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Jonah Bayer, Steven Smith, Benny Horowitz & Brad Worrell

Each week, join your hosts Steven Smith (disarmingly charming television host from Fuse, Myspace and VH1), Jonah Bayer (freelance journalist and former Music Editor of Alternative Press), Benny Horowitz (drummer for The Gaslight Anthem), and producer Brad Worrell as they talk with your favorite musicians, celebs and industry insiders seeing where the conversation takes them.



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Going Off Track
May 23, 2018 Jonah Bayer, Steven Smith, Benny Horowitz & Brad Worrell
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The host of Bar Rescue on Spike TV talks about his successful show, boobie cam and butt funnel. What?!? There’s also some music talk, like witnessing the Adam Ant/Black Flag beef and owning Jimmy Hendrix’ guitar.
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May 9, 2018 Steven Smith, Jonah Bayer, Benny Horowitz & Brad Worrell
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Akron/Family drummer talks about his new solo album, Malcom Gladwell, the downer of sharing drums and reflects on the magic of the NYC blackout.
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Apr 25, 2018 Steven Smith, Jonah Bayer, Benny Horowitz & Brad Worrell
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Buddhist, punk rocker, author, Josh Korda goes deep on everything from Matt Dillon to Fela Kuti with some Led Zeppelin thrown in.
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Apr 11, 2018 Steven Smith, Jonah Bayer, Benny Horowitz & Brad Worrell
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Drummer and guitar/vocalist for the punk band chat about touring with Sublime, fights at shows and some end-of-the-world scenarios.
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Mar 28, 2018 Steven Smith, Jonah Bayer, Benny Horowitz & Brad Worrell
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For our 300th episode, we recorded live, in front of an audience at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn. Guests were Blake Schwarzenbach of Jawbreaker, Brian Baker of Minor Threat and Bad Religion, and Laura Stevenson. What a blast!
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Mar 21, 2018 Steven Smith, Jonah Bayer, Benny Horowitz & Brad Worrell
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The guitarist from iconic Brooklyn hardcore band, Indecision talks about his transition into local government as a NYC council member. We also discuss sensory deprivation, conspiracy theories and, of course, pizza!
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Mar 14, 2018 Steven Smith, Jonah Bayer, Benny Horowitz & Brad Worrell
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The singer-songwriter discusses winter angst, the horrors of K-Pop and being in a cover band of yourself.
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Mar 7, 2018 Steven Smith, Jonah Bayer, Benny Horowitz & Brad Worrell
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Legendary hardcore bassist discusses the making of "Start Today," the time CIV opened for KISS and being exposed to hardcore through CBGB matinees.
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Feb 28, 2018 Steven Smith, Jonah Bayer, Benny Horowitz & Brad Worrell
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Andrew W.K. discusses the importance of turning off your rational mind, his first album in 12 years and how he got Obituary to be his backing band by writing them a letter.
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Feb 21, 2018 Steven Smith, Jonah Bayer, Benny Horowitz & Brad Worrell
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Paternoster discusses New Brunswick Grease Trucks, how she developed her playing style and the way social media has redefined the way we behave in our daily lives.
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Feb 14, 2018 Steven Smith, Jonah Bayer, Benny Horowitz & Brad Worrell
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Steak Mtn. discusses his new book Hunchback ’88, growing up in a sketchy trailer park and if humanity will inevitably destroy itself on this upbeat episode.
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Feb 7, 2018 Steven Smith, Jonah Bayer, Benny Horowitz & Brad Worrell
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Carrabba talks about the Florida metalcore scene, getting pelted with quarters while opening for H20 and the impetus behind his first album in eight years.
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Jan 31, 2018 Steven Smith, Jonah Bayer, Benny Horowitz & Brad Worrell
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Fat Mike’s best friend, who was once considered the 6th Swingin’ Utter tells tales of growing up punk in Santa Cruz, roadying via Blackhawk helicopter in Iraq and refusing to blow up a cow in Cambodia.
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Jan 24, 2018 Steven Smith, Jonah Bayer, Benny Horowitz & Brad Worrell
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Frontman Dylan Mattheisen discusses his short-lived career as a Zamboni driver, growing up in a small town and how he shreds so effortlessly.
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Jan 16, 2018 Steven Smith, Jonah Bayer, Benny Horowitz & Brad Worrell
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Kinsella discusses playing music for as long as he can remember, his current day job doing live sound and the time his disdain for organized religion got him into serious trouble.
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Jan 10, 2018 Steven Smith, Jonah Bayer, Benny Horowitz & Brad Worrell
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Jeff Rosenstock discusses art as commerce, his new album "Post-" and scoring a new series for Cartoon Network.
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Jan 3, 2018 Steven Smith, Jonah Bayer, Benny Horowitz & Brad Worrell
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Noon talks about playing in Straylight Run and Fun., riding motorcycles across the country and the early days of cryptocurrency.
