Edgeland (general)

Oh my the last podcast of the year. So what is going on? Well if you listen to this podcast you are probably familiar with The Hard Times and if you like that site and you are a sports fans well we have good news. Gut Check will be your new go to destination for MMA/Wrestling/Extreme sports satire. Go like it on Facebook now and tell all your friends. In the interview portion of the show Bill talks with Johnny Crowder of Dark Sermon about nautical themed Florida band names, improv comedy, and being out of step. A great chat to end the year. Catch you in 2017.

Direct download: 140_Episode_140__Johnny_Crowder.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:55pm PST

Alright guess what? The podcast is here for you once again to spread straight edge propaganda before all the holiday work parties you will be forced to attend and watch your coworkers get a bit tipsy and try to fight each other. On this weeks show Bill revisits the Christmas Sermon by Robert Ingersoll, so you can all enjoy that for the holidays. In the interview portion of the podcast Bill talks with Mike Driggs of Portland hardcore band Cutting Through about the dangers of marijuana, being an introvert, and the lovely city of Portland. Put the podcast on the stereo and listen with your family around the fireplace.

Direct download: 139_Edgeland_139__Mike_Driggs.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:30pm PST

It might not be Friday, but damn it all the podcast is here. Hopefully everyone had a good Thanksgiving and you are ready to get back to podcast listening action. This week on the show Bill plays a different podcast to start from The Truth and Planet Money, a fictional tale about the last job. Hopefully you enjoy it. In the interview section of the show Bill talks with Brandon Davis formerly of Therefore I Am, Vanna, and currently Lions Lions and The Noble about the DARE program, his secret drum sessions, and making sure you know Rollerblade is a brand. A great episode for your listening pleasure. 

Direct download: 138_Edgeland_138__Brandon_Davis_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:53pm PST

Alright alright the podcast is back as Armageddon quickly approaches. This week on the show Bill gives a complete and total break down of the big UFC 205 card. Are you the gambling type? Well you can lock all these picks in, they are guaranteed (not guaranteed). In the interview portion of the show Bill talks with Stacey Spencer of To See You Broken and Longclaw about her shitty period, soft line straight edge, and the never ending marginalization of women in hardcore and other underground scenes. A fun conversation to hopefully take your mind off of things for an hour. Also if you are in Portland this Sunday Stacey will be throwing an event found here

Direct download: 137_Edgeland_137__Stacey_Spencer.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:30pm PST

Well well well well well well looks like Edgeland is finally back. That is right, the podcast is back and boy is it a good one. To start off Bill plays a track by former guest Claes Nordin's new band City Lights for you to jam. Always good to have more hardcore in your life. In the interview portion of the show Bill talks with Keith Barney of Adamantium, Throwdown, and 18 Visions about Orange County hardcore, the straight edge, and when your grandmother comes to see you play. A great episode to return with. And hey, if you are reading this consider donating to the podcast, head to www.edgelandpodcast.com/donate to throw some cash at it.

Direct download: 136_Edgeland_136__Keith_Barney_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:30pm PST

Well well well well look who got off his lazy, no good, oversized butt and finally decided to release another podcast. That is right Edgeland is back with a brand new episode so thank you for your patience. This week is a bang with the very straight edge Davin Bernard of Kingdom and Eaten Alive and it is a great one. Davin talks about her teenage years of drug use, finding the edge, and getting expelled and so much more. A must listen, enjoy.

Direct download: 135_Edgeland_135__Davin_Bernard_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00pm PST

This week Bill has no guests and instead rambles about stand up comedy and changing perspectives. Give it a listen.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:30pm PST

Well well well well another Friday is here and that means Edgeland Podcast is ready to populate your brain. This week on the show Bill plays some tracks from Portland's newest straight edge outfit Cutting Through, you are going to dig it. In the interview portion of the show Bill talks with tattooer and musician Dan Smith about skateboarding, living in a van, and the stresses of having a reality tv producer on your back. Check out Dan's tattoo shopCaptured Tattoo and his new band Sharp/Shock and tell them Edgeland sent you. This weeks episode is once again brought to by DRKLGHT Clothing head over towww.drklght.com  or follow them on Instagram @DRKLGHTclothes. Also, this weeks episode is sponsored by Loud and Clear Records and you can keep up to date with them on Instagram @LoudandClearRecords.

Direct download: 134_Edgeland_134__Dan_Smith.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:33pm PST

Keep your ears cool in the dog days of summer with a brand new episode of Edgeland, the only podcast that isn't on drugs. This week on the show Bill recaps his experience at the Alternative Press Music Awards and kind of rambles on a bit to be honest. In the interview portion of the show Bill talks with Matt Coplon of Reversal of Man and a big wig over at Profile Racing about Florida hardcore, Reversal of Man, and some of the most influential BMX videos. A great interview that is worth the download. As always this episode is brought to you by DRKLGHT Clothing, visit them over at www.drklght.com to check out their latest merchandise and follow along on Instagram @DRKLGHTclothes. Also, this weeks episode is brought to you by Loud and Clear Records, check them out on Instagram @LoudandClearRecords.

Direct download: 133_Edgeland_133__Matt_Coplon_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:30pm PST

Friday has once again arrived and that means another episode of Edgeland to help you glide into the weekend. This week on the show Bill plays his stand up set from this years Portland's Funniest Person contest, now it is time for you to judge. In the interview portion of the show Bill talks with photographer and activist Greg Straight Edge about how his last name came to be, BMX, and a little bit about his animal sanctuary the Little Rainbow Sanctuary. This week episode is once again brought to you by DRKLGHT Clothing so head over to www.drklght.com and follow them on Instagram @DRKLGHTClothes. Also, do not forget to check out Loud and Clear Records on Facebook and on Instagram @LoudandClearRecords.

Direct download: 132_Edgeland_132__Greg_Straight_Edge_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:30pm PST

Friday is one again here and that means it is time for another installment of Edgeland Podcast. This week on the show Bill delivers in depth analysis and makes his picks for the big UFC 200 card airing this weekend. Remember, these picks are guaranteed. In the interview portion of the show Bill talks with Matt Mixon formerly of 7 Angels 7 Plagues and the creator of the Yesterday Was Everything documentary focusing on a Misery Signals tour featuring their original vocalist. Matt talks about why he left 7 Angels 7 Plagues, the UFC, and the process of making the documentary. A great episode that should not be missed. While you are here you should make sure you check out the shows sponsors DRKLGHT Clothing by visiting them at www.drklght.com and on Instagram @DRKLGHTClothes. Also, if you are in Portland make sure you check out Loud and Clear Records and follow along with them on Instagram @LoudandClearRecords.

Direct download: 131_Edgeland_131__Matt_Mixon_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:30pm PST

We here at Edgeland know the month of June was almost unbearable without new episodes, but guess what. We are back and boy is it a good one. In the opening of the show Bill stumbles and rambles in trying to pay tribute to Muhammad Ali, the greatest fighter of all time, and a man that shook up the world on so many level. In the interview portion of the show Bill talks with Mike Judge of Judge, see it was worth the wait. This is an episode lots of people have asked for and it is here. Mike talks about getting his ass kicked at CBGB's, getting across the Canadian border, and being a bit introverted. This episode should not be missed. As always Edgeland is brought to you by DRKLGHT Clothing (Instagram) and Loud and Clear Records (Instagram). Follow them on all their social media accounts and throw your money at them.

Direct download: 130_Edgeland_130__Mike_Judge.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:30pm PST

Where does the time go? May is almost over, and Friday is upon us again. This week on the show Bill discusses some creativity tips he has learned from other podcasts and hopes to share them with you on his way to become a sandal wearing, tree hugging, low down dirty hippie. In the interview portion of the show Bill talks with Greg Horbal formerly of My Heart to Joy and The World is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Long Afraid to Die about his old man secret sipping, Connecticut hardcore, and his behind the scenes music life. Edgeland is one again brought to you by the always outrageous folks over at DRKLGHT Clothing go visit them on Instagram @DRKLGHTClothes. Also, one again Loud and Clear Records is sponsoring the show and you can follow along with them on Instagram @LoudandClearRecords.

