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Damian Abraham has been many things... the singer of a critically acclaimed band, a failed VJ and food network host, one of the minds behind TV's "The Wrestlers", parent of 3... and undeniably, a punk music obsessive.

Each week, he sits down and chats with an interesting person from various walks of life to find out how their world was influenced and changed by the discovery of a novelty genre that supposedly died out in 1978... PUNK!
547 Episodes
Bill Stevenson is back

Bill Stevenson is back


Punk Rock Bowling presents:It's not the end of the world, since your baby left you. It's gonna be okay, Bill Stevenson is on TOAP, anyway! The Descendents, ALL, Black Flag legend returns to the show to talk more punk with Damian. From the formula that gave us the Descendents, to why side two is for the “cheezer” songs, to why he and Rollins wore short shorts, to being a coffee addict in a stoner band: DON’T MISS THIS ONE! Also, don't miss Decendents and ALL at Punk Rock Bowling in Las Vegas May 25-27! Get your tickets now!Support this podcast at — Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
Years in the making, Andy Nelson and Dan Yemin have returned to TOAP! Listen in as Damian sits down with the Open City/ Paint It Black/ Lifetime bandmates to talk more punk! DON'T MISS THIS ONE!Also, don't miss Paint It Black on their California tour, this month!Also, don't miss Paint It Black's new "Famine" EP, on Revelation RecordsAlso, don't miss the new reissue of Paint It Black's "Paradise" LP, available from Jade Tree/ EpitaphSupport this podcast at — Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
Kat Moss from Scowl is here

