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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...

Comedy

Day 76 - Silky The Comedian

Paul “Silky” White is one of the most talented comics from across the pond I’ve come to know in the last year through all this pandemic insanity. Quick to improvise a song with his guitar seemingly coming out of nowhere, or if you’re a D&D fan, a bag of ...

Music

Day 75 - Camila Grey

Camila Grey is a Los Angeles based musician who is best know for being the other half of her band, Uh Huh Her and also the supergroup Summer Moon composed of Nikolai Fraiture, Stephen Perkins, and Noah Harmon! She's currently touring with Adam Lambert bu...

Comedy

Day 74 - Maz Jobrani

Maziyar Jobrani is an Iranian-American comedian and actor who is part of the "Axis of Evil" comedy group. The group appeared on a comedy special on Comedy Central. Jobrani has also appeared in numerous films, television shows, including Better Off Ted, o...

Comedy

Day 73 - Carole Montgomery

Carole Montgomery is a force of comedic nature. With over two decades in the business she’s not only a comedian, but a producer, writer and actress. With over two dozen television credits to her name, Carole Montgomery is a respected veteran of the stand...

Science

Day 72 - Dr. Susanna Harris

Susanna Harris is a science communicator and mental health advocate who earned her PhD in microbiology and immunology from Chapel Hill. More importantly she’s a great friend and conversationalist! We cover all the good stuff in this one from mental healt...

Comedy

Day 71 - Jackie Kashian

Jackie Kashian is one of those rare comedians you meet in person and go, “Holy shit, she’s just as cool and funny off stage as she is on!”   A regular opener for heavy weights like Maria Bamford and Brian Regan, she’s also appeared on HBO’s Two Dope Quee...

TikTok Star

Day 70 - Jordan The Stallion

Is Jordan The Stallion a TikTok star with over 5 million followers on the platform? YES he is. BUT he’s not your average TikTokker. He’s developed an incredibly unique delivery, combining a natural comedic timing with palpable frustration that really res...

Music Actor

Day 69 - Jeremy Clyde

Jeremy Clyde is an English actor and musician who, during the 1960s, was one-half of the folk duo Chad & Jeremy! It was awesome getting to speak with Jeremy about his friendship with his now touring buddy Peter Asher who was on the show a few weeks ago, ...

Music

Day 68 - Chris Smither

Chris Smither is an American folk/blues singer, guitarist, and songwriter whose music draws deeply from the blues, American folk music, and modern poets and philosophers. Chris was such a blast to talk to about life, his career, his influences and his lo...

Author

Day 67 - Jody Duncan

Jody Duncan has served as editor of Cinefex magazine since 1992 until they recently shut down due to covid. She is the author of 10 books covering the making of blockbuster films, including Terminator 2, Jurassic Park, Avatar, Nolan’s Batman trilogy,...

Music

Day 66 - Layne Montgomery

Layne Montgomery is the charismatic musician, singer/songwriter and frontman for his band The Great American Novel and creator of the theme song to another popular podcast Blank Check with Griffin and David! His new album with GAN, “Extremely Loud and In...