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Punk Rock Pariah with Grendel & Greg

Punk Rock Pariah with Grendel & Greg


Hosted by law professor and award-winning disc jockey Grendel and world-renowned musician, speaker, and humanitarian Greg Bennick, Punk Rock Pariah is Seattle's longest running punk rock show. Whether playing music or talking about current events, PRP is a show that sits at the intersection of politics, pop culture, and punk.



Episode 94 - Sports Talk with Jackson Felts

May 14, 2019 01:55:18


On Episode 94 of Punk Rock Pariah, Host of Sounders Weekly & the Sounders Pre- and Post-Game shows and Seattle's Sports Radio 950 KJR Producer Jackson Felts returns to the show! Grendel and Jackson go in depth on Seattle Sounders FC, talking the 2019 season, new signings, Sounders community, and what the future holds for the team. They also talk the Portland Trailblazers' playoff run, Seahawks, and more.

And be sure to listen to Sounders Weekly every Tuesday Night on Sports Radio 950 KJR to hear breaking news from Jackson and Co! Listen to past episodes of Sounders Weekly here.

Episode 93 - Greg Live on Icelandic Radio

May 10, 2019 21:35


On episode 93 of Punk Rock Pariah, Greg sits down to be interviewed on Rekjavik’s X977 radio station by Iceland’s best DJ and metal singer Séra Jón. The two talk Greg's forthcoming spoken word tour across Iceland on love and loss, visiting hot springs all around the country, and Greg's history in music and spoken word. Basically the amazing stories that you always expect to hear from Greg! You also get to hear a song by Greg's band, Trial.

Be sure to check out Séra's band, Une Misere.

Episode 92 - Colleen Carey

Apr 28, 2019 01:27:03


On episode 92 of Punk Rock Pariah, Grendel and Greg sit down with actor Colleen Carey and the three talk about acting, the role of art in society, hypnosis, and so much more!

Learn more about Colleen's upcoming project here:

Episode 91 - Holly Noll

Apr 23, 2019 01:13:44


On Episode 91 of Punk Rock Pariah, Greg and Grendel welcome in vegan strength coach and weightlifter Holly Noll. The three talk about approaches to training, the ways that fitness intersects with gender and age, how we can use fitness for positive change, where vegans get their protein, and so much more. Listen to this and you will want to get out there and get exercising as soon as you can!!

Episode 90 - Is Seattle Dying?

Apr 20, 2019 48:33


On Episode 90 of Punk Rock Pariah, Grendel and Greg talk an important local issue that is relevant to their listeners no matter where you live. They delve in to the KOMO News Special "Seattle is Dying" and Ari Hoffman's candidacy for City Council. They also talk Safe Seattle, a local anti-homeless hate group that manufactured a serial killer hoax to push their hateful agenda, and their rebranding as the supposed non-partisan Speak Out Seattle, as well as vegan options taking over the fast food industry and more!

Episode 89 - Desha Wood

Apr 17, 2019 01:22:13


On Episode 89 of Punk Rock Pariah, Greg and Grendel welcome in Desha Wood to talk about her time in Haiti with Naturopaths without Borders. The three talk about cultural differences, caring for people in difficult circumstances, poverty porn, and so much more. 

Episode 88 - Grendel & Greg Interview an 8-Year-Old

Apr 1, 2019 51:46


On episode 88 of Punk Rock Pariah, Greg and Grendel sit down with Grendel's 8-year-old nephew to break down the life of an 8-year-old and get in his head. They talk about politics, music, Fortnite, building Tiny Houses for the homeless, and Zombie & Shark movies. They also break down the movie The Meg. 

Regular segments include "Shark Facts with Corbin."

