Edgeland

With Fall right around the corner and the leaves changing there is one thing you can count on always staying the same, Friday means a new episode of Edgeland Podcast. This week on the show Bill takes things back to '93 with the opening segment of the show. It might be the dumbest thing you hear all month. In the interview portion of the show Bill talks with two men from the San Diego hardcore band Unbroken. In the edge column Rob Moran talks about his days learning the xylophone, San Diego hardcore, and his new coffee bar, Heartwork. In the non edge column Steven Andrew Miller talks about the little arguments that teenagers make a big deal of, straightedge in the 90's, and playing Unbroken reunions after the edge break. If you are in the band Earth Crisis you might want to skip this episode.


The Native American summer is here in all its glory and so is Edgeland with a brand new episode to brainwash you into being hardline edge. This week on the show Bill goes over some tattoo ideas that, thankfully, never made it out of the rough draft phase. In the interview portion of the show things get deep, real deep. In the edge column Bill talks with Walter Delgado of Rotting Out about going edge at an early age, the possible negative affects of being edge, and striving to make changes for the better. In the non edge column Bill talks with Dan O'Mahony of No For An Answer, 411, and Done Dying about his musical progression, his thoughts on reunions, and having a mentality of compassion. This episode is one for the ages.


As August gets distant in our rear view mirrors you can rely on a brand new episode of Edgeland to ease you into your new post summer routine. This week on the show Bill goes over some football facts he finds interesting. It is easily the best way to start the new football season and make you a super fan. In the interview segment of the show Bill talks with Chandler Mercer of the Springfield, MO hardcore bands Free At Last and Self Worth. Chandler talks about the ridiculousness of being told you are too young to be edge, dealing with Midwestern peers, and establishing a hardcore scene. In the non edge column Bill talks with Matt Warnke of Bold. Matt talks about getting taken under the wing of the boys of Youth of Today, his own personal evolution, and the lasting power of Bold. You can check out his new band here.


Start off your Labor Day weekend right with the Edgeland Podcast. This week on the show Bill kicks things off with a story about the day his futon was ruined by an inebriated house guest with a tendency to bend the truth. It a tale the will send a chill down your spine, if you like futons. In the interview segment of the show Bill talks with Jeff Jawk of Jawk Records and the Terrible Mistakes Podcast. Jeff talks about his involvement in the Atlanta hardcore scene, what it took to start a record label in the 90's, and working with Deathwish Inc. and Bridge 9. In the non edge segment of the show Bill talks with Buske of Another Victim, The Promise, and Manipulate. Buske talks about the Syracuse hardcore scene, how he broke into playing bands he actually enjoyed playing with, and being on stage with your "hardcore heroes".

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If you are bummed out that the summer is slowly winding down you can always cheer yourself up with a brand new episode of Edgeland. This week Bill vents about the latest trend in baby fashions, a trend that is sweeping the nation and concerns every citizen in these United States. In the interview segment of the show, repping the edge, Bill talks with Ian Miller of Kowloon Walled City, Puig Destroyer, and Redemption 87 about the New Orleans sound, Bay Area hardcore, and his podcast Productive Outs. In the non edge column Bill talks with returning guest Clevo. He talks about life after Ten Yard Fight with bands such as Right Brigade as well as Stop and Think. He also talks about life after the core and his career as an educator. A great episode with great people.


Friday has once again graced us with its presence and that means a brand new episode of Edgeland is here to get you through the work day. This week Bill tells a story of a trip to Paris and how if he wishes he had that PMA. In the interview portion of the show it is all Good Clean Fun. In the edge column Bill talks with Mr. Issa about the formation of Good Clean Fun, the bands quick rise in popularity, and the origins of putting X's on every name to designate straightedge. In the non edge column Bill talks with Mike Mowery about getting into hardcore on a Korean air force base, the physics of circle pits, and his current gig in band management. If you like Good Clean Fun then this is the episode for you.

