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Meet Chris Matheson MP

Ladder Down

Chris Matheson is a Labour Party politician in the United Kingdom. He has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for the constituency of the City of Chester since winning the seat in the 2015 general election. Growing up in rural Cheshire, he attended Manchester Grammar School then went on to gain a degree in Economics and Politics from the London School of Economics. He became an MP in 2013. He has two children and is an avid football fan for Chester and Everton FC. You can connect with Chris at: https://www.chrismatheson.co.uk/


22 Jun 2021

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Chris Matheson #121

Drinks with Tony

Chris Matheson is the author of The Buddha’s Story. He’s also the screenwriter for the Bill and Ted films that started with Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure. Enjoy our conversation. Join my 8 week screenwriting workshop starting on January 25th. Class limit is 10, so sign up early if you want to grab your spot. Drinks with Tony is on iTunes, Spotify, Pandora, Stitcher, and other podcast outlets.

20 Jan 2021

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PMP#65: Cosmic Satire w/ “Bill & Ted” Writer Chris Matheson

Pretty Much Pop: A Culture Podcast

Chris Matheson has written many comic movies and has converted religious texts into funnier books, most recently with The Buddha's Story. Mark, Erica, and Brian talk with him about what unifies these projects: Why the big ideas of religion and sci-fi are begging to be made fun of. How does humor relate to fear? Would a society based on Bill and Ted (or Keanu Reeves) actually be desirable? How bad is the evident literal absurdity of many religious texts? Plus, the B & T joke that has not aged well, and much more! For more, visit prettymuchpop.com. Hear bonus content for this episode at patreon.com/prettymuchpop.


21 Oct 2020

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Chris Matheson on Writing Bill and Ted and his Books on God and Buddha

Point of Inquiry

Screenwriter and author Chris Matheson joins Jim in this episode which touches on the recently released Bill & Ted Face the Music, then dives deeply into Matheson's two comedic books on the Bible and the Buddha.   In his The Story of God, Chris gets into the mind of what must be an insane and sadistic deity by using the Bible itself to retell the story. In The Buddha's Story, he points his rapier wit at the “Awakened One” -- also through scripture -- and unveils a religious icon most would find rather reprehensible.   Both books find a way to raise incisive questions about key religious figures in a very humorous way. Chris Matheson is one of those rare people who can get people to laugh and learn at the same time.   You can find both of Matheson's books, The Story of God: A Biblical Comedy about Love (and Hate) and The Buddha's Story on Amazon We are proud to announce that this episode of Point of Inquiry was sponsored by the Wadsworth-Sheng Fund. Our friends, Spike Wadsworth and Sherry Sheng, are committed to ensuring that everyone has access to thought-provoking content that addresses the big questions in science, religion, politics, and culture. We are grateful for their support. If you would like to learn more about how to support Point of Inquiry or the work of its umbrella organization, the Center for Inquiry, please contact our Director of Development, Connie Skingel, at development@centerforinquiry.org. Point of Inquiry has a listener survey available that we are asking you to complete! Visit the survey at bit.ly/poisurvey. Filling out the survey will help the show grow and improve as we understand the fine folks who listen. Thank you.


8 Oct 2020

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Ep#162 - Chris Matheson - Bill & Ted 3 and The Buddha

The Godless Spellchecker Podcast

This week on The #GSPodcast Stephen Knight speaks to Screenwriter and Author Chris Matheson. Chris is the co-writer on the Bill & Ted movies, including the upcoming Bill and Ted Face The Music. He is also the author of the hilarious new book 'The Buddha's Story . They talk about satire, Keanu Reeves, Buddhism, fear of women in religion, the future of movie theatres, streaming services editing/censoring old movies, new age beliefs, making the Bill & Ted movies, punching down in comedy and much more Video Version on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ck6DaOLkOfw Buy The Buddha's Story: https://read.amazon.co.uk/kp/embed?asin=B08CL54RZ5&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_mO6xFbV041783 Support the podcast at http://www.patreon.com/gspellchecker Also available on iTunes, Stitcher, YouTube & Spotify.

1hr 1min

21 Sep 2020

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Chris Matheson | Bill & Ted, God, Comedy, Buddhism, and Meaning

Enter the Labyrinth with The Philosophy Guy | Philosophy, Psychology, Myth, Spirituality, and Existence

Today I'm joined by Chris Matheson...the creator of the hilarious Bill & Ted film series! Bill & Ted Face the Music: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1086064/ Chris's books: The Story of God, The Buddha's Story, and The Trouble with God My Stuff.... Bonus Feed ($5 a month): https://www.patreon.com/thephilosophyguy Podcast: https://thephilosophyguy.fireside.fm/ Youtube: https://bit.ly/2Z0rAjA All the Links You Need: https://linktr.ee/brendenweberSupport Enter the Labyrinth with The Philosophy Guy | Philosophy, Psychology, Myth, Spirituality, and Existence

1hr 21mins

25 Aug 2020

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Episode 33 - Talking God and Buddha with Chris Matheson

Still Unbelievable!

