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“Electrified” content with fellow artists, activists, entrepreneurs, filmmakers, politicos and beyond. Hosted by artist, advocate, and content creator, Jim Fogarty. The ProdCast is for mature audiences.


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“Electrified” content with fellow artists, activists, entrepreneurs, filmmakers, politicos and beyond. Hosted by artist, advocate, and content creator, Jim Fogarty. The ProdCast is for mature audiences.






Derek Steyer, award-winning television news anchor

Award-winning broadcast news journalist and television anchor, Derek Steyer lays out tips for future aspiring reporters, gives us insights into his altruistic passions and sets the record straight on the fallacy of "fake news."


Ron Sinesio & Eric Kildow, Theater Arts

Theater artists' Ron Sinesio, director at the Area Community Theatre of Sharpsville, and Eric Kildow, Assistant Professor of Theatre at Kent State University at Trumbull share their insights into the passion, sacrifice and love it takes to bring community theater to life and the rewards it can create.


Joe Rettof, Vince Peterson & Danny Thomas on campaign consulting

Before you run for public office you need to know what it takes behind the scenes to running an effective political campaign. Campaign consultants Joe Rettof and Danny Thomas, Jr. and former candidate Vince Peterson give the tips, tricks, and considerations to effective strategies that can help you win.


Damian Knapp: singer, songwriter, and bluesman

Award-winning bluesman, Damian Knapp plays some tunes and reflects on his nearly thirty year career of gigging, the style shifts in musical entertainment, and the history of our American experience.


Ottavio Musumeci, owner/chef of The Station Square Restaurant

Thirty five years in the food and hospitality business, Torino born, Ottavio Musumeci, serves us the treats and challenges of immigrating to the United States, opening his own restaurant, and becoming one of the most celebrated destinations for food and wine in northeastern Ohio.


Ken MacPherson, candidate for Mayor

Councilman at Large in the city of Warren, Ohio, Ken MacPherson makes his case to be Mayor, as we discuss Warren's role in the new manufacturing and EV economy, changes he would make, and the pros and cons of charter government.


Doug Franklin, Mayor of Warren, Ohio

Seeking re-election to a fourth term, Mayor Franklin give us the ins and outs of overcoming the challenges of a shrinking city, the renaissance of Warren's downtown, and his hopes for the future if re-elected.


Black Wolf & The Thief

Clay and Carolyn Colley and Choco are the Ohio three piece "Black Wolf & The Thief," and they hip us "prodders" to how their vocally soulful, jazz influenced, synth-infused music got started and ready us for the release of their new studio album.


Bill Mullane, artist, activist and educator

Brooklyn native and award-winning Ohio artist, Bill Mullane shares his journey and expounds on his forty plus year career in the arts as an artist, educator, curator and explorer of truth.


Dr. Holly Maggiano & Anthony Battee, urban farmers

We cover the mind body connection for healing our bodies and minds and how tools like urban farming, reducing inflamation and compassionate inquiry can help us become stronger.


Aaron Chine, tattoo artist and owner of The Box Gallery with Dennis Blank.

Skin art, mistaken identity, insurrections, local politics and policy; we fish for answers for the future Warren, Ohio.


Matt Martin, Meghan Reed and Shawn Carvin, non-profit leaders of Warren

A deep cut into the importance of Warren, Ohio’s (and the region's) history, the future of housing here, and how the rebirth and challenges of revitalization have begun to change the perceptions of our most engaged Gen X and Millennial residents, and their perceived tomorrow’s in Dub City.


Dan Click & Sarah Rizer, SFX movie make-up artists

We talk monster making, molding demon creatures and crafting Melon Heads with two amazingly cool special effects movie make-up artists.


Esther Rita (Pagano) Castellano; artist, mother, and woman for all time.

Like a sit down after Sunday dinner, Esther, ninety-nine years young, shares her gracious wisdom and secrets of long life, deep love, good health and true happiness throughout the ages.


J.D. Eicher; Singer / Songwriter / Recording Artist

J.D. stopped by the 2 Ticks & The Dog Productions' studio to play a couple tunes; talk about his creative process; the challenges and thrills of life on the road and how best selling novelist Nicholas Sparks picked him to create the original song "Two by Two" for his novel of the same name.


Marvin Logan, Executive Director OH Wow Children's Museum

We discuss in depth about the black experience as both a former student athlete and as student body President of Kent State University, his introduction into non-profit work, and how Youngstown's OH Wow! The Roger & Gloria Jones Children's Center for Science & Technology's future is bright with Logan at the helm.


Doc Dixon, professional magician and comedian

A two time Penn & Teller "Fool Us" contestant and winner, Doc Dixon takes us on a tour thru both his exploits as a traveling magician and professional funny man for over thirty years.


Tito Brown, Mayor of Youngstown

Recently elected to a second term, Tito talks about "Titletown's" solutions for a safer city, business retention and development, and utilizing federal ARP funds for both technological and environmental enhancements for a healthier more future forward Youngstown.


Ron Book, poet laureate of Dub City, USA

What is a poet laureate? Ron Book is, along with being a former male model; actor and current creative writing instructor at Butler Community College, and he shares his stories, wisdom and new works in round two on The Prod.


Eli Knight, PART 2

We deepen the dive and continue the discussion on Jiu Jitsu including what to look for in the right instructor, how it can provide calmness under duress, and the protocols for changing schools.