Episode 87 - Jimbo Scott

Mar 30, 2019 43:19


On episode 87 of Punk Rock Pariah, in an impromptu visit to the KXSU Studios, Grendel welcomes in folk musician Jimbo Scott to perform live on air. With heavy influences of bluegrass and country, the Oakland, CA musician brings it hard for the PRP Podcast. To learn more about Jimbo, visit his website at

Songs performed: 

Hail to the Innocent Gonna See My Baby The River Man in the Doorway Where the Heart Is

Episode 86 - Jake Conroy

Mar 27, 2019 01:49:07


On Episode 86 of Punk Rock Pariah, Grendel and Greg welcome in Jake Conroy, member of the SHAC 7, an animal rights activist who was indicted on federal Animal Enterprise Terrorism charges under the Animal Enterprise Protection Act (AEPA). Jake talks about the work of SHAC-USA, being surveilled for years by the FBI, and his eventual arrest, prosecution by Chris Christie, and conviction. He also talks about navigating the informal laws of the inmates, opening his own store in prison, and the Prison-Industrial Complex. This is an episode of PRP that you do not want to miss!!

Episode 85 - Jay Inslee for President, Green Book, & Unrest in Haiti

Mar 2, 2019 53:45


On episode 85 of PRP, Grendel and Greg talk about Washington State Governor Jay Inslee running for President, The Academy Awards, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's questioning of Michael Cohen, and so much more.

Episode 84 - Snowmageddon, Crime Junkie Podcast, & Government Shutdown Redux

Feb 12, 2019 42:05


On Episode 84 of Punk Rock Pariah, Grendel and Greg talk about going stir crazy from being cooped up during a snow storm, the amazing True Crime podcast Crime Junkie, Greg's history as a juggler, & so much more. They also delve in to the shows they've been watching like True Detective, The Punisher, and Netflix Documentaries!!

Music on this episode from Atom and His Package!

Episode 83 - Dr. Sarah Cote Hampson

Jan 31, 2019 01:38:58


On episode 83 of Punk Rock Pariah, Grendel sits down with Dr. Sarah Cote Hampson, Assistant Professor of Public Law at University of Washington Tacoma in the Politics, Philosophy & Public Affairs division of the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences. They talk about her books, The Balance Gap: Working Mothers and the Limits of the Law and Mothers, Military and Society, as well as the hierarchy of Academia. These topics include the legal and societal ramifications of motherhood in the workplace, her own experience with parental leave policies, Title IX, and so much more!

Music featured on this episode from The Wunder Years.

Episode 82 - Giacomo Giorgi of Tempest

Jan 28, 2019 20:07


On episode 82 of PRP, Greg sits down with Giacomo Giorgi of the Italian band Tempest. The two talk social justice movements, hardcore music, the wildlife & hunting documentary On the Wild Side, and so much more. 

Episode 81 - Joy

Jan 25, 2019 59:56


On episode 81 of PRP, Greg and Grendel talk about all things joy related. The two discuss what makes them joyful, from rad hangs and sports ball victories to doing something you love and empathizing with the joy of others. They also engage with the listeners' ideas of joy. Let's get philosophical!

Regular segments include "Greg Dates" and "Song of the Day."

Music featured on this episode from The Aquabats, Alone Together, and Macklemore x Ryan Lewis

Episode 80 - Heartbreak

Jan 22, 2019 01:01:41


On episode 80 of PRP, Grendel and Greg delve in to the topic of heartbreak. They share their own personal and professional experiences with heartbreak, as well as reflect upon the listeners' contributions. Discussions include existentialism, Terror Management Theory, and growing as a person following heartbreak.

Regular segments include "Song of the Day."

Music featured on this episode from Smoking Popes, Murmur, and Dashboard Confessional.

Episode 79 - Bird Box Challenge, 2020 Presidential Candidates, & Meeting Bill Clinton

Jan 18, 2019 56:38


On episode 79 of Punk Rock Pariah, Greg and Grendel talk The Bird Box Challenge, Greg's year long apprenticeship with a mask maker, 2020 Presidential Candidates, and so much more. Greg also gets reunited with a long lost friend from high school friend live on air!

Regular Segments include "Song of the Day" and "Greg Dates."

Bands featured on this episode include The Offspring, Black Eyes and Neckties, and Lil Peep.

Episode 78 - Marie Kondo, Viadoom, & Doug Loves movies

Jan 16, 2019 01:00:16


On Episode 78 of PRP, Greg and Grendel talk about Seattle's Viadoom, Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, Grendel appearing on Doug Loves Movies, and so much more!

