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A modern ska podcast that updates new episodes on Thursdays.

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A modern ska podcast that updates new episodes on Thursdays.

    the Lovely Angels

    the Lovely Angels

    I came of age in the '90s, which means, yeah, I read a fair amount of manga. One of my favorites was always Adam Warren's take on "the Dirty Pair" a sci-fi book that was ages ahead of the curve by decades in ideas, tech, and even the rise of horrible fan-types. It's about 2 young government workers who are sent to help citizens, but are a bit accident prone so wherever they show up hijinks ensue. Self assured women whose work entertains? Seems like a good theme for a ska podcast...

    00:00 - Nahar Band - Over the Moon (Hurriya '20)
    03:34 - Half Past Two / Bite Me Bambi / Catbite / Skatune Network / Mustard Plug - Lost Again (Lost Again '20)
    06:50 - the Heat Machine - Overdrive (No Coast Dance Party '09)
    10:53 - Girls Go Ska - Quédate (Quédate '20)
    14:03 - OreSkaBand - Life is Beautiful (Slogan '17)
    17:48 - Venus Hill - Empty (Whatever '02)
    21:06 - Highball Holiday - Multiple Personality Disorder (Highball Holiday '97)

    Visit the website at http://www.23Ska.com to find links to band websites and songs featured in this episode.

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    Episode artwork by: Adam Warren
    https://www.instagram.com/adam_warren_art/
    Based on: "the Dirty Pair: Run from the Future" issue #3

    23min of Ska is produced weekly by RJ Phoenix

    If you'd like to submit your band for a future show email: submissions@23ska.com

    Any other questions or comments, please email: podcast@23ska.com

    There's a lot of great ska vinyl out there, so head over to our partners in crime at http://www.GrandpasCasino.com

    RJ is also the co-host of another ska podcast, check out On the Upbeat at https://linktr.ee/ontheupbeatska

    Session Nineteen // Episode : 434 // Airdate : December 3rd, 2020

    • 23 min
    Times Past

    Times Past

    It’s Thanksgiving time in the States and what a better time to break out a book about family. It’s about a father and son, the meaning of legacy and missing their family that has passed on. Oh and also superheroes, lots of superhero craziness… also a lot of nostalgia for the atomic age… one panel even references the existence of ska, so it’s got that going for it too!

    00:00 – Shady Street Allstars – Far from Home (Far from Home ’20)
    04:01 – the Insteps – Every Slacker is a Star (Eleven Steps to Power ’96)
    07:08 – Bruce Lee Band – Spinning Me Around (Rental!! Eviction!! ’19)
    08:16 – Dave Hillyard & the Rocksteady 7 – Father & Son (Playtime ’99)
    13:37 – the Topshots – There Goes My Baby (the Topshots ’19)
    17:14 – Hans Gruber & the Die Hards – Eternal Beach Ball (Hans Gruber & the Die Hards 2 ’19)
    19:17 – the Seattleites – Starry Night (the Thing! ’19)

    Visit the website at http://www.23Ska.com to find links to band websites and songs featured in this episode.

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    Episode artwork by: Tony Harris
    https://www.instagram.com/tonyeffingharris/
    Based on: "Starman" Omnibus Vol. 1
    https://www.comixology.com/Starman-1994-2001/comics-series/5162

    23min of Ska is produced weekly by RJ Phoenix

    If you'd like to submit your band for a future show email: submissions@23ska.com

    Any other questions or comments, please email: podcast@23ska.com

    There's a lot of great ska vinyl out there, so head over to our partners in crime at http://www.GrandpasCasino.com

    RJ is also the co-host of another ska podcast, check out On the Upbeat at https://linktr.ee/ontheupbeatska

    Session Nineteen // Episode : 433 // Airdate : November 26th, 2020

    • 22 min
    Precious Little Life

    Precious Little Life

    So, yeah, I wanted to do an episode with a lot of my favorite Canadian bands and pattern it after "Alpha Flight" but that wasn't coming together. Then I heard the opening track by "Lo(u)ser" and KNEW I needed to do a "Scott Pilgrim" styled episode and then everything just fell right together! Keep the Canadians, add a bunch of other great tracks, and that's a podcast!

