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The Plug - where cultural arbiters and artists talk about life at large. Drop in for a candid conversation with compelling creators as we discuss their career successes and disappointments, what inspires them, and whatever is on their mind.

THE PLUG W/ JUSTIN JAY Justin Jay

    • Documentary
    • 4.9 • 29 Ratings

The Plug - where cultural arbiters and artists talk about life at large. Drop in for a candid conversation with compelling creators as we discuss their career successes and disappointments, what inspires them, and whatever is on their mind.

    EP8 HERBIE FLETCHER

    EP8 HERBIE FLETCHER

    Herbie Fletcher has had a profound impact on the landscape of surf culture. In addition to pioneering the surfboard traction pad, his family has been at the forefront of tow-in surfing, aerial maneuvers, and big wave riding. You might have seen him on...

    • 43 min
    EP7 SPENCER TUNICK

    EP7 SPENCER TUNICK

    Spencer Tunick creates awe-inspiring fine art photographs with massive groups of nude people in pubic spaces. As you can imagine, he’s no stranger to controversy, arrest, and unfavorable media coverage. This week we sit down to hear exactly how his...

    • 52 min
    EP6 ANDREW VANWYNGARDEN

    EP6 ANDREW VANWYNGARDEN

    Listen in as music producer and MGMT frontman Andrew VanWyngarden joins us to discuss the misconceptions of fame, his Icelandic surf adventures, and how the bleak winters in Rockaway Beach keep him focused and inspired. 

    • 45 min
    EP5 GLEN E. FRIEDMAN

    EP5 GLEN E. FRIEDMAN

    Early California skateboarding... Punk Rock... 80's Hip-Hop... Glen E. Friedman was there with his camera to capture all 3 of these seminal youth movements. Listen in as we discuss his new book featuring Run DMC and The Beastie Boys, the extreme DIY...

    • 58 min
    EP4 IRELAND BALDWIN

    EP4 IRELAND BALDWIN

    Ireland Basinger Baldwin is a smart and confident millennial with a tattooed body and exquisite genes. This week we sit down for a candid conversation about the impact of social media, her struggles with eating disorders & body issues, and how she...

    • 56 min
    EP3 PAUL RODRIGUEZ

    EP3 PAUL RODRIGUEZ

    P-Rod - One of the most accomplished skateboarders of all time drops in to discuss racism, what skaters actually discriminate against, and how failure has prepared him for his burgeoning second act in Hollywood. 

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

Luke Martinek ,

You will like this podcast

If you are a fan of something or way into a hobby or sport, chances are Justin will be interviewing someone you admire on this podcast or introducing you to intersting people you haven't yet become an admirer of. Love the conversational interviews, but make no mistake, Justin demonstrates a deep understanding of his guests and their backgrounds and structures these discussions masterfully.

Ghetto App ,

The Plug: a superbly awesome podcast

It’s only a few episodes in, but The Plug is easily my favorite podcast of 2020 and quite possibly my favorite podcast ever. The format is deceptively simple: Justin interviews interesting people from the worlds of the arts and sports. Justin’s easy going style makes the listener feel like they’re listening in on a casual conversation between friends. But Justin’s incisive questioning breezes past the obvious and gets at deeper more thoughtful issues like inspiration, life lessons and second acts. It’s really, really good. This is what podcasts were invented for. Do yourself a favor and subscribe.

chappynyc ,

Defining “Keeping it Real”

Justin Jay has an uncanny ability to get his guests guard down in a way that allows them to reveal their passions, fears and things in general that everyday people can relate to. Look out Joe Rogan!

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