Undetermined: The Podcast

Undetermined: The Podcast

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An irreverent blend of humor, politics, philosophies, music, life, and conversation from a couple of Gen X’ers who are always seeking out interesting discussions.


Special Guest: Page Hamilton of Helmet
Jul 9 • 57 min
Wow! Just…wow! What a great experience it was getting to know the ulta-talented singer/guitarist of Helmet. Find out what it was like growing up in Oregon, playing with Bowie, handling the instrument of a jazz legend, making amazing art…and more! Such a…
Special Guests: Lesley Rankine (And her neighbor Mark)
Jul 2 • 66 min
Always a pleasure “havering” with this amazing talent! (As it turns out, she’s got a pretty great neighbor as well. Hi Mark!) Music, politics, pandemics, conspiracies…what more could you ask for? Also…check out Lesley’s new singles and support some great…
Special Guest: Creston Spiers
Jun 26 • 68 min
Creston should start his own show!! It was an honor getting to know the former singer/guitarist for Harvey Milk and talk about everything from music to conspiracy theories with this true icon. (We may stray a bit off the beaten path…) Truly a fascinating…
Undetermined: The Kidcast!
Jun 20 • 37 min
Jon and Matt actually spawned…scary! Their kids Finn (Matt) and Grace (Jon) take the reigns on this one. Happy Fathers Day!!
Special Guest: Joe “Mr. Blonde” Livingston
Jun 18 • 73 min
Time hasn’t made this guy any less awesome! It’s been a quarter century since Joe (Mr. Blonde) and Matt (Matt Faux) worked together at Springfield, MO’s legendary radio station The Planet in the 90s. Catching up was WAY overdue! Some great memories and…
Special Guests: Madison and Jennifer Winchell of SolShifter
Jun 11 • 75 min
You know that couple that’s almost annoying in how awesome they are as a pair? That’s these guys. The lives of newlyweds, viral wiener dogs, political rants, Toadies/Pimpadelic memories…and so much more! (There’s something for everyone in this very…
Special Guest: Rob Bochnik of The Frames, Glen Hansard, and Black Space Alloy.
Jun 4 • 69 min
Matt and Rob go back nearly 15 years! Rob’s a tremendously talented guy with a wealth of great stories. Working with legendary record producer Steve Albini, eating apple pie in Levon Helm’s kitchen, touring with Eddie Vedder…and much more. Rob is awesome!
Special Guest: Jem of Australia’s DEAD
May 28 • 90 min
Such a thrill to make a new connection Down Under! It was great to get to know Jem and learn about his fascinating musical journey. He’s a really great guy and a phenomenal drummer in a band that defies proper description. (You’ll just have to give them a…
Special Guest: Dick Valentine of Electric Six
May 22 • 38 min
Fish delivery dreams. Classic marriage proposals. Writing pornographic literature… One never knows where they might go with someone as interesting as Dick Valentine (Tyler Spencer) of Electric Six. However, one can trust that it will be interesting and…
Dick F’ing Valentine
May 21 • 0 min
Electric F’ing Six
Special Guest: Josh Newton of Shiner
May 18 • 55 min
Love Shiner? (We do too!) So thrilled to get Josh on the podcast to talk about Shiner, their new album, life as a big tour guitar tech…and more. Josh is too modest to tell you what a bad ass he is. (But we’ll do it!) Dude’s got stories and we were lucky…
Special Guest: Jesse Hunt of Cyanotic
May 13 • 57 min
What’s he gonna do with all those t-shirts? Jon and Matt get to know bad ass drummer (and good ass guy) Jesse Hunt. Get some history…find out how he is spending his apocalypse…and more! (There might even be a special appearance to catch.)
Special Guest: Charles Mooney III
May 7 • 52 min
Former Toadies guitarist and current SOLSHIFTER king of feedback, Charles Mooney III joins Matt and Jon to discuss his career and how we are all waiting with baited breath to get back to some live Rock and Roll, when it’s safe. A special birthday episode…
Special Guest: Conan Neutron
May 2 • 72 min
This guy rocks! (Both literally and figuratively.) A super talented singer/songwriter/guitarist, Conan Neutron seems like he can do it all! He even has a competing podcast!! (Unfortunately for us, his list of gifts also includes “warm”, “open” and…
Special Guests: Ultimate Fakebook
Apr 26 • 70 min
Catch up with Bill McShane and “Mean” Eric Melin of Ultimate Facebook as they discuss life, the music industry, and stuff with Jon and Matt. (Really great guys!)
