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Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Gunner Interview

This week's special guest is former TNA Impact Wrestling Television and Tag Team champion Gunner. Gunner talks about his time in the military, his ups and downs in the wrestling business, leaving TNA and where he sees himself going next. You do not want to miss this exciting interview with one of the true gents in the Wrestling business. Remember to subscribe, leave a comment and support the show if you enjoy it, word of mouth is our only advertisement campaign. Thank you~ Drew

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Special Thank You To The Listeners.

As a special thank you for all the great feedback I received in response to both the recent 2-part interview with Pat Mills and for the Q&A episode I have decided you award (punish some may say) with a double episode this week. The Interview with Craig Campbell was recorded over two calls and seventy minutes so is a perfect fit for 2 episodes but instead of having to wait a whole week you will get both episodes this week, Friday and Saturday to be precise.

So a big thank you  goes out to all the listeners who have stayed with me on this journey and all the new listeners alike. Also a huge thank you goes out to the great interviewees who have donated their time along the way so far.

There are many interviews recorded for the weeks ahead and more scheduled for the weeks beyond. I will let all you guys in on the who and when as that info can be released.

~ Drew

Monday, 20 July 2015

Craig Campbell Interview

This week's special guest interview is the hilariously talented stand-up comedian Craig Campbell. Craig chats about stabbing Jim Carrey, difference between comedy audiences, touring with Frankie Boyle and so much more. You won’t want to miss this episode. If you haven’t already, please subscribe, to the show and leave a comment on iTunes. The show is also available through most if not all other podcatchers.

Craig will be performing his new show “Don’t look down” at the Edinburgh Fringe. The venue for the show is the Assembly Rooms and the dates are   Aug 5, 7-16, 18-30. You can book tickets through this link: https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/craig-campbell-don-t-look-down

Here is a sample of his comedy genius: https://youtu.be/fwEtd9fH9Vs


Friday, 17 July 2015

Little Blog Post

So far this page has been dedicated to delivering breaking news on who will (or in the case of two weeks ago won't) be appearing on the show each week and that will remain the main usage going forward but I would also like to utilise the real estate to feature some other updates. What they will be I don't quite know but I would like to write updates regarding myself as well as the show after all the show is called "the Drew Carson show" even if it is really about the guests. 

I had a blistering week of interviewing last week were I interviewed the very funny stand-up comedian Craig Campbell, pro wrestling superstar Chad “Gunner” Lail and Scottish Manga supremo Sean Michael Wilson. Each was filled with both laughter and serious conversation on varying topics and I enjoyed them greatly for different reasons and hopefully you all will also.

This week I have been concentrating on trying to get my novel finished which has been a difficult write for the last two weeks. I stupidly took a week away from writing to focus on other things, some personal some not and getting back into the groove has been troublesome at best. The style I am writing in is experimental and can raise issues that the ever so brief outline I had written didn’t supply easy answers for. A story taking place over thirty years and not having a clear main character throughout is a difficult sell to begin with but when you throw in that its written in “Dream Logic” that throws up warning signals to most people I talk to about it. I know, being the only one who has read any of it, that it does work on some levels. I also know it doesn’t work on others but that’s what re-writes are for. The problem will be if the story only makes sense to me and not to whomever I give the finished first draft too to give me much needed editing notes.

The journey from beginning this book back in January to where it is now has been a fun at times maddening at others but so worthwhile over all.  It started off as a straight up crime story and through the months and many long internal conversations with myself (I know that sounds crazy) has transformed into a dark horror that pulls no punches. I am aiming for it to be released this year but that may be just a pipe dream but no matter when it is ready for release I will announce it here and on the Facebook page for the show. I will also announce it on my twitter account over at : @theDrewCarson if you want to follow me over there.

Thanks for reading this far if you managed to and if you didn’t, ‘Hey guys who managed to read this far how smelly are those others that didn’t?’

Just kidding.

Thanks for all the support for the show it has meant the world to me. I will strive to continue to improve as your host and to keep haggling to get you the best guest possible.

~ Drew Carson

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Pat Mills Interview Part 2

The second part of our special interview with the great Pat Mills will be available on Itunes, all other android podcatchers and of course on this site from Saturday 18th July. Don't miss this great episode subscribe now and remember to follow this blog and the facebook page www.facebook.com/thedrewcarsonshow
for all up coming interview details.

Friday, 10 July 2015

Special Guest Announcement 3- Sean Michael Wilson

And Lastly but certainly not leastly I am happy to announce that Sean Michael Wilson will be appearing on the Drew Carson show virtual studio couch all the way from Japan. Sean is the only British comic book writer working in Japan and has written such great works as AX Alternative Manga, The Book of Five Rings and Musashi.
Sean discusses the difference in the Japanese style to the American, the culture differences between the UK and Japan and of course comics. Don't miss this great interview or any of the others already uploaded by subscribing today. Sean's episode will be available on iTunes and all android apps on the 8th August. Check ut Sean's work at this link:

Special guest Announcement 2- Gunner

I am thrilled to announce that former Impact Wrestling megastar, movie star and all around bad-ass Chad "Gunner" Lail will be appearing on the Drew Carson show.

