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Movie Review: The Christmas Challenge * Perfect Holiday Romance Film – Humorous And Engaging Script – Great Performances

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Movie Review: The Christmas Challenge * Perfect Holiday Romance Film – Humorous And Engaging Script – Great Performances

Podcast host Laura Ross and her longtime friend and producer Paul are challenged to re-examine their personal and professional relationships when a listener submits the daily “Christmas Challenge” that promotes togetherness to their ambitious “Modernly Independent” podcast.

KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Eshaan M. comments, “The Christmas Challenge is the perfect holiday romance film to curl up with a cup of hot cocoa and enjoy. With a humorous and engaging script and great performances, you’ll love watching the dynamic between Laura and Paul evolve in this heartwarming film.” See his full review and interview below.

The Christmas Challenge By Eshaan M., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic age 16

The Christmas Challenge is the perfect holiday romance film to curl up with a cup of hot cocoa and enjoy. With a humorous and engaging script and great performances, you’ll love watching the dynamic between Laura and Paul evolve in this heartwarming film.

The Christmas Challenge follows two enterprising media professionals. Podcast host Laura Ross (Jennica Schwartzman) and her close friend and producer Paul (Zack Gold) are challenged to re-examine their personal and professional relationships when well-wishing friends pose as listeners and submit the daily “Christmas Challenge” that promotes togetherness to their ambitious “Modernly Independent” podcast. And when corporate representative Michale (Galadriel Stineman) enters the foray to assess their podcast, matters grow even more complex.

The writing by Ryan Schwartzman is one of the best parts of the film. With its natural dialogue and banter between Laura and Paul and the well thought-out plot, The Christmas Challenge doesn’t miss a beat. Jennica Schwartzman steals the show as Laura; she captures the angst of a woman both desperate to be independent and desiring companionship with delicacy. And you have to love Zack Gold; as he plays Paul, the “nice guy” trope — he’s 100% invested in winning over Laura at all times and that wishful glint in his eye adds so much to the film. Overall, a wonderfully made film!

The Christmas Challenge promotes togetherness and love. For those who are especially focused on their work and intent on being independent, this film is a reminder that it’s perfectly okay to: (a) succumb to your feelings and (b) spend time with those you love.

I give The Christmas Challenge 5 stars out of 5 and recommend it for ages 12 to 18, plus adults. You can watch The Christmas Challenge on streaming platforms starting November 22, 2022.

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Steven Barnes, Author & Podcast Host, Interviewed on Untying Knots: Mind & Souls Untethered

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Steven Barnes, Author & Podcast Host, Interviewed on Untying Knots: Mind & Souls Untethered

Untying Knots: Minds & Souls Untethered podcast, discusses Steven Barnes’s recent work on the “Eight Fold Path” on VoiceAmerica Talk Radio.

San Jose, CA 9/26/2022 – – The podcast Untying Knots: Minds & Souls Untethered interviews Steven Barnes, noted author of multiple short story, novels, and screenplays centered in Sci-fi, Fantasy, and Spirituality. Barnes discusses their new book “Eight Fold Path” which is based on Buddhist principles, and presents these as stories to share for peoples growth. Additionally, Steven Barnes also co-hosts of the podcast called “Life writing: write for your life” along with his wife, Tananarive Due.

The Untying Knots: Minds & Souls Untethered podcast airs Mondays twice per month on the Empowerment Channel on the VoiceAmerica Network. Archives of Untying Knots: Minds & Souls Untethered can be found at https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/4033/untying-knots-minds-and-souls-untethered.

The podcast host is Perry Clark, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in private practice in San Jose, CA, where he provides mental health services to men, BIPOC, & LGBT clients. For more information about his practice, visit www.untangleandgrowcounseling.com.

Contact Executive Producer: Sandra Lynn Rogers at (480) 553-5756 for advertising or other show details.

The VoiceAmerica TM Network offers the latest conversations in a talk radio format, providing education, interaction, and advice on key issues live, on demand as well as through podcast download. If interested in hosting a talk show on VoiceAmerica Network, contact Jeff Spenard, President of Internet Radio at 480-294-6417 or at jeff.spenard@voiceamerica.com

About Untying Knots: Minds & Souls Untethered

The Untying Knots: Minds & Souls Untethered podcast with Perry Clark, LMFT is a podcast from a Black, Indigenous, Person of Color (BIPOC) lens, which focuses on topics such as mental health, LGBT, men’s issues, nerd & geek culture, and spirituality. Perry talks with his guests about the ins, outs, complexity, and myths of the BIPOC world in areas that don’t often get spoken about. Listen as they explore and laugh about life, the world, and staying mentally healthy in the world today.

