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Fresh Is The Word

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Hosted by music/pop culture journalist Kelly "K-Fresh" Frazier, Fresh is the Word aims to tell the stories from a variety of different voices including women, people of color, and the LGBTQ community through the artistic lens of pop culture. Joined by comic creators, authors, actors, comedians, photographers, sex workers, scientists, athletes, and even other podcasters, we talk about many topics including overcoming creative obstacles, representation in the arts, gender and sexuality issues, LGBTQ issues, and other topics adjacent to lifestyle and pop culture.

Hosted by music/pop culture journalist Kelly "K-Fresh" Frazier, Fresh is the Word aims to tell the stories from a variety of different voices including women, people of color, and the LGBTQ community through the artistic lens of pop culture. Joined by comic creators, authors, actors, comedians, photographers, sex workers, scientists, athletes, and even other podcasters, we talk about many topics including overcoming creative obstacles, representation in the arts, gender and sexuality issues, LGBTQ issues, and other topics adjacent to lifestyle and pop culture.

Location:

Detroit, MI

Description:

Hosted by music/pop culture journalist Kelly "K-Fresh" Frazier, Fresh is the Word aims to tell the stories from a variety of different voices including women, people of color, and the LGBTQ community through the artistic lens of pop culture. Joined by comic creators, authors, actors, comedians, photographers, sex workers, scientists, athletes, and even other podcasters, we talk about many topics including overcoming creative obstacles, representation in the arts, gender and sexuality issues, LGBTQ issues, and other topics adjacent to lifestyle and pop culture.

Twitter:

@fitwpodcast

Language:

English

Contact:

5862757705


Episodes

Episode #225: Todd Black – Writer and Creator of the Comic Book Tokyo Blade Detectives, Kickstarter for Issue #3 Now Launched

8/6/2020
The guest for this episode is comic book creator and writer Todd Black, who just launched a Kickstarter campaign for issue #3 of his anime-style comic Tokyo Blade Detectives. We talk about the origins of this story and where the idea came from, along with so much more about the making of this comic. We also get into his love of All Elite Wrestling and the short comic book he created about AEW. Tokyo Blade Detectives #3 Kickstarter Link: kck.st/3gdOBsl Links Mentioned in Episode: – Dan...

Duration:00:54:52

Episode #224: Angela Muñoz – Los Angeles Singer/Songwriter, Debut Album Introspection Produced by Adrian Younge Out Now Via Linear Labs

7/29/2020
The guest for this episode is the 18-year-old Los Angeles native, singer and songwriter Angela Muñoz, who just released her debut album Introspection produced entirely by Adrian Younge via Linear Labs. During our chat, we talked about working with Adrian Younge on this album, her upbringing, writing songs that ended up on this album since she was 14 years old, her life as she transitions into adulthood, and a track-by-track breakdown of Introspection. Purchase/Stream Introspection:...

Duration:00:47:50

Episode #223: Trilogy Beats – Detroit Photographer Documenting Black Lives Matter Protests

7/23/2020
The guest for this episode is Detroit photographer Trilogy Beats, who has currently been out on the streets documenting the protests surrounding the Black Lives Matter civil right movement in and around Detroit, Michigan. He’s an acclaimed photographer with clients around the nation and globe, shooting for lifestyle brands and more. During our chat, we talked about his motivation to hit the streets with his camera to shoot what’s really going on during the current protests, and in...

Duration:00:55:47

Episode #222: Joyce Marie Fitzpatrick and Brian Shackelford – Producers/Directors of the Film The Color of Medicine: The Story of Homer G. Phillips Hospital About the First All-Black Hospital

7/8/2020
The guests for this episode are Joyce Marie Fitzpatrick and Brian Shackelford, the co-producers and co-directors of the documentary The Color of Medicine: The Story of Homer G. Phillips Hospital. This documentary sheds a light on the disparity between the medical treatment that the African-American community receives as opposed to others; something that we are really seeing these days with the COVID pandemic and the recent Black Lives Matter protests. The Color of Medicine not only tells the...

Duration:02:11:14

Episode #221: J-Zone – Drummer, Author, Producer, and Former Rapper, New 7″ Single from The Du-Rites Available Now

6/17/2020
My guest this episode is drummer, producer, author, and former rapper, J-Zone. We talk about his new 7” single from his project The Du-Rites with Tom Tom Club guitarist Pablo Martin along with his transition from being a rapper to solely being a drummer/producer. A lot of the frustrations and lack of passion that J-Zone talks about with being a rapper is very interesting and something that I think a lot of people feel in their own creative spaces. Being someone that has been a...

