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 https://v13.net/paltrocast and paltrowitz.com.

Episode #051:
– On this edition of the Paltrocast, Darren speaks with singer/songwriter Robert Francis, IMPACT Wrestling favorite (and Loca designer) Taya Valkyrie, and prolific guitarist Steve Brown (Trixter, Tokyo Motor Fist, Def Leppard, Danger Danger).

Additional topics of discussion included John Fruscinate, fashion, work ethic, COVID-19, and Van Halen. All interviews recorded in June 2020. Theme song by Steve Schiltz. Audio mix by Mark Piro.

Our guests, from top to bottom: Robert Francis, IMPACT Wrestling’s Taya Valkyrie & Tokyo Motor Fist’s Steve Brown

Robert Francis by Cori Elliott
Taya Valkyrie courtesy of IMPACT Wrestling
Tokyo Motor Fist

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.