His show, Radio Deadly with Michale Graves, is described as “an unconventional talk show that fuses patriotic politics with punk rock set in a format that calls back to the classic days of talk/music radio.”
Speaking to the Gateway Pundit, Graves said that he is trying to create a variety show, bringing together culture and intellectual discussions about the things that matter.
“I’m trying to make it like a variety show, where we mix intellectual thought and conversation with interesting guests, and my music and the things that I’m doing,” Graves said. “I’m trying to take the art, music and culture and add an intellectual side to it.”
Graves explained that he is also trying to add in comedy and humor with a hilarious woke-puppet named “Grimple Graves” that lectures the musician for his problematic wrongthink.
“I’m trying to bring a sense of comedy to the show. I really think that it’s important, as we go through what we’re going through, that we remember to laugh and create things that make us laugh and smile,” Graves explained. The left, he noted, don’t appear to be able to have any fun anymore. “I don’t think they’re able to smile. Their faces don’t even do it anymore,” he said.
Though the show was originally launched about a decade ago, it has a new home on Censored.TV, the home of many deplatformed personalities from the right including Gavin McInnes, Milo Yiannopoulos, and Jim Goad. He is often joined by the show’s producer, film director, journalist, and frequent guest on “Friday Night’s All Right;” Pawl Bazile, as well as Graves’s manager, army vet, and co-host of “the Michale Graves Show” on YouTube; Arturo Santaella.
Topics range from current events, politics, and music — to his Christian faith and serious spiritual matters.
For the music fans, Graves also frequently performs original music and favorites from his extensive catalogue. He is often joined by other artists for wide-ranging and fascinating discussions.
While discussing how the punk scene has been pretty bad on free speech and the things that once made it so great, the iconic singer said that he believes it is because there is a lack of faith in the community.
“One of the reasons, I think, that there’s not a lot of people with the courage to stand up is because there’s a lack of spirituality, there’s a lack of faith, and there’s a lack of people that know Christ and know God,” he explained. “Most of the industry is in love with the world. They don’t want to say or do anything that would cause anybody to say anything bad about them. God forbid they lose money or take any sort of hit that will mess up what they have going, even if it means they would be doing the right thing. It’s sad.”
“Not me,” he added. “I’ll lose it all if I have to.”
Graves, despite being a punk legend, is facing severe backlash for agreeing to be a witness for the defense for Proud Boys who are being charged over the January 6 Capitol protest.
The influential musician maintains that there was no plan for an insurrection, and that members of the Proud Boys who were at a Latinos for Trump event that he went to had asked him to perform at a party later that day. Hardly sounding like people who were gearing up to go try and topple the government.
According to his bio, “Graves kicked in the door of the music scene in 1995, wearing his trademark skull face paint, with a new take on the music he helped transform a punk band with a mythical reputation into a modern standout, performing nightly in front of packed areas and festivals. The videos for his songs ‘Dig Up Her Bones’ and ‘Scream” directed by master of horror George A. Romero have been viewed over 30 million times. Michale appeared in Romero’s film Bruiser performing “Fiend Without a Face” which was also written by Graves specifically for the film.”
“After recording two albums with the Misfits, ‘American Psycho’ with Geffen Records and “Famous Monsters” with Roadrunner Records, as well as touring the world to meet millions of fans, Graves quit the band to blaze his own path. Michale steadily built a reputation as the working-man’s punk rocker. He reintroduced himself to the scene with non-stop touring around the country before taking his new act worldwide.”
This isn’t Graves’ first time wading into politics, though it may be the first time people have tried to cancel him for it. In the mid-2000s he launched ConservativePunk.com where he attempted to introduce people to the importance of individual liberty. He was also outspoken about defending the police and military, having severed in the US Marines himself.
His podcast can be found on Censored.TV every Thursday — and you can get a subscription discount with the promo code GRAVES.