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GrindWorks BMX

45 EpisodesProduced by Andrew VargasonWebsite

The GrindWorks Podcast is another extension of GrindWorks BMX and focuses on interacting with various guests and is loosely based around BMX and its sub-culture.

45 Episodes | 2019 - 2020

2020 Jam Updates: GrindWorks BMX Podcast 044

July 6th, 2020

18:38

Coronavirus is throwing wrenches, but we haven't stopped yet.

Feel free to drop a comment with feedback and any other suggestions for us.

Thanks for listening and hit us on the socials at @grindworks_bmx on Instagram,

Solo Cast 2: GrindWorks BMX Podcast 043

June 12th, 2020

23:53

This episode is a quick cut-in that has developed over the last couple days as I responded to the first Solo Cast, episode 039. In it, I discuss the …

Keystone RampWorks with Jeff and Mikki: GrindWorks BMX Podcast 042

June 12th, 2020

2:28:01

This is the last of the skatepark and Coronavirus series and is with Jeff and Mikki of Keystone RampWorks (KSRW). KSRW is an indoor park that is only …

Wedgewood Ramps with Russell Kaye: GrindWorks BMX Podcast 041

June 6th, 2020

2:25:28

Wedgewood Ramps is a skatepark in Youngstown, OH with an early-2000's vibe and layout. I sat down with Russell and talked about the history of the park, the short and long-term impacts of Coronavirus on Wedgewood, and …

SK8-1-4 Park with Dub: GrindWorks BMX Podcast 040

May 31st, 2020

1:42:21

SK8-1-4 is an all-inclusive skatepark in Altoona, PA with a heavy street influence. I sat down with Dub and talked about the history of the park as well as the short and long-term impacts of Coronavirus on SK8-1-4.

Solo Cast 1: GrindWorks BMX Podcast 039

May 22nd, 2020

59:51

This is my first solo cast for the podcast and I go over some history of GrindWorks, overstretching the brand, 2020 Jams, the GrindWorks DVD Project, …

The Wheel Mill with Harry Geyer: GrindWorks BMX Podcast 038

May 15th, 2020

2:11:14

After having a plan in place to chat with Harry for an upcoming episode, and subsequently having all plans put on indefinite hold, I'm glad we were …

InstaJams Announcement: GrindWorks BMX Podcast 037

May 9th, 2020

32:29

Jams and contests seem to be a question on everyone's minds right now as we begin to re-emerge from nation-wide Stay-at-home orders and quarantines, while restrictions on gatherings remain in place. We have been trying …

James Weston: GrindWorks BMX Podcast 036

April 27th, 2020

1:48:37

James is originally from the Owego, New York area and many of you will know him from the Binghamton scene; he now lives in Austin, Texas. I caught up …

Karlis Fisers - Mantis Tattoo: GrindWorks BMX Podcast 035

April 6th, 2020

1:32:02

This episode is with a small business owner and BMX rider in the Pittsburgh scene, Karlis Fisers, or as many will know him as Mantis Tattoo, or @813mantis. Karlis has ridden BMX since the early 1980's and also operated …

Socially Distanced (Live-Stream): GrindWorks BMX Podcast 034

March 29th, 2020

3:36:31

This episode was more of an experiment than anything else; seeing both what I can manage to do with my computer setup and also how responsive the …

Brad Barker - Shins_are_beat: GrindWorks BMX Podcast 033

March 7th, 2020

3:00:04

I've never met Brad in person, but we've known each other via the internet for quite some time. There wasn't much of a plan going into this episode and it really turned into a recorded hangout session where we chatted …

Sam Weber: GrindWorks BMX Podcast 032

February 25th, 2020

2:25:04

A lot of you may have seen or talked to Sam in the past at a handful of different events throughout the East Coast. He commonly refers to himself as …

Tom Beckman: GrindWorks BMX Podcast 031

February 17th, 2020

2:36:55

A couple weeks ago I got to sit down with Tom Beckman and chat about coming up in a booming scene in the middle-of-nowhere upstate NY and photography stuff, among plenty of other topics. Tom has been contributing photos …

Work Frames - a New BMX Company with John Corts: GrindWorks BMX Podcast 030

January 27th, 2020

2:42:38

With the news of FBM closing their machine shop, a lot of questions have been circulating as to what happens next. For John Corts, its an opportunity …

2020 Winter Welcome Jam Promo: GrindWorks BMX Podcast 029.1

January 4th, 2020

10:55

Andy sat down with Mike and Mark Potoczny to discuss the upcoming Winter Welcome Jam taking place at The Wheel Mill on January 18, 2020 in Pittsburgh, PA.

