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Punks in Pubs is a biweekly podcast not just for punks!

Former punk radio producer Liam Bird sits down with a mic in one hand and a beer in the other talking to individuals with some affiliation to the genre of punk in a *pub

*Not always in a pub

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    • 5.0, 36 Ratings

Punks in Pubs is a biweekly podcast not just for punks!

Former punk radio producer Liam Bird sits down with a mic in one hand and a beer in the other talking to individuals with some affiliation to the genre of punk in a *pub

*Not always in a pub

    Episode 61: Martin Atkins

    Episode 61: Martin Atkins

    Liam is looking down his laptop speaking to former Public Image Ltd drummer Martin Atkins.
     
    You may also know Martin from his work with Ministry, Nine Inch Nails and Pig Face. All bands touched on in this episodes. But you might not know that Martin is also a lecture, going around the world talking about the music industry, and he talks about just that and gives advise to bands on what to do during a global pandemic!
     
    You can take up a FREE online class. via this link
     
    We of course talk about PiL and his working relationship with John Lydon and the rest of the band and Martin talks about why he walked away from a band that was "just f****d"
     
    Disaster Forecast sponsoring this episode so make sure you check out there work. You can sponsor the podcast for free by emailing punksinpubs@gmail.com
     
    Go pick up some punks in pubs merch, 100% of the profits will be going to Beruit foodbanks after the tragic episodes Etasy website 
     
    As always thank you to Fidlar for not suing us and letting us use Cheap Beer as the podcast's opening track
     
    Rest of the tracklisting is below.
     
    This is not a love song - PiL
    Another Million Miles - Brian Brain
    Four Enclosed Words - PiL
    Flowers Of Romance - PiL
    The Order Of Death - PiL

    • 58 min
    Episode 60: Josh Buckley (Punk Rock Classrooms )

    Episode 60: Josh Buckley (Punk Rock Classrooms )

    We are back in the classroom!
    Episode 60 sees Liam speaking with Josh Buckley. A Teacher from Mesa, Arizona who has taken the decision to bring his Punk Rock ethics and belives into his classroom!
     
    Expect circle pits and slam dancing* 
     
    *Metaphorically. 
     
    Make sure you check out Punk Rock Classrooms that Josh co-host with Mike Earnshaw. www.punkrockclassrooms.com
     
    Thank you to We Three Kings for sponsoring this week's podcast, make sure you check out their work and show them a little support.
     
    If you would like to support the podcast, please get yourself a Punks In Pubs Tshirt!. Go pick up a shirt on our Etasy website www.etsy.com/uk/shop/PunksInPubsPodcast or drop us an email punksinpubs@gmail.com and we will sort you out.
     
    As a bonus, you get yourself a free Punks In Pubs sticker with each order!
     
    If you a little short for cash but still want to support the podcast, you can do that by giving the podcast a rate and review on iTunes; it really does help the podcast grow.
     
    As always thank you to Fidlar for not suing us and letting us use Cheap Beer as the podcast's opening track
    Ramones - Rock n Roll High School 
    Less Than Jake - All My Best Friends Are Metalheads 
    MC5 - Kick Out The Jams
    Operation Ivy - Unity
    Alice Cooper - School's Out

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Episode 59: Stacey Dee (Bad Cop Bad Cop)

    Episode 59: Stacey Dee (Bad Cop Bad Cop)

     
    Liam is chatting with Bad Cop Bad Cop's Stacey Dee.
     
    You can expect chat about the new album 'The Ride' and the decision to release the album when you can't tour off it!
     
    Liam and Stacey talk about growing up around drug use and how they both excelled in the performing arts. 
     
    Stacey and Liam also talk about a person that bonds them together, Stacey's ex-husband and Liam's ex-boss; the BBC Radio 1 Punk Rock Show's host, Mike Davies.
     
    Lastly, Stacey speaks about the band's drive and writing songs with meaning.
     
    We have NEW T-shirts and we want you to buy them, check them out via the link below.
    www.etsy.com/uk/shop/PunksInPubsPodcast
    Go rate and review on iTunes. It REALLY does help.
    Molly Tie sponsors the episode of the podcast. Molly is writing a book about women and the punk movement in all eras/sub-genres. She is looking for woman to talk to, in particular, fans of the 80s hardcore/90s riot grrl/pop-punk side of things if this sounds like you then reach out to Molly on Twitter @Molly_tie or click this link
    As always thank you to Fidlar for not suing us and letting us use Cheap Beer as the podcast's opening track
    The Bad Cop Bad Cop playlist for this episode is.
    Nightmare
    Community
    Womanarchist
    Originators
    Simple Girl

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Episode 58: Taylor Morden (Pick It Up-Ska in the 90's)

    Episode 58: Taylor Morden (Pick It Up-Ska in the 90's)

    Liam is chatting with the Creator and Director of the Ska documentary Pick It Up - Ska in the 90's Taylor Morden
    A documentary narrated by Rancid's frontman Tim Armstrong and features interviews with members of Less Than Jake, The Specials, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Reel Big Fish, Goldfinger, No Doubt, Sublime, and The Interrupters to name a few. They, of course, talk about the doc and the creation of it, but they also get into Taylor's Ska credentials and his link to Weezer!
    Click the links below.
    'The Last Blockbuster' Trailer
    BACK TO THE FUTURE PART II Remake
     
