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Damian Abraham has been many things... the singer of a critically acclaimed band, a failed VJ and food network host, one of the minds behind TV's "The Wrestlers", parent of 3... and undeniably, a punk music obsessive. Each week, he sits down and chats with an interesting person from various walks of life to find out how their world was influenced and changed by the discovery of a novelty genre that supposedly died out in 1978... PUNK!

Damian Abraham has been many things... the singer of a critically acclaimed band, a failed VJ and food network host, one of the minds behind TV's "The Wrestlers", parent of 3... and undeniably, a punk music obsessive. Each week, he sits down and chats with an interesting person from various walks of life to find out how their world was influenced and changed by the discovery of a novelty genre that supposedly died out in 1978... PUNK!

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United States

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Damian Abraham has been many things... the singer of a critically acclaimed band, a failed VJ and food network host, one of the minds behind TV's "The Wrestlers", parent of 3... and undeniably, a punk music obsessive. Each week, he sits down and chats with an interesting person from various walks of life to find out how their world was influenced and changed by the discovery of a novelty genre that supposedly died out in 1978... PUNK!

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English


Episodes

Jeff and Steven McDonald are back!!!

1/23/2023
Splits Vol. 8: Punk's greatest siblings return to Turned Out A Punk with a vengeance! Listen in as Damian and the Redd Kross Bros. sit down to discuss all things punk. From being the first ones out of the SST cult, to going to see the Go-Gos with the Descendents, to the beef with the Circle Jerks, to which Black Flag singer was really the best, to Pat Smear passing on the Chilli Peppers, to Frank Zappa, to record store poops and so much more: DON'T MISS THIS ONE!!! Also, don't miss any...

Duration:01:49:16

Bobby Ferry from 16

1/16/2023
Episode 438: ON THE GROUND, FACEDOWN, WIDE AWAKE! Today on the Turned Out A Punk, Bobby from 16 is here! Listen in as Damian sits down with a member of one of his all-time favourite bands! They discuss all things punk including the mystery of 16. From skating with legends as a 6 year old, to Redd Kross being the worlds greatest band, to touring with Slayer, to the Pushead bump, to the greatness of Chris Pessimiser: THIS IS NOT TO BE MISSED!!! Also, don't miss 16's awesome "Into Dust";...

Duration:01:16:31

Joe Pera and Dan Licata From Comedy

1/9/2023
Pass the Mighty Taco, we think we're Commander Tom! This week on Turned Out Punk we are joined by two of Tuffalo's hardest: Dan Licata and Joe Pera! Listen in as Damian sits down with two hilarious comedians to talk about punk, pain and The Red Green Show. From pooping down a lane at a bowling ally in the name of art, to Jackass auditions gone wrong, to the Goo Goo Dolls, to trolling Elon Musk to his face at SNL: THIS IS NOT TO BE MISSED! Don't miss Dan & Joe on tour starting this...

Duration:01:16:26

Graham Sayle from High Vis and Dirty Money

1/3/2023
Episode 436: Wipe those tears off your Gore-tex, Graham Sayle is here! Join Damian as he sits down with the High Vis vocalist to talk punk, poseurs and Pot Noodle Pyramid. From scouser ribbings, to Brit-pop's pervasiveness, to building a scene & remembering who was there and so much more! Don't miss it! Don't miss High Vis' fantastic "Blending" LP, OUT NOW on Dais Records

Duration:01:05:50

Max McCabe-Lokos Actor/Director and former Deadly Snake

12/27/2022
How does one retire from music? Damian sits down with one-time Deadly Snake, Max McCabe-Lokos to find out just that. Listen in as one of the greatest front-people Toronto ever produced talks about punk, why Toronto sucks/rules and knowing it was time to walk away... forever? From the classic Classics Studios, to the world changing legacy of 5 Arlington, to the legendary Dan Burke, to the endless beefs of The Deadly Snakes: THIS IS NOT TO BE MISSED!

