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Storytellers presented by BlogTalkRadio, features interviews with the greatest storytellers of our time from radio, film, literature, music and more. The program is hosted by Eric Olsen of America’s Most Haunted (@amhaunted) and Chitra Agrawal (@abcdsofcooking), BlogTalkRadio’s own Director of Marketing.

Latest Episodes

Exene Cervenka - Singer, Songwriter, Poet, Artist

Exene is a singer, artist and poet whose work traverses virtually every aspect of those disciplines. Best known as the singer for X, one of the leaders of the late-'70s/early-'80s California punk explosion, Exene Cervenka has also issued solo albums, launched several side bands (The Knitters), and penned books. X just announced plans to join their east coast comrades, BLONDIE, as a Special Guest on their fall U.S. “No Principals Tour.” Set to kick off September 5th, the bands will hit U.S cities including Atlantic City, Washington, DC, Chicago, San Francisco, Austin, Houston, Dallas, Nashville, Atlanta and Philadelphia before wrapping October 4th in New York City at Roseland Ballroom. Three decades after the inception of X, songs written during the group’s inception are as relevant and inventive now as they were in 1977. The original line-up of X remains John Doe, Exene Cervenka, Billy Zoom, and D.J. Bonebrake. John Doe found her in Venice Beach at a poetry reading. He liked her ...

68 MIN2013 JUL 4
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Exene Cervenka - Singer, Songwriter, Poet, Artist

Merry Clayton - Vocal Royalty, Greatest Backing Singer Ever

Over an astounding career in which she has sung all styles of popular music as leader and as support singer, Merry Clayton is vocal royalty. Among the legends Clayton has supported are Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, The Rolling Stones, Quincy Jones, Etta James, Barbara Streisand, Michael Jackson, Bob Dylan, Bobby Womack, Art Garfunkel, Tina Turner, Tom Jones, Diana Ross, Leon Russell, The Jazz Crusaders and Elvis Presley. From Hollywood to Broadway and around the world, Merry brings audiences and peers to their feet. In 2013, her amazing life story is covered in the award-winning background singers’ documentary, 20 FEET FROM STARDOM. This encore in the spotlight coincides with the long-overdue release of Sony Legacy’s THE BEST OF MERRY CLAYTON, celebrating her golden years on Ode Records. After growing up in the church in New Orleans and Los Angeles, her first pop recording was a duet with Bobby Darin in the early '60s. Merry became featured singer with Ray Charles’ girl group The...

81 MIN2013 JUN 20
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Merry Clayton - Vocal Royalty, Greatest Backing Singer Ever

ROLLING STONES 50 YEARS OF SATISFACTION Exhibit at Rock Hall

ROLLING STONES 50 YEARS OF SATISFACTION is the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum's first ever major exhibition capturing the band’s legendary career. It includes personal items and extraordinary collections that have never been seen before by the public, and will be open until March 2014. The exhibit, which takes up two-and-a-half floors of the Museum, celebrates the Rolling Stones’ incredible contribution to popular music from their earliest days playing small clubs, to their era-defining recordings and sold-out global tours. Through the use of artifacts, film, text and interactive technology, generations of music fans will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with rare items from nearly every aspect of the Stones’ astonishing five decades at the top. Craig Inciardi is Associate Curator of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and has worked at the museum since 1991. In addition to help building the museum’s permanent collections, Inciardi has had a lead ro...

72 MIN2013 JUN 13
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ROLLING STONES 50 YEARS OF SATISFACTION Exhibit at Rock Hall

Songwriter Hall of Fame Inductee Holly Knight

Holly Knight has had a wild ride in the music business that finds her being inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame on Thursday, June 13th at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. The madness began when Knight met songwriter/producer Mike Chapman with her band Spider in the early '80s. Together they penned Spider’s single, “Better Be Good To Me,” which Tina Turner iconically recorded six months later for her 1984 album Private Dancer. Knight’s success continued when she wrote the chart-topping, “Love Is A Battlefield” and “Invincible” for Pat Benatar, “The Warrior” for Patty Smyth, “Change” for John Waite, “Baby Me” for Chaka Khan, “Never” for Heart and “Pleasure And Pain” for Divinyls. In total, Knight has written nine songs for Turner, including “The Best” and “Wildest Dreams,” both signature songs for the legend. She also wrote “Love Touch” for Rod Stewart, “Obsession” for Animotion, “Hide Your Heart” for KISS, “Rag Doll” with Aerosmith, “...

86 MIN2013 JUN 6
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Songwriter Hall of Fame Inductee Holly Knight

Horror Auteurs, "Twisted Twins" Jen and Sylvia Soska

“Twisted Twins” Jen and Sylvia Soska are back with their stunning follow-up to the indie hit DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK. Eli Roth and Clive Barker are huge fans of the Canadian twins, who are the "Next Big Thing in Horror."AMERICAN MARY is the story of a medical student named Mary who grows broke and disenchanted with medical school and the established doctors she once idolized. The allure of easy money sends a desperate Mary through the messy world of underground surgeries, which leaves more marks on her than the so-called freakish clientele. Appearances are everything. AMERICAN MARY is available on VOD and will be in theaters on May 31st. The Soska sisters have always loved film. Since childhood, they have been heavily involved in acting, with a special place in their twisted little hearts for horror. They trained in martial arts, and attended a film school that included an intensive stunt program. For one of their final film projects, they prepared to do a short film only to have t...

