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Bronzeville Primer

Bronzeville announced to release on February 7th!

Actual Bronzeville Art for Show - https://twitter.com/BronzevilleShow

Update: Be sure to check out our Bronzeville FAQ.

What to possibly expect?

Bronzeville, written by Josh Olson, is directed by Larenz TateLaurence Fishburne and Kc Wayland. We sat down with Kc Wayland and got the chance to talk about Bronzeville to find out more details during episode 72 of the We’re Alive FanCast.

Bronzeville’s cast include Larenz Tate as Jimmy Tillman, Laurence Fishburne as Curtis “Eyeball” Randolph, Tika Sumpter as Lisa Copeland, Tracee Ellis Ross as Anna Copeland, Wood Harris as Everett Copeland, Omari Hardwick as Jesse Copeland and Cory Hardrict as Casper Dixon. Source GlobalGrind.com

So I shouldn’t have to say it but this star studded cast is huge for an audio drama and is a first in a very long time.

Located in the Douglas community of South Side Chicago lays Bronzeville, also known as Known as Black Metropolis, the site of Chicago’s version of the Harlem Renaissance. Home to many famous African-Americans to include Louis ArmstrongNat “King” Cole, Ida B WellsGwendolyn BrooksRichard Wright, Bessie ColemanAndrew Foster and many more.

During the early 20th century roughly 6 million African Americans fled from oppression faced in the south. This event is referred to as the Great Migration.  During this time thousands of families and individuals sought out a better life in Chicago.

The focus of the Bronzeville Audio drama, as much as we know, is the Numbers Games during the 1940’s. Numbers/Policy Game or Numbers/Policy Racket is an illegal lottery where the person playing attempts to pick numbers that will match a random number drawn at a later time.

A few behind the games in Bronzeville were Eddie Jones, Theodore Roe, John V. “Mushmouth” Johnson, but considering the long History of Organized Crime in Chicago there are many more. In many instances the Mafia either attempted to or completely took over the Numbers Games but not without a fight. Eventually these forms of gambling evolved into legal state lotteries.

How big were the Numbers Games? Eddie Jones and his brothers at one point were making more than 180k per week which is way more than enough to draw attention from law enforcement and other criminal elements.

Gangster Audio Drama!!

Listen to our interview with Kc Wayland about Bronzeville

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Ep 53: Shirley Jordan (Tanya) Interview

We got to talk to Shirley Jordan who voices Tanya! We’re Alive’s kick butt Momma and one really awesome Woman. Have a listen and learn more about Shirley, Tanya and more!

Shirley Jordan

Find Shirley on IMDB http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0430186/

An interview with Shirley on her sister, Jeanetta Gonzales’s blog http://jeanettagonzales.com/2013/03/creatively-candid-interview-with-shirley-jordan/

We’re Alive Wiki http://www.zombiepodcast.com/forum/showwiki.php?title=Shirley+Jordan

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Music Credits

Ghostpocalypse – 4 Temptress and Lone Harvest by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a CC Attribution 3.0.
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Ep 51: Nate Geez (Saul) Interview

We got to talk to Nate Geez who voices Saul! Such a cool dude. Have a listen and learn more about Nate, Saul, comedy, his favorite moments and more!

Nate Geez
Nate Geez

 

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Music Credits

Ghostpocalypse – 4 Temptress and Lone Harvest by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a CC Attribution 3.0.
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Kat wants Saul dead

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Ep 45: Shane Salk (Angel) Interview

We got a chance to speak with Shane Salk who played Angel on We’re Alive!!  We hope you enjoy our chat, Shane shared a lot of interesting stuff about himself with us.

(Photos from shanesalk.com and http://www.christmascarolradio.com)

You can find and follow Shane in these places:

Facebook

Twitter

http://www.shanesalk.com

 

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Music Credits

Ghostpocalypse – 4 Temptress and Lone Harvest by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a CC Attribution 3.0.
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Ep 44: We’re Alive S4 C46 P1 Under Pressure – Ice Ice Baby

Join Mick and RedBeard as they cover Season 4 Chapter 46 Part 1 – Under Pressure – Preparations 

Heads up the uncensored Burt Interview will be available for a nominal fee and will be available here.

Questions of the Week: 

How did you find the We’re Alive Fancast?

What would you need in return to make supporting our show worth it?

Check Out the Zombie Woman Film project and show it some love

Help by voting on the project out on the Steeltown contest:
http://www.steeltown.org/online-voters-choose-5000-community-showcase-winner

Indiegogo:
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/zombie-woman

Read the script and some concept art:
http://www.steeltown.org/film-factory/zombie-woman

On Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/ZombieWoman?fref=ts

Check Out the BSMG Podcast on the MickRed Network
http://bsmg.mickred.com/

The Official We’re Alive Forum
http://www.zombiepodcast.com/forum/forum.php

We want you to be a part of the show so send us your theories, ideas and feedback. Talk with us on Facebook!  Be involved in the show: You can be involved in the show by emailing us text or audio recordings to werealive@mickred.com or by calling (424) Alive – 80 or (424) 254-8380 and leaving a voicemail that we will play on our show. You can even text us at (424) 254-8380.

