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Aug 4, 2015
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Brad has some Questions for Jeff Howard, a stand-up comic performing in New York City. They talk about networking in the comedy world, performing for international tourists, and their love of Jerry Seinfeld.
Topics: eric tries too hard, brad questions, podcast, brad hartland, jeff howard, funny, comedy, interview
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Jul 30, 2015
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Brad has some Questions for Morgan Julian, a stand up comic in the Baltimore area. They talk about Morgan's approach to touchy subject material, his relationship with the audience, and cursing without actually cursing.
Topics: eric tries too hard, brad questions, podcast, brad hartland, morgan julian, funny, comedy, interview
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Jul 30, 2015
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Brad has some Questions for Morgan Julian, a stand up comic in the Baltimore area. They talk about Morgan's approach to touchy subject material, his relationship with the audience, and cursing without actually cursing.
Topics: eric tries too hard, brad questions, podcast, morgan julian, funny, interview
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Jul 27, 2015 Eric Navarro
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This solo episode recaps my experience playing Warped Tour for the first time. To give the full spectrum of my experience, I recorded it in 3 segments- expectations from the night before, my thoughts immediately after leaving the venue, and some perspective and closure on the following night.
Topics: Podcast, warped tour, eric tries too hard
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Jul 27, 2015
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This week I had some questions for Matt Serniak. We talk about the struggles of his last name, the rush he gets from being on stage, and our shared love for SNL.
Topics: eric tries too hard, brad questions, podcast, matt serniak, funny, interview
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We are officially up to date on podcasts! From here on out the Eric Tries Too Hard Network (you read that right) will be posting our Sunday Comic Groupcasts live at 11am EST and they will go up on iTunes later int he day. Each week we will also have 1-2 interviews with comedians, musicians, and the occasional special guest along with a handful of new podcasts that will be announced in August. By September we hope to have podcast episodes five days a week, Sunday-Thursday. Helping me accomplish...
Topics: podcast, eric tries too hard, comedy, stand up comedy, interview, Sergio Marzitelli, Mike Moran,...
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In this episode, I hang with Sergio Marzitelli, Matt Serniak, Brad Hartland, and Ryan Sweeney. We share stories of Hell gigs and bombing, discuss Kanye West, and Ryan lands a joke that absolutely crushes me. #rekt (or something). Subscribe to all things Eric Tries Too Hard on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo-RfJvVg-7Ree1gur3BudA
Topics: podcast, Sergio Marzitelli, Matt Serniak, Brad Hartland, Ryan Sweeney, stand up comedy, comedy,...
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Jul 23, 2015
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In the inaugural episode of Brad Questions, Eric Navarro talks about obsessing over comedians, applying his psychology background to them, and starting his own podcast.
Topics: eric tries too hard, brad questions, podcast, eric navarro, funny, interview
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Jul 20, 2015 Eric Navarro
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In this episode, I hang with Mike Moran, Ryan Sweeney, and Erwin Portillo. We talk hangover cures, the success of the Sidebar open mic night in Baltimore, national tragedies, and why society is actually getting better so we can all relax. I complain about the selfie generation, Mike talks about his fear of fish, and Erwin explains how white people's hobbies are just as dangerous as living in the hood. Subscribe to the ETTH podcast channel on...
Topics: podcast, comedy, funny, stand up comedy, erwin portillo, mike moran, ryan sweeney, eric tries too...
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Jul 17, 2015 Eric Navarro
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This week I speak with Baltimore stand up comic and host of the Digression Sessions podcast- Mike Moran. We talk about how to conduct a unique interview, general weirdness in our personalities, getting into comedy, and we riff on ideas of how Mike can use his job as an Uber driver to further his comedy career. Listen to the DIgression Sessions podcast here: http://digressionsessions.com/ Subscribe to the Eric Tries Too Hard Podcast channel on...
Topics: podcast, funny, comedy, eric tries too hard, mike moran
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This week I hang with Rob Banks, Sergio Marzitelli, Erwin Portillo, Joy Lane, Brad Hartland, and Naval Officer Pat. Sergio and Rob talk about working crappy jobs, I profess my love of Obama as a celebrity, Joy gives her non-political thoughts on Hillary Clinton, Erwin reveals his go fund me page to help pay his child support and we brainstorm some rewards he can give. So... http://www.gofundme.com/reunitemewithelite Subscribe to the podcast on...