Duration:01:51:35

Tiffany

12/19/2022
Episode 434: Pop icon Tiffany is here! That's right, Damian sits down the legendary singer to talk about: punk, country and wrestling! Listen as the two discuss: being discovered by the great Hoyt Axton, touring with Jerry Lee Lewis & Little Richard, wrestling Butter Bean and so much more!!! Don't miss Tiffany's brand new album: Shadows! More information at tiffanytunes.com Also, grab a shirt for this podcast at turnedoutapunk.com

Duration:00:34:57

JD Pinkus, from Butthole Surfers and Melvins, returns to the show

12/12/2022
Episode 433: There's a Pinkus among us! This week on Turned Out A Punk: JD Pinkus returns to bring us good tidings and punk. Having first appeared with the Melvins on episode #36, JD comes back to talk with Damian and fill in some blanks. Listen in as the two discuss: drugs, guns, sex, the GG Allin of the South, Butthole Surfers vs. REM, Ru Paul being the best, the inability to have a reunion and so much more! DON'T MISS THIS! Also, don't miss JD's solo album: "Fungus Shui", out now on...

Duration:01:43:18

RIP Hamish Kilgour

12/6/2022
Hamish Kilgour was one of the greatest to ever do it. Love and positivity to his family, friends and anyone that loved him.

Duration:01:16:32

Chris Estrada the star and creator of This Fool

11/24/2022
Episode 432: One of us, one of us! This Fool's Chris Estrada is here and he came to play! This week on the show Damian is joined by the star and creator of one of his favourite TV shows to talk all things punk. It turns out that Chris is a big fan of TOAP and has come prepared to go. From being neighbours with Despise You, to gangbangers calling you "Marilyn Manson", to choosing a side in the Bikini Kill/NoFX beef, to hanging with Ian at the Dischord house, to the punk divide in comedy:...

Duration:01:53:47

Stephanie Phillips from Big Joanie and author of "Why Solange Matters"

11/17/2022
Episode 431: Don't go back home just yet, Stephanie Phillips is right here! Today on Turned Out A Punk, the author and Big Joanie frontperson stops by to talk punk and DIY. Join Damian as he sits down with one of his favourite music writers to talk: American alternative being UK mainstream, the importance of the forgotten histories, Rachel Aggs' genius, "who the hell are those guys" core and so much more! Don't miss this one! Also, don't miss Big Joanie's fantastic new lp: "Back Home",...

Duration:01:12:45

Walter Schreifels Sings The Hits with Jayson Green and Damian

11/12/2022
Splits Vol 7: For the first time in four years, Walter is back! What better way to celebrate Walter Schreifels' fourth appearance on the show than by inviting Jayson Green to join the party?! Listen in as Damian sits down with the two returning guests to discuss: calling Ian MacKaye about producing "Start Today", NY with David Blaine / Harmony Korine or Vegas with Chris Angel / Jonathan Davis, staying with Poly Styrene, dodging GG Allin's poop banana in Hated and so much more!!! Also,...

Duration:02:06:33

Tobi Vail of Bikini Kill, The Frumpies, Girlsperm and more

11/2/2022
Episode 430: Who's ready for a riot?! Bikini Kill's Tobi Vail is here! Listen in as Damian sits down with one of his heroes to discuss: hardcore, grunge, riot grrrl and all things punk. From having punk rock parents, to the cult of the Melvins, to Olympia's beef with Black Flag, to witnessing punk's breaking from both sides of the divide; DON'T MISS THIS EPISODE! Also, don't miss Bikini Kill on tour! More info at bikinikill.com Also, don't miss the new Girlsperm's new "The Muse...

Duration:03:11:00

Thomas Mars from Phoenix

10/27/2022
Episode 429: Where's Popeye?!? 'Cause we're blowing the lid off "The French Touch/ Punk Connection"! Today on the show, Damian sits down with Phoenix's Thomas Mars to talk about all things punk! From the importance of French New Wave, to Amelie being trash, to skinhead violence, to the secret punk histories of: Phoenix, Air, Daft Punk and more: THIS IS NOT TO BE MISSED! Also, don't miss Phoenix's fantastic new album: Alpha Zulu. Available everywhere November 4th! Also, if you want a...

