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Episode Eighteen: A Gifted Inspiration with Briana Lamb

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Episode Twenty Four: A Godless Return with Shawn-Caulin Young
Fan Wonderland talks to our first returning guest Shawn-Caulin Young about his role as paedophile Ted LaGrange in HBO hit show True Detective, how he approached the role, the reception to Heart, Baby since our last chat and Shawn’s upcoming short film based on a true story, Stand Still. TJ & Shawn also discuss Shawn’s work on Godless, Case 347 and Shawn method acting every role he has. Content Warning: Infrequent Coarse Language, Brief discussion of paedophilia (concerning his role on the TV series), Mild/Major spoilers are contained for True Detective Season 3, Episodes 1 & 2 Podcast Cover designed by Fan Wonderland Cover Images Provided by Shawn-Caulin Young/Platform PR Shawn Links: Instagram: www.instagram.com/shawncaulinyoung/  Facebook: www.facebook.com/shawncaulinyoungfans/  Twitter: twitter.com/ShawnCaulin 
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January 20, 2019
Episode Twenty-Three: A Cursed Australian with Tristan Barr
Fan Wonderland talks to Australian, actor, director and producer Tristan Barr about upcoming Horror-Comedy Cursed and his award winning film Watch The Sunset. TJ & Tristan explain the often confused difference between producing and directing as well as a certain special guest showing up in the intro short for Cursed and the extra mile the marketing team has gone for the series. TJ & Tristan also discuss how and why Australia is still lagging behind in the arts industry, channels not taking risks and how Tristan and his team are trying to change it.  Also TJ continues to tease 2019 Fan Wonderland content in discussing digital content with Tristan. Content Warning: Contains Strong Coarse Language.  Podcast Cover designed by Fan Wonderland Cover Images Provided by Tristan Barr Tristan Barr Links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/BarrTristan Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trisbarr/ Website: https://www.continuancepictures.com/ Cursed Links: (Suggested to watch in below order) Intro Pilot to main series with Special Guest: https://youtu.be/axex4k1MZrw Cursed Pilot: https://youtu.be/XKDQY986rFU Mentioned in Episode Links: Two Weeks Link (as mentioned in episode by Tristan): https://www.twoweeks.tv/
51:37
January 13, 2019
Episode Twenty-Two: Aliens, Blood Sacrifice & A Rogue Spirit with Rosa Arredondo
Fan Wonderland talks to talented actress Rosa Arredondo about upcoming indie psychological thriller Bloodbound as well as her upcoming debut on Roswell, New Mexico. TJ & Rosa discuss the impressive indie cast in Bloodbound as well as working alongside talented newcomer Eden Brolin, scary stories from the set of Bloodbound and how indie films impact the industry. TJ & Rosa also discuss Rosa’s role in the upcoming CW show Roswell, New Mexico, how it differs from its predecessor and explains the fact it is less of a reboot and more of a ten years later alternate story. Content Warning: Contains mentions of sexual assault and strong coarse language Podcast Cover designed by Fan Wonderland Cover Images Provided by Rosa Arredondo
54:50
January 13, 2019
Episode Twenty-One: A Motherforking Fairytale with Luke Guldan
Fan Wonderland talks to talented actor Luke Guldan about hit show The Good Place & CBS Original Tell Me A Story TJ & Luke discuss his dream roles, how he got into acting, his roles across The Good Place, LGBTQIA+ film Fluidity and Tell Me A Story as well as two more indie films Luke is starring in. TJ & Luke also discuss LGBTQIA+ representation in film and TV as well as Luke’s dream roles. Content Warning: Mild sexual references Mild spoilers are contained for The Good Place. Podcast Cover designed by Fan Wonderland Cover Images Provided by Luke Guldan/Status PR Luke Guldan Links: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lukeguldanofficial/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/LukeGuldan Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lukeguldanofficial/
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January 13, 2019
Episode Twenty: Friends From College with Jae Suh Park
 Fan Wonderland talks to talented rising star actress Jae Suh Park about hit Netflix show Friends From College and its sophomore season. TJ & Jae discuss her dream roles, how she got into acting, why she loves playing Marianne and the amount of improv in the show. TJ & Jae also discuss the film industry, how key scenes in the show happened, as well as filling in some scenes that ended up being cut from both seasons and more. Major spoilers are contained for Friends From College Season 1 & 2 and a mild trigger warning for a brief mention of a scene from Season 1. Podcast Cover designed by Fan Wonderland Cover Images Provided by Jae Suh Park/Icon PR Cover Image Credits: Photography: Ashley Frangie Makeup: Elizabeth Follert Hair: Felicia Rials Stylist: Veronica Graye Jae Suh Park Links: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thejaesuhpark/ Episode Note: There’s an overlap in the audio in some places that makes it sound like TJ & Jae overtalk each other which didn’t actually happen during our chat.
