Punks In Pubs Podcast

Liam Bird

The 'Punks In Pubs' podcast is a product of Liam Bird, the ex BBC radio documentary producer and former assistant producer on the BBC Radio 1 Punk Rock Show.This podcast is like no other, stepping away from the standard studio interview. Liam takes the chat to the local pub and invites his guest to have a natter over a pint! The show features in-depth and candid conversations with a wide range of guests from the punk rock community from musicians, actors, comedians, politicians and other creatives. The podcast also aims to promote and push unsigned punk artists by providing free sponsorship on the podcast and across its socials. If you would like to know more, email punksinpubs@gmail.com.

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It's the man, the myth, the legend Mike Park!Liam and Mike caught up and had a chat via Zoom on November 18th Liam and Mike talk about his band works with Skankin Pickle and Bruce Lee Band while also talking about Asian Man alumni Alkaline Trio, Polysics.  They also talk about race, violence and a woman pissing on some dude's face! This months sponsor are Monkey Mind. Show some support via this link.As always, thank you to Fidlar for not suing us and letting us use Cheap Beer as the podcast's opening track.Tracklisting for this episode: All tracks from Asian Man Records bands Say Goodbye to Yesterday (Bruce Lee Band)Skye! Life is Awesome (Bomb The Music Industry)Liquor Store (Less Than Jake)Maybe I'll Catch Fire (Alkaline Trio)Hot Stuff (Polysics)Division In The Heartland (Bruce Lee Band)Punks In Pubs Beer Glasses KickstarterWhen I started the podcast a few years back, I knew I always wanted to create some merch for the podcast...The obvious one was T-shirts, which I've been able to fund myself however, I have always wanted to create a beer glass because we're a podcast that's recorded; in a pub... It's a no brainer!However, it's fucking expensive! You have to order a high minimum amount, and I also want quality glasses that are not shit. The only way I can create these glasses is with your support; I'm looking to create 20.6oz glasses with the 'Punks in Pubs Podcast' logo on the front and "I'd Rather Be In A Pub With A Punk' on the back.If you can, please support this project.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/punksinpubs)

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Nov 28

1 hr 7 min

Dave Hause is in the building (virtually)Liam and Dave caught up and had a chat on October 21st, before Dave's new album ''Blood Harmony'' was released. You can pick up a copy via this link.Liam and Dave talk solo work, The Loved Ones, Fat Wreck Chords, Philadelphia and singing the national anthems and more. This months sponsor is Last Generation. Go pick up their new album via this link.As always, thank you to Fidlar for not suing us and letting us use Cheap Beer as the podcast's opening track.Tracklisting for this episodePrague (Dave Hause)C'mon Kid (Dave Hause)100K (The Loved Ones)Bury Me In Philly (Dave Hause)Sandy Sheets (Dave Hause)Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/punksinpubs)

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Oct 28

1 hr

This month's episode sees Liam go off the beaten path of 'Punk Rock' into the bizarro world of 'Brechtian Punk Cabaret' with the forefather of the genre Martyn Jacques, the ringmaster of The Tiger Lillies.Record face to face (at a safe distance) at Wiltons Music Hall on September 25th, 2021This month's sponsor is a Po-Lice, Go pick up their new album via this link... Only £2!As always, thank you to Fidlar for not suing us and letting us use Cheap Beer as the podcast's opening track.Tracklisting for this episode are all by The Tiger LilliesCOVID 19PigletHellBully BoyJackBanging In The NailsSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/punksinpubs)

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Sep 28

3 min 14 sec

After over six months away, Liam and Punks In Pubs are back!Liam's first guest after his hiatus is the originator of UK punk podcasts; Matt Stocks!Matt's podcast Life In Stocks is currently 235 episodes deep, having spoken to Punk Rock royalty like NOFX's Fat Mike, Sex Pistols' John Lydon, Rage Against The Machine's Tom Morello and Black Flag's Keith Morris. At the start of the year, Matt released a book of the same name as the podcast (Life In Stocks), a selection of Matt's favourite chats from his podcast over the years.Liam and Matt speak about creating a podcast and keeping it going. As well as celebrities and comedians entering the podcast arena. It takes a while; however, they eventually talk punk, where Matt discusses his love and admiration for NOFX (particularly Fat Mike).Matt also opens up about how a terrible accident brought on by drinking sent him on a path of thinking about life in a more spiritual way.Of course, they talk about Matt's book and plans for Volume 2, 3 and 4!You can pick up a copy of Matts book 'Life In Stocks, via this link and listen to the podcast of the same name, via this link.This month's sponsor is a Brazilian band, O Leopardo - show them some love via this link.As always, thank you to Fidlar for not suing us and letting us use Cheap Beer as the podcast's opening track.Track listning for this episoed are...Rancid - Back Where I BelongGaslight Anthems - Great ExpectationsLittle Richard - Long Tall SallyFlogging Molly - Devil's Dance FloorWeezer - (If You Are Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You ToNOFX - LinewleumSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/punksinpubs)

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Aug 26

1 hr 59 min

Episode 72 sees Liam speak to Chubby and the Gang lead vocalist Charlie Manning-Walker, AKA: Chubby Charles. Liam and Charlie discuss album number 2, rebelling against "Punk Rock" and discovering a home in Hardcore as well as revelling his recent diagnosis of diabetes!Thank you to Gab De La Vega for sponsoring this weeks episode; you can find more via this link. If you're looking for a new T-shirt for the coming spring, you can do no better than the Punks In Pubs T-shirt via our Etsy shop.As always, thank you to Fidlar for not suing us and letting us use Cheap Beer as the podcast's opening track.Track listning for this episoed are...Chubby and the GangChubby and the Gang rule OKCan't Tell Me NothingUnion DuesAll Along the Uxbridge Road Bobby Fuller FourI Fought The LawSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/punksinpubs)

Feb 28

58 min 18 sec

Episode 71 sees Liam speaking to Kellie Nowell, sister of the late great Bradley Nowell, singer of the legendary 90's reggae ska-punk band - Sublime. Kellie is now the spearhead of the 'Nowell Family Foundation' that provides addiction recovery services to the music community. The foundation is currently raising funds to open 'Bradley's House', a six-bed recovery facility that will provide treatment for people in the music industry with opioid addiction, regardless of their financial situation. They have partnered with LAW Records and released The House that Bradley Built, a compilation album of Sublime covers. Go pick up a copy of the album via this link.For the next two weeks, all profits from the sale of the 'Punks in Pubs' T-shirts will also go to support the foundation as well, so if you've been holding off on getting a T-shirt, now's the time to go pick one up. You can do that via this link or Google 'Punks In Pubs T-shirts Etsy'You can expect Liam and Kellie to talk about the foundation (obviously) and the compilation album. Kellie opens up about life growing up with Bradley, their mutual love for music and his ability to hustle, but Kellie also discusses her anger at Bradley for not being around to tell the stories himself after passing away in 1996 from a heroin overdose. In this episode, both Liam and Kellie speak openly about addiction, which might be difficult for some people to listen to. If any of the topics explored in this episode impact you, you can contact:UK: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/heroin-get-help/USA: https://americanaddictioncenters.org/rehab-guide/alcohol-drug-hotlineCanada: https://www.ccsa.ca/addictions-treatment-helplines-canadaAustralia: https://adf.org.au/help-support/Germany: https://guttempler.de/en/emergency-phone-addictionFor other countries, please google for your nearest assistance clinics.Thank you to Chiara for sponsoring this episode. You can watch a trailer for her movie 'The New Music' via this link.Track listning for this episoed are...All SublimeSanteriaDate RapePool SharkWhat I Got5446 That's My Number/Ball ANd Chain

