Yo! That’s My Jawn: The Podcast
By Yo! That’s My Jawn
Yo! That’s My Jawn: The PodcastMay 01, 2023
Ep. 4.12 - Michael Rault
ate kicks things off talking about his wedding and the upcoming release of his contribution to the RISK! Podcast. Then, Nate is joined by Michael Rault. The two discuss Drugdealer, growing up with musician parents, his father's radio show, learning guitar, beginning to write music, his early songs, deciding music was what he wanted to do, working by himself, finding his sound in the studio, dense recordings versus minimalist, his collaboration and relationship with Pearl Charles, how he and Max Turnbull (Badge Epoch Ensemble) began working on what would become Symphony Orchestra, the wealth of projects/releases he has been a part of post-pandemic, reframing his approach to music, whether Symphony Orchestra will play live shows, the spilt tour shows with Pearl Charles, the Philly show, Pearl's next record and producing. Then, Michael takes a swing at the Jawntlet!
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Ep. 4.11 - RISK!y Business
Nate drops a short episode to recap the road to his appearance at the RISK! Live show at Caveat in NYC and pays homage to Henry Rollins, Kevin Smith and Kevin Allison.
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Ep. 4.10 - Andrew Duhon
New week, new episode! Nate kicks things off with an update on the release schedule before sitting down to talk to singer/songwriter, Andrew Duhon. The two talk about the word jawn, the Castle on Irish Bayou, growing up in New Orleans, Hurricane Katrina and the phenomena of bonded community, Wednesdays at the Square, his mother's sheet music for the music from Dances With Wolves, piano lessons, the first song he learned to play, finding something to say, his early days playing out, connecting with the audience, sad songs and the cost of a good song, finding his voice, the story behind recording Songs I Wrote Before I Knew You, his collaboration with Trina Shoemaker, working with Eric Massey, working in the studio vs. performing live, his latest release Emerald Blue, the Pandemic, the audience reaction to the new songs live, and the relationship between artist and audience. Then, Andrew braves The Jawntlet!
Andrew Duhon website
Andrew Duhon Instagram
Andrew Duhon Facebook
Andrew Duhon Twitter
Andrew Duhon @ the Sellersville Theater (5/7)
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Ep. 4.9 - E.J. Simpson
e're back! Join us for an all new episode as Nate recaps his trip to New Orleans before being joined by Singer/Songwriter/Multi-Instrumentalist, E.J. Simpson. They talk about E.J.'s early musical memories, the Monkees, the Beatles, learning to play music, finding and being drawn to the bass guitar, the balalaika, his Modulus Graphite bass, his first band the Vegetables and early collaborations with Adrian Harpham, Pierce Ternay, David Coppa, Steve Wolf & Andy Kravitz, early songwriting, moving to San Francisco, coming back to Philadelphia to for the first session that would become The Goats, the recent attempted reunion of the Goats, working with the Butcher Bros. (Joe and Phil Nicolo), the Goats/Bad Brains sessions, Ruffhouse Records, Maggi, Pierce & E.J., befriending Jeff Buckley, the MPE album For-Blue, the new album You Purple Virgin Presents Fabulous Fantasy, the record release show at the Fallser Club, the 17th Annual solo revival of Jesus Christ Superstar, playing with Beru Revue, the players on the new album, working with a large number of collaborators, and the Mark Twain project based on The War Prayer. Then, E.J. takes a run at The Jawntlet!
E.J. Simpson's website
Maggi, Pierce & E.J.'s website
Tickets for the record release show @ the Fallser Club (5/5)
Tickets for the 17th Annual solo revival of Jesus Christ Superstar @ Old Swedes' Church (4/21)
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Ep. 4.8 - Dave Hause
All new episode! Nate celebrates Philly music festivals before being joined by his guest, singer/songwriter Dave Hause. They discuss who has played more XPoNential Music Festivals and Main Street Music in stores performance, Dave or Dawes, WXPN and the Sing Us Home Festival, creating and curating his own music festival, growing up in Roxborough, Manayunk over the years, the music of his youth, Ambler, being a solo artist versus being in a band, working on his brother Tim's new record, IDLES, Elvis Costello, the vulnerability of creating art, creating his own record label, Blood Harmony Records, working with his brother, his relationship with Brian Koppelman, and the Sing Us Home festival lineup. Then Dave buckles up and enters the Jawntlet!
