February 27, 2020
I sat down with Ratboys singer-guitarist (and Better Yet Hall of Famer) Julia Steiner to discuss the new Ratboys record Printer's Devil. We talk about Ratboys' newly solidified line-up, the evolution of the band's sonic ambitions, and much more!
January 23, 2020
After three and a half years, it's time to close the book on Better Yet. It's been a thrill, friends. Stay subscribed to this channel—we've got a thing or two down the pipeline.
December 23, 2019
Saying goodbye to a legend
December 12, 2019
Live with songs and stories from our friends NNAMDÏ, KAINA, AVERY SPRINGER, and SETH ENGEL!
December 5, 2019
Isaac Eiger and I talk Montana, dreams, and perceptions
November 26, 2019
Jake Collinson and I talk Texas, local scenes, and intentions
November 21, 2019
Julie Karr and I talk Lynch, Gainesville and starting late
November 14, 2019
I’m back from Thailand and guess what…WE GOT A NEW DOG!! Hadley joins us this week and so does a returning Dave Collis of Slow Mass, who’s here to talk about the pressing topic that is record labels. Also we’ve got a brand new track from Ratboys!
October 23, 2019
Listen to my interview with Mikey Erg from September 2016!
October 16, 2019
Kelly Hogan is here with her two dogs and stories to tell! We talk Atlanta, collaborating, and sentimental moments.
October 10, 2019
Dan Ozzi and I talk editing, perception, and exits PLUS Becca Ryskalczyk is here to talk about the new Bethlehem Steel LP!!
October 2, 2019
This interview with Travis from Piebald is one of the craziest things that's happened on this podcast. One of my all time favorite writers, an all time favorite band, and as fun an interview as we've had. Reruns all become our history.
September 25, 2019
Jake Ewald and I talk patience, process, and Raymond Carver
September 19, 2019
Intro - “To Go Home” M. Ward Outro - “I’ll Do Anything But Breakdance For Ya, Darling” Daniel Johnston CHECK OUT COLT CABANA ONLINE! The Art of Wrestling! SUBSCRIBE TO BRINDLE BOOK CLUB! TO BETTER YET ON PATREON!
September 5, 2019
One of my favorite guitar players and songwriters EVER is here to talk one-note solos, label woes, and changes
August 21, 2019
An episode of Haircuts & T-Shirts from our Patreon show Haircuts & T-Shirts!
August 13, 2019
Remembering the life of David Berman
August 7, 2019
Steve Albini and I talk ethos, problem solving, and Jason Molina
July 31, 2019
Shehzaad Jiwani and I talk The Woods, the studio, and barely discuss 'Heat'
July 17, 2019
Jeremy Bolm and I talk tour lessons, celebrity sightings, and content
July 10, 2019
A special edition of the podcast today in celebration of our compilation 'all of god's money': a tribute to Wilco's Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. It took us two years and it is OUT NOW! We're playing the thing and taking time to talk to some old friends who helped make it happen!!
June 26, 2019
Christina Michelle and I talk lyrics, coping, and teaching,
June 19, 2019
Rick Maguire is back! We talk new Pile, discographies, and moving!
May 20, 2019
Bubbas, I have had a crazy few weeks. Including a trip to the hospital! An update on what happened, recovery, and what's to come.
April 25, 2019
Amanda Starling and I talk Star Wars, interviewing, and growing
April 3, 2019
The Morning AMp host and I talk formatting, audience, and mixtapes
March 27, 2019
Zack Weil and I talk scenes, Harrison Ford's earring, and serendipity AND Laura Stevenson and I talk about her new record The Big Freeze
March 20, 2019
Hannah Rainey, Tom Krenning, and I talk hair metal, collaborating, and modernity
March 13, 2019
I still cite my interview with Nnamdi Ogbonnaya from the summer of 2016 as one of the best episodes of the podcast. It's Better Yet's "Carousel" or "I'm In Trouble." Good for a revisit if you've heard it before and if you've never heard it, it's like uncovering the first demo, bubba, enjoy it!
March 6, 2019
Mat Cothran and I talk business, energy, and Eddie Guerrero
February 28, 2019
Hoagie Wesley Ensley and I talk stability, adaptation, and catharsis
February 20, 2019
Sarah Tudzin and I talk suspending disbelief, Stevie Wonder, and specifics
February 14, 2019
Shannon Nico Shreibak and I talk pitching, storytelling, and balance
January 31, 2019
Kyle Stembaugh and I talk bad winters, quitting bands, and looking back
January 23, 2019
Neil Berthier and I talk New Orleans, relationships, and John Cena
January 15, 2019
I got bit by a flu bug this week and had to put things on pause, but I felt this a great opportunity to take a trip back to December of 2016 and my interview with Laura Stevenson! Laura dropped two stellar new tracks at the end of 2018, “The Mystic and the Master” and “Maker of Things” which are available on her bandcamp page All proceeds go to Safe Horizon.
January 9, 2019
Nina Corcoran, David Anthony, and I talk about guitar music in the streaming age, press cycles, and our hopes for music in 2019.
