Fresh Is The Word

Fresh Is The Word

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The pop culture podcast based out of the Detroit area hosted by Kelly “K-Fresh” Frazier delivering wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, I like to promote a diverse collection of voices that includes women, people of color, and the LGBTQ+ community within all creative fields. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/freshistheword/support


#187: Christina “Steenz” Stewart is an award winning comics cartoonist, editor, and professor that loves K-Pop!
Nov 18 • 55 min
The guest for this episode is Christina “Steenz” Stewart, St. Louis-based Eisner/Dwayne McDuffie Award winning cartoonist, comics editor and educator, and co-creator of the graphic novel Archival Quality. She also contributed to the music themed horror…
#186: Keith Randolph Smith plays Doub in August Wilson’s Jitney coming to The Music Hall in Detroit November 12-16
Nov 11 • 47 min
The guest for this episode of actor Keith Randolph Smith, who is currently plays Doub on the touring cast of August Wilson’s Jitney. Directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Jitney was the 2017 Tony Award winner for Best Revival of a Play. Set in the early…
#185: Jackie Von Spanks is a Pin-Up Girl and also does Horror and Pin-Up Illustrations
Nov 3 • 54 min
Who’s our guest? Jackie Von Spanks, is a pin-up girl and an illustrator. Her work is based on mid century and pin-up inspirations which she reinterprets her favorite characters from movies, tv, comics, horror, scifi and fantasy culture. She recently…
#184: Stephanie Phillips is a Professor of Technical Writing and Wrote the Comic Books Descendent and Devil Within, Currently Writing Butcher of Paris
Oct 24 • 54 min
Who’s our guest? Stephanie Phillips who a comic book writer living in Buffalo, NY that has worked with Top Cow/Image Comics, Dark Horse Comics, AfterShock Comics, Black Mask Studios, Ominous Press, and more. Recent titles include Kicking Ice (Ominous…
#183: Troy-Jeffrey Allen From Diamond Comics Distributor Wants To Tell You About The Importance Of Pre-Ordering Comic Books At Your Local Comic Book Shop
Oct 13 • 81 min
Who’s our guest? Troy-Jeffrey Allen, who is a comic book writer and a member of the Consumer Marketing department for Diamond Comics Distributors. You might have seen him in the PREVIEWSworld Weekly videos on YouTube, along with being a contributing…
#182: Joe Corallo Wrote The Comic Book She Said Destroy While Liana Kangas Drew It
Oct 10 • 58 min
Who’s our guest? Joe Corallo, comic book writer and editor. Corallo co-created and wrote the comic book She Said Destroy along with comic artist Liana Kangas, which ended it’s five-issue run via Vault Comics last week. Corallo also organized/co-edited the…
#181: PRIZM – Dallas-Based Synthwave Duo Signed to FiXT Neon
Oct 3 • 56 min
Who’s our guest? The Dallas-based synthwave duo of Krisluv and Danni James known as PRIZM! They released their self-titled debut EP earlier in 2019 where it would soon catch some buzz around the synthwave world and later lead to their signing with the…
#180: Kiana June Weber – Fiddle Player in Come From Away Musical Coming to the Fisher Theatre in Detroit, Formerly in BARRAGE and GAELIC STORM
Sep 29 • 35 min
Who’s our guest? Kiana June Weber, a classically trained, Celtic fiddler born and raised in Chelsea, Michigan and attended the University of Michigan where she studied violin with Stephen Shipps. She previously performed with the violin-based ensemble…
#179: Josh Smith – Guitarist for Australian Metalcore Band NORTHLANE, New Album Alien Available Now (Recorded at Saint Andrews Hall in Detroit)
Sep 23 • 32 min
FOLLOW/STREAM FRESH IS THE WORD ONLINE: linktr.ee/freshisthewordpodcast Who’s our guest? Josh Smith, guitarist for Australian metalcore band Northlane, who recently released their new album Alien via UNFD Central. The interview was recorded at Saint…
#178: Joe Zanetti - Feature Film Directorial Debut With Conspiracy Thriller KILLBIRD
Sep 12 • 39 min
FOLLOW/STREAM FRESH IS THE WORD ONLINE: linktr.ee/freshisthewordpodcast Who’s our guest? Joe Zanetti, who is making his feature film directorial debut with the movie KILLBIRD. Zanetti has produced and directed a number of critically acclaimed short films,…
#177: Anastasia Lin – Former Miss World Canada, Human Rights Activist, Subject of New Documentary “Badass Beauty Queen: The Story of Anastasia Lin”
Sep 10 • 46 min
FOLLOW/STREAM FRESH IS THE WORD ONLINE: linktr.ee/freshisthewordpodcast Who’s our guest? Anastasia Lin, subject of a new documentary called Badass Beauty Queen: The Story of Anastasia Lin. Anastasia Lin is an award-winning actress, former Miss World…
#176: David McLane – Creator of GLOW Wrestling and WOW Wrestling, Second Season of WOW on AXS TV Each Saturday at 8pE/5pP
Sep 9 • 30 min
FOLLOW/STREAM FRESH IS THE WORD ONLINE: linktr.ee/freshisthewordpodcast Who’s our guest? David McLane, creator of GLOW (Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling) and WOW-Women Of Wrestling. GLOW has recently had a bit of a renaissance with the popular Netflix TV…
#175: Alice Vaughn - Creator of Offensive Crayons, Co-Host of Two Girls, One Mic: The Porncast
Aug 28 • 73 min
Who’s our guest? Alice Vaughn co-host of the comedy podcast Two Girls One Mic: The Porncast and the (in)famous creator of Offensive Crayons. On Two Girls, One Mic, which started in August 2018, Vaughn along with her co-host Yvette d’Entremont, share their…
#174: Pat Shand - Comic, Novel, Play, Film Writer, “Snap Flash Hustle” on Black Mask, “Destiny NY” on Space Between, “Destiny NY: Short Stories” Campaign Now on Kickstarter
Aug 20 • 61 min
FOLLOW/STREAM FRESH IS THE WORD ONLINE: linktr.ee/freshisthewordpodcast Who’s our guest? Pat Shand is a writer and content creator. He is the co-creator and writer of Destiny NY, Snap Flash Hustle, Afterglow, Spooky Girls, Prison Witch, Gangster Ass…
#173: Alex Lee - Japan-Based Pro Wrestler, Trained by Lance Storm, Most Known in Sendai Girls, OZ Academy, REINA
Aug 4 • 79 min
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…
#172: Emily Pearson - Comic Book Artist for “The Wilds”, “Snap Flash Hustle”, “Bonding”
Jul 28 • 41 min
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…
#171: Ron Marz - Comic Book Writer, Known for “Green Lantern”, “Silver Surfer”, and “Witchblade”, Currently Writing “Turok” for Dynamite
Jul 21 • 59 min
The guest for this episode is comic book writer Ron Marz, known for his work on titles such as Batman/Aliens, DC vs. Marvel, Green Lantern, Silver Surfer, and Witchblade. Marz is currently writing Turok on Dynamite Entertainment. During our chat, we…
#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)
Jul 19 • 26 min
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…
#169: Marie Enger - St. Louis-Based Comic Artist and Illustrator, “Casket Land”, “FHTAGN & LOATHING”
Jul 17 • 96 min
The guest for this episode is St. Louis-based comic book artist and illustrator Marie Enger. Enger is known for such titles as FHTAGN & LOATHING and Casket Land and a member of the HEK Studios collective. This was easily one of the funnest interviews I’ve…
#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
Jul 15 • 37 min
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 advice for our listeners no…
#167: Kid Koala & JonJon - “Floor Kids” Video Game (Recorded at Toronto Comic Arts Festival - TCAF 2019)
Jul 10 • 48 min
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 advice for our listeners no…
