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Channel and Psychic Nora Herold ( sits down with Matt and they have an in depth conversation on what it means to be a channel.

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Neil Steinberg - Author, Columnist Journalist

June 2nd, 2017


Neil sits down with Matt to talk about his recent book, Out of the Wreck I Rise: A Literary Companion to Recovery. Neil talks about addiction, literature and the splendor of Chicago.

Duncan Trussell - Kick Over the Ant Hill

May 17th, 2017


Like all conversations with Duncan Trussell this one is filled with spiritualism, metaphysics, truth, the universe and who we are. Dwyer and Duncan have been a little out of touch and catch up discussing our various …

Will Weldon - Comedian

May 11th, 2017


Comedian Will Weldon joins Dwyer in a hilarious and interesting chat on what they’ve eaten when broke, how everyone needs to start joking on Facebook …

Ken Vandermark - Jazz Musician and Composer

April 26th, 2017


MacArthur Genius Award winning Jazz musician Ken Vandermark joins Dwyer in an inspiring and captivating discussion about the artform of the album, didacticism in art, and how he learned he was winning the MacCarthur …

Rick Thomas - The Rick Blog

April 15th, 2017


Writer/Performer Rick Thomas joins Dwyer in a chat about how Presidents shouldn’t make decisions based on emotion, how Robert Mercer owns the …

Corey & Courtney - Roadtrippers

April 7th, 2017


From Feral Audio, We Should Have A Podcast's Corey & Courtney join Dwyer in a conversation about their road trip to the Women’s March. We talk …

Riley Silverman - Comedian

March 30th, 2017


Matt sits down with comedian Riley Silverman to discuss, rediscovering her comedic voice as a transgender person, the state of comedy post 45 taking office, and the sudden jump to the right our country took.

Judy Gumbo - Yippie Girl

March 14th, 2017


Matt sits down with 60s Yippie legend Judy Gumbo for a fantastic and eye opening conversation about remaining skeptical in a dark time, the importance of humor in protest and how we must look at history to understand …

Ilhan Cagri - Muslim Public Affairs Council

March 9th, 2017


From the Muslim Public Affairs Council, Ilhan Cagri joins Dwyer in a conversation about, how the Muslim Ban is traumatizing for all Americans, the misconceptions of the Muslim religion and how to get beyond the hatred.

Shira Piven - Film Director

March 1st, 2017


Director of the 'Welcome To Me' joins Dwyer in a conversation about our democracy under siege, upholding a healthy rage, how the 45th presidency is …

Doug Mesner - Founder of The Satanic Temple and Anti-Theocracy Activist

February 22nd, 2017


Doug Mesner joins Conversations for the fourth time and it is once it’s a riveting conversation. Doug speaks about fighting theocracy, when Republicans talk about religious rights they are only speaking about …

Linda Tirado - Author, Journalist, Poverty Activist

February 14th, 2017


Poverty Activist and Author Linda Tirado joins Dwyer in a conversation about how the Rust Belt working class know Trump is a liar, how some voters …

Dr. Carol Queen - Sexologist

February 7th, 2017


Founder of the Center for Sex & Culture, Dr. Carol Queen joins Dwyer for a captivating conversation about how Trump’s presidency will impede …

Shaun Richman - Campaign Consultant & Labor Journalist

February 1st, 2017


Matt sits down with labor journalist and campaign consultant Shaun Richman for an inspiring conversation about worker’s rights. They discuss the …

Kelly Dwyer - Photographer & Feminist

January 25th, 2017


Matt sits down with his partner in life, Kelly Dwyer to discuss the fears of parenting in the aggressive and sexist Trump era and how one raises their child a feminist.

Karolyn Gehrig - Artist/Disabled Rights Activist

January 18th, 2017


arolyn Gehrig joins Dwyer for an emotional and intense conversation about where the rights of disabled citizens are headed under a Trump …

Mark Rudd - Activist SDS/Weather Underground

January 11th, 2017


Legendary political and social activist Mark Rudd joins Dwyer in an intense and extensive discussion on the state of the Democratic Party, the need …

James S. Henry - Economist/Journalist

January 6th, 2017


Economist and Journalist James S. Henry joins Dwyer in an in-depth discussion about Donald Trump and his curious Russian connections, how privatizing the government is like a sugar fix, why the U.S. won't become an …

Dave Kloc, Artist

June 17th, 2015


Dave Kloc joins CWMD to talk about his days touring with punk bands, how meeting comedian Jonah Ray changed his life, living life with vertigo and the complexities of silkscreen printing. Dave Kloc is a great artist and …

Dan Kovalik - Human & Labor Rights Lawyer

May 21st, 2015


Mr. Dan Kovalik returns to CWMD to discuss how Catholic universities use religious exemption as a means to avoid unions and thus not paying …