Direct download: 129_Edgeland_129__Greg_Horbal_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:30pm PST

The days are still getting longer so that means you need to kill some time with your favorite podcasts, and once you are done with those there is Edgeland to fill the void. This week on the show Bill had a terrible comedy set so he plays an old clip of Patton Oswalt talking for the A.V. Club's Stand Down series from a few years as a source of therapy. In the interview portion of the show Bill talks with Brian Flynn of Super 7 and Hybrid Design about his punk days in Texas and Florida, moving to Portland, and the beginnings of Super 7. A really great interview that covers a lot of ground. As always this show is brought to you by the fine folks at DRKLGHT Clothing so head over to www.drklght.com and follow them on Instagram @DRKLGHTClothes. Also, do not forget to check out Loud and Clear Records, give them a like on Facebook and follow them on Instagram @LoudandClearRecords.

Direct download: 128_Edgeland_128__Brian_Flynn.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:30pm PST

The April showers have brought May flowers and now it is Friday the 13th, but don't be worried a new episode of Edgeland is here to warp your views on society. This week on the show Bill goes in depth on the submission process for The Hard Times and lets you know the best ways to submit writing samples. In the interview portion of the show Bill talks with Rachel Atcheson of The Humane League about the coolness of straight edge, is there such a thing as straight edge outreach, and how collecting signatures for a cause might actually be a fun. A very enlightening episode indeed. This week episode is once again brought to you by DRKLGHT Clothing so head over to www.drklght.com and follow them on Instagram @DRKLGHTClothes. Also, do not forget to check out Loud and Clear Records on Facebook and on Instagram @LoudandClearRecords.

Direct download: 127_Edgeland_127__Rachel_Atcheson_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:30pm PST

Friday is here and that means the weekend is just hours away, what will you do to kill one of the hours? Listen to Edgeland Podcast, that's what. This week on the show Bill shares a poorly recorded stand up set from one of the many open mics in Portland. Trying to make jokes about veganism and straight edge can be tough, but here it is. In the interview portion of the show Bill talks with Edgeland favorite Damien Moyal. In his third visit to the show Damien talks about his solo music offering Damien Done, mending fences, and his t-shirt line Dinner, as well as announcing the lunch of Cro-Mugs. So check that out. As always this episode is brought to you by DRKLGHT Clothing, visit them over at www.drklght.com to check out their latest merchandise and follow along on Instagram @DRKLGHTclothes. Also, this weeks episode is brought to you by Loud and Clear Records, check them out on Instagram @LoudandClearRecords.

Direct download: 126_Edgeland_126__Damien_Moyal_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:30pm PST

Friday is here, praise praise praise, Friday is here. This week on the show Bill talks about his favorite open mic experience doing comedy, a tale of standing up to power that can't accurately be described but he tried. In the interview portion of the show Bill talks with Eric Navarro of the Eric Tries Too Hard Podcast (Twitter) about his straight edge days, being the son of a famous musician, and an very honest take on the feelings behind breaking edge. A really interesting talk. Edgeland is one again brought to you by the always outrageous folks over at DRKLGHT Clothing go visit them on Instagram @DRKLGHTClothes. Also, one again Loud and Clear Records is sponsoring the show and you can follow along with them on Instagram @LoudandClearRecords.

Direct download: 125_Edgeland_125__Eric_Navarro_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:30pm PST

This week there is no proper new episode of Edgeland, instead enjoy this interview Bill did on the Eric Tries Too Hard Podcast from a couple weeks back. Bill talks about the origins of Edgeland, the start of The Hard Times, and entering into stand up comedy. While you are here you should make sure you check out the shows sponsors DRKLGHT Clothing by visiting them at www.drklght.com and on Instagram @DRKLGHTClothes. Also, if you are in Portland make sure you check out Loud and Clear Records and follow along with them on Instagram @LoudandClearRecords.

Direct download: Edgeland_Tries_Too_Hard_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:30pm PST

Friday is finally here and that means the sweet sounds of Edgeland to help you get through the day. As is tradition Bill goes over the New England Patriots football schedule and gives you his predictions. In the interview portion of the show Bill talks with Portland barber extraordinaire Gus Bowman of Oak Barbershop about backwoods Maryland, the Baltimore hardcore scene, and starting his own business in Portland. A fun one to get you into the weekend. As always this episode is brought to you by DRKLGHT Clothing, visit them over at www.drklght.com to check out their latest merchandise and follow along on Instagram @DRKLGHTclothes. Also, this weeks episode is brought to you by Loud and Clear Records, check them out on Instagram @LoudandClearRecords.

Direct download: 124_Edgeland_124__Gus_Bowman_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:23pm PST

Friday is here, sweet merciful crap, Friday is here. This week on the show Bill just sort of rants and rambles before getting to the interview with Karl Buechner of Earth Crisis. That is right, Karl is on the podcast and man it is a good one. Karl talks about skateboarding, the socio-economics of Syracuse, and some early vegan life hacks. This is one you do not want to skip.  As always this show is brought to you by DRKLGHT Clothing, follow along on Instagram @DRKLGHTClothes. Also, this weeks episode is brought to you by Loud and Clear Records, Portland's only all hardcore record shop. Follow along with them on Instagram @LoudandClearRecords. 

Direct download: Edgeland_123__Karl_Buechner_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:30pm PST

Edgeland is back with an all new episode and this is not an April fools day prank, we promise it is an all new episode. This week on the show Bill has a startling confession that might shape the future of the podcast, stay tuned. In the interview portion of the show Bill talks with Andrew Clark of the Doha Heat podcast about growing up in South Jersey, living in D.C., and being an American in the Middle East, a really interesting interview that you need to give a listen. As always this show is brought to you by DRKLGHT Clothing, follow along on Instagram @DRKLGHTClothes. Also, this weeks episode is brought to you by Loud and Clear Records, Portland's only all hardcore record shop. Follow along on Instagram @LoudandClearRecords.

Direct download: 122_Edgeland_122__Andrew_Clark_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:30pm PST

Oh great another replay, fucking Bill needs to get his shit together. Enjoy a replay of Episode 32. An emotional one. This weeks episode is once again brought to you by DRKLGHT Clothing so head over to www.drklght.comor follow them on instagram @DRKLGHTClothes. Also, this weeks episode is brought to you by Loud and Clear Records, follow them on instagram to keep up with the latest stock @LoudandClearRecords.

Direct download: Edgeland_Replay__Pat_Flynn__JD_Shipwreck_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:30pm PST

This week Bill catches you up with all things behind the scenes and gives you a full update on the state of the podcast.

Direct download: Edgeland__State_of_the_Podcast_Address_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:30pm PST

A day late but Edgeland is here for another week of spreading the straight edge gospel for the eventual world take over. This week on the show Bill shares a couple of podcast suggestions if you are into true crime stories, just more podcasts to help you pass the work day. In the interview portion of the show Bill talks with Andy Tabar of Compassion Co. and The Bearded Vegans podcast to discuss ska music, the problems of being in a ska band, and veganism as well as the straight edge. This weeks episode is once again brought to you by DRKLGHT Clothing so head over to www.drklght.com or follow them on instagram @DRKLGHTClothes. Also, this weeks episode is brought to you by Loud and Clear Records, follow them on instagram to keep up with the latest stock @LoudandClearRecords.

Direct download: 121_Edgeland_121__Andy_Tabar.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:30pm PST

Edgeland is back with a brand new piece of propaganda to further alienate you from your friends. This week on the show Bill dives back into the X-Files to try to get to the bottom of another straight edge mystery. In the interview portion of the show Bill talks with Bobby Blood of Merauder and First Blood about Kiss, the military, and film making. A great episode for you to listen to with your entire family. These weeks episode is once again brought to you by DRKLGHT Clothing so head over to www.drklght.com and on Instagram @DRKLGHTClothes. Also, do not forget to check out Loud and Clear Records @LoudandClearRecords on Instagram.

Direct download: 120_Edgeland_120__Bobby_Blood_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:30pm PST

Sorry there is no new episode this week, but enjoy a replay of an Edgeland classic. Episode 45 with Walter Delgado and Dan O'Mahony. This weeks episode is once again brought to you by DRKLGHT Clothing so head to www.drklght.com and check them out on Instagram @DRKLGHTclothes. And do not forget Loud and Clear Records, follow them on Instagram @LoudandClearRecords.

