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BBS is a podcast hosted by Jamey Bennett, also known as Chunjay of positive hip-hop crew, Royal Ruckus, about music and culture, faith and doubt, beers and beards, and the shipwrecks in life.

Brews, Beards, & Shipwrecks Royal Ruckus

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    • 5.0, 10 Ratings

BBS is a podcast hosted by Jamey Bennett, also known as Chunjay of positive hip-hop crew, Royal Ruckus, about music and culture, faith and doubt, beers and beards, and the shipwrecks in life.

    Elissa Bjeletich talks with Jamey about raising kids, finding a church, and losing her infant son

    Elissa Bjeletich talks with Jamey about raising kids, finding a church, and losing her infant son

    Elissa Bjeletich on having kids, writing books, and losing an infant
    On being a podcaster
    On treatment for daughter’s cleft palate
    On being an author and speaker
    On converting to Orthodox Christianity
    “There is a lot to be said by just showing up.” - Jamey
    On infant death
    “Why would this happen? Why would God give you a gift like that and take it away?” - Elissa
    “That was the worst period of my life, obviously. It was so dark and so hard.” - Elissa
    Life as a frame tale
    “These things can destroy us or they can make us stronger. And that’s not always entirely up to us, but for whatever part of it that is up to us, we have to choose that and actively take that path of growing stronger.” - Jamey
    “Why not me?” - Elissa
    Find her on: elissabjeletich.com 
    Royal Ruckus: @royalruckus @royalruckusofficial royalruckus.com
    On the Unexpected Joy EP: http://song.link/unexpectedjoy
    Adam Buxton Skit
    "Gangsta Gangsta" (Clean) by NWA

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Basil and Nicole Roccas join Jamey to discuss podcasting and what it means for a Christian to doubt God and work through struggles

    Basil and Nicole Roccas join Jamey to discuss podcasting and what it means for a Christian to doubt God and work through struggles

    Basil and Nicole Roccas join Jamey Bennett (Chunjay of Royal Ruckus) to discuss podcasting, what it means for a Christian to doubt God...
    Basil raps for us.
    On Podcasting. Finding and creating content for podcasts. Deciding to start a new podcast.
    Basil and Nicole explain what their podcast, Help My Unbelief, is all about.
    On anxiety attacks.
    “Things like doubt and struggle are not something we have to move beyond or conquer in order to have an authentic Christian life. It’s really about learning to live with hope and creativity and meaning sort of in the paradox between faith and doubt.” - Nicole
    “Help me live for you with my unbelief, and surrender myself to you in my doubt.” - Nicole
    Different types of belief and unbelief: PRIDE or HUMILITY.
    “Your pictures of God are always too small, because God is infinity.” - Nicole
    On Jamey’s personal wrestling with doubt.
    Song: “I Sent You (These)” by Royal Ruckus from Unexpected Joy EP
    “We’re all kind of in the same boat here, whether Christian or non-Christian, religious or non-religious, we’re all facing some of the same struggles and difficulties in life, and just trying to make sense of things. And here, in this Christian world, we are saying we see something very special in this historical figure—but something that is greater than a historical figure, something that breaks through and transcends that. The story we tell is almost too absurd to be made up.” - Jamey
    “I don’t always have the faith. I don’t always feel like I could be ‘that guy’ to stand strong to the end. But I know people who have, and I know people who grasp that. And I find strength in that.” - Jamey
    “How can you see Christ until you see Christ in others around you?” - Basil
    On graduate school and insecurities around expertise.
    Melinda Johnson interrupts us about a coffee cup.
    “Faith is sort of the same way. I don’t think we ever arrive. If anything, the further in we get, the bigger God seems—the bigger the chasm seems between us and God on the one hand, and yet, the closer he seems.” - Nicole
    Basil discusses the Eastern Orthodox idea of a “fool for Christ.”
    Basil and Nicole encourage Christian listeners to not be embarrassed of their faith in Christ, nor of their doubt.
    “The sort of natural counterpoint of being a human is struggle and doubt, and that’s a part of faith, it’s not separate from faith.” - Nicole
    Help My Unbelief Podcast
    https://www.ancientfaith.com/podcasts/helpmyunbelief
    https://www.facebook.com/helpmyunbeliefpodcast/
    Time Eternal Podcast
    https://www.ancientfaith.com/podcasts/timeeternal
    https://www.facebook.com/time.eternal.afr/
    Time and Despondency Book
    https://store.ancientfaith.com/time-and-despondency/
    Closing
    “I think he’s known for edgy stuff.” - Basil on Snoop Dogg
    ROYAL RUCKUS STUFF
    This Podcast: http://brewsbeards.com 
    Website: http://royalruckus.com 
    Listen to the new RR record: http://song.link/unexpectedjoy
    Dig deeper: http://summerofthecicadas.com 
    Shout Outs: Ancient Faith Ministries, Podcast: Time Eternal, Time and Despondency: Regaining the Present in Faith and Life (book, audio book), Help My Unbelief Podcast, Fr. Stephen Freeman, Essential Writings by Metropolitan Anthony Sorouzh, Xavier Naidoo, Bone Thugs N Harmony, Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth, Snoop Dogg, AncientFaith.com.
    Fr. Stephen Freeman’s podcast episode:
    https://www.ancientfaith.com/specials/ancient_faith_writers_and_podcasters_conference_2019/orthodoxy_and_shame