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January 12, 2019
Episode Nineteen: Alice in Fan Wonderland with Alice Blake
 Fan Wonderland talks to Ukrainian based artist Alice Blake about her fan art, how she got started, and her advice for other artists as well as talking about multiple fandoms. TJ & Alice discuss  how Alice learnt to draw and what inspires her, and how she dealt with uncertainty about her style and how she overcame it.  They also discuss how fan art has been utilised within shows recently, Thasmin, Legends of Tomorrow, the consistent killing of LGBTQIA+ characters in TV shows, as well as how Doctor Who has changed for people who are deaf and blind by creating strong characters with actresses such as Ellie Wallwork and Sophie Stone and much more, of course including Alice in Wonderland. Mild spoilers are contained for Doctor Who (2005) episodes including New Years special Resolution. Podcast Cover designed by Fan Wonderland Cover Images Provided by Alice Blake Art Alice Blake Links: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aliceblakeart/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/aliceblakeart Tumblr: https://aliceblakeart.tumblr.com/ Episode Notes: -TJ mentioned Series/Season 12 on two occasions. What was meant was the 12th Doctor’s Era with Peter Capaldi -The deaf actress in Doctor Who TJ mentioned was Sophie Stone .
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January 10, 2019
Episode Eighteen: A Gifted Inspiration with Briana Lamb
Fan Wonderland talks to Briana Lamb about her cosplay, modelling and work on The Gifted as well as her work on over 50 different productions.  TJ & Briana discuss the horrific accident that changed Briana’s life, the outpouring of support surrounding it and her motivation and approach to life since.  Briana & TJ discuss how she got into cosplay, modelling and her role on The Gifted alongside Emma Dumont, as well as dealing with depression and anxiety . Briana also gave us some funny stories about her work on film & TV sets as an extra, a double and much more. Podcast Cover designed by Fan Wonderland Cover Images Provided by Briana Lamb Briana Lamb Links: Instagram: https://instagram.com/theladynerd Facebook: http://theladynerd.com/ Blog: http://theladynerd.com/ Accident Blog Entry: WARNING: Contains graphic images and details of Briana and her accident and injuries. Reader discretion advised. http://theladynerd.com/briana-and-the-terrible-horrible-no-good-very-bad-day/ Support Briana on Ko-Fi:  https://ko-fi.com/theladynerd YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCX-yvZLdyMeMrc44m9PKBsA Table of Contents Intro, Accident & Cosplay: 0:00-31:53 The Gifted/Extra & Double Work: 31:53-1:23:54 Modelling:  1:23:54-1:45:18
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December 31, 2018
Episode Seventeen: A Dead Man Walking with James Chen
Fan Wonderland talks to James Chen about his role as Kal on AMC’s The Walking Dead, as well as LGBTQIA+ indie film Fluidity and dive into James’ fanboy side, his love of Spider-Man and representation in the LGBTQIA+ and Asian communities or lack thereof. TJ & James discuss how James got the role of Kal, and much more. James & TJ discuss James’ favourite roles, stereotyping and miscasting across the LGBTQIA+ and people of colour communities being stereotypically cast or miscast in the film and TV industry. James also details the set and behind the scenes of The Walking Dead.There’s even a Walking Dead pun from James. Podcast Cover designed by Fan Wonderland Cover Images Provided by James Chen/Status PR & IMDB/AMC James Chen Links: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jameschennyc/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jameschenactor/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/jamesCchen Website: http://www.jamescchen.com/ Fluidity Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTrcBLhiywM
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December 30, 2018
Episode Sixteen: A Journey Round The Twist with Anjelica Bette Fellini
Fan Wonderland talks to Anjelica Bette Fellini about her breakout role on Fox’s The Gifted, as well as on Margot and upcoming coming of age film Sid Is Dead. TJ & Anjelica discuss how Anjelica got the role of Rebecca/Twist, her role in Sid Is Dead and much more. Anjelica & TJ reflect on Stan Lee’s impact on the Marvel family, her favourite Marvel characters, her reaction to getting a role on The Gifted, her dream roles and more. There’s also a brilliant joke from Anjelica about how she got into the role of Rebecca, but you’ll have to listen to hear it. Podcast Cover designed by Fan Wonderland Cover Images Provided by Anjelica Bette Fellini & IMDB Anjelica Bette Fellini Links: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/anjelicafellini/
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December 4, 2018
Episode Fifteen: Yikes, It's Tessa with Tessa Violet
Mild Spoiler Warning for Bad Ideas music video (if listening prior to it’s release on November 30): Fan Wonderland talks to Tessa Violet about her single Bad Ideas and it’s accompanying music video both releasing November 30 TJ & Tessa discuss Bad Ideas & the accompanying music video which Tessa was instrumental in creating as well as the Twitter love between Tessa & Bishop Briggs and her disbelief at Crush going past 24 million views and more. The episode is wrapped with TJ & Tessa revealing the debut of the music video for Bad Ideas. Podcast Cover designed by Fan Wonderland Cover Image Provided by Tessa Violet Tessa Violet Links: Website: https://tessa-violet.com/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOw4v1j3QnzH7X4krQAS7fg Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tessaviolet/?hl=en Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TessaViolet Twitter: https://twitter.com/TessaViolet