Charles De Castro - California Feetwarmers

May 13th, 2015


Jazz musician Charles De Castro joins CWMD to talk about playing wall paper gigs, how music is a search for community, how he prefers old people over …

Linda Tirado - Author & Poverty Activist

May 6th, 2015


Author of Hand To Mouth: Living In Bootstrap America returns to CWMD to talk about her new program that helps mentor those in poverty to share their stories. Linda and Matt also discuss the hopelessness of poverty and …

Karolyn Gehrig - Artist

April 29th, 2015


Karolyn Gehrig is an artist suffering from the connective tissue disorder Ehlers Danois Syndrome. When she found herself spending hours in hospitals …

Dan Bakkedahl - Actor

April 22nd, 2015


Dan Bakkedahl is an actor from "Legit" and "Veep and an old pal of Dwyer's He joins CWMD to share his struggles with his selfishness, his early days …

Dave Ross - Comedian, Writer, Awesome Guy

April 14th, 2015


Dave Ross joins CWMD and tears it apart. one can not say enough good things about this episode. Dave is honest open and hilarious sharing his struggles with drugs to finding his way in the LA comedy scene. Listen to …

Jerry Stahl - Author

April 7th, 2015


Matt shares some life changing news with Jerry who lends his wisdom and council that has Dwyer holding his sides with laughter. Jerry also discusses …

Siike Donnelly - Comic Book Writer/Artist

April 1st, 2015


On Siike's first visit to CMWD he openly discussed his struggles after a near fatal aneurysm. On his return we talk about the challenge of having his memories returning and the terror of delineating which are real or …

Ron Babcock

March 20th, 2015


Comedian Ron Babcock joins CWMD to share the ins and outs of his three month DIY tour. He also talks about the physically taxing aspects of being in clubs/bars nightly, the horrors of eating on the road and the …

Ryan McManemin - AST Records

March 11th, 2015


Co-founder of A Special Thing Records Ryan McManemin shares his tale of how from punk bands to running a comedy label. Matt and Ryan also discuss AST's inception, Fugazi's endless inspiration on the comedy scene and the …

Justin Rubenstein - California Feetwarmers

February 25th, 2015


Musician Justin Rubenstein discusses the surprise of finding out his band was nominated for a Grammy, the circumstances of collaborating with Keb' …

Cyrus Ghahremani - musician, composer at Adult Swim

February 18th, 2015


Cyrus Ghahremani is a man with many hats. He is is a musician, a composer and engineer and he fronts the band, Hot Karate. He joins Dwyer in a conversation about the music scenes in Portland and LA, stumbling into the …

Ted Travelstead

February 11th, 2015


Writer comedian and Director Ted Travelstead joins the CWMD mics to talk about sadness in comedy, velvet rope culture, the conflicts of publishing, …

Dave Jannetta - Love & Terror

February 4th, 2015


Dave Jannetta directed the documentary companion to Poe Ballantine's true crime memoir, Love & Terror On The Howling Plains of Nowhere. Mr. Jannetta joins Dwyer in a conversation about the murder in a small town, …

Jenny Fine - Artist

January 29th, 2015


The charming and talented artist Jenny Fine joins Dwyer and his dogs in a grand conversation. They dig deep into social anxiety and how social dancing can heal it, feminism and their shared blanking of names. They also …

Alie Ward, Alie & Georgia

January 21st, 2015


Allie Ward joins Matt Dwyer in a charming engaging and multi-topic conversation about journalism, the misconceptions of GMOs and whether being on …

Georgia Hardstark, Unique Sweets

January 15th, 2015


Georgia Hardstark shares her story of being an outsider in Orange County, her search for career and how the Nugatini lead the way to her being a …

Jerry Stahl - Writer

January 7th, 2015


Author and legend Jerry Stahl returns to the CWMD mics to explore the themes that he and Dwyer seem to love most in life, neurosis, death, dead dads, scandal and fun with guns.

Linda Tirado - Hand To Mouth

December 19th, 2014


Linda Tirado is the Author of Hand To Mouth: Living In Bootstrap America. The book examines how Americans view poverty, what life is like as a impoverished person and why the poor people do do what they do. Ms. Tirado …

Honus Honus of Man Man

December 9th, 2014


Ryan Kattner aka Honus Honus from the great band Man Man joins Dwyer in candid conversation about touring life, career crossroads and the acceptance …

Dorian Wood - Musician/Composer

November 25th, 2014


Dorian Wood is a composer and musician whose brilliant music challenges society art and sexuality. He joins the CWMD mics to talk about the power of …

Matt Farley

November 20th, 2014


Matt Farley of Motern Media is a song writer who is manipulating the system by flooding Spotify and Rdio with sixty thousand songs that are charming …

Peter Bebergal - How The Occult Save Rock & Roll

November 13th, 2014


Author Peter Bebergal returns to discuss his new new book Season Of The Witch Witch: How the Occult Saved Rock & Roll. Mr. Bebergal and Dwyer …

Ryan Walsh, Hallelujah The Hills

November 5th, 2014


Front man of the Boston indie band Hallelujah The Hills joins CWMD to talk about the complexities of the music business, the Overdub Tampering Hoax, and mobsters in the music business.