Topics: podcast, eric tries too hard, comedy, Rob Banks, Sergio Marzitelli, Erwin Portillo, Joy Lane, Brad...
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Jul 13, 2015 Eric Navarro
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This week I hang out with Brad Hartland, comedians Joy Lane and Marysa Mavrakys, and James Boss from Babetalk. Joy talks late nights and crazy stories doing stand up, Marysa tells us about her upcoming live comedy game show, James talks about getting into heavy music despite a religious upbringing, and we all have a rousing discussion about penises. Lastly, Joy teaches me all about hood living and we all learn some new terminology.
Topics: podcast, eric tries too hard, comedy, funny, joy lane, james boss, marysa mavrakys, brad hartland
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This week I hang with Erwin Portillo, Rob Banks, Ryan Sweeney, and Naval Officer Pat. We talk the importance of truth in art and the risks of controversy, Erwin tells us why comics are terrible people and the business of art, Rob talks about his decision between moving to LA or New York and loving the freedom of comedy, Ryan identifies the benefits of taking offense and fostering conversation, and I complain about comedy critics who can't tell the difference between "funny" and...
Topics: podcast, funny, comedy, stand up, eric tries too hard, Erwin Portillo, Rob Banks, Ryan Sweeney,...
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Jul 9, 2015 Eric Navarro
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This week I spoke with Baltimore comedian Justin Jones. We talked about wasted potential in artists, the Baltimore riots, not fitting in in high school, punk rock, and Baltimore comedy.
Topics: Baltimore, Baltimore riots, eric tries too hard, stand up, comedy, sidebar, open mic, comedy,...
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Jul 1, 2015
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This week I sat down with Brad Hartland, Ryan Sweeney, Rob Banks, and Dan Ciarrocchi. We talk social politics, the reasons why musicians are horrible people, hipster fantasy football players, I ask Brad what he's doing with his life, and we institute a policy where anytime someone wants to insult Ryan they have to compliment him instead.
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This week I hosted stand up comics Sergio Marzitelli, Doug Max, Erwin Portillo (sort of), and non-comic Naval Officer Pat.  We talk hack-jokes and developing a unique voice, the importance of honesty in art, Pat talks about capturing Smali pirates and getting engaged, Doug lectures me on my hosting skills and tells a classic dog ejaculation story, Sergio talks about his woes being single, I tell everyone how to solve all your relationship problems and tried to talk football but got shut down...
Topics: podcast, comedy, funny, eric tries too hard
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Jun 21, 2015 Eric Navarro
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In this week's BFF episode I'm joined by Brad, Ryan, and Oli. We talk about the mob mentality of our over-offended culture, racial prejudice in the media, and unjust arrests. Then we tackle some real topics like picnic planning, the perceived value (or lack thereof) of music, and Pat joins us towards the end to talk about our ska-date to see Reel Big Fish and Less Than Jake last week. Check out Oli's site: babetalk.tv Subscribe to the podcast on...
Topics: eric tries too hard, podcast, babetalk, comedy, funny, oli pleydle
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Jun 20, 2015 Eric Navarro
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This week I talk with Michigan comic Ellen Stachowicz about improve, stand up, and the comedy scene at large. Follow Ellen @ GlennLNStach Subscribe o the ETTH youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo-RfJvVg-7Ree1gur3BudA
Topics: podcast, eric tries too hard, ellen stachowicz, comedy, funny
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Jun 12, 2015 Eric Navarro
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In this episode I spoke with LA comic Rob Banks about doing open m ics in LA, g rowing up on a farm, cocky feature comics, working as a background actor,  and he educates me about getting "belligerent" at country concerts. He also tells me about when he moved to LA and lived in the dining room of a house with 12 guys including a meth addict who lived in the closet and was somehow able to talk a girl into staying the night once. Subscribe to the podcast on...
Topics: podcast, rob banks, comedy, funny, eric tries too hard
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Jun 9, 2015 Eric Navarro
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In this episode, the boys are back for the first time since I had a baby. We spend the first segment of the podcast trashing Ryan for having computer issues and a funny haircut, then move right along to quantifying the amount of poop that I've handled in the past few months, we talk relationships and methods of arguing and why toddlers are sociopaths.  Pat talks about having drinks with Parkey Posey and Zack Woods at fleet week and Brad talks about meeting Bill Clinton at a college campus and...
