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.

"I used to be Irish Catholic; Now I'm an American. You know, you grow."

We had a blast talking to comedian Matt Braunger about George Carlin and his 1972 album CLASS CLOWN. Join us as we delve into the mind of the man known for his wordplay and his political prowess.

Be sure to catch Matt on stage when he comes to your town!

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Whether you joined the quest as a kid reading the books, or with the rest of the world when the movie version of The Fellowship of The Ring came out, You're probably familiar with The Lord of The Rings. Tolkien's masterpiece is known far and wide as both a work of incredible lyricism and genius, and incredible silliness. Perhaps you painted "FRODO LIVES" on a wall in 1971? Maybe you pretended to be a half-orc with your pals and some foam swords? Perhaps you just wished you could fine an elven cloak hidden somewhere in the back of your closet? However it came upon you, LOTR does not leave quickly. In fact, it lasts like 3-4 hours a movie! Grab Gimli and Legolas and join us as we talk to actor, director and fight choreographer Geoffrey Kent about The LOTR... oh, and let's hunt some orc!

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Charlie Chaplin's Tramp changed Evan Weissman's life. He loves him from his bowler-ed head to his bowlegged feet. How could one man be such a raconteur, innovator, perfectionist and physically masterful comedian? If more people were able to concentrate so intensely on their craft, says Evan, we'd live in a better world filled with people stuffing their butts with eyeballs. Yeah, this is a weird one. 

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"I wanna be stereotyped. I wanna be classified." Of course you do, Milo. That's why we love you. That's why our guest, podcaster Damian Burford and millions of other fans have tattoos of your illustrated face. Join us as we discuss the founding fathers of pop punk. The tongue-in-cheek founders of singing songs about liking food and pining for girls - both vitally important to your punk rock lifestyle.

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Hey, guys! Guess what? We have a lost episode! Yup. It finally happened. Do you know anything about zip files that won't unzip? Are you tech savvy? Any tips? Let us know! Email us at info@thesethingsmatterpodcast.com!

We'll be back soon!

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Writer Kathleen St. John joins Kevin and Taylor to talk about being persecuted by punk dudes, Bono's "Bononess," and how U2 is like Spinal Tap.

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Drummer Rob Burleson joins Kevin and Taylor to talk about the music video director turned autuer, how Fight Club may have been better than the book, and why SE7EN is the worst date movie of all time.

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Colorado Public Radio's Jessi Whitten joins Kevin and Taylor to talk about the differences between Joel and Mike, having MST3K be the foundation for a successful relationship, and how MST3K created a whole generation of snarky smart-asses.

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Kevin's Nanny O'Brien took sick and so he's visiting her in Nebraska. If you'd like to hear Episode 9 where Kevin interviewed her, you can find it here: http://thesethingsmatterpodcast.com/2012/06/13/ep-9-nanny-obrien/

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Ep. 86 - Jack Kerouac & Neal Cassady w/ Heather Dalton

Producer/Musician Heather Dalton joins Kevin and Taylor to talk about when poetry was like punk, Kerouac's connection to Denver, and spending a week with Cassady's widow in London.

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Kevin and Taylor threw a Cusackian themed party at Lost Lake and invited friends, family, and fans to share their feelings about the man. 

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To round out the year Kevin and Taylor sit down to recap some of their favorite moments of 2013 with accompaniment from Kevin's bassett hound Oscar.

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Improviser/Podcaster Jason Sims skyped-in to discuss sci-fi social commentary, not buying James Franco as a doctor, and his love of monkeys with guns. 

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Musician/Video Editor Georgina Guidotti invites Kevin and Taylor over to her house to watch Alien, Taylor conquers her fears, and Kevin tries to find something redeeming about Prometheus.

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Comedian Dave Ross drove 8 hours to talk about why men shouldn't be ashamed to like Rom Coms, wanting to be like John Cusack, and how You've Got Mail was really about destroying small business. 

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Musician/Writer Robin Edwards joins Kevin and Taylor to talk about break up songs, how pop-punk groomed her to become a Taylor Swift fan, and what it's like going to a Taylor Swift concert alone.

