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Conversations with Matt Dwyer

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Matt Dwyer has a bag of mixed feelings about the era we are living in. To better understanding the world and his own inner turmoil Dwyer sits down with legendary artists, activists, and journalists to explore their perspective and personal stories. Join Conversations for a little intensity and humor as we shed light in the corners we have yet to search.

Matt Dwyer has a bag of mixed feelings about the era we are living in. To better understanding the world and his own inner turmoil Dwyer sits down with legendary artists, activists, and journalists to explore their perspective and personal stories. Join Conversations for a little intensity and humor as we shed light in the corners we have yet to search.
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Los Angeles, CA

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Matt Dwyer has a bag of mixed feelings about the era we are living in. To better understanding the world and his own inner turmoil Dwyer sits down with legendary artists, activists, and journalists to explore their perspective and personal stories. Join Conversations for a little intensity and humor as we shed light in the corners we have yet to search.

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@Matt_Dwyer

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English


Episodes

Will Weldon - Comedian

5/11/2017
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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 again and the differences in Canadian healthcare and politics.

Duration:01:04:21

Ken Vandermark - Jazz Musician and Composer

4/26/2017
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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 Genius Award. Check out his work at kenvandermark.com/

Duration:01:06:08

Rick Thomas - The Rick Blog

4/15/2017
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Writer/Performer Rick Thomas joins Dwyer in a chat about how Presidents shouldn’t make decisions based on emotion, how Robert Mercer owns the president, and the fog machine.

Duration:00:59:21

Corey & Courtney - Roadtrippers

4/7/2017
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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 about our national entitlement before Orangie took office, and about staying alert in the face of our lousy new president.

Duration:00:56:53

Riley Silverman - Comedian

3/30/2017
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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.

Duration:01:00:50

Judy Gumbo - Yippie Girl

3/14/2017
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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 today.

Duration:01:01:11

Ilhan Cagri - Muslim Public Affairs Council

3/9/2017
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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.

Duration:01:02:47

Shira Piven - Film Director

3/1/2017
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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 big business on a level of no other president, and how this administration will affect filmmaking.

Duration:01:01:35

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

2/22/2017
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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 Christianity, and the backlash repealing the Johnson Amendment will have on Christianity and politics.

Duration:01:00:31

Linda Tirado - Author, Journalist, Poverty Activist

2/14/2017
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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 hoped to jolt the system in hopes something better would happen, and how we need to stop judging, understand and start being better people.

Duration:00:59:19

Dr. Carol Queen - Sexologist

2/7/2017
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Founder of the Center for Sex & Culture, Dr. Carol Queen joins Dwyer for a captivating conversation about how Trump’s presidency will impede healthy sexual attitudes, keep people in the closet, and how science fiction will help us understand our times.

Duration:00:58:08

Shaun Richman - Campaign Consultant & Labor Journalist

2/1/2017
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Matt sits down with labor journalist and campaign consultant Shaun Richman for an inspiring conversation about worker’s rights. They discuss the right to work movement, the growing support of unions, the protests of the Muslim Ban at JFK airport and our mutual love of Stephen Malkmus.

Duration:01:01:07

Kelly Dwyer - Photographer & Feminist

1/25/2017
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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.

Duration:00:51:04

Karolyn Gehrig - Artist/Disabled Rights Activist

1/18/2017
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arolyn Gehrig joins Dwyer for an emotional and intense conversation about where the rights of disabled citizens are headed under a Trump Administration. Ms. Gehrig also enlightens us on inspirational porn and how their rights are being stripped away. They also delve into how Trump is all presentation no substance.

Duration:01:06:26

Mark Rudd - Activist SDS/Weather Underground

1/11/2017
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Legendary political and social activist Mark Rudd joins Dwyer in an intense and extensive discussion on the state of the Democratic Party, the need for us to organize against Trump, how there will not be an impeachment of Donny and a warning of how our militarized police forces will act violently during protests

Duration:00:55:11

James S. Henry - Economist/Journalist

1/6/2017
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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 authoritarian state and the importance of independent journalism. Read Mr. Henry's article The Curious World of Donald Trump's Private Russian Connections here: http://www.the-american-interest.com/2016/12/19/the-curious-world-of-donald-trumps-private-russian-connections/

Duration:00:57:44

Dave Kloc, Artist

6/17/2015
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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 an engaging hilarious guest. Enjoy.

Duration:00:49:24

Dan Kovalik - Human & Labor Rights Lawyer

5/21/2015
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Mr. Dan Kovalik returns to CWMD to discuss how Catholic universities use religious exemption as a means to avoid unions and thus not paying professors a living wage. They also get into the the decline of workers rights and the need for organization among political movements

Duration:00:53:06

Charles De Castro - California Feetwarmers

5/13/2015
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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 young and how weed helped dealing with being at the Grammy's.

Duration:01:03:08

Linda Tirado - Author & Poverty Activist

5/6/2015
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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 how the poor have very little resources to help themselves, how the riots in Baltimore is not just about race but also poverty and class warfare, and the absurd restrictions on welfare.

Duration:00:59:56

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