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.

Taylor's sick so we just wanted to say hi.

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Our pal Ben Jones, filmmaker and owner of Image Brew production house, loves extreme sports movies. Specifically, he loves the 1986 classic RAD and 1993's AIRBORNE. We talk BMX, skateboarding, surfing, roller derby, snowboarding and most importantly blading, dudes! You ever strap on your blades and fly down a hill? No?! You're missing out, man! Grab your knee pads and your helmet and let's fly!

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Join us as we talk to Portland/New York comic Danny Felts about all things bicycles and cycling!

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Holy cow! What a show! We (mostly Kevin) talked to a bunch of folks at the 2016 Westword Music Showcase about summer gigs, summer festivals, SUMMAH!

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We were running down a dream on today's episode, talking to Westword music editor Katie Moulton about her absolute obsession, Tom Petty. Alone, with the Heartbreakers, with Mudcrutch, she loves every version. Join us as we talk about why Tom Petty is one the the most underrated American musicians, and why he probably likes it that way.

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Nate Valdez and Eric Riley of IN THE WHALE didn't realize when they asked to talk about Nu Metal that they contained vast oceans of knowledge about Korn, Limp Bizkit, System Of A Down, Orgy, Slipknot, Puddle Of Mudd, P.O.D., Linkin Park, Incubus, Godsmack, Kid Rock etc, etc, etc. In the late 90s/early 2000s, you could not escape the juggernaut of mostly white dudes combining rock and rap. A genre that should have been created by a corporate cigar chewing guy, but is as of The People as backwards caps and Jnco jeans. Bawitdaba da bang a dang diggy diggy diggy said the boogy said up jump the boogy, indeed.

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We're back at it again, brother! Nathan Lund started the Wrestling train running in episode 31, but we added rocket fuel via Brett Davis of The Special Without Brett Davis, Wednesdays at 11pm EST on New York public access and at http://brettdavis.tumblr.com/. Brett stopped by with Steve Whalen to talk Ultimate Warrior, The Vaudvillans, and lots and lots of other fantastic wrestling characters, past, present and future. Join us in the squared circle, won't you?

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We sat down with the legendary authority on Denver music, Tom Murphy, to talk about his obsession - Denver music. Bands that were, bands that are, bands that are yet to come? DIY for your nerve!

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"That John Denver's full of shit, man."

Ain't it the truth, Lloyd Christmas. We hear yah. And so does our guest, comedian Whitmer Thomas. Join us as we discuss all things Carrey. A figure of renown amongst children in 1994. Did you quote Ace Ventura, The Mask and Dumb and Dumber constantly? Did you cry your eyes out at Eternal Sunshine? Of course you did! Follow us, and LEMMIESHOWYAHSOMETHIN on today's episode.

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Sometimes we do episodes where we cannot stop talking about the subject due to the absolute obsession of our guest. And then sometimes we do episodes where we talk about all sorts of things including the subject. This is one of those. Drum machines, the 80s in general, dream pop, synthesizers, Joy Division, even U2! When you get Oko Tygra drummer Neil Robertson talking, you go all over the place. Listen in, won't you?

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