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Punk Rock Pariah with Grendel & Greg
Hosted by award-winning Disc Jockey Grendel and world-renowned speaker and musician Greg Bennick, PRP is a podcast at the intersection of politics, pop culture, and punk. www.punkrockpariah.com
Apr 10, 2022
Episode 127 - Mariner Moose, COVID Strikes Back, and the Eiffel Tower
On Episode 127 of Punk Rock Pariah, Grendel and Greg talk about the country being over taking COVID precautions, despite a huge spike; zoomer slang; live concerts on pirate ships; and so much more. Give it a listen!
1 hr 3 min
Apr 10, 2022
Episode 126 - Unionizing at Amazon, Russian Atrocities, and Bananas
On Episode 126 of PRP, Greg and Grendel give a news roundup that includes the Amazon Labor Union and Russian Atrocities in Ukraine, as well as talk lists, cake, juggling balls, and so much more.
Mar 15, 2022
Episode 125 - The Why and How of Mutual Aid
On Episode 125 of PRP, Grendel and Greg have their regular pop culture discussions, talk Chelsea FC being taken over by the UK Government, and they have an extensive conversation on Mutual Aid, what it does, and why it is necessary. The boys are on fire in this one!!
1 hr 4 min
Mar 15, 2022
Episode 124 - Formula 1, Chalino Sánchez, & Greg's Revenge
On Episode 124 of PRP, Grendel and Greg talk about Grendel's newfound love of Formula 1, Chalino Sánchez and Narcocorrido, Ukraine, Greg's hours long high speed chase for revenge, and so much more. Get into it!!
Mar 15, 2022
Episode 123 - Ukraine, Color Blindness, & What Would You Do to Defend Your Neighbors?
On Episode 123 of PRP, Greg and Grendel talk about the Voices of Ukraine, vegan soccer clubs, what it is like living with color blindness, and pose the question, "what would you do if you were faced with war breaking out in yoru hometown?" Listen now!
Mar 1, 2022
Episode 122 - Parents Getting COVID, War in Ukraine, & Patriotism
On Episode 122 of PRP, Greg and Grendel talk about the threat of COVID, read statements from those affected by Russia starting a war in Ukraine, discuss Patriotism, and so much more. This is a must listen!
Feb 7, 2022
Episode 121 - Punk Rock Pariah Returns
On the first episode of Punk Rock Pariah in 15 months, Grendel and Greg start getting used to being around each other again and talk about what it is like to get COVID in foreign nations, what they've been up to for the last couple years, SNAKES, and so much more!
Nov 2, 2020
Episode 120 - 2020 Presidential Election Preview
On Episode 120 of Punk Rock Pariah, Grendel sits down with PRP Political Contributor Paul West to talk about the upcoming Presidential vote, widespread voter suppression, stolen elections, the potential for violence, and so much more.
1 hr 1 min
Nov 1, 2020
Black Lives Matter
BLACK LIVES MATTER. PERIOD. This is an unparalleled time in modern history where the masses are standing up against the systemic racism and white supremacy upon which our country has been built. The question we must all ask ourselves is whether we are part of the solution or part of the problem. We must be consistently listening, learning, educating ourselves, and acting upon what we have learned. In her book Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?, Beverly Daniel Tatum says, "[A] genuine commitment to interrupting racism is a long-term commitment...We all need community to give us energy, to strengthen our voices, and to offer constructive criticism when we stray off course." So we call upon all of our listeners to be that energy. The best way to work towards being that energy is to start by educating ourselves. Even the most learned among us must be constantly evolving, which is part of the "lifelong commitment" that Beverly Daniel Tatum mentions above. In light of this, we wanted to share some of our favorite resources we have come across: 1) Black Lives Matter Resources are available HERE; 2) The Black Lives Matter At Schools 2020 Teaching Curriculum Resource guide for teaching K-12 is available HERE; and 3) The Social Justice Film Festival has put together a list of films, books, and resources that you can access HERE. We also wish to share a few book recommendations of our own. Below this message are six of our favorites for learning about being anti-racist and/or a better understanding about the conditions against which the Black Lives Matters Movement is currently fighting. Please try to seek out a black-owned bookstore to purchase them. We recommend L.E.M.S., located right here in Seattle, or take a look at this list put together by the African American Literature Book Club. In the words of Ibram X. Kendi, from his book How to Be an Antiracist, "One either allows racial inequities to persevere, as a racist, or confronts racial inequities, as an antiracist. There is no in-between safe space of “not racist.” The claim of “not racist” neutrality is a mask for racism." Freedom is a Constant Struggle by Angela Y. Davis "In these newly collected essays, interviews, and speeches, world-renowned activist & scholar Angela Y. Davis illuminates the connections between struggles against state violence and oppression throughout history and around the world. Reflecting on the importance of black feminism, intersectionality, and prison abolitionism for today's struggles, Davis discusses the legacies of previous liberation struggles, from the Black Freedom Movement to the South African anti-Apartheid movement. She highlights connections and analyzes today's struggles against state terror, from Ferguson to Palestine." How To Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi "In his memoir, Kendi weaves together an electrifying combination of ethics, history, law, and science--including the story of his own awakening to antiracism--bringing it all together in a cogent, accessible form. He begins by helping us rethink our most deeply held, if implicit, beliefs and our most intimate personal relationships (including beliefs about race and IQ and interracial social relations) and reexamines the policies and larger social arrangements we support. How to Be an Antiracist promises to become an essential book for anyone who wants to go beyond an awareness of racism to the next step of contributing to the formation of a truly just and equitable society." So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo "In So You Want to Talk About Race, Ijeoma Oluo guides readers of all races through subjects ranging from intersectionality and affirmative action to “model minorities” in an attempt to make the seemingly impossible possible: honest conversations about race and racism, and how they infect almost every aspect of American life." From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor "In this stirring and insightful analysis, activist and scholar Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor surveys the historical and contemporary ravages of racism and persistence of structural inequality such as mass incarceration and Black unemployment. In this context, she argues that this new struggle against police violence holds the potential to reignite a broader push for Black liberation." White By Law 10th Anniversary Edition by Ian Haney López "In the first edition of White by Law, Haney López traced the reasoning employed by the courts in their efforts to justify the whiteness of some and the non-whiteness of others, and revealed the criteria that were used, often arbitrarily, to determine whiteness, and thus citizenship: skin color, facial features, national origin, language, culture, ancestry, scientific opinion, and, most importantly, popular opinion. Ten years later, Haney López revisits the legal construction of race, and argues that current race law has spawned a troubling racial ideology that perpetuates inequality under a new guise: colorblind white dominance. In a new, original essay written specifically for the 10th anniversary edition, he explores this racial paradigm and explains how it contributes to a system of white racial privilege socially and legally defended by restrictive definitions of what counts as race and as racism, and what doesn't, in the eyes of the law. " Pedagogy of the Oppressed: 50th Anniversary Edition by Paulo Freire "First published in Portuguese in 1968, Pedagogy of the Oppressed was translated and published in English in 1970. The methodology of the late Paulo Freire has helped to empower countless impoverished and illiterate people throughout the world. Freire's work has taken on especial urgency in the United States and Western Europe, where the creation of a permanent underclass among the underprivileged and minorities in cities and urban centers is increasingly accepted as the norm."
