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SparkGuy Radio/Podcast Interview

Monday, June 30, 2008

This morning (Monday, June 30) SparkPeople’s founder Chris Downie will be doing a radio podcast interview with Debbie Allen. You can listen live online at, but we’re also encouraging our members to call in with questions for Chris. The number to call in LIVE is 877-474-3302. Chris will be on from 11:10 AM to 11:50 AM (Eastern Time); so be sure to listen to the interview and call in early with your questions for Chris.

Update: Thanks for listening and for the great comments! It was fun to get to talk to some SP members! We'll be able to put a link to this interview on the site soon.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
COLEMANSR 7/15/2008 12:35PM

    Thank you all, for keeping us informed.

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VIANA1 7/14/2008 9:49AM

    Thank you. I love this site.

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QUEENANNE1953 7/3/2008 10:18AM

    Ooops!!! I just noticed this blog. Oh well I just listened to the Podcast under the archives section. I really enjoyed listening!!! And it was great hearing your voice and that of other sparkmembers. Thank you so much, Chris.

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PATRICIAAK 7/2/2008 2:34PM

    Glad SP is getting more publicity. It's great!

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LINDIEMAE 7/1/2008 7:56PM

    This is good to know for future reference, I'll keep watching for others, thanks so much, Lindie

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    darn just got this email :( its so exciting knowing how well known spark is getting. was telling my family dr about spark and he is going to tell patients about it! hes a real popular family and ped dr, also the head of a hospital!!!

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USERNAMEDD 7/1/2008 10:59AM

  too bad I didn't hear it......yesterday!

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MRSHONEYCOMB 7/1/2008 12:18AM

    I wish I would have got this sooner it would have been fun to call.............

Chris Congratulations emoticon

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LOUISEG4 6/30/2008 10:37PM

  sorry I missed the live broadcast. I agree with others that this is a wonderful site and is full of support and information that really helps make a huge difference. I hope that the broadcast brings others onboard to help them.

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AMOSLA 6/30/2008 5:27PM

    way to spread the spark!

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CHUNKSTER63 6/30/2008 2:10PM

    Hey Chris emoticon good luck on the broadcast today and have fun with it . emoticon

emoticon Chunk
Calling all Goonies
Team Leader

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TMROTH 6/30/2008 1:50PM

You are wonderful and I love this site. Thank you for starting it and everything you do. I only started towards the end of February, but I have already make some great changes - thanks to everyone here and the program. I am only down 19 pounds but it's all the small steps that make us reach our goals. I started in a depressed state and have climbed so high. I am floating now. Thanks for everything you put into SP. My team "We CAN DO IT" loves the site and we all say thank you so much.


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BABIE_JANE 6/30/2008 12:45PM

    It would be nice to receive notice of things like this a day in advance if possible. We don't all live on the east coast, had I known this yesterday I could have been sure to be online this AM.

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BEMORESTUBBORN 6/30/2008 12:44PM

    Wonderful broadcast! I enjoyed the opportunity to learn more about our generous benefactor, Chris Downie, and to hear his voice and personality.

Chris, thank you. I wish you much success always, you are an outstanding example of how much good can be done for others when we give generously without wondering, "What's in it for me?

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BONSTERBONNIE 6/30/2008 12:05PM

    Congratulations! Nice interview and comments from other Sparkers. I am so proud to be a part of this fabulous site. The help and advice I have gotten from your health articles and from individuals has been phenomenal.

Thanks seems so little to say but there are no other words that are adequate.


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MARIVILEN713 6/30/2008 12:02PM

    Great show!! Chris, you are truly an inspiration to all of us and on behalf of everyone that is a member of SparkPeople, THANK YOU - for starting this site. For being so generous and kind, and for and helping so many thousands of people to reach their goals and to start believing in themselves again. I don't even think you can imagine how many peoples lives you've touched! You are our HERO emoticon

You unselfishness and dedication is absolutely incredible. It's too bad there aren't more people like you in this would be a much better place!!

