21: 'People Don't Talk About Relationships Enough', with guest Dan Cox

For years, Dan Cox cultivated a massive following of passionate fans for his blog, Pup Fresh. Between himself and his partner Willy, Pup Fresh created a spot for themselves in the scene without invitation. They use their following to spread their opinions about controversial topics in the scene. That seemed to wear Dan out to the point that he’s separated himself from the brand for his sake and the blog’s. Now he spends way too much money on vinyl.

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Show Notes:

The show's theme song is "Pretty Sure" by Old Best Friend. Your host is @jacobtender. Find Variable Bitrate on Facebook and Twitter too.

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16: 'I Would Just Like Band Pages', with guest Tyler Sharp

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Tyler Sharp left his dream job at Alternative Press and I've been dying to know why. We talk about what it is that makes midwest kids blog so much, how he was able to write 8,000 news stories, canceled NBC program Heroes, and what Tyler plans to do now.

Show Notes:

The show's theme song is "Pretty Sure" by Old Best Friend. Your host is @jacobtender. Find Variable Bitrate on Facebook and Twitter too.

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09: 'A Place For Us To Write Freely', with guest Brian Leak

When this thing started as an Under The Gun branded show, Brian Leak (aka The Lion) was initially supposed to be my cohost. Alas, a change in career led him to Substream Magazine where he is now Editor In Chief. A week removed from dropping his first issue there, we discuss how starting at a local rag evolved into a career.

You’ll have to forgive some audio artifacts. Brian had a rough night of being ill the night before, so he forgot his headphones. As a result there are a few overlaps in dialogue.

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Show Notes:

The show's theme song is "Pretty Sure" by Old Best Friend. Your host is @jacobtender. Find Variable Bitrate on Facebook and Twitter too.

07: 'I'm Giving You A Hard Maybe', with guest Joshua Hammond

Joshua Hammond is a blogger turned publicist that's been writing around the Midwest for about a decade. After a while, he switched ends of the email chain and picked up publicity, which moved him from Kansas to The Big Apple. We discuss everything from the start of his career at Popwreckoning to today, as a publicist at Press Here.

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Show Notes:

The show's theme song is "Pretty Sure" by Old Best Friend. Your host is @jacobtender. Find Variable Bitrate on Facebook and Twitter too.

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