On this episode of the “Sponsored” podcast, Glen Plake comes on for part two of his interview that was recorded just after the 2016 presidential election. Plake discusses the election with host Mike Powell.
“We’ve had all these baby boomer presidents for years and years. They were born during the highest times of prosperity. Sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll and hippies and women’s rights and all this social stuff and all their agendas have been played out. And yet, the Gen X’s were born with divorce and energy crisis and all these kind of leftover shit. Whatever.”
The two also discuss his diamond-studded tooth (“It was not a bling tooth, it was a pirate tooth!”), the intricacies of his mohawk, and his grassroots career in the face of a digital world.
“I’m old school, hand in hand, and I love that,” says Plake. “I meet so many people that say they are my fans and I tell everybody, I might only have 10 to 15,000 followers, but I tell you what, you call one right now, tell them you have a dead battery, and they’ll be on their way.”
One of the most entertaining episodes of the year, you can listen to the full podcast below.
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