Michael Caplan - Documentarian

October 30th, 2014


Chicago filmmaker Michael Caplan joins the CWMD mics to talk about writer Nelson Algren and his documentary about him entitled, Algren. They also discuss the working class splendor of Chicago, the genius of Wayne …

Tom Spanbauer - Author

October 23rd, 2014


Tom Spanbauer is powerful novelist who has been a important influence on the authors of the Pacific Northwest. He joins CWMD to discuss his approach …

Stosh Machek - Saloon Poet & Musician

October 8th, 2014


Saloon poet and frontman of The Capgun Holdups joins to discuss the harsh realities of the Chicago saloon poet scene verses the LA scene, Punk Rock …

Jerry Stahl,Author II

October 1st, 2014


The legendary Jerry Stahl returns for his monthly visit with Dwyer to discuss herpes, climate change, smoking crack with Oprah, Oscar Levant and the depressions of writing a memoir.

Danny Bland, Author

September 23rd, 2014


One of CWMD most popular guests Danny Bland returns to CWMD to talk about his collaboration with Greg Dulli, I Apologize For The Awful Things I'm …

Lara Messersmith-Glavin - writer

September 19th, 2014


Writer Lara Messersmith-Glavin. Growing up on a boat, writing, the power of word and growing up in a world of obscenity and a candid conversation about art and living in a capitalist society. Artist Shane Bugbee and …

Shane Bugbee - Underground Artist

September 19th, 2014


Long time friend and underground art legend Shane Bugbee talks with Dwyer in his work space in Astoria Oregon as the CWMD Road Trip Series returns. …

Fred Stoller - Author, Comedian, Actor

September 9th, 2014


Author comedian and perennial TV guest star Fred Stoller joins the CMWD microphones for a hilarious conversation. Fred shares what it is like to …

Phil Ranelin, Jazz Legend

September 3rd, 2014


It is an honor to have an iconic musician like Phil Ranelin on CWMD. Mr. Ranelin shares his days as a session player for Motown, political jazz music …

Geno Leech - Fisher Poet

August 26th, 2014


We return to the CWMD Road Trip series with legendary Fisher Poet Geno Leech. Artist & filmmaker Shane Bugbee joins me in a joint interview with the charismatic and fascinating writer about life on a merchant marine …

Jerry Stahl - Author, Screenwriter

August 20th, 2014


Author of Permanent Midnight, I, Fatty & Happy Mutant Baby Pills Jerry Stahl joins CWMD in what may be the funniest episode to date. Jerry and Matt explore their similar lives of dead dads, being the town outsider …

Ken Vandermark, World Renowned Jazz Musician/Composer

August 13th, 2014


Ken Vandermark is a brilliant Jazz musician who has been awarded the MacCarthur Genius Fellowship for composing. He joins CWMD for a very impassioned conversation about how artists are viewed in America, the challenge …

Michael McCusker, Anti-war Activist, Radio Host, Writer

August 7th, 2014


CWMD is proud to have Mr. McCusker as a guest. He is enlisted in the Marines to fight in Vietnam and quickly became against the war. He helped start Vietnam Vets Against The War, started a number of underground protest …

Marco Davis, Dragalution

July 31st, 2014


The first interview in the in Astoria Oregon Kelly Rose and I stop in on dancer, chef, writer and drag star Marco Davis. It's a damned interesting and fun conversation. Marco talks about being beaten up for being gay …

Ruth Weiss, Beat Poet

July 24th, 2014


Ruth Weiss is a legendary beat poet with an epic life. We discuss what it was like to be a woman among the Beats. the beginning of her bohemian trek, …

Heather Brown & the Legend of Larry Spring

July 17th, 2014


Larry Spring is a larger than life figure who is difficult to put into words. He was a scientist, artist, adventurer and creator of the School For …

Madame Chinchilla & Mr. G. authors/Tattoo Artists Triangle Tattoo Museum

July 10th, 2014


For the first stop on the CWMD Road Trip we hit The Triangle Tattoo Museum to talk with artists and curators Madame Chinchilla & Mr G. We get …

Dan Harmon, Creator of "Community", Podcaster, Writer

June 24th, 2014


Trying to describe this episode with Dan Harmon is like trying to articulate the intricacies of a T.S Elliot poem if T.S. Elliot were also fucking …