December 12, 2018
Steve Hartlett and I talk guitar solos, siblings, and self-effacement
December 5, 2018
Nina Corcoran and I talk music writing, hype, and audience Intro - “Egg Man” Beastie Boys Interlude - “Pictures” Galaxie 500 Outro - “Let It Down” George Harrison Follow Nina on twitter @nina_corcoran Newport Pile Review Fiddlehead Pledge to Better Yet on Patreon
November 28, 2018
Patrick Kindlon and I discuss problem solving, bitterness, and policing
November 21, 2018
Here's a look at what we've been up to over on the Patreon. The best of 15 Minutes with You, New from the Past and more! To pledge visit
November 14, 2018
Lillie West and I talk Badlands, press, and satisfaction
October 31, 2018
Kamila Glowacki and I talk shyness, teaching, and college towns
October 24, 2018
Steve Ciolek and I talk Ohio, motion, and McCartney
October 17, 2018
Carl Shane and I talk Dylan, instincts, and successes
October 10, 2018
Ben Rudolph and I talk inclement weather, Crass, and motivation
October 4, 2018
Eric Frankel and I talk Hook, buying records, and stoicism
September 27, 2018
Elliot Babin and I talk Judgment Day, storytelling, and expectations
September 20, 2018
“Whatever it takes, dude”: Jim Shomo and I talk minimalism, Philly Hardcore, and Darren Dalton
September 6, 2018
Ezra Cohen and I talk New Hampshire, Tenement, and Dando  
August 30, 2018
Sean Neumann and I talk melodies, word economy, and busyness
August 23, 2018
Kyle Lang and I talk bonds, health, and pop country
August 16, 2018
Anika Pyle and I talk control, editing, and inventory
June 20, 2018
Avery Springer and I talk representation, anxiety, and chance
June 13, 2018
Mercedes Webb and I talk sentimentality, chance, and confidence
June 6, 2018
Adam Gogola and I talk Springsteen, motorcycles, and starting fresh
May 22, 2018
David Anthony interviewed little old me for our 100th episode
May 16, 2018
Wayne Douglas Gretzky Born: January 26, 1961 in Brantford, Ontario, Canada Career Totals Games Played 1,487 Goals 894 Assists 1,963 Points 2,857 Penalty Minutes 577
May 9, 2018
Elise Okusami and I talk Rancid, theory, and noise
May 2, 2018
Caleb Cordes and I talk Flannery O'Connor, revelations, and narrative
April 24, 2018
Dan Butler and I talk recording, tone, and heavy losses
April 18, 2018
I go through my life's journey with my favorite band of all time The Replacements
April 18, 2018
Mike Campbell and I talk WrestleMania, long tours, and Kudrow
April 18, 2018
Tom Johnson and I talk criticism, time zones, and staying motivated
April 18, 2018
Intro - "A House Is Not A Motel" Love Interlude - "You Don't Tell Me" Super Unison Outro - "You Tore Me Down" Yo La Tengo
March 21, 2018
Glenn Curran and I talk Zappa, Camus, and obsessiveness 
March 20, 2018
NEW SHOW! My favorite friend/web developer Scott and I are talking about wrestling and watching wrestling and watching ourselves watch wrestling. If you enjoy my wrestling-related interludes or you just want to hear more of me Subscribe! If you want nothing to do with such a show, that's okay too I still love ya
March 14, 2018
Lindsey Sherman and I talk Northwest IL, sludge, and confidence Intro - "The Wall" Yuck Interlude - "It Can't See" Not For You Outro - "It Makes No Difference" The Band 
March 7, 2018
Sarah Bertuldo, Matthew Carroll, and I talk rhetoric, Omaha, and exploring Intro - "I Heard You Looking" Yo La Tengo Interlude - "Pretty Police" See Through Dresses Outro - "Child's Play" SZA feat. Chance The Rapper
February 28, 2018
Gillian McGhee and I talk winter, trauma, and the Goo Goo Dolls Intro - "Another Girl, Another Planet" Placemats (The Only Ones tho) Interlude - "Irish Name" Turnspit
February 21, 2018
Rivka Yeker and I talk balancing, mediums, and guilty pleasures Intro / Interlude: "Pure Stuff" / "Seein* Starz" Jessica Lea Mayfield
February 7, 2018
Leor Galil and I talk communities, reporting, and Jawbreaker Intro - "The Great Big No" The Lemonheads Interlude - "Ache" Jawbreaker Outro - "I Heard You Looking" Teenage Fanclub
January 31, 2018
Stef Chura and I talk swearing, Nico, and strip clubs Intro - "Farewell Transmission" Songs: Ohia Interlude - "Spotted Gold" Stef Chura
January 24, 2018
Alejandro Skalany and I talk jazz, The Cure, and being inside Intro - "Sparky's Dream" Teenage Fanclub Interlude - "Calm and Ordinary" New Holland
January 17, 2018
Check out the very first episode of the BRAND NEW PODCAST from me and David Anthony - As You Were: A Podcast About Alkaline Trio. Subscribe to it here: 
January 10, 2018
