Episode #205: Astronomicon 3 Episode with Detroit Red Wings Hockey Great Darren McCarty and Troma Entertainment’s Lloyd Kaufman

For this episode, we have a couple of interviews from this year’s Astronomicon pop culture convention in Sterling Heights, Michigan. First up, we chat with Detroit Red Wings hockey great Darren McCarty and talk about his experiences at Astronomicon, along with his appearances on Hardcore Pawn and diving into the marijuana industry. And then we talk with film director, producer, screenwriter, and actor, Lloyd Kaufman, co-founder of Troma Entertainment and director of classics like The Toxic Avenger and Tromeo and Juliet. He shares with us information about the new Troma streaming service along with all sorts of Troma nonsense.


Episode #204: Ruthy Froch – Currently Plays the Role of Hodel in the Touring Production of Fiddler On The Roof, Limited Engagement at The Fisher Theatre in Detroit from March 10th – 15th, Creator of the (im)mature Web Series

Episode #204: Ruthy Froch – 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 #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.


Breakin’ Recordz #9: Larissa Stupar – Lead Vocalist of the Welsh Death Metal Band ‘Venom Prison’

The guest for this episode is Larissa Stupar, lead vocalist of the Welsh death metal band Venom Prison. Last year, they released their second studio album Samsara via Prosthetic Records. This interview with Larissa was recorded at their Detroit stop at The Sanctuary during their tour last Fall. Larissa shared with us the progression of the band, the writing and recording of Samsara, touring in the states, and her own upbringing.


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.