Radio Genius: An Interview With Dan & Travis

Want to open this week by saying thanks so much to everyone who read and shared the Open Letter To William Shatner and George Takei.  I don’t know if it’s reached their eyes but the post was spread far and wide by the ever faithful science fiction community and I’m very grateful to those who enjoyed it and spread the word.  Thanks so much, guys!

Time for a new episode of the Handsome Timmy D Express.  I’ve known Dan & Travis for almost 20 years now and they’ve been making the funny for just as long.

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They’ve produced radio talk shows over several generations of the ever changing media landscape. On this episode, they share with us how they design their shows, how they’ve adapted to the changing times and offer some good screenwriting reminders/advice even though they’re a non-screenwriting source.

The Dan & Travis podcast is an awesome listen featuring hilarious but thought-provoking looks at the news, pop culture and the hardest trivia game on the planet (for reals, it’s terrifying)  And I’m not just saying that because they’ve let me piggy back on their stream as a sister-show and feature me as a guest debunking conspiracy theories and such.  A great fun listen on both good days and bad, it can found on the links below and is featured on the prestigious Chronic Rift podcasting network.  Sit back, relax and enjoy some radio genius.

To listen to the Dan & Travis show, click below:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-dan-and-travis-show/id728885745?mt=2

You can find Dan & Travis on twitter:

https://twitter.com/thedanandtravis

And on facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/thedanandtravis

For more on the Chronic Rift Network (which features an exciting announcement about this blog as well!):

http://chronicrift.com/

Thanks for listening everybody and don’t be shy about sharing if you’re enjoying the programming. Cheers!

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From The Juke In The Back: An Interview With Matt The Cat

Let me open by thanking everyone for their kind words and feedback on the blog. Readership is growing at a steady but enthusiastic pace it seems and I couldn’t be more happy with where things are at after 8 weeks of launching, so cheers everyone. I’m so glad people are enjoying this!

I’ve been playing with this idea for a while of bringing in other industry pros to talk about the various forms/struggles/joys of the creative life. I’m going to try to line up an interview each week but scheduling may offer some challenges. I’ve got an extensive black book to dig into but am also happy to hear from & feature other aspiring screenwriters, filmmakers or whatnot who are either on the stage or trying to make their way to the stage who have thoughts to share.

This week, we start with someone who is truly excellent at what they decided to do. Matt The Cat is a renowned and acclaimed DJ with experience ranging high school radio to world-famous WERS at Emerson College all the way to his own prime-time show that ran nearly a decade on XM/Sirius. And he’s not stopped there. You’ll hear more about his adventures in the interview, but suffice to say he’s been entertaining a multitudinous and voluminous audience for over 2 decades.

Matt The Cat

I want to keep this blog about the creative challenges of writing (and screenwriting) in particular but already in this first interview I was very surprised (and pleasantly) so at how similar the creative aims of a DJ and a screenwriter actually are.  Hopefully more common ground and challenges will be found as the series progresses.

Now, quick disclaimer: this is sort-of accidental podcasting,  a warts and all conversation recorded over Skype, so a few words cut out here and there.  If more people keep tuning & reading, I’ll look into upgrading then.  Right now, for me, the content is the most important thing so bear with me if it doesn’t sound like a Podcast one production (because it’s not) but this is a great listen with some very poignant reminders from someone who’s excelled in their field.

Without any further ado, sit back, relax and grab a seat on The Handsome Timmy D Express with Matt The Cat:

For more on Matt The Cat, his career and the work he’s doing now to keep music history alive, check out the links below:

The Juke In The Back:

http://www.jukeintheback.org/

Matt The Cat’s homepage:

http://www.mattthecat.com/

Matt The Cat’s official facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/MattTheCatRadio

Matt The Cat’s official twitter:

https://twitter.com/soulcatradio

Matt The Cat’s XM/Sirius work:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FEEp1lhLlk

Matt The Cat’s Youtube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjWsTnPQDkLeEAMoMjS76ZQ

Thanks for listening & reading!

 

 

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