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.

John Hickey is the Chair of the Communications Department at Kevin's alma mater, Regis University, and he's Kevin's old college radio boss! Join us as we reminisce about the days of sleeping on studio couches, humanitarian trips to Mexico, and the merits of politics in music, all of which were scored by Joe Strummer and The Clash for both John and Kevin.

Direct download: 151_Ep._151_-_The_Clash_w__John_Hickey.mp3
Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

For our 150th episode, Kevin and Taylor sit down without a guest to discuss theur current top five album list. Kevin and his never-ending emo/pop punk love takes things very seriously, Taylor does not. Listen in as they discuss how their current top five lists are reflections of themselves in this moment, three years into the making of These Things Matter. Holy moly!

Direct download: 150_Ep._150_-_Top_Five_Albums.mp3
Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 3:06am EDT

Join us as we talk to the King of Denver's South Broadway about the King of Rock 'n' Roll! Jim Norris has been a fan of Elvis all his life. He has a song for every moment and a black velvet painting up in his venue 3 Kings Tavern. Be sure to catch a show there or at Mutiny Information Cafe, and be sure to talk to Jim about Elvis if you see him. You won't regret it.

Direct download: These_Things_Matter_Episode_149.mp3
Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 9:54am EDT

"You can do what you wanna do... in living color". When that song came on, our guest comedian and improvisor Janae Burris, knew the party was starting. For 5 seasons (3 or 4 if you only count the Wayans years, which maybe you should) IN LIVING COLOR brought raunch, sex, fly girls, homeboys, soul singers, old bluesmen, gay film critics and sleezy infomercial hosts to network television, and that was just David Alen Grier! Join us as we discuss one of the most groundbreaking shows ever on television. We give it two snaps up, a twist and a kiss.

Direct download: These_Things_Matter_Episode_148.mp3
Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 9:50am EDT

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