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The pop culture podcast based out of the Detroit area hosted by Kelly "K-Fresh" Frazier delivering wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, I like to promote a diverse collection of voices that includes women, people of color, and the LGBTQ+ community within all creative fields. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/freshistheword/support
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Who's our guest?Troy-Jeffrey Allen, who is a comic book writer and a member of the Consumer Marketing department for Diamond Comics Distributors. You might have seen him in the PREVIEWSworld Weekly videos on YouTube, along with being a contributing writer for a variety of online publications, a co-creator over at Rexco Comics, and he is also in charge of marketing for Urban Action Showcase. Why should you care?Troy-Jeffrey Allen shares with us best avenues for reaching comic buyers and about the importance of pre-ordering through comic shops. We talk about how the comics business works in regards to how comics are distributed, the parallels between comic books and the vinyl industry in music, reaching out the different types of casual audiences, along with comic books history in regards minority representation.Follow Troy-Jeffrey Allen:Instagram: instagram.com/tjacomicsLinktree: linktr.ee/tjacomicsSUPPORT/FOLLOW/STREAM FRESH IS THE WORD ONLINE: linktr.ee/freshisthewordpodcastTHEME MUSICCourtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth.SPONSORFounded in 2015, 20x20 Apparel brings original tributes to Pro Wrestling's classic arenas, moments and events. They look to spotlight the Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams along with the Biggest, Smallest, Strangest & Strongest. In the world of wrestling there are 100's of shirts, promotions, flyers, social media accounts and ads. Don't get lost in the sea of parody shirts and display fonts. We can provide professional graphic design services at a reasonable price. 20X20 also hand screen prints all tees in house. If you would like to discuss a possible run of tees, posters, koozies, foam fingers...Zubas, then drop them a line at 20x20apparel.comWeb: www.20x20apparel.comFacebook: facebook.com/20x20ApparelTwitter: twitter.com/20x20Apparel--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/freshistheword/support
Who's our guest?Joe Corallo, comic book writer and editor. Corallo co-created and wrote the comic book She Said Destroy along with comic artist Liana Kangas, which ended it's five-issue run via Vault Comics last week. Corallo also organized/co-edited the Eisner nominated/Ringo winning Mine!, editing the GLAAD nominated Oh S#!t It's Kim & Kim, and co-edited Dead Beats via A Wave Blue World.Why should you care?Joe Corallo shares with us the story about how She Said Destroy was created and the artistic collaboration with Liana Kangas. We also get into Dead Beats, which is about to be released through A Wave Blue World, along with the representation and discussion of people of color and queer characters in comics. Follow Joe Corallo:Twitter: twitter.com/JoeCoralloInstagram: instagram.com/corallojoeFacebook: facebook.com/jcoralloShe Said Destroy - Vault: vaultcomics.com/comic/she-said-destroy/SUPPORT/FOLLOW/STREAM FRESH IS THE WORD ONLINE: linktr.ee/freshisthewordpodcastTHEME MUSICCourtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth.SPONSORFounded in 2015, 20x20 Apparel brings original tributes to Pro Wrestling's classic arenas, moments and events. They look to spotlight the Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams along with the Biggest, Smallest, Strangest & Strongest. In the world of wrestling there are 100's of shirts, promotions, flyers, social media accounts and ads. Don't get lost in the sea of parody shirts and display fonts. We can provide professional graphic design services at a reasonable price. 20X20 also hand screen prints all tees in house. If you would like to discuss a possible run of tees, posters, koozies, foam fingers...Zubas, then drop them a line at 20x20apparel.com--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/freshistheword/support
