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Yo! That’s My Jawn: The Podcast

Yo! That’s My Jawn: The Podcast

By Yo! That’s My Jawn

Yo! That’s My Jawn is a podcast/website/brand/movement/way of life dedicated to the embrace and championing of your passions. Featuring conversations with musicians and creatives about finding their passions and acting on them, and segments celebrating anything you love unapologetically. Let’s take the guilt out of guilty pleasures. Displace the Guilt, Embrace the Pleasure.... and shout to the world, Yo! That's My Jawn!
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Ep. 4.1 - Andorra (Kevin McCall & Jordan Petrellis)
Ep. 4.1 - Andorra (Kevin McCall & Jordan Petrellis)
New Year, new season!! Nate is back with a hope for power and positivity for the new year... aka Twenty Twenty Me!! Then Nate sits down with Kevin McCall and Jordan Petrellis of Andorra.  They talk about how Kevin and Jordan met, starting the band, growing up, MySpace, writing original music in the early days of the band, Marcy's Playground's "Sex & Candy," the songwriting process, early shows in the suburbs, going away to college and keeping the band together, solidifying the lineup, translating the new songs for a live setting, Kevin's relationship with the Grape Room and how the venue helped them to craft the new album over the pandemic, influences on the new album, possible tour plans, music video concepts, what's on the horizon in terms of new music, keeping the album tight and what the reactions have been to the new material.  Then, Kevin and Jordan enter the Jawntlet! Andorra on Bandcamp Andorra on Instagram Andorra on Facebook Andorra on Twitter Subscribe to the Y!TMJ Newsletter!
01:20:13
January 23, 2023
Ep. 3.33 - ‘Twas the Jawn Before Christmas 3
Ep. 3.33 - ‘Twas the Jawn Before Christmas 3
It’s the 3rd Annual ‘Twas the Jawn Before Christmas Ukulele Sing-a-Long, originally streamed on FBLive!! Pour yourself a cup o’ hot chocolate, roast some chestnuts on an open fire, and watch me sit in my basement and talk to a handful of strangers on the internet who have nothing better to do than watch some guy with a ukulele singing holiday tunes! It’s a Ho-Ho-wHole lot of fun for everyone! And… spoiler alert… I may have debuted two BRAND NEW original Christmas jingles!! You. Will. Not. Want. To. Miss. It!!! (PROGRAMMING NOTE: Following this episode, we will return to our regular release schedule, with the next episode in two weeks on January 9th!)
01:01:60
December 26, 2022
Ep. 3.32 - Charlie Hall
Ep. 3.32 - Charlie Hall
Nate updates on the new Yo! That's My Jawn curated playlists (Christmas Favorites | Christmas Other Mentions | Christmas Jawns by Former Guests) and shouts out a few new Christmas songs that have come out this year (Brian Lambert - "All I Want For Christmas is a Brand New Start" | Sad13 - "Wrapped" | Snap Infraction - "Little Saint Nick").  Then, Nate is joined by Charlie Hall of the Grammy award winning band the War on Drugs.  They kick things off chatting about the many other Charlie Halls, the other Nate Runkel, Tidal, growing up, finding music through his older siblings, U2, Pink Floyd, playing music at the age of 3, studying music, "Over the Hills and Far Away," playing in high school bands, making original music for the first time in college, the music that is currently exciting him, instrumental music, Yuka Honda, Nels Cline and the Wilco side project show at the Ardmore Music Hall, getting involved in the project that became A Philly Special Christmas, how this project exemplifies the city, The Night Before Christmas, the Philly music legends they got to contribute to the project, being open to to things and choosing to say yes, Bruce Warren and WXPN, Some Velvet Blog, music blogs, the upcoming solo record, A Drugcember to Remember at Johnny Brenda's, what's on the horizon for the War On Drugs in 2023, and the Philly Community.  Then, Charlie jumps in The Jawntlet! A Philly Special Christmas website A Philly Special Christmas on Instagram The War On Drugs website The War On Drugs on Twitter Subscribe to the Y!TMJ Newsletter!
01:23:21
December 19, 2022
Ep. 3.31 - Christmas Favorites w/ the Brothers Ferris
Ep. 3.31 - Christmas Favorites w/ the Brothers Ferris
Nate is joined by returning champions and friends of the pod, D.X. and James Ferris to discuss some of their favorite Christmas songs.  Before digging into their lists, they bounce around what they look for in a Christmas song, how having kids has affected their outlook on the holidays, traits of Christmas songs that turn them off, Christmas Themes, and their least favorite Christmas songs.  Then, the boys go round robin to talk about their favorite Christmas songs before discussing the iTunes Top Ten Christmas Songs, why Christmas content feels more disposable than ever, and then give some Christmas tune honorable mentions. Suburban Metal Dad, Compendium Two: Christmas Sevenfold D.X. Ferris on Amazon.com DXmas 28: In the Bleak Midwinter (2022 Playlist)
01:28:43
December 12, 2022
Ep. 3.30 - Kristen Kurtis
Ep. 3.30 - Kristen Kurtis
Nate is back after a Thanksgiving break to report on embarrassing himself in front of Melissa Villasenor before talking about how important WXPN and independent non-commercial radio is to indie music.  Then, Nate is joined by XPN Morning Show host Kristen Kurtis! They talk about how her love of Y100 led to a radio career that took her around the country but brought her back home to Philadelphia, music in her household when she was growing up, singing in high school with the Chester County Voices Abroad, returning to taking singing lessons, being a part of the new class at WXPN and taking over the Morning Show, walking the line os servicing such a diverse listening community, discovering and breaking artists and watching them grow, Bartees Strange, new artists who haven't made their way to the rotation yet that she hopes to see more from ( Aiofe Nessa Frances | Jaywood | MILO ), how The Artist's Way led her to stand up and improv, XPN's 90's A to Z, the disruption of genre, the resurgence of the 90's sound, gatekeeping, and Star Wars.  Then Kristen enters The Jawntlet! Kristen Kurtis on XPN.org Kristen Kurtis on Twitter XPN Morning Show on Twitter Kristen Kurtis on Instagram Subscribe to the Y!TMJ Newsletter!
