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Day 172 - Rolling In The Thunder with Amy Annelle

Loved getting to talk with Amy Annelle about her life and career on Dystopia Tonight. Truly a road warrior as her passion for music and performing kept her Van Lifing before Van Lifing was even a thing! She’s traversed the country performing anywhere tha...

Day 171 - From The Inside Out with Dan Dion

Dan Dion was once described by the late George Carlin as a photographer who takes a picture of you from the inside out. Which Dan has said is the greatest compliment he’s ever received. Nothing I say here can rival that so I’ll just add that having my fi...

Comedy Actor

Day 170 - A Mic, A Light And A Place To Stand with Robert Klein

An evening with Robert Klein wrapped in Dystopian foil and served to you via the internet is just what the comedy doctor ordered! Getting to digitally sit down with a legend is always a blast but with Robert it became illuminating in a way I had not expe...

Day 169 - Pandemic Pillow Talk With Summer Moore and Starr Session

Summer Moore and Star Session join us to talk about their new series Pandemic Pillow talk! "In a world where the standard method to find a suitable mate is swiping men holding dead fish, a levelheaded woman undertakes actual 'online' dating during a glob...

Comedy

Day 168 - Ukranian Comedian Sviat Zagaikevich

As comedians we’re constantly talking about or being talked about - the balls it takes for anyone to get on a stage alone for a given amount of time and try to make an audience laugh. But in Ukrainian comedian Sviat Zagaikevich’s case he and his fellow c...

Music

Day 167 - Scott Hessel

Loved having Scott Hessel on Dystopia Tonight! He’s been a drummer for the Gin Blossoms for over ten years and will continue his success with the band in their upcoming, “Last Summer on Earth” with Toad The Wet Sprocket and Barenaked Ladies! We talk hair...

Music

Day 166 - Jimmy Vivino

Jimmy Vivino was a blast to have on Dystopia Tonight! Larger than life, with great stories we covered all the basics, the joys of eating white paste, playdoh, recycling, Covid, the Beatles, the best foods to eat on the road, working with legends, his sta...

Comedy Actor

Day 165 - Melanie Chartoff

Melanie Chartoff first became famous for her comedy work on the ABC series Fridays, and in the 1990s Fox sitcom Parker Lewis Can't Lose. She voiced both Didi Pickles and Grandma Minka, Didi's mother on the Nickelodeon animated series Rugrats and All Grow...

Comedy

Day 164 - Jay Black

Jay Black is fucking hysterical and according to his wife, the most interesting man in the world for 5 minutes. However we got the pleasure of having him be both for a little over an hour on this episode of Dystopia Tonight.   Jay and I talk about the da...

Music

Day 163 - Francisco Martin

Great talk with Francisco Martin on Dystopia Tonight about his new album, life, American Idol, music, social media, art, traveling, friendship, finding yourself, dealing with anxiety, being true to who you are, his career, collaborations, dealing with th...

Music

Day 162 - Sarah Jaffe

Sarah Jaffe joins us on Dystopia Tonight and we tangent it the fuck-up! In case you don’t know who she is, which…come on guys keep up, she’s an extremely talented vocalist, singer/songwriter hailing from Denton, Texas who has worked across many musical g...

Music

Day 161 - Pick Withers

Pick Withers looks back with us on Dystopia Tonight to talk about his time spent in Italy that changed his life at 18, getting his first drum set, how his parents felt about him becoming a musician, the influence the Beatles had, his progression as a dru...

Music

Day 160 - Ladyhawke

Had a pleasure hosting the amazing New Zealand singer-songwriter @Ladyhawke! She joined us on Dystopia Tonight to talk about her new album “Time Flies”, near death experiences on the road, lockdown activities, the secret lives of orchestra musicians, her...

Music Actor

Day 159 - Shelley Fabares

Film and television legend Shelley Fabares joins us on Dystopia Tonight for a joyful conversation about life in show business, how she got started, the choice her mother gave her and her sister about acting, being shy as a child, the memories of her time...

Day 158 - Matt Nappo

Aside from being a fantastic podcast host Matt Napo has lead a wildly interesting life. He goes into it in full detail for us here as we discuss his childhood, a raid at the Disney magic shop he worked in, his Jack of all trades lifestyle that lead him i...

Actor Author

Day 157 - Wil Wheaton - Nerd Riot!

Wil Wheaton is one of the most genuine human beings I’ve had the pleasure of speaking with. Incredibly thoughtful, funny, introspective and kind we take a deep dive into his life as a childhood actor, what lead him to his new book, “Still Just A Geek” tw...

Comedy

Day 156 - Ken McGraw

Ken McGraw is not only a good friend but an actor, comedian, sketch comic, writer, and improviser, who had an incredible run with the off Broadway show “Toxic Masculinity the Musical.” Ken spent years studying Improv, sketch and characters at the Upright...

Comedy

Day 155 - Bruce Vilanch

Nine times out of ten if there’s someone you love who is funny, Bruce Vilanch made them funnier. Bruce is a two time Emmy winning comedy writer, songwriter, and actor with a four-year stint on Hollywood Squares, as a celebrity participant and head writer...

Music

Day 154 - Stewart Copeland - Remember Love!

Stewart Copeland is a talk show/podcast host’s dream. Especially when that host is newly recovering from Omicron. A natural story teller with a boundless engaging and joyful energy left me only wanting more time to talk to the legendary drummer and now 5...

Music

Day 153 - Carol Decker

Lead singer of T’Pau Carol Decker joins us to talk about her trajectory into her career as a singer songwriter and musician which lead to international success, the eventual breakup of her band, her passion for music, influences, how she handled her crea...

Comedy

Day 152 - Paul Provenza

I could honesty talk about comedy with Paul Provenza forever. He’s not just a student of it he’s an architect of the craft itself, and the appreciation of it as well as having an eye for it in the comedians he surrounds himself with and the ones that are...

Music

Day 151 - Jonn Penney

Jonn Penney was a blast to talk to about everything from his creative process over the years, how it’s evolved during the pandemic, Ned’s Atomic Dustbin, his new band SPAIRS, wanting to be an actor before a musician, raising his kids, homeschooling durin...

Astronaut

Day 150 - Chris Hadfield - ”Life is Common and Intelligent Life is Incredibly Rare”

Getting the opportunity to speak with an Astronaut is mind blowing in an of itself, but when that Astronaut is Col. Chris Hadfield, retired engineer, fighter pilot, and author who was the first Canadian to perform extravehicular activity in space, has fl...

Music

Day 149 - Noel Hogan

Incredible chat with Noel Hogan, record producer, lead guitarist and co-songwriter of the Cranberries. We talk about the semi “Jestons” level future we’re living in, the trappings of social media and sell phone culture, remembering the people who were go...