Kat Moss from Scowl is here


Punk Rock Bowling presents:Get your psychic dancing shoes on because Kat Moss is on TOAP! Listen in as Damian sits down with the Scowl vocalist to talk punk and the growing pains that come with it. From the fanaticism of discovering punk, to two sides of the Limp Bizkit generational divide, to John Brannon's GOAT status, to the vitriol of armchair critics, to lead singer syndrome being real, to the magical plant that makes it all manageable and so much more: don't miss this one!Also, don't miss Scowl at Punk Rock Bowling in Las Vegas May 25-27! Get your tickets now!Support this podcast at — Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
30 years after Steve Shelley's maraca drumstick in "1991: The Year Punk Broke" blew Damian's mind, the Sonic Youth legend comes to TOAP! Listen in as the two discuss: Detroit New Wave, The Fix, and being a Crucifuck. From the still unsung Importance of L-Seven, to trying to join a band like Sonic Youth, to the troubled genius of Doc Dart, and so much more: DON'T MISS THIS!Also, don't miss Steve on Bush Tetras' fantastic: "They Live In My Head" LP, on Wharf Cat Records.Also, catch Steve on the legit reissue of the classic Sonic Youth bootleg: "Walls Have Ears" double LP,Support this podcast at — Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
Punk Rock Bowling presents:We are so cool, yeah, yeah because Molly Neuman is here! Listen in as Damian sits down with the Lookout, Peechees, Frumpies, Bratmobile legend to talk all things punk. From the dawn of Riot Grrl, to the DC connection, to the legacy of Lefty, to punk's life long hangover and so much more: don''t miss this one!Also, don't miss Bratmobile at Punk Rock Bowling in Las Vegas May 25-27! Get your tickets now!Support this podcast at — Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
TOAP CLASSIC #11Nate had so much fun on his first time on TOAP that he came back on a few months later with Jacob. Nate's first appearance was recorded backstage at the Toronto stop of the 2015 At The Gates/ Converge tour. The episode with Jacob and Nate was recorded at a hotel during the 2015 Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin.Catch Converge on tour this spring!Also, don't miss Nate on tour with Cave In!And keep up with Jacob's many creative worlds over here!Episode 24 (RECORDED April 8, 2015):This week on the show, Damian heads out to a show to talk to Converge’s Nate Newton. Listen as the two talk about buying a Skaterock tape at 11 led, as well as Nate joining Converge.Episode 55 (RECORDED November 7, 2015):This week on the show, not only do we have the first Part 2 with Nate Newton from Converge BUT joining him for the first time on the show is Jacob Bannon from Converge! Listen in as the three talk the shared love of punk. Sit back and enjoy the best threeway dance since Daniels, Styles, and Joe! Support this podcast at — Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
Episode 486:I don't need a cure, I need Craig Bell on TOAP! Today on the show, Damian is joined by the Rocket From The Tombs, Mirrors, Saucers legend; to talk about helping to create punk. From Cleveland being punk's first scene, to Lester Bang's love of RFTT, to the genius of the Electric Eels, to the influence of Connecticut's Saucers and so much more: DON'T MISS THIS!For Craig Bell's music, merch from his bands (RFTT, Saucers, etc.) and more, head to !!!!Support this podcast at — Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
TOAP CLASSIC #10 (RELEASED DECEMBER 23, 2015):Don’t miss Neko’s career spanning retrospective Wild Creature dbl LP, available everywhere!Also, don’t miss Neko on tour!Episode 59:This week we are joined by the amazing Neko Case! Having been a fan for a long time, Damian is beside himself excited to talk to the former Maow drum hitter turned music icon; about growing up a Seattle punk! Also Discussed: -Never been to Newfoundland. -Rudy loves the Ramones-The non-cultural mecca of Vancouver Washington. -Loving the Go-Go’s. -Going to a punk fashion show with punk food. -“You need an old church run by sketchy adults”. -Seeing DOA and Fastbacks AND NoMeansNo and Accused all in one night! -The AWESOMENESS of the Fastbacks. -Nils Bernstein. -Being ashamed of not recognizing the amazingness of women like Poison Ivy in Rock. -“GETTING DRUGS IS SO MUCH WORK!” -Tacoma: The outlet mall of bad drugs. -The logic of smoking. -An open approach to parenting.-It’s not just music for dudes. -The Melvins. -Girl Trouble. -Malfunktion. -There were some fucking creeps.-People turning their backs on Tacoma. -Cub. -The Seaweed and The Smugglers connection. -Mecca Normal: The Bridge Band -The U-Men -The Shared DNA of Seattle bands -Playing for a dirty Turkey: The Propanes and The Del-Logs -The poster trove!!!! -Moving to Vancouver Canada -Growing up on the CBC in America -Maow: having to fight for everything. -Misogyny in rock -Neko and Daman’s future hang out in Montreal plans -Some Nirvana talk -The Sad Era -AND MORE!!!!!!Support this podcast at — Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
Episode 485:Years in the making: Arthur Rizk from: Eternal Champion, Cold World, Sumerlands, Iron Age, War Hungry, Power Trip, Carpenter Ant and 400 plus other awesome projects is on TOAP! DON'T MISS THIS ONE!Head over here to keep up with Arthur's various projectsDon't miss Eternal Champion and Sumerlands on tour!Support this podcast at — Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
TOAP CLASSIC #9 (RELEASED MARCH 17, 2016)Episode 70:WHAT A WEEK?!? On this Turned Out A Punk, Damian takes Nate Mendel of the Foo Fighters on a journey back through his legendary and yet under-celebrated punk past. Hear how one of the world most famous rock musicians once had to adhere to the strict wardrobe demands of a straight edge band and more amazingness!Support this podcast at — Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
Episode 484:We're going to need a 70th love song because The Magnetic Fields' Stephin Merritt and Claudia Gonson have come to TOAP! Listen in as the three have a lively conversation about: what is and what isn't punk and how it's all just BS anyway. DON'T MISS THIS ONE!!!Also, don't miss the 25th Anniversary edition of The Magnetic Fields' all-time classic "69 Love Songs", on Merge Records.Also, don't miss The Magnetic Fields on tour playing all 69 songs!Support this podcast at — Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
TOAP CLASSIC #8Not one but two appearances from AFI/ Son Of Sam/ Blaqk Audio/ Dreamcar/ XTRMIST's Davey Havok!Find Davey's writing on his Substack!Catch AFI on tour this summer!Check out Blaqk Audio!Episode 76 (RELEASED April 24, 2016):TWO ARE SPEAKING, IT IS FUN, Damian is joined by AFI’s Davey Havok. Sit back as he and Damian detail Davey's journey from hardcore kid to music icon. Also, listen in as Davey and Damian break down a pivotal moment in both of their lives: THE AFI RIOT!Episode 82 (RELEASED June 4, 2016)IT IS A REAL DEAL PART 2!!!! This week Damian is joined by a returning Davey Havok for a lovely after dinner chat! Join the two friends as they continue their discussion of punk and music. Support this podcast at — Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
Episode 483:The king of jeans is here! Pissed Jeans' Matt Korvette has come to TOAP. Listen in as Damian sits down with his long time friend for their first ever actual conversation! From the Epi-Fat influence on Pissed Jeans, to Ultimate Warriors culture clashing with Orchid, to the rise of Indie Wrestling to the fall of hipster hardcore: DON'T MISS THIS ONE!Also don't miss Pissed Jeans' phenomenal new record: "Half-Divorced", now available everywhere, on Sub PopSupport this podcast at — Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
Devon Ross is here

