True Fiction Podcast

True Fiction Podcast

True Fiction is all about the who, what, where, and how of creativity. We interview interesting creatives and find out their process and craft. And we have fun while doing it!

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January 20, 2022 44 min

Steve Raez is a fine artist who cut his artistic teeth painting freights. Yes, he was one of those guys who'd put his mark on the train cars. This was a world we knew little about and Steven was open about those times. We had a great discussion on what he learned from those early beginnings to being inspired by some of the 20th centuries great artists. He talks about his process and how he feels about critics. And when you'...

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John T. Reynolds is an actor and writer known for The President Show, Celebrity Deathmatch, Comedy Bang! Bang! and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. This interview was a blast, and we learned so much about the writer's room on comedy and animation shows. John has some great information on writing for comedy shows and has even written for The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle(2018) and Peabody & Sherman Show (2015). W...

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Travis Dunn has appeared in over 182 feature films, shorts, and commercials. And that was only in the last 9 years. It was great to talk with someone so accomplished in such a short time. He shared with us some of the not-so-secret secrets of being successful and much, much more. And after you listen to the podcast, go and check out Travis's website at http://www.lostdragonstudios.com/

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This time Kino club reviews the 2021 film The Matrix: Resurrections. We have a lot to say about this one. Do you agree? If not, tell us what you thought.

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Neil Getzlow has an amazing story which he chronicles in his book, UnMasked: Conquering Sexual Sin and Walking in Victory. The book is about a porn addiction that threatened to end Neil's marriage and, eventually he believes, his life. The story isn't an easy one to tell, but Neil is very open and honest and we truly enjoyed having him on the show. Once you're finished listening to the podcast, please visit Neil's s...

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December 23, 2021 44 min

We got the chance to talk to David Keck of the Surviving Abuse Podcast. David is an amazing guy who, through being a survivor of abuse himself, has created an amazing podcast that discusses all kinds of abuse. We had a great discussion about the podcast and the different types of abuse that people may need to recover from. This one is a bit different than our regular creative discussions, but still a great listen.  And when you are...

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December 21, 2021 45 min

Welcome to True Fiction's Kino Club Edition.  This a "warts and all" recording where we we share the good bad and ugly. And there will be spoilers, so be warned.  This meeting we review the 2021 feature film Spiderman - No Way Home. It is the sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) and Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019), and is the 27th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Without further ado, Kino Club discuss Spiderma...

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Talking to Robb was truly like talking to an old friend. He was so generous and humble with his creative knowledge. And this guy was raised in creativity. We talked a lot about the amazing design firm, KC Truth, as well as his work at capturing the beauty in the Minnesota urban areas as the once anonymous WACSO (Walking Around, Checking Stuff Out). Being in the business of design for quite some time has given him a unique and groun...

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Marc Sheffler will tell you he lived a charmed life, but I will tell you that none of the amazing things he has done and is still doing in his life would have happened if he wasn't such an amazing talent. We discuss his first role in the ground-breaking Wes Craven's film Last House on the Left, as well as the beginning of his comedy career with likes of Richard Lewis, Jerry Seinfeld, and Robin Williams. We also discussed hi...

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We have waited a long time for a new movie in the Ghostbuster franchise. Was it worth the wait? Check out what we have to say about this new film.

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We got to sit down and talk to Kristian Madsen of the Random Kristian Show. What a fun interview! Kristian spent time in radio and as a comedian and shared all kinds of interesting information about his very different kind of podcast. We talked about his format and why you may want to give it a listen. After checking out this podcast, go check out Kristian's at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-random-kristian-show/id15...

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This week we interview podcaster Cristin Graham. Cristian is a warm and friendly person who turned her love of talking to people into a great podcast. We talk about getting great guest and talking and some great conversations with paranormal groups.

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We talk to Rico Aviles about his podcast and other pursuits. Rico shares his insights on being an entrepreneur as well as an active martial artist and how his guest come from different aspects of his life.  Check out his podcast at : https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-rico-podcast-85237529/

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Aaron is the Executive Creative Director from Big Communications in Birmingham, Alabama. He has spent 24 years in his craft and shares some amazing information with us. He shares his knowledge about graphic design and marketing and does so in a very friendly and open manner. This was a lot of fun for us and we learned so much about high-level design. You don't want to miss this. Also, check out Aaron's work at https://www.a...

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Ashley is a great up-and-coming actress. We talked about her day job and how it helps with her acting. We also discussed her early life in the theater. Ashley is such a friendly and open person and talked honestly about her creative path. And once you've finished the podcast, go check out Ashlie at her site https://ashlielawson.com.

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October 28, 2021 45 min

Welcome to True Fiction's Kino Club Edition. What is Kino Club? A group of film lovers get together and watch a film. Then we meet after and break down what we saw. This is a "warts and all" recording where we share the good, bad, and ugly. And there will be spoilers, so be warned. This meeting we review the 2021 film Dune. This one gets an 84% from the Rotten Tomato critics, and a 91% from the Rotten Tomato audience. D...

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Kennedy Phillips is a great voice talent that has worked with companies such as DreamworksTV, the Jim Henson Company, Ubisoft, and more. He mostly works in post production on audio but has several properties he's working on which we talked to him about. We had a great conversation about what it takes to make sound that comes alive. Once you have finished this podcast, check out Kennedy's links below and see what else he has...

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Ron Braun is the creator of Once Upon a Platypus.  He writes, draws, colorizes and does the layout. We talk to Ron about these processes. We have a great conversation about where his ideas come from and who his influences are.

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I love talking to positive people and Reese is one of those rare, super-positive guys. We talk about what it's like to be a working actor in LA and his philosophy on the whole acting gig.  Reese has some great insights into the acting world in 2021 and was very open and honest. You don't want to miss this podcast!

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Vietnam veteran and awarding winning playwright Michael Stephen Myers is a man on a mission to help heal.  After coming home from Vietnam he realized that we could all use some more compassion and has spent his time since then writing award-winning plays that touch the lives of the people all over the world.  We discuss his process and how his real life has filtered into his writing.  Michael is a super interesting guy and we had a...

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