Thanks again and God Bless!! emoticon
emoticon Vilma.

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SMYLEERED 6/30/2008 11:59AM

    Go Chris! We want more!

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POIFECT_NOT 6/30/2008 11:58AM

  you go Chris listened to the show and got to talk to you for a minute too. The site and the people here are the greatest
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MRSHONEYC 6/30/2008 11:56AM

    Chris - I know, I'm a jabber-jaw, but I still wanted to say, THANK YOU for Paying It Forward! I will continue to Pay It Forward through the SPClass January 6-12, 2008 and people I meet - THANK YOU!
Rita from Hinesville, Ga

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HYACINTHETIC 6/30/2008 11:56AM

    Just finished listening to the broadcast, that was awesome! :) Thank you for putting so much into this site & helping so many people includuing myself. :)

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VRCATON 6/30/2008 11:56AM

    Good job on the interview Chris .. it was nice to hear your voice .. and I'm glad you're a regular guy .. that's what makes this site so special .. all the people are just regular people .. no superstars .. no super egos .. and that's wonderful .. Kudos!

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GEEGEELAND 6/30/2008 11:55AM

    Great interview Chris! Thanks for all you and your team does for us! emoticon

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LESSISMORE4ME 6/30/2008 11:54AM

    Good job! They really should have given you a couple of hours!

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SAMUELSM 6/30/2008 11:45AM

    I tried to listen at the broadcast at work but my internet access was blocked and I tried to call in but the line was busy.

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MOVEITGRACE 6/30/2008 11:44AM

    I made it towards the end! Great tool for helping to spread the spark! Thank you for all you do.

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ALOHAKEIA 6/30/2008 11:44AM

    I knew there was a reason I woke up before 5 this morning. Nice hearing you speak about the beginning of SparkPeople. Thanks for starting and continuing this great site. I've learned so much, and even had fun .

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CJSTRIP 6/30/2008 11:41AM

    Thank you Chris!

It was an honor to talk with you and I appreciate the info on how to apply this in other areas in my life!!


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COOKI56 6/30/2008 11:40AM

    Excellent! I'm listening now,.......... :)

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LB4HEALTH 6/30/2008 11:38AM

    I can't get through - number is busy. Thanks for everything you have done for us. YOU HAVE SAVED LIVES!

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GRAPEVINE60 6/30/2008 11:34AM

    Thanks for continuing to encourage your members. This is great! I plan on listening.

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HAYFLEA 6/30/2008 11:34AM

    Good Stuff!

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SEDONA0410 6/30/2008 11:28AM

    I'm so happy to be able to listen to your interview with Debbie Allen. I'm glad their were posts all over the place telling me that you were on as soon as I logged on this morning. How come you are not at their studio? What you have done for all of us is absolutely amazing, there is no way to thank you enough.

I love that Chris is a nice and humble as I thought he was.


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STEPFANIER 6/30/2008 11:28AM

  "The Indiana Jones of the motivation world!" Pretty cool!

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GMRKITTY 6/30/2008 11:28AM

    This is soo cool - it's awesome to hear the feedback and Chris talk about the beginings of SP ^..^

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2STEPSFWD 6/30/2008 11:22AM

    I tuned in just in time! I am listening now, great interview Chris.

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MARIBETHLM 6/30/2008 11:21AM

    I can't listen while I'm at work. emoticon

Wish I could!!

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TMROTH 6/30/2008 11:16AM


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MNALZMA 6/30/2008 11:11AM

    Congratulations! That's great! I can't wait to tune in :) emoticon

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SAYRAH-M 6/30/2008 11:10AM

    Hope I didn't get this information too late. I will try to get through!!

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KITT52 6/30/2008 10:50AM

    Thanks for the info . I'll pass it on


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MRSHONEYC 6/30/2008 10:46AM

    Ooh! Short notice, but I'll post to the team ASAP!

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IRISH_EYES_66 6/30/2008 10:46AM

    I'll be sure to tune in!!

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