TERRI WAHL, From Punk Rock to Chef

June 18th, 2014


Terri Wahl invites us into her home to talk about her days with the all girl punk band The Red Aunts, how chick bands get weird man groupies and all about her incredible book, The Auntie Em's Cookbook. Terri is a great …

Hudson Marquez, Artist

June 13th, 2014


Hudson returns to the CWMD mics to discuss why artists are regarded as scum, getting corporations stealing from artists , the seamy history of New …

Jonah Ray - Comedian/writer/Great Guy

June 4th, 2014


Jonah Ray joins Dwyer on his 100th episode to talk about growing up in Hawaii and then totally takes the show over and spins it into an new direction. Jonah & Dwyer explore Matt's creativity, what it means to …

Dave Densmore Poet/Fisherman

May 28th, 2014


In a epic episode worthy of a Jack London tale fisherman/poet Dave Densmore joins Dwyer with stories that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Mr. …

Jeffrey Lewis, anti-folk musician

May 21st, 2014


Musician and cartoonist Jeffrey Lewis joins Matt in a very mind expanding conversation about the culture of DIY, touring life, his weird secret …

Charlotte Hill O'Neal. Humanitarian, Artist, Black Panther

May 14th, 2014


Charlotte Hill O'Neal is an artist, humanitarian and Black Panther. She joins Conversations With Matt Dwyer via the phone from Tanzania, Africa where …

Dave Alvin, Musician

May 6th, 2014


Musician Dave Alvin formerly of the Blasters & X delivers an onslaught of fascinating tales to the CWMD microphones. He tells a great and hilarious tale of the Blasters opening for queen, managing Big Joe Turner …

Clay Tarver, Musician/Screenwriter

April 30th, 2014


Musician screenwriter and director Clay Tarver joins Matt Dwyer in a topic packed episode. Clay discusses working at MTV in the 90s, creating "Jimmy The Cab Driver" with Donal Logue, writing for "Silicon Valley," and …

Duncan Trussell - Podcaster, Comedian, Human

April 23rd, 2014


Strap on your thinking cap get ready to open up your consciousness and question all things around you because comedian & podcaster Duncan Trussell returns to CWMD for a whirlwind mind expanding conversation that …

Cindy Caponera, I Triggered Her Bully

April 18th, 2014


Author and TV writer Cindy Caponera joins Dwyer to discuss her book of essays I Triggered Her Bully, growing up in never changing Canaryville, going …

Wayne Kramer, Guitar Legend, Activist & Composer

April 9th, 2014


"CWMD" is very thrilled to have Wayne Kramer return to the program. He joins Dwyer to discuss his new album "Lexington", prison reform, addiction, …

Mick Betancourt, Comedian/Writer/Producer

March 26th, 2014


Mick Betancourt is a man with a great story. From the trough and tumble streets of Chicago to the writing and producing "Law & Order SVU" & …

Rodney Anonymous, The Dead Milkmen

March 12th, 2014


Dead Milkmen frontman and punk legend Rodney Anonymous joins "Conversations" for a whirlwind faced paced chat about music Stalinism, punching your heros in the face, Christopher Hitchens, and why you there is no real …

Dave Archer, Tesla Coil Artist

March 5th, 2014


Artist Dave Archer joins Dwyer in a conversation about the road that lead him to creating art with a Tesla coil, the early sixties in North Beach San Francisco hanging out with Steve Martin, Janis Joplin and a story …

Dustin Marshall, Feral Audio

February 27th, 2014


Founder and Producer of Feral Audio joins Dwyer in a discussion about the road that lead him to comedy podcasting and the importance of the medium.

Andrea Portes, Bury This

February 12th, 2014


Author and screenwriter Andrea Portes returns for a second visit to Conversations to discuss her new novel Bury This. Ms Andreas also chats about being neighbors with some of LA's more dangerous residents, growing up in …

Patrick Holland, The Mary Smokes Boys

February 5th, 2014


Critically acclaimed Australian Patrick Holland visits the U.S. for the first time to promote his novel, The Mary Smokes Boys. Mr. Holland joins …

Andy Paley, The Paley Brothers

January 29th, 2014


Andy Paley joins Matt to discuss the reissue of The Complete Works of The Paley Brothers, what it was like to go from working clubs to playing stadiums and working with such music luminaries like Phil Spector, Brian …

Frankie Meeink, Recovered Neo-Nazi Skinhead

January 22nd, 2014


Frankie Meeink at the age of fourteen stumbled into the dark and violent world of the Neo-Nazi Skinhead movement. He quickly rose through ranks until …

Siike Donnely, Comic Book Creator & Aneurysm Survivor

January 15th, 2014


Comic book Artist Siike Donnelly joins me in a conversation about comics, movies and what is like to wake up every day knowing it could be your last. …

