Monday, December 30, 2013

#30: David Raether

David Raether was a television comedy writer for most of the 1990s, most notably including a four-year run with "Roseanne."  After leaving television to focus on family, he couldn't get back into employment, lost his nest egg and his home, and became homeless.  David talks with Matt about his life, having eight kids, writing in television, what its like to lose it all and live on the streets, and the story of how he picked himself back up.

His recently released memoir is called "Tell Me Something, She Said."

Tell Me Something, She Said (Paperback Edition)
Tell Me Something, She Said (Kindle Edition)
What It's Like to Fail - Priceonomics (Longform Adaptation of "Tell Me Something, She Said")

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Photo Credit: Jake Stangel, Times (UK)

Sunday, December 29, 2013

#29: Randy Chieco

Matt talks with Randy Chieco about his upbringing, family, and their shared experience of playing in bands.

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Monday, December 23, 2013

Episode #28 - Tom McQueeny

Matt talks to brother Tom McQueeny, who just returned from a semester abroad in Germany. We cover living in Berlin, drinking stories, how Tom's generation consumes content, and his own attempt at a comedic news source, @dairymcqueen on twitter.

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Friday, December 20, 2013

Episode #27 - Chris Kerrigan (Part 2)

Matt continues his discussion with Chris Kerrigan about gun control vs. gun rights, the NSA, Healthcare, and season 6 of Sons of Anarchy.

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Episode #26 - Chris Kerrigan (Part 1)

Matt talks to old friend Chris Kerrigan about being an Emergency Medical Technician, working the overnight shift, grandparents with alzheimer's, guns, and sports.

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Monday, December 16, 2013

Episode #25: Sexes, Sam's Club, and Snow

This is three-part harmony as Matt goes free-form spoken word before talking with Jim McQueeny about podcasts, and then Mary Amoroso and Melany McQueeny about Sam's Club, snow, reading habits, and Matt's faulty memory.

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Don Opatrny

Matt talks to Don Opatrny about family business and the psychology behind it all.  Anyone who heard Episode 4 with my mom, Mary Amoroso, knows that she was adopted.  Don happens to be one of my "found" uncles (in-law), after my mom was reunited with her biological family. Don is an experienced family business consultant as well as a licensed marriage and family therapist.

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