Special Guest: Mark Hennessy of Godzillionaire/Primitive Race
Apr 22 • 63 min
What do you talk about when you’ve got an amazing new album with one group and just agreed to replace a legendary front-man in another? The state of education and philosophy, of course. (It’s called Undetermined for a reason!) There’s much more to Mark…
Special Guest: Chris Kinsley of Arson Class
Apr 15 • 41 min
Get the low down on Kansas City’s own Arson Class from front man Chris Kinsley. If you haven’t heard of them, this is your chance to fix that. Really great stuff! Really fun guy! Also: Stay tuned for the special bonus episode with the full band (sort of)…
Special Guest: Comedian Andy Hartley
Apr 12 • 28 min
Funny guy and Betty White boy toy Andy Hartley joins Jon and Matt for an evening of laughs. (How will you celebrate the end of the apocalypse?) P.S. - The audio is a bit wonky, but the laughs are there!
Special Guest: Adam Casto of Nerd Table
Apr 8 • 48 min
Adam rejoins the podcast to talk about what has been happening with him. (Turns out to be some pretty amazing stuff!!) Get the scoop on the new Nerd Table vs. Galactic Turkey record (SO GOOD!!) and more in the works! Thrilled and honored to have him back…
Special Guest: Chris McGrew (Part 2)
Apr 1 • 40 min
Did we mention Chris also helps run a legendary studio? (Hyde Street Studios in San Francisco) Love this cat!!
Special Guest: Chris McGrew of Griddle
Mar 28 • 50 min
How the hell does one define Griddle? One doesn’t. (That’s what’s so effing cool about them!) Had a great time getting to pick the brain of one cool and immensely talented dude in drummer and studio bad ass Chris McGrew. So good it’s in two parts!
Special Guests: Don’t Mind Dying
Mar 12 • 48 min
So good the local brewery named a beer after them!! (It’s possible that one or two might have been consumed for this episode!) Jon and Matt had a fun and memorable evening getting to know Brian Craig and Jason Caton of Columbia, MO’s Don’t Mind Dying. As…
Special Guest: Billy Smith
Mar 7 • 58 min
Jon and Matt relive their glory days with Springfield/Kansas City icon Billy Smith. (Slugworth; Dirtnap; Season To Risk; Roman Numerals; CONOCO…) The guy is prolific….and a lot of fun! So glad for the chance to catch up!
Special Guest: Adam Mason
Feb 27 • 57 min
Jon and Matt get to know horror writer/film/video director Adam Mason. (Junkie; Pig; They Come Knocking; I’m Just F*ing With You; Alice In Chains; Korn…and more!)
Special Guest: Cody Powell of Counter Balance Magazine
Feb 22 • 55 min
Photographer…editor…publisher…pure Texan. Cody Powell of Counter Balance Magazine is a man of many talents and many stories. We are so glad he was gracious enough to share a few with us!
Special Guest: Seven Arizona Black of Headlight Rivals (Part 2)
Feb 17 • 35 min
Back for more with one of our faves! Enjoy!
Special Guest: Seven Arizona Black of Headlight Rivals
Feb 8 • 36 min
Seven is our kinda guy! Super friendly, super funny, and super talented! From Truck Stop Love to his current band Headlight Rivals (and all the stops in between) he’s lived a fascinating life. We loved getting to know him and think you will too.
Special Guest: Freddy Herrera of Everclear and The Exies
Feb 3 • 54 min
They don’t get much more down to Earth than Freddy Herrera. Super talented, super funny, and super nice. So glad we had a chance to get to know him! (Bonus: Due to a glitch, Jon is now exploring a career doing disclaimer voice-overs!)
Special Guests: The Many Colored Death
Jan 21 • 60 min
We had a great time with Columbia MO’s Many Colored Death! (A really great up and coming band from Columbia, MO!) Funny, talented, and down to Earth…Brent, Preston, and Shea are worth getting to know. Check ‘em out!
