Episodes

How to Charge What You're Worth with Matt Halpern

March 12, 2021

Should you charge an hourly rate for a project rate? How can you get clients to see your value? What do you say when they try to negotiate your prices down? Finn Mckenty and Matt Halpern answer all of that and more. Check ou…

Grady Smith (YouTuber)

March 8, 2021

Grady Smith joins the podcast to discuss what it's like reviewing country music on YouTube, whether or not country artists have toxic fanbases, some of his goals for the future of the channel, and more. Check out Grady Smith…

Finn Hates Beer - Here's Why (w/ Matt from Cryptopsy)

March 5, 2021

Finn appeared on the Vox & Hops podcast to discuss coping with 2020, why he hates beer, the challenges that come with The Punk Rock MBA, and more. Check out Vox & Hops ! Sponsored by: LinkedIn Talent Solutions Follow The Pun…

Chase Mason (Gatecreeper)

March 1, 2021

Chase Mason joins the podcast to talk to Finn Mckenty about getting sober, why his band relies on physical merchandise, and more. Listen to Gatecreeper on Spotify . Sponsored by: LinkedIn Talent Solutions Follow The Punk Roc…

Bret Michaels, Tramp Stamps, and Chick-Fil-A Sucks

Feb. 26, 2021

Over Valentine's Day weekend, Finn and his wife Linh answered questions on IG Live. They answer questions about Bret Michaels, what video games they enjoy, why they hate Cheesecake Factory, and much more. Sponsored by: Linke…

Danny Diablo (Skarhead, Crown of Thornz)

Feb. 22, 2021

Danny Diablo joins the podcast as he and Finn dive deep into Danny's career in music, the hardcore scene, how he got into acting, and much more. Check out Danny's Youtube, podcast, and more . Follow Danny Diablo on Instagram…

Spend more time on Tik Tok! (Patron-only Q&A)

Feb. 19, 2021

Patreon supporters sent in their questions about TikTok, how Finn would spend an extra 10 hours per week, and more. Finn has the answers and if you want to take part in the patron-only Q&A, be sure to become a supporter . Sp…

Lil Xan

Feb. 15, 2021

Lil Xan joins the podcast to talk about getting sober, life as an independent artist, plans for his Patreon, and much more. Listen to Lil Xan on Spotify . Follow Lil Xan on Instagram and Twitter . Check out 100 Words or Less…

Investing Basics for Scene Kids and Metal Heads

Feb. 12, 2021

Investing basics aren't nearly as complicated as you may think! I explain: My take on Robinhood, Gamestop stock price, Wallstreetbets and "meme stocks" How to set up an investment account (401k or brokerage account) on Vangu…

Fame on Fire

Feb. 8, 2021

Bryan and Paul from Fame on Fire join the podcast to talk about going from releasing covers to releasing original music. They also talk about what rock bands can learn from pop and rap artists. Check out Fame on Fire on Spot…

How I run my YouTube merch store (and grew it 5x)

Feb. 5, 2021

How I run my YouTube merch store on Teespring, and what you can learn from it on how to run your band merch or any other online store! Sponsored by: LinkedIn Talent Solutions and Hello Fresh (use code punkrockmba10 for 10 fr…

Jeris Johnson

Feb. 1, 2021

Jeris Johnson blew up on TikTok and recently collaborated with Chad Kroeger and Papa Roach. He and Finn dive into how all of those things happened and why it's important to just keep putting things out there. Follow Jeris Jo…

Don't Listen to the Fearmongers with An0maly

Jan. 29, 2021

Finn and An0maly dive into what the deal is with mainstream media, the approach An0maly takes to his videos, and much more. Follow An0maly on Twitter and watch his videos on Facebook . Sponsored by: LinkedIn Talent Solutions…

Shayne Smith (Comedian)

Jan. 25, 2021

Shayne Smith is a comedian who is considered a bit of an outsider within the industry. In this episode, he discusses his business model, streaming on Twitch, how TikTok is doing so well, and much more. Follow Shayne Smith on…

Getting Real About Mental Health with Metal Trenches

Jan. 22, 2021

Finn was a guest on Metal Trenches and the conversation goes deep on mental health. They discuss the locus of control, cognitive distortions, lower brain regulation, and more. Check out the Metal Trenches website and YouTube…

Aram Arslanian (Cadence Leadership, Betrayed)

Jan. 18, 2021

Finn Mckenty and Aram Arslanian dive into the self-limiting way of thinking that can be prevalent in punk and hardcore. They discuss why it's important to not have a negative outlook on everything, Aram's business, and more.…

Patreon Q&A - December 2020

Jan. 15, 2021

Want to know how Finn makes time for all of the content he creates? Or how to deal with negativity on YouTube? In this bonus, Finn answers those questions, among others, from his Patreon supporters. Follow The Punk Rock MBA …

Matt Halpern (Periphery, GetGoodDrums)

Jan. 11, 2021

Finn Mckenty chats with Matt Halpern about running a company, dealing with COVID, and more. If you want to know what it's like to run a business and be in a successful band, be ready to take notes! Follow Matt Halpern on Ins…

Finn is wrong about everything!

Jan. 8, 2021

Finn and Glenn Fricker discuss how bands love missing opportunities, graphic design for big corporations, creator burnout, and investing time on worthwhile pursuits! Check out Glenn's YouTube channel Spectre Sound Studios . …

Mike Cessario (CEO, Liquid Death)

Jan. 4, 2021

Finn Mckenty chats with Mike Cessario, the CEO of Liquid Death, about the company's start, their marketing approach, and much more! If entrepreneurship interests you, get ready to take notes. Follow Mike Cessario on Instagra…

I Stopped Playing Video Games - This Is Why

Jan. 1, 2021

If you've ever told yourself "I don't have time," this one's for you! These are my productivity and time management tips-- it really all comes down to setting your priorities! Follow The Punk Rock MBA on Twitter , Facebook ,…

Awsten Knight (Waterparks)

Dec. 28, 2020

Finn and Awsten Knight discuss how Waterparks got their start, signing with the Madden Brothers, and more. If your band wants to know how to make it, this is the perfect episode for you. Check out Waterparks on Twitter , Ins…

Anthony Fantano (YouTuber)

Dec. 21, 2020

Finn Mckenty chats with Anthony Fantano about running a successful YouTube channel, how new creators should approach their content, and more. If you've ever wanted to create content, get ready to take notes! Check out Anthon…

Please stop asking me to make this video

Dec. 18, 2020

Finn discusses why he won't make certain kinds of videos on his channel, so please stop asking for them. Follow The Punk Rock MBA on Twitter , Facebook , and YouTube . Follow Finn McKenty on Instagram . Check out Finn's soci…