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Tom May of The Menzingers records conversations and stories with friends and strangers at home and on the road. Musicians, weirdos, and not-so-weirdos come together with one commonality: curiosity.


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Tom May of The Menzingers records conversations and stories with friends and strangers at home and on the road. Musicians, weirdos, and not-so-weirdos come together with one commonality: curiosity.




Episode 36 - Tim Browne (Elway)

Tim Browne Sings and plays guitar in Elway, a Colorado punk band on Red Scare Industries. You can check out their new record The Best of All Possible Worlds on April 1st and on tour this summer. This was recorded on Thursday March 10th, 2022. Check out Elway here: ELWAY Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


35 - Marisa Dabice (Mannequin Pussy)

Marisa Dabice is a Musician, Songwriter, and Director puttin out bangers and touring the world with Mannequin Pussy. You can find her on socials @mannequinpussy and over at MannequinPussy.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Episode 34 - Dan Ozzi (Journalist, Author of SELLOUT)

Dan Ozzi is a journalist and author of the new book SELLOUT which chronicles the journey of 11 bands over 11 chapters, from gGreen Day to Against Me! as they signed to major labels . It is a fascinating and insightful dive into some of the most influential records to us. I also found it to be a storied and well researched exploration of moral choices in art and how that fits into our economy and society here in our subcultural's corner of the world. Can't recommend it enough. You can find...


Episode 33 - The Dirty Nil

First in-person episode in 18 months! First Multi-soul Episode! The Dirty Nil are a dab gom rock and roll band from Canada. The Dirty Nil just wrapped up a North East/Midwest tour with us, The Menzingers. Check out their newest release, Fuck Art. They also have a headline tour, including a date in Philly on December 8th at Underground Arts. Come buy me a drink. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Episode 32 - Tom & Beth Ann Go to Area 51

Holy Crap. We actually did it. We drove to Area 51. Please feel free to email Tom at Tom@futurefriday.net Here are some great sources of information referenced in the episode: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/05/10/how-the-pentagon-started-taking-ufos-seriously https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/16/us/politics/pentagon-program-ufo-harry-reid.html REPORT! https://www.dni.gov/files/ODNI/documents/assessments/Prelimary-Assessment-UAP-20210625.pdf Http://www.reddit.com/r/ufos Today's episode...


Episode 31 - Chris Gethard (Actor, Comedian, Writer)

Holy Hell! Chris Gethard joins me! Very Excited to join the Sound Talent Media Podcast Network. Chris Gethard is an Actor, Comedian, Writer, and Podcaster. I've been a fan of Chris's work for many years. Today we talk about his killer new special "Half My Life" which you can check out HERE Send me emails at Tom@Futurefriday.net ! http://futurefriday.net The Chisel Queen Jesus Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Episode 30 - Kiri Oliver (Early Riser)

Kiri Oliver sings and plays guitar in the Brooklyn pop punk quartet Early Riser. We had a wonderful conversation about the personal journey of songwriting, improv, and navigating the creative landscape while collaborating. You can check them out at earlyrisermusic.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Episode 29 - Ben Walsh (Tigers Jaw)

This was recorded on 3/17/21 round 13:00 Ben Walsh sings and plays guitar in Tigers Jaw! They just released a new full length titled “I Won’t Care How You Remember Me”. @Tigersjaw on Instagram ► Buy/Stream 'I Won't Care How You Remember Me' NOW: http://smarturl.it/TigersJawIWontCare Ben and I talk about practicing in a funeral home, the future of touring and music, Scranton, The Red Barons, Ben’s training as a Speech Language Pathologist, and what its like to be in our unique positions as...


Episode 28 - Justin Staple (Director, Producer)

Today I am joined by Justin Staple. Justin is a producer, director, photographer and documentary filmmaker. Justin double majored in economics and film at the University of Chicago. He then went on to work for Vice for many years where he produced the series The Therapist, and Noisey, He worked on Fightland among many other things. He is an accomplished videographer and stills photographer and has shot the likes of Ozzy Osbourne, Post Malone, Fetty Wop, and Katy Perry to name a few. In this...


Episode 27 - Anika Pyle (Musician, Poet)

Anika is a poet, and artist, and a musician. She has played under the banners of Chumped, as well as Katie Ellen. Her newest solo record, titled ‘Wild River’, is out now. I have been a fan and friend of Anika's for quite some time and this is very much my favorite release of hers to date. We had a wonderful and wide ranging conversation about everything from punk rock, to local newspapers, poetry, language, Yoga, coffee, and of course, music. You can listen to Wild River where you get your...


