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 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.
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.
This week Matt welcomes emcee, singer, dancer, actor, writer, and director Abe Goldfarb! The two chat about Abe’s time with Beetlejuice The Musical, his directorial debut with The Horror At Gallery Kay, as well as how he got his start in the business of show. They also discuss the plethora of voice acting gigs Abe’s had, ranging from Pathfinder: Kingmaker to Pokémon to Boy Girl Dog Cat Mouse Cheese, and more.
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.
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.