Sam Cook-Parrott and I talk lo-fi, expectations, and Jonathan Richman Intro - "Wait A Minute" Wipers Interlude - "Nothing Nice" Radiator Hospital 
January 3, 2018
Ginger Alford and I talk Bruce, books, and Mississippi Intro - "Spanish Bombs" The Clash Interlude - "Novel Figure" Good Luck
December 13, 2017
Counting down my favorite records of 2017 and looking back on the first full year of the podcast. Intro - "Hyper Enough" Superchunk
December 6, 2017
Rebecca Ryskalczyk and I talk Buffalo, Shea Stadium, and grief Intro - "Hero" NEU! Interlude - "Alt Shells" Bethlehem Steel
November 29, 2017
Morgan Herrell and I talk San Jose, bus driving, and recording Intro - "Places That Are Gone" / "Today And Tomorrow" Tommy Keene Interlude - "Camera" Hard Girls
November 22, 2017
Devin Ocampo and I talk dads, D.C., and King Crimson Intro - "Do You Remember" Hüsker Dü Interlude - "New Isolation" The Effects Outro - "The Day John Kennedy Died" Lou Reed
November 15, 2017
Sean Bean and I talk stage names, basements tours, and lighter topics like boot camp and death Intro - "Cemetery Gates" The Smiths Interlude - "The Church of Nothing Matters" / "The Nonexistent Distance" Bad History Month
November 8, 2017
Jessica Knight and I talk Springfield IL, Good Luck, and working long distance Intro - "Hounds Of Love" Kate Bush Interlude - "Queen" Looming
November 1, 2017
Lauren Denitzio and I talk Central Jersey, day jobs, and healing Intro - "Big Day Coming" Yo La Tengo Interlude - "The Possibility" Worriers
October 25, 2017
Deanna Belos and I talk self-deprecation, emo, and the new Sincere Engineer record Rhombithian! Intro - "Just Like Heaven" Dinosaur Jr. Interlude - "Ceramic Tile" Sincere Engineer
October 18, 2017
Charlie Pfaff and I talk Kimya Dawson, memories, and biology Intro - "Angels Of The Silences" Counting Crows Interlude - "Small Space" Tall Friend 
October 11, 2017
Peter Katz and I talk gratitude, guitar music, and growth AND Miranda and Bart Winters stop by to talk about the new Melkbelly record Nothing Valley! Intro - "Extramundane" Bedhead Interlude - "Middle Of" Melkbelly / "Pink Spit" Peaer 
October 4, 2017
Dustin Hayes and I talk rebuilding, vernacular, and kids Intro - "Rebels" Drive-By Truckers Interlude - "April 41st" Walter Etc. Outro - "It's Good To Be King" Tom Petty
September 27, 2017
Matt Arbogast and I talk Jason Molina, honesty, and being a dad Intro - "Yeah! Oh Yeah!" Magnetic Fields Interlude - "Birmingham" Matt Arbogast  
September 20, 2017
Alicia Walter and I talk adaptation, pop music, and insular worlds Intro - "Girl Who Lives On Heaven Hill" Hüsker Dü Interlude - "Ultraflourescent" Oshwa Outro - "Green Eyes" Hüsker Dü
September 13, 2017
David Anthony and I sit down and talk the newly reunited Jawbreaker Intro - "The Boat Dreams From The Hill" Jawbreaker Outro - "First Step" Jawbreaker
September 6, 2017
Live episode!! Songs and stories from our friends in Ratboys, Melkbelly, Meat Wave, and Sincere Engineer!! Intro - "King Of The Road" Piebald Outro - "Oh Yoko!" John Lennon
August 23, 2017
Max Stern and I talk Cleveland, ska, and going home Intro - "And Your Bird Can Sing" The Beatles Interlude - "West Side Summer"1 Signals Midwest
August 16, 2017
Oliver Kalb and I talk arguments, beats, and Cormac McCarthy Intro - "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, And Understanding?" Elvis Costello & The Attractions Interlude - "Orange Juice" Bellows 
August 9, 2017
Stefan Babcock and I talk touring, Canadian bands, and throat surgery Intro - "Hindsight" Built To Spill Interlude - "Sleep In The Heat" PUP  
August 2, 2017
Travis Shettel and I talk Boston, families, and the many lives of Piebald Intro - "Victoria" The Kinks Interlude - "Location Is Everything" Piebald
July 26, 2017
Sadie Dupuis and I talk children's choir, Exploding In Sound, and break-up records Intro - "Shoot The Singer (1 Sick Verse)" Pavement Interlude - "Raising The Skate" Speedy Ortiz  
July 19, 2017
Stephanie Knipe and I talk Oberst, fan fiction, and processing Intro - "The Red Door" Aislers Set Interlude - "Full Screen" Adult Mom
July 12, 2017
Kelly Johnson and I talk Rockford, space, and The Pixies AND Jordan Hudkins stops by to talk about the new Rozwell Kid record Precious Art Intro - "Dark Don't Hide It" Magnolia Electric Co. Interlude - "Wendy's Trash Can" Rozwell Kid / "White Punks In Angst" Milked
July 5, 2017
Chris McCaughan and I talk Chicago, editing, and Bulgakov Intro - "There You Are" Goo Goo Dolls Interlude - "Midsummer Classic" Sundowner
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