Topics: eric tries too hard, podcast
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Jun 3, 2015 Eric Navarro
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In this episode I sat down with Pennsylvania (by way of Miami) comedian Sergio Marzitelli. He tells me about waking up in his late 20's and quitting coaching basketball to work as a comic and scriptwriter. We discuss small town crowds, when you write a joke/song so good you think you must have stole it, the importance of evaluating yourself honestly, overconfident performers, and we compare issues in the music scene with issues in the stand up scene. Also, I reveal my sitcom idea and profess...
Topics: podcast, comedy, eric tries too hard, sergio marzitelli
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May 31, 2015 Eric Navarro
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In this episode, I spoke with media specialist for Property of Zak and Tumblr, and fellow Babetalk panelist, Ashley Nicole. We discuss how to get an edge when applying for jobs/internships, Ashley tells me what it's like to work for Tumblr and Property of Zack, and we gush non-stop about Jesse Cannon. Subscribe to the podcast on YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo-RfJvVg-7Ree1gur3BudA
Topics: podcast, ashley nicole, eric tries too hard
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May 27, 2015 Eric Navarro
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In this episode I spoke with Philadelphia comic Corey Cohen.  He told me about how he started doing stand up and began to tell me about his comedy punk acoustic band back in high school but then his internet cut out so I spoke to myself for a while about how the internet and sites like Reddit killed off "surface level uniqueness," how I'm watching the slang and hand gestures of my generation slowly die out, and give my impression of a racist watching various Mel Gibson movies. When...
Topics: eric tries too hard, podcast, erictriestoohard, corey cohen
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May 20, 2015
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This week I speak with comedian Marysa Mavrakys about doing stand up in Indianapolis and Chicago, sketch writing at Second City, and gets very open about drawing material from her mother's past drug abuse and having to become self reliant at an extremely young age.
Topics: podcast, eric tries too hard, comedy, erictriestoohard, marysa mavrakys
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May 17, 2015 Eric Navarro
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It's a good ol' fashioned interview orgy when BFF's Ryan, Brad, and I sit down with stand up comic Erwin Portillo who talks about boring coworkers and their kids, doing stand up in LA, and a lifestyle of sex, drugs, and comedy. Subscribe to the podcast on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo-RfJvVg-7Ree1gur3BudA
Topics: erwin portello, eric tries too hard, erictriestoohard, podcast, comedy
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May 16, 2015 Eric Navarro
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In this BFF episode I am joined by Brad and Ryan. I talk about my rebellious years and wearing jeans to the gym, and tell stories from going to my first open mic comedy night at the Sidebar in Baltimore. Ryan talks about a local hippy-jam-rock band that's getting protested over their name- "Black Pussy" and brags about 'building' a headboard he basically bought from Lowes. And we all reminisce about our college radio show, debate comedic sensibilities, and learn what it's like to...
Topics: podcast, eric tries too hard, erictriestoohard
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May 16, 2015 Eric Navarro
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In this episode stand up comedian Joy Lane tells her unbelievable story of opening for Katt Williams and spending four days at his house surrounded by celebrities, comics, and Katt's fleet of female... hand servants, apparently. Joy also tells the story of her turbulent upbringing, her career in the military and as a corrections officer, and talks about her Veterans 4 Veterans Comedy charity organization. Subscribe to the podcast on...
Topics: podcast, joy lane, eric tries too hard, erictriestoohard, comedy, stand up
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May 14, 2015 Eric Navarro
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This week I spoke with New Jersey comedian Doug Max who walked me through the day he decided to start doing stand up- immediately after signing divorce papers. Doug tells me about what it's like going into stand up as a single, older gentleman and we discuss topics such as open mics, babies, atheism, and how to tell if your marriage may be falling apart.
Topics: podcast, doug max, eric tries too hard, erictriestoohard
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May 11, 2015 Eric Navarro
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In the third installment of my BFF series, I hang out with Ryan Sweeney, Naval Officer Pat, Nelson from A Place in Time, and therapist Jeff Taulbee.
