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TwentyFiveEight Studios Podcast
126 minutes | Oct 20, 2019
Episode 26- Heidi Germaine Schnappauf
This week we are joined by multi-hyphenate, Heidi Germaine Schnappauf. She is a an artist of many talents, including musician, writer, stuntwoman, and now Film Director. You can see Heidi on the final season of NBC's BLINDSPOT, airing now. Heidi's feature film debut is F WORD, filmed entirely in NEPA. They are currently raising completion funds on KICKSTARTER. Check out their campaign and DONATE!
166 minutes | Sep 9, 2019
Episode 25- Brian O'Halloran & Diana Devlin
"I'm not even supposed to be here today!!!"We are incrdibly fortunate to have Brian O'Halloran and Diana Devlin on our show today. you may remember Brian from such films as CLERKS, MALLRATS, CLERKS 2, JAY AND SILENT BOB STRIKE BACK, not to mention Tv Shows, and Producing. Diana we had the pleasure of meeting when we cast her in a commercial for us. She is an incredible talent, and a more wonderful human being. They are both coming off of the Table Read for CLERKS 3 to raise money,We are so excited they stopped by to talk to us.Please give a listen, share, comment...we love ALL of it!
114 minutes | Aug 20, 2019
Episode 24 - Scranton School Board Member, Tom Borthwick
Round 3! We are back from an EXTENDED leave to talk about something that affects all of us; School! We are joined again, but this time as a Scranton School Board Member and discuss where we were, where we are, and are we heading for trouble.As you will hear, the SSD isn't alone in its problems, but it has its problems. Tom is incredibly knowledgable and versed in how districts run, and now he's on The Board doing what he can, just like every other board member, and employee of the SSD to get the ship straight.We hope you find this informative, and hope that you keep listening.Sorry for the wait...we're working on it.
112 minutes | Jan 28, 2019
Episode 23 - Mike Stevens
Stacey and Mark are joined by Broadcasting Legend, Mike Stevens. Mike is known by generations for his show ON THE PENNSYLVANIA ROAD. For 40 years he has told us story’s that were always uplifting and informative. He was our voice to the small, the unknown, and the often overlooked. Mike was, and will forever be, the journalist who made all of us listen, ponder, and reflect. It was an honor to have him on the show, and we’re incredibly excited about what Mike is going to do in the future.
157 minutes | Dec 10, 2018
Episode 22 - Steve Corbett
Hey all! We’ve been missing for a while and we can’t apologize enough, but we’re coming back with a BANG!Markie and Stacey welcome this weeks guest is Journalist, Talk Radio Host, and now OUTLAW JOURNALIST, Steve Corbett. Steve has one hell of a career that navigates both coasts all the while speaking truth to power. He has been a staple of the NEPA Political Climate for years, but now he’s leveled up to become a celebrated author. His new book, Blood Red Syrah is available now through traditional bookstores, Amazon, and multiple other internet outlets. It was a real treat, and pleasure to get to chat with Steve for as long as we did. We go through his early days to today. It is fascinating to hear not just from “The Voice”, but from the man. YOU BETTER LISTEN!
110 minutes | Oct 1, 2018
Episode 21 - "Somebody's Someone" with Mary Ann Oliveri and Jacqulyn Miles
Stacey and Mark are joined by Mary Ann Oliveri and Jacqulyn Miles. This is a very special episode for us because TwentyFiveEight has been working alongside Mary Ann and Jacqulyn on an Opioid Awareness video. Somebody’s Someone” for the past few months. It is of extra importance to us all because of the opioid pandemic affecting our nation right now. Everyone on our show has been affected by this in one way or another. Mary Ann lost her beautiful daughter, Sarah over a year and a half ago, and that is the catalyst for this project. Mary Ann and her husband, Dave, have turned into not only great friends of ours, but heroes. We wanted to honor all those that we lost, and the ones that are still fighting. This weekend, October the 6th, we are having a preview event at Lackawanna College. The event is at the Theater at Lackawanna College, starting at 2pm. We encourage anyone who would like more information, lost a loved one, or are still battling this disease to attend. It’s a beautiful project, involving amazing people, who have all been selfless with their time. We are proud of this, and we are proud of Mary Ann and Dave for their courage and honesty.
