Eddie Jason & Chris: Interviews and Current Events
Summary: Eddie, Jason & Chris talk about current events, pop-culture, alternative music, and make each other cry. Hear it live Friday nights at www.idobiRadio.com. www.EJCshow.com.
This week on Eddie Jason & Chris, Samantha Scarlette welcomes author Benjamin Zeller, author of Heaven’s Gate: America’s UFO Religion. Benjamin E. Zeller is a researcher and teacher of religion in America and a Heavin's Gate cult researcher. Twenty years ago this month, thirty-nine people in Rancho Santa Fe, California, committed mass suicides. According to Zeller's book description on Amazon, "this act was the culmination of over two decades of spiritual and social development for the members of Heaven’s Gate, a religious group focused on transcending humanity and the Earth, and seeking salvation in the literal heavens on board a UFO." But what does it all mean? EJC & Samantha get to the bottom of it. Also, Chris soundboard pranks IT support, Eddie's girlfriend Lauren recounts her stepsister getting sick everywhere in their bathroom and not cleaning up, David from Australia: In New York, Jen from Brooklyn, University of Arizona Encourages students to say "Ouch!", instead of debating when offended, and more. Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes here.
This week on Eddie Jason & Chris, author C.D. Lane discusses his new book and life after diagnosis with HIV and his battle against the disease and the stigma around it. Plus Samantha Scarlette welcomes John Davis, Secretary of the Flat Earth Society to discuss the flat Earth theory. First up, author C.D. Lane. In his honest and unfiltered story, he openly tells about the lifestyle choices that left him vulnerable to contracting HIV, and how he kept his status under wraps from his workmates and acquaintances, only exposing his secret to those he would potentially put at risk. He puts a human face on the day-to-day struggle of living with HIV, as he fights to overcome new symptoms, and his ability to find love and a positive outlook amid the most challenging of circumstances. Listen in as EJC talk to Lane about his life's challenges and battling HIV. Then, Samantha Scarlette welcomes John Davis of the Flat Earth Society. According to their website, "The Flat Earth Society mans the guns against oppression of thought and the Globularist lies of a new age. Standing with reason we offer a home to those wayward thinkers that march bravely on with REASON and TRUTH in recognizing the TRUE shape of the Earth - Flat." Is Earth really flat? Find out! Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes here.
Another new EJC featuring indie duo TeamMate PLUS Samantha Scarlette welcomes Cori Convertito, PhD. She's the curator of the Key West Art and Historical Society and is an expert on the allegedly haunted, Robert The Doll. The show kicks off with another moral debate. This time, about a new app that allows users to pose with dead family members. Has this app gone too far? Then, indie rockers TeamMate join the show! Dani Buncher and Scott Simons have had a long road together as friends, partners and now a rising indie act you'll soon hear everywhere. Listen in as Buncher and Simons talk to EJC about what it was like to go from boyfriend/girlfriend to friends to music collaborators, what their live show is like and more. Then Samantha Scarlette welcomes Cori Convertito, PhD, curator of the Key West Art and Historical Society to talk about Robert The Doll. Supposedly, this doll is haunted and causes those who come in contact with the doll to have bad luck. Plus, Jason wears shorts in the winter, David from Australia–In LA, Security Guard LaMar on his comedic career, Chris with the news and more. Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes here.
This week on EJC, indie artist Dave Joyce and Samantha Scarlette welcomes Michael M. Hughes to talk about spells being cast on President Trump.
It's another Eddie Jason & Chris, and this week Samantha Scarlette welcomes paranormal investigator Mitchel Whitington to talk about one of the most haunted spots in the United States, The Grove. After the guys play a round of Putin, Trump or Hitler, EJC and Samantha Scarlette welcome Mitchel Whitington to discuss The Grove! This historic property is in the old river port city of Jefferson, Texas. The house has been said to be one of the most haunted locations in the Texas, and Whitington lives there. Why does he live in such a haunted place? What has he seen? Find out and more. Also, Jason is drunk with power as he takes over the EJC soundboard, President Obama orders Chinese Food, David from Australia claims to have a picture of a demon, Chris with the week's headlines and more. Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes here.