Topics: eric tries too hard, erictriestoohard, podcast
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May 7, 2015 Eric Navarro
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This week, I talk to Nelson and Sean from Sideshow Cinema. Nelson is a frequent guest on the podcast and also plays drums in A Place in Time. We talk hip hop, talk shop about lyrics, me and Nelson's ambiguous ethnicities, how to "properly" play bass, and Nelson and I share a story about drinking with maniacs at our last A Place in Time/Heavyweights show. Follow me on Twitter @erictries
Topics: podcast, eric tries too hard, erictriestoohard, sideshow cinema
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May 5, 2015 Eric Navarro
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This week I talk with comedian Derrick Murray about life as a stand up comic in California. We talk about the dangers of LA open mics, getting obsessed with comedy at a young age, and the common embarrassing mistakes artists make when they're starting out. Derrick gets heavy and tells me about losing his religion. Lastly, Derrick tells me all about his nerd themed shows and I admit to playing Magic: the Gathering and rants about my theory on fake nerds.
Topics: podcast, comedy podcast, erictriestoohard, eric tries too hard, derrick murray
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May 3, 2015 Eric Navarro
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This week I have Oli Pleydle, the founder and owner of Babetalk.tv and the Babetalk podcast that I am a panelist on. Oli tells me about how he broke into the pop punk and alternative music scene through photography and other media. We talk about still being enamored by seeing bands we love after all these years, the defend pop punk facebook group, the start of Babetalk, the racial/political divide in pop punk, what it's like being "the black kid" at the punk show, and I butcher an...
Topics: podcast, oli pleydle, babetalk, eric tries too hard, erictriestoohard
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Apr 30, 2015 Eric Navarro
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This week I talk to Brooklyn comic Andrew Steiner about working as a stand up in New York. We talk about healthy competition in comedy and music, the merits of quality over quantity in gigs, writing from stage vs. writing from home, and I share a story about puking on a guys amp while Andrew tells a story about pulling his balls out on stage. He is a man after my own heart. Also, Andrew gets real about his near homelessness and I get very sympathetic.
Topics: erictriestoohard, eric tries too hard, podcast, comedy, stand up, comedy podcast, stand up podcast
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Apr 29, 2015 Eric Navarro
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This week Brad, Ryan, and I find out that Ryan is an elitist music hipster, we declare how colleges are terrible at setting up concerts, we discuss theories on why pop music is improving, we debate how to react when an artist you love turns out to be an asshole, and we dissect the true meaning behind Nate Dogg's intro to "Ain't No Fun" by Snoop Dogg.
Topics: erictriestoohard, eric tries too hard, podcast, snoop dogg, nate dogg, kanye west
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Apr 23, 2015 Eric Navarro
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This week I talk to Baltimore-based stand up comic RJ Jackson about his first gig at an Applebee's in Philadelphia, making crowds uncomfortable, the psychology of comedians and how Key and Peele are creating some of the best absurdist comedy ever.
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Apr 17, 2015 Eric Navarro
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It's a throwback week to guests with ties to the music scene. Today's podcast features Chelsea Beck who runs a show space out of her basement in Baltimore. We talk about building a local scene, DIY ethics, and Chelsea talks about her graphic design and art aspirations. You can find Chelsea's work at: https://www.facebook.com/chelseabeckillustration Subscribe to erictriestoohard on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/erictriestoohard/id873935995?mt=2 Follow me on...
Topics: podcast, eric tries too hard, erictriestoohard, chelsea beck, trash mansion, diy, music podcast,...
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Apr 14, 2015 Eric Navarro
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To celebrate my 50th episode and one year as a podcast, I spoke with Mike Hayden who was my first unofficial guest last year and he helped me prepare to launch what became the Eric Tries Too Hard Podcast. Mike was the lead singer of Count to Four and is currently writing and directing his own film. We spoke about getting obsessed with music and film at an early age, his time in Count To Four, and Mike's experience as he found out his music played on national television on Sunday Night Football.
Topics: mike hayden, michael bryan hayden, eric tries too hard, erictriestoohard
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Apr 4, 2015 Eric Navarro
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This week I talk with Baltimore stand up comic Chris Hudson about the inherent weirdness of comics, how to crowdsource your true calling, our current TV renaissance, how to develop material for crowds full of comics, and how great art can become saturated by its own uniqueness.
