Cult and Culture Podcast: Bob Barley of Vinyl Communications

This episode of Cult and Culture features Bob Barley: plumber and 1991 Chula Vista mayoral candidate by day, Vinyl Communications label owner and vocalist of Tit Wrench and Neighborhood Watch by night. Bob shares what it was like to be “the king of the nuisance candidates” at age 26, endorsed by the Green Party and Jello Biafra alike, and what it was that interested him as a young punk plumber to even try running for local office. The trio delve more in depth with topics ranging from starting and running a DIY record label, to the pros and cons of nostalgia, to various forms of art, activism, and anarchy manifested in San Diego.