This week on Eddie Jason & Chris, Samantha Scarlette welcomes the legendary singer of Ratt, Stephen Pearcy and EJC catch up with viral metal rockers, The Anchor. Just before Linzey Rae and Corey from The Ancor call in, Eddie Jason & Chris do a quick Grammy's recap. Eddie was generally annoyed by the host James Corden, while Jason was mesmerized by Queen Beyonce. Things deteriorate quickly, but the guys are saved by The Anchor joining the show. The Anchor is a five-piece, female-fronted, metalcore band from Denver, Colorado. The Anchor and Linzey Rae have made a name for themselves since the viral explosion of their YouTube series, Metal Kitchen. In December 2016, The Anchor released their first full-length album, A World Ahead, which charted #7 on the metal iTunes charts. EJC are also from Denver, so the interview dives into Denver talk, how Linzey keeps her vocals warmed up, Metal Kitchen and more. Then, Samantha Scarlette welcomes Stephen Pearcy of Ratt! His band is known for such colossal hits as "Round and Round" and "You're in Love". EJC and Samantha talk to Pearcy about everything from his recent legal battles over the Ratt name, the past and current state of the music industry and more. Plus, Eddie gets in the doghouse over Valentine's Day, greeting card ideas from the corporate office, David from Australia introduces an EJC drinking game and more. Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes here.
It’s another EJC welcoming metal sluggers HAVOK, our ReverbNation Artist of the Month, The Upset Victory and Samantha Scarlette brings on her guest Tony Ortega, an expert on The Church of Scientology. Frist up, David Sanchez is the lead singer and a guitarist for thrash-metal band HAVOK. His band is getting ready for the big release of their next record, Conformicide, on March 10th via Century Media. HAVOK is about to embark on a huge tour with Suicidal Tendencies, Crowbar, and more. EJC and Sanchez talk about what it's like to gear up for a large tour, controversy surrounding a recent tour with Megadeath and more. Then, EJC are proud to present the RevebNation Artist of the Month: The Upset Victory! The Cincinnati-based group provides uptempo, high-energy alt pop with their latest single "The Weekend (Bad Habits)" being especially catchy. Stephen Campell from the band calls in to celebrate the ReverbNation title and catch up with EJC after not appearing on the show for several months. Next, Samantha Scarlette's series continues as she welcomes Tony Ortega, a journalist who was formerly the editor of The Village Voice. He's been covering the latest happenings with The Church of Scientology by reporting breaking developments in the Scientology world at his website. Listen in as he talks about why this group (or cult, some would say) is so feared (and hated), how it started and where it's going. Also, Eddie makes an Australian Postman Uncomfortable and Chris dishes the headlines. Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes here.
It's another EJC featuring Samantha Scarlette and her guest, Johnny Houser, an expert of the Vallisca Axe Murders. The show kicks off with the latest headlines as Chris struggles though reading the news (as always). This annoys Eddie and he accuses Chris of not knowing how to read the news. The hostility escalates as Jason decides to air out his political grievances and attacks Eddie as he does so. Then, the guys and Sammi Scarlette welcome Johnny Houser! He's an expert in ghosts, UFO's, and is a tour guide of the home where the gruesome Vallisca Axe Murders occurred in 1912. Catch one of his many TV appearances including Ghost Adventures, Ghost Lab, Dead Files, Mysteries and monsters in America, Ghost Stories and more. Plus, Donald Trump does something horrible, to no one's surprise, a Chris soundboard pizza shop prank, EJC rates music submissions via RevebNation, David from Australia and more. Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes here.
This week, the guys welcome Adam Moult of indie band Bad Cop and Samantha Scarlett brings on self-proclaimed antichrist and owner of Vector Gallery in New York City, JJ Brine.