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Apr 3, 2015 Eric Navarro
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This week is the first installment of my BFF's podcast series. These episodes stray from the interview format and I have on past guests of varying backgrounds to discuss topics and bust each other's balls. Volume 1 has 3 of my best friends in the world, past guests Naval Officer Pat, Brad Hartland, and Ryan Sweeney.  We spend 10 minutes hurting each other's feelings and eventually get around to discussing Warped Tour bands, bands who release the same songs in multiple formats,...
Topics: podcast, eric tries too hard, erictriestoohard, warped tour, crack dealer, durham, baltimore
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Mar 30, 2015 Eric Navarro
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This week's episode is with comedian Casey Flesch. We talk about stand up and the music scene in the midwest, how human beings can survive in such frigid temperatures, his experience seeing a certain fruit-smashing comic, and blacking out during his first open mic. Casey also gives some inspiring words for those thinking about starting a career in stand up but worried about bombing that I think are important enough to put in the show description: "I guarantee you've had worse stretches of...
Topics: stand up, eric tries too hard, podcast, casey flesch, comedy
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Mar 23, 2015 Eric Navarro
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This week's guest is Baltimore stand up comic Ronald James. Things got real in this episode and we discuss why people need to expand your interests and continue to grow a person, why men have to be funny to survive in the world, inner city gentrification and displacement, and racial/socioeconomic inequality. Clearly it was hilarious. Follow Ronald on twitter: https://twitter.com/ronisunthawed Subscribe to erictriestoohard on...
Topics: erictriestoohard, eric tries too hard, comedy, stand up, podcast, comedy podcast, baltimore,...
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Mar 17, 2015 Eric Navarro
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This week I talked to 6-year stand up vet Steve Esposito about advice for comics who are starting out, the struggle of making a living off of your art, marriage, why artists are egomaniacs by nature (at first), and horrible youtube comments. Follow Steve on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/AgitatedStove Subscribe to erictriestoohard on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/erictriestoohard/id873935995?mt=2 Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/EricTries
Topics: steve esposito, eric tries too hard, erictriestoohard, podcast, comedy podcast, stand up podcast,...
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Mar 13, 2015 Eric Navarro
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This week I talk improv actor, stand up comic, and host of the Digression Sessions podcast, Josh Kuderna! Josh tells me all about the Baltimore comedy scene, hosting one of Baltimore's biggest podcasts, and how he finagled his way out of work to interview Patton Oswalt.
Topics: Eric tries too hard, josh kuderna, patton oswalt, baltimore, comedy, stand up comedy, john waters,...
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Mar 9, 2015 Eric Navarro
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This week I speak with my old college roommate and the best man at my wedding- Brad Hartland. We debate a lot of things. For instance, I think the Beatles were not the greatest band in history and Brad thinks I'm an idiot. We also discuss the pros and cons of binge-watching TV shows, share our favorite college stories, and spill out obscure pop culture references and trivia as we polish off a bottle of gin.
Topics: Eric tries too hard, beatles, beach boys, binge watch, comedy, music, podcast, comedy podcast,...
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Mar 5, 2015 Eric Navarro
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This week, I spoke with comedian and musician Ian Bonds. Ian talks about his experience working with Dr. Demento, having Weird Al record an intro for his album, and we discuss our love of nerdcore rap.
Topics: nerdcore, comedy, comedy music, 8 bit, nintendocore, podcast, music podcast, ian bonds, eric tries...
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Mar 2, 2015 Eric Navarro
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This week I speak with Ryan Sweeney about his job running social media marketing for large corporations. Ryan was a member of my first band back in college and he gives some great advice regarding the best ways that artists can use various social media outlets. He also shares stories of touring back in our college days and we talk about using the improv technique of 'yes, and'ing to generate good stage banter.
Topics: podcast, eric tries too hard, comedy podcast, social networking, marketing, new media, tour, music...
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Feb 25, 2015 Eric Navarro
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In this episode I talk with Podcaster and Vaping enthusiast "The Freeze" about how to turn your hobby into your profession, vaping culture, reddit, and comedy. Check out more from the Freeze including his podcasts: ​ www.vapingpodcast.com www.vaperslam.com www.thetvashowlive.com Subscribe to erictriestoohard on iTunes:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/erictriestoohard/id873935995?mt=2 Follow on twitter: https://twitter.com/EricTries
Topics: podcast, eric tries too hard, comedy, vaping
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Feb 15, 2015 Eric Navarro
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In this episode I spoke with stand up comedian Episode 39: Brendan Sagalow. He tells me all about working his way up as a stand up in New York City, how to build a stand up set, and randomly opening up for famous people. We also bust balls and say horrible things. 