Poe Ballantine, Writer

January 8th, 2014


Poe Ballantine is easily one of my favorite writers so to have him on the show is a huge thrill. He joins me to talk about his twenty something years …

Lance Brittan, World Champion Bullfighter

January 2nd, 2014


Ever wonder what it would be like to be face to face with a charging bull? Well Lance Brittan does that for a living. He is a world champion …

Marianne Bullock, Prison Birth Project

December 18th, 2013


Have you ever been curious to what happens when a pregnant woman goes into prison? What are her rights as a mother and what may be the rights of the child? It's a perplexing concept and one I had personally never …

Rhonda Hughes, Hawthorne Books

December 11th, 2013


Matt sits down with Rhonda Hughes founder of the independent publishing company Hawthorne books. Ms. Hughes and Matt discuss the challenges of young writers have getting published, how the academics have hurt outside …

Jason Baldwin of the West Memphis Three

December 4th, 2013


Jason Baldwin was sixteen when he was wrongfully convicted of three counts of capital murder. He shares with Dwyer how his prison experiences helped …

Mike O'Connell, Sad Songs To Get Sad To

November 27th, 2013


Comedian Mike O'Connell joins Dwyer in a very funny conversation about all things sad. Mike talks with Matt about his non-comedic side project of Sad Songs and his book of poetry. They also delve into some tales of …

Tony Fitzpatrick, Artist

November 20th, 2013


To describe Mr. Fitzpatrick's conversation is almost impossible. It's a larger than life tale of being discovered in Washington Square Park in NYC by Keith Haring & Basquiat, professional boxing at 19, working with …

Mickey Jones, Legendary Drummer

November 13th, 2013


Mickey Jones has drummed for Bob Dylan, Kenny Rogers and has played on a number of famous songs. Mickey joins Dwyer in a conversation about discovering the blues, getting boo'd off the stage with Bob Dylan when Dylan …

Doug Mesner, Repressed Memories

November 6th, 2013


Doug Mesner returns to the show not to discuss the Satanic Panic but to have avery passionate conversation about the myths of repressed memory, the charlatans who profit from it and how it's ruined thousands of lives. …

Sonny Smith of Sonny & The Sunsets

October 30th, 2013


I have been a big fan of Sonny Smith's for a few years so getting to chat with him over the hour we spent on the phone was a big thrill for me. Sonny is a charming and candid fellow that openly talked about how he often …

EXPLICIT: Lets Talk Satan with Shane Bugbee

October 29th, 2013


WARNING. EXPLICIT CONTENT: In this Feral Audio special presentation, underground publicist and Vice magazine contributor Shane Bugbee, who has worked closely releasing art and books with notorious serial killers like …

Judith Lorei, Green Burial Movement

October 23rd, 2013


Judith Lorei joins me for an eye opening conversation about the ever growing Green Burial Movement. She enlightens me on so many rights and issues that many of us do not think about when it comes to our funerals. We …

Darren Hoffman, Tradition Is a Temple

October 16th, 2013


Filmmaker & Jazz musician Darren Hoffman joins Dwyer for a conversation about his film Tradition Is A Temple which delves into the multi-faceted …

Danny Bland, In Case We Die

October 9th, 2013


Former punk rocker and first time novelist Danny Bland joins me in a great conversation about comradory of junkies, why booze is more dangers than heroin and fear of being openly raw and honest in your work. Danny's …

Jaime Prater, No Place To Call Home

October 2nd, 2013


Jaime Prater grew up in the christian commune Jesus People USA Evangelical Covenant Church. Years later he went back to make a documentary about his experience growing up in the commune and what he discovered was a dark …

Bernadine Mellis, Forrest For The Trees

September 25th, 2013


In away this episode is a part two to my conversation with civil rights lawyer Dennis Cunningham. His daughter Bernadine Mellis created the documentary Forrest For The Trees which was about his epic lawsuit for …

Harold Budd, Composer

September 18th, 2013


Harold Budd has been praised as an Avant-Garde genius. Though he tells me why he dislikes his labeling his music. We also have a very intimate …

Ugly Shyla, Surrealist Doll Maker

September 11th, 2013


Ugly Shyla is a unique and wonderful person to converse with. We talked about her art, growing up cajun, voodoo, alternative modeling and surviving …

Mark Rudd, Weather Undergound

September 4th, 2013


Founding member of the SDS and Weather Underground Mark Rudd has a impassioned and captivating talk with Dwyer about the history of organizing movements, the war machine, saving the planet and how we can still change …

John Roy, Comedian

August 28th, 2013


Comedian John Roy and Dwyer crack open a couple beers to discuss the road to becoming a stand up, Rock 'N' Roll, shit talk an icon and how not …

