PODCAST

How Goods This.

Allen Stone and Julian Gavilanes

World touring musician Allen Stone, his right-hand road dawg Steven J. Libby, and their favorite NYC actor Julian Gavilanes...are together again! As all three try to navigate their post-pandemic cancelled careers, they’re finding a silver lining in the laughter they can still share.

From hysterical talks with each other about their outrageous friendships, to talking with guests from various walks of life, to their endless fascination with existence and how we each chose to pursue it—it all fuels them. “How Good’s This” is a reminder for all of us to check in with ourselves once in a while and recognize the beauty right in front of us. So if you’ve been struggling to see it, tune in here and get your fix!


See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


Start Here
EP. 10 - Singing For Your Supper.
May 2 2022
1 hr 29 mins
EP. 10 - Singing For Your Supper.
you ever really knAllen drops the news that him and his wife are having their second child. He also thinks it's a ridiculous thing to publicize on a public platform. What he wants to give out to the internet and his fans alike, is what he does for a living. These things are just very personal and he doesn't want to use that kind of stuff as a leveraging chip for popularity or attention. With that being said, we'll be welcoming a new little Stone to the family this summer!The boys then dive into their relationship with discipline. Allen talks about his lack of it and Julian talks about his extremist approach to it. At the end of the day, their work speaks for itself and it also speaks volumes to their disciplinary mindsets, but it's a fascinating thing to try and measure. Allen also talks about his role on the new NBC show, "American Song Contest, airing on Monday's at 8/7c. All he can say, is that he hopes he gets to blaze with Snoop!To watch the full episode or catch Allen and Julian's new segment called, "The Good Goss," (where they spill at that tea) head over to: www.patreon.com/liveatthelodge.You can join the Patreon fam and get tons of exclusive content from the boys. And make sure you subscribe, follow, rate, review, comment and tell all your friends about this.Send us thoughts, questions or salutations to howgoodsthispodcast@gmail.com. We'll do our best to respond to all of you. And follow us on instagram at: @howgoodsthis_podcast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
May 2 2022
1 hr 29 mins
EP. 9 - Gratitude is the Attitude -- w/ Mac Ayers and Teddy Swims
It was a privilege to have some of our favorite pals, and musical anomalies—Teddy Swims and Mac Ayers back in the studio. Hang with the boys as they dive in deep and relate a lot of their own personal experiences to each other’s. They talk about the experience of becoming “known.” What that’s done for their psyche and the way they operate nowadays. How they've adopted more anxiety and fear as soon as they got everything they thought they needed. And how they maintain their integrity in an industry that wants to commercialize everything. And most importantly, how gratitude is the attitude. Always. Then Allen gets on his “have kids” campaign and they talk about being younger and the important relationships they fostered and how they would want to work to ensure their kids had the same experience. They talk about love and loss and family and how they have fun, and it's overall an episode about keeping that levity in tact. None of us are ultimately that important, so let's all just enjoy the ride and keep attempting to do what makes us happy. To watch the full episode or catch Allen and Julian's new segment called, "The Good Goss," (where they spill at that tea) head over to: www.patreon.com/liveatthelodge.You can join the Patreon fam and get tons of exclusive content from the boys. And make sure you subscribe, follow, rate, review, comment and tell all your friends about this.Send us thoughts, questions or salutations to howgoodsthispodcast@gmail.com. We'll do our best to respond to all of you. And follow us on instagram at: @howgoodsthis_podcast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Apr 18 2022
1 hr 21 mins
EP. 8 - Getting OlderEP. 7 - The Art of Who We AreEP. 6 - Nature Vs. NurtureEP. 5 - Drugs, Yachts and Lotto Tickets!EP. 4 - God ComplexEP. 3 - Procrastination and PrisonEP. 2 - Are We All Imposters?EP. 1 - WELCOME BACK BABIES!EP. BONUS - "Best of Season 1."EP.60 - Season FinaleEP.59 - Prove ItEP.58 - This is Shocking!EP.57 - Shifting the Vibe
