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The pop culture podcast hosted by Kelly "K-Fresh" Frazier delivering wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives from the worlds of music, pro wrestling, comic books, and who knows where else! If it's a good story, I want to help tell!

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Episode #126: Liana Kangas - Comic Artist, Black AF: Devil's Dye, She Said Destroy
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue.This episode’s guest is comic book artist Liana Kangas. Currently, you can catch her run on the Black Mask Studio comic Black AF: Devil’s Dye, written by Vita Ayala. This week,it was announced via Newsarama that Kangas will join writer Joe Corallo on the next project She Said Destroy, set to debut in May through Vault Comics.During our interview, we talked about Black AF: Devil’s Dye and her role in making the comic, as an artist finding your own style, how she became an artist, strong women leads in comic books, being a woman in the comic book industry, mentoring young creators, her favorite music artists, and her upcoming comic She Said Destroy.Each episode, the guest is asked to suggest someone from their life/career that should be on Fresh is the Word that would have good stories to tell. Kangas chose illustrator Jackie Von Spanks (JLH Illustration) or comic book writer Lan Pitts (writer for WWE series on Boom Studios).Follow Liana Kangas:Web: lianakangas.comTwitter: twitter.com/lianakangasInstagram: instagram.com/lianakangasTwitch: twitch.tv/lianakangasFacebook: facebook.com/lianakangasartTHEME MUSICCourtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth.SPONSORFounded in 2015, 20×20 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.com Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/freshistheword/support This podcast is sponsored by Anchor
Episode #125: Stephy Slays/Jungle Grrrl - WOW Wrestling Superheroes, AXS TV Every Friday
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue.This episode I have a pair of interviews from two of the superheroes from the WOW Women of Wrestling promotion, Stephy Slays and Jungle Grrrl. WOW Wrestling just landed a TV deal as part of AXS TV’s Friday Night Fights in between New Japan Pro Wrestling and LFA MMA. New episodes of WOW – Women Of Wrestling air every Friday at 6pP/9pE.At only 22 years of age, Stephy Slays is one of the younger women of the bunch, but she keeps the hustle on. During our chat, we talk about her place with WOW, the debut on AXS TV, what we can expect from her character, when she started wrestling, the superhero theme of WOW, the vignettes on the WOW show, learning from other women in the company, and her own obstacles.As one of the original talents of the WOW company, Jungle Grrrl is a born leader in WOW. During our interview, we talked about the progression of the company, her story in WOW, telling the stories of each superhero, what makes WOW different, the message of empowerment for women and young girls, and what we have to expect from Jungle Grrrl.Follow Stephy Slays:Web: wowe.com/superheroes/stephy-slaysTwitter: twitter.com/wow_stephanieInstagram: instagram.com/wow_stephanieFollow Jungle Grrrl:Web: wowe.com/superheroes/jungle-grrrlInstagram: instagram.com/wow_junglegrrrlInstagram: instagram.com/endorphasmTHEME MUSICCourtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth.SPONSORFounded in 2015, 20×20 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.com Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/freshistheword/support This podcast is sponsored by Anchor
Episode #124: Erica Schultz - Comic Book Author, Daredevil, Twelve Devil's Dancing, Xena
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue.This episode’s guest is comic book author and editor Erica Schultz. I first met Erica at the Motor City Comic Con in Michigan last year where I picked up a copy of her comic book Twelve Devil’s Dancing that was released through Action Lab Entertainment: Danger Zone. Shultz, in recent times, authored on both the Charmed and Xena: Warrior Princess comic books on Dynamite Entertainment along with the Daredevil 2018 Annual on Marvel.During our interview, we talked about surviving conventations, handling multiple projects at once, writing for classic characters but still making it your own, women writing women characters in comics, the diversity in the characters, being vocal about your projects, the creator community, mentoring other creators, and the collaborative effort of making comics.Follow Erica Schultz:Web: ericaschultzwrites.comTwitter: twitter.com/EricaSchultz42Facebook: facebook.com/Erica-Schultz-480933842075334Instagram: instagram.com/ericaschultzwritesTHEME MUSICCourtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth.SPONSORFounded in 2015, 20×20 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 Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/freshistheword/support This podcast is sponsored by Anchor