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Dec 27, 2017 Steven Smith, Jonah Bayer, Benny Horowitz & Brad Worrell
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Setari discusses playing in legendary NYHC acts like The Cro-Mags and Agnostic Front, his love of boxing and performing at CBGB as a 14-year-old kid.
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Dec 20, 2017 Steven Smith, Jonah Bayer, Benny Horowitz & Brad Worrell
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The keyboard/accordionist for The Hold Steady and World/Inferno Friendship Society discusses his diverse musical background, adventures touring in Mongolia and how he gets over onstage anxiety.
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Dec 13, 2017 Steven Smith, Jonah Bayer, Benny Horowitz & Brad Worrell
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Jose and Edwin of Brooklyn punk band, MakeWar talk about moving from South America to the US, religion and Florida.
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Dec 6, 2017 Steven Smith, Jonah Bayer, Benny Horowitz & Brad Worrell
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Winegard discusses how he became an internationally renowned vegan chef, cooking on television with Heidi Klum and who to talk to if you need truffles.
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Nov 29, 2017 Steven Smith, Jonah Bayer, Benny Horowitz & Brad Worrell
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The former Fake Problems singer discusses how he approaches his online and onstage persona, why being a frontman is so complicated and a story about a house party gone terribly wrong.
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Nov 22, 2017 Steven Smith, Jonah Bayer, Benny Horowitz & Brad Worrell
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Jonah Matranga of New End Original and onelinedrawing talks about being one of the very first people to fully embrace crowd funding and NOT taking the big bucks to license his music to Coke.
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Nov 15, 2017 Steven Smith, Jonah Bayer, Benny Horowitz & Brad Worrell
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Riley Gale and Chris Ulsh regale us with stories of drug-fueled insanity, onstage brawls and existential meditations.
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Nov 8, 2017 Steven Smith, Jonah Bayer, Benny Horowitz & Brad Worrell
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Frontman for the Gypsy-punk band tells of how a woman lured him to Rio, being a darling of Madonna, and working with some of the biggest producers in the record industry.
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Nov 1, 2017 Steven Smith, Jonah Bayer, Benny Horowitz & Brad Worrell
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Vocalist for iconic NYC hardcore band, Agnostic Front, talks about the good old days of CBGB matinee’s and protecting his young brother Freddy (Madball), by bringing him to live in a squat on New York’s lower east side.
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Oct 25, 2017 Steven Smith, Jonah Bayer, Benny Horowitz & Brad Worrell
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Ex-Dream Theater members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinan discuss their new musical project, their creative relationship and jamming with their heroes.
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Oct 18, 2017 Steven Smith, Jonah Bayer, Benny Horowitz & Brad Worrell
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Mariel Loveland (formerly known as Candy Hearts) discusses Internet trolls, why touring isn't always glamorous and bad pizza.
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Oct 11, 2017 Steven Smith, Jonah Bayer, Benny Horowitz & Brad Worrell
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Wedren talks about touring with grunge's biggest acts, Shudder To Think's unique place in Dischord history and his new solo album.
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Oct 4, 2017 Steven Smith, Jonah Bayer, Benny Horowitz & Brad Worrell
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Vinnie Caruana and Brandon Reilly discuss the band’s first record in 14 years, emo night fails, and Jawbreaker.
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Sep 27, 2017 Steven Smith, Jonah Bayer, Benny Horowitz & Brad Worrell
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The MGMT bassist discusses going from crust punk to college student, getting kicked out of the stock exchange for “consorting with terrorists” and selling lemonade in Yankee Stadium.
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Sep 20, 2017 Steven Smith, Jonah Bayer, Benny Horowitz & Brad Worrell
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The star of “Freaks And Geeks” discusses her health regiment, brand partnership, Bjork’s virtual vagina and the second season of HBO’s “Vice Principals.”
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Sep 13, 2017 Steven Smith, Jonah Bayer, Benny Horowitz & Brad Worrell
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Living Colour’s founding guitarist and vocalist talk about the state of the world, the influence of Bad Brains and “Cult Of Personality.”
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Sep 6, 2017 Steven Smith, Jonah Bayer, Benny Horowitz & Brad Worrell
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Ben Walsh and Brianna Collins discuss their decision to take the band full time, Ben's new doughnut business and their academic ambitions.
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Aug 30, 2017 Steven Smith, Jonah Bayer, Benny Horowitz & Brad Worrell
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The star of “You’re The Worst” discusses portraying a character with PTSD, coping with anxiety and tap dancing.
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Aug 24, 2017 Steven Smith, Jonah Bayer, Benny Horowitz & Brad Worrell
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Kayleigh talks about how her parents exposed her to alternative music, touring alongside everyone from Dave Hause to Chuck Ragan and being a female on tour.
