THE PLUG W/ JUSTIN JAY

THE PLUG W/ JUSTIN JAY

The Plug - Drop in for a candid conversation with compelling artists, athletes and creators as we discuss their career successes, disappointments, inspirations, and whatever is on their mind... Season 4 Live Now!

Episodes

September 23, 2022 56 min

Chris Shiflett plays guitar in the Foo Fighters and hosts the podcast Walking The Floor. This episode, we sit down for our second in-depth conversation with the Santa Barbara native. It’s been a year of extreme highs and lows for him - he got inducted into the Rock and Roll of Hall of Fame, but also had to endure the tragic death of close friend and bandmate Taylor Hawkins. We discuss the differences between flying a private jet to...

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Alex Corporan was the manager for original Supreme store in NYC from 1996-2004. This episode, we sit down for some behind the scenes stories about what actually went down in the legendary back-room of the store as we go for a deep dive on the history of the brand. We also discuss his close relationship with the late great Jake Burton, and  hear about Alex's recently released 10 year anniversary edition of his ode to NY skateboa...

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July 29, 2022 58 min

MC Serch made his mark in the rap duo 3rd Bass with classic hits such as The Gas Face, Brooklyn Queens, and Pop Goes The Weasel. In 1994, he executive produced the iconic debut album Illmatic by Nas. Since then, he has continued to be a major force behind the scenes in the music industry. Listen in as we hear about his insane encounters as a young battle rapper in Far Rockaway, Queens, his first experience traveling to LA while hav...

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July 3, 2022 41 min

Ryan McGinness is a critically acclaimed artist with works in the permanent collection of the MOMA. He uses icons, logos and public symbols to explore the power and influence they have on our visual language. Tune in as we discuss how he once destroyed his studio with pigmented fish oil for a conceptual party, and how he got 50 naked people to show up his studio to have their bodies covered in neon paint. 

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June 18, 2022 27 min

Special Fathers Day episode - Jasper Jay is a bright and inquisitive 1st grader with an extremely mature grasp of language, and a deep appreciation for humor. He’s been forced to endure a lot over the past few years, but throughout the disruptions of a global pandemic, persistent mask wearing, active shooter drills and the death of a grandparent, he’s remained optimistic and compassionate. It’s the only reality that he’s ever known...

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June 11, 2022 36 min

Trevor "Trouble" Andrew is a professional snowboarder, musician and the artist behind the wildly successful Gucci Ghost motif. This episode we discuss how Trevor  appropriated the logo from one of the most recognizable luxury brands in the world, and instead of receiving a cease and desist order, he was instead offered an official collaboration with Gucci. We also get deep on NFTs, the punk-rock DIY spirit, and his family l...

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May 31, 2022 52 min

Sam Jones is the director of the critically acclaimed documentary Until The Wheels Fall Off about the life of legendary skateboarder Tony Hawk... But his path to success as an accomplished still photographer and film director took many divergent  turns along the way. This episode we sit down to discuss what makes a compelling documentary,  we hear some tricks for dealing with celebrity egos, and we learn how Sam's  passion for ...

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May 12, 2022 48 min

Leo Fitzpatrick is a New York City based actor and gallery owner. in 1995 he starred in the movie KIDS with an ensemble cast of first-time actors from the downtown skate scene. The explicit sex and drug use in the film was over the top, but it felt eerily verite and disturbing. The fallout from his role in the movie was harsh. Since then, he’s appeared in many TV and film roles, but lately he’s been focusing his energy on his passi...

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April 15, 2022 44 min

Tony Hawk is undoubtedly the most famous skateboarder in history. This week we sit down to discuss Jackass, fatherhood, and how his experiences of dominating contests as a young skateboarder left him feeling like an outcast amongst outcasts. We’ll also chat about his new awe-inspiring documentary film Until The Wheels Fall Off. Drop in for the Season 3 premiere. 

