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.

Kevin's comedian pals from Austin were in town recently and we sat down with a few of them. First up: Aaron Brooks talking Blink-182. If you're a regular listener to the show, you know that Blink looms large in Kevin's life. Join Kev and Aaron as they go all gaga-eyed about the pop punk trio from San Diego who are a little bratty, a little glossy, but all heart. They did, after all, coin the maxium that, "Nobody likes you when you're 23", which is indesputable.

Direct download: 122_Ep._122_-_Blink-182_w__Aaron_Brooks.mp3
Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 12:30am EDT

On today's show... Act I... comedian Elliot Woolsey explores his love of the public radio show, This American Life, in all its intricate and strange glory. We all do Ira Glass impressions, maybe a Garrison Keilor or two, and we talk about the life-changeing show that we've seem to have taken for granted for the last two decades.

Direct download: 121_Ep._121_-_This_American_Life_w__Elliot_Woolsey.mp3
Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 11:20am EDT

It's a Two-fer Tuesday! Join us as we chat to double returning guests and comedians Chris Charpentier and Bobby Crane. The boys discuss Bose, Idaho white dude music, bands that jam that are not jam bands and how to make Bobby cry.

Direct download: These_Things_Matter_Episode_120.mp3
Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 2:16am EDT

Comedian Matt Monroe joins Kevin and Taylor to talk about meta movie making, Tarantino's sense of humor, and the white guilt associated with Django Unchained. 

Direct download: These_Things_Matter_Episode_119.mp3
Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Graphic Designer Josh Mattison joins Kevin and Taylor to talk about why Cyclopse was the lamest member of the X-Men, the lack of strong female leads, and the many spin-offs of the massive Marvel universe.

Direct download: These_Things_Matter_Episode_118.mp3
Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 12:58am EDT