01:22:22
December 05, 2022
Ep. 3.29 - Marc Schuster
Ep. 3.29 - Marc Schuster
An all new episode!  Nate starts off talking about two shows he saw since the last episode. The Take Today/Bacchae/Catbite show at the First Unitarian Church, and Tribe of Names album release show for their new record, Evolver, at the Royal in Glenside.  Nate is then joined by musician, author, professor, radio host, and champion of Indie Music, Marc Schuster.  They talking about becoming acquainted, Marc's book Tired of California: The Beach Boys' Holland Revisited, the Beach Boys, growing up, #Tweetcore, discovering Indie artists, making music at home independently, meeting Brian Lambert and creating The Star Crumbles, the music from his childhood, the Beatles and the White Album, learning to play music, playing out in college, his interest in production, his songwriting process, discovering Garageband, his dissertation Don DeLillo, Jean Baudrillard, and the Consumer Conundrum, managing so many creative roles, how remote teaching has afforded him time to focus on music, writing and how he found it was making him miserable, finding the drive to write Tired of California and his children's book, Frankie Lumlit's Janky Drumkit, Tranzor-Z, the Zapatero concept album, Thank You For Holding, The #Tweetcore Radio Hour, finding and promoting a scene, and playlists and the end of genre.  Then, Marc enters The Jawntlet! Marc Schuster's website Marc's blog, Abominations Marc on Twitter Marc on Bandcamp The Star Crumbles on Bandcamp Subscribe to the Y!TMJ Newsletter!
01:24:02
November 14, 2022
Ep. 3.28 - Catbite (Tim Hildebrand & Brittany Luna)
Ep. 3.28 - Catbite (Tim Hildebrand & Brittany Luna)
Happy Halloween!  Nate is back with a new episode reviewing the Halloween weekend and celebrating the Phillies making it to the World Series.  He then performs an excerpt of his article, "Robyn, the Saddest Girl to Ever Hold a Martini."  He is then joined by Tim Hildebrand and Brittany Luna of the band Catbite.  They kick things off chatting about how Nate has wanted them on the show for a year before digging into growing up, the Disney Tarzan soundtrack, finding the music that spoke to them as kids, Anti-Flag, Eminem, Paramore, learning how to play music, Brit's start singing with her dad, performing with Evan Taylor Jones, Tim getting grounded and learning how to play guitar, the Snails, how Tim and Brit met, formulating the Catbite sound, trying to understand why people hate ska music, Catbite's younger fanbase and their desire to play all ages shows, Catbite merch, the cover of "Everybody Talks" by Neon Trees and their music video for it, thoughts on a new album, horns and other musicians, and bringing in Kenny on keyboards for live shows freeing up Brit.  Then, Tim and Brit enter The Jawntlet. Catbite website Catbite @ the First Unitarian Church - November 11th, 2022 [Tickets] Catbite Bandcamp Catbite Instagram Catbite Facebook Catbite Twitter Subscribe to the Y!TMJ Newsletter!
01:42:20
October 31, 2022
Ep. 3.27 - Nancy Barile
Ep. 3.27 - Nancy Barile
Following a busy two weeks, Nate returns to the podcast stage with his interview with Nancy Barile.  The two discuss the Vintage Philadelphia Facebook group, growing up in East Norriton, jukeboxes, sneaking down to listen to her sister's vinyl, finding David Bowie, meeting Patti Smith's mother and becoming pen pals, going away to college, keeping detailed notes of the shows she was going to, the music of the late 70s, the move to Philly and the temperature of the city at that time, Jim's Steaks and one of the most Philly moments of all time, South Street, managing Sadistic Exploits, becoming a contributor to the scene, the riots and bombs at the Starlite Ballroom in Kensington, the danger in the city in that era, Chuck Treece, moving to Boston and becoming a teacher, the Boston Red Sox Most Valuable Educator Award, being outed by a student for her punk rock past, giving away Minor Threat and a SS Decontrol test pressings to a student, the origins of what would become I'm Not Holding Your Coat, Nate's pitch for a Philly Punk rock compilation curated by Nancy, shinning a light on the Philly punk and hardcore bands of the early 80s, and the story of Sister Alice and how she informed her own approach to teaching.  Then, Nancy enters The Jawntlet! I'm Not Holding Your Coat: My Bruises-and-All Memoir of Punk Rock Rebellion Pyramid Club: Meet the Author with Nancy Barile Nancy on Instagram Nancy on Twitter Subscribe to the Y!TMJ Newsletter!