Andrew and Matthew are joined by Chris Matheson to discuss his latest book, The Buddah's Story and upcoming film Bill and Ted face the music. We also talk about his previous book, The Story of God. Links to Chris's books and the mentioned YouTube videos are below. The Story of God: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Story-God-Biblical-Comedy-about-ebook/dp/B013AGFK8C/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&qid=1597221618&refinements=p_27%3AChris+Matheson&s=digital-text&sr=1-3&text=Chris+Matheson The Buddha's Story: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Buddhas-Story-Chris-Matheson-ebook/dp/B08CL54RZ5/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&qid=1597221579&refinements=p_27%3AChris+Matheson&s=digital-text&sr=1-1&text=Chris+Matheson Satan's Story: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Satans-Story-Postscript-God-ebook/dp/B01LW69FFN/ref=sr_1_8?dchild=1&qid=1597221640&refinements=p_27%3AChris+Matheson&s=digital-text&sr=1-8&text=Chris+Matheson God's Art Museum: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHxEz7E-d9w The Garden of Earthly Delights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4jpYwQa64o Our theme music is by Holly: https://soundcloud.com/holly-bishop Send any and all feedback to reasonpress@gmail.com. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/still-unbelievable/message

1hr 36mins

12 Aug 2020

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Episode 194: God Has No Mother (with Chris Matheson)

Very Bad Wizards

David and Tamler welcome special guest Chris Matheson - co-writer of the "Bill and Ted" movies and author of "The Story of God" and "The Buddha’s Story" - to talk about religion, immortality, comedy, Freud, and why the secret ingredient to good satire is love.  Plus David and Tamler do a conceptual analysis of stoner movies and discuss their favorites. Special Guest: Chris Matheson.Sponsored By:The Great Courses Plus: Never stop learning. Pursue your passion. Quench your curiosity. Embark on an educational endeavor. Watch thousands of streaming videos on hundreds of subjects. Promo Code: wizardsBetterHelp: You deserve to be happy. BetterHelp online counseling is there for you. Connect with your professional counselor in a safe and private online environment. Our listeners get 10% off the first month by visiting Betterhelp.com/vbw. Promo Code: VBWSupport Very Bad WizardsLinks:Chris Matheson (screenwriter) - WikipediaThe Story of God by Chris Matheson [amazon.com affiliate link]The Trouble with God by Chris Matheson [amazon.com affiliate link]Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure - WikipediaBill & Ted Face the Music - WikipediaThe Roast of Richard Pryor (very NSFW) [youtube.com]Dark Side of the Rainbow - WikipediaFriday (1995 film) - WikipediaTom and Jerry (Gene Deitch Era) - Terrible TV Shows WikiFantastic Planet - WikipediaAqua Teen Hunger Force - WikipediaThe Return of the Pink Panther (1975) - IMDbHarold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004) - IMDbStep Brothers (2008) - IMDbThis Is the End (2013) - IMDb2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) - IMDbInherent Vice (2014) - IMDbPlaytime (1967) - IMDbSpirited Away (2001) - IMDbSpider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) - IMDbDazed and Confused (1993) - IMDbJackie Brown (1997) - IMDbTin Men (1987) - IMDb

1hr 53mins

11 Aug 2020

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349 Chris Matheson (co-creator of Bill & Ted)

The Phil Ferguson Show

Interview with Chris Matheson. He is one of the creators of the Bill & Ted franchise. He has also worked on several other movies. His 2015 book is "The Story of God: A Biblical Comedy about Love (and Hate). We discuss the new movie "Bill & Ted Face the Music" and his new book "The Buddha's Story". Investing Skeptically: International funds - Correction.

1hr 14mins

25 Jul 2020

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Bill and Ted Creator: Chris Matheson Interview!

Profiles In Eccentricity

In a departure from the usual, this week the boys get the creator of Bill and Ted on the phone and discuss the new film, Bill and Ted Face The Music, his new book The Buddha Story, writing advice, Keanu Reeves, Shane Black, Chris's father Richard Matheson and writing in and about the family, theological humor and lots more! Station! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 16mins

16 Jul 2020