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The official podcast for Alternative Tentacles Records and Jello Biafra. As one of the most legendary independent labels in the world, Alternative Tentacles remains a vital and abundant source of punk rock, hardcore, spoken word artistry and a wealth of other genres. Founded in 1979 by then-Dead Kennedys frontman and outspoken provocateur Jello Biafra, A.T. has never shied away from embracing both the radical and the experimental, serving to expand the world’s idea of what constitutes punk.

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The official podcast for Alternative Tentacles Records and Jello Biafra. As one of the most legendary independent labels in the world, Alternative Tentacles remains a vital and abundant source of punk rock, hardcore, spoken word artistry and a wealth of other genres. Founded in 1979 by then-Dead Kennedys frontman and outspoken provocateur Jello Biafra, A.T. has never shied away from embracing both the radical and the experimental, serving to expand the world’s idea of what constitutes punk.

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big fan.

By black_macabre - Sep 20 2018
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I would love to hear new episodes. so good.

Viva Alternative Tentacles

By PunkFan! - Oct 26 2017
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We need more episodes! Bring it back!

iTunes Ratings

32 Ratings
Average Ratings
27
3
1
0
1

big fan.

By black_macabre - Sep 20 2018
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I would love to hear new episodes. so good.

Viva Alternative Tentacles

By PunkFan! - Oct 26 2017
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We need more episodes! Bring it back!
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Alternative Tentacles Batcast

Latest release on Sep 27, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: 119: Jello Biafra by Stench Radio

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4/22/15 - Dominic Davi presents Stench Radio's interview with Jello Biafra by Stig Stench. Hear more at stenchradio.com

Dec 06 2018

1hr 58mins

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Rank #2: 150: Jello Biafra and the Iowa Caucus

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8/31/19: John Gaps III from USA Photo Iowa interviews Jello Biafra about the Iowa Caucus, and a lot more. 

Aug 31 2019

52mins

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Rank #3: 081: Alex Kirt With A History Of The Woodbox Gang

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3/12/10 Special guest host Alex Kirt from the Woodbox Gang talks about the band's history and shares some of their music.

Oct 12 2018

1hr 50mins

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Rank #4: What Would Jello Do? Part 72 & 73 - Jello Biafra Spoken Word

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3/12/20: We've combined the two latest episodes of Jello Biafra's spoken word YouTube series, "What Would Jello Do?" that he had uploaded together into one podcast episode! Jello addresses the many reasons Trump could be impeached on a bi-monthly basis by Congress, and then delves into the Coronavirus pandemic, along with suggestions for custom virus masks. 

Mar 13 2020

17mins

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Rank #5: 129: What Would Jello Do? Part 57: De-escalate Hate

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8/18/17 - Jello Biafra's spoken word YouTube series "What Would Jello Do?" For episode 57, Jello addresses how to properly resist the modern Neo-Nazi movement. Subscribe to Alternative Tentacles Records YouTube channel to see new episodes of What Would Jello Do? as they go live. Find it: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL636ABE10C3CCC992 https://alternativetentacles.com/

Dec 10 2018

20mins

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Rank #6: What Would Jello Do? Part 76: JARED! WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO NOW?!?

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Jello Biafra latest spoken word, as States prepare to reopen despite the mounting death tolls and against the warnings of health experts, Donald Trump’s administration seems more lost than ever.

What Would Jello Do? is an informal spoken word video series by Jello Biafra. For more information on Jello Biafra, visit alternativetentacles.com

May 12 2020

7mins

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Rank #7: 135: What Would Jello Do? Part 68: SEIZE PG&E!!

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2/7/19 - Jello Biafra's spoken word YouTube series "What Would Jello Do?" In this episode of WHAT WOULD JELLO DO?, Jello addresses how California’s utility company, PG&E has declared bankruptcy to protect themselves from the coming lawsuits due to their criminal negligence on the upkeep of their equipment which has caused many of the recent Northern California fires. Protected by the Californian Democrat & Republican politicians in their pocket, they have been getting away with this kind of behavior for years. Subscribe to Alternative Tentacles Records YouTube channel to see new episodes of What Would Jello Do? as they go live. Find it: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL636ABE10C3CCC992 https://alternativetentacles.com/

Feb 08 2019

9mins

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Rank #8: 079: Interview With Jello Biafra And The Guantanamo School Of Medicine

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12/25/2009 Host Jesse Luscious interviews Jello Biafra And The Guantanamo School Of Medicine.

Oct 12 2018

55mins

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Rank #9: 088: Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Music Interview

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9/23/10 Host Jesse Luscious interviews Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine and talks about two new AT films.

Oct 18 2018

38mins

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Rank #10: 140: What Would Jello Do? Part 69: The Mueller Report Summary

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3/27/19: In the wake of the Mueller Report's summary by Attorney General William Barr, and the decision of the DOJ not to prosecute obstruction against Trump, many are left in a state of frustration and anger. This week Jello Biafra steps in with some suggestions on how to keep things in perspective and process this. What Would Jello Do? is an informal spoken word video series by Jello Biafra. For more information on Jello Biafra, visit alternativetentacles.com.

Mar 27 2019

6mins

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Rank #11: What Would Jello Do? Part 75: The Race To Reopen

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Between the dangerously surreal race to reopen and Donald Trump's recent suggestions, Jello has a few choice words in response.

What Would Jello Do? is an informal spoken word video series by Jello Biafra. For more information on Jello Biafra, visit alternativetentacles.com

Apr 30 2020

3mins

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Rank #12: 138: What Does Punk Mean To You (Part 1)

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3/8/19: The bATcast crew help a student with a paper, and answer his questions about what punk rock means to them. Part one of a two part series! 

Mar 08 2019

1hr 6mins

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Rank #13: 123: Dick Lucas of Subhumans UK, Citizen Fish, and Culture Shock - PART 1

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10/25/15 - Part 1 of Jesse Luscious and Kevin None's interview Dick Lucas of Subhumans UK, Citizen Fish, and Culture Shock

Dec 09 2018

47mins

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Rank #14: Home Arrest Live 2 - The Neverending Plague

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4/22/20- It's been a few weeks now, and Hosts Dominic, Kevin None, Nadine, Just Chris, Totally Amber, and Anne-Marie return to update each other on the extended stay at home, but talk about Tiger King, the music industry, the Western States Pact, all while spinning some tracks from the AT discography. 

Apr 22 2020

1hr 27mins

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Rank #15: 145: What Would Jello Do? Part 70: Impeachment Concerns

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6/20/19: Not one to normally encourage restraint, Jello reluctantly admits concerns about moving forward with the impeachment of Donald Trump without strong evidence to force the Senate into action.

What Would Jello Do? is an informal spoken word video series by Jello Biafra. For more information on Jello Biafra, visit alternativetentacles.com.

Jun 20 2019

7mins

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Rank #16: 136: How Punk Is Politics?

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2/8/18 - The bATcast crew this week share the latest and greatest news from AT, discuss how punk rock it is to care about politics, and some of the worst concert experiences of all time! 

Feb 08 2019

1hr 17mins

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Rank #17: What Would Jello Do? Part 74 - Disaster Capitalism

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The Shelter In Place Order continues and while we try to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Donald Trump and his cronies engage in Disaster Capitalism, and that's not all. Jello Biafra tackles this and more on his latest episode of "What Would Jello Do?" What Would Jello Do? is an informal spoken word video series by Jello Biafra. For more information on Jello Biafra, visit https://alternativetentacles.com

Apr 13 2020

17mins

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Rank #18: 120: D.O.A.

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8/10/15 - Jesse Luscious interviews D.O.A. (interview originally appeared on KALX)

Dec 06 2018

43mins

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Rank #19: 134: A Question Of Werewolves

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1/25/19 - This week the bATcast crew are joined by Renée Berol from the Philadelphia based Museum Of Punk! The latest news from Alternative Tentacles, the world of politics, and what's currently up in music and pop culture. Basically nothing is safe! Featuring tracks by The Silver Machine, Jello Biafra and The Melvins, and The Germs. 

Jan 25 2019

1hr 16mins

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Rank #20: 146: What Would Jello Do? Part 71: The Electorial Knotfest

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6/26/19: Getting tired of all this election coverage? Tired of the media circus? Jello Biafra has an excellent suggestion for even better circus that would make great TV. All we need is… SLIPKNOT!

What Would Jello Do? is an informal spoken word video series by Jello Biafra. For more information on Jello Biafra, visit alternativetentacles.com.

Jun 26 2019

4mins

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