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 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.

Direct download: These_Things_Matter_Epsiode_203.mp3
Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 12:36pm EDT

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?

Direct download: These_Things_Matter_Episode_202.mp3
Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 12:36pm EDT

This may be our least on-topic episode yet, which is saying a lot. Join us as we ostensibly talk to Seth and Spencer Stone of The Dirty Few about Britney Spears, but then they don't really care and would rather talk about Mountain Dew, but then they have 6 beers each, but then... oh, just listen.

Direct download: these_things_matter_episode_201.mp3
Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 9:59am EDT

We've done it! We've made (a little over) 200 episodes! How'boutthat?! Listen in as we reminisce with a fabulous clip show!Featuring:

Ep 146 - The Breeders w/ Hutch Harris
Ep 109 - They Might Be Giants w/ Allen Strickland Williams
Ep 107 - Grateful Dead w/ Andy Kindler
Ep 131 - Led Zeppelin w/ Tom Scharpling
Ep 142 - Dolly Parton w/ Amy Miller
Ep 180 - Blacksploitation Films w/ David Gborie
Ep 101 - Limp Bizkit from the Live Second Anniversary Show w/JulesPosner
Ep 117 - Live from the High Plains Comedy Festival w/ IanKarmel& Sam Tallent
Ep 167 - Live from the High Plains Comedy Festival w/KarenKilgariff
Ep 147 - Alexander Payne w/ Zach Peterson
Ep 122 - Blink-182 w/ Aaron Brooks
Ep 169 - The White Stripes w/ Eric Dadourian
Ep 192 - Lou Reed w/ Kritty Uranowski
Ep 155 - Mad Men w/ William Dewey
Ep 113 - Peter Pan w/ Katharine Gonda (aka: Taylor's Sister)
Ep 184 - Monty Python w/ Devon Torrey Bryant
Ep 195 - Sandwiches w/ Alex and Graham Eschen
Ep 182 - TTM Supergroup Holiday Spectacular!

Thanks to all our listeners, thanks to all our guests, thankstoeveryone who's ever spared a thought for our little show. Loveyouguys.

Direct download: TTMP_Ep200.mp3
Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 9:12am EDT

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.

Direct download: TTMP_Ep199HiQuality.mp3
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