#166: Flowdan – UK Grime Emcee, Roll Deep Crew, New Solo Album “Full Metal Jacket” Out Now on Tru Thoughts
Jul 8 • 30 min
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 advice for our listeners no…
#165: Mark Slaughter - Lead Vocalist/Guitarist of Hard Rock Band ‘Slaughter’, Previously Vocalist of ‘Vinnie Vincent Invasion’, Composer, Voice Actor
Jul 7 • 52 min
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 advice for our listeners no…
#164: Lisa Sterle & Matthew Erman - Co-Creators of Comic Book “Long Lost”
Jun 25 • 64 min
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 advice for our listeners no…
#163: Jenn St-Onge - Comic Book Artist/Illustrator, Dynamite’s “Nancy Drew”, IDW’s “Jem & The Misfits”, Image’s “Bingo Love”
Jun 24 • 56 min
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 advice for our listeners no…
#162: Justine Jones - Lead Vocalist for U.K. Post-Hardcore Band ‘Employed To Serve’, New Album “Eternal Forward Motion” Out Now
Jun 23 • 54 min
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 advice for our listeners no…
#161: Alethea Van Holland & Jaxon Joubert - Creators of the Comic Series “Bad Luck” Published by Inbeon Studios
Jun 19 • 77 min
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 advice for our listeners no…
#160: Ness Lee & Vivek Shraya - “Death Threat” Spotlight Panel at Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2019
Jun 18 • 57 min
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 advice for our listeners no…
#159: Nikki Misery - Guitarist for Metal Band ‘New Years Day’, New Album “Unbreakable” Out Now, Currently on Headlining Tour
Jun 17 • 29 min
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 advice for our listeners no…
#158: Hyro The Hero - Houston-Based Rap Rock Artist, Featured on Upcoming Rockstar Energy Drink Disrupt Festival
Jun 16 • 30 min
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 advice for our listeners no…
#157: Chris Orrick - Detroit Hip-Hop Artist, New Album “Out To Sea” Out Now Via Mello Music Group
Jun 13 • 53 min
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 advice for our listeners no…
#156: Stephen Brower - Plays “Dmitry” on Touring Cast of ‘Anastasia: The New Broadway Musical’, Detroit Debut June 11th at Fisher Theatre Before Stops in Grand Rapids, Milwaukee, Madison
Jun 9 • 37 min
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 advice for our listeners no…
#155: Reb Beach - Guitarist for Whitesnake and Winger, New Whitesnake Album “Flesh & Blood” Available Now
Jun 3 • 39 min
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 advice for our listeners no…
#154: April Washko & Lyindaa Russell - Chair Gang TV Series - New Episodes Each Week on Facebook Watch
May 30 • 119 min
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 advice for our listeners no…
#153: Rich Douek - Comic Book Writer, New Titles ‘Road of Bones’ on IDW and ‘Wailing Blade’ on ComixTribe
May 26 • 36 min
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 advice for our listeners no…
#152: Yugen Blakrok - South African MC, Sophomore Album ‘Anima Mysterium’ Out Now
May 23 • 56 min
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 advice for our listeners no…
#151: Will Putney - Guitarist for Deathcore Band ‘Fit For An Autopsy’, Producer/Mixer/Engineer, Partnered with STL Tones for ‘The Will Putney Tonality Plug-In Suite’
May 22 • 51 min
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 advice for our listeners no…
#150: Danny Trejo - Actor Most Known as Machete, New Partnership with Giddy for ED Tool
May 20 • 32 min
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 advice for our listeners no…
#149: Rony Seikaly - Former NBA Basketball Star, Currently Globally Renowned Electronic Music Producer & DJ, CloseUp360 Documentary Coming Soon
May 9 • 43 min
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 advice for our listeners no…
#148: Sylvaine - Scandinavian Blackened Ambient Multi-Instrumentalist, First Woman Nominated for a Spellemannprisen Award in Norway in the Metal Category
May 8 • 52 min
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 advice for our listeners no…
#147: Miles VanMeter - Vault of Midnight Detroit, Free Comic Book Day May 4th, Events At All Three Locations in Detroit, Ann Arbor, and Grand Rapids
May 1 • 33 min
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 advice for our listeners no…
#146: The Human Furnace - Vocalist of Cleveland-Based Metal/Hardcore Band ‘Ringworm’, New Album “Death Becomes My Voice” on Relapse Records
Apr 30 • 48 min
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 advice for our listeners no…
#145: Choclair - Toronto Hip Hop Legend, 20th Anniversary of “Ice Cold” Album
Apr 29 • 61 min
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 advice for our listeners no…
#144: Ephie Aardema - Plays Dawn in Touring Production of ‘Waitress the Musical’, Limited Runs Coming to Indianapolis, Grand Rapids, and Detroit
Apr 23 • 38 min
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 advice for our listeners no…
#143: Danny Lore - Queer Black Comic Writer/Editor Raised in Harlem and Currently Bronx-Based, “Queen of Bad Dream” #1 Out April 24th on Vault Comics
Apr 21 • 89 min
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 advice for our listeners no…
#142: Tim “Yogi” Watts - Drummer of Metal Band ‘Demon Hunter’, New Albums “War” and “Peace” Out Now
Apr 19 • 57 min
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 advice for our listeners no…
#141: Corin Nemec - Actor/Graffiti Artist, ‘Rottentail’ Film Premiering at Select Locations Throughout April
Apr 16 • 44 min
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 advice for our listeners no…
#140: Sorah Suhng - Comic Book Artist/Writer, ‘‪Karnal Confessions’ Kickstarter Currently Open
Apr 15 • 48 min
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 advice for our listeners no…
#139: Leah McNaughton Lederman - Writer/Freelance Editor, ‘Cafe Macabre’ Kickstarter Currently Open
Apr 9 • 82 min
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 advice for our listeners no…
#138: Brian Skiba - Film Writer/Director, ‘Rottentail’ Premiering at Select Locations Throughout April
Apr 7 • 39 min
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 advice for our listeners no…
#137: David C. Hayes - Author/Actor/Filmmaker, Writer of ‘Rottentail’ and ‘The Rot’ Comics
Apr 3 • 63 min
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 advice for our listeners no…
#136: Victor Dandridge Jr. (Vantage:Inhouse Productions, U Cre-8 Comics) / Dave Acosta (Comic Artist, Elvira, Twelve Devil’s Dancing) - Recorded at C2E2 2019
Apr 2 • 41 min
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 advice for our listeners no…
#135: Dirk Manning (from C2E2) / Travis McIntire (Editor-In-Chief Source Point Press)
Mar 26 • 65 min
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 advice for our listeners no…
#134: Matt Cross - Son of Havoc in Lucha Underground, Olde Wrestling, Wrestling is Forever (Olde Wrestling Prize Pack Giveaway)
Mar 21 • 49 min
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 advice for our listeners no…
#133: Marion Fontaine - Olde Wrestling, Detroit Event March 30th (Prize Pack Giveaway)
Mar 17 • 42 min
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 advice for our listeners no…
#132: Vita Ayala - Queer Enby Afro-Latinx Comic Writer from New York City, Livewire, Black AF: Devil’s Dye, The Wilds, Submerged
Mar 14 • 57 min
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 advice for our listeners no…
