Biography

A life-long activist with a deep love of internet broadcasting.

Founder and content director of Zombie Popcorn.   

About The Broadcast

Zombie Popcorn offers a variety of programming. 

The current show line up is as follows;

  • This Non-Religious Life
    Records Live every Monday at 12 Noon Eastern

    This Non-Religious Life is an extension of the Zombie Popcorn netcast, this weekly one hour show hosted by Ken, Jason and Bob highlights particular aspects of religious faith and the irreligious movement.

    You can find This Non-Religious Life on StitcheriTunes, and of course, on Zombie Popcorn.
     
  • Coalesce
    Records bi-monthly 

    Coalesce, which means ‘to unite so as to form one mass, community, etc.,’ is a show that brings two unlikely groups together, an anarchist atheist and an evangelical Christian.  The goal is to work on uniting on issues they have in common, in hopes to overcome some of the worlds biggest issues – Human trafficking.

    They will challenge each other and their world view, to find a solution that everyone can work with to help free  the 2.5 million people who are in forced labor, the sex-slave industry (including sexual exploitation), and all the other levels of human trafficking.

    What happens when an evangelical Christian and an anarchist atheist get together to try and solve the world’s problems?

    Tune in to find out.

    You can find Coalesce on Stitcher iTunes, and of course, on Zombie Popcorn.

  • The Talking Dead 
    Records bi-monthy live on Sat at 7pm Eastern

    The Talking Dead is a two-hour show that focuses on mainstream and underground culture. The Talking Dead features interviews with directors, writers, alien aductees, demonologists, and anyone we find interesting.

    You can find The Talking Dead on Stitcher iTunes, and of course, on Zombie Popcorn.

  • The New Architects 
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    The New Architects is a project of a new structure to give a new light on an old subject – Anarchy.

    Over the years, the teachings and actions of those who believe have been removed from the mainstream thought and covered with misinformation and/or labeled as ‘punk’.

    The many levels of Anarchy reach further than one culture or lifestyle. There is a rich, deep history that is being lost along with the works of individuals and groups, from around the world, who strive to improve their lives and the lives of the people (and animals) around them.

    It is the goal of ‘The New Architects’ to seek out individuals and groups who work, in their everyday lives, to bring forth the ideas of what is defined as Anarchy and open up a dialogue between people in hope to inspire others.

    As the definition of what anarchy is will differ from person to person, it is not our goal to give a definition but to give strength and inspiration to those who work to improve a system that is broken.

    The New Architects are individuals and communities that make a difference in the way we view the world.

    You can find The New Architects on StitcheriTunes , and of course, on Zombie Popcorn.

  • Natural Ones 

    Natural Ones is a Dungeons and Dragons gaming show.

    Creeping through the dark tunnel you wish you had packed more than just the one sun-rod as its glow and comfort began to fade. You have made the tragic mistake of splitting the party and venturing on your own, but what could you do? There was treasure to be had. Unfortunately the gold in your sack will not quiet the grumbling in your belly, how long have you been down in these tunnels? Days? Weeks? All you know is the dark, and the madness that comes with it. Your sun-rod fades out, and the darkness envelops you, and in your last moments you feel a dark presence gazing upon you, and you know... It's the Natural Ones Podcast.

    You can find Natural Ones on StitcheriTunes, and of course, on Zombie Popcorn.

  • The Official Podcast of MarsCon 

    MarsCon is the largest Sci-fi convention in Virginia. Zombie Popcorn gives you an ALL ACCESS pass to the everything amazing that makes up MarsCon – the people, the panels, the entertainment – you name it we will cover it!

    You can find The Offiical Podcast of MarsCon on Stitcher , iTunes, and of course, on Zombie Popcorn.

Live Events

  • Sharon Needles

    Sharon Needles' 'Every Night is Halloween Ball'  live performance in Norfolk, Virginia

    Sharron Needles is an American drag performer. A self described "stupid genius, reviled sweetheart, and PBR princess", Needles rose to prominence on the fourth season of the Logo reality competition series, RuPaul's Drag Race where she quickly became a fan favorite and media darling, lauded for her refreshing alternative "spooky" aesthetic and self-deprecating humor, and was subsequently crowned "America's Next Drag Superstar" in April 2012.
     