    00:00 - Lo(u)ser - Grow Up (Grow Up '20)
    02:18 - Amy Gabba and the Almost Famous - Lies (Heart is Stupid '19)
    05:00 - Rude Boy George - Magnificent 7 (Combat Cancer : a Tribute to the Clash comp '15)
    09:30 - King Kong 4 - dead letter (anything can happen, but almost nothing will '20)
    11:12 - minivandal - Fact Check (Turn Left Here '18)
    13:44 - the Kingpins - All the World's a Cage (plan of ACTION '00)
    17:02 - Younger Than Neil - Up for Air (la Llorona) (Write New History '19)
    20:03 - Rude Ways - Analog Days (Analog Days '20)

    Visit the website at http://www.23Ska.com to find links to band websites and songs featured in this episode.

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    Episode artwork by: Bryan Lee O'Malley
    Based on his work: Scott Pilgrim
    https://www.comixology.com/Scott-Pilgrim-Color-Edition-Digital-Omnibus/digital-comic/776409

    23min of Ska is produced weekly by RJ Phoenix

    If you'd like to submit your band for a future show email: submissions@23ska.com

    Any other questions or comments, please email: podcast@23ska.com

    There's a lot of great ska vinyl out there, so head over to our partners in crime at http://www.GrandpasCasino.com

    RJ is also the co-host of another ska podcast, check out On the Upbeat at https://linktr.ee/ontheupbeatska

    Session Nineteen // Episode : 432 // Airdate : November 19th, 2020

    • 22 min
    Disposable Assassin

    Disposable Assassin

    Surreality just got funky! Or "rude" I should say "Surreality just got rude" because this is a ska podcast, right? Anyway, "Scud the Disposable Assassin" is a top tier comic for, so over the top and fun and oddly, one of the easier episodes to find current music to fit the theme. Fun comic, fun music, fun episode! It's cool to be a ska podcast.

    00:00 - the Steady 45's - Slowdown Heart (Meaning of Love '20)
    03:21 - Bad Operation - Bagel Rooks (Bad Operation '20)
    05:31 - the Skalinskis - Somebody Stole My Baby (Freak Club '18)
    08:11 - Soweto - Don't Look Back (Turn on the Music Again '17)
    10:55 - Mighty Megatons - Atomic Bomb (Atomic Bomb / I Want to Know '19)
    13:31 - the Void Union - Mine (Return of the Super Vape '19)
    15:35 - the Slackers - Robots (the Boss Harmony Sessions '07)
    20:14 - Bomb the Music Industry! - This Graceless Planet (Others! Others! '09)

    Visit the website at http://www.23Ska.com to find links to band websites and songs featured in this episode.

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    Episode artwork by: Rob Schrab
    Based on the cover of: Scud the Disposable Assassin #1
    https://www.comixology.com/Scud-The-Disposable-Assassin-The-Whole-Shebang/digital-comic/10440
    23min of Ska is produced weekly by RJ Phoenix

    If you'd like to submit your band for a future show email: submissions@23ska.com

    Any other questions or comments, please email: podcast@23ska.com

    There's a lot of great ska vinyl out there, so head over to our partners in crime at http://www.GrandpasCasino.com

    RJ is also the co-host of another ska podcast, check out On the Upbeat at https://linktr.ee/ontheupbeatska

    Session Nineteen // Episode : 431 // Airdate : November 12th, 2020

    • 22 min
    Journey into Amazing Tales of the Uncanny

    Journey into Amazing Tales of the Uncanny

    Ok, it's back to just me, your pal RJ Phoenix to ride out the rest of the year with on this podcast! I love so many of the songs on this week's episode that I had a little too much silly fun w/ the art and title... in which I botched making the title of the episode more visual than the name of the podcast... eh, win some, lose some! Enjoy!

