5 Podcast Episodes You Should Hear!

Hey folks,

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As you may know, I’m the creator and host of Creative Ops. I posted 10 Most Downloaded Episodes of All Time. This in turn led to more downloads for the shows the already had the most downloads. So this time I’m switching gears and showing you my favorite five guests/episodes that didn’t crack the top 10, but (in my opinion) could and/or should have.

Let me know what you think.

On the last episode of Creative Ops, I introduced a new theme song:

I also mentioned that the podcast is now 2 years old! Woo!

Listen here:

Hey folks! The show is officially 2 years old. Woo! Thanks to all the guests who've been on, people who've listened, and friends I've made along the way. This show means a lot more to me now than it did at the start. It used to feel almost like a chore to get them out on time, especially when it felt like hardly anyone was listening. Now I get as many downloads in a day as I used to in a month. So thanks for everything. Truly. Other stuff on this episode: Happy Birthday to Brandon Scott (Episode 8)–>buy his books! Book News: Shooting for a June release date. See more about my upcoming book, Switchers New original music for the show Last week recap Next week teaser A heartfelt thanks (like the one above) Thanks for listening. Now go be creative!

That’s enough of that. Now get ready for…

5 Podcast Episodes You Should Hear!

Here are a few episodes that aren’t in the top 10, but (in my opinion) probably should be.

1. Jennifer Soucy (Again!) – Horror, Books & Movies, Writing & Publishing, and Friend Talk

Jennifer Soucy is an excruciatingly talented woman. In her novels, she has a darkly poetic style that delivers intense emotion while, at the same time, keeps an expert eye on the pace and flow of the action. She writes strong and complex female leads that guys and girls alike love to follow on their dark adventures. Jen highlights the best and worst of humanity in a way you can't help but pay attention and keep flipping pages. She's truly a writers' writer. Hear her thoughts on horror, books, movies (especially remakes…), the writing process, editing, publishing, promoting, and everything else an up-and-coming indie writer has to think about these days. … JENNIFER SOUCY: http://www.jenniferlsoucy.com Twitter: @bansheetales Facebook: @bansheetales Insta: @therealjenwah … CHRISTOPHER TALLON: http://www.christophertallon.com Insta: @christopher_tallon Twitter: @TallonWrites FB: @TallonWrites … CREATIVE OPS: http://www.creativeops.podbean.com http://www.christophertallon.com/creative-ops-podcast http://www.buymeacoffee.com/creativeops

2. Pedro “The Roadie” Rodriguez – Roadie Life, Art, Music, & Collaboration

FRIENDS OF THE SHOW River Town Adventures: Instagram | Facebook | Website Hey Guys Media Group: Twitter | Facebook | Website Baby Farm Soaps: Facebook Fresh Coast Seed Co: Instagram TODAY'S GUEST: Pedro "The Roadie" Rodriguez Pedro has been a roadie for over 20 years, spending a good deal of that time as the tour manager for the band KMFDM. He talks about his various roadie gigs, landing a dream job with KMFDM, starting the Karuna Art Collective in Philadelphia, making music and art, collaborating, and bringing up young creatives. FOLLOW THE HOST @christopher_tallon on IG @TallonWrites on Facebook and Twitter FOLLOW PEDRO: Pedro on IG: @pedrotheroadie Karuna Art Collective on IG: @karunacollectiveart Pedro on FB: @pedrotheroadie Karuna Art Collective on FB: @karunacollectiveart HEAR PEDRO (aka Namo Maitri): Spotify, iTunes, and YouTube

3. Chanel Ali – Comedian with the Best Comedy Album of 2020 (NPR)

Chanel Ali is a standup comedian, writer, and actress living in NY. Chanel was honored as a “New Face” at the 2019 Just for Laughs festival in Montreal, and she can be seen on the Starz series Night Train with Wyatt Cenac and Laff Mobb’s Laff Tracks on TruTV. In 2020, Chanel appeared on the CC Stand-Up/Refinery 29 series Taking the Stage and Speak Up. Chanel was also featured on the dais of the Friar’s Club’s Roast of Gloria Allred, where she is also a member, and she recently wrote for the @NetflixisaJoke social media accounts. Chanel released her debut comedy album CHANEL NO. 1 on 800lb Gorilla Records in June 2020, which NPR named "the best comedy album of 2020". Twitter: @chanel__ali Instagram: @chanelali Christopher Tallon is a fiction writer, professional blogger, and hosts this show–Creative Ops. Follow him on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Litsy, and Goodreads. If you want to show support, you do so at buy me a coffee (.com). Friends of the Show! Hey Guys Media Group – Podcast production services for anyone ranging from tech geek to noob. River Town Adventures – Award winning outdoor recreation in the Lansing, MI area. Baby Farm Soaps – The best soaps, bath, and hygiene products out there. Fresh Coast Seed Co. – Award winning cannabis. Possibly the best in the solar system.

4. Marcel ”Fable” Price – Creatively Affecting Change

Fable the Poet (aka Marcel Price) became the Poet Laureate of Grand Rapids, MI in 2017. At the time, he was GR's first black PL. He was the first PL to not graduate from college. On top of that he was also the youngest PL in city history. Now he works with The Diatribe, mainly focusing on improving the south side and educating people about GENTRIFICATION and REDLINING. Check out The 49507 Project. Marcel Price / Fable the Poet: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter The Diatribe: Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, SUPPORT!

5. Inside Creative Ops‘ Musical Creative Process

I hope music continues grow in its importance to the overall production in this podcast. As I make the music, sometimes by myself, sometimes with a friend, I show you a little bit of how the process comes together. Hear snippets of unfinished songs, pieces of this and that, then how it all works together in the end.  Then go and have yourself a happy holiday and enjoy the rest of the year. Check me out at http://www.christophertallon.com or as @tallonwrites on all SM platforms. Happy new year, folks!

Thanks for stopping in and checking out some of these episodes. New ones on Mondays, anywhere you get podcasts.

See ya around!

-CT

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