01:37:21
October 17, 2022
Ep. 3.26 - Greg Seltzer
Ep. 3.26 - Greg Seltzer
Back after a short vacation, Nate comes back with tales of his engagement before sitting down to talk with Greg Seltzer of the Philly Music Fest.  They talk about the XPoNential Music Festival, growing up, VH-1, gravitating to the songs of Bob Dylan, Neil Young and the Grateful Dead, his books (The 1965 Project / The 1968 Project), what a follow up would look like, 9/11 and the music of 2002, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, the pandemic, ending up in business and law, working with Jay Sweet for the Newport Folk Fest, trying to pitch Philly artists to Jay, trying to connect and bridge the Philly Scene, creating the Philly Music Fest, the first year in 2017, the Philly Mag article and unfounded skepticism, hitting the goal of $100,000, giving back to the community, watching Low Cut Connie take off, Inside Hustle, Philly becoming a First Class music city and Alex G. ...all before entering the Jawntlet. Philly Music Fest website Philly Music Fest Instagram Philly Music Fest Twitter Inside Hustle Subscribe to the Y!TMJ Newsletter!
01:14:54
October 03, 2022
Ep. 3.25 - Caroline Weinroth (Cinema Hearts)
Ep. 3.25 - Caroline Weinroth (Cinema Hearts)
Nate bids farewell to summer and reminisces about MTV before being joined by Caroline Weinroth of Cinema Hearts. They talk about her childhood and learning to play the piano, early songwriting, theater, open mic nights, playing out, La Sera's album Sees the Light, her work with Girls Rock! DC, her song "Fender Factory," guitar elitism, entering the world of pageantry, the dream of playing the electric guitar on the Miss America stage, the highs and lows of the pageant life, her new EP, Your Ideal, working with Bartees Strange, working on the EP throughout the pandemic, vulnerability, and translating the music into a live setting.  Then, Caroline enters The Jawntlet! Cinema Hearts website Cinema Hearts on Bandcamp Cinema Hearts Instagram Cinema Hearts Twitter Cinema Hearts YouTube
01:09:49
August 29, 2022
Ep. 3.24 - Yo! That’s My Clip Show
Ep. 3.24 - Yo! That’s My Clip Show
Nate comes back from his vacation in Vermont recharged and ready to both rock and roll. He starts back by talking about his recent guest appearance on the Yesteryear Ballyhoo Revue with host, Zach Eastman. Then, join Nate for a walk down memory lane as he revisits some of his favorite segments from the past few seasons of the show. Enjoy!
44:29
August 22, 2022
Ep. 3.23 - The Tisburys
Ep. 3.23 - The Tisburys
We're back with an all new episode! Join Nate as he sits down with Tyler Asay, John Domenico, Doug Keller, and Jason McGovern of The Tisburys.  They talk about growing up, learning to play and the first songs they could perform, the Pictures of Fireworks EP, "Shattered," the pandemic and their productivity, the new album Exile on Main Street, getting tapped to perform at the XPoNential Music Festival, all of the other projects the gang works with (including Riverby, The Describers and Duke Maroon), Philly Sings Philly, the origins of the band's name, solidifying the lineup, finding a name and theme for Exile, playing the new songs live, the "Garden" music video, and playing WXPN's Free At Noon concert series.  All, of course, before entering The Jawntlet! The Tisburys on Bandcamp The Tisburys on Spotify The Tisburys Twitter The Tisburys Instagram The Tisburys YouTube The Tisburys Facebook
01:39:26
August 08, 2022
Ep. 3.22 - Phantasm
Ep. 3.22 - Phantasm
Nate is joined by Steven Rosplock, Jay Yachetta and Aaron White of the band Phantasm for an epic chat (4:05). The guys discuss the “Spirit Box” video, moving to Philadelphia, forming the band in college, growing up, being a trio, crafting their sound, coming into the Philly scene, their live sound vs recording, building a following in Philly, pivoting towards writing in the studio, the Pandemic, writing lyrics, Dad side projects, the new album Shadow Work, playing live post-pandemic, playing their first show at JC Dobbs following the tragic shooting on South Street, spirit boxes, and shooting the “Spirit Box (Tuned to You)” music video. The trio then sit down to enter The Jawntlet (55:24)! Phantasm website Shadow Work "Spirit Box (Tuned to You)" Music Video Phantasm on Facebook Phantasm on Instagram Phantasm on Twitter Subscribe to the Y!TMJ Newsletter!
01:43:18
July 25, 2022
Ep. 3.21 - Katierose Donahue Enriquez
Ep. 3.21 - Katierose Donahue Enriquez
After a brief podcast update, Nate is joined by actor/writer/director/producer Katierose Donahue Enriquez (How I Met Your Mother, 2 Broke Girls, Future Man). The two discuss her Geico commercial with Maxwell the Pig, growing up, how the musical Oliver sparked her desire to be an actor, the Missoula Children's Theatre, her path from Ryder, to the American Reparatory Theater's Institute at Harvard and the Moscow Art Theatre, moving to New York and taking classes at UCB, her move to LA, studying with the Groundlings and being invited to join the Groundlings Sunday Company, writing, creating a sketch show at Ryder, rediscovering a childlike confidence, auditioning, creating the sketch troupe Ma'am with Corey Podell, meeting and connecting with Corey, creating the Queen of Fishtown as a TV pilot and the lead character's likeability, the pandemic, dog walking, the character of Kathleen Burke, Philly as a town and as a people, and the Queen of Fishtown tour.  Then, Katierose enters the Jawntlet! Queen of Fishtown website Katierose Donahue Enriquez on IMDb Katierose Donahue Enriquez on Vimeo Subscribe to the Y!TMJ Newsletter!