This week on EJC, the guys welcome pop-punkers Summer Wars, hard working alt-rock outfit Naked Walrus and EJC Correspondent Samantha Scarlette brings on the director of Netflix documentary, Hostage To The Devil, Marty Stalker. After EJC talk about coffee ground causing broken K-Cups, and rehash Chris's accident in his girlfriend's car, they welcome Tripp Rowe the singer of Summer Wars! A really fun four piece pop-punk band from Raleigh, North Carolina with a lot of energy. Rowe and EJC tackle everything from what's going on with the band and also have a political correctness discussion. Next, Samantha Scarlette welcomes Marty Stalker, a film and television Director who has transitioned from being a section commander in the military to the film industry. His debut feature documentary film Hostage To The Devil on world famous priest and exorcist Malachi Martin is available on Netflix now. Finally, Eddie caught up with Naked Walrus in Denver, CO to catch up and chat since they last appeared on EJC a few months ago. The discussion goes into road life, what their live show is about, goals and plans for the band moving forward and more. Plus, David from Australia announces he's coming to the United States, sad tales of bullying and other hilarious anecdotes and more. Subscirbe to the podcast on iTunes here.
It's time for another round of EJC, this week featuring one of our favorite new bands DREAMERS and Samantha Scarlette brings on New Jersey Ghost Investigations to talk about hauntings and ghosts recorded on tape! But first, the show kicks off with Alexa fails. Ya know, the little computer/microphone that sits in your home listening to you all day, by Amazon? Yeah, the little bugger has been acting up and people have been posting some really funny fails on YouTube. The guys dig in. Then, Nick World of DREAMERS joins the show! The smart pop trio, comprised of Nick Wold (vocals/guitar), Nelson (bass/vocals), and Jacob Wick (drums), wrote much for their debut EP, This Album Does Not Exist, in Brooklyn before moving to L.A. and tracking at Fairfax Recordings (formally Sound City Studios). Led by singles like “Drugs” and “Sweet Disaster,” DREAMERS pits the party and the paranoia of escapism in seemingly effortlessly tight, three-minute tunes. Listen in as the EJC guys talk about the latest release, what World is working on right now and the upcoming tour with The Griswolds in February. Up next, EJC correspondent Samantha Scarlet welcomes Ron Ledig of New Jersey Ghost Investigations. Their team works to collect evidence of paranormal activity in a scientific manner, making observations using electronic equipment of various types. Ledig, Samantha and EJC talk about what the ghost hunting process is like and listen to ghosts caught on audio tape. Also, Chris reveals way WAY too much, Jason gets called out for unfriending Eddie on Call of Duty, doing crazy things while dring, Chris with the news and more.
Happy New Year! EJC are back to bring you another exciting year of groundbreaking podcasts. Yeah, we're setting the bar that high. This week, the guys welcome Psychic Medium Marie Saint-Louis for 2017 predictions. But first, the guys prove that Fuller House's writers listen to EJC, a New Year's Eve recap, a game of 2016 Celebrity Death: True or False, Chris puts a sweater on his dogs and more. Then, Marie Saint-Louis is a Psychic and Spiritual Medium (since childhood) with international clientele and a growing celebrity list. She began conducting sessions from her kitchen table for clients and then moved on to read at parties and events around Phoenix, Arizona and other cities. She joins the show to talk about what we can expect in 2017. Also, calendar malfunction prank call, David from Australia, Chris with the news, Chris' Commentary: Starring Jason, Eddie eulogizes Carrie Fisher and more.
