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.

I smoke two joints in the morning
I smoke two joint at night
I smoke two joint in the afternoon
It makes me feel all right

I smoke two joints in time of peace
And two in time of war
I smoke two joints before I smoke two joints,
And then I smoke two more

There's really not much more you can say than that. Join us as we talk to drummer Gregg Ziemba about the one and only Sublime.

Direct download: These_Things_Matter_Episode_174.mp3
Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 12:30pm EDT

Welp, sometimes people cancel on you, so you have to come up with a show... and then sometimes you decide to do the show on cancelled TV shows and it all makes sense. Join Taylor and Kevin as they discuss the legacy of our favorite shows that have gone too soon!

Direct download: TTM_Minisode_6.mp3
Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 2:01pm EDT

We had the time of our lives talking to writer/performer Kristen Bartlett about the film Dirty Dancing (and, tangentially, Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights... not to mention the musical and the VIDEO GAME?! yeah). Join us as we reminisce about Swayze, Grey, and of course Orbach. It's the 60s and the 80s at the same time, and pretty much everyone is white and people are practically having sex on the dance floor. What's not to love!? Get ready to do your lift, grab your watermelon, and come join us!

 

(Please note we had a bit of an issue with echo when recording in two different spots, so thanks for your auditory patience)

Direct download: These_Things_Matter_Episode_173.mp3
Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 10:26am EDT

Rarely on These Things Matter do we get to hear a guest's entire life story, but on today's episode with comedian and podcaster Zac Maas, We hear that and more! How does a smart-ass white kid from South Dakota start spitting science? Aesop Rock is your answer. Him and Atmosphere, El-P, RJD2, Blackalicious, The Coup, Mos Def, MF Doom, etc, etc, etc. The more poetic side of hip hop. The more thoughtful and political side. That's what we're chatting about today.

Direct download: These_things_Matter_Episode_172.mp3
Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 12:31am EDT

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