Kevin Steel and Kevin Michael Grace are two underemployed journalists who have spent thousands of hours on the telephone talking about the news. Complaining, mostly, about how the news media no longer delights in asking questions but instead is content to rewrite government press releases. One Friday evening, one of the two Kevins quoted Hunter S Thompson’s famous imperative, “When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.” In other words, “Let’s do a podcast!” The rest is history.
What is the subject of this weekly podcast? Life in all its infinite majesty. Actually, more like whatever has interested us this week. Which could be anything: politics, the media, music, books, television, the Internet, sexuality, technology, economics and sports. In other words, the way we live now.
Originally, our podcast was titled From Under the Rubble. We borrowed this name from a 1974 essay collection by Alexander Solzhenitsyn and others. The rubble from under which Solzhenitsyn et al wished to emerge was Soviet Communism. The rubble from which KS and KMG wish to emerge is that of blue-haired, ring-nosed SJWs instructing the rest of us on how to live. In other words, modernism.
With Episode 9, the show was retitled 2Kevins with Grace & Steel.