01:44:01
July 18, 2022
Ep. 3.20 - Eliot Greene
Ep. 3.20 - Eliot Greene
Happy Fourth of July! In this episode, Nate talks about cookouts and fireworks (2:40) before sharing his thoughts on Web3 (4:53). Nate is then joined by Eliot Greene of the Visible Project (7:14). They talk about the importance of community, growing up in Boston, Eliot’s parents, wanting to be a newscaster, living in Bejing at the age of 16, his high school championship Squash team, going to Brown University, interning for Joe Kennedy, moving to New York and becoming a consultant, working for Christie’s Auction House, the legitimacy of Web3, getting a job in ICM’s film and TV literature department, ICM Sports, ICM’s interest in NFTs, starting Habitat Labs, working with Spike Lee on the Visible Project, the soft launch and the Gary Vee interview, building out the community, and the Visible Project’s mission and road map. Then, Eliot enters the Jawntlet! Eliot Greene Twitter the Visible Project website the Visible Project Twitter the Visible Project Instagram the Visible Project Discord
01:22:37
July 04, 2022
Ep. 3.19 - Mariah Parker (Linqua Franqa)
Ep. 3.19 - Mariah Parker (Linqua Franqa)
Back with a new episode, Nate teases more treats coming down the pipeline (2:40) before sitting down with Mariah Parker aka Linqua Franqa (4:57). The two have a fantastic discussion about growing up around their mother’s gospel trio, early endeavors with writing, the power of communication, lingua franca, curiosity, the construct of schools, setting roots in Athens, Georgia, bringing hip hop back into the Athens music scene, finding hip hop and acts that could break the stigmas and expectations of rap music, running for office and getting elected as county commissioner, the roots of societal issues, the Linnentown Resolution, writing and crafting the new album, Bellringer, the Internet, the First Amendment and accountability, and combatting fear with the power of love. Then, Mariah partakes in the Jawntlet! Linqua Franqa Spotify Linqua Franqa Bandcamp Linqua Franqa Instagram Linqua Franqa Twitter Mariah Instagram Mariah Twitter
01:23:33
June 20, 2022
Ep. 3.18 - Andy Hurwitz
Ep. 3.18 - Andy Hurwitz
Nate is back with an all new episode and fights through a damaged voice to interview Andy Hurwitz (3:53)! And and Nate talk about growing up, his father’s music room, meeting Jonathan Shecter & becoming obsessed with hip hop, going to law school and realizing he could work as a music lawyer, finding a mentor in Brad Rubens, working with Pearl Jam in their battle with Ticketmaster, how Eddie Vedder gave him the idea to leave law and solely work in music, the Big Valentine’s Day Pitch and getting hired at the Knitting Factory, releasing DJ Logic’s album and starting Ropeadope Records, King Britt and the Sister Gertrude Morgan Experience, the Ropeadope ethos, the ever changing ways we consume music, Napster, the origins of 30 Amp Circuit, the revitalized Philly Scene, the virtual Love From Philly livestream during COVID lockdown, G. Love creating a theme song for the fest, the upcoming Love From Philly live fest, Schoolly D., and Questlove. All before going through the Jawntlet!! 30 Amp Circuit website Love From Philly website
01:27:56
June 06, 2022
Ep. 3.17 - Jason Ager
Ep. 3.17 - Jason Ager
An all new episode! Nate has an incredible conversation with his guest, Jason Ager (4:13). The two talk about their shared love of the word, “jawn,” regional dialectic changes, growing up the youngest of 7, bonding with his dad over a found shared love of Creedence Clearwater Revival, the musical influence of his older siblings, finding the music of his own, MTV and music videos, taking piano lessons and starting to write his own songs, learning guitar, finding G. Love, going to college and getting his doctorate in German Literature, starting to play out in the area, the Tuesday Night Music Club at the Grape Street Pub, playing up and down the East Coast, studying abroad in Austria and playing a large outdoor festival, albums versus singles, his hesitation with crowd funding, and his new single “Imposter Looks At 40.” Then, Jason enters the Jawntlet. Jason Ager website Jason Ager Instagram Jason Ager Twitter Jason Ager Facebook Jason Ager YouTube
01:42:26
May 31, 2022
Ep. 3.16.5 - A Schedule Note…
Ep. 3.16.5 - A Schedule Note…
Nate updates on a minor change to the release schedule and shares two versions of the Yo! That’s My Jawn theme song.
