300 episodes

Damian Abraham can be many things... the singer of a critically acclaimed band, a failed VJ, a host for Vice…a parent, but certainly he is a punk music obsessive.
Each week, he sits down and chats with an interesting person from the far reaching worlds of entertainment to find out how their life was changed by the discovery of a novelty genre that supposedly died out in 1978... PUNK.

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Damian Abraham can be many things... the singer of a critically acclaimed band, a failed VJ, a host for Vice…a parent, but certainly he is a punk music obsessive.
Each week, he sits down and chats with an interesting person from the far reaching worlds of entertainment to find out how their life was changed by the discovery of a novelty genre that supposedly died out in 1978... PUNK.

    Episode 238 - Mikal Cronin (Party Fowl, Ty Segall Band, Charlie & The Moonhearts)

    Episode 238 - Mikal Cronin (Party Fowl, Ty Segall Band, Charlie & The Moonhearts)

    Get ready to set sail! In this episode, Damian is joined by his former shipmate on the Bruise Cruise & one of his favourite songwriters: Mikal Cronin! Join the two as they discuss: all ages shows, the Toronto connection, the joy of getting your OWN record & so much more!!!!
    Also Touched On:
    Growing up in a non-rock house
    Hearing Nirvana in a cool babysitter’s car
    When mom’s harp explodes…
    Pop-punk as a gateway
    the Warped Tour as a first show
    NoFX 
    Floggin’ Molly
    AFI 
    getting a full beer dumped down your cast
    So-Cal Record stores
    Finding the Smell
    the possibility of starting a band
    The concept of the Sensitive Side 7” blowing your mind
    Meeting Ty Segall 
    & MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!!
    BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Episode 237 - Jimmy Jacobs (ROH, TNA, WWE)

    Episode 237 - Jimmy Jacobs (ROH, TNA, WWE)

    Bow down because wrestling’s Zombie Princess is here! This week on the show Damian sits down with one of his favourite wrestlers: Jimmy Jacobs! Listen in as the two discuss his journey through the unpredictable world of wrestling & how it all comes back to PUNK!
    NOT TO BE MISSED!
    Also Touched On:
    Damian is a fan of SCUM
    It never hurts when someone is a fan
    Jimmy hears the Misfits…
    “All rock is the same!”
    Rocking a devil lock in the 8th grade
    going by yourself to see Prince in the mid-90s
    Is the person or the character what came first?
    Shedding the conservatism you were raised with
    Cream Cheese And Bagels
    The second Undertaker reveal turning you off of wrestling
    “Here I am 20 years later, all because Stone Cold got popular”
    & MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!!!!!
    BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Episode 236 - James Alex Snyder (Beach Slang, Quiet Slang, Weston)

    Episode 236 - James Alex Snyder (Beach Slang, Quiet Slang, Weston)

    What a gift this season?!? This episode Damian is joined by Beach Slang's James Alex Snyder! Listen in as the two discuss how transformative punk is & how it helped shaped who he is as person in every aspect of life. Also find out why Damian's brother is going to get a hug piledrived on him. NOT TO BE MISSED!!
    The Deadbeat Bang Of Heartbreak City Is Out January 10!!!
    Also Touched On:
    Surprise and joy that people remember
    Hearing the Buzzcocks from your uncle who convinces you that it's his band
    Fooled into being a punk
    Friends of Verbal Assault
    Seeing the Ramones at Airport Music Hall
    the Original Sins: local heroes
    Meeting the guys in Weston and finding the people you need
    building a scene
    Going one tour with Lifetime
    Ari being the sweetest
    & MUCH MUCH MORE!!!!!
    BROUGHT YO YOU BY VANS

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Episode 235 - Heather Gabel (HIDE)

    Episode 235 - Heather Gabel (HIDE)

    If you want scream, scream with us! This episode, Damian sits down with one of his current favourite vocalists: HIDE's Heather Gabel. Listen in as the two discuss finding a late start through performing & the ongoing journey of punk. DON’T MISS IT!!!
    Also Touched On:
    “Punk” music
    NoFX
    Green Day
    a tape with Crass
    “How can all these bands be the same genre?” 
    ECONOCHRIST!!!!!
    Born Against
    Sam McPheeters is always on the list!
    Covering “well fed f**k”
    Finding a Rudimentary Peni
    Seeing Rancid before Lars was in the band
    Your boyfriend refusing to stand beside you at a Jawbreaker show
    Going to see the Cure and it being transformative
    I can’t believe that many people had heard of them!
    Hanging out with Robert Smith and it being the best ever
    Eric Z’s Grounds Coffee Shop
    Making patches for the Suicide Machines
    Going to see ICP
    Jax
    Ink and Dagger RULES!!!!
    being able to see Los Crudos whenever you want!
    living at the Underdog loft
    & SO MUCH MORE!!!!!
    BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Episode 234 - Jim Smallman (Progress Wrestling, NXTUK)

    Episode 234 - Jim Smallman (Progress Wrestling, NXTUK)

    Let's talk about the role of punk played in the resurrection of UK wrestling as Damian sits down with the founder of Progress Wrestling Jim Smallman! Listen in as the two discuss the how and the why of rebirth of UK wrestling and Jim's journey from punk loving stand-up comic to wrestling booker. Also touched on:
    Daddy was a Northern Soul DJ?
    The Clash: “I’m not hacking you listen to music like that.”
    Standstill: a terrible cover band
    The Sex Pistols/ Clash divide
    Straight edge
    “Just Don’t Be A Dick”
    The formation of Progress: the anti-super indie
    Jimmy Havok and the hardest chair shot he ever gave
    the uk scene
    AND MORE!!!!!

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Episode 233 - Colin McFaull (Cock Sparrer)

    Episode 233 - Colin McFaull (Cock Sparrer)

    HOT DAMN! In this episode, Damian gets to sit down with one of the best to ever do it: Colin McFaull of the legendary COCK SPARRER!!! Listen in as the two discuss the realness of street rock & roll, the fakeness of punk & everything in between. DON’T MISS THIS ONE!!!
    Also Touched On:
    being on tour with the Small Faces and hearing the Jam
    not buying into the whole punk thing
    “you gotta wear these clothes”
    Slaughter and The Dogs, Adam and the Ants and us
    Forming Cock Sparrer at 16
    informed by Glam
    A potentially career ending reel to reel
    MC5 didn’t cross the pond
    Dr. Feelgood and pub rock
    From Motorhead of Mannfred Mann and the Earth Band
    Punk was a West London thing first
    AC/DC with Bon Scott was the best show EVER
    The meeting with Malcolm McLaren 
    Doc Martins and Jungle Greens
    “Some people bring you cupcakes and some people bring you cocaine”
    The Sex Pistols and The Clash were boy bands
    The second wave is when punk got real
    “We weren’t well liked”
    The ’92 comeback show
    the violence becomes too much
    & SO MUCH MORE!!!!
    BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

insidethebeehive ,

If you grew up on punk rock this is your show!

The only punk rock podcast worth your time. Damian is a great person and a local Toronto legend. Amazing guests one after the next featuring most of my heroes who have helped shape my life as well as others! Long live TOAP!!!

Buddahb ,

Nothing you need more

Great show with a host who is deep into the cut of punk. Great guests and always entertaining. I must in anyones podcast rotation.

Loloanator ,

Awesome

Love the format and discussions. Thank you

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