 

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Friday has come and that means Edgeland is here to lead you merrily into the weekend, which I am sure you will not waste in front of the television. This week on the show Bill starts off by playing a voicemail from tattooer and world traveler Max Kuhn and he reveals why his episode of the show will not air as planned. In the interview segment of the show, representing the straightedge, Bill talks with Ray Harkins of the fantastic podcast 100 Words or Less. Ray discusses how he was introduced to straightedge, why he should not have been invited to parties as a teenager, and how he got in the podcast game. In the non edge column Bill talks with Chad Peterson of the legendary hardcore band Strife. Chad talks about the evolution of Strife, hardcore awareness in 2014, and the pros and cons of a barrier.

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I have some advice on how to survive the "back to school shopping blues", listen to Edgeland and drown out the sound of terrible children yelling about trapper keepers. This week on the show Bill calls out a certain red headed singer/song writer for some questionable album artwork. In the interview portion of the show Bill talks with Dan Sant of Over My Dead Body about relocating to these United States, an embarrassing encounter with Fugazi, and how punk/hardcore permeates your every day life. In the non edge column Bill talks with Javier Van Huss of 18 Visions about Orange County hardcore, JNCO jeans, and the lasting influence of 18 Visions.

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The week is again drawing to a close and that means it is time for a brand new episode of Edgeland. This week on the show Bill delves into his iTunes collection and plays samples of his guiltiest of guilty pleasures. In the interview segment of the show Bill talks with, artist and founder of The Beautiful Decay, Amir H. Fallah (twitter, instagram, tumblr). Amir talks about the seminal moments of straightedge, graffiti within hardcore, and how the Beautiful Decay came to be. In the non edge column Anthony Pappalardo (twitter, instagram) formerly of Ten Yard Fight and In My Eyes drops in for a return visit. Anthony discusses musical projects, transitioning from Boston to the New York, and he also makes a big announcement. File this episode under crucial.


Remember when you would look forward to Friday because you knew you would be spending the night with Dinosaurs and Urkel, now you can look forward to spending your day with Edgeland. This week on the show Bill shares a million dollar idea that will make him so rich he won't have time to do a podcast because of all the money he will be stacking. In the interview segment of the show it is a Count Me Out take over. Bill talks with frontman Jason Mazzola (instagram) about Blind Melon, how rowdy Richmond can get, why Count Me Out seemed to stay under the radar. In the non-edge column Bill talks with Pete Appleby about transitioning to guitar after being behind the skins of Count Me Out, the perils of touring before cell phones were popular, and how he came to his career as the most core dentist in Richmond. This episode is a must download.


It is deep in the middle of summer and that means it is the height of podcast season. Download this weeks episode of Edgeland, lounge poolside, and enjoy. This week on the show Bill talks about some summer mischief from the good ol' days before life breaks you down. In the interview portion of the podcast Bill talks with photographer Matt Miller who also just happened to play in Most Precious Blood. Matt talks about his early days before going edge, band life, and what he wants to see when he photographs a wedding. In the non edge column Bill talks with Travis Reilly of This Is Hell and the apparel company Private hell. Travis talks about Long Island hardcore, meeting people who are motivated to do music, and making money while touring. 

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It is the birth of America, the best god damn country on the planet, and what better way to celebrate than by downloading a podcast and listening to it by yourself. This week Bill gives you the Edgeland guide on getting through Fourth of July parties. In the interview segment of the show Bill talks with Kris Kneale of Go Deep about the edge, Florida, and the genesis of Go Deep. In the non edge column Bill talks with Eric Anagnostis of Soul Control and Low Pony. This is possibly the most important interview ever to be aired on Edgeland. Topics include the World Cup, belly button lint, and how the body can try to kill itself. This episode is definitely not to be missed.


