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June 18, 2020
Matt makes a very short statement in this very short episode. Normal programming to return soon. Matt loves you all.
June 15, 2020
On this day of the lord, Matt gets into a slew of things that confuse him, including but not limited to: the far right’s response to the ongoing BLM protests, the hypocrisy of Hollywood and their endless stream of shitty cop shows, the algorithms of YouTube and social media platforms that show us what they think we want to see (even if we don’t want to see it at all), the very very unfortunate fact that very very old and out of touch people are in charge of almost all things, and perhaps the most confusing thing of all: CHAZ — Seattle’s Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone — and its potential fallout. Don’t forget to get your MDIC merch at mattdelia.com/store! Use the code ‘KAY2020’ to get 15% off!! AND a portion of ALL PROCEEDS will go directly to BLM!!! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
June 11, 2020
The world is still on fire! So there’s a lot to discuss! In this episode Matt covers the future of policing in America, the ‘controversy’ surrounding the demolition of confederate monuments (and the bad reasons why it’s even considered a ‘controversy’ in the first place), NASCAR’s decades-late decision to ban the confederate flag from their boring-as-hell events, Donald Trump’s unbelievably dumb conspiracy-laden tweets and the unbelievably dumb people who embrace them, the unbearable terribleness of the year 2020 and how it won’t be getting better any time soon, and of course the ongoing and inspiring Black Lives Matter protests — and how / why they’ve spread from America all the way around the rest of the world. Don’t forget to get your MDIC merch at mattdelia.com/store — 15% off if you use the code ‘KAY2020’ — with a portion of ALL proceeds going to BLM / EJI !!! Weeeeeeee!!!!! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
June 7, 2020
Matt dedicates today’s Sunday Service™ to the religious right’s absurd response to the Black Lives Matter protests, the tactics the far-right uses to try to make BLM seem ‘racist’ and / or ‘terrorist’ and / or ‘communist’, the truth behind the entirely-false George Soros conspiracy theories (including the widely-held one that claims BLM itself is a Soros operation), and Donald Trump’s newly built ‘wall’— aka the dinky, bitch-ass fence he put up around the White House to keep the protestors away. Also— THE MERCH STORE IS NOW UP. Get 15% off using the code ‘KAY2020’. And most importantly— a large portion of the proceeds will be donated to Black Lives Matter. Go check it out at mattdelia.com/store --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
June 4, 2020
Quarantine is over. (Kinda.) But now the world is on fire for a totally different reason— the protests opposing police brutality against Black Americans, and the murder of George Floyd. And that’s the only thing worth talking about at the moment. So that’s what Matt talks about— he covers the righteousness and simplicity of the underlying principle of the protests, the unbelievable degree to which Donald Trump is a massive pussy and his hypocritical response to the actions of the protestors, the asshole opportunists trying to fuck up the protests and turn them into their own shittier cause— and the stark difference between how white people say they feel around cops versus how black people say they feel around cops. Somehow a story about Matt tripping and falling on his first day of basketball practice sneaks in there too. But that is just a minor defail. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
May 31, 2020
The world is breaking and the country is burning, so Matt couldn’t bring himself to do a normal Sunday Service. Instead, he focuses on a religion other than Christianity, though one that is just as confusing and indirectly destructive— American Exceptionalism. But the main focus of today’s episode is the only thing worth talking about at this particularly fucked up moment in time: the deeply disturbing murder of George Floyd, the astonishing straightforwardness of its brutality, the illuminating and differing responses to it from the media and the public, the ensuing nationwide protests, the unfortunate but unavoidable looting and destruction it has led to, why and how there is only one ‘side’ to be on amid all this chaos— and ultimately why it’s so hard for some white people to come to terms with the fact that racism is still so pervasive in our country. Matt also makes time to shit all over Donald Trump’s terrible but predictable response to all of this. And finally, Matt tells some personal anecdotes about the LA protests— which have literally been happening directly outside his front door. Stay safe, everybody. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
May 27, 2020
What day is it? Oh right who cares anymore. In today’s episode, after some exciting show-related announcements, Matt gets into why everyone is acting so extra stupid during this pandemic, why ‘Karens’ act like ‘Karens’, why Twitter trying to label Trump’s lying tweets as ‘misleading’ actually helps Trump, the one simple thing Joe Biden needs to say to win the 2020 election— and what confuses him the most about what’s happening in the world today. Later in the episode he answers a bunch of your Twitter questions! Yayyyyyy! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
May 24, 2020
SUNDAY IS HERE AGAIN! THANK GOD FOR THAT AND MUCH MORE! On this particular day of the lord, Matt addresses Christian America’s very strange and counterintuitive notion that Trump was sent by god himself, how the fuck anyone could possibly look at the president and think ‘oh yeah he believes in god’, the depressing and empty ways all politicians cater to religious communities, the recent explosion of viral ‘Karen’ videos, the likely future of the post-truth era, the congressional candidate who openly embraced QANON and won(!!!)— and much more! He also makes some time for some of your Twitter questions! PRAISE BE! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
May 20, 2020
In this episode Matt discusses his number one greatest life achievement: his appearance in a summer 2013 issue of Playgirl. He also discusses his feelings about nudity on film in general, and of course he makes time for some supremely annoying pandemic-related shit— of which there is an apparently endless suiply. Then... twitter questions! Weeeeee!!! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
