June 6th, 2020
In this special Episode I get to speak with voice actor, James Arnold Taylor!! James does the voices of Obi Wan Kenobi in Star Wars Clone Wars and Johnny Test for the Johnny Test cartoon and so many more voices throughout his career. I wanted to do a special episode for both of my sons and this first one is for my youngest, Ethan. He loves the Star Wars universe and especially the Clone Wars cartoon. This was so much fun talking to James and funding out about how it all started for him as well coming up with that iconic Obi Wan voice and so much more. Finally, James leaves a special message for Ethan! Thank you so much, James! Now sit back, relax, and enjoy the show!
May 17th, 2020
In this Episode I speak with Putnam County(my hometown)Mayor Randy Porter! Im so thankful for Randy for taking the time to speak with me during such trying times for our community these past few months. Mr. Porter talks about his early career as a paramedic and then just three years later being promoted as Emergency Services/911 Director and serving for 30 years. We also talk about what made him decide to run for mayor and what that first day was like for him and how important it is for him to have the support of his family. We then talk about the tornados that touched down here in Putnam County on March 3rd and what those first 48 hours were like for him both professionally and personally and the challenges he and the community faced but also how much it meant to have the support of local communities and counties come to our aid and how his background in emergency management helped him. Finally, Mayor Porter talks about the visit by the president and how much that meant for the community, dealing with a worldwide pandemic and the challenges that brings, the importance of all of the emergency workers,and his friendship with Cookeville city Mayor Ricky Shelton. Now sit back,relax,and enjoy the show!
May 10th, 2020
In this Episode I get to speak with, 'Miss America 2020' Camille Schrier! It means so much to me that Camille took the time to speak with me and we cover so many things! We talk about what her 2020 has been like thus far as 'Miss America' and what she has been doing to stay busy during this quarantine time, what the past year has been like for her after winning Miss Virginia and then winning the crown of 'Miss America' in the same year, taking the time to appreciate everything that's happened the past 12 months to her, what it was like winning the crown and then what the first 24 hours were like afterwards, and what she was thinking as she waiting for the winner to be announced. Camille also gives some advice for those that might be thinking about trying to become 'Miss America' and as well as why she did her talent and what that meant to her. We also talk about two things that Camille is very passionate about, the Mind Your Meds program and what it is as well as STEM and why its so important to her. Finally, Camille takes on My Questions of Torture and Awesomeness! Now sit back,relax,and enjoy the show!
May 5th, 2020
In this Episode I speak with 13 year old bull rider, Najiah Knight! This was such a fun conversation and im so grateful Najiah took the time to speak with me and share her story and experience thus far! We talk about so many things including who inspired her to get into bull riding, who she looks up to in life, what bull riders inspire her and the advice they have given her along the way, what its like watching her dad ride bulls and having him as a coach, advice she would give girls that are afraid to go after their dream, what she does before she gets on a bull as well as what shes thinking about when she is on one, how great it is having people cheer for her, what her ultimate goal is, and so much more! Najiah finally takes on My Questions of Torture and Awesomeness! A special thanks to Najiah and her parents and also thanks to my Peeps! Now sit back,relax,and enjoy the show!
April 26th, 2020
In this Episode I get to speak with Al Snow! Ive been a fan of wrestling since I was a kid so to be able to speak with one of my all time favorite wrestlers is truly a highlight for me! We talk about lots of things in and out of the wrestling business from running a wrestling company during a pandemic and the challenges that come with it, what a blessing it is for him to run Ohio Valley Wrestling and dealing with the different aspects of it from business to the creative side of it. We then talk about how the opportunity came about for Al to be in one of the all time greatest sports movies 'Rudy' and he shared some really cool stories and little known facts about that experience. It was also great hearing about what its like hearing people cheer for you and managing and dealing with your own ego and so many more different things throughout our conversation. Al finally takes on My Questions of torture and Awesomeness! Now sit back,relax,and enjoy the show!
April 19th, 2020
In this Episode I speak with a super talented artist and longtime friend of mine, Justin Stewart! It was so great to catch up with my buddy Justin and talk about all kinds of things from going to High School together,how he met his wife and their first date,how the name Justin 3000 came about,getting older,how art came about for him and dealing with perfection as an artist as well as creating your own style and dealing with creative walls. We also talk about Lexington Comic Con and his involvement with it as well as meeting people and fans at conventions. Finally, Justin takes on My Questions of Torture and Awesomeness! Now sit back,relax,and enjoy the show!
April 13th, 2020
In this Episode I get to speak with Professional Drag Racer, Jasmine Salinas! To say this was a fun conversation is an understatement! Jasmine is truly genuine and authentic and it was great speaking with her. We speak about her rookie season last year as a Professional Drag Racer,what its like sitting in that drivers seat during a race and the zone she is in,the importance of her crew and how important it was for her to get experience as a crew member in the past and how it made her appreciate them,and much more. We then switch gears(see what I did there?) and talk about her experience traveling around the world and some stories she gained along the way. I also appreciate her talking about how much her family means to her and how much they mean to each other. Finally, Jasmine takes on my Questions of Torture and Awesomeness! Now sit back,relax,and enjoy the show!
April 6th, 2020
In this Episode I get to speak with 2 very talented people in whom im a big fan of,Royce Adkins and Sinbad! Royce is a writer,producer,podcaster,artist, and so much more and of course the one,the only,the legendary(and my favorite stand up comedian of all time) Sinbad! They are father and son and im so thankful they both took the time to speak with me. We talk about how things are with them and their family at the moment with everything going on with the pandemic and what they have done as creatives in staying busy as well as what they think about how could this change the movie going experience. We talk about Royce recently becoming a first time father as well as Sinbad being a first time grandfather and how that's been for them both and also how proud Sinbad is of Royce. Royce then talks about how important his parents support of him throughout his life has been for him and what its meant to him. They both then take on My Questions of Torture and Awesomeness! Now sit back,relax,and enjoy the show!
March 29th, 2020
In this Episode I speak with comedian and legendary Whose Line Is It Anyway alum, Brad Sherwood! Brad is one of my all time favorite comedians and im so thankful he took the time to speak with me. We talked about what he's been doing during his quarantine time in Las Vegas while his and Colin's Scared Scriptless tour has been postponed until further notice because of the pandemic,how a comedian tackles difficult subjects during trying times such as these. We then talk about when the acting bug bit him and why being a class clown was just natural for him,his comedic influences and also how his family influenced him,the start of his career in L.A. and his first jobs,how improv changed his life,the art of improv as well as well as how improv keeps each show fresh for him,Colin,and the audience each night,why he loves working with Colin Mochrie,the success of Whose Line Is It Anyway and those 1st few episodes. Brad then takes on My Questions of Torture and Awesomeness! So sit back,relax,and enjoy the show.
March 17th, 2020
In this Episode I speak with Pro Beach Volleyball Player, Emily Stockman! I had such a fun time getting to know Emily and hearing her story. I ask her about the possibility of the Olympics being cancelled and how she deals with the distraction of it. We then talk about the other sport she had a passion for growing up,her College and Pro career in Indoor Vollleyball,how Beach Volleyball came about for her and how that transition and adjustment was for her,how she and her partner in crime Kelley Larsen became teammates,the importance of teamwork,her mentality during matches and so much more. Emily then takes on My Questions of Torture and Awesomeness! Im so thankful for Emily for speaking with me and thankful for my Peeps. Now sit back,relax,and enjoy the show!