Pop Culture, Autobiographically. Join hosts Kevin O'Brien and Taylor Gonda as they discuss things that matter, e.g. music, movies, books, and TV. We talk to guests and each other about pop culture and its never ending impact on our lives.

"That's it, baby, when you've got it, flaunt it, flaunt it!"

Hey! It's our fave radio DJ Jessi Whitten talk about her fave director/writer/actor/producer Mel Brooks!

Direct download: These_Things_Matter_Episode_240.mp3
Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 10:22am EST

"I used to be Irish Catholic; Now I'm an American. You know, you grow."

We had a blast talking to comedian Matt Braunger about George Carlin and his 1972 album CLASS CLOWN. Join us as we delve into the mind of the man known for his wordplay and his political prowess.

Be sure to catch Matt on stage when he comes to your town!

Direct download: These_Things_Matter_Episode_239.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:45am EST

On today's episode we talk to writer (and Taylor's old college pal) Rob Walker about the one and only John Hughes, director of THE BREAKFAST CLUB, UNCLE BUCK, PRETTY IN PINK, SIXTEEN CANDLES, ETC!

Direct download: These_Things_Matter_Episode_238.mp3
Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 10:21am EST

Join us as we talk to musicians Harmony Rose and Michelle Rocqet of The Milk Blossoms as they talk about their love of board games. Popular and obscure, new or used, strategy or skill-based, they love 'em all!

Direct download: These_Things_Matter_Epsiode_237.mp3
Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 10:14am EST

On today's ep we talk to musician Mike King of the band The Outfit about his obsession with The Legend of Zelda and all its sequels for NES, Super Nintendo, N64, etc, etc, etc. Join us as we grab our sword and shield and hit the road looking for rupees and dungeons!

Direct download: These_Things_Matter_Episode_236.mp3
Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 10:25am EST

Our new friend comedian Will Miles stopped by to talk about what it's like to be inspired by your peers, to be away from your family when there's a terrorist attack, and how Childish Gambino came to be legitimately amazing. We're talking Donald Glover! Community, Atlanta, LANDO?! Get into it, mystery team!

Direct download: These_Things_Matter_Episode_235.mp3
Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 10:20am EST

Diaz: Mellow out man. We can't talk business with you waving guns in people's faces. Your daughter is safe, Colonel. Now whether she stays that way is up to you. My people, they got some business with you. And if you want your kid back, then you gotta cooperate, right?

John Matrix: Wrong.

[shoots Diaz between the eyes]

And that about sums up the wonder of 1985's COMMANDO starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, playing John Matrix. He's a loving father, outdoorsman, deer feeder, fishing enthusiast, and he can kill you any number of a thousand ways.
Listen as we chat to comedian Karl Hess about his love of this action movie classic.

Direct download: These_Things_Matter_Episode_234.mp3
Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 10:12am EST

Rounding out the O'Brien parental units, on this week's episode, Kevin talks to his dad Dennis O'Brien about his pop cultural past!

Direct download: These_Things_Matter_Episode_233.mp3
Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 10:22am EST

Kevin sat down and chatted with his mom on this ep. Subjects include: Footloose, Prince, Van Halen, Journey, and of course Nebraska.

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Direct download: These_Things_Matter_Episode_232.mp3
Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 11:24am EST

Join us this holiday season as we talk about DJing, hecklers, egg nog, growing up... everything but the holidays!

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Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 10:50am EST