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"In The Fish 2"

If you combine nightmarish train journeys, ballpark tours, & a podcast meetup on the streets of Chicago… it can only mean one thing. Yes it’s the return of a famous New Jersey podcaster (along with his son) to Chi-Town for a 2nd live meeting with Byron! We welcome back Manny The Mailman!

So Manny, his son Mike, & Byron reconvene at the same establishment from 2 years ago in attempt to locate the world’s most knowledgeable beer server (who the podcasters claim to have met last time). Alas, he is nowhere to be found now…but this does not stop a very eventful meetup over dinner & several brews (with Byron later playing tour guide on a trip to Buckingham Fountain)!

Some conversation topics include the horrifying side of travel via railway, other surprise meetups in the Midwest, the unnecessary re-naming of iconic national landmarks, scaling skyscrapers & arches, how people ever survived before cell phones, listening to celebrity podcasts, well wishes to Doc from Insignificast, talking Trek, many crazy ballpark tales, and how an unfortunate bmx bike accident led to this whole escapade for Manny & his son!  

Also (as if this episode couldn’t get any better), we feature a very special musical debut for Gunkcast by Mike Fortunato! 

As always…please share the love and listen to some of our favorite podcasts at: Static Radio, Special Delivery, Onsug, Paunch Stevenson, & Insignificast!

http://trashcanrock.com/media/gunkcast_31.0_Sep2014.mp3  

A certain New Jersey podcaster returns to Chi-Town & it’s a podcast meetup for the 2nd time! Catch it all in… “In The Fish 2!”

A certain New Jersey podcaster returns to Chi-Town & it’s a podcast meetup for the 2nd time! Catch it all in… “In The Fish 2!”

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“Space Trek V: Choose Your Own Trek!”

Sometimes we here at Gunkcast have an episode plan so massive…so grand, that actually trying to follow through with it seems a near impossible task. On the seldom occasion this ever happens, we may find we need a really good excuse for why we kept our fans waiting for something we promised for so long. Example A: the follow-up to Space Trek IV from ONE YEAR ago! Ok, honestly… we ran out of ideas. Smidge’s car had a flat tire as he was on the way to work on the episode with Byron. We didn’t have enough money to meet the podcast budget. Byron’s tux didn’t come back from the cleaners (which he needed for the pitch meeting with podcast executives). Old friends came in from out of town! Someone stole the script! There was an earthquake…A terrible flood… Locusts! IT WASN’T OUR FAULT, WE SWEAR TO GOD! (Oh sorry… wrong movie).

So one year ago we left our fans waiting for answers in the aftermath of yet another huge episode cliffhanger ending. What was to become of Captain Jerk, Stones M’Boy, Sock, Checkout, Snotty, & the rest of the crew of the Starship Arrow when it was revealed that imminent disaster was about to strike as they prepared to beam up from the Island of Impossible Moss (after the big showdown with the villainous Double-J Raygun)? Well finally we are back with the long awaited answer…or shall we say “answers!”

Yes, this time we are giving you (our dedicated listeners) the choice to make as to what the outcome of this most perilous situation could be! So what are you waiting for? Join us now for the 5th installment of a most epic sci-fi comedy adventure mini-series (brought to you by the warped minds behind this humble podcast)! Remember, the success of the mission this time relies on your decision…!

And just when you think this episode can’t get any better, you may want to also tune in for a classic track from one of our main Gunkcast house bands… Curmudgeon. Yes, this one truly has it all folks!

Also, please share the love and listen to some of our favorite podcasts at—-Static Radio, Special Delivery, Onsug, Paunch Stevenson, & Insignificast!

http://trashcanrock.com/media/gunkcast_30.0_July2014.mp3

Fasten your seatbelts… Space Trek is back! And this time the outcome is your choice!

Fasten your seatbelts… Space Trek is back! And this time the outcome is your choice!

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"From Primordial Soup…To The Barcode"

So what’s exactly happening with Byron so far in 2014? Last time he took the podcast on a bit of an emotional roller coaster, & now he decides to get all philosophical(?)! While this may be some pretty uncharacteristic stuff for Gunkcast, we also strongly feel it is some of the best to come out yet! 

So here we find Byron kicking the whole thing off with a bit of a rant on punk fashion (with some help from a certain punk rock icon from the past), which then somehow leads to Byron’s theories on evolution, revelations of long-lost music projects, & speculations on just where our final destination will be in the end! (Can it possibly involve a machine-readable code in the form of numbers and a pattern of parallel lines of varying widths??)

Oh, and very noteworthy for this episode is the “secret music” from Byron’s past we guarantee you’ve never heard before! Thanks for listening…cheers! 

http://trashcanrock.staticradio.com/media/gunkcast_29.0_May2014.mp3

Since it’s debut a few years back, Gunkcast has really come a long way in its evolution…(or has it?)! 

Since it’s debut a few years back, Gunkcast has really come a long way in its evolution…(or has it?)! 

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“The Next Show”

After a long hiatus the podcast finally comes out of winter hibernation with this new outing for 2014. This time Byron takes a special nostalgia trip as he pays tribute to someone from his past.   

Also to note (for the 2nd time on Gunkcast) we are featuring an exclusive acoustic version of a yet to be released Curmudgeon tune! Thanks for listening…cheers!

http://trashcanrock.staticradio.com/media/gunkcast_28.0_April2014.mp3

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“A Soundtrack For A Bad Hair Day (Part 3)”

Just because we know you didn’t expect it, we decided to come back with a special all music extravaganza to wrap up our big nostalgia trip for the podcast! In late 2013 Bad Hair Day (Parts #1 & 2) featured a plethora of tuneage which paid tribute to three decades past. But since most of the songs were not played in their complete versions, we have compiled several select tracks here in their entirety to form the soundtrack for the true 80’s fan we know is in you!

Once again we provide you, our dedicated listener, with FREE quality music which you may just deem worthy of several repeat listens (& we suggest will make a great travel companion on your portable player of choice)!

So we need to send a BIG thanks to all of our musical contributors. Besides our Gunkcast regulars (Curmudgeon & The Gunk U.K.), we could not have done these episodes without generous offerings from the likes of Letter SeventeenThe Negligible NukesStuart Chaseman, The Basement Lights, The Flat-U-Ants, Byron’s wife—Maggie Mae, & Phil ‘Fingers M’Kracken’! Also please check out more great music you can find from these musicians on the web (from the previous links). 

But now we hear Byron has arrived back in 2014…(he claims he was rescued from his skydive by someone piloting a vessel called the TARGIT) & is much overdue to work on the next big Gunkcast! Cheers!!

http://trashcanrock.com/media/gunkcast_27.0_Jan2014.mp3

We bid a final farewell to our retro journey with a special all-music extravaganza!

We bid a final farewell to our retro journey with a special all-music extravaganza!