In this episode, Truth talks with Hoya Roc of the legendary New York Hardcore band Madball (as well as Dmize, Hazen Street, and True Union).  Hoya also has a clothing company called Casa De Roc, and is the host of The Smokin Word Podcast…

The two discuss Hoya’s history, covid craziness, staying away from mainstream news, utilizing the shutdowns to work and focus on music and creative projects, finding motivation and getting healthy, the importance of family, gaining perspective from traveling the world, the polarization of the country (right and left extremism), the relaunch of the Smokin Word Podcast, growing up in the hardcore scene and its’ current state, bustin’ balls, the overlap between the hardcore and motorcycle worlds, and more!


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In this podcast Big Truth interviews interesting people who live and breathe outside the mainstream conventional box. The tone of each episode can range from casual conversation to life history style interviews. The show is fun, educational, inspirational and explores different views on contemporary topics as well as highlights alternative career paths. 


Big Truth is an Anthropologist, custom motorcycle builder, laser tattoo removal specialist, ex-radio DJ, punk rock/hardcore vocalist, and now podcaster!  He owns a renowned custom motorcycle shop (Choppahead Kustom Cycles) and a Tattoo Shop/Laser Tattoo Removal Business.  In the past he's worked as an anthropologist for the World Health Organization, CDC, and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Having worked with everyone from Harvard Cancer researchers to outlaw bikers, he is comfortable navigating different worlds and talking with people from across the human spectrum! 

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