13:17
May 23, 2022
Ep. 3.16 - G. Love
Ep. 3.16 - G. Love
A very special episode of Yo! That’s My Jawn!! Nate talks about the importance of having G. Love on the podcast, the first of three of his day one stretch goal guests (that also includes John Oates and ?uestlove) (3:54). He then shares a rough demo of his song, “B.L.T.” (5:58) before sitting down to chat with G. Love (10:48). Nate and G. talk about bridging hip hop and rock, Beck, creating a new lane into hip hop, early tours with hip hop acts and finding his fanbase, growing up in inner city Philadelphia, discovering his mother’s record collection, Philly in the 80s, coming up with the Roots, the legacy of South Street, “Slipped Away,” Cool C, Steady B and the murder of Officer Lauretha Vaird, how the pandemic spawned his new album, Philadelphia Mississippi, the first single, “Love From Philly” and the music video by Blazed Ape Smokers Club, the NFT/Blockchain community, getting into cryptocurrency, creating and releasing the Juice Gang NFTs, the upcoming Philadelphia Mississippi NFT drop with Yellowheart, and the Juice Gang Discord community. G. Love then settles in to partake in the Jawntlet. Philadelphonic.com G. Love Instagram G. Love Twitter G. Love's Juice Gang NFT Allships Presents: Henbo x G. Love Philadelphia Mississippi NFT G. Love Discord
01:15:35
May 09, 2022
Ep. 3.15 - David Jamison
Ep. 3.15 - David Jamison
Nate opens up the show, recapping his 2022 Record Store Day haul from the weekend (2:34), before sitting down to chat with composer/producer/bassist/percussionist David Jamison (6:17). The two talk about his song “Spanish Jawn,” the overuse and abuse of the word Jawn, growing up, WDAS and WJJZ, learning to play drums, playing throughout high school and college, getting his doctorate in biomedical engineering, getting back into music, teaching himself the bass, beginning to compose music, creating his first song, “Kelly Drive,” playing open mics, finding Time and the intimidation of playing the first few times out, the Heat Check EP, the process of writing jazz instrumentals, pandemic life, his first full length release, Enjoy the Journey, getting recognized by WXPN, donating proceeds to the BLAC Project, playing out live, the new album Late Bloomer, recording with a full band, allowing the bassline to dictate the direction of the song, “Rap Snacks” and a perfectly executed “Ew, David,” the meaning and levels behind “She Don’t Love Me,” the surprises of making music in the moment, and his upcoming show at the Royal in Glenside. Then, as we do, David enters the Jawntlet. David Jamison Bandcamp David Jamison on Instagram David Jamison on Facebook David Jamison on YouTube
01:36:32
April 25, 2022
Ep. 3.14 - Lia Menaker
Ep. 3.14 - Lia Menaker
New episode! Nate celebrates a jam packed New Release Friday and tells the tale of the rare moment in 8th grade when he was cool. Then, Nate chats with musician Lia Menaker. The two discuss growing up with an interest in musical theater, learning and playing piano, her early songwriting, writing and recording the album Animal Behavior, touring the US, life on the road, learning to use Ableton and finding her sound, creating the I Am Kyros EP on Twitch, the Pandemic and streaming, building a community, collaboration, working with JClay on “I Can’t Do This Without You,” music videos, releasing singles vs. albums, crafting her live show, writing “Christmas Alone (But Together At Home),” “Noirtronica,” teaching vocal lessons, and her Patreon community. All before entering The Jawntlet!
01:12:02
April 11, 2022
Ep. 3.13 - Jamie and the Guarded Heart
Ep. 3.13 - Jamie and the Guarded Heart
In this episode, Nate talks about continuing to meet former guests of the podcast in person for the first time (2:24) and wishes the love of his life a Happy Birthday (3:39). Then, Nate is joined by Jamie Salvatore and Morgan Russo from the band Jamie and the Guarded Heart (4:00). They talk about finding music, early songwriting and bands, meeting each other, Jamie playing the cover circuit, Dawson’s Creek and the use of music in television shows, Jamie figuring out what he wanted from music, forming Jamie and the Guarded Heart, writing for the project, the bands embrace of music videos, life during the pandemic, playing live streams, their fan base, the anticipation around the new album, the song “Sing From Your Heart,” playing the new songs live and their upcoming shows. Then Nate subjects Jamie and Morgan to The Jawntlet!
01:06:13
March 28, 2022
Ep. 3.12 - Andy King
Ep. 3.12 - Andy King
Nate interviews Andy King (Hooters, Jack of Diamonds). This text is placeholder to be updated. 📸: @davecoxpics
01:47:07
March 14, 2022
Ep. 3.11 - Don McCloskey
Ep. 3.11 - Don McCloskey
In this episode, Nate starts things off with another missive expressing his gratitude (2:41) before having an incredibly enjoyable conversation with singer/songwriter, Don McCloskey (4:23). They kick off the conversation talking about Don’s 2009 Philadelphia Phillies anthem, “Unstoppable,” before getting into Don’s early years growing up surrounded by music, Philly radio in the 90s, getting started writing music, playing house parties before graduating to solo acoustic shows in New York, his first album, Bombs Over Bristol, playing with Chuck Treece, getting connected with G. Love, working as a PA and contributing music to the movie Bowling For Columbine, working on his album Corporal Spirits and finding his voice, the genesis of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia live performances of the Nightman Cometh, Don’s friendship with Rob McElhenney, the placement of his song “First in Flight” in the season two finale of Mythic Quest, recording The Chaos and the Beauty, working through the pandemic and his residency at Fergie’s Pub. All before sitting down to enter The Jawntlet(59:23).