#131 - K. Lynn Smith - Comic Artist and Writer, Western Comic “Plume”, Launched Kickstarter for New Superhero Comic “HOPE”
Mar 6 • 45 min
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 advice for our listeners no…
#130: Nick Reese - Vocalist of Hard Rock Band ‘Joyous Wolf’, Signed to Roadrunner Records, On Tour With ‘Buckcherry’
Mar 5 • 59 min
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 advice for our listeners no…
#129: Lan Pitts - Comic Book Writer, BOOM! Studios, WWE Comic Books
Feb 26 • 68 min
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 advice for our listeners no…
#128 – Mike Zapcic – AMC’s Comic Book Men, Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash (Recorded at Astronomicon 2)
Feb 22 • 24 min
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 advice for our listeners no…
#127: ‘Haunted High-Ons’ Special from Astronomicon 2 - Dirk Manning, Marianna Pescosta & Alessandro de Fornasari, and Twiztid!
Feb 20 • 38 min
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 advice for our listeners no…
#126: Liana Kangas - Comic Artist, Black AF: Devil’s Dye, She Said Destroy
Feb 12 • 43 min
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 advice for our listeners no…
#125: Stephy Slays/Jungle Grrrl - WOW Wrestling Superheroes, AXS TV Every Friday
Feb 6 • 47 min
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 advice for our listeners no…
#124: Erica Schultz - Comic Book Author, Daredevil, Twelve Devil’s Dancing, Xena
Feb 3 • 64 min
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 advice for our listeners no…
#123: Jason Aalon Butler - Vocalist of FEVER 333, Debut Album ‘STRENGTH IN NUMB333RS’
Jan 31 • 36 min
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 advice for our listeners no…
#122: Ming Chen - AMC’s Comic Book Men (Astronomicon 2 Ticket Giveaway)
Jan 29 • 37 min
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 advice for our listeners no…
#121: Micah Sloat & Katie Featherston - Paranormal Activity (Astronomicon 2 Ticket Giveaway)
Jan 21 • 24 min
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 advice for our listeners no…
#120: Heather Antos – Editor at Valiant Comics, Formerly at Unikrn and Marvel
Jan 14 • 41 min
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 advice for our listeners no…
#119: DJ Nu-Mark - Jurassic 5, New Solo Single “Zodiac Killah” with Method Man
Dec 19, 2018 • 47 min
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 advice for our listeners no…
#118: Rapper Big Pooh – New Collaborative Album ‘RPM’ Produced by Focus
Dec 16, 2018 • 44 min
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 advice for our listeners no…
#117: Alla Xul Elu - Majik Ninja Entertainment (Recorded at Twiztmas at The Crofoot)
Dec 13, 2018 • 40 min
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 advice for our listeners no…
#116: Vstylez - Detroit Hip-Hop Artist, New Album ‘Thornton Melon’
Dec 9, 2018 • 74 min
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 advice for our listeners no…
#115: DJ Amir Abdullah – DJ, Music Historian, Curator
Dec 5, 2018 • 54 min
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 advice for our listeners no…
#114: Aztek The Barfly & Foul Mouth - Middle Finger Music, Aztek The Barfly’s New Album
Nov 29, 2018 • 64 min
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 advice for our listeners no…
#113: One Be Lo - Michigan Hip-Hop Artist (Fresh is the Word 3rd Anniversary)
Nov 27, 2018 • 87 min
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 advice for our listeners no…
#112: David Frangioni - Drummer, Collector, Technologist, Sound authority, and Author of ‘Cr
Nov 21, 2018 • 37 min
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 advice for our listeners no…
#111: Marco Polo – Hip Hop Producer, New Album Out Now with Masta Ace “A Breukelen Story”
Nov 16, 2018 • 49 min
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 advice for our listeners no…
#110: Marni Kinrys - Owner of The Wing Girl Method, Co-Host of The Ask Women Podcast
Nov 14, 2018 • 39 min
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 advice for our listeners no…
#109: DJ Corchin – Award-Winning Children’s Author & Illustrator
Nov 8, 2018 • 47 min
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 advice for our listeners no…
#108: Jayden Panesso – Frontman of the Queens, New York-Based Metalcore Band ‘Sylar’
Nov 5, 2018 • 48 min
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 advice for our listeners no…
#107: Spencer Charnas - Vocalist of Metalcore Band ‘Ice Nine Kills’
Oct 30, 2018 • 33 min
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 advice for our listeners no…
#106: Evidence - Member of Hip-Hop Group ‘Dilated Peoples’
Oct 23, 2018 • 29 min
This week’s guest is hip-hop artist Evidence, member of the legendary west coast group Dilated Peoples. Evidence released his latest solo album Weather or Not earlier this year on Rhymesayers, an album that tackles many aspects of his personal life in…
#105: Kenta Koie - Singer/Lyricist for Japanese Metalcore Band ‘Crossfaith’
Oct 14, 2018 • 30 min
This week’s guest is Kenta Koie, the lead vocalist of the Japanese metalcore band Crossfaith. The band that formed in 2006, released their fifth studio album EX_MACHINA earlier this year. During our interview, we talked about the band’s new album…
#104: Dream Wife - Recorded Backstage at the El Club in Detroit
Oct 8, 2018 • 36 min
On this episode we are joined by the London-based pop rocking punk band Dream Wife. Recorded backstage during their Detroit tour stop at the El Club, the members of Dream Wife – Alice Go (guitar), Rakel Mjöll (vocals), and Bella Podpadec (bass) – sat down…
#103: Joe Nice - Dubstep DJ, Ambassador of the Dubstep Sound in North America
Oct 2, 2018 • 62 min
This guest from this episode is the ambassador of the dubstep sound in North America, dubstep DJ, and DJ that plays dubstep among other styles, Joe Nice. As suggested by previous Fresh is the Word guest Sinistarr in episode #90 (and we show Sinistarr all…
#102: Chuck Staton - Vocalist/Guitarist of Pop/Punk Band ‘Senior Discount’, Co-Host of “The Chuck and Brad Podcast”, Comedian, Filmmaker
Sep 21, 2018 • 64 min
This week’s guest is the Chuck Staton, vocalist and guitarist of the Providence, Rhode Island-based pop punk band Senior Discount, along with co-host of The Chuck and Brad Podcast. During our interview we talk about Senior Discount’s new album The Best…
#101: Carl Craig - Producer/DJ, Techno Pioneer from Detroit
Sep 12, 2018 • 78 min
In continuing with the 100th episode celebration, the guest for this episode is techno pioneer, Detroit’s own Carl Craig. As one of the producers and DJs that helped shape the evolution of electronic music both in Detroit and around the globe, Carl Craig…
#100: Masta Ace - Brooklyn Hip-Hop Legend
Sep 4, 2018 • 64 min
It’s here! Episode #100! For this landmark episode, I wanted to get someone special, someone whose work has been important to me over the years. After contacting a shortlist of names, I landed on two people that fit the part, Brooklyn hip-hop legend Masta…
#99: Dan Dougherty - Comic Book Writer/Artist of ‘Beardo’ and ‘Touching Evil’, Writer of ‘Floppy Cop’, Illustrator of ‘Cosa Nostra’
Aug 30, 2018 • 52 min
This week’s guest is comic book writer and artist Dan Dougherty, most known for Beardo and Touching Evil, and most recently illustrated Cosa Nostra and wrote Floppy Cop. During our chat, we talked about working on Cosa Nostra with Dirk Manning and on…
#98: Ashley Adler Coro - Co-Founder of the Non-Profit Organization ‘Can You Hear Me?’
