We're celebrating one year of Dark Matters! All of your favorite guests from our first year of shows are back, as we give out our first annual Dark Matters Mattersies awards. Who will win Creepiest Caller? Most Mysterious? Darkest Matter?
We end the show with a real live exorcism. Back in September of 2016 our ghost hunters found a ghost at the Pack Theater. So we decided to try to exorcise it and the results are... intense.
Welcome to Dark Matters. We talk with sex-therapist-for-alien-abductees Clarissa Nguyen about anal probing. Franky tells an embarrassing story from his youth. Then, comedian Brent Schmidt joins us to talk about ancient aliens, Tom Delonge, and cargo cults. Plus, your phone calls. Leave us a message at +1 818-650-DARK.
Forensic psychologic Dr. Cynthia Lea Clark joins us to talk about her interviews with 77 serial killers. Plus, we talk to a real live killer. We learn the difference between psychopaths and sociopaths, and whether Michael Bilow is either. Actor Sam Elliott provides musical accompaniment.
This month we're talking Hollywood Secrets. Two Hollywood insiders agreed to join us on one condition -- that we disguise their voices. Our insiders tell us all about the dark underbelly of the entertainment industry. Who's cool? Who's an asshole? We get dirt on Ellen Degeneres and Jimmy Fallon, and hear a Mario Lopez story that goes straight to the gut. Filmmaker and Los Angeles legend Dennis Woodruff joins us to talk about his career as a DIY filmmaker and his encounters with David Lynch. Then, Michael gets a rump reading from bottom reader Maggie Mistery. What's a rump reading? It's like a palm reading using your butt instead of your palm! PLUS your calls and music by the amazing Rich Devletian.
The guys are joined by film composer and orchestrator Scott Smalley, who tells us all about what it's like being part of an alien breeding program. Director Justin Gaar of the new Netflix documentary 'Curse of the Man Who Sees UFOs' joins us to talk about the film, and his interactions with the UFO community. Franky gets booed after an insensitive John Denver joke. PLUS actor Sam Elliott calls in to talk about his abduction experience. And of course live score provided by the amazing Rich Devletian.
We knew where they were. Then, they disappeared. Karen Kilgariff from the "My Favorite Murder" podcast joins us to talk about the disappearance of "super mom" Sherri Papini. Comedian Eric Bauer shares his analysis of the Elisa Lam elevator video. PLUS, friend of the show Gerard Dean Peters tells the story of his own kidnapping. Actor Sam Elliott calls in.
Had an experience with the paranormal or supernatural? Leave us a message at 818-650-DARK.
Our next live shows are 3/25, 4/22 & 5/27 at the Pack Theater, the best comedy theater in Los Angeles.
It's The Bachelor meets the powers of a psychic. PSYCHIC. DATING.
Co-host Michael Bilow went on three dates. How did they go? A psychic helps us find out.
Call us any time at 818-650-DARK.
Check us out live! Our next shows are 2/25, 3/25 and 4/22 at the Pack Theater in Hollywood, CA.
It's our 2017 Predictions show! As promised, both Nostradamus AND Nosferatu join us live on stage. We talk to Leland Freeborn, better known as The Parowan Prophet, who predicts that World War 3 is fast approaching. PLUS - Are we going to war with Mexico? Democratic Assembly candidate Royce Shockley gives us his political predictions for 2017. AND a call from everyone's favorite script supervisor Deb Jones.
It's our first holiday episode! Professor Aimee Drolet Rossi joins us to discuss the holiday shopping season and tricks big box stores use to sell us things we don't need. Former mall santa Jason Wayne Christian tells us about his year under the beard, including a bloody santa tale you won't want to miss. All the while we auction off a bunch of Dark Matters crap for charity!
PLUS, actor Sam Elliott calls in yet again, a visit from Saint Dick and MORE.
All proceeds from our auction are going to the Southern Poverty Law Center and West Hollywood Food Coalition.
Send your donations to Michael-Bilow on Venmo!
Episode artwork by Jose Pilpa
A real member of the Illuminati is live in the theater. Someone who claims to be 538's Nate Silver calls in. We learn about Senate candidates from Washington state PLUS phone calls from listeners including Deb Jones and actor Sam Elliott.