    00:00 - Eat the Evidence - Human Beings (Sex, Drugs & Wishy Washy Politics '17)
    03:27 - the Inevitables - Barely Kids (the Inevitables '20)
    06:34 - Brainwreck - Think of Phoenix (Charlie '18)
    08:22 - MU330 - the Punisher / Downtown (Chumps on Parade '96)
    13:04 - Call Me Malcolm - Also, Spiders (Me, Myself and Something Else '20)
    16:22 - Yum!Yum!ORANGE - CARTOON HEROES (Orange Juice '04)
    19:40 - the Vengers - Suite N-3 (Push This? '95)

    Visit the website at http://www.23Ska.com to find links to band websites and songs featured in this episode.

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    23min of Ska is produced weekly by RJ Phoenix

    If you'd like to submit your band for a future show email: submissions@23ska.com

    Any other questions or comments, please email: podcast@23ska.com

    There's a lot of great ska vinyl out there, so head over to our partners in crime at http://www.GrandpasCasino.com

    RJ is also the co-host of another ska podcast, check out On the Upbeat at https://linktr.ee/ontheupbeatska

    Session Nineteen // Episode : 430 // Airdate : November 5th, 2020

    • 23 min
    Crossover : This I Know with Josh and Joe's Joe!

    Crossover : This I Know with Josh and Joe's Joe!

    When I started off this nutty run of crossover episodes, I started w/ Josh from This I Know with Josh and Joe, so now it's Joe's turn to help me finish it off. I've known Joe since he was a baby. He's my cousin and I love him. I was going to make fun of him and put up super goofy picture of him, but I took the high road! Once you're done w/ this go listen to the hilariously fun podcast he and Josh do!

    00:00 - Days N Daze - Flurry Rush (Show Me the Blueprints. '20)
    02:46 - the Aquabats! - the Story of Nothing (Fury of the Aquabats! '97)
    05:37 - Mike Park w/ Brittany Luna of Catbite - You Feel Like You're in Quicksand (You Feel Like You're in Quicksand '20)
    08:09 - Jimmy Cliff - the Harder They Come (the Harder They Come soundtrack '72)
    11:46 - the Mighty Mighty Bosstones - They Will Need Music (the Magic of Youth '11)
    15:31 - Less Than Jake - Spirit of '20 (Lost at Home Sessions '20)
    17:46 - the Slackers - They are Losing (They are Losing '20)
    21:56 - Reel Big Fish - Another F.U. Song (Monkeys for Nothing and Chimps for Free '07

    Visit the website at http://www.23Ska.com to find links to band websites and songs featured in this episode.

    Find & follow the show on:
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    23min of Ska is produced weekly by RJ Phoenix
    Check out This I Know with Josh & Joe at: https://www.thisiknowpodcast.com/

    If you'd like to submit your band for a future show email: submissions@23ska.com

    Any other questions or comments, please email: podcast@23ska.com

    There's a lot of great ska vinyl out there, so head over to our partners in crime at http://www.GrandpasCasino.com

    RJ is also the co-host of another ska podcast, check out On the Upbeat at https://linktr.ee/ontheupbeatska

    Session Nineteen // Episode : 429 // Airdate : October 29th, 2020

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

Abcdeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee ,

God loves, man kills episode

What happened to the episodes from 2017? All of a sudden, at least 40 episodes are missing. That was my comfort episodes. I’d listen to them all the time. Overall, 23min of Ska is awesome. Such an eclectic mix of music. That’s what’s helping me try to get through my depression. The music from 2017 is my go to jams when I felt down.

jjmontem ,

Beautifully curated

Rad Jose gives you precisely 23 minutes of ska every Thursday. Eclectic, composed of new and old music, and often themed, this ranks the highest in my list of podcasts. Further, links to explore artists and purchase music are included in show notes---a time-consuming feat that has proven useful over and over again.

WrittenZero ,

Past, Present and Future of Ska

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