Do you remember when summer meant something? Do you remember when you actually had a summer vacation and nothing mattered? Well try to recapture some of that magic by listening to podcasts, maybe it will work. This weeks episode of Edgeland is a great place to start, Bill has a new sponsor this week helping keeping the show free for everyone. In the interview portion of the show Bill talks with Aram Arslanian of bands such as ChampionBetrayed, and his new band True identity as well as countless others. Aram discusses Canadian hardcore, how he got involved in music, and veganism. In the non edge column of the show Bill talks with Peter Russo from the art magazine Triple Canopy. Peter discusses the BMX culture in Pennsylvania, his time producing the Impact zine, and his days spent with Livewire Records


Prepare yourself for the summer solstice with a brand new episode of Edgeland. This week on the podcast Bill starts off the show by addressing people that quit skateboarding, the world people on the planet. As Jay Adams once said "You don't quit skating because you get old, you get old because you quit skating." In the interview segment of the show Bill talks with the very straightedge Rich Gaccione (instagram). Rich has played in bands such as What Feeds the Fire, Bury Your Dead, As the Sun Sets, and Reggie and the Full Effect just to name a few. Rich talks about Long Island hardcore, moving to Rhode Island, and so much more. In the non edge column Bill talks with Zak Drummond (instagramsoundcloud) of Verse. Zak talks about growing up in Rhode Island, his affinity for jazz, and getting heckled for breaking edge. 


Father's Day weekend is here and so is a very special episode of Edgeland. This week Bill mumbles his way through a tribute of sorts to his father who passed away 11 years ago on Father's Day. In the interview portion of the show Bill talks with Pat Flynn from seminal Boston hardcore band Have Heart. Pat talks about how he initially got into hardcore, straightedge, and giving himself his first "tattoo". In the non edge column Bill talks with JD from Shipwreck A.D. about how hardcore can influence your life, the shortcomings of straightedge, and much much more. These are two of the best interviews yet and should absolutely not be missed.


As May flowers turn into June allergies Edgeland is here to scratch the itch deep in your inner ear. This week Bill opens up the X files once again and explores another song that should be considered a straightedge anthem. In the interview section of the show Bill Talks with Alex Zavaleta (twitterinstagram) from the Admit It! Podcast. Alex talks about D.C. hardcore, the Bay Area straightedge, and his podcast. In the non edge column, from Never Healed and The Old Firm CasualsCasey Watson talks about Santa Cruz, the perils of living in Oakland, and his recent life change. 


Another week is in the books and another episode of Edgeland is crammed into your ear holes. This week Bill tries to bring a more mature feel to the podcast and also talks about what he looks forward to now that he is no longer in his 20's. In the interview segment of the show Bill talks with some heavy hitters of Boston hardcore. In the edge column Anthony "Wrench" Moreschi (twitter) of Ten Yard Fight stops by to talk about getting into straightedge, BMX, skateboarding, and his podcast called Strung Out. In the non edge column Bill talks with another founding member of Ten Yard Fight, John Lacroix (twitter, instagram). John talks about his television debut on Rap Around, the infamous Shelter riots, and the Boston hardcore scene. This is an episode worthy of episode XXX, file this one under "essential listening"

 

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As the we all grow a bit older so does the podcast. This week on the show Bill makes a startling confession that may change the face of the podcast forever. You may want to sit down for this news. In the interview segment of the show Bill talks with Toby Morse (twitter, instagram) of H20 and the non profit One Life One Chance. Toby discusses his hardcore roots, straightedge longevity, and his public speaking endeavors. In the second interview of the show in the non edge column Bill talks with Brian "Clevo" Ristau of Ten Yard Fight about Cleveland hardcore, when everyone in hardcore grew their hair out, and how he fell into the Boston hardcore scene. File this episode under "highly enjoyable".


As the week draws to a close you can always depend on the most straightedge podcast on the internet to come through with a new episode. This week on the show Bill goes over a new trend in edge breaking and remembers fondly when his friends would mosh in girls jeans. In the interview portion of the show Bill talks to Dan from Straightedge Worldwide (tumblrtwitterinstagram) about Canadian straightedge, his online competition, and some weird pockets of America with some specific straightedge types. In the non edge column Bill talks the very funny Eliza Skinner (twittertumblrinstagram) about the Richmond straightedge, edge 'til college, and DIY in comedy. Eliza is a writer, stand up comedian, and improviser and she wrote one of Bill's favorite sketches which can be found here.


