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Day 148 - Mike Binder

Mike Binder is literally decades of funny and comedy history packed into one person. He’s written, directed, and acted in hits like Reign Over Me with Adam Sandler and Don Cheadle and the Upside of Anger with Kevin Costner and Joan Allen, not to mention ...

Music

Day 147 - Glen Phillips

It was an absolute pleasure getting to speak with Glen Phillips, lead singer and songwriter for Toad The Wet Sprocket. He joins us on Dystopia Tonight for a very enlightening conversation about life, music, art, the human spirit, getting through lockdown...

Actor

Day 146 - Michael Christopher

Michael Christopher is a voice actor and musician who joins us to talk about his career, a reset during Covid, his passion for music and voice acting, and one of our favorite topics - the supernatural! Enjoy!

Music

Day 145 - Sean Rowe

Sean Rowe was an absolute blast to have on Dystopia Tonight. We talked about his latest album release, going on survival walks, the thing we will and won’t eat based on texture, his passion for music growing up, ditching a social media presence, his song...

Comedy Actor

Day 144 - Billy West ”A More Successful Cat”

It was an honor hosting Billy West on Dystopia Tonight. So much of what he’s done has not only been apart of my childhood but all of our childhoods and to get to spend some time with the man behind the characters was a true joy. We talked the return of F...

Comedy Actor

Day 143 - Gary Kroeger

Gary Kroeger came out of the gate running in this episode of Dystopia Tonight and we loved every minute of it! We talk progressive politics, democrats, republicans, and the rest of us caught in between, covid, his days on SNL, his passions growing up, wh...

Music

Day 142 - Chris Difford

Good talk with Chris Difford on what inspired him through lockdown, his early days with Squeeze, his music writing process, being unabashedly British, producing new music and the chance to talk with other music legends on his podcast. Enjoy!

Music

Day 141 - Ricky Byrd - You Live, You Die, and Every Once And A While You Get A Sandwich

There’s no question that Ricky Byrd’s had an amazing music career. Touring with Joan Jet and the Blackhearts and giving a hilarious induction speech at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to recount a few stories from this show, but if you had told me he had ...

Author Podcaster Politics

Day 140 - Lee Papa AKA The Rude Pundit

There’s nowhere to hide from the Rude Pundit! In the tradition of Abbie Hoffman, Bill Hicks, and Bill Maher, from the depths of the left side of the blogosphere, the Rude Pundit steps forth to defend the right to be liberal, to be sexually suspect, to be...

Music

Day 139 - Al Pitrelli

Al Pitrelli returns and lays down some wisdom from his rock star rebel beginnings as a kid growing up in Long Island (which he stresses, birthed some of the best names in Rock and Roll) his time spent touring with Alice Cooper, Asia, Savatage, Joe Lynn T...

Comedy Actor

Day 138 - Dave Thomas

Legendary Comedian, Actor, Writer and Author Dave Thomas joins us on Dystopia Tonight as we discuss the state of comedy today, our favorite talk show hosts, his time with SCTV, The New Show with Lorne Michaels, picking a fight with Johnny Carson over Bob...

Politics

Day 137 - Geopolitical Analyst Michael Hilliard

Geopolitical analyst, former conflict journalist and host of the wildly popular The Red Line Podcast, Michael Hilliard joined us yesterday to talk about the ongoing invasion of Ukraine by Vladimir Putin. We also talk about a few brushes with death he’s h...

Artist

Day 136 - The Triumphant Return of John Romita Jr.

John Romita Jr. is back!! Just like he promised he would be, and on the heels of his upcoming run of Marvel’s Amazing Spider-Man! We talk about the cliff-hanger he left us with from the last episode, the new villain he’s excited to be drawing in ASM, his...

Actor

Day 135 - Dining Out with Austin Pendleton

Great talk with the legendary Austin Pendleton! Actor, playwright, theatre director, and instructor, who currently due to the pandemic still teaches his courses over zoom joins Dystopia Tonight to chat about his long and varied career in show business. W...

Music

Day 134 - Danny O’Keefe

I had the great pleasure of speaking to one of my favorite American Folk singers, Danny O’Keefe about his new album Looking Glass & The Dreamers, his long career in music, his number one hit and a personal favorite of mine, Good Time Charlie’s Got The Bl...

Music

Day 133 - Rhett Miller Fills The Void

Singer, songwriter Rhett Miller was a blast to have on Dystopia Tonight! We talk cruise gigs, Asbury Park, quitting smoking, missing out on Bruce Springsteen, his early influences, filling the void, house fraus at pizza deliveries, lynch mob moms, loving...

Music

Day 132 - Dale Bozzio - Everything’s Frozen from The Computer to The Popes

I knew Dale Bozzio was an incredible performer, sing, dresser, toured with Zappa, and had an incredible life with amazing stories to tell - but I had no idea she’d be so funny telling it. This episode goes in the books as one of my all time favorites. Jo...

Music

Day 131 - The Begetten and Begotten Of Joey Molland

Joey Molland was a joy to talk to! We talk about how he wound up in Minnesota, his time touring with Badfinger, his days as a young guitarist, his passion for music, love for the Beatles, the British Invasion, songwriting and collaboration, how music has...

Comedy

Day 130 - Chris Titus

Chris Titus was an absolute blast to have on the show. We went from 0 to 100 from the get go and covered everything from his new, almost zen like perception on life minus some justifiable road rage, relationships, the pandemic, Spotify, Joe Rogan, comedi...

Music

Day 129 - Baja Blasting with Haley

Haley McCallum, professionally known as Haley and formerly Haley Bonar, is a Canadian-born American singer and songwriter who was raised in Rapid City, South Dakota. She has lived in Duluth and currently St. Paul, Minnesota. We talk about her living in M...

Music

Day 128 - Emily Grove

Emily Grove is a close friend and wildly talented singer-songwriter, and musician who is a prominent fixture in the New Jersey music scene, playing in well known venues such as The Saint and Stone Pony as well as touring the US and UK performing with Gle...

Music

Day 128 - Colin Hay - Ponies, Pianos, and Bear Jokes

I’ve been a Colin Hay fan since I was a kid, so getting to talk to him on Dystopia Tonight and finding out he’s just as funny, kind and humble was just an added bonus to loving his work. We talk performing with Ringo in his all star band tour, growing up...

Author

Day 126 - Haley McGee

Had a blast having Haley McGee on to talk about her new book “The Ex-Boyfriend Yard Sale,” relationships, acting, comedy, dating, marriage, and more! Enjoy! HALEY McGEE is an actor and writer who was born and raised in Kitchener-Waterloo. She received he...

Comedy

Day 125 - Subhah Agarwal - Southern I Love Yous, Hot Dog Auditions, and Knockout Manifestos

Subhah Agarwal is one of the funniest comics working right now and it was a blast to have her on #DystopiaTonight! We pretty much run the gamut on everything from medical advice flung around by Joe Rogan, to her time on the Jim Jeffries show, discoveri...