    • 40 min
    Ep. 29: Tim Trudeau of Syntax Creative

    Ep. 29: Tim Trudeau of Syntax Creative

    Tim Trudeau talks about the music business, anticipating growth and change in business, and the importance of great Mexican food, with Chunjay
     
    Tim is a GRAMMY-nominated producer and CEO of @SyntaxCreative.
     
    [UPDATE: What’s up with Royal Ruckus?]
    Catching up
     
    Featuring songs from Tim’s long history of music production.
     
    “Is that guy even real? I was wondering if it was your alter-ego, and you were both people.” - Tim Trudeau on Flatline/Mike and Chunjay/Jamey of Royal Ruckus ;)
     
    Talk about cold brew coffee and on dark roasts
     
    On how we met. And Chunjay dressing like an eighties b-boy.
     
    A fun petty argument about what constitutes southern California
     
    On the music business. On making deals and looking for what’s coming next.
     
    On creating music in today’s landscape.
     
    Chunjay uses an analogy about tacos and Taco Bell to explain why today’s rap is not good. Because of course he does.
     
    Book recommendation: Al Mohler The Conviction to Lead: 25 Principles for Leadership That Matters
     
    The Poverty of Nations: A Sustainable Solution by Asmus and Grudem
     
    When Helping Hurts
     
    Poverty Cure https://www.povertycure.org/
    Poverty, Inc. https://www.povertyinc.org/
     
    On eating Mexican food. What good Mexican food is.
     
    Social media: Rocdomz
    Final song by Royal Ruckus and DJ Sean P, "Back N Effect" from the Royalty Check EP, streaming everywhere. http://song.link/RoyaltyCheck
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    Check out what's up at http://royalruckus.com
    Royalty Check EP out now! Videos available at http://bit.ly/RuckusVideo

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Ep. 28: The Weezer Episode: Mike and Jamey discuss the long career of Weezer, how their music influenced their lives, with a special exploration to the Teal album of covers

    Ep. 28: The Weezer Episode: Mike and Jamey discuss the long career of Weezer, how their music influenced their lives, with a special exploration to the Teal album of covers

    Brews, Beards, and Shipwrecks Episode 28! Explore Weezer's career and their 2019 self-titled record, otherwise known as The Teal Album, with Chunjay (Jamey) and Flatline (Mike) of positive rap duo, Royal Ruckus. Jamey is the usual host of Brews, Beards, and Shipwrecks.
    Check out the new Royal Ruckus record, Royalty Check, available everywhere and at http://song.link/RoyaltyCheck
    Catching up!
    Exploration of Weezer's career and impact
    Review of Teal
    Check out Mike's Weezer tribute song recording: https://soundcloud.com/mpwalker/turn-me-around-a-weezer-tribute
    Socials:
    instagram @mpwalker @royalruckusofficial @justjamey
    twitter @royalruckus @jameybennett
    facebook @royalruckusofficial
     
    More goodies
    Podcast site: http://brewsbeards.com
    Our group: http://royalruckus.com
    Our album from 2019: http://song.link/RoyaltyCheck
    Our album from 2018: http://worldsokayestrapper.com
    Our album from 2017: http://summerofthecicadas.com
    Our merch page: http://royalruckus.bandcamp.com/merch
     
    http://instagram.com/mpwalker
    http://facebook.com/royalruckusofficial
    http://instagram.com/royalruckusofficial
     
    #coversongs #weezer #rockmusic #musicreview

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Ep. 27: Peter Daily chats with Chunjay about making music and touring the world, being a minister's kid, and dealing with depression in the midst of loss

    Ep. 27: Peter Daily chats with Chunjay about making music and touring the world, being a minister's kid, and dealing with depression in the midst of loss