70 MIN2013 MAY 23
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Horror Auteurs, "Twisted Twins" Jen and Sylvia Soska
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Latest Episodes

Exene Cervenka - Singer, Songwriter, Poet, Artist

Exene is a singer, artist and poet whose work traverses virtually every aspect of those disciplines. Best known as the singer for X, one of the leaders of the late-'70s/early-'80s California punk explosion, Exene Cervenka has also issued solo albums, launched several side bands (The Knitters), and penned books. X just announced plans to join their east coast comrades, BLONDIE, as a Special Guest on their fall U.S. “No Principals Tour.” Set to kick off September 5th, the bands will hit U.S cities including Atlantic City, Washington, DC, Chicago, San Francisco, Austin, Houston, Dallas, Nashville, Atlanta and Philadelphia before wrapping October 4th in New York City at Roseland Ballroom. Three decades after the inception of X, songs written during the group’s inception are as relevant and inventive now as they were in 1977. The original line-up of X remains John Doe, Exene Cervenka, Billy Zoom, and D.J. Bonebrake. John Doe found her in Venice Beach at a poetry reading. He liked her ...

68 MIN2013 JUL 4
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Exene Cervenka - Singer, Songwriter, Poet, Artist

Merry Clayton - Vocal Royalty, Greatest Backing Singer Ever

Over an astounding career in which she has sung all styles of popular music as leader and as support singer, Merry Clayton is vocal royalty. Among the legends Clayton has supported are Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, The Rolling Stones, Quincy Jones, Etta James, Barbara Streisand, Michael Jackson, Bob Dylan, Bobby Womack, Art Garfunkel, Tina Turner, Tom Jones, Diana Ross, Leon Russell, The Jazz Crusaders and Elvis Presley. From Hollywood to Broadway and around the world, Merry brings audiences and peers to their feet. In 2013, her amazing life story is covered in the award-winning background singers’ documentary, 20 FEET FROM STARDOM. This encore in the spotlight coincides with the long-overdue release of Sony Legacy’s THE BEST OF MERRY CLAYTON, celebrating her golden years on Ode Records. After growing up in the church in New Orleans and Los Angeles, her first pop recording was a duet with Bobby Darin in the early '60s. Merry became featured singer with Ray Charles’ girl group The...

81 MIN2013 JUN 20
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Merry Clayton - Vocal Royalty, Greatest Backing Singer Ever

ROLLING STONES 50 YEARS OF SATISFACTION Exhibit at Rock Hall

ROLLING STONES 50 YEARS OF SATISFACTION is the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum's first ever major exhibition capturing the band’s legendary career. It includes personal items and extraordinary collections that have never been seen before by the public, and will be open until March 2014. The exhibit, which takes up two-and-a-half floors of the Museum, celebrates the Rolling Stones’ incredible contribution to popular music from their earliest days playing small clubs, to their era-defining recordings and sold-out global tours. Through the use of artifacts, film, text and interactive technology, generations of music fans will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with rare items from nearly every aspect of the Stones’ astonishing five decades at the top. Craig Inciardi is Associate Curator of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and has worked at the museum since 1991. In addition to help building the museum’s permanent collections, Inciardi has had a lead ro...

72 MIN2013 JUN 13
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ROLLING STONES 50 YEARS OF SATISFACTION Exhibit at Rock Hall

Songwriter Hall of Fame Inductee Holly Knight

Holly Knight has had a wild ride in the music business that finds her being inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame on Thursday, June 13th at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. The madness began when Knight met songwriter/producer Mike Chapman with her band Spider in the early '80s. Together they penned Spider’s single, “Better Be Good To Me,” which Tina Turner iconically recorded six months later for her 1984 album Private Dancer. Knight’s success continued when she wrote the chart-topping, “Love Is A Battlefield” and “Invincible” for Pat Benatar, “The Warrior” for Patty Smyth, “Change” for John Waite, “Baby Me” for Chaka Khan, “Never” for Heart and “Pleasure And Pain” for Divinyls. In total, Knight has written nine songs for Turner, including “The Best” and “Wildest Dreams,” both signature songs for the legend. She also wrote “Love Touch” for Rod Stewart, “Obsession” for Animotion, “Hide Your Heart” for KISS, “Rag Doll” with Aerosmith, “...

86 MIN2013 JUN 6
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Songwriter Hall of Fame Inductee Holly Knight

Horror Auteurs, "Twisted Twins" Jen and Sylvia Soska

“Twisted Twins” Jen and Sylvia Soska are back with their stunning follow-up to the indie hit DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK. Eli Roth and Clive Barker are huge fans of the Canadian twins, who are the "Next Big Thing in Horror."AMERICAN MARY is the story of a medical student named Mary who grows broke and disenchanted with medical school and the established doctors she once idolized. The allure of easy money sends a desperate Mary through the messy world of underground surgeries, which leaves more marks on her than the so-called freakish clientele. Appearances are everything. AMERICAN MARY is available on VOD and will be in theaters on May 31st. The Soska sisters have always loved film. Since childhood, they have been heavily involved in acting, with a special place in their twisted little hearts for horror. They trained in martial arts, and attended a film school that included an intensive stunt program. For one of their final film projects, they prepared to do a short film only to have t...

70 MIN2013 MAY 23
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Horror Auteurs, "Twisted Twins" Jen and Sylvia Soska
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