Episode #123: Jason Aalon Butler - Vocalist of FEVER 333, Debut Album 'STRENGTH IN NUMB333RS'
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue.This episode’s guest is Jason Aalon Butler, vocalist of the band FEVER 333. Formerly in the band .letlive, Butler has started a new chapter of his life with this new project FEVER 333 with the debut full-length album STRENGTH IN NUMB333RS. Butler’s words are not only a call to arms about the society we are living in, but also contain hope. FEVER 333 is currently on tour with Bring Me The Horizon and Thrice. During our interview, we talked about the struggles growing up in Inglewood, California, why and how the FEVER 333 project started, his musical upbringing, and finding ways for all of our voices to be heard.STREAM/PURCHASE STRENGTH IN NUMB333RS: fever333.lnk.to/strengthinnumb333rsFollow Jason Aalon Butler/FEVER 333:Web: fever333.comTwitter: twitter.com/mrjasonaalonTwitter: twitter.com/fever333Facebook: facebook.com/fever333Instagram: instagram.com/mrjasonaalonInstagram: instagram.com/fever333YouTube: youtube.com/fever333THEME MUSICCourtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth.SPONSORFounded in 2015, 20×20 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 Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/freshistheword/support This podcast is sponsored by Anchor
Episode #122: Ming Chen - AMC's Comic Book Men (Astronomicon 2 Ticket Giveaway)
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue.This week’s guest is actor, podcaster, and reality television personality Ming Chen. He co-hosts the I Sell Comics! podcast with Mike Zapcic and also starred in the AMC reality series Comic Book Men.During our conversation, we talked about our love of John Wesley Shipp, his experience at last year’s Astronomicon pop culture convention, some of Ming’s favorite Michigan hangouts, the difference in conventions, the Vault of Midnight comic book store, podcasting and his new podcasting studio, and the importance of the comic book stores and conventions.Ming Chen will be a guest again at the Astronomicon pop culture convention on February 8th-10th at Wyndham Garden in Sterling Heights, Michigan and Fresh is the Word is continuing on with the contest on Instagram to giveaway three (3) pairs of general admission weekend passes to the event.Head over to the Fresh is the Word Instagram account to enter: @freshisthewordpodcast.Follow Ming Chen:AMC: amc.comTwitter: twitter.com/mingchen37Instagram: instagram.com/mingchen37Facebook: facebook.com/mingchencbmFollow Astronomicon:Web: astronomicon.comFacebook: facebook.com/OfficialAstronomiconTwitter: twitter.com/AstronomiconMIInstagram: instagram.com/theastronomiconTHEME MUSICCourtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth. Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/freshistheword/support This podcast is sponsored by Anchor
Episode #121: Micah Sloat & Katie Featherston - Paranormal Activity (Astronomicon 2 Ticket Giveaway)
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue.For this episode, we are joined by Micah Sloat and Katie Featherston, the stars of the 2007 horror film Paranormal Activity, which would go on to gross over $193 million worldwide and spark a whole franchise of films. During our interview, we talked about what went into their roles in the film and the long lasting impact the movie made on pop culture.Micah Sloat and Katie Featherston will be guests at the Astronomicon 2 pop culture convention on February 8th-10th at Wyndham Garden in Sterling Heights, Michigan and Fresh is the Word is doing a contest on Instagram to giveaway three (3) pairs of general admission weekend passes to the event.Head over to the Fresh is the Word Instagram account to enter: @freshisthewordpodcast.Follow Micah Sloat:Twitter: twitter.com/micahsloatInstagram: instagram.com/micahsloatFacebook: facebook.com/Micah-Sloat-137651989334/Follow Katie Featherston:Web: katiefeatherston.comTwitter: twitter.com/katiedianneInstagram: instagram.com/realkatiefeatherstonFacebook: facebook.com/RealKatieFeatherstonTexLove Films: texlovefilms.comFollow Astronomicon:Web: astronomicon.comFacebook: facebook.com/OfficialAstronomiconTwitter: twitter.com/AstronomiconMIInstagram: instagram.com/theastronomiconTHEME MUSICCourtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth. Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/freshistheword/support This podcast is sponsored by Anchor
Episode #120: Heather Antos – Editor at Valiant Comics, Formerly at Unikrn and Marvel