Special Guest: Lesley Rankine
Jan 18 • 55 min
Jon and Matt get international with proud Scot Lesley Rankine of Ruby, Silverfish, and Pigface. (Warning: It might get a bit political.) She’s an amazing artist and a great guest!
Special Guest: Phil “Phildo” Owen
Jan 9 • 63 min
Industrial music icon (RevCo, Skatenigs, and more!) Phil Owen joins Jon and Matt for a fascinating conversation about his experiences, what he’s doing now, and views of the world/life. A great listen!!
Orville Kline of Porn and Chicken
Jan 5 • 61 min
What happens when Jon and Matt meet an international club/party icon? (We find out he’s a really cool guy!) You should get to know him too!
Special Guest: Godzillionaire
Dec 17, 2019 • 57 min
Ben White, Cody Romaine, Mark Hennessy (formerly of Paw), and Mike D make up one of the Midwest’s best kept secrets with their band Godzillionaire! Get “Kansas As F*ck” with the guys and find out about their soon to be released album. (It’s sooooo good!)…
Toxic Twins?
Dec 12, 2019 • 27 min
What happens when Jon and Matt go without a guest for the night and have no established talking points? Toxic catastrophes….enjoy!
Special Guest: Chris Connelly
Dec 3, 2019 • 56 min
Ministry…RevCo…Pigface…Killing Joke….even a Bowie cover band! Chris Connelly is an incredible front man who has lived an amazing life. (Turns out he’s also pretty damn nice and a great story teller!) So thrilled to bring this one to you!! Enjoy!!
Special Guests: Andrew and Shawn from Red Kate and Black-Site Records
Nov 26, 2019 • 59 min
Talented musicians and record “executives”. Get to know a couple of class acts in Andrew and Shawn from Black-Site records and the incredible band Red Kate. These guys are an inspiration. Give ‘em a listen and you’ll quickly see why. So glad to have them…
Barker Gee Memorial Scholarship
Nov 25, 2019 • 4 min
What a great idea!! This is love of art. (And we love it.!) Please check out our brothers (and sisters) at www.black-site.org for more info and some amazing artists!! Thanks Andrew and Shaun for giving back in such an amazing way!
Gary Lee Conner of Screaming Trees (Episode 2)
Nov 23, 2019 • 73 min
We hung around for more. (Because Gary Lee is awesome and first hand “grunge” history lessons rock!)
Special Guest: Gary Lee Conner of The Screaming Trees
Nov 18, 2019 • 66 min
So this happened…. Get a history lesson on the “Grunge” scene from a true icon of the genre. As guitarist and songwriter for the Screaming Trees, Gary Lee Conner was there for it all and was gracious enough to share his stories with the guys. Truly a…
Special Guest: Jason Cropper (Part 2)
Nov 14, 2019 • 42 min
Because the first part was so much fun!
Special Guest: Jason Cropper
Nov 12, 2019 • 69 min
Weezer, Chopper One, 22 Jacks, Fliptop…this guy doesn’t even realize what a legend he’s got in him. (And we love him all the more for that.) Join us for a heartfelt and down to Earth chat with this warm, intelligent, and truly talented guy. So lucky to…
Special Guest: Tony Willis of Forbidden Place Records
Nov 4, 2019 • 54 min
What a cool dude! Hang with Jon and Matt as they get the convo on with Tony Willis of Forbidden Place Records. Find out what it takes to run a label with a gazillion underground artists. (So many to check out!!) Hear creepy stories from our youth. Get the…
Special Guest: Hamish Cowan of Cordrazine
Oct 24, 2019 • 50 min
Austrailia’s own Hamish Cowan joins Matt and Jon for a fascinating conversation about the travails of sudden fame and a journey of finding personal balance. As incredible as he is as an artist, he’s an even better person. You don’t want to miss this one!
Special Guests: Truck Stop Love
Oct 19, 2019 • 66 min
Rich and Eric from Manhattan KS legends Truck Stop Love share some great road stories, tell us about their experiences in the music industry, fill us in on what’s up with them lately. (A MUST for air guitar slingers everywhere!)
Special Guest: William Elliott Whitmore
Oct 11, 2019 • 55 min
We loved getting to know this guy and you will too! Learn about: being country/punk; legends of one armed men; and coming of age in the 80s and 90s!
