Ep. #162 – Kam Konek and Nathan Brandt

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.

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Ep. #160 – Feat. Jessi Hempel

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.

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Ep. #159 – Feat. Frankie Bradley-Lestrange

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.)

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Ep. #157 – Feat. Matty Limerick

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.

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Ep. #155 – Feat. Evan Ross Katz

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.

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Ep. #151 – Feat. Diana Gaeta

Time for a new episode of Autographs! This week Matt chats with writer, podcaster, professional DM, and TTRPG lover, Diana Gaeta! The two chat about Diana’s tabletop gaming origins, her 5e setting guide Neverland – The Impossible Island, and her podcast Femsplained. They also talk about her endless love of Peter Pan, Dragon Age, and home brewed modules for D&D.

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Ep. #148 – Feat. Pat Edwards

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.

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Ep. #146 – Feat. Matt Donnelly

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.

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Ep. #144 – The Return Of Mike Rugnetta

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.

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Ep. #137 – Feat. Case Aiken

In this episode, Matt welcomes podcaster, actor and writer, Case Aiken. The two chat about the Certain POV podcast network and how Case first got involved with them, Case’s love of pop culture, his roots in theater, and his unabashed love of Superman. The two also talk about the growth of podcasting, their plans for the future and why they both love this medium so much.

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