01:27:09
February 28, 2022
Ep. 3.10 - Matt Lowell (Lo Moon)
Ep. 3.10 - Matt Lowell (Lo Moon)
Happy Valentine’s Day! Join Nate as he recaps his favorite ride from his trip to Disney (2:36) before performing a cover of “Valentine’s Day Is Over” by Billy Bragg (4:22). Nate is then joined by Matt Lowell of the band, Lo Moon (9:08). The two start off by bonding over an admiration of 88.5 WXPN before delving into Matt’s early exposure to music, playing drums before switching to guitar, writing his first song about Sept. 11th and performing it at school, going to Berklee, MySpace and the Internet, meeting Crisanta and forming Lo Moon, the new album A Modern Life, how the pandemic has affected creativity and not playing a live show in almost 3 years. Then, Matt enters the Jawntlet (51:19).
01:11:15
February 14, 2022
Ep. 3.9 - Spymob (Eric Fawcett, Brent Paschke, Christian Twigg)
Ep. 3.9 - Spymob (Eric Fawcett, Brent Paschke, Christian Twigg)
Get ready for an epic episode! Nate kick things off by giving a bit of the history behind the birth of the Yo! That’s My Jawn project as a whole and how this episode is the full culmination of that vision (3:21). Then he sits down with Eric Fawcett, Brent Paschke, and Christian Twigg of the band Spymob (6:00). They discuss the early days of Spymob, getting signed and dropped by Epic/Sony, Christian joining the band, the evolution of the songs that would become Sitting Around Keeping Score, meeting Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo and signing to Star Trak, recording the live backing tracks of “In Search Of…”, Mark Ronson’s FADER podcast, forming the N*E*R*D live show, touring and opening for N*E*R*D, the genius of Pharrell, being ahead of the curve, L.A. Reid’s decision to drop them from Arista, releasing the album through Ruthless Records, and the more recent rerelease, all before entering The Jawntlet!!
01:49:03
January 31, 2022
Ep. 3.8 - The Bannister Effect
Ep. 3.8 - The Bannister Effect
In this episode, Nate gives a very quick update (2:39) before sitting down with Joe Puleo and Eli Wenger of the Bannister Effect (4:04). They talk about growing up and getting started in music, how the Bannister Effect project started, how they met, the narrative structure of the new album, A Life I Knew, Dave Orsborn's promo videos, tracking the album, a shared love of Chris Long and what comes next. All before settling down to enter, The Jawntlet (45:46). The Bannister Effect Online: Facebook Instagram YouTube .:: Y!TMJ Store - Your one stop shop for Yo! That's My Jawn Merchandise ::.
01:21:47
January 17, 2022
Ep. 3.7 - Grace Vonderkuhn
Ep. 3.7 - Grace Vonderkuhn
The first podcast of 2022. Nate shares his hopes for society for the new year and beyond before sitting down with Grace Koon, better known as Grace Vonderkuhn. They talk about the Beatles as an early influence, learning guitar, her first band, a shared appreciation of the Josie and the Pussycats soundtrack, moving to LA, the evolution of her sound, busking, moving back to Delaware, forming a band through a Craigslist ad, playing out in Delaware, finding her guitar tone, forming Grace Vonderkuhn, recording Reveries, the writing process, the move to a studio space to record Pleasure Pain, and the pandemic and what it was like releasing an album during it. Then, of course, Grace takes The Jawntlet.
01:33:36
January 03, 2022
Ep. 3.6 - Dan Drago [Part 2]
Ep. 3.6 - Dan Drago [Part 2]
Nate sends off 2021 with a quick recap of the year’s events (2:22) before settling into part two of his interview with the great Dan Drago of the 25 O’Clock Podcast, where Dan enters The Jawntlet (4:30)!!
47:52
December 27, 2021
BONUS :: ‘Twas the Jawn Before Christmas (2021)
BONUS :: ‘Twas the Jawn Before Christmas (2021)
Yep. I forgot to upload this. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and yours from us and ours!
01:00:46
December 25, 2021
Ep. 3.6 - Dan Drago [Part 1]
Ep. 3.6 - Dan Drago [Part 1]
Happy Holidays! Join Nate as he updates on the delay, lays out the plan for the rest of the year, and sings a little “‘Zat You, Santa Claus” to preview The Jawn Before Christmas.” Then, Nate sits down with Dan Drago, host of the 25 O’Clock Podcast, for part one of a two episode conversation!
01:28:21
December 21, 2021
Remembering Michael Nesmith
Remembering Michael Nesmith
Nate here. We lost one of my idols this weekend with the passing of Michael Nesmith. Nez meant a lot to me and played an enormous role in my musical upbringing, and I wanted to pay tribute. Also included are a few covers of some Nez tunes; “Some of Shelly’s Blues” (5:37), “What Am I Doin’ Hangin’ ‘Round” (8:02), & “Different Drum” (11:00). I hope you enjoy. RIP Papa Nez.
14:58
December 13, 2021
Ep. 3.5 - Keith Marlowe
Ep. 3.5 - Keith Marlowe
Nate is back with another episode! Join him as he laments finding out about Jimmy Fallon’s new show, “That’s My Jam,” on Thanksgiving morning (2:42). Then, Nate sits down with Keith Marlowe of the Miners (4:46). They talk about Keith’s early years, AM radio, College Rock, his band Tornado 5, the Philly Music Scene, taking a break to go to law school, forming the Miners with Matt Maguire, how John Faye helped them get a show after their planned debut performance fell through, alt.country, song writing, and the Miners’ first full length album, Megunticook. Then, Keith partakes in The Jawntlet (1:05:08).
