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Speak N' Destroy is a podcast about all things Metallica hosted by longtime journalist Ryan J. Downey. The conversations often wander but Metallica is the anchor, the throughline between the guests. 

Downey first discovered Metallica in 1987. As a professional reporter, he's written about them extensively and had the opportunity to interview James, Kirk, Robert, and Jason (still no Lars!). 

Here's something Downey wrote about The Big 4 show in Indio. Here's a Q&A he conducted with Kirk. 

Guests on Speak N' Destroy have included M. Shadows (Avenged Sevenfold), Blasko (Ozzy Osbourne), Mark Morton (Lamb Of God), Lzzy Hale (Halestorm), Rob Halford (Judas Priest), and more. 

Speak N' Destroy is part of the PopCurse podcast network.