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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