May 3, 2020
Episode 117 - Punk Rock Pariah Presents Break Down the Walls No.3 - Amelia Noor-Oshiro, MPH
On Episode 117 of Punk Rock Pariah, Grendel and Greg present the third episode of "Break Down the Walls." "Break Down the Walls" is a five episode podcast mini-series about suicide prevention, focused on how we can best support loved ones and friends in need. On Episode #3 we speak with Amelia Noor-Oshiro, MPH, a PhD Student in Social & Behavioral Sciences in the Department of Health, Behavior & Society at Johns Hopkins University. The three talk about structural oppression and its role in suicidal ideation, personal responses to mental health and suicide, the struggles of people of color - specifically Muslim people - and other marginalized communities, and social justice. Learn more about Amelia and her work at her website, https://www.amelianooroshiro.com/ And check out her YouTube channel, The Muslim Suicide Researcher here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOH7r4Yg_egTF15GnDtfJBA Content Warning: Suicide and Death Additional resources for listeners... USA: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Europe: International Association for Suicide Prevention Australia: Roses in the Ocean Black Dog Institute The views and opinions expressed in this episode are those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of any other agency, organization, employer or company. Assumptions made in the analysis are not reflective of the position of any entity other than the speaker(s). Because we are critically-thinking human beings, these views are subject to change, revision, and rethinking at any time.
Apr 15, 2020
Episode 116 - Punk Rock Pariah Presents Break Down the Walls No.2 - Corbin J. Standley
On Episode 115 of Punk Rock Pariah, Grendel and Greg present the second episode of the new mini-series they are making called "Break Down the Walls." "Break Down the Walls" is a five episode podcast mini-series about suicide prevention, focused on how we can best support loved ones and friends in need. On Episode #2 we speak with Corbin J. Standley, a Ph.D. student and University Distinguished Fellow in the Ecological-Community Psychology program at Michigan State University, who serves on Michigan's State Suicide Prevention Commission and as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Michigan Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. The three talk about intersectionality in suicide research, the impact that coronavirus has had upon mental health, ways to impact public policy surrounding suicide prevention, and so much more. Learn more about Corbin and his work at his website, http://www.corbinjstandley.com/. Content Warning: Suicide and Death Additiona…
Apr 12, 2020
Episode 115 - Punk Rock Pariah Presents Break Down the Walls No.1 - Jessica Foard
On Episode 115 of Punk Rock Pariah, we introduce a new series we are making called "Break Down the Walls." "Break Down the Walls" is a five episode podcast mini-series about suicide prevention, focused on how we can best support loved ones and friends in need. On Episode #1 we speak with Jessica Foard, Volunteer and former Co-chair of Advocacy for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Utah Chapter about her heartfelt personal experiences and perspectives. Content Warning: Suicide and Death Additional resources for listeners... Australia: Roses in the Ocean Black Dog Institute Europe: International Association for Suicide Prevention USA: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention National Suicide Prevention Lifeline The views and opinions expressed in this episode are those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of any other agency, organization, employer or company. Assumptions made in the analysis are no…
Apr 4, 2020
Episode 114 - Johnny Crowder of Cope Notes
On Episode 114 of Punk Rock Pariah, Greg and Grendel sit down with Johnny Crowder, founder of Cope Notes and the band Prison. The three talk about Johnny's music history, starting Cope Notes (a company that provides daily text messages that combine peer support and positive psychology to help improve mental and emotional health), life during Coronavirus, and so much more. Tune in now! TW: Suicide and mental health
Mar 25, 2020
Episode 113 - Taking Care of Ourselves & Others in the Time of Coronavirus
On Episode 113 of Punk Rock Pariah, Grendel & Greg talk about their perspectives on the Coronavirus; mental and physical health during isolation; how to best take care of ourselves and others during a time of great uncertainty; and looking forward, what happens "after."
Mar 13, 2020
Episode 112 - Live from the Epicenter of the American Coronavirus Outbreak
On Episode 112 of Punk Rock Pariah, Greg and Grendel talk about the beginnings of a pandemic; life on the ground in Seattle, Washington; and building community, rather than responding with fear, in the face of Coronavirus. Resources for local workers and small businesses: https://www.riseupbelltown.com/post/covid-19-critical-updates-resources-for-local-workers-and-small-businesses Resources for those unemployed by Coronavirus: https://www.uwkc.org/news/unemployed-due-to-coronavirus-pandemic-heres-where-to-get-help/ Resources for artists and communities: https://www.nwfolklife.org/covid19resourcelist/
Mar 1, 2020
Episode 111 - Elizabeth Warren Visits Seattle
On Episode 111 of Punk Rock Pariah, Grendel plays the Elizabeth Warren rally and Q&A at the Seattle Center on March 22nd. He then discusses the content of the rally, contrasts and compares it to the Bernie Sanders rally at the Tacoma Dome earlier in the week, and breaks down his thoughts on the state of the Democratic primaries.
1 hr 2 min
Feb 29, 2020
Episode 110 - Our Journey to find Bernie (Sanders)
On Episode 110 of Punk Rock Pariah, Greg and Grendel talk about their trip to Tacoma, WA with 20,000 other people to watch Bernie Sanders speak. They compare their impressions of the event, talk about other Democratic candidates, play Bernie's entire speech, and Greg endorses Bernie Sanders in the 2020 Democratic Primaries. Tune in now!
Jan 24, 2020
Episode 109 - MLK, Planned Obsolescence, and War with Iran
On Episode 109 of Punk Rock Pariah, Greg and Grendel talk ridiculous laws, Trump Impeachment, War with Iran, new movies, the passing of Neil Peart, and so much more. Listen now!
Jan 20, 2020
Episode 108 - Grendel & Greg Interview Steel Fighters
On Episode 108 of Punk Rock Pariah, Grendel and Greg sit down with Rich, Colin, and Craig, three steel fighters involved with Medieval combat and fighting. They have a ton of fun talking the sport, the competitions in which they compete, the nerdy pop culture that entertains them, and their upcoming event "Metal Meets Metal" in Seattle on Sunday, January 26th. For more information on Metal Meets Metal, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/701342023606903/ For tickets, visit: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4107815
1 hr 29 min
Dec 17, 2019
Episode 107 - Irish Accents, 2020 Democrats, & Voting Against Your Own Self-Interest
On episode 107 of Punk Rock Pariah, Grendel and guest co-host Paul West (who has been living abroad for a year) talk European thoughts on America, Mass Transit, Urban Living, American Gun Violence & Kids, Elizabeth Warren, the 2020 Democrats, and so much more!
Dec 16, 2019
Episode 106 - I Saw U, Wellness, & Faking Your Own Death
On episode 106 of Punk Rock Pariah, Grendel and Greg talk dating apps, intimacy and relationships, the greed and pettiness of Morrissey, Metallica's late career being absolutely awful, I Saw U's, and so much more! They are also joined by special guest host, Sarah. Regular segments include "Greg Dates."
Dec 9, 2019
Episode 105 - Booing Donald Trump, Halloween, & Conservative Scam Artists
On Episode 105 of Punk Rock Pariah, Grendel and Greg talk best horror films, Halloween candy, Greg touring Australia, Donald Trump getting booed, and so much more. They are also joined by special guest host, Sarah.
Nov 20, 2019
Episode 104 - Geronimo Ruiz
On episode 104 of Punk Rock Pariah, Greg and Grendel return to the topic of Chile and interview Geronimo Ruiz about what's happening on the ground in the country. They hit on the history of Chile, what sparked the current unrest, protesters being gravely injured and disappeared, and so much. This is an important listen for every American to get a better understanding of the develpoments in Chile. Along with this episode, Geronimo wrote an essay for our listeners to better explain the ongoings there. We present it to you in it's entirety here: Beforehand, I think is important to generate a political context of Chile in order to understand a little what is happening here. Chile is a South American country, the longest in the world, and with very varied climates, its capital is Santiago de Chile, it is in a valley in the central area of the country, basically it is the city where 80 percent of the population lives. Is country with an economy based on raw materials, mining, agriculture,…
Nov 18, 2019
Episode 103 - Phillipe Arama of Remission on Chile
On episode 103 of Punk Rock Pariah, Grendel and Greg interview Phillipe Arama of the band Remission about the major unrest in Chile and the push to stop an authoritarian regime. From marching in the streets to people being disappeared, the three talk about everything that is currently going on there. To hear more from Phillipe's band Remission, go to: https://remissionhc.bandcamp.com/ For more amazing photos from Chile like the one above, visit GaryGo on Instagram at @garygophoto or click this link here
Oct 2, 2019
Episode 102 - Halloween Season, the Emoluments Clause, & Why Words Matter
On the 102nd Episode of Punk Rock Pariah, Greg & Grendel discuss Halloween season, the difficulties that people with disabilities face, the flailing Democrats, and so much more!