May 17, 2020
Sunday Service™ is here again— praise be! Matt opens today’s service by getting very mad at people who are still going to church and spreading covid around. From there he gets into much more, including but not limited to: why Bill Gates gets all the conspiracy theories for himself while Jeff Bezos gets nothing (even though Bezos looks and behaves much more like a supervillain), the hypocrisy of all those people who refuse to believe the mainstream media but lap up any and every random video or Facebook post their friends or moms send them, the sad way that Trump’s followers thoughtlessly and immediately pick up their dear leader’s talking points, the depressingly elastic nature of the term ‘Fake News’ (and why it will never go away), the absurdly vacant conspiracy theory called ‘Obamagate’, and the new religion sweeping across America— QAnon. He also plays some amazing church music. Why? It’s Sunday. And what’s Sunday? The day of the lord. AMEN. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
May 13, 2020
Still no end in sight to this quarantine? KAY! Matt breaks down the extension of California’s stay-at-home policy through July (AT THE EARLIEST!), then gets into various pandemic-related AND non-pandemic-related topics, including but not limited to: shitty spoiled brats who can’t seem to stop going to the beach, why going to the beach actually sucks in the first place, why wokeness has largely taken a backseat during quarantine, the absurd ‘controversy’ over something Tyra Banks said 14 years ago, why people believe what they want to believe instead of what is actually true, and the one man who has truly earned the title of ‘Biggest Pussy Ever To Exist In The History Of The World’— President of the United States of America, Donald J. Trump. Before Matt wraps up, he responds to a bunch of your Twitter questions! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
May 10, 2020
Sunday Service™ is here again! This time Matt tells some personal stories about growing up Catholic and addresses some of the particularly fucked up things about that strange strain of Christianity, including the process of going to confession and why priests still wear the dumb shit they wear. Then he sets his sights on White House Spiritual Adviser Paula White and a few other right wing zealots who said totally ridiculous shit over the course of the last week. Once he’s through with god stuff, he covers something that has been pissing him off to the extreme: the viral ‘Plandemic’ video that everyone won’t shut up about. Listen now or go STRAIGHT TO HELL!!! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
May 6, 2020
Seven and a half weeks of quarantine! Weeeeeeeeeeeee! In today’s episode, Matt makes some exciting podcast-related announcements and then gets into a wide array of subjects, including but not limited to: the joys of saying ‘Weeeeeeeeeeee!’, the most Russian way to kill someone, the problem with all those incredibly annoying baby-people who are comparing our country’s lockdown to ‘Nazi Germany’, the strange strains of pandemic-induced bigotry and violence that are sweeping across the country, and the kinds of news headlines that piss Matt off most of all. Then, after he brings us up to speed on his interactions with conspiracy theorist and number-one-fan, ‘Florida Man’, he answers a shitload of your Twitter questions! Weeeeeeeeeee!!! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
May 3, 2020
Sunday Service is here again! On this day of the lord, Matt digs a little deeper into the reasons he loves church music so much even though he despises Christianity, rips into some of the insane pastors out there right now trying to rile up their congregants about the fact that they’ve been barred from gathering in person, examines the bullshit blustery male archetype he’s seeing all over the place at the anti-lockdown protests around the country— and after shitting all over a video of protesters singing along to The Village People’s ‘YMCA’ (but replacing ‘YMCA’ with ‘MAGA’), Matt gets sidetracked and tells a personal story from his childhood. Later in the episode he gets to a lot of your Twitter questions! Don’t forget— our church is better than real church! IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER, THE SON, AND THE HOLY KAY— AMEN! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
April 29, 2020
It has finally happened... Matt has begun to receive hate mail! Embracing this milestone, Matt reads us his favorite piece of hate mail thus far — a DM from a respectful conspiracy theorist who bluntly calls Matt out for a litany of perceived offenses. Luckily, Matt actually responded to this guy and they wound up having a whole conversation, which Matt reads to you in its entirety— pausing for commentary along the way. After tying all this into what’s wrong with the world right now and why there are people like this hate mailer in the first place, Matt gets into a few more topics that have been on his mind, including but not limited to— the recently released ‘UFO tapes’ and what to make of them, our collective fear of the unknown and its hidden effects, the differing advertising strategies of the Biden and Trump campaigns— and why Matt thinks both strategies are great but hates them anyway. Also: Twitter questions! Weeeeee!!! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
April 26, 2020
SUNDAY SERVICE IS HERE AGAIN. This time Matt covers more insane blabbering from the mouth of televangelist Kenneth Copeland, the childish defiance many Christians are putting on parade in the face of this pandemic, Microsoft’s bitch-ass kowtowing to insane QANON and Pizzagate conspiracy theorists, the confusing news about Kim Jong Un’s potential death, the upsetting uniformity of corporate advertisements in the time of COVID— and, of course, Donald Trump’s disinfectant-injecting madness. Later in the episode he almost gets into some of your Twitter questions but doesn’t because he has too much other stuff to talk about, such as why and how he has successfully hijacked gospel music from Christians and is now using it for his own church: The Church Of Kay. IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER, THE SON, AND THE HOLY KAY— KAYMEN! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
