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 2 Live Now!

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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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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 50 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 57 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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December 7, 2020 76 min

Benji Weatherley is one of the most fascinating characters in Hawaii. He’s a skilled conversationalist, he's best friends with Kelly Slater, and he got Metallica to play at his wedding. Surfers aren’t usually expected to be deep thinkers or to exude charisma. So when you meet a surfer who oozes personality, wit and an innate gift for storytelling, they make an impression on you. Listen in as Benji gets deep about his struggles ...

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November 27, 2020 55 min

Dick Page is one of the most influential makeup artists of his generation. In the 1990’s, fashion as entertainment became a mainstream cultural phenomenon - Dick was front and center for it all. His work has appeared in virtually every major fashion magazine, and he’s collaborated with Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Versace, Helmut Lang, Marc Jacobs and too many more to mention. Listen in as he discusses the birth of the supermodel as cultu...

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November 10, 2020 44 min

Bill Sherman has been the music supervisor for Sesame Street for nearly a decade. He's also a founding member of the groundbreaking hip-hop improv troupe known as Freestyle Love Supreme featuring Lin-Manuel Miranda of Hamilton fame.  Listen in as Bill discusses the challenges of keeping Sesame Street modern, how the success of Hamilton affected friendships, and what it's like to work behind the scenes on one of the most bel...

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October 26, 2020 51 min

The Strokes are one of the most influential NYC rock bands of all time. Along with his four other bandmates, Albert Hammond Jr. helped create a sound and a look that inspired countless bands since they released their flawless debut album Is This It in 2001. Since then, every member of the band has branched off to work on solo albums or side projects - but the chemistry and camaraderie of the Strokes is a powerful force. They always...

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October 16, 2020 43 min

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 the North Shore hanging out with a man in purple pajamas - that’s his close friend and collaborator Julian Schnabel. From the imposing white walls of Chelsea art galleries, to the Pip...

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September 29, 2020 52 min

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 unique journey began, we discuss some of his first installations in New York’s East Village, and we learn how he forced the entire US Supreme Court to examine his nude photos. 

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September 21, 2020 45 min

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. 

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September 16, 2020 58 min

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 determination of Black Flag, and the one subject that he's still in pursuit of. 


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September 8, 2020 57 min

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 navigates being the celebrity offspring of Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger. 

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August 29, 2020 51 min

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. 

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August 24, 2020 48 min

Listen in as pro-surfer and Ambassador of Positivity Kassia Meador drops by to discuss the rich surf history of Malibu, the challenges of running a female owned business, and what attending a dinner party in a haunted Swedish castle taught her about efficiency.

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August 14, 2020 49 min

Listen in as the lead guitarist for Foo Fighters and Santa Barbara native drops by to discuss fame, fatherhood, and whether you can ever truly go home again.

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