Brews, Beards, & Shipwrecks

Because everyone has a story. A podcast focused on music, culture, beer, beards, faith and doubt.

November 28th, 2022    

Pastor Mike Landsman on Helping the Hurting through Chaplaincy, Church Relations, and Pastoral Care

Once again, Nomadik Vagabond here!!! What up beautiful people of the global sphere!!! We hope y'all had a great time giving thanks!!

We got the pleasure of chopping it up with Mike Landsman, a pastor, hospital chaplain, and husband & father. He gives a glimpse into his daily routine as a hospital chaplain and shares with us the joys and challenges he faces dealing with people who are often terminally ill.

After jumping right into the heavy stuff we discuss his upbringing as a pastor's kid, his time in the Word Faith Movement ( how he was introduced to the early church fathers and the impact their teaching has had on his life. 

He is also co-host of The Areopagus podcast on Ancient Faith Radio with Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick. He shares his experience being a non-Orthodox Christian on an Orthodox Christian platform.

This leads us into how Orthodox Christianity and the early Church Fathers have impacted him, how he has implemented some practices from early Christianity to enrich the worship life of his own church, and what it's been like to touch "multiple Christianities."

Lastly Pastor Mike shares what his pastoral role is like being "the new guy" at an established church with over 200 years of history—and the challenges and joys that come with it.

Thank you all for tuning in! Remember to share and subscribe we want as many people to hear these shows! And of course you can follow us on IG




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And as a treat we play the new Royal Ruckus song "Recording In Progress" produced by DJ Sean P!!

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Peace and all the Love!

- Nomadik Vagabond

November 15th, 2022    

Everyday Orthodox pt.2: Jamey joins Elissa Bjeletich Davis to discuss, marriage, fatherhood, ”Bad Books Of The Bible”, and a deep dive into his faith journey.

What's up wonderful people, we hope y'all are well, happy and healthy! 

Did you dig the last episode? We hope so, because this episode is almost like part 2 of the last one. You know how sometimes you hear an episode of something and it leaves you wanting more? Well we got you covered. Back in December of 2021 Jamey sat down (again) with Elissa Bjeletich Davis on her podcast Everyday Orthodox (see last episodes show notes to see what the show is about) and catch up and discuss recent developments in his life.


They kick it off by talking about the backstory of how Jamey met his wife. He shares the incredible story of his wife's journey into her faith and how they met and how they are bringing two cultures together to make something beautiful. One of those beautiful things is their son. Jamey gives a glimpse into how he transitioned from a single man to a husband and father.


Next they discuss his other podcast "Bad Books Of The Bible" where Elissa and Jamey have wonderful dialogue about the origins of the show, the content, co-host (shouts to Joel Miller!) and the purpose of the show.

Everyday Orthodox is a live call in show so you get to hear Jamey getting put on the spot by a few callers. Definitely worth there listen.


Be sure to look out for the new Royal Ruckus single "Recording In Progress". Video dropping November 19th! 


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Peace, Love, and Blessings!




October 24th, 2022    

Everyday Orthodox: Jamey joins Elissa Bjeletich Davis to discuss his journey to Orthodoxy, the Unexpected Joy EP, and faith & art

Greetings family! We hope y'all are living good!! 

On this episode we run an interview Jamey did on Everyday Orthodox, hosted by Elissa Bjeletich Davis, a show about regular people and their journey into the Orthodox Christian faith. Some are creatives, some are clergy, and many are regular people sharing their story.

Jamey was in Austin at this time for the release party of Unexpected Joy and was able to swing by her studio and discuss Jamey's journey to Orthodox Christianity from evangelical Christianity, as well as his family's background in Mormonism—and how church history played a part in his journey.

They also get into Jamey's experience in the recording industry, specifically the "Christian" music scene. They delve into the identity crisis of Christian musicians and getting pigeonholed.

The last part of the show is the two of them discussing the Unexpected Joy EP, what the creative process was like and the inspiration for the songs. As is typical on the show this episode is deep, yet fun at the same time. Hope y'all dig it!! 


Be sure to check out the "EveryDay Orthodox" podcast on Ancient Faith Radio - - or the Ancient Faith radio app.

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Don't forget to hit up to support the new Royal Ruckus album!!!!

The songs in this episode are from "Unexpected Joy" and"Royal Check" by Royal Ruckus

1. There Is No God

2. Christos Anesti

3. He Spread His Arms

4. You Know Who I Am



October 10th, 2022    

CookBook and Jamey: ”Oh Fiddlesticks, God Bless It!”

