Casual Saints™

The tales and choices by which we live can be joyful, enlivening and even crucial to our happiness, right? During Earth’s current mood-swings from stratospheric highs to subterranean lows… and back… we all need lots more joyful, adventurous, true tales from people whose lives we admire! And although our current planetary religion of science is vital, science or scientistic thought won’t make us happy. We all must also connect every day from and with our Hearts. To fill those needs Casual Saints™ is planned for debut in 2019 or 2020 as a new, exciting planet-wide talk magazine broadcast, an inspired mind-child of multi-hyphenate Michael D. Austin.

The Casual Saints show is meant to be permanently endowed by a private U.S. financial forecasting fund founded by his Soul Rider LLC. Casual Saints™ will prefer not to accept ads or sponsorships. The show will be Michael’s 2nd, long-running talk rodeo:  he was producer, host and creator of his international Blue Planet Almanac™ talk radio magazine, and also reporter on HealthyLife.net’s networked News@7 Environmental Super-Segment. Over the years his Blue Planet Almanac™ and Environmental Super-Segment aired (2009-2011) on the first all-positive news network on the planet, HealthyLife.net had well over 3,000,000 listeners monthly in 108 nations. HealthyLife.net was an early, influential broadcast outpost in the old Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability (LOHAS) genre.

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Mike’s interviews of his broadcast guests for HealthyLife.net included living cinematic legend David Lynch; ARCA automobile racer and stand-out Leilani Münter; Formula 1 and Le Mans racer David Brabham; CA Energy Secretary Terry Tamminen; founders and executives of Plug-in America; Free the Slaves’ co-founder and author Dr. Kevin Bales; Opportunity Green’s co-founder Mike Flynn; National Geographic’s project manager of sustainable tourism Jonathan Tourtellot; 350.org’s co-founder Jamie Henn; managers of Co-op America; planet doctor Dr. Tom Lovejoy III; International Ecotourism Society’s then-president, professor Dr. Kelly Bricker; university instructor, executive and consultant Ronald Sanabria of Rainforest Alliance; Head of Social Initiatives for (the then €28 B, 300-store) IKEA; bestselling energy author Craig Shields; and famed Hollywood actors Thomas Jane and Stephen Collins.

In the company of broadcasting goliaths such as BBC, PRI and KCBS, HealthyLife.net was a rare Microsoft Editor’s Pick for several years, among only 63 planet-wide, talk radio stations in the Microsoft® Windows Media® News + Talk category, and it was carried over the Windows Media Player® Radio Tuner until that platform’s sunset.

HealthyLife.net programs continue to 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, and now on over 62 distribution channels. The station was founded in 2002, and is now heard in 130 nations over the TuneIn radio app, smartphones & mobile devices, iOS and Android podcasts, downloadable MP3s, RSS feeds, private radio networks and archived shows. It is a long-standing member station of the National Association of Broadcasters.