    Gospel Music, Touring with Pigeon John, being a missionary kid, losing your father, recovering from an accident, depression...
    Who is Peter? And how do we know each other?
    Gospel Music. On being sheltered and Christian. On Bible bookstores.
    Brian Earhart, the blind pianist who taught playing piano by ear.
    On touring. France.
    “There’s just something cool about smoking a cigarette, drinking some coffee, and listening to some rock n roll in France.” - Peter Daily
    “When I’m on tour, I’m dying to get home. When I’m at home, I’m dying to get on the road.” - Peter Daily
    “I love and hate L.A. equally.” - Peter Daily
    On Chunjay’s recent tour to Montana.
    Peter explains his music.
    “Dead Man” by Peter Daily
    On being heartbroken and connecting with songs. Peter tells a story about his father on his deathbed.
    “Without You” by Peter Daily
    On being a minister’s kid. On being bitter at God and church.
    “How long is this podcast? And can we call a minister, and the Pope?” - Peter Daily on being raised in a ministry family
    “My family business was church. My grandfather was a minister; my father was a minister. So there was an automatic, you’re gonna be a minister kind of thing. But I didn’t want to be.” - Peter Daily
    “It was easier to say ‘it is wrong to drink and smoke’ than to say ‘have some discipline.’” - Peter Daily
    On bitterness toward church. On his father’s death.
    “When you’ve been burned by the people that also profess that same belief, it’s very difficult to separate those two.” - Chunjay
    On the Catholic Church sex scandal.
    “Don’t get in the way.” - Peter Daily’s Dad’s message
    On his accident and rehab. On the heaviness of life.
    On the collaboration between Chunjay and Peter Daily.
    Fun stuff! Tacos, beer, Pina Colada...
    “I think there’s a place for all tacos, honestly.” - Chunjay
    Chunjay’s dad rides Harleys, and drinks out of red Solo cups.
    Peter Daily: Instagram @peterdaily, peter-daily.com, on Spotify and Apple
    Royal Ruckus: @royalruckus @royalruckusofficial
    Olivia the Chug: Instagram @olivia.chug
    A Tribe Called Quest - "Award Tour"
    Shoutouts: Dallas, Los Angeles, Bozeman, Missoula, Pigeon John, Ill Harmonics, Kill Bill, Nas, Sanctifunkdafied, Rootbeer, Flynn Adam, Orlando, Tom Hanks, The Burbs, DC Talk, Kevin Max, Starbucks, Tait, Rick’s Tacos and Tito’s Tacos in Los Angeles, Oliva Chug, CookBook the Puerto Rican rapper, A Tribe Called Quest, Gang Starr, and more.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Ep. 26: Doug and Angie Bennett sit down with Chunjay to talk about helping others during the holidays, ministry in Mexico, and share 10 tips for battling the blues

    Ep. 26: Doug and Angie Bennett sit down with Chunjay to talk about helping others during the holidays, ministry in Mexico, and share 10 tips for battling the blues

    Chunjay sits down with his cousin Doug, and Doug's wife, Angie, to talk about the holidays, the immigration situation on the southern US border, and offer some tips on dealing with depression, especially around the holidays.
    OpeningCatching up with Doug"Back N Effect" (song from Royalty Check EP, produced by DJ Sean P)The 10 Tips
    Drink (or don’t drink)
    Meditate or pray
    Go for a walk
    Pet your cat, walk your dog, walk the old lady's dog down the street
    Check in with a friend who truly knows you
    Spend your time with people who build you up, and be the kind of person who builds people up
    Get off Facebook, or at least hide negative posts
    Go to a concert, a play, or church service
    Read a book, watch a comedy on Netflix, go to the movies (even alone)
    Give back (serve food, go to shut-ins, etc.)
    Still need help?
    National Suicide Prevention Helpline: 800-273-8255Mental Health Crisis Intervention: 800-991-5272Doug Bennett's personal line: 661-202-HOPEChunjay's personal line: 615-336-1807
    Closing thoughtsClosing song by Poor Righteous Teachers

    • 1 hr 38 min

Customer Reviews

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10 Ratings

10 Ratings

StBuilder ,

Steve the Builder

Jamey lets us talk about all the messy stuff of the "spiritual life" that you can't really talk about frankly in other podcast venues. Hard questions, good topics, interesting people.

Eddiezone44 ,

Fun podcast!

I'm not a huge fan of all Royal Ruckus' music, but Jamie Bennett is overall a talented guy who knows how to make a good podcast. A good mix of guests who Jamie isn't afraid to press their buttons on to talk about religion/spirituality. Thought-provoking conversation. Give it a listen :)

LWJuliana ,

Christianity, Priesthood and Lattes was great!

I've only listened to Ep. 3 so far because of the Orthodox draw, but I loved the production level on this podcast. The related musical interludes are great. It gives it a feel that goes beyond the more typical basic recording of a conversation and thought ramblings. I felt like I was listening to a very well put together, cohesive show.

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