Who's our guest?The Dallas-based synthwave duo of Krisluv and Danni James known as PRIZM! They released their self-titled debut EP earlier in 2019 where it would soon catch some buzz around the synthwave world and later lead to their signing with the independent synthwave label FiXT Neon. The pair continue to work in the studio with pretty much the third member of PRIZM, producer and songwriter Geoff Rockwell and recently released a new single "We Were Young", along with a feature on the Fury Weekend track "Escape From Neon City".PURCHASE/STREAM EP: fanlink.to/prizmWhy should you care?This up and coming duo is already making waves in the synthwave world as they shared with us how the group got started, the dynamic of their friendship, how they got signed to FiXT Neon, the worries of working with labels, and their day-to-day routines. PRIZM wants variety in their music as they share the benefits of being on a label like FiXT that has such a diverse roster.FOLLOW/STREAM FRESH IS THE WORD ONLINE: linktr.ee/freshisthewordpodcastFollow PRIZM:Twitter: twitter.com/weareprizmFacebook: facebook.com/prizmwave/Instagram: instagram.com/weareprizmBandcamp: prizmwave.bandcamp.com(Photo Credit: Jessica Rockwell)Follow FiXT Neon:Web: fixtonline.comTwitter: twitter.com/fixtneonFacebook: facebook.com/fixtneonInstagram: instagram.com/fixtneon--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/freshistheword/support
Who's our guest?Kiana June Weber, a classically trained, Celtic fiddler born and raised in Chelsea, Michigan and attended the University of Michigan where she studied violin with Stephen Shipps. She previously performed with the violin-based ensemble Barrage and the Celtic band Gaelic Storm. Currently, Kiana June Weber plays the fiddle on the touring company of the Broadway musical Come From Away.Why should you care?Kiana June Weber shares with us her experiences with Come From Away, a musical based on a true story of 7,000 passengers diverted to a small town in Newfoundland for five days after the events of 9/11. She also tells about her upbringing in Michigan and attending the University of Michigan, along with her time in Barrage and Gaelic Storm. She shares her knowledge of the Celtic culture in North America and why she has always been drawn to it. Where to purchase tickets?Come From Away comes to the Fisher Theatre in Detroit from 11/1-11/13. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit broadwayindetroit.com.FOLLOW/STREAM FRESH IS THE WORD ONLINE: linktr.ee/freshisthewordpodcastFollow Kiana June Weber:Web: kianajune.comInstagram: instagram.com/kianajuneweberTwitter: twitter.com/kianajuneweberFacebook: facebook.com/kianajuneweberFollow Come From Away:Web: comefromaway.comFacebook: facebook.com/ComeFromAwayTwitter: twitter.com/wecomefromawayInstagram: instagram.com/wecomefromawayYouTube: youtube.com/comefromawayTHEME MUSICCourtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth.--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/freshistheword/support
FOLLOW/STREAM FRESH IS THE WORD ONLINE: linktr.ee/freshisthewordpodcastWho's our guest?Josh Smith, guitarist for Australian metalcore band Northlane, who recently released their new album Alien via UNFD Central. The interview was recorded at Saint Andrews Hall in Detroit during the North American leg of their Alien World Tour with Erra, Currents, and Crystal Lake. Why should you care?During our interview, we get a glimpse into the process and the inspirations behind the writing and recording of Alien, along with how Northlane continues to evolve as a band. We also get into possible reasons there are so many awesome metal bands coming from Australia and that really stems from making the most out of the little opportunities that have down under. Links to items mentioned in the episode...- Northlane (Official Web Site)- Boutique Sounds- Open Door Management- Purchase/Stream Northlane's Alien: unfd.lnk.to/A1ien- Crystal Lake (Office Web Site)- Make Them Suffer (Official Facebook)- Windwaker (Official Facebook)Follow Josh Smith:Twitter: twitter.com/northlanejoshInstagram: instagram.com/northlanejoshFollow Northlane:Twitter: twitter.com/northlaneInstagram: instagram.com/northlaneFacebook: facebook.com/northlaneTHEME MUSICCourtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth.SPONSORWeb: www.20x20apparel.comFacebook: facebook.com/20x20ApparelTwitter: twitter.com/20x20Apparel--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/freshistheword/support
FOLLOW/STREAM FRESH IS THE WORD ONLINE: linktr.ee/freshisthewordpodcastWho's our guest?Joe Zanetti, who is making his feature film directorial debut with the movie KILLBIRD. Zanetti has produced and directed a number of critically acclaimed short films, including The Chase and The Slumber Party, and has a number of feature films in development, including Lex Talionis (Samaco Films & Synergetic Distribution), HAX and Relapse (Earth Orbit Productions & Frozen Fish Productions). Zanetti also has worked in the video games industry with companies such as Scopely, Capcom, Ubisoft and Warner Brothers, including the hit Warner Bros titles Batman: Arkham Origins and Star Trek: Fleet Command. Why should you care?KILLBIRD is a conspiracy thriller with a bit of a political twist to it that will have you question who are the good guys and who are the enemy, and how much privacy do you really have, and what lengths are government will go to keep their status quo. KILLBIRD tackles very timely subjects as such without kid gloves. Follow Killbird:Facebook: facebook.com/KillbirdMovieInstagram: instagram.com/killbirdmovieTHEME MUSICCourtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth.SPONSORFounded in 2015, 20x20 Apparel brings original tributes to Pro Wrestling's classic arenas, moments and events. They look to spotlight the Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams along with the Biggest, Smallest, Strangest & Strongest. In the world of wrestling there are 100's of shirts, promotions, flyers, social media accounts and ads. Don't get lost in the sea of parody shirts and display fonts. We can provide professional graphic design services at a reasonable price. 