1 hr 7 min
Sep 30, 2019
Episode 101 - Anti-semitism, Homelessness, & American Breakfast Exceptionalism
On Episode 101 of Punk Rock Pariah, Grendel and Greg talk about Anti-semitism and Israel, American exceptionalism when it comes to breakfast and toilet paper, what one local company is doing for the homeless, and so much more. Listen now and subscribe!
Sep 4, 2019
Episode 100 - It's Our 100th Episode!!
On the 100th episode of Punk Rock Pariah, Greg and Grendel talk about Trump knowing nothing about hurricanes, the Democratic party's misguided priorities, unions, veganism, and so much more. There are also updates on #AUnitedFront and the Impossible Burger at Burger King. To listen to our previous episodes, subscribe on your favorite podcasting app or visit punkrockpariah.com.
Aug 28, 2019
Episode 99 - A United Front, Vegan fast Food, & Nuking Hurricanes
On Episode 99 of Punk Rock Pariah, Grendel and Greg talk about the ongoing "A United Front" movement in MLS where fans are standing up against the league's support of fascism, Trump wanting to nuke hurricanes, the rise of vegan fast food, and so much more! Photo above by Jill Peck. For more awesome photos from Jill, check out her Instagram (@jillmpeck) by clicking here!
Aug 22, 2019
Episode 98 - Antifa, Imaginary Friends, & Time Travel Paradigms
On Episode 98 of Punk Rock Pariah, the boys are reunited after Greg gets back from his European tour. They talk Antifa and the rise of White Supremacy, #AUnitedFront and Major League Soccer siding with racists, how Seattle elections can inform us about the rest of the country, what super powers they would like to have, and so much more!
1 hr 41 min
Aug 5, 2019
Episode 97.5 - A Musical Interlude: Jazz
On episode 97.5 of Punk Rock Pariah, with Greg on tour, Grendel gets mellow in the studio and plays an hour of Jazz music! Track Listing below: Miles Davis – Générique Ornette Coleman – Lonely Woman Spekulation – Red Handed Kamasi Washington – Change of the Guard Charles Mingus – Goodbye Pork Pie Hat John Coltrane – A Love Supreme, Pt. 1: Acknowledgment Wayne Shorter – Witch Hunt Grant Green – Minor League Spekulation – Oh Grow Up
1 hr 3 min
Jul 31, 2019
Episode 97 - Jason Shrout
On Episode 97 of Punk Rock Pariah, Greg sits down with Drummer extraordinaire Jason Shrout. Jason talks about drumming in 34, Dark Ages, 18 Visions, and Trial and what it is like to get fired from a band. The two also talk about who influenced him as a drummer, why Lars Ulrich from Metallica is an awful drummer, the versatile crop everyone loves known as corn, and so much more! Listen now!! And be sure to check out Jason's band 34 here: https://34kcmo.bandcamp.com/
Jun 10, 2019
Episode 96.5 - A Musical Interlude: Godzilla
On episode 96.5 of Punk Rock Pariah, with Greg on tour, Grendel gets crazy in the studio and plays an hour of music from the scores of Godzilla films! #NERDALERT! Track Listing below: From Godzilla (1954) Akira Ifukube – Godzilla Approaches Akira Ifukube – Godzilla Main Title Akira Ifukube – Last Assault From King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962) Akira Ifukube – Main Title Akira Ifukube – King Kong vs. Godzilla From Invasion of Astro-Monster (1965) Akira Ifukube – Main Title Akira Ifukube - Ending From Son of Godzilla (1967) Masaru Satoh – Opening Masaru Satoh – Main Title From Destroy All Monsters (1968) Akira Ifukube – Toho Mark / Main Title Akira Ifukube – Title Credits From All Monsters Attack (1969) Gendai Kano – Main Title (Monster March I) Kunio Miyauchi – Godzilla vs. Spiga From Godzilla vs. Megalon (1973) Riichiro Manabe – Opening Riichiro Manabe – Main Title From Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974) Akira Ifukube – Main Title…
Jun 8, 2019
Episode 96 - Une Misère
On Episode 96 of Punk Rock Pariah, Greg travels to Iceland to interview hardcore/metal band Une Misère, who recently signed to legendary German independent label Nuclear Blast. Gregs talks to Jón and Finnbogi about how they put their band together into a cohesive whole and what their interpersonal and creative process was like as they crafted what will be their breakout record. Jón also opens up about his struggles with addiction in an interview for the first time ever. This is a must listen! Hlustaðu núna! Check out Une Misère's music here!
Jun 3, 2019
Episode 95.5 - A Musical Interlude: Punk
On episode 95.5 of Punk Rock Pariah, Grendel was left to his own devices in the KXSU studios and decided to do a punk rock music show! Whether you love punk rock or you have never really listened to it before, give this one a spin and see what you think!! Track Listing below: Snuff – I Will Survive Alkaline Trio – Goodbye Forever The Lawrence Arms – Nebraska The Eyeliners – Do the Zombie - TacocaT – Crimson Wave * Great Grandpa – Cheeto Lust * Against Me! – Sink, Florida, Sink Saves the Day – A Drag in D Flat Tigers Jaw – I Saw Water - The Saturday Knights – 45 * The Distillers – City of Angels Pretty Girls Make Graves – Mr. Club / All Medicated Geniuses * The Wunder Years – Yearbook of a Passing Youth - Less Than Jake – Liquor Store Tranzmitors – Beating Up My Heart * Streetlight Manifesto – Dear Sergio Lagwagon – Alison’s Disease - Face to Face – Disconnected Anti-Flag – Seattle was a Riot / Post-War Breakout No Choice…
2 hr 1 min
May 29, 2019
Episode 95 - Ian Reas
On Episode 95 of Punk Rock Pariah, Grendel and Greg sit down with Ian Reas, host of KISW's Metal Shop and all-around bad ass. Ian talks about interviewing Lemmy of Motorhead, his feud with Dave Mustaine of Megadeth, haunted buildings, being in punk bands, and so much more. They also talk the influence of Marco Collins on their careers and feature songs from Ian's band Loud Sleepers.
1 hr 48 min
May 14, 2019
Episode 94 - Sports Talk with Jackson Felts
On Episode 94 of Punk Rock Pariah, Host of Sounders Weekly & the Sounders Pre- and Post-Game shows and Seattle's Sports Radio 950 KJR Producer Jackson Felts returns to the show! Grendel and Jackson go in depth on Seattle Sounders FC, talking the 2019 season, new signings, Sounders community, and what the future holds for the team. They also talk the Portland Trailblazers' playoff run, Seahawks, and more. And be sure to listen to Sounders Weekly every Tuesday Night on Sports Radio 950 KJR to hear breaking news from Jackson and Co! Listen to past episodes of Sounders Weekly here.
1 hr 55 min
May 10, 2019
Episode 93 - Greg Live on Icelandic Radio
On episode 93 of Punk Rock Pariah, Greg sits down to be interviewed on Rekjavik’s X977 radio station by Iceland’s best DJ and metal singer Séra Jón. The two talk Greg's forthcoming spoken word tour across Iceland on love and loss, visiting hot springs all around the country, and Greg's history in music and spoken word. Basically the amazing stories that you always expect to hear from Greg! You also get to hear a song by Greg's band, Trial. Be sure to check out Séra's band, Une Misere.
