A Colorado native, Matteson now resides in Los Angeles where he lives a happy and fulfilling life despite not having a podcast. He writes screenplays, hosts the Moth StorySlam, and is working on his first book, a collection of dating stories, to be published by Scribner.

Feel free to ask him for advice; he knows everything.


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Lately, I’ve been obsessed with the Playstation game Dragon Age: Inquisition. It’s a role-playing game that takes place in a fantasy setting similar to Lord of The Rings. (Feel fre[...]
I have not seen American Sniper. And yet I feel like I’ve seen American Sniper. Since the movie came out there has been constant chatter about it on social media. This is partially[...]
F. Scott Fitzgerald once said, “Cut out all those exclamation marks. An exclamation mark is like laughing at your own joke.” This is good advice for powerful, clean prose in a nove[...]
“How far did you get?” my friend Jack asked. It was the Monday morning after the Homecoming Dance. Time to report on the after-dance activities with our dates. Specifically, Jack w[...]
Mission Report Galaxy Date: 465.987.333938 To: The Blonf-mu Council of Ambassadors, Planet Blonf, Quadrant 357789 From: Lt. Ambassador Ziblonk Mission: Peacefully Visit Earth To Sh[...]
I saw Pacific Rim last weekend. It’s a movie about giant robots fighting giant monsters. Sounds like a simple, dumb movie right? Well, maybe, but I fucking LOVED it. I haven’t felt[...]
The only thing more probable than Kim and Kanye naming their baby something unusual were the jokes that would follow on social media. As the due date approached you could feel the [...]
Recently, Plan B, the “morning-after pill” used to prevent pregnancy when other methods of contraception fail (or aren’t used), was approved to be sold over the counter to women of[...]
Last Sunday, I rose early for a 9:15am yoga class, after which there was a brief memorial service for the instructor’s recently deceased dog, (not that weird of a thing in Los Ange[...]