October 16, 2020
It's been too long brethren, Unc returns after a long hiatus to details part 2 of what's been happening to him. Unc talks about the struggle of turning down pain pills at the hospital, waking up in the Intensive Care Unit and of course his most embarrassing shit stories. Our apologies for the long absence, it's been a trying year so we hope you are all taking care out there. Nod Squad has a Spotify playlist for anyone interested btw: link can be found below: Nod Squad - Music to Overdose To
August 7, 2020
Unc comes out of hiding and FINALLY reveals where he's been and whats been going on with his life the last 5 weeks. Getting out of sober living, dealing with quack doctors, shitting blood, and the misadventures of Henry and the homeless chick are just the beginning in this 3 part episode. We only scratch the surface in the first part and hope it is a good enough explanation as to why we have not been able to do anything at the moment. For those who've been left in the dark for so long we apologize and love you form the bottom of our heart.
June 12, 2020
Unc returns after taking a week break from podcasting to update everyone on how exhausting the fast paced grind of capitalism can be, how the riots and death of George Floyd affected him, and tells a quick story on how his Dad had to drive through the LA riots in the 90's. Unc also tells a lengthier story about getting arrested while sober and having to piss in an attempt for freedom. We won't spoil the details in this description but it takes a twist at the end. Hope you are all well brethren & cestren and we love you.
May 29, 2020
Unc visits his best friend in the whole world Zach in his new apartment to check in on how his ankle monitor has been treating him. The two share on what life is like "on life's terms," pffft. Unc complains on how his house manager is totally incompetent and announces that he will be moving out very soon, Zach shares a sexy shower scandal story and both Unc & Zach talk about handling the very large amount of friends relapsing around them. Also the story of Mason the infamous Tree House Kid gets shared at the end in this up, down & all around episode of Nod Squad. PS, sorry for the enormous amount of censor edits in this one; only so much tea can be spilled at a time.
May 22, 2020
Special Guest Bri Jaynes from Breaking Chains; The Whitney Project comes on the Nod Squad to tell her story in its entirety. From abusive relationships to robbing men to selling weed out of her car while on the job as a nurse; Bri has experienced first hand the chaos that ensues when chasing a quality opiate buzz. She also details all the pitfalls of trying to find a decent treatment center and the corruption within them (known as the Florida Shuffle). Bri has not only managed to overcome her addictions but also has an amazing article on VOX, and a truly inspiring YouTube channel & Facebook page called Breaking Chains; The Whitney Project where she livestreams and discusses all the challenging aspects of recovery.
May 15, 2020
Okay brethren, this isn't your typical episode of Nod Squad. Unc goes on an hour long tangent rant about where his head is at in his life. The insecurities, the fear, the regret, the resentment, all of it. What it's like trying to rebuild ones life while assessing the damaged relationships made from past mistakes. Dealing with and overcoming depressive states without falling off. Accepting that some will always look at a person as a fuck up regardless of their current growth in life. Uncertainty of the future and the process of self discovery are all topics Unc covers in this episode. Oh and also the ghosts of past relationships come back to haunt our host and his ninja like boundary reflexes made against them.
May 8, 2020
Unc gives a quick update on how weird his life has been recently with trying to adult, his dysfunctional dating disasters and rants about 90 day finance. We also dust off a few short war stories recorded over a year ago involving selling magic mushrooms, taking Roxycontin fronts, ditching a drunken Andy Dick, heroin high selfies while ghost riding the whip with a passed out gf sitting shotgun, and the tale of the Padoof Palace. What exactly is a Padoof Palace you say? Well you'll have to listen to find out in this all war story episode of Nod Squad.
May 1, 2020
Good friend and counselor from Unc's rehab facility comes on the podcast to share his days coming up in the hardcore punk zeitgeist, what his childhood was like growing up in Southern California and exactly how quickly his drug use flipped from the best of times to the absolute miserable pit of despair many of us come to terms with. We won't give too much away in this description because the stories in this episode get really dark. At the same time however toward the end of his tale our guest also details his experience with crawling out of a deeply rooted heroin addiction and facing some of life's most heart breaking challenges while keeping his sobriety intact. We can't throw our guests name out there we would like to plug his radio show "Your Life in America" which can be streamed on Soundcloud as well as his amazingly written blog https://yourlifeinamerica.com .
April 24, 2020
Unc finally celebrates 1 year of clean time and completely completing the 12 month rehab program he bestowed upon so many moons ago. Its been a long journey and to celebrate we dig deep into the vaults to dust off a recording almost 3 years old done with missing co-host Ryan. The two share jail stories, the arresting tales that got them there, the weird things that happen on the inside and briefly overview the program politics that inmates must abide by in order to keep the peace. Trigger warning, Unc details the amount of poop he had to clean up as a trustee, Ryan talks about his almost 21'st birthday DUI arrest; getting his mugshot with tear smeared party face paint and more on this blast from the past episode of Nod Squad.
April 17, 2020
Zoey aka the Porch Pirate from Ep. 4 comes back on with Unc to detail what's her life has been like in the past 17 months. When we last spoke with Zoey on air she was continuously getting kicked out of sober living houses up in the Central Coast and eventually made her way down to Santa Barbara to complete a 12 month inpatient program. Coincidentally many months later Unc had ventured to do the exact same thing. Zoey and Unc both reflect on what the experience was like getting clean and the challenges they faced while attempting to reform their rebellious nature. Zoey briefly talks about the trauma's of loosing sober living roommates to overdoses in the recent months, abusive ex bf's and the overall gossip and drama that goes down in an all female rehabilitation facility. It's an incredible miracle that both Unc & Zoey managed to crawl out of the depravity of their drug abuse and both find themselves behind the mic together and clean again after over a year since they got behind the Nod Squad mic and swapped war stories.