Duration:01:14:42

Episode #220: Elle Chase – Certified Sexuality Educator, Writer, Speaker, Pleasure Advocate, Author of Curvy Girl Sex, Creator of LadyCheeky

6/11/2020
My guest today is Certified Sex Educator, writer, speaker, pleasure advocate, author of Curvy Girl Sex, and creator of LadyCheeky, Elle Chase, who was suggestion from previous guest Anne Hodder-Shipp (happy birthday Anne!). We got into the importance of sex education and to normalize it along with body positivity and so much more. It was a great chat and Elle Chase continually spreads information about sex-positive education and most recently, resources for accountability and actions for...

Duration:01:12:32

Episode #219: Dart Adams – Hip-Hop, Film, Culture Writer & Podcaster, and Dart Adams List of Essential Old School Boston Records

5/28/2020
The guest for this episode is hip-hop, culture, and film writer and podcaster and proud Bostonian, Dart Adams. Having written for publications like HipHopWired, KillerBoomBox, NPR, Mass Appeal, Complex, and Okayplayer, among others, a collection of his writing was recently featured in the book Best Damn Hip Hop Writing: The Book of Dart via Superchamp Books. Dart is also the host of the podcasts Dart Against Humanity and Boston Legends Podcast. If you follow Dart Adams on Twitter you’ll know...

Duration:01:56:12

Episode #218: Wendy Xu & Suzanne Walker – The Team Behind the Hugo Award Nominated Graphic Novel Mooncakes

5/20/2020
The guests for this episode is the team behind the Hugo Award nominated graphic novel Mooncakes, author Suzanne Walker and illustrator Wendy Xu, available now via ONI Press. With an LGBTQ+ and disabled cast, Mooncakes follows a young witch, as she works to help her grandmothers out with their store and their duties of protecting the town, only to find out that the white wolf being reported in their area is his childhood crush. During our chat, we talk about many of the themes within this...

Duration:00:51:45

Episode #217: Skylar Patridge – Freelance Artist, Illustrator and Cartoonist, Artist on Titles Such as Relics Of Youth (Vault), Reversal (Dark Horse), and Volume (Scout)

5/13/2020
The guest for this episode is freelance artist, illustrator and cartoonist Skylar Patridge, comic artist on titles Relics Of Youth (Vault), Reversal (Dark Horse), and Volume (Scout). During our chat, Skylar shares how she’s dealing with the global pandemic, training in combat sports, growing up on a farm, transitioning into a career as an artist, and her experiences on the comics she’s worked on. Follow Skylar Patridge: Web: skylarpatridge.com Facebook:...

Duration:00:53:48

Episode #216: Sweeney Boo – Artist/Author of Eat, and Love Yourself Graphic Novel, Illustrator on Marvel Action: Captain Marvel Comic Book

5/5/2020
The guest for this episode is the Montreal-based comic artist and illustrator, Sweeney Boo. After a successful Kickstarter launched in December 2016, Sweeney just released her first graphic novel called Eat, and Love Yourself via Boom! Studios, a 150-page story about eating disorders, depression, body dysmorphia, and ultimately self-love; a subject really important to her. She is also the illustrator on the Marvel Action: Captain Marvel comic book via IDW/Marvel. She shared with us her long...

Duration:00:46:23

Episode #215: Kiki Yeung – Comedian, Producer of Crazy Woke Asians, Writer/Director of Sweet and Sour Chicks, Producing/Hosting the Crazy Woke Asians Virtual Comedy Festival on May 8th-10th via Zoom!

4/28/2020
The guest for this episode is comedian, producer, director, and writer, Kiki Yeung. Yeung is the founder and producer of the comedy show Crazy Woke Asians along with the writer and director of the romantic comedy series Sweet and Sour Chicks that is currently in the making after a successful crowdfunding. Plus, she is one of the funniest mothers on the Internet! Kiki Yeung also is executive producing and hosting the Crazy Woke Asians Virtual Comedy Festival on Friday, May 8th, through...

Duration:01:13:11

Episode #214: ACRONYM – Detroit-Based Photographer, Journalist, Director, Event Curator, and Founder of Found In The Underground Showcase

4/22/2020
The guest for this episode photographer, journalist, director and event curator and all and all supporter of Detroit, Amy Nicole, or best known by her moniker ACRONYM. For the past decade, she has strived to not only innovate, but also curate opportunities around Metro Detroit to uplift the creative community. She has her hands in a lot of places artistically, and chooses collaboration as the key to growth rather than competition. During out conversation, she shared her views on the...

Duration:01:12:27

Episode #213: Anne Hodder-Shipp – Multi-Certified Sex & Relationships Educator, Dreamworker, Sex Toy Expert, Sex-Positive PR at Hodder Media, Founder of EDSE

4/20/2020
The guest for this episode is multi-certified sex & relationships educator, dreamworker, sex toy expert, sex-positive publicist at Hodder Media, and founder of EDSE, the amazing Anne Hodder-Shipp. During our conversation, she shared with us how her own experiences that led her to become a sex educator and publicist, her interest in sex education at a young age, gender identity, learning from other communities, common issues that people and couples need help with in regards to relationship...

