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It's the return of musician Robin Edwards, aka Lisa Prank! Join us as we talk about one of Kevin's favorite subjects, Pop Punk! Don't write yourself off yet, guys.

Direct download: These_Things_Matter_Episode_129.mp3
Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 4:23 PM

Musician Nathan Wright has been in Gauntlet Hair and Kevin Costner Suicide Pact. He's booked shows, he's toured, he's been here there and everywhere. But we ain't seen nothing like him in any amusement hall. What we're saying is... he sure plays a mean pinball... or at least not terrible pinball. Actually, we've never seen him play, but his enthusiasm for the game makes us think he at least doesn't totally suck. Join us as we talk about that silver ball, the twack of the flipper, and the precarious glory of the tilt.

Direct download: These_Things_Matter_Episode_128.mp3
Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 8:03 AM

Hey, now! You've flipped to the correct channel. What network is this? We'll never tell, but we've got Larry, Hank and Artie - what more do you need? We chat with improviser Jason Wenger about the seminal, groundbreaking HBO series, The Larry Sander Show. See Bob Odenkirk and Janeane Garofalo fool around in bed! Watch Jeremy Piven be yet another asshole! Observe a litany of young comedic writers, performers and producers get their start! Learn life lessons and laugh and laugh and laugh!

Direct download: These_Things_Matter_Episode_127.mp3
Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 3:40 PM

Reel around the fountain, you guys. Join us as we slap actor/improviser Joseph Wolff Phillips on the patio for a bit, or at least talk to him about The Smiths and Morrissey. Is Johnny Marr a vital part of The Smiths sound? Or was it entirely Morrissey's baby? And what of those other two guys? And what of pretention, self-pity and romanticism? We get into it all.

Direct download: These_Things_Matter_Episode_126.mp3
Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 1:31 PM

Ian Cooke is a fantastic musician, a Denver treasure, and a serious dinosaur enthusiast! Join us as we talk all things dinosaur - books, movies, tv shows and music - and we find out how, in the eternal words of Dr. Ian Malcom, "Life, uh, finds a way."

Watch for Ian's dinosaur album coming Spring 2015! Check out http://www.iancookemusic.com/ for all the info!

Direct download: These_Things_Matter_Episode_125.mp3
Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 7:53 PM

Comedian Danny Palumbo is a hard core food dude. He cut his teeth as a line cook and would be happy to get drunk and make you a nice sauce. Join us as we talk Bourdain, Fieri, Lagasse, Batali, Ramsey, Oliver, Child and Dean. Titans of TV food. As Taylor says, "Food's a huge fuckin' deal." Shove it in your face!

Direct download: 124_Ep._124_-_Celebrity_Chefs_w__Danny_Palumbo.mp3
Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 7:33 AM

The ladies who lunch... in Chicago... and are comedians... are here! To talk about Bevery Hills, 90210, the most famous zip code in all of TV-ville! Join us as we discuss all the drama and all the non-continuous problems each of our white and privileged characters experienced over the course of 10 seasons. We don't even get into the spin-offs!


Kevin's comedian pals from Austin were in town recently and we sat down with a few of them. First up: Aaron Brooks talking Blink-182. If you're a regular listener to the show, you know that Blink looms large in Kevin's life. Join Kev and Aaron as they go all gaga-eyed about the pop punk trio from San Diego who are a little bratty, a little glossy, but all heart. They did, after all, coin the maxium that, "Nobody likes you when you're 23", which is indesputable.

Direct download: 122_Ep._122_-_Blink-182_w__Aaron_Brooks.mp3
Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 4:30 AM

On today's show... Act I... comedian Elliot Woolsey explores his love of the public radio show, This American Life, in all its intricate and strange glory. We all do Ira Glass impressions, maybe a Garrison Keilor or two, and we talk about the life-changeing show that we've seem to have taken for granted for the last two decades.

Direct download: 121_Ep._121_-_This_American_Life_w__Elliot_Woolsey.mp3
Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 3:20 PM

It's a Two-fer Tuesday! Join us as we chat to double returning guests and comedians Chris Charpentier and Bobby Crane. The boys discuss Bose, Idaho white dude music, bands that jam that are not jam bands and how to make Bobby cry.

Direct download: These_Things_Matter_Episode_120.mp3
Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 6:16 AM