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Feb 14

1 hr 13 min

We are back with something a little different! A collaboration episode with ourselves and the fantastic Mable Syndrome. Expect chat on interviewing technics, rough interviews and a shit ton of punk rock references!  Thank you to What Makes Sense for sponsoring this episode, give yourself and smile and watch the video for there new track 'Groundhog Day.' If you're looking for a new T-shirt for 2021, you can do no better than the Punks In Pubs T-shirt via our Etsy shop.As always thank you to Fidlar for not suing us and letting us use Cheap Beer as the podcast's opening track.Track listning for this episoed are...Mable - GoldfingerNo Cigar - MillencolinDrink Drank Punk - Anti FlagCity Of Angels - The DistillersScram! - Jeff RosenstockURL's if Links dont work. Just copy and paste.Mable Syndrom: https://www.mablesyndrome.com/What Makes Sense - Groundhog Day: https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=UUjWKsAQbj6hOSvKRKlTVLJw&v=t3jRYhejlcg&feature=emb_titlePunks In Pubs T-shirts: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/PunksInPubsPodcast?ref=seller-platform-mcnavSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/punksinpubs)

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Jan 31

1 hr 16 min

Steve Ignorant is our festive guest for episode 69 Steve's discuss his loathing for Christmas song as well Christmas dinner… He's the perfect guest. Away from Christmas, Steve reveals he was nearly in the global hit The Crown, we discuss how a punk sparked a fire inside him. We, of course, talk Crass, his time in the band as well as feeling loss once the band split, Lastly Steve talks about his wish of wanting to work with Sleaford Mods and Bobby Vylan. Thank you to To The Helpless for sponsoring the show, go show them some love.   Go grab yourself a Punks in Pubs T-Shirts are now only £14 you can pick yours up via our Etsy page  As always thank you to Fidlar for not suing us and letting us use Cheap Beer as the podcast's opening track. All tracks are by Crass. Big a Little ABloody RevolutionsBanned From The RoxyDo They Owe Us A LivingIts The Greatest Working Class Rip-OffPunk Is Dead See you in 2021 x

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Dec 2020

1 hr 3 min

Jake Kolatis is our guest, and he's a great one. We discuss the idea of "selling out" in punk, Jakes love for food, having a pint in the oldest pub in the UK and Liam ask Jake why he's relaunched his label Charged Records during a global pandemic! We, of course, talk The Casualties, early days, highlights and looking forward. Liam also felt it was important to address the sexual assault allegations that were made against former lead singer Jorge.  Thank you to Anxur vegan sauces and condiments for sponsoring the show, go show them some love as well as Roberto's podcast, "2 Meters Away Punkcast T-Shirts are now only £14 you can pick yours up via this link As always thank you to Fidlar for not suing us and letting us use Cheap Beer as the podcast's opening track. All The Casualties tracklisting for the podcast is below.1312Punk Rock LoveOi SongWe Are All We HaveUnknown SoldierSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/punksinpubs)

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Dec 2020

1 hr 3 min

Mate! It's a good one! Jon Snodgrass is our guest for Episode 67.Jon has been part of the punk scene since 93 with his band Armchair Martin, but it's his solo work that has found him an army of support. His albums contain a who's who of punk royalty from Tim McIlrath (Rise Against), Joey Cape (Lagwagon, Bad Astronaut), Stephen Egerton (Descendents, ALL), Stacey Dee (Bad Cop/Bad Cop) and that's just from his new album Tace! Pick up a copy of the album via this link Thank you to Diamonds and Guns for sponsoring the podcast, so make sure you show them, love, via this link. Support the podcast and pick up a T-shirt via this linkAs always thank you to Fidlar for not suing us and letting us use Cheap Beer as the podcast's opening track. Rest of the music of the tracklisting is below.Armchair Martian - Back In The HammockJon Snodgrass - Go BaseballAemchair Martian - RetardentAdam & The Ants - Prince CharmingScorpios - Scorpios Frank Turner & Jon Snodgrass - The FleasJon Snodgrass - Bad New Lands 

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Nov 2020

1 hr 3 min

We are back to where it all began! Pat Thetic was the first EVER guest on Punks In Pubs, and he's back to speak politics. To wrap up this series of episodes focusing on the US elections, Liam and Pat speak about the Electoral College System (a system the country uses to elect their president). Pat explains why it's important to vote for Biden.  Liam asks if people will take to the streets if Trump wins (but loses the popular vote)!  Anti-Flag has a new bio documentary 'Beyond Barricades' that's available online now for you to stream via this link. Americans! You can find out your voting locations and options via this link. Away from politics, we are offering Punks in Pubs T-shirts for just £10(!) via our Etsy site by using the promo code (IWILLVOTE) Brazilian Punk Rock band Mars Addict sponsor this week's podcast, so make sure you show them love via this link. As always thank you to Fidlar for not suing us and letting us use Cheap Beer as the podcast's opening track. Rest of the music of the tracklisting is below. Anti-Flag - Hate Conquers AllAnti-Flag - Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/punksinpubs)

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Nov 2020

53 min 22 sec

Episode 2 of our series looking towards the US Election see's Liam speak to Melquiades (Mel) Gagarin. Mel ran as a socialist democrat against an establish Democrat for Congrats for NY's District 6 early this year, and we discuss that race, witch Mel sadly lost. We talk about the future of the Democratic party under a Biden win as well as what happens if he loses. Liam asks Mel if his life in a touring punk band contributed to his ability to speak to all people across the political divided. Lastly, Mel discusses his upbringing in a single room apartment with his Mum and Nanna and how his love of punk drove them crazy. Americans! You can find out your voting locations and options via this link Away from politics, we are offering Punks in Pubs T-shirts for just £10! Via our Etsy site by using the promo code (IWILLVOTE) Intentional Overdose sponsor this week's podcast, so make sure you show them, love, via this link. You can rate and review by clicking this link.As always thank you to Fidlar for not suing us and letting us use Cheap Beer as the podcast's opening track Rest of the tracklisting is below.Scarboro - Fight To LiveAnti Flag - Fuck Police BrutalityPropagandhi - Anti-ManifestoOperation Ivy - OfficerStreet Dogs - GOPSick Of It All - Wake The Sleeping Dragon  Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/punksinpubs)

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Oct 2020

57 min 58 sec

We are back with punk & politics in mind! Over the next week, we'll be speaking to three people from the world of punk and politics to discuss the upcoming US election. Americans! You can find out your voting locations and options via this link We start this trio of episodes talking to former political operative in the inner circles of California's Republican party, Jimmy Camp. This is still a punk podcast, so we kick off finding out more about Jimmy's love of punk before turning to politics. Jimmy cut ties to the Republicans after Trump was elected as the party's nominee for president in 2016. In doing so, you will hear how he has been blacklisted from the party he called home for 20+ years. We talk Trump, the cult of Trump within the Republican party and what happens to the party if Trump is NOT elected. Lastly, Liam asks Jimmy about the possibility of mail-in voting fraud... spoilers: IT'S NOT A THING!  Away from politics, we are offering Punks In Pubs T-shirts for just £10! Via our Etsy site by using the promo code (IWILLVOTE) Goldenbloom sponsor this week's podcast, so make sure you show them love via this link. You can rate and review by clicking this link.As always thank you to Fidlar for not suing us and letting us use Cheap Beer as the podcast's opening track Rest of the tracklisting are below.T.S.O.L - Abolish Goverment/Silent MajorityX - Los AngelesBad Brains - Banned in D.CD.O.A - America the BeautifulThe Clash - Death or Glory Back on WednesdaySupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/punksinpubs)

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Oct 2020

59 min 22 sec

Episode 63 sees Liam speaking to Sven Brux who is an OG Punk and also Head of stadium operations and Fans at the German Football Club F.C. St. Pauli. Expect chat about Sven upbringing in the Germany city of Cologne as a young punk and the trouble that came with his music and lifestyle choice, How he moved north to Hamburg and his role in turning the football club he now works for into one of the most progressive football clubs in the world by sticking to a punk rock ideology.  Jolly Fuckers sponsor this weekes episode, make sure you go support there work by clicking this link or copying and paste the below.https://jollyfuckers.bandcamp.com/ If you would like to sponsor the podcast for free you can by emailing punksinpubs@gmail.com Go check out Punks In Pubs' merch on our Etsy page, click this link or again copy and paste the below.https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/PunksInPubsPodcast You can rate and review by clicking this link.As always thank you to Fidlar for not suing us and letting us use Cheap Beer as the podcast's opening track Rest of the tracklisting are below.Knock Off - Football Beer and Punk RockSex Pistols - God Save The QueenTalco - St. PauliTransplants - Romper StomperThe Bouncing Souls - OleSee you in October x

