Jared has always followed the beat of his own drummer. In high school, he attended a four-year advanced math and science program, receiving all A’s, and yet decided to major in English in college. He was his class’ valedictorian, and still decided to take three and a half years off before starting college. Even though he excelled in several subjects, both in college and high school, he knows more about sports and music than anything else. And, finally, even though he loves to read the scholarly works of Dante, Homer, Franz Kafka, and William Faulkner, you can still find him on Friday nights at the local dirt tracks with a crowd of fun-loving rednecks. For better or worse, he truly is one of a kind.
A high school English teacher, Jared spends most of his free time planning and preparing for his classes. However, his love of music and speaking his mind has drawn him to the world of Internet radio. He appears on Blake Clayton’s “It Burns When I Pee” podcast, where his album reviews, essays, and comedy sketches are often featured. He is also a regular on Howard Fox’s “The Bootleg Asylum Radio Show”, where he plays Gene Siskel to Fox’s Roger Ebert when the two review new albums and bootlegs.
While he is still involved with both shows, in June of 2008, Jared felt the need to fly solo and start his own show. Since you’re just as likely to hear Hank Williams as you are Alice in Chains on his iPod, he decided to call it “The Hank in Chains Show”. Along with his own unique takes on the world at large and great music of all genres, each show will feature a different artist or album, making each episode a can’t-miss event. The show airs every Wednesday night from 9:00 to 11:00 EST on Flapdaddy.com, but listeners who miss the broadcasts, or just want to hear the broadcasts again, can download each episode right here on section86.com !