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Musician Nathan Brazil joins Kevin and Taylor to discuss early Pink Floyd, brit-pop, and why it's not cool to dose your friends.

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Producer and acapella dubstepper Andy Juett joins Kevin and Taylor to talk about his caddy years, doing "The Dangerfield," and the importance of being the ball. 

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Comedian Kristin Rand joins Kevin and Taylor to discuss Sasha Fierce, naming kids after albums, and this year's mind blowing Super Bowl halftime show.

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Musican/writer Bree Davies joins Kevin and Taylor to talk about wanting to be a Gen-Xer, feminist rock icons, and meeting Rob Zabrecky of Possum Dixon.

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Journalist John Wenzel joins Kevin and Taylor to talk about kitsch surrealism, dancing your way out of a tight spot, and how Pee-wee held a whole town hostage. 

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Comedian Aaron Urist joins Kevin and Taylor to talk about the game that made him fall off the wagon, his psycholigical profile, and what happens when you tell your friends, "I'm really into stabbing people lately."

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From the A.V. Club, writer Cory Casciato joins Kevin and Taylor to talk about (in)arguably the best T.V. show of all-time, binge watching, and whatever happened to Huell?

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Unable to bring a hot new show this week, Kevin and Taylor bring you their apperance on Jason Sims Puts You in Your Place. Taylor sat in as guest host and Kevin talked about himself even more so than usual including his catholic roots, being raised by a mom in law enforcement, and his first five years in stand up. Jason's podcast is available on iTunes and SliceGlobal.com.

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Writer/Producer/Bon Vivant Ru Johnson returns to the show to talk about the ecclectic style of Erykah Badu, female empowerment, and watching CSPAN while smoking weed.

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Kevin and Taylor had some ill guests so they got back to basic to catch up on what went down this summer and why it's better to be a dick than a swallower.

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Comedian Adam Cayton-Holland makes his long awaited return to the show to talk about western troupes, blow job monologues, and Taylor finally doesn't like the topic for the show.

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Comedienne/Kevin lover Mara Wiles returns to the show to talk about Steve Carell's heart, favorite Creed moments, and why Jim and Pam may be the best couple in T.V. history

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Comedians Sean Patton, Beth Stelling, and Matt Braunger join Kevin and Taylor live from the inaugral High Plains Comedy Festival to geek out over their favorite TV comedy writing staffs.

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Filmmaker Evan Nix returns to the show to talk about childhood, paranormal intercourse, and the sarcasm of Dr. Peter Venkman.

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Comedian Jordan Doll returns to talk about meta humor, call-backs, and the poor chicken impressions of the Bluths.

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Kevin's oldest friend Cory Helie returns to the show to talk about punk rock, awkward teen years, and Dee Dee Ramones rap career.

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Comedian Goodrich Gevaart joins Kevin and Taylor to discuss his favorite rockumentaries, U2 acting like Spinal Tap, and becomes the first guest to spill a drink.

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Musician Ian O'Dougherty joins Kevin and Taylor to discuss D.I.Y, opening up for Fugazi, and the similarities between Ian McKaye and Jay-Z.

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Comedianne Christie Buchele joins Kevin and Taylor to discuss mother-daughter bonding, music videos, and the bizarre life of the King of Pop.

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Comedian/Actress Timmi Lasley joins Kevin and Taylor to talk about the final frontier, existentialism, and her love of Jean-Luc Picard.

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Comedian Bobby Crane joins Kevin and Taylor to talk about angst, road trips, and hanging in the smoker's pit listening to Modest Mouse.

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Comedian Sean O'Connor joins Kevin and Taylor to talk about the many incarnations of Clark Kent, messianic themes, and whether Man of Steel was a good movie or not.

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In only our second movie-director-centric episode, we invite stand-up comedian and sketch comedy filmmaker Jim Hickox on to talk about his favorite director, James Cameron. We talk about the director as god, and whether you can burn the memory of Titanic out of your skull using Ripley's pulse rifle/flame thrower combo.

