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Conversation ex Nihilo
A bit of a social critique from a man who likes talking with people.
Jul 31, 2020
True Crime Time (with Sara Kline)
Sara is cohost of the podcast Coffee Wine and True Crime. She comes on Convo to talk to Billy about Ted Bundy, Uruguyan national security, cults, conspiracy theories and other such phenomena. @CWATCPodcast @convoexnihilo
1 hr 4 min
Jul 24, 2020
Convo ex Dnieper (with Marina Sirenko)
Marina Sirenko is a native of Dnieper, Ukraine. She is a construction engineer, a wife, a mother and a great story teller. She joins us via Skype to talk about life in Ukraine during Covid, nostalgic memories of her childhood in the Soviet Union, "Rain Man" and all sorts of other cool stuff.
1 hr 10 min
Jul 22, 2020
Cowboy Money Investor I
In this bonus episode Tim Coffey introduces himself and explains what it means to be a "cowboy money investor." He has a proven track record in the world of finance. Who has that proof is a bit of a mystery at the moment, but his money making skills are unparalleled. We are lucky to have him as part of the Convo ex Nihilo family. In this episode he talks a little about his Texas based television network, Wall Street, and how he came to join the network. This epidote is brought to us by oil.
Jul 17, 2020
The Drunk Modernist (with Frank Rich)
Frank Rich, founder of Modern Drunkard Magazine joins Billy via Zoom to talk about: The army, punk rock, great writers, kids, family, marriage, culture and that thing where people tilt their heads back and put a fluid into their mouth so as to have it pass through their throats on its way to their belly so as it can effect their brain. This episode is brought to you by Brogaine.
Jul 10, 2020
Some Like it Hotz (with Jeremy Hotz)
Jeremy Hotz co-starred on The Newsroom, which he left for a role in Speed 2: Cruise Control. He has done numerous stand-up specials and has appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. His latest special is called Dangerously Handsome and he is here to talk about it all with me, via Zoom. He is a living comedy legend, so respectfully listen quietly in the comfort of your own brain. This episode is brought to you by The Patron Saints of Denny's Men's Rooms.
Jul 3, 2020
The Artist Known as Nosrettep (with Nosrettep)
The Angel of Sadhill is a new comic book created by Brazilian artist Nostrettep. He remotely joins Billy to talk about comic book school, Brazilian politics, superheroes, project funding and more. They also debate whether or not Magneto is Jewish. This episode is brought to you by paint cans.
1 hr 2 min
Jun 26, 2020
King of Rats (with Luke Schmaltz)
Luke Schmaltz, one of the founders of Denver based punk band King Rat, talks to Billy via Covid Connection (aka. Skype) about opening for punk legends Bad Brains, Rancid and Face to Face, meeting ones heroes, and the pitfalls of bar ownership during a recession. Luke is currently a writer for Modern Drunkard and has completed his first novel The Belcher, set for release in September 2020. He also has a starring role in Ricky Neuwirth's upcoming short film The Neighbor. Lukeschmaltz.com This episode is brought to you by Premium Steak Sauce.
1 hr 4 min
Jun 19, 2020
History with/of Karla
Karla Dahoff, a historian and conservationist joins us via Zoom from Nashville, Tennessee to talk about Band of Brothers, her career trajectory as a historian and her experiences at university. That ol' subject of nostalgia comes up once or twice as well. Are we sensing a theme yet?
1 hr 2 min
Jun 13, 2020
A Convo about FOMO (with Jason Plett)
Jason Plett, host of Frequency 13, joins Billy via Skype to talk about FOMO, Sci/NonFi, and a host of other nerdy type of things.