35:57
November 30, 2018
Ascendancy (Anchor Exclusive)
Want to hear how Chasing Velvet sound? Check out Ascendancy from their debut EP Replay. Exclusively streaming only on our Anchor platform. All rights belong to Chasing Velvet. Cover designed by Fan Wonderland Image & CV Logo provided by Chasing Velvet
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November 15, 2018
Episode Fourteen: Chasing A Velvet Replay with Chasing Velvet
Fan Wonderland talks to talented Australian duo Chasing Velvet about what inspired the name “Chasing Velvet”, their fans, what inspired their music and their hopes to eventually do a national tour and more. Website: http://chasingvelvet.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChasingVelvet Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chasingvelvetofficial/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chasingvelvet/ Replay EP streaming on Spotify now and available for purchase digitally on iTunes or a physical copy on Chasing Velvet Website. Ascendancy is available to stream exclusively on our Anchor channel. Podcast Cover designed by Fan Wonderland Images provided by Chasing Velvet
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November 15, 2018
Episode Thirteen: A True Story with Heart, Baby with Shawn-Caulin Young
STRONG CONTENT WARNING: This episode contains strong language, discussion of rape, sexual assault, sexual harassment, substance abuse and homophobia and may be triggering for some listeners. If this episode affects you or affects someone you know please seek the appropriate support. Fan Wonderland talks to Shawn-Caulin Young about his role as transgender female inmate Crystal in award winning biopic Heart, Baby. TJ & Shawn discuss how Shawn came to be cast as Crystal and how Shawn transformed himself and his daily life and lived as a transgender woman to prepare for the role and the horrific experience and reality of what the transgender community deals with on a daily basis. This episode brought both Shawn & TJ to tears during the recording. The episode is entirely unfiltered, unedited and raw. It's a confronting, real, and honest interview. Heart, Baby has a limited release in New York November 16, 2018 with a wider release expected globally. The episode wraps with TJ & Shawn discussing what to expect from Shawn in True Detective Season 3 being released in 2019. Heart, Baby Links: Heart, Baby Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_bfUOUz5mg&app=desktop Heart, Baby Website: https://heartbabythemovie.com/ Shawn Links: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shawncaulinyoung/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shawncaulinyoungfans/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShawnCaulin Podcast Cover designed by Fan Wonderland Cover Images Provided by Shawn-Caulin Young/North of Two
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November 15, 2018
Episode Twelve: A Fearless Joey with Joey Djia
Content Warning: This episode contains discussion of suicide surrounding what inspired Joey to write So Don’t as well as the stigma surrounding mental health. Fan Wonderland talks to Joey Djia about her life since X-Factor and her rise to stardom. TJ & Joey discuss how there’s beginning to be artists talking about mental health in their music as well as the creative process and inspiration behind some of Joey’s tracks from her early years to her debut album Enough and how Joey has grown since X-Factor. Joey’s debut album Enough is available now. Podcast Cover designed by Fan Wonderland Cover Image Provided by Joey Djia Joey Djia Links: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Nowimjoey/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/joeydjia/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/nowimjoey Website: http://www.joeydjia.com/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjewBBWdiNGu6033i5S4U9w
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November 2, 2018
Episode Eleven-Foxie, Ronnie, and Rock & Roll with The Hots (Exclusive EP Track List Reveal)
Fan Wonderland talks to born and bred Aussie rockers here to bring the world a female-fronted rock revival. With powerhouse vocals and an all or nothing attitude their self-titled debut EP crashes together the sounds of a Carrie Underwood country track with true rock and roll vocals. At just 23 front woman Foxie Kelly has the vocal power of a seasoned veteran who has been in the industry for years. Foxie & Ronnie discuss how social media is now part of the artwork when it comes to creating albums or EP’s, Foxie’s Twang, and in a Fan Wonderland World First Exclusive, Fan Wonderland reveals the track list for the EP as The Hots explain track by track what each song is about and the process behind it. Foxie talks about satisfying the “little Foxie” inside Foxie by performing at the ARIA’s one day soon, as well as Foxie & Ronnie’s experience in the industry Full of Aussie banter, Hot and Rock & Roll related puns, and sharing stories this is the debut of The Hots you shouldn’t miss. Podcast Cover designed by Fan Wonderland Cover Image Provided by The Hots/Photography by Tony Mott The Hots Links: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thehotsofficial Instagram: http://instagram.com/thehotsofficial Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/thehotsofficial Website: https://www.thehotsofficial.com/ Pre-Release EARLY ACCESS (With Free Shipping Internationally for November 2018 only): https://www.thehotsofficial.com/shop Follow the link and sign up to Pre-Release get the password to buy and receive the EP Bundle early.