Death, taxes, and a new episode of Edgeland every Friday are the only sure things in life. This week on the show Bill goes over some of the past anti-straightedge propaganda in the media and offers up a theory on what is really militarizing children in the straightedge army. The results may shock you, or you will find it totally stupid. This week in the interview segment of the show we go punk. In the edge column Bill talks with Russ Rankin from Good Riddance and Only Crime about quitting drinking, being a non drunk punk, and the formation of Good Riddance and Only Crime. In the non edge column, making an unprecedented third appearance, Jason Traeger stops by to discuss starting in stand up, going sober, and his thoughts on being an artist. A great show that should not be missed. 


As the country transitions from being terribly cold to terribly hot Edgeland is here with a new episode to fill your brain with straightedge propaganda. This week on the podcast Bill goes over the real reason everyone should celebrate on Cinco de Mayo and why he can't wait for it to be over. In the edge column from The Admit It Podcast Bill talks with Kim Yount (twitter, instagram) about San Diego straightedge, podcasting, and preconceived notions of females and the edge. In the non edge column, from the Between Mirth and Die podcast and the band Between Earth and Sky, Happy Kreter stops by to talk about Canadian hardcore, vaporizers, and identity.

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April showers will very soon give way to a some little gems I like to call May flowers, but for now there is a new episode of Edgeland to cram in your ear holes. This week Bill addresses some listener mail and answers all of your burning questions. In the interview segment of the show this week the laughs just keep on coming, up first in the edge column Bill talks with Mike Hobart of Monument Print Company (instagram) about old fashion fun in Boston, the weird things you see at conventions, and what he would be like if he were not straightedge. In the non edge column Bill talks with Eric D of the M.T.H Syndicate, a Massachusetts based clothing company about breaking edge at 21, Lemmy of Motorhead, and a bunch of ridiculous shit. This episode is not to be missed if you like laughing. You do like laughing right?

 

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It is the Friday before the most important holiday of the year. How are you going to celebrate 4/20? Hopefully by downloading this weeks episode of Edgeland and totally ignoring all the nonsense that comes along with April 20th. This week on the show, somehow, some way, the X files returns. Bill begrudgingly explores another mystery surrounding the edge. In the interview segment of the show, holding down the edge, Bill talks with Aaron Bedard (twitter) of legendary hardcore band Bane. Aaron talks about his early days getting into punk and hardcore in Worcester, the straightedge, and Bane past, present, and future. In the non edge column Bill talks with Cam Foley of Cruel Hand. Cam talks about being young and not wanting to pick up a guitar, touring, and the best way to smoke pot.


The baseball season has started and that means America can get back to being bored by its national past time. Thankfully another episode of Edgeland is here to fill your earholes with real straight talk. This week Bill calls out a man that is desperate need of a name change, expect an official response from this man soon. In the interview segment of the show Bill talks with two guys that have been a part of some crucial jams over the years. In the edge column Corey Williams of Carry On, Piece by Piece, Internal Affairs, and now Manipulate stops by to talk about skateboarding, band politics, and his new home. In the non edge column Bill talks with Dave Weinberg of the Suicide File. Dave talks about his entrance into punk music, what Bill considers the golden age of Boston Hardcore, and what to expect when you retire from hardcore.


You know the old saying "April showers bring you a new episode of Edgeland" right? Well it is very true this week. Edgeland takes a trip to the past with the latest installment of Hardcore History. Did you ever wonder about the first straightedge clothing company? Well Bill has and he brings you all of his findings. In the interview portion of the show this week there is lots and lots of skateboard talk. In the edge column Bill talks with the Bones Bearings team manager Vern Laird about skateboarding in Philadelphia, Love Park vs. FDR, and how one becomes a team manager. In the non edge column Anthony Pappalardo of Ten Yard Fight and In My Eyes talks about the early straightedge influence on skateboarding, long lost Boston skate spots, and Boston hardcore towards the end of the 90's.

