The first episode of the podcast aired May 16, 2011 and since then, DANKO has covered an impressive range of topics and featured a number of prestigious guests. His friend, the comedian, writer, and punk/rock singer Nick Flanagan, started as his co-host in the podcast's early days and has returned for almost every episode since.
During the last four years, the podcast has evolved into a low-key, often fascinating and funny conversation between DANKO and Nick concerning just about anything and everything, from rock music, Chipotle, and metal, to Lady Gaga, and children’s books - and often accompanied by a guest. Some of the podcast's visitors have included Phil Campbell (Motörhead), Henry Rollins, Dizzy Reed & Richard Fortus (Guns N’ Roses), Jim Breuer, Brendan Canning (Broken Social Scene), Ron Sexsmith, Leslie Feist, Damien Abraham (Fucked Up), and Scott Thompson (Kids in the Hall), amongst many more.
In the 100th episode DANKO revisits some of the high-points from the previous 99 episodes and also talks about why he first started the podcast and why he continues to do it.
He said: “Whether people know it or not, I’m not the most outgoing gregarious fellow. I like to save it all, and spurt it out on stage. After that, I keep to myself.
“So, I’ve used the podcast to deliberately put myself in social situations. Of course the lure is, I get to be personal and social with people I admire, and they always yield some pretty great stories.”
You can listen to the podcast episodes at:
iTunes podcast feed: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/official-danko-jones-podcast/id438095650
Soundcloud 100th episode stream: https://soundcloud.com/dankojones/episode-100-centennial-episode
Danko Jones plays Belfast on September 19th.