Devon Ross is here


Episode 482:Triple threat Devon Ross is on TOAP! Listen in as Damian sits down with Devon to discuss: music, acting and punk. From growing up with a guitar hero dad, to trying to figure out what language the Ramones were singing in, to Devon's LA Hardcore Connection, to the importance of The Smell, to what does "it girl" even mean and so much more: listen now!Also, check out Devon's new "Oxford Gardens" ep, available everywhere now, from Ecstatic PeaceSupport this podcast at — Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
Mikey Pittbull is here

Mikey Pittbull is here


Episode 481:In celebration of the Toronto premier of the Detroit Hardcore documentary, Mikey Pittbull has come to Turned Out A Punk! Listen in as Damian sits down with one of his inspirations as a vocalist to talk all things punk/hardcore. From the terror of Boom & The Legion Of Doom, to separating the romanticism from the reality of Detroit, to the genius of John Brannon, to xPotbullx, to the Pittbull/ICP/Esham/Kid Rock Connection and so much more: DON'T MISS THIS ONE!Also, don't miss the FREE Toronto Premier of "Dope, Hookers and Pavement: The Real and Imagined History Of Detroit Hardcore" documentary; this Sunday (February 25) at 7pm, at Innis Town Hall!Also, pick up a copy of the Blu-ray HERESupport this podcast at — Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
The Spiral Heads Takeover continues, as Jim Carroll comes to TOAP! Listen in as Damian sits down with the Hope Conspiracy and A-Team guitarist to talk growing up in the unique world of Boston area hardcore and all things punk. From local-only understating of Sam Black Church, to the early '00s hardcore renaissance, to the rise of modern hardcore, to forming Pure Love with Frank Carter and so much more: don't miss this! Also, don't miss Spiral Heads' awesome new "Til I'm Dead" LP; available everywhere February 23, on Academy Fight Songs/ Trash CasualAlso, don't miss The Hope Conspiracy's fantastic "Confusion/Chaos/Misery" Lp, out now on DeathwishSupport this podcast at — Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
Me, you, Spiral Heads Crew! Spiral Heads' Simon Doom returns to the Turned Out A Punk with, the producer of their new record and TOAP perennial favourite: Walter Schreifels! Listen in as the three friends talk: trying to be normal, straight edge, crust, New York states of mind, Nirvana, and so much more!Don't miss Spiral Heads' awesome new "Til I'm Dead" LP; available everywhere February 23, on Academy Fight Songs/ Trash CasualAlso, don't miss Walter on tour now with Rival Schools and in the spring with Quicksand Support this podcast at — Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
TOAP Classic: MVP is here

