Needless Things Podcast 190 – Valerie Meiss

December 7th, 2017
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Dave talks to musician, illustrator, puppeteer, and all-around renaissance woman Valerie Meiss!

 
 
“A fascination with fairytales and detective stories at bedtime, a never-ending stockpile of cardboard, and a slew of old junk and toy instruments have left their mark on Valerie Meiss' work.
 
She boldly claims to be a singing, songwriting musician (though hardly a singer-songwriter) and performance artist. She makes a life for herself playing shows, building and performing with puppets, and illustrating children's stories or daily memoirs in her little house on a hill in the wild woods of a tiny mountain town in Western North Carolina.
 
She toured regionally and nationally for 8 years and learned the exciting trade of travelling rockstar in the band Hellblinki.  Now she can be seen performing as Tiny Wonder, and sometimes as Miss Mousie & The Rigamarole.”
 
Listen in as Dave talks to Valerie about her path from illustrator to musician to puppeteer in this wide-ranging episode of the Needless Things Podcast!
 
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"Bela Lugosi's Birthday" by Tiny Wonder
 
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Needless Things Podcast 186 – Kamikaze Zombie

November 9th, 2017
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Dave talks to Clint from Birmingham, Alabama horror punk/metal band Kamikaze Zombie!
 
Kamikaze Zombie started in 2014. They are heavy crossover band from Birmingham Al, with multiple influences from hardcore, metal, and punk. All of these very different influences led them to become their own genre of heavy music with multiple styles flowing through every KZ song. Kamikaze Zombie pushes to bring "old school" back to the masses with horror movie, serial killer themed stage shows and lyrics, black metal melodies, doom/sludge/death metal breakdowns, and in your face punk /thrash aggression.
 
Kamikaze Zombie has share the stage with Superjoint (Phil Anselmo and Jimmy Bower), Max and Igor Cavalera, Doyle, Crowbar, Raven, OverKill, Venom, Child Bite, GoatWhore, Iron Reagan, Battle Cross, Valient Thorr, Havck, Toxic Holocaust, Decapitated, Hammer Fight, Dark Sermon, Exalted, and many more.
 
Listen in as Dave and Clint discuss horror, metal, and comics in the newest episode of the Needless Things Podcast!
 
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Needless Things Podcast 181 – 31 Days of Halloween: The Horror of Kane

October 6th, 2017
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LIVE from Dragon Con 2017, but the perfect way to kick off 31 Days of Halloween on the Needless Things Podcast, Dave talks to one of the most notable horror icons in the history of professional wrestling – the Big Red Machine, Kane!

As one of the longest-tenured athletes in WWE, Kane has personified evil many times throughout his career. From long-running feuds with his brother the Undertaker to Inferno Matches to being a masked monster seeking revenge upon those that have wronged him, Kane’s legacy is steeped in the macabre.

Outside of wrestling Kane portrayed one of the latest and biggest in the grand lineage of slashers, Jacob Goodnight in the See No Evil movie franchise!

Listen in as Dave and Kane discuss wrestling, film, and what it took for Glenn Jacobs to become the Devil’s Favorite Demon!

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Needless Things Podcast 179 – The Dark Crystal: Making the Mystics with Tim Clarke

September 21st, 2017
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LIVE from Dragon Con 2017!

Dave – formerly and sometimes still known as Phantom Troublemaker – talks to the wonderful Tim Clarke about his time with the Jim Henson company and his work on The Dark Crystal.

Listen in as Tim talks to Dave about his start with Henson, the experience of creating such an immersive world, and what happened to the toy line that Tim worked on!

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Needless Things Podcast 176 – Dragon Con 2017: The Puppets Take Atlanta

August 28th, 2017
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Dragon Con 2017 coverage continues on Needless Things in this special Wednesday episode!

In this week’s episode of the Needless Things Podcast Puppetry Track Director Beau Brown returns to lay down everything that's going on this year in Dragon Con's most inclusive and all-encompassing Track!

