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"Cult and Culture" is a podcast co-created by renowned musician and actor Justin Pearson and producer and musician Luke Henshaw. The show explores the DIY-driven, subversive world of art and culture, featuring a diverse array of guests from various subcultures. Pearson, known for his roles in bands like Dead Cross and The Locust, and Henshaw, who has collaborated with hip-hop legends and scored music for documentaries, bring their unique perspectives to the table. They are also both in the bands Planet B and Satanic Planet together. The podcast, recorded at PengOne Studios in San Diego, offers frank, informal, and well-informed conversations with guests ranging from Grammy-winning musicians, to actors like John Waters, and to Black Panther Party members. The aim is to blur traditional guest-host lines and foster casual openness. "Cult and Culture" is available wherever you get your podcasts or at ruinousmedia.com/cultandculture. Explore more music from Justin and Luke at www.threeoneg.com

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"Cult and Culture" is a podcast co-created by renowned musician and actor Justin Pearson and producer and musician Luke Henshaw. The show explores the DIY-driven, subversive world of art and culture, featuring a diverse array of guests from various subcultures. Pearson, known for his roles in bands like Dead Cross and The Locust, and Henshaw, who has collaborated with hip-hop legends and scored music for documentaries, bring their unique perspectives to the table. They are also both in the bands Planet B and Satanic Planet together. The podcast, recorded at PengOne Studios in San Diego, offers frank, informal, and well-informed conversations with guests ranging from Grammy-winning musicians, to actors like John Waters, and to Black Panther Party members. The aim is to blur traditional guest-host lines and foster casual openness. "Cult and Culture" is available wherever you get your podcasts or at ruinousmedia.com/cultandculture. Explore more music from Justin and Luke at www.threeoneg.com

    Cult & Culture Podcast Episode 37 feat. Satanic Planet

    Cult & Culture Podcast Episode 37 feat. Satanic Planet

    In the latest episode of Cult and Culture, Luke and Justin have a conversation with Lucien Greaves, co-founder of The Satanic Temple and Satanic Planet. Some may remember that they had done an earlier episode with him in 2019; since then, and largely as a result of that podcast conversation, they created Satanic Planet, a musical project which combines the previously formed Planet B with the addition of Greaves (They also went on to enlist Dave Lombardo for the recording of both albums). Here, they discuss the evolution of the band from their initial vision, and how the newest album which is currently being recorded has shifted from the first in numerous ways, including the overall purpose and instrumentation used. Lucien gives insight into being on stage as a vocalist for the first time, and the ability to really enjoy the experience and share positive energy with the crowd rather than the more combative lecture settings he has become accustomed to. They also reflect on playing the Indiana State Capitol show as a counter to Christian Fundamentalist Sean Feucht's "Let Us Worship" tour, and talk about the future of the band, including their goal of playing the DC Capitol Building.

    • 55 min
    Cult & Culture Podcast Episode 36 feat. Planet B

    Cult & Culture Podcast Episode 36 feat. Planet B

    In Episode 36 of this podcast, Justin and Luke join their Planet B bandmates Scott Osment (Deaf Club, Glassing) and Kevin Avery (Cnts, Buddha Trixie) to talk about the band as a whole. They cover its beginnings, how it operates with what is essentially three drummers (two live drummers and Luke using two MPCs), and the process of writing lyrics for a band that may be too strange for people to get totally comfortable with, having one foot in hip hop and one in punk. With their second full LP, Fiction Prediction, they consider the evolution of the band, the influences driving them, and the differences from one album to the next. They also talk about the visual aesthetics of their performances as well as other memorable performance setups they've seen, and their "definitively maximal" sound.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Cult & Culture Podcast Episode 35 feat. Rob Moran (Unbroken, Some Girls)

    Cult & Culture Podcast Episode 35 feat. Rob Moran (Unbroken, Some Girls)

    Episode 35 of Cult and Culture is a conversation with Rob Moran, filmed and recorded in one of San Diego's best bars/restaurants, Kindred. Rob is a musician in bands such as Unbroken, Some Girls, Over My Dead Body, Narrows, and others, as well as co-owner of Heartwork Coffee. Luke, Justin, and Rob discuss the formation of San Diego hardcore legends Unbroken, and the unconventional influences (such as The Smiths, The Cure, and Depeche Mode) they pulled from to bring something different to hardcore/straight edge aesthetics and sound. Rob also talks about the feeling of "otherness" that is common in San Diego, finding it hard to find the cultures that you truly identify with, remembers the overwhelming emotions that came with the Unbroken reunion shows, and recalls how San Diego formed its own scene in the shadow of Los Angeles and right alongside Tijuana. They wrap up the podcast by talking more about Heartwork, the coffee shop Rob is co-owner of, and the connection it has to the punk community. Ultimately, Rob shares his overall viewpoint of life which is to acknowledge that life is a meat grinder that everyone is sucked into, but that it's important to make the world a kinder, more beautiful place while we're here through our art, whatever that may be.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Cult & Culture Podcast Episode 34 feat. D-Styles of Invisibl Skratch Piklz