Dennis Cunningham, Civil Rights Lawyer

August 21st, 2013


Dennis Cunningham is a legend among civil rights lawyers. He sued the Chicago Police Department for the murder of Black Panther Fred Hampton, he …

Rod Luff, Artist

August 14th, 2013


Rod Luff is an artist of immense talent. To fully get the brilliance of his work one must see it in person. However, if I were to attempt to describe …

Lucien Greves Part II: Plot Twist

August 7th, 2013


Leader of the Satanic Temple, Lucien Greaves performed a pink mass on the grave of the mother of Fred Phelps, the founding member of the Wesboro Baptist Church, turning her gay in the afterlife.However, SHane Bugbee …

Lucien Greaves, Satanist

July 29th, 2013


description: Lucien Greaves has been stirring up a lot of controversy due to the 'Pink Mass' he performed over the grave of founding member of the Wesboro Baptist Church, Fred Phelps, mother. The ritual turns straight …

Aaron Kyle musician/songwriter

July 24th, 2013


Frontman and founding member of great bands such as Le Switch and Geronimo Getty, Aaron Kyle joins me in a very lively chat this week. We sat down at my table, cracked open a couple of beers, and yammered about god …

Pat Healy, Actor/Screenwriter

July 18th, 2013


Pat Healy joins Dwyer in a candid chat about the art of acting, the realities of the business, depression and working with Werner Herzog

Dr. James Fadiman, Psychedelic Explorers Guide

July 12th, 2013


Author of The Psychedelic Explorer's Guide, Dr. James Fadiman takes Dwyer on a journey into the various worlds and uses of psychedelics, how they can …

Jordan Vogt Roberts,Filmmaker

June 26th, 2013


Jordan Vogt Roberts director of Kings Of Summer sits down with Dwyer for a hilarious chat about the art of filmmaking, the struggle one endures to direct their first feature and drinking/bumbling around in Chicago.

John Jughead Pierson: Musician, Novelist, Playwright

June 19th, 2013


John Jughead Pierson is a punk rock innovator (Screeching Weasel/Even In Black Outs) a novelist and a playwright, so it's pretty safe to say he is creative force. John enlightens Dwyer about his creative journey from …

Clark Whittington - Art-O-Mat Creator

June 12th, 2013


Clark Whittington turns retired cigarette vending machines into pieces of art that sell original works by 400 artists around the world. Mr. Whittington joins Dwyer in a conversation about breaking down the barriers …

Laurie Lipton, Artist

June 5th, 2013


Laurie Lipton draws intricate awe inspiring images that are dark, humorous and often surreal. Her work so overwhelmingly great it's is almost …

Duncan Trussell, Comedian/Podcaster

May 29th, 2013


The bright and shiny brilliant light that is Duncan Trussell joins Dwyer on an enlightened verbal journey into swimming with Ram Dass, how all creatures are being ripped apart by the force of time, that we all need to …

Josh Caldwell, Musician

May 22nd, 2013


Les Blanks frontman, member of Holy folk and creator of the "Conversations With Matt Dwyer" theme song joins Dwyer for exploration of the creative …

Will Potter, Journalist

May 15th, 2013


Will Potter returns for the one year anniversarry episode to update Matt on the recent developments of Ag-Gag laws and grand jury resisters.

Martine Mcdonagh, Novelist

May 8th, 2013


Music Manager and critically acclaimed novelist Martin McDonnagh catches Matt up on the music industry, our declining environment and how Margaret Thatcher started the privatization of England's social programs.

Heidi Butzine- Author/Entrepreneur

May 1st, 2013


National selling author Heidi Butzine shares with Dwyer about her personal mission to to get more people to shop local by showing them how easy it is to do and why it matters to their local economy. She also …

Dan Kovalik Social Critic/Human Rights Lawyer

April 24th, 2013


Dan Kovalik recently was in Venezuela as an observer the countries recent election. He shares his thoughts and insights on the people, the government and Hugo Chavez. Mr. Kovalik and Matt also discuss genocide in the …

Lee Camp - Political Comedian & Activist

April 17th, 2013


"Moment Of Clarity" host Lee Camp joins Dwyer for a humorous conversation about corporate pillaging, drones, N.Y. vs L.A. cops and google glasses. Visit Lee's kickstarter page here:

Arturo Viscarra, School of the America's Watch

April 3rd, 2013


Arturo Viscarra is a human rights/immigration lawyer and an activist with School of the America's watch. Mr. Viscarra joins Dwyer to discuss the …

Cody Marks Musician, Prison/Troops Activist

March 27th, 2013


Put on some protective gear because Cody Marks is a hellion with tales that are so great you'll get whiplash. She sits down with Dwyer and shares her experiences of being a car thief at the age of twelve, the dangers of …

Shadi Petosky, Co-Founder Puny Studios

March 22nd, 2013


Shadi Petosky enlightens Dwyer to discuss gender norms, transgender politics, the misconceptions people of have transgender individuals and Mad …

Jason McBeth, Poet/Activist

March 13th, 2013


Poet Jason McBeth sits down with Dwyer and talks about life growing up in foster homes, homelessness how the foster care system doesn't ready kids to go out into the real world when they turn eighteen.

