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Episode 195: Cro-Mags founder Harley Flanagan on Webster Hall, BJJ, his new book, and the power of music to heal

One of my favorite guests ever on the LLA show! Harley has had a big impact on my life as you will learn when you check out the episode.

Harley Flanagan, longtime member of legendary New York hardcore band, The Cro-Mags, makes his debut appearance on the LLA Show, and he pulls no punches discussing his conflicts with former bandmate, childhood friend, and past LLA show guest, John Joseph, training jiu-jitsu with the Gracies, plus the following:

  • Mike shares how Harley influenced various aspects of his life, from choosing plant-based lifestyle to physical training
  • Harley describes how music and jiu-jitsu helped him cope with the regularity of violence, drugs, and growing up in a hardcore urban environment
  • Harley & Sincere share how the absence of their biological fathers influenced their approach to fatherhood
  • What kids and dogs can teach us about giving a f#ck
  • Harley discusses his side of the infamous Webster Hall incident between him and fellow Cro-Mag band-mate John Joseph
  • Why did Harley, in spite of the Webster Hall incident, still attempted to get the Cro-Mags together again, including John
  • Mike and Harley talk reconciliation, the Cro-Mags, the RKC, Pavel, & Steve Cotter
  • How did Harley help a father deal with the loss of his wife, during the September 11 terrorist attacks
  • Harley discusses how being involved with jiu-jitsu for over 2 decades has been rewarding to not only him, but all his students

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