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November 2, 2018
Episode Ten: A Look Behind The Lens with Peter Coulson
Fan Wonderland talks to multi-award winning AIPP Australian Photographer Peter Coulson about what inspired him to begin photography, talks expectations that are taught or told to photographers & models and how our thought process around those really needs to change. Peter discusses his process for creating images, his process for uploading new images, working with light, his cameras, his inspirations, Kate Moss and more. Part interview-part educational podcast-part discussion, this is an episode that if you’re a model or photographer you shouldn’t miss. Podcast Cover designed by Fan Wonderland Cover Image Provided by Peter Coulson/Koukei Studio Peter Coulson Links: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/petercoulsonphotographer Tumblr: http://petercoulson.tumblr.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/petercoulson/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/_petercoulson?cn=ZmF2b3JpdGVfbWVudGlvbmVkX3VzZXI%3D&refsrc=email Website: http://www.peter-coulson.com.au/
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November 1, 2018
Episode Nine: A Journey Through The Black Light with The Ting Tings
Fan Wonderland talks to Grammy nominated band The Ting Tings ahead of their fourth studio album, The Black Light, releasing October 26, 2018. Katie & Jules break down their upcoming album The Black Light track by track with TJ, the creative process for each track and what inspired each track and what we can expect from their fourth studio album. Podcast Cover designed by Fan Wonderland Cover Image Provided by The Ting Tings The Ting Tings Links: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thetingtings Twitter: https://twitter.com/thetingtings Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thetingtings/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/tingtingsofficial Website: https://thetingtings.com/
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October 24, 2018
Episode Eight: Please Have Mercy! with Lucie Pohl
Fan Wonderland talks to The Last Germinican and Nutella superfan Lucie Pohl. Lucie’s most well known role is as the voice of Mercy in mega hit game Overwatch as well as Rixxa Fluxflame in World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth. Lucie also has a career as a comedian with shows like Hi Hitler & Cry Me A Liver and Apohcalypse Now. Lucie joins Fan Wonderland to discuss her career from Red Dwarf to Overwatch as well as her comedy career. Think you know Mercy? Think again. This is a podcast full of crazy stories from Lucie signing a live baby, to Lucie randomly singing in the episode, dubbing Khloe Kardashian in German, to her love letter to David Hasselhoff she wrote when she was 8 which she read to us that takes a really concerning turn. We also discuss politics and comedy in the current global political climate, Mercy in Grand Theft Auto and more. Podcast Cover designed by Fan Wonderland Lucie Pohl Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/therealluciepohl?ref=hl Twitter: https://twitter.com/LuciePohlComedy Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ulovelucie/ Website: http://www.luciepohl.com Want a taste of Lucie's comedy? https://vimeo.com/162789584
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October 21, 2018
Episode Seven: Snow, Zombie Apes & A Killer Puppet with Aleks Paunovic
Fan Wonderland talks to fanboy and “noodles don’t cut it” actor, Aleks Paunovic. Aleks is best known for his roles as Julius on SYFY’s Van Helsing, Julien on CW’s iZombie, wrestler Gunner Lawless, a skinwalker and Sean’s friend on the hit CW show Supernatural, or Winter from War For The Planet Of The Apes to name just a few of his roles. Aleks joins Fan Wonderland to discuss Van Helsing, indie film Puppet Killer and TNT’s upcoming TV adaptation of Snowpiercer based off the 2013 film and the graphic novel. While Aleks will return to chat about Snowpiercer in full once press starts for the show, Aleks was able to give us his characters’ name and a bit about the series. Aleks also chatted to us about his time working on Supernatural alongside Jensen Ackles & Jared Padalecki, fanboying at getting to work with Sir Anthony Hopkins and quite possibly the funniest reason for getting into acting and more. All capped off with a brutal roast of host TJ. From seriousness, to comedy to puppets and F-bombs this episode isn’t for the kiddies. So get your zombie & vampire survival kits ready and hide your puppets as you’ll never look at a puppet (or Elmo) the same way ever again. Puppet Killer Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q46t4JmrVAY&t=5s Photography by Aaron RT Smedley Podcast Cover designed by Fan Wonderland Aleks Paunovic Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AleksPaunovicFans/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/alekspaun Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alekspaun/
