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Friends + Experts

Friends + Experts

By Michael Vernon Freeze
This is a conversation between some friends and some experts that cover a variety of life and social subjects. Everybody has a way and an opinion about something. We'll talk about that here! Thanks for listening.
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Episode 11: Talk Politics to Me!!
In this episode, I speak with my long time friend and political junkie Davena Howell. We talk about what the year before was like politically, how the impeachment of the 45th President is going to end and how the Iowa Caucus will fare out. Plus, we put out an open call to any conservatives who want to talk shop with us!
January 23, 2020
Episode 10: The best in movies-2019
This episode features 24HourMedia's Anthony Freeze who breaks down the best, worst and in-between movies of 2019, a wish list for 2020 and a Golden Globe prediction that came true!
January 14, 2020
Episode 9: Frank Smith III: Karaoke Expert and Master of Ceremonies
The latest edition of Friends+Experts features Frank Smith III, entrepreneur, author and award-winning karaoke DJ and master of ceremony out of Indianapolis. He talks about his journey into karaoke, children’s books and his line-dancing tune that’s a love letter to Indianapolis. His Facebook page: YouTube:
August 9, 2019
Episode 8: Blue Green and the art of storytelling
In this episode, we talk with Blue Green, host of the PBS' "Around Akron with Blue Green." Green details the highs and lows of filmmaking, his fondness for the city of Akron, Ohio and how he was able to produce content that entertains and educates audiences about his favorite city. 
July 19, 2019
Episode 7: The 24-Hour Hustle
In this episode of the Friends+Experts podcast, we catch up with Anthony Freeze (yes, he is my cousin), host of The 24-Hour Hustle Show and founder of 24 Hour Media. He drops some knowledge about being an entrepreneur and content creator as well as the importance of “Win-Win-Win” connection and helping others. Freeze also gives the audience a 24-Hour Challenge. 
February 1, 2019
Episode 6: It's Not Climate Change, It's Climate Disruption
In this episode of the Friends+Experts podcast, we speak with Rebekah L. Fraser, author of “A Farmer’s Guide to Climate Disruption.” We talk about climate change and how it should be instead called climate disruption; how to confront climate deniers; and how we should be selfish in our ways when it comes to climate disruption. Also, we chat about her first work of fiction, The Orderly and why one should never schedule a book reading against an evening with Ta-Nehisi Coates.
December 15, 2018
Episode 5: Convince Me to be a Conservative
In this short episode, host Michael Freeze goes into why he wanted to start this podcast, how he inherited $86.81, why he’s conservative-curious and the legend of Myk Phrease Week.
December 8, 2018
Episode 4: Babies, Blogging and Body Positivity
In the latest episode of Friends + Experts, we speak with blogger and author Jennifer King about the writing process, the confidence it builds and the joys of early parenthood.
November 30, 2018
Episode 3: Defining Feminism and Combating Social Injustice
Dr. Theresa Kulbaga, Associate Professor of American Studies & Women Studies at Miami (OH) University joins our episode to discuss the role of feminism, what it actually means and how to combat social injustice when it occurs, especially in our current political climate. We also have a conversation about the meaning of “himpathy,” her work at WordPlay Cincinnati and how literature and poetry can improve young lives, plus a preview of her new book, Campus of Consent.
November 23, 2018
Episode 2: Post-Hurricane Michael
In this episode, we're talking about the post-Hurricane Michael efforts and aftermath through the story of Panama City, Florida resident and Friend Michael Thane. The state panhandle area as well as Mexico Beach and surrounding cities have been severely damaged by Hurricane Michael in October. Although the news cameras have left, there's still much that needs to be done. We speak with Michael about what's going on and what the media is not telling us.
October 25, 2018
Episode 1: The Art of Lobbying
Welcome to the very first episode of the Friends+Experts Podcast: Friend and Expert Scott R. Howell of the National Association of Letter Carriers stops by to share his thoughts on the art of lobbying, the status of the American middle class, Catholics, the Supreme Court, Midterm elections and a little bit of Taylor Swift.
October 16, 2018