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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 #134: Matt Cross - Son of Havoc in Lucha Underground, Olde Wrestling, Wrestling is Forever (Olde Wrestling Prize Pack 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. On this episode, we feature another wrestler featured at the Olde Wrestling event in Detroit on March 30th, their champion Matt Cross. Now Cross isn't just the Olde Wrestling champion, he is a wrestler known throughout the world, most notably as Son of Havoc in Lucha Underground. During our interview, we talk about how he got his start in wrestling, working with Olde Wrestling, the punk rock lifestyle he lives as a wrestler, his Wrestling Is Forever clothing company, how he's been able to make a career worldwide as a wrestler, and how he opened up avenues for wrestling in many parts of the world where wrestling was vastly ignored. This was one of the best chats I've had about wrestling ever. Follow Matt Cross:Web: wrestlingisforever.comInstagram: instagram.com/mdoggmattcrossTwitter: twitter.com/MDoggMattCrossFacebook: facebook.com/mdoggmattcrossFollow Olde Wrestling:Web: oldewrestling.comTwitter: twitter.com/oldewrestlingFacebook: facebook.com/oldewrestlingYouTube: youtube.com/user/oldewrestlingInstagram: instagram.com/oldewrestlingTHEME 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.com Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/freshistheword/support This podcast is sponsored by Anchor
Episode #132: Vita Ayala - Queer Enby Afro-Latinx Comic Writer from New York City, Livewire, Black AF: Devil's Dye, The Wilds, Submerged
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 Vita Ayala, who is a queer non-binary Afro-Latinx comic writer from New York City. As quoted from Vita's Twitter, "Queer & Brown is my brand". Ayala has written some franchise stuff (DC, Marvel, Valiant), and some creator owned stuff (The Wilds, Submerged) in many genres (Horror, YA, Superhero, Thriller, Drama, Romance). You can currently catch Vita's run on comics like Valiant's Livewire or Black Mask's Black AF: Devil's Dye. During our chat, we talked about writing authentic dialogue, how she got started writing comic books, the collaborative effort of making comics, how a good editor improves your work, Black AF: Devil's Dye, The Wilds, representation of marginalized groups in comics, women's role in the comic book industry, Livewire, about being a wrestling fan, and the music she listens to! Follow Vita Ayala:Twitter: twitter.com/definitelyvitaFacebook: facebook.com/vita.ayalaInstagram: instagram.com/definitelyvitaPatreon: patreon.com/vitaayalaComixology: comixology.comTHEME 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,Web: 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 #142: Tim "Yogi" Watts - Drummer of Metal Band 'Demon Hunter', New Albums "War" and "Peace" Out Now
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 Tim "Yogi" Watts, drummer of the metal band Demon Hunter. Recently, Demon Hunter released a pair of albums, the more aggression War and the melodic Peace. During our chat, we talked about the new albums, the history of the band, the band's musical influences, taking musical risks, and his thoughts about being coined a "Christian Metal" band. Follow Demon Hunter:Web: demonhunter.netFacebook: facebook.com/demonhunterTwitter: twitter.com/demonhunterbandInstagram: instagram.com/demonhunterInstagram: instagram.com/yogiwattsFRESH IS THE WORD PATREON: patreon.com/freshisthewordTHEME 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 Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/freshistheword/support This podcast is sponsored by Anchor
Episode #141: Corin Nemec - Actor/Graffiti Artist, 'Rottentail' Film Premiering at Select Locations Throughout April
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 another person from the movie Rottentail, actor and graffiti artist Corin Nemec. Known for a variety of acting roles throughout his career including the lead on the early 90s TV sitcom Parker Lewis Can't Lose, Nemec has also been a part of the L.A. graffiti scene since the 80s aligning himself with the worldwide collective of graffiti and street artists The Chosen Few.Currently, Nemec stars in the movie Rottentail, created by Episode #137 guest David C. Hayes and co-written and directed by Episode #138 guest Brian Skiba. Rottentail is premiering at select locations throughout the month of April. During our interview, we talked about the making of Rottentail and getting into the Peter Cotton/Rottentail character, along with history doing graffiti art.For more information on where you can see the Rottentail movie, go to RottentailTheMovie.com.Follow Corin Nemec:Twitter: twitter.com/imcorinnemecInstagram: instagram.com/imcorinnemecTHEME 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. Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/freshistheword/support This podcast is sponsored by Anchor
