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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...

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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 ...

Comedy Actor

Day 89 - Allan Havey

Allan Havey has had a truly remarkable career. From starting out as a stand-up in 1981 to his breakout appearance on Letterman in ‘86 and soon after helming his own talk show on what was an early version of Comedy Central to an enviable acting career on ...

Actor

Day 88 - Pete Carter

Pete Carter is a Jack of all trades. One of which is having been friends with me for…Jesus…20 years? More?? He’s an incredible photographer, the best Michael Jackson impersonator on the planet, the creator of the Ghoul Master Show at Six Flags, a directo...

Comedy

Day 87 - Ritch Shydner

Ritch Shydner is the absolute best of the best. Incredibly funny, giving, and a wealth of wisdom and stories from a lifetime on the road and in show business as an actor and writer. His documentary “I Am Comic” is one of the best documentaries on comedy ...

Music

Day 86 - Konrad Wert

Konrad Wert, known as Possessed by Paul James since 2005, is an American folk singer, songwriter and musician from Lee County, Florida. His music is composed of string instruments including banjo, guitar and fiddle with roots within folk, blues and punk....

Science

Day 85 - Dr. Lawrence Krauss

Having Lawrence Krauss as a guest on Dystopia Tonight was perfect timing. We’ve been though a lot the last couple of years and the problems we had before are still staring us right in the face. However, his new book, The Physics of Climate Change, sheds ...

Artist

Day 84 - David Firth

David Firth and I have a blast talking about the olden days of the internet, animation styles, comedy, political correctness, how Salad Fingers came to be, the genius of South Park, and trying to adjust to whatever current state of the pandemic we’re cur...

Comedy

Day 83 - Shelly Goldstein

Truly a phenomenally funny human with more talent in her pinky the most of us have in our entire body. Shelly Goldstein was a great guest and she came packed with stories layered with experience wit and charm that it was impossible to not have a good...

Music

Day 82 - Kryz Reid

As the lead guitarist and backup vocalist for Third Eye Blind, Kryz Reid was a blast to talk to! Joining us from a bar in Texas where he and the rest of TEB were taking a break from recording something in studio out there for the band’s upcoming anni...

Comedy

Day 81 - Mark A. Ramirez

Mark’s one of those dudes and comics who’s comedy and point of view always leaves a lasting impression. We talk about his time growing up in the projects, his thoughts on the Chapelle special, comedy, politics, getting older, tech stuff and his new speci...

Comedy

Day 80 - Ron James

Comedian, actor and author, Ron James was a blast to have on the show. Packed with stories from the road, his time at second city, befriending Mike Myers, leaving Canada and moving to LA, odd jobs in between acting gigs when he started out, his own talk ...

Comedy

Day 79 - Charles Fleischer

Charles Fleischer pushes the term “renaissance man” to it’s limits by being an amazing comedian, actor, writer, musician, artist, inventor, and creator of MoLeeds! Best known as the voice of Roger Rabbit, Charles and I discuss his early days as a stand-u...

Music

Day 78 - Roses and Revolutions

Hailing from Rochester NY, the Roses and Revolutions duo Alyssa Coco and Matt Merritt join us to talk about their incredible upcoming EP, Midnight Monsters, which is the latest of two they’ve released during the pandemic. We also talk horror movies, the ...

Comedy Science

Day 77 - Emily Mu

Emily Mu is a comedian and MIT PhD candidate in computer science as well as a world traveler based out of Boston MA. We had a blast with her on the show and cover her comedy career, type A personalities, world ending optimism, fake marriages, and the cre...