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.

Still in New York, by way of New Jersey, Kevin and Taylor talk to WFMU's Pat Byrne about The Boss. It's Bruce Springsteen time (and a little talk of The E Street Band)! Listen in as we discuss fathers and sons, grabbing that girl and getting out of town, plus Ben Stiller's amazing Bruce impression.

Be sure to listen to Pat Saturday nights on PROVE IT ALL NIGHT at wfmu.org!

Direct download: These_Things_Matter_Episode_224.mp3
Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 1:49am EDT

Kevin and Taylor flew all the way to New York City to talk to comedian Scott Sharp about the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and they hadn't even seen the Michael Bay movies! Yeah, they've got their priorities well in order. Listen in! AND GRAB A PIZZA, MAN! BUT NO ANCHOVIES!

Direct download: These_Things_Matter_Episode_223.mp3
Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 11:02am EDT

Kev and Tay are sans guest for this minisode. They talk about the Fall (a bit) and school (as usual) and the election (for like a second) and The Simpson's Tree House of Horror.

Direct download: TTM_Minisode_8.mp3
Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 9:47am EDT

Kev and Tay are sans guest for this minisode. They talk about the Fall (a bit) and school (as usual) and the election (for like a second) and The Simpson's Tree House of Horror.

Direct download: TTM_Minisode_8.mp3
Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 9:47am EDT

On today's ep we talk to Alamo Drafthouse Denver's Steve Bessette about the one and only Paul F. Tompkins. Steve showed up in a lovely ensemble and bow tie to discuss the man, the myth, the Ice-T impersonator! (Not to mention Cake Boss, Gary Marshall, Werner Herzog and many many more!) 

Direct download: These_Things_Matter_Episode_222.mp3
Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 1:06pm EDT

On today's episode we talk to Ancient Elk's Cody Coffey about Japanese author Haruki Murakami!

Direct download: These_Things_Matter_Episode_221.mp3
Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 4:01pm EDT

Our new pal comedian Joe Kwaczala has one of the more interesting obsessions we've run across. No, he's not an architectural nerd obsessed with a certain building in Cleveland, Joe is obsessed with the list of people in, possibly in, and about to be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Who's eligible? Who's deserving? Who's snubbed? Who gets to perform? Who gets left out? Who's wearing the most leather at 60-something years-old? These are the questions Joe wants to know! Join us as we talk all things RnR legendary!

Direct download: These_Things_Matter_Episode_220.mp3
Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 4:29pm EDT

"Here are just a few of the key ingredients: dynamite, pole vaulting, laughing gas, choppers - can you see how incredible this is going to be? - hang gliding, come on!"

"I saved Latin. What did you ever do?"

"You heard me, Coltrane."

"I'm going to find it and I'm going to destroy it. I don't know how yet, maybe dynamite."

"Maybe we could express ourselves more fully when we say it without words."

"Are you cussing with me?"

"I love you, but you don't know what you're talking about."

"You see, there are still faint glimmers of civilization left in this barbaric slaughterhouse that was once known as humanity. Indeed that's what we provide in our own modest, humble, insignificant... oh, fuck it."

Need we say more?

Except to say our guest, Adam Maid, is a sketch comedian and stand-up of the highest order and you should go see him whenever he is in your general vicinity.

Direct download: These_Things_Matter_Episode_219.mp3
Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 2:16pm EDT

Another member of the Gonda clan has been added to the These Things Matter roster! Join Larry Gonda, aka: Taylor's dad, as he talks about The Who. Well, The Who, high school in the 70s, canned hams, being a dad in the 80s, and *gasp* marijuana!

Direct download: These_Things_Matter_Episode_218.mp3
Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 12:47pm EDT

Undateable's Ron Funches joins us to talk about the weird and wild world of NAKED AND AFRAID. That's right. The reality show that pits two to twelve humans against the forces of nature and the unending desire to give up and get that sandwich from that Craft Services table instead of that rat or that eel or that roach. Listen in like the TV film crew you are!

Direct download: These_Things_Matter_Episode_217.mp3
Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 12:43pm EDT