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We Are In Space with Matthew Altruda

We Are In Space with Matthew Altruda

By Matthew Altruda
We live on a small planet in The Milky Way galaxy orbiting around a giant star we call "the Sun". This podcast will cover our journey as earthlings trying to find meaning and purpose while we are in space.
Hosted By Matthew Altruda - new episodes every Sunday
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Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
We have learned in life to say goodbye and celebrate closure but do we just do it for other people? Maybe we should be saying goodbye to our past selves and the choices we made. Join me as we take a walk down the yellow brick road of life past, present, and future.  
May 13, 2021
How NFTs will change the music industry forever
You have heard the buzz about NFTs, and like many only been confused. This episode explains Non Fungible Tokens and how they are the future of the music industry and how musicians can be prepared and start making money today. 
April 11, 2021
We Are In Space with Phillip-Michael Scales
Phillip-Michael is a recording artist, touring musician, producer and recently just signed his first record deal. We talk about his journey as a black musician in a predominantly white industry and how being the nephew of B.B. King has given him strength and the vision to be authentic not only to craft but to himself. 
March 7, 2021
We Are In Space with May Erlewine
May Erlewine is truly one of the most prolific songwriters in the Michigan music scene. In this episode she walks us through an evolving creative process spanning her last three albums, telling of the highs and lows that have propelled her as a force in today’s music industry.
February 28, 2021
We Are In Space with Absofacto
Absofacto's journey to achieving a #1 hit song on the Billboard charts was filled with many trials and tribulations. We will uncover this story, one of the most unique music stories, on how a hit song sometimes needs a little luck to achieve overwhelming success in a very competitive industry.
February 21, 2021
We Are In Space with Michael P. Clark
Michael P. Clark is an Emmy-nominated sound mixer based in Atlanta, currently working on Season 4 of Stranger Things. This episode uncovers his journey in pursuit of music engineering that ultimately led to his rise in the film and television industry, most notably for his work on The Walking Dead and Good Eats.
February 14, 2021
We Are In Space with Michigander
Michigander is set to release his new EP, “Everything Will Be Ok Eventually” this March, as the first single, “Let Down,” is currently charting #11 on the Billboard Triple A National Airplay Charts. We talk in depth about his rise in success, the let down of the pandemic and how great things can come out of dark times. 
February 6, 2021
We Are In Space with Chris Dupont
Chris Dupont is a recording artist, touring musician, producer and father. He is set to release his new full-length album "Floodplains," a journey of starting again and discovering you can reprieve the pain from yesterday for the promise of tomorrow. This episode goes for the ride of love, loss and understanding that to be the best version of yourself you must be true to yourself first. 
January 31, 2021
We Are In Space with Josh Epstein
Josh Epstein is a touring musician, producer, songwriter, former writer for ESPN and half of Detroit's JR JR. This episode dives into Josh's creative process during the pandemic, life after Warner Brothers, The Silent Years and of course JR JR's music and influences. In their ten years of making music JR JR have released four LPs and four EPs, toured the world and watched as their biggest hit to date "Gone" spent 16 weeks on the Billboard charts. In 2019 they released "Invocations / Conversations," solidifying my pick as album of the year and decade. 
January 17, 2021
We Are In Space with Ross Federman
Ross Federman is truly the dual-threat of science and music, earning his PhD at Yale University in Immunology and working as a protein engineer in Boston to discover more efficient ways for treatments against infectious diseases. Ross is also the drummer of Tally Hall, which has a viral cult following and has released some of the most timeless music written this century. This interview dives deep into science of the pandemic, Tally Hall, Miracle Musical and how music and science really aren't that different after all. 
January 10, 2021
Just the Way You Are
"Oh Belongingness," the human emotional need to affiliate with and be accepted by members of a group. Our groups evolve our way of thinking and our value system whether we realize it or not. So maybe it's time for you to think about if you're actually thinking for yourself. 
December 27, 2020
Love Like Ghosts
Some people don't believe in ghosts while others just really don't have an opinion until something paranormal happens to them. This is my journey of learning ghosts are real and convincing myself not to look into the skylights. Welcome to my nightmare before Christmas. 
December 20, 2020
Papa Don't Preach
This may be a guide to raising a teen or just a rollercoaster ride through my life and my journey into understanding there is more to parenting than parenting. 
December 13, 2020
Hidden in the Sand
Do you really need to find purpose in life? Could it be that our purpose has always been hidden in the sand just waiting for self-discovery?
December 6, 2020
Wait for the Moment
Let's get Vulfy! This episode dives into the story of Vulfpeck and my observations sitting in the front row since day one. I am fortunate to have booked their first concert and work with them while they were attending the University of Michigan. 
November 29, 2020
We can live the dream in the time machine as long as we understand everything in the present changes our future. 
November 22, 2020
Working Class Hero
Humans love to think our species is responsible for making our rise on earth but in reality we should be thanking dogs and their superpowers. 
November 15, 2020
Runnin' Down A Dream
We as humans live to escape our reality but we can't escape our dreams, even if we don't remember them. 
November 8, 2020
Little Lies
You can't disguise behind the lies of the greatest lie that has ever been told.   
November 1, 2020
Welcome To The Jungle
Welcome to the Jungle is a crash landing into the dense foliage of the music industry.  
October 25, 2020
Comfortably Numb
Existing in our existence feeling un... comfortably numb
October 18, 2020
Stairway to Heaven
Our journey as earthlings to understanding how we evolved and it's relationship with higher power. 
October 17, 2020