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In depth interviews with musicians, comedians, authors, actors, and more!

In depth interviews with musicians, comedians, authors, actors, and more!


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In depth interviews with musicians, comedians, authors, actors, and more!








Dr. Peter Langman (psychologist, author, expert on school shooters)

Dr. Peter Langman is a psychologist, author, and expert on school shooters. He has written three books about school shooters and understanding the psychology behind them and the warning signs they give us. In this episode we discuss some of the specific case studies, warning signs, barriers to reporting, prevention and more. Please share this episode if you can. We’re all on duty with this topic. 0:00:00 - Intro 0:00:53 - Becoming a Mass Shooter Expert 0:02:39 - We're All On Duty &...


Omar Doom (Inglorious Basterds, Deathproof)

Omar Doom is an actor, musician and artist. He's most well known for his roles in several Quentin Tarantino films including Deathproof, Inglorious Basterds, and Once Upon a Time In Hollywood. He is also working on his own movie projects and performs electronic industrial music under the name "Straight Razor." This was a really fun episode and Omar's got great stories about Tarantino & Eli Roth, music and more! 00:00 - Intro 01:00 - Guns 'N Roses & Aerosmith 02:40 - Family...


Wednesday 13 (solo artist, Bourbon Crow, ex Murderdolls)

Wednesday 13 is a solo singer and songwriter and was also previously the frontman for The Murderdolls. He is starting a new tour soon and a new album drops in October. Lots of great topics in this episode including getting the call to join the Murderdolls, glam & punk rock influences, an upcoming show at the Rainbow with Lita Ford & John 5 and more! 00:00 - Intro 00:58 - Living In L.A. 03:07 - Upcoming Tour 05:40 - Meet & Greets 08:48 - Merch 09:50 - Opening Bands 12:20 - New Album...


Dr. Katherine Ramsland (Professor of Forensic Psychology & Author)

Dr. Katherine Ramsland is a professor of forensic psychology at DeSales University. She holds degrees in philosophy, psychology and criminal justice. She has appeared on more than 200 crime documentaries and shows, is an executive producer of Murder House Flip, and has consulted for CSI, Bones, and The Alienist. She has written more than 1,500 articles and 68 books, including “Confessions of a Serial Killer” about the BTK Killer. In this episode we discuss the BTK Killer, potential active...


Miljenko Matijevic (Steelheart)

Miljenko Matijevic is the singer and founding member for the band Steelheart. He also did the singing vocals for Mark Walhberg in the movie Rockstar as part of the band Steel Dragon. That band (which also included Zakk Wylde & Jeff Pilson) may have a reunion of sorts with a very well known drummer replacing Jason Bonham. We discuss all this plus the new single recorded in 10 languages, singing for the Doors, movie projects and more! 00:00 - Intro 00:50 - Los Angeles & Moving 02:51 -...


Keri Spencer (R.I.S.E.)

Keri Spencer is a licensed attorney and executive director and founder of RISE (Restoring Identities after Sexual Exploitation). RISE is a shelter for girls under age 18 who are victims of sex trafficking and/or commercial sexual exploitation. In this episode we discuss the problem of sex trafficking in America, red flags, potential solutions, and if there will ever be another Jeffery Epstein. 0:00:00 - Intro 0:01:06 - Sex Trafficking Definition 0:04:56 - Victim Demographics 0:07:03 -...


Sean Dowdell (Grey Daze)

Sean Dowdell is a musician, author and businessman. He is the drummer for Grey Daze, which features the late Chester Bennington on vocals. There is a new album out on July 1st called “The Phoenix”, which also features Dave Navarro and Filter’s Richard Patrick. We discuss the new music plus mental health, business, politics, the entitlement culture and so much more! Fascinating conversation with Sean! 0:00:00 - Intro 0:00:53 - New Grey Daze Album 0:02:55 - Evolution of the Music 0:06:35 -...


Tommy Chong (Cheech & Chong)

Tommy Chong is an actor, comedian, musician, activist and pothead. He is best known for being half of the epic comedy duo Cheech & Chong. He also played the character Leo on That 70s Show and the upcoming spinoff That 90s Show. In this episode we discuss his cannabis products, the Jason Vorhees Meets Cheech & Chong project, the opioid epidemic, religion and more! 0:00:00 - Intro 0:01:06 - Nature's Medicine & Products 0:04:43 - Jordan Belfort - Wolf of Wall Street 0:07:35 - Legal Issue &...


Ajay Popoff (Lit)

Ajay Popoff is the singer for Lit. Even if you don’t think you know the band, you have probably heard their hit “My Own Worst Enemy”which is played everywhere from video games to karaoke. They have a new album out June 17th titled “Tastes Like Gold.” It features the new party anthem song “Kicked Off a Plane.” In this episode we discuss the new album, songwriting, Lit’s early days, being kicked off a plane and more! 00:00 - Intro 00:45 - New Album & Co-Writers 05:15 - Lit's Background &...


Jaret Reddick (Bowling for Soup)

Jaret Reddick is a musician, voice actor and podcaster. He’s known for being the frontman for Bowling for Soup as well as the voice of Chuck E. Cheese. He has a new album out with Bowling for Soup as well as a new solo country album. In this episode we discuss the new music, the early days of Bowling for Soup, music videos, censorship, dealing with fans and more! 00:00 - Intro 00:47 - Podcasts, Producing & Staying Busy 04:06 - Touring in Texas 05:22 - Sports Fan & Sports Betting 07:20 -...


