Happy Halloween! This week, our guest is horror movie producer, director, casting director, and actress, Maria Olsen. Ash and Michael spoke to Maria about acting, starting her own production company MOnsterworks66, and the horror genre of films, books, comics, and TV.
This week, our guest is actress, singer, dancer, and all around super talent, Bonnie Gordon. Bonnie was recently a contestant on the fantasy immersive reality competition series, ABC’s The Quest. Ash and I sat down with Bonnie to talk about immersive reality competition TV, growing up different, her life-long career performing at: amusement parks, renaissance faires, Tony & Tina’s Wedding, The Star Trek Experience, The Second City Conservatory, The Magic Castle, Tales of the Extraordinary, Dungeon Master, Adventure!, and Batman: Deathwish, plus her childhood influences, and her upcoming project: The Library Bards.
It’s Ada the Countess of Lovelace Day, an annual commemoration in mid-October to raise the profile of women’s contributions to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths. Many don’t realize that we have women to thank for much of the technology we enjoy today:
Ada Lovelace – pioneering work on Charles Babbage’s Analytical Engine, writer of the first algorithm
Grace Hopper – computer scientist, and inventor of the first computer program compiler
This week, our guest is graphics and multimedia artist, club promoter, DJ, and creator of Bats Day in the Fun Park, Noah Korda. We sat down to discuss growing up Goth, club personas, the origins of Bats Day in the Fun Park, LA goth clubs, art shows, Gallery 999, media mashups, The Evil Dead, Oculus, Rob Zombie’s Halloween, Guardians of the Galaxy, Mickey’s Halloween Treat, and parenthood.
This week, our guest is LA club and event promoter, DJ, KJ, MP3J, and creator of Ground Control Karaoke, Andrew Holguin. Andrew has been a fixture in LA underground, goth, and industrial club culture for more than 20 years. He offers Ash and I unique insights into gentrification, Los Angeles Latino culture, the history and promotion of LA counterculture clubs, systematic racism, Ground Control Karaoke, and fundraising.