Yo, yo!

What's up good people of planet earth!? We got another RARE conversation episode, and this one is super fresh. Before Cookbook started Felipes Garage with Murs and the newest iteration with King, E. Green, Adonis, and Nesto, and the short lived reintroduction of the reformed Really Tho!?! podcast, he had a show called Stereo-Types—named after the first Cook & Uno album.

Well this was an episode where Cook invited Jamey (aka Chunjay, aka Mr. Royal Ruckus) to talk about cussing in hip-hop songs. They discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly of the "clean version" of a song.

Cook and Jamey share stories about growing up and navigating being young Hip-Hop heads, trying to listen to their music in Christian households, and how they maintained their love for the art and did what they had to do to listen to those raps! Tune in and turn it up!

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September 26th, 2022    

Nomadik Vagabond: Illect Mixtape Volume 2

What's up good people!  On this episode we are just going to play some music. Hopefully y'all are acquainted with Illect recordings, if not you're going to be after this episode! This was my first endeavor into digital DJing. There are a few mistakes here and there, but overall I'm pretty proud of it. If y'all dig this one, let us know and maybe we'll some more all music episodes. You'll notice at the beginning of the mix, I say DJ Rootsounds, that's just my DJ alias I came up with but it is me Nomadik. Anyway the track list is below and hope y'all dig it!


1.Rootsounds Intro

2.Sivion - Here We Go (Trucker Hats & PBR remix)

3.Sintax The Terrific & DJ Kurfu - The Shining Wire (ft. Manchild)

4JustMe - Holster

5.Sivion, Sintax,MuzOne, & JustMe - Raw

6.MuzeOne - Father Time

7.Sareem Poems - Bless The Child

8.Sivion - Older Now (I Made It mashup)

9.JustMe - Tell Your Crew

10.Page One & DJ Because - Crazy Leg Sweep

11.Sintax The Terrific & DJ Kurfu - Of Venison Meat

12.Scribbling Idiots - Told You So (ft. Masta Ace)

13.Sev Statik - Illectricity

14.Caramel Skillington - Legends Of The Fall

15.The Battery - Break

16.Sivion - For President (Of The Year mashup)

17 Imperial & Kinetik - Zone Out


Hope y'all dig it and if you like what you hear hit up or to cop some CD's, Vinyl, Tapes, and downloads.

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Nomadik Vagabond

September 12th, 2022    

Rick Lee James on chaplaincy, music, and loving people like Mister Rogers did

Welcome good people we hope you're doing well! We're back atcha with a beautiful conversation with Rick Lee James. He's a worship music leader, singer, and songwriter, with his first album coming out in 1997. He's also a speaker, author, and host of the podcasts "Voices in My Head" and "Welcome to the Neighborhood: A Mr. Rogers Tribute Podcast," and most recently—a hospital chaplain.

"It's how I make sense of the world."

Rick discusses with us the impact of music on his life and shares with us the beginnings of him playing music, the plethora of instruments he plays, and how his faith impacts his songwriting process.

"We should have music about divorce and drug abuse. Sometimes Christian Music feels so inauthentic."

We discuss the crossroads of faith and music, and the tension of being real and sharing your faith in the world and not sounding cliché.

Lastly we move into some of his newer projects, including recording an unreleased Rich Mullins song, how he started the Mr. Rogers Say twitter account, as well as his latest song "As I Walk These Halls."

"You're here to witness to these people."

We discuss the lyrical inspiration of his latest single and how being a hospital chaplain has effected him.

And of course we finish up the convo with a discussion about Mister Rogers, his impact on our lives, and the world. Rick shares with us how Mr. Rogers helped him in a dark time in his life as well as his chaplaincy and life.

Thank you all for tuning in!!

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Closing song: Rick Lee James " As I Walk These Halls" 

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Peace, Love, & Infinite Blessings!!

