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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.






163 - Neil Steinberg - Author, Columnist Journalist

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.

Duration: 01:07:16

162 - Duncan Trussell - Kick Over the Ant Hill

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 identities, the poetics of booze, and how you have to kick over the ant hill to see how it rebuilds itself.

Duration: 01:05:42

161 - Will Weldon - Comedian

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: 01:02:04

160 - Ken Vandermark, Jazz Musician and Composer

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: 01:04:07

159 - Rick Thomas - The Rick Blog

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: 00:57:45

158 - Corey & Courtney - Roadtrippers

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: 00:55:04

157 - Riley Silverman - Comedian

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: 01:07:39

156 - Judy Gumbo - Yippie Girl

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: 01:00:59

155 - Ilhan Cagri - Muslim Public Affairs Council

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: 01:03:10

154 - Shira Piven, Film Director

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: 01:09:20

154 - Shira Piven, Film Director

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: 01:01:22

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

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: 00:59:13

152 - Linda Tirado - Author, Journalist, Poverty Activist

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: 00:57:47

151 - Sexologist Dr. Carol Queen

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: 00:56:07

150 - Shaun Richman, Campaign Consultant & Labor Journalist

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: 00:58:33

149 - Kelly Dwyer, Photographer & Feminist

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: 00:48:42

148 - Karolyn Gehrig, Artist/Disabled Rights Activist

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: 01:04:24

147 - Mark Rudd - Activist SDS/Weather Underground

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: 00:54:26

146 - James S. Henry - Economist/Journalist

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: 00:55:14

129 - Alie Ward, Alie & Georgia

Allie Ward joins Matt Dwyer in a charming engaging and multi-topic conversation about journalism, the misconceptions of GMOs and whether being on television regularly can fill the void in your being. Ms. Ward also poetically pontificates on dragonfly larva and bugs.
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