Food is the New Rock

Ep. 99 - This week's podcast guest Mark Trombino is not only the producer behind such huge albums as Blink 182's "Dude Ranch" and Jimmy Eat World's "Bleed American" but he is also owns a new doughnut shop in Los Angeles called Donut Friend!  Zach talks to him at the very beginning about San Diego burritos, but most of the podcast is about doughnuts (naturally.)

Get more info about his shop at 

Direct download: Episode_99-Mark_Trombino.mp3
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Ep. 98 - This week's podcast guest is the legendary Shep Gordon, famed music manager of Alice Cooper, Pink Floyd, and Luther Vandross (among others) and the man credited with inventing the celebrite chef.  Shep talks to Zach about chinese food, the time he cooked latkes for Mike Myers, and how the music business and the business of food are practically identical (all in a car on the way to the airport.) 

Shep is the subject of the new documentary "Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon" which was directed by Mike Myers and is in theaters now.  

Direct download: Episode_98-Shep_Gordon.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:23am EST

Ep. 97 - Chef Ben Ford stops by Bronson Island this week to talk music with Chuck & Zach.  He tells us how growing up in L.A. exposed him to all sorts of musicians as a kid, and how his dad Harrison Ford may have influenced how he views being a chef. He also tells us about a brief stint in SF working for Bill Graham when he got to see Jerry Garcia, John Lee Hooker, Carlos Santa, and more.  His new cookbook "Taming the Feast" is out now, and each of the feasts in the book have a companion playlist that can be found on his website

Direct download: Episode_97-Ben_Ford.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:36am EST

Ep. 96 - Amelia Meath (Mountain Man) and Nick Sanborn (Megafaun) are the duo that make up the band Sylvan Esso, who released their first album a few weeks ago.  The band stopped by our Bronson Island studio to talk food, sandwiches, and coffee (their awesome new song, and the beverage.) Plus Zach made Amelia cry with potato chips.  

Direct download: Episode_96-Sylvan_Esso.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:27am EST