Duration:00:55:09

Episode #212: Melissa Bonny – Vocalist of the Symphonic Metal Band ‘Ad Infinitum’, Debut Album Chapter 1: Monarchy Out Now Via Napalm Records

4/15/2020
The guest for this episode is Melissa Bonny, vocalist of the symphonic metal band Ad Infinitum, who just released their debut album Chapter 1: Monarchy on April 3rd via Napalm Records. Melissa is also the lead singer of the trance metal band Rage Of Light, and most importantly, we share the same birthday on January 23rd! We talked about her childhood on the countryside of Switzerland and when she got the music bug, their Kickstarter campaign, dealing with tour cancellations and releasing an...

Duration:00:50:32

Episode #211: Jennie Skulander – Lead Vocalist of the New Zealand Metal Band ‘Devilskin’, New Album RED Available Now

4/7/2020
The guest for this episode is Jennie Skulander, lead vocalist of the New Zealand metal band Devilskin. The four-piece band formed in 2010 released their fourth studio album RED this past Friday. During our talk, Jennie Skulander shared with us the making of RED, her upbringing in music including previously fronting the band Slipping Tongue, the culture in New Zealand, and so much more. Purchase / Stream RED: snd.click/devilskinRED Follow Jennie Skulander/Devilskin: Web:...

Duration:00:36:20

Episode #210: C2E2 Day 2 – S.L. Huang (Author of Zero Sum Game, Null Set, Critical Point), Kami Garcia & Jason Badower (Author and Artists of D.C. Black Label’s Joker/Harley: Criminal Sanity)

4/4/2020
On this episode, we go back to my second day at this year’s C2E2 convention in Chicago and you get hear my talks with first, bestselling author S.L. Huang, who is about to release her new book Critical Point. Then after that, I talk to the team behind D.C. Black Label’s Joker/Harley: Criminal Sanity, writer Kami Garcia and artist Jason Badower. Along with being a bestselling author, S.L. Huang has a math degree from MIT and is a weapons expert and professional stuntwoman who has worked in...

Duration:00:38:19

Episode #209: C2E2 Day 1 – Tom Bilyeu & Michael Moreci (Impact Theory’s “Hexagon” Comic Book) and Rita Woods (Author of “Remembrance”)

4/2/2020
This is episode features a couple of interviews done on the first day of this year’s C2E2 convention in Chicago from February 28th – March 1st. First up is my chat with award winning writer Michael Moreci and Impact Theory founder and co-founder of Quest Nutrition, Tom Bilyeu, talking about the release of the sci-fi comic book series Hexagon. Moreci is known for comics titles like Wasted Space, The Plot, Roche Limit, Archangel 8, and Curse. Hexagon is a nostalgic coming of age story...

Duration:00:33:58

Episode #208: Juri Jinnai aka Emergency Tiara – Tokyo-born/NYC-based Artist, Art Pop/Doo Wop Experimental Project, New Album Unsophisticated Circus Available Now

3/27/2020
The guest for this episode is Tokyo-born/NYC-based artist, Juri Jinnai, the woman behind the art pop/doo wop experiment Emergency Tiara, who released her album Unsophisticated Circus last Fall. We talked about the new album, Japanese culture, gender identity, her artistic upbringing, the visuals of her projects, touring with The Go-Go’s Belinda Carlisle, reading books, and so much more. Since doing this interview, we have become good friends and continue to keep in touch. She is such a joy...

Duration:00:39:28

Episode #207: Zuberoa Aznáres & Gorka Elso of the Classically-Inspired Spanish Metal Band ‘Diabulus in Musica’, New Album Euphonic Entropy Available Now

3/25/2020
The guests for this episode are Zuberoa Aznáres and Gorka Elso of the classically-inspired Spanish metal band Diabulus in Musica, who have a new album Euphonic Entropy available now via Napalm Records. During our chat, we talked about the inspirations behind the new album including the birth of their second child. We also go into their family traditions and how that goes into their music, along with the song “Otoi”, which features lyrics entirely in the Basque language. They share a lot of...

Duration:00:41:08

Episode #206: Dirk Scharsich aka Danger Dirk 3000, Guitarist of Ninja-Themed Power Metal Band ‘Victorius’, New Album Space Ninjas From Hell Available Now

3/24/2020
The guest for this episode is Dirk Scharsich aka Danger Dirk 3000, guitarist of ninja-themed Power Metal band Victorius, new album Space Ninjas From Hell available now via Napalm Records. The band combines ancient Samurai stories and intergalactic mystery. During our chat, Dirk shares with us the making of Space Ninja From Hell with all if its Japanese myths and bold anthems about the most intergalactic space adventure, along with his love of Batman. Purchase/Stream Space Ninjas From Hell:...

Duration:00:25:30