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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 ...

Day 185 - Nikita Crump and Billie Webb

Nikita Crump and Billie Webb are best friends, content creators, TikTok stars and soon to be reality stars who just so happen to live in their cars. Dare I say more successfully than most people might live in a house or an apartment. Aside from a myriad ...

Day 184 - Knowing Your Schiff with Mark Schiff

Absolutely loved having Mark Schiff on Dystopia Tonight! He’s got an amazing podcast called - @You Don't Know Schiff so getting him to take the time to chat with us about his amazing career was great. His book “I killed” which he penned with another gues...

Day 183 - Lobster Party with Angel Yau

Angel and I both started our comedy careers at the same time which probably makes her one of my oldest friends in comedy. I love getting to chat with her because no matter how much time has gone by since we've seen each other we pick right up from wherev...

Music

Day 182 - The Harpoonist and The Axe Murderer

The Harpoonist and The Axe Murderer joined me on Dystopia Tonight to talk about their experiences touring, meeting some heroes, their humble beginnings, going solo, their new album and pretty much any and all tangents that we could have gone on were take...

Day 181 - SCOUT

I could legitimately talk to Lea Emmery (SCOUT) all day long. One of the easiest conversations I've had to date with one of my favorite singer/songwriters. I think I may have told her more than once how much I love her former band Kid Wave, so we obvious...

Comedy Actor

Day 180 - Richard Chassler

Richard Chassler is an actor, comedian, and writer who’s worked with the best of’em and has stories for days as his career and talent has allowed him to traverse through almost every facet of show business. We talk about his passion for stand-up, his beg...

Day 179 - Dave Alvin

Dave Alvin’s got a career the spans over 5 decades . I’m thrilled Dystopia Tonight got to be a pit stop within his ever expanding, legendary career. His new book comes out in September, and I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy. We talk about his start ...

Day 178 - Beth Broderick

Beth Broderick is one of those celebrities who, if you’re lucky enough to have her as a guest on your show you’re going to be flooded with messages saying how much they loved her growing up on Sabrina The Teenage Witch as everyone’s beloved aunt Zel...

Music

Day 177 - Quantifying The Mysteries of Life with John Doe

Man, having John Doe on Dystopia Tonight was a fucking blast. We covered just about everything from his incredible and varied career, his new album, touring, quantifying the mysteries of life, what people were fucking to in the 30s, hanging with John Wat...

Day 176 - Tom Dreesen ”Leaving The Neighborhood”

Tom Dreesen is a living legend in comedy and entertainment. Opening for Sinatra and being one of the few individuals to actually get close enough to call him a friend and father figure is extraordinary enough but Tom’s career expands beyond that. Opening...

Day 175 - Jamie Kennedy

Jamie Kennedy was a blast to talk to on Dystopia Tonight! It’s always a good time when another comedian who has also got a killer podcast (“Hate To Break it to Ya with Jamie Kennedy”) comes to hang out and shoot the shit for a bit. We do a deep dive into...

Day 174 - Knock Knock Give A Sock with Adina Lichtman

Adina Lichtman is a young philanthropist and founder of the non-profit Knock Knock Give A Sock (KKGS). Adina’s goal is to reimagine the concept of “charity” and how members of a community care for one another. Rather than simply seeking donations, which ...

Day 173 - Bill Persky

Legendary Emmy Award Winning television writer, director and producer Bill Persky climbs out of the world behind the golden age of television to talk to us on Dystopia Tonight about his beginnings as a comedy writer for comedians with his writing partner...