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Friday, 2 December 2016

The Last Episode




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Wednesday, 30 November 2016

The Final Bow!

This week is the last episode of the Drew Carson Show podcast. It has been a long journey and so much fun. From the highs of interacting with you guys and gals, talking to some incredible people who have become great friends to the lows of interviews that got away from me, interviews that never made it to air and episodes disappearing from the feed for no goddamn reason you have stuck by me, supported me, encouraged me and we have grown together. 

I grew in confidence and became less socially awkward and you all grew into an immense crowd of supportive friends. The fact that more people listened to my little show each week than attend most football (soccer) grounds in Scotland on a Saturday has humbled me greatly. You hear a lot of podcasters talking about their 50,000 over all downloads or 5,000 strong subscribers list to me you have never been numbers but 1,000s of people sharing in this journey and interacting along the way and you all kept me going through the tough times. I will never forget any of you but it was time for a change and for me to pursue some new and exciting challenges.

In this episode I will talk about the history of the show, my best and worse interviews some of the ups and downs of the show and what I learned along the way. If you are a podcaster or interested in how to put a podcast like mine together then this episode will be for you. Learn from my mistakes and repeat my successes and maybe you will have as much fun as I have.

There might be a surprise or two on the show, shout-outs and thank yous to boot. 

And oh yeah I will talking about my Christmas Special "Drinks With Drew" which will be available only on Facebook and Smiletime. The first two guests of which will be announced on Facebook and Twitter on Nov 30th and the final guest will be announced on this very episode. So add my little channel over on Smiletime so you don't miss any of the fun. 

And if you want to continue the journey with me add my wee website and social media accounts for Terror Firma.

Terror Firma Website
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Facebook Group
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And of course the wee monthly podcast I do with the ever mental James Lundy COMMON SENSE THERAPY and find it on Facebook here.


Friday, 25 November 2016

This Week's Show



On this week's episode I sat down in the virtual studio for the second last time to chat with Brett Archibald. 

Having fallen overboard unconscious off a surf charter boat in the middle of a stormy night, Brett survived an ordeal of being stung by a Portugese man of war and jellyfish, being attacked by seagulls, hit by a shark plus swimming alone for 28.5 hours in the Mentawai Straits in the Indian Ocean, entrepreneur and successful bussinessman Brett Archibald is now a sought-after motivational speaker and after listening to this episode you will hear why. 

Brett told me of his dramatic ordeal and how it has changed his life for the better, so if you are a fan of overcoming great odds then check out this episode at the link above.

You can also find out about Brett at his website.


Tuesday, 8 November 2016

End Of An Era!

After taking some much needed time away to reflect on both life and on the direction of the podcast I have come to the realization it is time to step back from the Drew Carson show all together. 

I have had a tremendous time interviewing some amazing people and making friends with a lot of them and of course the greatest part was interacting with you all. This journey started at a time when socializing was a scary prospect for me and you guys and gals made it that little bit easier each and every week.

I have realized that the show has evolved beyond what I set it out to be which in some ways was a good thing and in others not so much. I need to get back to basics and to pursue a new direction in podcasting all together.

I will be recording 1 or 2 more episodes to round the show up and I will be featuring some great guests on those shows so watch out for them in the coming weeks. 

I want to take this time to thank each and every one of you who stuck by the show and by me over the last year and a half and I want to also say that this is not the end of my podcasting journey just the end of this particular show. 

Some of you will like the new idea I have some of you will probably hate it which is all good. I will post up a link to the new show when it is ready on here and on social media and I will see you crazy cats in the coming weeks for the final few episodes. 

Lets make them the best of the best.

Thank you.

~Drew  

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

There Will Be No Podcast Episode This Week

Due to unforeseen circumstances there will not be an episode of the show for the time being. I wish to thank everyone who has shown support, appeared on, subscribed and downloaded the show along its journey it has meant the world to me to connect with you all.   

Friday, 28 October 2016

The What? With Drew Episode 1 Alien Beliefs

Halloween special time folks!


Here we have the links to the brief wee intro I recorded for the episode, the episode itself and my after thoughts. It took months of work to cut this episode down to just shy of 34 minutes from 3 hours haha and I took out a couple of talking heads that I later discovered were charlatans. It's been an epic journey and it's only just beginning as I will be doing it all over again for episode 2 which should be available.... should be..... in January. 

