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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...

Music

Day 100 - Trans Siberian Orchestra‘s Al Pitrelli and Chris Caffery

On Dystopia Tonight’s 100th episode we’re celebrating the Holiday Season with Trans Siberian Orchestra’s Chris Caffery and Al Pitrelli!!! These two rock legends were a blast to talk to and we can’t thank them enough for being on the final show or first s...

Science Health TikTok Star Author

Day 99 - Dr. Edward Hallowell

Dr. Edward Hallowell is an American psychiatrist, speaker, New York Times best-selling author and podcast host. He specializes in ADHD and is the founder of the Hallowell ADHD Centers. Hallowell is the author of 20 books, including the Distraction series...

Music

Day 98 - Clara Waidley

I stumbled upon Clara’s live stream on TikTok a few months back and absolutely loved what she was doing. Her lyrics and vocals have a lot of heart and well…she also has a song called New Jersey so there’s a good to fair chance that got me too. We talk ab...

Music

Day 97 - Queeny King

Loved getting to chat with Queeny King about her new album, her influences, finding love with Elijah Blue, finding a present for Cher, her time spent in the Children of God Cult, playing at San Quentin, and more! Enjoy!!   Queeny King’s new album can be ...

Comedy Actor

Day 96 - Jonathan Stark

Incredible time talking to Jonathan Stark on Dystopia Tonight! Had the pleasure of seeing him perform improv at the Fanatic Salon when I first moved out to LA and was in awe then. We talk about his beginnings as an actor, and his trajectory from improv t...

Comedy Actor

Day 95 - Jeff Altman

Jeff Altman was a genuine blast to have on the show! We talk about his friendship with Letterman, appearing on Late Night a combined 45 times, his numerous acting roles in movies and television such as Dr. Gene Splicer in Tiny Toon Adventures, Professor ...

Comedy Actor

Day 94 - Marsha Warfield

Best known for her 1986–92 role of Roz Russell on the Top 10 rated NBC sitcom Night Court, and as a prominent voice in stand-up comedy, breaking out in the early 80s with the likes of Richard Pryor, Robin Williams, Paul Mooney, and Elaine Boosler, we wer...

Music

Day 93 - Mike Cosgrove

What a fucking blast Mike Cosgrove is. Great stories about his early days with his band Alien Ant Farm, his beginnings as a young drummer and his passion for it over other instruments, surviving and coping with the accident his band suffered while tourin...

Comedy Actor

Day 92 - Diallo Riddle

Diallo Riddle is the creator of the show South Side on HBOMAX (https://www.hbomax.com/series/urn:hbo:series:GYEaaAgS0AV9_ZwEAAAAC) is newly in its second season and it’s already the best thing you could be streaming right now on any streaming service. In...

Actor

Day 91 - Ernie Hudson - The Longevity of Ghost Bustin’

Actor, Ghostbuster, and all around great guy Ernie Hudson joins us on Dystopia for an amazing conversation about his life in entertainment, being a father, dabbling in Standup, the appeal and resurgence of everything 80s, acting opposite his son on Oz, h...

Actor Podcaster

Day 90 - Ming Chen

TAKE HEED TRUE BELIEVERS!! The man, the myth, the legend, Ming Chen joined us on Dystopia and we had a fuuucckkking blast nerding out about all things comics, movies, conventions, cosplay superheroes, podcasting and more! We rarely get to talk this much ...