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Kevin McCracken and Joshua Doan talk to mostly punk kids who grew up and are now inspiring us and others by being awesome.

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The Adulting Well Podcast Joshua Doan and Kevin McCracken

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 25 Ratings

Kevin McCracken and Joshua Doan talk to mostly punk kids who grew up and are now inspiring us and others by being awesome.

Please let us know if you have a suggestion for guests. Don’t be shy if it’s you! We’ll say yes.

Contact us at kevin@adultingwellpodcast.com Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/adultingwell/support

    Episode 52 with Rich Egan

    Episode 52 with Rich Egan

    This week we sit down with Rich Egan, founder of Vagrant Records, to talk about managing Jawbreaker in a pandemic, running a record label, being a young skater in Santa Monica, and much, much more!


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    • 54 min
    Episode 51 with Blake Schwarzenbach

    Episode 51 with Blake Schwarzenbach

    This week we welcome Blake Schwarzenbach back to the show to talk about the pandemic, writing, the craziness of the past five years, Jawbreaker, and more!

    Blake Schwarzenbach is an American musician. He is the singer and guitarist of Jawbreaker, and was also a member of Jets to Brazil, The Thorns of Life, and forgetters. He is known as the godfather of emo.


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    • 58 min
    Episode 50 with Kira Roessler

    Episode 50 with Kira Roessler

    This week we sit down for an amazing conversation with  Kira Roessler.

    Kira Roessler is a musician, singer, and two-time Emmy Award-winning dialogue editor. She is perhaps best known as the bassist for the influential hardcore punk band Black Flag during the 1980s.


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    • 51 min
    Episode 49 with A.C. Thompson

    Episode 49 with A.C. Thompson

    Season 5 kicks off with our friend A.C. Thompson joining us once again. A lot has happened since the last time he was on. Covid, BLM Protests, The United States capitol attack... A lot. We talk about it all!

    A.C. Thompson is a staff reporter with ProPublica. His stories, which often examine the criminal justice system, have helped lead to the exoneration of two innocent San Francisco men sentenced to life in prison and the prosecution of seven New Orleans police officers. In addition to working as a print and web journalist, Thompson has reported extensively for television, serving as a producer and correspondent for the PBS documentary series Frontline. His life was fictionalized on the HBO show “Treme.”


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    • 56 min
    Bonus Episode! Death By Incarceration

    Bonus Episode! Death By Incarceration

    Death By Incarceration is a show about life behind bars. The USA is the only nation where a minor can be sentenced to die by incarceration before turning 18. A minor can’t vote, can’t serve in the military, can’t drink or smoke, but they CAN go to prison for the rest of their lives. Each week, hosts Luis "Suave" Gonzalez (Suave podcast/released lifer) and Kevin McCracken (Adulting Well podcast) will be joined by law-makers, community leaders, and the incarcerated as they shed light on institutions that viciously target and harm marginalized communities. From Crawlspace Media and DBI Media

    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/death-by-incarceration/id1558992420


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    • 59 min
    Episode 48 with Jackson Galaxy

    Episode 48 with Jackson Galaxy

    Popularly known as “The Cat Daddy,” Jackson Galaxy is the host and executive producer of Animal Planet's long running hit show “My Cat From Hell.” Jackson, an animal advocate and cat behavior and wellness expert, is also a two-time New York Times best-selling author with more than 25 years of experience working with cats and their guardians. He is on a mission to educate people about cats and deepen the human and cat bond, while reducing the number of animals that end up in shelters.

    Long before Jackson was known as “The Cat Daddy,” the working musician found he had a unique ability to connect with cats when he took a job at a local animal shelter. During the decade that followed, he worked with thousands of cats, successfully lowering the euthanasia rate at his shelter. His work at the shelter led to a private practice of working with cat guardians and cats in their homes, which helped keep cats out of the shelter in the first place, and became the premise for “My Cat From Hell.” An immediate hit, the show has been a broadcast staple for ten seasons and has become a global phenomenon, placing Jackson at the forefront of a worldwide obsession with all things feline.

    All along, Jackson has stayed true to his roots as a shelter worker, educator, fervent advocate and in-home cat family therapist. At the root of Jackson’s unique approach is a philosophy known as “Cat Mojo,” which teaches cat guardians the skills to help their feline friends build confidence and thrive within their environment, and to better the human/cat relationship at the same time. Jackson has extensively detailed his work and life in his growing collection of authored books. His first, “Cat Daddy,” is a memoir, telling
    the story of a life-changing relationship with a cat named Benny during his years as a musician, shelter worker and an addict struggling to find a path towards recovery. His subsequent books, co-written by Cat Style Expert Kate Benjamin from Hauspanther.com, “Catify to Satisfy” and “Catification,” which both landed on the New York Times Best-Sellers List, focuses on designing a home that works for both cats and humans. His latest book, “Total Cat Mojo,” is a comprehensive guide to his approach on total cat wellness and eliminating behavioral problems by understanding cats and their instinctive behavior.

    Jackson has always been committed to bringing better products to the market that live up to his high standards. Jackson Galaxy Solutions, the only line of flower essence remedies designed by a behavior specialist and a veterinarian, has been helping animals live happier and healthier lives since 1995. More recently, his partnership with Petmate has brought a 20-year vision to fruition, providing innovative toys and products for every stage of a cat’s life.

    True to his goal of helping to save all animals, Jackson started the Jackson Galaxy Project in 2015, now a Signature Program of GreaterGood.org, which seeks to better the lives of at-risk animals by transforming the places they live and helping the people who care for them. Jackson spends much of his time these days devoted to growing the reach and impact of the life-saving JGP Programs and partnerships, including Cat Pawsitive, which focuses on giving shelters and rescue workers the tools to train cats in their care in
    order to help them find their mojo and get adopted, Safe Haven, which retrofits domestic violence shelters so victims can bring their pets when leaving an abusive home, and Operation Homeward Bound, which is
    a transport program that flies cats and dogs to shelters around the country that have more room to find them new homes.

    Jackson has been featured on 20/20, The Today Show, The

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    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

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25 Ratings

jatrae ,

Great podcast look forward to more episodes!

Cool podcast. Great guests, great interview skills. I’m looking forward to seeing how this podcast develops! Off to a killer start.

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