Regular segments include "Greg Dates" and "Song of the Day"

Bands featured on this episode: Smooth Sailing, Alkaline Trio, and Tsunami Bomb

Episode 77 - New Year's Resolutions, Polyamory, & the Government Shutdown

Jan 11, 2019 01:00:02


On Episode 77 of PRP, Grendel and Greg talk irrational fears, the Government Shutdown, Donald Trump and his Wall, polyamory, and so much more.  

Regular segments include "Song of the Day."

Episode 76 - The Boogey Man, Rick and Morty, & 7 Splinters in Time

Jan 9, 2019 59:54


On episode 76 of PRP, Greg and Grendel talk about Grendel starting his 21st year in radio, Greg's experience starring in the time travel film 7 Splinters in Time, the first Boogey Man that scared them, and so much more. 

Regular segments include "Greg Dates" and "Song of the Day."

Episode 75 - Saving the Showbox, Movie Theater Chains, & Voter Suppression

Jan 4, 2019 01:02:12


On episode 75 of PRP, Grendel welcomes in guest co-host Paul West. Recorded at the end of the summer when Greg was touring Europe and the studio was completely falling apart, making for hit or miss sound quality, the two discuss Saving the iconic Seattle music venue The Showbox, Voter Suppression vs. Voter Fraud, Movie Theater Chains, and tons of other topics.

Regular segments include "Song of the Day" and "Greg Dates.

Happy New Year!!

Dec 31, 2018 05:16


Happy New Year from all of us at PRP and Grendel Industries!

Episode 74 - Grynch & Wizdom on Christmas Horror Films

Dec 26, 2018 01:23:28


On Episode 74 of Punk Rock Pariah, Greg and Grendel welcome in Seattle rapper's Grynch and Wizdom to talk about Christmas-themed horror films. They focus on 1974's Black Christmas, as well as talk about their other favorite Christmas horror films, their favorite Christmas movies, and what Christmas means to them. Punk Rock Pariah! Putting the HO HO HO back in Horror!

Episode 73 - Grendel's DNA Results

Dec 16, 2018 20:55


Baby Grendel with his Grandmother who was born in in 1899
On episode 73 of Punk Rock Pariah, Grendel opens up his DNA results live on the podcast! Will he find out he is Italian and that his entire life is a lie?! Find out now! And be sure to stick around for the PostScript!

Episode 72 - The Legacy of George H.W. Bush

Dec 6, 2018 01:22:09


On episode 72 of PRP, Grendel and Greg talk about whether it is okay to speak ill of the dead, the bloody legacy of former President George H.W. Bush, when Christmas Music should start being heard in public, the holidays being a total bummer, and more!

Regular segments include "Song of the Day." 

Songs heard on this episode include "Highways" by Shorebirds, "Olympia Autumn Morning" by Shorebirds, "Stranded" by Alone Together, and "Jingle Bell Rock" by I Declare War.

Episode 71 - Attorney Tom Collins

Dec 1, 2018 01:12:41


On episode 71 of Punk Rock Pariah, Greg and Grendel welcome in Seattle attorney Tom Collins of the firm Merrick Hofstedt & Lindsey to talk about mosh pit litigation, being in a Macklemore video, having lunch with Blink-182, and a life in the law. He even tells an amazing story about legendary Pacific Northwest wrestler Dutch Savage. For musicians and music fans alike, this one is a must listen!!

Episode 70 - Jackson Felts of Sports Radio 950 KJR

Nov 13, 2018 01:49:06


On episode 70 of PRP, Grendel welcomes in Jackson Felts, host of Sounders Weekly and the Sounders pre- & post-game show, and Producer of the Cliff & Puck show weekdays 10 am to Noon on Sports Radio 950 KJR. The two talk Sounders year in review, the GM Vote & the Gospel of Garth, what's next for the Sounders, and how Jackson became the Sounders host with the most. This is a must listen for any Sounders or Sports Radio fan. 