1 hr 5 min
Jun 5, 2020
Tulsa's New Edition (with Sarah Bredenberg)
Sarah Bredenberg joins us on Conversation ex Nihilo. Sarah lives in Tulsa Oklahoma, she worked for a number of years in nuclear power, she lived on a commune, she knows how to build houses out of mud and is basically just a really radical human. We talk about George Floyd, racism, communal living and some worries concerning being a single parent. Billy meets with some groans when he brings up Muhammed Bin Salman and suggests it as a name for Sarah's first child. Billy also confuses a right wing pundit with the guitarist of a famous rock and roll band. Listen deep!
Jun 2, 2020
Weighing In (with Andrew Hove)
In the wake of the protests gripping the country as a result of the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Billy reached out to his Minnesota friends for some perspective. Andrew Hove comes on and he and Billy discuss the media, Facebook, and a little about institutional racism. These are heavy times and they call for some serious discussions. Here is one place to start.
1 hr 4 min
May 29, 2020
Conversation ex Hollywood (with Winston King)
Winston King is Billy's first remote guest. Winston is from Colorado and moved out to L.A. to become an actor. He is an insightful man and he gives us some perspective on what it is like trying to make it in the Hollywood of 2020, and during COVID no less. This episode is brought to us by more premium steak sauce.
1 hr 3 min
May 22, 2020
The Viking Drops In (with Andrew Hove)
Andrew and Billy were hosts of Hollow Points (In one of its many incarnations.) Andrew stops by to talk to Billy about politics, social media and (what else?) nostalgia. This episode was recorded before Bernie Sanders dropped out of the 2020 democratic party primary race. This episode is made possible by a grant from the Premium Steak Sauce Company and as always #longlivesalman.
May 15, 2020
Becky Meets a Man Who Swabs (with Rebecca K. Busch)
In this episode, part I of my conversation with Dragon Wing author Rebecca K. Busch. We talk about suspicious neighbors, haunted houses and yes swabs. She is one of my favorite story tellers and I was as lucky to talk to her as you are to listen to her.
1 hr 9 min
May 8, 2020
The Jenn Connection (with Jenn Edgar)
Wild Can Be Well Founder, Jenn Edgar speaks to Billy about love and loss. It's a good episode if you have gone through or are going through the pangs of separation from someone you love. It's also good for those who were getting bored of the sausage party that has been Convo ex Nihilo up to this point.
May 1, 2020
The Magic of Anthony (with Anthony Shepherd)
Mysticism and politics. Nostalgia and shared experiences. Billy and Anthony don't so much cover these topics as they do smother them like green chili over a burrito.
1 hr 12 min
Apr 24, 2020
Dr. Lee Explains it to Me (with Dr. Stefano Lee)
In this episode I speak to Dr. Stefano Lee of Harmony Direct Primary Care Center. He tells us about his practice and the current state of the doctoring industry (it ain't all that great folks.) We discuss universal health care and a but about what made him want to be a doctor. He's one of the coolest adults I know. I think you're going to like him too.
Apr 17, 2020
The Man Who is Mark (with Mark Jabbour)
Convo Ex welcomes the author Mark Jabbour. Mark is a friend to the program and he fascinates Billy to no end for some reason. Join them as they discuss... well, mainly Trump. Do deals have art? Did Obama's father have dreams? Are these questions answered? Find out!
1 hr 3 min
Apr 11, 2020
Nostalgic Mr. Ricky part 3 (with Ricky Neuwirth)
In this final chapter in the nostalgia series Billy and Ricky discuss music. There is a lot to sing about but not if you're Cosby apparently.
1 hr 9 min
Apr 4, 2020
Nostalgic Mr. Ricky part 2 (with Ricky Neuwirth)
In this episode Billy and his childhood friend Ricky talk about the movies that have shaped their lives, why movies have shaped their lives and they do this whilst avoiding the topic of India and their unstoppable Bollywood machine.
1 hr 2 min
Mar 28, 2020
Nostalgic Mr. Ricky part 1 (with Ricky Neuwirth)
Billy and his childhood friend Ricky talk about the good old days growing up on the mean streets of Federal Heights.