Aug 20, 2018 • 47 min
The guest for this episode is Ashley Adler Coro, co-founder of Can You Hear Me?, a non-profit organization that works with musicians to raise awareness, take action and provide a supportive, empowering community for teens struggling with issues such as…
#97: Rosie Tran - Stand Up Comedian, Writer, Podcaster, and Actress
Aug 14, 2018 • 69 min
This week’s guest is stand up comedian, writer, podcaster, and actress Rosie Tran (as suggested by B.J. Mendelson in Episode #89). Originally from New Orleans, Hollywood is her home now and she has performed in comedy venues both locally and…
#96: Emily Read - Co-Owner/Founder Pro-Wrestling EVE
Aug 12, 2018 • 87 min
This episode’s guest is Emily Read, the co-owner and founder of the UK-based wrestling promotion Pro-Wrestling: EVE. Established in 2009, EVE prides itself as the “Riot Grrrl” of women’s professional wrestling, and being unapologetic, feminist, punk and…
#95: Sydney Dolezal & Alex Snowden (Doll Skin)
Aug 2, 2018 • 35 min
This is a final installment of interviews recorded at the Detroit stop of the Vans Warped Tour, this one with Sydney Dolezal & Alex Snowden from the Arizona-based rock band Doll Skin. Already wise beyond their youth, with all the members of Doll Skin only…
#94: Lauren Kashan / Matt Honeycutt – Warped Tour
Aug 2, 2018 • 37 min
This is the second of three episodes with interviews recorded from the Detroit stop of the Van’s Warped Tour. We have another double header for you with first, an interview with Lauren Kashan, the lead vocalist of the Baltimore-based hardcore punk band…
#93: Tatiana DeMaria / Rob Damiani – Warped Tour
Aug 2, 2018 • 43 min
This is the first of three episodes with interviews recorded from the Detroit stop of the Van’s Warped Tour. We have a double header with first, an interview with the London-based singer/songwriter Tatiana DeMaria (of the band TAT), and then we get to Rob…
#92: Zo! – Detroit-Born Musician, Producer, Composer
Aug 2, 2018 • 57 min
This week’s guest is the Detroit-born musician, producer, and composer Zo! (who you might remember as being Sy Smith’s recommendation on Episode #82). Zo! has built a great independent music career for himself as both a solo artist and a member of The…
#91: Buck Dudley – New Jersey-Based Hip-Hop Producer
Aug 2, 2018 • 43 min
This week’s guest is the New Jersey-based hip-hop producer Buck Dudley. Most known recently for his production on a variety of projects from hip-hop emcee CRIMEAPPLE (links to stream/purchase below). Buck Dudley is one of a select group of hip-hop artists…
#90: Sinistarr – Detroit-Born Electronic
Aug 2, 2018 • 76 min
This week’s guest is the Detroit born and raised DJ and producer Sinistarr. While his music is centered in drum and bass, Sinistarr definitely flirts with sounds and tempos influenced by the wide array of music that he celebrates. Currently living in…
#89: B.J. Mendelson (Author, Speaker, Comic Book Writer) - Social Media Is Bullshit
Jul 2, 2018 • 56 min
This week’s guest is author, speaker, and comic book writer B.J. Mendelson. He gained notoriety over his humorous yet engaging books Social Media Is Bullshit and Privacy: And How to Get It Back (you can take a guess at what they are about). During our…
#88: Daru Jones (Producer/Drummer) - Drummer for Black Milk, Jack White
Jun 25, 2018 • 41 min
This week’s guest is producer and drummer Daru Jones. Most known as the drummer for the likes of Detroit hip-hop artist Black Milk and megastar Jack White, Daru Jones has been one of the go-to drummers in the music industry playing for a who’s who of…
#87: Shawn Coss - From Wizard World Comic Con Columbus
Jun 21, 2018 • 24 min
The third interview from Wizard World Comic Con Columbus is with Akron, Ohio based artist Shawn Coss, the creator of Inktober Illness/Phobias, co-owner of Any Means Necessary Clothing, and artist for Cyanide and Happiness. During our interview, we talked…
#86: Tracy Lawson – From Wizard World Comic Con Columbus
Jun 17, 2018 • 30 min
The second episode this week from Wizard World Comic Con Columbus is with Tracy Lawson, an author who places herself among a couple of literary genres: young adult thrillers and digging into the past telling historical stories with a modern twist. Her…
#85: Erin Schechtman Caruso (Super Group Hugs) - From Wizard World Comic Con Columbus
Jun 13, 2018 • 37 min
SHOW NOTES: http://freshisthepodcast.com/episode-85-erin-schechtman-caruso/ This episode is the first of three episodes dropping this week with interviews recorded at Wizard World Comic Con Columbus. First up is Erin Schechtman Caruso, a Cleveland-based…
#84: Amp Live & Del The Funky Homosapien - Being an independent and their new album Gate 13
Jun 10, 2018 • 37 min
SHOW NOTES: http://freshisthepodcast.com/episode-84-del-funky-homosapien-amp-live/ This week’s guests are a couple of highly respected names in the history of hip-hop, Del the Funky Homosapien and Amp Live. Recently, the duo collaborated on a full-length…
#83: Elijah Witt (Cane Hill) – WWE NXT Takeover and maximizing the band’s exposure
May 20, 2018 • 44 min
This week’s guest is Elijah Witt, lead vocalist of the New Orleans-based metal band Cane Hill. Earlier this year, the band released their sophomore album Too Far Gone via Rise Records. Cane Hill was recently featured on WWE wrestling’s NXT programming,…
#82: Sy Smith – Being an independent artist, the process of writing/recording her new album
May 13, 2018 • 50 min
EPISODE #82: SY SMITH – IN THIS EPISODE: This week’s guest is the Los Angeles-based soul music artist, musician, and producer Sy Smith. As an artist who has been on the independent grind for a while now, we chat about what it takes to be an independent…
#81: Sadie Dupuis (Speedy Ortiz) - New Album and the influence comic books had on her
May 10, 2018 • 37 min
This week’s guest is Sadie Dupuis of the band Speedy Ortiz. Recently, Speedy Ortiz released their third album Twerp Verse via Carpark Records. During our interview, we talked about how they scrapped the original plans for their third album in response to…
#80: Victor Dandridge Jr. – Coordinating Wizard World’s Artist Alley and more
May 5, 2018 • 57 min
This week’s guest is Victor Dandridge Jr. (and his baby daughter – see below) – self-publishing comic book creator, owner of Vantage:Inhouse Productions, and currently the Wizard World Artist Alley coordinator. Dandridge (who was Kasey Pierce’s suggestion…
#79: CRIMEAPPLE - New album “Aguardiente”, building a brand as an extension of your artistry
Apr 29, 2018 • 40 min
This week’s guest is the New Jersey born and bred hip-hop artist CRIMEAPPLE. During our interview, we talk about his new album Aguardiente, produced entirely by Big Ghost Ltd (which was the Fresh Pick of the Week back in Episode #73), along with building…
