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The ProdCast

Author: Jim Fogarty

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“Electrified” content with fellow artists, activists, entrepreneurs, filmmakers, politicos and beyond. Hosted by artist, advocate, and content creator, Jim Fogarty. The ProdCast is for mature audiences.
96 Episodes
Dr. Michael Perisa

Dr. Michael Perisa


Individualized pediatric medicine, tele-health, and vaccinations are all topics touched on as we explore the future of health care for both your children and you, with Dr. Michael Perisa.
Judge Sean J. O'Brien

Judge Sean J. O'Brien


Our Honor gives us his insights into being a newly elected Common Pleas Judge, how he got there and why Bigfoot may actually be an alien.
Two-time collegiate football National Champion, two-time Ohio High School champion, as both a player and a coach, Matthew "Matty Rich" Richardson is about to bring that pedigree, work ethic and championship mentality to a new era of Warren G. Harding Raiders Football as the new head coach.
Screenwriter of "Unseen," Sal Cardoni, talks all things written for film; the script pitch, the sale, the long distance partnering, and patter created for a south Floridian girl's rise to the occasion by saving a stranger's life and her own in the process.
From adolescent hell raisers to successful adult entrepreneurs, owners of Urban Tap & Distillery, Jesse and Matt Macgregor share the hard work, self introspection and hustle it takes to renovate an old building and upstart a new, unique social-gathering space in the revitalized downtown Warren, Ohio.
A visual artist driven by purpose, James Waters shines insight into producing and directing award-winning content; how diversification of programming can help re-invent and re-invigorate a Midwestern film festival; and why sometimes even scrappy dogs manage to get the big bite in making a difference.
Lea Dotson

Lea Dotson


Educator, mother of two, and independent candidate for sixth ward council in the city of Warren. We talk roads, raises and why accountability in public service is her mantra to moving her city forward.
Owner of Curated Vintage Goods, Mark Martof talks collectibles, his life in architecture, and why artists like Barry Burkey are having success in his curated gallery.
Cross county Colorado road trips, A.I. art creation, and mushroom festivals abound when Strange Human takes The Prod along a mystic journey towards creative education and enlightenment.
We talk martial arts; how to approach healing our bodies from injury and disease, and simple habit changes outlined in his book "Cracking The Code" that can bio-hack our bodies to longer, healthier and more fulfilling lives.
A true master of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Professor Pedro Sauer gives us insight into growing up on the streets of Rio de Janeiro, how being friends with Rickson Gracie and the "gentle art" changed his life and how its philosophies of patience, connection and respect may be able to change the world.
Indie filmmaking is full of fun. Find out how one group of filmmakers went from low budget zombie flicks to the faith based feature, "The Abiding Nail" with humor, grace, and redemption.
Award-winning broadcast news journalist and television anchor, Derek Steyer lays out tips for future aspiring reporters, gives us insights into his altruistic passions and sets the record straight on the fallacy of "fake news."
Theater artists' Ron Sinesio, director at the Area Community Theatre of Sharpsville, and Eric Kildow, Assistant Professor of Theatre at Kent State University at Trumbull share their insights into the passion, sacrifice and love it takes to bring community theater to life and the rewards it can create.  
Before you run for public office you need to know what it takes behind the scenes to running an effective political campaign. Campaign consultants Joe Rettof and Danny Thomas, Jr. and former candidate Vince Peterson give the tips, tricks, and considerations to effective strategies that can help you win.
Award-winning bluesman, Damian Knapp plays some tunes and reflects on his nearly thirty year career of gigging, the style shifts in musical entertainment, and the history of our American experience. 
Thirty five years in the food and hospitality business, Torino born, Ottavio Musumeci, serves us the treats and challenges of immigrating to the United States, opening his own restaurant, and becoming one of the most celebrated destinations for food and wine in northeastern Ohio.  
Councilman at Large in the city of Warren, Ohio, Ken MacPherson makes his case to be Mayor, as we discuss Warren's role in the new manufacturing and EV economy, changes he would make, and the pros and cons of charter government.
Seeking re-election to a fourth term, Mayor Franklin give us the ins and outs of overcoming the challenges of a shrinking city, the renaissance of Warren's downtown, and his hopes for the future if re-elected.  
Black Wolf & The Thief

Black Wolf & The Thief


Clay and Carolyn Colley and Choco are the Ohio three piece "Black Wolf & The Thief," and they hip us "prodders" to how their vocally soulful, jazz influenced,  synth-infused music got started and ready us for the release of their new studio album.
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