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.

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!

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Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 12:30pm EST

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.

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Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 1:18am EST

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!

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Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 1:47am EST

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!

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Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 11:01am EST

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.

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Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 1:09am EST

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.

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Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 3:00am EST

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 EST

You guys, we're gonna need a waaaaaaayyyy bigger boat! Jon Wurster's misquote from The Best Show only proves to illustrate the enormity of the cultural impact of Jaws. It's difficult to understate, really. Join us and our guest, comedian Dave Losso, as we talk about all things Dreyfuss, Scheider, Spielberg and of course Shaw.

Direct download: These_Things_Matter_Episode_189.mp3
Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 9:41am EST

Avid readers of Stephen King are a rare breed. They are lovers of sophisticated trash and could be your aunt who reads nothing else, or your teenage cousin who goes on to be an astrophysicist. Our guest, Nerd Nite Denver's Sara WIlson, is somewhere in between. King was definitely a gateway drug to other authors, but she still loves the thrill of a good scary tale. Bring your buckets of blood and come along!

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Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 9:41am EST

This might be our most meandering show yet. Due to a lack of guest, we get a little crazy about snow days and school.

Direct download: These_Things_Matter_Episode_188.mp3
Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 9:52am EST