July 02, 2020
The cannabis entrepreneur behind [Velobar CBD](https://velobarcbd.com) and former TV and film producer grew up on a West Virginia commune as the Aquarian Age was waking up with a massive hangover from drugs and free love. His family’s escape to L.A. landed him in a rundown Venice apartment as a feral child attending University High with the upper crust on the brink of the punk explosion. Brant has been fending for himself since he’s 7 years old. After dealing with all those dirty hippies, the Troubled Men should be no problem. Topics include pool parties, weight gain, Fathers Day, shaking hands, dating, a self-diagnosis, garbage pickup, a radical childhood, a new commune, rural schooling, gurus, Ghost Town, an attack, Dick Rude, KROQ, Pettibon flyers, a first Clash show, Suburban Lawns, film work, Alex Cox, “Leather Rubbernecks,” “Repo Man,” Zander Schloss, “Walker,” Brown University, tripping, straight life, the TV biz, interpreting, Cannabis Frontier, a new venture, Bridge City Collective, drug laws, a new product, edibles, CBD, and much more. Support the podcast [here.](https://www.paypal.me/troubledmenpodcast) Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or almost any podcast aggregator. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Music: Styler/Coman ...
November 11, 2021
Guitarist Rick Miller and bassist Mary Huff along with Dave Hartman on drums play rockabilly, surf, country, R&B, and Americana from the wrong side of the tracks. Southern-fried favorites with fans and critics alike, Southern Culture’s decades of hard touring and prolific record releases have only sharpened their humor and whet their appetite for rocking. With their latest record, “At Home With Southern Culture on the Skids,” fresh out of the oven, Rick and Mary join the Troubled Men for a meeting of the Troubled Minds. Topics include crime and punishment, a basketball injury, Timothy Hutton, a Buick LeSabre, a van breakdown, Geffen Records, crack, band origins, a coin flip, the Panther Burns, the White twins, the Cramps, Eddie Cochran, AM radio, Virginia, cheap guitars, D.I.Y. recording, a major label deal, “Flirting With Disaster,” Mary Tyler Moore, a wood shop teacher, ‘Dirt Track Date,” the Tonight Show, Ray Farrell, a NASA gig, Hasil Adkins, Miriam Linna, a Campbell’s Soup can, a documentary, Weird Al, a phone message, a Doris Wishman retrospective, “Blood Feast 2,” and much more. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break music: “Camel Walk” from “Dirt Track Date” by Southern Culture On The Skids Outro music: “Run Baby Run” from “At Home With Southern Culture On The Skids” Support the podcast here. Join the Patreon page here. Shop for Troubled Men’s Wear here. Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or any podcast source. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Troubled Men Podcast Facebook Troubled Men Podacst Instagram SCOTS homepage SCOTS Facebook ...
August 30, 2018
Manny has gone missing and may have fallen into enemy hands. While they wait for proof of life, the Troubled Men call in the reinforcements and forge ahead. Once more unto the breach! René is joined by Troubled alumnus Jeff Treffinger as they make a house call on real estate baron and poet warrior Brendan Gallagher. He's fresh off a brush with death and happy to be back in New Orleans singing with his longtime compatriots the Geraniums. It feels like the Holy Spirit, but it might just be the booze. Topics include firsthand testimony, institutional corruption, a pole dancing teacher, the self-immolating Left, Anthony Weiner wallpaper, Brendan's return to the living, going quantum, the holiness of music, ego sacrifice, podcast therapy, childhood loneliness, the Lastie brothers, Raising Tourette's, the Brain Tuner, a stuttering cure, praise for nurses, and much more. ...