What a year for Eddie Jason & Chris band interviews! The guys talked to everyone from ska legends Reel Big Fish, to up-and-coming Warped Tour artist Mirror Eyes, and Thomas Ian Nicholas of American Pie about his fun project. Listen in as EJC countdown their favorite band interviews of 2016. #6 Crobot Brandon Yeagly of Crobot Skypes in to talk about all the awesome things going on with his band, Crobot. They’re always on tour and this year they played with The Virginmarys, Sevendust, Killswitch Engange and Volbeat. Yeagley tells Eddie and Chris all about how his band decided to brand their own hot sauce, how they like to have “safety meetings” and more. This is a band to watch! #5 Mirror Eyes The talented Jess Coppens of Mirror Eyes joins the show to talk about how her band came together and how they got ready for a big performance on Warped Tour’s Main Stage in Detroit. She also promises the idobi Radio audience that she’ll do a banjo cover version of “Hold Your Breath”, the Mirror Eyes song EJC spin after the interview. #4 Reel Big Fish Jonny Chrismas of Reel Big Fish is the first guest to grace the show with his infectious laugh as he and his band geared up for another stint on this summer’s Vans Warped Tour. Listen as Christmas discusses what it’s like to be on an indie versus major label, how he deals with being away on the road away from his family and what to look forward to at this year’s Warped Tour. #3 In The Wale The guys welcome one of their favorite hometown acts, In The Whale! Nate Valdez (guitar/vocals) and Eric Riley (drums/vocals) join EJC as they’re in route to their next tour stop. Celebrating their five year anniversary in 2016, the band has grown significantly over the past few years with performances at Riot Fest, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits and over 400 shows with the likes of Jane’s Addiction, the Toadies, Electric 6 and many more. Listen in as the guys chat about their tour schedule, the Denver Broncos, and the band’s new EP, Quicksand (order here). #2 Thomas Ian Nicholas Then, the guys are very happy to welcome Thomas Ian Nicholas. You know him from hit movies like Rookie of the Year, the American Pie series and tons more. But he’s also an accomplished musician and plays in his own band, Thomas Nicholas Band. The group plays original songs and favorite covers from the American Pie soundtrack. The interview goes in all directions, from what it took to get Nicholas’ music on the American Pie soundtrack, the Pledge Music campaign for the new record Frat Party (here), upcoming projects and tons more. #1 The Fame Riot The very talented (and sexy) The Fame Riot joined EJC for one of the most fun interviews of the year. The rising Tacoma, Washington act is fronted by two over the top, fabulous brothers, Liz Scarlett and Shazam “Tea Time” Watkins. The interview dives into everything from the band’s recent record deal to growing up writing and playing music and even spankings.
A no-show guest creates the Christmas miracle no one asked for: a no guest, all EJC edition of Eddie Jason & Chris! This Christmas Special kicks off with holiday plan discussion. What will your favorite internet hosts be doing for their holidays? Jolly Ol' St. Nick overhears the guys talking about their plans and decides to call the EJC hotline. Santa himself asks Jason and Chris what they would like for Christmas this year, and offers more commentary than asked for. This leads into a holiday themed prank call. Also, Eddie and Chris talk about their recent haircuts, David from Australia laments having his birthday on Christmas, we get to know EJC contributor Samantha Scarlett and lots of holiday talk.
This episode of EJC features a pair of two separate and interesting filmmakers: Jason Klamm and Joel Gilbert. First, the guys talk about popular conspiracy nut (and supposed Trump advisor) Alex Jones. Is he nothing more than a money grubbing fear monger who likes to yell? This leads to the Alex Jones soundboard making prank calls. Then, podcaster and filmmaker Jason Klamm joins EJC live via Skype. He hosts the Comedy on Vinyl and Dan and Jay's Comedy Hour podcasts, and he also runs the StolenDress podcast network. His first documentary feature film, Lords of Soaptown, chronicles the story of Freestyle Walking (or Soaping). EJC ask about the making of the film, how the "sport" started, where it's going and more. Up next, Samantha Scarlett brings on filmmakerJoel Gilbert. His mockumentary, Paul-Is-Dead, tells a shocking story: Paul McCartney was killed in a car crash in November of 1966 and replaced with a double! British intelligence, MI5, had forced the Beatles to cover up McCartneys death to prevent mass suicides of Beatle fans. However, the remaining Beatles tried to signal fans with clues on album covers and in songs. This is based on a popular conspiracy theory–yes some people think Paul McCartney is really dead. Plus, the horrors of an incipient Trump presidency roll on and on, inside Chris's head, David from Australia: justice, down under and Chris with the week's headlines.