Luria Petrucci

Luria Petrucci (born January 25, 1981 [1] ), Also Known As Cali Lewis , [2] is an American Podcast and Internet personality Known best for her GeekBeat.TV podcasts (video), [3]GeekBrief.TV (video) , GeekBeat LIVE (video), [4] and her guest host on Call for Help . In 2007 she made a comeo appearance in a commercial TV for which aired during the Super Bowl . [5] Luria Petrucci’s social media presence includes a variety of platforms including Twitter,

Geeks Life

Geeks Life, started in 2015, is a Geek lifestyle channel where Luria and others encourage everyone to embrace their inner geek. [9]



Petrucci as Cali Lewis hosted GeekBeat.TV John Pozadzides on the Revision3 network. She talked about technology and gadgets in a short format, aimed at a broad audience ranging from geeks to tech newbies. [10] The final episode of GeekBeat.TV aired on March 27, 2015 [11] with Petrucci posting a video the next day explaining the retirement of GeekBeat.TV and the introduction of her newest project, Geeks Life, produced by her own production Company, TransBot Productions, LLC. [12] John Pozadzides has since relaunched the Geekbeat YouTube channel without Petrucci. [13]

My Mobile Life

Cali formerly hosted My Mobile Life through the Mevio network as a bi-weekly podcast which released on Monday and Wednesday mornings. [14] Mevio has since shut down.


Along with her husband at the time, Neal Campbell, Petrucci as Cali Lewis hosted GeekBrief.TV. The video podcast was released four days a week, with occasional special episodes. It provided news about technology and new releases in the consumer electronics industry. As part of the backstory for the show, Petrucci was cast in the role of the International Geek Intelligence Agency (the GIA). The show was part of the Mevio network. In June 2010, after 800 episodes, Petrucci ended her partnership with Mevio, [15] which resulted in Geek Brief TV airing its final episode on June 25.

Wealth Nation

Along with John Pozadzides, Petrucci as Cali Lewis hosted the Wealth Nation audio podcast. The show focused on entrepreneurial and personal finance matters and was released once a week. Husband Neal Campbell hosted the show as well until early 2010 when their separation occurred. The show was produced by Dave Moyer.

The Crappy Christian Show

Along with Neal Campbell, Petrucci as Cali Lewis also hosted The Crappy Christian Show. [16] 35 episodes were made, the final episode was posted on November 10, 2005, just 13 days before Geek Brief TV was launched. The show was an audio podcast available on iTunes, but it has been removed.


Petrucci as Cali Lewis has also appeared on Ustream . Ustream, so people can interact using the chat room. She also sometimes answers questions this way. On April 29, 2008, she began doing a weekly show on Ustream covering a wide variety of subjects. On June 10, 2008, at 17:00 GMT she appeared on the World Wide Web for the Worldwide Developers Conference 2007 (WWDC) and on January 6, 2010 she covered the CES 2010 keynote by Steve Ballmer . [17]


On June 29, 2007 Petrucci as Cali Lewis waited in line for the long-awaited iPhone from Apple . Once using it, she and her husband Neal Decided to launch Reviews another podcast series dedicated to the cell phone, and iCali lancé on July 14, 2007. [18] After the release of the Amazon Kindle , Petrucci Decided to change directions with the iCali feed , And use it as her blog for all tech-related news. After the release of the iPhone 3G, she again focused on the iPhone, focusing on app reviews.

Other works

Geek Beat LIVE

Along with John Pozadzides, Cali hosts Geek Beat LIVE every Friday at 4 PM eastern on The show focuses on the wider range of topics when compared to the daily web show. It is also aired on YouToo TV network.


Cali is also an occasional reporter for the BBC Click program, especially when it comes to Texas, such reporting on the Dallas Cowboy’s HDTV screen, the world’s largest. [19]


On February 14, 2009 Neal Campbell, posting as Cali Lewis raised the issue of a global warming controversy with a post on Twitter . “It’s so sad that smart people do not pay attention to the science that proves global warming is a hoax.” [20] The comment was criticized by fellow radio host and podcaster Leo Laporte who said the statement was inconsistent with overwhelming scientific opinion on climate change .

On February 1, 2010, Neal Campbell posted a public apology, [21] in which he admitted the original message on Twitter was in fact written by him, as was typical throughout the production of GeekBrief.TV. The referenced post on her blog and the original tweet have been removed.

Neal Campbell was born on April 29, 2010, and she is a member of the Luria Society. “Everything Cali said, I wrote. Cali is my thoughts + her spirit.” [22]

Personal life

Petrucci currently resides in Portland, Oregon (as of April 1, 2016 on her Google+ account) and her current boyfriend is David Foster. She married Neal Campbell on her eighteenth birthday, on January 25, 1999. [23] On April 13, 2010, Petrucci announced on her blog , that she and Campbell had separated in early 2010 and were in the process of a divorce. On November 2, 2010, Campbell announced on his blog that they were officially divorced.

In an aside, she once said during an episode of GeekBrief.TV that she is a libertarian . [24]

On episode 504 (airing on April 5, 2015) of This Week In Tech Cali Lewis returned to her legal name of Luria Petrucci.


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