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.

Holy cow, you guys. Thanks to our pals Oliver Howard and Devon Torrey Bryant we are able to bring to you a live recording of our Fourth Anniversary show!! We reunited the Supergroup, which features Chella Negro (Chella & The Charm), Leighton Peterson (Safe Boating is No Accident), Justin Couch (Quantum Creep), Fez Garcia (Tjutjuna), Nathan D Brazil (Salads and Sunbeams), and Nathan Wright (The Kevin Costner Suicide Pact) PLUS bonus musicians Mike Ditto on keys, and Abi McGaha Miller on sax!

Each band member chose a Bowie song to cover and we chatted about it and played it!

Thanks to Syntax Physic Opera for having us and thanks to everyone who came out to watch!

This ep is a little larger than most - we wanted to give you a great sounding concert, so we hope you don't mind if it takes a little while longer than usual to download.

Four years. That's pretty freaky Bowie.

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Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 1:00am EDT

These Things Matter was delighted when our pals at Buntport Theater asked us to chat with them about Greek Mythology - the through-line of their current theatrical season. We talked to Hannah Duggan, Brian Colonna, Erin Rollman, Erik Edborg, and Samantha Schmitz about myths, mortals and monsters, and perhaps a little Bill and Ted's Exellent adventure thrown in for good measure. Be sure to check out their new season at www.buntport.com!

Direct download: These_Things_Matter_Episode_198.mp3
Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 9:55am EDT

Quack, quack, quack!! Right? Right? On today's show we talk to Buntport Theater's Sam Schmitz about that pillar of 90s kids entertainment and subsequent professional hokey team, The Mighty Ducks. Emilio Estevez at his most likeable, with his most flopable hair, plus all the fun-loving, Bash brothering, Mall Of America rollerblading action you could want!

Direct download: These_Things_Matter_Episode_197.mp3
Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

Kids these days! Always lookin' at the YouTubes! Well... yeah! They are! We oldies have no idea about how much the vast video content has changed the media landscape. YouTube is the new television, and all we can do is hope to know PewDiePie's name, let alone what the hell he's talking about. Join us as we talk to Youtuber Adrienne Stortz (XOXO Cooks) about all things tubular!

Direct download: These_Things_Matter_Episode_196.mp3
Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 12:30pm EDT

This was one of the most fun episodes we've ever done. We talked to musicians Graham and Alex Eschen about one of their favorite topics: Sandwiches. SO many types of bread, so many lunch meats and cheeses, so many slices of tomatoes and lettuce leaves and onions and olives and pickles and mustards and mayonnaises and on and on and on. Join us as we talk about the world that exists between two slices of bread... and you might want to have sandwich making materials handy. You're gonna be hungry.

Direct download: These_Things_Matter_Episode_195.mp3
Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 1:18am EDT

Yeah! Sure we'll do an episode about diners! It's an iconic American location for movies, songs, books, TV shows, and the occasional naked gentleman screaming and bleeding! Listen in as we chat with comedians Jay Whitecotton and Josh Lathe to find out more!

Direct download: These_Things_Matter_Episode_194.mp3
Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 1:47am EDT

Join us as we chat with Matty Clark, the owner of one of Denver's best venues, Hi Dive, about a little band from Omaha, Nebraska: Cursive. Part of our million-part series documenting all the Emo and Pop Punk in the known universe!

Direct download: These_Things_Matter_Episode_193.mp3
Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 11:01am EDT

If you haven't taken a walk on the wild side in your life yet, you might have a jumping in point with this episode. Join us as we talk to musician Kritty Uranowski, all the way from Toronto, Canada all about her love, Lou Reed. We talk Velvets, Bowie, Iggy, Eno... you know, all the good stuff. Tales of record collecting roomies and cigar smokin' dads. It was allllllright.

Direct download: These_Things_Matter_Episode_192.mp3
Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 1:09am EDT

How many hours of entertainment has Turner Classic Movies provided the modern world? Where else can you go to find authentic filmmaking, commercial-free PLUS Zsa Zsa Gabor? Only TCM. Join us as we talk to author Neal Pollack about why having classic films on in the background is sure to enhance any solitary activity, including writing the great American hipster novel.

Direct download: These_Things_Matter_Episode_191.mp3
Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Here we go... Shania Twain, Brooks & Dunn, Faith Hill, Dixie Chicks, Tim McGraw, Reba McEntire, The Judds, Martina McBride, Trisha Yearwood... and on and on and on... DO y'all remember when you couldn't escape the power of pop country music? Every bachelorette party screaming out, "Man, I feel like a woman!" (Actually that still happens today). Join us as we talk to comedian Avery Moore about music that is the BEST music to sing to in your car. Let's go girls.

Direct download: These_Things_Matter_Episode_190.mp3
Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 9:48am EDT