130 minutes | Sep 17, 2018
Episode 20 - Conor O'Brien and The Scranton Fringe Festival
…AND WE’RE BACK!!!! Stacey and Mark are back after a few “Work Weeks”. We are back with none other than the amazing Conor O’Brien, Executive Director of The Scranton Fringe Festival. Conor and his team, including Managing Director, Elizabeth Bohan are celebrating Scranton Fringe Festival’s 4th successful year this year.We discuss where Fringe Festival’s originated, the genesis of The Scranton Fringe Festival, and some of the misconceptions about it. This podcast we got back to more light hearted, fun discussion, and there is no better than Mr. O’Brien. Please give a watch or a listen. This one is really entertaining.
135 minutes | Aug 5, 2018
Episode 19 - The Opioid Pandemic with Josh Rosengrant
Stacey and Markie sit down with Josh Rosengrant, single dad of two beautiful children, and who will be 2 years sober next month. Josh was arrested on September 1st, 2016 on drug charges. He turned his life around and now he is celebrating almost 2 years sober. Josh is one of the success stories, but for many out there opioids and heroin addiction is misunderstood, and in all too relevant terms, fatal. Josh speaks about how he got to that fateful day in 2016 and what his life is like now.The opioid pandemic is not unique to other places in the country, it’s here in NEPA, don’t be unaware of that.Josh really hopes to spread his message of hope, and helping those in crisis, and we were privileged to have him sit and talk with us.
82 minutes | Jul 27, 2018
Episode 18 - State Of The Union With Joe Van Wie (Part 2)
Stacey and Markie continue our conversation about the current state of affairs in America. Once again, we realize that no matter what opinion or facts that we talk about will be considered bias by most, and being that no politician in their right mind would come onto our show, we went with the next best thing, Joe Van Wie. Joe is the Owner of JVW INC. and has done campaigns for many reputable local politicians. He has a savvy mind, and a keen insight to see what is behind the curtain. **Friendly Reminder** This is just a podcast, if you don’t agree, don’t agree. Lets not turn this into a firestorm of tit for tat based solely on identity. We hope you enjoy the conversation, and we hope it encourages you to get involved in the process, regardless of affiliation.
76 minutes | Jul 25, 2018
Episode 17 - State Of The Union With Joe Van Wie (Part 1)
Stacey and Markie sit down with Mr. Joe Van Wie to discuss the current state of affairs in America. We realize that no matter what opinion or facts that we talk about will be considered bias by most, and being that no politician in their right mind would come onto our show, we went with the next best thing, Joe Van Wie. Joe is the Owner of JVW INC. and has done campaigns for many reputable local politicians. He has a savvy mind, and a keen insight to see what is behind the curtain. **Friendly reminder** This is just a podcast, if you don’t agree, don’t agree. Lets not turn this into a firestorm of tit for tat based solely on identity. We hope you enjoy the conversation, and we hope it encourages you to get involved in the process, regardless of affiliation.
72 minutes | Jul 18, 2018
Episode 16 - Earl Granville (Part 2)
In part 2, Stacey and Mark continue their sit down with combat veteran, Earl Granville. In this episode we talk about his recovery, being one legged onstage at Dropkick Murphy’s shows, and his new mission. Earl is a human being that we should all sit back and listen to and get some perspective.
72 minutes | Jul 5, 2018
Episode 15 - Earl Granville (Part 1)
Stacey and Mark had the unique pleasure to sit down with combat veteran, and all around amazing individual, Earl Granville. He is a retired Army Staff Sgt., who lost part of his leg when a roadside bomb struck his vehicle in eastern Afghanistan in 2008. Granville was on his third deployment with the Pennsylvania National Guard’s 1/109th Infantry Regiment when he was injured. You may remember Earl from his amazing finish at the Boston Marathon one year ago, carrying his good friend and guide, Andi Marie Piscopo across the finish line, while she carried the American flag . Earl is a motivation speaker, advocate, sometimes actor, but most importantly a hero. His new mission is to spread the word of positivity and togetherness to veteran and civilian alike. This is part 1 of our interview with Earl.