If you want to listen to the rest of the interview, check it out

2020 Winter Welcome Jam: GrindWorks BMX Podcast 029

January 4th, 2020

50:45

Andy sat down with Mike and Mark Potoczny to discuss the upcoming Winter Welcome Jam taking place at The Wheel Mill on January 18, 2020 in Pittsburgh, PA.

If you came from the short version and want to pick up where you …

First Time Using the New Setup (with Brant Moore): GrindWorks BMX Podcast 028

December 15th, 2019

1:22:33

Brant Moore and I sat down and put the new setup to use both recording this episode and live streaming it on @brantmoore 's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWGijuL19i21bgv_ow2i2YA 


The new setup feels …

Kevin Czuba: GrindWorks BMX Podcast 027

November 12th, 2019

2:28:48

I sat down with Kevin Czuba while up in Buffalo a couple weeks back. We talked about a lot of mid-school BMX fun. I also had James Yusczyk co-hosting …

"What Really Grinds My Gears" with Sam Schrage: GrindWorks BMX Podcast 026

October 23rd, 2019

4:24:37

I've wanted to sit down in person with Sam Schrage for a while and get an episode recorded and it hasn't been able to work out. And, a while back we recorded a short test with the Anchor App and decided that while I was …

Podcast Recap: GrindWorks BMX Podcast 025

October 13th, 2019

1:27:47

GrindWorks BMX Podcast 025:


This episode has been in the works for a while and I really wanted it to be episode 020. However, the interviews kept flowing and we hit 020 without a chance to record this.


Anyway, this is …

Current Events from a Month Ago: GrindWorks BMX Podcast 024

September 20th, 2019

1:58:33

GrindWorks BMX Podcast 024:

Before packing up and moving to a new house, I sat down with James Yusczyk to do some recent event recap. I had no intention of it taking a month for me to be set up again, and even worse, …

Keihin Sherry and Travis Hockenberry: GrindWorks BMX Podcast 023

August 23rd, 2019

1:35:03

GrindWorks BMX Podcast 023:

Following the GrindWorks Pittsburgh Street Jam, I met up with Keihin and Travis at their local park, SK8-1-4, and chatted …

No Worries Crew: GrindWorks BMX Podcast 022

August 12th, 2019

3:08:05

GrindWorks BMX Podcast 022:

My old buddies Andy Rozelle and Tom Beckman came down to Pittsburgh for a long weekend back at the end of June. While …

Matt Vargason: GrindWorks BMX Podcast 021

July 18th, 2019

3:29:01

GrindWorks BMX Podcast 021:

This podcast was a fun one, specifically because it was just a typical hangout with my brother, Matt Vargason. Matt is a photographer and skateboarder, which lends to a slightly different …

Cody Dixon "The Barend Guy": GrindWorks BMX Podcast 020

July 8th, 2019

3:06:06

GrindWorks BMX Podcast 020:

While most of you will know him as "The Bar End Guy", Cody Dixon is an interesting guy with a lot to talk about. Cody is good friends with the NoWear BMX crew and we talk quite a bit about …

Mitch McCracken and MHS Manufacturing: GrindWorks BMX Podcast 019

June 30th, 2019

2:19:16

GrindWorks BMX Podcast 019:

Back to our regular format! Pittsburgh local, Mitch McCracken, was finally able to make it out and talk about his side …

Derek Nelson and Andy Nelson: GrindWorks BMX Podcast 018

June 9th, 2019

2:17:30

GrindWorks BMX Podcast 018:

I was happy to be able to get some time with long-time friend Derek Nelson and asked his brother Andy to sit in with us as well. Like most of the time with both of them, we ended up just …

Cameron Turan: GrindWorks BMX Podcast 017

May 31st, 2019

2:20:20

GrindWorks BMX Podcast 017:

While visiting family up in Binghamton, NY I was able to link up with GrindWorks OG and co-founder, Cameron Turan. We …

Chris Doyle: GrindWorks BMX Podcast 016

May 20th, 2019

1:21:54

GrindWorks BMX Podcast 016:

BMX legend and Pittsburgh local, Chris Doyle, was kind enough to stop by and hang out for a bit. We talked about BMX podcasts, including his own Palaver podcast; how he ended up living in …

Ryan Connelly: GrindWorks BMX Podcast 015

May 11th, 2019

2:22:04

GrindWorks BMX Podcast 015:

Pittsburgh local, Ryan Connelly, comes by the podcast and we talk about injuries, BMX, and music. This episode has been a long time coming, as it was recorded almost a month ago, and then we …

Zach Bearley: GrindWorks BMX Podcast 014

April 23rd, 2019

2:59:39

GrindWorks BMX Podcast 014:

Pittsburgh local, Zach Bearley, comes by the podcast and we talk about spots, filming, and BMX. This episode has been a long time coming, as it was recorded almost a month ago, and then we …

Rhett Atwood and The Block: GrindWorks BMX Podcast 013

March 25th, 2019

2:51:51

GrindWorks BMX Podcast 013:

This week Rhett Atwood came by to talk about his new project he is trying to kickstart outside of Pittsburgh. Rhett envisions a 24-hour bike park and we discuss his plan to make that happen.


Brad Gibbs: GrindWorks BMX Podcast 012

March 16th, 2019

2:08:16

GrindWorks BMX Podcast 012:

Brad Gibbs is a name that rings synonymous with Pittsburgh BMX and Pittsburgh street riding. He's been wanting to do one of these podcasts pretty much since the beginning and we definitely …

Josh Carrasco: GrindWorks BMX Podcast 011

March 6th, 2019

2:02:54

GrindWorks BMX Podcast 011:

Josh Carrasco came out to Pittsburgh from Chicago and before he left, we chatted about the Chicago BMX scene, filming, traveling, and security.


Feel free to drop a comment with suggestions …

Portland, Maine Crew: GrindWorks BMX Podcast 010

February 25th, 2019

2:17:07

GrindWorks BMX Podcast 010:

For this episode, I sat down with a small crew from Portland, Maine that came through the Pittsburgh area and crashed at the apartment. I've met Josiah Webber a few times in the past, and …

"Jash" Geyer: GrindWorks BMX Podcast 009

February 17th, 2019

1:42:52

GrindWorks BMX Podcast 009:

Josh "Jash" Geyer swung by to talk about BMX, life, and pants.

This podcast introduces an "intro" and "outro" which may …

Brant Moore: GrindWorks BMX Podcast 008

February 10th, 2019

2:25:02

GrindWorks BMX Podcast 008:

Brant Moore came out to Pittsburgh for the Winter Welcome Jam at The Wheel Mill and crashed with Andrew Vargason while in town. Brant wanted to discuss some controversial BMX topics and we …

DJ Lockett: GrindWorks BMX Podcast 007

February 4th, 2019

1:12:36

GrindWorks BMX Podcast 007:

Andrew Vargason sits down with DJ Lockett about bikes, children, and life in general. This one is up a week later than …

Chase Bucci: GrindWorks BMX Podcast 006

January 31st, 2019

2:18:13

 GrindWorks BMX Podcast 006:

Chase Bucci talks about work, travel, bikes, and we promote the upcoming (01/26/2019) Winter Welcome Jam at The Wheel Mill bike park in Pittsburgh, PA. Had to post this one up ahead of …

Jesse Herzog: GrindWorks BMX Podcast 005

January 31st, 2019

2:51:57

 GrindWorks BMX Podcast 005:

Jesse Herzog comes on the show and we talk about bike riding, filming, and some upcoming projects. Jesse currently runs All Things Shred, a mixed sport outlet covering anything his crew is …

Jake Hoebler: GrindWorks BMX Podcast 004

January 31st, 2019

1:43:18

 GrindWorks BMX Podcast 004:

Jake Hoebler comes on the show and we talk about bikes, filming, travel, and some upcoming projects. Jake currently runs BMXASFXCK and may have another brand in the works, which he talks …

Alex Stape: GrindWorks BMX Podcast 003

January 30th, 2019

57:30

 GrindWorks BMX Podcast 003:

Andrew Vargason chats with Alex Stape about his recent motorcycle accident, his road to recovery, and what he's been up to in the meantime. Note: Audio gets a little sketchy around the 17:30

Tyler Cramer: GrindWorks BMX Podcast 002

January 30th, 2019

1:50:36

 GrindWorks BMX Podcast 002:

Andrew Vargason sits down with Tyler Cramer about bikes, filming, travel, and some upcoming projects. This is the second GrindWorks BMX podcast and it took a little more time than …

James Yusczyk: GrindWorks BMX Podcast 001

January 25th, 2019

57:18

 GrindWorks BMX Podcast 001:

Andrew Vargason sits down with recent Pittsburgh transplant James Yusczyk about bikes, work, travel, and living in his …

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