Apr 27, 2019
Episode 92 - Colleen Carey
On episode 92 of Punk Rock Pariah, Grendel and Greg sit down with actor Colleen Carey and the three talk about acting, the role of art in society, hypnosis, and so much more! To learn more about Colleen's upcoming project and see how you can help make it happen, visit this site: https://www.gofundme.com/shakespeare-of-la-la-land?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=fb_co_campmgmt_w&fbclid=IwAR1RJ3yHXvSYecUMNXmu3gJhHpTTbNPyvJGxAeB5Rah5hkaCmd_E8boigV4
1 hr 27 min
Apr 22, 2019
Episode 91 - Holly Noll
On Episode 91 of Punk Rock Pariah, Greg and Grendel welcome in vegan strength coach and weightlifter Holly Noll. The three talk about approaches to training, the ways that fitness intersects with gender and age, how we can use fitness for positive change, where vegans get their protein, and so much more. Listen to this and you will want to get out there and get exercising as soon as you can!!
1 hr 14 min
Apr 19, 2019
Episode 90 - Is Seattle Dying?
On Episode 90 of Punk Rock Pariah, Grendel and Greg talk an important local issue that is relevant to their listeners no matter where you live. They delve in to the KOMO News Special "Seattle is Dying" and Ari Hoffman's candidacy for City Council. They also talk Safe Seattle, a local anti-homeless hate group that manufactured a serial killer hoax to push their hateful agenda, and their rebranding as the supposed non-partisan Speak Out Seattle, as well as vegan options taking over the fast food industry and more!
Apr 17, 2019
Episode 89 - Desha Wood
On Episode 89 of Punk Rock Pariah, Greg and Grendel welcome in Desha Wood to talk about her time in Haiti with Naturopaths without Borders. The three talk about cultural differences, caring for people in difficult circumstances, poverty porn, and so much more.
1 hr 22 min
Apr 1, 2019
Episode 88 - Grendel & Greg Interview an 8-Year-Old
On episode 88 of Punk Rock Pariah, Greg and Grendel sit down with Grendel's 8-year-old nephew to break down the life of an 8-year-old and get in his head. They talk about politics, music, Fortnite, building Tiny Houses for the homeless, and Zombie & Shark movies. They also break down the movie The Meg. Regular segments include "Shark Facts with Corbin."
Mar 30, 2019
Episode 87 - Jimbo Scott
On episode 87 of Punk Rock Pariah, in an impromptu visit to the KXSU Studios, Grendel welcomes in folk musician Jimbo Scott to perform live on air. With heavy influences of bluegrass and country, the Oakland, CA musician brings it hard for the PRP Podcast. To learn more about Jimbo, visit his website at www.jimboscottmusic.com. Songs performed: * Hail to the Innocent * Gonna See My Baby * The River * Man in the Doorway * Where the Heart Is
Mar 27, 2019
Episode 86 - Jake Conroy
On Episode 86 of Punk Rock Pariah, Grendel and Greg welcome in Jake Conroy, member of the SHAC 7, an animal rights activist who was indicted on federal Animal Enterprise Terrorism charges under the Animal Enterprise Protection Act (AEPA). Jake talks about the work of SHAC-USA, being surveilled for years by the FBI, and his eventual arrest, prosecution by Chris Christie, and conviction. He also talks about navigating the informal laws of the inmates, opening his own store in prison, and the Prison-Industrial Complex. This is an episode of PRP that you do not want to miss!!
1 hr 49 min
Mar 1, 2019
Episode 85 - Jay Inslee for President, Green Book, & Unrest in Haiti
On episode 85 of PRP, Grendel and Greg talk about Washington State Governor Jay Inslee running for President, The Academy Awards, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's questioning of Michael Cohen, and so much more.
Feb 12, 2019
Episode 84 - Snowmageddon, Crime Junkie Podcast, & Government Shutdown Redux
On Episode 84 of Punk Rock Pariah, Grendel and Greg talk about going stir crazy from being cooped up during a snow storm, the amazing True Crime podcast Crime Junkie, Greg's history as a juggler, & so much more. They also delve in to the shows they've been watching like True Detective, The Punisher, and Netflix Documentaries!! Music on this episode from Atom and His Package!
Jan 31, 2019
Episode 83 - Dr. Sarah Cote Hampson
On episode 83 of Punk Rock Pariah, Grendel sits down with Dr. Sarah Cote Hampson, Assistant Professor of Public Law at University of Washington Tacoma in the Politics, Philosophy & Public Affairs division of the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences. They talk about her books, The Balance Gap: Working Mothers and the Limits of the Law and Mothers, Military and Society, as well as the hierarchy of Academia. These topics include the legal and societal ramifications of motherhood in the workplace, her own experience with parental leave policies, Title IX, and so much more! Music featured on this episode from The Wunder Years.
1 hr 39 min
Jan 28, 2019
Episode 82 - Giacomo Giorgi of Tempest
On episode 82 of PRP, Greg sits down with Giacomo Giorgi of the Italian band Tempest. The two talk social justice movements, hardcore music, the wildlife & hunting documentary On the Wild Side, and so much more.
Jan 25, 2019
Episode 81 - Joy
On episode 81 of PRP, Greg and Grendel talk about all things joy related. The two discuss what makes them joyful, from rad hangs and sports ball victories to doing something you love and empathizing with the joy of others. They also engage with the listeners' ideas of joy. Let's get philosophical! Regular segments include "Greg Dates" and "Song of the Day." Music featured on this episode from The Aquabats, Alone Together, and Macklemore x Ryan Lewis.
Jan 22, 2019
Episode 80 - Heartbreak
On episode 80 of PRP, Grendel and Greg delve in to the topic of heartbreak. They share their own personal and professional experiences with heartbreak, as well as reflect upon the listeners' contributions. Discussions include existentialism, Terror Management Theory, and growing as a person following heartbreak. Regular segments include "Song of the Day." Music featured on this episode from Smoking Popes, Murmur, and Dashboard Confessional.
1 hr 2 min
Jan 18, 2019
Episode 79 - Bird Box Challenge, 2020 Presidential Candidates, & Meeting Bill Clinton
On episode 79 of Punk Rock Pariah, Greg and Grendel talk The Bird Box Challenge, Greg's year long apprenticeship with a mask maker, 2020 Presidential Candidates, and so much more. Greg also gets reunited with a long lost friend from high school friend live on air! Regular Segments include "Song of the Day" and "Greg Dates." Bands featured on this episode include The Offspring, Black Eyes and Neckties, and Lil Peep.
Jan 16, 2019
Episode 78 - Marie Kondo, Viadoom, & Doug Loves movies
On Episode 78 of PRP, Greg and Grendel talk about Seattle's Viadoom, Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, Grendel appearing on Doug Loves Movies, and so much more! Regular segments include "Greg Dates" and "Song of the Day" Bands featured on this episode: Smooth Sailing, Alkaline Trio, and Tsunami Bomb.
Jan 11, 2019
Episode 77 - New Year's Resolutions, Polyamory, & the Government Shutdown
On Episode 77 of PRP, Grendel and Greg talk irrational fears, the Government Shutdown, Donald Trump and his Wall, polyamory, and so much more. Regular segments include "Song of the Day."
Jan 8, 2019
Episode 76 - The Boogey Man, Rick and Morty, & 7 Splinters in Time
On episode 76 of PRP, Greg and Grendel talk about Grendel starting his 21st year in radio, Greg's experience starring in the time travel film 7 Splinters in Time, the first Boogey Man that scared them, and so much more. Regular segments include "Greg Dates" and "Song of the Day."
Jan 4, 2019
Episode 75 - Saving the Showbox, Movie Theater Chains, & Voter Suppression
On episode 75 of PRP, Grendel welcomes in guest co-host Paul West. Recorded at the end of the summer when Greg was touring Europe and the studio was completely falling apart, making for hit or miss sound quality, the two discuss Saving the iconic Seattle music venue The Showbox, Voter Suppression vs. Voter Fraud, Movie Theater Chains, and tons of other topics. Regular segments include "Song of the Day" and "Greg Dates.
