Live streaming platform Volume.com has inked a deal with musician and host Andy Frasco to be the new home for the videos of his lifestyle podcast and its associated content Andy Frasco’s World Saving Podcast which has reached an audience of over 45 million to date. Top guests have included Tony Hawk, Bert Kreischer, Melissa Etheridge, LP, Stevie Van Zandt, Fatboy Slim, Billy Strings, Laura Lee (Khruangbin), Bootsy Collins, and Nathaniel Rateliff.
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“So excited to be working together with one of the best live stream networks on the internet. Their team is exactly what this podcast needs to take our discussions of mental health, addiction, and life with artists, comedians, and athletes who mean the world to us into the stratosphere.” – Andy Frasco
On March 14, 2023 the 210th Episode featuring Daniel Donato has launched (Volume.com also hosted Daniel Donato & Cosmic Country in 2 free live streams from Nectar’s in Vermont, March 10 & 11). Additional upcoming guests include Caroline Rose, Andrew McMahon, Henry AZ, Eggy, and Lespecial.
As a fellow touring artist, Frasco’s straightforward hosting style instantly sets guests at ease and encourages them to open up in ways they may have not been able to before. It’s like talking to an old friend.
The creation of his podcast has been a cathartic journey for Frasco who used it as a vehicle to investigate his own mental health. While it seemed Frasco was living out his rock and roll dreams on his 2019 and early 2020 tours, he was facing an internal darkness few knew about.
“I hit a breaking point,” he explains.
“I was sitting alone in my van, and I realized that I didn’t know who my friends were. Worse, I didn’t know who I was. I was drinking too much, I was addicted to cocaine, and I was dealing with really heavy depression. I even contemplated suicide, but I decided that if I’m fortunate enough to leave behind a legacy, I didn’t want to be remembered just as some good-time party guy. I wanted to show people that I’m more than the crowd-surfing, Jameson-drinking maniac they see onstage.”
Off the road, Andy struggled to corral his ‘can’t stop, won’t stop’ energy and after walking in circles for a few days, he decided he needed an outlet to discuss life, music, sex, drugs, rock ‘n roll and so much more with notable people who he can relate to and thus Andy Frasco’s World Saving Podcast was born.
He’s 5 years in and the podcast has grown beyond his imagination. Andy’s had guests such as Tony Hawk, Kurt Vile, Nathaniel Rateliff, Kamasi Washington, Margaret Cho, Morgan Wade, Goose, Bert Kreischer, Gary Gulman, Melissa Ethridge, Bootsy Collins, LP, and more.