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Cap Blackard

Host, Lead Host & Executive Producer on Nerdy Show, Voice Actor, Editor & Producer of Dungeons & Doritos & The Call of Cthulhu Mystery P… & Host & Editor of State of the Empire: A Lucasf… & Lightning Dogs
Cap Blackard is a multimedia artist based out of Orlando, Florida known for her work as a podcast host, writer, graphic artist, and actor. She's Executive Producer and Network Director of both The Nerdy Show Network and Consequence of Sound's Consequence Podcast Network. Blackard co-founded the podcasts Nerdy Show and Dungeons & Doritos in 2009 - launching what would become The Nerdy Show Network. Dungeons & Doritos would be her first major acting roles as both the sensationally sensual dragonborn, Jamela, and the senile wizard narrator, Galdap. That series launched the programming the network is best known for: RPG Audio Dramas - live tabletop roleplaying turned into immersive cinematic narratives. Blackard's work as a performer and storyteller with Nerdy Show continued in The Call of Cthulhu Mystery Program, Nerdcasting the Multiverse, and other specials and series. As a host on podcasts and at conventions, Blackard specializes in surreal yet informative humor and has interviewed creators an innovators such as Dan Aykroyd, Phil Collins, Devo's Gerald V. Casale, Reggie Watts, 'Weird Al' Yankovic, Barry Levinson, David Byrne, Janelle Monáe and many more. Spinning out of Nerdy Show she co-created Lightning Dogs - an animated series inspired by classic 80s cartoons, whose inception happened live on air. Since then, all the series' development has been recorded and the entire saga from concept to creation is documented in the Lightning Dogs: The Official Paw'dcast. As Art Director for Consequence of Sound, Blackard has created a body of pop culture illustration, paintings, and multimedia art alongside in-depth articles and interviews - some of which have doubled as podcasts for both Nerdy Show and Consequence Podcast Network.
Recent episodes featuring Cap Blackard
Blizzard of Ozz: The People vs. Ozzy Osbourne
The Opus
The Opus is out of the Blizzard and on Capitol Hill.Long before he was a teddy bear on reality TV, Ozzy Osbourne was seen as a demon through the eyes of many Americans. In fact, throughout the '80s, the Prince of Darkness was the subject of two separate court cases involving his music.Both "Suicide Solution" and "Mr. Crowley" drew ire from parents and politicians, who were no doubt fueled by the fear and rage of America's rampant Satanic Panic. This brought Ozzy into the sights of Tipper Gore and her Parents Music Resource Center.Host Andy Bothwell concludes his journey through 1980's Blizzard of Ozz by heading to America's capital with a team of experts. Today, he's joined by legendary pop culture writer Chuck Klosterman and The Columbine Effect author Beth Winegarner.Together, they discuss how Ozzy's battles during this time shaped first amendment rights for artists forever, how the war against censorship continues with social media, and how science sides with the holistic qualities of heavy metal.Next year marks the 40th anniversary of Ozzy Osbourne’s groundbreaking debut album, Blizzard of Oz. To celebrate, you can preview or stream music from Ozzy Osbourne here. Bonus: We’re also giving away his new career-spanning vinyl box set, See You on the Other Side. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Blizzard of Ozz: The Unexpected Influence of Ozzy Osbourne
The Opus
The Opus is in the thick of the Blizzard now.Tracing the influence of Ozzy Osbourne leads to some strange and wonderful places -- far beyond the confines of hard rock. From sports arenas to new hip-hop anthems, the Prince of Darkness has a reach that knows no limits.Host Andy Bothwell continues his journey through 1980's Blizzard of Ozz, but he's not alone. Today, he's joined by a motley crew that includes guitar god Zakk Wylde, musician Steve Brodsky (formerly of Converge), Portland Mercury writer Robert Ham, and, yes, Minor League Baseball executive Fillup Guiry.Together, they discuss how Blizzard of Ozz was a gateway drug into metal, how all great grunge musicians were 16 when it dropped, and how it wound up on the mixing boards for the likes of Post Malone, Trick Daddy, and Lil Jon.Next year marks the 40th anniversary of Ozzy Osbourne’s groundbreaking debut album, Blizzard of Oz. To celebrate, you can preview or stream music from Ozzy Osbourne here. Bonus: We’re also giving away his new career-spanning vinyl box set, See You on the Other Side. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Blizzard of Ozz: The Prince of Darkness Finds Unlikely Shelter
