July 2nd, 2017
The boys welcome NY Times best selling author Matthew Quick (Silver Linings Playbook, The Reason You're Alive) to talk risk whilst pursuing your true calling. Quick's first work (Silver Linings Playbook) became an Oscar winning film starring Bradley Cooper, Robert DeNiro and Jennifer Lawrence. He has since written seven novels including several YA hits. All of his work has been optioned for film. What can happen when you finally make the leap to follow your passion? What if you are currently one degree off from something truly amazing? R & J dive deep into the "What if's?" of their creative pursuits and share some of their go-to inspirational resources. Quick's new book, The Reason You're Alive, is available July 4th, 2017.
July 2nd, 2017
We kick off our Warped Tour 2017 series with the mighty Silverstein! Guitarists Paul Marc Rousseau and Josh Bradford take a break from Day 2 of Warped Tour to talk their forthcoming record Dead Reflection, maintaining the band life for almost 20 years and what form inspiration can take when you're nine albums deep.
Dead Reflection available via Rise Records 7/14/17
May 29th, 2017
The one and only Rob Bell stops by Godspeed to discuss his new book What is the Bible? How an Ancient Library of Poems, Letters and Stories Can Transform the Way You Think and Feel About Everything. Bell's writings have played a pivotal role in your hosts' lives, provoking questions, inspiring peace and calming thoughts of doubts. Always a lightening rod for controversy, Bell is simply asking the right questions in a time where ambition for growth is paramount to religiosity and rules. We can't recommend Bell's books enough. Agree or not, Rob Bell is one of the most influential and creative voices today.
May 22nd, 2017
Oliver Baxxter and Niles Gregory (Broadside) on the importance of fan interaction and nostalgic inspiration. How much can an artist give? What role does Star Wars play in our daily creation? Is image everything? Why do Oliver's hand tattoos look so darn good when Jameson's faded so badly they now look like hot dogs!? If Ryan sounds overly relaxed, it's due to his much needed tropical sabbatical. If Jameson sounds overly stressed it's because he watched The Lobster.
hits stores June 16th.
May 17th, 2017
Jameson achieves a childhood dream by abandoning Ryan in order to catch Kiefer Sutherland rock Mississippi Studios. A great show and an even great evening! (Sorry Ryan).
May 17th, 2017
Godspeed's first return guest Matty Mullins opens The Gazeebo Sessions with his new record Unstoppable. What is worship music? Is co-writing cheating? What music gets you in the creative zone? Do you have the balls to admit no one cares? What happens when you truly let go of creative pressure? Pick up Matty's new record UNSTOPPABLE out now on BEC Music.
May 7th, 2017
Jameson giggles with girlish glee as comic Jon Rudnitsky accepts his responsibility as the anonymous co-founder of The Godspeed Podcast. The team get into Jon's year at Saturday Night Live, his philosophy of comedy and what it's like to pitch sketch ideas to Donald Trump (hint: It's sad). Ryan volunteers to get implants and confesses to not wanting to be a dick while Jameson holds to his belief that technology is the instrument of the end times and legacy is nothing but a six-letter word for failure. Also, a heartwarming tribute to the great Jeff Goldblum and why Jameson can't explain things as well as Bo Burnham.
May 1st, 2017
You know Scogin from Norma Jean, The Chariot and now on his second record with the amazing and strange The '68. Jameson and Josh talk creative paths, pushing yourself through new challenges, road life and why failure isn't real. The guys take a break from deconstruction to tear apart Logan (no spoilers....we think). Ryan is noticeably and sadly absent as he finally completes wasting his life with higher education while Jameson drops the ball on his conversation with Kiefer Sutherland. No joke...Kiefer Sutherland.
April 17th, 2017
Vocalist Ryan Kirby (Fit For For a King) talks controversial comments, politics and the state of "christian" music. What's more important? The art or the business? Jameson flies solo for the chat while Ryan catches up on his World of Warcraft campaigns. Both hosts wonder why they've been plagued with medical issues and conclude that developing superpowers may be the culprit. Jameson faces one of his biggest fears while epiphanies flood his usually less than agile mind.
April 10th, 2017
Ryan and Jameson are back after an educationally tumultuous few weeks. Comic/former SNL cast member/hiker/photographer/7-11 enthusiast Brooks Wheelan stops in, Ryan has the seminary finish line in his sights while Jameson continues to oppose his friend's life choices.
Photo credit: Robyn Von Swank