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue.This week’s guests is no stranger to the comic book world and her name is Heather Antos. She was just named Editor at Valiant Comics, but before that, she was Editor-In-Chief much of last year at the esports site Unikrn along with her time as Associate Editor at Marvel where she helped launched the Star Wars series and she was co-creator of Gwenpool. During our interview, we talked about her time at Marvel and Unikrn, along with a ton of knowledge about being an editor and what goes into making good comics. Please note that this interview was done in December when she was still at Unikrn and before she was announced as the Editor at Valiant.Now at Valiant, it looks like Antos’ first project will be to work with The Wilds and Submerged writer Vita Ayala on Valiant’s new Livewire series. Antos is said to have some project of her own in the works also.Each episode, the guest is asked to suggest someone from their life/career that should be on Fresh is the Word that would have good stories to tell. Antos chose Fabian Nicieza, the creator of Deadpool.Follow Heather Antos:Web: heatherantos.comTwitter: twitter.com/HeatherAntosInstagram: instagram.com/HeatherAntosTHEME MUSICCourtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth.SPONSORFounded in 2015, 20×20 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 Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/freshistheword/support This podcast is sponsored by Anchor
Episode #119: DJ Nu-Mark - Jurassic 5, New Solo Single "Zodiac Killah" with Method Man
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue.This episode’s guest is DJ Nu-Mark, a member of the hip-hop group Jurassic 5. Recently, Nu-Mark released his new solo single “Zodiac Killah” featuring Method Man of the Wu-Tang Clan, a song that came together while both are currently on the TBS celebrity rap battle series, Drop The Mic. During our chat, we talked about the making of “Zodiac Killah”, working on Drop The Mic, how he got into music, and the inception of Jurassic 5.Buy “Zodiac Killah” 7″ Vinyl: https://www.fatbeats.com/products/dj-nu-mark-feat-method-man-zodiac-killah-7Buy “Zodiac Killah” Digital: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/zodiac-killah-feat-method-man-ep/1439108951?ls=1&app=itunesBuy Zodiac Tracks Limited Edition USB: https://djnu-mark.bandcamp.com/merch/zodiac-tracks-limited-edition-usbFollow DJ Nu-Mark:Web: djnu-mark.comBandcamp: djnu-mark.bandcamp.comFacebook: facebook.com/djnumarkTwitter: twitter.com/djnumarkInstagram: instagram.com/djnumark808Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/djnumarkYouTube: youtube.com/user/unclenu/THEME MUSICCourtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth.SPONSORFounded in 2015, 20×20 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 Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/freshistheword/support This podcast is sponsored by Anchor
Episode #118: Rapper Big Pooh – New Collaborative Album ‘RPM’ Produced by Focus
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue.This episode’s guest is hip-hop artist Rapper Big Pooh. As a member of the now defunct hip-hop group Little Brother, Rapper Big Pooh has been able to venture out on his own, recording collaborative albums with the likes of Apollo Brown and Nottz, along with his most recent album RPM, produced entirely by Focus. During our chat, we talked about how it’s like being a solo artist and having the Little Brother legacy always around, and about working with Focus on the new album, and about his other role as an artist manager.STREAM/PURCHASE: goo.gl/BFHBPdFollow Rapper Big Pooh:Facebook: facebook.com/RapperBigPooh1Twitter: twitter.com/rapperbigpoohInstagram: instagram.com/rapperbigpoohTHEME MUSICCourtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth.SPONSORFounded in 2015, 20×20 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 Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/freshistheword/support This podcast is sponsored by Anchor
Episode #117: Alla Xul Elu - Majik Ninja Entertainment (Recorded at Twiztmas at The Crofoot)
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue.This episode’s guest is the horrorcore rap group Alla Xul Elu hailing from Ohio. Alla Xul Elu has a new album out The Almighty via Twiztid’s Majik Ninja Entertainment imprint. During our interview that we recorded backstage at The Crofoot in Pontiac, MI during Twiztid’s 5th Annual Twiztmas, we talked about the origins and influences of the group and all sorts of nonsense. This is honestly one of the funniest episodes of Fresh is the Word ever!PURCHASE/STREAM Alla Xul Elu – The Almighty: mne.lnk.to/AXEFollow Alla Xul Elu:Web: longliveevil.comFacebook: facebook.com/allaxuleluTwitter: twitter.com/allaxuleluInstagram: instagram.com/allaxuleluMNE: majikninjaentertainment.com/artists/alla-xul-eluTHEME MUSICCourtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth.SPONSORFounded in 2015, 20×20 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 Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/freshistheword/support This podcast is sponsored by Anchor
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