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Sep 2020

1 hr 4 min

This week sees Liam staring down the camera of his laptop at former Less Than Jake drummer and lyricist, Vinnie Fiorello.  Vinnie speaks about his new comic book and music hybrid projects called The Inevitables featuring members from Westbound Train, Big D and the Kids Table, Reel Big Fish, The Interrupters, Jeff Rosenstock's Band and Nightmare for a Week. So expect to hear lots on that. Find out more about The Inevitables by clicking this link Vinnie talks about moving from New Jersey to Florida in his late teens and explains that it was either moving down the East Coast or jail time! Liam asks Vinnie about his work outside of Less Than Jake with Paper and Plastic and his stint with Fueled by Ramen. They, of course, also talk about his time with Less Than Jake and how being physically and mentally broken lead him to stepping down from the band that Vinnie created 28 years ago. Thank you to Golden Bloom for sponsoring this episode. Make sure you check out their work via this link. If you would like to sponsor the podcast for free you can by emailing punksinpubs@gmail.com Go check out Punks In Pubs' merch on our Etsy page, click the link  You can rate and review by clicking this link. As always thank you to Fidlar for not suing us and letting us use Cheap Beer as the podcast's opening track Rest of the tracklisting is below.All, Less Than Jake All My Best Friends Are MetalheadsJohnny Quest Thinks We're SelloutsLast One Out of Liberty CityGreat American SharpshooterThe Brightest Bulb Has Burned OutGainesville Rock CityHistory of a Boring TownThe Science of Selling Yourself Short Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/punksinpubs)

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Aug 2020

1 hr 11 min

Liam is looking down his laptop speaking to former Public Image Ltd drummer Martin Atkins. You may also know Martin from his work with Ministry, Nine Inch Nails and Pig Face. All bands touched on in this episodes. But you might not know that Martin is also a lecture, going around the world talking about the music industry, and he talks about just that and gives advise to bands on what to do during a global pandemic! You can take up a FREE online class. via this link We of course talk about PiL and his working relationship with John Lydon and the rest of the band and Martin talks about why he walked away from a band that was "just fucked" Disaster Forecast sponsoring this episode so make sure you check out there work. You can sponsor the podcast for free by emailing punksinpubs@gmail.com Go pick up some punks in pubs merch, 100% of the profits will be going to Beruit foodbanks after the tragic episodes Etasy website   As always thank you to Fidlar for not suing us and letting us use Cheap Beer as the podcast's opening track Rest of the tracklisting is below. This is not a love song - PiLAnother Million Miles - Brian BrainFour Enclosed Words - PiLFlowers Of Romance - PiLSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/punksinpubs)

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Aug 2020

58 min 22 sec

We are back in the classroom!Episode 60 sees Liam speaking with Josh Buckley. A Teacher from Mesa, Arizona who has taken the decision to bring his Punk Rock ethics and belives into his classroom!  Expect circle pits and slam dancing*  *Metaphorically.  Make sure you check out Punk Rock Classrooms that Josh co-host with Mike Earnshaw. www.punkrockclassrooms.com Thank you to We Three Kings for sponsoring this week's podcast, make sure you check out their work and show them a little support.  If you would like to support the podcast, please get yourself a Punks In Pubs Tshirt!. Go pick up a shirt on our Etasy website www.etsy.com/uk/shop/PunksInPubsPodcast or drop us an email punksinpubs@gmail.com and we will sort you out.  As a bonus, you get yourself a free Punks In Pubs sticker with each order! If you a little short for cash but still want to support the podcast, you can do that by giving the podcast a rate and review on iTunes; it really does help the podcast grow. As always thank you to Fidlar for not suing us and letting us use Cheap Beer as the podcast's opening trackRamones - Rock n Roll High School Less Than Jake - All My Best Friends Are Metalheads MC5 - Kick Out The Jams Operation Ivy - UnityAlice Cooper - School's Out Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/punksinpubs)

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Jul 2020

1 hr 15 min

 Liam is chatting with Bad Cop Bad Cop's Stacey Dee. You can expect chat about the new album 'The Ride' and the decision to release the album when you can't tour off it! Liam and Stacey talk about growing up around drug use and how they both excelled in the performing arts.  Stacey and Liam also talk about a person that bonds them together, Stacey's ex-husband and Liam's ex-boss; the BBC Radio 1 Punk Rock Show's host, Mike Davies. Lastly, Stacey speaks about the band's drive and writing songs with meaning. We have NEW T-shirts and we want you to buy them, check them out via the link below.www.etsy.com/uk/shop/PunksInPubsPodcastGo rate and review on iTunes. It REALLY does help.Molly Tie sponsors the episode of the podcast. Molly is writing a book about women and the punk movement in all eras/sub-genres. She is looking for woman to talk to, in particular, fans of the 80s hardcore/90s riot grrl/pop-punk side of things if this sounds like you then reach out to Molly on Twitter @Molly_tie or click this link As always thank you to Fidlar for not suing us and letting us use Cheap Beer as the podcast's opening trackThe Bad Cop Bad Cop playlist for this episode is.NightmareCommunityWomanarchistOriginatorsSimple GirlSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/punksinpubs)

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Jul 2020

1 hr 9 min

Liam is chatting with the Creator and Director of the Ska documentary Pick It Up - Ska in the 90's Taylor Morden A documentary narrated by Rancid's frontman Tim Armstrong and features interviews with members of Less Than Jake, The Specials, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Reel Big Fish, Goldfinger, No Doubt, Sublime, and The Interrupters to name a few. They, of course, talk about the doc and the creation of it, but they also get into Taylor's Ska credentials and his link to Weezer!Click the links below.'The Last Blockbuster' TrailerBACK TO THE FUTURE PART II Remake We have NEW T-shirts and we want you to buy them, check them out via the link below. https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/826794593/punks-in-pubs-podcast-t-shirts?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=punks+in+pubs&ref=sr_gallery-1-2&organic_search_click=1Go rate and review on iTunes. It REALLY does helpBilly Liar sponsors this episode and you can find out more about his work via the link below.https://officialbillyliar.bandcamp.com/As always thank you to Fidlar for not suing us and letting us use Cheap Beer as the podcast's opening trackPlaylist for this episode isOperation Ivy - Sound SystemThe Mighty Mighty Bosstones - The Impression That I GetMad Caddies - Keep It GoingLess Than Jake - All My Best Friends Are MetalheadsReel Big Fish - Sell OutTill next time x  

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Jun 2020

1 hr 7 min

This episode was recorded via Zoom on behalf of Punk Ethics to support their campaign 'Punks Against Sweatshops'.  Punks in Pubs was asked to present the Q&A with a panel that featured... Propagandhi's JordPetrol Girls' vocalist Ren The great Deek of Oi Polloi Janey who is the vocalist of the 'punk witches' Dream Nails One half of In Evil Hour, Al & Gareth And lastly the punk legend, Steve Ignorant  We came together to discuss the taboo subject matter of 'where do bands source their merch?' You can expect chat on; bands confronting other bands, why we should all pay a little more for a T-shirt, how we can all do our bit to support workers' rights and we ask the question if anyone can live an ethical life? We also touch on the impact of COVID-19 on the music and garment industries as well as ask why this punk panel was an all-white one? If you would like to know more about how you can support the 'Punks Against Sweatshops' campaign https://www.punkethics.com/punksagainstsweatshops/ Punk Ethics has created a compilation album called 'Give Sweatshops the Boot' (https://punksagainstsweatshops.bandcamp.com/releases) featuring many people who were on the panel plus loads more artists. Go pick up a digital copy via Band Camp. The playlist for today's episode can be seen below. Propagandhi: Anti-ManifestoSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/punksinpubs)