TOAP Classic: MVP is here


TOAP CLASSIC #7 (RELEASED JANUARY 27, 2016)Episode 64:The definition of a classic: WWE Superstar MVP makes his first appearance on the show and it is a doozy! From gangs to casino boat heists to prison to superstardom: this is one of the most incredible stories ever told on the show. Plus, riding in cars with skinheads, hearing Nirvana behind bars, getting hired by Kimbo Slice, forever beefing with Ian MacKaye AND MORE. The episode that started it all!Find MVP on instagram hereWatch the episode of The Wrestlers with MVP hereSupport this podcast at — Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
Coming right on thru to you: Jennifer Finch from L7 is on Turned Out A Punk! Listen in as Damian sits down with the punk legend for one of the all time conversations on this show. From loving the hardcore takeover of LA punk, to the difference & similarities between Ian & Fat Mike, to the pre-L7/ Hole/ Babes In Toyland band and so much more: DON'T MISS THIS ONE!Also, don't miss L7's "Cooler Than Mars" ep, the 30th Anniversary edition of "Bricks Are Heavy" or L7 on tour; more information here!Also, for more Jennifer: check here!Support this podcast at — Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
TOAP CLASSIC #6 (RECORDED 24, 2023):Episode 90: FLAG (Keith Morris, Bill Stevenson, Chuck Dukowski & Dez Cadena) are here! .. and WACKED OUT on 'brownies. Join Damian for some post show CHAOS with punk godz.(Photo: Keith Morris talking with DOA's Joey Keithly, taken the night of the interview)Support this podcast at — Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
Comments (19)

Clifford York

Arthur rulZ! I know him from back home we saw each other at shows went to the same community college and my mom loved his parents did i I'll never forget Arthur said I I liked Radiohead and I liked pop punk i should listen to brand new boy was he right his band cocktober guy line ( oktober skyline) ruled

Mar 29th


When the part was discussed about how the punks and others in the DC underground scene stood up to and ran the racist skinheads and all of their bullshit violence out of town, one of you questioned if this had happened anywhere else. And yes it did the late 80s- mid 90s Portland, OR underground/punk scene. The racist skinheads had made going to shows not fun and, for many, a dangerous experience. There is a podcast about the problems the Portland music scene had with white supremacists and the violence and how they battled it and eventually got rid of the violence and racsim. TOAP is the best podcast going!! I'm a music (particularly punk rock) nerd so this podcast is so interesting and cool !!! KEEP UP THE AMAZING WORK, DAMIEN!!!

Oct 26th

Marc Watt

pretty funny shit

Dec 1st

Jeremy Fortier

Great episode! Covers a lot of unexpected ground. 👌🏼

Aug 8th

Clifford York

i read in the book that fat mikes dad was a traveling shoe salesman and i assume that's where "so long and thanks for all the shoes" even though mike says something about douglas adams in this episode...prolly a lot easier than explaining a complex father son relationship

Jan 24th

Ire Neo

i love Keith! When are you going to guest Henry Rollins?

Nov 23rd

Peter MacRaild

How are they all his favourite?

Oct 21st

Terrence's login computer "Internet"

This is mad decent.

Oct 20th

Peter MacRaild

When did "sonic" become a noun, or is that just a Damien thing?

Jun 3rd

Peter MacRaild

Excellent interview! Loved him mentioning the Ebullition/HeartAttack scene. Very much remember that. The reaction of jock hardcore people in the states on their Snapcase tour was really interesting.

Oct 6th


love this

May 29th


wtf....."I haven't listen to the cramps since the 90s" and your on a punk rock podcast!?!? lol it takes all kinds I suppose. ugh

May 19th

Nick Hoffman

bro hymn defines the poseur song

Dec 27th

Rick Arden

Oi Oi Skinhead! Get your hair cut!

Dec 17th

Joshua K. Parker

chris #2! the biggest musical/influential bass player in my "career" Thanks "2" and thank you Anti-flag. cheers

Nov 7th

Chris Boud

Love that Kevin loved KillRadio, Raised on Whipped Cream is massively underrated!

Oct 9th

Chris Boud

I can't get the Jack Black episode to download, anyone any idea why?

Apr 16th
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Jan 8th
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