    Cult & Culture Podcast Episode 34 feat. D-Styles of Invisibl Skratch Piklz

    This episode is a conversation with producer, DJ, and turntablist D-Styles (Invisibl Skratch Piklz, Beat Junkies, Third Sight) They talk about the connection between death metal and turntablism, Mix Master Mike and the Beastie Boys, creating grimy beats from 50 cent records, and letting music do the talking over expensive gear. They also cover the Beat Junkie Institute of Sound, which is a DJ school in the Los Angeles area open to people of all ages started by D-Styles and the Beat Junkies. Finally, they discuss how innovators pull from different worlds, grabbing from what's around them to create something new, and the hunger that comes from artists who start out with broken homes and broken gear.
    The concept of Cult and Culture began as a short segment created by Justin Pearson, an internationally known musician, record label owner (Three One G Records), author, and actor. He is perhaps best known as bassist for bands such as Dead Cross, The Locust, and Some Girls as well as vocalist for Deaf Club, Swing Kids, and Planet B. Having traveled the world touring in hardcore and punk bands since age 15, Justin has come to know and work with a broad spectrum of captivating personalities and brilliant minds, many of which are key figures in the realm of popular culture and cult followings alike-- from being on the soundtrack to John Waters’ Cecil B. Demented, to acting in an Asia Argento’s Incompresa, to playing in Dead Cross with Mike Patton and Dave Lombardo. Cult and Culture arose as an opportunity to document bits and pieces of the DIY-driven, subversive world of art Pearson identifies with- one that many are not aware of or perhaps have misconceptions about.
    Eventually, Pearson joined up with producer and bandmate Luke Henshaw (Sonido De La Frontera, Planet B, Satanic Planet, First Power Crew) to build the idea into a proper podcast, now recorded at his own PengOne Studios in San Diego. Henshaw has collaborated with hip hop legends such as Invisible Skratch Piklz’ D-Styles and Q-Bert, Kool Keith, in addition to being immersed in the world of Cumbia alongside Sonido De La Frontera bandmate Karlos Paez (B Side Players). He also recently scored the music for upcoming documentary Sk8face, which tells the history of skateboard graphics. In this way, both Justin and Luke are influenced by a diverse array of subcultures that all have connected roots. John Waters was one of the first people interviewed for the podcast- an icon of both cult and culture. Since then, guests have included a broad scope of musicians, producers, authors, and anyone passionate about what they do-- anyone from Grammy-winning musician Juan Alderete (Mars Volta, Racer X, creator of Pedals And Effects) to actor Michael Malarkey (Vampire Diaries, Project Bluebook), from San Diego Black Panther Party members to longtime partners Nicola and Adam in electro-punk band ADULT. or The Satanic Temple cofounder Lucien Greaves (who would go on to form Satanic Planet with Luke and Justin as a direct result of their podcast conversation). The focus is not intended to be solely on people in any one realm, and because guests are friends and family, the conversations are frank, informal yet well-informed, and genuine. Pearson and Henshaw seek to achieve a casual openness, blurring lines between traditional guest and host. Cult and Culture is part of Ruinous Media.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Cult & Culture Podcast Episode 33 feat. Bobby Bray of The Locust

    Cult & Culture Podcast Episode 33 feat. Bobby Bray of The Locust

    In Episode 33, Justin and Luke talk with Bobby Bray of The Locust, Holy Molar, and INUS. Bobby is a guitarist, a sound technician, and teacher. The three start the conversation with the formation of The Locust, Bobby's trajectory branching out from death metal as a teenager, and the eventual goal of being a “brutal Residents”/“brutal DEVO." They dive into the business side of music, the legal aspects of streaming, the intersectionality and evolution of technology and music, the invention of the term “pedal tone for guitar,” and Bobby’s experience for a decade teaching classes like experimental sound, live sound, business, and recording arts. Finally, Bobby shares his new hobby/passion of cycling with a crew of noise musicians, and some of the trips they’ve recently taken.
    The concept of Cult and Culture began as a short segment created by Justin Pearson, an internationally known musician, record label owner (Three One G Records), author, and actor. He is perhaps best known as bassist for bands such as Dead Cross, The Locust, and Some Girls as well as vocalist for Deaf Club, Swing Kids, and Planet B. Having traveled the world touring in hardcore and punk bands since age 15, Justin has come to know and work with a broad spectrum of captivating personalities and brilliant minds, many of which are key figures in the realm of popular culture and cult followings alike-- from being on the soundtrack to John Waters’ Cecil B. Demented, to acting in an Asia Argento’s Incompresa, to playing in Dead Cross with Mike Patton and Dave Lombardo. Cult and Culture arose as an opportunity to document bits and pieces of the DIY-driven, subversive world of art Pearson identifies with- one that many are not aware of or perhaps have misconceptions about.
    Eventually, Pearson joined up with producer and bandmate Luke Henshaw (Sonido De La Frontera, Planet B, Satanic Planet, First Power Crew) to build the idea into a proper podcast, now recorded at his own PengOne Studios in San Diego. Henshaw has collaborated with hip hop legends such as Invisible Skratch Piklz’ D-Styles and Q-Bert, Kool Keith, in addition to being immersed in the world of Cumbia alongside Sonido De La Frontera bandmate Karlos Paez (B Side Players). He also recently scored the music for upcoming documentary Sk8face, which tells the history of skateboard graphics. In this way, both Justin and Luke are influenced by a diverse array of subcultures that all have connected roots. John Waters was one of the first people interviewed for the podcast- an icon of both cult and culture. Since then, guests have included a broad scope of musicians, producers, authors, and anyone passionate about what they do-- anyone from Grammy-winning musician Juan Alderete (Mars Volta, Racer X, creator of Pedals And Effects) to actor Michael Malarkey (Vampire Diaries, Project Bluebook), from San Diego Black Panther Party members to longtime partners Nicola and Adam in electro-punk band ADULT. or The Satanic Temple cofounder Lucien Greaves (who would go on to form Satanic Planet with Luke and Justin as a direct result of their podcast conversation). The focus is not intended to be solely on people in any one realm, and because guests are friends and family, the conversations are frank, informal yet well-informed, and genuine. Pearson and Henshaw seek to achieve a casual openness, blurring lines between traditional guest and host.