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They said Edgeland would break edge as soon as it hit episode 21, but it didn't happen. Edgeland is back this week and it is still the most straightedge podcast on the internet. This time around Bill begrudgingly delves back into the X files to hopefully shed light onto another straightedge mystery. In the interview portion of the show Bill talks with Matt Pike (twitterinstagramtumblr) of Some Kind of Hate and the man behind The Kenmore Agency. Matt had a big hand in putting together this past weekends Musink festival in Orange County and he talks about how he got started in hardcore, how life has changed as a father, and the benefits of living in California. In the non edge column Bill talks with a real legend of hardcore, Sam Siegler. Sam talks about playing in New York hardcore bands like Side by Side, Youth of Today, Gorilla Biscuits, Judge and Project X starting at the tender age of 12 years old, planning tours around school breaks, and about the unique experiences he has had thanks to music. Like playing Mtv's spring break and some studio work for Limp Bizkit. A fun episode this week that is enjoyable for the entire family, if your entire family likes hardcore.

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Hopefully everyone is fully recovered from St. Patrick's Day festivities and is ready to enjoy the twentieth installment of Edgeland. This week on the show Bill has gone mad, march mad, with March Madness. Get all the information you need with the Edgeland guide to March Madness. This week two amazing guests join the show. In the edge column Bill talks with Anthony Anzaldo of Ceremony and Never Healed. Anthony talks about his early musical influences, the tattoo all true edgeman need to have, and being the fancy boy from Ceremony. In the non Edge column Bill talks Wes Eisold of Cold Cave (instagram, twitter) and The Heartworm Press. Wes talks about how he got into straightedge and hardcore, the American Nightmare days, and the shortcomings of labels. This episode is a must listen.


Reclaim the hour that daylight savings robbed from you with this weeks episode of Edgeland. This week Bill goes over one of the biggest mysteries in straightedge in a segment that is unfortunately called "X-files". Also, Bill interviews Greg Bennick of Trial and Between Earth and Sky. Greg just finished a west coast spoken word tour and talks about the process of developing as a performer, rough audiences, and this crazy thing we call straightedge. In the non edge column Jason Traeger (twitterPortland stand up photos)returns for a second interview. This interview picks up where the last one left off and Jason talks about relationships with substances and people, and he also talks about his very early days of stand up comedy.

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Edgeland is in like a lion for the first week of March. This week Bill finds out about an amazing job opportunity for certain types of straightedge folk. Everybody is in a wrestling mood these days with the WWE network launching so this week Edgeland is all about wresting. In the edge column Bill talks with Leslie Butterscotch (youtube) about his introduction to straightedge, character development, and 90's wrestling. In the non edge column Bill talks with Vin Gerard (twitter) about the Wilkes-Barre music scene, why wrestling with a mask is way more difficult than it seems, and if there is a term for people that are not straightedge.

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The month of February comes to a close with a new episode of Edgeland. Join Bill as he gives a state of the podcast address after its first 100 days of existence. In the edge column this week Bill talks with Manuel Zapata aka xCypherx (twitter, instagram). Manuel talks about being out of step as a straightedge rapper and gives Bill an education in the world of battle rapping. In the non edge column Bill talk with Steph Hallett aka DJ Shewolf. Steph talks about living in Austin, throwing up all over Austin, and how peer pressure can make you better.

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Friday is officially the most straightedge day of the week with a new episode of Edgeland. Bill takes a trip down memory lane and tells the story of an affliction that made all of his friends laugh in his face for a week straight. In the interview section of the show Bill talks with the very straightedge Jebb Riley (instagram) of Doomriders. Jebb talks about how and why he got into tattooing (Hobo's TattooCongress St Tattoo) twin bundles of joy, and his new project. In the non edge column Bill talks with Adam McGrath of Cave In and Clouds. Adam talks about suburban Massachusetts, musical progression, and his yet to be released dub project.

