Hosted by award-winning Disc Jockey Grendel and world-renowned speaker and musician Greg Bennick, PRP is a podcast at the intersection of politics, pop culture, and punk.
Episode 131 - Interview with 'The Sea Was Never Blue' Director Adam Assad
On Episode 131, Greg and Grendel sit down with filmmaker Adam Assad, whose film 'The Sea Was Never Blue' has resonated with audiences of all political affiliations nationwide. Listen now!
Episode 130 - Benefits of Therapy, Pictures with Santa, and the Death of the (American) Dream
On Episode 130 of Punk Roch Pariah, Grendel and Greg sit down and discuss curating social media, the rules that govern our lives, the inability to achieve the "American Dream," and so much more. Listen now!
Episode 129 - Mira from Ukraine
On Episode 129 of Punk Rock Pariah, Greg & Grendel have an hour-long conversation with “Mira” from the street punk band Bezlad from Kharkiv, Ukraine, about their journey to escape the bombing of their city by Russian forces. Mira offers insights into the day-to-day experiences of people amidst the ongoing war.
A call to aid from Greg:
My dear Ukrainian friends in the band Bezlad from Kharkiv have written five songs during the war while fleeing the bombings in Ukraine. These songs have been written about the war and what it has been like for them.
Having gotten to relative safety, they are looking to record these songs near Lviv, Ukraine. I asked if it was safe to record there, and their reply was, “Yes, the bombs only fall here every week or two.”
I feel that their songs, written in the midst of war, are some of the most essential songs hardcore/punk could possibly produce right now. The rest of us can write ABOUT war, but Bezlad has been living it. As fellow artists, I want them to be supported as they create these new recordings.
I offered to pay for the first ten hours of their recording session ($20 per hour) and am looking for donations to cover the rest. Recording, mixing, and mastering the entire record will cost $1200 total, so we are seeking $1000 in total donations.
Since the band can’t receive PayPal payments, and as a single bank wire would be easiest for them, we agreed that I will accept donations via Paypal and Venmo (donation info is in the comments below). Then I will send receipts for every donation to the band along with a bank wire for the total amount.
Any donations above and beyond that $1000 will go to our friends from the Kharkiv music community who are fighting on the front lines to buy them the defensive gear they need.
(PLEASE be sure to put "Ukraine" in the notes!)
Episode 128 - Sam J. Miller
On Episode 128 of Punk Rock Pariah, Grendel sits down with award-winning science fiction and fantasy author Sam J. Miller to talk about his new short stories collection Boys, Beasts, & Men. The two explore the themes of monsters, masculinity, and growing up a gay punk in rural NY in Sam's books, as well as activism, film, and so much more. This is an extraordinary interview.
Sam is appearing at the University Bookstore on the Ave on Wednesday, June 22, at 6 pm. There will be a reading and a Q&A with author Ted Chiang. Learn more or register HERE.
Sam J. Miller In Conversation With Ted Chiang
Wednesday, June 22nd @ 6 pm
4326 University Way NE 98105
Learn more about Sam at samjmiller.com.
Episode 127 - Mariner Moose, COVID Strikes Back, and the Eiffel Tower
On Episode 127 of Punk Rock Pariah, Grendel and Greg talk about the country being over taking COVID precautions, despite a huge spike; zoomer slang; live concerts on pirate ships; and so much more. Give it a listen!
Episode 126 - Unionizing at Amazon, Russian Atrocities, and Bananas
On Episode 126 of PRP, Greg and Grendel give a news roundup that includes the Amazon Labor Union and Russian Atrocities in Ukraine, as well as talk lists, cake, juggling balls, and so much more.
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