My Sorta-Rican Podcast
By Andrew Nelle
My Sorta Rican Podcast will explore and interview many different folks from different walks of life! We'll do deep dives on Music Culture, Film reviews, Travel, Business Leaders, Entrepreneurs, Community Leaders and generally interesting people!
Episode 039 Film Review of "Don't Look Up"
On this episode we review a recently released dark comedy film to Netflix entitled Don't Look Up. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonnah Hill, Jennifer Lawrence and Meryl Streep.
January 05, 2022
Episode 038 Film Review of "The Shack" & "Wind River"
On this episode we step outside of the normal horror film reviews and dive into two films I've watched recently. The Shack and Wind River.
December 28, 2021
Episode 037 Horror Film Review! "Dark Song" (2016)
On this episode we do another installment of Horror Film Review, Dark Song 1hr 40 min (2016)
December 14, 2021
Thanksgiving Holiday Message!
This is a special holiday message from the My Sorta Rican Podcast!
November 24, 2021
Episode 036 Horror Film Review "The Exorcist 3"
On this episode we do another installment of Horror Film Review, "The Exorcist 3" (1990) 1HR 50 MINS
November 23, 2021
Episode 035 Goodbye Facebook!! Plus Four Reasons Why You Should Permanently Delete Facebook As Well!
On this episode I announce my permanent departure from the artist formally known as Facebook, now known as Metaverse. We also discuss four reasons why I believe you should permanently delete your Facebook as well.
November 10, 2021
Episode 034 Special Guest Logan Nance
On this episode we sit down with Logan Nance. Logan is a veteran of the US Army and he currently serves on the Midway City Council. Logan is also a writer, he has written a book recently as well.
November 03, 2021
Episode 033 Horror Film Review (Son) and Review Of Hulu's Dope Sick
On this episode we review the new horror film "Son" (2021). Available on Shudder and AMC Plus. We also go out of character and review a non scary movie, we review Hulu's new series "Dope Sick".
November 02, 2021
Episode 032 Horror Film Review of Halloween Kills!
On this episode we review the newest edition to the Halloween saga "Halloween Kills" (2021)
October 19, 2021
Episode 031 Horror Review of "Midnight Mass"
On this episode we review the Netflix original "Midnight Mass". This is a new mini-series with seven total episodes. Much of the cast is from a previous Netflix show called Haunting of Hill House.
September 29, 2021
Episode 030 Not So Much Horror Film Review
On this episode we discuss what recent horror films I've watched, and why you shouldn't waste your time on them. We also talk about the "found footage" genre and its beginnings. Lastly we talk about a great new doc series on Hulu called Sasquatch.
September 25, 2021
Episode 029 with Moose and Baby Buffalo
On this episode we sit down with fellow podcasters Amos and Jeff of the Moose Lounge Podcast. We talk about the roots of the Moose Lounge, and Jeff and Amos backgrounds. We also discuss our mutual experiences using Anchor. Jeff and Amos talk about their podcasting influences, and their favorite horror films and shows.
August 28, 2021
August 28, 2021
August 28, 2021
Episode 028 Returning special guest Mayor Grayson Vandegrift
On this episode we sit down again with Midway Mayor Grayson Vandegrift. We discuss our last podcast interview on December 1st 2020, and what wild events have transpired since then. We deep dive into what lessons Mayor Grayson learned since December 2020 through Covid 19 up until this year. We also talk about Mayor Grayson becoming a new dad and the challenges of raising children in these uncertain and chaotic times. Lastly we discuss Mayor Graysons political aspirations as he makes a bid for State Representative.
August 25, 2021
Episode 027 Horror Film Review "Southbound"
On this episode we review the film "Southbound" (2015) 1 hr 29 mins. Available on Shudder and Prime.
August 14, 2021
Episode 26 Horror Film Review of "Leap of Faith"
On this episode we review the documentary "Leap of Faith". This documentary was produced in 2019, it is 1hr 45 min. It can be found on Shudder through Prime. The main cast stars director William Friedkin. This documentary is an in depth behind the scenes look at the cult classic, The Exorcist.
July 30, 2021
Episode 25 Horror Film Review "Geralds Game"
On this episode we review Geralds Game (2017). This is a Steven King adaptation, it is 1hr 43 min. Casts, Carla Gugino, Bruce Greenwood, Carel Struckien, Henry Thomas. Filming locations, Alabama and California. Available on Netflix and other streaming services.
