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THE PLUG W/ JUSTIN JAY

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Art Brewer's archive of surf photos from the 70’s, 80’s and 90s contain countless iconic images that helped to visually define the sport of surfing. This week, Art sits down to shed some light on the current state of photography, how some photo
Helene Yorke is a prolific stage and screen actress that can currently be seen in the critically acclaimed HBO comedy series The Other Two. This episode we sit down to discuss the perseverance, faith and dedication that it takes to become the p
Michael Muller is one of the most sought after commercial photographers in the business. He's shot countless movie posters and celebrities throughout his career while successfully navigating the minefields of superstar egos. How does he do it?
David Hershkovits co-founded New York City’s iconic Paper Magazine in the 1980’s. Before the internet, before social media influencers, and before the restaurant on your corner had their own publicist, if wanted to stay informed about art, fash
Wyatt Cenac is a gifted writer, standup comic, former correspondent on The Daily Show, and the creator of HBO’s Problem Areas. This week he sits down to discuss the unique power of humor to affect social change, and weigh in on the current stat
Mick Fanning is a 3 time World Champion surfer, a father, and an entrepreneur. This week, we sit down to discuss the personal sacrifices that he had to make in order to be the best in the world, hear his thoughts on life after the competitive t
Brian Austin Green is a panelist on the hit tv show The Masked Dancer. He’s appeared in countless television shows, but it’s his role as David Silver on the series Beverly Hills 90210 that brought him mainstream recognition over 30 years ago. T
Tom Sachs is an esteemed New York artist that makes handcrafted mixed media sculptures that are provocative and whimsical. His Chanel chainsaw, oversized painting of Krusty The Clown, and elaborate recreations of NASA spacecraft are mesmerizing
Evan Mock is of the most sought after young models on the planet. He used to spend his days surfing and skating on the North Shore… then a chance encounter with Tom Sachs and Frank Ocean changed his life forever. He’s now a fixture on European
Benji Weatherley is one of the most fascinating characters in Hawaii. He’s a skilled conversationalist, he's best friends with Kelly Slater, and he got Metallica to play at his wedding. Surfers aren’t usually expected to be deep thinkers or to
Dick Page is one of the most influential makeup artists of his generation. In the 1990’s, fashion as entertainment became a mainstream cultural phenomenon - Dick was front and center for it all. His work has appeared in virtually every major fa
Bill Sherman has been the music supervisor for Sesame Street for nearly a decade. He's also a founding member of the groundbreaking hip-hop improv troupe known as Freestyle Love Supreme featuring Lin-Manuel Miranda of Hamilton fame.  Listen in
The Strokes are one of the most influential NYC rock bands of all time. Along with his four other bandmates, Albert Hammond Jr. helped create a sound and a look that inspired countless bands since they released their flawless debut album Is Thi
Herbie Fletcher has had a profound impact on the landscape of surf culture. In addition to pioneering the surfboard traction pad, his family has been at the forefront of tow-in surfing, aerial maneuvers, and big wave riding. You might have seen
Spencer Tunick creates awe-inspiring fine art photographs with massive groups of nude people in pubic spaces. As you can imagine, he’s no stranger to controversy, arrest, and unfavorable media coverage. This week we sit down to hear exactly how
Listen in as music producer and MGMT frontman Andrew VanWyngarden joins us to discuss the misconceptions of fame, his Icelandic surf adventures, and how the bleak winters in Rockaway Beach keep him focused and inspired. 
Early California skateboarding... Punk Rock... 80's Hip-Hop... Glen E. Friedman was there with his camera to capture all 3 of these seminal youth movements. Listen in as we discuss his new book featuring Run DMC and The Beastie Boys, the extrem
Ireland Basinger Baldwin is a smart and confident millennial with a tattooed body and exquisite genes. This week we sit down for a candid conversation about the impact of social media, her struggles with eating disorders & body issues, and how
P-Rod - One of the most accomplished skateboarders of all time drops in to discuss racism, what skaters actually discriminate against, and how failure has prepared him for his burgeoning second act in Hollywood. 
Listen in as pro-surfer and Ambassador of Positivity Kassia Meador drops by to discuss the rich surf history of Malibu, the challenges of running a female owned business, and what attending a dinner party in a haunted Swedish castle taught her
Listen in as the lead guitarist for Foo Fighters and Santa Barbara native drops by to discuss fame, fatherhood, and whether you can ever truly go home again.
The Plug - where cultural arbiters and artists talk about life at large. 
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