Duration:01:19:39

Alec MacKaye from The Untouchables, Faith, Ignition, The Warmers and Hammered Hulls

10/20/2022
Episode 428: It's time for Alec MacKaye! That's right, the DC legend returns to the show to talk: punk, hardcore and beyond! From the older MacKaye sister that brought the punk. to the influence of the original DC Trench Mouth, to Half-Japanese being the true punks, to the religion of Dischord, to forming Hammered Hulls, to mom loving The Cramps and so much more; DO NOT MISS THIS EPISODE! Also. don't miss Hammered Hulls' fantastic new "Careening" lp! Out October 28 on Dischord...

Duration:02:58:46

Tony "Pointless" Croasdale from R.A.M.B.O.

10/13/2022
Episode 427: Give my regards to South Street; Tony Pointless is here! Join Damian as he sits down with the R.A.M.B.O. frontperson to catch up and examine the theatrical predilections of Philly punk and hardcore. From DIY venue washroom nightmares, to taking a joke on Tragedy as far as it will go, record collecting correlation to mental health and so much more: join us for the longest Turned Out A Punk ever! Also, check out R.A.M.B.O.'s fantastic new record:" Defy Extinction", out of...

Duration:03:05:27

Autry Fulbright II from OFF! returns to the show

10/6/2022
Episode 426: Autry is back! Join Damian as he sits down with his friend Autry Fulbright II to discuss: leaving ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead, and walking away from band life, only to come back and join OFF!. From return to touring gratitude, to creative motivation, to Mr.Beast's potential Mogwai super fandom: don't miss this one! Also, don't miss OFF!'s brand new lp "Free LSD", out now on Fat Possum Records!!! Also, don't miss OFF! on tour this fall! More info...

Duration:01:09:58

Eric Bachmann and Matt Gentling from Archers Of Loaf

9/29/2022
Episode 425: It's TOAP Vs. the Greatest of All Time because Eric Bachmann and Matt Gentling, from the legendary Archers Of Loaf, are here! Listen in as Damian sits down with the two and discusses: punk in Asheville, why majors never made sense, the tape scene, DMT and Florida punk, two versions of a fatherly discussion about the Circle Jerks and so much more! Don't miss this one!!! Also, don't miss Archers Of Loaf's first album in 24 years: "Reason In Decline". Out everywhere Oct 21 on...

Parry Gripp from Nerf Herder

9/21/2022
Episode 424: Alright Squadies, time for Turned Out A Punk! Today on the show, Damian is joined by a songwriter beloved by his whole family: Nerf Herder’s Parry Gripp! Listen in as the two discuss: the journey from hearing the Ramones on Dr. Demento as a kid to collaborating with him Weird Al on a song. The all too short ride to the top, Weezer’s tenuous punk connections, hoagie anthems for Wawa, the power of “It’s Raining Tacos”, writing the themes for Buffy the Vampire, Superhero Squad and...

Duration:01:05:39

Tim Barry from AVAIL

9/14/2022
Episode 423: Better get your, better get your, better get your THOUGHTS STRAIGHT! Today on the show, one of the greatest to ever do it, Tim Barry is here! Listen in as Damian goes from punisher to peer and gets to chat with one of his favourite frontpeople about all things punk. From mystery french punk bands, to the end of regionalism, to the lessons Chumbawamba taught us: this is not to be missed!!!! Also, don't miss Tim's fantastic new album: "Spring Hill". Out now! More info and tour...

Duration:01:01:21

Monte Melnick Ramones Tour manager and author of On The Road With The Ramones

9/9/2022
Episode 422: Seeing the Ramones thousands of times is a fantasy for more people but for Monte Melnick: it was his reality for 20 plus years. Join Damian as he sits down with Ramones' Tour manager and co-author of the essential "On Tour With The Ramones" book to dig deep on the Ramones and their archetypal role in punk. From the pre-band glam days, to the two sides of Johnny, to the adverse effects of the tempo and volume on Joey's health, to why you should never lend mics to Suicide: the is...