ReadJunk Podcast

ReadJunk Podcast

Hosted by ReadJunk's Bryan Kremkau and features conversations about music, movies and whatever else I can think of... Show More

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June 22, 2020 94 min

Episode 56 of the ReadJunk Podcast is with Marc Wasserman of Rude Boy George, Heavensbee, Bigger Thomas and the author of the upcoming book: Ska Boom: An Oral History About the Birth of American Ska & Reggae. I'm joined by co-founder of ReadJunk, Adam Coozer, who also is RBG's merch guy. We talk about pandemic life, Heavensbee's new album, Rude Boy George's new EP, 80s music, picking the songs to record, Morriss...

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Episode 55 of the ReadJunk Podcast is with Ryan Miller (DJ Ryan Midnight, 100% Ska Podcast), and journalist Eric Althoff (Washington Post, LA Times, ReadJunk) and it's all about 80s and 90s movies. Movies we grew up watching all the time on TV, not necessarily good movies. The movies we discuss could be considered underrated, under-appreciated, obscure but they were movies we watched a lot regardless of quality. We talk about K...

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Episode 54 of the ReadJunk Podcast is with Robert Julian of Rude Boy George and The Zensies. We talk about keeping busy and creative in quarantine, homeschooling, his latest reggae project The Zensies, Rude Boy George, playing in the UK, Adobe Creative Cloud (of all things), the Hudson Valley scene, the latin music scene, and we finish things up with a brief discussion on politics and what we have been watching on TV.   

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Episode 53 of the ReadJunk Podcast is with Bryan, Ray and Joe and we just catch-up a bit talking about how surreal everything is right now. We discuss what's happening in the world, we talk a little bit about Star Wars, what we have been watching, what were the last shows we went to before the pandemic. Plus we discuss whether or not New York Comic Con will be postponed or canceled. 

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March 28, 2020 54 min

Episode 52 of the ReadJunk Podcast is with Cassie and Becky of Ska Box (https://skaboxrox.com/), the monthly all ska merch box that is being sent out right now! We talk about being in quarantine and what that's been like, Ska Box, how they go into ska, being too old for shows, and we finish things up with a fun game of Jeff Goldblum Trivia!

The transition track done is by Text Me Records called "Skanada." The interlude ...

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March 21, 2020 74 min

ReadJunk Podcast has returned! This time with my twin brother Matt and our friend Chris and we discuss our favorite SNL sketches, cast members, seasons or eras, and other things that come to mind. Figured I haven't done an episode since January and since everyone is stuck at home from the Corona Virus, now would be a good time to get some episodes under our belt. Have a listen, and be sure to spread the word about the podcast i...

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It’s the first ReadJunk Podcast episode of 2020 and Episode #50 of the podcast as well! It’s with my buddy Adam Coozer, who co-created ReadJunk with me. He started Read Magazine, I started Ska, Punk And Other Junk and then we merged the sites about 15-17 years ago. This is actually the first time Adam has been a guest on the podcast and figured it would be a good time to discuss the 2020 Oscar Nominations. We usually do an article ...

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December 31, 2019 108 min

Episode 49 of the ReadJunk Podcast is our last episode of 2019 and the decade. It's our Year In Review of 2019 episode with Bryan, Joe and Ray. We give our lists for Top 10 Favorite Movies, TV shows, Concerts, Albums and Joe gives a quick list of his favorite Video Games as well. We start things off by talking Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker for a few minutes, nothing too spoilery. Then we get into our lists.  

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December 17, 2019 80 min

Episode 48 of the ReadJunk Podcast is with artist Ryan (Honorary Android), who has designed some really cool ska/punk, Disney/theme park mash up shirts. We discuss how Ryan got into shirt designing, Teepublic, and just designing in general. The conversation soon steers into a ska and punk conversation. We talk about what were some of Ryan's favorite albums of the year and what shows he's attended. 

Since Ryan is a Florida r...

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Episode 47 of the ReadJunk Podcast is with director Ian McFarland, who directed the awesome Agnostic Front documentary 'The Godfathers of Hardcore.' He's also in the Boston hardcore band Blood For Blood, has directed numerous music videos for bands like The Unseen, Terror, Killswitch Engage and lots of others. He's doing other documentary projects as well, so we talk about that, Blood for Blood, Agnostic Front and t...