Dave Hause website
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Dave Hause Twitter
Sing Us Home Festival website
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Ep. 4.7 - Ryan Gilfillian
Nate opens up the show celebrating the recent placement in the Top 100 Music Interview charts on Apple Podcasts before being joined in conversation by singer/songwriter, Ryan Gilfillian. They talk about Ryan's latest performance on WXPN's The Key, AJAY, Black Buttafly, growing up, his early music, rapping, his latest EP, Evergreen, the lyrics to his song "Crime," his influences, why he wears sunglasses while performing live, his songwriting process, "Talk to Me" and collaborating with his brother Devon, the song "Mary, Mary," the next project, and his latest live shows. Then, Ryan jumps through The Jawntlet.
Ryan Gilfillian website
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Ryan Gilfillian on Twitter
Ryan Gilfillian on Facebook
Ep. 4.6 - Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes)
Back with an all new episode. Nate welcomes listeners new and old to the show with a reminder of the website content, and talks about the new shirt design before being joined by Taylor Goldsmith of the band Dawes, ahead of their show in Philly at the Fillmore on 3/16. They talk about David Letterman, Bruce Springsteen and receiving praise, overcoming negative biases, paying tribute, growing up, how Tony Berg helped him widen his musical palate and discover the sanctity of a song, Misadventures of Doomscroller & marrying words and music, the celebration of being a band, his wife Mandy Moore's album In Real Life, touring in a COVID world, post-pandemic crowds, crafting Doomscroller to fit the parameters of vinyl sides, the art of the album, and the relationship between Dawes and WXPN. All before Taylor becomes the latest to enter The Jawntlet.
Dawes on Facebook
Dawes on Instagram
Dawes on Twitter
Ep. 4.5 - Kevin Allison
An unexpected new episode! Join Nate for a conversation with Kevin Allison (RISK!, The State). They discuss the State, the Dreamboy sketch, the music used on the show, the season two promo "More Miserable Crap," the origins of Barry and Levon, the child-like energy of the State, Paramount's interest in the possibility of a State reunion/revival, how the brevity of their sketches lends itself to a TikTok/Reels culture, segues (and lack there of), being a theatrical child, realizing at an early age that he was gay, being funny as a way to own being "weird," being obsessed with records and music, joining choir and visiting NYC for the first time, wanting to make the move to New York, going to see the King & I with Sarah Jessica Parker, going to St. Xavier High School, enrolling in NYU, going form stalking Joe Lo Truglio to joining the New Group, his "audition" for the group, the pivot to storytelling and creating RISK!, "Check In" with the State, how Michael Ian Black encouraged him to be himself on stage, the "Lost Decade," being invited to perform on Margot Leitman & Giulia Rozzi's storytelling show at UCB, starting RISK! as a podcast, teaching himself storytelling and learning through teaching, the wide spectrum of stories told on RISK!, how storytelling can reveal things about yourself, the upcoming RISK! show in Philly on 3/2, radio shows vs. live shows, and the idea of trying backyard campfire recordings. All that before Kevin takes a swing at the Jawntlet!
Kevin Allison website
Kevin Allison Instagram
Kevin Allison Twitter
RISK! Show at the World Cafe Live (3/2)
Ep. 4.4 - Katie Feeney (Roberta Faceplant)
Kicking off an all new episode, Nate give an announcement about an upcoming performance for the RISK! live show in the Lower East Side at Caveat before sitting down with Katie Feeney (You Do You, Roberta Faceplant). They talk about growing up in Erie, musical theater, being a creative kid and the lost confidence of youth, home recorded radio shows, going to Penn State, moving to Philadelphia and getting back into music her work with non-profits, Rock to the Future, the pandemic and other obstacles, meeting her husband Drew and forming You Do You, the origins of Roberta Faceplant, writing country songs, her song "Everything is Trash", her new releases, the upcoming single, "Keep Talkin'", the Tom Petty cover "Two Gunslingers", the motivation to release three singles vs. releasing an EP, and hosting open mics. Then, Katie enters the Jawntlet.
(photo credit: Lisa Schaffer Photography)
Katie Feeney website
Roberta Faceplant website
Roberta Faceplant Bandcamp
Roberta Faceplant Instagram
Roberta Faceplant Twitter
Roberta Faceplant Facebook
Roberta Faceplant YouTube
Ep. 4.3 - Zach Eastman
We're back with a jam packed episode! Nate is joined for a tremendous conversation by Zach Eastman of the Yesteryear Ballyhoo Revue Podcast. They talk about Nate's guest appearance on the YBR, expanding the scope of the Ballyhoo, Brendan Fraser and giving actors a chance, Zach's childhood, his love of vintage entertainment, discovering radio dramas, the realization that he wanted to be a creator, knowing what you want to do at a young age, finding podcasting, the prospect of doing a serialized radio show as a podcast, Zoom "recreations" of old time radio broadcasts, Zach's Rear Window spinoff idea, scripted "lost performance" what ifs, the resurgence of audio driven content, War of the Worlds, the Virtual Jack Benny Convention, discovering Benny, becoming involved behind the scenes of the convention, and working with Leonard Maltin. Then, Zach steps up and enters The Jawntlet!