April 22, 2020
11th straight solo lockdown episode! To kick this one off, Matt puts all pandemic-related topics aside to address something just as important— the same horrible way that every NPR hosts speaks. After picking apart ‘NPR voice’ and explaining why he thinks it’s a real deal problem, he goes on to explore the insanely idiotic right-wing conspiracy theories about Bill Gates and the weird cross section of people who believe them, the anti-lockdown protests going on right now and the insidious way that particular strain of unrest is being drummed up, the absurd QANON theory that Trump’s legendary ‘covfefe’ typo was not only intentional but also a secret code that correctly predicted COVID-19, and why it’s so hard to get simple, honest information about whether it’s best to continue this lockdown or start reopening the economy. Later in the episode he answers more Twitter questions! Weeeeeeeeeee!!! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
April 19, 2020
Sunday Service is here again! In today’s sermon Matt plays some of his favorite church music, tells us why he likes it even though actual church is for losers, and then gets into some other important topics, including but not limited to: insane televangelist Rick Wiles and his homoerotic rants against Bill Gates, the hilarious hypocrisy on display at the anti-lockdown protests over the last few days, how the conversation around social distancing became politicized, and why having a layman’s opinion about anything pandemic-related is actually very very stupid. Before it’s over he answers a handful of your twitter questions. In the name of the father, the son, and the Holy Kay— AMEN! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
April 15, 2020
9 straight solo episodes since lockdown. 2 episodes a week. That puts us at 4.5 weeks into quarantine. And 4.5 weeks, if you didn’t already know, equals 1 full month. Because of this, little by little, we are all slowly but surely losing our shit. Luckily, Matt has a couple happy things to discuss in the first half of today’s episode— including money from the government for our pandemic-related troubles, and his brother Chris’s new Netflix special, ‘No Pain’. In the second half of the episode, things take a dark and furious turn when Matt eviscerates the idiotic, conspiracy-theory-laden viral video called ‘Out Of Shadows’, which claims Hollywood is run by pedophiles and controlled by the CIA. If anything has ever warranted a massive KAY, it’s this ‘documentary’ (which Matt instead insists on referring to as a ‘crockofshitumentary’). Enjoy! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
April 12, 2020
In his 8th consecutive guest-less episode, Matt ‘celebrates’ Easter the way everyone should: from home. But some people are still insisting on going to church today— and Matt is in a rage about it. He also gets into what the fuck Easter is all about in general, what he thinks the rapture will look like if it actually comes (it won’t), why some total maniacs think Bill Gates is Satan, and sheds some light on a few of his ‘favorite’ COVID-19 conspiracy theories. Later he answers some of your Twitter questions and — perhaps most important of all — gives an update on last week’s intense elevator encounter with that disrespectful maskless asshole. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
April 8, 2020
Another quarantine episode! 7th in a row! Weeeee! Listen as Matt breaks down the coming condom shortage, shares his feelings about what is and what is not proper public etiquette during a time like this, confesses to and addresses the unfortunate fact that his temper is returning amid all this stress and isolation, and tells an epic tale about a dumb disrespectful guy who got on the elevator with him even though he wasn’t wearing a mask— and the price the dumb disrespectful guy paid for doing so. Later in the episode he answers more of your Twitter questions! Weeeeeeee again! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
April 5, 2020
Because it is Sunday (aka The Day Of The Lord) Matt stays on the theme of religion for most of this episode— particularly the Christian community’s response to the present coronavirus pandemic. Topics covered in today’s sermon include but are not limited to: Matt’s unironic love of gospel music, the obvious problem with going to church during a deadly pandemic, the less-obvious problem with the brains of the people who are still going to church despite everyone begging them not to, the real reason some state governments refuse to shut down religious gatherings, and madman pastor Kenneth Copeland’s latest unsuccessful effort to kill COVID-19. Matt also gets into his personal feelings about religion and belief, how those feelings have changed over the years, how he arrived at his current state of mind— and his recent coronavirus-pandemic-induced epiphany on the subject, which has shifted his always-evolving perspective on these matters yet again. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
April 2, 2020
In Matt’s 5th successive quarantine-themed episode, he gets into a few more pandemic-related topics, from the fun to the not-so-fun: the big dick’d guy in all those ridiculous memes going around right now, the idiotic and harmful politicization of coronavirus, Donald Trump’s most insane tweet yet, why it’s so hard to get concrete information about how to stay safe during this crisis, Bob Dylan’s awful new 17-minute song that QAnon followers believe is for them, the truly strange ‘My Pillow’ guy and all the truly strange shit he’s up to, the problem with believing any one group of people ‘controls the world’— and why ‘Cameo’ needs to change its name to ‘Kaymeo’ ASAP. Later in the episode, he answers more of your questions from Twitter! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
March 30, 2020
