027 - YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE THE WAY YOU ARE
A lot of people fail to realize that we are not stuck with being the way we are. If things about yourself are not serving you, you don’t have to accept them. You have the ability to grow and become a completely different person if you are willing to put in the work.
026 - COMPARISON IS A LOSING BATTLE
We humans seem to love comparing ourselves to others. The only person we should be comparing ourselves to is who we were yesterday. Are you moving forward? Can you do better? Someone is always going to have it better or worse than you, but it doesn’t change your circumstances.
025 - SMALL SHIFTS CAN LEAD TO BIG CHANGES
It’s often difficult to make big changes and stay on track, but a small pivot and consistency can get you going down a different path. On this episode, Bus talks about making small shifts and how they can turn into exponential growth.
024 - THAT SHIT SUCKS!
In this episode, Bus talks about how people bash things like a paint brand, a kind of cap, or a certain style with such conviction. Most of the time, they're just putting things down that don't fit into their own personal taste, but trying to sell it as a fact. Why do people do this?
023 - ARE WE ALL BITERS?
With art existing for tens of thousands of years and our version of Graffiti being around for a half century, how realistic is it that we are creating something that has never been done? Are we all biters in some way or another, or is it just influence and natural progression?
022 - THE DECISIONS OF GRAFFITI WRITERS
As graffiti writers, we are faced with a lot of decisions that could have both positive and negative affects on the rest of our lives. The goal of this episode it to shine some light on some of the common decisions most of us have to make in an effort to get people thinking about these decisions before making them.
021 - DON'T BE A DICK
With all the negativity in the world, we decided to make Wednesdays the official Don't be a Dick day. Listen to the episode for details and check out our Instagram @machinestudio to get involved.
020 - DELIBERATELY UNCOMFORTABLE
There is growth on the other side of discomfort. This episode talks about intentionally putting yourself in uncomfortable situations frequently to build mental toughness.
019 - MOVING FORWARD
This episode shares some insight on how the podcast will move forward, then transitions into some thoughts on how little we have control over and investing energy into the things we do.
018 - REST IN PEACE KUB
Kub was a true force for good in this world and he will be greatly missed. Things won't be the same without him, but we will continue to push forward. This project was very important to him and we would be doing him a disservice by stopping now.
017 - BACK IN THE GAME
Bus and Kub discuss the our thoughts on people starting graffiti at an older age and those that put the can down and try to get back into it after some years.
016 - US VS THEM
Bus and Kub have a conversation about the Us vs. Them mentality.
015 - LOYALTY
Bus and Kub discuss loyalty in graffiti culture.
014 - THE STOIC PATH
Bus and Kub have a discussion about an ancient philosophy called Stoicism and how it can be used to improve one's mindset.
013 - THE FUTILITY OF BEEF
Bus and Kub answer a listener's question about a conflict that leads to a conversation about beef in graffiti culture.
012 - SHARPEN THE SAW
Bus and Kub discuss an idea called Sharpen the Saw and relate it to graffiti; the concept is a metaphor for self development.
011 - MENTAL TOUGHNESS
Bus and Kub have a discussion about mental toughness, how it can help in personal growth and how it can help overcome adversity.
010 - THE MISSION + Q&A
Bus and Kub have a quick discussion about the mission for the podcast and answer a listener's question about a writer trashing the yard.
009 - EGO
Bus and Kub discuss the pitfalls of not having one's ego under control and how humility can be the answer to a lot of animosity in graffiti culture.
008 - BUILDING A CULTURE
Bus and Kub discuss the concepts behind building a company culture in business and relating those concepts to graffiti culture, crews and individual writers.
007 - GUT FEELING
Bus and Kub have a discussion about gut feelings, core values, following your own path and how it all applies to graffiti culture and personal growth.
006 - FINDING INSPIRATION
Bus and Kub discuss ways to find inspiration outside of graffiti culture, getting out of your comfort zone and various other related concepts.
005 - ROGER GASTMAN
Bus and Kub sit down with Roger Gastman. Roger is the creator of Beyond the Streets along with many other projects including magazines, books and films.
004 - MINDSET
Bus and Kub discuss the difference between a fixed and growth mindset and do our best to relate the concepts to graffiti, art and life. The idea comes from the book Mindset by Carol S. Dwek, Ph.D.
003 - STEVE GRODY
Bus and Kub sit down with Steve Grody. Steve has been documenting Los Angeles Graffiti since 1990 and author of the book Graffiti LA.
002 - INFORMATION OVERLOAD
Bus and Kub discuss social media's affect on humans and graffiti culture. We also touch on choosing to give a fuck.
001 BURNING THE WHOLE SPOT
Bus and Kub dive into the rules of the graffiti culture, how they've fallen to the wayside and accepting responsibility.