GrindWorks BMX

GrindWorks BMX

By Andrew Vargason
The GrindWorks Podcast is another extension of GrindWorks BMX and focuses on interacting with various guests and is loosely based around BMX and its sub-culture.
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GrindWorks BMX Podcast 025: Podcast Recap
GrindWorks BMX Podcast 025: This episode has been in the works for a while and I really wanted it to be episode 020. However, the interviews kept flowing and we hit 020 without a chance to record this. Anyway, this is a recap episode, talking about some of the changes over time that the podcast has had. It's timed perfectly as the last episode recorded at my (Andrew's) old apartment and the next episode will (most likely) be recorded in the new studio/office setup at my house. If someone wants to record an audio-only episode again, I would obviously squeeze that in beforehand. Feel free to drop a comment with suggestions for us. There will be some changes coming in the future as a new studio setup continues to unfold! Thanks for listening and hit us on the socials at @grindworks_bmx on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat; and @grindworksbmx on Facebook, Mixer, YouTube, and here on Anchor. Don't forget to like the video and subscribe to the Channel! www.grindworksbmx.com
1:27:47
October 13, 2019
GrindWorks BMX Podcast 024: Current Events from a Month Ago
GrindWorks BMX Podcast 024: Before packing up and moving to a new house, I sat down with James Yusczyk to do some recent event recap. I had no intention of it taking a month for me to be set up again, and even worse, I'm still not really. I didn't record an intro or outro for this one and just throwing it up as-recorded. Feel free to drop a comment with suggestions for us. There will be some changes coming in the future as a new studio setup continues to unfold! Thanks for listening and hit us on the socials at @grindworks_bmx on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat; and @grindworksbmx on Facebook, Mixer, YouTube, and here on Anchor. Don't forget to like the video and subscribe to the Channel! www.grindworksbmx.com
1:58:33
September 20, 2019
GrindWorks BMX Podcast 023: Keihin Sherry and Travis Hockenberry
GrindWorks BMX Podcast 023: Following the GrindWorks Pittsburgh Street Jam, I met up with Keihin and Travis at their local park, SK8-1-4, and chatted on their loading dock about the jam and riding in general. Feel free to drop a comment with suggestions for us. There will be some changes coming in the future as a new studio setup happens with Andy's move to a new home! Thanks for listening and hit us on the socials at @grindworks_bmx on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat; and @grindworksbmx on Facebook, Mixer, YouTube, and here on Anchor. Don't forget to like the video and subscribe to the Channel! www.grindworksbmx.com
1:35:03
August 23, 2019
GrindWorks BMX Podcast 022: No Worries Crew
GrindWorks BMX Podcast 022: My old buddies Andy Rozelle and Tom Beckman came down to Pittsburgh for a long weekend back at the end of June. While they were here, we recorded this episode about their project/crew NWC BMX (No Worries Crew). Feel free to drop a comment with suggestions for us. We don't have any major improvements planned, but are always open to new things! Thanks for listening and hit us on the socials at @grindworks_bmx on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat; and @grindworksbmx on Facebook, Mixer, YouTube, and here on Anchor. Don't forget to like the video and subscribe to the Channel! www.grindworksbmx.com
3:08:05
August 12, 2019
GrindWorks BMX Podcast 021: Matt Vargason
GrindWorks BMX Podcast 021: This podcast was a fun one, specifically because it was just a typical hangout with my brother, Matt Vargason. Matt is a photographer and skateboarder, which lends to a slightly different discussion than usual. Feel free to drop a comment with suggestions for us. We don't have any major improvements planned, but are always open to new things! Thanks for listening and hit us on the socials at @grindworks_bmx on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat; and @grindworksbmx on Facebook, Mixer, YouTube, and here on Anchor. Don't forget to like the video and subscribe to the Channel! www.grindworksbmx.com
3:29:01
July 18, 2019
GrindWorks BMX Podcast 020: Cody Dixon
GrindWorks BMX Podcast 020: While most of you will know him as "The Bar End Guy", Cody Dixon is an interesting guy with a lot to talk about. Cody is good friends with the NoWear BMX crew and we talk quite a bit about them and what they have going on out in Nebraska. Feel free to drop a comment with suggestions for us. We don't have any major improvements planned, but are always open to new things! Thanks for listening and hit us on the socials at @grindworks_bmx on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat; and @grindworksbmx on Facebook, Mixer, YouTube, and here on Anchor. Don't forget to like the video and subscribe to the Channel! www.grindworksbmx.com