01:30:56
December 06, 2021
Ep. 3.4 - WALLIS
Ep. 3.4 - WALLIS
Join Nate as he talks about the new format update to the website (2:32) and then pays tribute to the 35th anniversary of the release of the Beastie Boys’ License to Ill (4:03) and shares his acoustic rendition of “Paul Revere” (6:33). Nate is then joined by WALLIS (10:52) to discuss her early musical exposure, playing piano, acting and Musical Theater, writing music, her viral hit, “Lonely Christmas,” the pressure of creating a follow up, her latest single, “Another Day,” and playing live. All before settling down to experience The Jawntlet (50:55)!
01:06:02
November 22, 2021
Ep. 3.3 - Lisa Flynn
Ep. 3.3 - Lisa Flynn
tes to the Facebook page and announces the launch of Yo! That’s My Jawn merchandise (2:30), before sitting down with Lisa Flynn of Lisa Christ Superstar (3:36). They talk about Lisa’s history in the Philly Music Scene, her battle with breast cancer, working as an RN through the pandemic, and working with Joe Niccolo on LCS’s debut album, Soundtrack of the Floating World, all before sitting down to answer The Jawntlet (57:57).
01:26:36
November 08, 2021
Ep. 3.2 - Michael McDermott
Ep. 3.2 - Michael McDermott
It’s that time again! Join Nate as he gives an update on the P’Cast (2:36) before offering tribute to a beloved Brady Bunch classic (3:52). Then, Nate is joined by guest Michael McDermott (7:59) for a talk about getting signed by Brian Koppelman, his first album and the early buzz it garnered, Stephen King, critics, sobriety, his last album What In the World.. all before sitting down for The Jawntlet (50:31).
01:19:03
October 25, 2021
Ep. 3.1 - Nicole Atkins
Ep. 3.1 - Nicole Atkins
Join Nate as he returns to the podcast stage and apologizes for ghosting you, the listener (2:44). He then sits down with singer/songwriter Nicole Atkins for a conversation about WXPN, her musical beginnings, open mics and early shows, signing with a major label, and her most recent album, Italian Ice (4:13). All before taking The Jawntlet (38:32).
55:44
October 11, 2021
BONUS EP: The P’Cast (se2ep6.5)
BONUS EP: The P’Cast (se2ep6.5)
You ever think about what is actually occuring as you are listening to this podcast? Nate did. And he explains. Give a listen!
04:42
June 14, 2021
Ep. 2.6 - Pearl Charles
Ep. 2.6 - Pearl Charles
Episode six! Nate meditates on how lucky he is to have a platform to talk music with the people he admires (2:27) before taking a moment to honor his Dad’s birthday (3:22). Then, Nate is joined by Pearl Charles (9:28) for a talk about her early music beginnings, being encouraged to study songwriting, coming into her own as a solo artist, inspiration vs. imitation, and her latest release, Magic Mirror... all before sitting down to enter The Jawntlet (37:52).
57:51
June 08, 2021
BONUS EP: The P’Cast - feat. The Brothers Ferris (se2ep5.5)
BONUS EP: The P’Cast - feat. The Brothers Ferris (se2ep5.5)
A Very Special P’Cast! Nate is joined by the Brothers Ferris (James & DX) to breakdown 2021 Hall of Fame Inductees, the Foo Fighters. :: check out DX Ferris’s collection of Suburban Metal Dad comics on the topic of one David Eric Grohl - https://popdose.com/tag/foo-fighters/
01:20:46
May 31, 2021
Ep. 2.5 - CLOVER
Ep. 2.5 - CLOVER
Back with another episode of the podcast, Nate starts off by bidding four of the One Hit Wonders farewell by giving a tally of the scores from the first ten guests and explaining briefly why he decided to replace them (2:42). Then, Nate is joined by his guest, CLOVER (5:25). They discuss her bond with music from an early age, to moving to Brooklyn to pursue her dreams, to realizing those dreams weren’t being met there, and embarking on a countrywide busking trip that has led her to California... for now. Then, CLOVER partakes in the Jawntlet (58:29), featuring five brand new One Hit Wonders!
01:21:28
May 24, 2021
BONUS EP: The P’Cast (se2ep4.5)
BONUS EP: The P’Cast (se2ep4.5)
Welcome to yet another minisode full of updates. You like updates, don’tcha? Well, enjoy this update with Nate!
04:31
May 17, 2021
Ep. 2.4 - Top Ten Countdown Vol. 1
Ep. 2.4 - Top Ten Countdown Vol. 1
Join Nate as he revisits the first ten guests of the show by selecting some of his favorite answers to the Top Ten Countdown. Feat. Randy Major, Paul Keen, Chiemena Ukazim, Kevin Mooney, Bill Schmids, Scott Miller, D.X. Ferris, Ben Arnold, Dan Reed and John Faye. But first, Nate reviews the 5.7.21 G. Love/Chuck Treece show at the Ardmore Music Hall.
42:51
May 14, 2021
BONUS EP: The P’Cast (se2ep3.5)
BONUS EP: The P’Cast (se2ep3.5)
A birthday celebratto!! It’s Nate’s birthday, and to celebrate he has asked his friend Petey to put him through the Jawntlet!!
