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Music, art and commentary podcast from Omaha Nebraska. Interviews, chats and other slightly humorous bits for your listening pleasure. Celebrity interviews, ghost hunters, authors, psychics, actors, directors, comedians and more. Join me in my world. Recording from a Tiki bar in Omaha NE.
 
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Tony Wolf is an author, lecturer, antiquarian, and has trained in a very wide range of martial arts. In this conversation we discuss everything from Maori martial arts to Professional Wrestling, Victorian combatives to the Lord of the Rings (he designed the fighting styles for the different peoples of Middle Earth).And yes, he answers the question:…
 
Dr. Eleanor Janega (whom Dan Snow refers to as “The most awesome medieval historian in the world”) is a Guest Lecturer at the London School of Economics in their International History department, and she has published many articles, including: “Suspect Women: Prostitution, Reputation, and Gossip in Fourteenth-Century Prague” and “Lies, Damn Lies, a…
 
Today's guest on the show is Robyn Alman, from the Athena School of Arms, in Boston. She is well known on the US tournament circuit, and believes that "anybody can do this and enjoy it and engage in it in the way that is the most meaningful to them." In this episode we talk about how she got started (hint: there was a Sci Fi and Fantasy Con involve…
 
Alina Boyden is a pilot, swordswoman, and the author of Stealing Thunder, a fantasy novel that you really should read (no spoilers! but I really enjoyed it, especially the dragons-as-fighter-planes). We talk about birds of prey, fighter pilot training, Indian swords, Kunst des Fechtens, and even pedal powered flight.…
 
Rigel Ng is the president of the Pan Historical European Martial Arts Society (PHEMAS) in Singapore. In this conversation we cover a lot of ground, from military service to establishing your training goals. The Society was founded in 2005 by Greg Galistan and Chris Blakey, who spent a month training 24/7 in my salle in Helsinki, and I've taught the…
 
My guest this week is Tomas Suazo, a historical fencer and armourer from Chile. I first met Tomas when he came to train with me in Finland in 2014. He did a Grand Tour of European historical fencing clubs, before returning home to run his own. He's a professional maker of protective equipment for HMA, as well as what I think of as "proper armour". …
 
She's an actress, singer, martial artist, stage combat director, among her many skills. We've been friends for quite a while, as you can probably tell from the tone of the interview. She even gets me to talk a bit about shoes! You can find her online here: Instagram: @fighteractressYoutube.com/actorsrwww.SiobhanRichardson.com…
 
I met Roland Warzecha (also known as Dimicator) at the first Swordfish event, in Malmö in 2006, and we have been friends and colleagues ever since. He has built a first-class reputation in the fields of I.33 sword and buckler research and Viking sword and shield combat. He is a graphic designer by profession (he consulted on the card design for Aud…
 
Jennifer Landels is the founder and head of Academie Duello’s Mounted Combat Program which operates out of Cornwall Ridge Farm in Langley BC. She has been swordfighting since 2008, and riding since before she could walk. She started the program as an excuse to combine those passions, and has since been invited to Germany, France, and the USA to spr…
 
One of the great advantages of starting a podcast has been getting to talk to people I've not yet met, but whom my friends speak highly of. I think you'll see why several other guests suggested I talk to Tan when you listen to what she has to say! You can find our conversation here: Tan runs Rogue Fencing, a historical martial arts school in New Yo…
 
In this episode of The Sword Guy, I talk to Kaja Sadowski, author of the must-read Fear is the Mind-Killer, about training with two swords, training in high-stress situations, and lots more training besides! Kaja has been a physical instructor since 2004, teaching figure skating, rock climbing, and mountaineering before coming to martial arts in 20…
 
Airrion Scott is an Italian Rapier and Sabre Fencer and Instructor out of the Mid-Atlantic Society for Historic Swordsmanship in Annapolis, Maryland. Since joining them in 2016, Airrion has judiciously followed the methodology of the club which encourages the martial study of HMA through historically accurate techniques gleaned from the manuals and…
 
Sam -also called Samantha- Swords has been passionate about swordfighting since he was old enough to hold a stick. Strongly inspired by the stories of western warrior culture as a child, he has grown up to build his life around those same values, specialising in historical swordsmanship as well as being a professional craftsperson for the film and …
 
Francesca Lacuata is lead instructor at The School of the Sword’s Godalming chapter, having studied Bolognese swordplay and rapier since 2010. She has a further interest and some experience in renaissance dagger-fighting, Bartitsu and longsword. Fran has instructed at several high-profile events in Britain, Europe and the US; and has placed in and …
 
Jess Finley has had a sword in her had for the past twenty years. Her initial interest was in stage combat, but not too long after beginning that pursuit began to ask "... but how did they really fight" and from that question branched out to German Medieval Martial Arts. She is the head instructor at Ritterkunst Turhalle in Lawrence, Kansas. She ha…
 
While we haven’t been recording much, we sure have been busy. Brant and Brian became founding members of a HEMA performance and study group. Basically, we wanted to find a way to be allowed to fence inside Fort Henry and realized the best way to do so was to volunteer ourselves to perform as the “warm up act” for their sunset ceremonies. A part 2 o…
 
