With guests that range from icons to outliers, host Matt D’Elia talks to anyone who can help him understand things that confuse him, make him laugh, or just plain trouble him. If you ever look out at the world and think “what the hell is happening?” then this podcast is for you.
Here's the Latest Episode from Matt D’Elia Is Confused:
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.
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
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’.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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