Nomadik Vagabond

August 2nd, 2022    

Sojourn: Mics, Drums, & Beat Machines

Hello good people!!
We’ve got a hot one for you !! On this episode we’ve got the multitalented MC, drummer, and producer….Sojourn! For those who know and don’t know he came up in the mid 90’s with The Tunnel Rats and of course his group Future Shock. We discuss what it was like being in a massive crew and also the moves Future Shock made. We also discuss his journey as a solo artist and his beginnings and career as a drummer. We get to discuss drumming and how it fostered his love of many genres of music. He talks about what it’s like playing in different bands with different vibes and how it stretches him. He shares about how the creative process of working with the Tunnel Rats and linking up with Braille on His label HipHopIsMusic to eventually release his Sojournslism record. We talk about his collab with Ras Kass and how that came about, and then move into how faith plays a role in his music and what the holistic route is.
Be sure to check out
www.sojournalistmedia.con to get the all the latest releases from him and also and to get his latest ep “The Dark Room.”
Also to hear his drum works, stream and download or buy PHYSICAL copies of works by the bands he’s in:
The Sully Band
Burt Brianne Band
Tunnel Rats
Future Shock
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and Sojourn @sojournalist
And be on the lookout for the new Royal Ruckus album "Mr. Rogers Of The Rap Game" featuring Sojourn and other surprise guests!

May 14th, 2022    

Nomadik and Chunjay discuss Brews, Beards, and well…..Shipwrecks

Nomadik and Chunjay get together to chat about Ukraine, life, baptisms, cussing, and a whole lot more.

On this episode we have a “just the two of us” episode. Jamey and Nomadik take some time to catch up, check in and talk about some things that have been in our minds and hearts. 

We each brought a few things to the table to discuss and took some time to go deeper into those subjects with each other. As always, we discuss what we’re sipping and Nomadik kicks it off talking about the recent collaboration he was blessed to do with Mestizo Coffee and Dudley Perkins.

Jamey discusses the Ukraine crisis and the direct effect it’s having on his life personally. Bouncing off that Nomadik shared the importance of gratitude and how it can shape your thoughts and actions. Jamey brings us into the recent baptism of his son and the beauty of it. 
To riff off that Nomadik brings up Mister Rogers and the importance of joy and how it can spread and even in the tough times we can share kindness.

Lastly we move into beard care and some of the different techniques we’ve been implementing in our daily routines. We finish it up with a little discussion about integrating different aspects of life.

And to bring it all home we play an EXCLUSIVE world premier of a song Jamey wrote for an insurance conference called “Expert Opinions”'s a lot of fun, and you don't want to miss it.


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February 9th, 2022    

Matt Wells: Monday Night Brews, Beards, Brews, Shipwrecks & Brews

Hello Beautiful People! We got an UNRELEASED pre-pandemic episode! This one comes from back in 2017. Jamey sits down with Matt Wells at Monday Night Brewing in Atlanta, GA. Matt is a friend of Greg "Manchild" Owens of the legendary crews, Mars Ill and Deepspace5. After the three of them were hanging out, a podcast spontaneously broke out between Jamey and Matt.

They chop it up about music, faith, and, (surprise) beer! Who knew how similar craft beer and music world are, but as the conversation goes on you hear the similarity of songwriting and brewing beer. You'll get insights into the beer industry and brewing, as well as some beer education as well. And naturally, this was recorded inside a brewery!

After the beer talk, Matt talks about growing up in a Southern baptist household, playing music in the church and how it was actually a positive environment for his growth, and how that led to him being in a band, moving to L.A., forming a new band, rejecting a record deal and sticking to his guns.

We close the show with the shipwreck of what led to his divorce, how he's dealt with that, and we finish with his beard care regime and of course one last tasty brew!

Matt isn't really on social media so if you find him cool!

If you live in Atlanta go check out Monday Night Brewing and grab a brew!

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Peep out Monday Night brewing on IG @mondaynight

Outro song is Run The Jewels "Blockbuster Night 2"

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Peace and all the love!!

Nomadik Vagabond

January 2nd, 2022    

Paul Robertson: Drums, Rums, & Shipwrecks

What up good people!!! It's 2022 and we are alive and well!*

We hope you are living blessed! On this episode we our joined by Paul Robertson of the Drums & Rums podcast. As many know Chunjay and Nomadik Vagabond are both drummers, so it only seemed natural to have a fellow drummer, imbiber (is that even a word?), and podcaster on the show.

We discuss everything from distilling and brewing methods to drummers and multi-genres of music. We just let the rum take us where we needed to go. It was refreshing, fun, and freeing.

What a great way to kick off the year with something light, but still able to get deep on some things. (And yes this was recorded in the late fall, we just thought this would be a great episode to jump off with for the new year.)

Also stay to the end to get a special surprise just for our listeners.

Peace, love, and positivity!!

Nomadik Vagabond


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and outro song was "Bust a Move" by Young MC from the album "Stone Cold Rhyming" 1989 The Bicycle Music Company


* Both Nomadik and Chunjay have covid.

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