ReadJunk Podcast
Matt Collyer (The Planet Smashers)

Matt Collyer (The Planet Smashers)

May 6, 2019

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 band, Stomp Records, New England Ska Fest, Canadian ska scene, Planet Smashers songs and music videos and yes, even a little bit of hockey. 

You can listen to the episode on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google or wherever else you get podcasts.

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Avengers: End Game And Game of Thrones Season 8 SPOILER Review & Recap

Avengers: End Game And Game of Thrones Season 8 SPOILER Review & Recap

May 1, 2019

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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Shazam Review & Summer Movie Preview

Shazam Review & Summer Movie Preview

April 10, 2019

Episode 36 of the ReadJunk Podcast is all about movies! Chris Taylor and I give our review of Shazam (we didn't spoil anything, at least nothing too important) and then we run down all the movies that are coming out this Spring and Summer that we're looking forward to. Movies like Avengers: End Game, Spider-Man: Far From Home, IT: Chapter 2, John Wick 3, Toy Story 4, and lots of other films. 

Before the conversation started, I talk about the big show happening on my birthday, July 19th. Radicsfest is happening in NYC at Gramercy Theater and features bands Pilfers, Mephiskapheles, Spring Heeled Jack, Hub City Stompers, Rude Boy George and Sgt Scagnetti. I also talk about removing the music episodes of the Podcast and starting playlists on Spotify. 

The geeky conversation was fun to do with Chris over Skype, and if you like these type of episodes where it's not an interview, let us know and we'll do more of them! Expect more interviews soon, just have to record them soon! 

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Artist Matthew Lineham

Artist Matthew Lineham

February 26, 2019

Episode 35 of the ReadJunk Podcast is with artist Matthew Lineham. You might know his new wave ornaments, Valentine's Day and Halloween cards, plus lots of other new wave & 80s inspired artwork. We had a great chat about 80s music, other decades of music, conventions, art thieves, dealing with intellectual property in artwork, Matthew's process on how he creates art, ska music, and loads of other things. 

Check out Matthew's awesome artwork at http://www.mlinehamart.com and buy some stuff too while you're there. 

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Gary Mastriano and Becky Sudul (Backyard Superheroes)

Gary Mastriano and Becky Sudul (Backyard Superheroes)

February 19, 2019

Episode 34 of the ReadJunk Podcast is with sax players Gary Mastriano and Becky Sudul from the NJ ska punk band Backyard Superheroes (facebook.com/backyardsuperheroes). 

We talk about the band's history, Gary breaking his foot playing on top of a bar top at Starland Ballroom, almost dying in PA, and their new album Never Give Up, Never Surrender. Later on in the conversation, we geek out and talk about MCU, DC comics, video games, Star Wars and we finish up the talk with a game of Goldblum Trivia! 

Check out the band online and if they visit your town, go see them live because they are fun to see! 

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Taylor Morden (Pick It Up: Ska in the 90s, The Last Blockbuster)

Taylor Morden (Pick It Up: Ska in the 90s, The Last Blockbuster)

January 29, 2019

The first ReadJunk Podcast episode of 2019 is with filmmaker Taylor Morden, who is releasing two documentaries, Pick it Up: Ska in the 90s and The Last Blockbuster. Both movies sounds awesome and I can't wait to see them! 

I talk to Taylor over Skype about both documentaries and filming process, licensing songs, is the movie mainly focusing on West Coast bands or East Coast bands as well, reason why some ska bands made it into the mainstream and others didn't, Taylor briefly talks about touring in Japan, then we talk about Blockbuster, video stores in general and some techniques people used to get VHS/DVDs from the video store. It's a good talk so have a listen! 

Theme song music by Rude Boy George

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Year in Review 2018

Year in Review 2018

December 30, 2018

The last podcast episode of the year is our Year In Review for 2018. I talk with my twin brother Matt about our favorite albums of the year, as well as our favorite shows that we attended. Then the second half of the episode is our favorite movies and tv shows of the year. There's even a singing cameo from my son Connor around the 10 minute mark. 

Let us know what you thought of our choices and visit readjunk.com for more of my Year In Review picks. Happy New Year!

Favorite Christmas Movies And Music

Favorite Christmas Movies And Music

December 22, 2018

It's a special episode of the ReadJunk Podcast as it's all Christmas episode! I discuss with my wife Kristen, twin brother Matt and friends (Chris, Joe, Brian, and Ray) what their favorite Xmas movies and music are.

I give my Top 10 favorite Xmas movies are with Kristen, Chris and I discuss metal and other random things, I talk with Joe about seeing Christmas Vacation at a screening in Pittsburgh, I talk with Brian about the muppets, and his favorite songs in his holiday playlist, Matt and I talk about Christmas Vacation and memories of our Dad, as well as some other movies and music. And finally, Ray talks about his non-traditional Xmas movie choices and reggae Christmas songs. 

If you feel the need to jump around and listen to some other people:

17:38: Bryan & Kristen

16:07: Bryan & Chris

42:54: Bryan & Joe

1:07:39: Bryan & Brian

1:20:26: Bryan & Matt

1:31:44: Bryan & Ray

 

Johnny Christmas (Reel Big Fish)

Johnny Christmas (Reel Big Fish)

November 27, 2018

Episode 30 of the ReadJunk Podcast is with trumpet player Johnny Christmas from Reel Big Fish. My twin brother Matt and I went down to the Skanksgiving show in Sayreville, NJ at Starland Ballroom. We talked with Johnny about the band, their new album and single, music videos, Johnny appearing in Galaxy Quest, we talked about Queen and the movie Bohemian Rhapsody, Warped Tour, Rock cruises, Zorba The Greek and a bunch of other things. Thanks to Tom and Mike for setting it up, and thanks to Johnny for sitting down with us for an hour.

Ray Manuud (ReadJunk, Moon Records)

Ray Manuud (ReadJunk, Moon Records)

November 20, 2018

On this episode (#29) of the ReadJunk Podcast, I chat with my buddy Ray Manuud who works on the site, but also worked at Moon Records. We talk about the ska scene, Mustard Plug stories, the recent podcast format change, Before the Concert sessions and then we change gears to talk about TV shows and Star Wars.