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"The Commute" Podcast
59 minutes | Jul 29, 2021
Jack's Sugarcane Reps, Ms. Brenda and Kayla Chaney
Become a Patron! Help to support the show at: https://www.patreon.com/TheCommute Ms. Brenda and Kayla Chaney join the show today to talk about their 70-year-old Sugar Cane Syrup business. They’ve been planting, harvesting, and making the syrup by hand since before most of you were born—and will continue farming their land like this in the future. A special pair of ladies and a fantastic birthday episode for me—it was an honor and a treat to chat about their sweets! Come November, please support the Chaneys by ordering some Jack’s SugarCane Syrup!
60 minutes | Jul 26, 2021
Rock Star (Ace Frehley; Gene Simmons), Jeremy Asbrock
Become a Patron! Help to support the show at: https://www.patreon.com/TheCommute On the tour bus this week comes a very special guest—Guitarist (and fellow Nashvillian), Jeremy Asbrock steps aboard! He goes through his personal KISStory, and talks about getting his dream gigs as the guitarist in Ace Frehley AND Gene Simmons’ touring bands! He has played with big names around the world, and his story as a rock and roll sideman will inspire aspiring musicians. A nice guy with a great reputation around town, you’re going to enjoy his interview!
58 minutes | Jul 22, 2021
Big Rig Long-Distance Truck Driver, Ollie Possum
Become a Patron! Help to support the show at: https://www.patreon.com/TheCommute Returning to the tractor-trailer bus (did that make sense???) comes over-the-road trucker, Ollie Possum! Possum is an old friend of the show and talks about his new rig, fields listener questions, and addresses something that has been irritating Dr. Steve for awhile. This interview brings out a softer side of the possum—and makes for one of the best guest episodes ever on “The Commute”!
52 minutes | Jul 19, 2021
Rock Star (Whitesnake; TSO), Joel Hoekstra
A friend of the show, rock star, Joel Hoekstra, returns to the tour bus for his second appearance! We talk about Whitesnake, Trans Siberian Orchestra, a little bit about Cher, but mostly about Joel’s latest album with his project, Joel Hoekstra’s 13. Joel shows why he is heavily sought after as a podcast guest as he brings his sense of humor, level-headedness, and humility to the interview. A guy you’ve got to like, and one of the most talented and hardest working shredders in the industry.
60 minutes | Jul 15, 2021
Television Music Writer, Tim Mosher
Become a Patron! Help to support the show at: https://www.patreon.com/TheCommute A unique episode to say the least—from big time rock star (Junkyard) to big time television theme song writer (Craig Ferguson), musician Tim Mosher climbs aboard the bus! Tim cut his teeth on the Sunset Strip, but climbed the ladder of amazing success writing music for television shows. Hear about how that world works, and about how hard work plus good relationships paid off for Tim. Not for the faint-hearted, this business requires talent, dedication, and an almost unblemished track record. Quite a show!
60 minutes | Jul 12, 2021
Record Label CEO (High Volume Music), Bill Chavis
Become a Patron! Help to support the show at: https://www.patreon.com/TheCommute After a long and exhaustive search, I finally got a record label executive on the show!! From High Volume Music (www dot highvolmusic dot com), home of former Commute guests Ashton Blake (Native Sons) and PJ Farley (Trixter), founder and CEO, Bill Chavis steps aboard the tour bus! Learn about the world inside a record label—they have a business to run, and it is fascinating! A cool guy who is a true fan of music, Bill’s enthusiasm is contagious!
47 minutes | Jul 8, 2021
RockNPod Expo Founder & CEO, Chrs Czynszak
Become a Patron! Help to support the show at: https://www.patreon.com/TheCommute Founder, CEO, and hardest working man of the weekend—RockNPod Expo boss, Chris Czynszak, joins the show to talk about the event he has planned for 2021! Chris goes through the origin story of the expo, including the breaks he got and the hard work he did. Today, his expo is quite an extravaganza, bringing together rock stars and podcasters for a weekend of debauchery (and good content!). Super cool guy, and great spokesperson for an amazing event!
60 minutes | Jul 5, 2021
Rock Star (Winger), Paul Taylor
Become a Patron! Help to support the show at: https://www.patreon.com/TheCommute One of the biggest (and most likeable) rock stars to ever step aboard the tour bus is on the show for the Fourth of July episode! Paul Taylor, from the band Winger, makes an appearance to talk about Winger—but even more so, all of the unbelievable (seriously) things he has done OUTSIDE of that band. Hear some stories that will bowl you over as Paul recounts tales from his years in the industry. He has never stopped working, and seems to know everyone in the biz…
59 minutes | Jul 1, 2021
Large Scale Dairy Farmer, Derrick Josi
Become a Patron! Help to support the show at: https://www.patreon.com/TheCommute Making his triumphant second appearance on the cattle carrier, Large Scale Dairy Farmer, Derrick Josi, joins the show to discuss cows, farming, horrible people on social media, death, and the amazing award he has just won! A lot of range today, but an extremely interesting conversation.
60 minutes | Jun 28, 2021
Rock Star (Dangerous Toys), Scott Dalhover
Become a Patron! Help to support the show at: https://www.patreon.com/TheCommute From the band, Dangerous Toys, original member and guitar player, Scott Dalhover, steps aboard the tour bus! He speaks to longevity in the music industry, and talks about 30+ years as a member of the band. A great interview with one of my new favorite rock stars of all time, you are going to enjoy his humor and perspective. Another must listen episode!