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Lovers rejoice, it is the Valentines day episode of Edgeland. This week on the podcast Bill goes over some last minute Valentines day gifts for the straightedge person in your life. In the interview segment of the podcast Bill talks with two legendary Casanovas of hardcore. In the edge column the Champ has arrived, Matt Saincome (twitterinstagram) of Zero Progress stops by to talk about popular San Francisco gathering spots, swinging chains, and reputations. In the non edge column Greg Mental (twitterinstagram) from Mental and Lockin Out Records talks about fatherhood, growing up, and how labels lose their importance.

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The end of the work week means one thing, a new episode of Edgeland. This week Bill has a new advertiser that will benefit every edger on this big blue marble called Earth. In the interview segment of the show Bill sits down with a very straightedge Ryan Kearney (twitter). He has toured with bands like TerrorMadball, and Death Before Dishonor and talks about fights across the pond, what he does for fun, and being the dad on tour. In the non edge column Bill talks with Ben Kelly formerly of Have Heart and Death Before Dishonor, but now an owner of his own small business. Ben talks about trouble in Germany, his dislike for vegetables, and crowns the King of straightedge.

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The week is almost over and that means a new episode of Edgeland. This week Bill goes over some very important party tips before the big game. Also, Bill sits down with two authors to discuss all things edge and much more. In the edge column Natalie Slater (twittertumblrFacebookinstagram) author of Bake and Destroy: Good Food for Bad Vegans talks recipe development, parenthood, and a certain pro wrestling gimmick. In the non edge column Jason Heller (twitter) of The Onion A.V. Club talks about Denver hardcore, internet comments, and life after being edge.

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The end of the work week means another episode of Edgeland. This week on the show Bill talks about less popular edge breaks. It's not only when you turn 21 or go to college. In the edge column, Kyle Camarillo chats about working for LRG, playing in Heartsounds, and Bay Area straightedge. In the non-edge column everything changes. My best friend and former rollerblader Matt MacDonald talks about slow romances with alcohol, getting over our differences, and quitting smoking.

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Another Friday comes and so does another episode of Edgeland. This week on the show Bill goes over different dating websites that might fit your life, online dating isn't just for the straightedge anymore. In the edge column Bill talks with Sweet Pete (twitterinstagram) of legendary Boston hardcore band In My Eyes. Pete Talks about people who drop the term straightedge, rights of passage, and candy. In the non edge column Bill talks with a long time friend Scott Smith. You may know Scott from the cavalcade of bands he has been in over the years like The Automata, Draw Blood or his current projects Summoner, and Plagues. Scott talks about setting fires, drums, and the horrors of online dating.

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Edgeland has made it into the double digits. This week on the show Bill breaks down the battle of the ages, and everyone is now dumber for having listened to it. Back by popular demand an all tattooers episode. In the edge column, tattooing out of State of Grace in San Jose, Beau Brady (twittertumblr) talks about going to shows way too young, edge tattoo cover ups, and traveling this green marble we call earth.  In the non edge column, tattooing out of Tattooing by Richie, Bill talks with Mike Attack (twittertumblr) about the soothing powers of marijuana, reality TV shows, and instagrams best users.

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Another year and another episode of Edgeland. In the 9th installment of the show Bill goes over the top 3 definitions he has found for straightedge in the year 2013. The first episode of the new year is really tailored to the common podcast listener, it features two adult performers so your wish of seeing an Edgeland guest naked can finally come true. In the edge column Jessie Lee talks about going edge, soap in her mouth, and twitter trolls. In the non edge column Akira Raine talks about breaking edge, becoming a pro-dom, and gives advice to the skateboarders of San Francisco.

