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.

At the end of the day you're another day older... but you've also lived ianother day n the world with Les Misérables, so it can't be all bad! Join us as we chat with Les Mis super-fan and super-improvisor Jessica Austgen. Learn how she went from jamming to Jean Valjean at 10 years-old to a proposal on the stage of the current broadway run of the show!

Direct download: These_Things_Matter_Episode_139.mp3
Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 6:22 AM

Musician Chris McGarry cannot explain what it is about surrealist filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky that he loves so much. That doesn't stop us from trying for an hour and a bit. We talk The Holy Mountain, Dune, The Dance of Reality, but most especially the one that started it all, El Topo. The first midnight movie, an original cult classic, El Topo set the tone for a whole generation of filmmakers to come. If you wanted to be weird, you getta be weirder than this.

Keep up with everything Chris is doing via his website or his Facebook page for his honkey tonk band, Chris McGarry and the Insomniacs!

Direct download: These_Things_Matter_Episode_137.mp3
Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 6:33 AM

As one of the founders of both Lipgloss and the Mile High Soul Club, Tyler Jacobson has been making Denverites shake their booties for years. Long before those endeavors, young Tyler's bootie was sitting in a movie theater seat enthralled at the sight of Tron starring Jeff Bridges. Join us as we discuss the cult classic, plot holes and all, and why sometimes two Jeff Bridges are not better than one.

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Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 7:00 AM

Leighton Peterson and Neil McCormick of Safe Boating is No Accident are a couple of Alt 90s bros. They love chattin' about Napster and CD burning and Slack Rock and all sorts of sweet Gen-Xiness. Join us as we discuss one of the ultimate 90s Gen-X Alt-Nation Indie Rock bands, PAVEMENT. And then get up on their latest album, "Bonus Features"!

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Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 5:30 AM

Oh, Leo. Your heart will go on. Or at least our guest comedian Justine Marino's heart will go on for you forever and ever. Justine watched Leo every day after school for years. She still loves a tall, skinny blonde-haired, blue-eyed dude. She's been with him through Titanic, through The Beach, through Gangs of New York, all the way through Django Unchained and The Wolf of Wall Street. She will never let go, Jack!! Listen in as we discuss Leo's transformation from the head of the Pussy Posse to his role as the new Jack Nicholson.

Direct download: These_Things_Matter_Episode_133.mp3
Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 5:00 AM

Merry every winter holiday we can think of! Kev and Tay forgo guests and get down to important matters. Ridiculous topics. Why they're not actually a comedy podcast. The Velveteen Rabbit. And Kevin's holiday party weariness.

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Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 5:42 PM

Young filmmaker Matty O'Connor has a simple system for his potential lady friends. Invite them over, put on Boogie Nights, evaluate. While we have no statistical data as to the success rate of this technique, we can say that we understand the motivation. Paul Thomas Anderson, aka: PTA, has influenced at least one generation of filmmakers, and maybe the entire population of Southern California as well. Join us as we discuss his films, his themes, and whether or not he'll ever write a female lead role.

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Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 5:30 AM

You need coolin'. Listeners, we're not foolin' Or at least you will need some cooling after this awesome episode featuring the one and only Mr. Tom Scharpling, past and future host of The Best Show, talking about the one and only Led Zeppelin. Does Tom also happen to include a track-by-track take down of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band? You'l have to listen to find out!

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Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 6:58 AM

For this week's episode, Kevin ran out of town! He heard there were wild turkeys up in the Pacfic Northwest and so he got a a plane and left! Today's epsiode is therefore a guest podcacst called Read It and Weep out of Portland, OR. It features hosts Alex Falcone, Ezra Fox and Chris Smith, and it is all about pop culture as well! "A good podcast about bad books, movies and TV". Right up our alley! We thought it would be fun to take a listen to another show for a sec, so hop on in to Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1! And be sure to check out Read It and Weep at read-weep.com! 

Direct download: These_Things_Matter_Episode_131.mp3
Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 5:30 AM

Oh, hi Mark! Thanks so much for stopping by for a game of football! Would you care for some entirely too long and horribly shot sex? Perhaps a framed picture of a spoon? Oh by the way, I got the results of the test back - I definitely have breast cancer.

Join us as we discuss the "Best Worst Movie" of all time, THE ROOM, with musician Mike Marchant. And don't forget to step out on your green screened balcony when you need a breather.

Direct download: These_Things_Matter_Episode_130.mp3
Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 5:30 AM