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Star Wars, sci-fi, super villains, you'll find it all here. What are the Mandalorians? Could we survive a Xenomorph invasion like in Aiens? These are questions that keep Fred Kennedy up at night. He’s a comic book creator, radio personality AND tattooed Jedi master extraordinaire. On Issue Zero, he’ll explore all the things that used to get you beat up in school but are now considered the coolest. He’ll look at the fandom universe, and bring you the history of your favorite characters and maybe add some new ones through various thematic explorations. Whatever the episode, you’re definitely going to learn something that will at least win you some points at trivia night.

New episodes every other Tuesday.

 

Issue Zero Curiouscast

    • TV & Film
    • 4.6, 143 Ratings

Star Wars, sci-fi, super villains, you'll find it all here. What are the Mandalorians? Could we survive a Xenomorph invasion like in Aiens? These are questions that keep Fred Kennedy up at night. He’s a comic book creator, radio personality AND tattooed Jedi master extraordinaire. On Issue Zero, he’ll explore all the things that used to get you beat up in school but are now considered the coolest. He’ll look at the fandom universe, and bring you the history of your favorite characters and maybe add some new ones through various thematic explorations. Whatever the episode, you’re definitely going to learn something that will at least win you some points at trivia night.

New episodes every other Tuesday.

 

    A Star Wars Story - MUD 79: Blooded - Part 2

    A Star Wars Story - MUD 79: Blooded - Part 2

    On this week’s episode Fred Kennedy brings you the second part to the first chapter of a radio play he wrote.

    It's based on a Star Wars story and you go behind the lives of the Imperial army three years after the conclusion of The Clone Wars. 

    Follow along with Soloman Kwai, and his comrades of Platoon 79 as they give chase to a group of bandits that have stolen from The Empire.

    This is Blooded - Part 2

    Thank you to all of the amazing people that shared their voices to this episode.

    Cast:

    Pvt Soloman Kwai – Narrator -  Fred Kennedy - @fearless_fred

    Col Ghast – Meisha Watson - @iammeishawatson

    Lt Orto - Ben McEwan - @bigbennz

    Sgt Jintalla – Marilla Wex - @MarillaWex

    Sgt Heffspar – Star Birdyellowhead – @starbfit

    Cpl Housto – Michael Walsh - @Mister_Walsh

    Pvt Morastus – Raina Douris - @RahRahRaina

    Pvt Kator - Kwame Damon Mason - @kwamster007

    Pvt El’Theriam – Jason Loo - @rebel_loo

    Pvt Murray – Shaun Hatton - @megashaun

    Pvt Staven – Carly Myers - @Ca

    • 51 min
    A Star Wars Story - MUD 79: Blooded - Part 1

    A Star Wars Story - MUD 79: Blooded - Part 1

    On this week’s episode Fred Kennedy brings you a radio play.  More like a fan fiction radio play based on a Star Wars story he wrote. Go behind the lives of the Imperial army three years after the conclusion of The Clone Wars. 

    This is the story of Soloman Kwai, a riflemen in the Imperial Army. Not a Storm Trooper but in the regular army, a Mud Trooper. We follow him and his comrades of Platoon 79 two years after the founding of the Empire, and 17 years before A New Hope, as they are called to help secure the planet of Cestin IV.

    When they land on Cestin IV… all seems well...until it’s not....

    This is part one of chapter one - Blooded.

    Thank you to all of the amazing people that shared their voices to this episode.

    Cast:

    Pvt Soloman Kwai – Narrator -  Fred Kennedy - @fearless_fred

    Col Ghast – Meisha Watson - @iammeishawatson

    Lt Orto - Ben McEwan - @bigbennz

    Sgt Jintalla – Marilla Wex - @MarillaWex

    Sgt Heffspar – Star Birdyellowhead – @starbfit

    Cpl Housto – Michael Walsh - @Mister_Walsh

    Pvt Morastus – Raina Douris - @RahRahRaina

    Pvt Kator - Kwame Damon Mason - @kwamster007

    Pvt El’Theriam – Jason Loo - @rebel_loo

    Pvt Murray – Shaun Hatton - @megashaun

    Pvt Staven – Carly Myers - @CarlyRadio

    • 40 min
    Star Wars, Crime Novels and Archie with Alex Segura

    Star Wars, Crime Novels and Archie with Alex Segura

    Today we’re talking with Alex Segura. He's acclaimed writer of novels, comic books, and podcasts. He is the author of Star Wars Poe Dameron: Free Fall, the Pete Fernandez Mystery series (including the the Anthony Award-nominated crime novels Dangerous Ends and Blackout), and a number of comic books, most notably the superhero noir The Black Ghost, the YA music series The Archies, and the “Archie Meets” collection of crossovers, featuring real-life cameos from the Ramones, B-52s, and more. He is also the co-creator/co-writer of the Lethal Lit crime/YA podcast from iHeart Radio, which was named one of the best podcasts of 2015 by The New York Times. By day he is Co-President of Archie Comics

    Fred and Alex talk about crime novels, and how Star Wars really is the sci-fi back bone for almost everyone.