Zach Eastman website
Yesteryear Ballyhoo Revue
Yesteryear Ballyhoo Revue Twitter
Yesteryear Ballyhoo Revue Instagram
Yesteryear Ballyhoo Revue Facebook
Virtual Jack Benny Convention
Ep. 4.2 - Laura Lizcano
Another week, another episode. Nate gives a programming update for the next few weeks of episodes before recapping the G. Love/Donavon Frankenreiter show at the TLA. He is then joined for an incredible conversation by singer-songwriter Laura Lizcano. They start off talking about her 2020 song "Overworked & Underpaid" before getting into her childhood, moving from Colombia to PA, her first band Strawberry Underground, the move to Philly and going to Temple, finding jazz, Norah Jones & Regina Spektor, representation, graduating and wanting to find validation as an artist, the Chance on Me EP, putting together the core of her band, her writing process, the ukulele, her latest album Daughter of the Sea, writing over the pandemic and finding the album, working with Erin Busch and the Daedalus Quartet, singing in her native language of Spanish, how the novel Delirio by Laura Restrepo inspired the song "Caos," the Bowie inspired "Major Tom," her collaborations with the Almanac Dance Circus Theatre, showing vulnerability live on stage, "Quiet Love" and loving yourself, and the reaction to the album. Then Laura enters the Jawntlet.
Laura Lizcano website
Laura Lizcano Bandcamp
Laura Lizcano on Instagram
Laura Lizcano on Facebook
Laura Lizcano on Twitter
Ep. 4.1 - Andorra (Kevin McCall & Jordan Petrellis)
New Year, new season!! Nate is back with a hope for power and positivity for the new year... aka Twenty Twenty Me!! Then Nate sits down with Kevin McCall and Jordan Petrellis of Andorra. They talk about how Kevin and Jordan met, starting the band, growing up, MySpace, writing original music in the early days of the band, Marcy's Playground's "Sex & Candy," the songwriting process, early shows in the suburbs, going away to college and keeping the band together, solidifying the lineup, translating the new songs for a live setting, Kevin's relationship with the Grape Room and how the venue helped them to craft the new album over the pandemic, influences on the new album, possible tour plans, music video concepts, what's on the horizon in terms of new music, keeping the album tight and what the reactions have been to the new material. Then, Kevin and Jordan enter the Jawntlet!
Andorra on Bandcamp
Andorra on Instagram
Andorra on Facebook
Andorra on Twitter
Ep. 3.33 - ‘Twas the Jawn Before Christmas 3
Ep. 3.32 - Charlie Hall (The War On Drugs)
Nate updates on the new Yo! That's My Jawn curated playlists (Christmas Favorites | Christmas Other Mentions | Christmas Jawns by Former Guests) and shouts out a few new Christmas songs that have come out this year (Brian Lambert - "All I Want For Christmas is a Brand New Start" | Sad13 - "Wrapped" | Snap Infraction - "Little Saint Nick"). Then, Nate is joined by Charlie Hall of the Grammy award winning band the War on Drugs. They kick things off chatting about the many other Charlie Halls, the other Nate Runkel, Tidal, growing up, finding music through his older siblings, U2, Pink Floyd, playing music at the age of 3, studying music, "Over the Hills and Far Away," playing in high school bands, making original music for the first time in college, the music that is currently exciting him, instrumental music, Yuka Honda, Nels Cline and the Wilco side project show at the Ardmore Music Hall, getting involved in the project that became A Philly Special Christmas, how this project exemplifies the city, The Night Before Christmas, the Philly music legends they got to contribute to the project, being open to to things and choosing to say yes, Bruce Warren and WXPN, Some Velvet Blog, music blogs, the upcoming solo record, A Drugcember to Remember at Johnny Brenda's, what's on the horizon for the War On Drugs in 2023, and the Philly Community. Then, Charlie jumps in The Jawntlet!