July 10, 2021
Episode 24 Special Guest Michael Lankford
On this episode we sit down with a man I've known probably 30 years. Michael and I grew up together in Lexington, KY. Michael currently resides in Houston, Texas where he is a recent new father. We talk about Mike's journey from a small town Lexington kid, to a big city Houston oil man. We also discuss Mike's martial arts background, and his music aspirations in the rap hip hop game.
July 06, 2021
Episode 23 Horror Film Review "We still Say Grace"
On this episode we review "We Still Say Grace" (2020). 1 hr 34 mins. Cast- Holly Taylor as Maggie, Rita Volk as Sarah, Dallas Hart as Fisher, Bruce Davidson as Harold and Arriana Zucker as Betty. This film is available on Prime streaming services.
June 17, 2021
Episode 022 Horror Film Review "The Wind"
On this episode we review the horror film The Wind! This film is 1hr 28 mins. It stars Catlin Gerard, Julia Goldini and Ashley Zuckerman. It was filmed in 2018 in New Mexico and Santa Fe. It is currently available on Netflix.
June 04, 2021
Episode 021 The Clovehitch Killer movie review
On this episode we review The Clovehitch Killer (2018). This horror film is available on Netflix, it is 1hr 49 minutes. Some of the cast stars Dylan McDermott, Charlie Plummer and Madisen Beaty. This film is set in Woodson, KY. The filming location is Lousiville, KY.
May 31, 2021
Episode 020 with guest Dalton Rose
On this episode we sit down with fellow musician, Dalton Rose. Dalton is also an avid fisherman, participating in bass fishing tournaments. He is also considering running for local office as mayor in the next election cycle. We discuss Daltons music career, the Berea Richmond music scene and why he went on hiatus.
March 02, 2021
Episode 019 with guest Tanner & Peyton of Rags and Riches Band
On this episode we sit down with local Pop Rock Band Rags and Riches. Tanner is their lead singer and his brother Peyton is the drummer and producer. We discuss the bands influences and beginnings. We also talk about the affects of Covid on the band. We play a pop rock band word association game, and Tanner gives a shout out and plugs the bands upcoming album releases and future gigs and events.
February 23, 2021
Episode 018 with Special Guest Nick Wilder (Featuring Nick playing harmonica blues)
This is a newer version of our last episode with Nick Wilder! On this version we feature Nick playing harmonica blues in an audio clip. This audio clip was taken off Vimeo, Nick played his harmonica blues on live German TV. This version also includes our original podcast conversation.
February 08, 2021
Episode 018 with special guest Nick Wilder
On this episode we sit down with actor, wind surfer, musician, author and Male model Nick Wilder! We discuss the many hats Nick has worn spanning his long career as a actor on numerous TV shows and movies in both the US and Germany. Nick resides in both Italy and Montana. Nick is currently collaborating on a film with my father Daniel Blake Smith, Nick is also collaborating with Dan on a song project "When We First Found Love" (Featuring Nick Wilder on Harmonica).
February 05, 2021
Episode 017 Horror Film Review "Open 24 Hours"
On this episode we review "Open 24 Hours". This film is 1 hr 37 min. It was released in 2018. It stars Vanessa Grasse, Brandon Fletcher and Cole Vigue. Filming locations include Serbia and Mississippi. This film is available for free on Prime.
February 03, 2021
Episode 016 Horror Film Review of The Dark and the Wicked. And 30 Coins.
On this episode we review a new horror film and a new show on HBO called 30 Coins. The Dark and the Wicked is a film made last year, we discuss the cast, general plot and its lasting affects on the viewer. We also discuss the new HBO Europa show 30 Coins and my initial reaction to the English subtitles.
January 20, 2021
Episode 015 with guest Billy Halls
On this episode we sit down with Billy Halls, Billy is a well known bass player in Lexington, Kentucky as well as regionally. Billy is also a law enforcement officer with the Lexington Police Department. We discuss Billy's law enforcement background, and we discuss what affects the growing population of Lexington has had on local law enforcement. We also discuss Billy's music career and influences, as well as upcoming projects.
January 05, 2021
Episode 014 Special Guest Dr. Lorri Glover
On this episode we sit down with PHD Historian Dr. Lorri Glover. Dr. Glover is currently a professor at St. Louis University in St. Louis Missouri. She has been in the historian field for around twenty five years. She has written and collaborated on several history books. We discuss Dr. Glovers career, and her historical influences. We also do a 18th century influential womens quiz!