After a year of absolute nonsense, with the exception of a few profound conversations with each other and others about anything and everything, the boys are just now realizing that they should be more specific about what this podcast is even meant to represent. "How Goods This" is a simple phrase that's pretty easy to understand, but until now, we haven't really uncovered "what's good?" So, as they move forward with the same non-scripted, ridiculously honest, funny but never fact-checked talks, they'll be bringing some positive news segments to the mix. Every episode will surround a couple/few pieces of "good news" whether personal or out in the world that the boys can anchor their conversations with. It'll keep them on track, give you something to rely on every week, and bring forth an approach to add more joy into your life each Monday. This week, Allen talks about his experience playing at The Gorge Amphitheater with Dave Matthews on Labor Day weekend. How two of Daves band mates got Covid-19 and how they pivoted like pros and pulled off an exceptional show despite it all. A girl who just earned $20k for listing a uniquely puffed Dorito on Ebay, the partnership Advanced Auto Parts made with the Denver Police, and Quentin Quarantino: an internet meme'r turned social justice warrior. And that's just the beginning. The boys deep dive as usual and share their own experiences through it all. Proud sponsors of Ladder Coffee. Check them out at laddercoffee.com and get yourself our favorite cold brew in town!For more content, exclusive opportunities and ways to join our little family, check out: www.patreon.com/liveatthelodge or just subscribe to the channel and rate the platform wherever you listen or watch. And shoot us some comments!Follow us:http://www.instagram.com/howgoodsthis_podcasthttp://www.instagram.com/juliangavilaneshttp://www.instagram.com/allenstonehttp://www.instagram.com/mynameisnotsteve See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Sep 13 2021
1 hr 16 mins
EP.56 - Augie Bello: The Boy Wonder
Augie is not your typical 22 year old kid. He is also not just another saxophone player. I think we might call him a virtuoso. He won't say that about himself, but this young man possesses the talent, work ethic and brain to take himself as far as he's willing to go. And he's got a lot of goals, so watch out! As a New York native, Augie grew up following in his grandfathers footsteps of being a professional musician. Playing since the tender age of 4 years old, he latched on to every lesson and piece of encouragement he received until he was writing his own playbook. He recently graduated from The New School and hit the ground running. He's created his own unique style of playing and released several records of his own, he's recorded for multiple artists including Teddy Swims and Austin Kolby. But most recently, he's been on the road with our favorite boy, Teddy Swims. They've been opening for The Zac Brown Band and playing arenas all over the country, stealing the hearts of everyone. With a little bit of time off, Augie has shared himself with us to talk about the awesome parts about being a professional musician as well as all the really difficult realities that people neglect to think about when getting into this profession. His humility and curiosity to learn more and grow are unmatched and we are so happy to introduce you to this, soon to be household name. Hear his music here and follow his Instagram below. you wont be disappointed. https://open.spotify.com/artist/2z3k87BRV59rw56PwnOQsg?si=vHybBCXlQRiwlT7P7fHQVA&dl_branch=1Proud sponsors of Ladder Coffee. Check them out at laddercoffee.com and get yourself our favorite cold brew in town!For more content, exclusive opportunities and ways to join our little family, check out: www.patreon.com/liveatthelodge or just subscribe to the channel and rate the platform wherever you listen or watch. And shoot us some comments!Follow us:http://www.instagram.com/augie_bellohttp://www.instagram.com/howgoodsthis_podcasthttp://www.instagram.com/juliangavilaneshttp://www.instagram.com/allenstonehttp://www.instagram.com/mynameisnotsteve See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Sep 6 2021
1 hr 17 mins
EP.55 - The Band is Back!
Who's ready for a celebration? All the boys are back and getting settled into the old studio space. Although Jules is still in New York, Uncle Al and Stevie-Baby are reunited and it feels so good! And no longer will Steve be out of the room again. The boys have some new things coming up soon, so make sure you stay tuned. In this episode the boys are diving into all the subjects. From ancient Greek civilizations that were completely matriarchal and enslaving their men, to India's new ban on single use plastics. They each share their own experience with being eco-conscious. They discuss who exists in the "globally recognized" category and what makes them become a part of a universal culture like that. Julian shares the story of how he got to work with Morgan Freeman and having one of his coolest acting moments of all time. And they land on growth and how the more they accomplish the more they expect themselves to accomplish. living with this blessing and curse, these dudes are curious as to why that is. So plug in and let's all hang out! Laugh, love, and remember that life is short, so let's have fun. How Goods this?Proud sponsors of Ladder Coffee. Check them out at laddercoffee.com and get yourself our favorite cold brew in town!For more content, exclusive opportunities and ways to join our little family, check out: www.patreon.com/liveatthelodge or just subscribe to the channel and rate the platform wherever you listen or watch. And shoot us some comments!Follow us:http://www.instagram.com/howgoodsthis_podcasthttp://www.instagram.com/juliangavilaneshttp://www.instagram.com/allenstonehttp://www.instagram.com/mynameisnotsteve See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Aug 30 2021