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Jun 2020

1 hr 41 min

In solidarity with protestors in America and Worldwide Liam speaks about how listeners can donate support and get educated. Find resources, reading materials and ways to donate at: Help the family of George Floyd HERE.Help the family of Ahmaud Arbery HERE.Fight for Breonna Taylor HERE.Visit Movement For Black Lives for additional ways you can help the cause.Want to help protesters? Donate to one or more community bail funds HERE.Want to connect with leaders building grassroots campaigns? Click HERE.want to learn more? Here are some anti-racism resources.Want to help protesters? Donate to one or more community bail funds HERE.Stay strong xSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/punksinpubs)

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Jun 2020

7 min 59 sec

Liam is back in pre-COVID land for Episode 56 which sees him sat down with Teenage Bottlerocket's Miguel Chen.You can expect chat about early bands; Butt Fucking America anyone?Miguel shares love for the merch sellers after doing that very same role for Teenage Bottlerocket. This was before he picked up the bass to become a member of the band.Miguel explains how bands touring outside Laramie, Wyoming, was mindblowing to him at fifteen and how he loved the 'get in the van' life.They, of course, talk about Teenage Bottlerocket and the desire to keep on having fun and rocking out wherever they find themselves in the world.If your interested in reading Miguel's books, click this link and for his emails this linkThe Awkward sponsor this week's podcast and you can find out more about their music via this linkPunks Against Sweat Shops Facebook Live chat will take place on June 6th at 6 pm GMT you can find out more via this link We have some shit to sell again, this time STICKERS... who doesn't love stickers?Punks in Pubs stickers are £1 each excluding postage, so please email punksinpubs@gmail.com to place a sticker order, and we are only accepting payment via Paypal.As always thank you to Fidlar for not suing us and letting us use Cheap Beer as the podcast's opening trackPlaylist for this episode isHeadbangerBigger Than KissThey Call Me SteveYou Dont Get The JokeSkate Or DieTill next time x

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May 2020

56 min 37 sec

Liam talks to Hannah McFaull, the co-founder of '...And Out Come The Boobs', a company that upcycles band shirts as well as their own shirt designs for breastfeeding punk mums.You can expect chat about being brought up in a 'Punk Rock' family (Hannah's dad is Colin McFaull the lead vocalist in Cock Sparrer, and her brother, Tom, is the frontperson of Barstool Preachers). Hannah also talks about discovering The Clash and the political message that came with the music that would go on to have a lasting impact on her work life.We touch on Hannah's love for the UK football team West Ham and the level of optimism between American sport fans compared to the British.We, of course, talk about her clothing empire that is '...And Out Come The Boobs' and touch on the subject of breastfeeding and breastfeeding in public.You can check out the, 'And Come Out The Boobs' clothing collection by going to www.andoutcometheboobs.com or you can follow them on Instagram @andoutcometheboobsThank you to Weekend Offender Records for sponsoring this episode. Make sure you go check out the bands on the label and find some new jams via this link.If you would like to sponsor an episode of the podcast for free, you can do so by emailing punksinpubs@gmail.comWe have some shit to sell again, this time STICKERS... Who doesn't love stickers?Punks in Pubs stickers are £1 each excluding postage, so please email punksinpubs@gmail.com to place a sticker order, and we are only accepting payment via pay pal.As always thank you to Fidlar for not suing us and letting us Cheap Beer as the podcasts opening trackPlaylist for this episode isRancid - Time BombThe Clash - Safe European HomeThe Specials - Concrete JungleBlink 182 - The Rock ShowCock Sparrer - Riot SquadTill next time xSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/punksinpubs)

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May 2020

1 hr

In this Punks in Pub's special, Liam talks to Andy Davies, one of the collective members of the Manchester Punk Festival. Manchester Punk Festival should be taking place right now in several locations across Manchester, but sadly COVID 19 put a stop to that, and on March 17th the festival was cancelled. Liam spoke to Andy via Instagram Live where they talked about that process of having a festival to look forward to and then for it to be ripped away. Andy reviles how the punk community has saved the festival and how the physical festival may have been cancelled. The virtual one is going strong! Make sure you go watch some MPF acts via Instagram Live Thank you to Illia and his new band 'Punk Rock Servant' for sponsoring this episode, make sure you go show him some love, we're big fans. See you soon for episode 55 Track ListingFlatliners: Calming Collection https://open.spotify.com/track/5UsX8plLmgok0Kw45mlxtG?si=YD_zWPeNTTOFbdt9IPV3fQ Random Hand: Anger Management https://open.spotify.com/track/5SbN8lXhPno4BRrFb9yqkF?si=hiQbYky3TWG_oMcPwVdkrA Off With Their Heads: I Need Youhttps://open.spotify.com/track/1TcmTNbWdx14dB1yMRDTsU?si=LI6AwnERQAuHWImKgIYVIw Shai Hulud: Linoleum https://open.spotify.com/track/4YMTHIMM5hbfLSGOQigDGt?si=DFC70nVfTpC1VKKCr0X7HwSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/punksinpubs)

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Apr 2020

40 min 21 sec

Episode 54 sees Liam in a real pub (remember them before the world decided to cosplay the movie Pandemic.) with Laurent "Lags" Barnard. You'll know Lags from bands such as Krokodil, Moones, Gold Key, but most of you will know Lags as the guitarist and founder of the UK hardcore punk act Gallows. You can expect Liam and Lags to talk about Cartoon Networks 'We Bare Bears', Playing music while pissed and Lags love of Horror movies. They, of course, talk Gallows. They touch on the early days and hustling, and talk about the journey of being offered a million-pound contract from Warner. Lags talks about the pressure that came with that contract and Liam asks if there were early signs that Frank Carter (the original vocalist) wanting to leave Gallows as they recorded the album 'Gray Britain'. Lags open up about a couple of years without Gallows in his life and how Franks replacement, Alexisonfire Wade MacNeil, became his brother from an overseas mother. You can support Lags and the boys during these unprecedented time by going to pick up some Gallows merch online via this link. Thank you to the Cardboard Box Colony or sponsoring this episode of the podcast, make sure you go check out their work. If you want to sponsor an episode of this podcast for FREE, email punksinpusbs@gmail.com to find out on how you can do that. Please go rate and review this podcast and also spread the love and tell your mates about the podcast across social media. Stay at home and be well.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/punksinpubs)

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Apr 2020

1 hr 17 min

Punks in Pubs is back and so is Frank Turner is back for his second stint on the podcast but sadly under different circumstances.  Back in 2017 Liam and Frank enjoyed a beer across a table from each other (Episode 4), Now in 2020 there chatting via Instagram Live because of the global pandemic that is COVID 19 and that's the main topic of discussion between the two. Liam asks Frank about how COVID 19 has affected him personally (Frank was at the start of his UK tour that he had to cancel only a few shows in) Frank talks about the internal dilemmas he was having about playing on during the start of the virus in the UK. Frank discusses his work that he's doing now that everyone is in lockdown and how he's performing online via his Facebook page to support the music scene that's on his knees due to this pandemic. They also talk about worst-case scenarios and what could be the new ‘norm.’ It's not all doom and gloom, Frank reveals he's working on a new album, Liam asks what the fuck is going on between Fat Mike and Frank and Liam and Frank reveal their stand-up comedian loves and of course they discuss the 'Tiger King'! You can support Frank during these unprecedented time by going to pick up some of his merch online via this link Thank you to the Ink Bombs for sponsoring this episode of the podcast, make sure you go check out their work. If you want to sponsor an episode of this podcast for FREE, email punksinpusbs@gmail.com to find out on how you can do that. Please go rate and review this podcast and also spread the love and tell your mates about the podcast via whats app. Stay at home and be well. Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/punksinpubs)