#78: Nicolay – New album “Glaciers” and on being an independent music artist
Apr 22, 2018 • 54 min
This week’s guest is the Grammy-nominated music producer and performer Nicolay. As one half of the music project The Foreign Exchange with Phonte and co-founder/co-owner of the record label of the same name, Nicolay has been able to foster a music career…
#77: Stefani Manard – Her comic book Psycho Path, the indie creative community
Apr 14, 2018 • 52 min
This week’s guest is Michigan-based horror/sci-fi author and podcaster, writer of the Psycho Path horror comic series and Secrets Best Kept, Stefani Manard. We talk about growing up in Michigan, how she got into writing, the psychology behind her comic…
#76: Mackenzie Nicole – Debut album on Strange Main, the midwest aesthetic
Apr 7, 2018 • 61 min
This week’s guest is a native to Kansas City, Missouri, singer/songwriter and first artist on Strange Music’s new pop imprint Strange Main, Mackenzie Nicole. After a few years of popping up on features on Strange Music label boss Tech N9ne’s various…
#75: Kasey Pierce – Life as an author and her latest comic book “Norah”
Mar 31, 2018 • 49 min
his week’s guest on the Fresh is the Word podcast is Michigan-based comic book/sci-fi/horror author Kasey Pierce. She is the author of the gore-horror novella Pieces of Madness along with her latest sci-fi comic book Norah, both available via Source Point…
#74: Kris Wolf - Life as a Joshi Wrestler, living in Japan, and life before wrestling
Mar 24, 2018 • 61 min
This week’s guest on the Fresh is the Word podcast is Kris Wolf. Based in Japan, Kris Wolf is most known for her time with the Stardom women’s wrestling promotion in Japan as a member of the Oedo Tai faction. Her wiley wolfie persona is not only a sly one…
#73: Pursuit Grooves - Talking about her new album and her beginnings in music and more
Mar 18, 2018 • 59 min
In this episode, your host Kelly “K-Fresh” Frazier interviews the Toronto-based soul/electronic music producer Pursuit Grooves. We dive back to her beginnings as a music artist, her childhood, how she’s progressed a music artist, and her creative avenues…
#72: Dabrye - Talking about the new album and the history behind the Dabrye moniker
Mar 9, 2018 • 58 min
EPISODE #72: DABRYE – IN THIS EPISODE: Fresh is the Word is back after a six month (sorry!) hiatus with brand new episodes. For the first episode back, your host Kelly “K-Fresh” Frazier talks to Ann Arbor, Michigan-based electronic music producer Tadd…
#71: Night Argent
Aug 27, 2017 • 79 min
The Washington State-based Alternative Rock band Night Argent is this week’s guest on Fresh is the Word. Band members Chase Manhattan (lead vocals, guitar), Shane Santanna (keys, guitar, drums), and Evan Taylor (bass) join K-Fresh to talk about their new…
#70: The Return of Carley Coma (Candiria)
Aug 22, 2017 • 71 min
Its the return of Carley Coma, lead singer of Candiria, to the Fresh is the Word podcast. Recorded at the Auburn Hills, Michigan stop of the Van’s Warped Tour, K-Fresh and Carley Coma talk more about music and MMA. We discuss being on this year’s Van’s…
#69: Laila K (Sonic Boom Six)
Aug 14, 2017 • 79 min
Laila K, the vocalist for the Manchester, England-based band Sonic Boom Six, is this week’s guest on Fresh is the Word. Recorded at the Auburn Hills, Michigan stop on the Van’s Warped Tour, K-Fresh and Laila K talk their life-changing experience being on…
#68: Emily Lazar aka September (September Mourning)
Aug 9, 2017 • 51 min
Emily Lazar of the band and art project September Mourning is this week’s guest on Fresh is the Word. Lazar, who goes by September in the whole September Mourning universe, created a project that cultivates the joys and struggles of everyday life and…
#67: Davey Muise (Vanna)
Aug 2, 2017 • 102 min
This week’s guest is Davey Muise, lead singer of the metalcore band Vanna. They recently announced that their current tour is their farewell tour and they will be ending the band after this year. We talk about why the band is ending and also go into other…
#66: Van’s Warped Tour Special
Jul 30, 2017 • 126 min
This is a very special bonus episode of Fresh is the Word with K-Fresh’s day at the Van’s Warped Tour when it hit The Palace in Auburn Hills, Michigan on July 21, 2017. It was an amazing time and was able to interview a lot of great bands. Below is a…
#65: Schuylar Croom (He Is Legend)
Jul 21, 2017 • 100 min
Schuylar Croom, front man of the North Carolina-based rock band He Is Legend is the special guest week for Fresh Is The Word. He Is Legend has a new album out now called few, a project that they were able to make via a successful crowdfunding. We talk…
#64: Sean Harmanis (Make Them Suffer)
Jul 17, 2017 • 98 min
Sean Harmanis of the Perth, Australia-based deathcore band Make Them Suffer joins in on the podcast this week. We talk about their new album Worlds Apart, dropping on July 28th via Rise Records. We also get into the member changes in the band and what’s…
#63: Young Wicked (Majik Ninja Entertainment)
Jul 11, 2017 • 116 min
Denver-based rap artist Young Wicked is this week’s guest on Fresh is the Word. Young Wicked got his start as one-half of the Axe Murder Boyz on Psychopathic Records, but he has since left the label and has linked up with Twiztid’s Majik Ninja…
#62: The R.O.C. (Majik Ninja Entertainment)
Jul 4, 2017 • 126 min
Detroit hip-hop artist The R.O.C. is the guest for this episode of Fresh is the Word. As an original member of the rap group House of Krazees in the 1990s, we run through his whole rap career, including how things ended with his House of Krazees group…
#61: Kevin Harvey (RISE & SHIMMER Wrestling)
Jul 2, 2017 • 44 min
Kevin Harvey from RISE and SHIMMER Wrestling is the guest on this Beats & Body Slams Edition of Fresh is the Word. We talk about the need for the development organization known as RISE for women’s wrestling and talk about the talent involved, especially…
#60: Lilac Lungs
Jun 26, 2017 • 95 min
The Detroit alternative pop band Lilac Lungs are the guests this week on Fresh is the Word. We sit down with vocalist Emily Torres and guitarist Johney Birrell and talk about how the band got started, their inspirations behind their music, and about their…
#59: Chad Gilbert (New Found Glory)
Jun 20, 2017 • 87 min
Chad Gilbert, guitarist and founding member of the band New Found Glory, joins in on the podcast this week. Chad is a big MMA fan, so we talk about all the old school fighters that he likes. Before that, we talk about the early days of New Found Glory,…
#58: Nevaeh Crist (Rockstar Pro Wrestling)
