Matt Allen Uncut

Matt Allen Uncut

Longform discussions between WPRO's Matt Allen and fascinating people in Rhode Island and beyond.


December 5, 2020 68 min
Tony Farr was a long time fixture in RI talk radio. He has filled in and hosted shows on many local stations as well as being a long time caller on many shows over the years. About a decade ago he left RI and moved away. I like to check in with him on the issues of the day because he has a good memory for how things have changed over the years in America and how the media can skew the minds of the people.


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Spike Cohen is the Libertarian candidate for Vice President of the United States. We have a great discussion regarding how he is traveling the country and trying to convince people that ultimate freedom and prosperity comes from voluntary cooperation between people.

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August 4, 2020 71 min
David Eaton is the owner and head instructor at Krav Maga South Coast in New Bedford. I started training there back in November and I love the school and the discipline. We talk about the fighting style, the types of people who would benefit from Krav and well as the benefits of self defense training. The Zoom call podcast has opened some doors but also thrown us some technical weirdness. You may hear some echoes when I talk I enj...
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July 8, 2020 77 min
James Lindsay is the co-author of a new book called "Cynical Theories: How Activist Scholarship Made Everything about Race, Gender, and Identity―and Why This Harms Everybody".

If you want to know where all this "woke" craziness is coming from and where it could be headed, you need to hear this podcast. We talk about his "grievance studies" work and the philosophical roots of the SJW crowd. He and his co-autho...
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July 2, 2020 84 min
Don Roach is a blogger, and political commentator. He happens to be a black Republican and has a unique viewpoint on race in society. You know all those "uncomfortable conversations" everyone wants you to have? We try to have one. THIS IS PART TWO.
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June 16, 2020 55 min
Don Roach is a blogger, and political commentator. He happens to be a black Republican and has a unique viewpoint on race in society. You know all those "uncomfortable conversations" everyone wants you to have? We try to have one. THIS IS PART ONE. We could go for a very long time with this.

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June 10, 2020 77 min
Kobi Dennis is the Diversity and Inclusion Manager for the Great Providence YMCA. He's been on the front lines of working with Providence youth for YEARS. We talk about his reaction to the riots in Providence, the importance of mentors for young men, his take on the "defund police" issues and so much more. I really enjoyed this conversation and I think you will too.

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April 29, 2020 69 min

Chef Billy Manzo is a certified Master pizzaioli and owner of Federal Hill Pizza in Providence and Warren RI. We have a great conversation about what the new Covid-19 restrictions might mean for restauranteurs in the state and whether they can survive the "new abnormal". We do end up getting into the cooking part of the whol...
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April 21, 2020 65 min
Johnny Villella is the Co-Chief Photographer for WPRI Channel 12. He's the guy who's responsible for some of the most legendary footage from some of the most impactful investigative pieces in recent history. I try to get into the mind and methods of a TV photog and how you have to think to "get the shot" that is crucial to telling a compelling story.

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Two years ago I started on a journey to lose weight. I was desperate and miserable. My wife heard about this program called Bright Line Eating. I threw my hands in the air and said why not. 160 pounds later the journey continues and the program saved my life.

The person who created this whole phenomena is Dr. Susan Peirce Thompson. She's an expert in brain science and explains how your brain may be working against you when it c...
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April 14, 2020 72 min
Dan McGowan, reporter for the Boston Globe in RI. We talk about the issues in reporting in the age of Coronavirus. We talk about the state of media in RI and in general. I always enjoy talking to Dan I hope you enjoy listening to it!!

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March 12, 2020 86 min
Walt Buteau has been with WPRI Channel 12 for 25 years. He's a long time member of the Target 12 Investigative Team and one of the people behind the popular "Street Stories". We talk about his career and his take on the world of journalism. Wait until you hear his theory on voting as a journalist. I really enjoyed this and it could have probably gone on for hours.

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February 19, 2020 74 min
Moira Walsh is the Representative for House District 3. She's a hard core progressive and we disagree about MANY things. However, I enjoyed our conversation greatly and thought her perspective on the legislative process was really fascinating.

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February 5, 2020 75 min
The first politician to be featured on the podcast! Mike Chippendale is a Republican State Representative in the RI General Assembly. We talk about his life, his politics and get an inside look into the State House.

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January 29, 2020 70 min
A RI legend on many fronts, Charlie Hall is a comic, artist, and excellent guy. We talk about comedy, his courtroom sketches, and his new comedy show!!!

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January 21, 2020 67 min
A former member of the WPRO news department, Kim Kalunian is now a reporter and anchor from WPRI channel 12. We talked about her career and how she puts together both stories and a newscast. DON'T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE!!!
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November 22, 2019 64 min
Joe Fleming is a RI pollster who works with WPRI Channel 12. We talk about polling and the techniques he uses to get the pulse of the people during election season. We had a fascinating discussion about the art and science of polling.

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November 7, 2019 61 min
Kim Zandy is a RI Radio Hall of Fame broadcaster. Co-Host of the wildly popular Giovanni and Kim Show on 92 ProFM. She's also a very interesting and VERY smart human being. We talk a little about her radio story but also about her adventure with foster parenting and adoption. You will enjoy conversation, I PROMISE!!

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October 30, 2019 68 min
Will Gilbert is the Co-Host of the Rhode Show on WPRI Channel 12 and the guy that gave me my first shot on the air in RI. He's a REALLY fun guy and we had a great conversation about his career. We also get some great behind the scenes stories about some of the famous people he gotten to meet!

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October 23, 2019 48 min
Author Raina C. Smith is a native Rhode Islander, and writer of The 13th Apostle trilogy
(The 13th Apostle, Divine Providence, Thy Kingdom Come), as well as The Vampire. She's a former TV reporter, radio personality and just a great person. We had an interesting conversation about her creative process. Check out her books on Amazon and at
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