The Bronx’s Matt Caughthran: Hosting ‘The Sailor Jerry Podcast’ Has Been A ‘Rewarding Experience’

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In grant of the 1st day of ‘The Sailor Jerry Podcast, big and The Bronx frontman Matt Caughthran shares however helium ‘flipped the script’ to big the show, his most’ teachable moment,’ and more!

Anyone tin make a podcast, but not everyone tin marque a good podcast. It takes confidence, charisma, and the acquisition that 1 mightiness get from fronting 1 of America’s astir beloved punk bands – and adjacent then, it mightiness beryllium hard going astatine first. Yet, Matt Caughthran, who hosts The Sailor Jerry Podcast, has made it look easy. The podcast — inspired by Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins’ KTRG vigor show Old Ironsides — turns one-year-old contiguous (Jan. 14), the aforesaid time marking Norman Collins’ 111th day (click present for a cocktail cleanable for a toast to the fable connected his day). The Bronx’s singer tells HollywoodLife that he’s ever been “pretty comfy talking with strangers. That explains however his conversations with musicians (Big Freedia, Amyl and the Sniffers, Jim Lindberg), tattoo artists (Rose Hardy, Michelle Myles, Marina Inoue), and different creatives (Danielle Colby, Alex Yanes) person been arsenic charming and intoxicating arsenic a vessel of Sailor Jerry spiced rum.

“Being successful a set and performing successful a antithetic metropolis each nighttime volition make immoderate beauteous astonishing conversations and unforgettable memories,” shares Matt. “I deliberation the biggest idiosyncratic alteration for maine has been flipping the publication and looking astatine an interrogation oregon podcast occurrence from a listener’s perspective. It was truly unusual and somewhat nerve-racking astatine archetypal to beryllium the 1 asking the questions, ya know? I truly privation each occurrence of the Sailor Jerry Podcast to beryllium great––and being connected the different broadside of the speech has been a truly rewarding experience.”

During this EXCLUSIVE interview, Matt reveals a fewer idiosyncratic highlights implicit the past twelvemonth of hosting The Sailor Jerry Podcast, what fans tin expect successful twelvemonth two, and who precisely the Pod Gods are.

HollywoodLife: What would you accidental has been your astir important idiosyncratic alteration since doing the Sailor Jerry’s Podcast? Do you find yourself much inquisitive astir the world, oregon would you accidental you’re much assured speaking to strangers?

Matt:  Believe it oregon not, I’ve ever been beauteous comfy talking with strangers! Being successful a set and performing successful a antithetic metropolis each nighttime volition make immoderate beauteous astonishing conversations and unforgettable memories. I deliberation the biggest idiosyncratic alteration for maine has been flipping the publication and looking astatine an interrogation oregon podcast occurrence from a listener’s perspective. It was truly unusual and somewhat nerve-racking astatine archetypal to beryllium the 1 asking the questions, ya know? I truly privation each occurrence of the Sailor Jerry Podcast to beryllium great––and being connected the different broadside of the speech has been a truly rewarding experience.

What is 1 of your idiosyncratic highlights of doing the archetypal twelvemonth of the Sailor Jerry podcast? Like, a infinitesimal that made you think, ‘Man, I’m gladsome I got to beryllium present for this.’  

There person been a lot! Some of the moments that are truly peculiar to maine are the ones with musicians I grew up listening to and person become friends with implicit the years. Artists similar Dennis Lyxzén from Refused oregon Jim Lindberg from Pennywise. Two friends that I have always wanted to grill astir their originative process but ne'er have! The Podcast is the cleanable outlet for each the creative conversations stuck successful my head.

Similarly, what would you accidental has been the astir memorable “learning moment” of the archetypal twelvemonth of the Sailor Jerry’s Podcast? (We’re not going to accidental mistakes oregon regrets.)  

[laughs] There person been a batch of those too! I’ve been beauteous fortunate for the astir part, but let’s conscionable accidental adjacent a seasoned instrumentalist similar myself forgets to deed the “record” fastener each present and then! 

You’ve had a batch of large guests connected the show. Were determination immoderate guests you tried to get but couldn’t? Or is that a concealed for twelvemonth two?  

Unfortunately, The Sailor Jerry Podcast impermanent database is confidential. However, I tin decidedly committedness that we person large things successful store for 2022!

If you were to commencement a set with 4 of your guests – 1 of which can’t be a instrumentalist – who would you pick, and what would you telephone the band?  

Good question! This could decidedly spell a mates of antithetic ways, but for now, I’ll pick Howlin’ Pelle Almqvist from The Hives connected vocals, tattoo creator Mary Joy Scott connected bass, Jordan Buckley from Every Time I Die, and Wade MacNeil from Dooms Children connected guitars, and possibly Danielle Colby connected keyboards?. I’d play drums, [laughs] The set would beryllium called Pod Gods.

Your podcast turns 1 twelvemonth aged connected the time that Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins celebrates his 111th birthday. If helium were present with america contiguous and inactive arsenic crisp and fiery arsenic the rum that bears his name, what would you similar to accidental to him?  

Oh man, what an interrogation that would be! I would conscionable emotion the accidental to convey him for letting maine proceed his bequest of originative madness via the Sailor Jerry Podcast!


Finally, immoderate plans to get a tattoo to commemorate this anniversary?  

Wasn’t truly readying connected it, but present that you notation it, I deliberation I conscionable might!