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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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English


Episodes

120 - Michael Caplan - Documentarian

10/29/2014
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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 Kramer and why Chicago writers like Studs and Algren are selflessness.

119 - Tom Spanbauer - Author

10/23/2014
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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 to writing which he calls Dangerous writing. We also converse about how no one pays attention to literary fiction the way they used, humanities inner battles and his new novel, I Loved You More. Mr. Spanbauer is open and candid about his pains and struggles to inspiring levels.

118 - Stosh Machek - Saloon Poet & Musician

10/8/2014
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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 in Chicago and tale about John Wayne Gacy trying to give him a ride.

117 - Jerry Stahl,Author II

10/1/2014
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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.

116 - Danny Bland, Author

9/23/2014
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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 Gonna Do. Dwyer joins Danny Bland in a dark hotel in Hollywood to talk about developing a criminal mind, The Black Panthers, being a man and of course working with the great Greg Dulli

Duration:00:10:39

115 - Lara Messersmith-Glavin - writer

9/19/2014
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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 photographer Kelly Rose join in on on the conversation.

114 - Shane Bugbee - Underground Artist

9/19/2014
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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. Shane talks about art being a part of evolution, art being driving but politics & deep seated weirdness. He shares about how it is to be an outcast due to your artwork. Visit: Shanebugbee.com

Fred Stoller - Author, Comedian, Actor

9/8/2014
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Author comedian and perennial TV guest star Fred Stoller joins the CMWD microphones for a hilarious conversation. Fred shares what it is like to return to stand up comedy after seventeen years, the difference between creative success and financials success and the challenges of the publishing world. Fred also shares his secret to talking to his mother and how to make it bearable.

112 - Phil Ranelin, Jazz Legend

9/3/2014
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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 and it's effect on black consciousness, working with Freddie Hubbard and the spirit of Eric Dolphy. Mr Ranelin delivers an emotional, passionate and humorous conversation. It is unlike any that have graced the CWMD microphones.

111 - Geno Leech - Fisher Poet

8/26/2014
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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 boat, how he got into writing his first time performing and he regales us with an incredible performance of his work. Seriously you want to hear his performance. The man has a voice from God.

110 - Jerry Stahl - Author, Screenwriter

8/19/2014
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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 and the huge god sized mommy hole in the center of their beings. They also get into writing, bitterness, skin problems and life with stalky ex's

109 - Ken Vandermark, World Renowned Jazz Musician/Composer

8/13/2014
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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 of pushing yourself to say something new each night on stage, the differential of what creative people are trying to accomplish and what they achieve and the how society judges work based on worth. Vandermark is a force and anyone creative or interested in art and music should...

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

8/7/2014
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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 papers and has a weekly public radio show on KMUN in Astoria. He talks about what it was like to be shot at for the first time in Nam, being defended by Phil Ochs and America's current obsession with war. Mr. McCusker is a great conversation and a legend in Astoria, Oregon.

107 - Marco Davis, Dragalution

7/31/2014
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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 before he knew he was gay, his young days partying at Webster Hall in NYC, the world of drag and his road to discovering his drag persona Daylight Cums. Mr. Davis also enlightens me on the world of drag kings and queens and blesses me with my drag name. At the end of the...

106 - Ruth Weiss, Beat Poet

7/24/2014
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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, tensions with Allen Ginsberg and driving around S.F in stolen cars with Neil Cassidy & Jack Kerouac. Ms. Weiss' partner Hal Davis joins in on the conversation and plays his percussion log under a few of Ruth's trance inducing poems.

Duration:00:10:54

105 - Heather Brown & the Legend of Larry Spring

7/17/2014
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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 Common Sense. "CWMD" visits his museum and it's curator Heather brown to discuss his life and work. Heather herself is a very fascinating person and we discuss her art, life and she gives us a great insight to the life and people of Fort Bragg California. For more on Larry Spring visit larryspring.com. For photos, video and blogs on this episode...

104 - Madame Chinchilla & Mr. G. authors/Tattoo Artists Triangle Tattoo Mus

7/9/2014
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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 into mastectomy/memorial tattooing, the evolution of tattoo as an art form, circus life and the social taboos of tattoos. Mr. G & Madame Chinchilla deliver a very engaging, humorous and fascinating look into a world of tattoos that you won’t hear on one of those jack ass reality shows. I love this interview and these people. To see photos, video and...

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

6/24/2014
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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 hilarious. Dan Harmon is an endless source of brilliantly funny insights on the world, creativity, class struggle and the meaning of truth. If you are not a fan of Mr. Harmon's you will be by the end of this show. It is also the most hilarious "CWMD" to date.

102 - TERRI WAHL, From Punk Rock to Chef

6/17/2014
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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 conversations filled with punk rock tales of creepy man groupies and an insight to what it is like to be a contestant on "Chopped." Buy her book. It's great.

101 - Hudson Marquez, Artist

6/13/2014
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Hudson returns to the CWMD mics to discuss why artists are regarded as scum, getting corporations stealing from artists , the seamy history of New Orleans and touring with Led Zeppelin and their salad bowls full of condoms. Mr. Marquez delivers thrilling tales of art sex drugs and Rock 'n' Roll.
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