In the fourth installment of this podcast’s ongoing (and possibly never-ending) ‘Quarantine USA!’ series, Matt breaks down and discusses various aspects of the pandemic-induced madness currently on display in the world, including but not limited to: some Christian groups’ insistence on attending church services despite endless warnings not to do so, televangelist Kenneth Copeland’s Sunday sermon in which he claims to ‘destroy COVID-19’, social media posts from wildly out-of-touch famous people (from David Geffen to Kendall Jenner, who Matt mistakenly calls ‘Kyle Jackson’), how our desire for control during times of crisis can lead us to do and say very stupid things, the problem with propagating seemingly prescient predictions from the past, America’s particular strain of ‘eat-the-rich’ sentiment— and much more. Later in the episode, Matt answers more Twitter questions! It’s fun even though everything happening in the world is very depressing! Weeeeeeeeee! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
March 25, 2020
Most of us are still in self-isolation. Fuck! And it’s not going to end soon. Also fuck! In today’s episode Matt discusses this hard truth and a few others as well, including but not limited to— the darkness on display in Madonna’s tone-deaf COVID-19 bathtub rant, the early signs of our collective lockdown-induced mind-losing, the unbelievably bad advice some politicians and pundits are putting out into the world about how to fend off coronavirus, and why dumb people almost always stay dumb forever. Then Matt goes on to answer questions from Twitter, which are mostly about coronavirus— but there is one question that leads to Matt telling a story that involves his father becoming furious with him and his brother ratting him out. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
March 21, 2020
In quarantine just like most of his fellow Americans due to the present pandemic, Matt discusses various important coronavirus-related topics, including but not limited to— the hubristic terribleness on display in the ‘Imagine’ cover that went viral (by Gal Gadot & Famous Friends), Sarah Palin’s appearance on ‘The Masked Singer’ (and how in retrospect it was a clear sign of the coming apocalypse), the hidden insidiousness of thinking that ‘everything happens for a reason’ (even pandemics), the only viable solution to the economic hardship we are all experiencing, why it’s best not to make predictions about what the future holds— and how, for many in this time of strange crisis, working from home is changing the meaning of both ‘work’ and ‘home’. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
March 18, 2020
Matt goes solo this week to discuss the one thing that’s on everyone’s mind at the moment— the goddamn coronavirus pandemic. He covers a lot, including but not limited to: the conflicting updates we’re constantly getting about the virus, the difficulty some of us have with being alone during this stressful time, the dumbshit morons who are still going to the beach despite the present pandemic, the complete assholes who have been hoarding toilet paper and hand sanitizer, and the awful kid who breathed on Matt’s shopping cart at the supermarket. But most importantly, he gives us the simple advice we all need to get through these quarantine days peacefully, in one piece, and without panicking. Listen now. You have nothing else to do anyway. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
March 11, 2020
World-renowned New Testament scholar Bart Ehrman is one of Matt’s actual real-life heroes— and somehow that isn’t even his greatest achievement. Bart has written over 30 books, including 6 New York Times Bestsellers, many of which focus on the origins of Christianity, how and why it spread so far and wide, and what Bart calls ‘the historical Jesus’— as in Jesus Christ the man, not Jesus Christ the messiah. Listen as Matt asks Bart everything he’s ever wanted to ask him — from what Jesus was really like, to why people of the time were so ready to adopt the ideas that early Christians were spreading — and Bart takes Matt on an in-depth tour of his upcoming book, ‘Heaven & Hell: A History Of The Afterlife’, which chronicles our collective ideas of heaven and hell, from their infancy (well before the time of Jesus) all the way up to today. Seriously, go on and hit ‘Play’— this one’s fucking biblical, man. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
March 4, 2020
Everyone loves to think about aliens, and Matt is no exception. But when it comes to actually KNOWING anything about them— well, no one actually knows shit. So to discuss the possibility of their existence and our search for extraterrestrial life, Matt wanted to talk to an actual expert on the matter— not the guy from ‘Ancient Aliens’ or some other wingnut like him. Enter: science journalist Keith Cooper, editor of ‘Astronomy Now’ and writer of the new book ‘The Contact Paradox: Challenging Our Assumptions In The Search For Extraterrestrial Life’. Listen as Matt and Keith discuss the vastness of space, why it’s so hard to wrap our minds around that vastness, why humans are so fascinated by the cosmos in the first place, the present state of mankind’s search for extraterrestrial life (‘SETI’), what the future of that search might look like, how we should plan on encountering an alien life form if that should ever come to pass, why people insist they’ve encountered aliens when they definitely have not encountered aliens— and ultimately why, when we look at the stars, we are really just looking at ourselves. Also, Matt tells the story of his very first anxiety attack, which was triggered by staring up at the night sky and wondering what the fuck else is out there... if anything. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
February 26, 2020
Matt has been called many things. One of the things he is most often called is a ‘hater’— a label he fittingly hates. But is it true? And if it IS true, is that necessarily a bad thing? To figure this out, Matt talks to culture critic John Semley, author of a book Matt loves called “Hater: On The Virtues Of Utter Disagreeability”. Matt and John surprisingly and perhaps disappointingly don’t disagree about much, but that allows them to dig deep into what it means to be a hater, what it means to be CALLED a hater, the difference between hating people versus hating the things they make, why modern movie fans get so mad when you criticize a movie they like, why Rotten Tomatoes is so terrible, why film criticism is so dead, why STARSHIP TROOPERS is so good, why JOJO RABBIT is so bad, how corporations eventually co-opt all cool things— and ultimately why being a ‘hater’ is more important than ever in today’s culture of what John calls ‘calcified consensus’. Also, for the very first time, a guest says “fuck you” to Matt. Matt welcomes this, and can’t wait to have John back on the show so he can say it again. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
