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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.

Fresh Is The Word Kelly Frazier

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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.

    Episode #236: Rick Spears – Author of YA Graphic Novel My Riot, Out Now Via Oni Press

    Episode #236: Rick Spears – Author of YA Graphic Novel My Riot, Out Now Via Oni Press

    The guest for this episode is Rick Spears, author of the YA graphic novel My Riot, recently released via Oni Press. My Riot, created along with artist Emmett Helen, is a riot grrrl story set in 1981 with its main character, a teenager named Val, struggling with finding her own identity while facing the pressures of conformity. It’s a story about how the counter cultures of our society have been influential to the people that we would later become.

    Rick Spears has written numerous graphic novels and comic including Teenagers From Mars, Black Metal, and The Auteur. He’s also written for film, television, and directed a handful of award-winning short films. During our conversation, we talked about the making of My Riot, keeping the authenticity of the riot grrrl movement, how this story relates to the culture now, and why he wanted to tell this story is specific way.

    Purchase My Riot: Bookshop | Oni Press

    Follow Rick Spears:
    Instagram: instagram.com/rck_sprs
    Twitter: twitter.com/RickSpears

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    • 51 min
    Episode #235: Richard Sjunnesson – Vocalist of Swedish Melodic Death Metal Band ‘The Unguided’, New Album Father Shadow via Napalm Records

    Episode #235: Richard Sjunnesson – Vocalist of Swedish Melodic Death Metal Band ‘The Unguided’, New Album Father Shadow via Napalm Records

    The guest for this episode is Richard Sjunnesson, vocalist of the Swedish melodic death metal band The Unguided, and they just released their new full-length album Father Shadow via Napalm Records. We get into how the band functions, fine tuning their method of operation of writing and recording the new album after a history of lineup changes and The Unguided being birthed out of Richard and Roger Sjunnesson’s previous band Sonic Syndicate. With Father Shadow, The Unguided go back to their harder roots blurring the lines between a melodic death metal and metalcore sound. And for a treat to their old fans, they even did cover versions of their own classic Sonic Syndicate tracks “Jailbreak”, “Denied” and “Jack of Diamonds”.

    Purchase/Stream Father Shadow: smarturl.it/FatherShadow

    The Unguided:
    Richard Sjunnesson – Vocals
    Jonathan Thorpenberg – Vocals / Guitars
    Roger Sjunnesson – Guitars
    Richard Schill – Drums

    Follow The Unguided:
    Website: theunguided.com
    Instagram: instagram.com/the_unguided
    Facebook: facebook.com/TheUnguided
    Twitter: twitter.com/the_unguided
    YouTube: youtube.com/user/TheUnguidedTV

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Episode #234: Alla Xul Elu (Billy Obey, Joey Black, Lee Carver) – Ohio-Based Horrorcore Hip-Hop Group, New Album MauXuLeum Out Now on Majik Ninja Entertainment

    Episode #234: Alla Xul Elu (Billy Obey, Joey Black, Lee Carver) – Ohio-Based Horrorcore Hip-Hop Group, New Album MauXuLeum Out Now on Majik Ninja Entertainment

    The guests for this episode are Billy Obey, Joey Black, and Lee Carver, the Horrorcore Hip-Hop trio from Ohio known as Alla Xul Elu making their return to Fresh is the Word to talk about all sorts of gross and horrific things, including their new album MauXuLeum, out now via Majik Ninja Entertainment. The new album is produced entirely by Detroit’s own Slasher Dave (producer of late 70s/early 80s influenced original instrumental horror/exploitation soundtrack music and member of metal band Acid Witch), so we talk about how it is to work with one producer for a whole album as we go track-by-track through MauXuLeum. We also talk about our favorite spooky tunes and horror flicks. It’s always crazy shenanigans when I have these Xuligans on the show.

