The True Meaning of BSing

Sean K = me, Sean Kneese. I originally started this podcast as simply a space for traditional interviews with artists and other creative types. As I started bringing on increasing numbers of diverse guests, the show organically developed its own theme: I converse with people who think and live outside the box and are pursuing their creative and intellectual passions. They are non-conformists: people who go against the grain and follow their own path. I also like to provide a platform for opinions that aren't often heard in the mainstream media, and prefer to keep a conversational feel to my interviews. I enjoy talking to all different kinds of people from all walks of life and I hope that my podcast can show that we all have more in common than we think, even if it might not always seem that way on the surface.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Episode 77: Jenny from San Antonio talks about free speech, religion, atheism, and SJWs vs. Anti-SJWs




In this episode Sean Kneese BSes with Jenny from San Antonio, TX about life in her hometown, YouTube drama(SJWs vs Anti-SJWS), free speech, political correctness, religion and atheism. Jenny also talks about her Mexican heritage and Sean Kneese talks about his German and Russian-Jewish heritage This episode follows the true meaning of BSing: It is less of a formal interview and more of a long form "shooting the shit" format than other episodes. Jenny has chosen to remain anonymous and to only use her first name but not her last name and the BSing staff(Sean Kneese) has respected her wishes.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Episode 76: Glenn E. Berkenkamp: Musician, Norseman, and Beer-Lover who hates Racism





In this episode Sean Kneese talks to musician Glenn Berkenkamp. His main music project Mdrn Vkng combines elements of trap music, hip hop and death metal and deals with themes related to Norse Mythology and Norse culture Berkenkamp describes himself as a renaissance man who loves to rap, play drums and talk Norse mythology. Above all he hates racists of any kind and how they’ve hijacked symbols of Norse and Viking culture. Glenn is also in the bands Zion and In For the Night

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Episode 75: Annette Santiago and Brian Buugeng: Circus Performers and Gothic Metal Musicians





In this episode, Sean Kneese talks to Annette Santiago and Brian Buugeng of the gothic metal band Cut Like This. They talk about their lives as musicians and circus performers and their interest in alternative music. Annette and Sean also talk about their time working together as background actors on the TV show Gotham playing Jerome's minions and trashing the Gotham Police Station.

Cut Like This website: https://cutlikethismusic.com

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Episode 74: Ven Perp(Formerly known as Hideous): Musician and Composer of the BSing with Sean K Theme Song






In this episode Sean Kneese talks to musician and composer of the BSing with Sean K theme song: Jason Gravley. Jason talks about his new music project Ven Perp, the progression of musical style over the years, why he gave up the stage name "Hideous", his new life as a family man and more.

Ven Perp bandcamp: https://venperp.bandcamp.com/

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Episode 73: Christine Vartoughian: Independent FIlm Maker and Writer/Director of "Living with the Dead"




In this episode, Sean Kneese talks to independent film maker Christine Vartoughian . Christine talks about her film "Living with the Dead", her passion for film making, her upcoming projects and more.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Episode 72: Johnnie Jae: Founder of a Tribe Called Geek, Indigenous Rights Activist, and Star Wars Enthusiast





In this episode of BSing with Sean K, Sean Kneese talks to Johnnie Jae: founder and CEO of A Tribe Called Geek, a podcast and website dedicated to showcasing and encouraging Indigenous contributions to geek & pop culture as well as STEM fields. She talks about Indigenous Comic Con,, representation of Native American people in comic books and video games, the cultural differences between various tribes and the issues facing their communities today.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Episode 71: George Wagner: Colorado-Based Stand Up Comedian





In this episode of BSing with Sean K, Sean Kneese talks to Colorado-based stand up comedian George Wagner. George talks about the comedy scene in Colorado, how he got started with comedy, his views on spirituality, the pros and cons of social media, his interest in music, and more.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Episode 70: A Conversation with Rachel Navarro: Singer/Songwriter, Actress, Poet, and Yogi



Actress, poet and singer/songwriter Rachel Navarro returns to the show to talk about the new music video for her song “Sufferings in Sand” as well as a new short film she’s involved with entitled “Harmony”. Many interesting topics are covered in this episode including the difference between performing music and acting, the music scene today, social anxiety, religion, living a healthy style, writing lyrics with meaning, developing a connection with the audience and more.

