S2 EP43 Sean O'Brien(D) & Michael Rulli(R)
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 and MDI Studio's Brandon Giovannone.
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#52 Tim Phares
creator and publisher of Stank Magazine
Curated disgust and irreverent shock humor with Stank Magazine's, Tim Phares, as we delve into the world of self published comic book creation, the blood, sweat and vomit contained in their first issue, and the potential of filling a void left by Mad Magazine.
#51 James "Nickels" Dignan
retired Colonel USAF pilot
Flying into a hurricane to hunting Russian submarines, we Prod about Chuck Yeager's recent death, UFO's and more with former Commander of the Youngstown Airforce Reserve Station.
#50 Brian Stiles
Head Coach Ohio Div. 2 Boys Soccer State Champions
#1 nationally ranked Warren Howland Tigers Boys Soccer head coach, Brian Stiles, gives his recipe for success in their reckoning to return and win the 2020 Division II Ohio State Championship.
#49 Morris Ray
Radio talk show host
Morris Ray, formerly of I Heart radio's The Mo Ray Show and currently of The Other Side prods towards solutions about the current state of Presidential politics post the 2020 election and defeat of Donald Trump.
#48 Ken Haidari & Jim Bugos
Ken - Sunrise Entertainment
Jim - WD Packard Music Hall
Pizza and promotions with two of northeastern Ohio's biggest entertainment manager / promoters who work together to drive the economic engine in the redevelopment of downtown Warren, Ohio's entertainment district and beyond.
#47 Herm Breuer
combat veteran and President of the NACVSO
Herm Breuer, President of the National Association
of County Veterans Service Officers, shares his thoughtful experiences of being wounded in action, the affects and challenges of combat trauma; re-acclimation to civilian life and how that led him to a path of advocacy for our countries veterans.
#46 William Victor Schotten
writer/director of Decommissioned and Deadlife: Wormwood's End
We take questions and give some pointers for student filmmakers and talk about documentary and narrative filmmaking, distribution, and the joys of production life and creating film art.
#45 Joe Kenneally
President of John F. Kennedy Catholic Schools
Are you an Eagle?! Get Electrified and a better understanding of an altruistic, Christ centered education from a school that boasts a one hundred percent graduation rate and innovations in on-campus and on-line learning in the challenging time of Covid.
#44 Charles Parks
Trumbull County Deputy Dog Warden
From training of the Belgium Malinois to a deeper dive in other "animal" behaviors including the differences in how we see black and white and the "uniforms" we wear in our attempt to uncover a better understanding of our own skin as we race all the way from the Lamborghini of the working dogs to the most important race of all, the human race.
#43 Sean O'Brien (D) and Michael Rulli (R)
Ohio State Senators
Ohio Senators Sean O’Brien (D) and Michael Rulli (R) reveal how working together across the aisle has helped mold northeast Ohio's future and land companies like Lordstown Motors; why former Speaker of the House Larry Householder's alleged bribery scandal may just be the tip of the ice berg, and what the future of education may look like here in the buckeye state.
#42 Dr. Jason Rupeka
We Prod on aesthetic regenerative medicine, touch on collagen injection versus ingestion, and we define the art of beauty enhancements available at Youthology MedSpa in Warren, Ohio for both women AND men.
#41 Kelly Pavlik
former 3-time world boxing champion
An intricate inspirational delve into the psychology, physiology and current state of affairs of the sweet science with former middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik; where we discuss long term cognitive concerns, neuroregenerative therapies and winning three world titles as a professional fighter.
#40 Jackie Popovec
of The Vindy's
Singer/ songwriter Jackie Popovec shares her musical influences, creative process, and performs a couple new acoustic tracks live on the "Prod" off of The Vindy's new upcoming album "Bugs."
#39 Barry Burkey
Pop painter and arts activist
A raw, punch you in the face, POW of a ProdCast covering the creative process of producing painted pop art that sells and laying down solid advice for up and coming artists trying to make it out of the garage and into the gallery.
#38 Michael Dempsey
novelist, stage, screen, and television writer
Author of the sci-fi noir novel, Necropolis, and former staff writer on Cybil Sheppard's CBS sitcom "Cybil," Michael doles out sage advice and anecdotes about working for legendary producers like Chuck Lorre and Joel Silver, or the time he hit Jerry Seinfeld's Porshe on his first day in LA. Welcome to Hollywood, kid ;)
#37 Jeff Burke
The Record Connection
Forty years in the independent record business and still alive to tell the tales. We "prod" on the differences between vinyl and digital sound; how to properly care for your collection and how to host some of the most memorable and rockin' Record Store Day's ever! (one with The Foo Fighters and another with Joe Walsh!)
#36 Rick Stockburger
CEO of Brite Energy Innovators
The future of the American automotive industry in undoubtedly electric vehicles and Brite Energy Innovators in Warren, Ohio is at the forefront of that movement, shepherding start-ups to succeed in an electrified tomorrow.
#35 Ron Book
poet, teacher and former male model
We prod on about poetry, domestic abuse, and the introspection of the artist's personal life interjected into one's written work and art.
#34 Mike Polk Jr.
Comedian and Creator of The Mike Polk, Jr. Show
Prodding and getting frank and funny about ulcerative colitis awareness and our favorite poo stories, The Cleveland Brown's "Factory of Sadness", and the evolution of comedy in the time of corona.
#33 Jason Kokrak
PGA Tour pro and host of
"Crushin' It With Kokrak"
We catch up with Jason Kokrak to talk new PGA tour guidelines amid the Corona virus; cold beers on the greens, the best golf movies, and who are among his own favorite players on the tour.
#32 Marisa Sergi and Evan Schumann
L'uva Bella and Red Head Wines
We "prod" on about the making of Marisa Sergi's hit Red Head wine label; business acquisition, expansion, and the future matrimony of the L'uva Bella winery, the largest wine juice producer on the east coast, and how to approach a successful re-opening in the time of COVID-19 .
#31 Adam Keck
Modern Methods Brewery
Modern Methods Brewery founder gives us "The Evolution of Brew" during the time of COVID-19; adapting to growing craft beer sales with social distancing, and creating new flavors like "Panthertown, Pilsner" honoring Warren, Ohio's east side history.
#30 Mike Fogarty
Attempting to understand the dichotomy between being a standout athlete and brilliant musician, "Jazzman," Mike Fogarty takes us through the racial tensions of the radical 60's and leads us on a journey to discover himself through music that along the way included a cast of characters like musical greats Steve Novosel, Billy Stewart, Miles Davis and a yet to be discovered, Roberta Flack.
#29 Derrick McDowell
artist and founder of the Youngstown Flea
The murder of his older brother became a catalyst driving him to change the culture and identify in Youngstown, Ohio through inclusion and diversity in art, events planning and entertainment at The Flea and the Youngstown Foundation Community Amphitheater.
#28 Jamael Tito Brown
Youngstown Ohio Mayor
Youngstown Mayor Jamael Tito Brown highlights his previous work as a social worker; he talks about being a teen father, his football playing days; Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and how that fighting spirit drives him in his rebuilding, re-branding, and renaissance of Youngstown, Ohio.
#27 Austin Pendelton
Tony nominated actor and director of stage and screen
We prod Austin on overcoming Hitler on his back porch, a severe stutter, stage fright and how acting saved his life by working in ensemble projects with legends like Barbara Streisand, and Russell Crowe.