Brews, Beards, & Shipwrecks
By Royal Ruckus
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BBS is a podcast hosted by Jamey Bennett, also known as Chunjay of positive hip-hop crew, Royal Ruckus, about music and culture, faith and doubt, beers and beards, and the shipwrecks in life.
||CleanEp. 24: DJ Sean P chats with Flatline and Chunjay about supporting the family, building a business, and the big issues of life||DJ Sean P with Chunjay and Flatline of Royal Ruckus Sean gives us the rundown on his background Turntables from the thrift shop, figuring out how to make money deejaying, “How do you be a dad? How do you have a house? And how do you be a creative, and||11/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 23: Renata Zarro and Chunjay discuss teaching, spoken word poetry, and “home” as a dirty word||Renata Zarro and Chunjay discuss teaching writing, spoken word poetry, and “home” as a dirty word Intro—Who is Renata? On teaching in general, Language Arts in particular. How did she decide to become a teacher? “As stressful as it may be at||9/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 22: Doug Bennett and Chunjay discuss human trafficking, getting clean and sober, and the many uses of avocado (with Chunjay's mom, Kathy)||Doug Bennett and Chunjay discuss human trafficking, getting clean and sober, and the many uses of avocado (with Chunjay's mom, Kathy) The many uses of avocado. 17 year meth addiction. On how adultery led Doug to Jesus. On drunkenness. “Wine is from||5/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 21: Mara Henderson and Chunjay discuss Health, Faith, Nerdiness, and Father Hunger||Pennsylvania. Colorado. Teaching preschool. On being 4’ 8”. Food. Health. GAPS Diet. Healing from arthritis. Journey through veganism. Sauerkraut. Probiotics. “A good sauerkraut should take three months.” Mara’s music. Her siblings. Singing in||5/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 20: David Bunker Chats with Chunjay about Sexual Abuse, Recovery Groups, Postmodernism, Whiskey and Wine||David and Chunjay discuss where they are and what they are doing for the weekend. David discusses the ups and downs of therapy. On the collapse of silence. What is lacking? Sometimes it’s not stuff. On living within the evangelical subculture. Disc||3/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 19: Flatline and Chunjay return to discuss two decades in the music business, approaches to music production, drinking coffee, and facing difficulties in life.||In this third episode featuring Flatline aka Michael Walker aka MPWalker, Flatline and Chunjay talk about their lives and music after Flicker Records, living in record deal purgatory, and then finding their way forward without a label. They talk a littl||2/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 18: Christmas Hip-Hop Special: Chunjay impersonates a DJ and plays some great holiday tunes.||Ep. 18: Christmas Hip-Hop Special: Chunjay impersonates a DJ and plays some great holiday tunes. The Christmas Episode Winsky Fiesta Terrace in west LA What am I drinking? Deschutes Brewery stout from Oregon Background Music from Akira the Don’s Litma||12/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 17: Knowdaverbs Chats with Chunjay: A conversation on hip-hop, belief in God, and perfecting your art.||Brews, Beards, Shipwrecks Podcast. //This is a first! Two new episodes in one day! Enjoy this Monday two-fer.// Michael Boyer, aka Knowdaverbs, sits down with Chunjay to compare notes. How we met. How he got the idea to leave Phoenix and move to Nash||12/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 16: Tacos and Whiskey with Photographer Jeb Wilson: A conversation about hip-hop conspiracy theories, running your own business, drinking whiskey, and misadventures in modern dating.||Jeb Wilson of Nashville Photography Group is our guest for Episode 16. Jeb hates spam. Can you curse on this podcast? Punk rock kid, ska kid, hip-hop kids. On similarities between punk and hip-hop cultures. Did the LAPD kill 2Pac? “Elvis Presley||12/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 15: Coffee with KJ: Chunjay and rapper KJ-52 discuss Christian music labels, Cuban coffee, and bouncing back after tough times.||KJ-52 and Chunjay sit down for coffee in Florida and reflect on their experiences in hip-hop and the Christian hip-hop subgenre. Little Cuban cafe, on KJ discovering Cuban colada coffee. KJ does not enjoy pour over coffee. Chunjay eating a Cubano san||11/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 14: Friendship, Nashville Labels, and Growing Up: A History of Royal Ruckus from 1998-2003 with Flatline||Flatline aka MPWalker aka Mike Walker. 15 years since Self-Titled! Review of last episode. Chunjay’s hotel for the night. On the origins of Chunjay’s name. Church camp. Chunjay’s first release was a cassette under the name of Cleva-MC. First Cleva||11/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 13: Coffee Nerding, Classic Hip-Hop, Songwriting, and Producing Beats: A Conversation with Flatline||MPWALKER aka Michael Walker aka Flatline What are you up to? Coffee making Nashville songwriting at Starbucks, and all walks of life in Starbucks. On celebrities at Starbucks. BEN FOLDS! A Ben Folds meet-up? “Arrive at Something” (original versio||11/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 12: Porn, Guinness, and Authentic Friendship: A Conversation with Author and Speaker Nate Larkin (and Tra Jones)||Nate Larkin interview Pornography, Guinness, and Authentic Friendship Introduction. Taking walks with friends. 