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Ladies and Gentleman, Listeners, Lovers and Friends...Are you ready to get electrified?  Welcome to The ProdCast, a podcast hosted by 2 Ticks & The Dog Production's artist, advocate and chief content creator, Jim Fogarty.


Our show is an eclectic mix of fellow filmmakers, artists, activists,entrepreneurs, politcos and beyond. Like, listen, and subscribe for FREE on all major podcast platforms.


The ProdCast is friendly listening meant for mature audiences. 



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#102 Kelly Pavlik

Champion Boxer And Youth Advocate

Former Middleweight Boxing Champion and the pride of Youngstown, Kelly “The Ghost” Pavlik, is giving back to the at risk youth of his Northeast Ohio community with his non-profit focusing on free fitness training, conditioning, education, and more at his two MiGym locations. He brings to light the challenges of running a charitable organization, insight into professional sports, including the upcoming Terence Crawford v. Israel Madrimov title fight, gives us his pick in the eventual Jake Paul v. Mike Tyson showdown, and why you shouldn’t miss the upcoming amateur boxing matches he’s bringing to the downtown Warren, Ohio Community Amphitheater

#101 Doug Hawley

writer/director of "Sweetest Day"

Indie filmmaker and University of Toledo graduate, Doug Hawley talks horror films with a message, his path breaking into the industry, and the difference between directing features in LA and how producing his slasher flick, "Sweetest Day" in his hometown of Warren, Ohio was the sweetest experience of all.

#100 Linda DeScenna

Hollywood Production Designer

She broke Hollywood's glass ceiling as one of the first female studio set decorators and production designers on films like Blade Runner, Star Trek, The Color Purple, Rain Man and many more. A five time academy-award nominated artist and Kent State Graduate, Linda gives insight into designing "the look" of films for directors like Steven Spielberg, Ridley Scott, Barry Levinson, Robert Zemeckis and many more.

#99 Mike Talanca P2

owner of Tune Town Recording Studio (PART 2)

Nearly forty years as a recording technician, sound engineer and music producer, Mike Talanca, owner of Tune Town Recording Studio gives us a glimpse into his experiences working in the music industry with world-wide rock and roll acts like Foreigner, Billy Idol, Mick Jagger, Chrissie Hynde and many more.

#98 Mike Talanca PT1

owner of Tune Town Recording Studio (PART 1)

Nearly forty years as a recording technician, sound engineer and music producer, Mike Talanca, owner of Tune Town Recording Studio gives us a glimpse into his experiences working in the music industry with world-wide rock and roll acts like Foreigner, Billy Idol, Mick Jagger, Chrissie Hynde and many more.

#97 Matt "Matty Rich" Richardson

 Warren G. Harding Varsity Football Head Coach 

Two-time collegiate football National Champion, two-time Ohio High School champion, as both a player and a coach, Matthew "Matty Rich" Richardson is about to bring that pedigree, work ethic and championship mentality to a new era of Warren G. Harding Raiders Football as the new head coach.

#96 Sal Cardoni


Screenwriter of "Unseen," Sal Cardoni, talks all things written for film; the script pitch, the sale, the long distance partnering, and patter created for a south Floridian girl's rise to the occasion by saving a stranger's life and her own in the process.

#95 Jesse & Matt MacGregor

 owners, Urban Tap

From adolescent hell raisers to successful adult entrepreneurs, owners of Urban Tap & Distillery, Jesse and Matt Macgregor share the hard work, self introspection and hustle it takes to renovate an old building and upstart a new, unique social-gathering space in the revitalized downtown Warren, Ohio.

#94 James Waters

 the purposeful producer 

A visual artist driven by purpose, James Waters shines insight into producing and directing award-winning content; how diversification of programming can help re-invent and re-invigorate a Midwestern film festival; and why sometimes even scrappy dogs manage to get the big bite in making a difference.

#93 Lea Dotson

Educator, mother of two, and independent candidate for sixth ward council in the city of Warren. We talk roads, raises and why accountability in public service is her mantra to moving her city forward.

#92 Dr. Michael Perisa

Individualized pediatric medicine, tele-health, and vaccinations are all topics touched on as we explore the future of health care for both your children and you, with Dr. Michael Perisa.

#91 Mark Martof

 Owner Of Curated Vintage Goods 

Owner of Curated Vintage Goods, Mark Martof talks collectibles, his life in architecture, and why artists like Barry Burkey are having success in his curated gallery.

#90 Joe Gergley

 visionary of Strange Human Studios 

Cross county Colorado road trips, A.I. art creation, and mushroom festivals abound when Strange Human takes The Prod along a mystic journey towards creative education and enlightenment.

#89 Doctor Andre Camelli

 healer and author 

We talk martial arts; how to approach healing our bodies from injury and disease, and simple habit changes outlined in his book "Cracking The Code" that can bio-hack our bodies to longer, healthier and more fulfilling lives.

#88 Pedro Sauer

 professor of Gracie Jiu Jitsu 

A true master of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Professor Pedro Sauer gives us insight into growing up on the streets of Rio de Janeiro, how being friends with Rickson Gracie and the "gentle art" changed his life and how its philosophies of patience, connection and respect may be able to change the world.

#87 Bill Schotten, Ashley Rozzi, and Wally Valantine

 of The Abiding Nail 

Indie filmmaking is full of fun. Find out how one group of filmmakers went from low budget zombie flicks to the faith based feature, "The Abiding Nail" with humor, grace, and redemption.

#86 Judge Sean J. O'Brien

Our Honor gives us his insights into being a newly elected Common Pleas Judge, how he got there and why Bigfoot may actually be an alien.

#85 Derek Steyer

  award-winning television news anchor 

ward-winning broadcast news journalist and television anchor, Derek Steyer lays out tips for future aspiring reporters, gives us insights into his altruistic passions and sets the record straight on the fallacy of "fake news."

#84 Ron Sinesio & Eric Kildow

 Theater Arts 

Theater artists' Ron Sinesio, director at the Area Community Theatre of Sharpsville, and Eric Kildow, Assistant Professor of Theatre at Kent State University at Trumbull share their insights into the passion, sacrifice and love it takes to bring community theater to life and the rewards it can create.  

#83 Joe Rettof, Vince Peterson & Danny Thomas

 campaign consulting 

Before you run for public office you need to know what it takes behind the scenes to running an effective political campaign. Campaign consultants Joe Rettof and Danny Thomas, Jr. and former candidate Vince Peterson give the tips, tricks, and considerations to effective strategies that can help you win.

#82 Damian Knapp

singer, songwriter, and bluesman

Award-winning bluesman, Damian Knapp plays some tunes and reflects on his nearly thirty year career of gigging, the style shifts in musical entertainment, and the history of our American experience. 

#81 Ottavio Musumeci

owner/chef of The Station Square Restaurant

Thirty five years in the food and hospitality business, Torino born, Ottavio Musumeci, serves us the treats and challenges of immigrating to the United States, opening his own restaurant, and becoming one of the most celebrated destinations for food and wine in northeastern Ohio.  

#80 Ken MacPherson

 candidate for Mayor Warren, Ohio 

Councilman at Large in the city of Warren, Ohio, Ken MacPherson makes his case to be Mayor, as we discuss Warren's role in the new manufacturing and EV economy, changes he would make, and the pros and cons of charter government.

#79 Doug Franklin

 Mayor of Warren, Ohio 

Seeking re-election to a fourth term, Mayor Franklin give us the ins and outs of overcoming the challenges of a shrinking city, the renaissance of Warren's downtown, and his hopes for the future if re-elected.  

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