The Bronx’s Matt Caughthran: Internet hosting ‘The Sailor Jerry Podcast’ Has Been A ‘Rewarding Expertise’


In honor of the first anniversary of ‘The Sailor Jerry Podcast, host and The Bronx frontman Matt Caughthran shares how he ‘flipped the script’ to host the present, his most’ teachable second,’ and extra!

Anybody can make a podcast, however not everybody could make a good podcast. It takes confidence, charisma, and the expertise that one would possibly get from fronting one among America’s most beloved punk bands – and even then, it could be arduous going at first. But, Matt Caughthran, who hosts The Sailor Jerry Podcast, has made it look simple. The podcast — impressed by Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins’ KTRG radio present Outdated Ironsides — turns one-year-old in the present day (Jan. 14), the identical day marking Norman Collins’ 111th birthday (click on right here for a cocktail excellent for a toast to the legend on his day). The Bronx’s singer tells HollywoodLife that he’s at all times been “fairly snug speaking with strangers. That explains how his conversations with musicians (Large Freedia, Amyl and the Sniffers, Jim Lindberg), tattoo artists (Rose Hardy, Michelle Myles, Marina Inoue), and different creatives (Danielle Colby, Alex Yanes) have been as charming and intoxicating as a bottle of Sailor Jerry spiced rum.

“Being in a band and performing in a distinct metropolis each evening will generate some fairly superb conversations and unforgettable reminiscences,” shares Matt. “I believe the most important private change for me has been flipping the script and taking a look at an interview or podcast episode from a listener’s perspective. It was actually unusual and considerably nerve-racking at first to be the one asking the questions, ya know? I actually need each episode of the Sailor Jerry Podcast to be nice––and being on the opposite aspect of the dialog has been a extremely rewarding expertise.”

Throughout this EXCLUSIVE interview, Matt reveals a couple of private highlights over the previous 12 months of internet hosting The Sailor Jerry Podcast, what followers can anticipate in 12 months two, and who exactly the Pod Gods are.

HollywoodLife: What would you say has been your most vital private change since doing the Sailor Jerry’s Podcast? Do you end up extra inquisitive in regards to the world, or would you say you’re extra assured talking to strangers?

Matt:  Consider it or not, I’ve at all times been fairly snug speaking with strangers! Being in a band and performing in a distinct metropolis each evening will generate some fairly superb conversations and unforgettable reminiscences. I believe the most important private change for me has been flipping the script and taking a look at an interview or podcast episode from a listener’s perspective. It was actually unusual and considerably nerve-racking at first to be the one asking the questions, ya know? I actually need each episode of the Sailor Jerry Podcast to be nice––and being on the opposite aspect of the dialog has been a extremely rewarding expertise.

What’s one among your private highlights of doing the primary 12 months of the Sailor Jerry podcast? Like, a second that made you suppose, ‘Man, I’m glad I acquired to be right here for this.’  

There have been loads! Among the moments which are actually particular to me are those with musicians I grew up listening to and have turn into buddies with through the years. Artists like Dennis Lyxzén from Refused or Jim Lindberg from Pennywise. Two buddies that I’ve at all times needed to grill about their inventive course of however by no means have! The Podcast is the proper outlet for all of the inventive conversations caught in my head.

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Equally, what would you say has been essentially the most memorable “studying second” of the primary 12 months of the Sailor Jerry’s Podcast? (We’re not going to say errors or regrets.)  

[laughs] There have been a number of these too! I’ve been fairly fortunate for essentially the most half, however let’s simply say even a veteran musician like myself forgets to hit the “document” button every so often! 

You’ve had a number of nice company on the present. Had been there any company you tried to get however couldn’t? Or is {that a} secret for 12 months two?  

Sadly, The Sailor Jerry Podcast visitor listing is confidential. Nevertheless, I can undoubtedly promise that we’ve got huge issues in retailer for 2022!

Should you had been to begin a band with 4 of your company – one among which can’t be a musician – who would you choose, and what would you name the band?  

Good query! This might undoubtedly go a few other ways, however for now, I’ll choose Howlin’ Pelle Almqvist from The Hives on vocals, tattoo artist Mary Pleasure Scott on bass, Jordan Buckley from Each Time I Die, and Wade MacNeil from Dooms Youngsters on guitars, and possibly Danielle Colby on keyboards?. I’d play drums, [laughs] The band could be referred to as Pod Gods.

Your podcast turns one 12 months previous on the day that Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins celebrates his 111th birthday. If he had been right here with us in the present day and nonetheless as sharp and fiery because the rum that bears his title, what would you prefer to say to him?  

Oh man, what an interview that will be! I’d simply love the chance to thank him for letting me proceed his legacy of inventive insanity through the Sailor Jerry Podcast!


Lastly, any plans to get a tattoo to commemorate this anniversary?  

Wasn’t actually planning on it, however now that you simply point out it, I believe I simply would possibly!

 

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