December 29, 2020
Episode 13 with guest Bryant Carter
On this episode we sit down with local musician and guitarist, Bryant Carter. Bryant has been playing in the local regional area of Winchester Kentucky, Lexington and other surrounding counties and cities for many years. Bryant is a native of Maryland but has family ties to Kentucky where he resides now. We discuss Bryant's music career, his many travels from LA back to Kentucky and everywhere else in between. Bryant discusses his musical influences, and we talk about his current project, the Bryant C Project!
December 22, 2020
Episode 12 with Special guest Bruce Smith
On this episode we sit down with retired Army Warrant Officer Band Commander Bruce Smith. We discuss Bruce's military career, his beginnings in the jazz genre and his eventual military retirement and his local music career. Besides being a veteran, Bruce also taught music in the public school system; he now leads music programs through his church and praise bands in Cary, NC.
December 18, 2020
Episode 011 with guest Mace Smith.
On this episode we sit down with local musician Mace Smith. Mace has been playing the local central Kentucky music scene for around 3 years. We discuss his music career, his influences, his favorite genres and the current music climate in central Kentucky.
December 15, 2020
Episode 10 Horror Film Review! "We are what we are"
On this episode we will be reviewing a horror film entitled "We are what we are". This film was made in 2013, its 1 hr and 45. It stars Julia Garner, Ambr Childers, Nick Damici, Bill Sage and Wyatt Russell.
December 12, 2020
Episode 009 with Special Guest Becky Bushong
On this episode we sit down with Becky Bushong, Becky has been working in the education sector for almost 40 years. She was a teacher at Henry Clay High school and Julius Mark's Elementary School in Lexington, Kentucky. Becky is also a life coach and part time substitute teacher as well. We discuss Becky's long career in education, her thoughts on the current education system, the affects of Covid on schools and what the future holds for teachers and educators.
December 11, 2020
Episode 008 with guest Nathan Arbuckle
On this episode we sit down with Staff Sergeant Nathan Arbuckle, Nathan is a veteran of the US Airforce, he also a wounded warrior. On this episode we discuss Nathan's military career, the chaotic events he faced that transformed him, his career and life as a whole. We discuss transitioning from military life to civilian life, we also discuss what its like being a wounded veteran dealing with the VA and various other challenges.
December 10, 2020
Episode 007 with guest Bryon Cooper
On this episode we sit down with fellow musician Bryon Cooper! Bryon has been playing and performing music for over 35 years. He is a native of Southern Kentucky and currently resides in Lexington. Bryon has played many instruments and been in a wide variety of genre bands. He is currently fronting a band called Crime Scene. We discuss his music background and current local music culture.
December 04, 2020
Episode 006 with Special guest Mayor Grayson Vandegrift
On this special episode, we are speaking with Midway Mayor Grayson Vandegrift! We will be discussing his background in politics, the cities response to Covid, his two terms as mayor, lessons learned and what the future holds for Midway both from a developmental and economic standpoint.
December 01, 2020
Episode 005 with guest Philip Trossarello
On this episode we sit down with my friend of many years. He's a veteran of the Airforce, and is an aspiring actor and stage performer in New York. We discuss what the current talent and acting climate is like, we also discuss Philip's motivations and career paths. We also discuss what its like transitioning from military life into civilian life as an actor in New York City.
December 01, 2020
Episode 004 with guest Michael Bower
This episode we will be chatting with my long time friend Michael Bower. We will be discussing music culture and climate, our influences and where everything is headed!
November 27, 2020
Episode 003 Special guest Dr. Daniel Blake Smith
On this episode we chat with a very special guest, writer, producer, UK professor historian and independent film maker Dr. Daniel Blake Smith. Dr. Smith among his many accomplishments is also my father!
November 27, 2020
Horror Film Rundown! Episode 002
On this episode we'll discuss Horror film reviews, I'll be discussing two recently viewed movies, House of the Devil and Dark and Wicked!
November 24, 2020
Episode 001 of My Sorta Rican Podcast! Introduction episode, who am I? The identity of this podcast!
My Sorta Rican Podcast is all about people, cultures, food, movies, shows, music, non political world events, deep dives into relevant tropics, interviews with local, regional and state leaders, entrepreneurs, business owners and generally creative people. This podcast is created for entertainment and educational purposes, we will avoid politics and religion by all means necessary.
November 24, 2020