Episode #140: Sorah Suhng - Comic Book Artist/Writer, '‪Karnal Confessions' Kickstarter Currently Open
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 episodes guest is comic book artist and creator of Karnal Confessions, Sorah Suhng. Currently, Suhng is running an already highly successful Kickstarter for Karnal Confessions, an illustrated prose project that she originally offered up for free online at karnalconfessions.com, but now she's making it available in print with all sorts of goodies!During our conversation, we talked about how Karnal Confessions came to be and her inspirations behind the characters, her creative beginnings, her audience, how personal relationship affected her projects, and much more!Karnal Confessions Kickstarter: kck.st/2U2EiAoEach 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. Suhng chose Aspen Comics Vice President and Editor-in-Chief Vince Hernandez.Follow Sorah Suhng:Web: sorahsuhng.comWeb: karnalconfessions.comFacebook: facebook.com/sorahsuhngartFacebook: facebook.com/karnalconfessionsInstagram: instagram.com/sorahsuhngTwitter: twitter.com/sorahsuhngTwitter: twitter.com/karnalsinTHEME 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 Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/freshistheword/support This podcast is sponsored by Anchor
Episode #139: Leah McNaughton Lederman - Writer/Freelance Editor, 'Cafe Macabre' Kickstarter Currently Open
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. On this episode, we have writer and freelance editor Leah McNaughton Lederman, who launched a Kickstarter campaign recently for Cafe Macabre, a collection of horror stories written by women with art made by women. Cafe Macabre includes stories by Kasey Pierce, Stefani Manard, Kari McElroy, Michelle Joy Gallagher, Amy Hunter, and Harlow West, along with art by K. Lynn Smith, Corinne Smith, Kari McElroy, Marianna Pescosta, Amy Hunter, Harlow West, Ashley Jagodzinski, Jennifer Barnett, Autumn Nicole Brown, and Crystal O’Rourke.Cafe Macabre Kickstarter: kck.st/2UhokCIDuring our conversation, we talked about the inception and the behind the scenes making of the Cafe Macabre collection, what makes for a good editor and why you should always have a good editor for your work, the spectrum of the horror genre, stories coming from the women's perspective, advice for women trying to have careers in the creative fields, collaboration, and enjoying the process. Follow Leah McNaughton Lederman:Web: leahlederman.wordpress.comFacebook: facebook.com/ledermaneditingInstagram: instagram.com/leahmcpheahTwitter: twitter.com/leahledermanFRESH IS THE WORD PATREON: patreon.com/freshisthewordTHEME MUSICCourtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth.SPONSORWeb: www.20x20apparel.com Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/freshistheword/support This podcast is sponsored by Anchor
Episode #138: Brian Skiba - Film Writer/Director, 'Rottentail' Premiering at Select Locations Throughout April
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 film writer and director Brian Skiba, whose current project Rottentail (created by Episode #137 guest David C. Hayes) is premiering at select locations throughout the month of April. During our interview, we talked about the process of making this horror/comedy, his history with David C. Hayes, his beginnings as a writer and director, and advice for young directors breaking into the film business. For more information on where you can see the Rottentail movie, go to RottentailTheMovie.com. FRESH IS THE WORD PATREON: patreon.com/freshisthewordTHEME 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 Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/freshistheword/support This podcast is sponsored by Anchor
Episode #137: David C. Hayes - Author/Actor/Filmmaker, Writer of 'Rottentail' and 'The Rot' Comics