61 minutes | Jun 18, 2018
Episode 14 - Filmmaker Zack Wilcox (PART 2)
In episode 14 of our discussion with Fimmaker Zack Wilcox, we discuss the perils and advantages to Indie Film Production and some of the techniques he employed to conceptualize and complete his Directorial debut, "HUNTING LANDS"
63 minutes | Jun 18, 2018
Episode 13 - Filmmaker Zack Wilcox (PART 1)
In Episode 13, our good friend from Los Angeles, and filmmaker, Zack Wilcox was kind enough to come on. Zack and Mark have been friends for well over a decade and the stories to be shared are plenty. He was the Writer, Producer, and Director on the feature film “HUNTING LANDS” that’s been making its rounds across the film festival circuit to much acclaim. “HUNTING LANDS” was playing at the South Side Film Festival in Bethlehem, PA, so we figured, when in Rome, lets catch up. Hope you enjoy. Keep a lookout for PART 2.
65 minutes | Jun 6, 2018
Episode 12 - "20 Minutes And A Beer" Video Production Panel
In Episode 12, we were fortunate enough to participate on a panel discussing Video Production. It’s incredibly humbling to be asked by your peers to be a part of such an informative, and often misunderstood aspect of marketing; Video content. The Panel was put on by The American Advertising Federation as part of their “20 Minutes And A Beer” series. Moderated by Joe Van Wie of JVW Inc., and consisting of Paola Giangiacomo (WVIA and Fox), Mark Dennebaum (TwentyFiveEight Studios), David Corigliano (Voyager Video), Lindsay Barrasse (Voyager Video), John Mikulak (VIA Studios), and Jonathan Edwards (Contention Media).
88 minutes | May 3, 2018
Episode 11 - Grammy Award Nominated Songwriter/Producer Jack Kugell (PART TWO)
Mark, Stacey, and Jimmy are joined by Grammy Nominated Songwriter/ Producer Jack Kugell. Jack is Co-Owner of THE HEAVYWEIGHTS with Jamie Jones of the Grammy Award-winning pop group ALL 4 ONE. Artists Jack has worked with include: Christina Aguilera, Kesha, J.Lo, Fergie, The Pussycat Dolls, Jim Brickman, Martina McBride, Jessica Simpson, Sean Kingston, Mary J. Blige, Wayne Brady, Taio Cruz, 98 Degrees, All-4-One, Anastacia & Michelle Williams to name a few.
72 minutes | Apr 25, 2018
Episode 10 - Grammy Award Nominated Songwriter/Producer Jack Kugell (PART ONE)
Mark, Stacey, and Jimmy are joined by Grammy Nominated Songwriter/ Producer Jack Kugell. Jack is Co-Owner of THE HEAVYWEIGHTS with Jamie Jones of the Grammy Award-winning pop group ALL 4 ONE. Artists Jack has worked with include: Christina Aguilera, Kesha, J.Lo, Fergie, The Pussycat Dolls, Jim Brickman, Martina McBride, Jessica Simpson, Sean Kingston, Mary J. Blige, Wayne Brady, Taio Cruz, 98 Degrees, All-4-One, Anastacia & Michelle Williams to name a few.Have a listen, or watch on Youtube and Facebook.
102 minutes | Mar 12, 2018
Episode 9 - Brendan Farrell, Paul Kostiak, and Lee Shaffer
In honor of St. Patricks day, Mark and Stacey sit down with Ireland native Brendan Farrell, and fellow Avocan’s Lee Shaffer and Paul Kostiak to discuss all things Irish and their new venture TAKE ME HOME TOURS. It is a wonderful conversation about life, love, heritage and all things Irish.
76 minutes | Feb 25, 2018
Episode 8 - DJ Born
Stacey and Mark sit down with Hazelton native, and international DJ, DJ BORN. Born brought along his son, Isiah Roper, and we talked about life growing up in NYC, moving to PA, DJ-ing with his sister SPINDERELLA from SALT N PEPA, and what success is like now.
81 minutes | Feb 19, 2018
Episode 7 - How do we address the gun problem in America with Dr. Michael Jenkins
Mark sits down with Dr. Michael Jenkins Associate Professor in Sociology, Criminal Justice and Criminology Department. His book titled Police Leaders in the New Community Problem-Solving Era (Carolina Academic Press, 2015) explores how some of the nation's top police executives drastically changed the nature of their departments' relationships with the communities they serve. He has also authored Labor Unions, Management Innovation, & Organizational Change in Police Departments (Springer, 2015) and a third book, Policing the World: The Practice of International and Transnational Policing (2nd edition), which will be published in Spring 2017
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