Beautiful Garbage

A podcast that traces the development of punk rock from American garages and bars to England and back in the mid-to-late 1970s.

Beautiful Garbage is a journey through one of America’s most revered and impactful genres. Moving from the four cornerstones: TheMC5, The Velvet Underground, The Stooges, and The New York Dolls; to Punk’s birthplace in New York at CBGB; and finally to England, where The Sex Pistols propelled it to worldwide recognition before imploding and leaving us with The Clash and asking “what is punk?”

Written and hosted by Kevin Hogan, Beautiful Garbage shares the quest for that answer and the stories we found in the archives, told by those who lived them. Stories about innovations in sound and style, technological breakthroughs, and the sociopolitical factors that produced the punk aesthetic and its indelible mark on popular music and culture.

Premieres April 20. Listen to the trailer below, and sign up for our newsletter for updates.

Beautiful Garbage Episodes

On this episode of Beautiful Garbage, Kevin explores the punk scene after the initial CBGB boom, informing listeners on the…

Beautiful Garbage is an Osiris Media podcast exploring how America unleashed punk rock on the world, tracing its development from…

Beautiful Garbage is a podcast from Osiris Media that traces the development of punk rock from American garages and bars…

Beautiful Garbage is a podcast from Osiris Media that traces the development of punk rock from American garages and bars…

Beautiful Garbage is a limited podcast from Osiris Media that traces the development of punk rock from American garages and…