Peter Bebergal, Writer

March 6th, 2013


Dwyer sits down with Peter Bebergal to discuss his fascinating memoir Too Much To Dream: A Psychedelic American Boyhood. Matt and Peter talk like …

David Bronner

February 27th, 2013


David Bronner is the grandson of famed soap manufacturer and prophet Dr. Bronner. David joins Dwyer in a casual chat about hemp laws, o the hazards of GMOs on our environment, Monsanto's botox apple and what some of …

Boots Riley, frontman of The Coup

February 20th, 2013


Activist and rapper Boots Riley of The Coup joins Matt Dwyer for an in depth conversation on our corporate controlled government, communism, , and …

Paul Krassner, Legendary Publisher & Satirist

February 13th, 2013


To put what Paul Krassner has done over his life time into words is a very difficult task. He fought for abortion rights when it could land one in …

Abby Martin, Journalist

February 6th, 2013


Journalist, artist, activist and Media Roots founder Abby Martin joins Dwyer for an engaging humorous and great conversation about the importance of psychedelics, the corruption of mainstream media, drone attacks and …

Jim Putnam frontman for the Radar Brothers

January 30th, 2013


Dwyer sits down with Radar Brothers front man Jim Putnam to discuss drinking on the road, growing up in a music household,learning from your dog and …

Laura Shawver Clarity foundation

January 23rd, 2013


Matt discusses the breakthroughs of individualized medicine with Laura Shawver, the president and founder of ovarian cancer organization, Clearity Foundation. A bioscientist and ovarian cancer survivor herself, Laura …

Kevin McGeehan, Monologist

January 16th, 2013


Dwyer chats it up with one of his favorite story tellers Kevin McGeehan. Kevin has a gift for taking his interesting life and intricately weaving it into tales of heart break and hilarity. Kevin informs us how one …

A Year At The Wheel PT 2 (Amy Bugbee)

January 9th, 2013


Year On The Wheel Part 2 continues with Amy Bugbee's take on the one year road trip took with her husband Shane. She discusses what she learned about America talking with people from all walks of life including a …

A Year At The Wheel PT. 1 with Shane and Amy Bugbee

January 2nd, 2013


Underground legend and mogul Shane Bugbee returns with his wife Amy to discuss their book and documentary A Year At the Wheel. The two embarked on a …

Professor Peter Navarro

December 19th, 2012


Dwyer has a chilling conversation with economics and public policy professor Peter Navarro about his documentary Death By China. The film analyses …

Comedian, Eddie Pepitone

December 12th, 2012


So as not to have a typical comedian on comedian chat Dwyer and Pepitone decided to use Chris Hedges' scathing social critic Empire Of Illusion as the umbrella for their conversation. Pepitone and Dwyer humorously …

Frances Yasmeen Motiwalla Peace Action West Activist

December 5th, 2012


Dwyer sits down with Frances Yasmeen Motiwalla who works on anti-nuclear and war grass roots campaigns. They chew the fat about creative ways to have …

Ryan Rice, Occupy LA Activist

November 28th, 2012


Matt sits with Occupy LA activist, Ryan Rice, to discuss the radical tactics of eliminating individuals’ debts and foreclosures through the Debt Jubilee and Home Defense Movements. They also converse how moneyed …

Author, Darryl Perry

November 20th, 2012


Dwyer sits down with Darryl Perry from Cop Block and the Police Accountability Report to discuss our rights, how to talk to cops, the looming police …

Henry Clay People, Joey Siara

November 14th, 2012


Dwyer sits down with Joey Siara frontman for the Henry Clay People and discusses the dynamics of being in a band with your brother, education, liberalism, ways to approach debate, drinking and shares a possible huge …

Daniel Foor

November 7th, 2012


Dwyer sits down and talks with Daniel Foor, Mr. Foor leads non-dogmatic, heart-centered trainings and rituals that engage the ancestors and the natural elemental worlds with the intent of remembering our personal …

Author, Will Potter

October 31st, 2012


Dwyer sits down with Will Potter independent journalist and author of the book Green Is The New Red An Insiders Account of a Social Movement Under Siege.