Visit us at: MickRed.com

Music Credits Ghostpocalypse – 4 Temptress by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a CC Attribution 3.0http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100665http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100409.

 

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Ep 43: Scott Marvin (Burt) Interview

Warning there was a lot of censoring so if you hear something we missed let us know. If you want the uncensored version it’s here.

We got a chance to speak to Scott Marvin who plays Burt on We’re Alive!! We hope you enjoy this crazy episode. Scott is a trip in a half.

Scott Marvin on Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/menfrommarvin

  
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Music Credits

Ghostpocalypse – 4 Temptress and Lone Harvest by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a CC Attribution 3.0.
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Ep 42: We’re Alive S4 C45 P3 Distorted Truths – Smell the Rainbow!

Join Mick and RedBeard as they cover Season 4 Chapter 45 Part 3 – Distorted Truths – Decisions, Decisions

Keep an eye out for the Scott Marvin (Burt) and Shane Salk (Angel) Interviews over the break!

Check out Justin B’s picture!! We mentioned on the last show (Ep 41) that we wished someone would make a picture of Ink teaching a classroom with a blackboard and everything….and wow here it is!! Thanks Justin!

Ink Teaching the Class

 

Questions of the Week for the break: 

What does Skittles smell like?

How does Skittles decorate his tower?

Be sure and check out the Official We’re Alive forum http://www.zombiepodcast.com/forum/forum.php

We want you to be a part of the show so send us your theories, ideas and feedback. Talk with us on Facebook!  Be involved in the show: You can be involved in the show by emailing us text or audio recordings to werealive@mickred.com or by calling (424) Alive – 80 or (424) 254-8380 and leaving a voicemail that we will play on our show. You can even text us at (424) 254-8380.

Visit us at: MickRed.com

Music Credits Ghostpocalypse – 4 Temptress by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a CC Attribution 3.0http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100665http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100409.

 

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Ep 41: We’re Alive S4 C45 P2 Distorted Truths – Wheres Datu?

Join Mick and RedBeard as they cover Season 4 Chapter 45 Part 2 – Distorted Truths – What can you believe…

Where’s Datu? Forget the story, you decide.

Check out the Recent Inteviews!! Jay Olegario and Blaire Wayland!

Be sure and check out the Official We’re Alive forum http://www.zombiepodcast.com/forum/forum.php

We want you to be a part of the show so send us your theories, ideas and feedback. Talk with us on Facebook!  Be involved in the show: You can be involved in the show by emailing us text or audio recordings to werealive@mickred.com or by calling (424) Alive – 80 or (424) 254-8380 and leaving a voicemail that we will play on our show. You can even text us at (424) 254-8380.

Visit us at: MickRed.com

Music Credits Ghostpocalypse – 4 Temptress by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a CC Attribution 3.0http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100665http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100409.

 

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Ep 39: Blaire Wayland (Lizzy) Interview

We got a chance to speak to Blaire Wayland who voices Lizzy aka Blondie on We’re Alive!! We hope you enjoy the show as much as we enjoyed talking to Blaire, she is just the cutest and a very funny girl.

Blaire Wayland Blaire Wayland

Find Blaire at the following

http://www.youtube.com/user/TheBlairzy

http://instagram.com/blairzyw

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4732439/

Cherry Spitz Improv Group

http://www.cherryspitz.com/

http://www.facebook.com/CherrySpitz

http://twitter.com/CherrySpitz

Fancy Hobo Improv Group

http://www.facebook.com/FancyHoboImprov

http://www.youtube.com/user/FancyHoboImprov

 

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Music Credits

Ghostpocalypse – 4 Temptress and Lone Harvest by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a CC Attribution 3.0.
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Ep 38: Jay Olegario (Datu) Interview

We got a chance to speak to Jay Olegario who voices fan-favorite Datu “the everything”!!  We hope you enjoy the show as much as we enjoyed getting to talk to Jay, he is really funny and should start his own podcast because we would listen!!

JayOlegario

Jay Olegario’s IMDB page
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2822501/

Follow Jay on…
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/olegariojay

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jayolegario

 

Visit us at: www.mickred.com Be involved in the show: You can be involved in the show by emailing us text or audio recordings to werealive@mickred.com or by calling (424) Alive – 80 or (424) 254-8380 and leaving a voicemail that we will play on our show. You can even text us at (424) 254-8380.

Music Credits

Ghostpocalypse – 4 Temptress and Lone Harvest by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a CC Attribution 3.0.
http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100665http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100409.