About VoiceAmerica

VoiceAmerica is the original digital broadcast company for the production and delivery of Live Internet Talk Radio programming and continues to be the industry leader in digital media, marketing, and distribution. We are the pioneers of digital radio programming and have been since 1999. We create and distribute over 500 unique and innovative radio programs for our millions of engaged listeners worldwide over five niche community based channels: the flagship VoiceAmericaTM Variety Channel, VoiceAmericaTM Empowerment Channel, VoiceAmericaTM Health & Wellness Channel, VoiceAmericaTM Business Channel, and VoiceAmericaTM Influencers Channel. VoiceAmericaTM TV offers targeted and exclusive video programming channels. Our network channels distribute live programs daily that reach a growing domestic and international audience who connect through all devices via our mobile, desktop, and tablet VoiceAmerica destinations.
Learn more at http://www.voiceamerica.com. Download the VoiceAmerica App now to listen live on Apple and Android. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
For more information about the VoiceAmerica Talk Radio Network, or our parent company, World Talk Radio, LLC, call 855-877-4666.

Latest Trends in Supplements

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Health & Wellness
Latest Trends in Supplements

 Plant medicine has been utilized worldwide for thousands of years. Plants have essential nutrients that you cannot get from other foods. The vitamins and minerals, phytochemicals, and antioxidants in plants help keep your cells healthy and your body in balance so that your immune system can function at its best. Unlike industrial medicine, plant medicine is a more healthy and natural way of preventing and fighting off diseases.

With grocery stores overflowing with GMOs and produce lacking in nutrition, maintaining a healthy lifestyle through diet alone seems almost impossible. Due to the increase in malnutrition nationwide, dietary supplements and plant medicine are more popular than ever. But with so many different brands and trends, it can be difficult to decipher what’s right for you. Instead of undergoing your own trial and error process, let the experts lead the way!

In the new hit podcast Make America Healthy, featured on VoiceAmerica, Beth Shaw and her special guest discuss the top health hacks and dietary supplements trending around the world today. In her episode titled The Latest Trends In Supplements, Beth welcomes Julian Mitchell, Co-Founder of Life Cykel, and Catharine Arnston, Founder of EnergyBits, as they talk about their new plant-based supplements, vitamins, and more! 

As the founder and CEO of YogaFit WorldWide, the world’s largest yoga training school, Beth Shaw, is dedicated to creating a healthier world for generations to come. Always looking for new dietary supplements to incorporate into her health routines, Beth was excited to hear about all the amazing health benefits included in algae and decided to try EnergyBits’ supplements for herself. After taking their VitalityBits for just one week, Beth was delighted to notice the increase in energy and overall vitality for life that she gained. Using the perfect combination of two different types of algae, spirulina and chlorella, VitalityBits offers vast amounts of nutrition, beauty, and energy benefits that you are unlikely to receive from a traditional diet. Being that algae is the most alkaline, chlorophyll, and protein rich food in the world; adding it to your daily supplement routine is an easy and effective way of helping you reach your health goals. 

A huge fan of plant medicine and the healing powers of mushrooms, Beth Shaw was excited to hear from Julian Mitchell on the benefits of Life Cykel’s supplements. One of their most popular dietary supplements, Lion’s Mane Liquid Extract, provides consumers with a cognitive upgrade in the areas of focus, memory, articulation, mental clarity, and creativity. While you can enjoy lion’s mane mushrooms eaten raw, dried, cooked, or steeped for tea; Life Cykel’s liquid extract maximizes the health benefits of these mushrooms and is as simple as taking a few drops under your tongue or drinking it in water.

If you are looking for easier ways to incorporate plant medicine into your diet routine, tune into Make America Healthy on Voice America live every Wednesday at 5 pm Easter time. Beth Shaw has made it her life mission to bring health to the masses. Join Beth and her expert trainers at YogaFit.com and sign up for your first yoga training course where you will receive 15% off your first training session using the code VOICE22 at checkout.

The Effect Podcasts Have on The Human Mind

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The Effect Podcasts Have on The Human Mind

As many of us know, the popularity of podcast listeners and creators has been skyrocketing recently, and there are many reasons attributed to that success. Podcasts are a type of modern take on conventional radio and come with a variety of advantages and benefits. Podcasts are available in a wide range of themes, topics, and styles hosted by anyone and everyone. They do not limit the listener to a particular time or space and can be made and listened to from the comfort of one’s home.

