Dirt from the Road with Brett Newski


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Brett Newski (insta: @brettnewski) chats with musicians about their strangest travel stories, mental health boosts, and how to navigate the hurdles of being a person in modern times.

Episode Date
CALEY CONWAY | defeating anxiety, busking, punishers, why the internet a new God
Sep 25, 2023
SHAKEY GRAVES | musician neurosis, freak folk, analog recording, weirdest release strategies
Sep 18, 2023
CHRIS PUREKA | the long game, mental health boosts, DIY Europe, 20 years on the road
Sep 11, 2023
Indie Wrestling Promoter Matt Campbell | pro wrestler salaries, weirdest stunts, bad guys, DIY wrestling
Sep 04, 2023
NEWSKI live pod from Mile of Music | WCZR Core Radio interview
Sep 04, 2023
Aug 28, 2023
Underground Alt Poet THAX DOUGLAS | autism, weird art, post-death universe, why getting old is awesome
Aug 21, 2023
MEGAN SLANKARD | touring as a 16 year old, single life, being a geek-rock lifer, weirdoism
Aug 14, 2023
STEVE EVERETT | band breakups, being a lifer in music, finding optimism, weirdest venues
Aug 07, 2023
THE BERRIES | vices in LA, recording process, keeping a band together
Jul 31, 2023
Comedian JP McDADE | tours with Stavvy, embarrassing bombs, living with grown men, releasing comedy specials
Jul 24, 2023
PINEGROVE (rebroadcast)
Jul 17, 2023
FELLOW KINSMAN | grunge circuit, caffeine addiction, keeping bands together, channeling the lows for creativity.
Jul 10, 2023
ILLITERATE LIGHT guests | building vans, Newport Folk Festival, healthy marriage, DIY crusty shows
Jul 03, 2023
SOCIAL CIG | Euro Adventures, DIY ethic, evolving with tech, finding a booking agent
Jun 26, 2023
MO LOWDA & the HUMBLE returns | funny corporate gigs, mental health post-romance, new songwriting tactics, maintaining relationships
Jun 19, 2023
BARENAKED LADIES Kevin Hearn live from Summerfest grounds
Jun 12, 2023
Comedian Jordan Jensen | conquering OCD, bouncing back from bad shows, weirdest hotel moments, best anti-depressant meds
Jun 05, 2023
NEWSKI on Cullah Cast (podswap)
Jun 05, 2023
DISPATCH co-founder Pete Francis | perseverance thru troughs, navigating industry slime, tourbus life vs van life.
May 29, 2023
NEWSKI on Rock n Roll Bedtime Stories
May 22, 2023
Nomadic COMIC BOOK GUY and DIY artist Al Kizziah
May 15, 2023
SAVANNAH, GA from the Road with NEWSKI, Anderson and Vorass.
May 08, 2023
TINY VICTORIES 10 year anniversary stream
May 01, 2023
NEWSKI rates Barenaked Ladies "Stunt" LP track by track (Records Revisited Podcast)
Apr 24, 2023
LETTERS TO CLEO (rebroadcast)
Apr 17, 2023
FRUIT BATS return | playing the long game, cutting down on freaking out, joining the Shins, career breaks
Apr 10, 2023
Comedian STRIDER WILSON | Paintballin' 9-year-olds, Shroomin, Future Robot Girlfriends, Touring with Chad & JT
Apr 03, 2023
NEWSKI live on WMSE 91.7 | Friend Rock and Future Adventure
Mar 27, 2023
CARTER VAIL | imprisoned by the algorithm, DIY art, making a living on the internet and why you shouldn't put your best foot forward
Mar 20, 2023
THE THERMALS Hutch Harris returns yet again!
Mar 13, 2023
NEWSKI on surviving the modern music industry - Gig Boss podcast
Mar 13, 2023
TEMPLES | UK knife fights, top roadside attractions, handling heavy pressure, & why limitations are good
Mar 06, 2023
WE ARE SCIENTISTS return! best 90's web sites, kooky teenage years, & memories of being a young pain in the ass.
