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Paltrocast with Darren Paltrowitz: #046 ft. Jim Ross, Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen & Sparta’s Jim Ward



What is a Paltrocast?
– In July 2018, New York-based writer and editor Darren Paltrowitz launched the Paltrocast in partnership with PureGrainAudio (now V13 Media). This bi-weekly podcast features exclusive interviews with top entertainers, entrepreneurs and other cultural influencers. More info on Darren and the Paltrocast can be found online at and Please note that Episode #046 was recorded March 2020 (before the Coronavirus pandemic).

Episode #046:
– On this edition of the Paltrocast with Darren Paltrowitz podcast, Darren spoke with Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen, Sparta frontman Jim Ward, and legendary broadcaster “Good Ol JR” Jim Ross.

Topics of discussion included podcasting, new music, productivity, El Paso and working alongside family members. Thanks to Steve Schiltz for the Paltrocast theme song and Mark Piro for the audio mixing.

Our guests, from top to bottom: Jim Ross, Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen and Sparta’s Jim Ward

Jim Ross

Cheap Trick by David McClister

Jim Ward of Sparta

About Your Host:
– Darren Paltrowitz is a New York resident with over 20 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his then-favorite band Superdrag. In the years following, he has worked with a wide array of artists including OK GoThey Might Be GiantsMike ViolaTracy BonhamLoudnessRachael Yamagata, and Amanda Palmer.

Darren’s writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including the New York Daily News, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago TribuneThe Daily MealThe Hype MagazineAll Music GuideGuitar World, PureGrainAudio, and the Jewish Journal.

Darren Paltrowitz is also the author of the new book Pocket Cash: Your Happy Money, as available for sale via Amazon and published by Book Web Publishing. His second book, Good Ideas From Professional Wrestling, was authored with D.X. Ferris and features a foreword by Diamond Dallas Page; it is now out via Amazon.