How Podcasts Benefit You

Aside from the long list of benefits that come with the production process and listening of podcasts comes the effects listening to podcasts has been proven to have on the human mind. Based on the type of podcast you are listening to, a different part of your brain is stimulated, and chemicals are released that, more often than not, positively affect you at the moment.

It is also a great way to understand the various views of different people out there because of the people who become a host. Podcasts allow people who have different religious, political, racial, or other opinions and standpoints to become hosts and share their views and experiences with the world. Aside from pushing the listener to be inspired, educated, relaxed, or entertained, podcasts are also a great way to give a listener the motivation and productivity for the rest of their day.

Podcasts are a great way to teach something exciting and new or a way to distract or entertain human mind. It has been shown that many podcasts allow you to have a better state of mental health. As you continue to listen to any podcast on a weekly or daily basis, these benefits are heightened, and you start to function more efficiently. Thus, studies have proven that in the long run, podcasts help people grow progressively more innovative.

How Entertainment and Informative Podcasts Affect Listeners Differently

Informative business podcasts such as “Say it Skillfully” by Molly Tschang, “Leadership Development News” by Dr. Cathy Greenberg and Dr. Relly Nadler, and others are among the best business podcasts that can be found on VoiceAmerica. These have great effect on human mind. The best business podcast teaches its audience through situation analysis while still keeping the show interesting to listen to. Listening to any of the best podcasts on business also builds leaders as it strengthens minds to think about ways to conquer problems in the workplace. Business podcast listeners become rational thinkers over time and learn how to make the best out of any situation they are placed in.

How Podcasts Help Listeners Better Their Mental and Physical Health

There is also a long list of benefits for those who listen to podcasts such as the “Vitality Health Show” with Stephanie Parrish, “The Doctor Bob Martin Show,” or the “A to Z of Sex” show with Dr. Lori Beth and more health and wellness podcasts on VoiceAmerica. Listening to shows about health conditions and how to take care of one’s health allows listeners to be more aware of how they treat their bodies, what they consume and what actions they can take to live longer lives. Thus, in the long run, listening to such health and wellness podcasts increases a person’s attentivity to themselves and their families and extends their life expectancies.

Listening to motivational podcast shows on VoiceAmerica’s Empowerment Channel boosts listener morale and puts people in a better mood. Some of these great empowerment podcasts include shows like “Read My Lips” with akaRadioRed, “Focus on success” with Fawzya Khosti, and “Next Steps Forward” with Chris Meek. The conversations, interviews, and stories shared in these podcasts help listeners understand that they’re not the only ones who have gone through trying situations and motivate them to fight their way out of it. This changes the audience’s outlook on life and gives them that push they needed to succeed in whatever they were struggling with.

Podcasts are an all-around delightful and enlightening experience that all can start enjoying by finding the right podcast channel for them on VoiceAmerica.

What Are Radio Shows And Podcasts?

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Recent development has brought many changes to our society. Unlike earlier times, when people could only read news via a newspaper, now they can listen to radio shows and even watch or listen to podcasts on any digital device. Due to this, people are becoming open about various topics. 

In addition to that, public discussion is gaining immense popularity. Talk radio and podcasts are where several people come together to talk about a particular subject. It is very intriguing to be a part of such services. 

There are several mediums where people share views on talk radio. It is a specific service that is available to every individual. You can listen to these shows while sitting in your home or driving to a location. It is not only convenient but an effective way of mass communication.

You can find several news talk radio shows over radio stations, television and the internet. Using these methods, people talk about a variety of genres like health, science and sports. But out of all these subjects, podcasts about influencers are gaining a lot of attention. 

Introduction to Podcasts and Radio Shows

A radio show is a live broadcasting service where people can gain information about a specific topic. We also have news talk radio shows. This type of content focuses on sharing news-related ideas. The discussion is based upon the positive, negative or neutral side. And, depending on the panel, the entire scenario can continue for many hours.

Another popular medium of interaction is a podcast. There is one main difference between a radio show and a podcast. A radio session is mostly conducted for a live audience. By contrast, a podcast is usually an audio recording that is played at a given time. But the basic ideology between both of these methods is the same.

Recently, podcasts have become very much like radio shows. People have started producing live podcasts that attract a large number of people. In some cases, the audience can even interact with the panel members via a live chat system. Popular websites like YouTube and Twitch also allow people to watch live podcasts. This has completely changed the “broadcasting” landscape.