1 hr 2 min
Dec 26, 2018
Episode 74 - Grynch & Wizdom on Christmas Horror Films
On Episode 74 of Punk Rock Pariah, Greg and Grendel welcome in Seattle rapper's Grynch and Wizdom to talk about Christmas-themed horror films. They focus on 1974's Black Christmas, as well as talk about their other favorite Christmas horror films, their favorite Christmas movies, and what Christmas means to them. Punk Rock Pariah! Putting the HO HO HO back in Horror!
1 hr 23 min
Dec 16, 2018
Episode 73 - Grendel's DNA Results
On episode 73 of Punk Rock Pariah, Grendel opens up his DNA results live on the podcast! Will he find out he is Italian and that his entire life is a lie?! Find out now! And be sure to stick around for the PostScript!
Dec 6, 2018
Episode 72 - The Legacy of George H.W. Bush
On episode 72 of PRP, Grendel and Greg talk about whether it is okay to speak ill of the dead, the bloody legacy of former President George H.W. Bush, when Christmas Music should start being heard in public, the holidays being a total bummer, and more! Regular segments include "Song of the Day." Songs heard on this episode include "Highways" by Shorebirds, "Olympia Autumn Morning" by Shorebirds, "Stranded" by Alone Together, and "Jingle Bell Rock" by I Declare War.
1 hr 22 min
Nov 30, 2018
Episode 71 - Attorney Tom Collins
On episode 71 of Punk Rock Pariah, Greg and Grendel welcome in Seattle attorney Tom Collins of the firm Merrick Hofstedt & Lindsey to talk about mosh pit litigation, being in a Macklemore video, having lunch with Blink-182, and a life in the law. He even tells an amazing story about legendary Pacific Northwest wrestler Dutch Savage. For musicians and music fans alike, this one is a must listen!!
1 hr 13 min
Nov 13, 2018
Episode 70 - Jackson Felts of Sports Radio 950 KJR
On episode 70 of PRP, Grendel welcomes in Jackson Felts, host of Sounders Weekly and the Sounders pre- & post-game show, and Producer of the Cliff & Puck show weekdays 10 am to Noon on Sports Radio 950 KJR. The two talk Sounders year in review, the GM Vote & the Gospel of Garth, what's next for the Sounders, and how Jackson became the Sounders host with the most. This is a must listen for any Sounders or Sports Radio fan.
1 hr 49 min
Oct 31, 2018
Episode 69 - Halloween Spooktacular 2018
On episode 69 of PRP, the second over joint episode with our sister podcast Attack the Idiot Box! Grendel and Greg get in to the Halloween spirit and talk about their favorite horror movies and play Halloween songs! Yes, they are creepy and they're kooky, mysterious and spooky; they're all together ooky; they're Greg and Grendel!
1 hr 32 min
Oct 31, 2018
Episode 68 - Grendel & Wizdom talk Halloween III: Season of the Witch
On episode 10 of PRP, the very first ever joint episode with Attack the Idiot Box!, Dave Mazzeo, a.k.a. Seattle rapper Wizdom, comes in to talk about Halloween III: Season of the Witch. We also talk a multitude of other horror films and series. Horror lovers eat your heart out!!
1 hr 48 min
Sep 29, 2018
Our Sister Podcast, Attack the Idiot Box, is getting rebooted!!
Attack the Idiot Box is coming back and this time it will be better than ever! PRP's own Grendel and Greg will break down tv shows, movies, and anything else you can watch on the good ol boob tube! You can get more information on our sister podcast at www.idiotboxpodcast.com.
Aug 19, 2018
Episode 67 - Dan Gardner of Four Lights
On episode 67 of PRP, Grendel welcomes in Dan Gardner of the Band Four Lights. The two talk the origins of the band, how they got their name, dating woes, fat shaming, and so much more. They also hit pop culture, from Television and movies to musical influences and Seattle sports.
1 hr 38 min
Aug 16, 2018
Episode 66 - Die Hard is a Christmas Movie
On episode 66 of PRP, Grendel and guest co-host Paul West discuss the slow pending death of MoviePass, Fun Movies vs Good Movies, Immigration, #SaveTheShowbox, and more. Regular segments include "Song of the Day" and "Greg Dates."
1 hr 24 min
Aug 10, 2018
Episode 65 - James Gunn, Punching Down, & Becoming an Expat
On episode 65 of PRP, Grendel and guest co-host Paul West discuss James Gunn's firing from the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, comedy & how it should punch up, and tons of other topics. Regular segments include "Song of the Day" and "Greg Dates."
1 hr 1 min
Aug 7, 2018
Episode 64 - Jake Snider of Minus the Bear
On episode 64 of PRP, Grendel and Greg welcome in Jake Snider, lead vocalist and guitarist for the legendary Seattle band Minus the Bear. They talk about growing up in the greater Seattle music scene, the history of Minus the Bear, life on the road, the state of politics in this era of Donald Trump, and so much more.
1 hr 28 min
Aug 2, 2018
Episode 63 - Greg Bennick & Emily Joy Reynolds: Depression and Suicide Workshop at Fluff Fest 2018
Episode 63 of PRP is a recording of a workshop carried out by Emily Joy Reynolds and our very own Greg Bennick at Fluff Fest 2018 in the Czech Republic. The title of the workshop was "Depression and Suicide - Supporting One Another and Recognizing the Signs." For more information visit www.gregbennick.com
1 hr 7 min
Jul 1, 2018
Episode 62 - Gregsplaining
On episode 62 of PRP, Cameron and Greg talk The Twilight Zone, Deadpool 2, introverts vs extroverts, Greg's Twitter beef with Ice-T, SCOTUS decisions on sports betting and class-action lawsuits against employers, the Royal Wedding, and more. Regular segments include "Song of the Day," and "Greg Dates."
1 hr 3 min
Jun 30, 2018
Episode 61 - #SaveTheWave
On episode 61 of PRP, Greg and Grendel talk about the Seattle Mariners and those jerks in the Maple Grove who are trying to kill our beloved and sacred wave, Greg receiving a prestigious award, the Run Pee app, Greg's mom faking a birth certificate so he could go see Ramones, and so much more! Regular segments include "Song of the Day" and "Greg Dates."
Jun 28, 2018
Episode 60 - Steve Zakuani
On episode 60 of PRP, Grendel and Greg are joined by Sounders legend Steve Zakuani. The three talk about Steve's non-profit, Kingdom Hope, and it's charity match this Sunday; his favorite moments in the Sounders-Portland rivalry; his relationship with Clint Dempsey; his thoughts on Kaepernick and kneeling during the anthem; Families being separated at the border; and so much more. To get tickets to the Charity Match, go here: http://kh18.eventbrite.com
1 hr 34 min
May 30, 2018
Episode 59 - Dick's Drive-In is Better Than In-N-Out Burger
On episode 59 of PRP, Cameron and Greg talk Super Mario Bros. The Movie, Hot Dogs vs. Hamburgers, approaching negativity with compassion, and more. Segments include "Crap Movies" and "Song of the Day."
May 28, 2018
Episode 58 - Bombing of Syria, Philadelphia Starbucks, & the Last Days of the Trump Presidency
On Episode 58 of PRP, Grendel and Greg talk about whether it is the last days of the Trump Presidency, Michael Cohen and Sean Hannity, the Starbucks in Philadelphia, and so much more. Includes regular segments "Greg Dates," "Song of the Day," and "Who Do You Hate More Than Donald Trump?"
1 hr 13 min
May 25, 2018
Episode 57 - Steven Cole Smith of Junebugs
On episode 57 of PRP, Greg and Grendel welcome in Steven Cole Smith of the band Junebugs. The three talk about his band, growing up at the Redmond Old Fire House, ghost encounters and ghost hunting, and so much more! Give it a listen!!
