June 9th, 2019
In this Episode I speak with actor,Todd A. Robinson. Ive been a fan of Todds work since watching him in Big Legend and also Any Bullet Will Do and I was so thrilled to be able to speak with 1/3 of the Papa Oc Boys(along with Justin Lee and Kevin Makely). We talk about Papa Octopus Productions latest project(BADLAND) that Todd is working on as A.D. and also some acting he is doing for the movie. He talks about that experience and all of the work and fun that its been thus far. We also talk about how his friendship with Justin and Kevin came about and what its like working with them. Todd talks about being a character actor and how he goes about becoming the character he plays and the mindset he uses during filming. Lastly he takes on my Questions of Torture and Awesomeness. Im so thankful Todd took the time to speak with me on his day off from filming and I cant wait for you to listen to this episode of someone that im a fan of and someone that I think you will be fan of by the end of our conversation. ENJOY!
June 2nd, 2019
In this Episode I speak with one of the worlds top Extreme Sport Athletes,Jokke Sommer! I was so excited to speak with Jokke as I have enjoyed watching his extreme sport videos as well as his TEDX talk for a while now and was thankful he made some time to speak with me while on a trip in Switzerland. We spoke about how he got into extreme sports,balancing the line of the fun and consequences of extreme sports,transitioning from Skydiving to Base Jumping to Wingsuit Proximity Flying,living in the moment,his relationship with fear and how he deals with it,and so much more. Jokke then takes on my Questions of Torture and Awesomeness! This was such a fun and insightful conversation and thank you to Jokke for speaking with me. ENJOY!
May 23rd, 2019
In this Episode I speak with Nascar Xfinity race car Driver,Brandon Brown! Brandon shared with me his race teams big announcement this week which involves the social app Vero True Social,his experience on Vero,interacting with fans through social media,why his education is so important to him,keeping focus during a race and the mentality of being a race car driver,balancing the business side and racing side of being a driver and Marketing manager for his team,and so much more! Brandon also took on my Questions of Torture and Awesomeness! Did he make it to the checkered flag of the conversation? You gotta listen and find out! ENJOY!
May 8th, 2019
In this Episode I speak with Ananda Lewis! Ananda is the host of TLCs While You Were Out(as well as former host of BETs Teen Summit and a former MTV VJ)! This is one of the funnest and most honest conversations Ive ever had with someone on the podcast. Ananda is honest,charismatic,funny,and just an all around amazing person. We talk about being a parent in todays world,lessons she learned from her mother and grandmother,and so much more including Ananda taking on my Questions of Torture and Awesomeness. Im so honored that Ananda shared so many stories and experiences from her life with me and now you can listen to them! ENJOY!
April 8th, 2019
In this Episode I speak with Vero True Social CEO and co-founder, Ayman Hariri! This was such a great opportunity to speak with Ayman and im very thankful he took the time to speak with me and be on the podcast. We talk about his amazing vintage comic book collection aka "The Impossible Collection" and how & why he decided to start it(along with what his favorite comic is in the Collection)! Im also very grateful that he spoke to me about his late father and how he inspired him and still inspires him and what he learned from him. We also spoke about his experience of being in Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice and the friendship with Zack Snyder that started from that. It was great hearing about him getting to meet Henry Cavill,Gal Gadot,and Ben Affleck and bringing some of his comic book collection to the set of the movie. Ayman and I speak about how and why Vero True Social was created by he,his cousin Motaz Nabulsi,and long time friend Scott Birnbaum and why they want to change the social app experience plus why he feels its so important to be a part of the Vero Community. Finally,Ayman takes on my Questions of Torture and Awesomeness. Sit back,relax,and enjoy the show!
March 31st, 2019
In this Episode I speak with Children's Book Illustrator, James Hart! We talk about his latest project he did with writer Adam Wallace called 'Cowboy and Birdbrain' and how that came about as well as his friendship and creative working relationship with Adam. We talk about how he got into illustrating and who and what influenced him. We discuss how he decided to challenge himself as an artist and the benefits and rewards that have come from that challenge he made and so much more. James then takes on my Questions of Torture and Awesomeness! This was so much fun and I cant wait for you to listen! ENJOY!
March 24th, 2019
In this Episode I speak with Ronnie Simmons and Foxie Kelly aka THE HOTS!! The Hots are making a name for themselves in the world of rock and im so glad they took the time to speak with me. We spoke about being on stage and what that experience is like,dealing with writers block,making their first music video together,how and why they got into music,and so much more. They also took on my Questions of Torture and Awesomeness!! Did they survive? you gotta listen to find out! ENJOY!
March 17th, 2019
In this Episode I speak with Figure Skater,Courtney Hicks! We talk about how she got in to figure skating,making the commitment to it,competing for the 1st time,her routine before competing(and what she HAS to eat!),how she deals with nervousness,as well as the mental and physical part of recovering from injuries,picking her music and choreography for skating,goals for 2019,and so much more! Courtney then takes on my Questions of Torture and Awesomeness! Sit back,relax,and enjoy the show!
March 4th, 2019
In this Episode I speak with Writer/Director,Justin Lee! Ive become a big fan of Justin over the past year after watching Big Legend and Any Bullet Will Do(He wrote and directed both movies). We talk about his recent trip to Las Vegas,how he goes about getting ideas and inspiration,when he started to write,his move to Los Angeles,how his friendship with actor Kevin Makely came about as well as how Papa Octopus Productions and the name came about! I loved hearing him talk about filming Big Legend and also the future of Big Legend and the Monster Chronicles(If you are a fan of Big Legend then you don't wanna miss what he says!!!) I also enjoyed hearing about his friendship with Todd A. Robinson and the respect he has for him. Im so glad we got to speak about his soon to be released movie Swell and what that movie means to him and the importance of it and how his grandfather inspired it! This was such a deeply personal,insightful,and fun conversation and im honored that Justin shared so much with me and I cant wait for you to listen. ENJOY!
February 19th, 2019
In this Episode I had the pleasure of speaking with artist,Charity Hamidullah! Charity was so great to speak with and she shared so many interesting things about her and her passion for art. We talk about her Artist Residency at The Yards in New York that she recently did and how it helped her grow as an artist as well as the benefits of doing a residency and being around other creatives. We also talk about her career as a tattoo artist,working in the tattoo industry,the honor of working with people that want her to do their tattoos,and so much more. Charity then takes on my Questions of Torture and Awesomeness! This was such a fun and interesting conversation and im so proud to call her my Peep and I cant wait to see whats next for her. Thank you to Charity for taking the time to speak with me and letting my Peeps get to know you! Enjoy!