3:06:06
July 8, 2019
GrindWorks BMX Podcast 019: Mitch McCracken
GrindWorks BMX Podcast 019: Back to our regular format! Pittsburgh local, Mitch McCracken, was finally able to make it out and talk about his side business MHS Manufacturing. He is currently doing sprockets in various sizes and takes small orders for custom hangers, parts, etc. Feel free to drop a comment with suggestions for us. We don't have any major improvements planned, but are always open to new things! Thanks for listening and hit us on the socials at @grindworks_bmx on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat; and @grindworksbmx on Facebook, Mixer, YouTube, and here on Anchor. Don't forget to like the video and subscribe to the Channel! www.grindworksbmx.com
2:19:16
June 30, 2019
GrindWorks BMX Podcast 018: Derek Nelson and Andy Nelson
GrindWorks BMX Podcast 018: I was happy to be able to get some time with long-time friend Derek Nelson and asked his brother Andy to sit in with us as well. Like most of the time with both of them, we ended up just loosely chatting and joking around in Andy's living room. This is the second episode recorded using the portable recording setup. Feel free to drop a comment with suggestions for us. We don't have any major improvements planned, but are always open to new things! Thanks for listening and hit us on the socials at @grindworks_bmx on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat; and @grindworksbmx on Facebook, Mixer, YouTube, and here on Anchor. Don't forget to like the video and subscribe to the Channel! www.grindworksbmx.com
2:17:30
June 9, 2019
GrindWorks BMX Podcast 017: Cameron Turan
GrindWorks BMX Podcast 017: While visiting family up in Binghamton, NY I was able to link up with GrindWorks OG and co-founder, Cameron Turan. We hung out in his garage and chatted for a while, all while trying out the new portable setup for recording podcasts. Feel free to drop a comment with suggestions for us. We don't have any major improvements planned, but are always open to new things! Thanks for listening and hit us on the socials at @grindworks_bmx on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat; and @grindworksbmx on Facebook, Mixer, YouTube, and here on Anchor. Don't forget to like the video and subscribe to the Channel! www.grindworksbmx.com
2:20:20
May 31, 2019
GrindWorks BMX Podcast 016: Chris Doyle
GrindWorks BMX Podcast 016: BMX legend and Pittsburgh local, Chris Doyle, was kind enough to stop by and hang out for a bit. We talked about BMX podcasts, including his own Palaver podcast; how he ended up living in Pittsburgh; and drops some big news about his family and future. This episode was recorded 2 months ago and intentionally delayed, as it was originally slated to be episode 014. Feel free to drop a comment with suggestions for us. We don't have any major improvements planned, but are always open to new things! Thanks for listening and hit us on the socials at @grindworks_bmx on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat; and @grindworksbmx on Facebook, Mixer, YouTube, and here on Anchor. Don't forget to like the video and subscribe to the Channel! www.grindworksbmx.com
1:21:54
May 20, 2019
GrindWorks BMX Podcast 015: Ryan Connelly
GrindWorks BMX Podcast 015: Pittsburgh local, Ryan Connelly, comes by the podcast and we talk about injuries, BMX, and music. This episode has been a long time coming, as it was recorded almost a month ago, and then we just haven't had the time to get it processed and uploaded. Feel free to drop a comment with suggestions for us. We don't have any major improvements planned, but are always open to new things! Thanks for listening and hit us on the socials at @grindworks_bmx on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat; and @grindworksbmx on Facebook, Mixer, YouTube, and here on Anchor. www.grindworksbmx.com
2:22:04
May 11, 2019
GrindWorks BMX Podcast 014: Zach Bearley
GrindWorks BMX Podcast 014: Pittsburgh local, Zach Bearley, comes by the podcast and we talk about spots, filming, and BMX. This episode has been a long time coming, as it was recorded almost a month ago, and then we just haven't had the time to get it processed, record an intro, and get it uploaded. Feel free to drop a comment with suggestions for us. We don't have any major improvements planned, but are always open to new things! Thanks for listening and hit us on the socials at @grindworks_bmx on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat; and @grindworksbmx on Facebook, Mixer, YouTube, and here on Anchor. Don't forget to like the video and subscribe to the Channel! www.grindworksbmx.com
2:59:39
April 23, 2019
GrindWorks BMX Podcast 013: Rhett Atwood