A Philly Special Christmas website
A Philly Special Christmas on Instagram
The War On Drugs website
The War On Drugs on Twitter
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Ep. 3.31 - Christmas Favorites w/ the Brothers Ferris
Suburban Metal Dad, Compendium Two: Christmas Sevenfold
D.X. Ferris on Amazon.com
DXmas 28: In the Bleak Midwinter (2022 Playlist)
Ep. 3.30 - Kristen Kurtis
Nate is back after a Thanksgiving break to report on embarrassing himself in front of Melissa Villasenor before talking about how important WXPN and independent non-commercial radio is to indie music. Then, Nate is joined by XPN Morning Show host Kristen Kurtis! They talk about how her love of Y100 led to a radio career that took her around the country but brought her back home to Philadelphia, music in her household when she was growing up, singing in high school with the Chester County Voices Abroad, returning to taking singing lessons, being a part of the new class at WXPN and taking over the Morning Show, walking the line os servicing such a diverse listening community, discovering and breaking artists and watching them grow, Bartees Strange, new artists who haven't made their way to the rotation yet that she hopes to see more from ( Aiofe Nessa Frances | Jaywood | MILO ), how The Artist's Way led her to stand up and improv, XPN's 90's A to Z, the disruption of genre, the resurgence of the 90's sound, gatekeeping, and Star Wars. Then Kristen enters The Jawntlet!
Kristen Kurtis on XPN.org
Kristen Kurtis on Twitter
XPN Morning Show on Twitter
Kristen Kurtis on Instagram
Ep. 3.29 - Marc Schuster
An all new episode! Nate starts off talking about two shows he saw since the last episode. The Take Today/Bacchae/Catbite show at the First Unitarian Church, and Tribe of Names album release show for their new record, Evolver, at the Royal in Glenside. Nate is then joined by musician, author, professor, radio host, and champion of Indie Music, Marc Schuster. They talking about becoming acquainted, Marc's book Tired of California: The Beach Boys' Holland Revisited, the Beach Boys, growing up, #Tweetcore, discovering Indie artists, making music at home independently, meeting Brian Lambert and creating The Star Crumbles, the music from his childhood, the Beatles and the White Album, learning to play music, playing out in college, his interest in production, his songwriting process, discovering Garageband, his dissertation Don DeLillo, Jean Baudrillard, and the Consumer Conundrum, managing so many creative roles, how remote teaching has afforded him time to focus on music, writing and how he found it was making him miserable, finding the drive to write Tired of California and his children's book, Frankie Lumlit's Janky Drumkit, Tranzor-Z, the Zapatero concept album, Thank You For Holding, The #Tweetcore Radio Hour, finding and promoting a scene, and playlists and the end of genre. Then, Marc enters The Jawntlet!
Marc Schuster's website
Marc's blog, Abominations
Marc on Twitter
Marc on Bandcamp
The Star Crumbles on Bandcamp
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Ep. 3.28 - Catbite (Tim Hildebrand & Brittany Luna)
Happy Halloween! Nate is back with a new episode reviewing the Halloween weekend and celebrating the Phillies making it to the World Series. He then performs an excerpt of his article, "Robyn, the Saddest Girl to Ever Hold a Martini." He is then joined by Tim Hildebrand and Brittany Luna of the band Catbite. They kick things off chatting about how Nate has wanted them on the show for a year before digging into growing up, the Disney Tarzan soundtrack, finding the music that spoke to them as kids, Anti-Flag, Eminem, Paramore, learning how to play music, Brit's start singing with her dad, performing with Evan Taylor Jones, Tim getting grounded and learning how to play guitar, the Snails, how Tim and Brit met, formulating the Catbite sound, trying to understand why people hate ska music, Catbite's younger fanbase and their desire to play all ages shows, Catbite merch, the cover of "Everybody Talks" by Neon Trees and their music video for it, thoughts on a new album, horns and other musicians, and bringing in Kenny on keyboards for live shows freeing up Brit. Then, Tim and Brit enter The Jawntlet.
Catbite @ the First Unitarian Church - November 11th, 2022 [Tickets]
Ep. 3.27 - Nancy Barile
Following a busy two weeks, Nate returns to the podcast stage with his interview with Nancy Barile. The two discuss the Vintage Philadelphia Facebook group, growing up in East Norriton, jukeboxes, sneaking down to listen to her sister's vinyl, finding David Bowie, meeting Patti Smith's mother and becoming pen pals, going away to college, keeping detailed notes of the shows she was going to, the music of the late 70s, the move to Philly and the temperature of the city at that time, Jim's Steaks and one of the most Philly moments of all time, South Street, managing Sadistic Exploits, becoming a contributor to the scene, the riots and bombs at the Starlite Ballroom in Kensington, the danger in the city in that era, Chuck Treece, moving to Boston and becoming a teacher, the Boston Red Sox Most Valuable Educator Award, being outed by a student for her punk rock past, giving away Minor Threat and a SS Decontrol test pressings to a student, the origins of what would become I'm Not Holding Your Coat, Nate's pitch for a Philly Punk rock compilation curated by Nancy, shinning a light on the Philly punk and hardcore bands of the early 80s, and the story of Sister Alice and how she informed her own approach to teaching. Then, Nancy enters The Jawntlet!
