Turned Out A Punk Podcast
Damian Abraham is someone that has made a career out of seemingly uncareer-able passions. First as the singer of a hardcore punk band called Fucked Up, a band that in spite of its obvious commercial hurdles, has released five critically acclaimed albums and gone on to be considered legendary in their genre. Their journey though music has seen them tour with the likes of the Arcade Fire and The Foo Fighters, collaborate with everyone from Jim Jarmusch to Denzel Curry and even win Canada’s prestigious Polaris prize. Then upon discovering cannabis as a treatment for his long battle against anxiety disorder he went on to help conceive, co-produce and host a landmark award-winning series of documentaries for Vice called Canadian Cannabis. Over the course of the series Damian would cover both sides of a booming industry: the new emerging corporate cannabiz world and the rarely covered mix of medical patients, activists, and criminals that make up the other side of the leaf. He even found a way to turn his nerdy love of obscure punk into the long-running popular weekly podcast: Turned Out A Punk. A show that has had everyone from Anthony Bourdain to Jack Black to Laura Jane Grace sit with Damian and talk about how punk has touched their lives over the course of it’s 300 plus episodes. And now Damian has found a way to turn his life long love of Professional Wrestling into Viceland's The Wrestlers. After the immense success of Vice’s award winning Deathmatch Wrestling documentary, Damian has teamed with the talented filmmakers of Salazar Films to bring this 10 episode TV series looking at global wrestling to life. Traveling from Nunavik to the Congo, The Wrestlers shows wrestling like it’s never been shown, as a truly global art form. He has also made jobs out of his love of food (as the host of Food Network Canada’s Super Snack Bros) and a childhood love of music videos (as a VJ on Much Music). When not trying to turn all his past times into full time gigs, Damian likes to be at home with his wife and three kids.