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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. This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy

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. This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy

Location:

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. This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy

Language:

English

Contact:

9736321852


Episodes

Our Journey Into 2022 and Beyond!

12/1/2021
This short episode of Excelsior Journeys is a companion to Saturday night's Macabre Theatre & Excelsior Journeys: An Evening with Ivonna Cadaver, where we welcomed Eddie Munster himself, Butch Patrick. This week, I spoke about the Facebook Live discussion now becoming a monthly event, the completion of the National Podcast Post Month challenge, and much more! To show your support for Excelsior Journeys, An Evening with Ivonna Cadaver, and From Duck Till Dark: Outside the Marvel Studios,...

Duration:00:13:45

The Munsters Actor Butch Patrick Races in with Some Breaking News!

11/28/2021
Last month, Excelsior Journeys teamed up with YTA Network's Macabre Theatre for a special Evening with Ivonna Cadaver, the hall-of-fame horror host, for a Q&A on Facebook Live. It went so well that we decided to make this a monthly event, and for our second episode, we brought in Ivonna's co-host on Macabre Theatre, Eddie Munster himself Butch Patrick! Butch shared with us stories about how he started in acting, how he came to be Eddie Munster, being a part of such an iconic show, some of...

Duration:01:04:51

Talk of the Table Founder Christi Hoehn Will Have You Giving Thanks for Her Idea

11/23/2021
You never know when inspiration will strike. This week, host & producer George Sirois sits down with Christi Hoehn, founder of the Talk of the Table company to discuss how her time living in Germany inspired the start of a growing fad in the household: table grilling. With deals being made by various companies and awareness of her brand on the rise, Christi talks candidly about her ongoing struggles and how they played a key role in turning her idea into a reality. For more information about...

Duration:00:42:34

Indie Author, Podcaster, Radio Host Karina Kantas Can Be Found All Over the Bookstore!

11/16/2021
This week on Excelsior Journeys, host and producer George Sirois sits down with author, podcaster, audiobook narrator, and promotions expert Karina Kantas. By choosing to not work with the Big Five publishers, Karina has enjoyed the freedom of writing in so many different genres, including young adult, sci-fi / fantasy, horror, thriller, romance, dark mafia romance, even dystopian erotica, and this freedom has brought international success in all three major formats: paperback, digital, and...

Duration:00:52:32

Actress and Voice Artist Ellen Dubin Takes Us from Abraxas to Arrakis!

11/8/2021
This week on Excelsior Journeys, host and producer George Sirois sits down with actress and voice artist Ellen Dubin. With more than thirty years in the entertainment industry, both on camera and in animation, Ellen has proven to be someone who transcends stereotypes with a refreshingly diverse series of performances. Her credits include Abraxas, Guardian of the Universe, Forever Knight, Highlander: The Raven, The Collector, Earth: Final Conflict, Lexx, Napoleon Dynamite, Star Wars:...

Duration:01:01:03

Captain America (1990) - From Duck Till Dark: Outside the Marvel Studios

11/2/2021
Cannon Films tried for years to get Captain America on the big screen, and once Menahem Golan broke away and formed his own production company - 21st Century Film Corporation - he could finally make it a reality. However, it was shelved for two years after production ended and, after an international release, had to settle for a VHS release in 1992. Host & producer George Sirois gives his thoughts about the Albert Pyun-directed low-budget adaptation. For more information, please visit...

Duration:00:16:36

Artist Robert Mars is Proof the American Dream is Alive and Well!

11/2/2021
In 2010, host & producer George Sirois sat down with artist Robert Mars to interview him for his grad school class called "Artists are Alive and Well." Now, in 2021, the two sat down again for a more extensive discussion about how Robert is now living the American Dream by working full-time on his passion, how he discovered the Americana collage style that became the key to his success, his first-ever gallery exhibit as well as his current exhibit in Australia, and much more! Learn more...

Duration:00:40:05

Horror Host Hall-of-Famer Ivonna Cadaver Takes Us Behind the Scenes of Macabre Theatre

10/31/2021
Happy Halloween! This very special episode of Excelsior Journeys is the first in a new monthly series with horror host hall-of-famer Ivonna Cadaver! What you will hear is the audio from our Facebook Live event done on Saturday, October 30, as part of Ivonna's 4-hour-long Halloween Movie Marathon on YouToo America (YTA). I am incredibly grateful to have been chosen to moderate this discussion, and I look forward to this continuing series each month. To learn more about Ivonna and Macabre...

Duration:00:43:33

Listeners Got to "Ask Me Anything!" And they did!

10/26/2021
This week, host and producer George Sirois announces that Excelsior Journeys is now part of the Rising Tide Broadcast Network, and has invited listeners and former guests to ask a question about writing, podcasting, or being a voice actor. The questions that came in were definitely beyond expectations. Enjoy! Your support of Excelsior Journeys is always appreciated. Please listen and subscribe to the show here: https://www.hesgotit.com/podcasts This podcast uses the following third-party...

Duration:00:45:38

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 (https://www.justinbeahm.com) PRODUCER'S...

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 https://gofund.me/6dee5826 (HERE) to donate. *** This week, host & producer George Sirois sits down with musician / photographer /...

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 (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,...

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 (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,...

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 (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...

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 (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...

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 (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...

Duration:01:09:20