Nowadays, people want to learn how to grow their business or improve their life. They try to gain as much information as possible about these types of topics. Because of the increase in demand of topics like these, podcasts about influencers are becoming insanely popular. Several websites have started a dedicated channel to stream any influencing content. With these talk shows, people can learn mental tricks that can help them evolve.

How Can You Host A Radio Show?

Do you want to become a host? You need to consider two critical aspects before starting your radio show.

Skills required

  • Understand your audience: This is the essential step of starting a radio broadcast. You need to know more about who you are interacting with and how to reach your target audience. The more you know, the better your show will be.
  • Listen carefully: Be observant about various topics. Also, try to acknowledge the given topics that your audience is talking about to provide content they want to listen to.
  • Have a personality: Having a firm voice with a positive attitude is needed for a venture like radio or podcasting. Having this positive attitude will make you stand out from the crowd.
  • Enjoy and go with the flow: Sometimes, you need to relax and let things sort out all their own.

Idea and tools needed

  • Conceptualization and branding: If you want to host a radio show, you must create a concept and brand name to target specific people. 
  • Gather a set of equipment: One can easily find a decent computer, headphones, microphone and a mixing setup online or at specialized electronics retailers. Just assemble and install all of these components together to create your broadcasting system.
  • Have sound knowledge: This is a final but crucial step of hosting. Whether you want to be a talk radio host or a technological expert, everything requires knowledge. So, gather some articles, gain some information and then think about the topics you want to discuss on your radio show or podcast.

About VoiceAmerica

VoiceAmerica, the pioneer of digital radio programming since 1999, is the original digital broadcast company for the production and delivery of Live Internet Talk Radio programming and continues to be an industry leader in Live Internet Talk, podcast audio creation, production, and distribution. VoiceAmerica creates and distributes over 500 unique and innovative radio programs that engage millions of listeners worldwide. Five diverse VoiceAmerica network channels distribute live programs daily that reach a growing domestic and international audience. Listen live at VoiceAmerica Variety, VoiceAmerica Business, VoiceAmerica Health,  VoiceAmerica EmpowermentVoiceAmerica Influencers, and on our Apple and Android devices. Follow VoiceAmerica on FacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn. To learn how to become a host or sponsor on VoiceAmerica.com, call 1-855-877 4666.  VoiceAmerica | Become a Host | Advertise with us | About VoiceAmerica

Kristen Harper will be interviewed on the Beautiful You and New Mind Creator Podcasts November 2nd and 8th

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Health & Wellness
Kristen Harper will be interviewed on the Beautiful You and New Mind Creator Podcasts November 2nd and 8th
Kristen Harper, radio show host on VoiceAmerica.com and Health and Wellness Speaker will be involved with interviews, as well as giving a speech for the month of November 2019.  Kristen’s radio show is “Tips to Keep You Healthy, Happy, and Motivated.  
1) She will be interviewed on the Beautiful You Podcast November 2nd at 5pm Pacific Time by Miriam Stout who is located in Australia about my health and wellness background, as well as the challenges I have been through.
2) Kristen will also be interviewed on the New Mind Creator Podcast on November 8th at 2pm EST about the unconscious mind, which is her favorite topic.
3) Finally, Kristen Harper will be giving a speech to Arizona State University students on November 26th from 7:00-8:30pm on nutrition, emphasizing the importance of an anti-inflammatory diet.
Kristen’s speaking website: https://kristenharperspeaks.com/
Kristen’s company website:  https://perfecthealthconsultingservices.com/tips to keep you healthy happy and motivated.pngtips to keep you healthy happy and motivated.png

Kristen Harper’s interview on the Marc Struczewski’s Podcast #health #wellness #productivity

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Health & Wellness
Kristen Harper’s interview on the Marc Struczewski’s Podcast #health #wellness #productivity

Kristen Harper’s interview on the Marc Struczewski Podcast will be released on October 19th at 5am CT at https://markstruczewski.com/kristen or on any podcast player (Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, etc.


Kristen Harper is a radio host on VoiceAmerica.com, Founder of Perfect Health Consulting Services, and a Health & Wellness Speaker.  Her radio show is called “Tips to Keep You Healthy, Happy, and Motivated, which is aired each Tuesday at 3pm Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica’s Health and Wellness Channel.


On this episode of the Marc Struczewski Podcast with Kristen Harper, learn about….

the incredible power of hair analysis, why you shouldn’t eat fruit or do vigorous exercise and ten seconds of silence…?

Kristen Harper’s websites:



Tips to Keep You Healthy, Happy, and Motivated radio show:  https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2687/tips-to-keep-you-healthy-happy-and-motivated

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