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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 4 Live Now!
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DANNY CLINCH S4 E6

DANNY CLINCH S4 E6

2022-12-2756:00

Danny Clinch is one of the most sought after music photographers in the business. He’s shot iconic photos of music royalty from Tupac to Springsteen to Johnny Cash. This episode we discuss what it takes to get consistently compelling photos out of extremely famous people. We also hear what Willie Nelson and Merl Haggard do on the back of their tour bus, and what happens when you shoot at San Quentin prison and leave a $2000 lens behind. Don’t miss this candid conversation with the man behind some of your favorite rock photos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
PAT O'CONNELL S4 E5

PAT O'CONNELL S4 E5

2022-12-1254:02

Pat O’Connell starred in the classic surf film Endless Summer 2 and competed on the world tour. He eventually transitioned into executive leadership positions at Hurley, the World Surf League, and he is currently president of John John Florence’s brand Florence Marine X. Needless to say, Pat has a unique perspective on the culture and the business of surfing. In this episode, we discuss some of the challenges of building a successful brand, hear how the North Shore has changed, and learn why competitive surfing will never be the new golf. Don’t miss a candid conversation with this industry insider and Momentum Generation alum. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
DAMON WAY S4 EP4

DAMON WAY S4 EP4

2022-10-0749:29

Damon Way is a designer, brand marketer, and the co-founder of DC Shoes. With the help of his brother, pioneering skateboarder Danny Way, DC become one of the most sought after skate brands of the 90’s. Under Way’s guidance, DC was one of the first streetwear brands to successfully implement artist collaborations and limited edition releases into their product line. In 2004, DC was sold to Quiksilver and the brand slowly lost much of its luster without his creative control. In this episode, we sit down to discuss whether skateboarders or surfers have better style, why the music that we listen to no longer defines our identities, and why Toyota Prius headlights are so damn ugly.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
CHRIS SHIFLETT S4 EP3

CHRIS SHIFLETT S4 EP3

2022-09-2357:48

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 play sold out stadiums vs the smaller intimate shows that he’s been playing to promote his upcoming solo album. Don’t miss checking out some behind the scenes stories from this rock veteran on this special episode with our first repeat-guest on The Plug Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
ALEX CORPORAN S4 EP2

ALEX CORPORAN S4 EP2

2022-09-0250:54

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 skateboarding, FULL BLEED. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
MC SERCH S4 EP1

MC SERCH S4 EP1

2022-07-2901:01:48

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 having a hit put on his life by MC Hammer, and how his continued emphasis on learning, personal growth and surrounding himself with positive people has affected his entrepreneurial success. Don't miss this season 4 premiere episode with one of the most enduring figures in hip-hop. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
RYAN McGINNESS S3 EP5

RYAN McGINNESS S3 EP5

2022-07-0344:46

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.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
BONUS EP - JASPER JAY

BONUS EP - JASPER JAY

2022-06-1830:41

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, and he’s ok with it. This week we sit down for a special Father’s Day conversation and peer into the mind of this wildly imaginative 6 years old. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
TREVOR ANDREW S3 EP4

TREVOR ANDREW S3 EP4

2022-06-1139:49

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 life. Don’t miss the fascinating story from this must-talented creative juggernaut.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
SAM JONES S3 EP3

SAM JONES S3 EP3

2022-05-3152:28

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 music, motorcycles and skateboarding led him to where he is today.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
LEO FITZPATRICK S3 EP2

LEO FITZPATRICK S3 EP2

2022-05-1357:12

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 passion for fine art. During the height of the pandemic, he opened Public Access Gallery on the Lower East Side. His intention was to create an art space that could foster the sense of community reminiscent of the extended family of skaters that he found as a teenager. This week on The Plug, we sit down to discuss the impact that KIDS had on him, and learn why you should never be intimidated to walk into high-end gallery. Tune in to this special episode for some bonafide 90’s New York tales. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
TONY HAWK S3 EP1

TONY HAWK S3 EP1

2022-04-1644:09

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.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
LP - S2 EP8

LP - S2 EP8

2021-12-2139:40

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 by someone else.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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 charming and talented rising star. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
ART BREWER S2 EP6

ART BREWER S2 EP6

2021-11-0950:56

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.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
HELENE YORKE S2 EP5

HELENE YORKE S2 EP5

2021-10-1942:58

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 spotlight.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
MICHAEL MULLER S2 EP4

MICHAEL MULLER S2 EP4

2021-10-0443:39

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.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
WYATT CENAC S2 EP2

WYATT CENAC S2 EP2

2021-08-1901:01:09

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
MICK FANNING S2 EP1

MICK FANNING S2 EP1

2021-05-1054:46

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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