There’s been a lot of upheaval in our personal lives including a minor car accident the night before this very recording. As a result I’ve come to you again, hat in hand, begging forgiveness for our long absence. Recently, returning from a day of fencing to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the St. Lawrence Swordfighters’ Guild, we turned on our cel…
 
In this episode, I interview Michaelangelo Reina (Angel) from the Omaha Kunst Des Fechtens HEMA fencing club. I discovered this group last year and have been training in longsword fencing for months now and absolutely love it. Angel is our club instructor and we have a chat about how he found himself in Omaha and how he managed to start this wonder…
 
So Worlds of Wayne has been going for over 10 years now and as I started a new business last year, I contemplated letting go of this show. As time went on, I remembered all the fond memories I have had hosting and interviewing some pretty amazing folks over the years. So it is with great pleasure for me to say that I will be continuing the show. It…
 
Waaay back in August we sat down in a babyful living room and recorded an episode that never saw the light of day. Not for any good reason other than life got busy and we simply forgot. While it might not be so timely now as then we thought we’d put it out there anyway. On August 20th The Tragically Hip, a rock band formed in Kingston in the 80s pe…
 
In this episode I welcome friend and fellow musician Jonathan Friedman. Jon is also a talented magician, having practicing the art for many years. We talk about how he relates music to magic, the success of his book “The 80’s Called, They Want Their Magic Book Back,” his thoughts on magic and its evolution, and where he is planning on taking his my…
 
In this episode I welcome back author and columnist Leo Adam Biga. We talk about some of the amazing projects he's working on as well as a couple of new books he has authored and ghost written. Biga is an award-winning author well known for his biographies including "Alexander Payne: His Journey in Film, A Reporter’s Perspective 1998-2012," a compi…
 
In this episode I welcome Emily Cox, owner of E3 Entertainment and President of the Board of Directors for the Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards. I also welcome Kate Prokop from Through the Stone and musician Dominique Morgan. We talk about the 10th Annual Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards, and in this episode focus on the music category. This …
 
Tara Vaughn is not only talented and beautiful, she’s a full-time working musician. Not many locals can say that. One of the most fascinating things about her is that she’s insanely charming, but when you hear her perform, it’s her phenomenal voice and soulful songs that transform her from playful conversationalist to star-quality musician. Vaughn …
 
In this episode I welcome Pleiades and the Bear. For those of you not up on your astronomy, it's pronounced "Play-it-ease." The band is not even a year in and they are already causing a stir, and for good reason. Lush, 4-part harmonies, an assortment of instruments, thoughtful songwriting, and a rootsy/folk/Americana vibe that trancends those same …
 
Newcomer to the Omaha music scene, CJ Mills is blowing up. One listen to her music and you'll be hooked. Her incredible voice shines through beautiful songwriting, thoughtful lyrics, and a classic, cool, neo-soul/pop/indie sensibility. Listen in and hear how this young singer/songwriter is making huge waves around the local scene with eyes on bigge…
 
In this episode I talk to Scott Zimmerman, Vern Fergesen, Annie Dilocker, and Kaire Berreckman about how they turned their passion for music into a teaching gig. We chat about teaching kids to play music, what parents should know, what kids should expect, and the rewards for helping our youth discover the joys of music. We also talk about Omaha Gir…
 
New split EP and tour – Show at the Waiting Room See Through Dresses are releasing an EP titled “End of Days” and have a show this weekend at the Waiting Room Lounge with Dan Mariska, The Boys Choir, and Bed Rest. The EP will be available in multiple formats including vinyl and cassette for all you alternative audiophiles. It’s also a split with la…
 
The band is currently on tour supporting their second album “Too.” Guitarist and vocalist Elvis Kuehn and drummer Max Kuehn are the sons of Greg Kuehn, keyboardist for Long Beach punk legends "T.S.O.L." while Zac Carper (vocals/guitar) is the son of famed surfboard designer John Carper. It was only three years after laying down their first song ide…
 
Wayne, Brian, Quinn, and Brad get together in this episode and talk about the legendary Bigfoot. All of them are big fans of his work. Do they solve the mystery? No, but they do challenge various evidence in pictures and video. Listen in and find out what they think of the mysterious creature and learn some fun facts about everybody's favorite wook…
 
In this episode I welcome back the Sub Vectors along with drum roll please.... Rebecca Lowry from All Young Girls Are Machine Guns for her 10th APPEARANCE on the Worlds of Wayne show. The gang talks all about the upcoming Sci Fi for Cy Fi Spectacular featuring the Sub Vectors, AYGAMG, TheSuperBytes, and Robo Dojo. The show is at the Waiting Room Au…
 
Once again I welcome Rock Paper Dynamite into the Worlds of Wayne studios! This is their 4th time on the show and we talk about their recent downtime, new drummer, and new album! The album release is Saturday August 8th and we play a couple tunes off the new record. Always a fun interview with these guys. RPD on facebook Album release event page on…
 
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