Jun 19, 2017 • 68 min
On another Beats & Body Slams edition of Fresh is the Word, we are joined by the Dayton, Ohio-based wrestler Nevaeh Crist. She is currently the Rockstar Pro Wrestling World Champion, the first woman to hold that honor. Nevaeh also just claimed the Clash…
#57: Dane Petersen & Alexa San Román (HEIRSOUND)
Jun 14, 2017 • 96 min
The Los Angeles-based alternative pop duo Dane Petersen & Alexa San Román, known as HEIRSOUND, are the guests on this week’s episode! They are in the middle of releasing their three volume Layers EP collection and we talk about the making of the EPs along…
#56: Spike Slawson (Me First and the Gimme Gimmes) & Audra Angeli-Morse (ISW Wrestling)
Jun 7, 2017 • 115 min
For this week’s Fresh is the Word, K-Fresh is joined by Spike Slawson, the lead singer of the wildly fun cover band Me First and the Gimme Gimmies along with their manager and also promoter of Incredibly Strange Wrestling, Audra Angeli-Morse. Incredibly…
#55: DJ Z aka Zema Ion (Impact Wrestling)
Jun 3, 2017 • 98 min
Impact Wrestling’s DJ Z joins us for the first Beats and Body Slams edition of Fresh is the Word. The Beats and Body Slams episodes will focus primarily on wrestling out of the main WWE roster, which would include the independent circuit, New Japan Pro…
#54: Simon Thompson (Alvarez Kings)
Jun 2, 2017 • 80 min
Simon Thompson, vocalist and guitarist of the South Yorkshire, UK-based alternative rock band Alvarez Kings joins K-Fresh this week to talk about what’s been going on in the band since the last time the two talked for an article for Huff Post. We talked…
#53: Josh Smith (Northlane)
May 22, 2017 • 47 min
For this week’s episode, Fresh is the Word is joined by Josh Smith, guitarist of the Sydney, Australia five-piece metalcore band Northlane. We talk about their new album Mesmer along with what went into the writing and recording process working with…
#52: Adam De Micco (Lorna Shore)
May 17, 2017 • 87 min
For this episode of Fresh is the Word, Adam De Micco, guitarist of the New Jersey deathcore metal band Lorna Shore, joins us as we talk about the making of their sophomore full-length album Flesh Coffin along with how it was to come up in the New Jersey…
#51: Chris Jericho (WWE / Fozzy)
May 9, 2017 • 100 min
FRIENDS OF JERICHO! JERICHOLICS! For this week’s Fresh is the Word, we have lead singer of the rock band Fozzy and WWE wrestling legend Chris Jericho. Currently finishing up their seventh studio album, Fozzy just released their new single “Judas” to much…
#50: Kaustubh “Stubhy” Pandav (Lucky Boys Confusion)
May 3, 2017 • 109 min
Episode #50!! For this week’s episode, we have Kaustubh “Stubhy” Pandav of the Chicago-based alternative rock band Lucky Boys Confusion. Stubhy is a long time wrestling fan, so we talk about some of his favorites from back in the day. Also, Lucky Boys…
#49: Steph O’Sullivan (GREYWIND)
Apr 25, 2017 • 93 min
For this week’s episode, we have Steph O’Sullivan, one-half of the alternative rock duo Greywind. The sibling duo of Steph (vocals) and Paul (guitar) O’Sullivan come from a place located on the shore of the Lough Leane Lake in the south of Ireland, a town…
#48: Demi (OXYMORRONS)
Apr 18, 2017 • 118 min
On this episode of Fresh is the Word, our special guest is Demi from the Queens, New York-based alternative hip hop group OXYMORRONS. They have a new song out called “What’s My Name”. Along with talking about what’s going on in the band, Demi is also…
#47: Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal (Bellator MMA)
Apr 3, 2017 • 86 min
For this week’s podcast, K-Fresh and Vstylez are joined by Bellator MMA fighter Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal, coming off his unanimous decision win over Quinton “Rampage” Jackson at Bellator 175 in Chicago. Along with a recap of his win over Rampage, we talk…
#46: Victor Cui (CEO of ONE Championship)
Mar 18, 2017 • 95 min
On this week’s episode of Fresh is the Word, we have a huge guest, CEO of the Singapore-based ONE Championship Victor Cui. To many, Cui has been labeled as the “most powerful man in Asian MMA” and ONE Championship is the biggest MMA promotion in Asian.…
#45: Chino XL & Rama Duke
Mar 13, 2017 • 98 min
This week’s guest on Fresh is the Word is acclaimed hip hop artist Chino XL along with singer/songwriter Rama Duke, a duo who came together to for a re-imagining of the famed Red Hot Chili Peppers track “Under The Bridge”. The single is produced by…
#44: David Gunn (KING 810)
Mar 6, 2017 • 131 min
After another brief two week hiatus, Fresh is the Word is back with a special guest David Gunn, lead vocalist of the Flint, Michigan-based metal band KING 810. Along with being a musician, David Gunn is also an amateur MMA fighter who recently won his…
#43: Mike D’Antonio (Killswitch Engage)
Feb 14, 2017 • 135 min
For this week’s Fresh is the Word podcast, we are joined with Mike D’Antonio, founding member and guitarist of the metal band Killswitch Engage. Mike is a HUGE wrestling fan, so along with talking about some band stuff, we talk for about an hour about…
#42: Bellator 170 (Los Angeles) Special
Feb 3, 2017 • 136 min
After a two week hiatus due to California dreaming, Fresh is the Word is back with a Bellator themed episode featuring includes from K-Fresh’s time out in LA for Bellator 170 at The Forum in Inglewood, headlined by Tito Ortiz’s victory over Chael Sonnen.…
#41: Carley Coma (Candiria)
Jan 13, 2017 • 106 min
For this week’s episode, our guest is lead vocalist Carley Coma from the Brooklyn-based experimental metal band Candiria. After a 8 year hiatus, Candiria put out a much-acclaimed album in 2016 titled “While They Were Sleeping” on @metalbladerecords.…
#40: Jami Morgan (Code Orange)
Jan 8, 2017 • 88 min
The guest this week is drummer and vocalist Jami Morgan from the Pittsburgh-based metalcore band Code Orange. They have a new album out via Roadrunner Records titled “Forever” and we getting to talking about the new music along with an in-depth discussion…
#39: Twiztid
Dec 31, 2016 • 114 min
Fresh is the Word is back with our first episode of 2017! We are kicking it up with a bang! The special guest for this episode is the Detroit horrorcore rap duo of Jamie Madrox and Monoxide Child collectively known as Twiztid. We talk about their new…
#38: Understanding Cyborg’s USADA Violation, King Mo’s Victory
Dec 19, 2016 • 99 min
For the final episode of Fresh is the Word for 2016, K-Fresh is joined by his co-host Vstylez back home from being in Ireland with King Mo for his victory over Satoshi Ishii at Bellator 169. News in the MMA never sleeps and we talk about all of it along…
#37: Vstylez in Ireland for Bellator 169
Dec 12, 2016 • 53 min
