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.

You pal Kevin O'Brien jaunted off to New York for a week to take in the sights and smells, and maybe stumble through a song on a rooftop. Maybe he got into a conversation about being a news producer in the biggest market in the country. Maybe he just soothed his after-brunch stomach with the subtle sounds of a humming truck. Whatever fun he got into he recorded for your audio pleasure! Listen in as we take in the sounds of NYC, which, for Kevin, mostly involve people originally from Denver.

Direct download: 178_Ep._178_-_New_York_Adventure.mp3
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Seattle comedian Derek Sheen is one of those guys. He's one of those, "Yeah, but have you heard this album?" guys. He may have turned Kevin and Taylor from Prog Rock detractors to Prog Rock endorsers. Take a trippy ride, man, through the world of David Fripp and King Crimson, from their psychedelic proto-metal phase, to their synth and drum-driven era, to their modern heavy, heavy stuff. It's all here for you, just join the court of the Crimson King, dudes!

Direct download: These_Thigns_Matter_Episode_177.mp3
Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 2:01pm EDT

Join us as we talk to Joseph Kolean (director of Valley Maker music video - "Only Friend"), Rob Christopher (director of the feature film, Pause of the Clock), Don Swaynos (producer of the short film, The Outfit) and Michael Haskins (actor and producer of the feature film, Decay) about their favorite animated films LIVE from the 38th annual Denver Film Festival at the Sie Filmcenter. WHy do we talk about animated films? Because the opening night feature - Charlie Kaufmann's Anomalisa - features some stop motion puppet sex. We can't not talk about that!

Check out the rest of the fest through November 15th right here: http://denverfilmfestival.denverfilm.org/

Direct download: These_things_Matter_Episode_176.mp3
Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 1:26pm EDT

Our pal Jon Solomon is a DJ who can be heard every Wednesday evening across the Delaware Valley from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm ET on 103.3 fm WPRB out of Princeton, NJ. We talk to him about the seminal Cusackian film, THE SURE THING. A silly romantic comedy with actual heart! Actual teenagers doing actual teenage things! WHOD'AH THUNK IT?! Ron Reiner, that's who. Join just, won't you?

 

Direct download: These_Things_Matter_Episode_175.mp3
Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 12:30am EDT

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