I'm Not Holding Your Coat: My Bruises-and-All Memoir of Punk Rock Rebellion
Pyramid Club: Meet the Author with Nancy Barile
Nancy on Instagram
Nancy on Twitter
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Ep. 3.26 - Greg Seltzer
Back after a short vacation, Nate comes back with tales of his engagement before sitting down to talk with Greg Seltzer of the Philly Music Fest. They talk about the XPoNential Music Festival, growing up, VH-1, gravitating to the songs of Bob Dylan, Neil Young and the Grateful Dead, his books (The 1965 Project / The 1968 Project), what a follow up would look like, 9/11 and the music of 2002, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, the pandemic, ending up in business and law, working with Jay Sweet for the Newport Folk Fest, trying to pitch Philly artists to Jay, trying to connect and bridge the Philly Scene, creating the Philly Music Fest, the first year in 2017, the Philly Mag article and unfounded skepticism, hitting the goal of $100,000, giving back to the community, watching Low Cut Connie take off, Inside Hustle, Philly becoming a First Class music city and Alex G. ...all before entering the Jawntlet.
Philly Music Fest website
Philly Music Fest Instagram
Philly Music Fest Twitter
Ep. 3.25 - Caroline Weinroth (Cinema Hearts)
Nate bids farewell to summer and reminisces about MTV before being joined by Caroline Weinroth of Cinema Hearts. They talk about her childhood and learning to play the piano, early songwriting, theater, open mic nights, playing out, La Sera's album Sees the Light, her work with Girls Rock! DC, her song "Fender Factory," guitar elitism, entering the world of pageantry, the dream of playing the electric guitar on the Miss America stage, the highs and lows of the pageant life, her new EP, Your Ideal, working with Bartees Strange, working on the EP throughout the pandemic, vulnerability, and translating the music into a live setting. Then, Caroline enters The Jawntlet!
Cinema Hearts website
Cinema Hearts on Bandcamp
Cinema Hearts Instagram
Cinema Hearts Twitter
Cinema Hearts YouTube
Ep. 3.24 - Yo! That’s My Clip Show
Ep. 3.23 - The Tisburys
We're back with an all new episode! Join Nate as he sits down with Tyler Asay, John Domenico, Doug Keller, and Jason McGovern of The Tisburys. They talk about growing up, learning to play and the first songs they could perform, the Pictures of Fireworks EP, "Shattered," the pandemic and their productivity, the new album Exile on Main Street, getting tapped to perform at the XPoNential Music Festival, all of the other projects the gang works with (including Riverby, The Describers and Duke Maroon), Philly Sings Philly, the origins of the band's name, solidifying the lineup, finding a name and theme for Exile, playing the new songs live, the "Garden" music video, and playing WXPN's Free At Noon concert series. All, of course, before entering The Jawntlet!
The Tisburys on Bandcamp
The Tisburys on Spotify
The Tisburys Twitter
The Tisburys Instagram
The Tisburys YouTube
The Tisburys Facebook
Ep. 3.22 - Phantasm
Nate is joined by Steven Rosplock, Jay Yachetta and Aaron White of the band Phantasm for an epic chat (4:05). The guys discuss the “Spirit Box” video, moving to Philadelphia, forming the band in college, growing up, being a trio, crafting their sound, coming into the Philly scene, their live sound vs recording, building a following in Philly, pivoting towards writing in the studio, the Pandemic, writing lyrics, Dad side projects, the new album Shadow Work, playing live post-pandemic, playing their first show at JC Dobbs following the tragic shooting on South Street, spirit boxes, and shooting the “Spirit Box (Tuned to You)” music video. The trio then sit down to enter The Jawntlet (55:24)!
"Spirit Box (Tuned to You)" Music Video
Phantasm on Facebook
Phantasm on Instagram
Phantasm on Twitter
Ep. 3.21 - Katierose Donahue Enriquez
After a brief podcast update, Nate is joined by actor/writer/director/producer Katierose Donahue Enriquez (How I Met Your Mother, 2 Broke Girls, Future Man). The two discuss her Geico commercial with Maxwell the Pig, growing up, how the musical Oliver sparked her desire to be an actor, the Missoula Children's Theatre, her path from Ryder, to the American Reparatory Theater's Institute at Harvard and the Moscow Art Theatre, moving to New York and taking classes at UCB, her move to LA, studying with the Groundlings and being invited to join the Groundlings Sunday Company, writing, creating a sketch show at Ryder, rediscovering a childlike confidence, auditioning, creating the sketch troupe Ma'am with Corey Podell, meeting and connecting with Corey, creating the Queen of Fishtown as a TV pilot and the lead character's likeability, the pandemic, dog walking, the character of Kathleen Burke, Philly as a town and as a people, and the Queen of Fishtown tour. Then, Katierose enters the Jawntlet!
