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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...

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 ...