  • Cazwell and Alaska ThvnderFvck 5000

    Cazwell and Alaska Thvnderfvck 5000 interview and Pride after party performance in Norfolk, Virginia. (Aug 18, 2012)

    Zombie Popcorn documents for the first time ever, anywhere an interview and performance of DJ/songwriter Cazwell and drag queen extraordinaire, Alaska ThvnderFvck 5000. 

On going projects

  • Zombie Popcorn Stories 
    We all love listening to stories and most of us enjoy stories about people’s lives.  So now, Zombie Popcorn invites you to share YOUR stories about things that YOU care about so we can hear and learn from each other. Your story can change lives.

    Fashion Victims – As we grow older fashion seems to become a main focus of our daily lives. No matter how much we fight against it we know that our clothes seem to represent who we are and how we see ourselves and more times than not, it means how others view us.

    Lost Karma - Most people, no matter what faith or lifestyle choices they made, believe in some form of karma. Most live their lives believing that they should act in responsible ways. That they should act in a way towards other people that would reflect the way they, themselves would like to be treated.  Some believe that creating good deeds will bring good deeds in return to themselves.

    Life Lessons - Life lessons come to you in odd ways but the message holds true.

    The Life of a Carny – The story of a man who ran away from home at a young age to become a carny – this is his story.

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  • Smartphone Movies and the Tools Being Used

    April 24, 2015

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    [tab_group] [tab title="Smartphone Movies"] Movie-making technology has come a long way in the last few years. Movies that once cost millions of dollars from major movie studios can now be shot with nothing more than your smartphone, which is becoming a new trend. Emerging filmmakers are taking advantage of their 1080p smartphones and creating masterpieces for the world to enjoy.

    The Beginning of Smartphone Films

    The trend for shooting movies on smartphones roughly began in 2010 with American Filmmaker Hooman Khalili, a 37-year-old radio host from California. Khalili explained his use of a smartphone before the U.S. release of his movie to AFP. He said, "Technology is moving so quickly and cellphones are really going to be the thing that does everything eventually. They already do so much, and in January 2010 I came up with this idea and I saw there was nothing out there that existed. This is groundbreaking technology." He continues that although the lens is a bit big and clunky, that's how first-generation technology works. The film, Olive, was released in Los Angeles with Golden Globe winner actress Gena Rowlands in the starring role. The film was shot with the Nokia N8 with a high resolution camera adapted with a 35mm lens to provide added depth of field.

    Current Smartphone Movies

    Juan Ortiz is one of many filmmakers taking advantage of today's technology. Ortiz’s new horror film, "Jennifer Help Us," is making the rounds this year in the film festival circuit and was shot entirely on an iPhone 4s. This feature length flick reflects the tradition of the late '70s and early '80s style horror films and has a lot of buzz surrounding it. Another smartphone movie to keep your eyes peeled for is the new independent zombie movie, "Virus of the Dead." The film is being shot by a collaboration of filmmakers from around the world using only smartphones. At the end of 2014, the lead filmmakers requested that anyone who wanted to be part of the project needed to submit a 2 to 5 minute clip to be considered for the movie. The filmmakers hope to show the effects of a worldwide zombie apocalypse through “one big mosaic movie, which will give a scary and realistic take to the film genre.”

    The Filming Tools Being Used

    Even with the wide variety of smartphones available, the iPhone is a go-to for getting the job done. Some movies that have been filmed on the iPhone include "Framed," "Tangerine," and many others at the iPhone Film Festival, which included feature films, shorts films, animation and documentaries. The HTC One M9 is also a great choice because of the 20-megapixel camera and sapphire camera cover lens, which deliver crisp, clear photos and video. HTC even gave Robert Downey Jr. a phone to shoot 10 commercials, which are humorous and strange. For all you future Spielberg’s and Kubrick’s, start writing those captivating scripts, whip out those smartphones and line up to be the first Academy Award-winning smartphone filmmakers. [/tab] [/tab_group]

  • Inferno Metal Festival Live Stream

    March 28, 2015

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    [tab_group] [tab title="Inferno"] Zombie Popcorn is super excited that we are attending the Inferno Metal Festival Norway's Black Easter celebration! If you can't join Zombie Popcorn in Oslo but want to experience the Inferno Festival you can attend the festival via live streaming. This year the Inferno festival will go live on net streaming most bands playing the main stage at Rockefeller Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd. of April. There will be interviews, reports from the festival and plenty of fun in between the shows. So if you can’t attend our 15th anniversary you will still have the perfect opportunity to watch it as it happens. Head over to feat.fm, create an account, buy streaming pass and you’re ready to celebrate Easter the metal way! Order tickets by clicking on the desired day(s) in our live stream tickets box in the right hand column. Ticket prices are 10 EUR for a single day and 17.50 EUR for both days.

