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.

Diaz: Mellow out man. We can't talk business with you waving guns in people's faces. Your daughter is safe, Colonel. Now whether she stays that way is up to you. My people, they got some business with you. And if you want your kid back, then you gotta cooperate, right?

John Matrix: Wrong.

[shoots Diaz between the eyes]

And that about sums up the wonder of 1985's COMMANDO starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, playing John Matrix. He's a loving father, outdoorsman, deer feeder, fishing enthusiast, and he can kill you any number of a thousand ways.
Listen as we chat to comedian Karl Hess about his love of this action movie classic.

Direct download: These_Things_Matter_Episode_234.mp3
Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 10:12am EST

Rounding out the O'Brien parental units, on this week's episode, Kevin talks to his dad Dennis O'Brien about his pop cultural past!

Direct download: These_Things_Matter_Episode_233.mp3
Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 10:22am EST

Kevin sat down and chatted with his mom on this ep. Subjects include: Footloose, Prince, Van Halen, Journey, and of course Nebraska.

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Direct download: These_Things_Matter_Episode_232.mp3
Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 11:24am EST

Join us this holiday season as we talk about DJing, hecklers, egg nog, growing up... everything but the holidays!

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Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 10:50am EST

On this week's episode we talk to comedian/musician Mishka Shubaly about the one and only Charles Bukowski. Are you a drunk and poor 18 yr-old male with aspirations of becoming a great writer? This is the ep for you!

Direct download: These_Things_Matter_Episode_230.mp3
Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 10:28am EST

Join us as we chat with musician and competitive beardsmen Joe Mills about the prince of darkness, Nick Cave!

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Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 10:36am EST

DJ Erin Stereo has finally fulfilled her 2016 goal of appearing on our show! We're happy to oblige when the topic is Buffy The Vampire Slayer! Join us as we talk about Joss Whedon's metaphorically brimming high school saga. It's Buffy, Xander, Willow, Giles, Cordelia, Angel, Spike, Oz and all the rest of the gang!

Direct download: These_Things_Matter_Episode_228.mp3
Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 9:57am EST

Join us as we get political talking to comedian Nate Craig about the PBS NewsHour!

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Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 10:06am EST

We were so thrilled to do a live show once again from the Denver Film Festival! This time around we talked about movie musicals with producer/director Patrick Hackett, actor Hayden Szeto and actor/Gerry/Jerry/Terry/Larry... Jim O'Heir!

 

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Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 12:39am EST

Join us for our last New York episode as we talk to comedian Sharon Spell of The Sharon Spell Show about her favorite TV show, The Golden Girls. From Midwestern housewives to New Jersey drag queens, all of America loves Blanche, Rose, Sophia and Dorothy. And how could you not?! Great writing, great timing, cheesecake, and incredible shoulder pads! Thank you for being a friend and listening.

Direct download: These_Things_Matter_Episode_225.mp3
Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 1:29am EST