Welcome to another episode of the Messy Life podcast!

For this episode, I sat down with Marcus Dowling (@marcuskdowling), a professional writer and a local celebrity here in Washington DC. With over a decade of writing experience, he’s covered everything from pro wrestling to 90’s house music to the corporate food industry, and his byline is fittingly stacked.

Recorded in the still-mid-construction basement venue underneath Songbyrd Record Cafe in Washington DC, we talked for over an hour and a half (and probably could have gone another hour) about things like his early wrestling career, the finer points of the music industry, and what it’s like living in a post post-racial society. Mercifully, I’ve edited our conversation down to about an hour, but enjoy getting to know one of DC’s best writers a little bit better.