Episode 69 - Halloween Spooktacular 2018

Oct 31, 2018 01:32:08


On episode 69 of PRP, the second over joint episode with our sister podcast Attack the Idiot Box! Grendel and Greg get in to the Halloween spirit and talk about their favorite horror movies and play Halloween songs! Yes, they are creepy and they're kooky, mysterious and spooky; they're all together ooky; they're Greg and Grendel!

Episode 68 - Grendel & Wizdom talk Halloween III: Season of the Witch

Oct 31, 2018 01:47:37


On episode 10 of PRP, the very first ever joint episode with Attack the Idiot Box!, Dave Mazzeo, a.k.a. Seattle rapper Wizdom, comes in to talk about Halloween III: Season of the Witch. We also talk a multitude of other horror films and series. Horror lovers eat your heart out!!

Our Sister Podcast, Attack the Idiot Box, is getting rebooted!!

Sep 29, 2018 03:39


Attack the Idiot Box is coming back and this time it will be better than ever! PRP's own Grendel and Greg will break down tv shows, movies, and anything else you can watch on the good ol boob tube! You can get more information on our sister podcast at


Episode 67 - Dan Gardner of Four Lights

Aug 20, 2018 01:37:48


On episode 67 of PRP, Grendel welcomes in Dan Gardner of the Band Four Lights. The two talk the origins of the band, how they got their name, dating woes, fat shaming, and so much more. They also hit pop culture, from Television and movies to musical influences and Seattle sports. 

Episode 66 - Die Hard is a Christmas Movie

Aug 16, 2018 01:23:51


On episode 66 of PRP, Grendel and guest co-host Paul West discuss the slow pending death of MoviePass, Fun Movies vs Good Movies, Immigration, #SaveTheShowbox, and more.

Regular segments include "Song of the Day" and "Greg Dates."

Episode 65 - James Gunn, Punching Down, & Becoming an Expat

Aug 11, 2018 01:01:11


On episode 65 of PRP, Grendel and guest co-host Paul West discuss James Gunn's firing from the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, comedy & how it should punch up, and tons of other topics.

Regular segments include "Song of the Day" and "Greg Dates."

Episode 64 - Jake Snider of Minus the Bear

Aug 8, 2018 01:27:36


On episode 64 of PRP, Grendel and Greg welcome in Jake Snider, lead vocalist and guitarist for the legendary Seattle band Minus the Bear. They talk about growing up in the greater Seattle music scene, the history of Minus the Bear, life on the road, the state of politics in this era of Donald Trump, and so much more. 

Episode 63 - Greg Bennick & Emily Joy Reynolds: Depression and Suicide Workshop at Fluff Fest 2018

Aug 2, 2018 01:07:09


Episode 63 of PRP is a recording of a workshop carried out by Emily Joy Reynolds and our very own Greg Bennick at Fluff Fest 2018 in the Czech Republic. The title of the workshop was "Depression and Suicide - Supporting One Another and Recognizing the Signs." For more information visit

Episode 62 - Gregsplaining

Jul 1, 2018 01:02:37


On episode 62 of PRP, Cameron and Greg talk The Twilight Zone, Deadpool 2, introverts vs extroverts, Greg's Twitter beef with Ice-T, SCOTUS decisions on sports betting and class-action lawsuits against employers, the Royal Wedding, and more.

Regular segments include "Song of the Day," and "Greg Dates."

Episode 61 - #SaveTheWave

Jun 30, 2018 01:00:04


On episode 61 of PRP, Greg and Grendel talk about the Seattle Mariners and those jerks in the Maple Grove who are trying to kill our beloved and sacred wave, Greg receiving a prestigious award, the Run Pee app, Greg's mom faking a birth certificate so he could go see Ramones, and so much more! 

Regular segments include "Song of the Day" and "Greg Dates." 

Episode 60 - Steve Zakuani

Jun 29, 2018 01:33:43


On episode 60 of PRP, Grendel and Greg are joined by Sounders legend Steve Zakuani. The three talk about Steve's non-profit, Kingdom Hope, and it's charity match this Sunday; his favorite moments in the Sounders-Portland rivalry; his relationship with Clint Dempsey; his thoughts on Kaepernick and kneeling during the anthem; Families being separated at the border; and so much more. 

