Fresh is the Word

Episode #216: Sweeney Boo – Artist/Author of Eat, and Love Yourself Graphic Novel, Illustrator on Marvel Action: Captain Marvel Comic Book

The guest for this episode is the Montreal-based comic artist and illustrator, Sweeney Boo. After a successful Kickstarter launched in December 2016, Sweeney just released her first graphic novel called Eat, and Love Yourself via Boom! Studios, a 150-page story about eating disorders, depression, body dysmorphia, and ultimately self-love; a subject really important to her. She is also the illustrator on the Marvel Action: Captain Marvel comic book via IDW/Marvel. She shared with us her long journey to the release of Eat, and Love Yourself, along with her transition of moving from the southwest of France to Montreal and much more.


Episode #215: Kiki Yeung – Comedian, Producer of Crazy Woke Asians, Writer/Director of Sweet and Sour Chicks, Producing/Hosting the Crazy Woke Asians Virtual Comedy Festival on May 8th-10th via Zoom!

The guest for this episode is comedian, producer, director, and writer, Kiki Yeung. Yeung is the founder and producer of the comedy show Crazy Woke Asians along with the writer and director of the romantic comedy series Sweet and Sour Chicks that is currently in the making after a successful crowdfunding. Plus, she is one of the funniest mothers on the Internet!


Episode #214: ACRONYM – Detroit-Based Photographer, Journalist, Director, Event Curator, and Founder of Found In The Underground Showcase

The guest for this episode photographer, journalist, director and event curator and all and all supporter of Detroit, Amy Nicole, or best known by her moniker ACRONYM. For the past decade, she has strived to not only innovate, but also curate opportunities around Metro Detroit to uplift the creative community. She has her hands in a lot of places artistically, and chooses collaboration as the key to growth rather than competition.


Episode #213: Anne Hodder-Shipp – Multi-Certified Sex & Relationships Educator, Dreamworker, Sex Toy Expert, Sex-Positive PR at Hodder Media, Founder of EDSE

Episode #213: Anne Hodder-Shipp – IN THIS EPISODE: Hosted by music/pop culture journalist Kelly “K-Fresh” Frazier, Fresh is the Word aims to tell the stories from a variety of different voices including women, people of color, and the LGBTQ community through the artistic lens of pop culture. Joined by comic…


Episode #212: Melissa Bonny – Vocalist of the Symphonic Metal Band ‘Ad Infinitum’, Debut Album Chapter 1: Monarchy Out Now Via Napalm Records

The guest for this episode is Melissa Bonny, vocalist of the symphonic metal band Ad Infinitum, who just released their debut album Chapter 1: Monarchy on April 3rd via Napalm Records. Melissa is also the lead singer of the trance metal band Rage Of Light, and most importantly, we share the same birthday on January 23rd!


Episode #211: Jennie Skulander – Lead Vocalist of the New Zealand Metal Band ‘Devilskin’, New Album RED Available Now

The guest for this episode is Jennie Skulander, lead vocalist of the New Zealand metal band Devilskin. The four-piece band formed in 2010 released their fourth studio album RED this past Friday. During our talk, Jennie Skulander shared with us the making of RED, her upbringing in music including previously fronting the band Slipping Tongue, the culture in New Zealand, and so much more.


Episode #210: C2E2 Day 2 – S.L. Huang (Author of Zero Sum Game, Null Set, Critical Point), Kami Garcia & Jason Badower (Author and Artists of D.C. Black Label’s Joker/Harley: Criminal Sanity)

On this episode, we go back to my second day at this year’s C2E2 convention in Chicago and you get hear my talks with first, bestselling author S.L. Huang, who is about to release her new book Critical Point. Then after that, I talk to the team behind D.C. Black Label’s Joker/Harley: Criminal Sanity, writer Kami Garcia and artist Jason Badower.



Episode #208: Juri Jinnai aka Emergency Tiara – Tokyo-born/NYC-based Artist, Art Pop/Doo Wop Experimental Project, New Album Unsophisticated Circus Available Now

The guest for this episode is Tokyo-born/NYC-based artist, Juri Jinnai, the woman behind the art pop/doo wop experiment Emergency Tiara, who released her album Unsophisticated Circus last Fall. We talked about the new album, Japanese culture, gender identity, her artistic upbringing, the visuals of her projects, touring with The Go-Go’s Belinda Carlisle, reading books, and so much more. Since doing this interview, we have become good friends and continue to keep in touch. She is such a joy to have as a friend.


Episode #207: Zuberoa Aznáres & Gorka Elso of the Classically-Inspired Spanish Metal Band ‘Diabulus in Musica’, New Album Euphonic Entropy Available Now

The guests for this episode are Zuberoa Aznáres and Gorka Elso of the classically-inspired Spanish metal band Diabulus in Musica, who have a new album Euphonic Entropy available now via Napalm Records. During our chat, we talked about the inspirations behind the new album including the birth of their second child. We also go into their family traditions and how that goes into their music, along with the song “Otoi”, which features lyrics entirely in the Basque language. They share a lot of historical knowledge about their homeland, language, and their families in this interview that was incredibly interesting to learn.