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.

We were busted flat in Baton Rouge when we came upon poet Brian Foley. After many drinks, we had a chat about one of his favorite people, Kris Kristofferson. Join us as we discuss this poet, picker, prophet, pusher, pilgrim and preacher. The walking contradiction himself.

Direct download: These_Things_Matter_Episode_214.mp3
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We dare you to try to get "Wannabe" and "Say You'll Be There" out of your head after this episode. Join us as we chat with GUYS WE'VE F**KED podcast's Corinne Fisher about her life-long obsession with the Spice Girls. Did we get our lives spiced up a little bit by Scary, Ginger, Baby, Sporty and Posh? Of course we did. Girl Power, y'all!

Direct download: These_Things_Matter_Episode_213.mp3
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We're back! Together! Kevin and Taylor! Taking on the pop cultural world one subject at a time! Today we have radio legend Bret Saunders of the KBCO Morning Show! Anybody who has lived in Colorado over the past 20-odd years knows Bret's voice, but did you know he also writes a jazz column for the Denver Post. How about that!?

We talk to him about his love of comedy auteur Albert Brooks. We focus on Mr. Brook's first three "punk rock" movies, REAL LIFE, MODERN LOVE and LOST IN AMERICA, but really, we span the gamut. Join us! And then watch all these movies on Netflix!

Direct download: These_Things_Matter_Episode_212.mp3
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We're super sorry for the delay on this one - a series of mishaps and errors prevented us from getting this out to you on time. But here it is! Taylor took a trip to Portland to visit her cool aunt and to record a cool episode of the show! We talk about The Beatles on Ed Sullivan, Beatle trading cards, and, of course, Beatles Rock Band. 

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Taylor's sick so we just wanted to say hi.

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Our pal Ben Jones, filmmaker and owner of Image Brew production house, loves extreme sports movies. Specifically, he loves the 1986 classic RAD and 1993's AIRBORNE. We talk BMX, skateboarding, surfing, roller derby, snowboarding and most importantly blading, dudes! You ever strap on your blades and fly down a hill? No?! You're missing out, man! Grab your knee pads and your helmet and let's fly!

Direct download: These_Things_Matter_Episode_210.mp3
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Join us as we talk to Portland/New York comic Danny Felts about all things bicycles and cycling!

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Holy cow! What a show! We (mostly Kevin) talked to a bunch of folks at the 2016 Westword Music Showcase about summer gigs, summer festivals, SUMMAH!

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We were running down a dream on today's episode, talking to Westword music editor Katie Moulton about her absolute obsession, Tom Petty. Alone, with the Heartbreakers, with Mudcrutch, she loves every version. Join us as we talk about why Tom Petty is one the the most underrated American musicians, and why he probably likes it that way.

Direct download: These_Things_Matter_Episode_207.mp3
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Nate Valdez and Eric Riley of IN THE WHALE didn't realize when they asked to talk about Nu Metal that they contained vast oceans of knowledge about Korn, Limp Bizkit, System Of A Down, Orgy, Slipknot, Puddle Of Mudd, P.O.D., Linkin Park, Incubus, Godsmack, Kid Rock etc, etc, etc. In the late 90s/early 2000s, you could not escape the juggernaut of mostly white dudes combining rock and rap. A genre that should have been created by a corporate cigar chewing guy, but is as of The People as backwards caps and Jnco jeans. Bawitdaba da bang a dang diggy diggy diggy said the boogy said up jump the boogy, indeed.

Direct download: These_Things_Matter_Episode_206.mp3
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