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SparkPeople Radio FAQs

Learn How to Listen While You Spark--Anytime and Anywhere!
  -- By SparkPeople Staff
What is SparkPeople Radio?
We're excited to announce the launch of SparkPeople Radio, a premium on-demand radio show that lets you listen to our latest and greatest content anytime! This is unlike anything we've done before, though we have done radio interviews in the past. We have our OWN SHOW, designed with you in mind! WooHoo!

We have paired with some of the best in the business--this is a partnership with ERN (Entertainment Radio Network), where we are working with veteran TV and radio host Alan Taylor and the former head of ABC Radio, John McConnell, who launched ESPN radio! Plus, we have brought on two fantastic hosts who are also SparkPeople members.

Who is Bettina Bush?
You likely will recognize SparkPeople Radio host Bettina Bush's voice from pop culture favorites like "Rainbow Brite," "My Little Pony" and "The Littles." These days, when she's not bringing SparkPeople to life, the voiceover artist and musician can be heard on commercials for major national brands, as the voice of Gloria in the "Madagascar" video games, and as the radio host and editor-at-large for Working Mother Media.

Bettina has always been committed to a healthy lifestyle, but now as she and her husband raise two young children, she is even more passionate about setting a positive example by including her kids in preparing fresh, well-balanced meals and exercising regularly as a family. Inspired by her mom and retired USAF officer father, Bettina and her husband are committed to family and healthy living. Join Bettina each week for an hour of motivation, entertainment and tips to keep you healthy and happy!

What will I hear on SparkPeople Radio?
Each week, you'll get to listen to interviews with SparkPeople members and experts. Chris "SparkGuy" Downie is super pumped about this new radio show, and he's going to be on almost every episode, as his schedule allows.  

We'll also have weekly interviews with members who have lost weight, gotten healthy and found happiness thanks to SparkPeople. The show will be the best place to keep up with the latest happenings at SparkPeople, and you'll learn what SparkGuy has been up to each week.

We know that you might not have a free hour each week to listen to the entire show, but you likely have 10 minutes. That's why, in addition to sharing the shows in their entirety, we will share the individual segments as well. (We apply the 10-minute rule to all healthy habits--not just workouts!)

How can I listen?
The easiest way to tune in is to Listen While You Spark. Let the show play in one tab on your Internet browser while you log your fitness minutes, track your calories, and SparkMail your friends in another. You can also download the show and listen while you're on the elliptical, walking the dog, or driving to work. You can listen in line at the DMV, while you're doing your strength training workouts, or as you cook dinner. Folding laundry is much more fun if you're listening to a SparkPeople Radio podcast, and you will no longer dread your morning commute if you have SparkGuy in your ear to motivate you to make today your healthiest day yet!

What if I don't have an hour to listen?
We share both individual segments and full episodes, so you can listen for as long as you'd like!

How often is the show updated?
We update the show every week!

How often can I get SparkPoints for listening?
You can get three SparkPoints each day.

How do I get SparkPoints?
Click on the button underneath the player on the SparkPeople Radio home page. (If you are listening via iTunes or another podcast program, you'll need to visit the SparkPeople Radio home page each day to get your SparkPoints.)

How can I listen on the go?
Click here to go to Feedburner, where you can listen via iTunes and many other ways.

How do I listen on my iPhone or iPad (or other mobile device)?
If you tune in using an iPad, iPhone or other mobile device, the player will not work, as those devices do not support Flash. Please see the instructions for listening on the go. The easiest way to listen is to search for SparkPeople Radio in iTunes and subscribe to our podcast. You can also click here to listen.

What if I missed a show?
Not to worry. You'll always be able to access our full archives on the SparkPeople Radio home page.

Can I tune in to SparkPeople Radio from my car?
Not yet, but you can download the show and take it with you on your mobile phone or other portable music device.

What if the iTunes link gives me an error message?
For the iTunes link to work properly, you need to have iTunes installed on your computer. Install it, then try again. If it still doesn't work, you might have to subscribe by searching within iTunes rather than via the link on our radio page.