Ep. 5 – “Walk for One Block, Run for Two”

“Walk for One Block, Run for Two.”

This week Paz and The OG Gavin get heavy into the wrestling biz and break it down for all the marks, smarks, and even the rubes. Meanwhile, the Man of the People has heat with some elderly ladies in a diner parking lot, The Sicko disparages a beloved American institution in a brand new segment entitled “Sicko’s Contrarian Corner” and, of course, Professor Pablo has some bizarre new tips designed to save you money in his “Cheapo Tip of the Week.” The etymology of the word “jawn” is discussed, while the crew explains the origins of the word “gimmick.” Also, more listener mail is read, OG Gavin extols the virtues of Uber, and Cousin Friz gives you his 4 rules for life. That’s right: Friz has rules. It’s the Broad Street Breakdown: All Philly, all day.

Ep. 4- “Windows Up Fallout”

The Breakdown is back and the boys are at it again. After recovering from the fallout of the “windows up” episode, the BSB crew dive right back into it. This week The OG Gavin has heat with a cheese sandwich and declares himself a “man of the people,” Vinnie Paz talks King Diamond and the genius of Kubrick, and the crew debuts a brand new segment (complete with a jingle!) called “Pablo’s Cheapo Tip of the Week.” Listener mail is read and answered, The Gavin gives an insightful look into the world of tattooing and the crew expounds on the crucial necessity of The Jam, “This Is England,” and Jadakiss. Don’t worry, it’ll all make sense after you hear it. It’s the Broad Street Breakdown, little droogies.

Ep. 3 – “Top 5 Windows Up Songs”

The crew is back with a brand new list: Top 5 “Windows Up” songs. What does this mean? It means Paz, The OG Gavin, and the crew put it out there: their 5 most beloved, yet heavily embarrassing, songs. As in songs that you’d only play in the whip with the windows ALL the way up. As in the kind of shit you’d never want your boys to find out that you’re heavy into. It gets real right from the start, and they hold NOTHING back. Power ballads, didgeridoos, something called “bro-country,” and Englebert Humperdinck are all referenced, and no song is too humiliating to make the cut. As The Paz was heard saying; “We’re going to some real dark places with this list.” Also, Vinnie answers listener mail; the crew introduces a new segment of quick recommendations highlighting their favorite books, films, music, and whatever else they are vibing on at the moment, and The Gavin gives a bit of life advice. Everybody laughs, cries, and, in the end, becomes a better person. The Broad Street Breakdown: helping you improve your life on a weekly basis.

Ep. 2 – Top 5 Gangster Rap Albums

This time the list expands to 5 choices as the crew attempts to pick the 5 greatest gangster rap albums ever made. Discussions over what exactly makes a record “gangsta’ rap” and why. Paz goes DEEP with his list, The Gavin makes up his own rules, and the Sicko gets banned from the mic for a ten minute punishment. Professor Pablo gets his own theme “music,” Cousin Friz stays handsome, and, as always, Scott the Engineer keeps it all going. Plus, the Gavin discusses “romance.” And sings. Also, listener mail is read and answered. Sort of…

Episode 1

The crew settles in for their very first podcast. Top 3 punk rock albums of all time are discussed in depth, with several “honorable mentions” up for debate. Paz, Gavin, and Pablo each come with a three-deep list of genre-defining albums. Who wins top honors of best album ever made? What does Paz have as his all-time number one? Favorite records; favorite record stores discussed, along with reminiscences on buying records in the ‘80s. The Sicko rambles, Cousin Friz is handsome and Scott the Engineer keeps it all together. The Gavin yells at Professor Pablo. Paz yells at Professor Pablo. Pretty much everyone yells at Professor Pablo. Hilarity ensues. It’s the Breakdown.