Gunner talks about his life in the marines, his runs with the Television title and Tag Team titles as well as all his angles in the Impact Zone.

He also talks about his hopes for the future in  the squared circle and his various filming projects up coming. This episode will be available from 1st August so make sure you don't miss this action packed episode by subscribing to the show on iTunes or any other android app.

Special Guest Announcement 1- Craig Campbell

I am thrilled to welcome the hilarious man himself Craig Campbell to the virtual studio. Craig is a world class stand-up comedian and discusses everything from stabbing Jim Carrey, touring Kazakhstan to touring with Frankie Boyle. This fun filled interview will be available on iTunes (and all android apps) on 25th july so make sure you don't miss out on this and other great interviews subscribe now. Craig will be appearing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival tickets are available through this link: https://edinburghfestival.list.co.uk/event/229290-craig-campbell/

Thursday, 9 July 2015

Reminder: Pat Mills Interview Part 1

A quick reminder that part 1 of the 2 part interview with the legendary comic book creator Pat Mills will be available to download on saturday 11th July. It was a true honour to sit down and chat about 2000AD's creation, the British comic scene and a whole lot more.

To make sure you don't miss this or any other episode subscribe to the show on iTunes (or any android directory) and follow us over at Facebook at:  www.facebook.com/thedrewcarsonshow

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Weekly Update

A wrestler, a comedian and a comicbook writer walk into a podcast recording studio, no not the beginning of a bad joke but the week ahead of interviews. I will announce on Friday who these exciting interviewees are but let me say I am thrilled to welcome them to the show.

This week alone there may be between 3 and 7 interviews recorded so it will be a busy busy week for yours truly and if/when these other interviews are in the can I will let all you guys know about it first.

On Saturday 11th we have part 1 of the 2 part interview with legandary comicbook writer and creator of 2000AD Pat Mills. I had a wonderful time chatting to the great man about all things comic related and otherwise.

In other non podcast related news I attended Glasgow Comic-Con this weekend with my wife where I had the pleasure of meeting Sean Phillips (the artist of The Fade Out, Fatale, Marvel Zombies) Alan Grant (the writer of Strontium Dog, Detective Comics, Judgement on Gotham) and Mark Millar ( the writer of kick-Ass, Civil War, The Secret Service) It was a great weekend and left me with pondering if I would like to do a recording of the show from an arts festival, comic-con, film festival in the future. If that is something you would like to attend or listen to get in touch at thedrewcarsonshow@outlook.com, on the show's facebook page at:
www.facebook.com/thedrewcarsonshow in the comments section below or hit me up on twitter @thedrewcarson.

I would like to thank everyone for their kind words regarding the Q&A episode of the podcast it meant a lot to me that you guys beared with the show and for reaching out afterwards. I would also like to say thank you for all the cool requests for more info on my novel. I am hoping to publish before the end of the year but have around a third still to write. Weeks like this one take time away from writing but in a good way and I just need to become better at time management. I will do a reading from the novel down the road when I am closer to publishing and will keep you posted on the progress of the novel.

I would also like to give a big shout out to all the new listeners who have come aboard of late. The last 4 episodes have all had super download numbers and the show seems to have grown a solid core listener base and I will strive to continue to get interesting and diverse guests. If there is a special guest you would love to hear give me a shout out and I will strive to bring you that episode. better yet give that celebrity a shout out on twitter, facebook or any other social media source, if they get enough tweets and messages they will know the show has a loyal audience and that will go a long way to bringing them to the virtual studio.

Friday, 3 July 2015

Bonus Q&A Edition

This weeks' special guest is...Me! That's right folks as we could not record a replacement interview in time this week we have a bonus Q&A edition which features yours truly answering your questions. It felt strange to be on that side of things but I enjoyed the experience and I'd like to thank each and every one of you who sent questions in via Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and elsewhere. I hope I answered them fully and coherently.

As annouced in the post prior to this one our special guest for next weeks episode is the legandary Pat Mills, the creator of 2000AD. As a big comic book fan myself it was truly an honour to sit down and talk about his career, the comic book industry, Scottish humour and so much more. Even if you are not a fan of comic books you won't want to miss this the first of his two part interview.

I would just like to thank everyone again for sending in their questions and regular programming will be back next week. Remember to subscribe to the podcast if you haven't already and to like the page over at facebook at: www.facebook.com/thedrewcarsonshow and keep checking this page also for all the big news and interviews.


Pat Mills to appear on the Drew Carson Show

I am pleased to announce that Patrick Mills, the creator of the legendary British comic book 2000AD, SLAINE, Marshal Law and Nemesis will be appearing on the Drew Carson Show. This was truly an honour for me to sit down with one of my childhood heroes to discuss his career and so much more. The first of his 2 part interview will be available on iTunes from 11th July so don't forget to download and subscribe for this and more great interviews.