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Day 209 - A Post Imagine Dragons World with RETROFILE

I really couldn't ask for better guests than the guys from Retrofile. Had some great conversations about the music and comedy industry and the joys and struggles of being an artist. Great guys and amazing music. Enjoy this one and check out their st...

Day 208 -Grabbing Joy Where You Can Find It with Leighann Lord

Leighann Lord is one of the funniest comedians working today, and someone I’ve admired as a comic and a friend since we met when I was only a few years into my career in comedy.   We cover our mutual nerdiness for all things sci-fi and tech, comedy h...

Day 207 - Crashing Both Parties with Jessica Burbank

Jessica Burbank is more than just a rising social media personality in that she actually cares about the topics she covers. It's not just about going viral, but getting a message out in an effort to connect with people and make real change in a world...

Day 206 - Public Health Expert Heather M. Butts

A new variant is on the rise and we decided to check in with our favorite, resident public health expert, Heather! We also do a deep dive into the country’s current mental health crisis. Enjoy!   Heather Butts is the founder of L.E.A.R.N for Life Con...

Day 205 - The Necessity of Self Belief w Steven Page

Having Steven Page on Dystopia Tonight was a genuine highlight of my year. Been a huge fan for a long time and getting to talk with him about his new album, his experiences in the music industry, creative process, his time with Barenaked Ladies, how ...

Day 204 - Spooky Season lives on with LVCRFT!

For those of us that know SPOOKY season never ends this episode is for you. LVCRFT was one of my favorite episodes and guests and we had a blast talking everything from their expansive careers doing what they love, to our favorite horror films, weird...

Day 203 - Dr. Beth Delery: 80% Coffee 20% Functional Human Being

Dr. Elizabeth Delery and I became friends online over the pandemic over shared science articles, anxieties, ADHD tendencies, general silliness, music, and me nagging her 24/7 about her expertise as a neuro-immunologist. So basically that’s what we discus...

Day 202 - Kris Perry - Executive Director of Children and Screens

I truly love guests like Kris Perry. Not that I’m picking favorites here but when you get the chance to speak with someone who’s as wildly intelligent and as passionate about a subject as Kris is you jump at the opportunity to have them on your show. I m...

Day 201 - Jonathan Katz - The Dr. is REAL in.

Dr Katz joins us on Dystopia Tonight for one of my favorite eps of the year as he truly makes himself at home in the world of Dystopia. Answering questions that were never asked, getting us to admit to things we shouldn’t, contemplating the uncomtemplate...

Day 200 - Rita Rudner - ”Adding Something Pink”

As if it would come as as some sort of surprise, we had an absolute blast with Rita Rudner on Dystopia Tonight! Hilarious, charming, and chock full of amazing stories which she shares from her new book that can be found here https://www.ritarudner.com/  ...

Day 199 - Maurice LaMarche and The Healing Art Of Laughter

Maurice LaMarche joins us on Dystopia tonight to discuss his beginning as a stand-up comic, opening for Rodney Dangerfield on the road, his early influences, The Comedy Store, YukYuks, his thoughts on the ever changing comedy scene, how he dealt with the...

Day 198 - Mel Draisey

Mel Draisey joins us on Dystopia Tonight from across the pond to talk about her incredible career in music, her unique style of improvisational performing, entertaining folks in the hospital who are going through a wide range of afflictions, her time wit...

Day 197 - Social Autopsy with Christian Finnegan

Christian Finnegan is one of my favorite comics and always a blast to talk to. He’s got an incredible comedy special out on Amazon Prime called “Show Your Work.” We cover everything here from his humble beginnings in comedy, crafting new material, the tr...

Day 196 - Natalya Kay - In A Fiddlers’ House All Are Dancers

Natalya Kay joins us on Dystopia tonight for her very first podcast! She’s an extremely talented musician and vocalist who is currently touring with the Irish rock band Gaelic Storm as their resident Fiddler. We discuss her influences in music, what brou...

Day 195 - Dan Pasternack - The World’s Youngest Old Jew

Dan Pasternack, wildly successful producer, comedy writer, stand-up, comedy historian, documentarian and interviewer, joins us on Dystopia Tonight and comes fully loaded with stories of opening for George Carlin, befriending and working with Mel Blanc, M...

Day 194 - The Return of Frank Turner - Almost 50 States

Frank Turner Returns to Dystopia Tonight to talk his 50 state tour, the struggles of coming out of covid, we have some fun with Skymall, Frank gives us his thoughts on the Star Wars Franchise, IHOP, Waffle House and Stranger Things. We also talk about hi...

Day 193 - Accommodating The ”No” with Tal Bachman

Had a truly amazing conversation with Tal Bachman. We got to dig into his musical past and upbringing with his father, Randy Bachman of The Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive, his trepidation towards entering into the music business, touring, being a...

Day 192 - Ed Sheeran’s A Dick w/ Alec Chambers

Alec Chambers joins us for a great conversation about his rising TikTok stardom, playing Family Feud live with his fans, and of course his rising new single “Ed Sheeran’s a Dick” which we get into in full detail as well as some deep talks about anxiety, ...

Day 191 - Jo(h)n The Double w/ Jonathan Russel of The Head And The Heart

Jonathan Russell, lead singer of The Head And The Heart joins me on Dystopia Tonight to talk about the ups and downs of the music industry, how not being able to tour during the pandemic fundamentally changed his perspective, sacrificing family for drive...

Day 190 - Michael Bonfiglio - George Carlin’s American Dream

Had an absolute blast talking to Michael Bonfiglio on this episode of Dystopia Tonight! We talked about his creative beginnings, what drove him into film making, his passion for storytelling and how he chooses to look at his subjects to make an honest st...

Day 189 - Graham Parker ”A Fabulous Bump for a Number of Years”

The man the myth the legend, Graham Parker joins us on Dystopia Tonight to talk about Humans Are The Mutant Virus, the re-release of Another Grey Area, the current but unfortunate relevance of his controversial women’s rights song “Coat Hangers” the curr...

Day 188 - Being The King of ”Not Cool” with Melvin George

Melvin George is one of the nicest, funniest, most professional comedians I ever had the pleasure of working with as a young comic. As he says on Dystopia Tonight he’s all about energy. He’ll click with you if you’re energy is good. And we clicked! But I...

Day 187 - Principles of the Universe with Devo’s Jerry Casale

Devo’s Jerry Casale joins us on Dystopia Tonight and we break down the principles of the universe, the devolution of mankind, what David Bowie stole and made better, an homage vs a ripoff, advertising, the state of the music industry today, church of the...

Day 186 - Dominic Holland

It’s not everyday you get to talk to Spider-Man’s dad, who is an accomplished writer with 6 books under his belt (His new one Made in England can be found here https://tinyurl.com/Buy-This-Book-ok) and a renowned stand-up comic for over 3 decades in the ...