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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Needless Things Podcast 136 - Beastie Boys

December 1st, 2016
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A very special episode of the Needless Things Podcast dedicated to the Beastie Boys!

Phantom Troublemaker talks to friends new and old about one of the coolest and most influential musical acts of his generation. Arian and the Rad Ranger show up live in the Phantom Zone to discuss the Beasties' impact on their lives, Phantom talks to his old pal, Carlee, about seeing them in 1995, and for the first time ever Pappy Troublemaker joins the show! Pappy took and eleven-year-old Phantom to see the Beastie Boys and RUN DMC in 1987 and it was a memorable experience for both of them.

Listen in as a diverse crew talk about one of the greatest hip hop acts of all time!

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Needless Things Podcast 129 – 31 Days of Halloween – The Puckin’ Fuppet Show

October 13th, 2016

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Phantom Troublemaker welcomes Mr. Beau Brown and puppeteer Gavin Cummins to the show to discuss the upcoming Halloween Puckin’ Fuppet Show, taking place at the Village theater in Atlanta on October 22nd!

The Puckin’ Fuppet show is an Atlanta tradition that features live, adult-oriented puppetry in a theater setting. Phoenix puppeteer Gavin Cummins is this year’s special guest. He will perform two segments during the show, alongside a collection of some of Atlanta’s finest puppeteers. Additionally, Phantom Troublemaker will be doing one of the things he does best – hosting audience participation games in between shows!

There will also be a raffle to benefit our friend, Hannah Miller, who is suffering from a rare and debilitating medical condition and needs all of our support and love. You can read more about Hannah’s situation here.

Listen in as Phantom, Beau, and Gavin discuss puppetry, live shows, and how puppetry is used in horror movies in an all-new 31 Days of Halloween Needless Things Podcast!


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Needless Things Podcast 126 – Dragon Con 2016: GI Joe: A Real American Hero with Larry Hama

September 30th, 2016
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It’s a LIVE panel from Dragon Con 2016!

A presentation of the American Sci-Fi Classics Track – Larry Hama answers questions about GI Joe, the universe, and everything!

Larry Hama is the man that created identities for the characters of the 1980s iteration of GI Joe – the 3.75” Real American Hero line. He wrote the file cards for the entire toy line. Duke, Zartan, Roadblock, Cobra Commander and all of the rest came from the mind of a man who only ever wanted to draw cartoon animals. And his characterizations were so strong that to this day they are still the touchstones of the franchise, even thirty years later.

Not only is Mr. Hama responsible for these beloved characters’ personalities, he is also the writer for the entire run of the GI Joe: A Real American Hero comic book, which continues to this day.

Listen in as the great Larry Hama discusses topics ranging from the whimsical to the emotional and extremely personal in this incredible episode of the Needless Things Podcast!

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Our 31 Days of Halloween begins next week! It lasts all month long and everything on the site will be thoroughly Halloweeny!

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Needless Things Podcast 123 – Dragon Con 2016: The Horror Track

August 30th, 2016
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EARLY EDITION!

In order to bring you the final episode of Needless Things’ 2016 Dragon Con lead-ins before Con actually starts, we’re posting two days early!

On today’s episode Phantom Troublemaker talks to Derek Tatum, Director of the Dragon Con Horror Track!

For the first time ever, Phantom is working with the Horror Track in 2016! Since 2005 the Director, Derek, has been programming a mixture of literary and media-based panels for all stripes of horror fans. Learn how the modern Horror Track came to be, how panels and panelists come together, and how Derek injects his own personal taste into the programming while still brining everything that Dragon Con attendees love!

Listen in as Phantom and Derek discuss the ins and outs of Horror at Dragon Con!

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Our 31 Days of Halloween begins in October! It lasts all month long and everything on the site is thoroughly Halloweeny!

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Needless Things Podcast 120 – Dragon Con 2016: Joshua Holden

August 11th, 2016
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2016 Dragon Con coverage begins here! Phantom Troublemaker talks to the Ambassador of Joy, puppeteer Joshua Holden!

Two years ago performer and puppeteer Joshua Holden attended the National Puppet Slam and Dragon Con in Atlanta. His Con performance brought an entire ballroom of attendees to joyous tears and formed a special bond amongst all who were there to witness. If you’ve heard the term “wear a cape” uttered in reverent tones in relation to Dragon Con, Joshua and his friend Mr. Nicholas are the reason why.

In today’s episode, Phantom learns Joshua’s story and the import with which he carries the title of Ambassador of Joy. Most importantly, they talk about Joshua’s return to Atlanta for this year’s Dragon Con and another exciting National Puppet Slam!

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Needless Things Podcast 112 - Bobby Nash

June 16th, 2016
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Phantom Troublemaker talks to award-winning writer Bobby Nash!

Bobby Nash writes novels, comic books, and short prose tales for a number of publishers and clients. Publishers including IDW, Sequential Pulp Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Random House, Moonstone Books, Airship 27 Productions, Pro Se Press, Raven’s Head Press, Stark Raving Press, Farragut Films, Dark Oak Press, Radio Archives, and more.

Bobby is a member of the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers and International Thriller Writers.

Bobby was named Best Author in the 2013 Pulp Ark Awards, his first professional writing award. Rick Ruby, a character co-created by Bobby and author Sean Taylor also snagged a Pulp Ark Award for Best New Pulp Character of 2013. Bobby has also been nominated for the 2014 New Pulp Awards and Pulp Factory Awards for his work. In 2015, Bobby's novel, Alexandra Holzer's Ghost Gal: The Wild Hunt won a Paranormal Literary Award in the 2015 Paranormal Awards.

Listen in as Phantom and Bobby talk about getting published, staying in the business, the pros and cons of being a pro at cons, and random comic book memories!

For more information on Bobby Nash please visit him at:

www.bobbynash.com

www.facebook.com/AuthorBobbyNash

www.twitter.com/bobbynash

www.instagram.com/bobbynash14

www.pinterest.com/bobbynash

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Needless Things Podcast 110 – John Semper, Jr.

June 2nd, 2016
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PhantomTroublemaker talks to screenwriter, producer, and story editor JohnSemper, Jr.!

Spider-Man:The Animated Seriesis one of the most beloved adaptations of the adventures of MarvelComics’ most famous superhero. John Semper was the showrunner forthe duration of the series’ run and was nominated for an AnnieAward for his episode “Day of the Chameleon”. In 2004 he wasnominated for a Daytime Emmy for his work on StaticShock.Prior to those achievements, Semper honed his craft working on manyof the cornerstones of Generation X’s animation experience – TheSmurfs, The Shirt Tales, Duck Tales, andthe FraggleRock cartoon.


Oneof Semper’s current projects is the animated Warof the Rocketmen,which reunites many members of the Spider-Mancast and is now LIVE on Indiegogo. Visit the campaign page now andcheck out the awesome rewards being offered to help put together thepitch for this awesome project!

Listenin as Phantom and John discuss all of this an more, including hisscreenplay for 1992’s ClassAct,starring Kid ‘N Play!

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Needless Things Podcast 107 – Mick Orton

May 13th, 2016
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PhantomTroublemaker talks to Mick Orton of The Silvers!

Inspiredby The Beatles at an early age, Mick Orton has been playing rock n’roll for over four decades. From touring the country playing bars androck clubs to recording albums via the magic of the internet, Mickhas never stopped playing. His new album with TheSilversis available on GenterineRecordsand features our pal, Ricky Zero from RadioCult!

Listenin as Phantom talks to Mick about life on the road, musicalinfluences, and the difficulties of being in a band that has membersin three different states!

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