Queen of Fishtown website
Katierose Donahue Enriquez on IMDb
Katierose Donahue Enriquez on Vimeo
Ep. 3.20 - Eliot Greene
Happy Fourth of July! In this episode, Nate talks about cookouts and fireworks (2:40) before sharing his thoughts on Web3 (4:53). Nate is then joined by Eliot Greene of the Visible Project (7:14). They talk about the importance of community, growing up in Boston, Eliot’s parents, wanting to be a newscaster, living in Bejing at the age of 16, his high school championship Squash team, going to Brown University, interning for Joe Kennedy, moving to New York and becoming a consultant, working for Christie’s Auction House, the legitimacy of Web3, getting a job in ICM’s film and TV literature department, ICM Sports, ICM’s interest in NFTs, starting Habitat Labs, working with Spike Lee on the Visible Project, the soft launch and the Gary Vee interview, building out the community, and the Visible Project’s mission and road map. Then, Eliot enters the Jawntlet!
Eliot Greene Twitter
the Visible Project website
the Visible Project Twitter
the Visible Project Instagram
the Visible Project Discord
Ep. 3.19 - Mariah Parker (Linqua Franqa)
Back with a new episode, Nate teases more treats coming down the pipeline (2:40) before sitting down with Mariah Parker aka Linqua Franqa (4:57). The two have a fantastic discussion about growing up around their mother’s gospel trio, early endeavors with writing, the power of communication, lingua franca, curiosity, the construct of schools, setting roots in Athens, Georgia, bringing hip hop back into the Athens music scene, finding hip hop and acts that could break the stigmas and expectations of rap music, running for office and getting elected as county commissioner, the roots of societal issues, the Linnentown Resolution, writing and crafting the new album, Bellringer, the Internet, the First Amendment and accountability, and combatting fear with the power of love. Then, Mariah partakes in the Jawntlet!
Linqua Franqa Spotify
Linqua Franqa Bandcamp
Linqua Franqa Instagram
Linqua Franqa Twitter
Ep. 3.18 - Andy Hurwitz
Nate is back with an all new episode and fights through a damaged voice to interview Andy Hurwitz (3:53)! And and Nate talk about growing up, his father’s music room, meeting Jonathan Shecter & becoming obsessed with hip hop, going to law school and realizing he could work as a music lawyer, finding a mentor in Brad Rubens, working with Pearl Jam in their battle with Ticketmaster, how Eddie Vedder gave him the idea to leave law and solely work in music, the Big Valentine’s Day Pitch and getting hired at the Knitting Factory, releasing DJ Logic’s album and starting Ropeadope Records, King Britt and the Sister Gertrude Morgan Experience, the Ropeadope ethos, the ever changing ways we consume music, Napster, the origins of 30 Amp Circuit, the revitalized Philly Scene, the virtual Love From Philly livestream during COVID lockdown, G. Love creating a theme song for the fest, the upcoming Love From Philly live fest, Schoolly D., and Questlove. All before going through the Jawntlet!!
30 Amp Circuit website
Love From Philly website
Ep. 3.17 - Jason Ager
An all new episode! Nate has an incredible conversation with his guest, Jason Ager (4:13). The two talk about their shared love of the word, “jawn,” regional dialectic changes, growing up the youngest of 7, bonding with his dad over a found shared love of Creedence Clearwater Revival, the musical influence of his older siblings, finding the music of his own, MTV and music videos, taking piano lessons and starting to write his own songs, learning guitar, finding G. Love, going to college and getting his doctorate in German Literature, starting to play out in the area, the Tuesday Night Music Club at the Grape Street Pub, playing up and down the East Coast, studying abroad in Austria and playing a large outdoor festival, albums versus singles, his hesitation with crowd funding, and his new single “Imposter Looks At 40.” Then, Jason enters the Jawntlet.
