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.

How about a little amateur holiday singing? Kevin and Taylor celebrate the holiday season with booze, ukulele, and favorite holiday movies.

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Kevin and Taylor welcome burlesque dancer/comedianne to talk about being Ms. Fahrenheit, neo-burlesque, and Clownvis Presley. 

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Kevin and Taylor welcome the Nix Bros for part 2 of their Coen Brothers show. More Lebowski talk, Oscar darlings, and penis chairs.

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Kevin and Taylor welcome filmmakers Evan and Adam Nix to dig into every Coen Brothers movie on TTM's first two-part podcast. 

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Kevin and Taylor welcome professor/playwrite Rebecca Gorman O'Neill to talk about alternative comics, writing a play about comics, and "finger fangs."

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Kevin and Taylor weclome comedian Nathan Lund to talk about WWF, dual thought, and slapping John Stossel.

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Kevin and Taylor welcome comedian/Lego maniac Andrew Orvedahl to play with Legos, talk about making a T.V show, and "putting the pieces back together."

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Kevin and Taylor welcome actress and improviser Lauren Bahlman to talk about Bob and David, theater majors, and the smartest dumb jokes in sketch comedy.

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Kevin and Taylor welcome Taylor's mom, Joyce Jasurda Hammig, for a very special mother-daughter talk about childhood, Rock n' Roll boyfriends, and getting high on life. Oh yeah, and the Stones too! 

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Kevin and Taylor welcome comedian Nate Balding to talk about gore, feminism, and broken ding-dongs.

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Kevin and Taylor welcome author J.L Abramo to talk about the moral ambiguity of cop movies, NYC vs. L.A., and why Serpico is one of the great comedies of the 70's.

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Kevin and Taylor welcome Kevin's oldest friend, radio personality Cory Helie to talk about the good, the bad, and the longwinded Kevin Smith. 

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Kevin and Taylor welcome their first Skyped-in guest, writer Matt Wilkie to talk B:TAS, relationships, and the Romney sons.

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Kevin and Taylor welcome songwriter Joe Sampson to talk about their Beatle phases, favorite records, and Taylor sings!

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Kevin and Taylor welcome comedian AJ Finney to talk about jam bands, getting drunk at 2 years old, and bizzarro hippies (juggalos). 

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Kevin and Taylor do their second short-form pod where they talk about what to listen to when you are sleepy.

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Kevin and Taylor welcome comedianne/improviser Mara Wiles to talk about Saturday Night Live, sketch comedy, and wooing Kevin.

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Jordan Doll is one of a kind. He's a Scotsman, for realzies, and an incredible stand-up and improvisor. Plus, have you met Mr. Piesneak? Oh lord, you're in for a treat. Kevin and Taylor welcome comedian Jordan Doll to talk all things Mario, "Here we go!"

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Kevin and Taylor go live for the first time at The Matchbox as part of the 2nd annual Too Much Funstival. San Francisco comedian David Gborie, Night of Joy's Bree Davies, and friend of the show Sam Tallent all answer the question, "What is your favorite song?" TTM's house band for the day, Fiction is Fun, interprets each song. Needless to say, it was fun.

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Colorado Public Radio's Alisha Sweeney is a local music guru. Having lived with bands and band members for a lot of her life, plus DJing at all the cool stations, she has a lot to say. Kevin and Taylor invite her on to talk about Colorado music, high school politics, and what it is like to be roommates with creative types.

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Musician/sketch performer Chella Negro really loves Ryan Adams. Like get-a-Ryan-Adams-themed-tattoo kind of love. Kevin and Taylor invited her on to talk about her obsession, relationships, and how to take a punch from a Dio fan.

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On this special episode Kevin and Taylor spend the weekend at the 3rd Annual Laugh Track Comedy Festival to catch up with comics and filmmakers from around the world and to ask, "What is your favorite stand-up comedy special?"

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Kevin and Taylor welcome another member of Taylor's army of Kevins, musican Kevin Johnston to talk about the best and worst concert experiences including "closing" for Spacehog.

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As their first time return guest, Taylor and Kevin welcome back comedian and host of Mile High Sci Fi Harrison Raines to talk about movies so bad they're good. And killer rabbits.

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Kevin, Taylor and Buntport Theater ensemble member Brian Colonna challanged each other to watch a few Westerns. Kevin's picks were Rio Bravo and The Cowboys, Taylor chose Tombstone and The Wild Bunch, while Brian chose a great Howard Hawkes classic, Red River, and... well... Cat Ballou. Bless his heart.

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Linguist Heather Turo has some fascinating ideas about pop punk music. Kevin and Taylor welcome her to talk about radial categories and skipping graduation to see punk rock.

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Kevin and Taylor welcome their first illness to the show, Taylor's kidney infection. Taylor games up to talk about her illness, the best pop culture comfort food, and throws down the gauntlet for next week's show.

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Comedian/musician/road dog Sam Tallent has some tales to tell. He's been there and back again and then turned right around and went there and back once more. Kevin and Taylor have him on to talk about touring, punk rock, and the appropraite protocal for splitting oreos on the road. 

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Kevin and Taylor welcome music critic Tuyet Nguyen to talk about music festivals, journalism, and Taylor may have got a little drunk.

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Kevin and Taylor welcome special guest Kevin's grandma, Mary-Lou "Nanny" O'Brien, to talk about family and music. Also, Taylor connects with Cameron Crowe and Kevin deleted a future show.

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Were you a child of the 90's? Maybe you just wished you were? There are few things that children of the 90's Kevin, Taylor and comedian Adam Cayton-Holland love more than Weezer. Kevin and Taylor welcome ACH to talk about all things Weez... and Taylor's heartbreak.

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Robert Rutherford is a man of many talents. He's a musician, writer, co-host of The Narrators - a monthly story-telling show in Denver - and mix tape guru. Kevin and Taylor talk to him about what goes into the perfect mixtape, amongst other vital topics of conversation.

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Oh, Ben Kronberg. As Hunter S. Thompson once wrote: "There he goes. One of God's own prototypes. Some kind of high powered mutant never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die." Kevin and Taylor welcome him to talk about summer songs. Let's just say things got sexy. 

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Mile High Sci Fi host Harrison Raines talks to Taylor and Kevin about summer movies, Flash Gordon, and what the movie Alien has to do with Taylor's virginity.

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Kevin and Taylor have their first guest! The Quad-Threat Michelle Miracle stops by to talk Improv, L.A., and being a theater major who never performed.

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Yes, Taylor has a hangover during this epsiode, but really, is there any better state to be in when talking about dance music? Kevin and Taylor git up in duh club to talk dance music and drag queens. Shantay, they stay.

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Now with improved sound quality, Kevin and Taylor talk about Alt. Comedy, Time's 100 Most Influential List, and their karaoke prowess.

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On this, their first episode, Kevin and Taylor try and figure this whole thing out. They talk tribute bands, Marcy Playground, and Taylor's musical father figure Paul McCartney. *NOTE - our sound quality impoved signifigantly after this episode. Worked out the kinks!*

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