    We have NEW T-shirts and we want you to buy them, check them out via the link below.
     https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/826794593/punks-in-pubs-podcast-t-shirts?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=punks+in+pubs&ref=sr_gallery-1-2&organic_search_click=1
    Go rate and review on iTunes. It REALLY does help
    Billy Liar sponsors this episode and you can find out more about his work via the link below.
    https://officialbillyliar.bandcamp.com/
    As always thank you to Fidlar for not suing us and letting us use Cheap Beer as the podcast's opening track
    Playlist for this episode is
    Operation Ivy - Sound System
    The Mighty Mighty Bosstones - The Impression That I Get
    Mad Caddies - Keep It Going
    Less Than Jake - All My Best Friends Are Metalheads
    Reel Big Fish - Sell Out
    Till next time x
     
     

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Punks In Pubs Special: Sound of the Police

    Punks In Pubs Special: Sound of the Police

    Six years ago Liam produced a radio documentary for the BBC called 'Sound of the Police'
    It was a documentary that looked into the lack of trust in the police within the young black community in the UK and how Stop Search (or Stop and Frisk as its known in the US) had played its part in the mistrust.
    It was broadcasted in June 2014 but still holds up with what is going on today, so we decided we would put it out as a special episode.
    The doc was presented by journalist, musician and filmmaker called Boya Dee.
    Below are a few organisations that you should check out if you want to know more about Stop Search.
    Release:  https://www.release.org.uk/stop-and-search-project
    Runnymede: https://www.runnymedetrust.org/support-us/donations.html
     

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode 57: Punks Against Sweatshops Q&A with members of Propagandhi, Petrol Girls, Dream Nails, Oi Polloi, In Evil Hour and Steve Ignorant

    Episode 57: Punks Against Sweatshops Q&A with members of Propagandhi, Petrol Girls, Dream Nails, Oi Polloi, In Evil Hour and Steve Ignorant

    This episode was recorded via Zoom on behalf of Punk Ethics to support their campaign 'Punks Against Sweatshops'.
     
     
    Punks in Pubs was asked to present the Q&A with a panel that featured...
    Propagandhi's Jord
    Petrol Girls' vocalist Ren
    The great Deek of Oi Polloi
    Janey who is the vocalist of the 'punk witches' Dream Nails 
    One half of In Evil Hour, Al & Gareth
    And lastly the punk legend, Steve Ignorant
     
     
    We came together to discuss the taboo subject matter of 'where do bands source their merch?'
     
    You can expect chat on; bands confronting other bands, why we should all pay a little more for a T-shirt, how we can all do our bit to support workers' rights and we ask the question if anyone can live an ethical life?
     
    We also touch on the impact of COVID-19 on the music and garment industries as well as ask why this punk panel was an all-white one?
     
    If you would like to know more about how you can support the 'Punks Against Sweatshops' campaign https://www.punkethics.com/punksagainstsweatshops/
     
    Punk Ethics has created a compilation album called 'Give Sweatshops the Boot' (https://punksagainstsweatshops.bandcamp.com/releases) featuring many people who were on the panel plus loads more artists. Go pick up a digital copy via Band Camp.
     
    The playlist for today's episode can be seen below.
     
    Propagandhi: Anti-Manifesto
    Dream Nails: Fascism Is Coming
    Propagandhi: The Fucking Rich Fuck The Poor
    Crass: Do They Owe Us A Living
    In Evil Hour: Built On Our Backs
    Petrol Girls: Touch Me Again
     
    Below are links to the articles that Ren and Janey spoke about in this episode.
     
    Ren's: https://www.kerrang.com/features/petrol-girls-ren-aldridge-make-this-years-international-womens-day-inclusive-anti-capitalist-and-intersectional/
     
    Janey's: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/mar/08/women-feminism-trade-unions-feminism
     
    Please also go check out the 'Solidarity, not silence' that Ren spoke about at the end of the Q&A that is raising money for herself and other women who are having to defend themselves against defamation claim made by man in music industry for statements that they made concerning his treatment of women. The group includes the ex-partner and feminist musicians: https://solidaritynotsilence.bandcamp.com/ what support you can give im sure would be grateful.
    Lastly below are resources, reading materials and ways to donate and support the protests and black communities at this point in time.
    Help the family of George Floyd https://www.gofundme.com/f/georgefloyd
    Help the family of Ahmaud Arbery https://www.gofundme.com/f/i-run-with-maud
    Fight for Breonna Taylor https://justiceforbreonna.org
    Visit Movement For Black Lives for additional ways you can help the cause https://m4bl.org
    Want to help protesters? Donate to one or more community bail funds https://secure.actblue.com/donate/bail_funds_george_floyd.
    Want to connect with leaders building grassroots campaigns? Click https://www.untilfreedom.com/
    want to learn more? Here are some https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BRlF2_zhNe86SGgHa6-VlBO-QgirITwCTugSfKie5Fs/mobilebasic
    Want to help protesters? Donate to one or more community bail funds https://secure.actblue.com/donate/bail_funds_george_floyd
    Stay strong x

    • 1 hr 41 min

Customer Reviews

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36 Ratings

36 Ratings

Poppppp11 ,

Great insight into bands

Only recently found this podcast and have really enjoyed every episode I’ve listened to so far. Keep it up man you and Matt stocks are making my long work drives way more bearable!

thefilmcritic ,

Punk history

Only just discovered this pod cast. I was activeftom the late 70’s through to late 80’s punk scene and loved hearing the historical recollections from these guys. Very informative. Loving it!

West Mids Punker ,

Great

Love the show Liam, keep doping what you're doing! More UK punk bands if poss. Would love to hear Chas from Lightyear on here! Especially loved the Dave King Flogging Molly and Frank Turner episodes

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