Listen for all of the exciting Puppet Track news, as well as some exclusive announcements!

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Needless Things Podcast 173 – Dragon Con 2017: Revenge of the Horror Track

August 10th, 2017
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Dragon Con 2017 coverage continues on Needless Things!

In this week’s episode of the Needless Things Podcast Horror Track Director Derek Tatum returns to discuss ghastly business old and new, as well as the keys to successfully programming a Track for the third pillar of speculative fiction – horror!

Listen in as Phantom and Derek talk movies, television, and the expectations of the modern horror fan! Plus, how would Phantom’s mother react to the gore-fest that is Santa Clarita Diet?

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Be sure to come back in October for our 31 Days of Halloween! It lasts all month long and everything on the site is thoroughly Halloweeny!

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Needless Things Podcast 172 – Dragon Con 2017: Back to the Classics Track

August 3rd, 2017
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Dragon Con 2017 coverage continues on Needless Things!

In this week’s episode of the Needless Things Podcast, Joe “Virtuoso” Crowe and “Glorious” Gary Mitchel return to the show to play a surprise game of Classics Roll-A-Panel and discuss the ins and outs of running a Track for the ever-evolving entity of joy that is Dragon Con!

Listen in as Phantom and Gary do their best to keep Joe from talking about Amazon Women on the Moon for an entire hour!

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Be sure to come back in October for our 31 Days of Halloween! It lasts all month long and everything on the site is thoroughly Halloweeny!

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Needless Things Podcast 166 – Memory Lane Comics

June 22nd, 2017
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Recorded on location at Memory Lane Comics in Wilmington, North Carolina!

Phantom Troublemaker sits down with Jake, the owner of Memory Lane Comics, a Local Comic Shop which has been operating since 1983. Wilmington has been Phantom’s home away from home for his entire life, and as it turns out he was shopping at Memory Lane when he was just a little Phantom. The opportunity to talk to the current proprietor of such a legendary institution was too good to pass up.

Nobody has quite the same perspective on the comic book industry as the retailers that work within it. Jake’s years of fandom and business experience provide an interesting look at how things have evolved over the years. Plus, his story will be familiar to anyone that has been loyal to their Local Comic Shop for years!

Listen in as Phantom and Jake discuss independent business and the modern comic book market!

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Needless Things Podcast 153 - Mikal Mosley

March 26th, 2017
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A Very Special WrestleMania Monday Episode!

Phantom Troublemaker talks to wrestler and cosplayer Mikal Mosley on this special bonus episode of the Needless Things Podcast!

 
Mikal Mosley is literally on the road to WrestleMania! While en route to Orlando for a special double-secret WWE project (Mikal's best friend is Xavier Woods - place your bets as to what he's working on), the hybrid cosplayer/wrestler got on the phone to share as much as he could about his work for the world's biggest wrestling company.

Listen in as Phantom and Mikal discuss cosplay, wrestling, and what it takes to make entrance gear and props for The Ultimate Thrill Ride, WrestleMania!

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Needless Things Podcast 147 – The Dale Jepson Interview

February 16th, 2017
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Phantom Troublemaker interviews elusive rock legend Dale Jepson of Dale Jepson and the Night Hawks!

In the late 70s Dale Jepson was on the road to rock n roll fame before misfortune derailed his life and his dreams. Now, in 2017, he has assembled the Night Hawks and is looking to reclaim his birthright. Pure chance led to this opportunity for Phantom Troublemaker to interview a man that had previously been an enigmatic voice on an old, discarded cassette tape.

Listen in as Phantom and Dale discuss life, rock n roll, and everything in this special episode of the Needless Things Podcast!

Dale Jepson and the Night Hawks wuill be playing LIVE in Gainesville, Georgia's Mule Camp Tavern along with Elzig and The Casket Creatures on Saturday, February 25th – RSVP HERE for more info!

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