Direct download: Edgeland_Replay__Walter_Delgado__Dan_OMahony_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:30pm PST

Another glorious Friday and another glorious episode of Edgeland to invade your personal space. This week on the show Bill revisits comedy of the past and tries to remember if one comedy institution from his youth is actually funny or not (spoiler alert: it is not). In there interview portion of the podcast Bill talks with returning guest Dan Sant of Over My Dead Body about his time in OMDB, the white warrior, and his Smiths/Morrisey fanzine Two Light Ales Please. This weeks episode is once again brought to you by DRKLGHT Clothing so head to www.drklght.com and follow them on Instagram @DRKLGHTclothes. Also, this weeks episode is brought to you by Loud and Clear Records and you can follow them @LoudandClearRecords.

Direct download: 119_Edgeland_119__Dan_Sant.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:45am PST

Lovers rejoice, Edgeland is back with an all new episode for you to listen to by the fireplace with your main squeeze. So each of you grab an ear bud, find a blanket, and relax. This week on the show Bill gives you a choice track for any Valentine's Day mix, hopefully this song won't be lost to time. In the interview portion of the show Bill talks with Amy from DRKLGHT Clothing, that is correct, the very DRKLGHT Clothing that has sponsored the show for the past for months. Amy talks about the edge in suburban Atlanta, the big move to Los Angeles, and how DRKLGHT all came together. A very enjoyable listen. As always this show is brought to you by DRKLGHT Clothing, follow along on Instagram @DRKLGHTClothes. Also, this weeks episode is brought to you be Loud and Clear Records, Portland's only all hardcore record shop. Follow along on Instagram @LoudandClearRecords.

Direct download: 118_Edgeland_118__Amy_from_DRKLGHT_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:30pm PST

February is here and along with that is a brand new episode of Edgeland podcast, well sort of. Due to a series of unfortunate scheduling conflicts there was no straight edge interview this week, instead Bill is bringing you a recent episode of the Off the Record podcast (Twitter) hosted by Jesse Cannon that focusing on the head honchos at The Hard Times. Jesse talks with Bill, and Matt and Ed Saincome about the latest Hard Times news and how the site got its start. A very fun interview that hopefully you will enjoy. Subscribe to Off the Record on iTunes and also don't forget to throw all your money at DRKLGHT Clothes www.drklght.com and follow them @DRKLGHTclothes. If you are in Portland, OR make sure you check out Loud and Clear Records, keep up with they latest stock @LoudandClearRecords.

Direct download: 117_Edgeland_117__Hard_Times_Crew_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:30pm PST

As January comes to a close and everyone on the east coast pretends to "love all four seasons" here is another episode of the most straight edge podcast on the internet to keep you company. This week on the show Bill plays the audio from a TED Talk on goals, because we all need to remind ourselves of our successes instead of focusing on what we haven't done. In the interview portion of the show Bill dips into the non-edge column with Ryan Wombacher of Bleeding Through and Devil You Know. Ryan talks about the early days of finding music, the interesting circumstances surrounding his joining of Bleeding Through, and his current band Devil You Know. A great episode with a great guest. This weeks episode is once again brought to you by DRKLGHT Clothes and you should visit them over at www.drklght.com and on Instagram @DRKLGHTclothes. Also, head over and check out Loud and Clear Records and keep up with them on Instagram @LoudandClearRecords.

Direct download: 116_Edgeland_116__Ryan_Wombacher_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:30pm PST

As winter settles in and slowly destroys our spirits Edgeland is here to slightly lift them, at least for an hour. This week on the show Bill plays a song he cannot get out of his head, and that he thinks he may have played on the show once already, but it really is stuck in his head pretty bad. In the interview portion of the show Bill talks with Cameron Miller of Seizures about skateboarding, empathy, and a whole lot of Botch. A very fun episode for your earholes. This weeks show is once again brought to you by DRKLGHT Clothing so go visit them at www.drklght.com and on Instagram @DRKLGHTclothes. This weeks episode is also brought to you by Loud and Clear Records and you can follow along with them on Instagram @LoudandClearRecords.

Direct download: 115_Edgeland_115__Cameron_Miller_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:30pm PST

Now that we are deep into 2016 we can finally start relaxing and not worrying about accidentally dating things as 2015. This week on the show Bill plays a song from a recently deceased musical legend that he has had stuck in his head for over a year. In the interview portion of the show Bill talks with returning guest Anthony Moreschi of Ten Yard Fight and Stand and Fight about his move to California, working for 411, and straight edge guitarists. A great interview with an Edgeland favorite. This weeks episode is once again brought to by DRKLGHT Clothing head over to www.drklght.com  or follow them on Instagram @DRKLGHTclothes. Also, this weeks episode is sponsored by Loud and Clear Records and you can keep up to date with them on Instagram @LoudandClearRecords.

Direct download: 114_Edgeland_114__Anthony__Wrench__Moreschi.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:30pm PST

Oh my Edgeland has returned for another week of pure straight edge propaganda. This week on the show Bill joins the conversation on the documentary everyone is talking about and tells you some REAL FACTS about Making a Murderer. In the interview portion of the show Bill talks with Sunny Singh of Hate5Six (TwitterInstagramFacebook) about his start in filming, BMX, and some injuries sustained while filming. A great episode to start 2016. This weeks episode is once again brought to by DRKLGHT Clothing head over to www.drklght.com  or follow them on Instagram @DRKLGHTclothes. Also, this weeks episode is sponsored by Loud and Clear Records and you can keep up to date with them on Instagram @LoudandClearRecords.

Direct download: 113_Edgeland_113__Sunny_Singh.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:30pm PST

Happy New Year. This week Bill kind of takes a week off and is ringing in 2016 in style by lounging around the house in sweatpants. This week on the show Bill brings to you an interview he did with Portland based comedian Rafferty Thompson for his podcast Doing the Dishes with Rafferty. So sit back and enjoy Bill getting interviewed and spewing nonsense about what it is to be punk. This weeks episode is brought to you by DRKLGHT Clothing head to drklght.com and throw your money at them and also follow along with them on Instagram @DRKLGHTclothes. Additional promotional consideration is provided by the fine folks at Loud and Clear Records follow them on Instagram to keep up with all the latest stock @LoudandClearRecords.

Direct download: 112_Edgeland_112__Bill_Conway_Gets_Interviewed_Again_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:30pm PST

Go, go, go Merry XXX-mas. Get it? That's a joke about straight edge and hardcore and Christmas. Hopefully you are enjoying a day off and will get to this one when life gets back to normal. This week on the show Bill counts down his top 5 television shows of 2015, you will love them. In the interview portion of the show Bill talks with Claes Nordin of the band Anchor (Bandcamp). Claes talks about the Swedish culture of drinking and meat, growing up in a small village, and the Swedish edge. The first European guest of Edgeland and it is a good one. This weeks episode is brought to you by DRKLGHT Clothing drklght.com, follow them on instagram @DRKLGHTclothes and Loud and Clear Records and you can keep up with them on instagram @loudandclearrecords.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:30pm PST

As Christmas looms closer and you realize just how broke you actually you are you can rest assured you have another free episode of Edgeland to get you in the holiday spirit. This week on the show Bill follows his only Christmas tradition and reads Robert Ingersoll's "Christmas Sermon". In the interview portion of the show Bill talks with Bryan Zurek of Young Turks and Pause about small town punk, mosh style, and the big city of Portland. This interview has a lot of guest appearances by Bryan's cat and dogs and that makes it all the more fun. As always this episode is brought to you by DRKLGHT go visit them at drklght.com and on instagram @DRKLGHTclothes and Loud and Clear Records, keep up with them on instagram @loudandclearrecords.

Direct download: 110_Edgeland_110__Bryan_Zurek_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:30pm PST

With only 14 shopping days left Edgeland is here to cure your holiday blues. This week on the show Bill plays 3 songs from 3 bands you need to be listening to right now. They are straight edge, and they rip. In the interview portion of the show Bill talks with professional skateboarder Kristian Svitak (Street Plant Skateboards) about his philosophy on straight edge, the special people in life that push you towards something different, and being out of step. A great interview as the year draws to a close. This weeks show is brought to you by DRKLGHT Clothing, check out everything they have to stuff stocking over at drklght.com and follow them on Instagram @DRKLGHTclothes and Loud and Clear Records Portland's only record store featuring exclusively hardcore, follow them on Instagram to keep up to date with all their offerings @loudandclearrecords.