Episode 26 - Scott Bell (Tour Manager, Promoter)

This was recorded on Friday, February 12th, 2021. Scott Bell is the Tour Manager of The Menzingers and a Promoter in Michigan. Today I am joined by the legendary Scott Bell! Scott has been the tour manager of the Menzingers for over a decade. He has Charged headfirst into every hailstorm, he has sheparded us and held our hands up every valley and peak on this incredible Journey. When he's not liberating brats on the eastern front or waging rider-war on the west he is a fierce history buff, a...


Episode 25 - Eric Bedell (Holistic Life & Leadership Coach, Timeshares)

This was recorded on 2/11/21 Today I am joined by Eric Bedell! Eric is the drummer of Timeshares, some of our longtime musician friends. Eric has had a parallel journey and has found himself as a holistic life and leadership coach. He’s taken his vast and storied knowledge and experience with the mind, the body, diet, and the world and turned it outward to help others. A real fuckin gem lemme tell you what. Can’t wait to have him back. Check out what Eric is getting into and up to here!...


Episode 24 - Kayleigh Goldsworthy (Musician/Songwriter, The Kayleigh G. Show)

This was recorded on Sunday, March 29th, 2020 - deleted - then rerecorded on Wednesday April 15th. Beth Ann joins me for the first time as producer to answer some questions posed by you guys, friends, and family. We’re in this one together, and we’ll come out on the other side stronger. I believe with all my heart that it’s a time for us to shine our brightest. Love you so very much. - Tom. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Episode 23 - Giles Bidder - (101 Part Time Jobs, Great Cynics, Musician, Podcast & Radio Host & Presenter)

This was recorded on Thursday January 14th at 1:00pm ET, 6:00pm GMT I'm joined by musician, radio, producer, and podcast host Giles Bidder. Giles hosts the fantastic podcast, 101 Part Time Jobs, where he dives in with established an independent musicians to talk about how they sustain themselves and their music. Giles is one of the best hangs at there is we've spent many a times together over in the UK, as well as the United States. We played with his old band. Great Cynics on many...


Episode 22 - JOE GODINO (The Menzingers, NEW YEAR!)

This was recorded on Friday January 8th, 2021 round 15:00 Episode 22 - Joe Godino!!!! Joe is my best friend and the drummer of The Menzingers. Besides being one of the most creative people I have ever met Joe is also an inspiration of healing and self improvement, an avid meditator, hilarious, and a regular devil in the best way. In this episode we talk about plans for the year, predictions, dry January, the band’s Patreon, Lexus commercials, forgiving yourself, and our newfound loves of...


Episode 21 - Chris Cresswell (The Flatliners)

This was recorded at Noon EST on Tuesday, September 8th, 2020. Chris Cresswell of the Flatliners joins Tom for a lovely chat about the present, past, future, music, love, work, and life. Check out Chris’s self recorded covers record The Inside Man Cruise on over to Last Wishes Supply Co. for some dope swag! Couple Notes: Books and records mentioned: “Let’s Go (so we can get back)” by Jeff Tweedy of Wilco “Testimony” by Robbie Robertson “SIDE A” by Twin Peaks Learn more about your ad choices....


Episode 20 - Introducing Friday Files - Joe Godino and Tom talk The Ariel School UFO Incident and Japan Airlines 1628

TODAY! Joe Godino and Tom talk talk The Ariel School UFO Incident and Japan Airlines 1628 Alaskan UFO Incident Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Episode 19 - Dave Hause (Singer/Songwriter, Solo Artist, The Loved Ones)

Dave Hause is an amazing Singer Songwriter from Philadelphia currently living in California. We talk living, working, and playing as a musician in covid times, family, the sopranos, technology, and where we're all goin. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Episode 18 - Stan Gordon (UFO/Paranormal Researcher, author, documentarian)

This was recorded on 6/26/2020 Stan Gordon is one of the most experienced UFO and paranormal researches on the planet, with over 60 years of research into the subjects. He has been conducting research and giving lectures since 1969. He is the premier investigator of the Keksburg PA UFO crash incident and produced an award winning documentary on the subject titled “Keksburg The Untold Story”. He is the author of three books, and has been featured on The History Channel, Discovery Channel,...


Episode 17 - Ty Vaughn (Broadway Calls)

This was recorded on 5/25/20. Ty Vaugn of Broadway Calls joins me to shoot the shit! We talk about his journey as a songwriter, our first tour together (menzingers first west coast tour), and what the future holds for our wild ass times. MORE IMPORTANTLY!!!: Broadway Calls’ new record “Sad in the City” comes out on Red Scare July 10th!!! That’s two weeks!! @BroadwayCalls on socials! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices