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Conversations With Dwyer

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Conversations With Matt Dwyer is a music podcast that focuses on the lives and work of legendary, established and emerging indie artists. The interviews are not your typical !&A format but an unfolding organic conversation that shines a light on the lesser explored corners of an artists work, life, triumphs and challenges. Some past guests included Har Mar Superstar, Joh Lurie, Donita Sparks of L7, and Boots Riley. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Conversations With Matt Dwyer is a music podcast that focuses on the lives and work of legendary, established and emerging indie artists. The interviews are not your typical !&A format but an unfolding organic conversation that shines a light on the lesser explored corners of an artists work, life, triumphs and challenges. Some past guests included Har Mar Superstar, Joh Lurie, Donita Sparks of L7, and Boots Riley. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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84 Ratings
Average Ratings
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Worth a binge

By loyalmouce - Feb 29 2020
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Amazing show. What podcasting used to be and should be. Underground and raw

Great Pocast

By 2monkey slim - Feb 21 2020
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This podcast has an eclectic and original selection of artists, activists and musicians.

iTunes Ratings

84 Ratings
Average Ratings
81
2
0
0
1

Worth a binge

By loyalmouce - Feb 29 2020
Read more
Amazing show. What podcasting used to be and should be. Underground and raw

Great Pocast

By 2monkey slim - Feb 21 2020
Read more
This podcast has an eclectic and original selection of artists, activists and musicians.

Best weekly hand curated episodes for learning

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Conversations With Dwyer

Latest release on Jan 22, 2021

Best weekly hand curated episodes for learning

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Danny Bland, Author

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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

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Sep 23 2014

1hr 11mins

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Rank #2: David Yow

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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 sits down with an idol of his and we learn about Yow's art, brief stint in stand up comedy and hear a rare commercial audition Yow did as the Aflac Duck. Visit DavidYow.net to see his incredible visual art and to learn more about 'Get Faced.'

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Jun 06 2012

59mins

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Rank #3: Margolin & Lawrence

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Margolin & Lawrence (lasdopestattorney.com) are criminal defense attorneys, they specialize in defending the rights of those imprisoned for marijuana offenses. For a detailed overview of their cause or in need of a free consultation, visit lasdopestattorney.com.

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May 30 2012

1hr 14mins

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Rank #4: Ryan Sambol - Singer/Songwriter - The Strange Boys

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Ryan Sambol was the frontman and songwriter for The Strange Boys. The band quickly gained respect and success playing festivals, touring with such notable bands as Spoon and The Black Lips. Ryan joins CWMD to discuss how the band found its unique sound, experiencing success at a young age, the hard times he fell on after the band's break up, and the new music he is currently creating.

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Apr 15 2020

49mins

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Rank #5: Ross Flournoy - Singer Songwriter

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Ross Flournoy is the frontman for the bands The Broken West and Apex Manor. He joins Dwyer in a candid conversation about how touring is hell on earth, bottoming out on booze, and how he had to relearn how to write music without the crutch of liquor. They also reminisce about the L.A. music/comedy scene circa 2005

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Apr 01 2020

59mins

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Rank #6: Drew Ackerman Aka Dearest Scooter - Sleep With Me Podcast

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Drew Ackerman aka Dearest Scooter is the creator and host of the genius Sleep With Me podcast. A show he created to help people with insomnia, anxiety and various other sleep issues drift off to slumberland. Drew and Matt have an honest and one of the funniest conversations in the show's history. They explore what lead Drew to the idea, struggling to find a meaningful path in life and the day he saw his reflection in the mirror and knew he needed to get his act together. Drew is a brilliant and hilarious force. This is a great episode. Enjoy.

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Mar 18 2020

1hr 4mins

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Rank #7: William McLaughlin Program Development Manager at IMPACT rehabilitation center

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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 the doctor ordered.

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Jun 27 2012

1hr 59mins

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Rank #8: Luis J. Rodriguez - Former Gang member turned Author, Journalist & Poet laureate of Los Angeles

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Luis J. Rodriguez is a former gang member turned author, journalist and poet laureate of Los Angeles. He joins CWMD to discuss how his parents would have rather him stay in the streets than become a writer, the struggle to find his voice, labor movements, the working class side Los Angeles no one knows, the similarities between Chicago and LA writers and much much more. Check out his websites: www.luisjrodriguez.com

www.tiachucha.org and his podcast here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hummingbird-cricket-hour/id1381254966?ign-mpt=uo%3D4

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Mar 11 2020

53mins

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Rank #9: Jerry Stahl,Author II

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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.

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Oct 01 2014

52mins

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Rank #10: John Lurie - Actor/Musician/Composer/Artist

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John Lurie is the true definition of a Renaissance man. He's starred in films such as Stranger Than Paradise and Down By Law, created innovative and influential music acts The Lounge Lizards and Marvin Pontiac, wrote, directed and hosted, "Fishing With John," and is a brilliant painter. He joins CWMD to discuss his new project, "Painting With John," and his new upcoming book. John and Matt also discuss, his creative process, and how the apostles may have just been like Mike Pence.

