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No Lies Just BS

Listen to Nick Swartz tell stories about his life. From growin' up in the small VA mountain town of Clifton Forge to his entry into and career in the tattoo industry. All the rough upbringin', punk rock, family, country, skateboardin', good eatin', blues, ass-kickin', tattooed, hard to believe but addictin' to perceive bullshit that can be packed into each episode. His brother Josh helps out and the guests are the best of the best.
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Oct 3, 2023

It's time once again for Nick to sit down with his good friend and industry veteran, Mr. Angelo Miller while attending the 2023 Pagoda City Tattoo Festival in PA. It's a great discussion of many parts of Angelo's history in tattooing covering many of the places he's worked and all of the people you expect to hear about throughout his career. You will hear tons of information about Inksmith & Rogers and before as Nick questions Angelo about his enormous success in the world of tattooing. It's a great talk that you won't want to miss and will hopefully not be the last time we get to hear from this legend. So check it out.

Oct 3, 2023

It's time once again for Nick to sit down with his good friend and industry veteran, Mr. Angelo Miller while attending the 2023 Pagoda City Tattoo Festival in PA. It's a great discussion of many parts of Angelo's history in tattooing covering many of the places he's worked and all of the people you expect to hear about throughout his career. You will hear tons of information about Inksmith & Rogers and before as Nick questions Angelo about his enormous success in the world of tattooing. It's a great talk that you won't want to miss and will hopefully not be the last time we get to hear from this legend. So check it out.

Sep 26, 2023

It's time for your favorite call-in, question and answer, hit up ya boy, tell it like it is, off-week podcast episode of No Lies Just Bullshit where you - the listener - the bullshit artists - call up Nick and talk some shit, tell him a story, ask him a question or - in the case of this episode - make some weird fuckin' noises and that's it. But if that's what it takes to bring y'all some content: Nick's on it.

Sep 19, 2023

Whilst attending the Pagoda City Tattoo Festival up in PA, Nick got a chance to have a long conversation with an excellent English gentleman tattooer, the one and only Henbo. What's with the name? Where in England, Tattoos? You'll hear all of these things discussed and more. Along for the ride is friend of the show Mike Boyd with a slightly different accent. They're both currently at Good Luck NYC and the stoires and names you'll hear on this one are epic indeed. Special surprise appearance by Mr. Pagoda himself, Justin Weatherholz, toward the end. It's a great episode.

Sep 12, 2023

Y'all made it happen once again by calling Nick on the ol' Hotline and givin' us some good questions and anecdotes. For this very special episode of the No Lies Just Bullshit Podcast Hotline we have a very special guest, the one and only Uncle Dave. Get ready for some great back and forth with Uncle Dave and Nick and for the first question we also have world renowned artist, frequent guest of the show and Alley Cat Tattoo crew member: Mr. Andrew Conner stops by the studio to reply to a personal question from a listener. It's a great episode, so tell your tribe.

Sep 5, 2023

Long time friend of the show and amazing tattoo artist Jesse Strother sat down with Nick at Pagoda City Tattoo convention up in PA and they had a hell of a time sharing stories that take us all over the place. The entire Alley Cat crew was in attendance at Pagoda and it's such a great time and Nick is able to get amazing podcasts like this one. Enjoy.

Aug 22, 2023

Mr. Will Lollie is back with yet another killer episode of stories from his travels as he sits down with Nick for a few hours and you all get to hear it. It's a lot about being in Japan, but you know when these two get together you're going to hear about all kinds of great tattooing and everything in between. It's a great one.

Aug 15, 2023

Here we go again with the NLJBS Hotline. Thank you to everyone who called Nick on this one and shared stories and information. It's another great one with some excellent tales from the world of tattooing and some fun questions. There's also some important information we want to share with our listeners as well, so please check it out. And stick around for Shop Talk with Porter and Andrew joining the show to fill you in on some really cool art.

Aug 8, 2023

By now we've heard from several of the Civilization crew out of Richmond and the infamous unreleased episode that was. Or was not. Well, now it's time for Mr. John Setzer to step up and recall those events and much more with Nick. As one of the more cognizant members of the aforementioned event, he and Nick have a good laugh and even play some bits of the episode. Add to that some amazing history of coming up in shops and family acceptance to doing the convention circuit and all that comes with those things. Don't miss this one. 

Jul 25, 2023

While in California for the Sacramento Capital City Tattoo Convention, Nick got a chance to sit down for a few hours with the legend Corey Miller and it's exactly what you'd expect from two people who love tattooing as much as these guys. So many great stories and discussions throughout the last thirty years of shops and tattoos on the west coast and just everything you can imagine in between. You don't want to miss this one. Check out Six Feet Under, Corey's shop in Upland, CA and let him know how much you appreciate the history recorded on this episode.