Rachel Navarro's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/itsrachelnavarro/
Rachel Navarro's "Sufferings in Sand" Music Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhqp9Zx50BU

Monday, September 17, 2018

Episode 69: Rew Starr: Singer/Song Writer, Punk Rock Guitar Teacher, Dog Lover and Actress





In this episode Sean Kneese talks to Singer/Song Writer and actress Rew Starr. Rew has been called a “Firebrand” by the New York Times and was crowned Miss Underground NYC. The video for her song “Alota mistakes” won the Akademia Music Award for “Best Pop Rock Music Video. Her song “U Suck “was featured on Bad Girls Club and was voted “Punk song of the Year” by Pirate radio on Treasure coast. She appeared on the TLC reality show “Love, Lust or Run w/ Stacy London and has acted in many independent films and plays. Rew talks about her life on the road, her passion for music, her experience teaching guitar, her adventures working on film sets with her dog ZsaZsa Gabone, her friendship with Joey Ramone and other interesting topics.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Episode 68: Patrick Flynn: Musician, Film Maker and Vocalist of Spanish Dracula






In this episode of BSing with Sean K: Sean talks to musician and film maker Patrick Flynn. Patrick discusses his band Spanish Dracula, his love of blues and folk music, and some of his current film projects. Other topics include: Woody Guthrie, Howlin Wolf, Tom Waits, politics, the film industry, and others.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Episode 67: Jamie Theurich: Political Children's Musician and Animal Rights Activist





In this episode, Sean Kneese BSes with political children's musician and animal rights activist Jamie Theurich. Jamie talks about his music projects Jumpin' Jamie and The O>matics. Sean and Jamie also talk a bit how they met working on television sets as background actors. Other topics discussed include: veganism, the 2016 elections, Bernie Sanders, gun control, the DNC, war, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, coffee and others.

Jamie's website: http://www.jumpinjamie.com/

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Episode 66: Perspectives on Dr. Norman Finkelstein and the Israeli/Palestinian Conflict






This episode of BSing with Sean K focuses on controversial author, professor, activist and political scientist Dr. Norman Finkelstein and how his work relates to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. It features an interview with Dr. Finkelstein and others with varying views on the topic. Some of the guests include: Alan Kaufman: an author and former member of the IDF, Eman Rimawi: a spoken word poet and disability rights activist and Andy Kahn: a rabbi in New York City.

Documentary film on Finkelstein(clip used in episode): http://www.americanradicalthefilm.com
Alan Kaufman: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/alan-kaufman
Eman Rimawi: http://www.facebook.com/emanrimawiandtheworld
Norman Finkelstein: http://www.normanfinkelstein.com

Friday, March 30, 2018

Episode 65: Grappling Ignorance: Atheist YouTubber and Spoken Word Poet






In this episode Sean Kneese has a conversation with Atheist YouTuber and spoken word poet Mitchell Reynolds AKA Grappling Ignorance. Mitch talks about how he became an atheist, his poetry, his experience moving to the bible belt and working in education, and how he got started with YouTube. Other topics discussed include the left/right paradigm, free speech, echo chambers, talking to people with opposing views, political correctness, and others. One of Mitch's poems entitled "I Laughed" is played at the end of the episode. Subscribe to Grappling Ignorance's channel here: http://www.youtube.com/user/grapplingignorance

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Episode 64: Discussing Antifa, The Alt Right, Free Speech and Underground Music with Adrianna of Going Ape Shit Radio





In this episode Sean Kneese talks to Adrianna Hackett of Going Apeshit Radio: An underground music radio show on Newton Radio. Hackett talks about her interest in music, the guests she's had on her show, and her work as a teacher in New York City. Her and Sean also get into a heavy debate about Antifa, free speech, the Alt Right and other controversial topics. Check out Going Apeshit Radio here: http://www.newtownradio.com/shows/going-apeshit-radio/

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Episode 63: Sebastian Belliard: Jazz Drummer, Martial Artist and Conservative Philosopher





In this episode Sean Kneese talks to Jazz drummer Sebastian Beliard. Sebastian talks about moving to the US from Chile when he was 12 and how he became interested in music and martial arts. He also talks about how he's been becoming more conservative with his politics lately and how that makes him feel isolated from many others in the music industry. Sean and Sebastian debate many controversial topics including abortion, the prison system and others.