20X20 also hand screen prints all tees in house. If you would like to discuss a possible run of tees, posters, koozies, foam fingers...Zubas, then drop them a line at 20x20apparel.com--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/freshistheword/support
FOLLOW/STREAM FRESH IS THE WORD ONLINE: linktr.ee/freshisthewordpodcastWho's our guest?Anastasia Lin, subject of a new documentary called Badass Beauty Queen: The Story of Anastasia Lin. Anastasia Lin is an award-winning actress, former Miss World Canada and human rights activist, and has appeared in over 20 films and television productions. She often works at the confluence of activism and acting, playing roles that carry messages of freedom, human rights, and ethics. As a model, she’s made appearances on runways around the world, including the New York Fashion Week show at the prestigious Waldorf-Astoria.Why should you care?Anastasia made headlines around the world when she stood up for religious freedom and brought attention to the issue of organ harvesting in her homeland of China during her campaign to be Miss World. However, she was labeled "persona non grata" in her homeland and denied entry into China to compete in the pageant final on the world stage. Anastasia has nevertheless persisted in her quest to speak on the issues that she believes in and has spoken in front of Congress and been featured in such publications as The New York Times and appeared on CNN. What did we talk about?During our conversation, we talked about how she used beauty pageants as her platform for activism, why she didn't quit after China start threatening her family, how being an actress helps with her activism, her dealings with the Chinese government, the making of the documentary, and her future plans. Follow Anastasia Lin:Web: anastasialin.comFacebook: facebook.com/AnastasiaLinActressTwitter: twitter.com/AnastasiaLinTOInstagram: instagram.com/anastasia.linFollow Badass Beauty Queen:Web: badassbeautyqueen.filmFacebook: facebook.com/BadassBeautyQueenTwitter: twitter.com/badassbeautyqInstagram: instagram.com/badassbeautyqueen--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/freshistheword/support
FOLLOW/STREAM FRESH IS THE WORD ONLINE: linktr.ee/freshisthewordpodcastWho's our guest?David McLane, creator of GLOW (Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling) and WOW-Women Of Wrestling. GLOW has recently had a bit of a renaissance with the popular Netflix TV series based on the women's wrestling promotion founded in 1986. WOW Wrestling, originally started in 2000 along with a relaunch in 2012, is owned by David McLane and Los Angeles Lakers owner and president Jeanie Buss. WOW inked a deal with AXS TV in June 2018 for a weekly show a part of the AXS TV Fights roster and just started their second season on AXS TV September 6th and will air new episodes each Saturday at 8pE/5pP.Why should you care?WOW has been a groundbreaking women's wrestling promotion with hard-hitting action and blockbuster drama since 2000, empowering women come from all different backgrounds and professions marketed as WOW Superheroes!What did we talk about?During our conversation, we talked about the importance of presenting the WOW Superheroes stories with truth and authenticity, the use of their feature vignettes, his time creating both GLOW and WOW, the atmosphere of a WOW show, and his awesome dance moves. Follow WOW Wrestling:Web: wowe.comFacebook: facebook.com/wowsuperheroesTwitter: twitter.com/wowsuperheroesInstagram: instagram.com/wowsuperheroesTHEME MUSICCourtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth.SPONSORFounded in 2015, 20x20 Apparel brings original tributes to Pro Wrestling's classic arenas, moments and events. They look to spotlight the Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams along with the Biggest, Smallest, Strangest & Strongest. In the world of wrestling there are 100's of shirts, promotions, flyers, social media accounts and ads. Don't get lost in the sea of parody shirts and display fonts. We can provide professional graphic design services at a reasonable price. 20X20 also hand screen prints all tees in house. If you would like to discuss a possible run of tees, posters, koozies, foam fingers...Zubas, then drop them a line at 20x20apparel.com--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/freshistheword/support