Topics: podcast, comedy podcast, stand up comedy, new york, new york city, stand up podcast, busting balls,...
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Feb 15, 2015 Eric Navarro
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Everyone says having a kid changes your perspective on everything. So I'm burning off as many of my podcast topics/ideas as I can before I turn into a zombie or something. This week I tell offensive jokes and cushion the blow so much that the jokes are no longer funny, I talk more of my progressive social politics and explain why men have nothing to fear from the female Ghostbusters cast and why white people have no reason to complain about not "getting" to use the n word. Also- just...
Topics: eric tries too hard, racism, sexism, babies, n word, ghostbusters, girlbusters, progressive,...
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Feb 8, 2015 Eric Navarro
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This week I spoke with comedian Rashaad Wright about opening for Hannibal Buress, the difficulties associated with breaking into a comedy scene, and we share stories of seeing Kevin Hart perform prior to the fame. 
Topics: podcast, music podcast, comedy podcast, stand up comedy, hannibal buress, rashaad wright, eric...
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Feb 8, 2015 Eric Navarro
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This week I spoke with my old roommate and naval officer Pat who just got back from 8 months in Afghanistan. Pat talks about life in the armed forces, our shared love of ska music, monitoring Somali pirates, and why the Navy is the armed forces' art school.
Topics: podcast, music podcast, comedy podcast, army, navy, ska, streetlight manifesto, reel big fish,...
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Feb 3, 2015 Eric Navarro
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This week I talk to Baltimore comedian Lyle Drescher about comedy, life as a 17 year old open mic-er, communities on Reddit, and how he went from filming bands to doing stand up.
Topics: podcast, comedy podcast, stand up, music podcast, pop punk, eric tries too hard, heavyweights, open...
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Jan 31, 2015 Eric Navarro
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In a very special episode of the Eric Tries Too Hard podcast, I sat down with Dan Chirocharocha (sp?) once again to discuss the upcoming super bowl. We talk pick 'em bets, daily fantasy picks, and prop bets along with Star Wars because our nerdiness cannot be stopped, you can only hope to contain it.
Topics: football, podcast, fantasy football, super bowl, patriots, seahawks, eric tries too hard
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Jan 28, 2015 Eric Navarro
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Dan Ciarrocchi, the former bassist and songwriter for the band Dropout Year and current fantasy football analyst, just won "Newcomer of the year" at this year's Fantasy Sports Writer's Association. On his first (and last) stop of his worldwide press tour, he sat down with me over Google Hangouts and told stories of his past as a semi-famous pop punk bassist and let me pick his brain about what it's like to do fantasy sports for a living.
Topics: podcast, eric tries too hard, Dan Ciarrocchi, fantasy football, dropout year, pop punk, football,...
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Jan 21, 2015 Eric Navarro
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This week (well, months ago actually) I talk to Lincoln Ryan, record label co-owner, comp maker, and fellow Babetalk panelist about having professional musician fathers, living on both coasts, and all sorts of other stuff that I totally forgot when we recorded this months ago. Enjoy!
Topics: podcast, music podcast, fathers, california, washington dc, punk rock, comedy podcast, pop punk,...
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Jan 17, 2015 Eric Navarro
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This week I recap what was the longest year of my life, how I'm preparing for fatherhood, and how I lost my sense of self and am trying to piece it all back together.
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This week I talk about revisiting 90's hip hop, rant about the psychological fallacy that makes rich people think they deserve everything they have, and why competition in art is actually healthy.
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Dec 31, 2014 Eric Navarro
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This week, I rant against the Men's Rights Movement and "Red Pill"-ers and how they are incorrectly using the theories of evolutionary psychology to spread misogyny. I was going to also rant about Tumblr SJW's and how they are ruining the good name of progressive social politics, but then I brought up the Eric Garner story and got too angry and had to stop. Enjoy!
Topics: eric tries too hard, heavyweights, pocast, psychology, comedy, misogyny, red pill, men's rights,...