February 19, 2020
Matt’s beloved dog Billie has gone to dog heaven, and Matt is sad about it. So in this episode he goes solo to pay tribute to his favorite dog of all time. Then, after passionately talking some seriously heavy shit about people who don’t like dogs, he touches on a wide range of issues that have been at the front of his mind lately, from why people so drastically and obviously alter their appearances on social media to how deeply confused he is by people who claim to watch the super bowl ‘for the commercials’. On the brighter side, Matt tells us why YouTube is the greatest thing the digital age has given us, and goes on about why he loves Liam Gallagher so much— and why you should too. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
February 12, 2020
Zoltan Istvan the face of transhumanism, a fast-growing movement that advocates the use of science and technology to modify and enhance human life and the human experience. Zoltan so believes in this cause that he is running for president to bring his transhumanist platforms to the American masses. And despite the impossible odds, he really does have a ton of interesting and important things to say— things most politicians don’t have the balls to even consider bringing up. Listen as Matt picks Zoltan’s brain about a handful of mind-bending but pressing issues, like how we’ll soon be able to live forever if we so choose, what it will mean when we are able to edit the genetic codes of our own children, what potential blind spots we humans have as we race inevitably toward the singularity— and what the future will look like when most people are at least part machine. Matt‘s mind is fully blown. And in an extended introduction, Matt discusses his fears and trepidations about the possibilities of the science and technology that will soon give us the ability to live forever. He has reservations about it— unless it is used to make his dogs live forever. Then he’s all good with it. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
February 5, 2020
For a while now, Matt has wanted to do an episode on the subject of men and the unique challenges they face in the modern world. Enter: Dan Doty, founder of EVRYMAN, an organization dedicated to helping men connect more deeply to themselves and others. Listen as Matt and Dan get into the weeds about what it means to be a man right now, the loneliness of the modern male, the effects social media can have on the male brain, and the evolutionary reasons behind our legendarily frustrating suppression of emotions. Also, Matt tells a story about when he was 12 and admitted to masturbating and then made his friends do the same. Check it out! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
January 29, 2020
Joe Walsh, Former Tea Party Congressman and current challenger to Donald Trump for the Republican presidential nomination, was this podcast’s very first guest. Exactly thirty episodes later, Joe is back for more— and Matt is suuuuper excited about it. Listen to their deep, and deeply honest, conversation about Joe’s longshot candidacy, why he’s running even though he 100% knows he will not win, the upcoming 2020 election, the Democratic nominees and their chances against Trump, how and why there is no viable third party alternative, the rise of the ‘celebrity candidate’, why the dirty word ‘socialism’ has lost so much of its stigma, how history will remember this absurd period in time, and just generally what in the fucking hell is going on in this country they both love. They also discuss Joe’s upcoming book, out on February 18th, called ‘Fuck Silence’— which Matt thinks is a great title. Pre-order it now!
January 22, 2020
Matt has always wanted to do an episode about honesty — and after reading Judi Ketteler’s new book, ‘Would I Lie To You?’, it was clear that she was the person he needed to talk to about the subject. Listen as Judi and Matt dive deep into what it really means to live honestly, the lies we commonly tell and why we tell them (with personal examples from both Matt and Judi), what drives us to be dishonest in the first place, why we insist ‘honesty is the best policy’ even when we’re not honest ourselves (which makes the policy itself a lie!), why we are wired to feel shame when we‘ve been dishonest, how that shame sometimes makes us lie even more— and what the world might look like if we all understood how often we‘re not actually telling the truth. Basically, you (yes, you) are a liar whether you realize it or not, and you should listen to this episode to understand why— and what, if anything, can be done about it.
January 15, 2020
Matt’s guest this week is information warfare expert & foreign policy consultant Molly McKew. Molly’s understanding of Russia’s disinformation campaign during the 2016 US presidential election is second to none. Which is why Matt wanted to talk to her so badly— he’s a big fan of hers in general, this particular subject has long confused the shit out of him, and it also happens to be Molly’s area of expertise. But their wide-ranging conversation covers much more than just Russia and the 2016 election. Molly breaks down what information warfare really is, defines its many forms, and details its long dark history. From there Molly and Matt go deep about why disinformation campaigns are so effective in our modern digital age, why they’re so hard to do anything about let alone stop, why we’re so damn susceptible to them, and why we tend to believe the first thing we see or read on any given subject— even if what we learn later goes against it or outright debunks it. By the time they’re through, Matt’s mind is blown. Listen now and get yours blown too!
January 8, 2020
Just before 2019 ended, Matt connected with someone he’s long been a fan of: writer and cultural critic Chloé Valdary. Their ensuing conversation was filled to the brim with shit Matt has been wanting to talk to Chloé about for some time now, including but not limited to: the root of our culture’s obsession with identity, the various lenses through which we view the past and how this effects the present, the power of grand narratives (both true and untrue), the deeply human drive to derive meaning from chaos— and Chloé’s own philosophy, which is very cool and also has a very cool name: The Theory Of Enchantment.
