The stories by which we live can be joyful, enlivening and even crucial to our happiness. During Earth’s current moodswings from stratospheric highs to subterranean lows… and back… we all needs lots more joyful, adventurous stories from people whose work and lives we admire! We need to connect from our Hearts! The old, tongue-in-cheek saw that “What you see is what you get” also applies very directly to how we all envision our lives and joys. To fill those needs Casual Saints™ is planned for debut in 2019 or 2020 as a new, exciting planet-wide talk magazine broadcast as the inspired mind-child of Michael D. Austin.
Casual Saints™ will be Michael’s 2nd, long-running talk rodeo: he was producer, host and creator of his international Blue Planet Almanac™ talk magazine, and host of HealthyLife.net’s News@7 Environmental Super-Segment. Over the years Blue Planet Almanac™ aired (2009-2011) on the first all-positive news network on the planet, its networked broadcaster HealthyLife.net had well over 3,000,000 listeners monthly in 108 nations. HealthyLife.net was an early entry into the Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability genre.
Mike’s live and recorded, on-air interviews of his Blue Planet Almanac™ guests included cinematic legend David Lynch, NASCAR racer Leilani Münter, Formula 1 and Le Mans racer David Brabham, CA Energy Secretary Terry Tamminen, founders of Plug-in America, Free the Slaves’ co-founder Kevin Bales, Opportunity Green’s co-founder Mike Flynn, NatGeo’s founder in sustainable tourism Jonathan Tourtellot, 350.org’s co-founder Jamie Henn, Co-op America, planet doctor Tom Lovejoy III, International Ecotourism Society’s Kelly Bricker, Rainforest Alliance, Head of Social Initiatives for (the then €28 B, 300-store) IKEA, bestselling energy author Craig Shields, and actors Thomas Jane & Stephen Collins.
In the company of industry goliaths such as BBC, PRI and KCBS, HealthyLife.net was a rare Microsoft Editor’s Pick, and among only 63 talk planet-wide radio stations in the Microsoft® Windows Media® News + Talk category, and was carried over the Windows Media Player® Radio Tuner until that platform’s sunset. HealthyLife.net programs still span a variety of news/talk genres, and are hosted by recognized experts in TV, film and radio. HealthyLife.net radio has long been syndicated and simulcast 24/7 over 58 distribution channels including TuneIn Radio, smartphones & mobile devices, iOS and Android podcasts, downloadable MP3s, RSS feeds, archives and private radio networks. It continues to be a member station of the National Association of Broadcasters.