Feb 27, 2023
SPARTA & AT THE DRIVE-IN Jim Ward | tackling lonesomeness, breaking up on tour, career peaks & lows, dangerous mosh pits
Feb 20, 2023
Feb 13, 2023
THE JOY FORMIDABLE | finding the present, tour with Foo Fighters, powering thru low moments
Feb 06, 2023
STEPHEN KELLOGG returns | managing expectations, setlist engineering, maintaining longevity, playing Africa
Jan 30, 2023
MARMALADE MOUNTAIN | hitchhiking tours, getting abducted, hopping trains, busking in NYC subways
Jan 23, 2023
GETTING ARRESTED IN BANGKOK with Matt Smith of The Standards
Jan 16, 2023
ERIC McFADDEN | touring in the circus, getting shot at, weird Japan tours, optimism about the world
Jan 09, 2023
Jan 02, 2023
THE HATCHETS | Sunday school wobbles, catholic guilt, substance use, worst bosses
Dec 26, 2022
DIET LITE | crustiest basement shows, surviving mosh pits, taking matters into your own hands
Dec 19, 2022
SEAN "Fun Times" ANDERSON | dark underbelly of Christian Rock, trespassing, funny sales jobs, uber stories
Dec 12, 2022
JOEL JEROME | touring Mexico, getting fired, DIY ethic, playing Coachella, van that runs on grease
Dec 05, 2022
Nov 28, 2022
IAN FISHER | sick world of Tik Tok, roughest Italy venues, absurd road characters
Nov 21, 2022
ROE KAPARA | weirdest Walgreens encounters, making a living in music online, tactics to build a following, & the end of civilization
Nov 14, 2022
NEWSKI on Bothering the Band (pod swap)
Nov 07, 2022
FRANKIE COSMOS | touring Asia, sleeping in weird places, acquiring self-confidence, & the glory of walking to school
Oct 31, 2022
RYAN TRASTER | best tour scams, weirdest Joaquin Phoenix encounters, and desert weirdoism
Oct 24, 2022
CARBON LEAF live from the Troubadour in LA
Oct 16, 2022
CORY BRANAN | overcoming exhaustion, utilizing compulsion, self-esteem, & why Nashville is depressing
Oct 10, 2022
ANVIL | paying your dues, never giving up, cost of success, finding happiness, underdogs tales
Oct 03, 2022
Oliver Wood of THE WOOD BROTHERS | being present, songwriting tactics, the long road to success, & why struggle is good
Sep 26, 2022
THE WHIGS Parker Gispert live from Americana Fest
Sep 19, 2022
MO LOWDA & the HUMBLE | weirdest corporate gigs, most efficient songwriting process, DIY touring ethic
Sep 12, 2022
VUNDABAR | worst road meals, most fun weird fans, increasing fun with age, social media detox
Sep 05, 2022
THE HELIGOATS Chris Otepka | breaking leg in mosh pit, playing a trout farm,
Aug 29, 2022
THE GUFS | micro dosing mushrooms, Verve Pipe feud, being a band in the 90's
Aug 22, 2022
NADA SURF 's Matthew Caws (rebroadcast)
Aug 15, 2022
THE MINKS | live from Mile of Music in Appleton, WI
Aug 08, 2022
GENEVIEVE HEYWARD | dodging internet creeps, being bad at sports, weird ways to make money, touring solo as a lady in the music industry
Aug 01, 2022
Live from Budapest with IVAN & THE PARAZOL
Jul 25, 2022
Amsterdam Swingers Clubs, Gay Scene, Drug Scene, & Secret Societies of Holland
Jul 18, 2022
Jul 04, 2022
DELTA SPIRIT Matthew Logan Vasquez
Jun 27, 2022
Jun 22, 2022
Jun 14, 2022
BELLE ROSCOE live from London
Jun 08, 2022
BELLE ROSCOE live from London
Jun 06, 2022
Live from Portugal with MINTA & the Brook Trout
May 30, 2022
Back in Hamburg | JOEL HAVEA returns
May 23, 2022
BONY MACARONI | research chemicals, growing up in church, working in a chicken slaughterhouse
May 09, 2022
RED WANTING BLUE's Scott Terry (rebroadcast)
May 02, 2022
BRETT NEWSKI's Dad "The Vin Man" guests
Apr 25, 2022
BLACK PUMAS bassist Brendan Bond (rebroadcast)
Apr 19, 2022