To get tickets to the Charity Match, go here: 

Episode 59 - Dick's Drive-In is Better Than In-N-Out Burger

May 30, 2018 59:34


On episode 59 of PRP, Cameron and Greg talk Super Mario Bros. The Movie, Hot Dogs vs. Hamburgers, approaching negativity with compassion, and more. Segments include "Crap Movies" and "Song of the Day."

Episode 58 - Bombing of Syria, Philadelphia Starbucks, & the Last Days of the Trump Presidency

May 28, 2018 01:13:02


On Episode 58 of PRP, Grendel and Greg talk about whether it is the last days of the Trump Presidency, Michael Cohen and Sean Hannity, the Starbucks in Philadelphia, and so much more. Includes regular segments "Greg Dates," "Song of the Day," and "Who Do You Hate More Than Donald Trump?"

Episode 57 - Steven Cole Smith of Junebugs

May 25, 2018 01:39:29


On episode 57 of PRP, Greg and Grendel welcome in Steven Cole Smith of the band Junebugs. The three talk about his band, growing up at the Redmond Old Fire House, ghost encounters and ghost hunting, and so much more! Give it a listen!!

Episode 56 - Matt "Spek" Watson

May 23, 2018 01:47:02


On episode 56 of PRP, Greg and Grendel welcome in Seattle-based producer Spekulation to talk his latest album The Crossover Event; Cultural Appropriation; East Coast Hip Hop; Seattle's houselessness crisis and the Head Tax; Battlefield Earth; and so much more. 

Episode 55 - Seattle Politics, Antifa, & Twitter Wars with Roseanne

Apr 6, 2018 01:12:31


On a lost episode of PRP from last October, Cameron and Greg talk about Seattle Politics, mass transit, municipal broadband, and Major League Soccer silencing Anti-Fascist messaging in the stadiums. They also go in depth in to Grendel's Twitter war with Roseanne Bar

Episode 54 - Adrian Way of GOOD TOUCH

Apr 3, 2018 01:34:17


On episode 54 of PRP, Greg and Grendel welcome in musician and skateboarded Adrien Way. The three talk about his band GOOD TOUCH, his three year long recovery from a car accident that nearly took his life, the #metoo movement, and so much more. To hear more from GOOD TOUCH, go to:

Episode 53 - 2017: A Year in Review pt. 2

Feb 9, 2018 42:52


Episode 53 of PRP is part 2 of Grendel and Greg's 2017 Year in Review. From our Top Films of the Year and our favorite Presidents of 2017 to Seattle arena drama and so much more.

Episode 52 - 2017: A Year in Review pt. 1

Jan 29, 2018 01:03:39


Episode 52 of PRP is part 1 of Grendel and Greg's 2017 Year in Review. From Donald Trump and The End of the World to Depression  and suicide, they break down the year that was. But, really...they mainly talk about themselves.

They also play their songs of the week: Nirvirna - Teen Sprite & Cheap Trick - Surrender.

Episode 51 - Haiti & Donald Trump

Jan 13, 2018 36:52


On Episode 51 of PRP, Greg & Cameron talk about the wonderful country of Haiti, which Donald Trump referred to as a "shithole." Greg talks about his experiences as the Executive Director of One Hundred for Haiti and the realities on the ground in the country.

Episode 50 - Roy Moore, Sour Patch Kids, & the Democratic Party

Dec 17, 2017 37:18


On episode 50 of PRP, Greg and Cameron talk about the Special Election in Alabama Party and whether it is an indictment of Trump or a message for the Democratic Party. And Greg reluctantly tries watermelon Sour Patch Kids for the first time ever.

Episode 49 - Vegan Black Metal Chef

Dec 9, 2017 36:46


On episode 49 of PRP, Cameron and Greg welcome in the one and only Vegan Black Metal Chef. The three talk about the Chef's origin story, coming out of the black metal scene of Tampa, and how he transformed in to the immortal Vegan Black Metal Chef. Plenty of cooking tips and vegan goodness to nourish your dark metal souls.

