This Is Dark Matters

From ghosts, to bigfoot, to time travel, This is Dark Matters tries to find new answers to paranormal problems. Why haven't we made contact with aliens? Do ghosts really exist? Can one man eat a five pound burrito in one hour? Hosts Franky Guttman and Jeopardy Winner Michael Bilow attempt to find the truth BEHIND the truth. Call us anytime at 818-650-DARK (3275)
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Mar 13, 2019

February is the month of love. So we've got psychic relationship expert Karen Page on hand to answer your love questions. Will Michael Bilow become increasingly uncomfortable as the episode progresses? Oh yeah. PLUS: Franky's encounter with Canadian serial killer Bruce McArthur.

Feb 1, 2019

Magick. High Magick. Witchcraft. Brujeria. We invited four pracitioners of the magical arts on the show to cast spells, swing pendulums and talk about some dark shit. We journey into the unknown with guests Destiny, Sylvia, Eadig and Will. Plus, a Tim Burton poop story.

Dec 1, 2018

Welcome to Dark Matters... DOWN UNDER. In this episode, we prank call Australia for one hour. We attempt to call up a psychic hotline, but can't get through. So instead we call a phone sex line (40:00) and ask the operator for a psychic reading.

Jul 5, 2018

This year over 50 candidates ran for Governor or Senator of the State of California. And we had seven of them on our show! Senate candidates Gerald Plummer, Derrick Michael Reid and John Crew join us for a lively Senate debate. Then, the Governors join us. Christopher Carlson, Subham Goel, Hawk Mikado and Nickolas Wildstar participated in a HOT debate about legalized marijuana, taxes, and Donald Trump, leading Mr. Goel to stand up on his chair and declare: "If you vote for me, it's all over!"

Jun 8, 2018

Rock legend Matt Pinfield joins us to talk about his years in the music industry, riding in a limo with Andy Warhol, and more! Then, we attempt to contact composer Franz Schubert and finish his Unfinished Symphony. Featuring the Pack Theater Philharmonic: Jack Kelly, CK Kimball, Kara King and Linnea Snyder.

Dark Matters is produced by Michael Bilow and Franky Guttman with music by Rich Devletian.

May 3, 2018

We're joined by actress, filmmaker and medium Christina Engelhardt, who talks to us about her contact with alien beings and her spiritual journey to South America with Federico Fellini and Carlos Castaneda. Then, past life regressionist Michele Guzy joins us to explore the depths of Michael Bilow's past lives. Did Franky and Michael ever meet in another lifetime? We find out, LIVE.

Feb 24, 2018

We're re-releasing some of our favorite episodes for new listeners. This is HOLLYWOOD SECRETS, featuring two anonymous Hollywood Insiders who tell all about the industry. Plus, Los Angeles legend Dennis Woodruff joins us to discuss his career and shoot a scene from his new film 'The Claw'.

Feb 17, 2018

For our  new listeners, one of our favorite episodes, Mysterious Disappearances! Featuring Karen Kilgariff from the My Favorite Murder Podcast, who talks to us about the disappearance of Sherri Papini. Eric Bauer discusses his analysis of the Elisa Lam elevator video. Plus, comedian Dean Peters discusses his own kidnapping.

Jan 31, 2018

Artist Andy Bauch joins the fellas to discuss Cryptocurrency. Plus, the guys create their own currency called MattersCoin. Farm your own free money at! As always, call us at 818-650-DARK

Dec 25, 2017

It's a special holiday episode of This is Dark Matters. We talk to two Christians about the War on Christmas! Plus: Santa Claus.

Dec 22, 2017

This is Dark Matters... After Dark . A live call in relationship and sex advice show featuring open phones with your live sexperts Franky & Michael. Call us any time at 818-650-DARK.

Nov 27, 2017

It's a spooky edition of Dark Matters as we interview a real vampire and a real werewolf to celebrate Halloween. Then, a seance to contact my dead birth father! Our main recorder failed during this episode so apologies if the audio is a bit rough!

Nov 27, 2017

It's Michael Bilow's 30th birthday, so we're talking CRYSTALS. Three crystal experts talk to us about healing, chakras, and finding the right crystal for you. Then, Michael Bilow takes a lie detector test. Did he cheat at Jeopardy? Only the lie detector knows for sure. Also a special FAMILY MATTERS, as Michael's family joins the show to talk about their son. It's a fully humiliating episode of Dark Matters. 

Nov 2, 2017

We're joined by The Monster Brothers! Ryan and Josh Golembeske are a monster-hunting duo who know more about bigfoot than anyone. We hear stories of Ryan's sexy and scary close encounters with Bigfoot, and learn the best way to attract one of these animals. Senator Al Franken calls in! Deb Jones calls in! Plus, a call from Bigfoot himself. Filmmaker Marilyn Thomas stops by to talk about First Nations origins of Sasquatch. 

Sep 27, 2017

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.

Aug 7, 2017

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.

Apr 28, 2017

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.

Apr 4, 2017

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.

Mar 8, 2017

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.

Feb 7, 2017

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.

Jan 19, 2017

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.

Dec 7, 2016

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

Nov 18, 2016

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. 

Nov 9, 2016

Former Scientologist Cathy Schenkelberg tells us about her 14 years as a member of the church, auditioning to be Tom Cruise's girlfriend, and more. Actor Sam Elliott calls in. 

Call us and leave a message at 213-438-9845!