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Episode 46 of the ReadJunk Podcast is with me and Steve Bauer, a fellow ReadJunk writer. We discussed the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Warped Tour Exhibit that featured two of my photographs, we reminisce some more about the Vans Warped Tour as well. After that, we talked about our punk and ska influences, what bands & albums made an impact on us earlier on, as well as ways of discovering new music back in "our day."

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Episode 45 of the ReadJunk Podcast is Me (Bryan Kremkau) and Chris Taylor recapping and reviewing the Misfits reunion concert at Madison Square Garden. The Damned and Rancid were the openers. We discuss a little bit about the history of Misfits that lead to these reunion shows, getting to MSG, obnoxious people in the crowd, Jerry Only breaking over 7 bass guitars, if the Misfits will be doing more of these reunion concerts and some...

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Episode 44 of the ReadJunk Podcast is with Me (Bryan Kremkau), Ray Manuud and Joe Fogle. We discuss them going to New York Comic Con 2019, a Joker non-spoiler movie review, Disney+ a little bit, plus some other odds n ends. 

Ray and Joe talk about NYCC's booths, the cosplay, interviews Joe did, I talk about my twin brother Matt's take on NYCC since he went for the first time and all I could talk about was the last few y...

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August 5, 2019 108 min

Episode 43 of the ReadJunk Podcast is with Me (Bryan Kremkau), Ray Manuud and Joe Fogle and it's all about TV and Movies! We talk about TV shows that we've been watching this Summer and back in the Spring, shows like The Boys, Deadly Class, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, Stranger Things, Doom Patrol, Game of Thrones, Yellowstone, and some other stuff. Then we talk a little bit about movies at the end like Spider-Man: Far...

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July 16, 2019 67 min

Episode 42 of the ReadJunk Podcast is with Travis Nelson, aka Rev. Sinister of Hub City Stompers, formerly of Inspecter 7. 

We talk about the upcoming Radicsfest show at Gramercy Theatre on July 19th, Hub City Stompers west coast tour, City Gardens, Travis's introduction to ska and punk, Inspecter 7, Hub City Stompers, how I7 got their cover of "One Step Beyond" in the Wolf of Wall Street and a lot more! Check it out!

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July 12, 2019 66 min

Episode 41 of the ReadJunk Podcast is with Chris Malone of the NY ska band The Pandemics, formerly of Rudie Crew, Bigger Thomas, Spider Nick and the Mad Dogs and loads of other bands. 

We talked about The Pandemics Going Viral tour, touring in general, visiting Tokyo, Chris playing in Spider Nick and the Mad Dogs, The Rudie Crew, Pilfers and Bigger Thomas, as well as his current band The Pandemics. We briefly talk about him playing...

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Episode 40 of the ReadJunk Podcast is with my buddy Coolie Ranx of Pilfers, formerly of the Toasters, and of Grand Theft Auto fame (Little Jacob!). My twin brother Matt and I talked with Coolie at my apt in NJ for a good hour and 40 minutes and had a blast! Lots of laughing in this episode. 

We discuss the upcoming RadicsFest, happening at Gramercy Theatre on July 19th that will feature Pilfers, Mephiskapheles, Spring Heeled Jack, ...

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June 21, 2019 78 min

Episode 39 of the ReadJunk Podcast is a look back at the Vans Warped Tour. I paid tribute to the long-running tour last year since it ended, but I removed the episode since it had music in it. Vans Warped Tour are doing special events in Atlantic City and California soon so figured I'd talk about the tour again.

I'm joined by fellow ReadJunk colleague Joe Fogle / Creature of War and we reminisce about the good and bad of th...

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Episode 38 of the ReadJunk Podcast is with Matt Collyer of the Canadian ska band The Planet Smashers and Stomp Records. I've been listening to the band since I've been listening to ska since 95/96. They have a new album coming out on May 10th called 'Too Much Information' and it's another awesome album that was added to their discography. 

In this episode, we talk about their new album, the early days of the ban...

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Episode 37 of the ReadJunk Podcast is another movie & TV themed episode! I'm joined by special guest Checker Phil (of the Checkerboard Kids). We give our SPOILER review of Avengers: End Game and then discuss Game of Thrones: Season 8, mostly episode 3 of the season. We even discuss a little bit of ska at the very end. 

You can also watch us talking on Skype on Checker Phil's youtube channel for Checkerboard Kids.

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