28:33
October 17, 2018
Episode Six: A Scarlett K.O. with Courtenay Taylor (Worldwide Exclusive)
Fan Wonderland talks to superhero and voice acting powerhouse Courtenay Taylor in a worldwide exclusive first interview to discuss her role as Scarlett in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 as well as Courtenay's work on OK K.O. Let's Be Heroes and the recent Crossover Nexus episode. We also had a special guest do our intro and wrap, so hunker down with your controller and your ears and listen to a funny, brilliant lady talk about her voice work and her dream roles and so much more. Photography by Leslie Alejandro (Courtenay)/Call of Duty Black Ops 4 (Scarlett) Courtenay Taylor Social Media: Twitter: https://twitter.com/courtenaytaylor Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/courtenaytaylorla/ Website: http://www.courtenaytaylor.com
26:56
October 13, 2018
Episode Five: A Walk Among Vampires & Bootlegs with Adi Shankar
Fan Wonderland talks to talented producer Adi Shankar about Castlevania in a podcast that ruins everyone's childhood TV show entirely after Adi points out a blatantly obvious point that changes everything we ever thought we knew. He also keeps secrets like Marvel prevents spoilers so don't expect juicy spoilers from Castlevania or Assassin's Creed, but we got some laughs and interesting information from Adi in the short time we spent with him about his Bootleg Universe and upcoming hip-hop film Bodied. Adi also chatted about working with Karmin on the music video for "Didn't Know You" and a potential reunion with Qveen Herby. Adi's Bootleg Universe is streaming now on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/AdiShankarBrand
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October 10, 2018
Episode Four: A Thousand Honest Voices with Jon Bailey
Fan Wonderland talks to voice acting legend Jon Bailey. Jon is known as Epic Voice Guy, a character he portrays across multiple roles particularly in Screen Junkies' Honest Trailers. Jon has used his voice for companies and studios like 2K (X-Com, WWE) and Hasbro (Transformers) to doing voice over for the Breaking Bad TV series. Jon has done voice work which totals in the thousands of voice acting jobs. Jon joins Fan Wonderland to talk about his work on games and Honest Trailers and how he came to be Epic Voice Guy. He can be found at www.epicvoiceguy.com and both on his own YouTube channel (EpicVoiceGuy) as well as Honest Trailers.
23:04
October 9, 2018
Episode Three: A Wild Vigilante with Rick Gonzalez
Fan Wonderland talks to Arrow star, Rick Gonzalez. Rick is best known for his series regular role of the vigilante Rene Ramirez aka Wild Dog on Arrow. His previous acting includes roles on Reaper, Blue Bloods, Mr Robot and Netflix film Deuces to name a few. Rick chats with Fan Wonderland about the upcoming Season 7 of Arrow, working with Lady Gaga, Mr Robot, set life on Arrow and family and more.
44:47
October 9, 2018
Episode Two: A Murderous Dance With Luke Jennings
Fan Wonderland talks to author Luke Jennings about Villaneve end game, Luke suggests there’s a bit of Villanelle in everyone, talks about his passionate fans and post Codename Villanelle series plans and so much more. The best part? It's spoiler free! The sequel to Codename Villanelle, titled Killing Eve: No Tomorrow is set to be released October 2018 via Amazon and is available for pre-order now. Credits: released October 2, 2018 Interviewer: TJ Guest: Luke Jennings Producer: Fan Wonderland Graphics/Cover Art: TJ
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October 3, 2018
Episode One: Being A Villain with Philip Brodie
Fan Wonderland talks to Philip Brodie about his work as Everit Dred on CW's The Outpost as well as his work on Harley & The Davidsons miniseries, Mythica, The Musketeers & Merlin, as well as upcoming film Behind You with his The Outpost co-stars. Philip also answered some pre-submitted fan questions as well as answering some burning questions about The Outpost. Mild Spoilers for Viewers not up to Season 1 Episode 6 of The Outpost onward. Credits: Released: September 18, 2018 Interviewer: TJ Guest: Philip Brodie Producer: Fan Wonderland Graphics/Cover Art: Fan Wonderland
53:10
October 2, 2018
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