Episode 115 is out now! A conversation with Jesse Leach of Killswitch Engage/Times of Grace!

Season 1


Episode 70: Interview with Aaron “P-Nut” Wills of 311 (Bassist)

July 12, 2021

In our 70th episode, we’re joined by Aaron “P-Nut” Wills, the bassist of 311. We talk 30+ years of 311, what it takes for a band to stay together that long, and the epic live streams they put on this year. Then we pivot to g…

Episode 69: Bring Your Own Conspiracy Theory

July 5, 2021

In our 69th episode, the pod goes full tinfoil hat and dives into music conspiracy theories. These could be theories that we’ve concocted in our brains or even lesser known conspiracies floating around the music world. Is Ta…

Episode 68: Album Reviews Re-visited

June 28, 2021

In our 68th episode, the pod re-visits album reviews for a number of records that are now deemed classics by today’s standards. Did the review age well? Did the review age poorly? We take a look at three separate Radiohead a…

Episode 67: (Sometimes) Forgotten Non Album Songs

June 21, 2021

In our 67th episode, the pod discusses a number of great songs that never found their way on to proper full length albums. These could be songs from movie soundtracks, compilations, live recordings only, etc. Some of these a…


Episode 66: Interview with Ryan Sinnott of The Distillers (Bassist)

June 14, 2021

In our 66th episode, we’re joined by Ryan Sinnott, the bassist of The Distillers (as well as playing and recording in the industry with some other well known heavy hitters). We talk Ryan’s musical come up, him joining The Di…

Episode 65: Don’t Call It A Comeback - The Comeback Album Episode

June 7, 2021

In our 65th episode, we dive head first into comeback albums. Our definition of “Comeback Album” is not simply new music after a long break - it could be a new member, a rebound after a flop, or certain band dynamics shiftin…


Episode 64: The Wheel of Touring w/ Greg Bergdorf (Bourbon Bros/Zebrahead founding member)

May 31, 2021

In our 64th episode, we bring back the one and only Greg Bergdorf (Guitarist of the Bourbon Brothers and Zebrahead founding member) for a full episode on touring. Greg is no stranger to the road (having toured for nearly 20 …

Episode 63: The Festival Episode

May 24, 2021

In our 63rd episode, the pod talks all things festivals. This is the perfect time to talk festivals, as not only is festival season approaching, but this year marks the anticipated return of live music. We take a look at a n…

Episode 62: The Album Artwork Episode: The Good, The Bad, and The Bizarre

May 17, 2021

In our 62nd episode, the pod talks all things album artwork. We dig into the good, the bad, the bizarre, and also albums that get enhanced by the the whole artwork presentation. Can a great sounding album be ruined by bad ar…

Episode 61: We’ve Got You Covered. Selecting Bands to Cover Classic Songs

May 10, 2021

In our 61st episode, the pod picks a half dozen classic songs from the 70s, 80s, and 90s and brings to the table who we’d love to hear do a proper studio cover of said song. In true Podioslave fashion, no genre is off limits…

Episode 60: Reimagining 20 year old classics: Blink 182 - TOYPAJ and System of a Down - Toxicity

May 3, 2021

In our 60th episode, the pod revisits a couple classic albums celebrating 20 year anniversaries this year — with a twist. We take a look back at Blink 182’s ‘Take Off Your Pants and Jacket’ and System of a Down’s ‘Toxicity’ …


Episode 59: Interview with Frank Turner (Singer/Songwriter)

April 26, 2021

In our 59th episode, we’re joined by the one and only, Frank Turner. We talk a little about Frank’s come up, starting with Million Dead and then the transition to his prolific solo career. We also get into how busy he’s been…


Episode 58: Interview with Kat Nijmeddin - Creative Director at Pure Noise Records

April 19, 2021

In our 58th episode, we’re joined by Kat Nijmeddin. Kat is the Creative Director at Pure Noise Records, where she weaves her artistic vision and love for music together. If you’ve seen the visuals for Pure Noise Records and …