    Stream/Purchase MauXuLeum: linktr.ee/allaxulelu

    Follow Alla Xul Elu:
    Website: longliveevil.com
    Webstore: longliveevil.bigcartel.com
    Instagram: instagram.com/allaxulelu
    Facebook: facebook.com/allaxulelu
    Twitch: twitch.tv/allaxulelu

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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Episode #233: Fenrier – Drummer of Varg, Pagan Metal Band from Coburg, New Album Zeichen Out Now Via Napalm Records

    Episode #233: Fenrier – Drummer of Varg, Pagan Metal Band from Coburg, New Album Zeichen Out Now Via Napalm Records

    The guest for this episode is Fenrier, drummer the Pagan Metal band Varg from Coburg, Germany, who just released a new album Zeichen via Napalm Records. With this seventh full length release, Varg go back to their Pagan Metal roots, and in my discussion with Fenrier, we talk about the band’s vision for this album and their origins. We also go into Pagan history and how that is perceived in Germany, along with how his home place has been dealing with the pandemic along with social issues like the Black Lives Matter movement. It was great to almost exchange notes on the similarities and differences between our respective societal and political climates. It’s always fun to learn about different cultures through music and this episode with Fenrier is a good piece of education.

    Purchase Zeichen: smarturl.it/Zeichen-NPR
    Official Varg Shop: varg-shop.de

    VARG are:
    Freki – vocals, guitar
    Fenrier – drums
    Garm – rhythm guitar
    Morkai – lead guitar

    Follow Varg:
    Website: schildfront.de
    Facebook: facebook.com/VargOfficial
    Instagram: instagram.com/vargofficial
    YouTube: youtube.com/channel/UCsbks3dTaEti5H1bFx33sbA

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Episode #232: Skeme Richards – Rock Steady Crew, Global DJ, Cultural Ambassador, Foodie and Pop Culture Preserver, Purveyor of Rare Gems, and Runs the Website Nostalgia King

    Episode #232: Skeme Richards – Rock Steady Crew, Global DJ, Cultural Ambassador, Foodie and Pop Culture Preserver, Purveyor of Rare Gems, and Runs the Website Nostalgia King

    The guest for this episode is global DJ, cultural ambassador, foodie and pop culture preserver, and Rock Steady Crew member, Skeme Richards, and you can read and listen to all his experiences online at his Nostalgia King website. He recently dropped a new vinyl only (NO DIGITAL) 7″ for “Rock Latin Steady” b/w “Bimbo To The Beat” via RBMBoots that sold out quickly.

    During our conversation, we talked about all his experiences traveling the world as a DJ and the types of relationships he has been able to form. We also talk about what it means to be a DJ during a pandemic and some advice about what other DJs can do during this time when the whole event industry is on lockdown. Plus, we take a dive into his past and talk about first becoming a DJ as a kid and eventually joining the legendary Rock Steady Crew.

    Be sure to check out Skeme’s streaming platform on nerve.fm/skemerichards.

    Follow Skeme Richards:
    Website: nostalgiaking.com
    Twitter: twitter.com/hotpeasandbutta
    Facebook: facebook.com/DJSkemeRichardsOfficial
    Instagram: instagram.com/skemerichards
    Nerve: nerve.fm/skemerichards

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    • 1 hr 35 min
    Episode #231: LP Giobbi – Oregon-born, Los Angeles-based DJ, Producer, Creator of Femme House, Co-Owner of Animal Talk, New EP Playing My Role Out Now

    Episode #231: LP Giobbi – Oregon-born, Los Angeles-based DJ, Producer, Creator of Femme House, Co-Owner of Animal Talk, New EP Playing My Role Out Now

    The guest for this episode is the Oregon-born, Los Angeles-based DJ and producer LP Giobbi. She just released her new EP Playing My Role (featuring Hermixalot) via Thrive Music, the follow up to her summer club smash “Meet Again” (featuring Little Boots). LP is co-owner of Animal Talk, a hybrid publishing company (a joint venture with Third Side Music), event brand, traveling party and artist collective she co-founded with GRAMMY-nominated electronic duo SOFI TUKKER. LP also founded FEMME HOUSE, an educational platform created to address the lack of representation and equity in electronic music by empowering women to learn the language of the studio. During our chat, we talked about her upbringing in music, becoming a DJ and producer, and linking up with SOFI TUKKER. We also get into her motivation in starting FEMME HOUSE and the reasons it important to continuously fight for representation and equity in electronic music.

    Stream/Purchase Playing My Role: thrive.fanlink.to/PlayingMyRole

    Follow LP Giobbi:
    Website: lpgiobbi.com
    Instagram: instagram.com/lpgiobbi
    Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/lpgiobbi
    Facebook: facebook.com/LPGiobbi
    Twitter: twitter.com/lpgiobbi

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    • 41 min

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