The regular Drew Carson Show will be back next week with a bang so don't miss that and I hope you enjoy this special!


All media audio clips were used under the fair use act.





You can find out more about Dr. Kitei's documentary by visiting her website

Thursday, 27 October 2016

A Break From Regular Broadcasting: The What? With Drew... Alien Beliefs

This Friday there will not be a new episode of the Drew Carson Show but instead the Halloween special and first episode of the wee mini series of audio documentaries called The What? With Drew.

In this first episode entitled "Alien Beliefs" I take a gander at UFOs, aliens and those who believe in them. I focus on the Phoenix Lights event of 1997 and interview the original videographer of the famous video that captivated the world. I speak to a UFO expert who tells me why it is such a great example of evidence and I speak to a complete skeptic that says it's all hokum. What do I believe? Well you'll have to watch to find out..


Participants in this documentary are as follows:

Dr Lynne Kitei

Dr. Lunne Kitei, is an internationally acclaimed physician and health educator who pushed aside her successful medical career to pursue writing the Phoenix Lights book and produce the internationally award winning documentary project. 

You can find out more on Dr. Kitei at these links:

Website
Facebook


Twitter


Dr John B. Alexander

Dr. John Alexander has been a leading advocate for the development of non-lethal weapons since he created renewed interest in the field starting in 1989. In 2003 he served as a mentor to Afghan Ministry of Defense senior officials through the Office of Military Cooperation – Afghanistan, (Coalition Forces) Kabul. He has traveled to ALL of the continents on Earth. He trekked the remote areas of Tibet including the Mount Everest Base Camp, went to Timbuktu in the Sahel in West Africa, tracked gorillas in Rwanda, met shamans in the Amazon, Mongolia and voodoo witch doctors in Togo and Benin, traveled across cartel controlled areas of Central America, visited ancient temples in Burma, Laos, Thailand, and Cambodia.  In New Guinea he witnessed the emergence of stone-aged tribes people who still practice cannibalism on occasion and in 2014 was swimming in the open ocean with humpback whales in the Kingdom of Tonga. In 2015 we attended Kumbe Mela in Nashik India, visited Bali and Borobudur in Indonesia and was diving on the Great Barrier Reef off Australia

You can find out more about Dr. Alexander at his website.


Michael Shermer

Dr. Michael Shermer is the Founding Publisher of Skeptic magazine, a monthly columnist for Scientific American, a regular contributor to Time.com, and Presidential Fellow at Chapman University.He has been a college professor since 1979, also teaching at Occidental College, Glendale College, and Claremont Graduate University, where he taught a trans-disciplinary course for Ph.D. students on Evolution, Economics, and the Brain. As a public intellectual he regularly contributes Opinion Editorials, book reviews, and essays to the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles TimesScienceNature, and other publications.


You can find out more about Dr. Shermer at these links:

Website
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Wednesday, 19 October 2016

This Week's Guests Are Actress Sarah Minnich & Teen Chef Zac Kara






On the show this week we are back at it again with 2 guests. First up we have Masterchef Junior finalist, YouTube sensation teen chef Zac Kara. Zac is best known for appearing on season 4 of Masterchef Junior but he also has 2 very popular YouTube shows in the form of Cooking with Zac and Kickback With Zac. We talk Chef Gordon Ramsay, the Masterchef experience and his goals for the future.







You can find Zac@
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Photo credit Lesley Bryce
 
And we also have Better Call Saul actress Sarah Minnich on the show. Sarah talks about working on Better Call Saul, working with Gary Oldman, working with Emily Blunt and Josh Brolin on Sicario, her latest role in Priceless, amovie about human trafficking and so much more. I had a blast talking to Sarah and I am sure you guys and gals will enjoy this one too.