1 hr 12 mins
EP.54 - The Currency of Cool.EP.53 - Find Your Tribe w/ Styles Bentley
Styles Bentley, AKA The Sultan of Silliness, AKA Quarter Inch, AKA Chapus King AKA Brent Loya is finally here! It's been a long time coming, but Julian finally got to sit down with his best friend--the man responsible for being one of the biggest influences in these boys lives. Having grown up with Julian from elementary school to now, the two reflect on their youth and how incredible it was that they didn't wind up in jail or die. Now, a married man, and a father of three beautiful little girls, they can start to connect all the dots. From Indian Guides, to establishing the lifestyle brand, "Chapus Wu," to smuggling ounces of marijuana into Young Life camp, to exploring sex, drugs, rock and roll and taking turns humping the jets of their parents hot tubs, there's not enough bandwidth to cover a podcast long enough for these fellas to express their outlandish experience together. Overall, they realize that none of them would be who they are if it weren't for the tribe they continue to be so privileged to be a part of. And they encourage everyone to keep searching for their own. It makes all the difference in the world. And everything else is secondary.On top of being on of the most hilarious and creative people we know, Brent is now an advocate and activist for the global climate crisis and you can check him out at www.stylesbentley.com as well as in the links below. You'll be happy you did.Proud sponsors of Ladder Coffee. Check them out at laddercoffee.com and get yourself our favorite cold brew in town!For more content, exclusive opportunities and ways to join our little family, check out: www.patreon.com/liveatthelodge or just subscribe to the channel and rate the platform wherever you listen or watch. And shoot us some comments!Follow us:http://www.instagram.com/stylesbentleyhttp://www.instagram.com/howgoodsthis_podcasthttp://www.instagram.com/juliangavilaneshttp://www.instagram.com/allenstonehttp://www.instagram.com/mynameisnotsteve See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Aug 16 2021
1 hr 29 mins
EP. 52 - A Re-Cycle Around the Sun!
It’s the official year anniversary since we released our first episode! Welcome to the 52nd conversation we have somehow managed to release to the world consistently for an entire year. Thanks for being here with us! Unfortunately, (for Allen) he couldn’t make it once again. He’s traveling back from Australia after a big week of shows. He'll be back with us next week. Instead, Stevie-Baby and Julian brought their counterparts on—Laura Jawer and Stephanie Fleck. Laura tour managed for Allen a long time ago and has traveled the globe with him, slangin' merch and giving smiles! She’s also Steve’s better half. Stephanie is Julian’s platonic life-partner and roommate in NY. Also the designer and creator of a lot of Allen’s merch you see out on the road. She has her own sustainable, up-cycled, eco-conscious clothing and goods line called, "Grandmother Goods." These are best friends being best friends.Steph talks to us about making an effort to be less wasteful. Through her business and her lifestyle, she’s trying to set an example for all of us to follow. And if she’s been able to get Julian on board, she’s not putting up with your excuses. Follow her on instagram @grandmothergoods and if you happen to be in NYC, go pay her a visit at Artist and Fleas in Williamsburg or anywhere else she has her markets. Tune in and laugh along with these besties! And reach out to your friends if you haven’t done so lately. It makes a big difference. We miss you Al. See you next week.Proud sponsors of Ladder Coffee. Check them out at laddercoffee.com and get yourself our favorite cold brew in town!For more content, exclusive opportunities and ways to join our little family, check out: www.patreon.com/liveatthelodge or just subscribe to the channel and rate the platform wherever you listen or watch. And shoot us some comments!Follow us:http://www.instagram.com/grandmothergoodshttp://www.instagram.com/slowlaurishttp://www.instagram.com/howgoodsthis_podcasthttp://www.instagram.com/juliangavilaneshttp://www.instagram.com/allenstonehttp://www.instagram.com/mynameisnotsteve See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Aug 9 2021
1 hr 15 mins