Episode 57: Interview with Sean and Seth of Trawl and Trawlcast

April 12, 2021

In our 57th episode , we’re joined by Sean and Seth of Trawl (Funk Metal band based out of Portland, Maine) and Trawlcast (Music Podcast). Sean (Vocalist) and Seth (Bass) come on to talk their musical come up, the formation …

Episode 56: Can’t Knock the (Side) Hustle - Musicians in Other Spaces

April 5, 2021

In our 56th episode, the pod dives into artists and musicians that also have their hands in other spaces. This could be side business ventures, politics, athletics, and so on. One thing that’s clear — creatives can’t sit sti…

Episode 55: Ridin’ Solo - Band Members Turned Solo Acts

March 29, 2021

In our 55th episode, the pod dives into band members turned solo acts. Similar to last week’s episode, we ask all the questions we want answers to. Why do band members go solo? Is it long lived? How do the fans react? Jack W…

Episode 54: Side Projects are Key!

March 22, 2021

Episode 54: Side Projects are Key! In our 54th episode, the pod dives into a number of artists side projects. Why do side projects start? Do they typically last? If they don’t, why is that? We attempt to answer all of these …

Episode 53: So Much for Spacesuits - NFTs, DSPs, and Concerts Oh My!

March 15, 2021

In our 53rd episode, the pod celebrates being one year old by doing what we do best: nerding out on all things music. We run the full gamut on this one. Want a reaction to the new Kings of Leon record and learn how their NFT…


Episode 52: Interview with Lauren Wayne - General Manager of the State Theatre

March 8, 2021

In our 52nd episode, we’re joined by Lauren Wayne, the General Manager/Talent Buyer for the State Theatre in Portland, ME. Lauren Wayne is a Maine and New England icon, overseeing the overall management of concerts and event…

Episode 51: A Day In the Life of a College Radio Metal Director

March 1, 2021

In our 51st episode, the pod turns inward. Anthony has often dropped info about his time as a college radio Metal Director - so it got us to thinking. Why not have him as our “guest”! We talk initial start with college radio…

Episode 50: Podioslave Presents: “...it’s cool, but have you heard the live version?”

Feb. 22, 2021

In our 50th episode, the pod re-visits a few of our favorite live albums. Live albums can go one of two ways: they can be great and capture the essence of the band or they can be complete failures. This week, we dive into a …

Episode 49: What the Foo-k?! Ranking the Foo Fighters Catalog

Feb. 15, 2021

In our 49th episode, we attempt to do the impossible: rank the entire Foo Fighters catalog. What the Foo-k were we thinking?! Is there a bad album in there? Is the new album Medicine at Midnight any good? Are the Foo Fighter…

Episode 48: The Mailbag Episode! Round 2

Feb. 8, 2021

In our 48th episode, we bring back the mailbag! We had a ton of fun answering all your questions the first time around (back in August), so we figured we were due for a 2nd go round. Who will have left the bigger legacy on t…

Episode 47: What Happened? The Pinkerton Kingdom Come-ing Home Story

Feb. 1, 2021

In our 47th episode, we re-visit a few albums that, when they came out, either missed with the fans, received unfavorable reviews from critics, or both. Albums of focus for this segment are: New Found Glory - Coming Home, Ja…


Episode 46: The Music of Long Island, NY w/ guest Brendan Garrone of Incendiary

Jan. 25, 2021

In our 46th episode, we’re joined by Brendan Garrone, vocalist of Incendiary, to take a 25 year look back at the music to come out of Long Island, NY. The 3 of us at Podioslave are fascinated by the region and the music to c…

Episode 45: Who Will Save Us From 2020?

