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Excelsior Journeys

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Inspired by the international bestselling young adult / science-fiction novel Excelsior, this weekly interview show puts the spotlight on both up-and-coming and established creative talents who share their journey to success.

Inspired by the international bestselling young adult / science-fiction novel Excelsior, this weekly interview show puts the spotlight on both up-and-coming and established creative talents who share their journey to success.

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United States

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Inspired by the international bestselling young adult / science-fiction novel Excelsior, this weekly interview show puts the spotlight on both up-and-coming and established creative talents who share their journey to success.

Language:

English

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9736321852


Episodes

Multi-Award Winning Podcaster Kim Adragna Takes Us to The Grindhouse!

10/19/2021
This week, host and producer George Sirois welcomes one of his favorite podcasters, multi-award winner Kim Adragna. Since 2015, Kim has been the co-host of The Grindhouse Radio, a go-to weekly show delving in all the latest pop culture news, and she is also the co-host of her Disney-centric show The Magic KimTom. Kim is here to talk about how she discovered this amazing platform, how she got started with her two co-hosts, her experiences as a voice artist, her advice to those who want to get...

Duration:00:59:48

Author and Podcaster Bethanie F. DeVors Has Lots of Stuff to Talk About

10/12/2021
This week, host and producer George Sirois sits down with a good friend and creative kindred spirit, author and podcaster Bethanie F. DeVors. She is here to tell us about her work on the upcoming third book of her fantasy trilogy, The Seodrassian Chronicles, and her podcast Bethanie Talks About Stuff, which you can see on YouTube. She is also preparing for her latest 24-hour gaming marathon to benefit ExtraLife, a non-profit organization that raises money for children's miracle network...

Duration:01:07:49

Content Creator Justin Beahm Puts the Special in Special Features

10/5/2021
This week, host and producer George Sirois got to revel in his love of DVD & Blu Ray special features with Justin Beahm, one of the premiere content creators responsible for some of the most innovative and entertaining material for Shout Factory / Scream Factory, Paramount Pictures, Anchor Bay, Music Box Films, and so much more. Find out more about Justin and his production company Reverend Entertainment by clicking here: https://www.justinbeahm.com PRODUCER'S NOTE: Due to some audio...

Duration:01:04:52

Actor and Digital Artist Victor Caroli Gives Both Lead Performances and Cameos

9/28/2021
For this week’s episode of Excelsior Journeys, host and producer George Sirois sits down with actor, voice artist, and digital artist Victor Caroli. Now living in Naples, Florida, Victor chats about his decades on stages all around the country, his transition into voice acting, the role that made him one of the most iconic voices of the 1980s as the narrator of TransFormers: Generation One, how he discovered the welcoming theatre community in Naples, and how he also indulges in photography &...

Duration:01:24:31

Manny Cabo Has Quite "The Voice" and the Mojo to Back It Up

9/21/2021
*** Since this interview took place, Manny Cabo lost over 20 years worth of work when a terrible storm hit his hometown and completely destroyed his livelihood. He has since started a GoFundMe account, and so far it was accumulated over $10,000. Manny is always willing to lend a hand to his fellow creatives, so anything you can spare is appreciated. Please click HERE to donate. *** This week, host & producer George Sirois sits down with musician / photographer / podcast host Manny Cabo....

Duration:00:40:27

Writer / Producer Ron Friedman Has Transformed You, Your Parents, and This Show

9/14/2021
It's the Season 4 premiere of Excelsior Journeys, and host & producer George Sirois celebrates with a deluxe-length discussion with writer/producer Ron Friedman. With over 60 years in show business, Ron has accrued a lot of experiences and he shares so many of them here. Come and hear from the man who wrote for such iconic characters as Sheriff Andy Taylor, Samantha Stephens, Willy Gilligan, Archie Bunker, Felix Unger, Oscar Madison, Richie Cunningham, Arthur Fonzarelli, Cobra Commander, and...

Duration:02:35:11

”Til All Are One!” - The Legacy of TransFormers: The Movie

8/31/2021
Donate to the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp by clicking here: https://bit.ly/3fldx2L It's Part 5 of the Excelsior Journeys 5-part miniseries celebrating the 35th anniversary of TransFormers: The Movie, and host & producer George Sirois has concluded his month - and Season 3 of the podcast - with Hasbro designers Mark Maher and Evan Brooks. They not only share how this film inspired them from childhood, but they provide lots of details about Hasbro's Studio Series line, presenting some of the...

Duration:01:17:39

”An Autobot Shall Rise from Our Ranks” - The Aftermath of TransFormers: The Movie

8/24/2021
Donate to the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp by clicking here: https://bit.ly/3fldx2L It's Part 4 of the Excelsior Journeys 5-part miniseries celebrating the 35th anniversary of TransFormers: The Movie, and host & producer George Sirois welcomes writer/producer F.J. DeSanto, the current TransFormers torchbearer as the showrunner of Netflix's War for Cybertron Trilogy. The two discuss how F.J. grew up as a fan of the franchise, including the G1 series and the 1986 movie, how he got caught up...

Duration:01:05:55

"Heaven Only Knows What You Might Find" - The Music of TransFormers: The Movie

8/17/2021
Donate to the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp by clicking here: https://bit.ly/3fldx2L It's Part 3 of the Excelsior Journeys 5-part miniseries celebrating the 35th anniversary of TransFormers: The Movie, and host & producer George Sirois was pleased to welcome back to the show music composer & performer Vince DiCola. The two talked about how Vince's work on Rocky IV caught the attention of producers Joe Bacal & Tom Griffin, the piece of music that got him the job while never appearing in the...