TOAD THE WET SPROCKET's Glen Phillips (rebroadcast)
Apr 11, 2022
COMEDIAN GARY Z | amateur wrestling, standup comedy, absurdist Milwaukee moments
Apr 05, 2022
COMEDIAN GARY Z | amateur wrestling, standup comedy, absurdist Milwaukee moments
Apr 04, 2022
Mar 28, 2022
Mar 21, 2022
THE FIGGS Pete Donnelly returns
Mar 14, 2022
Mar 07, 2022
LIVE FROM MEXICO CITY 2 | tech entrepreneur Gerald Wu
Feb 28, 2022
LIVE FROM MEXICO CITY | return of Small Houses
Feb 21, 2022
COUNTY FAIR WORKER & Journey-Man Ben the Hen guests
Feb 14, 2022
Feb 07, 2022
SHORTSTRAW | car jackings, Japan tours, overcoming pressure, importance of rest
Feb 01, 2022
South African Uber Driver, Bevin
Jan 24, 2022
SPRINGBOK NUDE GIRLS broadcast from South Africa
Jan 18, 2022
THE THERMALS Hutch Harris returns | fave 90s female rockers, doing standup, overdosing on CBD, finding fulfillment
Jan 10, 2022
BILLY TALENT | weirdest shows, South Africa tour, original Nintendo, pond hockey leagues
Jan 03, 2022
CHARLIE BERENS | comedian Manitowoc Minute (rebroadcast)
Dec 27, 2021
FREEDY JOHNSTON | over-isolation, desert life, mental health battles, CBGB's, weirdest components of music industry
Dec 20, 2021
BUTCH VIG | bizarre Russia tours, finding calm head space, crummiest jobs
Dec 13, 2021
THE VERVE PIPE Brian Vander Ark returns!
Dec 06, 2021
AM COFFEE SPECIAL | wetting bed as an adult, losing the battle to vices, aging
Nov 29, 2021
BOOK RELEASE tour updater + WILLY PORTER (rebroadcast)
Nov 23, 2021
All New TOUR UPDATER + Miles Nielsen (rebroadcast)
Nov 15, 2021
Drummer STEVE VORASS | wild online scams, touring with kids, crypto tips, future of tech, weirdos in the crowd
Nov 08, 2021
MEXICO CITY with Kill Aniston | hospital scare, mexican touring, dream jobs, working for yourself
Nov 02, 2021
Best of the Pod | Barenaked Ladies co-founder Steven Page
Oct 25, 2021
Broadcasting from Lake Michigan!
Oct 18, 2021
Broadcasting from Hamburg Germany with JOEL HAVEA
Oct 11, 2021
Broadcasting from Amsterdam with Dutch Author Rogier Van Kralingen
Oct 05, 2021
AM COFFEE SPECIAL 3 | funniest cults, quitting civilization, worst restaurant jobs
Sep 27, 2021
CHRIS TRAPPER | finding optimism, surviving the music industry, small victories, career highs and lowest moments
Sep 20, 2021
TOGETHER PANGEA | soccer hooliganism, getting robbed, rehab stories, prison food recipes and more
Sep 13, 2021
Best of the Pod | FRANK TURNER (repost)
Sep 06, 2021
SISTER HAZEL | best tour pranks, ditching ego, maintaining 30 year friendships, The Rock Boat
Aug 30, 2021
ANDY FRASCO | renting house out for adult film, biggest heartbreaks, transparent honesty, cocaine meltdowns
Aug 23, 2021
AM COFFEE Special feat Scotty | bar fight culture, placebo therapy, white collar crime and more
Aug 16, 2021
Mile of Music Festival Special with QUIET HOLLERS
Aug 09, 2021
AM COFFEE special | Romantic Rejection, Life Pre-Internet, End of Live Music, Amateur Wrestling
Aug 02, 2021
SHANE ALEXANDER | quitting day job, opening for Jewel, going rogue, practicing gratitude
Jul 26, 2021
JOHN CRAIGIE | work-life balance, utilizing lulls, film recs, favorite travel spots
Jul 19, 2021
FELICE BROTHERS | utilizing minimalism in life, odd jobs, deepening relationships, absurd tour automobiles
Jul 12, 2021
LETTERS TO CLEO's Michael Eisenstein | coming up in the 90's, habits for equilibrium, keeping it simple
Jul 05, 2021
DARRIN BRADBURY | checking into mental hospital, overcoming OCD, Touring Norway, Anit-Records
Jun 28, 2021
Live from Milwaukee Maritime Docks with THE HATCHETS
Jun 21, 2021
Acoustic Punk Lunch Hour with Fishboy!
