Happy New Year everyone! Matt’s kicking off 2021 with a bang as he welcomes podcasters, Nathan Brandt and Kam Konek, to the show! He chats with them about the humble beginnings of their flagship show, “The New Entertainment System Podcast,” as well as the origins of their new podcast network, “Some Good Shows.” Brandt and Konek introduce other shows on the network, including “Everything Ranked,” “The Big Three,” and “Hamburglore.” As a group, they all also discuss their love of podcasting as a medium and the communities they all hope to continue to grow in the new year.
Time for another year end wrap up! Matt wraps up 2020 by sharing some of his favorite media, moments, events, and accomplishments, as well as chatting about the incredible highs and brutal lows of this trash fire of a year. He also takes some time to thank those have made an impact on him and supported him over this past year. He also shares a huge announcement about the future of Autographs. See you in 2021 and remember… Music is life and life is good!
This week Matt welcomes writer and podcaster Jessi Hempel! Jessi talks with Matt about her podcast, Hello Monday, her upcoming memoir, The Family Outing, and the nature of working and podcasting in a pandemic. They also talk about queerness, artist growth, finding relaxation wherever you can and the future we can or cannot imagine on the other side of the pandemic.
On today’s episode, Matt welcomes podcaster, writer, musician, and close friend, Frankie Bradley-Lestrange! Together, they talk about her brand new limited-run podcast, Certain Point of Yule, which is a seasonal Christmas podcast on CertainPOV.com. They chat about why the Mass Effect franchise means so much to them and Frankie’s love of Tamora Pierce. Later, they take solace in certain comfort tv, games, and movies, and Frankie shares the origins of all her log running podcasts (Reignite, The Rob Thomas (No, Not That One) Robcast and Circle Of Friendship.)
In this episode, Matt is joined by tabletop game designer and convention coordinator Peter Petrusha!Peter talks with Matt about the development of his new game “Rest In Pieces,” and how Kickstarter was integral to getting it made. They also chat about video games from their past and present, the Indie Game Developer Network, what it’s like designing tabletop games in the indie game landscape.
On this week’s show, Matt welcomes costume designer, stage director, teacher, podcaster, and big time Disney nerd, Matty Limerick! They chat about the origins and upcoming changes to Matty’s podcast Dolewhip and Dreams. They also discuss his early life and love of theater, as well as upcoming projects and where his obsession with Disney began.
In this episode, Matt is joined by author Nova Sparks to talk about her sci-fi book trilogy the Dome. Nova talks with Matt about her upbringing, early writing, and how the pandemic has shaped her recent life. Nova also shares her process for writing the trilogy, her thoughts on expectations and being a writer in 2020. Finally, she shares a tiny sneak peak of what her next project will be about.
This week, Matt welcomes podcaster and writer Evan Ross Katz to the program! This interview – among other things – also celebrates Matt joining Evan as the new producer of his podcast, Shut Up Evan (And yes, the first two episodes of the season are available wherever you get your podcasts.) Matt chats with Evan about the origins of Evan’s podcast, his early writing career and love of fashion, his passion for reality TV, and his recent deep dive into the Survivor TV series. They make plenty of time to cover his deep and limitless love of Sarah Michelle Gellar as well.
This week Matt is joined by singer/songwriter Bright Kelly! The two talk about Bright’s band, The Great Enough, his solo work, and his live Twitch concerts. They also discuss what it’s like being a musician during a pandemic. The gents also chat about their favorite badass Kate Nyx, human connection during a time of isolation, and learning to communicate better in an all-digital age.
In this episode, Matt is joined by the delightful, fun, and charming Jason Ritter for: a chat about the phenomenon that is Gravity Falls, Jason’s role in Frozen 2, their mutual love of gaming new and old, and Jason’s work on Drunk History and Another Period. They also show some love for previous guest (and sister) Carly Ritter as well as discuss a deep dive into their quarantine music picks.