60 minutes | Jun 24, 2021
Biomedical Engineer, Tom Winthrow
Become a Patron! Help to support the show at: https://www.patreon.com/TheCommute The bus got about 78% smarter when this week’s guest (Biomedical Engineer, Tom Withrow) stepped aboard! Listen in as he goes through some of the amazing projects he has worked on—and the MIND BLOWING project he is currently working on! Living the life of a person who solves problems, Tom is constantly seeking out solutions to some of medicine’s and life’s most complex issues.
59 minutes | Jun 21, 2021
Rock Star (Quiet Riot), Alex Grossi
Become a Patron! Help to support the show at: https://www.patreon.com/TheCommute We’ve got ANOTHER bona fide rock star aboard the tour bus—Alex Grossi, lead guitarist for Quiet Riot! Alex joins us and talks about his career, including his secret for success in the music industry (hint: it’s not magic…). One of the most personable and funny rock stars performing today, Alex brings his ‘A Game’ to the show. You’ll become a fan when you hear him talk—I guarantee it!
59 minutes | Jun 17, 2021
Father's Day Episode! My Dad, Tom Olivas
Become a Patron! Help to support the show at: https://www.patreon.com/TheCommute Happy Father’s Day! In honor of the holiday on Sunday, “The Commute” is proud to present—MY DAD! This episode will answer the question most of you have been asking since the very first episode: “What HAPPENED to you???” Tom Olivas steps aboard the bus for a behind-the-scenes look at the guy who raised me in his image. We didn’t even get to his real career (accountant) because we got lost in a conversation about his music career. Take a spin through the Wayback Machine as we discuss the beginning of rock & roll, and Tom’s contribution to the annals of music!
60 minutes | Jun 10, 2021
BattleBots Lead Engineer (Team HUGE), Jonathan Schultz
Become a Patron! Help to support the show at: https://www.patreon.com/TheCommute From the HUGE-ly popular Discovery Channel show, BattleBots, Lead Engineer and Team HUGE founder, Jonathan Schultz, steps aboard the bus! Jonathan talks about the team, the robot, the show, and all about how he leapt from lowly mechanical engineering student to Reality Television Star in a few simple (NOT) steps! I cool guy with a smart sense of humor, Jonathan is anything but what you’d expect an engineering nerd to be! Listen in—you’ll immediately like this kid, and root for his team! Support his efforts at: WWW dot hugebattlebots dot com!
60 minutes | May 31, 2021
Rock Star (Bang Tango), Mark Knight
Become a Patron! Help to support the show at: https://www.patreon.com/TheCommute Rock Star, Mark Knight climbs aboard the tour bus! From founding the band Bang Tango, to touring behind one of the hottest albums on the Sunset Strip (“Psycho Café”), to losing it all…Mark talks about the wild ride that has been his career. He has fully recovered from the hair metal scene, and has just put out the third album with his new group, Mark Knight and The Unsung Heroes. Folksy Americana music, Mark speaks to writing from his heart. Visit him at www dot MarkKnightAndTheUnsungHeroes dot com.
59 minutes | May 27, 2021
Military Chaplain, Chris Linzey
Become a Patron! Help to support the show at: https://www.patreon.com/TheCommute Back for a second engagement! The Small-Town Pastor from way back in Season 1 of “The Commute”, Chris Linzey has moved on in his career to be a Military Chaplain! He’s a good friend to the show, and now he is a great guest for the second time. Listen in as he talks about what a Military Chaplain does, some of the highs and lows, and a few things that you will NEVER forget! This is why I started the show in 2016—to learn about interesting jobs like the one held by Chris…
60 minutes | May 24, 2021
Rock Star (Danger Danger), Ted Poley
From the band Danger Danger, lead singer, Ted Poley joins us on the tour bus! Ted takes us on a wild and woolly ride, as his energy for the love of rock and roll bursts from his seams! Buckle your seat belts (and affix a crash helmet to your head)—this one is going FAST! Really interesting intro this week as well…a great all-around show and listener experience.
58 minutes | May 20, 2021
Internet Radio GM, John Q Rock
From Guitar God Radio, one of the top internet radio stations in Canada, comes founder, GM, and program director, John Q Rock. Full disclosure: this is the station upon which I do my show, The Pantheon, every Sunday night. I learned a lot during this interview--what it takes to start, populate, and expand an internet radio station. It's a different world as broadcasting goes world-wide!
60 minutes | May 17, 2021
SiriusXM Personality (Hair Nation; Ozzy's Boneyard), Keith Roth
A huge get for the show—from SiriusXM’s Hair Nation and Ozzy’s Boneyard, DJ Keith Roth steps aboard the tour bus! He’s known for his storytelling, and he does just that! Listen in as he talks about his teenage years, his music, and his broadcasting career. He’s a guy who has played with everyone, so obviously an instant favorite of mine . Despite his career, he remains a cool, warm, and NICE person. Another great episode, compliments of a great guest…
59 minutes | May 13, 2021
Wastewater (human poop & pee) Specialist, Robert Bates
On April 1, we had on a guy who deals with millions of gallons of pig poop & pee. That begs the question—don’t PEOPLE poop and pee, too??? The answer, I found out today, is YES!! So we’ve got a guy who deals with MILLIONS of gallons of human poop and pee every day. Wastewater Specialist, Robert Bates, is on the show! Learn all about what happens after you jiggle the magic silver handle…
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