For this week’s episode of Fresh is the World, like always I”m joined by Vstylez phoning in all the way from Ireland as he’s out there for Bellator 169 in the corner of King Mo. A little shorter of an episode this time but jammed packed with discussion of…
#36: Demetrious Johnson Deserves More!
Dec 6, 2016 • 84 min
This week on Fresh is the Word K-Fresh is joined by Vstylez to talk about what’s going on in the world of MMA and wrestling. No guests this week, but there’s so much drama in the UFC, it’s kinda hard being…. haha. K-Fresh is going to Toronto this weekend…
#35: The Mixed Martial Arts Athletes Association and MORE!
Nov 28, 2016 • 97 min
This week on Fresh is the Word K-Fresh is joined by Vstylez to talk about what’s going on in the world of MMA and wrestling. No guests this week, but we discuss the announcement of The Mixed Martial Arts Athletes Association along with the upcoming UFC…
#34: Sonjay Dutt
Nov 12, 2016 • 138 min
This episode of Fresh is the Word features a guest interview with former TNA wrestling champion and current staple of the indie wrestling circuit Sonjay Dutt (at 1:21:00 mark). We talk hip hop with him, including his rap debut earlier this year on the…
#33: Hosts Episode
Nov 8, 2016 • 125 min
No guest this week on the Fresh Is The Word podcast, but your hosts K-Fresh and Vstylez break down what’s going in the world with this election, K-Fresh announces giving up booze, and we talk about all the great MMA going on this weekend including UFC…
#32: Noveliss (Clear Soul Forces)
Oct 29, 2016 • 120 min
This episode of Fresh is the Word features the Detroit hip-hop artist Noveliss, member of the hip hop group @clearsoulforces. We talk about his new EP “Mic Swordz”, the Okada vs Omega build in New Japan Pro Wresting, NXT Takeover Toronto, and how indie…
#31: Apollo Brown
Oct 25, 2016 • 109 min
This episode of Fresh is the Word features the Detroit hip-hop producer Apollo Brown, who after a vast discography of projects just released a collaborative effort with @skyzoomusic titled “The Easy Truth” on @mellomusicgroup. We talk about boxing and…
#30: House Shoes (Part 2)
Oct 18, 2016 • 150 min
Welcome to the new episode of Fresh Is The Word. Your host K-Fresh is back with all sorts of new flavor in the world of music, wrestling, and combat sports. We have the second part of the interview with Detroit born, now Los Angeles transplant House Shoes…
#29: House Shoes (Part 1)
Oct 10, 2016 • 133 min
Welcome to the new season of Fresh Is The Word. Your host K-Fresh is back with all sorts of new flavor in the world of music, wrestling, and combat sports. After a hiatus for the summer, Fresh Is The Word is back and better than ever. For the season…
#28: The Heirs / Radiation City (Season Finale)
Apr 23, 2016 • 54 min
Welcome to episode #28 of Fresh Is The Word. This is sort of like a season finale for the podcast. Fresh Is The Word is going on a brief hiatus for a little while to recharge the batteries and freshen the word. The best episodes thus far have been the…
#27: Jessica Dobson (Deep Sea Diver)
Apr 15, 2016 • 42 min
For episode #27, our special guest is Jessica Dobson of the Seattle-based band Deep Sea Diver. We talked about having her own band after years of being a part of other bands, being signed to a major label early in her career, the new Deep Sea Diver album…
#26: Zelooperz
Apr 7, 2016 • 33 min
For episode #26, we have Detroit hip hop artist Zelooperz, a member of Danny Brown’s Bruiser Brigade. We talked about how he linked up with Danny Brown, dealing with haters, what is makes to be an artist, his paintings, what sort of kid he was, how he…
#25: Supa Dave West
Apr 2, 2016 • 46 min
For episode #25, we have Queens, New York hip hop writer and producer Supa Dave West, most known for his work with De La Soul. He’s currently in the studio with De La Soul mixing and mastering the new De La Soul as he is also the executive producer of it.…
#24: Ben Bruce (Asking Alexandria)
Mar 25, 2016 • 39 min
For episode #24 of Fresh Is The Word, your host K-Fresh talks with guitarist and founder of the British metal core band Asking Alexandria, Ben Bruce. We talk about the band’s new frontman Denis Stoff and their history with their former singer Danny…
#23: Vampires Everywhere
Mar 19, 2016 • 39 min
For episode #23 of Fresh Is The Word, K-Fresh talks to Michael Orlando, founder and front man of the band Vampires Everywhere. We talked about resurrecting the band after a hiatus, dealing with the music industry, the beginnings of the band, the new album…
#22: Gosh Pith
Mar 11, 2016 • 64 min
For episode #22 of Fresh Is The Word, your host K-Fresh talks with the Detroit indie pop duo Gosh Pith. With Josh and Josh, we talk about how they first met, how they first started making music, where they grew up, the Okayplayer message board, working at…
#21: Kokane
Mar 2, 2016 • 53 min
For episode #21 of Fresh Is The Word, your host K-Fresh has a chat with a west coast hip hop pioneer Kokane, who was signed to Eazy-E’s Ruthless Records and co-wrote song with N.W.A., Eazy-E, and Above The Law. We talk about how everything surrounding the…
#20: Natasha Kmeto
Feb 25, 2016 • 58 min
For episode #20 of Fresh Is The Word, the guest is Portland-based electronic music producer/singer/song-writer Natasha Kmeto and we talked about her new album Inevitable, how she’s progressed as an artist, the music scene in Portland, and how this new…
#19: Stories Untold
Feb 19, 2016 • 91 min
For episode #19, your host K-Fresh talks with the Metro Detroit five-piece alternative rock band Stories Untold about how the band got started, what bands influenced them, how they all met, how they all got into music, sassy hair flips, and some of the…
#18: Fritz Helder
Feb 7, 2016 • 63 min
For episode #18 of Fresh Is The Word, your host K-Fresh talks about the upcoming Elzhi album “Lead Poison” and his falling out with Elzhi, his thoughts on the HipHopDX article on the Ma Dukes/House Shoes beef, the retirement of wrestler Daniel Bryan, and…
#17: The Renaissance Soul, Long Live Jay Dee
Feb 4, 2016 • 86 min
Episode #17 of Fresh Is The Word is a special edition. No guests! Just me, your host K-Fresh, telling stories of the late great Jay Dee aka J. Dilla aka James Yancey and how his music influenced me and my life and led me to start the web site Renaissance…
#16: Trevor Strnad (The Black Dahlia Murder)
Jan 27, 2016 • 44 min
For episode #16 of Fresh Is The Word, I talk with Trevor Strnad, lead singer of Michigan based metal band The Black Dahlia Murder. We talked about the early years of the band, how they got started, what they were doing at that time, some of the other…
#15: Mr. MFN eXquire (All Wrestling Talk!)