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Actor/Director Warren Sherrill joins Kevin and Taylor to talk about the church of sex, Prince's stable of muses, and being the coolest kid in a small town.

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From the A.V. Club, writer Jason Heller joins Kevin and Taylor to talk about "The Godfather of Grunge", Laurel Canyon, and the many phases of Neil Young.

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Comedian Bryan Cook joins Kevin and Taylor to talk about 2 Tone, high school marching band, and why The Mighty Mighty Bostones won't play his favorite song live.

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TTM's intrepid comic Kevin traveled to Omaha, NE for the inaugural Crom Comedy Festival and to ask, "What's your favorite joke?"

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Actress/Writer/Director/Producer/Janitor Erin Rollman joins Kevin and Taylor to talk about vaudville, satire, and growing up on the Marx Brothers.

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Comedian Chris Charpentier joins Kevin and Taylor to talk about the quotes, characters, and questionable ending of one of the greatest sitcoms of all time.

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Comedian Brett Hiker joins Kevin and Taylor to break down ABC's family friendly block, the darkness of Full House, and to do the "Urkel."

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Writer Ru Johnson joins Kevin and Taylor to bring da rukus about the Tao of the Wu, misogyny, and being creative director of an all lady Wu tribute group.

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It's the 1st anniversary of These Things Matter! Kevin and Taylor celebrate by talking about break ups, the male psyche, and the movie that inspired them - High Fidelity. All hail the Cusack!

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"Fame was like a drug. But what was even more like a drug were the drugs." Comedian Kevin White is addicted to The Simpsons... like a drug. (Segue!) His addiction may have led to his friendship with Kevin O'Brien, which may have led to the creation of These Things Matter! Huzzah! Whiteman joins Kevin and Taylor to do a second take on the Simpsons, a show that could garner infinite takes!

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Comedian Ben Roy joins Kevin and Taylor to talk about favorite Wire characters, quotes, and ends not justifying means.

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Low Times podcast co-creator and co-host Maggie Serota joins Kevin and Taylor to talk about interviewing Peter "Hooky" Hook, dark dance songs, and angrily rolling a joint. 

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Comedian Ian Douglas Terry joins Kevin and Taylor to talk about the masculine and feminine sides of Swayze, sexual tension on a beach, and what it means to be a young-old man.

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Kevin and Taylor welcome from the A.V. Club and Westword writer Cory Casciato to talk about the undead, allegory, and meeting the godfather of zombies George A. Romero. 

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Kevin and Taylor welcome from the Walking The Room podcast comedian Greg Behrendt to talk about old dudes in short pants, raising kids in a rock n' roll household, and his band The Reigning Monarchs.

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Kevin and Taylor welcome from the Westword writer Kelsey Whipple to talk about getting into a verbal brawl at an Oasis concert, inverted discographies, and the best Gallagher brother.

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Kevin and Taylor welcome Low Times podcast co-host and Village Voice writer Daniel Ralston to talk about transcendant moments, Taylor getting high on life, and the "Thom Yorke" dance.

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Kevin and Taylor welcome musician/composer/performer Randy Washington to talk about his childhood, voice actors, and subversive cartoons.

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Kevin and Taylor welcome comedian Sean Patton to talk about Sean's tardiness, southern hip hop, and Kevin gets a new rap alias.

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Kevin and Taylor welcome writer/director/editor Neil Mahoney to talk about gender bending cover songs, what makes for a good cover, and covers so good they out shined the original.

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Kevin and Taylor welcome actor/playwright Josh Hartwell to talk about thematic space men, bad concert experiences, and man-on-man sexual tension.

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Kevin and Taylor welcome WFHB radio DJ/podcaster Nowah Jacobs to talk about Shakespeare adaptations, performing Shakespeare, and Kevin's disdain for iambic pentameter. 

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Kevin and Taylor welcome writer Josiah Hesse to talk all about the man they call Dylan, break-ups, and Christian rock. 

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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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