The End Is Here…

After much deliberation, I have decided to close down Next Big Thing Radio and “Conversations”. The last 3 years have been a blast and I have met some amazing people and long lasting friends because of it, but the time has come for me to move on and pursue other dreams.

Thanks to my co-host, Mike Dowler, and all of the amazingly talented men and women we have had on for making ‘Conversations’ and Next Big Thing Radio what it is, a family. This is not a decision I came to lightly and have been thinking about for some time.

Most importantly, thank you to all of you, our fans, for your continued support. It means so much to me that I was able to take this fledgling little podcast and turn it into something truly amazing that I will be proud of for years to come! Conversations Episode 87 will be our last show.

Thank you again for all of your continued support. We could not have done this without our fans.

-Brett Strickler
Owner, Next Big Thing Radio
Host, Conversations

‘Conversations’ Ep. 85- Kari Wahlgren

On Wednesday, June 28th, Brett and Mike were very excited to welcome, voiceover artist and actress, Kari Wahlgren to ‘Conversations’ on NextBigThingRadio.Net!

Kari Wahlgren’s voice-over career began on her 11th birthday. While on vacation in California, she toured a recording studio. During the tour, she was approached to audition for the role of Gloria in a radio drama. The producers loved her and booked her on the spot.

Kari is not in Kansas anymore! Since her arrival in Los Angeles, she has built a phenomenal resume’ as an actress and voiceover artist. Her first role as Haruko in FLCL remains a fan favorite, and her voice can be heard in Emmy and Academy Award-winning animated films and TV shows that include Wolverine & The X-Men, Archer,  Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, Lego DC Comics Superheroes: Justice League Cosmic Clash, Bunnicula, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Robin in Witch Hunter Robin and Hellsing. Video Game voiceovers include Uncharted 4, Skylanders, Fallout 4, Skyrim, Guild Wars 2, Marvel Heroes, and Transformers: War for Cybertron.

Kari’s incredible voice talents can currently be heard as Amanda in Bunsen Is a Beast, Starfire in Justice League vs. Teen Titans, Tigress in Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness, Chloe Carmichael in The Fairly Odd Parents, Jessica in Rick and Morty, a female Jedi Knight in Star Wars: The Old Republic and Ashe in Final Fantasy XII.

You can also hear her voice as Aranea in the new Square Enix game Final Fantasy XV released on Xbox One and PS4. Kari will voice Aunt Cora in the new Netflix and DreamWorks Original Series, Spirit Riding Free. She also will be returning to Rick and Morty for season 3 in summer 2017. Kari will also play Jamie in Open Road’s The Nut Job 2, coming to theaters on August 18th!

Kari Wahlgren

Kari Wahlgren has also produced and written a short film, Girl #2, which premiered at the 12th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival in 2016 as well as Shriekfest in Los Angeles. Her film won “Best Short” at the New Orleans Film Festival as well.

Thanks to Kari Wahlgren for joining us on Conversations on NextBigThingRadio.net! Did you miss the live show? Want to know which famous voice that voiceover artists often start battling with each other while doing? How about a peak into Rick and Morty or what Kari does when telemarketers call? If you answered yes to any of those questions,  Fear not! The podcast is available NOW for play or download below and on iTunes, Google Play, and PodBean!


Download this episode (right click and save)

As always, thanks to our sponsor Park to Park Travel Services for making “Conversations” possible!

Are you looking to take a vacation but dreading planning it? Whether it’s a quick weekend getaway or a family vacation to Orlando, let the experts at Park to Park Travel Services take care of everything so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy your trip! Email them at info@parktoparktravel.com today!

‘Conversations’ Ep. 85- Kari Wahlgren

On Wednesday, June 28th, Brett and Mike were very excited to welcome, voiceover artist and actress, Kari Wahlgren to ‘Conversations’ on NextBigThingRadio.Net!

Kari Wahlgren’s voice-over career began on her 11th birthday. While on vacation in California, she toured a recording studio. During the tour, she was approached to audition for the role of Gloria in a radio drama. The producers loved her and booked her on the spot.

Kari is not in Kansas anymore! Since her arrival in Los Angeles, she has built a phenomenal resume’ as an actress and voiceover artist. Her first role as Haruko in FLCL remains a fan favorite, and her voice can be heard in Emmy and Academy Award-winning animated films and TV shows that include Wolverine & The X-Men, Archer,  Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, Lego DC Comics Superheroes: Justice League Cosmic Clash, Bunnicula, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Robin in Witch Hunter Robin and Hellsing. Video Game voiceovers include Uncharted 4, Skylanders, Fallout 4, Skyrim, Guild Wars 2, Marvel Heroes, and Transformers: War for Cybertron.

Kari’s incredible voice talents can currently be heard as Amanda in Bunsen Is a Beast, Starfire in Justice League vs. Teen Titans, Tigress in Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness, Chloe Carmichael in The Fairly Odd Parents, Jessica in Rick and Morty, a female Jedi Knight in Star Wars: The Old Republic and Ashe in Final Fantasy XII. You can hear her voice as Aranea in the new Square Enix game Final Fantasy XV released on Xbox One and PS4. Kari will voice Aunt Cora in the new Netflix and DreamWorks Original Series, Spirit Riding Free. She also will be returning to Rick and Morty for season 3 in summer 2017. Kari will also play Jamie in Open Road’s The Nut Job 2, coming to theaters on August 18th!

Kari Wahlgren

She also produced and wrote a short film, Girl #2, which premiered at the 12th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival in 2016 as well as Shriekfest in Los Angeles. Her film won “Best Short” at the New Orleans Film Festival as well.

We have featured many talented voiceover artists on Conversations, but you don’t want to miss this episode! Join us LIVE, this Wednesday, June 28th, at 11 PM Eastern, 8 PM Pacific as we welcome Kari Wahlgren to Conversations Episode 85 on NextBigThingRadio.net

As always, thanks to our sponsor Park to Park Travel Services for making “Conversations” possible!

Are you looking to take a vacation but dreading planning it? Whether it’s a quick weekend getaway or a family vacation to Orlando, let the experts at Park to Park Travel Services take care of everything so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy your trip! Email them at info@parktoparktravel.com today!

‘Conversations’ Episode 84- Francesca Curran

On Wednesday, June 14th, Brett and Mike were very excited to welcome, from the hit Netflix Original Series Orange is the New Black, actress Francesca Curran to ‘Conversations‘ Episode 84!

Francesca Curran

Francesca Curran Stars as Helen Van Maele (Skinhead Helen) in Netflix’s hit series, ‘Orange Is the New Black.’

Francesca hails from Eden Prairie, Minnesota, and currently calls New York City her home. She received her musical theater training from The American Musical and Dramatics Academy. In addition to her work on ‘Orange Is the She also appeared as the star of Warner Bra’s commercial, “Girls Gone Comfortable.”

Orange is the New Black

‘Orange Is the New Black’ – now in its 5th season, can be seen on Netflix. We look forward to chatting with Francesca about her role as Skinhead Helen and how this standout actress went from working at Starbucks to booking a role on a successful Netflix series.

Thanks to Francesca Curran for joining us on Conversations on NextBigThingRadio.net! Did you miss the live show? Fear not! The podcast is available for play or download below and on iTunes, Google Play, and PodBean!


Download this episode (right click and save)

As always, thanks to our sponsor Park to Park Travel Services for making “Conversations” possible!

Are you looking to take a vacation but dreading planning it? Whether it’s a quick weekend getaway or a family vacation to Orlando, let the experts at Park to Park Travel Services take care of everything so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy your trip! Email them at info@parktoparktravel.com today!