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December 14th, 2020 –The Peer Pleasure Podcast is excited to announce “12 Days of Peer Pleasure,” a daily series running from now until Christmas featuring in-depth interviews with the best that the entertainment industry has to offer. Today, host Dewey Halpaus is thrilled to kick things off with an exclusive conversation with Strike Anywhere’s Thomas Barnett. Listen now at www.peerpleasurepodcast.com and tune in tomorrow to find out his next guest!
Dewey shares: “We are not teasing the guests but just the fact that an episode everyday from the 14th to Christmas. Just a gift of content joy to all the loyal Peer Pleasure listeners at the holidays!”
After years of touring with his past projects Portugal. The Man, Anatomy of a Ghost, and The Burning Room, Dewey Halpaus found himself in need of a slower pace. He left the road and started a family, but later discovered that he wanted to be re-immersed in the music scene he stepped away from a decade earlier. This yearning to reconnect morphed into The Peer Pleasure Podcast.
Dewey formed his podcast around one basic concept - to give listeners access to a more personal side of the artist, while creating a comfortable and relaxed setting for the guest. Dewey opted to emphasize attentiveness and empathy rather than just asking questions from a list.
Since then, he has featured many incredible artists such as Fat Mike (NOFX), Ian Mackaye (Fugazi), and Anthony Green (Circa Survive). Dewey also expanded his repertoire to industry leaders, comedians and actors, some of which includes comedian Josh Johnson, Dan Sandshaw of Equal Vision Records, and John Heder fromNapoleon Dynamite.
When listening to the podcast, you automatically notice how authentic and empathetic Dewey is. His genuine interest in the guest reels listeners in and sways them to seek out even more episodes. His attentiveness and ability to pick out key talking points throughout the conversation is undoubtedly impressive given the unpredictable nature of where these conversations can lead. “It’s kind of like keeping a volleyball in the air. You can drop it from time to time, but you have to keep it going,” he remarked when asked how he keeps the conversations flowing.
While The Peer Pleasure Podcast allows Dewey to re-immerse himself within the industry, it also gives him the opportunity to create something very personal. After his father’s passing, Dewey was able to listen to years of tapes from his father’s old radio shows. Being grateful to be able to hear his father’s voice even after he was gone, he wanted to do the same for his children. “All of my musical endeavors have been really loud music and screaming, you can’t hear my voice. This is a journal for my kids to go back and listen to once I’m gone. I want to leave them with a piece of something.”
Earlier this year The Peer Pleasure Podcast announced its partnership with Equal Vision Records in conjunction with Sound Talent Media, brining many new exciting opportunities for Dewey and future episodes. When asked what he hopes for, Dewey immediately responded with “my ultimate goal - an interview with Marilyn Manson in his own home.”