Direct download: 109_Edgeland_109__Kristian_Svitak_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:30pm PST

After a brief break to recharge the straight edge battery Edgeland is back with another episode to start the holiday season off right. This week on the show Bill brings you his rock solid UFC 194 predictions. Lock in your picks now, these are guarantees. In the interview segment of the show Bill talks with returning favorite Pat Flynn. Pat talks about the early days of Have Heart, the bands positive legacy, and his brand new band featuring most members of Have Heart called FREE. A must listen. This weeks episode is brought to you by DRKLGHT Clothing, go to drklght.com for all their latest offerings and follow them on Instagram @DRKLGHTclothes for special offers. Also, this weeks episode is brought to you by Loud and Clear Records, follow them on Facebook and Instagram @loudandclearrecords to keep up to date with everything in stock.

Direct download: 108_Edgeland_108__Pat_Flynn_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:30pm PST

Bill is giving himself the week off. Enjoy a replay of Episode 1 with Mark McCoy and Max Ward. 

Direct download: Edgeland_Episode_1_Replay_w__Mark_McCoy__Max_Ward_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:30pm PST

As autumn slowly starts to give way to winter your ears once again give way to Edgeland, the most straight edge podcast on the internet. This week Bill plays a track from the regional hardcore band he used to rep the hardest back in the day, a real blast from the past. In the interview portion of the show Bill talks with Paul Koehler the man behind the skins of Silverstein. Paul talks about the suburbs of Toronto, crafting the right playlist when you hit the road, and straight edge longevity. A great episode to keep you warm. This weeks episode is once again brought to you by DRKLGHT clothing, check them out online at drklght.com and on Instagram @DRKLGHTclothes.

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A wise man once said "Nothing lasts forever, even cold November rain" but I guess he never heard of Edgeland Podcast. Because this podcast will never die. This week on the show Bill talks about work, and a coworker with a sad tale or not knowing when to hang it up. In the interview portion of the show Bill talks with returning guest Matt Saincome the frontman of straight edge hardcore band Pure, and the creator of the increasingly popular satire site The Hard Times. Matt talks about journalism, deep thoughts on the straight edge, and The Hard Times growth. A fun interview with you are sure to enjoy. This weeks episode is brought to you by DRKLGHT Clothing so head over to http://www.drklght.comand follow them @DRKLGHTclothes on the Instagram.

Direct download: 106_Edgeland_106__Matt_Saincome_2.mp3
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November is here and that means watch start your complaining about Christmas decorations and get ready for another episode of Edgeland podcast. This week on the show Bill answers some listener mail, it has been a while, and the people will have their voices heard. In the interview portion of the show show Bill talks with Bay Area musician and comedian George Chen (Tumblr) about gold star lesbians, edibles, and the subtleties of the edge. Once again this episode is brought to you by DRKLGHT Clothing so head to www.drklght.com to check out everything they have to offer and follow them on instagram @drklghtclothes.

Direct download: 105_Edgeland_105__George_Chen.mp3
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Edgeland is officially about to enter its terrible two's, that is to say the podcast is now over two years old. My how the time does fly. This week on the show Bill goes over some last minute costume ideas for the trick or treaters out there. In the edge portion of the show Bill talks with Jack Kelly of Negative Fx, Slapshot, and Stars and Stripes. Jack talks about the early days of Boston straight edge, Slapshot's reputation, and how much he hates Cape Cod. A great episode to kick off another year of podcast. Once again this weeks episode is brought to you by DRKLGHT Clothing, go visit them at www.drklght.com or follow them on instagram @DRKLGHTclothes.

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Another Friday and another episode of Edgeland for you to coast ever so gently into the sweet sweet embrace of the weekend. This week on the show Bill looks back on the past 102 episodes and goes over 5 of his favorite and most memorable moments. In the interview portion of the show the author of the NYHC 1980-1990 book, Tony Rettman, returns to talk about his new book project, the process of how his books have been made, and the greatness of Peep Show. This weeks episode comes to you thanks to the fine people over at DRKLGHT Clothes head to www.drklght.com and follow them on Instagram @drklghtclothes.

Direct download: 103_Edgeland_103__Tony_Rettman_2.mp3
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It is Edge Day eve, the anticipation of Edge Day is palpable. So many edge boys and girls will not get a wink of sleep tonight in anticipation, but Edgeland Podcast is back to at least kill one hour of your time. This week Bill goes over ways to prepare your home for a happy and healthy edge day. In the interview portion of the show Bill talks with Holly Noll from the Rise and Resist Podcast. Holly also has her own protein waffle business, FitQuick,  and runs Plant Fit Strength gym in Oakland and is basically 1,000% more productive than all of is. In the interview she talks about hanging around with the punks of San Francisco, moving to Seattle, and her experience in the fitness world. A great interview with a great person. This weeks episode is once again brought to you by DRKLGHT Clothes. Visit them at www.drklght.com and follow them on instagram @DRKLGHTclothes.

Direct download: 102_Edgeland_102__Holly_Noll_1.mp3
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We are breaking off another 100 episodes here at Edgeland and boy oh boy does it feel nice. This week on the show Bill goes over a few changes to the show that are sure to please. In the interview portion of the show Bill talks with Chris Mollet of Big Mouth and Dog Years Records about growing up in a cornfield, drive your tractor to school day, and murder. Really a great story and very enjoyable all around. This weeks episode is once again brought to you by DRKLGHT Clothing, check out everything in their store at www.drklght.com and follow them on instagram at @DRKLGHTclothes.

Direct download: 101_Edgeland_101__Chris_Mollet_1.mp3
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Holy shit has it been 100 episodes already? Yes it has, yes it fucking has. This week on Edgeland we celebrate 100 episodes of the most straight edge podcast on the internet with a fantastic offering. Bill starts the show by talking about the scariest moment of his life, truly traumatic. Then in the interview portion of the show Bill talks with Brian Baker (instagram) of Minor Threat, Dag Nasty, and Bad Religion. Brian talks about his early punk days, joining Minor Threat, the super group that was never meant to be, reclaiming the edge and so so so much more. Thank you for downloading, thank you for listening each week. Extra special thank you to DRKLGHT Clothing for sponsoring the show, check out everything in their store at www.drklght.com and follow them on instagram at @DRKLGHTclothes.

Direct download: 100_Edgeland_100__Brian_Baker_1.mp3
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Fall if officially here so pack up your shorts, put on your finest sweater, and curl up with a nice tall cup of pumpkin spice latte because Edgeland is back again to warp your brain. This week on the show Bill tells the story of two misguided gentleman who decided to freestyle rap at the wrong person. A heartwarming tale indeed. In the interview portion of the show Bill talks with John Taylor of Milwaukee based hardcore band Focused Minds (Facebook) about metal core, his parents role in becoming straight edge, and setting your expectations low on tour. This weeks episode is brought to you with limited commercial interruption by DRKLGHT Clothing, check out everything in their store at www.drklght.com and follow them on instagram at @DRKLGHTclothes.

Direct download: 99_Edgeland_99__John_Taylor_1.mp3
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Fall is quickly approaching, and long summer days are looking even more distant in the rear view mirror, but Edgeland podcast is here to once again cloud your brain. This week on the show Bill gives a comprehensive breakdown of the NFL season, want to know how your favorite team will do this season? Well it is all right here. In the interview portion of the show Bill talks with podcast pioneer Jesse Thorne. Jesse talks about his arts high school and choosing to abstain from drugs and alcohol, how he started in broadcasting, and the importance of time management. Check out his podcast network Maximum Fun, his NPR show Bullseye, and his weekly comedy podcast Jordan, Jesse, Go! This weeks episode is brought to you with limited commercial interruption by DRKLGHT Clothing, check out everything in their store at www.drklght.com and follow them on instagram at @DRKLGHTclothes.

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Football season is here, and that means it is time to drink some brewskies and party down, or listen to an episode of Edgeland podcast. This week on the show Bill discusses the highlights of his two years living in the beautiful city of Portland. In the interview portion of the show Bill talks with Jesse Gustafson of Right Brigade about being a punk ass kid, his move to Boston, and the demise of Right Brigade. In the non edge column Bill talks with Brian Masek of American Nightmare about his early hardcore bands, joining American Nightmare, and playing big fests. This weeks episode is brought to you with limited commercial interruption by DRKLGHT Clothing, check out everything in their store at www.drklght.com and follow them on instagram at @DRKLGHTclothes.

