Brews, Beards, & Shipwrecks

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

June 4th, 2021    

Jamey sits down with the Areopagus hosts Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick and Pastor Mike Landsman to talk about religious conversion, Mormonism, and a lot more


Welcome to another D.I.T.A (Diggin' In The Archives) episode. We take a step back in time to 2017 on Ancient Faith Radio's the Areopagus podcast, with Father Andrew Stephen Damick and Pastor Mike Landsman, where they interview Chunjay about his his family's history with the Mormon faith, growing up evangelical and exploring Protestantism, and what eventually led him to the Orthodox Christian Faith. Plenty of fun banter to make you smile!!!

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Closing song- Royal Ruckus "Still" from the album "Summer of the Cicadas".


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May 23rd, 2021    

Sev Statik on fatherhood, being part of two rap super-crews, and navigating religion

What's up good people!! Glad to be back after some time away. A lot going on in both of our lives right now but, we're here and do we have a treat for you!! In the episode we sit down with the one and only Sev Statik of the legendary Tunnel Rats and Deepspace5 super-crews.

On beards: "Mine was growing nice and girthy."

Sev lets us in on what his beard-care regime is and how he treats his beard for the east cost weather. He shares how he sees the brotherhood being formed through beard culture, and how it can reenforce positive make relationships.

"I had one kid in the stroller, then I had one kid walking next to the stroller, while I'm holding my son on the way to the park."

Sev shares with us his journey of fatherhood and what it means to be a father, and juggling family life while holding down a job and his music career. 

"They both hit at the same time."

We get into the early years of his music career, how he got into two crews simultaneously, and the recording process of those projects. He also shares about the Albany hip-hop scene and how he came up and still represents for the 518!  "You have to represent where you're from so people know."

"The churches were always segregated, but the community's always integrated, because we were poor."

Next we move into Sev's spiritual journey growing up in the Catholic church, the influence of the 5% Nation, and what eventually led him into Freemasonry. We wrap it up with what he has taken away from his spiritual journey and how he applies it to his life now.


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March 30th, 2021    

Joey the Jerk on rapping, not rapping, navigating conversations, and growing up in L.A.

Hello world! We got a fun filled episode that will have you laughing! This is an episode from the archives where Chunjay and Joey the Jerk (of L.A. Symphony) basically reverse interview each other and see how much they know about one another.

We kick it off with Joey talking about how he doesn't really feel inclined to rap anymore:

“I’d rather just dis through conversation and actually say what I want to say as opposed to make it try to rhyme.”

“It’s a lot of work when you try to say something.”


“I’m not even trying to invite you to think differently. I think conversations should work this way: I should hear what you say, and say, ‘You know what, I understand, what you’re saying and I understand how you came to that point. I might totally disagree with you, but I get how you got there and I understand what you’re trying to say. I think that is not heard here, you cannot even get there here with a lot of people.” - On California

“I think they just gave up hope.” “Were they in Los Angeles? Maybe that’s where I need to move!” - Joey on Bakersfield


“Pee underwear on my head!

-Joey discussing some interesting parenting techniques.


“My mom sowed the seed of Jesus and I think that’s kinda what’s bearing fruit. And my dad sowed the seed of education, he was from Africa…”

-Joey on what his parents instilled in him even through tough times.

Peace y'all and hope you enjoy the episode!

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Closing song "Burn It To The Ground" by Royal Ruckus featuring Krum and Joey The Jerk off of the album Summer of the Cicadas. (Go cop it at


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March 10th, 2021    

Deacon Michael of Lawrence, KS on Living with Cancer, and Loving People and Reggae.

“Welcome back!! Sorry it’s been a while but trust us, it’s worth the wait!!!”
This episode we have Father Deacon Michael Wilson who is a retired deacon in the Orthodox Christian Church. Listen in as he shares his journey to love.
“The simple answer is Bob Marley”
FD Michael shares his journey from reggae music into the Rasta faith, and eventually what and who led him to Orthodox Christianity.“I feel like I’m blessed ya know?”FD Michael talks about how he is able to show and spread love.“When I first found out I had cancer I felt blessed.”
 On this segment we talk about his life with cancer and how that has influenced his outlook on life.
“Me, I’m a  brandy guy."
Of course we discuss drinks and we learn about Serbian brandy traditions of burying brandy when a son is born and having that same brandy when he is married.
We hope you were encouraged and blessed by this episode as much as we were.Be sure to follow us on Instagram at
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And of course be sure to hit up the Royal Ruckus Bandcamp as well.
Closing song "Jah Heavy Load" by Ijahman off of the "Haile Hymn" album
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February 5th, 2021    

Jeremiah Dirt: Hip-Hop, Homelessness, and Hot Chocolate

Greetings wonderful people!! We hope you all have been well. We are extremely excited to bring you this episode with the one and only Jeremiah Dirt, the founding father of the Shadow of the Locust rap collective.

