On this week’s episode, Matt is joined by actor, editor, writer, and all around creative force of nature, Kathleen Choe! Kathleen talks with Matt about her origins in film editing and acting, her recurring roleon the Netflix series Maniac, as well as her appearances on Show Me a Hero, Quantico, Younger, Broad City, Mysteries of Laura, Forever, and Delivery Man. They also chat about staying motivated in a time of quarantine and the importance of having a multitude of diverse skills in the current creative landscape.
This week Matt is joined by author, tabletop role playing enthusiast, and podcaster Pat Edwards! Pat talks with Matt about the new D&D 5th Edition campaign he wrote called The Red Opera, his novel Space Tripping, and his podcast Let’s Rewatch. The two also chat about being creative in time of pandemic, staying focused, finding inspiration, some of their favorite TV comedies, as well as the future of the Space Tripping series.
This week Matt chats with burlesque and nerdom power couple, Brettzo and America Online @aol.com! They chat with Matt about their burlesque beginnings, their favorite acts and themes for shows, the power of comedy in burlesque, as well as how they are keeping busy and artistically fulfilled in a time of quarantine.
Time for another brand new episode! This week Matt welcomes podcast, comedian, improviser, magician, writer, and mind noodler, Matt Donnelly! They talk about how they met, Matt D’s podcasts, Abracababble and Matt and Mattingly’s Ice Cream Social, as well as Matt D’s love of magic and comedy. They also chat about tour with Piff The Magic Dragon, building a live show, the origins of Matt D’s desire to mind noodle and his appearance (and job) on Penn & Teller: Fool Us.
This week Matt welcomes actor, writer, singer and internet nerd, Lisa Foiles, to the show. Lisa has a brand new fantasy/fiction book called “Ash Ridley and the Phoenix” out right now. Lisa chats with Matt about the origins of her new book, the process of writing it, getting it published, and the difficulties along the way. They also talk about her cat nemesis Kevin, creating on YouTube, returning to song writing, growing up a child actor and finding your focus to grow what you love.
This week, Matt welcomes Mike Rugnetta back to the show. The two talk about Mike’s latest adventure – the Shadowrun podcast “Fun City.” They look back on his days on YouTube and PBS Idea Channel, chat about his love of tabletop gaming, writing music, his other podcast “Reasonably Sound” and the possibility of getting back to making new videos on the internet.
In this episode, Matt welcomes back the incredible and prolific nerdcore rap legend, Mega Ran! Together they chat about Ran’s collaboration with MC Lars on their album, “The Dewey Decibel System”, the inspiration for his podcast, going from being a wrestling fan to being in the ring, playing live, creating in a time of social distancing, his latest EP “Ages Vol. 1” and finding time to enjoy pop culture without the need to always create from it.
On this week’s episode, Matt welcomes Jenn de la Vega to the show! She is a caterer, food stylist, recipe developer, and shadow runner. The two discuss how Jenn got involved with the podcast Fun City, how she got started with cooking and catering, her band The Shortsleeves, as well as the origins of Randwiches, and her book “Showdown: Comfort Food, Chili & BBQ.”
This week, Matt chats with indie pop and hip hop musician JOATA (aka Jose Oyola) and singer/songwriter Justine Grove. The duo share their respective origin stories, influences, and creative processes. They also dig into their love of genre fusion, their passion for playing live music, and their use of writing and performance to thrill audiences and fulfill themselves.
This week, Matt welcomes back the brilliant and bombastic musician and maker Kate Nyx for a chat. Their conversation spans the evolution of Kate’s music and online career, from finding her place on the internet to the burdens and bonuses of maintaining a social media presence, and why personal connection is the key to reaching a wider audience. They also love on her cat, the mighty hunter Winslow, and her incredible spouse (and previous guest), professional wrestler Ophidian the Cobra.