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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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THE PLUG TRAILER

THE PLUG TRAILER

2020-06-0700:55

The Plug - where cultural arbiters and artists talk about life at large. 
EP1 CHRIS SHIFLETT

EP1 CHRIS SHIFLETT

2020-08-1449:53

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.
EP2 KASSIA MEADOR

EP2 KASSIA MEADOR

2020-08-2448:32

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.
EP3 PAUL RODRIGUEZ

EP3 PAUL RODRIGUEZ

2020-08-2951:32

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. 
EP4 IRELAND BALDWIN

EP4 IRELAND BALDWIN

2020-09-0857:07

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. 
EP5 GLEN E. FRIEDMAN

EP5 GLEN E. FRIEDMAN

2020-09-1658:43

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. 
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. 
EP7 SPENCER TUNICK

EP7 SPENCER TUNICK

2020-09-2952:53

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. 
EP8 HERBIE FLETCHER

EP8 HERBIE FLETCHER

2020-10-1643:54

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 Pipe House on the North Shore, Herbie Fletcher has left his mark. This week, Herbie drops in to discuss how somebody so influential in the sport of surfing has also been able to have a successful career in the exclusive world of fine art.
EP9 ALBERT HAMMOND JR.

EP9 ALBERT HAMMOND JR.

2020-10-2751:25

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  somehow gravitate back together to record another Strokes album. This week,  Albert sits down to discuss the challenges of being a solo artist, his relationship with fame, and how surfing has taught him to appreciate being in the moment. 
EP 10 BILL SHERMAN

EP 10 BILL SHERMAN

2020-11-1044:55

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 beloved tv shows in history.
EP 11 DICK PAGE

EP 11 DICK PAGE

2020-11-2855:34

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 cultural icon, getting free McDonalds fries with Kate Moss, and why the Instant Pot is so fantastic. Photo: Shana Jade Trajanoska @shanajade
EP 12 BENJI WEATHERLEY

EP 12 BENJI WEATHERLEY

2020-12-0801:16:58

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 with addiction and depression, his relationship with the late Jake Burton, and why the North Shore has lost some of its edge. 
BONUS EP - EVAN MOCK

BONUS EP - EVAN MOCK

2020-12-1530:50

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 just steps away from the Banzai Skatepark where it all began We discuss how surfing affects his perspective on fame, why he still loves New York City, and how he plans on buying his parents a new home as a result of a mistake with a pair of hair clippers. 
EP 13 TOM SACHS

EP 13 TOM SACHS

2021-01-1857:22

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 bizarre politics of the art world, his philosophy on dedication and successes, and ponder why it’s so difficult to get quality ding repair for a surfboard. 
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.
S2 EP1 MICK FANNING

S2 EP1 MICK FANNING

2021-05-1052:40

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.
S2 EP2 WYATT CENAC

S2 EP2 WYATT CENAC

2021-08-1958:09

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.
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 in for a conversation about  the history of downtown culture, what can be learned from the challenges that the city has faced, and contemplate what a post-covid New York City might look like
S2 EP4 MICHAEL MULLER

S2 EP4 MICHAEL MULLER

2021-10-0440:39

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 expeditions. This week we discuss his fascinating career path , hear some juicy Hollywood tales, and get to the bottom of what it's like to come face to face with a mighty predator. 
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