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Dec 23, 2014
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About that Life
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Terminally Trill
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Ashley POZ
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Dec 23, 2014
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Gentlemen's Brawl
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Dec 23, 2014
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Highlives
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Dec 23, 2014
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After School Special (Hosts Only)
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Dec 23, 2014
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McCalister
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Dec 23, 2014
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Veara
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Dec 23, 2014
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Feed the Scene
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Dec 23, 2014
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Arkham
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Dec 23, 2014
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Gin War
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Dec 23, 2014
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The Oddities
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Time Table
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Dec 23, 2014
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Insignificant Other
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Dec 23, 2014
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A Place in Time
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Dec 23, 2014
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Your Persona
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Dec 23, 2014
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Fighting Season
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Dec 23, 2014
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Azure Noise
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Dec 23, 2014
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Smalls
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Dec 23, 2014
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Castaways
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Dec 11, 2014 Eric Navarro
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This week Eric talks Ferguson, racist facebook posts, progressive groups attacking their allies, and ponders why more people don't like his band. You know, all the important issues.
Topics: podcast, pop punk, comedy podcast, music podcast, ferguson, moshing, liberal, progressive,...
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Nov 29, 2014 Eric Navarro
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This week, I spew my conspiracy theories on why no one comes to see shows anymore, how we've already had the next Nirvana, and why everything in music is cyclical. Also I tell tales from the A Place in time EP release show, the recent Say Anything Tour, and opening for Courage, My Love.
Topics: podcast, pop punk, pop punk podcast, music podcast, comedy podcast, eric tries too hard,...
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Nov 12, 2014 Eric Navarro
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Eric recalls the harrowing tale of his near death experience almost 11 years ago outside of a suburban shopping mall. 
Topics: thugs, baltimore, lakefront, near death experience, ptsd, suburbs, pop punk, heavyweights, eric...
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Oct 2, 2014 Eric Navarro
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This week Eric talks to his first comedian on the podcast, Mark Miller! You can find Mark  on twitter @BestMarkMiller And on the internets at: BestMarkMiller.wordpress.com Facebook.com/BestMarkMiller You can catch him most Mondays at the Sidebar Tavern and on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at the Beatnik Bar and Restaurant. You can also call this number and get a joke right in your earholes: (408) 502-6275
Topics: comedy, podcast, comedy podcast, eric tries too hard, music podcast, podcast, baltimore, stand up...
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Sep 27, 2014 Eric Navarro
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This week Eric wraps up last week's "scandal" by recapping a conversation with Joel from APIT about the ethics and duties of bands talking about other bands, tells some HUGE personal news, and explores his "beta alphas" theory for the first time out loud.
Topics: eric tries too hard, podcast, music podcast, comedy podcast, heavyweights, pop punk, defend pop...
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Sep 11, 2014 Eric Navarro
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A retraction and explanation of last night's podcast.
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Sep 10, 2014 Eric Navarro
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Park Rock Stars
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Sep 7, 2014 Eric Navarro
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This week, I wrap up the "Rock Star" treatment bands were given at park rock fest and go into excruciating detail about the writing timeline of the new Heavyweights record.
Topics: heavyweights, keep your friends close, podcast, music podcast, comedy podcast, park rock fest, eric...
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Aug 24, 2014 Eric Navarro
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This week Eric talks about bands breaking up and mourns On My Honor. Also, tales from Park Rock Fest and hangs with Survay Says and Count to Four.
Topics: podcast, music podcast, survay says, count to four, heavyweights, park rock fest, on my honor, band...
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Eric gives his take on the Smalls/Ashley Cadwallader controversy, discusses the importance of certain band members over others, and gives a walkthrough for how your local band should build up to their album release.
Topics: pop punk, eric tries too hard, defend pop punk, smalls, heavyweights, homophobia, podcast, tour,...
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Eric talks to himself this week about seeing multiple dates of the Monumentour with Fall Out Boy and Paramore, podcasters shitting on music because it's fashionable, and playing a fantastic show with his band Heavyweights- along with Smalls and On My Honor. Also, he shares a story about an opening band talking shit about Heavyweights during their set. Gasp. 
Topics: on my honor, fall out boy, paramore, smalls, the sheds, heavyweights, pop punk, defend pop punk,...
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Jul 18, 2014 Eric Navarro
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This week Eric sits down the members of Maryland pop-rock band the Chance!
Topics: music podcast, podcast, the chance, eric tries too hard, heavyweights, pop punk, defend pop punk,...