The Opus
Warning: The Opus is about to get loud.Ozzy Osbourne wasn't always The Prince of Darkness. It was a long and twisted journey in the lead-up to his 1980 solo debut, Blizzard of Ozz, one that found the legendary singer banished, wrecked, and lost without any sense of purpose. He was a broken man.Yet he was hardly abandoned. After being pulled back to life by his future life partner Sharon Arden, Osbourne found himself amidst an unlikely redemption story in his post-Black Sabbath life. That story is where this season of The Opus begins.In the first episode of our Blizzard of Ozz series, host Andy Bothwell is joined by legendary guitarist Zakk Wylde, who's performed alongside Osbourne since 1987, in addition to heavy metal writer Joseph Schafer, who has served as curator for NW Terrorfest.Together, they chart how Osbourne went from toiling away in Los Angeles' Le Park Suite Hotel to finding the classical complexity of Randy Rhoads' guitar work to ultimately creating the blueprint for the future of heavy metal. Again, things are gonna get loud.So, put on those headphones, throw up the horns, and listen below.Next year marks the 40th anniversary of Ozzy Osbourne’s groundbreaking debut album, Blizzard of Oz. To celebrate, you can preview or stream music from Ozzy Osbourne here. Bonus: We’re also giving away his new career-spanning vinyl box set, See You on the Other Side. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Death's Shroud
Ghostbusters: Resurrection
Caution: this episode contains violent and stressful situations which may not be suitable for all listeners.The Ghostbusters enter an attraction at Halloween Horror Nights where a number of attendees have disappeared... and now they've disappeared too! As soon as the team sets foot inside, they're immediately separated and lost in darkness. With no way to see or communicate, each team member must face this challenge alone. But in this “haunted house,” the monsters are real and the consequences... are fatal.Featuring a special appearance by Cap Blackard and Aly Grauer. For links and more info, head to the main episode page:https://nerdyshow.com/2019/10/ghostbusters-resurrection-episode-11-deaths-shroud For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Welcome to The Opus - Season 5: Ozzy Osbourne's Blizzard of Ozz
The Opus
The Opus is back for a fifth season from Consequence of Sound and Sony. After exploring the legacies of classic records from Bob Dylan (Blood on the Tracks), The Jimi Hendrix Experience (Electric Ladyland), Jeff Buckley (Grace), and Willie Nelson (Red Headed Stranger), we’re bundling up to enter the storm that is Ozzy Osbourne’s debut solo record, Blizzard of Ozz. Host Andy Bothwell, a.k.a. Astronautalis, will begin to traverse the frozen tundra of metal when episode one drops on October 24th.After being fired from Black Sabbath in 1979, Osbourne feared his career was over. However, with the help of his future wife, Sharon Arden, and the work of guitarist Randy Rhoads, he saw a second chance to become a heavy metal icon. Blizzard of Ozz blew in like a cold wind of change that would shift not just Osbourne’s life, but the genre as a whole, thanks to hit singles “Crazy Train” and “Mr. Crowley”. Over three episodes, a number of musicians, artists, authors, and metal heads will delve into how the record changed Ozzy’s world and continues to impact music today.Bothwell returns to host the series to guide us through the Blizzard. “I didn’t grow up on Ozzy, I knew the hits, but I had never gone any deeper than that on Blizzard Of Ozz,” Bothwell admits. “But, after researching for this next season of The Opus, I have become a TOTAL fan! I finally understand why metal heads worship this record, and I fully accept and acknowledge Ozzy Osbourne as the Godfather of Metal, and the one true Prince of Darkness!”The Opus: Blizzard of Ozz premieres October 24th, and you can subscribe now. To prepare for the new season, stream a selection of Ozzy Osbourne’s top tracks via all major streaming services. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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May 29th, 1984
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Orlando, FL, USA
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25
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