Some of Sarah's key roles have been:

Shot Caller                         2016
The Space Between Us      2016
Priceless                              2016
Better Call Saul                 2015-2016
The Ridiculous 6                2015
Sicario                                 2015





Photo credit Lesley Bryce




You can find Sarah@
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Wee Update

With Alien Beliefs, the first episode of The What? With Drew mini series of audio documentaries to be featured on the DRew Carson Show feed going up on the 28th Oct as this years Halloween special it is only fitting that this past Tuesday I began recording the next one. This time  sees yours truly, a self confessed sweet tooth step away from the sugary delights and all refined sugar and bad carbs for that matter as I go 30 days without any added sugar. This isn't me jumping on any bandwagon or fad diet this is a numpty's attempt at research to see what effects it will have on my mental and physical health.  I will be recording audio diaries all the way through and keeping track of my mood, my weight, my waistline and if I can actually stick to it for a month.

I will also be putting up menu plans and updates on here, Twitter, my Instagram account and the Drew Carson Show Facebook page so if you haven't already check them out at the links provided below.

Here's my before pic from a recent bevvy session at a pub, another thing I won't be doing drinking alcohol, damn didn't think about that haha. Anyhoo keep up to date by following these links and we will be back to regular programming shortly with who this week's guests are, yes two guests once again.

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Thursday, 13 October 2016

This Week's Guest Is Die Hard 2, Bad Boys & Lucky Dey Series Writer Doug Richardson

On this week's show I welcomed the great Doug Richardson into the virtual studio to discuss his illustrious writing career that has taken him from writing films such as Die Hard 2, Money Train, Hostage and Welcome To Mooseport to writing the kick-arse Lucky Dey series of books.

We talked working with Bruce Willis, how Will Smith was already a movie mega-star in waiting prior to Bad Boys and craft of both screenwriting and novel writing. This is a must listen for anyone interested in screenwriting or interested in hearing a cool as fuck guy talk shit with this Scotsman. This was one of my all time favourite interviews on the show so remember to click subscribe and tell your friends already... if you haven't... yeah!

Bio:

Doug Richardson was born in Arcadia, California. The son of a career politician, Doug did most of his growing up on a small ranch in the rural foothills outside Sacramento. He was twelve when he discovered his father’s collection of Ian Fleming’s James Bond paperbacks on a shelf in his parent’s converted garage. What followed was a teenage obsession with the film series and then cinema in general.
Though Doug attended The USC School for Cinematic Arts with ambitions to become a movie director, while there he discovered his affection for writing screenplays. After leaving USC, Doug directed a few educational films, but his sights remained set on Hollywood. After reading some of his first screenplays, Warner Brothers offered Doug a two-year contract—one of the last “paid by the week” studio writer gigs.
In 1989 20th Century Fox hired Doug to adapt Walter Wager’s novel 58 Minutes into the first sequel to their hit movie Die Hard. In 1990, it was released as Die Hard 2, Die Harder. Around the same time period, Doug and his one-time writing partner, Rick Jaffa, garnered national attention when their spec screenplay, Hellbent…and Back was the first in Hollywood to sell for a million dollars. He has since written and produced feature films including the box office smash Bad Boys (1995), Money Train (1995), and Hostage (2005). In 2004 Doug produced the comedy Welcome to Mooseport.
While in between movie projects, Doug managed to finish his first novel, Dark Horse. The political thriller was published in 1997 by Avon/Morrow, who released Doug’s second novel True Believers two years later.
While Doug continues to work in Hollywood developing motion pictures and TV pilots, he finds writing novels provides him the greatest satisfaction and reward. 2011’s The Safety Expert marked Doug’s return to penning novels and is his first modern-day L.A. Noir thriller. In 2013’s Blood Money, Doug introduced readers to Lucky Dey, an  on-again/off-again Los Angeles County Sheriff’s detective who is both willful and acerbic to a dangerous fault.
99 Percent Kill, A Lucky Dey Thriller (2015) is the first of Doug’s Lucky Dey series. With his “uncanny ability to glimpse into the brutality and instability not only of the criminal mind, but also a darkness in the heroes” (IndieReader), Doug winds readers through a sinister L.A. landscape where unlikely worlds intersect to create a stew of tension and suspense. Lucky Dey returns in Doug’s forthcoming thriller, Reaper: A Lucky Dey Thriller, coming May 2016.
In addition to writing for the screen and print, Doug posts a weekly blog on his website, dougrichardson.com, where he shares personal anecdotes from his thirty-year showbiz career. A collection of his blogs, The Smoking Gun: True Tales from Hollywood’s Screenwriting Trenches was published in 2015.
While not behind his computer Doug enjoys hitting little white balls towards faraway holes, fine cigars, and a smooth glass of scotch on the rocks. He lives in Southern California with his wife, two children and four mutts.