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Jul 10, 2014 Eric Navarro
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Another solo Eric podcast! Eric talks about his trip to Boston, Parker Cannon's fighting incident, Mike Hayden's (of Count to Four) trip to Baltimore, seeing live stand up, and more!
Topics: Tough crowd, collin quinn, rich vos, comedy, the story so far, parker cannon, warped tour, make...
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Jun 26, 2014 Eric Navarro
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Eric talks with Duke "Duo" Kennedy about his upcoming R and B project, his time as vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter for A Place in Time, and all the usual music talk. A lot of stories and songwriting talk.
Topics: a place in time, duke kennedy, duo glover, eric navarro, eric tries too hard, plkc, pretty little...
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Jun 22, 2014 Eric Navarro
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This week I talk to myself for this special bonus podcast. I tell tales from the studio, explain why my friends think I'm a sociopath, and I talk psychology a little for the first time on the podcast. Also within- I burn bridges by accident probably.
Topics: eric tries too hard, eric navarro, pop punk, heavyweights, defend pop punk, psychology, music...
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Jun 18, 2014 Eric Navarro
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This week Eric catches up with Brandon from 3PM after 6 months of not speaking. Only because they hadn't seen each other. Stop trying to make drama! Anyway our bands started at roughly the same time and have taken two very different paths. While we talked songwriting and band promotion, we mostly shared stories from the last few years and looked back on where we each started. Catch 3PM opening for All Time Low next month (jealous?) and buy a ticket to their CD release show on July 27th at...
Topics: 3pm, heavyweights, pretty little kennedy curse, plkc, pop punk, defend pop punk, baltimore, all...
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Jun 11, 2014 Eric Navarro
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This week Eric talks with Seth from Young Poet. Does it help at all when I post the topics of discussion or do you just check to see if you know the band and decide?
Topics: pop punk, heavyweights, pretty little kennedy curse, eric navarro, eric tries too hard, defend pop...
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Jun 4, 2014 Eric Navarro
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This week Eric talks jocks, rock, and co- 6 month planning for bands. Also covered: scene politics, sucking at little league, and philosophies regarding lyric writing.
Topics: Eric tries too hard, eric navarro, heavyweights, defend pop punk, music, podcast, local scene,...
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May 28, 2014 Eric Navarro
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This week, Eric continues talking to himself wednesday (or TTHW for short) and contrasts his experiences this month after seeing The Greatest Generation tour and the DC101 Kurfuffle. He also discusses the importance of getting the business side of you band together when you start making money with plenty of examples (maybe this should have been called the "Learn from Eric's Mistakes" podcast instead). Lastly, he rambles about his plans for songwriting after the release of...
Topics: pop punk, 311, the wonder years, dc101, real friends, citizen, defend pop punk, podcast, music...
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May 23, 2014 Eric Navarro
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This week Neal from The Great Heights band come by the podcast to talk the music business, the Maryland music scene through the years, least favorite television shows, and what it's like to be in a band with a fan base. In addition, Dave from Heavyweights was there to cohost and argue why Glee is not the worst show on television. Spoiler alert: he did not convert Neal. Enjoy!
Topics: pop punk, the great heights band, defend pop punk, music, podcast, music podcast, eric tries too...
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May 22, 2014 Eric Navarro
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For this episode I decided to tell my story- how I got into playing music and where it has taken me. Each Wednesday going forward I plan to record a solo podcast with more up to date topics on what's happening in pop punk, the Baltimore music scene, and my life in general. The Sunday edition of the podcast will still have guests. However, it has been a pain in the ass getting guests each week with my extremely limited schedule (and the tendency for musicians to cancel last minute). Enjoy!
Topics: pop punk, music scene, punk, eric navarro, heavyweights, spotlight effect, music podcast, eric...
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May 7, 2014 Eric Navarro
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It's a big ol' party when Nelson Ticas stops by to pal around with Eric and some other podcast favorites- Eric Taft (aka "other Eric"), Kurt Spiess, and Sweet-Time. This is the first drunken podcast and we somehow made it through. Nelson plays drums for MD/DC bands Sideshow Cinema and A Place in Time. Enjoy!
Topics: a place in time, eric navarro, nelson ticas, eric tries too hard, defend pop punk, pop punk,...