Duration:00:39:24

"It Is the Year 2005" - The Voices of TransFormers: The Movie

8/10/2021
Donate to the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp by clicking here: https://bit.ly/3fldx2L 100 episodes! Thank you to everyone who has subscribed, downloaded, shared, commented, participated. If it weren't for all of you, I would have stopped podcasting a long time ago! It's Part 2 of the Excelsior Journeys 5-part miniseries celebrating the 35th anniversary of TransFormers: The Movie, and host & producer George Sirois had the honor of sitting down with five iconic voice artists who were among the...

Duration:01:23:39

Two Years in the Making - The Development of TransFormers: The Movie

8/3/2021
Donate to the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp by clicking here: https://bit.ly/3fldx2L It's Part 1 of the Excelsior Journeys 5-part miniseries celebrating the 35th anniversary of TransFormers: The Movie, and it all starts with two major reasons why this animated film endures today: screenwriter Ron Friedman and story consultant Flint Dille. Both sat down with host & producer George Sirois and talked about how Hasbro gave the directive to kill so many characters from the '84 line - including the...

Duration:01:09:20

Financial Clarity Coach Tricia Daniel Wants to Make Your Business Thrive!

7/27/2021
Special Thanks to Mains Playing Cards for sponsoring Excelsior Journeys throughout the month of July: https://mainsplayingcards.com/ This week on Excelsior Journeys, host & producer George Sirois sat down with financial clarity coach Tricia Daniel, and he learned right away how invaluable she is to people who want to produce a steady supplementary or full-time income doing what they love. With over twenty years of experience in money management, Tricia has made a name for herself helping...

Duration:00:35:13

Podcaster Mike Seibert Takes Us Beyond Good, Beyond Evil, Beyond Your Wildest Imagination!

7/20/2021
Special Thanks to Mains Playing Cards for sponsoring Excelsior Journeys throughout the month of July: https://mainsplayingcards.com/ In preparation for the 35th anniversary of TransFormers: The Movie - and the five-part miniseries right here this August - host & producer George Sirois sits down with fellow podcaster & fellow TransFormers fan Mike Seibert. The two discuss their initial viewings of the movie, how the idea for the Augsut miniseries developed, the different people involved with...

Duration:01:24:37

Debut Author Natalie Cammaratta Tells All About Falling and Uprising

7/13/2021
Special Thanks to Mains Playing Cards for sponsoring Excelsior Journeys throughout the month of July: https://mainsplayingcards.com/ There are so many thriving writing communities around the state of Missouri, and this week, host & producer George Sirois sits down with Kansas City's latest author Natalie Cammaratta to discuss her debut Young Adult novel Falling & Uprising. They discuss Natalie's inspiration, her discovery of the writing community in Kansas City, her path to getting a...

Duration:00:37:21

An Excelsior Journey Coming to You From Parts Unknown

7/6/2021
Special Thanks to Mains Playing Cards for sponsoring Excelsior Journeys throughout the month of July: https://mainsplayingcards.com/ This week, host & producer George Sirois introduces you to his five-part science-fiction / sports serial "From Parts Unknown" by reading the first chapter of Part One. The main character, Stephen Barker, wants nothing more than to provide a happy life for his wife and child, and the best way for him to do this is to be part of the roster for the GCL...

Duration:00:31:03

Voice Actor Michael Bell Wants to Help You Find Your Voice

6/29/2021
If you were (or are) a lover of animation from the 70s, 80s, or 90s, there's a good chance you've heard Michael Bell's voice come from the characters on the screen. One of the most active voice artists over several decades, Michael graciously sat down with host & producer George Sirois to discuss some of his favorite characters, the various shows he worked on, performing on Star Trek: The Next Generation for its pilot episode (as Groppler Zorn), his transition into voice directing, his...

Duration:01:20:55

Enjoy This Free Preview of the Excelsior Audiobook

6/22/2021
On this very special episode of Excelsior Journeys, host & producer George Sirois looks ahead to some upcoming episodes, including the 5-part miniseries in August that celebrates the 35th anniversary of TransFormers: The Movie. He then looks back at one of the first audiobooks he ever recorded, his young adult / sci-fi novel "Excelsior," which is what inspired the name of this very podcast. Enjoy Chapter 1 of this audiobook for free. Read Excelsior on eBook by clicking HERE:...

Duration:00:48:29

Voice Actor Elle Michelle McCray is Right at Home in the House of Creativity

6/15/2021
This week, host & producer George Sirois sits down with a voiceover artist, a saxophonist, a vocalist, a speaking coach, an actress, and a radio personality. And they're all the same person: Elle Michelle McCray. With everything that she's done, and everything she's currently doing, it was only natural that once she established herself on the Clubhouse app, she fit right in with Delano Johnson and Monique Lisa's House of Creativity. Elle Michelle and George talk about her initial creative...

Duration:00:50:45

Author & Poet Tamara Sellman Has an Intention Tremor to Share

6/8/2021
The arts have always been a wonderful coping mechanism to get us through our hardest times, and author & poet Tamara Sellman's collection of works "Intention Tremor" is another example of how amazingly helpful they can be. This week, host & producer George Sirois sits down with Tamara to hear her story of how her MS diagnosis inspired her to apply her creativity to something beneficial to others as well as herself, what ignited the drive to write in the first place, and much more. Purchase...

Duration:00:55:12

Writer, Director, Actor, Producer Bobby Del Rio Brings His Skills to The Market

6/1/2021
To say Bobby Del Rio keeps himself busy would be an understatement. This writer, director, actor, and producer has been named one of the top playwrights in Canada, he is the writer & director of the feature film The Market now available for viewing on Amazon Prime, he has been interviewed over 350 times, he curates some of the biggest rooms on Clubhouse that involve entertainment, and - somehow - he takes some time to sleep. This week, Bobby sat down with host & producer George Sirois to...

Duration:00:58:59