Jul 18, 2023

Here we go again - it's Hotline number 10. Y'all call in to the show and Nick answers the questions. Everyone wins. Hell yeah. It's another great call-in episode. Then stick around for Shop Talk with your favorite tatters Porter & Andrew. You're gonna love it.

Jul 11, 2023

The second of the podcasts Nick recorded while out in Sacramento, CA is another great one. Beau Brady has worked all over the place as you'll find out when you listen to this week's epiisode.  Every time Beau starts getting restless wherever he's at, he travels somewhere. So he's done a lot of it. And when you hear the places he goes, it's no wonder he has become one of the greats. Don't miss this talk as you hear about how the paths followed by Beau and by Nick have crossed throughout the years.

Jun 27, 2023

Just before the convention in Sacramento, Nick and Josh pick up Andrew and Richie and head immediately over to San Francisco to Tattoo City, the legendary shop owned by Ed Hardy. There, Nick had the honor to sit down with Doug Hardy and record and it's everything you want it to be. This is a great one talking about some excellent tattoo history. Do not miss it.

Jun 20, 2023

Nick takes your calls and let's everyone hear your thoughts, questions and most importantly, stories. We've also got a killer Shop Talk following the phone calls for y'all. Porter & Andrew join to talk about some killer artwork and analyze the tats with y'all. Enjoy.

Jun 13, 2023

It's always amazing to have guests come by Alley Cat Tattoo, especially someone as interesting as Kevin Riley and they sit down and do a podcast with Nick. There are some great stories here covering art and music and of course some killer tattoo history. All the way down from Studio 1 Tattoo near Philly, Kevin talks about all kinds of things you don't want to miss. Enjoy.

May 30, 2023

Having done a few episodes of the show in the past, it has been a long while since we have heard from master wet-on-wet painter extraordinaire Mr. Andy Sherman. Well, he recently popped by the NLJBS studios to hang out with Nick and discuss all kind o' stuff. Classic food, music, art and country life stuff that we all love about these dudes. It's a great one you won't want to miss, especially since we're about to hit you with three straight tattoo greats in a row after this. Keep listening.

May 16, 2023

Back in the city again, Nick got the opportunity to record the room at King's Ave in New York for the release of the new book by Tribal Publishing called "In the Shadows" about the history of underground NY tattooing and all of the people and stories around it. Hosted by Patrick Kitzel of Tribal, this event was attended by a who's who of the tattoo world. Nick was able to record a few guests before capturing the speakers who talked about some of what went into the creation of the book. Clayton Knowles was the man who put it all together and  you get to hear some of his thoughts, as well as Mehi Bakaty who has done some amazing work documenting tattoo history. It's a great one with some crazy sounds in the background, but worth the listen. Plus, there's a Shop Talk with Porter & Andrew and you can never go wrong hangin' with the boys.

May 2, 2023

All the way from Petaluma Tattoo in California near San Francisco, Mr. Nick Rodin stops by Alley Cat Tattoo to hang out and record an episode with Nick. It's a lot of fun to hear all the stories between these two.

Apr 25, 2023

It's another call-in episode, this time with special guests Porter & Kate. More great stories and questions this week. Keep 'em comin'!

Apr 18, 2023

After a wild trip to Civilization Tattoo in Richmond recently that led to an as of yet unreleased podcast, Nick told the guys that they better do somethin' to redeem themselves. Well, Mr. Jon Sanford stepped up to the plate and came up to Alley Cat to record and the one and only Adam Martin came with him to tattoo and also join in on the fun about two thirds of the way through. It's a fun one with a ton of tattoo talk. Take it in y'all.

Apr 11, 2023

You know what it its. Call Nick on the Hotline and get featured on the show. It's a great time. What could go wrong?

Apr 4, 2023

While in Richmond to visit Absolute Art, Nick got the chance to sit down with Chad Chesko for this episode. Jason Hobbie, Brian Bruno and Jake Hockman are hanging out as well, and for a good portion of the conversation, Chad is tattooing Jake and you can definitely hear it. Hopefully, it'll just make it feel like you're hanging out at the shop with them and it won't bother you. It is pretty loud, though. The talk is worth it, though. So check it out and enjoy.

Mar 28, 2023

It's another edition of Hotline on NLJBS with Nick and some great stories and a surprise old school voice you won't want to miss. Check it out.

Mar 21, 2023

While in NY on one of his trips to seek out killer podcasts for all of the NJLBS listeners, Nick was once again hanging out at King's Ave and got know this week's guest, Mr. Ben Proudman. Well, Ben made it down to Alley Cat from up in Frederick, MD and got to hang out in the NLJBS studios and have a wild and interesting conversation with Nick about all kinds of things, some of them involving tattoos, of course. It's a great time and it's followed up with yet another awesome Shop Talk with your friends Andrew and Porter. Enjoy.

Mar 14, 2023

Thanks to everyone who called in this time for the 5th installment of the NLJBS Hotline and shared their tattoo shop stories. Also, Nick lets us know who the winner of the quick contest is. Enjoy.

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