The Best CYInterviews of 2011; Nuff Said!

One of our favorite contributors, Dr. Robi Ludwig, joins us for an almost one hour discussion of some of the best CYInterviews of the year. We get to discuss a bunch of other interesting things along the way. This easy flowing, roundtable discussion is hosted by featured columnist Jay Bildstein

Below you can listen to the entire conversation, as well as read some short reflections I had about what took place this year.

2011 allowed me the privilege of interacting with CYInterview followers from around the world. Thank you so much for your ongoing support, as our venture continues to grow and makes history along the way.

Listen to the entire 2011 CYInterview Year in Review with Chris Yandek, Jay Bildstein and Dr. Robi Ludwig:

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Joss Stone, Music

Joss Stone: Her comments about Lady Gaga were covered by over 20 media outlets globally. Aside from that, Joss gave a very revealing CYInterview covering a variety of topics. [See here]

La Toya Jackson: Michael Jackson’s sister gave us two CYInterviews in 2011. She spoke about her brother Michael, among other things. [See here] and [See here]


Evan Lysacek: The Olympic, gold medal figure skater reflected on his life after skating. Figure skating fans across Internet raved about Evan’s candidness in this CYInterview. [See here]

Mike Leach, Swing Your Sword, Football Coaches, Football

Mike Leach: The 2008 college football coach of the year spoke about leaving his coaching job at Texas Tech, his coaching philosophy and his current lawsuits among other topics. [See here]

Presidential Candidates:

Republican Herman Cain

Herman Cain: In October, Herman Cain was leading the polls for the Republican nomination for President. In his CYInterview, that same month, Mr. Cain engaged with us on different topics. [See here]

Michele Bachmann: You can judge this CYInterview for yourself, with presidential candidate Bachman, one of the U.S. Congress’s most well known members and a person whose statements have stirred controversy. [See here]


Zoe Saldana, Avatar, Actress, Latina, Hot Women, Beautiful Women, Dominican Actresses

Zoe Saldana: The A-List actress in the highest domestic and worldwide grossing movie of all time, Avatar, opened up, telling us she did not have a near emotional breakdown as was reported in the national media. Ms. Saldana revealed what really happened. CYInterview followers said they saw a side of Ms. Saldana they had never seen before, in addition to learning new things about the talented performer. [See here]

Robert Wagner - Pieces of my Heart

Robert Wagner Remembers Liz Taylor: Hollywood legend Robert Wagner reflected upon the loss of his friend and acting colleague Elizabeth Taylor in a tribute you will not find anywhere else. [See here]


Vincent Bugliosi: Best selling author and famed former prosecutor Bugliosi is one of the finest minds in America. He honored us with two in depth CYInterviews, covering numerous topics – from religion to talking heads to politics. Thought provoking to say the least! [See here] and [See here]

Jeff Ashton, Casey Anthony, Casey Anthony Books, Jeff Ashton, Attorney, Law

Jeff Ashton: The Florida prosecutor from the Casey Anthony trial gives us a CYInterview reflecting on the trial of the year. It is the definitive conversation for anyone interested in the Anthony trial. [See here]


Walter B. Jones, Congress, Congressman, Congress Members, Congressman Jones

Congressman Walter B. Jones: Veteran Republican Congressman Jones spoke candidly with us on two occasions. Topics covered included withdrawing troops from Afghanistan, campaign finance reform, infrastructure redevelopment and the possibility of a strong third party rising in the future. [See here] and [See here]

Congresswoman Kathy Hochul: The freshman Democratic Congresswoman, who made news for her election upset in May, spoke with us candidly two times about Medicare, what she’s learned from her short time in Congress and other pertinent topics. [See here] and [See here]

The State of Politics:

Peter Schweizer, Throw The All Out, Insider Trading, Books, Peter Schweizer Book, Congress

Peter Schweitzer: Author of the must read book of the year, Throw Them All Out, Peter Schweizer of the Hoover Institute gave a 40 minute CYInterview on how members of Congress are getting rich while holding elected office. Peter spoke with Jay Bildstein and me about the changes needed in Washington. [See Here]

Jack Abramoff: The disgraced ex-lobbyist gave a lengthy CYInterview about what needs to change with lobbyists and lobbying in Washington. He agreed with Jay that true transparency is needed. [See here]


Cheryl Burke: The Dancing with the Stars participant spoke candidly about the darker periods in her life prior to becoming one of America’s beloved reality TV stars. It’s the conversation for any fan of Cheryl’s or Dancing with the Stars. [See here]

Miss Universe Leila Lopes, Leila Lopes, Miss Universe 2011

Miss Universe Leila Lopes: The reigning Miss Universe, from Angola, showed us who she really is, set the record straight on some rumors and informed us about things we should know about her. If you’re looking for a feel good story, this is the one. Leila is a genuinely happy person and it’s contagious. [See here]

Commentators of the Year:

Gloria Allred

Gloria Allred: From the Casey Anthony trial, to discussing transgender discrimination involving Chaz Bono, to apparently peaceful protestors reportedly being pepper sprayed at UC Davis, attorney Gloria Allred gave us many compelling commentaries in 2011. Allred has been a guest on CYInterview since 2007 and we always appreciate her analysis. Gloria might just be the most famous attorney in the United States today. [See Here], [See Here] and [See Here]

Dr. Robi Ludwig: Featured on this CYInterview end-of-the year review, Dr. Ludwig gave us many memorable insights in 2011, covering politics, celebrities, relationships and behavior. We look forward to many more fascinating moments with Robi in 2012. Her psychological analysis is tops. Best of all, she is a very nice person. [See Here], [See Here] and [See Here]


Happy New Year from all of us at CYInterview!!!

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