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Apr 2020

58 min 24 sec

Hey everyone, Its Liam.Back in 2013, I moved away from music radio and started my journey into Radio Documentary making. My very first radio documentary is the one that you are about to hear; it also happens to be my favourite still.Its a documentary about Transgender and Laura Jane Grace. Back in 2012, Laura came out very openly in Rolling Stone Magazine as Transgender, and since then Laura has been at the for the front of Transgender issues and rights. But back in 2013 (when this doc came out), Transgender wasnt spoke about as public, and I wanted to work with laura to change that. So that what I did.The documentary is Laura's story but its Presented by the very talented Paris Lees who has gone on to be a vocal leader of Trans issues in the UK. Also, this was the last time I got to work with Mike D the former presenter of the Radio 1 Punk Rock Show when I went back to Reading Festival to interview Chuck Regain for the doc.This Doc is over five years old now, but I still think it holds up.So why am I putting this out on the Punks in Pubs Podcast?Well, three reasons,1, I now own the documentary (The BBC own any doc you make for five years) Even though I own the doc, I have to remove all elements of the BBC from it. So at times, you may hear a random cut or a reversal of audio.2, Today (31st March) is Trans Day Of Visibility. So seem fitting to release it today.3. It's packed full of Punk music, and that's what we are all about.So sit back and enjoy my very first documentary.We are back on Sunday with an interview with Gallows Lags.STAY INDOORS, Laters Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/punksinpubs)

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Mar 2020

59 min 8 sec

Episode 52 sees Liam sit down with music journalist and author Ian Winwood. This episode was recorded LIVE at the Signature Brew Taproom & Venue in London on February 20th. For those who don't know about Ian's work, he has written for Kerrang!, NME, Mojo, Q and Revolver, among others. He is the author of Birth School Metallica Death, but most importantly, the author of 'Smash! Green Day, The Offspring, Bad Religion, NOFX, and the '90s Punk Explosion'. Great book, go pick it up where ever you get your books. Liam and Ian spent little over an hour on stage talking about a wide range of subject matters such as...  Motörhead being his come to Jesus moment for discovering punk.  Why did Ian call the lead singer of Nickelback's Chad Kroeger a cunt in an article for Kerrang! Spoiler, He goes on to double and calls him a cowered live on stage! Ian relives going into an Agnostic Front mosh pit in his 40's and they both talk about working in the world of freelancing. They, of course, talk about Ian's book Smash and the bands that feature in the book (Green Day, Offspring, NOFX and Bad Religion to name a few) and Liam puts the audience on edge when he asks Ian about the paedophile and former lead singer of Lostprophets Ian Watkins… Expect to hear gasps from the audience! Thank you to Signature Brew for not kicking us out and thanks to The Lagan for putting on a great show. If you would like to sponsor an episode of Punks In Pubs for FREE, just like The Awkwards did (Go check out there work and give them support) email punksinpubs@gmail.com for more info. House Keeping Notes.Punks In Pubs to announce that we will be conducting a panel interview for the Punks Against Sweatshop’s benefit show on the 6th of June at the world-famous 100 Club in London. On the panel will be members of Petrol Girls, Oi Polloi and Crass’s. The show is to support the No Sweat campaign to...Make solidarity with sweatshop workers and their organisations.Publicise, expose and help stamp out sweatshop employment. Fund independent unions around the world in their struggle for justice.It's going to be a great night so go pick up your tickets now via this link    

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Mar 2020

1 hr 15 min

Episode 51 sees Liam sat down for a beer and a chat with Masked Intruders, Intruder Green.You can expect Green to talk about his new life living in Germany, label changes and risks that come with it and Green gives his thoughts on gun control. Liam reveals that he once got into a fight at a Masked Intruder show and how Officer Bradshaw brought law and order to the pit and Liam and Green discuss creating podcasts and the difficulties of being presenters. You can check out Intruder Greens podcast 'The Intruder Green Podcast'. We, of course, talk about Masked Intruder and what's going on with Yellow? Punks in Pubs and Signature Brew have teamed up to bring you the first Punks In Pubs live show in London with The Lagan playing out the show. Tickets are FREE! Go pick them up via this link or visit a Punks in Pubs social media account on Twitter Facebook and Instagram @Punksinpubs Thank you to Tower Crane Towers for sponsoring this week's podcast, Make sure you go support them by clicking this link, If you would like to sponsor an episode of the podcast, then please email, punksinpubs@gmail.com for more info on how you can do that. That's it for this week, go rate and review and tell your mates about the show and remember that if you are going to a punk show and you see someone fall down, you pick them right back up again. Till next time, buy buy. 

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Feb 2020

1 hr 2 min

50 fucking episodes, you would think we would be better at this by now right. Episode 50 sees us back in Slovenia at Punk Rock Holiday, down by the lake with a beer in hand talking to the very hungover Graham and Sean of the Scottish punk rock act Goodbye Blue Monday.  So what did 3 drunken twats talk about by a beautiful lake in Slovenia, well you will hear about how a chat about satanism got the guys there real first Punk gig booking.Graham talks about his fear of putting out a full-length album. Sean retails a story of how the punk rock community came to his aid when he was at his lowest ebb. We also talk about self-harm and suicide, but we talk about it in a fun way! Jokes aside, If that kind of chat might be a trigger then probably best to give this episode a skip and reach out to The Samaritans and seek help. People care, your not alone, be loved.Shout out to Sarah Williams at Shout Louder for hooking us up with the boys. Sarah does a podcast so check that out and also go pick up a copy of Shout Louder new book Papercuts. an 80+ page paperback zine with contributions from 30+ authors and photographers, chronicling the community spirit of the DIY music community. Thank you to TROY OUNCE & THE ALLEY CAT DRUNX for sponsoring the podcast, go give them some love. If you would like to sponsor an episode of punks in pubs for free. Email punksinpubs@gmail.com to get more info on how to do that. Please go rate and review. It really does help, tell your mates about this podcast, word of mouth is still king, till next time, bye-bye.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/punksinpubs)

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Jan 2020

56 min 7 sec

Happy New YearWe are back for the first show of 2020, and it sees us in the world-famous Worlds End pub in Camden Town where we sit down for a beer with Madballs Freddy Cricien. You can expect chat about nerves on stage and Freddy reveals his dislike for the 'tough guy' image that has been projected on to the band and the elitist attitude that hides in hardcore and punk. Freddy, of course, talks early years, growing up, going to New York to be with his brother Roger who is the frontman of the true punk godfathers Agnostic Front. Freddy also gets a few things off his chest in regards to Road Runner and ex-drummer and now slipknot drummer Jay Weinberg. Thank you to M Cruz/Angry Rat Club for sponsoring this week's podcats, make sure you check out there work Go rate and review this podcast, and we will see you in a few weeks for episode 50 of this podcast.Till next time xSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/punksinpubs)

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Jan 2020

1 hr 2 min

ITS CHRISTMASSSSSSS! And for episode 48 we have a cracker for you (that's the only Christmas pun we will use, we promise) Liam sits down for a beer and to spread Christmas cheer with The Bouncing Souls, Pete Steinkopf.You can expect chat about, Gift giving, Blackpool, Prince and the plot to the movie Ruddy? They of course talk about The Bouncing Souls, in particular, the near break up of the band, Signing and leaving Epitaph and how the track 'Ole' will not be sung at the Bouncing Souls Christmas karaoke!Away from the interview, Liam gives his thanks for 2019, asks that you gift him 2 minutes of your time this Christmas season and go vote for Punks in Pubs in the Pod Bible Podcast Awards. Thank you to Lo-Fi Rebels for sponsoring this week's podcast. Go support them and check out there work.We go a little old school and Jackknife Stiletto's close out the last episode of 2019 with their festive track 'Dear Santa'.Thank you for all your support for 2019 and have a happy holiday and we will see you in 2020