Chef and Civil Servant, Karl Wildler

October 24th, 2012


Karl Wilder is a chef who educates individuals with low incomes or on food stamps how to prepare healthy delicious meals with very little money. He joins Dwyer for a fast paced highly informative chat about the …

Musician, Owen Ashworth

October 16th, 2012


Front man and songwriter Owen Ashworth of Advance Base and Casiotone For The Painfully Alone sits down with Dwyer to discuss music, movies, the great …

Artist, Hudson Marquez

October 9th, 2012


World renowned artist and creator of The Cadillac Ranch, Hudson Marquez, sits down with Dwyer to discuss growing up in New Orleans, seeking out Professor Longhair and brining him out of hiding to play music again and …

Social Critic, Dan Kovalik

October 3rd, 2012


In 2003, Dan Kovalik sued Coca Cola for paramilitaries killing and torturing union organizers in Columbia. He is a highly respected social critic, …

Writer, John Sinclair

September 26th, 2012


Revolutionary, poet, blues scholar, writer legend and citizen of the world John Sinclair sits down with Dwyer for a highly interesting conversation …

Pedro The Lion's David Bazan

September 19th, 2012


David Bazan of Pedro The Lion, The Head Phones and various solo projects joins Dwyer with a very honest, riveting and hilarious conversation that …

UFO Enthusiast, Steve Burg

September 12th, 2012


UFO enthusiast Steve Burg joins Conversations with Matt Dwyer and discusses various UFO beliefs, conspiracy theories, religion and the wonders of hallucinogenic drugs.

Bryan Lewis Saunders

September 5th, 2012


Bryan Lewis Saunders is an artist of various mediums and a hard guy to put into a simple short description. His tales are vibrant furious and wild. He is a dedicated brilliant artist with over 8000 self portraits. He's …

Lev Anderson, Director

August 29th, 2012


Director of the Fishbone documentary Everyday Sunshine joins Dwyer in a conversation about filmmaking, music, hanging our with Al Gore and the hidden weirdness of Irvine California.

Phil Elvrum, Musician/Artist

August 22nd, 2012


Dwyer has a conversation with lo-fi pioneer and frontman of Mount Eerie and The Microphones, Phil Elverum. Listen in as they discuss, music, taking over the world, reclusive behavior and the vitality of the underground …

Andrea Portes, Novelist

August 15th, 2012


Novelist Andrea Portes joins Conversations With Matt Dwyer!

Zak Smith, Artist/Alt Porn Star

August 8th, 2012


Artist and Alt Porn star Zak Smith sits down for a hilarious and compelling interview while Matt rails against the Chik-Fil-A scandal.

Katharine Bainbridge, Jungian Analyst

August 1st, 2012


When smart people are funny, look out! Katharine Bainbridge joins Conversations with Matt Dwyer for a really charming, intellectual and fun podcast. Share with your friends!

Pamela Bothwell Buddhist Shastri (Teacher)

July 25th, 2012


Matt Dwyer explores his Buddhist philosophies and has an in depth interview with Pamela Bothwell, a Buddhist Shastri.

John Nese, Galco's Soda Pop Stop L.A

July 18th, 2012


Matt has a lighter interview and talks to the fascinating John Nese at his small business the Galco's Soda Pop Stop in L.A. John Nese is deeply …

Wayne Kremer, MC5

July 11th, 2012


Legendary musician and activist Wayne Kramer of the MC5 joins fringe comedian Matt Dwyer for an in depth conversation on music, prison and Wayne's charity "Jail Guitar Doors USA"About Jail Guitar Doors: In 1978, The …

Pete O'Neal, Black Panther, Humanitarian

July 4th, 2012


In a truly powerful interview, Matt talks to Black Panther and Tanzanian Orphanage founder Pete O'Neal, who humbly introduces himself as "Pete From …

William McLaughlin Program Development Manager at IMPACT rehabilitation center

June 27th, 2012


When Matt Dwyer isn't forgetting to hit record, he is making landmark podcasts! A funny, telling, intimate conversation with William McLaughlin, Program Development Manager at IMPACT rehabilitation center is just what …

BDSM Pornstar, Sparrow Zilla

June 20th, 2012


"Sparrow Zilla", a BDSM pornstar who specializes in performing with machines has a raunchy conversation with an excitable Matt Dwyer about her line of work.

Female Butcher, Melissa Cortina

June 13th, 2012


In this episode we find out more what is so interesting about a female butcher than what is so fringe about being one, but Melissa Cortina ( and Matt Dwyer have an excellent conversation about …

David Yow

June 6th, 2012


David Yow is the intense and legendary front man for the band Jesus Lizard and other groups like Scratch Acid. After a lifelong adoration, Matt Dwyer …

Margolin & Lawrence

May 30th, 2012


Margolin & Lawrence ( are criminal defense attorneys, they specialize in defending the rights of those imprisoned for …

Shane Bugbee

May 10th, 2012


On the premiere episode, Matt Dwyer talks to long time friend and subversive artist Shane Bugbee in this raw gonzo interview program. Shane talks about starting an underground Zine, working with the likes of G.G Allin, …

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