Issue Oriented - hosted by Ronen Kauffman

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ISSUE ORIENTED is an internet radio show for thoughtful people with good taste in music. From across punk, hardcore, indie, metal and beyond, Ronen Kauffman invites some of the culture industry's most compelling personalities to have meaningful discussions on real topics. Unlike most podcasts, ISSUE ORIENTED is neither boring nor a waste of your time. "Issue Oriented remains one of the best punk/hardcore scene focused podcasts around" - "Phenomenal" - "The world's best punk/hardcore podcast" - "So good." - QCLA Ronen Kauffman - producer and host Ronen is a teacher and writer living in Jersey City, NJ.His first book, New Brunswick, New Jersey, Goodbye is available from Hopeless/Sub City Records. Ronen's by-line has appaeared in Alternative Press, Outburn, AMP, Chord and more. He is also known for providing vocals in the band Zombie Apocalypse.

Host Ronen Kauffman welcomes Joey Cape (Lagwagon, Bad Astronaut) and Jon Snodgrass (Drag The River) for a chat about sadness, money, regionalism and more. Includes an exclusive in-studio performance! Then Ronen welcomes Freddy Cricien a.k.a. Freddy Madball (Madball, Hazen Stree) about religion, politics, and the release of his new hip-hop album, Catholic Guilt.


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Host Ronen Kauffman welcomes Polar Bear Club vocalist Jimmy Stadt and bassist Goose to chat about nicknames, influence pigeonholing, marking copy and more. Ronen then talks to Crime In Stereo vocalist Kristian Hallbert and bassist/vocalist Alex Dunne abou
Our 50th episode! Host Ronen Kauffman welcomes Shadows Fall vocalist Brian Fair for a discussion about the ever-changing music industry, The Grammys, meaningful content and much more . Plus the Issue Oriented Episode 50 Clip Show Spectacular.
Host Ronen Kauffman welcomes Burnt By The Sun vocalist Mike Olender for a talk about good and evil, the personal perils of creativity, and his band's new release Heart of Darkness. Then Ronen talks to film maker Jonathan Kalafer about his new award-winnin
Host Ronen Kauffman welcomes Punjabi punk pioneers The Kominas for a discussion about extremism, bigotry, Islam, punk, and much more. While The Kominas have been featured in various mainstream media outlets like CNN, MTV and Rolling Stone, they have never
Host Ronen Kauffman welcomes John Nolan (Straylight Run, ex-Taking Back Sunday) for an interview and performance; Ronen and John discuss Long Island, secular rock music, food and much more. Includes an exclusive performance and premiere of John's new solo
Host Ronen Kauffman welcomes Cobra Skulls four an outstanding conversation about five-month tours, the end of free water, the origins of Los Angeles, playing good music and much more.
Host Ronen Kauffman welcomes Frank Turner for an interview and performance. Ronen and Frank discuss constant connectivity, the life of the journeyman musician, and much more. Frank performs two songs from his September 2009 release Poetry of the Deed, as
Host Ronen Kauffman talks to DAVID MOORE (ex-Chamberlain) about his new release, substance in music, reuniting with fellow Chamberlain colleague Adam Rubenstein (also featured in the interview) and much more. Then Ronen talks to JUSTIN BRANNAN of MOST PRE
Host Ronen Kauffman talks to CHRIS WOLLARD (Hot Water Music, The Draft) about his new release, letting creative process reveal itself, and the future of his music. Then Ronen talks to PULIN MODI of PETA2 about vegetarianism, having friends with varying vi
Host Ronen Kauffman talks to CHRIS FARREN and DEREK PERRY of FAKE PROBLEMS about pop music, the death of the old music industry, keeping art relevant and much more. Includes an acoustic performance of "HeartBPM" and "Mr. Rock and Roll Role" (unreleased).
Host Ronen Kauffman talks to CHRIS HANNAH and TODD KOWALSKI of PROPAGANDHI about sarcasm as a tool for positive change, personal compromises and much more. Then Ronen talks to MIKE HALE (IN THE RED, GUNMOLL) about personal tribulation, chasing one's dream
Host Ronen Kauffman talks to BENNY HOROWITZ of THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM about the perils of success, steady decision making, the band's meteoric rise and much more. Then Ronen talks to BLACKENED about growing up, playing angry music for the fun of it, and more
Host Ronen Kauffman talks to ADAM BLAKE and RUSTY PISTACHIO of H2O about the band's seven-year hiatus, smiling, Chinese Democracy and more! Then Ronen talks to photograhper Theresa Kereakes about her show Unguarded Moments - Backstage and Beyond, which fe
Host Ronen Kauffman talks to TOM GABEL of AGAINST ME! about his new solo effort, watching what you say and more. Tom performs two songs live in the IO studio. Then Ronen talks to MADBALL's FREDDY CRICIEN about artistic integrity, misconceptions and more.
Host Ronen Kauffman talks to F_CKED UP's MIKE HALIECHUK (aka 10,000 MARBLES) and JOSH ZUCKER (aka GULAG) about misinformation, friendship and LOTS of other stuff. Then Ronen talks to POISON THE WELL's RYAN PRIMACK about the band's upcoming releases, band
Host Ronen Kauffman talks to THURSDAY's STEVE PEDULLA and ANDREW EVERDING about new releases, the band's relationship with entertainment media and much more. Then Ronen talks to artist CRISTY ROAD about her new illustrated novel Bad Habits, political art
Ronen talks to THE BOUNCING SOULS' PETE STEINKOPH and BRIAN KIENLEN about optimism, mp3s and vinyl for '09 and much more. Then Ronen talks to TONY WEINBENDER (No Idea Records, THE FEST) about this year's THE FEST 7 and much more; BRIDGE AND TUNNEL play ac
Ronen talks to Brian Cook (RUSSIAN CIRCLES, THESE ARMS ARE SNAKES, BOTCH) about balancing art with business, punk versus metal and more. Then Ronen talks to JESSE LUSCIOUS (BLATZ, THE FRISK, Alternative Tentatcles Records, countless other credits) about p
Ronen talks to Justin Sane (ANTI-FLAG) about keeping things fun, the '08 Presidential race, and gender issues. Then Ronen talks to film maker Brendan Toller about his upcoming documentary, I NEED THAT RECORD.