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Aug 16, 2017 Steven Smith, Jonah Bayer, Benny Horowitz & Brad Worrell
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Jenna discusses writing a book about parenting, acting in front of a live audience and her crush on Joey Lawrence.
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Aug 9, 2017 Steven Smith, Jonah Bayer, Benny Horowitz & Brad Worrell
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Daly discusses his love of the Grateful Dead, the possibility of a Jets To Brazil reunion and how he became a high-end hairdresser.
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Aug 2, 2017 Steven Smith, Jonah Bayer, Benny Horowitz & Brad Worrell
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Carter talks about his current project with The Rattlesnakes, his struggles with anxiety and how having a child has helped soften his previously nihilistic worldview.
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Jul 26, 2017 Steven Smith, Jonah Bayer, Benny Horowitz & Brad Worrell
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An old pal of Offtrack discusses Thursday’s reunion, the saga of Martin Shkreli and being compassionate even during tumultuous times.
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Jul 19, 2017 Steven Smith, Jonah Bayer, Benny Horowitz & Brad Worrell
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Ronson discusses his new Audible series "The Butterfly Effect," his friendship with Alex Jones and our collective fascination with public shaming.
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Jul 12, 2017 Steven Smith, Jonah Bayer, Benny Horowitz & Brad Worrell
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Slawson talks about his days in the Swingin' Utters, the time the Eagles wouldn't approve their cover and the streets of San Francisco.
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Jul 5, 2017 Steven Smith, Jonah Bayer, Benny Horowitz & Brad Worrell
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The Author of "Meet Me In The Bathroom" discusses her new oral history of the New York music scene, the influence of the Strokes on mainstream culture and her previous life as a second grade teacher.
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Jun 28, 2017 Steven Smith, Jonah Bayer, Benny Horowitz & Brad Worrell
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Duncan and guest host Emil Amos discuss the nature of compassion, the transcendent nature of psychedelics, and how to recognize your true self.
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Jun 21, 2017 Steven Smith, Jonah Bayer, Benny Horowitz & Brad Worrell
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Agnello and guest host Emil Amos discuss their working relationship, Agnello's experience recording everyone from Dinosaur Jr to Sonic Youth and why his favorite records are lo-fi.
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Jun 14, 2017 Steven Smith, Jonah Bayer, Benny Horowitz & Brad Worrell
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Feinstein discusses her approach to comedy, preparing for her Comedy Central special and dating a guttural alcoholic who was obsessed with flight stimulators.
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Jun 7, 2017 Jonah Bayer, Steven Smith, Benny Horowitz & Brad Worrell
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The comedian and writer for Late Night With Seth Myers talks about the show and why being a sports fan is so comforting.
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May 31, 2017 Jonah Bayer, Steven Smith, Benny Horowitz & Brad Worrell
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Keith Murray and Chris Cain discuss their major-label disaster, pre-band jobs and why they don't identify with the early 2000s dance-rock tag.
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May 24, 2017 Jonah Bayer, Steven Smith, Benny Horowitz & Brad Worrell
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Host of Nerdist’s Comic Book Club podcast discusses all things geek and political activism through satire.
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May 17, 2017 Jonah Bayer, Steven Smith, Benny Horowitz & Brad Worrell
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The indie-rock, frontman discusses his upcoming feature film debut, the emotional price for creating uncompromising art and why supporting record labels still matters.
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May 10, 2017 Jonah Bayer, Steven Smith, Benny Horowitz & Brad Worrell
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The duo discuss how they started making children's music as StevenSteven, Burns' death hoax and the infamous Flaming Lips/Candlebox tour.
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May 3, 2017 Jonah Bayer, Steven Smith, Benny Horowitz & Brad Worrell
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Josh Bayer discusses pursuing comics as a career, his time as a fake psychic and meeting Henry Rollins.
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Apr 26, 2017 Jonah Bayer, Steven Smith, Benny Horowitz & Brad Worrell
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Silverstein members discuss how the music industry has evolved, why touring karma is important and Shane Told's own podcast "Lead Singer Syndrome."
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Apr 19, 2017 Jonah Bayer, Steven Smith, Benny Horowitz & Brad Worrell
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Rosenstock discusses performing in Tijuana, the making of his latest album "Worry" and staying DIY as his popularity increases.
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Apr 12, 2017 Jonah Bayer, Steven Smith, Benny Horowitz & Brad Worrell
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Flanagan discusses his memoir "Hard-Core: Life Of My Own," growing up on the Lower East Side and why he's always written from his own experiences.
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Apr 5, 2017 Jonah Bayer, Steven Smith, Benny Horowitz & Brad Worrell
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Nielsen talks about mental illness and the importance of LGBT issues, rallying against ignorance and getting off on people hating Senses Fail.
