Fresh is the Word

Episode #202: Christopher Wayne of The Naked Magicians, Playing The Music Hall in Detroit March 6th & 7th on their 2020 North American Tour

The guest for this episode is Christopher Wayne, one half of the Australian duo The Naked Magicians. Having toured around the world along with residencies in Las Vegas and London’s West End, Wayne along with his partner Mike Tyler, have created one of the funniest and naughtiest magic shows, that even included an appearance on America’s Got Talent.


Episode #201: Caitlin Lester-Sams – Playing the Role of Mrs. Bucket in the touring musical Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Limited Engagement at Detroit Opera House from February 18th-March 1st

The guest for this episode is Caitlin Lester-Sams, who currently plays the role of Mrs. Bucket in the touring production of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. As a fellow Michigander and graduate of Western Michigan University with a BFA, Caitlin shares with us some of her best memories of growing up in Michigan, along with how she began her journey in theater. We also talk about her experiences with Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and much more, along with how great she is on Instagram.


Episode #200: Monoxide from the Detroit Horrorcore Duo Known as Twiztid, Astronomicon Pop Culture Convention February 7th-9th in Sterling Heights, MI

For the final installment of Astronomicon week on Fresh is the Word, we have one of the men behind it all, Monoxide from the Detroit horrorcore duo Twiztid. During our chat, we talked about what we have in store for the third year of Astronomicon, what he’s learned so far about doing a pop culture convention, his hopes for the future, and some of his favorite moments. We also get a sneak peak into what Funko Pops he’s bringing and a lot more! Astronomicon 3 is finally here!


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.