19:48
May 03, 2021
Ep. 2.3 - John Faye
Ep. 2.3 - John Faye
Episode Three! Nate kicks off the episode remembering the late Jim Steinman (2:36) befre sitting down with musician John Faye (the Caulfields, IKE) (4:40) for a lengthy conversation about John’s childhood, his first gig, his creative output, singing the National Anthem at an Eagles game, his upcoming memoir and what is next on the horizon for The Caulfields. All before entering the Jawntlet (1:17:42).
01:50:49
April 26, 2021
BONUS EP: The P’Cast (se2ep2.5)
BONUS EP: The P’Cast (se2ep2.5)
Another minisode! Join Nate as he announces the guest that will be joining him on next week’s episode, before remembering his grandmother and father on the anniversaries of their passing. Includes a performance of “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” by the Proclaimers.
15:11
April 19, 2021
Ep. 2.2 - Dan Reed
Ep. 2.2 - Dan Reed
Back at it again! Join Nate as he checks in with the audience (3:15) before remembering the late DMX (4:40). Then, Nate sits down with 88.5 WXPN’s Dan Reed (7:43) to talk about his childhood growing up in Ohio, The Monkees, his life in radio, joining WXPN and the effect the pandemic has has on the station, before entering The Jawntlet (42:45).
59:53
April 12, 2021
BONUS EP: The P’Cast! (se2ep1.5)
BONUS EP: The P’Cast! (se2ep1.5)
Join Nate for the first P’Cast!, a supplemental minisode of the Yo!That’s My Jawn Podcast.
05:41
April 05, 2021
Ep. 2.1 - Ben Arnold
Ep. 2.1 - Ben Arnold
The Podcast Returns!  We're back for the first episode of Season Two! Nate kicks things off welcoming everyone back by describing some changes to the show (2:39) before sitting down to talk to musician Ben Arnold (4:32).  The two discuss Ben's life in music, his many collaborations, his writing approach, and the new music he has been working on, all before taking on The Jawntlet (44:00). Ben will be playing a live stream with Cliff Hillis for The Kennett Flash on Saturday April 17th @ 8pm.  Visit https://www.kennettflash.org/events/cliff-hillis-and-ben-arnold-live-streaming-event/ for details!
01:22:39
March 29, 2021
Ep. 1.7 - D.X. Ferris
Ep. 1.7 - D.X. Ferris
Here we go again! Join Nate as he talks to author and journalist D.X. Ferris (33 1/3: Reign in Blood, The Story of Donnie Iris & the Cruisers). D.X. shares how focus and knowing what he wanted in life has brought him the success he has found as a writer. But first, Nate makes a case for the Monkees and performs a cover of the Mike Nesmith classic, “Nine Times Blue.”
01:33:54
November 16, 2020
Ep. 1.6 - Scott Miller
Ep. 1.6 - Scott Miller
Episode six! Nate is joined by one of his oldest and dearest friends, drummer Scott Miller (Stonejackballers, Tribe of Names). The discuss the long journey from jamming is Scott’s parents’ basement to being tapped to drum in a prog rock powerhouse. Before that, Nate thanks some of those who helped them along the way.
01:52:12
November 02, 2020
Ep. 1.6 - Scott Miller
Ep. 1.6 - Scott Miller
Episode six! Join Nate as he sits down with one of his closest friends, drummer Scott Miller (Stonejackballers, Tribe of Names) for a walk down memory lane, tracing Scott’s journey from jamming in his parents’ basement with Nate to drumming for a prog rock supergroup. Also, Nate thanks those who helped them in the early days of their musical careers.
01:52:12
November 02, 2020
Ep. 1.5 - Bill Schmids
Ep. 1.5 - Bill Schmids
Join Nate for Episode Five as he sits down with Bill Schmids (Clay Pigeons, Bob & Bill) and bonds over music and the challenges of playing out during the pandemic. Also, Nate remembers Eddie Van Halen.
02:17:47
October 19, 2020
Ep. 1.4 - Kevin Mooney
Ep. 1.4 - Kevin Mooney
Another week, another episode. Join Nate for Episode 4 as he talks with Kevin Mooney (Chine, Imprint, Drop Anchor, Three Beards and a Bush) about how exposure to the Cure at an early age led him to the bass guitar and a life making music. Also, Nate reviews the new IDLES album, Ultra Mono.
01:14:60
October 05, 2020
Ep. 1.3 - Chiemena Ukazim
Ep. 1.3 - Chiemena Ukazim
Episode 3! Join Nate as he chats with Chiemena Ukazim (Movies with Heroes, Dismal, Aaron West and The Roaring Twenties) about his life in music, from the early days playing along with his CD player to touring Europe with Further Seems Forever.
01:37:32
September 21, 2020
Ep. 1.2 - Paul Keen
Ep. 1.2 - Paul Keen
Episode 2! Nate contemplates his relationship as a ‘Doors Fan’ before sitting down to chat with Paul Keen (Pawnshop Roses, Dead Flowers) about coming up in the Philly music scene and walking through the history of the Roses. Then Paul plays some jawns for us. :: Check out the pandemic video for “Sunshine” on YouTube (https://youtu.be/rahhu0eajMY)
01:15:52
September 07, 2020
Ep. 1.1 - Randy Major
Ep. 1.1 - Randy Major
The Premiere! Nate sits down with Randy Major of Lost In Paris (http://www.lipband.com) and talks about his musical background, how they met and began performing as the world infamous Impact Players, the history of Lost In Paris and what it’s like performing in a pandemic.
01:23:02
August 14, 2020