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.On this episode, my guest is writer, actor, filmmarker, college professor, and all around weirdo, David C. Hayes. During our interview, we talk about his comic book Rottentail and how it got adapted into a film, that's premieres on Thursday, April 11th in selected theatres. We also talked about his creative process bouncing around between so many mediums throughout his career and some of his favorites projects he's worked, among other great stories and lessons Hayes had to offer.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. David C. Hayes chose Joshua Werner of Source Point Press and Rottentail director Brian Skiba.For more information on where you can see the Rottentail movie, go to RottentailTheMovie.com. On Thursday, April 4th, Source Point Press is proud to present the first World Premiere of the movie Rottentail at the Emagine Theatre in Royal Oak, MI.Follow David C. Hayes:Web: davidchayes.comFacebook: facebook.com/abnormalentInstagram: instagram.com/abnormalentTwitter: twitter.com/abnormalentRottentail Movie: RottentailTheMovie.comFRESH IS THE WORD PATREON: patreon.com/freshisthewordTHEME MUSICCourtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth.SPONSOR Founded 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 Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/freshistheword/support This podcast is sponsored by Anchor
Episode #136: Victor Dandridge Jr. (Vantage:Inhouse Productions, U Cre-8 Comics)  / Dave Acosta (Comic Artist, Elvira, Twelve Devil's Dancing) - Recorded at C2E2 2019
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 is also a two-parter, both recorded at this years C2E2 convention in Chicago. First, we have the return of the "hardest working man in comics", self-publishing creator from Columbus, Ohio, Victor Dandridge Jr., and then I talk with comic book artist known recently for his work on the Elvira comics on Dynamite Entertainment and Twelve Devil's Dancing, Dave Acosta. During my chat with Dandridge, we talked about his recent Kickstarter campaign for his U Cre-8 Comics brand that was able to raise funds to bring innovative programming and pop cultural engagement to the classroom for 3000 students in Central Ohio, how comics uplift the community and create a purpose for young creators, the next phase of his Vantage:Inhouse Productions publishing imprint, and about being a mentor, and much more. And after that, during my talk with Acosta, we talk about working on the Elvira comics and what makes the Elvira character so timeless, along with the Twelve Devil's Dancing comic he did with writer Erica Schultz (who was on Episode #124), and how he accesses his artistic style on each project. Follow Victor Dandridge Jr.: Facebook: facebook.com/VantageInhouse Twitter: twitter.com/vantageinhouse Instagram: instagram.com/vantageinhouse Blogspot: vantageinhouse.blogspot.com Follow Dave Acosta: Web: davedrawsgood.com Twitter: twitter.com/davedrawsgood Instagram: instagram.com/davedrawsgood THEME MUSIC Courtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth. SPONSOR Web: www.20x20apparel.com Facebook: facebook.com/20x20Apparel Twitter: twitter.com/20x20Apparel Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/freshistheword/support This podcast is sponsored by Anchor
Episode #135: Dirk Manning (from C2E2) / Travis McIntire (Editor-In-Chief Source Point Press)
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 is a two-parter, first with comic book/horror author Dirk Manning, known for such titles as Nightmare World, Tales of Mr. Rhee, and Twiztid's Haunted High-Ons, recorded at this years C2E2 convention in Chicago. We had a quick chat about his current Kickstarter campaign for the superhero comic HOPE, co-created with K. Lynn Smith (from Episode #131) and being released through Source Point Press.Follow Dirk Manning:Web: dirkmanning.comFacebook: facebook.com/dirkmanningInstagram: instagram.com/DirkManningTwitter: twitter.com/DirkManningHOPE Kickstarter: kck.st/2EBVnqeThe second interview is my chat with Editor-In-Chief of Source Point Press, Travis McIntire. During my chat with Travis, we talk about all the big things in store at Source Point Press in 2019 (HOPE, Floppy Cop, Rottentail movie, Haunted High-Ons), their early history, doing convention, what they look for in creators that they work with, and the audience they try to connect to. 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. McIntire chose Paul Burke, who worked in music management in the 1970s (for groups like KISS) and co-founder of McFarlane Toys.Follow Travis McIntire:Web: sourcepointpress.comFacebook: facebook.com/travis.mcintire.5Facebook: facebook.com/SourcePointPressTwitter: twitter.com/TMcIntire1Twitter: twitter.com/SourcePtPressInstagram: instagram.com/travisthebeardInstagram: instagram.com/sourcepointpressTHEME MUSICCourtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth.SPONSORWeb: www.20x20apparel.com Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/freshistheword/support This podcast is sponsored by Anchor
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