Jason Ager website
Jason Ager Instagram
Jason Ager Twitter
Jason Ager Facebook
Jason Ager YouTube
Ep. 3.16.5 - A Schedule Note…
Ep. 3.16 - G. Love
A very special episode of Yo! That’s My Jawn!! Nate talks about the importance of having G. Love on the podcast, the first of three of his day one stretch goal guests (that also includes John Oates and ?uestlove) (3:54). He then shares a rough demo of his song, “B.L.T.” (5:58) before sitting down to chat with G. Love (10:48). Nate and G. talk about bridging hip hop and rock, Beck, creating a new lane into hip hop, early tours with hip hop acts and finding his fanbase, growing up in inner city Philadelphia, discovering his mother’s record collection, Philly in the 80s, coming up with the Roots, the legacy of South Street, “Slipped Away,” Cool C, Steady B and the murder of Officer Lauretha Vaird, how the pandemic spawned his new album, Philadelphia Mississippi, the first single, “Love From Philly” and the music video by Blazed Ape Smokers Club, the NFT/Blockchain community, getting into cryptocurrency, creating and releasing the Juice Gang NFTs, the upcoming Philadelphia Mississippi NFT drop with Yellowheart, and the Juice Gang Discord community. G. Love then settles in to partake in the Jawntlet.
G. Love Instagram
G. Love Twitter
G. Love's Juice Gang NFT
Allships Presents: Henbo x G. Love
Philadelphia Mississippi NFT
G. Love Discord
Ep. 3.15 - David Jamison
Nate opens up the show, recapping his 2022 Record Store Day haul from the weekend (2:34), before sitting down to chat with composer/producer/bassist/percussionist David Jamison (6:17). The two talk about his song “Spanish Jawn,” the overuse and abuse of the word Jawn, growing up, WDAS and WJJZ, learning to play drums, playing throughout high school and college, getting his doctorate in biomedical engineering, getting back into music, teaching himself the bass, beginning to compose music, creating his first song, “Kelly Drive,” playing open mics, finding Time and the intimidation of playing the first few times out, the Heat Check EP, the process of writing jazz instrumentals, pandemic life, his first full length release, Enjoy the Journey, getting recognized by WXPN, donating proceeds to the BLAC Project, playing out live, the new album Late Bloomer, recording with a full band, allowing the bassline to dictate the direction of the song, “Rap Snacks” and a perfectly executed “Ew, David,” the meaning and levels behind “She Don’t Love Me,” the surprises of making music in the moment, and his upcoming show at the Royal in Glenside. Then, as we do, David enters the Jawntlet.
David Jamison Bandcamp
David Jamison on Instagram
David Jamison on Facebook
David Jamison on YouTube
Ep. 3.14 - Lia Menaker
Ep. 3.13 - Jamie and the Guarded Heart
In this episode, Nate talks about continuing to meet former guests of the podcast in person for the first time (2:24) and wishes the love of his life a Happy Birthday (3:39). Then, Nate is joined by Jamie Salvatore and Morgan Russo from the band Jamie and the Guarded Heart (4:00). They talk about finding music, early songwriting and bands, meeting each other, Jamie playing the cover circuit, Dawson’s Creek and the use of music in television shows, Jamie figuring out what he wanted from music, forming Jamie and the Guarded Heart, writing for the project, the bands embrace of music videos, life during the pandemic, playing live streams, their fan base, the anticipation around the new album, the song “Sing From Your Heart,” playing the new songs live and their upcoming shows. Then Nate subjects Jamie and Morgan to The Jawntlet!
Ep. 3.12 - Andy King
Ep. 3.11 - Don McCloskey
Ep. 3.10 - Matt Lowell (Lo Moon)
Happy Valentine’s Day! Join Nate as he recaps his favorite ride from his trip to Disney (2:36) before performing a cover of “Valentine’s Day Is Over” by Billy Bragg (4:22). Nate is then joined by Matt Lowell of the band, Lo Moon (9:08). The two start off by bonding over an admiration of 88.5 WXPN before delving into Matt’s early exposure to music, playing drums before switching to guitar, writing his first song about Sept. 11th and performing it at school, going to Berklee, MySpace and the Internet, meeting Crisanta and forming Lo Moon, the new album A Modern Life, how the pandemic has affected creativity and not playing a live show in almost 3 years. Then, Matt enters the Jawntlet (51:19).
Ep. 3.9 - Spymob (Eric Fawcett, Brent Paschke, Christian Twigg)
Get ready for an epic episode! Nate kick things off by giving a bit of the history behind the birth of the Yo! That’s My Jawn project as a whole and how this episode is the full culmination of that vision (3:21). Then he sits down with Eric Fawcett, Brent Paschke, and Christian Twigg of the band Spymob (6:00). They discuss the early days of Spymob, getting signed and dropped by Epic/Sony, Christian joining the band, the evolution of the songs that would become Sitting Around Keeping Score, meeting Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo and signing to Star Trak, recording the live backing tracks of “In Search Of…”, Mark Ronson’s FADER podcast, forming the N*E*R*D live show, touring and opening for N*E*R*D, the genius of Pharrell, being ahead of the curve, L.A. Reid’s decision to drop them from Arista, releasing the album through Ruthless Records, and the more recent rerelease, all before entering The Jawntlet!!
