as essential part of his life.
39 minutes | a year ago
VedgeTalk podcast crew, Ana Alarcon & Matt Davey are guests of OG Chat
This episode was recorded at the pandemic times in NYC, when the crisis become truly worldwide. The crew of #OGTalkPodcast decided to create a special segment for that period and we called it "OG Chat, Behind Closed Doors". Ana Alarcon & Matt Davey are the powerful couple behind English and Spanish versions of VedgeTalk podcast. Their dedication and passion to the vegan movement fuels their perseverance and patience . And as a result they are awarded with wonderful experiences that helps them to excel them in everything they commit their minds to. No one can say it better than Ana about the podcast's mission :"We are here to speak up , to continue to learn and to use this space to highlight people that have not been highlighted in the past.To speak about issues that matter and to be part of the change. People are changing the narrative across the globe. Whether they be athletes, chefs, business owners, politicians, social influencers and more. Our stories are powerful and we are going to change the world for the better! Eddie Brill and Vlad Grinberg were happy to capitalize on all the privileges that come with hosting a podcast. We asked about how Ana and Matt started it all; about new journey creating a website VedgeLife and of course. We could not avoid the conversation about their one year journey cross country in a van. A curiosity to explore vegan scene and sustainable communities brought them to to Mexico, Australia and Bali. In each of those stops not only they were able to meet people, visit places, try food and products, but the couple manage to record a podcast episode on the way. https://linktr.ee/vedgetalk https://www.instagram.com/vedgetalkespanol https://www.instagram.com/vedgelife https://www.vedgetalk.com/
24 minutes | a year ago
East Village Collective: Vintage shop during pandemic w Maegan Hayward & Alex Carpenter, OG Chat
#eastvillagevintagecollective #evvintagecollective EAST VILLAGE COLLECTIVE OG CHAT BEHIND CLOSED DOORS, EPISODE 6 Maegan Hayward, the owner & Alex Carpenter, the manager of the EAST VILLAGE COLLECTIVE, a vintage shop on a Lower East Side, NYC sat down with Eddie Brill and Vlad Grinberg, the crew behind OG Chat, Behind Closed Doors. The couple share with us about creative work two of them put together in order to pivot their traditional vintage shop into an auction for neighborhood artists,, craftsmen and vintage collectors. The change turned to be a win win for everyone ! Job well done ! The ingenuity prevailed : artists and craftsmen sold during hard pandemic times , buyers bought what they were looking for without leaving the house and the East Village Collective became a flagmanship neighborhood shop without opening its doors. Maegan and Alex shared that they were grateful for the community outreach and support . They were very surprised that they were able to discover and connect with craftsmen and artists they have never worked with before. If you thought for a second that those two just take care of the vintage shop only, you are dead wrong! This power couple is taking a very active part in a local community service: East Village Independent Merchants Association. EVIMA is a coalition of merchants who work in the East Village, one of the most unique neighborhoods in New York City with a rich history and diverse culture.
64 minutes | a year ago
Robb Flynn, Machine Head: the founding member & singer of a legendary heavy metal band, guest of OG Chat Behind the closed doors
Robb Flynn, a front man of a legendary heavy metal band Machine Head sat down with Eddie Brill & Vlad Grinberg from OG Chat,Behind closed doors. Powerful, sincere, humbling conversation that only Robb Flynn is capable of. How great is to meet the legend in a comfort of his own private studio! Not when musicinian is able to carve a minute of his precious time before or after his 3 hour show, or when he has a short break between gigs, but in a comfort of his own home, surrounded by his loving family. Let put aside the sad fact that only the unfortunate circumstances such as pandemic "made it all possible". Even though we are all affected by quarantine, the way each of us handles it define us. Robb uses this time for new music, reconnecting with family, paying more attention to his growing in popularity podcast "No Fuckin' Regrets w/ Robb Flynn ". Robb talked to us about his kids, how the relationships are affected by the different music they love. He shared about how he started and how he handled and mishandled his fame that came abruptly. He spoke about how Machine Head songs are shaped out of the sincerity and his own personal experience and pain. Robb told us about how decades of having his journals lead him to start his own podcast and how he enjoys inviting his friends to tell stories about touring life.
17 minutes | a year ago
The World’s Toughest Mudder, Peak Death Racer, Iron woman, Stefanie Bishop is a guest of OG CHAT
Stefanie Bishop, OG CHAT BEHIND CLOSED DOORS EPISODE 4. A native New Yorker and the embodiment of adventure seeker, Stefanie competes, explores, and trains all over the globe. She embraces her passions for adventure, ultra-endurance racing and training with a massive smile and all of her heart. Stefanie has a diverse athletic background, competing and excelling in various athletics from a very young age, ranging from soccer to fencing and lacrosse. She thrives on being challenged, which led her triathlon in 2005. Stefanie spent many years competing in triathlons, ranging from sprint to Ironman distances, and even competed at the Long Course Age Group World Championship. Stefanie began to flourish as an athlete upon discovering ultra-endurance sports. In 2010, she jumped at the opportunity to compete at a Peak Death Race - a race of unknown length and unknown tasks, lasting from approximately one to three days, testing athletes both physically and mentally. After becoming the overall champion 18 hours after her first Death Race, she realized that is what fueled her passion. Her love of these types of adventure competitions was apparent; she was the only athlete seen smiling constantly throughout the race. Stefanie went on to complete three more Death Races, lasting up to 65 hours in length, becoming the female champion twice and finishing in the top 10.
35 minutes | a year ago
Vegan New Yorker & Vegan Connection podcasters, content creators & vegan foodies visit OG Chat
Christina Maria & Erik, the activists, influencers and content creators behind The Vegan Connection Podcast & Vegan New Yorker IG today are the guest of OG Chat. We digged deep into what practical activism means for both of them: helping vegan restaurants and businesses to highlight their best food and products. Trying to be a positive force in the community they take time and effort to befriend restaurant owners and personnel of local vegan joints. All that help them to understand what community needs and how they can do their part. During those unprecedented pandemic times, the power couple collaborated on tshirt designs and the full amount of sales will be donated to the NY restaurant workers. Eric and Christina continued to share about how they got into the idea of creating a podcast and how it helps them to learn and understand more about vegan business and people behind it. https://www.instagram.com/thevegannewyorker
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