Jan. 18, 2021

In our 45th episode, the pod discusses bands and artists we want to hear new music from in 2021. These could be confirmed releases, rumored releases, or even pipe dreams. In the absence of live music and with everything goin…


Episode 44: Interview with Toby McAllister of Sparks the Rescue/The Jameson Four - Guitarist

Jan. 11, 2021

In our 44th episode, we’re joined by Toby McAllister, the guitarist of Sparks the Rescue and The Jameson Four. We talk Toby’s musical come up, Sparks the Rescue’s break through (eventually landing them on MTV), the Fearless …

Episode 43: Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad - Album Roadblocks (Green Day, A Perfect Circle, Hed PE)

Jan. 4, 2021

In our 43rd episode, the pod tackles the ‘Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad’ segment — where we deep dive into legacy bands that we feel only had two great albums in a row. We dive into the roadblock album to try to understand what…

Episode 42: Our Best of 2020 (Hum, Deftones, RTJ and more!)

Dec. 28, 2020

We’ve had a lot of laughs, compelling insights, and truly inspiring discourse over the last 9 months. In this episode, we dive into our favorite nerdery of the year — favorite albums, favorite music moments, favorite moment …


Episode 41: He’s On Fire - Featuring Greg Bergdorf of Bourbon Bros/Zebrahead fame

Dec. 21, 2020

In our 41st episode, we bring back 2 things: the “He’s on Fire” - 3 album run segment and our Episode 9 guest, Greg Bergdorf (Guitarist of the Bourbon Brothers and founding member of Zebrahead). Greg joins us for this episod…

Episode 40: The Wheel of Concerts, Bob Dylan Sells Catalog, and More!

Dec. 14, 2020

The Podioslave Podcast is officially over the hill! In our 40th episode, we bring back the wheel. This time around, we populated the wheel with years ranging from 2001 through 2019 — whatever year the wheel lands on, we each…


Episode 39: Interview with Matty Arsenault of A Loss for Words/ Reclaim Music Group

Dec. 7, 2020

In our 39th episode, we’re joined by Matty Arsenault, the vocalist of A Loss for Words and Founder/CEO of Reclaim Music Group. We talk Matty’s musical come up, his early days with A Loss for Words, the bands growth over the …

Episode 38: Nerducken - Nerd Arguments at the Thanksgiving Table

Nov. 27, 2020

In our 38th episode, we start a new Thanksgiving holiday tradition here at the Podioslave Podcast.......Nerducken. The premise is that we pit two like bands against each other and each defend our case for which we prefer. Th…

Episode 37: Better With Age? This bands (#) album was their best, and more!

Nov. 20, 2020

In our 37th episode, the pod discusses bands whose best album is their 1st record, bands whose best album is their 2nd record, 3rd record — so on and so forth. We’ve found that the deeper you get into a bands career, the har…


Episode 36: Interview with Ben Collins of Chronic Future - Guitarist/Vocalist

Nov. 13, 2020

In our 36th episode, we’re joined by Ben Collins, the guitarist and vocalist from Chronic Future. The band came up in the 90s and continued to make a splash in the 2000s with their hit single ‘Time and Time Again’ — which wa…

Episode 35: The State of the Music Industry: Streaming and Live Music

Nov. 6, 2020

In our 35th episode, the pod takes a close look at the current state of the music industry — focusing on a few headlines pertaining to streaming and live music. 2020 has been a wild one for the music industry and who better …

Episode 34: Incubus - 'Make Yourself' deep dive with a twist, Commodifying livestreams, and more!

Oct. 30, 2020

In our 34th episode, the pod deep dives (with a twist) into the Incubus classic, ‘Make Yourself.’ We dissect the band leading up to the release, the rollout, and how it set the stage for what was to come. We also toss out se…

Episode 33: Why weren’t these bands bigger? Flaming Lips bubble concert, and more!

Oct. 23, 2020

In our 33rd episode, the pod discusses: RIP to Tony Lewis of The Outfield, Linkin Park and Fleetwood Mac albums charting in 2020, Flaming Lips hold a bubble concert, Apple introduces an all music video channel on Apple TV, a…


Episode 32: Interview with Frank Maddocks (VP at Warner Records, Design work for Deftones, Linkin Park, etc)

Oct. 16, 2020

In our 32nd episode, we’re joined by Frank Maddocks. Frank is the VP of Creative Services at Warner Records and has been the design mastermind behind many of your favorite album covers and artwork. With clients ranging from …

Episode 31: Track 1, Side 1 - Great Album Openers. (Corey Taylor Album Reaction, and more!)

