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 
    records randomly

    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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  • Dixie Be Damned

    June 22, 2015

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    [tab_group] [tab title="Dixie Be Damned"] dixie_be_damned Zombie Popcorn's Book Club pick of the week;

    Dixie Be Damned

    300 Years of Insurrection in the American South
    In 1891, when coal companies in eastern Tennessee brought in cheap convict labor to take over their jobs, workers responded by storming the stockades, freeing the prisoners, and loading them onto freight trains. Over the next year, tactics escalated to include burning company property and looting company stores. This was one of the largest insurrections in US working-class history. It happened at the same time as the widely publicized northern labor war in Homestead, Pennsylvania. And it was largely ignored, then and now. Dixie Be Damned engages seven similarly "hidden" insurrectionary episodes in Southern history to demonstrate the region's long arc of revolt. Countering images of the South as pacified and conservative, this adventurous retelling presents history in the rough. Not the image of the South many expect, this is the South of maroon rebellion, wildcat strikes, and Robert F. Williams's book Negroes with Guns, a South where the dispossessed refuse to quietly suffer their fate. This is people's history at its best: slave revolts, multiracial banditry, labor battles, prison uprisings, urban riots, and more. Neal Shirley grew up in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and now lives in Durham, NC, where he is involved in several anti-prison initiatives and runs a small publishing project called the North Carolina Piece Corps. Saralee Stafford was born in the Piedmont of North Carolina. Her recent political work has focused on connecting the struggles of street organizations with those of anarchists in the area. She teaches gender-related health in Durham, North Carolina. Publisher: AK Press Format: Book and eBook Pages: 280 Released: May 1, 2015 ISBN-13: 9781849352079 Get your copy today icon If you like this book, then be sure to check out Zombie Popcorn's Book Club. [/tab] [/tab_group]

  • No Gods, No Masters, No Peripheries

    June 22, 2015

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    No Gods, No Masters, No Peripheries

    Global Anarchisms
    Was anarchism in areas outside of Europe an import and a script to be mimicked? Was it perpetually at odds with other currents of the Left? The authors in this collection take up these questions of geographical and political peripheries. Building on recent research that has emphasized the plural origins of anarchist thought and practice, they reflect on the histories and cultures of the antistatist mutual aid movements of the last century beyond the boundaries of an artificially coherent Europe. At the same time, they reexamine the historical relationships between anarchism and communism without starting from the position of sectarian difference (Marxism versus anarchism). Rather, they look at how anarchism and communism intersected; how the insurgent Left could appear—and in fact was—much more ecumenical, capacious, and eclectic than frequently portrayed; and reveal that such capaciousness is a hallmark of anarchist practice, which is prefigurative in its politics and antihierarchical and antidogmatic in its ethics. Copublished the with Institute for Comparative Modernities, this collection includes contributions by Gavin Arnall, Mohammed Bamyeh, Bruno Bosteels, Raymond Craib, Silvia Rivera Cusicanqui, Geoffroy de Laforcade, Silvia Federici, Steven J. Hirsch, Adrienne Carey Hurley, Hilary Klein, Peter Linebaugh, Barry Maxwell, David Porter, Maia Ramnath, Penelope Rosemont, and Bahia Shehab.

    Praise:

    “Broad in scope, generously ecumenical in outlook, bold in its attempt to tease apart the many threads and tensions of anarchism, this collection defies borders and category. These illuminating explorations in pan-anarchism provide a much-needed antidote to the myopic characterizations that bedevil the red and black.” —Sasha Lilley, author of Capital and Its Discontents “This wonderful collection challenges the privileging of Europe as the original and natural laboratory in which anti-statist ideas developed as well as the belief that anarchism and Communism could not intersect in fruitful ways. Drawing on non-Western locations (from Latin America, the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia) its authors demonstrate how antiauthoritarian movements engaged with both local and global currents to construct a new emancipatory politics—proving that anarchy and anarchism have always been global.” —Barry Carr, La Trobe University “This magnificent collection of essays coincides with an awakening of interest in global anarchism. A quirky, exciting, and imaginative collection, No Gods, No Masters, No Peripheries is bound to become a cornerstone of reference for activists and academics.” —Andrej Grubacic, chair of the Anthropology and Social Change Department at the California Institute of Integral Studies “Ranging from Kabylie to Oakland, Cairo to Peru, and across the uneven span of a century and a half, these essays register an ongoing and collective effort to deprovincialise our image of anarchism—a movement long buried in cliché and caricature by friends and enemies alike. In these pages, the reader will encounter some of the ways in which the dreams of the dead might dispel the nightmares that continue to plague the brains of the living.” —Alberto Toscano, Reader in Critical Theory, Goldsmiths, University of London