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Apr 08 2020

52mins

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Rank #11: Christian Picciolini - Reformed Nazi Skinhead, Author and Anti-Extremist Activist

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Christian Picciolini is a former Chicago Nazi Skinhead. His book White American Youth is the story of his tale about being pulled into the extremist lifestyle and how he got out. His new book Breaking Hate explores the lives of various people trapped within extremism and how he helps them escape. Christian joins Matt Dwyer to discuss his former life as a Nazi skinhead leader how his past haunts him, and how the current how the Alt-Right Movement operates. Christian and Matt are also from Chicago and discuss deep dish pizza, Italian Beef sandwiches and the cities politicians. To further explore Mr. Picciolini and his work go to his website. https://www.christianpicciolini.com/

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Mar 25 2020

1hr 6mins

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Rank #12: Jimmie Dale Gilmore - Singer/Songwriter/Legend

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Jimmie Dale Gilmore is a music legend. With Joe Ely and Butch Hancock he founded the highly influential Flatlanders. Jimmie joins CWMD to talk about his music beginnings, leaving the business for spiritual pursuits, his return to Country and his work with the great Dave Alvin. Jimmie Dale Gilmore is a one of a kind. Check out his website: https://jimmiedalegilmore.com/

Opening Music: "Dallas," by Jimmie Dale Gilmore and the Flatlanders

Consulting Producer: Dustin Marshall

Technical Shit (and not always well) Matt Dwyer

Special Thanks To: Kelly, Maebe & Tillie. Welcome to the world Tillie! 

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May 27 2020

1hr 7mins

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Rank #13: Alie Ward - Ologies

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Alie Ward hosts one of the most popular science podcasts in the world Ologies. She joins CMWD to discuss battling anxiety, her journey from journalist, to actor, to painter to podcast hero. She also drops some science on Covid-19 and how to handle science deniers. It's a real honor to have Ms. Ward on the show. She's funny, warm, curious and damned funny. Listen to Ologies here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ologies-with-alie-ward/id1278815517

SHOW NOTES:

Theme Song: "Turn Your Head" by Ken Vandermark 21st Mobile Ascap. 

Consulting Producer: Dustin Marshall

All Technical Bullshit: Matt Dwyer

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May 20 2020

1hr 31mins

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Rank #14: Rabbi Allen Secher - Civil Rights Activist

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Allen Secher has incredible stories. He was a Freedom Rider, thrown in packed dirty jails, and was there for the St. Augustine Pool Incident. and still fights for civil rights today. Allen his tales with a quick wit and blunt truth. It's a riveting tale and a great slice of history.

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May 13 2020

1hr

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Rank #15: Danny Bland - Author, Poet, Tour Manager, Cool Guy

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Danny Bland joins CWMD for the third time to discuss his new book, We Shouldn't Be Doing This. Danny and Dwyer also talk about the art of haiku poetry, how some believe he has desecrated the form and life on the road. Mr. Bland also deconstructs the the art of the fart joke. Purchase Danny's book here: https://revolutionartshop.com/

Danny Bland can be followed on twitter at: @mrdannybland

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May 05 2020

58mins

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Rank #16: Honus Honus AKA Ryan Kattner - Man Man

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Ryan Kattner aka Honus Honus has been the long time creative force behind the critically acclaimed band, Man Man. He joins CWMD to discuss his first Man Man album in seven years, how it felt to have his band taken away from him, and getting amnesia after every album and how he has to learn how to write music again. The new Man Man album 'Dream Hunting in the Valley of the Between' will be released May 1st on Sub Pop Records.

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Apr 29 2020

45mins

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Rank #17: Donna Jay Fulks - Voiceover Actor

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Donna Jay Fulks is one of the most successful voiceover actresses workin today. She joins CWMD to talk about the misconceptions about the field, how agism and sexism can play even when audiences will only hear your voice, challenging yourself and the work ethic of Chicagoans. Donna is a charming and funny and her insights into the business are engaging and insightful.

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Apr 22 2020

1hr 7mins

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Rank #18: Amy Dresner - My Fair Junkie

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Author of, “My Fair Junkie: A Memoir of Getting Dirty and Staying Clean," Amy Dresner joins CWMD to discuss her sex and drug addiction, working on chain gangs, growing up in Beverly Hills and the pain one must endure to be an honest writer. Elle magazine compared Dresner’s darkly comic memoir to Carrie Fisher’s “Postcards from the Edge” and Mary Karr’s “Lit,” calling Dresner’s book “one for the ages.”

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Mar 04 2020

53mins

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Rank #19: Gregg Deal Indigenous Artist & Activist

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Indigenous artist and activist Gregg Deal joins CWMD in a engaging and eye opening discussion about being a truthful artist without gimmicks, how the federal government had outlawed the ceremonies and rituals of indigenous people, the expectations put on his people by western culture and how the various nations view Elizabeth Warren's and other people's claims of Native American Status.

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Feb 26 2020

1hr 1min

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Rank #20: Kenneth E. Hartman - Author and Prison Activist

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At age nineteen Kenneth E. Hartman was sentenced to life without parole for accidentally killing a man in a drunken street fight. His book Mother California is about is time in prison, finding love and becoming reformed. He joins CWMD to discuss life in prison, freedom, and the future of our prison system. Mr. Hartman is a captivating man with a lot to share.

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Feb 20 2020

59mins

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