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Pop-Punk & Pizza #138: Top 10 Episodes of 2020

This episode of Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast is sponsored by melodic punk band, Hangtime! The band’s two most recent EPs, DESTROY! And INVASION, are being pressed onto one vinyl LP, which you can pre-order now via Say-10 Records (United States) and Dental Records (Canada). 

You can follow the band on Facebook, Instagram, and Bandcamp, @hangtimeband. Their music is available on all streaming platforms.

The 10 Most Listened to Episodes of Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast in 2020:

I thought it would be fun to ring in the New Year by counting down the ten most listened to episodes of Pop-Punk & Pizza in 2020. The 10 episodes listed below had the most downloads this past year. Ranked from lowest to highest: 

10. #101: Songs & Stories with Kev Wright

9. #96: James VanOsdol

8. #91: Dev & Pat Parker of Til Morning

7. #88: Johnny Hamlin of Lights Over Bridgeport

6. #94: Andrew Zamora of Weigh The Anchor

5. #90: Matty & Courtney of Take The Reins

4. #97: Franky & Jevin of Much The Same

3. #99: Tahlena Chikami of Bite Me Bambi

2. #120: Stubhy Pandav of Lucky Boys Confusion

1. #93: Jake Marquis of Sleep On It

I would like to thank everyone involved in Pop-Punk & Pizza for making 2020 such an amazing year for the podcast. I’d like to extend my sincerest gratitude to all the guests, listeners, publicists, managers, sponsors, supporters, and my closest family and friends. THANK YOU! From my family to yours, Happy New Year!

Much Love,

Jacques LaMore

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Pop-Punk & Pizza #97: Franky Tsoukalas & Jevin Kaye of Much The Same

It was just last August when I discovered Chicago skate punkers, Much The Same, at 350 Fest in Tinley Park, IL. They were the perfect band to warm the crowd up for, The Mengziners, who would play later that evening. Most everyone in the crowd seemed to know who Much The Same was and sang along to the quick paced anthems. I was standing in front of the stage, to the right side, near the bassist, Franky Tsoukalas. I enjoyed the energy he brought to the band’s set that day. He seemed like he would be a cool guy to talk to. After their set, I made a mental note to add, Much The Same, to my list of possible podcasts guests. Now, almost a year later, here we are! Talking to Franky, joined by drummer, Jevin Kaye. On this episode, we talk about the band’s return after hanging it up in 2007 plus, the vinyl release of their debut album, “Quitters Never Win“.

To purchase your vinyl copy of Much The Same’s debut album, “Quitters Never Win”, visit: https://muchthesame.com/

On another note, Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast, will be celebrating the release of it’s 100th episode next month. I’m asking avid listeners and previous guests to share their favorite memories of the podcast or questions for me via voicemail at 312.529.0335. If you prefer to record a voice memo on your phone, you can do that to! Just e-mail it to: bangarangradio@gmail.com. I will comb through all the recordings and play them back on a special episode of the podcast. Thank you for all the love and support!


Jacques LaMore