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Dec 2019

1 hr 3 min

 Episode 47 sees Liam sit down with write and all-round top guy Tim Mohr. Tim is the author of 'Burning Down the Haus' A book that exposes the secret history of punks in East Germany and how the dreaded secret police, the Stasi – targeted them and made there lives a living hell. In this episode, you will hear Tim talk about the ordeal that these punks had to go through, like being beaten by the cops, imprisoned and sent to 'reform camps' just because of the music they listen to and how they looked. You will also hear how the Lutheranism church supported the Punk Movement, and Tim will also explain how these punks that included members of Rammstein, fought back and played a role in the underground movement that helped bring down the Berlin Wall. Away from Punk, I discover why an American wanted to go to East Germany in the 80's, and Tim relives going to a British pub for the first time and not knowing if he was going to get into a fight!Below are a few links to some of the East German bands Tim talked about (Planlos, Namenlos, Feeling B)If you would like to vote for Punks in Pubs for the best indie podcast, please do that by clicking this link and scroll to the bottom of the page and vote for us If you would like to sponsor the show for FREE, you can do so my recording an MP3 audio file on your phone promoting your work and emailing it alongside the music you want to play to punksinpubs@gamil.com. Lastly, go rate and review the podcast, I'll see you in a few weeks for our Christmas special x 

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Dec 2019

1 hr 6 min

Liam sits down with Goldfingers Charlie Paulson and New Found Glory and sometimes Goldfinger drummer Cyrus Bolooki. The guys talk about L.A Punk in the ’80s and how if you want to learn how to play the drums, learn piano first! Charlie talks about staying clean in a world of drink and drugs and opens up about leaving Goldfinger after the album Stomping Ground and why he’s come back! Cyrus reveals his love for Goldfinger growing up and how one day he would love to be a radio DJ! There is also chat about acting, ex-bandmates and THAT Goldfinger's appearance on Conan O'Brien as well as some other stuff.Thank you to Filthy Hearts for sponsoring this episode, make sure you check out their new album Beyond Repair and if you would like to sponsor an episode of the podcast for free then email punksinpubs@gmail.com for more info Lastly, Please go rate and review the podcast on whatever podcast provider you use, it really does help people find the podcast.

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Nov 2019

1 hr 12 min

In this episode, Liam talks to Jay Kerr (founder of Punk Ethics and a member of the anti-sweatshop campaign group 'No Sweat')  about his past work with comedian Mark Thomas and the Burmese punk outfit Rebel Riot! Jay talks about the grassroots campaign group called ‘No Sweat’ and its campaign ‘ Punks Against Sweatshops’. A campaign that is asking for all Punk bands to think about where they get there merch from, a campaign that has the backing of artists such as Propagandhi, Jello Biafra, Crass and Petrol Girls. If you would like to donate to the work that No Sweat is doing, then click this link Away from Punk Ethics and No Sweat, we discuss john Lydon's appearance on Im a Celebrity and how the word ‘Sex’ was Jay’s gateway into Punk. Thank you to The Bad Reminders for sponsoring this episode, make sure you check out their new album Hits and Misses and if you would like to sponsor an episode of the podcast for free then email punksinpubs@gmail.com for more info Please go rate and review the podcast it really does help. Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/punksinpubs)

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Nov 2019

1 hr 17 min

Episode 44 see's Liam in Tomlin Slovenia for the first of a couple of interviews that were conducted at Punk Rock Holiday (You can pick up tickets for PRH 2020 via this link) we are speaking to Sima Brami, the lead vocalist of Not On Tour. Sima and Liam bound over making fake radio shows at home and stand up comedy. Sima talks about her school life that included being part of the choir and brought back memories of going to a punk show and finding her 'crowed.' Being from Israel the subject of politics comes up and Liam ask Sima if national service in the Israeli Defense Force has played its part in stifling music creativity? Away from the interview, Liam explains how you could sponsor the podcast for free (email punksinpubs@gmail.com for more info) and he askes for you, to push the podcast onto your friends and family! Playlist for this episode 44 is below. Daddy Flip Therapy Not On Tour  

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Oct 2019

47 min 22 sec

We are back for a new run of bi-weekly episodes. This episode (43) sees Liam in Shepherds Bush London talking to Pears frontman Zach Quinn. Liam and Zach discuss the city of New Orleans and how to survive it. Zach reveals his love for Japanese superstar Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and Liam ask Zach what's it like to be the new kids on the punk rock block and Zach and Liam talk about dealing with optimism and hope. They, of course, talk Pears, Punk and Zach's other bands Bandaid Brigade. Lastly, Liam invites you (the listener) to sponsor the podcast for FREE! You can pick up the last of the Punks In Pubs T's via this link and go and rate and review the podcast. IT FUCKING HELPS!Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/punksinpubs)

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Oct 2019

58 min 20 sec

We are back after our unscheduled prolong hiatus with a Mini Special; we sat down with the legendary drummer Marky Ramone.The original plan was to sit down for an hour with Marky and speak about early life and then onto the Ramones and beyond but… Marky got into London late and as you will hear in the interview that hour-long chat was cut short by his tour manager, little to my knowledge beforehand!So, the original plan was to tag it to the end of the already released Episode 42 Ramones Museum episode. Kind of like a re-release but that went to shit when the hard drive kamikaze itself. I didn't want the short interview to go to waste as what we had was good stuff, so we’ve created this short special.We will be back for reals in October, you can help the podcast get back on its feet by going to pick up a T-shirt via our Etsy site, or you can donate via the ''Go-fund' me page.Until October x

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Sep 2019

23 min 17 sec

GABBA GABBA HEY!Episode 42 sees Punks in Pubs in Berlin Germany where Liam sat down with the creator of the world-famous Ramones Museum. Flo HaylerPlaying out the show this week is a band coming out of Brazil called ASCO with their track Trevas.If you want to support the podcast in our epic road trip to Punk Rock Holiday you can by going to You can support the podcast by going to www.gofundme.com and search 'Punks in Pubs Podcast' or click the link.Punks in Pubs have also slashed the cost of the Punks in Pubs T-shirts from £15 to £10!Shirts will stay £10 till August the 5th (The day Liam jumps in the car to make the near 2000 mile round trip to Slovenia for Punk Rock Holiday) You can pick up a T-shirt by visiting the Etsy site and search 'Punks in Pubs Podcast' or click the linkThis will be the last episode of Punks in Pubs until September the 1st. Enjoy your August xSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/punksinpubs)

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Jul 2019

1 hr 2 min

Episode 41 see's Liam sat down in a bar in Philadelphia with Adesola and Cassie. Both members of the post-punk band Full Bush. Full Bush might not be a band that you know right now, but they're about to become a staple on your playlist! So, what can you expect from this rabble chat?  Well, Liam knew little about the band so together we get to know Cassie and Adesola together from growing up and how punk came into their life "I grew up in California, so if you didn't like pop punk you would spend 30 days in jail"- Cassie. You will also hear about the birth of Full Bush and bands that underestimate an all-female punk band! Adesola talks about being a black female punk drummer in a world of white male musicians and Cassy and Adesola talk about the prosses of how Full Bush go from local post-punk heroes to make a name for them selves nationally. You will also hear talk of Philly bar culture, ‘Bro’ culture and masturbating in cheese culture! If you liked what you heard from Full Bush, you can go bag yourself a copy of their self-titled album Full Bush via band camp or click this link. Playlist for this episode goes like thisBeer Me Sucks  Dinner FingersDeserve SomeoneHey Boy As well as the Full Bush interview Liam also asked you the listeners to support the podcast by throwing a little cash his way to help Punks In Pubs podcast get to Punk Rock Holiday so he can bring you interviews with bands and artists gracing the stage. Bands like NOFX, Descendents, Pears, Sick of It All, Pennywise and Frank Turner, to name a few.  You can support the podcast by going to www.gofundme.com and search 'Punks in Pubs Podcast' or click the link. Punks in Pubs have also slashed the cost of the Punks in Pubs T-shirts from £15 to £10! Shirts will stay £10 till August the 5th (The day Liam jumps in the car to make the near 2000 mile round trip to Slovenia for Punk Rock Holiday) You can pick up a T-shirt by visiting the Etsy site and search 'Punks in Pubs Podcast' or click the link. That's enough text. Enjoy the pod.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/punksinpubs)