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Mar 29, 2017 Jonah Bayer, Steven Smith, Benny Horowitz & Brad Worrell
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Scharff talks about landing late night TV's dream gig, why navigating the music industry is even worse than dating and the joys of Jeff Beck.
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Mar 22, 2017 Jonah Bayer, Steven Smith, Benny Horowitz & Brad Worrell
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Hutchinson discusses his creative process, the true nature of happiness and why the dark nature of his band's music doesn't mean he's a downer offstage. If anything, it's quite the opposite.
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Mar 15, 2017 Jonah Bayer, Steven Smith, Benny Horowitz & Brad Worrell
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Russian Circles discuss their first bands, the reasoning behind not having any microphones onstage and why they take their music seriously instead of themselves.
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Mar 1, 2017 Jonah Bayer, Steven Smith, Benny Horowitz & Brad Worrell
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The leader of seminal band, Bad Religion, wows us with science and punk rock - two things he knows A LOT about.
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Feb 22, 2017 Jonah Bayer, Steven Smith, Benny Horowitz & Brad Worrell
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Travis talks about playing 300 shows in one year, the Piebald reunion, Boston hardcore, guitar pedals and bartending.
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Feb 8, 2017 Jonah Bayer, Steven Smith, Benny Horowitz & Brad Worrell
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Iero and Dewees discuss their latest collaboration, emo nostalgia, getting sushi with RZA and balancing their art with adulthood on this enlightening episode.
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Jan 25, 2017 Jonah Bayer, Steven Smith, Benny Horowitz & Brad Worrell
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LaValle discusses his music career ranging from The Locust to Tristeza, how to trick payphones and how he reluctantly embraced being a frontman.
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Jan 18, 2017 Jonah Bayer, Steven Smith, Benny Horowitz & Brad Worrell
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Against Me! members talk conspiracy theories, sword making and the new iPhone on this very pun-heavy episode.
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Jan 11, 2017 Jonah Bayer, Steven Smith, Benny Horowitz & Brad Worrell
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Walter talks about how Quicksand was a reaction to what was happening in the youth crew scene, growing up in Rockaway and the merits of Foreigner.
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Jan 4, 2017 Jonah Bayer, Steven Smith, Benny Horowitz & Brad Worrell
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Pearson and guest host Jeremy Bolm (Touché Amoré) discuss the San Diego screamo scene, Pearson's appearance on The Jerry Springer show, and the importance of dialogue with people you disagree with.
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Dec 21, 2016 Steven Smith, Jonah Bayer, Mike Cangemi & Brad Worrell
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The post-hardcore band members discuss relocating to Germany, the making of their new record and nostalgia-seeking.
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Dec 14, 2016 Steven Smith, Jonah Bayer, Mike Cangemi & Brad Worrell
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SNL's resident pop-culture fanatic discusses growing up listening to pop-punk, his obsessions with eighties entertainment and the perils of reboots.
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Dec 7, 2016 Steven Smith, Jonah Bayer, Mike Cangemi & Brad Worrell
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Legendary NYC guitarist of CIV and JUDGE talks about the early days of hardcore in Ohio, the New York scene and that one time he took the subway to Madison Square Garden to open for KISS.
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Nov 16, 2016 Steven Smith, Jonah Bayer, Mike Cangemi & Brad Worrell
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To celebrate the release of Laura Jane Grace's new book "Tranny," we hosted a live podcast with Laura and Dan Ozzi on Nov. 15th. We discuss Laura's life and the collaborative process behind the book. If you weren't able to make the live show at Brooklyn Bazaar, this is the next best thing!
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Nov 16, 2016 Steven Smith, Jonah Bayer, Mike Cangemi & Brad Worrell
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Anthony Raneri and Nick Ghanbarian discuss their new album "Vacancy," the Internet's "call-out culture" and how getting older changes your perspective on the complexities of human interactions.
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Nov 9, 2016 Steven Smith, Jonah Bayer, Mike Cangemi & Brad Worrell
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Greta Morgan talks about her punk covers album, staying healthy on the road and the Hush Sound reunion shows alongside Sirius XM's Jenny Elsicu.
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Nov 2, 2016 Steven Smith, Jonah Bayer, Mike Cangemi & Brad Worrell
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The frontman discusses new album "Stage Four," meeting his idols and his religious upbringing in this heady yet occasionally hilarious episode.
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Oct 26, 2016 Steven Smith, Jonah Bayer, Mike Cangemi & Brad Worrell
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The singer-songwriter discusses his new album "Instigator," how having a child has changed his worldview, growing up in a family of police officers and the growing pains of gentrification.
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Oct 19, 2016 Steven Smith, Jonah Bayer, Mike Cangemi & Brad Worrell
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Circa Survive frontman and his producer discuss their new collaboration "Pixie Queen", how Green overcame his struggles with addiction and how they manage their busy schedules with their domestic responsibilities.