"Definitely never got into beer, I always thought it tasted like pee pee."

We start off discussing beverages as usual and then get into music and his early days experiencing homelessness as a kid and teenager, how the Rasta community in San Diego cared for him during these times, and how he found a love for the Scriptures and reggae music. This also leads us to discussing dreadlocks and the meaning behind them.

"You have an enemy and it's not God."

We also get into how his faith in God sustained him through difficult life experiences: homelessness, abuse, divorce.

"God fixes things."

We move into music discussing his 20 plus year catalog and you get to hear an impromptu debate on who the best/favorite member of the Wu-Tang Clan is! 

Thanks for listening and as always be sure to share with your family, friends, and even enemies!

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The songs you heard were:

Dirt  "A Chapter A Day" from the album "Plague" Rescue Records 1999

Dirt  "Blunted Edge" from the album "A War to Restore" Syntax Records 2000

Eric B and Rakim  "Microphone Fiend"  UNI Records 1988

Jeremiah Dirt ft. J. Givens and Illustrate "Feel the Break" from the album Rebel Lion 2018

Peace and Blessings!

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January 18th, 2021    

Quiet Entertainer: Covid, coffee, and cultivating relationships through intentional conversations

Greetings world!!! Happy New Year and we pray you're all in good health and bright spirits. On this episode we got the chance to sit down with Quiet Entertainer, a DJ, producer, musician and all around great guy.

"I realized the lockdown took away my only social outlet, which was shows." 

We discuss how the pandemic/quarantine/lockdown has changed the way we socialize. Quiet Entertainer takes us on his journey of 100 cups of coffee with 100 people, how the idea came about, and how he changed his original purpose of the plan after one cup of coffee with a friend. 

"They were all drinking beer and I just wanted to fit in."  

Quiet Entertainer talks about how he hasn't found a beer yet he has liked and also how he got into hard cider and what brands and flavors he prefers, and how he's trying to track down a watermelon flavored cider. (If y'all know of any or got the connections let him know!)

"I'm a pretty good listener, so I default to being quiet."

Lastly we discuss what he has gotten out of the 100 cups conversations and how he has noticed how much people are needing somebody to talk to and what it can mean to just listen.

That's it for this episode... until next time. Peace and Blessings

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Closing song:

Artist: Quiet Entertainer

Album: Dream Sequencer (2012)

Song: Insomniac (remix)


January 4th, 2021    

Pirate Monk Podcast: Authentic Brotherhood, Challenging Times, and the Holidays

On this episode we bring out a favorite interview Chunjay did on a segment of the Pirate Monk podcast a few years back. Chunjay discusses the challenges of tour life, and goes behind the music a bit. They also discuss the Samson Society and the importance of men supporting each other and speaking into one another’s lives, especially during rough periods in life. They also share some Christmas tunes... Thanks for listening and as always like, share and subscribe! 
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December 10th, 2020    

Alexandra Craig: Schooling during COVID, overcoming loss, & finding hope during the holidays

Welcome to another episode!! This week we talk with newly dubbed crew member Alexandra Craig, about dealing with the loss of her husband John “J-Qwess” Craig to cancer. He was also a friend of Chunjay’s, which makes this episode extra special. Listen as you get the deeper meaning of the dandelion, how to cope with loss during the holidays, and especially how to hold on when it gets tough. Forgive the recording glitches, we zoomin in 3 times zones and trying our best!! Hope it blesses y’all!!

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December 1st, 2020    

Chunjay Interview

Greetings people!!!

Last week you got to get to know Nomadik Vagabond more. This week we turn the tables and Nomadik take the helm and interviews Chunjay. You might learn some things about him you didn’t know and maybe some things you already knew. As always thanks for listening, subscribe, rate, review. 

Peace and Blessings,

Chunjay and Nomadik Vagabond


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Ending song from the Royal Ruckus “Summer of the Cicadas” album. Song title, “Lost Boys” featuring Cookbook and Eligh. 

November 16th, 2020    

Nomadik Vagabond Interview


This week in the first ever zoom-cast. Chunjay interviews new co-host Nomadik Vagabond. Listen in as you hear how he got on Chunjay's radar and what led him to being on the podcast. You'll also hear Nomadik's journey through life and spiritual seeking, as well as how he came to love hip-hop, and how reggae led him to the Orthodox church. Along the way you'll hear some fun banter and maybe some things you didn't know. 

Shouts out to Soup the Chemist, Fortside brewing, Jamey's homemade kombucha, and all the people tuning in!

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Chunjay and Nomadik Vagabond


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