1 hr 39 min
May 23, 2018
Episode 56 - Matt "Spek" Watson
On episode 56 of PRP, Greg and Grendel welcome in Seattle-based producer Spekulation to talk his latest album The Crossover Event; Cultural Appropriation; East Coast Hip Hop; Seattle's houselessness crisis and the Head Tax; Battlefield Earth; and so much more.
1 hr 47 min
Apr 6, 2018
Episode 55 - Seattle Politics, Antifa, & Twitter Wars with Roseanne
On a lost episode of PRP from last October, Cameron and Greg talk about Seattle Politics, mass transit, municipal broadband, and Major League Soccer silencing Anti-Fascist messaging in the stadiums. They also go in depth in to Grendel's Twitter war with Roseanne Bar
1 hr 13 min
Apr 3, 2018
Episode 54 - Adrian Way of GOOD TOUCH
On episode 54 of PRP, Greg and Grendel welcome in musician and skateboarded Adrien Way. The three talk about his band GOOD TOUCH, his three year long recovery from a car accident that nearly took his life, the #metoo movement, and so much more. To hear more from GOOD TOUCH, go to: https://goodtouchsea.bandcamp.com
1 hr 34 min
Feb 8, 2018
Episode 53 - 2017: A Year in Review pt. 2
Episode 53 of PRP is part 2 of Grendel and Greg's 2017 Year in Review. From our Top Films of the Year and our favorite Presidents of 2017 to Seattle arena drama and so much more.
Jan 28, 2018
Episode 52 - 2017: A Year in Review pt. 1
Episode 52 of PRP is part 1 of Grendel and Greg's 2017 Year in Review. From Donald Trump and The End of the World to Depression and suicide, they break down the year that was. But, really...they mainly talk about themselves. They also play their songs of the week: Nirvirna - Teen Sprite & Cheap Trick - Surrender.
1 hr 4 min
Jan 12, 2018
Episode 51 - Haiti & Donald Trump
On Episode 51 of PRP, Greg & Cameron talk about the wonderful country of Haiti, which Donald Trump referred to as a "shithole." Greg talks about his experiences as the Executive Director of One Hundred for Haiti and the realities on the ground in the country.
Dec 17, 2017
Episode 50 - Roy Moore, Sour Patch Kids, & the Democratic Party
On episode 50 of PRP, Greg and Cameron talk about the Special Election in Alabama Party and whether it is an indictment of Trump or a message for the Democratic Party. And Greg reluctantly tries watermelon Sour Patch Kids for the first time ever.
Dec 9, 2017
Episode 49 - Vegan Black Metal Chef
On episode 49 of PRP, Cameron and Greg welcome in the one and only Vegan Black Metal Chef. The three talk about the Chef's origin story, coming out of the black metal scene of Tampa, and how he transformed in to the immortal Vegan Black Metal Chef. Plenty of cooking tips and vegan goodness to nourish your dark metal souls. For more info, go to the Vegan Black Metal Chef's website, http://veganblackmetalchef.com, and, if you are in Seattle, be sure to go to the book signing for his cookbook at Vegan Haven on Saturday, December 9th from Noon to 3pm!
Dec 7, 2017
Episode 48 - Tax Scam, Trump, & Jawbreaker
On episode 48 of PRP, Grendel and Greg talk about Donald Trump and the looming end of the world, the Tax Bill, seeing the Jawbreaker reunion show in Olympia, WA, and a whole lot more!
Oct 3, 2017
Episode 47 - Tom Petty, Las Vegas, & the Dalai Lama
On episode 47 of PRP, Cameron and Greg talk the death of Tom Petty, the mass shooting in Las Vegas and its aftermath, and meeting Nelson Mandela, Bill Clinton, and the Dalai Lama.
Sep 18, 2017
Episode 46 - Dennis Kucinich, Punching Nazis, & Fireworks
On episode 46 of PRP, Greg and Grendel get super deep, talking about the future of the Democratic Party, punching nazis, Seattle mayors, cultural appropriation during Halloween, and so much more. Fun for the whole family!!
1 hr 27 min
Sep 5, 2017
Episode 45 - Aaron Morgan
On Episode 45 of PRP, Cameron and Greg welcome in Seattle-based artist Aaron Morgan, and the three talk about the eclipse, music documentaries, black metal, the theological notion of Heaven, and so much more.
1 hr 4 min
Aug 29, 2017
Episode 44 - R.I.P. Coke Zero...Goodnight, Sweet Prince
On episode 44 of PRP, Greg and Cameron talk about whether you can separate art from the artist, Hurricane Harvey, the city vs. the countryside, and whole lot more!
Aug 28, 2017
Episode 43 - Trickle Down Social Justice
On Episode 43 of PRP, Cameron and Greg talk Trickle Down Social Justice, Trump Fatigue, Charlottesville, Juggalos, and so much more!
Jun 2, 2017
Episode 42 - Kathy Griffin & Wonder Woman
On episode 42 of PRP, Greg and Cameron break down the hypocrisy surrounding the controversy over Kathy Griffin's picture holding a fake beheaded Donald Trump. They also talk Terror Management Theory, the recent incident at Evergreen State where students called for a professor's resignation, and all-female screenings of Wonder Woman.
May 31, 2017
Episode 41 - Portland Terrorist Attack
On Episode 41 of PRP, Greg and Cameron talk about the Portland terrorist attack on the MAX train where a White Supremacist murdered two good samaritans and critically injured another. They also talk Rubik's cubes, Trump, and the White House's war on LGBTQ rights. Note: Part way through recording, we had technical issues that resulted in a lower quality recording for the remainder of the podcast. We have done our best to clean it up, and hopefully it does not take away too much from your listening enjoyment.
Apr 24, 2017
Episode 40 - Sanne Wigbels and Greg Bennick pt. 2
Episode 40 of PRP is part 2 of Cameron and Greg's conversation with Sanne Wigbels. The three talk immigration, political music, Cascadia, anti-intellectualism, and so much more. Join them as they spread their message of "love and tolerance and punching Nazis!"
Apr 22, 2017
Episode 39 - Sanne Wigbels and Greg Bennick pt. 1
On episode 39 of PRP, Grendel and Greg welcome in Sanne Wigbels, a London immigrant who is originally from the Netherlands, for part 1 of a conversation about what's going on in the world from an international perspective. The three talk Greg's spoken word and listening tour across Mexico, Donald Trump's actions post inauguration, reaching out to Trump voters, and foods we hate!
Apr 17, 2017
Episode 38 - Wizdom pt. 2
Episode 38 of PRP is Part 2 of Grendel's interview with Seattle rapper Wizdom. The two talk Recording with Macklemore, Rap Beef, Seattle Sports, and Sonicsgate & the "cesspool of corruption" that is the Port of Seattle.
1 hr 6 min
Apr 4, 2017
Episode 37 - Wizdom pt. 1
In the first of a two-part interview, Grendel welcomes in Seattle rapper Dave Mazzeo (a.k.a Wizdom) for Episode 37 of Punk Rock Pariah. The two breach a million different topics from Sonicsgate and social justice in Catholic education to his music and how weight loss is like a drug. There's something for everyone here!
Mar 6, 2017
Episode 36 - Cameron and Greg Walk the Walk
Greg Bennick is back for Episode 36 of Punk Rock Pariah! He and Cameron talk pop culture and politics. Everything from Godzilla and Rogue One to veganism, voting, and Colin Kaepernick kneeling during the National Anthem. We also talk about a Hardcore Festival at Real Art Tacoma that has since been cancelled. Please check out www.realarttacoma.com/ to hear about all the upcoming shows to replace the festival! Support independent music venues! We've been having so much fun that Greg is going to be a regular guest co-host moving forward!
