116 episodes

DRUM with Mike & Eddy aims to bring drummers together and give them weekly updates and banter about the wonderful world of drumming. Each week professional drummers Mike Johnston and Eddy Thrower will discus how topics such as motivation, practice habits, routine, health & fitness, and many more have an effect on your drumming. Obviously this podcast is for drummers, but in all honesty it's for anyone that wants to improve at their craft!

DRUM with Mike & Eddy Mike Johnston & Eddy Thrower

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 73 Ratings

DRUM with Mike & Eddy aims to bring drummers together and give them weekly updates and banter about the wonderful world of drumming. Each week professional drummers Mike Johnston and Eddy Thrower will discus how topics such as motivation, practice habits, routine, health & fitness, and many more have an effect on your drumming. Obviously this podcast is for drummers, but in all honesty it's for anyone that wants to improve at their craft!

    DRUM STICKS

    DRUM STICKS

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    What do the number mean? What do the letter mean? Should you use wood tips or nylon tips? All great questions that we will do our absolute best to answer in this episode!

    Enjoy - Mike & Eddy

    • 50 min
    Is Hardware More Important than Drums?

    Is Hardware More Important than Drums?

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    Single chain vs. double chain, single braced hardware vs. double braced. Snare stands and cymbal stands that click into place vs. omni directional tops. Screw top throne bases vs. hydraulic. The list of metal parts that we interact with are endless. In this episode Eddy and I talk about our favorite hardware components and pose the question, is our hardware more important to us than our drums? 

    Enjoy! - Mike J 

    • 59 min
    Breaking It Down 2.0

    Breaking It Down 2.0

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    We had an ABSOLUTE BLAST breaking down these grooves and fills in front of an accidental Live audience. Listen to the episode to see how my massive mistake might change the podcast forever, and for the better! 

    Enjoy - Mike & Eddy

    • 57 min
    Our 2023 Goals

    Our 2023 Goals

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    On this week's episode of the pod, we look ahead to the next year of our careers, and this podcast and we share our thoughts on how we are going to achieve those goals. We also listen to a few of your goals as well. 

    Enjoy - Mike & Eddy

    • 58 min
    2022 Review + What Snare is That?

    2022 Review + What Snare is That?

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    2022 has been a heck of a year for this podcast so we thought it was only right to reflect on it a bit. But since this is a DRUM podcast we also chucked in a fun little snare game for y'all. 

    Enjoy! - Mike & Eddy

    • 56 min
    Building a Company with a Soul (Guest Kyle Stillman)

    Building a Company with a Soul (Guest Kyle Stillman)

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    It's CRAZY how many similarities there are between starting a coffee shop and becoming a professional musician. I hope that as you listen to Kyle talk about what it's taken to build Sociology from a weekend stand at the farmers markets to the "IT" spot in Folsom Ca that you will have mini epiphanies about how you can do the same for yourself as a gigging drummer, teacher, content creator, etc. "Start small, but start"!

    I hope you enjoy the hell out of this episode! Eddy and I definitely did :)
    - Mike J

    Kyle Stillman/Sociology Coffee Bar can be followed on Instagram @sociologycoffeebar and you can find them on the web at sociologycoffeebar.com

    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
73 Ratings

73 Ratings

Noelwooddrums ,

Life skills for all

This isn’t just a Podcast it’s an M&S Podcast!
Mike and Eddy are inspirational, it’s not all about drums it’s about being the best you can be. Tuesday is now officially the best day of the week as I can listen to you on my drive to work.
Keep up the great work, you’re killing it!!!

TomsDrumLessons ,

Don’t meet your heroes

I’ve been a huge fan of the podcast since it began, listening to it week on week as soon as it came out, and I loved it!

One thing that I always found odd while listening was how Mike will go out of his way to say “he OR she” when describing someone, rather than “they”, which is more inclusive, and also quicker to say (seems like a win win, no?).

I was really saddened when listening to episode 92, where they had Craig Reynolds on, and a topic came up, about meeting a childhood friend after 20 years, and finding out they’re not that great anymore. Craig mentioned it’s like if they said a slur or were racist, to which Mike immediately came back with “or one of those guys that say ‘THEY’”, as if this is on the same level as a racial slur.

I find it embarrassing that someone with so much reach, working in the ARTS industry, can be so narrow minded as to go so far out of their way to exclude people. I can’t imagine how a trans person would feel at one of Mike’s camps.

It was a shame Craig didn’t call him out on it, as he seems to be an advocate for trans rights, but maybe it got lost in passing. I don’t know if Eddy has an opinion on this, but either way it hasn’t been voiced or challenged which is also a shame.

Regardless of the real reason, I won’t be listening again, or recommended either drummer to my students anymore.

Andymillerdrums ,

Excellent

These are awesome podcasts. The chemistry between Mike & Eddy is palpable. The humour is brilliant and the content hits the nail right on the head, no matter what level of drumming your are at! The information also crosses well to others in music and in life. If this was only in the UK it would be the M&S of drum/life podcasts. Well done guys.

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