Jim McCarty (The Yardbirds)

Jim McCarty is the drummer and founding member of the Yardbirds. The Yardbirds featured three legendary guitarists: Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page. The band was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1992 and rank #89 on Rolling Stone’s list of “100 Greatest Artists of All Time.” Jim has a new book out titled “She Walks in Beauty: My Quest for the Bigger Picture.” In this interview we discuss the best Yardbirds guitarist, playing Ouija boards with Jimmy Page, Jim’s bad...


Chris Ballew (The Presidents of The U.S.A., Caspar Babypants)

Chris Ballew is the frontman for the Seattle rock band The Presidents of the United States of America. He also makes children’s music under the pseudonym “Caspar Babypants.” He has a new solo record out now titled “Soul Unfolded” and another one coming out in July called “Primitive God.” In this episode we discuss his new music and the creative process, plus making music & videos with the Presidents, how they got the Drew Carey theme song, working with Beck, getting drunk with Dave Grohl and...


Riki Rachtman (Headbanger's Ball, The Cathouse)

Riki Rachtman is a TV/radio personality best known for hosting MTV’s Headbanger’s Ball. He also owned the legendary Hollywood rock club The Cathouse. He has also done a lot of work for NASCAR and has an annual charity motorcycle ride called “Riki’s Ride.” In this episode we’ll discuss how The Cathouse started, his relationship with Guns ’n Roses, his portrayal in the Pam & Tommy series, the possibity for a Cathouse TV series and more! 00:00 - Intro 00:35 - Headbanger's Ball &...


Jack Thompson (former NFL QB)

Jack Thompson, nicknamed “The Throwing Samoan” is former collegiate and NFL quarterback. When he left Washington State University he was the most prolific passer in NCAA history. He was drafted 3rd overall by the Cincinnati Bengals and spent 4 years with them and 2 years with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In this interview we discuss his Samoan heritage and upbringing, his playing career, his thoughts on the current WSU football team, the Cougs First networking group and more! 0:00:00 -...


The Black Moods (modern classic rock band)

The Black Moods are a modern classic rock band from Tempe, Arizona. Their last album “Sunshine” spawned 4 songs in the top 30 billboard rock charts. Their latest album “Into the Night” is out June 3rd and sounds killer. We discuss the new album in detail, plus singing with Robby Krieger of the Doors, their stellar cover of “Old Man Down the Road”, giving cupcakes to the radio stations, shredder’s anonymous and more! 00:00 - Intro 00:57 - Cheech & Chong & Spinal Tap 02:15 - Sunshine 03:55...


Chuck Wright (ex Quiet Riot, Alice Cooper band)

Chuck Wright is a bass guitarist who has played with Quiet Riot, Alice Cooper, Giuffria and many others. He has a new solo album out now titled “Sheltering Sky” that features a long list of stellar musicians including Jeff Scott Soto, Scotti Hill, Troy Lucketta, and Derek Sherinian. We discuss all this in the interview plus Axl Rose in the bathroom, Robin Zander in a bowling alley, music royalties, social media and more! 0:00:00 - Intro 0:00:37 - Facial Hair & Style 0:02:28 - Military...


Edgar Winter (Edgar Winter Group, Ringo Starr All Star Band)

Edgar Winter is a musician, songwriter and record producer. He has a new album out now called “Brother Johnny” that is a tribute to his late brother Johnny Winter. The album includes a large list of stellar musicians including Joe Walsh, Taylor Hawkins, Michael McDonald, Ringo Starr, Billy Gibbons & many others. We discuss the new album, dealing with success & fame, memories from the 70s and so much more! 0:00:00 - Intro 0:38:00 - New Album Thank Yous 0:05:45 - Album Guests 0:13:36 -...


Dr. Donald Hoffman (cognitive psychologist & author)

Dr. Donald Hoffman is cognitive psychologist and science author. He studies consciousness, visual perception and evolutionary psychology using mathematical models and psychophysical experiments. His book “The Case Against Reality” challenges whether what we perceive is really reality or an interface we are using. We discuss all this in the episode as well as black holes & worm holes, the space time continuum, artificial intelligence, what happens when we die and more! 00:00 - Intro 01:00 -...


Roger Joseph Manning Jr. (The Lickerish Quartet, ex Jellyfish)

Roger Joseph Manning Jr. is an amazingly talented keyboardist, singer and songwriter. He has released music with Jellyfish, Imperial Drag, his own solo career and most recently with two of his Jellyfish bandmates as The Lickerish Quartet. He has also recorded and/or toured with Beck, Morrissey, Ringo Starr, P!nk, Blink 182, Roger Waters and many more. In this episode we discuss why Jellyfish wasn't more well known, how the music business has changed, musical inspiration and more! 00:00 -...


Jack Carr (author, Navy SEAL)

Jack Carr is a New York Times bestselling author, former Navy SEAL, and host of the Danger Close podcast. His first book “The Terminal List” has been turned in to a series on Amazon Prime starring Chris Pratt. His latest book, “In The Blood” will be out May 17th everywhere. 00:00 - Intro 01:02 - Terminal List TV Show & Chris Pratt 08:30 - Grassroots Growth 09:50 - Guest on Joe Rogan 11:07 - Hunting & Societal Changes 16:53 - In the Blood & Book Tour 19:38 - Negative & Positive...