GrindWorks BMX Podcast 013: This week Rhett Atwood came by to talk about his new project he is trying to kickstart outside of Pittsburgh. Rhett envisions a 24-hour bike park and we discuss his plan to make that happen. Feel free to drop a comment with suggestions for us. We don't have any major improvements planned, but are always open to new things! Thanks for listening and hit us on the socials at @grindworks_bmx on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat; and @grindworksbmx on Facebook, Mixer, YouTube, and here on Anchor. Don't forget to like the video and subscribe to the Channel! www.grindworksbmx.com
2:51:51
March 25, 2019
GrindWorks BMX Podcast 012: Brad Gibbs
GrindWorks BMX Podcast 012: Brad Gibbs is a name that rings synonymous with Pittsburgh BMX and Pittsburgh street riding. He's been wanting to do one of these podcasts pretty much since the beginning and we definitely should have had him on sooner. We talked about quite a bit during this episode, including Brad needing a hook up on some wheels (hint hint!). Sit back and check out: Brad Gibbs! Thanks for listening and hit us on the socials at @grindworks_bmx on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat; and @grindworksbmx on Facebook, Mixer, YouTube, and here on Anchor. Feel free to drop a comment with suggestions for us. www.grindworksbmx.com
2:08:16
March 16, 2019
GrindWorks BMX Podcast 011: Josh Carrasco
GrindWorks BMX Podcast 011: Josh Carrasco came out to Pittsburgh from Chicago and before he left, we chatted about the Chicago BMX scene, filming, traveling, and security. Feel free to drop a comment with suggestions for us. Thanks for listening and hit us on the socials at @grindworks_bmx on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat; and @grindworksbmx on Facebook, Mixer, YouTube, and here on Anchor. Don't forget to like the video and subscribe to the Channel! www.grindworksbmx.com
2:02:54
March 6, 2019
GrindWorks BMX Podcast 010: Portland, Maine Crew
GrindWorks BMX Podcast 010: For this episode, I sat down with a small crew from Portland, Maine that came through the Pittsburgh area and crashed at the apartment. I've met Josiah Webber a few times in the past, and Byron Dill and Bryon Farley for the first time on this trip of theirs. This is the first podcast with multiple guests on at once. I'm curious to see what you guys think of this dynamic and whether we should stick to one-on-one podcasts for the foreseeable future, or play more with multiple people. This episode also sticks with the separate "intro" and "outro" and will now be a mainstay in the podcast as well. Feel free to drop a comment with suggestions for us.  Thanks for listening and hit us on the socials at @grindworks_bmx on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat; and @grindworksbmx on Facebook, Mixer, YouTube, and here on Anchor. We hope you enjoy the show, and don't forget to subscribe to the podcast! www.grindworksbmx.com
2:17:07
February 25, 2019
GrindWorks BMX Podcast 009: "Jash" Geyer
GrindWorks BMX Podcast 009: Josh "Jash" Geyer swung by to talk about BMX, life, and pants. This podcast introduces an "intro" and "outro" which may become a regular thing, but is undecided at the moment. As the intro will describe, there was some technical difficulty with the YouTube version of this episode and the video quality is terrible. Feel free to drop a comment with suggestions for us.  Thanks for listening and hit us on the socials at @grindworks_bmx on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat; and @grindworksbmx on Facebook, Mixer, YouTube, and here on Anchor. Don't forget to like the video and subscribe to the Channel! www.grindworksbmx.com
1:42:52
February 17, 2019
GrindWorks BMX Podcast 008: Brant Moore
GrindWorks BMX Podcast 008: Brant Moore came out to Pittsburgh for the Winter Welcome Jam at The Wheel Mill and crashed with Andrew Vargason while in town. Brant wanted to discuss some controversial BMX topics and we definitely get into it. This podcast was originally intended to go up last week, but due to the delay for episode 007, this one slid out too. Feel free to drop a comment with suggestions for us.  There were no substantial changes or adjustments to the setup for episode 008, but we are still maintaining a list of improvements and ideas we'd like to implement.  The biggest upcoming change we want to make is to adjust camera placement for the YouTube version, which will include raising them up and isolation so that they are not prone to shock when the table gets bumped. These changes won't happen until episode 011 at the earliest (there's a backlog of episodes right now), but likely an episode or two later than that. Thanks for listening and hit us on the socials at @grindworks_bmx on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat; and @grindworksbmx on Facebook, Mixer, YouTube, and here on Anchor. www.grindworksbmx.com
2:25:02
February 10, 2019
GrindWorks BMX Podcast 007: DJ Lockett