You can find Doug at:
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Wednesday, 5 October 2016

This Week's Guests Are Noel Gourdin & Mark Beaumont



It seems to be a trend now as yet again we welcome not one but two guests into the virtual studio this week in the form of US top 40 R&B recording artist Noel Gourdin and record-breaking long distance cyclist, adventurer, broadcaster and author Mark Beaumont. 





Noel bio:




Soul and R&B singer Noel Gourdin did not have a traditional childhood. He was born in Brockton, MA but spent his summers with family in Pachuca, Mississippi. The result is a man who is city to the heart but southern to the soul. He honed his skills in Brockton, MA, and by the age of 24 scored a deal with Sony and had his first album in stores. His first exposure to the vocal arts came in church and he was introduced to the larger canon of soul music by his father (who introduced him to the classics, such as Otis Redding) and his brother (who turned him on to the sounds of new jack swing). Noel is influenced by classic soul as well as the contemporary sounds of R&B and hip-hop. Therefore his music is a seamless blend of each genre. “Listening to so much music from so many different eras really helped me put my style together,” explains the gifted singer-songwriter.







You can find Noel at these links:
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Mark's bio:
 
 
 
Mark Beaumont is a record-breaking long distance cyclist, broadcaster and author. He held the record for cycling round the world, completing his 18,297 miles route in 194 days 17 hours. He later completed a quest to cycle th Americas, cycling from Anchorage, Alaska to Southern Argentina, for a BBC documentary series.

Mark also set the record for completing the Coast 500 (a 518.7 mile route around Scotland) by bicycle in 37 hours 56 minutes and 44 seconds.
 
Mark is also a published author after writing about his adventures. You can find out more by visiting these links:


 
 

Friday, 30 September 2016

This Week's Episode Link






The Drew Carson Show Season 2 Episode 35 Featuring Interviews With Stacy Ann Rose & Ria Schumacher

International Podcast Day 2016




With today being International Podcast Day I thought I would give some love to five of the podcasts and podcasters I follow myself and highly recommend to you guys and gals.

So in no particular order:
1. Podcast Bay Hosted by Scott Doucet

Podcast Bay is your source for all of the Trash, Treasure and Tricks of the podcast industry! Host Scott Doucet interviews podcasters from all stages of the game to talk Pet Peeves, Accomplishments, Audio Quality, Marketing, Promotion, Money, Engagement and what goes into creating a successful podcast!




2. Raw & Real With CJ Ripka Hosted by CJ Ripka

The No Polish No Bull Podcast! CJ brings you the killer content from some of the most inspiring people he meets.





3. Me Myself And I Radio Hosted by Anthony Hayes

Join host Anthony Hayes, author of The Science of Being on a journey of Self Discovery, and overcoming obstacles despite our circumstances. Topics of discussion include Personal Development, Mental Health, Success, Habits, Fear, Failure, Mindset, Meditation, Productivity, Mindfulness, and Self Awareness. I draw from personal experiences in my battle with Clinical Depression to become a better self. My mantra is "Control the Controllable, as for the rest, Keep on Flowing, Just be..." memyselfandiradio.com

4. Kevin Pollak's Chat Show Hosted by Kevin Pollak

Kevin Pollak's Chat Show is a podcast and live streaming video talk show seen every Sunday, 3PM PST on YouTube. An award-winning actor, Pollak (The Usual Suspects, Casino, A Few Good Men) was named by Comedy Central as One of the Top 100 Comedians of All Time. Here, he interviews celebrated actors, writers, directors, comedians, and masters of the tech universe. New episodes drop weekly on Tuesdays.