Jan 20, 2016 • 75 min
For episode #15 of Fresh Is The Word, I get to talk with one of my favorite rappers of the past 5 years or so, Mr. MFN eXquire from Brooklyn, New York. He hit the blogosphere back in 2011 with his track “Huzzah” and its remix featuring Despot, Heems, Kool…
#14: Stitched Up Heart
Jan 19, 2016 • 44 min
For Episode #14 of Fresh Is The Word, I talk to the Los Angeles-based hard rock band Stitched Up Heart. I first heard about this band when they were on tour with One-Eyed Doll and they were back in the neighborhood recently as we did this interview at the…
#13: Sylvan LaCue (Talkin’ WWE Wrestling & Royal Rumble)
Jan 17, 2016 • 71 min
For episode #13 of Fresh Is The Word, I chat with Miami-based hip hop artist Sylvan LaCue. Formerly known as QuESt, Sylvan LaCue just released his new “Evangeline” EP and is currently working on his forthcoming “Far From Familiar” album, due out in the…
#12: Open Mike Eagle
Jan 15, 2016 • 54 min
For episode #12 of Fresh Is The Word, I talk music and wrestling with hip hop artist Open Mike Eagle. We talk about the death and influence of David Bowie, his new project Cavanaugh with Serengeti, working with @MelloMusicGroup, getting started in music,…
#11: Blaze Ya Dead Homie
Jan 7, 2016 • 66 min
Welcome to the episode #11 of Fresh Is The Word with your favorite deceased gangsta, Blaze Ya Dead Homie. He has a new album out now on Majik Ninja Entertainment. We talked about how he got into making music with 2 Krazy Devils, meeting Jamie Madrox and…
#10: Flint Eastwood
Dec 31, 2015 • 51 min
For episode number 10 of Fresh Is The Word, we have Detroit’s own Jax Anderson of the band Flint Eastwood. She has a new EP out now called Small Victories. We talked about wrestling, growing up on the east side of Detroit, getting into music, her first…
#9: Tribute To Lemmy of Motörhead (Archived Interview)
Dec 24, 2015 • 16 min
Welcome to this bonus episode of Fresh Is The Word as a small tribute to Motörhead’s Lemmy Kilmister as he passed away on December 28th, days after his 70th birthday on Christmas Eve. I was lucky enough to interview Lemmy recently, so I wanted to present…
#8: Phat Kat aka Ronnie Euro
Dec 21, 2015 • 70 min
Welcome to episode #8 of Fresh Is The Word, the final edition of 2015. This week we have Detroit hip hop legend Phat Kat aka Ronnie Cash aka Ronnie Euro. We talked about how he got into hip hop, the east side vs the west side of Detroit, how he got on…
#7: Eddie Trunk
Dec 17, 2015 • 49 min
It’s episode #7! This week we have world-renowned rock music and heavy metal radio host Eddie Trunk. For those that don’t know, in his early days working at Megaforce Records, he signed Metallica and Anthrax, along with a slew of other bands, including…
#6: SHOOTCAST - Talkin’ Wrestling with Steve O & Knox Money
Dec 13, 2015 • 58 min
Your favorite heels Steve O and Knox Money join your host K-Fresh again for another SHOOTCAST episode of Fresh Is The Word. We talk about Knox Money and Steve O’s album “Going Over”, wrestlers in movies, our favorite announcers of all time, why Kirby’s is…
#5: DOYLE - Alex Story & Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein (formerly of The Misfits)
Dec 9, 2015 • 25 min
For episode #5 of Fresh Is The Word, your host K-Fresh was able to kick it on the tour bus for a little bit with a punk rock legend Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein (formerly of The Misfits) along with his fellow band mate with his new band DOYLE, Alex…
#4: SHOOTCAST - Talkin’ Wrestling with Steve O & Knox Money
Dec 5, 2015 • 49 min
For this episode of Fresh Is The Word, we introduce a new segment of the podcast called the SHOOTCAST! It’s like a group discussion shoot with various guests talking about the all sorts of nonsense about the history and the present day happenings in the…
#3: Hakim Zane
Dec 2, 2015 • 44 min
For podcast #3 of Fresh Is The Word, our guest is Michigan-based wrestler Hakim Zane from the XICW promotion. He’s done some work with Ring Of Honor and Chikara Pro in the past. We talked about hip-hop and how it fits into his wrestling persona and about…
#2: One-Eyed Doll
Nov 26, 2015 • 55 min
For episode #2 of Fresh Is The Word, your host K-Fresh talks to Junior and Kimberly Freeman of the band One-Eyed Doll about their new album “Witches” and its theme centering on the Salem Witch Trial hysteria. (Photo Credit: Chad Elder) Follow One-Eyed…
#1 : Finale
Nov 20, 2015 • 91 min
Welcome to the first episode of the Fresh Is The Word podcast. This is a podcast about music and wrestling, and for the first episode, your host K-Fresh has Detroit hip hop artist Finale. Recently, Finale released his new album Odds & Ends produced…