GrindWorks BMX Podcast 007: Andrew Vargason sits down with DJ Lockett about bikes, children, and life in general. This one is up a week later than originally scheduled to launch audio-only versions of the podcast over here on Anchor. Feel free to drop a comment with suggestions for us. There were no substantial changes or adjustments to the setup for episode 007, but we are still maintaining a list of improvements and ideas we'd like to implement. Thanks for listening and hit us on the socials at @grindworks_bmx on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat; and @grindworksbmx on Facebook, Mixer, YouTube, and here on Anchor. Don't forget to like the video and subscribe to the Channel! www.grindworksbmx.com
1:12:36
February 4, 2019
GrindWorks BMX Podcast 006: Chase Bucci
 GrindWorks BMX Podcast 006: Chase Bucci talks about work, travel, bikes, and we promote the upcoming (01/26/2019) Winter Welcome Jam at The Wheel Mill bike park in Pittsburgh, PA. Had to post this one up ahead of schedule to make sure you have time to change your plans and get to Pittsburgh this weekend!  Feel free to drop a comment with suggestions for us. We discuss at the end of this episode adding names to the podcast titles for easier viewing later on, but you probably noticed I already made these changes while uploading podcast 005.  Thanks for listening and hit us on the socials at @grindworks_bmx on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat; and @grindworksbmx on Facebook, Mixer, YouTube, and here on Anchor.  www.grindworksbmx.com 
2:18:13
January 31, 2019
GrindWorks BMX Podcast 005: Jesse Herzog
 GrindWorks BMX Podcast 005: Jesse Herzog comes on the show and we talk about bike riding, filming, and some upcoming projects. Jesse currently runs All Things Shred, a mixed sport outlet covering anything his crew is into at the time. He also discusses future plans he has with starting a new brand moving forward.   Feel free to drop a comment with suggestions for us. We got the boom arm, shock mount, wind screen, and pop filter all equipped to the microphone for this episode, so hopefully the sound is a little better.  Thanks for listening and hit us on the socials at @grindworks_bmx on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat; and @grindworksbmx on Facebook, Mixer, YouTube, and here on Anchor. www.grindworksbmx.com 
2:51:57
January 31, 2019
GrindWorks BMX Podcast 004: Jake Hoebler
 GrindWorks BMX Podcast 004: Jake Hoebler comes on the show and we talk about bikes, filming, travel, and some upcoming projects. Jake currently runs BMXASFXCK and may have another brand in the works, which he talks about here. Feel free to drop a comment with suggestions for us. There were no significant changes from podcast 003 to podcast 004 as they were recorded only a day apart. A boom arm has been ordered and that should be received and mounted before the next podcast is recorded.  Thanks for listening and hit us on the socials at @grindworks_bmx on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat; and @grindworksbmx on Facebook, Mixer, YouTube, and here on Anchor. www.grindworksbmx.com 
1:43:18
January 31, 2019
GrindWorks BMX Podcast 003: Alex Stape
 GrindWorks BMX Podcast 003: Andrew Vargason chats with Alex Stape about his recent motorcycle accident, his road to recovery, and what he's been up to in the meantime. Note: Audio gets a little sketchy around the 17:30 mark as a few details had to be removed on Alex's behalf. Sorry about that. Feel free to drop a comment with suggestions for us. We still need to mount the microphone on an arm to balance audio better.  Thanks for listening and hit us on the socials at @grindworks_bmx on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat; and @grindworksbmx on Facebook, Mixer, Youtube, and here on Anchor.  www.grindworksbmx.com 
57:30
January 30, 2019
GrindWorks BMX Podcast 002: Tyler Cramer
 GrindWorks BMX Podcast 002: Andrew Vargason sits down with Tyler Cramer about bikes, filming, travel, and some upcoming projects. This is the second GrindWorks BMX podcast and it took a little more time than anticipated to line up.  Feel free to drop a comment with suggestions for us. We need to come up with an elegant way to mount the microphone, as AV's audio volume is slightly louder than Tyler's.  Thanks for listening and hit us on the socials at @grindworks_bmx on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat; and @grindworksbmx on Facebook, Mixer, YouTube, and here on Anchor. www.grindworksbmx.com 
1:50:36
January 30, 2019
GrindWorks BMX Podcast 001: James Yusczyk
 GrindWorks BMX Podcast 001: Andrew Vargason sits down with recent Pittsburgh transplant James Yusczyk about bikes, work, travel, and living in his office/studio. This is the first podcast of hopefully many, with lots for us to learn and improve in the meantime.  Feel free to drop a comment with suggestions for us. Thanks for listening and hit us on the socials at @grindworks_bmx on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat; and @grindworksbmx on Facebook, Mixer, YouTube, and here on Anchor.  www.grindworksbmx.com 
57:18
January 25, 2019
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