1 hr 56 min
Feb 1, 2017
Episode 35 - Cameron and Greg Talk the Talk
On Episode 35 of Punk Rock Pariah, Grendel (above) welcomes back Greg Bennick (who took that photo). Recorded live on KXSU-LP Seattle 102.1 FM, the two change up the format and answer questions directly from the audience. Topics include the treatment of women in the hardcore scene, the musical legacy of Nickelback, and the future of DIY music and art spaces in the wake of the Oakland fire, amongst other topics. They even talk about local Antifa Sounders supporter group Gorilla FC and One Hundred For Haiti. To ask questions for the next time the two take audience requests, shoot your questions to @punkpodcast or @legalmindedpunk on Twitter.
1 hr 39 min
Oct 31, 2016
Episode 34 - Halloween Spooktacular 2016
Episode 34 of PRP is Grendel's 2016 Halloween special, recorded live on KXSU Seattle 102.1 FM. He plays classic horror film trailers, horror movie themes, and songs for Halloween from the 1920s to the present!
2 hr 6 min
May 27, 2016
Episode 33 - Dallas Tidwell of Red City Radio
On Episode 33 of PRP, Grendel sits down with Dallas Tidwell, the drummer for the Oklahoma City based punk rock band Red City Radio. The two discuss the role his amazing mother has played in helping him become a musician, the history of his band, and his love of all things hair metal, especially KISS.
Apr 25, 2016
Episode 32 - Greg Bennick
On Episode 32 of PRP, Grendel sits down with musician/activist/professional speaker Greg Bennick. From how we derive meaning out of every day life to the ways that we have been changed as a society by technology, the two get completely existential. www.gregbennick.com
Aug 3, 2015
Episode 31 - Elicia Sanchez pt. 2
On Episode 31 of PRP, Grendel and comedian Elicia Sanchez discuss race, gender, and comedy in the second part of Grendel's interview with Elicia. Check out her stand up at eliciasanchez.com.
1 hr 1 min
Mar 28, 2015
Episode 30 - Elicia Sanchez pt. 1
On Episode 30 of PRP, Grendel welcomes in Comedian Elicia Sanchez for the first of a two part interview. The two discuss how she got in to stand-up, comic books, and everything from mysogyny and sexism to racism and sexual assault.
1 hr 1 min
Apr 12, 2014
Episode 29 - Filmmaker Julio Ramírez
On episode 29 of PRP, Grendel welcomes in filmmaker and producer Julio Ramírez. The two talk about Julio's award-winning film Nothing Against Life, the film's recent selection as the Winner of the Special Jury Award at the San Marino Film Festival, and the role that suicide plays in both the film and in society as a whole.
Mar 18, 2014
Episode 28 - Classic PRP with Rev of Success!
Episode 28 of PRP is a classic episode of PRP dating back to March 3, 2008. In this never before released recording from over 6 years ago, Grendel welcomes in his buddy Rev of the band Success! (then known as Rough Chukar). Rev plays live on air, and we talk gentrification, religion, vegan food, and horrifying web videos. In just a few weeks, the latest release from Success! is coming out, so be sure to check out http://www.successpunkcom or http://laescalerarecords.bandcamp.com to pick it up.
Feb 10, 2014
Episode 27 - Fashion Designer Crystalyn Kae Brennan
On episode 27 of PRP, Grendel welcomes in Crystalyn Kae Brennan, the award-winning designer who has taken the fashion industry by storm. The two discuss growing a business, the role of women in the fashion industry, and her process for creation of an original bag. Originally recorded in the Winter of 2013, Crystalyn has since opened up shop in New York City, adding to her Seattle operations, and has most recently been a part of New York's Fashion Week.
Feb 7, 2014
Episode 26 - Super Bowl Champions
On episode 26 of PRP, Grendel breaks down the Seahawks 43-8 victory in the Super Bowl over the Denver Broncos. Chock-full with highlights, player interviews, and a discussion of Seattle sports history, if you are a fan of the Seahawks, this is an episode you will not want to miss. P.S. Here is a video of the Darryl Williams hit on Rickey Dudley I reference in this episode. BOOM! www.youtube.com/embed/XcZZlMKL5xw
1 hr 13 min
Jun 19, 2012
Episode 25 - James Monosmith of Ltd. Art Gallery
On episode 25 of PRP, Grendel welcomes in James Monosmith, owner of Ltd. Art Gallery. The pair talk sci-fi, pop culture, Star Wars, and celebrity sightings. Be sure to check out his gallery's latest opening: Rayguns & Robots! Or just do yourself a favor and subscribe: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/punk-rock-pariah-with-grendel/id448777825
1 hr 23 min
Jun 15, 2012
Episode 24 - Anika Lehde
On Episode 24 of PRP, Grendel welcomes in the very versatile Anika Lehde to talk about veganism, feminism, and all sorts of other goodness.
1 hr 56 min
Mar 6, 2012
Episode 23 - Leo Henderson of the Pillowfights!
On Episode 23 of PRP, Grendel welcomes Leo Henderson of the Pillowfights! in to the studio to discuss a wide range of topics from his new life in Seattle and touring with his band to feminism in comics and depression. Tune in for a riveting conversation!
1 hr 56 min
Feb 11, 2012
Episode 21 - Seattle Hip Hop Showcase
On Episode 21 of the Punk Rock Pariah Podcast, Grendel goes all out for Seattle Hip Hop. In showcasing some of the up and coming artist, as well as some of the more established acts, Grendel gives you a good taste of what is going on in one of the most vibrant and talented scenes in the nation.
1 hr 31 min
Feb 6, 2012
Episode 20 - 2011 Release of the Year
On Episode 20 of PRP, Grendel announces his release of the year for 2011, none other than Know Your Saints' Landmarks EP. Along with the EP in its entirety, Grendel plays tracks from the previous bands of all of the members (and sorry Sweet Baby James...the editing process was just too arduous to change it up)!
Dec 19, 2011
Episode 19 - Big Rob of Members Only
On Episode 19 of PRP, Grendel welcomes in Big Rob, a.k.a. Robert Milliron, to talk about his life, coming 48 hours away from dying, and being a part of successful Seattle Hip Hop label Members Only. In the process, Big Rob attacks the Hip Hop Occupies Movement, the War on Halloween, and talks about his life as a renowned chef. Members Only better get their media team ready to start full spin mode, because this one is a doozie!
1 hr 22 min
Dec 6, 2011
Episode 18 - A Very Punk Rock Christmas
On Episode 18 of PRP, Grendel has grown tired of all the horrible XMAS music out there and has decided to do his own Punk Rock Christmas Episode. What results is a mix of punk Christmas classics, both new and old (and a few indie gems thrown in at the end). So, whether religious, atheist, or agnostic, turn it on and rock out!
1 hr 21 min
Nov 22, 2011
Episode 17 - Bad Weather Skatacular
On Episode 17 of PRP, Grendel pulls out some ska classics and some wonderful new ska tracks to warm up your heart in an otherwise dreary season. So tune in and enjoy the upbeat sounds that will get rid of your Seasonal Affective Disorder!
1 hr 6 min
Nov 14, 2011
Episode 16 - The Sounds of Occupy Seattle Pt. 2
On episode 16 of PRP, Grendel continues the series on the Sounds of Occupy Seattle, again taking you down to Westlake Park to hear the raw power of the movement. During this episode, the listener experiences three different days down at Occupy Seattle, including much of the frustration that both Grendel and others felt at times. From protesters being arrested to angry rants, this second in a series on the Sounds of Occupy Seattle has it all!
Nov 4, 2011
Episode 15 - The Sounds of Occupy Seattle
On episode 15 of PRP, Grendel heads on down to the Occupy Seattle site and delivers a field report from the movement. The first in a series of short "Sounds of Occupy Seattle" podcasts, you get to hear the protesters in the raw, and the commentary of both those present at the protest, as well as Grendel and his friends! (Picture used without permission of Ryan Ragona. He knows where to find me though!)