Direct download: Edgeland_97__Jesse_Gustafson__Brian_Masek_1.mp3
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For most red blooded American it is a three day weekend, and this means even more time to soak in the straight edge propaganda on this weeks episode of Edgeland podcast. This week Bill revisits Law and Order: Edgeland to go over a slightly controversial aspect of the straight edge, it might upset some, but it needs to be said. In the interview portion of the show Bill talks with Tom Mullen the man behind the popular Washed Up Emo blog, podcast, DJ night. and radio show. Tom discusses his upbringing in the Vermont punk/hardcore scene, the start of Washed Up Emo, and why one prominent musician will never do his show. This weeks episode is brought to you with limited commercial interruption by DRKLGHT Clothing, check out everything in their store at www.drklght.com and follow them on instagram at @DRKLGHTclothes.

Direct download: 96_Edgeland_96__Tom_Mullen_1.mp3
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The kids are heading back to school and Edgeland is heading back to your podcast feed. This week on the show Bill rambles about the existential crisis, of work, money, and pursuing the things you actually want to do. It is sort of like that scene in Billy Madison when the principal ridicules Billy for his ridiculous answer in the trivia competition. In the interview portion of the show a last minute cancellation forced the edge guest Nate Newton to carry the show alone and he does a fantastic job. Nate talks about the ridiculousness of Old Man Gloom, the drinkers who love Doomriders, and people who show their appreciation through tattoos. This episode is once again brought to you by the fine folks over at DRKLGHT Clothing.

 

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The harsh summer sun has cooked everything and left us with nothing more than a brand new episode of Edgeland podcast. This week on the show Bill discusses a pet peeve when people find out a person does not consume drugs, or alcohol. It never changes. In the interview portion of the show Bill talks with Derek Youngsma of Bleeding Through about his first band, how he came to join Bleeding Through, and the over 30 edge club. In the non edge column Bill talks with Jeff Murphy of Hoist the Colors. Jeff talks the vastness of the southern California edge, how his band Hoist the Colors came together, and the Hoist the Colors podcast. This weeks episode is once again brought to you by the fine folks over at DRKLGHT clothing.

Direct download: 94_Edgeland_94__Derek_Youngsma__Jeff_Murphy_1.mp3
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As we all continue our slow and painful march towards death at least there is a brand new episode of Edgeland Podcast to cram in your ears and take your mind off your blistered feet. This week on the show Bill gives a full recap of his experience in the comedy tent at Warped Tour and explains how great the set up was. In the interview portion of show Bill talks with Mark McKay of legendary Boston hardcore band Slapshot. Mark talks about swearing off all drugs before the term straight edge, the early days of the Boston straight edge, and the Slapshot band dynamic. In the non edge column Bill talks with returning guest Alex Garcia-Rivera of American Nightmare. Al talks about how Van Halen got him into drumming, his nerdiness surrounding the drums, and his solo project Chrome Over Brass. This weeks episode is brought to you by the fine folks at DRKLGHT Clothing.

Direct download: 93_Edgeland_93__Mark_McKay__Alex_Garcia-Rivera_1.mp3
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August is here and that means the summer is coming to a close, but one thing that is not ending mother fucking Edgeland. This week on the show Bill tries to debate a Youtube video and most likely loses to the mans power and charisma. In the interview portion of the show Bill talks with Adam Dyson of Withdrawal and Ill Fated about being straight edge and alone in Winnipeg, the importance of smaller regional bands, and some of Canada's secret sippers. In the non edge column Bill talks with Joey of The Banner about the different scenes within New Jersey, early scream dance moves, and the evolution of The Banner. Tell all your friends.

Direct download: 92_Edgeland_92__Adam_Dyson__Joey_The_Banner_1.mp3
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The summer is slowly fading away, but Edgeland keeps on coming. This week on the show Bill dives deep, deep, deep into the vault of his teenage life to unearth a tune that hasn't been heard in civilized society for a long time. In the interview portion of the show Bill talks with Alec Faber of True Love and Freedom about the Michigan scene, the perception of Detroit, and his life as a Navy man. In the non edge column Tony Erba of Fuck You Pay Me returns for a third time to talk about Cecil the lion, getting back to vegetarianism, and why he is thankful the world hates Hulk Hogan. A great episode to say goodbye to July with.

Direct download: 91_Edgeland_91__Alec_Faber__Tony_Erba_1.mp3
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They say two things in life are certain, death and taxes. Well add "a new episode of Edgeland every Friday" to that list. This week on the show take a stroll through the new Edgeland HQ 2.0 with Bill as your guide. A wonderful picture is painted and not a detail is spared. In the interview portion of the show the format is busted yet again. The show revolves entirely around the good reverend Hank Peirce. Hank discusses the early days of straight edge in Boston, going out on the road with bands like Slapshot and Uniform Choice, and his path to becoming a reverend. A great episode with a great edgeman.

Direct download: 90_Edgeland_90__Hank_Peirce_2.mp3
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This week on the show Bill is back from his Alaskan adventure and things get straight to business. For the first time ever in podcast history their is no non-edge guest (lets not count the time Bill was interviewed, that was non canonical). This week Bill talks with documentary film maker Keegan Kuhn. The show kicks off with an interview with Keegan and his partner Kip Andersen being interviewed on Democracy Now about their film Cowspiracy and the affect of animal agriculture on global climate change. Then things really get going when Bill talks with Keegan about Richmond crews, always being pissed off, and why being straight edge is so important. A great episode that will get the straight edge pride flowing.

Direct download: 89_Edgeland_89__Keegan_Kuhn_2.mp3
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Another Friday is here and another episode of Edgeland is ready to brainwash you into X'ing up and starting fights. Bill is on a much needed vacation in Alaska this week and is probably riding a moose as you read this, and to commemorate this Bill is showcasing the premiere Alaskan straight edge hardcore band. Listen and enjoy. In the interview portion of the show Bill talks with returning guest Matt Pike about his former band Some Kind of Hate, when the Kenmore Agency went full time, and his involvement with a variety of different reunions. In the non edge column Bill talks with Josh Holden of American Nightmare about the influence of his older brother, finding his place on the east coast, and delicious weed/mushroom cookies. A great episode to guide you into the weekend.

Direct download: 88_Edgeland_88__Matt_Pike__Josh_Holden_2.mp3
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Edgeland Podcast is back just in time for you to strap it to a bottle rocket and shoot it straight to the heavens. This week on the show Bill goes over ways to avoid, and ways to get into fights on the 4th of July. Because nothing shows how patriotic you are like smashing in the face of another American. In the interview segment of the show Bill talks with photographer Todd Pollock about being edge before fully knowing the edge culture, why hardcore is the best to photograph, the disbanding of his band Test of Time and his new band Todd's War. In the non edge column Bill talks with musician and artist Justin Melkmann. Justin talks about his early distaste for drinking, the day he met GG Allin, and his band World War IX. Download and pledge allegiance to the edge.

Direct download: 87_Edgeland_87__Todd_Pollock__Justin_Melkmann.mp3
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Summer is heating up and nothing will cool you down faster than Edgeland in your ear holes. This week on the show Bill recommends a podcast you need to be listening to, seriously, listen to his suggestions for once in your life. In the interview portion of the show it is a pair of brothers who run the popular social media account Pizza Supreme Being. In the edge column Bill talks with Ben Roberts about the VHS tape that got him into hardcore, being edge in Grass Valley, and the genesis of Pizza Supreme Being. In the non edge column Bill talks Chad Roberts about his early love of cassettes, moving to Portland, and what it takes to be the CEO of smiles. A great episode for the entire family.

Direct download: 86_Edgeland_86__Ben_Roberts__Chad_Roberts.mp3
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The kids are out on summer vacation and the number 1 podcast in their ear buds is, of course, Edgeland podcast. This week on the show Bill discusses his very unscientific reason for not partaking in most over the counter medicines. It isn't a straight edge thing and it probably doesn't make sense. In the interview portion of the show Bill talks with Mike Hartsfield of Done Dying. Mike talks about his transition to hardcore from the world of metal, his early punk bands, and how Done Dying came together. In the non edge column Damien Moyal of On Bodies, Culture, Morning Again, and As Friends Rust returns to the show to discuss art not maturing as fast as the artist, feeling burnt out on the core, and all things On Bodies. A great episode with two great guests. 