    Contact:

    Twitter @Fearless_Fred

    Facebook @fearlessfredontheradio

    Alex Segura - @alex_segura

     

    • 21 min
    Curt Pires - YOUTH @ Prime Video / Comixology creator recommendations

    Curt Pires - YOUTH @ Prime Video / Comixology creator recommendations

    This week we’re joined by a very busy guy. Canadian comic creator Curt Pires. He’s really having a moment, so I’m glad he was able to make time for us, his latest book “Youth” just launched last week with comixology and is already being developed into a series with Amazon Prime. If you wanted to check Youth out, it’s FREE if you’re in Canada and have a Prime account. Here’s the URL(s) Curt gave me.

    Link 1: https://www.comixology.com/Youth-comiXology-Originals-1-of-4/digital-comic/856996?ref=cGFnZS92aWV3L2Rlc2t0b3AvZ3JpZExpc3QvbGlzdDI0NDIw 

    Link 2: https://www.amazon.ca/Youth-comiXology-Originals-1-4-ebook/dp/B0874DJPTM/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=youth+curt+pires&qid=1589393839&sr=8-1

    They should both work, so be sure to give it a go.

    Also, we touch on some really gritty stuff today, in particular when breaking down one of the book Curt’s been reading as of late. So yeah, consider yourself forewarned.

    If you wanted to reach out to him here’s his handles…

    Twitter: @CurtPires

    Instagram: @curtpires

    • 25 min
    Brian Level and how to pass the Coronavirus distancing

    Brian Level and how to pass the Coronavirus distancing

    Today we continue the trend of Content for Covid by chatting with comic and tattoo artist Brian Level. He’s drawn everything from Batman to Thanos. And I bet he’s done at least ONE Tasmanian Devil tattoo…or at least a Dolphin saying “Wazzzup!”

    But today we talk about all the things he’s been watching/reading/playing since the whole Covid-19 shutdown began a few weeks ago. We even get into a pretty deep breakdown on spirituality and chess…trust me. It will make sense.

    Be Our Heroes Canada - https://www.facebook.com/beourheroescanada/ 

    Contact:

    Twitter @Fearless_Fred

    Facebook @fearlessfredontheradio

    Guest:

    Brian Level - @brian_level

    • 36 min
    Star Wars: Heir to the Empire

    Star Wars: Heir to the Empire

    This week we look at the first chapter of Timothy Zhan’s classic novel Heir to the Empire. This is the book that really kicked off the expanded universe. There were Star Wars novels before this of course, but they adaptations of the movies or direct tie ins…and they were all released within a few months of the premieres. When Heir to the Empire was released there had been any Star Wars books in print since the early eighties, it shot to the top of the New York Times Bestseller List and stayed there for months.

    It really did change Star Wars in profound ways.

    I can’t recommend this book (and its two sequels) enough.

    The Thrawn Trilogy:
    Heir to the Empire
    Dark Force Rising
    The Last Command

    Contact:

    Twitter @Fearless_Fred

    Facebook @fearlessfredontheradio

    Contemptible Harpy: Dila Velazquez

    Twitter @diladeyanira

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
143 Ratings

143 Ratings

Ren2371 ,

Excellent!

Fred, fantastic as always. Loving the Mud 79 story! Please keep it going!

hotwheels2020 ,

Star Wars story

I’m loving the star wars story. Hope to hear the third part.

MyTrainerMike ,

A Star Wars Story - Mud 79: Blooded

As a regular listener of the podcast I was excited to hear the Star Wars story that Fred had written, and I was not disappointed.

The writing of Mud 79:Blooded, along with the audio that Fred and the cast are providing, guide the listeners through a visual experience, you have no choice but to visualize the story as you listen. The second part conveying that experience even more than part 1, leaving you wanting more.

Fred’s admiration for the Star Wars universe is apparent in his writing and the attention to detail. Disney should be paying attention to this piece of fan fiction. I would love to see this brought to the screen in a Disney+ series.

The fans of Issue Zero and Star Wars want to hear more!

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