    • 54 min
    Cult & Culture Podcast Episode 32 feat. Chris Slorach of METZ

    Cult & Culture Podcast Episode 32 feat. Chris Slorach of METZ

    This episode is a conversation between bassists with Chis Slorach (Metz, The Armed). The discussion touches on topics like how Metz has operated over the years, favorite drummers and the importance of them to a band, the jazziness of Nomeansno, and how being booed sometimes is more memorable than the positive highlights. Chris also shares his approach to bass playing, keeping things simple but crushing in order to do what's best for the music.
    The concept of Cult and Culture began as a short segment created by Justin Pearson, an internationally known musician, record label owner (Three One G Records), author, and actor. He is perhaps best known as bassist for bands such as Dead Cross, The Locust, and Some Girls as well as vocalist for Deaf Club, Swing Kids, and Planet B. Having traveled the world touring in hardcore and punk bands since age 15, Justin has come to know and work with a broad spectrum of captivating personalities and brilliant minds, many of which are key figures in the realm of popular culture and cult followings alike-- from being on the soundtrack to John Waters’ Cecil B. Demented, to acting in an Asia Argento’s Incompresa, to playing in Dead Cross with Mike Patton and Dave Lombardo. Cult and Culture arose as an opportunity to document bits and pieces of the DIY-driven, subversive world of art Pearson identifies with- one that many are not aware of or perhaps have misconceptions about.
    Eventually, Pearson joined up with producer and bandmate Luke Henshaw (Sonido De La Frontera, Planet B, Satanic Planet, First Power Crew) to build the idea into a proper podcast, now recorded at his own PengOne Studios in San Diego. Henshaw has collaborated with hip hop legends such as Invisible Skratch Piklz’ D-Styles and Q-Bert, Kool Keith, in addition to being immersed in the world of Cumbia alongside Sonido De La Frontera bandmate Karlos Paez (B Side Players). He also recently scored the music for upcoming documentary Sk8face, which tells the history of skateboard graphics. In this way, both Justin and Luke are influenced by a diverse array of subcultures that all have connected roots. John Waters was one of the first people interviewed for the podcast- an icon of both cult and culture. Since then, guests have included a broad scope of musicians, producers, authors, and anyone passionate about what they do-- anyone from Grammy-winning musician Juan Alderete (Mars Volta, Racer X, creator of Pedals And Effects) to actor Michael Malarkey (Vampire Diaries, Project Bluebook), from San Diego Black Panther Party members to longtime partners Nicola and Adam in electro-punk band ADULT. or The Satanic Temple cofounder Lucien Greaves (who would go on to form Satanic Planet with Luke and Justin as a direct result of their podcast conversation). The focus is not intended to be solely on people in any one realm, and because guests are friends and family, the conversations are frank, informal yet well-informed, and genuine. Pearson and Henshaw seek to achieve a casual openness, blurring lines between traditional guest and host.
    Catch up on all episodes of Cult and Culture podcast, via iTunes, or through Three One G’s Soundcloud.

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

J.Dorsey ,

Great work JP

Loved the Sonny Kay interview. Excited to see what comes next. Very stoked to finally check this podcast Lutz

MangoIsla ,

Good!

This show is good but needs to stop with the background noises. I have sensory hearing issues and so am very picky with what I can listen too. This show has so much background noise and weird sounds I had to stop listening as I could not even understand what they were saying much less stand all the extra noise.

Johnny ketchum ,

💀

Great podcast with awesome guests!

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