Jun 14, 2021
SMALL HOUSES live in Mexico | traps of comparison, taking calculated risks, less stuff equals more freedom
Jun 07, 2021
STEVE POLTZ | having a stroke on stage, riskiest stage stunts, perseverance, playing the long game
May 31, 2021
Comedian SHANE MAUSS | hanging with drug cartels, travel addiction, utilizing bipolar
May 24, 2021
ROBBIE FULKS | monty python encounters, weirdest venues, live concert disasters
May 17, 2021
SMOKING POPES | songs as NFT's, Mick Jagger workout routine, getting discovered by Green Day
May 10, 2021
NADA SURF Matthew Caws | less anxiety with age, conquering worries, letting go
May 03, 2021
Apr 26, 2021
HORSESHOES & HAND GRENADES | creepiest road moments, convos with meth heads, using energy wisely
Apr 19, 2021
BRENDAN BOND (Black Pumas, MLV) | playing bass at the Grammys, growing up emo, small victories
Apr 12, 2021
JULIANA HATFIELD guests | year of the introvert, living solo, looking at death optimistically
Apr 05, 2021
GUSTER guests | finding lifelong pals, good energy, starting a pod, making a TV show
Mar 29, 2021
AARON LEE TASJAN guests | stomaching criticism, Tom Petty stories, the power of saying no
Mar 22, 2021
FRUIT BATS guest | finding fellow weirdos, CD revival, MTV rejection, SNL acceptance
Mar 15, 2021
WE ARE SCIENTISTS guests | amateur wrestling, geek rock, brutal stage bombs and more!
Mar 08, 2021
Weird Happy Hour with JD EICHER
Mar 01, 2021
THE SUGARCUBES Siggi Baldursson guests | illegal Icelandic beer, deflecting chaos, starting band with Bjork
Feb 22, 2021
CHRISTOPHER RYAN guests | anxiety-attack on Joe Rogan show, stint in prison, beating ageism, and why things will be better than you think.
Feb 16, 2021
CLOUD NOTHINGS guests | boosting creativity in isolation, touring China & Russia, boosting immune system
Feb 08, 2021
JEFFREY LEWIS guests | playing gigs at cult houses, making a living from your art, breaking up with reality
Feb 01, 2021
DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL guests | conquering fear, mindfulness to defeat physical pain, online vs real life
Jan 25, 2021
Comedian JOE LIST guests | battling introversion, sex education, good social media diet, connecting with parents
Jan 18, 2021
ALL AMERICAN REJECTS Mike Kennerty | worst tour injuries, decline of macho culture, working at Taco Bell, vintage Nintendo
Jan 11, 2021
THE LUMINEERS Stelth Ulvang guests | band rivalries, end of music journalism, alt healing, myspace
Jan 04, 2021
GETTNG WEIRD with JD Eicher | analysis of being a weirdo in 2020
Dec 28, 2020
LIMBECK Jon Phillip guests | focusing on small victories, music industry predictions and the demise of Kevin Spacey
Dec 21, 2020
STEPHEN KELLOGG guests | can A.I. replace artists? Internet detox, art of self-avoidance and more
Dec 14, 2020
TOAD THE WET SPROCKET Glen Phillips guests | overcoming depression, self-criticism, meditation styles, optimism
Dec 07, 2020
DEAD HORSES Sarah Vos Guests | concert at a swinger's club, spooky moments in church, mental health boosts
Nov 30, 2020
MANITOWOC MINUTE Charlie Berens guests | fear of bosses, how to be self-employed,
Nov 23, 2020
THE VERVE PIPE Brian Vander Ark guests | disaster tour with Kiss, party with Mark Wahlberg, being your own boss
Nov 16, 2020