5. The Joe Rogan Experience Hosted by Joe Rogan

The Joe Rogan Experience podcast is a long form conversation hosted by comedian, UFC color commentator, and actor Joe Rogan with friends and guests that have included comedians, actors, musicians, MMA instructors and commentators, authors, artists, and porn stars. The Joe Rogan Experience was voted the Best Comedy Podcast of 2012 on iTunes. In addition online listening, fans can watch a videocast of the show live on Ustream or tune in on Sirius XM’s “The Virus” channel on Saturdays at Noon ET and Sundays at 5:00 AM and 6:00 PM ET.


 Find out more about International Podcast Day by Visiting this link.

 




Thursday, 29 September 2016

This Week's Guests Are Ballers Star Stacy Ann Rose & Model Ria Schumacher



First up this week in the virtual studio we have an interview with one of the stars of the hit HBO series "Ballers" actress Stacy Ann Rose. Stacy talks about filming the series, working closely with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and her new feature film "Break The Stage" which is released in theatres on the 1st October.




Some of Stacy's credits include:
Break The Stage 2016
Ballers 2015-???
Dolphin's Tale 2011
Ladies Night Out 2008
Burn Notice 2007


You can find Stacy at:
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Secondly we have an interview with Model Ria Schumacher who served 12 years of a 25 year prison sentence when she was wrongly convicted of murder. Ria is now ready to tell all in a new book series.

Bio:

KANSAS CITY, MO – If you lived in Illinois in the mid-nineties you would know the name Ria Schumacher. Ria was seventeen at the time and was asked to go with her mother’s boyfriend and brother for a drive. The trip turned out to be a drug deal and the deal went bad and ended in the murder of the man they were selling drugs to.
The homicide left Ria with a twenty five year prison sentence because she was tried as an adult. Ria’s life was taken from her and she was not expected be free again until her early-forties. But after twelve years and ten appeals, Ria Schumacher was finally released due to her “lack of involvement”. Now at the age of thirty-seven, Ria is finally ready to tell the entire story in a three part book series.
The books are going to be released in the beginning of 2017 starting with Where the Truth Lies, which will, for the first time, tell a completely candid account of the events from this high-profile case. Ria Schumacher did not hold back anything in this memoir. She is releasing every aspect of the case and trial and exposing the injustice she received from the Illinois state judicial system.
After her prison release, Ria has returned to her career in modeling that she began as a teenager, and has also been a regular motivational speaker in the same prison system that robbed her from the best years of her life. Ria was also on season eleven of the Dr. Phil show where she was given advice by Dr. Phil on how to cope with life after facing this life-altering tragedy.

You can find Ria at:

Website
Facebook

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

This Week's Guest Is UK Freerunning Icon Ryan Doyle


On this week’s episode I welcomed UK Freerunning icon, Red Bull athlete and actor Ryan Doyle into the virtual studio and onto the podcast to discuss his freerunning career, the art of freerunning, his Airborn Academy and his ambitions in Hollywood.
 





Bio:
 

Ryan was born in Liverpool UK, Graduating from Liverpool Hope UK in Media TV Production. He excelled in Korean Martial art KUK-SOOL-WON, and won his first Gold Medal in 2002. Ryan began integrating Jackie Chan style action into his media, appearing as a supporting artist for many years before landing a bigger role when Ryan was cast as the evil character ‘Finch’ in the “Freerunner” Movie, and had major-input to the action choreography of the feature. Recently, Ryan finished another lead role along with actor Sam Neill in the up-coming Action-Scifi “DXM” 2016 Directed by Andrew Goth.
 
For 8 years Ryan has travelled the world competing in competitions becoming 2X World Freerunning Champion at the Red Bull art of Motion 2007/2011.
 
He has appeared on television on NatGeo's Fight Science, the Late Night Show with Jimmy Fallon, doubled for Ellen DeGeneres and won "Best International Series" at the YouTube Streamy Awards 2013 with his online viral series "Travel Story."
 
Ryan teamed up with members of the Liverpool community to open the UK's biggest urban sports academy the Airborn Academy which is pioneering the new age training facilities that are emerging all over the world.
 
You can Find Ryan at:
 
  

Thursday, 15 September 2016

This Week's Guest Is Futurist & Broadcaster Ben Hammersley

On this week's show we have a fun interview with Futurist, Journalist, Broadcaster and author Ben Hammersley. We chat about his awesome BBC series Cyber Crimes With Ben Hammersley which available on Netflix. We also talk Edward Snowden, climate change and just what a Futurist actually does.