Special Guest: Jonnie Axtell of Psychefunkapus
Oct 3, 2019 • 52 min
For Matt and Jon, The Bay Area was a magical place for music in the 1990’s. Jonnie Axtell, guitarist for Psychefunkapus, was a magician, pulling proverbial rabbits out of hats that blew our minds and made us realize that there was something more out there…
Special Guest: Sharp Star (Ethan O’Daniel and Logan Hill)
Oct 2, 2019 • 49 min
While the members of the band Sharp Star hail from Paducah, Kentucky, they were never part of a “scene.” Two self-described “aliens,” Ethan o’Daniel and Logan Hill birthed their project through a fascinating DIY online presence, as part of a burgeoning…
Sittin’ at the Nerd Table!
Sep 24, 2019 • 46 min
Adam Casto is a rock god! (The world just doesn’t know it yet.) Spend some time with Jon and Matt as they get to know the talented and criminally under-recognized lead singer/founding member of Columbus, Ohio’s Nerd Table.
Special Guest: Tom Urquhart of Henry the Archer
Sep 16, 2019 • 65 min
Jon and Matt get down to “brass” tacks with horn guy (and all around cool dude) Tom Urquhart of Henry the Archer.
WTF???
Aug 21, 2019 • 63 min
Jon and Matt rant about the state of society and attempt to pry some level of understanding out of it. (P.S. They might even defend some conservative perspectives.)
Shell Shock
Aug 10, 2019 • 63 min
Fan favorite Eric Brown returns to share stories with Jon and Matt, Find out about the dangers of seatbelts, how to balance eggs…and more!
Rocky Relationship
Aug 7, 2019 • 54 min
The guys get back to basics and discuss everything from road trips to beat-boxing.
Special Guest: The Amazing Mr. Lifto
Jul 29, 2019 • 37 min
Jon and Matt had a chance to talk to an incredible performance artist. Joe Hermann (AKA The Amazing Mr. Lifto) has been a touring artist with the Jim Rose Circus. Get ready to clutch your junk in empathetic pain and wonder as Joe tells us some incredible…
Special Guest: Luke Long of Ha Ha Tonka
Jul 14, 2019 • 47 min
Jon and Matt go “home” and meet up with bassist (and aspiring maker of spirits) Luke Long of Ha Ha Tonka. Learn about growing up in the same small town, the power of the “Disappointed Stare” as delivered by Matt’s mom, and the evolution of Ha Ha Tonka.…
Special Guest: Lisa Papineau
Jul 8, 2019 • 102 min
The conversation goes everywhere as Matt and Jon find a kindred spirit in vocalist extraordinaire (and all around great guest) Lisa Papineau.
Special Guest: Martin Atkins
Jun 24, 2019 • 61 min
PiL, Ministry, NIN, Killing Joke, Pigface, Invisible Records….our guest! Jon and Matt have a blast getting to know drumming/industrial legend/professor/entrepreneur and all around great guy Martin Atkins.
Halloween In June
Jun 17, 2019 • 70 min
Jon and Matt discuss the paranormal and unexplained. CREEPY!!
It Came from Outer Space/Happy Father’s Day
Jun 16, 2019 • 3 min
Jon shares a memory of his father…scaring the bejeezus out of him.
Terry Langston - Rainbows
Jun 16, 2019 • 3 min
The quality isn’t great…but this is Matt’s favorite song of his dad’s.
Terry Langston - Cobweb Curtains
Jun 13, 2019 • 3 min
One more from Matt’s dad.
Terry Langston - Too Late Now
Jun 11, 2019 • 2 min
More vintage stuff from Matt’s dad.
Terry Langston - Factory Hand
Jun 10, 2019 • 2 min
A little taste of Matt’s dad doing what he loved. (As mentioned in the Mark Bilyeu episode.)
Special Guest: Mark Bilyeu
Jun 8, 2019 • 57 min
Jon and Matt get to know Ozark folk music legend Mark Bilyeu of Big Smith, The Creek Rocks, and more. Definitely worth it!