Who's our guest?Alice Vaughn co-host of the comedy podcast Two Girls One Mic: The Porncast and the (in)famous creator of Offensive Crayons. On Two Girls, One Mic, which started in August 2018, Vaughn along with her co-host Yvette d'Entremont, share their mutual love of passing judgment on the many plot lines of hardcore porn, are bring the funny back to comedy as they help destroy society’s perception – and prejudices – about adult films in a playful way. With Offensive Crayons, Vaughn created an adults-only box of crayons for the wildly artistic with a healthy sense of humor – with names like Boner Bill Blue, Miscarriage Maroon, and Privilege (White), the inappropriately-named crayons have been banned from Amazon for “insulting children and Caucasians”.Why should you care?Fresh is the Word is fully behind sex work as work, and it should be treated as a real job and career without legislators targeting sex workers with laws that will create unnecessary obstacles for them, and also removing the negative stigmas associated to anything in the sex industry. Two Girls One Mic: The Porncast is an extremely funny podcast where Alice Vaughn and Yvette d'Entremont, who do not work in the porn industry at all themselves, interview actual people from porn where they do uncover societal obstacles that people in the industry have to go through. Much of the legislation (like FOSTA/SESTA) that is targeting the sex industry also affects the LGBTQ+ communities and other marginalized groups. While on Two Girls One Mic, you'll find them jovially reviewing porn flicks and exposing the obvious plot holes (and other holes) with a vast amount of dick and pussy jokes. What did we talk about?During our conversation, Alice Vaughn talked about how Two Girls One Mic: The Porncast got started and its growth, her background, the creation of Offensive Crayons and the backlash from Amazon, the progress the porn industry has made and how its innovations have helped other industries, fighting legislation targeted at the porn industry and how it affects other groups, and she even gave some recommendations for a few porn flicks that are entertaining to watch!Links to items mentioned in the episode...- Two Girls, One Mic: The Porncast (Official Site)- Offensive Crayons (Official Site)- Offensive Crayons Color Naming Contest (ends September 1st)- Stop SESTA/FOSTAFollow Alice Vaughn:Twitter: twitter.com/RationalBlondeInstagram: instagram.com/rationalblondeFollow Two Girls, One Mic: The PorncastTwitter: twitter.com/TGOMPodcastInstagram: instagram.com/tgompodcastFacebook: facebook.com/TGOMPodcast--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/freshistheword/support
FOLLOW/STREAM FRESH IS THE WORD ONLINE: linktr.ee/freshisthewordpodcastWho's our guest?Pat Shand is a writer and content creator. He is the co-creator and writer of Destiny NY, Snap Flash Hustle, Afterglow, Spooky Girls, Prison Witch, Gangster Ass Barista, Breathless Little Girl, Modern Dread, and more. He has also worked on comics such as Joss Whedon’s Angel, Adventure Time, and Robyn Hood. He has released four novels, all original stories in the Marvel universe: Guardians of the Galaxy: Space Riot, Iron Man: Mutually Assured Destruction, Avengers: The Serpent Society, and Thor: Crusade of the Forgotten along with the oversized pop-up book, Spider-Man: Spideyography.Why should you care?After successful Kickstarter campaigns for the first three volumes of Destiny NY, Pat Shand is currently running another Kickstarter for Destiny NY: Short Stories, a collection of short stories that takes a deeper look into the characters in this series. Along with the Destiny NY: Short Stories, Shand is offering Destiny NY Volume 1 reprint variant editions with new artwork from Rosi Kämpe and Elisa Romboli.Kickstarter: DESTINY, NY: Stories + DESTINY, NY Volume 1 REPRINTWhat did we talk about?Pat Shand shared the idea behind the creation of the Destiny NY series, his online social media presence with his wife Amy Shand, making Prison Witch with his wife, the important aspects of collaboration, his childhood and how he got into comics, how he broke into the comics industry, his current comic book Snap Flash Hustle with Emily Pearson, many of his other works, a lot of discussion about Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, and information his Kickstarter for Destiny NY: Short Stories.Follow Pat Shand:Twitter: twitter.com/PatShandInstagram: instagram.com/patshandTumblr: patshand.tumblr.com--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/freshistheword/support
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