The Picking Brains Podcast

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A few year’s ago I took some of the more “controversial” episodes of the show off of the website due to a variety of reasons. After 5 years I think it’s time for these fan favorite episodes to emerge once again.  Back in 2013 I ran a series o
Looks like Nathan and I have been around long enough to finally have a lost episode that somehow was never released. The episode was originally recorded in April 2016. Nathan and I review Diary of a Deadbeat, Baskin, Frankenstein Created Bikers
  Don’t call it a comeback. She’s been here for years. Luca Alskar is the guest this episode and she has the horror world in her view. Luca fills us in on what she’s got going on, some backstory on her life and even gives us a patented laugh. C
  For years Nathan Hamilton and I have referred to this episode’s guest as Rick Baker on a budget. Marcus Koch stops by the show to discuss his career in the film world, working on The Song of Solomon and other Unearthed Films releases, the be
  Here it is folks. The Scream King himself, Stephen Biro has finally stopped by the podcast to get his brain picked. Stephen is keeping the independent horror scene breathing and during our chat he gives his patented brand of “Biro” speak reg
  This episode presents quite the quandary. Thankfully lead singer of The Casket Creatures, Ryan Cadaver is here to guide all of us to The Phantom Zone and beyond with his expertise. Ryan and I discuss the band’s upcoming album, Return To Wolf
  Four years ago I had the pleasure of having Jenn Wexler on the podcast to discuss her short film, Halloween Bash. Fast forward to this year’s Chattanooga Film Festival and Jenn was in attendance to screen her feature debut, The Ranger which
The guest this episode is long time friend of the podcast, Scott Schirmer.  Scott’s appearances on the show have always been enlightening and entertaining and this episode is no different. We discuss The Bad Man, the art of packaging condoms f
  Every year once April rolls around it means one thing. Time for Joe Bob Briggs to melt minds with his yearly presentation at The Chattanooga Film Festival. Joe Bob was once again gracious enough to join the podcast for a chat on exploitation
  Here’s a special Halloween treat for all of you. Tommy Lee Wallace joins me to discuss his memories on the Halloween franchise, the IT mini series, directing Fright Night 2 and Vampires 2, projects that never materialized, his time with John
Brian Williams returns to the podcast to discuss Space Babes from Outer Space, not handling snakes, not being Charlie Manson, independent film, the importance of supporting artists, and so much more. Brian’s been a friend of the show for years
Nathan and I return to discuss Days of the Dead Indy, the greatness of Arrow Video releases, finally meeting Scout Taylor Compton, Diary of a Deadbeat, Frankenstein Created Bikers, and the dangers of Oscarbating (patent pending). We also annou
Longtime friend of the podcast, Scott Schirmer stops by to discuss his new film, Plank Face, Bandit Motion Pictures and the merits he see’s in Jurassic World. We also discuss Harvest Lake, the struggles of being a truly independent filmmaker,
  The guest this episode is Blair Bathory. Blair is the creator/host of Fear Haus which is the home of the best independent horror short films in the world. I was honored to be invited to the Fear Haus set to speak with Blair on a litany of to
Nathan and I have been told to go to Hell on numerous occasions so for this episode we decided to go deep into the depths of Hell with the best tour guide we could find. Can Evrenol is the writer/director of Baskin, which hit us like a ton of
  Ken Hanley joins me this episode to discuss his experiences at Fangoria, being the Editor-In-Chief, the current state of horror media, social media’s effect on the genre, and how great it would be to see Don Coscarelli singing karaoke while
  Adam Pitman, David Blair, and Life Noell are the guests this episode. We discuss their film The Sighting aka Paper Dolls. The Sighting is a film that has survived the distribution fight that independent films battle and now after ten years t
    The guest this episode is writer/director, Jeff Burr. Jeff & I discuss his influences growing up in Georgia, his time at USC, working in the advertising department at New World Pictures with Jim Wynorski, Whisper to a Scream, Leatherface, E
This episode Nathan and I return to the Chattanooga Film Festival and welcome Joe Bob Briggs back to the show. We cover a litany of topics this episode including running moonshine in a Ford Escape, Gary Busey’s head dent, Capoeira, The Howling
This episode we return to our series of horror by the decade. For the 1940’s we decided to bring in an expert and we got the best. David Skal is the foremost authority in classic horror. We break down the films, stars, & inner workings of the
  This episode Nathan and I review and discuss Harvest Lake and Bubba the Redneck Werewolf. We also provide you with a breakdown of Days of the Dead: Atlanta and our favorite segment, Listener Email. Thank you to all of the listeners that emai
    The guest this episode is Bill Oberst Jr.  If you are a fan of the genre you’ve seen Bill ascend to the top in a wide variety of roles. Bill & I discuss a wide array of topics ranging from his youth, his take on Mark Twain, his love of the
  Nathan and I break down the films of 2016 that we are looking forward to. You won’t find any big budget studio films on this list. These films are aiming to bring the horror. We also review Dr. Spine & Spades. Two films by director, John Wes
  The guest this episode is the Yoda Guy, Nick Maley. Nick was a part of Stuart Freeborn’s team on  Star Wars & The Empire Strikes Back. Nick played an integral part on Stuart’s team in the creation & realization of Yoda.  Nick is leading the
Nathan and I wrap up the year with our best of 2015. We highly encourage you to check out these films and help spread the word for the independent filmmaker’s that are giving their all for the genre we love. Thank you to all of our listeners f
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