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Comedy Author Journalist

Day 124 - Richard Zoglin

Richard Zoglin is a journalist and author of 3 best selling books, HOPE: Entertain of the Century, Elvis in Vegas, and my personal favorite Comedy At The Edge: How Stand-up in the 1970s Changed America. We go in depth about the comedy boom in the 70s, hi...

Comedy

Day 123 - Stealing Cadbury Eggs with Jessica Misra

Jessica Misra is not only a great comic and friend, but she’s one of those people who makes you feel funnier just by being in their presence. We had a blast having her on the show and the conversation was so effortless we covered all the bases, from dati...

Music

Day 122 - Jake Clemons | Hot Cross Buns and The Fountain of Youth That is Rock And Roll

Jake Clemons joins us and goes deep into his life from growing up in a musical family, learning along the way not to have fear. From a Clarence Clemons Tribute and what it is like to fill his position with Bruce Springsteen and The E-street Band. Some in...

Music

Day 121 - Brian Fallon

Brian Fallon is the lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist, and main lyricist of the rock band The Gaslight Anthem! Currently he’s got a brand new solo album titled “Night Divine” inspired by the hymns his mother used to sing when he was growing up. We cover a ...

Music

Day 120 - S - X Can Feel It Coming In The Air on Dystopia Tonight

Getting to talk to S - X on the advent of his new album and at a time where he feels like he’s experiencing a rebirth of creativity and a burst of positivity and confidence for what’s ahead made this episode really special. Had the pleasure of listening ...

Music

Day 119 - Jesse Colin Young

Lead singer of the Youngbloods, Jesse Colin Young’s journey into music is fascinating and his new single and music video, “Trouble” which features his daughter, Jazzie Young celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Harold and Maude. Their rendition of Yusuf Is...

Music

Day 118 -Mike Appel

Mike Appel is an American music industry manager and record producer, best known for his role in both capacities in the early career of Bruce Springsteen. We talk about his start in music in his own band as well as a song writer for the Partridge Family,...

Artist

Day 117 - Tim Jacobus

Tim Jacobus’ art is probably the most well known in the world and a part of every child’s youth if not their nightmares. As the artist for the Goosebumps series there isn’t a piece of cover art that won’t be imbedded in our brains until the end of time. ...

Music

Day 116 - Dion

The wanderer himself, DION joins us for an in-depth free form conversation on his collaborative new album “Stoping Grounds” (found here: https://diondimucci.com/streaming/stompingground/ ) his life before, and during his on going and evolving career in m...

Music

Day 115 - Eddie Berman

Eddie Berman is a singer songwriter from Portland Oregon, who’s new album release this Friday titled Broken English (which can be purchased here: https://linktr.ee/_eddieberman) is a true reflection of the times we’re all currently living in. We have a b...

Music

Day 114 - Jon Stancer

The past two years have been existentially unsettling, to say the least. The onslaught of the pandemic, the polarizing presidency of Trump, and the battle for Black lives have begged some serious questions and have forced us to re-examine ourselves, and ...

Comedy

Day 113 - Colin Mochrie Makes Love To Aliens

Colin Mochrie Is one of the most recognizable faces in Improv. Growing up watching the cast of Whose Line was an education in comedy and having Colin on the show was like catching up with that one professor whose brain you weren’t done picking yet. Just ...

TikTok Star Spy

Day 112 - Maria Comstock and Agent Buttercup

Maria Comstock and her dad, a retired United States Spy, AKA “Agent Buttercup” blew our collective minds on this episode of Dystopia Tonight. After finding out her dad was a spy she started making the now wildly popular TikToks titled “Asking A Retired S...

Comedy Actor

Day 111 - Dustin Chafin

Dustin Chafin and I are not sure where we met but we know it was probably someplace shitty and that’s all that matters. We talk about his patch into comedy, paving his way through NY by running sought after comedy shows early in his career, his move to L...

Comedy

Day 110 - Mike Lawrence

Mike Lawrence is one of my favorite comedians and not just because we both have the same collection of Marvel action figures…(ok that’s a large part of it) but because he’s always embraced and managed to merge his nerdy side and comedy side together. Bas...

Comedy

Day 109 - Linda Smith

Linda’s not only been with me from the very beginning of my career as a teacher but she’s also been there as a friend. It was a blast catching up with her and talking about her life and career and her love for comedy. Enjoy!   Linda Smith was born and ra...

Music

Day 108 - The Spacing Effect

These guys were a blast to talk to! Both of their new Albums were Mastered by Max Norman who Produced Ozzy Osbourne, Y&T, Megadeath and many more! Max Norman quotes “There are some Brilliant Parts” in regard to the new album. The band is Scotty Bussey an...

Music

Day 107 - Stevie Van Zandt: Surfboard Fumes, Long Hair and Misfit Friendships

Landing a rock legend like Stevie Van Zandt right before the holidays was a thrill. Stevie was Extremely affable, hilarious and fun to talk to. We talk the optimism of Rock and Roll, his resilience to keep pushing forward through some extremely tough tim...

Science

Day 106 - Omicron lands on Plymouth Rock. Dr. Heather M. Butts maps out the long road ahead. I run out of root beer.

We’re back from holiday hiatus and just in time for another covid variant and the 2 year covid pandemic anniversary with Dr. Heather M Butts to give us the full and accurate peer reviewed scoop on what’s really going on with the virus. This episode is pa...

Music

Day 105 - Stevie Dacanay

Buckcherry is the last true touring rock and roll band and Stevie D knows it to be true. We had a blast having him on to talk about his life, their new album Hellbound, his start as a musician, what he’s been binging, Marvel movies, the state of Rock and...

Music

Day 104 - Steve Cropper

Steven Cropper, sometimes known as "The Colonel", is an American guitarist, songwriter and record producer. He is the guitarist of the Stax Records house band, Booker T. & the M.G.'s, which backed artists such as Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Carla Thomas, R...

Science

Day 103 - Dr. Richard Firth

Had the pleasure of being on another podcast with Dr. Firth a few months back and after finally getting to read his book “A Human History of Emotion” having him on Dystopia was a must! Incredibly thoughtful and funny with an ability to communicate what h...

Comedy Actor

Day 102 - Tommy Taylor Jr.

Amazing comic and great friend of the show, Tommy Taylor Jr. joins us hot off the heels of his standing ovation worthy Dry Bar Comedy special out of Utah! Hailing from DC and crushing it in commercials, dating shows, HBO and his own long running live mon...

Comedy Actor

Day 101 - Jane Morris & Jeff Michalski

Getting either Jane or Jeff on individually would have been incredible (and will eventually have to be done) but to get them both on at the same time was an unbelievable treat and a fascinating trip through their history in comedy/improv and the acting w...