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.

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.

Direct download: These_Things_Matter_Ep_18.mp3
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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.

Direct download: These_Things_Matter_Ep_17.mp3
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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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Category:general -- posted at: 6:16am EST