Bio

Ben Hammersley FRSA FRGS (born 3 April 1976 in Leicester, England) is a British internet technologist, journalist, author and broadcaster based in London, England. In 2013, he became a fellow of the Robert Schuman School for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute, Innovator-in-Residence at the Centre for Creative and Social Technologies at Goldsmiths, University of London, Editor at Large of Conde Nast's Wired UK magazine, a member of the European Commission High Level Expert Group on Media Freedom, and a non-resident fellow of the Brookings Institution

Hammersley previously worked as an internet reporter for The Times. Until 2013, he was the UK Prime Minister's Ambassador to East London Tech City.
Hammersley is a member of the Transatlantic Network 2020., and a trustee of the London chapter of the Awesome Foundation. In August 2011 he was made a fellow of the UNAOC.

This is one episode not to be missed if your interested in tech, new world crime, hacking or don't want to be on my bad side.

You can find Ben @
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Wednesday, 7 September 2016

This Week's Guests Are Gospel Sensation Syreeta Thompson and Film-makers Tirf Alexius & Remoh Romeo

This week's show is packed to the brim with guests and music!  


First up we have Stellar Award nominated Gospel Trumpet Phenom Syreeta Thompson. Syreeta is regarded as the greatest trumpet players in Gospel music and she is on the podcast to talk about her new album Winner! Perhaps better known as “The Trumpet Lady” Syreeta, second studio album entitled “Winner" features an eclectic range of inspirational music and A-list features including Grammy nominated singer, Hezekiah Walker’s Love fellowship Praise team.

Gospel music fans have been singing the praises of Syreeta Thompson for over a decade. She has been known to share the stage with other gospel greats such as Hezekiah Walker and Dorinda Clark-Cole and recently Syreeta was a featured artist on Dr. Bobby Jones’ Gospel Industry Retreat. Her accomplishments have also earned her a position as the Director of Arts Education for Dorinda Clark Cole’s Singers and Musician’s Conference, a renowned musical convention that inspires and instructs thousands of ministers and performers each year.

 




You can find Syreeta at:
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Next we have the creative minds behind 4 Features Film Company filmmakers and actors Tirf Alexius and Remoh Romeo. Chicago’s top independent film company 4 Features Film, has just announced the upcoming theatrical release of their new feature film Bastard Son of a Thousand Fathers. 4 Features Film is a full service production company that is known for their high quality independent films and also their television commercials which has won them multiple Telly Awards.

Their latest project Bastard Son of a Thousand Fathers has already created a big buzz with their loyal followers and mainstream media. The film is written and directed by Lanre Sarumi and the main characters and executive producers are this week's guests Remoh Romeo and Tirf Alexius.

The crime thriller tells the story of a ruthless immigrant’s persistent quest for power and fame which leads to the development of a new addictive drug that allows the user to reach an ultimate high while still remaining a productive member of society. Just as he’s starting to cash in on his invention, a blackmailing kingpin threatens to take it all away. This fast-paced action packed thriller is filled with cliffhangers and laced with twists, turns, and the bodies of everyone who gets in the way.

The movie is the brainchild of brother team Remoh Romeo and Tirf Alexius who worked on the script for several months before beginning production. “It tells the real life decisions some people are faced with when they have limited options”, says Romeo. “We wanted to give an accurate portrayal of how life can be for immigrants in some of America’s toughest neighborhoods” adds Alexius.

 
Bastard Son of a Thousand Fathers has a nationwide theatrical trailer and is slated to be released in select movie theaters in Chicago on September 16 and in Los Angeles and New York City September 23. After the theatrical release the film will be released around the world on every major on-demand format. For more on Bastard Son of a Thousand Fathers visit the film's website 

You can Find Remoh at:
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IMDB

You can Find Tirf at:
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Twitter
IMDB


And Finally music this week is provided by the ├╝ber talented Jack Moss.

Jack is a 17 year old multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer from Ottawa, Canada.

He has just released his first EP entitled "Warmer Weather" from which we will be playing the the title track from on this week's episode. You should check this kid out as he has a major upside and future in the music business for sure


You can find Jack at:

Soundcloud