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.

Westword Music Editor Kiernan Maletsky joins Kevin and Taylor to talk about growing up without a TV, rapping Weird Al on road trips, and the importance of UHF.

Direct download: These_Things_Matter_Episode_115.mp3
Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 4:58am EST

Ep. 114 - Kids in the Hall w/ Haley Driscoll

Improviser-Comedian Haley Driscoll joins Kevin and Taylor to talk about her favorite sketches, being a creative weirdo in high school, and how the Kids have influenced her comedy.

Direct download: Ep._114_-_Kids_in_the_Hall_w__Haley_Driscoll.mp3
Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 3:21am EST

Artist and Taylor's sister Kate Gonda stops by to talk about dressing like Peter Pan as a child, reading the books as a teen, and being frustrated with man-boys.

Direct download: Ep._113_-_Peter_Pan_w__Kate_Gonda.mp3
Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 2:23am EST

Kevin and Taylor thought a minisode was long over due as they catch up on Kevin's travel, Taylor's existential crisis, and the pop culture that accompanies them.

Direct download: Mid_Summer_Minisode.mp3
Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 2:44am EST

Comedian Kevin O'Shea joins Kevin and Taylor to talk about acting out The State sketches at summer camp, meeting some of the cast, and the show's influence on his comedy today.

Direct download: These_Things_Matter_Episode_112.mp3
Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Owner of the Oriental Theater Scott LaBarbera joins Kevin and Taylor to talk about Trey Parker & Matt Stone's writing process, growing up Jehovah's witness, and the evolution of South Park

Direct download: These_Things_Matter_Episode_111.mp3
Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 12:00am EST

From the Westword writer Ashley Rogers joins Kevin and Taylor to talk about surreal dream sequences, cry-dancing, and how a VHS box set made her the Twin Peaks girl in college.

Direct download: These_Things_Matter_Episode_110.mp3
Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 7:39am EST

Comedian Allen Strickland Williams joins Kevin and Taylor to talk about the two Johns, goofy/dark lyrics, and the time he spent an entire cruise listening to They Might Be Giants.

Direct download: These_Things_Matter_Episode_109.mp3
Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 5:00am EST

From the Buntport Theater Erik Edborg joins Kevin and Taylor to talk about building a friendship around a love of Queen, movie montages, and the real meaning of Bicycle Race.

Direct download: These_Things_Matter_Episode_108.mp3
Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 3:44am EST

We were so excited to have Andy Kindler over to chat. He ran through a range of topic choices, all of which we had already done, until we landed on the Grateful Dead. Andy loves 'em, and he also loves talking drugs, lyrics, Leno, Scharpling and any number of ADD-induced topics. We hope you enjoy!

Direct download: These_Things_Matter_Episode_107.mp3
Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 2:00am EST