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Jul 2019

1 hr 21 min

Episode 40 sees Liam back from his time in Berlin sitting down with a pint and a bag of nuts in a pub in Soho, London with Richard Copcutt.Some of you may not know of Richard, so here are the only three things you need to know; Richard has been credited for saving the world famous 100 Club, he was able to do this because he was the GM for the global sneaker brand Converse and Richard loves his punk music.So what tales can you expect from this episode?You will hear Richard relive stories of running away from home at 15 because his old man wouldn't let him go see a Discharge show. This lead to him experiencing squatter punk life for the first time, a life he would end up living at the age of 18 in London as the drummer of the 80's punk act, Soldiers Of Destruction. It was while playing for this band (supporting the English Dogs) that Richard got banned from the 100 Club; a club he would come to save 20+ years later!Richard relives the running battles punks would have with skinheads throughout the '80s and how watching the UK Subs changed his life forever.Liam asks Richard to explain 'how a young punk who was getting in fights and squatting in North London would go on to become the GM of the global powerhouse Converse?'. During his time with Converse, he pushed the company to embrace its punk ideology and by doing so, set up collaborations with Ramones, The Clash, Sex Pistols and Trash Talk. But ultimately his punk beliefs made him re-evaluate his time at the company once Nike sent in their own people.We, of course, talk about how Richard played his part in saving the 100 Club and we end with Richard telling the story of how he lived a childhood dream drumming for the UK Subs.Playing out the show this episode is a band based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania called The Filthy Lowdown, so stick around for that.And finally, Liam asks you the listener to support the podcast by donating a little petrol money towards the podcast's next road trip across Europe (to donate click the link or visit www.gofundme.com/get-punks-in-pubs-to-punk-rock-holiday).If you don't like the idea of giving money and getting nothing in return, you can support the podcast by going to pick up a t-shirt from our Etsy site (Click The Link or visit Etsy and search for Punks in Pubs )

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Jun 2019

1 hr 10 min

Liam is at Slam Dunk Festival where he sat down with Joey Cape.Most punks will know Joey as the vocalist for 'Lagwagon', but some will also know him as the guitarist for the punk-rock super cover band 'Me First and the Gimme Gimmes'. You might not know that he was also the lead vocalist for the experimental group, 'Bad Astronaut', until they disbanded due to the death of two drummers. Joey has also released several solo albums; one of which is available to pre-order now via this link. In this episode, you will hear Liam and Joey discuss the final season of Game Of Thrones (SPOILER ALERT!). Joey talks about being the wrong height for the mosh pit and how Fat Mike thought 'Lagwagon' were "too metal" when the band became the first artists to be signed to Fat Wreck Chords. You will also hear about Joey being a little pissed off at first of the success of 'Me First and the Gimme Gimmes' and how 'Ruin Jonny's Bar Mitzvah' is still making Joey smile 15 years after its release. Joey relives the Revival Tour 10 years on when he played with the likes of Chuck Ragan, Frank Turner and At The Drive In's Jim Ward. They finish up with Liam asking Joey to talk about 'Bad Astronaut', and the deaths of Derrick Plourde and Erik Herzog (both former drummers of the band) and that leads to them talking about the death of Tony Sly and mental health. As always your band play out the show and this week is a band from Helsinki, Finland called TERESA BANKS so stick around for that. Lastly, Liam announces that Punks In Pubs will be going to Punk Rock Holiday to represent and will be looking to interview several bands on the bill for your pleasure. The issue... Punk Rock Holiday is in Tolmin, Slovenia and Punks in Pubs are too broke to fly so Liam will be driving! To support the podcast and put petrol in the car you can pick up a t-shirt via this link or go give what you can via the Punks In Pubs Go Fund Me account and help Punks In Pubs get across Europe! Don't have the cash? No issue! You can support the podcast by rate and reviewing Punks in Pubs or - tell your mates about Punks in Pubs and follow the podcast on all the socials @punksinpubs.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/punksinpubs)

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Jun 2019

1 hr 13 min

SURPRISE!Welcome to this second Punks in Pubs Manchester Punk Festival special If you follow the podcast on Twitter, you know that we had some doubts about putting this special out there because of audio issues, but you voted for its release, so here we are! My live guest from this year's Manchester Punk festival is Random Hand, Solo artist and entrepreneur, Joe Tilston. Joe had just finished his show at The Brickhouse Social with his band The Embers, and that's where we start the podcast, talking about just that. We of course talk about his other band Random Hand and his T-shirt printing company Merch Stall (Joe in fact printed the punks in pubs T-shirts, that you can pick up from Etsy for £15) we also talk about punk rebelling from folk music, love for Chuck Ragan and Joe being an Emergency Response. Even though this is a special your music still play out the show. London Irish folk-punk, The Lagan will see you home with there track ''Let's Do It Again''. We will be back next week with a Slam Dunk special with another Joe. Until then, if you're going to a punk show and you see someone fall down, you pick them right back up again.Love you, bye.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/punksinpubs)

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Jun 2019

54 min 44 sec

To celebrate, the demise of one of the worst modern-day Prime Minister the UK has ever seen, Punks in Pubs has been released early! Also, the fact we will be at Slam Dunk this Bank Holiday Weekend (Come join us, go and get your tickets via this link) and won't have time to promote this episode... Happy coincidence. Episode 38 sees Liam in the back room of the world-famous Underworld, sat on a battered old sofa, talking to Joe King AKA Joe Queer the ringmaster of The Queers. As you would expect, Joe was in a feisty mood and not pulling his punches. So what do Liam and Joe talk about? Joe talks about his love for food, Warped Tour being for "rock stars", CBGB's ripping of bands and how being on Lookout Records what it was like being on Lookout Records when bands like Green Day and Rancid were on the roster And how the collapse of the label was a sad sight to see. Liam brings up the fall out for Joe's support for the cops during the 2014 Ferguson Shootings that lead to Joe being called racist, Liam also pushes his luck and also asks about The Queers stage fight that happened in San Diego 2015. Also, expect loves for Ramones and Screeching Weasel and disdain for Good Charlotte and Rise Against from Joe. As always, your band play out the show, and this week its a band from La Habra, Orange County, California and there called 390 with their timely track 'I hate the government.' You can support the podcast by going to pick up a Punk In Pubs T-Shirt from Etsy. All the money raised go back into the running into the podcast. Don't forget to go rate and review - it helps! Also, tell year mates about punks in pubs and follow the podcast on all the socials @punksinpubs. Until next time x

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May 2019

56 min 30 sec

The sunshine might not be beaming while you listen to this podcast, but episode 37 guests will bring the warmth to your ears because this week’s guests are Dabs and Tommy of the Ska Reggae collective New Town Kings. This episode was recorded back in late 2018 in the basement of Islington Academy where Liam sat down with Dabs and Tommy and asked the hard-hitting journalist questions you now expect from punks in pubs like… Does the weather affect their music tastes? As well as that award-winning question, you will hear chat about being mugged off by other bands, taking tips and inspiration from artists like The Slackers, The Skints and The Aggrolites and how a band made up of EIGHT people make a living playing in New Town Kings. You will also hear Dabs talk about being the “New guy” in the band that had already been established with a different singer and Tommy talks about how the band went about recruiting Dabs and what he brings to the band. Finally, Dabs and Tommy speak about the link between reggae and punk and taking inspiration from both the genres. Playing out the show this episode is Fink's Constant comes at you from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania with their track 'A New Rudy' As well as all that Liam explains why the podcast is going to Berlin and how you can support that project by going to pick up a T-Shirt from Etsy. Don't forget to go rate and review - it helps! Also, tell year mates about punks in pubs and follow the podcast on all the socials @punksinpubs.Until next time xSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/punksinpubs)

