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Episode #173: Alex Lee – Japan-Based Pro Wrestler, Trained by Lance Storm, Most Known in Sendai Girls, OZ Academy, REINA

The guest for this episode is Japan-based freelance pro wrestler Alex Lee. She got her start training under former WCW and WWE wrestler Lance Storm at his Storm Wrestling Academy in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. As we will talk about in this episode, Alex Lee details how she got interested in wrestling transitioning from a bank job and her time learning from Storm, along with her journey in wrestling from WWE’s developmental promotion FCW to her past seven years in Japan in promotions like REINA, OZ Academy, and Sendai Girls. We also talk about the history of Joshi and what its future could be.


Episode #172: Emily Pearson – Comic Book Artist for “The Wilds”, “Snap Flash Hustle”, “Bonding”

The guest for this episode is California comic book artist Emily Pearson, who has done illustration for the following titles: Calexit: Emmie X, The Devil Within, Sweet/Vicious, The Wilds, Snap Flash Hustle from Black Mask Studios, Going to the Chapel from Action Lab, High Priestess by Rees Finlay, Sprouting and Other Tales of Curiosity by Asa Wheatley and many more. Pearson is currently working on the comic book Bonding with previous guest Matthew Erman.



Episode #170: Derrick Vella – Guitarist of Toronto Death Metal Band ‘Tomb Mold’, New Album “Planetary Clairvoyance” Out Now Via 20 Buck Spin (Recorded at The Sanctuary in Detroit)

The guest for this episode is Derrick Vella, guitarist of the Toronto death metal band Tomb Mold, who have a new album Planetary Clairvoyance out now via 20 Buck Spin. This interview was recorded when Tomb Mold stopped at The Sanctuary in Detroit during their recent tour with Superstition. During our chat, we talked about the origins of the band, their new album, how they gained their fan base, and the Toronto music scene, among much more.



Episode #168: Connie Han – Los Angeles-Based Jazz Pianist, New Album “Crime Zone” Out Now on Mack Avenue Music Group, Performing at Detroit Jazz Fest 2019

The guest for this episode is Los Angeles-based jazz pianist Connie Han. Her latest album, Crime Zone, was released last fall on the Detroit-based Mack Avenue Music Group to rave reviews. Still in her early 20s, Han combines ideals from both traditional and modern jazz eras with a bold provocative edge to it.





Episode #164: Lisa Sterle & Matthew Erman – Co-Creators of Comic Book “Long Lost”, Sterle Artist Behind “Submerged” Series Along with “The Modern Witch Tarot Deck”, Erman Currently Working on Upcoming “Care Bears” and “Bonding” Comic Books

EPISODE #164: LISA STERLE & MATTHEW ERMAN – IN THIS EPISODE: 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…