January 1, 2020
Happy New Year! 2020 is here! Everyone seems happy about that, and excited about all the change the new decade will bring. But will things really change? And will anyone really be happier in the new year? Matt wonders about this as he recaps some of the more insane news stories from 2019 and the decade in general. From there he touches on a wide variety of subjects that are near and dear to his heart, including (but not limited to) his feelings about New Years resolutions and our inability to keep them, the faultiness of our memories, how best to think about time and its passing, why going easy on yourself makes the world a better place— and finally, why 2020 will be The Year of Kay.
December 25, 2019
Matt had a whole plan for his third solo episode. It was going to be a top-to-bottom Christmas episode. But then Kevin Spacey posted a brand new and totally demented video on his YouTube page, which means Christmas came early for Matt, so naturally he was forced to shift gears and change his big plans for a fully holiday-themed episode. Listen as Matt obsesses over said dementedness of said video, then runs down the surprising and unbelievable shittiness of Spacey’s career before his fall. After he’s through with Kevin and some other celebrity psychopaths, he shifts gears into a few other equally important topics, from how weird Santa Claus is to the horribleness of this year’s ‘awards season’ films (especially the one made by Clint Eastwood).
December 18, 2019
Until recently, Matt did not understand what 4chan and 8chan were. In an effort to remedy this situation, he picked up Dale Beran’s new book, ‘It Came From Something Awful’— and things finally began to make sense. Listen as Dale un-confuses Matt in real time and they go in-depth about the unlikely origins of these cesspool sites, how they became synonymous with inceldom and the alt-right, the dark subculture of lonely male rage that came to define them, the armies of hateful trolls they have given rise to, and the strange brew of toxic elements that set the stage for all of this to happen in America in the first place.
December 11, 2019
Journalist Mike Rothschild joins the show for a discussion about his area of expertise (and one of Matt’s all-time favorite subjects)... conspiracy theories! Listen as Matt picks Mike’s brain about some of his ‘favorite’ conspiracy theories of the decade— from QAnon to Flat Earth to Chemtrails to ‘false flag’ mass shootings. All of which leads to a deeper conversation about the history of conspiracy thinking in general, where these kinds of theories come from in the first place, why they’re so widespread right now, how they eventually seep into mainstream culture— and why adherents to these unproven, unprovable beliefs rarely (if ever) change their minds.
December 4, 2019
Matt finally speaks to a cult survivor! For 9 years, Sarah Landry was a dedicated, trusted member of the secretive ‘Nithyananda’ Hindu sect— as well as its top recruiter. But now Sarah is speaking out about the organization, which she calls a controlling and abusive cult. And it’s hard to argue with that assessment, with the group’s leader currently on the lam, hiding out in Ecuador as he evades charges of sexual abuse. Sarah candidly walks Matt through her personal experience, and then Matt picks her brain about what it’s like to be in a cult, how they start the brainwashing, how they keep you in line, what it takes to eventually realize you’re in a bad situation, the decision to finally get the hell outta there— and ultimately the courage required to speak out about it.
November 27, 2019
Matt finally fulfills his longtime dream of talking to a believer in the QAnon conspiracy theory. The reason it took so long to find a suitable QAnon-believing guest isn’t because Q-Heads are hard to find. (Believe it or not, they’re actually easy to find.) It’s because most of them are rigid and illogical, which would have resulted in a not-so-great episode. But eventually Matt found his man: Martin Geddes. More than just a Q-Head, Martin actually subscribes to many of what most people call ‘conspiracy theories’ — from the popular (9/11 was an inside job) to the not-so popular (Obama was a ‘Manchurian Candidate’-style foreign agent). Despite their disagreements, Matt and Martin manage to have a civil and surprisingly enlightening conversation about Martin’s ideas, Matt’s concerns with them, the allures and pitfalls of believing in conspiracy theories, and why so many of us desire safety and certainty at seemingly any cost.