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Episode 8 of the podcast has come to life this week. Learn Bill's sure fire tips to enjoy New Years and other holiday parties. They will get any edge person through the awkwardness of get-togethers. This week on the show two very funny stand up comedians are featured. In the edge column we have Ryan Shea (follow him here) out of Boston. He talks about parallel thought, turning edge after 21, and his mom. In the non edge column Jason Traeger (follow him herehereherehere, or even here) out of Portland, OR is interviewed. He talks about the 80's in Seattle and San Diego, dropping out of high school for a life on the road, and tripping in San Francisco. 

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Episode 7 of Edgeland is here, consider it an early Christmas miracle, if you have low expectations for what a miracle actually is. Hopefully Santa listens to this episode and Edgeland's Christmas morning is filled with cheer. In the edge column Nick Conway of View From An Airplane is interviewed. Nick talks about whats next musically, not being into hardcore, and high school fights. In the non edge column Travis Shettel (PiebaldTS and The Past Haunts ) chats about 90's Massachusetts hardcore, the best way to listen to Neil Young, and LA living.


Another Friday another episode of Edgeland. In this episode we hear the tragic tale of the first edge breaker. In the edge column, nominee for the Mt. Rushmore of Edge, Porcell is interviewed. You may know him from a few small bands like Youth Of Today [Official]´╗┐, Judge, or Project X. Porcell laughs at the thought of sniffing glue, talks early days of New York Hardcore, and skateboarding. In the non edge column alex Garcia-Rivera is interviewed. You may know Alex from his days in American Nightmare´╗┐, Piebald, Bloodhorse, or one of the million other bands he has played in. Al talks about growing up in the suburbs, the most subtle way to break edge, and psychedelics.

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Episode 5 of the podcast has arrived. In this episode Edgeland gets some good news, other Straightedge podcasts get their due, and skype connections run amok. In the edge column Nick Jett (Terror, Piece by Piece) is interviewed. Nick talks about partying while edge, bad trends in hardcore, and his various side projects. In the non edge column Bill talks with one of his oldest friends Greg Doliber. Greg talks about biker gangs, his favorite coach, and his epic battle with the clipper ledge.

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Episode 4 is here and Bill goes over what he is thankful for this Thanksgiving. In the edge column this week Matt Saccaro is interviewed(@mattsaccaro on twitter). Matt is a journalist with cagepotato.com (@cagepotatomma) and a frequent contributor to buzzfeed. We talk don't talk about hardcore at all, but we do talk about MMA, old school professional wrestling, and he makes a 1/2 accurate prediction. In the non edge column Jake Mainini is interviewed. Jake is a professional Muay Thai fight that trains out of www.hardknocksboston.com We talk about our days living in Boston, straightedge misconceptions, buying glass, and the best way to prepare for a muay thai fight.

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In this episode of Edgeland there is a brand new, very exciting, sponsor. In the edge column, from the Chelsea Lately show, stand up comedian April Richardson (@apey on twitter) is interviewed. She talks about stalking Morrisey, Saved By the Bell, and dealing with regular people. In the non edge column, stand up comedian Aly Jones (@theweakestbink on twitter) is interviewed. She talks about hardcore at the pediatricians office, kids these days, and how she would never have dated herself. 

Direct download: 03_Edgeland_03__Not_Just_Boys_Fun.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:11pm PDT

In episode 2 of Edgeland Bill calls out a podcast for its bullshit. In the edge column Heather Bailey (cathedraloftears on instagram) is interviewed. She talks about being a edge, the hardest tattoo ever, and growing up mormon. In the edge break column Kevin Leary (learytattoo on instagram) is interviewed and he talks a lot about beer. A lot. www.edgelandpodcast.com

Direct download: 02_Edgeland_02__Spike_TV_Presents.mp3
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In this very first episode we learn the origins of headwalking. I talk with Mark McCoy of Charles Bronson/DasOath/Failures and owner of Youth Attack Records about being straightedge, skateboarding, and much more. Also, I talk with Max Ward of Spazz/Capitalist Casualties/Scholastic Deth and owner of 625 Thrashcore about his decision to break edge, Bay Area skateboarding, and what is going on with punks in Vermont.

Direct download: Edgeland01.mp3
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