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May 2019

1 hr 14 min

Hello and welcome to this Manchester Punk Festival Live show special.   The original plan was to keep the live recordings as stand-alone episodes, but the audio quality is a little shit... Not wholly shit, but not the normal standard we like to offer to you lovely people. This is the first of live shows I will be putting out over the next couple of weeks.   This episode will see Punk and Stand up Comedy collide as Liam sat down with two punk loving comedians Sully O'Sullivan and Red Redmond (AKA Scarlet So Handsome). So what kind of stupid questions does Liam ask these very talented people? Well, you will find out the answers to what makes an excellent MC and how do you work a crowd that wants nothing to do with you! Red gives their account to why "edgy comics are "dull as fuck!" and Sully explains why being a stand up is very much like being a DIY touring punk band.   You can also expect Red to talk about their most pit experiences and Sully educated Liam on New Zealand punk back in the day or the lack of it! the subject matter of safe spaces and freedom of speech is also muttered, but there is a lot of other shit to enjoy as well. If you enjoy the episode and watch to catch Sully or Red live you can do that by clicking on their names, and the links will take you to their websites to check out there live shows. Also if you live in and around Manchester head on over to one of Reds comedy nights at the Dead Cat Comedy. Just because of it a bonus episode, we don't forget about your band. Playing out this episode will be a fun-loving thrashy punk/ska band based in Austin, TX called Hans Gruber and the Die Hards. So stick around for that. Thank you to all who turned up and supported the podcast at MPF and thank you to MPF for hosting us. We will be back for episode 37 on Sunday 12th with the New Town Kings. Till next time. Bye. Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/punksinpubs)

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May 2019

47 min 24 sec

Episode 36 of Punks In Pubs sees Liam sat in a North London pub with a god of Thrash; Ryan Waste (Municipal Waste) You can expect chat of all manner of shit; such as the now infamous Trump t-shirt, Adult Swim's cartoon - Mr Pickles, doing stand up comedy with Don Barris in L.A. as well as issues of bandmates leaving due to the stress and strain that can come with being on the road.We, of course, talk the Waste, Ryan’s other band - ‘Bat’, and how Ryan wants to be the man that destroys Nu Metal! Ryan also tells a crazy story of his time as a taxi driver in Richmond, Virginia (a story not to be missed). Finally, Liam discovers Ryan’s love for horror and discovers that there will be a new Municipal Waste E.P. coming soon!As always, your band play out the podcast; and this week’s band are coming at you from Los Angeles and they’re called C.C. POTATO and worth sticking around for... If you would like to play out the podcast, please send your mp3’s to punksinpubs@gmail.comA quick plug for a new short film that's being made by a group called 'Punk Ethics'. They have created a new campaign film called  #PunksAgainstSweatshops with contributions from members of Crass, friend of the pod - Petrol Girls, Wonk Unite, Propagandhi and AlternativeTentacles (just to name a few). You can watch the trailer here.Help fund Punks in Pubs podcast and go pick up a t-shirt - only £15 excluding p&p; you can order your shirt by emailing punksinpubs@gmail.com or go to our Etsy website. All funds go back into the podcast. Don't have the cash right now? Why not support the podcast by going to rate and review - it really helps! Tell four of your friends about the podcast and don't forget to follow the podcast on all the socials @punksinpubs.

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Apr 2019

55 min 1 sec

Episode 35 sees Liam up in Manchester talking to one of the co-organisers and founders of Manchester Punk Festival (MPF), Andy Davies. Some of you might know Andy from his time with the UK Punk outfit Revenge Of The Psychotronic Man (Which we do talk about), or some of you might know him as one half of the team behind TNSRecoreds (We also talk about that as well) But predominantly this is a chat about MPF. So, what do we talk about?  Well, we talk about the art of selling tickets, taking criticism on social media and learning from past mistakes, as well as sticking to your 'Punk Ethics'. I ask Andy about his thoughts on his punk rock festival competitors, Rebellion and Slam Dunk, and Andy explains how if it weren't for Strummer Camp there wouldn't be an MPF! We talk about Dead To Me having to pull out of this year's festival as well as the introduction and the continuing roll out of comedy at MPF, and of course, we talk about Punks In Pubs and other podcasts finding its place at this year's festival. Plus much more. All the music played in this episode are from bands playing this year MPF, and they went as such, The mighty Snuff kicked us off and then that's followed by a band called Folks Worst Nightmare, Then it's was King Prawn, Throwing Stuff, Dog Hand String Band and Authority Zero end the interview,  If you want to hear more from the bands playing at this years MPF head over to MPF Bandcamp webpage.  You can pick up your tickets for MPF by heading manchesterpunkfestival.co.uk and pick up some tickets and then you can pop along and watch me up on stage at The Font! That's right, Punks in Pubs will be performing its first ever live show at The Manchester Punk Festival this Easter Weekend (Friday, April 19 till Sunday 21st) Conducting two interviews at The Font on the Saturday of the festival weekend (First show at 1:30 pm with guest TBA then back at 3:20 pm talking to Joe Tilston). As always, your band play out the podcast, and this week’s band are coming at you from Liverpool and there called Seas of Neptune. If you would like to play out the podcast, please send your mp3’s to punksinpubs@gmail.com Want to support the podcast and keep us ad-free? Go pick up a Punks in Pubs t-shirt - only £15 excluding p&p; you can order your shirt by emailing punksinpubs@gmail.com or go to our Etsy website. All funds go back into the podcast. Don't have the cash right now… why not support the podcast by going to rate and review - it really helps! Tell four of your friends about the podcast and don't forget to follow the podcast on all the socials @punksinpubs and all that jazz.

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Apr 2019

1 hr 4 min

This week's new Punks in Pubs episode ties in with WrestleMania (the World Cup or Superbowl for wrestling fans)! Liam went to Bethnal Green in London and spoke to Emily Read the co-creator of the all-female, punk charged pro-wrestling organisation - Eve Wrestling. So what do they talk about? Punk and wrestling of course! Liam digs into Emily's past love of punk rock, they discuss the link between punk culture and wrestling while Emily also schools Liam on what size a man has to be before she sees them as a “Big Man”! Emily talks about her path into wrestling, a path that sadly involved sexual assault; an issue that Emily believes still blights women wrestling. We also discuss a subject that is close to this podcast's heart, and that's mental health. Emily opens up about her mental health and how it nearly took her life. If you have been affected by any of the above issues, you can reach out to professionals who can help like the Samaritans or The Survivors Trust. Back to wrestling and music - they talk about the perfect wrestling attire as well as the importance of that ring walk music. To celebrate this punk wrestling special all the music featured in this episode is wrestling themed with music from  Secretions, Antiseen, Cheap Pop and WWE Hall of Famer Litas band The Luchagors As always, a new or unsigned band playing out the show and this week they're a punk band based out of Kiev, Ukraine. They're called 'Cardinal Birds' - a band your ears need to hear. Want to support the podcast and keep us ad-free? Go pick up a Punks in Pubs t-shirt - only £15 excluding p&p; you can order your shirt by emailing punksinpubs@gmail.com or go to our Etsy website. All funds go back into the podcast. Don't have the cash right now… why not support the podcast by going to rate and review - it really helps! Tell four of your friends! Also don't forget to follow the podcast on all the socials @punksinpubs and all that jazz.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/punksinpubs)

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Mar 2019

1 hr 13 min

This week's episode sees Liam back on the west coast of England at the Rebellion Punk Festival. He is talking to Culture Shock, Citizen Fish and Subhumans’ linchpin, Dick Lucas. Expect ranting about technology, politics and the meaning of punk!  They of course talk Subhuamans’ break up (and reforming) and touch on Citizen Fish and Culture Shock. Dick talks about working with Leftover Crack and they end the episode talking about balance!  Don't forget to listen to the end of the podcast because Dresden Wolves (hailing from Mexico City, Mexico) play out the show. If you’re a Death From Above 1979 fan (we are), you will dig them (we do). Pick up a Punks in Pubs t-shirt - only £15 excluding p&p; you can order your shirt by emailing punksinpubs@gmail.com or go to our etsy website.  Please go rate and review - it helps! Follow the podcast on all the socials @punksinpubs and all that jazz. Till next timeSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/punksinpubs)

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Mar 2019

1 hr