    Live Stream Lineup

    Thursday April 2nd 18:15 - Execration (NO) Norway's Execration has been around for 10 years now. The time has been well spent with several releases leading up to last year's masterpiece "Morbid Dimensions". The album has received huge attention in the media and got 6 of 6 points in Scream Magazine, Eternal Terror and Norsk Metal. It even won the Norwegian Grammy for best metal album. Execration's experimental death metal is something unique within the genre where they incorporating a wide set of different styles into their sound. The result is hard hitting, brutal and original death metal from the new kings of Norwegian death metal! 19:50 - Septicflesh (GR) Greek Septicflesh started way back in 1990 and in 2009 they showed us what they were good for in front of a critical Inferno audience. They came, they played and they won - thus fitting that they visit us during the Inferno Metal Festival 2015! They have recently released one of their most impressive work, "Titan", which has received excellent reviews worldwide. Their concert at Inferno Metal Festival 2015 will be just as good – if not better! 21:30 - 1349 (NO) 1349 started out in 1997 and has since then build up a reputation as one of the most raw and brutal black metal bands from Norway. The band has made six records where some are considered as classics within the genre. With their new release,"Massive Cauldron of Chaos", the band sounds more insane than ever! The band played at the second Inferno Metal Festival in 2002 – and now they return more intense than ever! The band makes their own statement about their return to Inferno Metal Festival: "It is with great excitement that we will set ablaze our Aural Hellfire at Inferno 2015. Indeed - the Fire of Hell shall burn, the Cauldron shall boil, and the very air shall fucking explode. COME FEEL THE FIRE!” 00:00 - Behemoth (PL) The Polish death metal legends in Behemoth will come to Inferno Metal Festival to destroy all that is holy and sacred! The band performed at Inferno on our second edition in 2002, and we are proud to have them back with us. Since then the band has grown to a giant and is today probably the most famous metal band from Eastern Europe. The band has never been lazy and constantly releases great albums. Most recently last year with the great album called "The Satanist". The band is tighter than ever and this is definitely going to be a gig for the ages! Friday April 3rd 18:15 - Goatwhore (US) (pending approval) Goatwhore was formed back in 1997 in the swampland of Louisiana, USA. With six albums released the band has earned their reputation as one of the best blackened death metal bands out there, and for being a hell of a live band with their energetic and hard hitting live shows. No wonder as the band has members and ex-members from such bands as Acid Bath, Crowbar, Soilent Green and Nachtmystium. So you know they will be delivering the goods when they play Inferno Metal Festival for the first time! 19:50 - Skeletonwitch (US) Skeletonwitch is a blackened thrash metal band that was formed in 2003 in Athens, Ohio, USA. The Band has released five internationally acclaimed and successful albums. The latest one is last years "Serpents Unleashed" that shows the band at their absolutely most intense and brutal. The thrashers has done prestigious festival appearances at Wacken, Summer Breeze, Graspop, Tuska and Bloodstock, and it is time to destroy Norway at Inferno Metal Festival for the very first time! Expect nothing but a kick ass time! 00:00 - Enslaved (NO) Enslaved headlined Inferno on our very first year in 2001 and are now headlining 15 years later. Much has happened since then and the band has moved in a more progressive direction and all albums are loved by both critics and fans. Enslaved started out in 1991 and has since then released a series of albums and is considered as one of the major Norwegian metal bands today. The 13nd Enslaved album is called “In Times” and takes the band to new levels when it comes to combining good melodies with extreme music. The band will preformed a very special gig at Inferno Metal Festival 2015. [/tab] [/tab_group]

  • Gaming: Star Wars: Republic Commando Part Three

    March 17, 2015

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    [tab_group] [tab title="Part Three"] In our series of Live Game Streaming we have noticed that people wanted to see past gaming sessions. We have answered that call, this week - Star Wars: Republic Commando. I am not sure who is not wearing underwear in this battle for the darkside. Tune in to find out! If you want to join in while we are gaming - please do, you can find us on Steam [/tab] [/tab_group]