Fresh is the Word

Episode #199: David Howard Thornton – Art The Clown from the Horror Film Terrifier, Guest at Astronomicon Pop Culture Convention February 7th-9th in Sterling Heights, MI

More Astronomicon this episode with David Howard Thornton, who plays Art The Clown from the horror film Terrifier. During out conversation, we talked about his role as Art the Clown in Terrifier, what all went into preparing for the role, and what we can expect for the sequel Terrifier 2, which is filming now. Plus, we get into doing conventions and his experience in musical theater.


Episode #198: Ming Chen – AMC’s Comic Book Men, Co-Founder of A Shared Universe PodcaStudio, Guest at Astronomicon Pop Culture Convention February 7th-9th in Sterling Heights, MI

More Astronomicon this episode with the return of Ming Chen to Fresh is the Word! During our conversation, we talk about the world of podcasting and all the opportunities it gives us, whats going on at his A Shared Universe PodcaStudio in New Jersey, his experiences at Astronomicon and who he is excited to see this time around.


Episode #197: Bill Moseley – House of 1000 Corpses, The Devil’s Rejects , 3 From Hell, Chop Top from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, Celebrity Guest at Astronomicon Pop Culture Convention February 7th-9th in Sterling Heights, MI

It’s Astronomicon week! The guest for this episode is Bill Moseley, actor and musician who starred in numerous cult classic horror films, including House of 1000 Corpses, Repo! The Genetic Opera and The Devil’s Rejects . His first big role was in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 as Chop Top.


Episode #196: James Delisco Beeks – Playing Judas in the Re-imagined 50th Anniversary Tour of Jesus Christ Superstar Hitting The Detroit Opera House, February 4th-9th

The guest for this episode is James Delisco Beeks, who is currently playing the role of Judas in the 50th Anniversary tour of Jesus Christ Superstar. He previously played on Broadway musicals such as Kinky Boots, Aida, Ragtime, and Smokey Joe’s Cafe. James is also an author with published poems and currently working on his new book entitled HisStory, and also recently re-release his music single “Lock You In”, available for download on all online streaming services.


Episode #195: Joel Christian Gill – Author/Illustrator of Graphic Memoir Fights: One Boy’s Triumph Over Violence

The guest for this episode is cartoonist, educator, and author, Joel Christian Gill, writer and illustrator of Fights: One Boy’s Triumph Over Violence. Fights is a gripping memoir of the author’s upbringing fighting through the abuse from the people he encountered starting in his early childhood. It touched on so many forms of abuse and how he had to fight is way out of it all. It’s also about how to break that cycle of abuse from your own people and the people that should care about you and have your back.



Episode #193: Theresa Thorn – Co-Host of One Bad Mother Podcast, Author of It Feels Good to Be Yourself: A Book About Gender Identity

The guest for this episode is Theresa Thorn, co-host of the parenting humor podcast One Bad Mother and the co-author of You’re Doing a Great Job! 100 Ways You’re Winning at Parenting. Along with illustrations by Noah Grigni, Theresa also wrote her first book for children, It Feels Good to Be Yourself: A Book About Gender Identity, a straightforward exploration of gender identity to give children a fuller understanding of themselves and others.


Episode #192: Nick Fradiani – 2015 American Idol Winner, Now Playing Lorenzo in the National Touring Production of A Bronx Tale: The Musical, Playing Detroit’s Fisher Theatre Starting January 21st

The guest for this episode is Nick Fradiani, who you might know as the 2015 winner of American Idol, but it now playing the role of Lorenzo in the national touring production of A Bronx Tale: The Musical. Since his time on American Idol, Nick released his debut solo project, Hurricane, in 2016 along with a follow-up EP in 2017, Where We Left Off.


Episode #191: Zehra Fazal – Voice Actress/Comedian, Known for Voicing Roles on She-Ra, Voltron: Legendary Defender, Young Justice: Outsiders, Lost in Space, Call of Duty, Apex Legends, and Borderlands

The guest for this episode voice actress and comedian Zehra Fazal, known for various voicing roles such as Nadia Rizavi in Voltron: Legendary Defender, Halo in Young Justice: Outsiders, Jupiter/Resolute Spaceship in the Netflix original Lost in Space, Mara in She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, and Pocahontas and Boudica in Adam Ruins Everything, along with voicing on video games like Call of Duty, Apex Legends, and Borderlands.


Episode #190: Samantha Ireland – Actress/Filmmaker, Nora Valkyrie on RWBY (Recorded at the Grand Rapids Comic Con)

The guest for this episode if actress, filmmaker, and voice-actor Samantha Ireland, most known for her role voicing Nora Valkyrie on the popular anime RWBY along with other roles through Rooster Teeth Productions, along with projects ranging from films, TV shows, web series and video games. Recorded at the Grand Rapids Comic Con, we talked about the roles she has been known for and how she got into the entertainment field, the importance of community and referral support, allies in the business for women and people of color, the stories she wants to see being told, being a mother in the entertainment industry, and the fandom behind anime.