Oct 25, 2011
Episode 14 - Halloween Spectacular
In Episode 14 of PRP, Grendel gets you set up perfectly for your Halloween party with some great Halloween jams. From punk rock and psychobilly to ska and classic Halloween tunes, there's something for everyone. Just turn it on and sit back and watch your party goers get down. Don't miss it!
1 hr 15 min
Oct 12, 2011
Episode 13 - Amanda Knox is Not Troy Davis is Not Casey Anthony
On Episode 13 of PRP, Grendel gets back on his soapbox to talk about the Amanda Knox trial, Troy Davis and the death penalty, and the Media coverage of the Occupy Wall Street movement.
1 hr 4 min
Aug 9, 2011
Episode 12 - Rev of Success!
On Episode 12 of the PRP Podcast, Grendel welcomes in fellow fatty food lover Rev from the band Success! The two sit down to an intimate conversation about being in a punk band from Seattle, touring with Nothington, and why Rev has chosen to become a vegan. Along the way, we learn that Rev has his own hot sauce (REV'S NORTHWEST HOT SAUCE...Many burritos were harmed during the making of it), that Grendel doesn't believe that Episodes 1 and 2 of Star Wars exist, and that the two of the are giant nerds who hang out at the Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas. Oh, and there's a live track from the Heroes for Hire tour kickoff show. So yell it to the skies...DOWNLOAD THIS PODCAST!
Jun 30, 2011
Episode 11 - Asian Man Records 15 Year Anniversary Festival with Brendan Kelly of The Lawrence Arms
In Episode 11 of PRP, Grendel continues to celebrate AMR15. Grendel sits down to have a conversation with Brendan Kelly of the Lawrence Arms. The two talk about the festival, reuniting with The Broadways and Slapstick, and the film that Brendan has made. Also, as a special treat for all the podcast listeners, several tracks recorded live at AMR15 from Dan Andriano, Brendan Kelly, and Sundowner are included. Hooray! P.S. Check out the picture of me with Brendan on May 30, 2006 at the Showbox in Seattle when this happened! (I'm the "guy from the audience").
Jun 24, 2011
Episode 10 - Asian Man Records 15 Year Anniversary Festival with Mike Park
In Episode 10 of PRP, in this first of an (at least) two part series, Grendel celebrates the AMR15 Festival that took place June 15-19 in San Francisco, CA. Along with playing music from some of the bands that performed, Grendel interviews Mike Park (of Skankin' Pickle, The Chinkees, and B. Lee Band and founder of Asian Man Records) and plays part of the set he recorded from I Sing the Body Electric (a.k.a. Morgan Herrell of Pteradon, Hard Girls, and Classics of Love). Dig it!
Jun 14, 2011
Episode 9 - Adam Brown from Sonicsgate
On episode 9 of the Punk Rock Pariah Podcast, Grendel is joined by Adam Brown, one of the visionaries behind the award winning documentary film Sonicsgate. The two talk about the film itself and why you should care about the documentary even though you may not be a sports fan. Adam also unveils plans for a new nonprofit called the Green and Gold Community Coalition that brings together people from all segments of society who support creating a non-taxpayer funded multi-use facility in Washington State to help build tourism and create jobs. Oh yeah, and there's a ton of local music from the Sonicsgate soundtrack as well. So give it a listen and start following them on twitter. @Sonicsgate.
1 hr 40 min
Jun 11, 2011
Episode 8 - KII of Smokejumper
On episode 8 of the Punk Rock Pariah Podcast, Grendel is joined by KII, who has played in bands like Smokejumper, Dateless, Alabaster, and the Glasses. KII is also the founder of such local record labels as Double Dos and Better Half Records. The two discuss KII's musical history, the state of the punk rock scene, and play some gnarly tuneage. In true PRP style, listen to see if he reveals whether he is being sued by K2 Sports for Trademark infringement!
1 hr 45 min
May 24, 2011
Episode 7 - Toby Jeg of Red Scare
On episode 7 of Punk Rock Pariah, Grendel welcomes in Toby Jeg, founder of Red Scare Industries. Red Scare is a punk rock record label based out of Chicago, IL featuring great punk bands like Cobra Skulls, The Falcon, The Copyrights, and Teenage Bottlerocket. We play some tunes and talk about everything great in life...punk rock, Ben Weasel being a dick, and getting sued by John Elway. Yes, that's breaking news folks, and you heard it first here on PRP. So grab some whiskey, turn on the podcast, and start sending out your twitter hatemail to @PunkPodcast and @RedScareToby.
1 hr 32 min
May 17, 2011
Episode 6 - Rich Oliver of Pretty Old
On Episode 6 of PRP, Grendel was joined by Party Rich of the band Pretty Old. The two talk Bay Area vs. Seattle, Punk Rock Music Festivals around the country, and getting head butted by famous musicians. Plus, you get a bunch of awesome punk rock Tunes. Oh, and you get to hear Grendel tell off people that are trying to ruin the Podcast! So give it a download and tell your friends to download it too! Also, follow us on twitter (@PunkPodcast). DO IT!
1 hr 54 min
May 3, 2011
Episode 5 - Grandstanding from My Soapbox
In episode 5 of the Punk Rock Pariah Podcast, Grendel gets political. Following President Barack Obama's announcement of the death of Osama Bin Laden on Sunday, May 1, 2011, Grendel decide to take this opportunity to speak out in podcast form. Grendel waxes philosophical on where we've been and where we are going as a nation. Along with his thoughts on the developments, the podcast features political punk rock from bands like Against Me!, Anti-Flag, The Soviettes, and Mike Park. But don't worry kids, the next episode of the PRP Podcast will drop the politics and get back to the punk rock!
1 hr 57 min
Apr 26, 2011
Episode 4 - The Alcohol Talking
Hello Folks! First and foremost, sorry about the absence from the podcast for awhile. In the last month I have been in a car accident (just hours before the show) and had to do a speaking engagement when I would have otherwise been producing this podcast. Now that I have my own recording equipment at home, I hope that if something like that happens again, I can put together a shorter version of the podcast. This is episode 4 of the podcast. It is called "The Alcohol Talking" after the song by Short Round (the final song on the podcast). There is no guest this week, but I hope you will enjoy it all the same. At just over 90 minutes, it is packed with punk rock awesomeness that you will enjoy the shit out of!
1 hr 34 min
Mar 24, 2011
Episode 3 - Ryan Koreski of The Damage Done & Jefferson Death Star
For episode 3, Ryan Koreski of The Damage Done and Jefferson Death Star came in to the studio and we spent a long time talking about growing up with punk rock, kids music, star wars, and the punk rock scene. Then he played a bunch of live songs, including amazing Misfits and Weakerthans covers! Check it out and let us know how to make future podcasts even better.
1 hr 52 min
Mar 15, 2011
Episode 2 - Chris Crusher of Smokejumper
Grendel is back with another punk rock podcast, this time with a very special guest...Chris Crusher of Smokejumper / Better Half Records. We sat around and shot the shit, spun some jams, and Chris played a bunch of live acoustic songs. There were a few technical dificulties in the recording process, but all we lost were a couple of songs in the middle and the very end of the program...all of Chris' live songs are here intact. And this technically would have been Episode 3, but Episode 2 needed some serious editing so it will have to show up at another time. Don't just believe the hype, find out the awesome for yourself...Listen to "Punk Rock Pariah with Grendel: Episode 2 - Chris Crusher of Smokejumper" RIGHT NOW!
Mar 1, 2011
Episode 1 - Test Run
This is the very first podcast of the Punk Rock Pariah radio show from KSUB Radio (www.ksubseattle.org). Punk Rock Pariah airs live every Monday night from 6 to 8pm PST. While this episode is simply the radio show as it aired on 28 February 2011, as time goes on, you will hear more and more interviews and special performances from artists. At almost two hours long, expect future podcast to be broken up in to parts and improved quality!
1 hr 49 min