Dystopia Tonight was born out of the Covid-19 Pandemic to give people a light-hearted break from the absurdity of the world around them by showcasing artists, comedians, musicians, and actors from all across the entertainment field and getting them to open up about what exactly they’ve been doing during this bizarre time. John asks about the state of their lives, careers, and well-being, while we all navigate through the current dystopia we’ve come to find ourselves living in.
Day 196 - Natalya Kay - In A Fiddler’s House All Are Dancers
Natalya Kay joins us on Dystopia tonight for her very first podcast! She’s an extremely talented musician and vocalist who is currently touring with the Irish rock band Gaelic Storm as their resident Fiddler. We discuss her influences in music, what brought her to the fiddle, her time spent in the corporate world, how she became part of Gaelic Storm and her experiences on the road as a full time touring musician, homeschooling, how she manages to keep sane with social media’s ever expanding landscape, her downtime, dating another musician, living in Nashville and more. Enjoy guys!
Day 195 - Dan Pasternack - The World’s Youngest Old Jew
Dan Pasternack, wildly successful producer, comedy writer, stand-up, comedy historian, documentarian and interviewer, joins us on Dystopia Tonight and comes fully loaded with stories of opening for George Carlin, befriending and working with Mel Blanc, Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Jonathan Winters, Dick Van Dyke, going to school with the children of Carol Burnett, Don Rickles and good god more, so much more. Enjoy guys!
Day 194 - The Return of Frank Turner - Almost 50 States
Frank Turner Returns to Dystopia Tonight to talk his 50 state tour, the struggles of coming out of covid, we have some fun with Skymall, Frank gives us his thoughts on the Star Wars Franchise, IHOP, Waffle House and Stranger Things. We also talk about his writing process, touring with The Counting Crows and how they were one of his early inspirations, his fans and the community they’ve developed over the years seeing him play, the American v UK perspective and more. Enjoy guys!
Day 193 - Accommodating The ”No” with Tal Bachman
Had a truly amazing conversation with Tal Bachman. We got to dig into his musical past and upbringing with his father, Randy Bachman of The Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive, his trepidation towards entering into the music business, touring, being a solo act, loving his band mates, collaborating with his dad on a new album, and we got to dive deep into the trappings of the Mormon religion, how that affected his friendships and family life, and how he deals with it to this day moving forward. We also have fun discussing comedy, his hit song from 1999 “She’s So High” and how it still resonates with fans around the world, and more. Enjoy guys!
Day 192 - Ed Sheeran’s A Dick w/ Alec Chambers
Alec Chambers joins us for a great conversation about his rising TikTok stardom, playing Family Feud live with his fans, and of course his rising new single “Ed Sheeran’s a Dick” which we get into in full detail as well as some deep talks about anxiety, depression, dealing with self doubt, rising above it and laughing through it all. Enjoy guys it’s a fun one!
Day 191 - Jo(h)n The Double w/ Jonathan Russel of The Head And The Heart
Jonathan Russell, lead singer of The Head And The Heart joins me on Dystopia Tonight to talk about the ups and downs of the music industry, how not being able to tour during the pandemic fundamentally changed his perspective, sacrificing family for drive, centering himself and becoming better at managing personal and family time between his career and creativity, getting older, our diets, skinny jeans, and his beginnings as a musician and his new album Every Shade Of Blue. Enjoy!
I’ve really been enjoying this new podcast. John’s got a way with his guests that allow them to really feel comfortable enough to open up to him, cut loose and have fun.
Great guest and Fun hosts
Great job getting the best out of so many incredible entertainers!
Love the conversations
Love the hosts and guest, it’s like hanging out listening to friends catch up. Marla Hooch was amazing and I can listen to it over and over!