Oct. 9, 2020

In our 31st episode, the pod discusses: Eddie Van Halen’s tragic passing, a reaction to the new Corey Taylor album, Fleetwood Mac being back in the charts due to viral TikTok video, and for the main discussion: ‘Track 1, Sid…

Episode 30: Year 2000 Albums, New Deftones and Menzingers, Spotify Employees Striking over Joe Rogan, and more!

Oct. 2, 2020

In our 30th episode, we’re back at you with another Year 2000 segment where we deep dive into 3 albums turning 20 this year: Cold -‘13 Ways to Bleed on Stage,’ Rage Against the Machine - ‘Renegades,’ and Taproot - ‘Gift.’ Ot…


Episode 29: Interview with Spose (Rapper, Record Label Owner, Podcaster)

Sept. 25, 2020

In our 29th episode, we’re joined by rapper Spose. In addition to rapping, Spose also runs his own record label - P Dank. We dig into Spose’s music path —- starting as an indie artist, making the transition to a major label …

Episode 28: ‘Wheel of Nu Metal’ segment, New Marilyn Manson, Facebook banning streamed music events, and more!

Sept. 19, 2020

Episode 28 is all about Nu Metal! Whether you love or hate Nu Metal, there’s a good chance you grew up on it if you’re currently between the ages of 30 and 40. In this episode, we spin the ‘Wheel of Nu Metal’ and rank the ba…


Episode 27: Interview with Iann Robinson (Podcaster, Writer, Former MTV VJ)

Sept. 11, 2020

In our 27th episode, we’re joined by the one and only Iann Robinson. You were likely first introduced to Iann during his time as an MTV VJ nearly 20 years ago. On top of being a TV personality, Iann has had his hands in mult…

Episode 26: ‘Nerdery Grab Bag’ segment, corporate takeover of independent venues, and more!

Sept. 4, 2020

Episode 26 is a special one for us, as the 3 of us are recording from the same location for the first time since the pod started. Nate is back visiting the east coast, so we take full advantage of it. For the main segment we…

Episode 24: 'Bring Your Own Hot Take' Segment, Deftones announce album, Spotify vs. Bandcamp, and more!

Aug. 21, 2020

In our 24th episode, the pod discusses: Episode intro, a thank you to listeners, and setlist; reactions to the Corey Taylor feature on the new Tech N9ne song, Deftones announce new album details (!), reactions to new NPR art…


Episode 23: Interview with Jason Tate - Founder and Owner of Chorus.fm and Absolutepunk.net

Aug. 13, 2020

In our 23rd episode, we're joined by Jason Tate - Founder and owner of Chorus.fm (formerly Absolutepunk.net). Jason has been a lifelong fan of punk/punk adjacent music and has parlayed this passion into arguably the biggest …

Episode 22: The Mailbag Episode! Bonus setlist: 311 'Transistor' turns 23, Spotify pushing continuous music output, etc

Aug. 6, 2020

In our 22nd episode, the pod discusses: Episode intro, Reactions to Spotify CEO pushing artists to continuously put out music to say relevant, UK brewery donating proceeds to venue relief, 311's 1997 album 'Transistor' turns…

Episode 21: Bandvantage: band names that elevate the band, New Corey Taylor and Marilyn Manson song reactions, and more!

Aug. 1, 2020

In our 21st episode, the pod discusses: Episode intro and setlist, Reactions to the new Corey Taylor and Marilyn Manson songs, Live music roundup — Port City Music Hall closing in Maine, Clutch pressing livestream concert on…

Episode 20: Bandicap: Band name handicap segment, live music rundown, reactions to new Chris Cornell and Gone is Gone, and more

July 24, 2020

In our 20th episode, the pod discusses: Episode intro and setlist, Drake possibly going independent, a live music rundown for the week, reactions to new recorded music from Chris Cornell and Gone is Gone, and for the main se…