Special Guest: Mike “That 1 Guy” Silverman
Jun 2, 2019 • 77 min
Jon and Matt have a blast getting to know Mike Silverman (aka That 1 Guy). Mike is an accomplished, multi-talented musician who is the best player of The Magic Pipe on the planet. Simply because, he invented it! He has recorded albums with Buckethead, Tom…
The Ballad of Mikey Two Dicks
Jun 1, 2019 • 22 min
That 1 Guy (Mike Silverman) shares his awesome tale of recording with the legendary Tom Waits. Jon and Matt laugh…a lot.
Welcome To The 3rd Floor!
May 29, 2019 • 63 min
Matt catches up with his long time friend Walter and reflects on college hijinx. (Some are regrettable.) Sorry Sam!
Being Gen X (Part 2)
May 26, 2019 • 52 min
Matt and Jon continue exploring the experiences and influences that got them here.
Being Gen X
May 22, 2019 • 43 min
Matt and Jon get “back to basics” discussing the struggle of life in 2019 vs. what it was like to stay cool in our 20’s and prior. A very introspective personal psychoanalysis of what made Undetermined the Podcast come to fruition. Enjoy Dandies!
Special Guest: C. Michael Lowery
May 21, 2019 • 33 min
Jon takes a trip down memory lane as he and Matt chat it up with comedian C. Michael Lowery. (Try not to oggle his wife with your ears!)
SolShifter
May 20, 2019 • 8 min
Our friend Lisa Umbarger whets our appetite with details of her exciting new project!
Toadies Tour Stories
May 13, 2019 • 5 min
Our friend Lisa Umbarger shares some of her more memorable stories from the road with the Toadies.
Special Guest: Lisa Umbarger
May 11, 2019 • 72 min
Jon and Matt dig deep(ish) with former Toadies bass player (not bassist!) Lisa Umbarger. (Cool as F***!!)
Near Mrs.
May 9, 2019 • 20 min
Jon, Eric, and Matt recall “scandalous” moments in marriage.
Captain Swaggart’s Underpants
May 7, 2019 • 24 min
Politics, scandals, birthdays, pornography…and more! (All within 25 minutes!)
May The 4th Be With You
May 4, 2019 • 10 min
For May the 4th (be with you,) Eric and Jon discuss their favorite memories from 1977-79, when Star Wars - Episode 4, ” A New Hope,” finally landed in middle America.
Undetermined - Episode 6, “The Dark Side.”
May 4, 2019 • 39 min
Eric Brown joins us again at Dandy McCandy Studios to discuss Star Wars and political flaccidity for a special “May the 4th ( Be With You)” episode.
Fun With Auto-Tune
Apr 25, 2019 • 3 min
Jon brings the (T) Pain.
Episode 5.1 - The People Under The Stage (Part 2)
Apr 23, 2019 • 67 min
The drama continues!
Scuttlebutt
Apr 23, 2019 • 3 min
College cuisine at its finest!
Episode 5 - The People Under The Stage (Part 1)
Apr 22, 2019 • 55 min
Jon and Matt are joined by their old friend Eric Brown and relive the glory days of undergrad theater.
Whiny Dancer
Apr 22, 2019 • 7 min
Matt shares a story about an epic dance recital.
Mistress Kitten
Apr 21, 2019 • 3 min
The guys discuss their favorite internet mistakes.
Live Evil
Apr 16, 2019 • 3 min
Satan oscillate my metallic sonatas!
Episode 3.1 - Snowflakes Are Still Fungible
Apr 8, 2019 • 36 min
The rest of…the story. Check out Jerry and Scott at Two Relevant Guys!
Episode 4 - Momo and the Zombies
Apr 7, 2019 • 41 min
The guys explore beliefs in our society…and Zombies.
Episode 3 - Snowflakes Are Fungible
Apr 3, 2019 • 41 min
Catch the HOT DNC on GOP action! Jon and Matt take on conservative friends/foes Scott and Jerry of the 2 Relevant Guys podcast.
Episode 2 - At Least Ed Gein Had Principals
Mar 31, 2019 • 30 min
Comrades discuss fearless leader and blind loyalties!
Episode 1 - Death By Fonda
Mar 31, 2019 • 33 min
The guys talk about schizophrenia…and other stuff.
Legend of Dandy McCandy
Mar 31, 2019 • 9 min
Discover the origin of our fiendish mascot!!