Ep. 3.8 - The Bannister Effect
In this episode, Nate gives a very quick update (2:39) before sitting down with Joe Puleo and Eli Wenger of the Bannister Effect (4:04). They talk about growing up and getting started in music, how the Bannister Effect project started, how they met, the narrative structure of the new album, A Life I Knew, Dave Orsborn's promo videos, tracking the album, a shared love of Chris Long and what comes next. All before settling down to enter, The Jawntlet (45:46).
The Bannister Effect Online:
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Ep. 3.7 - Grace Vonderkuhn
Ep. 3.6 - Dan Drago [Part 2]
BONUS :: ‘Twas the Jawn Before Christmas (2021)
Ep. 3.6 - Dan Drago [Part 1]
Remembering Michael Nesmith
Nate here. We lost one of my idols this weekend with the passing of Michael Nesmith. Nez meant a lot to me and played an enormous role in my musical upbringing, and I wanted to pay tribute. Also included are a few covers of some Nez tunes; “Some of Shelly’s Blues” (5:37), “What Am I Doin’ Hangin’ ‘Round” (8:02), & “Different Drum” (11:00). I hope you enjoy. RIP Papa Nez.
Ep. 3.5 - Keith Marlowe
Nate is back with another episode! Join him as he laments finding out about Jimmy Fallon’s new show, “That’s My Jam,” on Thanksgiving morning (2:42). Then, Nate sits down with Keith Marlowe of the Miners (4:46). They talk about Keith’s early years, AM radio, College Rock, his band Tornado 5, the Philly Music Scene, taking a break to go to law school, forming the Miners with Matt Maguire, how John Faye helped them get a show after their planned debut performance fell through, alt.country, song writing, and the Miners’ first full length album, Megunticook. Then, Keith partakes in The Jawntlet (1:05:08).
Ep. 3.4 - WALLIS
Join Nate as he talks about the new format update to the website (2:32) and then pays tribute to the 35th anniversary of the release of the Beastie Boys’ License to Ill (4:03) and shares his acoustic rendition of “Paul Revere” (6:33). Nate is then joined by WALLIS (10:52) to discuss her early musical exposure, playing piano, acting and Musical Theater, writing music, her viral hit, “Lonely Christmas,” the pressure of creating a follow up, her latest single, “Another Day,” and playing live. All before settling down to experience The Jawntlet (50:55)!
Ep. 3.3 - Lisa Flynn
tes to the Facebook page and announces the launch of Yo! That’s My Jawn merchandise (2:30), before sitting down with Lisa Flynn of Lisa Christ Superstar (3:36). They talk about Lisa’s history in the Philly Music Scene, her battle with breast cancer, working as an RN through the pandemic, and working with Joe Niccolo on LCS’s debut album, Soundtrack of the Floating World, all before sitting down to answer The Jawntlet (57:57).
October 25, 2021
Ep. 3.2 - Michael McDermott
Ep. 3.1 - Nicole Atkins
Join Nate as he returns to the podcast stage and apologizes for ghosting you, the listener (2:44). He then sits down with singer/songwriter Nicole Atkins for a conversation about WXPN, her musical beginnings, open mics and early shows, signing with a major label, and her most recent album, Italian Ice (4:13). All before taking The Jawntlet (38:32).
BONUS EP: The P’Cast (se2ep6.5)
Ep. 2.6 - Pearl Charles
BONUS EP: The P’Cast - feat. The Brothers Ferris (se2ep5.5)
Ep. 2.5 - CLOVER
BONUS EP: The P’Cast (se2ep4.5)
Ep. 2.4 - Top Ten Countdown Vol. 1
BONUS EP: The P’Cast (se2ep3.5)
Ep. 2.3 - John Faye
BONUS EP: The P’Cast (se2ep2.5)
Ep. 2.2 - Dan Reed
BONUS EP: The P’Cast! (se2ep1.5)
Ep. 2.1 - Ben Arnold
The Podcast Returns! We're back for the first episode of Season Two! Nate kicks things off welcoming everyone back by describing some changes to the show (2:39) before sitting down to talk to musician Ben Arnold (4:32). The two discuss Ben's life in music, his many collaborations, his writing approach, and the new music he has been working on, all before taking on The Jawntlet (44:00).
Ben will be playing a live stream with Cliff Hillis for The Kennett Flash on Saturday April 17th @ 8pm. Visit https://www.kennettflash.org/events/cliff-hillis-and-ben-arnold-live-streaming-event/ for details!