Direct download: 85_Edgeland_85__Mike_Hartsfield__Damien_Moyal_1.mp3
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Allergy season is in full swing and the only way to clear those sinuses is with this weeks episode of Edgeland. Often times people ask Bill about what podcasts they should be checking out, this week he shares on of his favorites. In the interview portion of the show Bill talks with Zac Hillard a member of the infamous Courage Crew. Zac talks about growing up in rough neighborhoods, the friendships born from beating the crap out of each other, and lots about Courage Crew. In the non edge column Bill talks with his old friend Mark Richards. Mark talks about falling into straight edge, the different paths some edge breakers head down, and his art work for some prominent metal bands. Download it yourself, then tell a friend.

 

Direct download: 84_Edgeland_84__Zac_Hillard__Mark_Richards_1.mp3
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Summer is almost here and that means it is vacation season, and that is exactly why this weeks episode is a bit different than normal. This week on the podcast Bill gets interviewed about the straight edge, stand up comedy, and The Hard Times by his Australian buddies Stu and Tom from Stu and Toms Podcast. This interview originally aired on their podcast, but now you can enjoy it in Edgeland.

 

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A little bit older, a little bit wiser Edgeland is back with another episode guaranteed to brainwash you into X'ing up. This week on the podcast Bill makes a plea to a broken up band to play a reunion show, everyone else is doing it, get on board. In the interview portion of the show Bill talks with Chris Wrenn of Bridge 9 records. Chris talks about the humble beginnings of Bridge 9, how Sully's Brand kept the label alive, and the unique experiences the endeavors have brought him. In the non edge column Mike Mowery of Outerloop Management returns to talk about Phyte Records, his transition into management, and the importance of mentoring young bands. A great episode to close out the month of May.

 

Direct download: 82_Edgeland_82__Chris_Wrenn__Mike_Mowery_1.mp3
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As the world turns we all get a bit older, and not even Edgeland host Bill Conway can escape it. This week on the podcast Bill goes over what he wants for his 31st birthday. So get out your fucking checkbook. In the interview portion of the show Bill talks with Tom Whalen of Washed Up Records and one of the hosts of Stu and Tom's Podcast. Tom talks about the challenges of running a record label in Australia, his past moonlighting as a DJ, and travelling while tall. In the non edge column Bill talks with Aaron Turner of Isis, Old Man Gloom, Sumac and Hydra Head Records about how nothing is happening in Santa Fe, his move to Boston, and what might be the lost art of album layouts. Tell all of your friends to give it a listen, or else.

Direct download: 81_Edgeland_81__Tom_Whalen__Aaron_Turner_1.mp3
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Each day we march closer and closer to death, but at least we have podcasts to distract us from our fate for a few hours a week. This week on the show it is the first ever all international guest episode and Edgeland goes down under to Australia. To begin the show Bill talks about what might be the biggest contribution to hardcore that came from Australia. In the interview portion of the show Bill talks with Stu Manuell of Stu & Tom's Podcast about the worst band name ever, veganism, and the world of podcasting. In the non edge column Bill talks with tattooer Brett Eberhard about early Australian hardcore, skateboarding, how he got into tattooing. Give it a listen and learn a bit.

Direct download: 80_Edgeland_80__Stu_Manuell__Brett_Eberhard.mp3
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April showers bring May episodes of Edgeland. This week Bill completes the epic countdown of Minor Threat songs from least best to best. Feel free to disagree, but just know you are in fact very wrong. In the interview portion of the show Bill talks with Ed Saincome of Zero Progress, Pure, and he is also one of the guys behind the punk satire site The Hard times. Ed talks about suburban angst, the Zero Progress heel turn, and Judge at Gilman. In the non edge column Bill talks with returning guest Eric D, the owner and proprietor of Meth Syndicate, about his recent move to Los Angeles, stand up comedy, and pursuing your dreams. Tell everyone you know to download immediately.

Direct download: 79_Edgeland_79__Ed_Saincome__Eric_D_1.mp3
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Goodbye April and hello May. Spring is springing and Edgeland is back again to cloud your judgment with straight edge militancy. This week Bill continues his countdown of Minor Threat songs from least best to best. Feel free to disagree, but guess what? You are wrong. In the interview portion of the show Bill talks with Colin Young of Twitching Tongues. Colin talks about early experiences with booze, improv comedy, and the origins of Twitching Tongues. In the non edge column Bill talks with Andrew Saba formerly of Bad Seed and Harms Way, but currently of Nails. Andrew talks about the Pennsylvania music scene, his introduction to the edge, and what could have been if he never found hardcore. Enjoy and tell all your friends.

Direct download: 78_Edgeland_78__Colin_Young__Andrew_Saba_2.mp3
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With the  most pointless non-holiday firmly in our rear view mirror we can all continue on with a brand new episode of Edgeland. This week Bill starts a very massive and potentially polarizing undertaking. Over the next 3 weeks, all 25 Minor Threat songs (Out of Step is counted once) will be ranked from "Least Best" to "Best" and this week we hear songs 25-16. In the interview portion of the show Bill talks with Jonathan Diener of The Swellers and Braidedveins about not wanting to be defined by one thing, the horrors of caffeine, and being let down. In the non edge column Bill talks with DJ Steven Faith about growing up in DC, getting started as a DJ, and the spotting the charlatans. A very fun episode to get your weekend kicked off right.

Direct download: 77_Edgeland_77__Jonathan_Diener__Steven_Faith_1.mp3
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Now that your taxes are a thing of the past you can finally relax and start planning on how to not pay them next year. While you wait for that, here is a brand new episode of Edgeland to have fun with. This week Bill plays a loving tribute to his loving mother that will be celebrating a birthday this week. In the interview portion of the show things are a little bit different. Jason Hamacher of Battery and Frodus returns to talk about his company Lost Origins. Jason gives a super sized interview on how the company started, what led him to break edge, and the power of hardcore. A fascinating interview from start to finish.

 

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Another Friday is here, the work week is over, and Edgeland is in your ear canal. This week on the show Bill talks about the time he witnessed some police brutality, and surprisingly he is on the side of the cops on this one. In the interview portion of the show Bill talks with Joe Hardcore, the man behind This Is Hardcore Fest. Joe talks about being exposed to metal early on, Bad Luck 13 breaking everything, and how kids might be too wimpy these days. In the non edge column Bill talks with stand up comedian Andy Sandford. Conversation topics include skateboarding, stand up comedy, and the parallels between the two. A great episode to help you through the day.

Direct download: 75_Edgeland_75__Joe_Hardcore__Andy_Sandford_1.mp3
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Hopefully you all escaped April fools day unscathed. Whether you are now covered in burns because someone pulled the old "exploding gas oven" trick or you had your entire body shaved in your sleep there is now an episode of Edgeland to ease you into the weekend. This week on the show Bill talks about the time he stared death directly in the face and said "Not today death, I will cooperate". In the interview section of the show Bill talks with Reba Meyers of Code Orange and Adventures about Pittsburgh punk, playing music with long time friends, and the differences in scenes. In the non edge column Bill talks with a man who has played in too many bands to list, stand up comedian John Tole talks about living a double life as the jock and metal head, leaving corporate America, and stand up comedy. A great show to start off the April showers.

 

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March is almost out like a lamb, and Edgeland is back for another week with the hot straight edge talk you crave. This week on the podcast Bill gives you some tips on how to be the next big YouTube sensation with some great prank ideas. If you get your ass kicked because of it Edgeland does not assume any responsibility. In the interview portion of the show Bill talks with returning guest Rob Moran about his break from playing music after Unbroken, how Some Girls came together, and the reception to his business Heartwork Coffee Bar. In the non edge column Bill talks with Edgeland favorite Wes Eisold about moving to the west coast, the benefits of longevity, and how astrology is bullshit. A great episode with two great guests. Also, if you are in the Seattle or Portland when Bane comes to town Bill will be opening the show with some stand up comedy. Get your tickets at www.takewarningpresents.com

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With another St. Patrick's Day in the books and The Dropkick Murphy's heading back into obscurity the most straight edge podcast on the internet is back to pollute your earholes. On this weeks episode Bill goes over some very well researched and effective hangover cures for anyone that got a little jaked on green beers. In the interview portion of the show Bill talks with Dave Larson of Excursion records and the writer and director of The Edge of Quarrel movie. Dave talks about skateboarding, why so many artists come from Seattle, and his new podcast I've Known You Too Long. In the non edge column of the show Bill talks with Ron Guardipee of Brotherhood about his early days listening to metal, joining Brotherhood, and how the teens of Seattle weren't allowed to dance.