For more info, go to the Vegan Black Metal Chef's website,, and, if you are in Seattle, be sure to go to the book signing for his cookbook at Vegan Haven on Saturday, December 9th from Noon to 3pm!

Episode 48 - Tax Scam, Trump, & Jawbreaker

Dec 7, 2017 53:18


On episode 48 of PRP, Grendel and Greg talk about Donald Trump and the looming end of the world, the Tax Bill, seeing the Jawbreaker reunion show in Olympia, WA, and a whole lot more!

Episode 47 - Tom Petty, Las Vegas, & the Dalai Lama

Oct 3, 2017 51:24


On episode 47 of PRP, Cameron and Greg talk the death of Tom Petty, the mass shooting in Las Vegas and its aftermath, and meeting Nelson Mandela, Bill Clinton, and the Dalai Lama.

Episode 46 - Dennis Kucinich, Punching Nazis, & Fireworks

Sep 18, 2017 01:27:00


On episode 46 of PRP, Greg and Grendel get super deep, talking about the future of the Democratic Party, punching nazis, Seattle mayors, cultural appropriation during Halloween, and so much more. Fun for the whole family!!

Episode 45 - Aaron Morgan

Sep 5, 2017 01:04:19


On Episode 45 of PRP, Cameron and Greg welcome in Seattle-based artist Aaron Morgan, and the three talk about the eclipse, music documentaries, black metal, the theological notion of Heaven, and so much more.

Episode 44 - R.I.P. Coke Zero...Goodnight, Sweet Prince

Aug 29, 2017 47:27


On episode 44 of PRP, Greg and Cameron talk about whether you can separate art from the artist, Hurricane Harvey, the city vs. the countryside, and whole lot more!

Episode 43 - Trickle Down Social Justice

Aug 29, 2017 49:10


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On Episode 43 of PRP, Cameron and Greg talk Trickle Down Social Justice, Trump Fatigue, Charlottesville, Juggalos, and so much more!

Episode 42 - Kathy Griffin & Wonder Woman

Jun 2, 2017 46:04


On episode 42 of PRP, Greg and Cameron break down the hypocrisy surrounding the controversy over Kathy Griffin's picture holding a fake beheaded Donald Trump. They also talk Terror Management Theory, the recent incident at Evergreen State where students called for a professor's resignation, and all-female screenings of Wonder Woman.

Episode 41 - Portland Terrorist Attack

May 31, 2017 39:55


On Episode 41 of PRP, Greg and Cameron talk about the Portland terrorist attack on the MAX train where a White Supremacist murdered two good samaritans and critically injured another. They also talk Rubik's cubes, Trump, and the White House's war on LGBTQ rights.

Note: Part way through recording, we had technical issues that resulted in a lower quality recording for the remainder of the podcast. We have done our best to clean it up, and hopefully it does not take away too much from your listening enjoyment.

Episode 40 - Sanne Wigbels and Greg Bennick pt. 2

Apr 24, 2017 45:04



Episode 40 of PRP is part 2 of Cameron and Greg's conversation with Sanne Wigbels. The three talk immigration, political music, Cascadia, anti-intellectualism, and so much more. Join them as they spread their message of "love and tolerance and punching Nazis!"

Episode 39 - Sanne Wigbels and Greg Bennick pt. 1

Apr 22, 2017 40:48


On episode 39 of PRP, Grendel and Greg welcome in Sanne Wigbels, a London immigrant who is originally from the Netherlands, for part 1 of a conversation about what's going on in the world from an international perspective. The three talk Greg's spoken word and listening tour across Mexico, Donald Trump's actions post inauguration, reaching out to Trump voters, and foods we hate!

Episode 38 - Wizdom pt. 2

Apr 17, 2017 01:06:06


Episode 38 of PRP is Part 2 of Grendel's interview with Seattle rapper Wizdom. The two talk Recording with Macklemore, Rap Beef, Seattle Sports, and Sonicsgate & the "cesspool of corruption" that is the Port of Seattle.