60 minute walk daily. Real talks and seeking clarity on life’s issues. How Chunjay met Nate. Public speaking class. On coffee. On beer. On m||11/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 11: Gay Liberation, Writing, Death Threats, and Recovering Faith - A Conversation with Author Thom Nickels||Thom Nickels interview. Rain storm. Northern Liberties in Philadelphia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_Liberties,_Philadelphia “Gone are the days where you go to a bar and there’s just the sound of conversation.” What we were drinking: T||10/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 10: Tacos, Adult Graffiti Artists, and Changing Careers - A Conversation with Graffiti Artist Peas of DCV||What are we drinking? Kona Fire Rock Pale Ale Avocado farm in Hawaii. We met at church. Urn of FSU. “Within two minutes. You guys didn’t even wait. It was like a hit-up. I got tag-banged at church by two white guys.” What is a tagging crew? The so||10/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 9: Demons, Women, Jesus, and Silence, Pt. 2: The Four Temptations of Steve the Builder in the Wilderness||If you heard the first part, you'll be really excited about this episode. Because this is the fun stuff. Listen to this one. Because, seriously this is the good stuff. Universal salvation? Steve discusses hell. “It’s a good thing I’m not God.||9/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 8: Special Edition: Hurricane Irma and the #EvacuationTour: Chunjay Discusses His Experiences Evacuating Florida and Raising Money for Disaster Relief||Special Episode: Hurricane Irma Chunjay was planning on staying in South Florida. The decision to leave. #EvacuationTour. Coming home to Florida. Fence down. Lost food. Paleo stuff. Seven Lakes, NC: Shout out to Matt and Patty Bianco. House show. IOC||9/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 7: Demons, Women, Jesus, and Silence, Pt. 1: The Four Temptations of Steve the Builder in the Wilderness||Introduction. How we met. Monasticism. Demonic attacks in a monastery. “Logosmoi” and the ego. “F**k it if it didn’t happen again.” “Jerusalem Syndrome” Steve plays Jesus. Olivia Chug makes herself known. “Shipwreck” by Cookbook||9/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 6: Divorce, Dope Underground Hip-Hop, and Orthodoxy - A Conversation with DJ Trey-Qel from Future Shock||Divorce, Dope Christian Hip-Hop, and Orthodoxy DJ Trey-Qel from Future Shock IntroHow we know each otherThe name DJ Trey-Qel-Drama comes from Star Wars!Liner notes!How Future Shock started from three different rap groups. One crew, a family.“I started||8/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 5: Star Wars, LA Symphony Rap Crew, & (Losing/Not Losing?) Faith - A Raw Conversation with Rapper Cookbook||Not safe for work, ya turkey. Hanging out at Peter Winsky’s house. Game of Thrones references we don’t understand. The guys take a shot of Jameson together. They’re also drinking water. Other drinks: Two Hearted Ale by Bell’s Brewery. Popfuji by||8/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 4: Sexual Celibacy, Serving the Homeless, & Overcoming Disability - A Conversation with Bob Lutzick||Bob Lutzick Show Notes How do we know each other? On friendliness to visitors in a church.Homeless hate law: food sharing ban in Philadelphia.The ministry of 12 Baskets in Center City Philadelphia.A similar ban arose in Fort Lauderdale.Chunjay and B||8/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 3: Christianity, Priesthood, and Lattes - A Conversation with Author and Orthodox Priest, Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick||In this third episode of Brews, Beards, & Shipwrecks, Jamey sits down with Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick to discuss his life growing up as a child of Protestant missionaries, his journey into Orthodoxy and the priesthood, and about how much he can't stand r||8/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 2: Suicide, Cerebral Palsy, and Christian Rap - A Conversation with #ConstantlyPositive Rap Artist Whyte Lyte||In this second episode of Brews, Beards, & Shipwrecks, Chunjay sits down after a concert he played at The Bottleneck in Lawrence, KS with Kansas rap artist, John "Whyte Lyte" Deterding. White Lyte was born to a mother on drugs, and he was taken into f||7/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 1: Hip-Hop, Doubt, and Oatmeal Stout - A Conversation with Rap Artist Dropjaw||In this inaugural episode of Brews, Beards, & Shipwrecks, Chunjay sits down before a concert he played at The Bottleneck in Lawrence, KS with Kansas rap artist, Kory "Dropjaw" Pederson. They talk about using hip-hop as a force for good, discuss the curr||7/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Steve the Builder
Jamey lets us talk about all the messy stuff of the "spiritual life" that you can't really talk about frankly in other podcast venues. Hard questions, good topics, interesting people.
I'm not a huge fan of all Royal Ruckus' music, but Jamie Bennett is overall a talented guy who knows how to make a good podcast. A good mix of guests who Jamie isn't afraid to press their buttons on to talk about religion/spirituality. Thought-provoking conversation. Give it a listen :)
Christianity, Priesthood and Lattes was great!
I've only listened to Ep. 3 so far because of the Orthodox draw, but I loved the production level on this podcast. The related musical interludes are great. It gives it a feel that goes beyond the more typical basic recording of a conversation and thought ramblings. I felt like I was listening to a very well put together, cohesive show.