Direct download: 72_Edgeland_72__Dave_Larson__Ron_Guardipee_1.mp3
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Another week is coming to an end and another episode of Edgeland is set to hit your ear holes. This week on the show Bill talks about some things outside of drugs and alcohol that he has spent his life avoiding. Some of the items on the list are sure to rile up some folks. In the interview portion of the show Bill talks with one of the organizers of Nate Fest and frontman of Ensign Tim Shaw. Tim talks about his days as a roadie, one way to guarantee potential fans won't like your band, and the most positive thing in hardcore. In the non edge column Bill talks with Nate Gluck, the man for which the fest is all coming together for. Nate talks about skateboarding all over town, joining his first band, and how gratitude is tough to express sometimes. A really great episode start to finish.

 

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March is in like a lion, now lets hope it goes out like a lamb, am I right? This week on Edgeland Bill brings you behind the scenes of the show. Each episode is recorded on Skype and Bill lets you listen in on some intimate mic checks. In the interview portion of the show Bill talks with James Siboni from notable acts such as Casey Jones, Loma Prieta, and Bane. James talks about underrated Florida hardcore, his teenage years as an entrepreneur, and being in bands that resonate with the kids. In the non edge column Bill talks with Andrew Neufeld of Comeback Kid. Andrew talks about his early days in Figure Four, the Winnipeg punk scene, and his somewhat reluctant transition back to being the front man of a band. A great episode to kick of the month of March in style.

Direct download: 70_Edgeland_70__James_Siboni__Andrew_Neufeld_1.mp3
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Another Friday is here to usher in the weekend and that means another episode of Edgeland to pollute the air. This week Bill gives a step by step guide to how podcasts are made. Get your pencil and trapper keeper because you are about to be brought to school my friends. In the interview portion of the show Bill talks with tattooer and member of Path of Resistance DJ Rose. He talks about being exposed to Another State of Mind, his new found interest in sports, and the evolution of the upstate New York hardcore scene. In the non edge column Bill talks with tattooer Chad Keoplinger. Chad discusses growing up punk in an area devoid of punk, being straight edge in solitude, and the people that help shape your life. A great episode to close out the month of February.

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Another week is coming to an end and another episode of Edgeland is in your earholes to brighten your day. This week on the show Bill digs into the vault and comes out with a couple songs that he never thought would see the light of day. Watch out for a reunion tour in 2015 sponsored by Four Loko. In the interview portion of the show Bill talks with Justin Sitner of Unrestrained about some Portland music history, why hardcore in Portland isn't more prevalent, and his band Unrestrained. In the non edge column John LaCroix returns to talk about life after Boston, working for 411 Video Magazine, and a horrifying night in lovely San Francisco. If you are still digging through the snow then this episode is a great way to pass the time.

Direct download: 68_Edgeland_68__Justin_Sitner__John_LaCroix_1.mp3
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Lovers rejoice Valentine's day is almost here. Relax with a great playlist Bill has cultivated for you that is guaranteed to get the romantic juices flowing this weekend. In the interview portion of the show Bill talks with Daniel Fang who you may know from his work in Mindset, or Praise, Turnstile and on and on. Daniel talks about being slightly introverted, the sociological aspects of the straight edge, and just how he remembers what he has to do on stage. In the non edge column Bill talks with Ryan George currently of Youth Code, formerly of Carry On. Ryan talks about the realization you are getting older, the beauty of skateboarding, and his parting with the straight edge. Tell all your friends, this is an episode you should not miss.

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With the football season officially over it is time to start diving into more podcasts to help you ignore your loved ones. This week on the show Bill brings back Law & Order: Edgeland, and talks about an argument that has been tearing his family apart for years. Feel free to weigh in and let Bill know who is to blame. In the interview portion of the show Bill talks with two returning guests, in the edge column Bill talks with Rich Gaccione. Discussions include his life as a bartender, how it has affected his view of alcohol, and his new band Ex Youth. In the non edge column Bill talks more with Tony Erba about Japanese Thrash, Wrestling, and the loss of civic identity. February is off to a good start with this episode.


Get ready for an epic NFL showdown this weekend by relaxing with an episode of Edgeland podcast. This week on the show Bill plays two recent stand up comedy sets. One that guys relatively well, and one that goes poorly. Both are humorous in their own regard. In the interview section of the show Bill talks With Tim McMahon of Mouthpiece and the blog Double Cross. Tim talks about the early influence of Thrasher magazine, having friends introduce you to so many new things, and the aesthetic appeal of hardcore. In the non edge column Bill talks with Caleb Scofield of Cave In and Old Man Gloom about growing up in suburban New Hampshire, Crossbearer, and how personal the straight edge is. This episode as always is brought to you by the fine folks over at The Hard Times.


Has it really been 64 episodes already? Where does the time go anyway? This week on Edgeland the X-files returns as Bill jumps into another mystery of the edge. In the interview portion of the show it is all Indecision all the time. In the edge column Bill talks with original Indecision vocalist Tom Sheehan about growing up in Brooklyn, street justice in Vancouver, and alcohol versus pot. In the non edge column Bill talks with Justin Brannan the man on the guitar for Indecision. Justin talks about the excitement of meeting other like minded hardcore kids, New York battle of the band legends, and how easy it is to get stuck in New York. If you are in the New York area be sure to check out the screening of the new Indecision documentary happening at St. Vitus Bar.


The weekend is knocking, why don't you go let it in? Before all that happens at least you have a new episode of Edgeland to chase away the blues. Today on the show Bill tells a story of mischief and friendship, but mainly it's a story about bad decisions. In the interview portion of the show Bill talks with Jesse Barnett of Stick To Your Guns and Trade Wind about OC edge, dropping out of high school, and the hardcore mentality that prevails these days. In the non edge column Bill talks with Damien Moyal of Culture, Morning Again, As Friends Rust, and so many more about his days as a teenager, the Florida hardcore sound, and what draws people into hardcore in general. A solid episode that will start off your weekend right.

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The deep freeze has set in for most of the country, but it is always warm in Edgeland. This week on the show Bill talks about how he is a dirty cheater unworthy of respect, hopefully this apology is enough to make up for past mistakes. In the interview portion of the show Bill talks with Chris Bavaria of Mindset and Praise about Pennsylvania punk, joining up with Mindset and Praise, and his photography career. In the non edge column Bill talks with Jason Hamacher of Frodus, Battery, and the production company Lost Origins about growing up in Florida, being the son of a preacher, and how he got his start playing in his various bands.


With 2014 in our rear view mirrors we can finally talk about it behind its back. Fuck you 2014, have fun in hell. Hello 2015, the year that makes us all millionaires. This week on the show Bill brings you his Best of 2014 awards. Because you aren't sick of Best of lists yet. In the interview portion of the show Bill talks with graphic designer Jeff Everett. Jeff has done work for bands like the Gaslight Anthem, Foo Fighters, Wilco and much more. He talks about growing up in the backwoods of Massachusetts, the influence of Henry Rollins, and how Rockets Are Red works. In the non edge column Bill talks with the author of NYHC: New York Hardcore 1980-1990 Tony Rettman. Tony discusses the golden age of NYHC, the early 80's scene, and why he decided to write NYHC: New York Hardcore 1980-1990. The book is available on amazon and in a kindle version as well.

 


The holiday shopping season is over, there is no better way to recover from all this unbridled consumerism than popping Edgeland podcast into your brain holes and absorbing over an hour of edge propaganda. This week Bill tells a heartwarming tale of youthful trasgressions perfect for the holiday season. In the interview portion of the show Bill talks with musician Grey Gordon. Grey talks about being introduced to substances at a really early age, having a father into punk, and the music of Indiana. In the non edge column Bill talks with Elisa Ambrogio of Magik Markers about the 4H club, the worst dudes in hardcore, and expanding your musical horizons. One of the best episodes of the year getting in right under the buzzer.


With only a few shopping days left before Christmas you can get into the spirit of the season with a new episode of Edgeland podcast. This week Bill reads a Christmas Sermon by Robert Ingersoll that sums up the Christmas holiday very well. In the interview portion of the show Bill talks with Mary Brulatour of Self Defense Family about the rock and roll town of Richmond, training in Muay Thai, and the stress/thrill of performing. In the non edge section Bill talks with Cornell Ward of the Walking Alone podcast about his early days on the tuba, playing in Count Me Out, and the art of eight limbs. If you like the straight edge, if you like rocking, and if you like deadly martial arts then this is the perfect episode for you.