November 20, 2019
Bestselling author Nir Eyal joins Matt to discuss his new book, ‘Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life’, which touches on a question that has been on Matt‘s mind a lot lately: why the hell can’t any of us put our phones down? Matt picks Nir’s brain about this and much more, including the difference between addiction and distraction, the psychology behind distraction, how Big Tech actually effects our lives versus how we’ve been told Big Tech effects our lives, the dangers of accepting simple answers to complex problems, and why we all feel so damn attached to our smartphones in the first place. Please subscribe, share, and leave a review. Join the conversation by using the hashtag #mattdeliaisconfused, and find Matt online here: @mattdelia
November 13, 2019
In his second solo episode, Matt talks about things that have been confusing or upsetting him lately, including the ways people behave towards loved ones on social media, the sudden omnipotence of the term ‘quid pro quo’, the overwhelming shittiness of CNN headlines, and the true value of privacy. Please subscribe, share, and leave a review. Join the conversation by using the hashtag #mattdeliaisconfused, and find Matt online here: @mattdelia
November 6, 2019
Matt sits down in person with filmmakers Troy Duffy and Sam Macaroni, who have both been making movies or producing content in one way or another since the 1990s— during which a whole lot has changed within their industry. As you may already know, Matt has a few problems with the current state of cinema, so they’ve got a lot to cover. Listen as they discuss the making of Troy’s legendary cult film “The Boondock Saints”, the nearly-as-legendary documentary “Overnight” about Troy’s doomed first attempt to make Boondock, what it’s like to make movies now versus what it was like when Troy and Sam were first breaking into the business, the uncertain future of the cult film, Matt’s confusion about why people watch what they watch, and why there is now simply too much ‘content’ out there for anyone to know what to do with. Please subscribe, share, and leave a review. Join the conversation by using the hashtag #mattdeliaisconfused, and find Matt online here: @mattdelia
October 30, 2019
Matt picks the brain of Darryle Marble, renowned flat earther (or as he prefers, ‘globe denier’), to understand the surprisingly widespread belief that that the earth is... well... flat. Matt wholeheartedly disagrees with Darryle— but he also has no interest in arguing with him. He just wants to understand where Darryle is coming from. Listen as they put aside their disagreements to discuss Darryle’s initial embrace of conspiracy theories in general and then globe denial specifically, his detachment from ‘mainstream’ thought and belief systems, the stigma that goes along with being labeled a ‘flat-earther’, and, of course, his take on the earth’s true shape (hint: it’s not round)— and why we’ve all been lied to about it for our entire lives. Please subscribe, share, and leave a review. Join the conversation by using the hashtag #mattdeliaisconfused, and find Matt online here: @mattdelia
October 23, 2019
Neurosurgeon Dr. Eben Alexander was nearly killed by the sudden onset of an extremely rare form of bacterial meningitis. Doctors gave him less than a 2% chance to live. But he somehow survived to tell the tale— and that tale just so happens to involve a near death experience. Since then, Dr. Alexander has written numerous books on the subject, including the bestseller ‘Proof Of Heaven’, which details his experience in full. Matt has always been perplexed by NDEs, and a bit skeptical, but he still wants to know the deal— and Dr. Alexander was the perfect guy to talk to about it. Listen in as they discuss the true definition of consciousness, the limits of science, and the strange phenomenon that is the near death experience. Please subscribe, share, and leave a review. Join the conversation by using the hashtag #mattdeliaisconfused, and find Matt online here: @mattdelia
October 16, 2019
Toni Natalie was the longtime girlfriend of infamous cult leader Keith Raniere, head of the so-called ‘self-help’ organization called NXIVM, which recently made national headlines for running a sex slave operation within its ranks— one that held secret orgiastic ceremonies and branded the skin of its members (all female) with Keith’s initials. But this was merely the end of Keith’s story. For years, Toni was at Keith’s side as he rose from smart but shady businessman to the full blown cult leader we know him as today. Toni tells all about Keith, his uber-loyal followers (who especially confuse Matt), how she escaped his clutches, the devilish way Raniere preyed on those who sought his help, how access to vast amounts of money allowed him to evade any potential legal trouble— and why seemingly good and smart people join cults in the first place.  Please subscribe, share, and leave a review. Join the conversation by using the hashtag #mattdeliaisconfused, and find Matt online here: @mattdelia
October 9, 2019
Caroline Calloway is a controversial figure— but Matt doesn’t really understand why this is the case. Lucky for him, Caroline was willing to come on the show and explain it. What follows is an honest conversation about why she was accused of being a scammer in the first place, why everyone got so mad at her, why everyone hates influencers, the blurred lines between people and their online personas, and what it’s like to be mobbed by the mainstream media and internet trolls alike. Please subscribe, share, and leave a review. Join the conversation by using the hashtag #mattdeliaisconfused, and find Matt online here: @mattdelia
October 2, 2019
Conservative commentator and columnist Ben Howe joins Matt to discuss his recent book, ‘The Immoral Majority’, which details how evangelicals came to not only accept Donald Trump as their candidate— but to embrace him as their leader. This is something that has deeply confused Matt ever since the 2016 election. Thankfully Ben, a lifelong evangelical himself, is here to clear it up for him. Please subscribe, share, and leave a review. Join the conversation by using the hashtag #mattdeliaisconfused, and find Matt online here: @mattdelia
September 25, 2019
Matt and cancelled far-left writer Freddie deBoer discuss the false rape accusation Freddie made that derailed his life (not to mention the life of the man he accused), why he did it, his apology, and his subsequent self-exile from social media. All of which turns into a broader conversation about maintaining mental health in the digital age, how the internet dements our brains, the ultimate weakness of wokeness, and the present state of the American Left. Please subscribe, share, and leave a review. Join the conversation by using the hashtag #mattdeliaisconfused, and find Matt online here: @mattdelia
September 18, 2019
This week’s guest needs no introduction... unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last 5 years. Love her or hate her, everyone’s got an opinion about Rachel Dolezal. But Matt isn’t interested in loving her OR hating her— he just wants to try to understand who she is and where she’s coming from. Their conversation covers a wide range of topics from the micro to the macro: what race means to her personally, the coded but powerful strains of racism still operating in the world today, what it’s like to be railroaded by the American media, and why everyone got so upset with her in the first place. Please subscribe, share, and leave a review. Join the conversation by using the hashtag #mattdeliaisconfused, and find Matt online here: @mattdelia
September 11, 2019
Renowned astrologist Juliana McCarthy joins Matt, on her birthday of all days, to help him understand exactly what astrology really is— and why it’s gaining in popularity at this particular moment in time. (According to The Pew Research Center, over 25% of Americans now believe in astrology.) From there they get into a broader conversation about belief, myth, archetype, chaos, and human history. Finally, there is an unexpected but very welcome revelation about alt-right leader Richard Spencer’s sexual orientation. Matt’s world is rocked. Please subscribe, share, and leave a review. Join the conversation by using the hashtag #mattdeliaisconfused, and find Matt online here: @mattdelia
September 4, 2019
Matt recaps the first few episodes, reviews early fan feedback, and teases some exciting future guests. He also goes deep on three very different subjects, each one near and dear to his heart: what’s wrong with movies these days, why dying isn’t so bad, and the proper usage of his favorite word— ‘Kay’.
