This weekend, the WWE presents one of its flagship pay-per-views events, SummerSlam. DJ Joey Blayze and Ringside Rand stop by to chat with me about “the biggest part of the summer.” These gents also present their insights, thoughts and predictions about what may occur at this annual event. As part of the interactivity of this episode, we even answer some questions from the PVDcast Posse. It might be a little of a long one, but it is certain packed with plenty of wrestling knowledge and fun!
This past weekend was the annual event known as Wizard World Columbus. I made my very first trek to the big convention & talk about it on this week’s mini-episode. Did the convention meet my expectations? How did people receive Staunch Ambition? What famous Hollywood start stopped by the table? All these questions will be answered in this short, but sweet 18 minute edition!
The first weekend in August is when the comic book world will gaze upon Columbus, Ohio, as Wizard World comes to town. For the first time ever, I will be attending this annual event. I will be at Brian Lau’s Staunch Ambition booth, helping out, podcasting and having fun. The guys from The 3 Geeks Podcast invited me to come on their podcast and talk about my expectations for Wizard World. Consider this a podcast team-up featuring The 3 Geeks Podcast and The PVDcast. You can check out our conversation here or jump on over to YouTube and catch episode #94 on The 3 Geeks Podcast channel.
Many people believe that it’s easy to write a movie or TV show. I mean all you need is one great idea, right? It is not as easy as you may think, as my guest on this edition of The PVDcast can attest to. David Gwinn sits down with me to discuss the process of writing for television and movies. David is the co-writer and a producer of the film, Dark Iris. He is also the man behind Ghost Entertainment, a local production company. David and I talk about the keys to being a successful writer and what pitfalls to avoid. Be aware that in our discussion, David and I may spoil Godzilla (2014) and Training Day, for anyone that hasn’t seen them. (But seriously, why haven’t you seen Training Day?)
“People still rent movies?” is probably a question most listeners will ask themselves as they listen to this episode of the PVDcast. First off, the answer is “yes”. And secondly, Video Central is the place to go to rent movies in Columbus, Ohio. The owner, Hannah, sits down with me to talk about the history of the store, how streaming and Red Box has impacted their business and the massive selection in the store. Hannah and I talk about our love of movies and some unique trivia related to the video rental profession. So, sit back and enjoy the cinematic splendor of this episode!
On this edition of the PVDcast, I talk about my trip to Washington D.C. to visit my pal. I do briefly discuss the good times had in the nation’s capital, but I focus primarily on my travels using a particular airline. My experience flying back to Columbus was awful and I vent on how this major airline treated me. Needless to say, they didn’t treat me well! I also ask my PVDcast Posse members to help me land a guest. Who? Well, you’ll have to listen to find out!
They’re back!!! DJ Joey Blayze and Ringside Rand return to complete our conversation on pro wrestling. Our last conversation went incredibly long, so the boys decided to stick around to wrap up our talk. In this installment, we discuss Shinsuke Nakamura, Jinder Mahal’s WWE title run, wrestling’s expansion into India, Impact Wrestling and even a little Ring of Honor. Additionally, I reveal on this episode my thoughts on the NHL Expansion Draft and recap my recent trip to Washington D.C. What famous actor did I run into in our nation’s capital? Tune in to find out!
On this edition of the PVDcast, I sit down with Rebekah Hart Franklin, who is the third person behind i71 Movies. Besides being a producer for i71 Movies, Rebekah is an actress, model and one of the stars of the movie, Dark Iris. We chat about the challenges of making an independent film from raising money to distribution and everything in between. Rebekah also discusses her career in modeling, her reasons for getting into acting and life in Alaska! It’s a very insightful edition, you will not want to miss!
On this episode of the PVDcast, I’m joined by two old friends that go way back to my early years in professional wrestling. These two men, along with myself, were instrumental in creating the Capital City Wrestling Hotline back in the day. DJ Joey Blayze and Ringside Rand join me to talk all about pro wrestling. We chat about the recent WWE pay-per-view event, Extreme Rules, as well as some current storylines on WWE RAW and on WWE Smackdown Live! This will be the first half of a two-part episode featuring these guys, with the second half being posted in few weeks.
On this episode of the PVDcast, I sit down with independent filmmakers, Derek Talib and Jose Byers. They are two of the people behind i71 Movies and the film, Dark Iris. We talk about the entire process of getting an independent film made from writing the script to filming to editing to distribution. As you’ll hear, Derek and Jose are two very passionate filmmakers with a pretty solid perspective on their craft. Episode #120 is one enthusiastic, inspirational and philosophical conversation about filmmaking!