    About the Editors:

    Raymond Craib teaches in the Department of History at Cornell University. He is the author of Cartographic Mexico: A History of State Fixations and Fugitive Landscapes. Recent essays include “Sedentary Anarchists,” in Bert Altena and Constance Bantman, eds., Reassessing the Transnational Turn: Scales of Analysis in Anarchist and Syndicalist Studies and “The Firecracker Poet: Three Poems of José Domingo Gómez Rojas” (with original translations of Gómez Rojas’s poetry) in New Letters: A Magazine of Writing & Art. Barry Maxwell teaches Comparative Literature and American Studies at Cornell University, where he helped to put together the Institute for Comparative Modernities. He has written about Frederick Douglass, Walt Whitman, Kenneth Burke, Ernst Bloch, Walter Benjamin, David Hammons, Sun Ra, Miles Davis, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Nathaniel Mackey. Get your copy today icon Product Details: Editors: Raymond Craib and Barry Maxwell Publisher: PM Press ISBN: 978-1-62963-098-4 Published: 06/01/2015 Format: Paperback Size: 9x6 Page count: 408 Subjects: Politics-Anarchism If you like this book, then be sure to check out Zombie Popcorn’s Book Club. [/tab] [/tab_group]

  • The 3D Effect: 3 Industries That Will Be Changed by 3D Printing

    June 16, 2015

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    [tab_group] [tab title="The 3D Effect"] Additive manufacturing, more commonly known as 3D printing, is changing many aspects of our lives, and it is quickly becoming an essential part of many divergent industries. 3D printers are even reaching consumers in record numbers – RepRage estimates that by 2012 somewhere between 32,000 and 70,000 consumer 3D printers had been sold. While the much-predicted third industrial revolution might be a few years away still, 3D printing is poised to radically change many industries in a way that seems like something out of science fiction. Here's a look at the coming changes 3D printing will bring in the future:

    Space Travel

    The advancement of 3D printing puts us all one step closer to space travel in several ways. The prohibitive cost of sending manufactured goods to a space station or vessel can be circumvented by installing 3D printers onboard spacecraft. As long as 3D printing continues to work in zero gravity it will be substantially cheaper to manufacture parts on the International Space Station than to ship them into space. As 3D printers advance in precision and accuracy, a future where everything we need to build a space station can be printed in the depths of space may very well become a reality. In fact, as robots advance we may see the ability to send automated vessels into deep space to construct settlements long before humans arrive. Furthermore, the science fiction trope of replicating food on demand is actually a possibility with 3D printing. NASA has contracted a company to design and manufacture a 3D printer that can print food for astronauts on long missions. The initial prototype can actually print a pizza and even cook the dough as it prints, which is a step closer to a replicator in the crew quarters dishing out hot Earl Grey tea on demand.

    Aerospace

    It isn't just outside the atmosphere that 3D printing stands to change the aerospace industry. 3D printing allows engineers and developers in the field of aerospace to create prototypes much faster than traditional methods. This allows designers to quickly test and prototype multiple concepts to determine which is the most efficient and best suited for the task they are designed for, which means that aerospace engineers can take greater design chances and risks without being as prohibited by cost. What this means in the long run is that we could see a future where anyone can print their own aeronautic vehicles or drones at home.

    Manufacturing

    Manufacturing also stands to be deeply changed because 3D printing is lowering the entrance costs for many new businesses. A good designer with a 3D printer can create a toy or household item in just a few hours time. Eliminating the tremendous expense associated with becoming a manufacturer democratizes the entire industry, and with that democratization comes innovation in every industry, which means that anyone with a prototype design for a robot or other groundbreaking technology can simply print the parts on demand and possibly change the course of the future. Since replacement parts for products can be printed on a 3D printer, the need for entire manufacturing lines dedicated to creating a single widget will become a thing of the past. Furthermore, transportation costs and environmental impact is greatly reduced when smaller parts can be manufactured anywhere in the world. However, 3D printing isn't quite ready to replace mainstream manufacturing. The average inkjet 3D printer wastes about 40 to 45 percent of its ink, according to GreenBiz. Despite that, the future of 3D printing's role in manufacturing looks bright as long as the ecological impact and waste of the technology can be reduced. [/tab] [/tab_group]