August 28, 2019
One of a group of five environmental activists known as ‘The Valve Turners’, Michael Foster served time in prison for temporarily shutting off the Keystone XL pipeline. In this episode, Michael opens up to Matt about his activism (which his critics call ‘eco-terrorism’), the pending doom of climate change, our evolutionary blindspot that prevents us from doing anything about it, and what it would take to actually make a difference. Please subscribe, share, and leave a review. Join the conversation by using the hashtag #mattdeliaisconfused, and find Matt online here: @mattdelia
August 21, 2019
Dr. Lera Boroditsky — ‘Beast Or Virus?’ — Matt talks to renowned cognitive scientist Dr. Lera Boroditsky about one of his favorite topics and the root of all confusion: language. An in depth conversation about miscommunication, misunderstanding, the prevalence of metaphor, the power of persuasion, and the difference a single word can make on our understanding of complex matters. Please subscribe, share, and leave a review. Join the conversation by using the hashtag #mattdeliaisconfused, and find Matt online here: @mattdelia
August 14, 2019
Matt talks to reformed white supremacist leader Arno Michaelis about the roots of hate, the scourge of white nationalism, the slippery slope of online radicalization, and finding ways out of cycles of racism and violence. Please subscribe, share, and leave a review. Join the conversation by using the hashtag #mattdeliaisconfused, and find Matt online here: @mattdelia
August 7, 2019
Matt talks to conceptual artist Vanessa Place about her controversial work, “You Had To Be There: Rape Jokes,” making art that pisses people off, cancel culture, and Vanessa’s own experience being ‘cancelled’. Please subscribe, share, and leave a review. Join the conversation by using the hashtag #mattdeliaisconfused, and find Matt online here: @mattdelia
July 31, 2019
Matt talks to legendary radical feminist John Stoltenberg (‘Refusing To Be A Man’) about what it means to be a white male in the modern era, ‘toxic masculinity’, and the perils of pornography. To quote John’s work: “Pornography tells lies about women. But pornography tells the truth about men. Please subscribe, share, and leave a review. Join the conversation by using the hashtag #mattdeliaisconfused, and find Matt online here: @mattdelia
July 25, 2019
Matt and writer / activist Sarah Schulman discuss Sarah’s controversial book ‘Conflict Is Not Abuse’ and its ideas, which turns into a larger talk about why we have an inclination to blame others instead of ourselves, the ways we hide behind modern technology, and ultimate-victim Donald Trump’s constant bitching about how he’s being harassed— even though he’s the most powerful man in the world. Please subscribe, share, and leave a review. Join the conversation by using the hashtag #mattdeliaisconfused, and find Matt online here: @mattdelia
July 22, 2019
Expert QAnon Researcher Travis View joins Matt for a detailed discussion about the wild and weirdly popular right wing conspiracy theory that pits a heroic Donald Trump against an evil, satanic ‘deep state’ that includes Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, George Soros, and — somehow — Tom Hanks. Matt gets the full story and loves it all but particularly enjoys the theory that JFK Jr. is still alive— and planning to join President Trump on the 2020 ticket. Please subscribe, share, and leave a review. Join the conversation by using the hashtag #mattdeliaisconfused, and find Matt online here: @mattdelia
July 17, 2019
Matt’s longtime dream comes true as he and famed Exorcist Bob Larson have a serious, in-depth conversation about god, heaven, hell, exorcism and demons. Please subscribe, share, and leave a review. Join the conversation by using the hashtag #mattdeliaisconfused, and find Matt online here: @mattdelia
July 15, 2019
Matt and former Tea Party Republican Congressman / popular conservative radio host Joe Walsh (‘The Joe Walsh Show’) disagree about almost everything besides Donald Trump— but they get along anyway. They discuss how our country is totally fucked, how no one listens to anyone besides who they already agree with, the 2020 election, deep fakes, QAnon, guns, and as the title suggests— the end of truth as we know it. Please subscribe, share, and leave a review. Join the conversation by using the hashtag #mattdeliaisconfused.
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