The holiday season is in full swing and what better way to soak in the spirit than listening to a podcast. This week on the show Bill goes over some music that needs to go, and what needs to be added into the Christmas music rotation. In the interview segment of the show Bill talks with Andy Norton of Praise and Champion. Andy talks about the effects of Minor Threat on a young boy, the Champion days, and anxieties that go along with being a front man. In the non edge column Bill talks with Damian Abraham of Fucked Up about Canadians punk and hardcore, Home Alone style self defense, and medical marijuana. One of the best episodes of the year coming at the very end. This episode is brought to you by the fine folks over at The Hard Times. www.thehardtimes.net


On this day in 1933 prohibition was repealed, a sad sad day for all prudes and edgemen. If you want to perk up your spirits then Edgeland is the perfect way to do that. This week Bill digs out a lost gem of a song to play for everyone. From the days of Napster and thought to be lost to time this song is a pop punk edge anthem. In the interview portion of the show Bill talks with Christopher Lee of The Story Changes and Hawthorne Heights about being a late comer to the edge, how fatherhood changed his life for the better, and resisting the urge to grow up. In the non edge column Bill talks with Eron Bucciarelli the long time drummer of Hawthorne Heights about New Jersey hardcore, settling into the Ohio music scene, and his new start up. Kick off the holiday shopping season right with this episode of Edgeland.


What better way to recover from your food coma than a brand new episode of Edgeland. Thanksgiving has passed, but Bill still goes over what he is thankful for in 2014 because it is tradition god damn it and in this family we respect tradition. If you don't like that well too bad, life isn't fair it's about time you learn that. Because the holidays aren't always fun. In the interview portion of the show Bill talks with Matt Wilson of Set Your Goals, Chains, and Calaveras Records. Matt talks about being bit of a wild child, pop punk guilt, and the starting of Calaveras Records. In the non edge column Bill talks with Sean Murphy of What Feeds the Fire, Verse, and Violent Sons. Sean also talks about being a bit of a wild child, the violence surrounding hardcore/punk, and an honest discussion about what might be the biggest downfall of straight edge. I know I say this often, but this episode is essential listening for anyone, edge or not edge. 


Another Friday is finally here and that means the weekend is so close you can almost taste it and Edgeland is here again to brainwash you into hating attacking everyone that disagrees with you. Today on the show Bill gives very straight forward and simple advice to anyone that wants to try stand up comedy. It is very simple to start, hard to do well, and often times more trouble than its worth. In the interview portion of the show Bill talks with Nate Newton of Converge, Doomriders, Old Man Gloom, and the Calavera Conspiracy about growing up skateboarding, Virginia Beach beef, and the benefits of vegetarianism. In the non edge column Bill talks with Skott Daltonic of the band Daltonic. Skott discusses growing up in the Boston area, the feeling of when people stop being vegan compared to breaking edge, and why he wouldn't X up despite the fact he has lived an edge life for the past 15 years. A very interesting episode that should not be missed.


So what if the polar vortex is creeping over America, it is always warm and sunny in Edgeland. That's a fact. This week Bill unveils a new segment called Law & Order: Edgeland. In this segment Bill tries to put an end to a silly debate happening amongst a very small part of the edge community. In the interview portion of the show Bill talks with Joey Cahill of 6131 Records. Joey talks about the Southern California ska scene, pushing against growing up, and the fun of running a record label. In the non edge column Bill talks with Joe Polissky from No Limbs about skinheads, internet trolls, and how death affects the edge.


Happy Birthday to Edgeland. On Edgeland's first birthday things are going to be a little bit different. This week Bill doesn't talk to a single person that is edge, or even formerly edge. To start the episode Bill talks with a variety of Portland stand up comedians about their thoughts on straightedge. Bill also announces the winner of the iTunes and Stitcher review contest, so congratulations to the winner you won't have a naked torso as winter approaches. Featured on this weeks episode is an interview with an original member, and founder of the Upright Citizens Brigade, Matt Besser. Matt grew up listening to punk and hardcore and that influence can be seen in all the projects he has been involved with and it is deep within the ethos of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theaters pricing formats and show structures. If you are a fan of comedy, punk, or hardcore this interview is very insightful. Thank you to everyone who has supported the show the past year. Hopefully year two brings you bigger and better things.

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Today the little dead are out in droves and Edgeland is back to invade your earholes. In this weeks Halloween Spooktacular Bill tells a tale that is almost guaranteed to chill you to the bone. Take your heart medications before listening to this nightmarish story. In the interview portion of the show things get a bit less scary, Ryan Hudon from Have Heart and Step Forward holds down the edge and talks about the influence of skateboard videos, the drama that was the Action Taken, and a brief discussion about farts. In the non edge column Bill talks with Greg Kell of Guns Up! about a variety of topics including joining Guns Up!, second tries at the edge, and how black and white straightedge can be. A very spooky, very fun episode that should not be missed.

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The sun fades away faster each and every day, but you can easily brighten your day with this weeks episode of Edgeland. With Halloween a mere week away Bill goes over some costume suggestions that are guaranteed to make you the life of the party. In the interview portion of the show Bill talks with Rob Fusco of One King Down and Most Precious Blood about upstate New York hardcore, being an introvert, and the possible failings of PMA. Bringing up the back half of the show is Brandon Boots of By Blood and Adherence. Brandon talks about the skinheads in Portland, hardcore in Guam, and a series of events that led to his eventual edge break. If you like interesting conversation then this is the episode for you.

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Today is the most important day on the calendar. Some say it is just a Hallmark holiday for these greeting card companies to make money off of edge kids, but we know the truth. Today is Edge Day the most important day of the year. This week on the podcast Bill shares with you how other cultures celebrate edge day, you may learn something. In the interview portion of the show Pat Flynn returns to talk about his early band The Action Taken, questionable on stage actions, and all the drama that comes with being in a band. In the non edge portion of the show Bill talks with Tim Cossar of Ten Yard Fight, The Hope Conspiracy, American Nightmare, and Bars just to name a few. Tim talks about his early days growing up in Maine, the influences of baby sitters, and how his edge break came to be. On the most special day of the year be safe and smack all the cigarettes out of peoples mouths that you can.

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The days keep getting shorter and soon darkness will full envelop our lives, but before that happens you can enjoy this episode of Edgeland to get your fill of straightedge propaganda. To start the show Bill tells a story about how straightedge and self preservation do not always go hand in hand. In the interview segment of the show Bill talks with Bob Wilson of Let Down, Mother of Mercy, and the FYA Fest. Bob talks about growing up in a small town, making some poor decisions when it comes to your own well being, and getting a fest to come together. In the non edge column Bill talks with Tony Erba of Face Value, 9 Shocks Terror, and Fuck You Pay Me. Tony discusses legendary Cleveland musician Michael Stanley, his love of obscure boogie rock, and rich straightedge kids. A very fun episode this week.

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If you are loving the season of hack pumpkin spice jokes, then you will love this weeks episode of pumpkin spiced Edgeland. This week on the show Bill reads some positive reviews people have left about the podcast on the Edgeland iTunes page. He also reads one that might not be so positive, and it cuts deep to the bone. If you leave your own 5 star review on iTunes or Stitcher you can be entered to win a free Edgeland T-shirt. In the interview segment of the show Bill talks with Kevin Knight the founder of everything over at  Eat, Geek, Play. Kevin talks about how his entrance into the music industry, the benefits of having an open mind when it comes to different genres of music, and how things got started over at Eat, Geek, Play. In the non edge column Bill talks with Darren Walters of Jade Tree Records. Darren talks about dealing with skinheads, what it took to release records in the late 80's/early 90's, and what happens when Jello Biafra cuts you a check.

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Fall is here so start pigging out on Halloween candy, throw on a sweater, and smash Edgeland into your brains mouth. This week on the show Bill dives back in to the X files to explore another mystery of straightedge culture. In the interview segment of the show Bill talks with Mike McTernan of Damnation A.D. and When Tigers Fight. Mike talks about discovering straightedge in the DC area, holding on to the straightedge label, and trying to be a positive influence. In the non edge column Mike Schleibaum of Darkest Hour and Beasts of No Nation talks with Bill about the direct influence of the local DC scene, the best way to audition a singer in your band, and how Darkest Hour started to build its following. This episode is one that should not be missed.