THE FIGGS Pete Donnelly guests | opening for U2, touring with Weezer on the Blue Album 94', weirdest road moments
Nov 09, 2020
THE THERMALS Hutch Harris guests | mosh pit survival, mushroom therapy, accepting criticism, Portlandia
Nov 02, 2020
Oct 26, 2020
CAMPING IN A FUNERAL HOME PARKING LOT | de-escalating security, finding pure optimism,
Oct 19, 2020
BARENAKED LADIES co-founder Steven Page guests | mental health boosts, weirdest jobs growing up, and funniest on stage fails
Oct 12, 2020
NOAH GUTHRIE guests | traps of Youtube, finding confidence, how to weird out celebrities
Oct 05, 2020
Playing for Metal-Heads, Tinder Analysis, Helicopter-Parenting, Stopping Hitler with JD Eicher
Sep 28, 2020
Sep 22, 2020
Sep 15, 2020
FRANK TURNER guests| bribing cops in Latvia, turning off socials, climbing out of depression, notable hate mail
Sep 07, 2020
EUROPE | blackmailed in Germany, trailer park gig in Belgium, confrontation at Italian bro bar
Aug 31, 2020
VON BONDIES Jason Stollsteimer guests | turning down stadium tours, Letterman, life after rock fame 
Aug 25, 2020
COVID dating, SOUTH AMERICAN travels, Motorbiking in Asia 
Aug 17, 2020
HEARTLESS BASTARDS Erika Wennerstrom guests | Medicinal Tripping in the Amazon jungle, self-evolution, being on LSD at Ponderosa, cosmic tour stops. 
Aug 11, 2020
NASHVILLE | Bad Bonnaroo mushroom trip, life as a music journalist, Andrew Leahey sits in
Aug 04, 2020
SOUTH AFRICA part one | full lockdown, tour meltdowns in S Africa, life of an artist in Cape Town
Jul 28, 2020
CLEVELAND & CHICAGO | work-life balance, quitting FOMO, salt of the earth livin, yelling Freebird. 
Jul 20, 2020
WILLY PORTER guests | healthy media diet, finding zen, quitting the hamster wheel, career lowlights that inspired us.
Jul 14, 2020
THE NEW MEDICINE | anxiety hacks, avoiding social media, boosting morale, finding purpose. 
Jul 06, 2020
DIY PUNK TOUR CIRCUIT | crusty basement parties, sleeping alongside rats, visiting Breaking Bad house, Kurt Cobain memorial 
Jun 30, 2020
OLD AMERICAN SOUTH | band attends exorcism, Gator hunting, first Andy Frasco encounter
Jun 25, 2020
MILES NIELSEN part II | shutting down hecklers, pub fights, comparing yourself online, playing the long game.
Jun 23, 2020
MILES NIELSEN part I | Germany tour drug bust, building long-lasting relationships, internet trolls, mental health
Jun 19, 2020
Jun 16, 2020
IRELAND | festival in an ice storm, ecstasy, sleeping on grown men,
Jun 12, 2020
LIVE PODCAST! Vietnam hospital visits, road bloopers, learning the music business, fan Q&A
Jun 09, 2020
VIETNAM | living in Saigon, getting robbed, road rage, man tries to sell us a grenade,
Jun 05, 2020
LA part one | Heroin house, Violent Femmes tour, Homeless man attack, Smoking with Jenny Lewis
Jun 02, 2020
South & Central America | Meeting Escobar, death at soccer game, volcano sledding
May 29, 2020
Michigan and Ohio | angry house concert hosts, Packers locker room, sitting in with Barenaked Ladies
May 26, 2020
LA part two | Meeting Shaq, Scientology encounters, Chuck Ragan Tour
May 22, 2020
Belgium | City shutdown post Paris attacks, rooftop show in Brussels
May 19, 2020
Northeast USA: Better than Ezra Tour, Preakness Horse Race
May 12, 2020
May 09, 2020