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December 21, 2021 36 min

LP is gifted singer and songwriter with over 2 billion streams to her name. In addition to performing her own material, she's written hit songs for some of the biggest artists on the planet including Cher, Celine Dion, Rita Ora and Rihanna. This week we sit down for a conversation to discuss her new album Churches and talk about what it's like when lyrics that you write in a notebook become an international hit single sung ...

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December 6, 2021 39 min

Juliana Canfield plays Jess Jordan on HBO’s critically acclaimed series Succession. Since her debut on season one, the show has become one of the most talked about series on television. This week we sit down for some behind the scenes tales, we hear why working with this ensemble cast is so magical, and learn why the solitude of being an only child helped inspire her to pursue acting. Tune in for a candid conversation with this cha...

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November 8, 2021 47 min

Art Brewer's archive of surf photos from the 70’s, 80’s and 90s contain countless iconic images that helped to visually define the sport of surfing. This week, Art sits down to shed some light on the current state of photography, how some photos take on a new meaning with age, and why Bunker Spreckels tried to shoot him in South Africa. Drop in for a candid conversation with the man behind so many classic surf photos. 


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October 18, 2021 39 min

Helene Yorke is a prolific stage and screen actress that can currently be seen in the critically acclaimed HBO comedy series The Other Two. This episode we sit down to discuss the perseverance, faith and dedication that it takes to become the proverbial 10 Year Overnight Success. Listen in as she tells some behind the scenes stories, and gives some insight into what it feels like to be having  a well deserved moment in the spotligh...

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October 3, 2021 40 min

Michael Muller is one of the most sought after commercial photographers in the business. He's shot countless movie posters and celebrities throughout his career while successfully navigating the minefields of superstar egos. How does he do it? He's armed with the unique perspective and confidence that you get from facing your fears and swimming with sharks - actual great white sharks. He's gone on over 35 shark diving e...

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September 2, 2021 51 min

David Hershkovits co-founded New York City’s iconic Paper Magazine in the 1980’s. Before the internet, before social media influencers, and before the restaurant on your corner had their own publicist, if wanted to stay informed about art, fashion, music, food or clubs in New York City, you read Paper Magazine - it was the go to guide for anything culturally relevant downtown and beyond. This week on The Plug Podcast, David drops i...

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August 18, 2021 58 min

Wyatt Cenac is a gifted writer, standup comic, former correspondent on The Daily Show, and the creator of HBO’s Problem Areas. This week he sits down to discuss the unique power of humor to affect social change, and weigh in on the current state of comedy in a landscape full of Twitter trolls and the easily offended.

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May 10, 2021 52 min

Mick Fanning is a 3 time World Champion surfer, a father, and an entrepreneur. This week, we sit down to discuss the personal sacrifices that he had to make in order to be the best in the world, hear his thoughts on life after the competitive tour, and chat about how he copes with the persistent questions related to his 2015 shark attack on live television. Don't miss this Season 2 premiere episode.

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February 8, 2021 49 min

Brian Austin Green is a panelist on the hit tv show The Masked Dancer. He’s appeared in countless television shows, but it’s his role as David Silver on the series Beverly Hills 90210 that brought him mainstream recognition over 30 years ago. This week we sit down to discuss the challenges of self growth and career reinvention, some misconceptions about fame, and why nostalgia for 90’s hip-hop is completely justified.

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January 18, 2021 56 min

Tom Sachs is an esteemed New York artist that makes handcrafted mixed media sculptures that are provocative and whimsical. His Chanel chainsaw, oversized painting of Krusty The Clown, and elaborate recreations of NASA spacecraft are mesmerizing. You can find his work in the permanent collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Guggenheim and in venerable galleries across the globe. This week, we sit down to discuss the bizarr...

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December 14, 2020 30 min

Evan Mock is of the most sought after young models on the planet. He used to spend his days surfing and skating on the North Shore… then a chance encounter with Tom Sachs and Frank Ocean changed his life forever. He’s now a fixture on European runways, Time Square billboards, and he recently had a custom Louis Vuitton manquen made in his likeness. This week, we present a special bonus episode of The Plug recorded on the North Shore...

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