These Things Matter Podcast - Gene Hackman
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Adam Maid
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Wes Anderson

“Here are just a few of the key ingredients: dynamite, pole vaulting, laughing gas, choppers – can you see how incredible this is going to be? – hang gliding, come on!”

“I saved Latin. What did you ever do?”

“You heard me, Coltrane.”

“I’m going to find it and I’m going to destroy it. I don’t know how yet, maybe dynamite.”

“Maybe we could express ourselves more fully when we say it without words.”

“Are you cussing with me?”

“I love you, but you don’t know what you’re talking about.”

“You see, there are still faint glimmers of civilization left in this barbaric slaughterhouse that was once known as humanity. Indeed that’s what we provide in our own modest, humble, insignificant… oh, fuck it.”

Need we say more?

Except to say our guest, Adam Maid, is a sketch comedian and stand-up of the highest order and you should go see him whenever he is in your general vicinity, especially when he’s performing in Bridge & Tunnel, his sketch comedy group which includes friends of the show Jason Gore and Kristen Bartlett!

These Things Matter Podcast - The Who
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Dad
  • These Things Matter Podcast - The Who

Another member of the Gonda clan has been added to the These Things Matter roster! Join Larry Gonda, aka: Taylor’s dad, as he talks about The Who. Well, The Who, high school in the 70s, canned hams, being a dad in the 80s, and *gasp* marijuana! (Here’s a pic of Larry back in the day for reference – a cool dude, man).

These Things Matter Podcast - Naked and Afriad
  • These Things Matter - Ron Funches
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Naked and Afraid

Undateable’s Ron Funches joins us to talk about the weird and wild world of NAKED AND AFRAID. That’s right. The reality show that pits two to twelve humans against the forces of nature and the unending desire to give up and get that sandwich from that Craft Services table instead of that rat or that eel or that roach. Listen in like the TV film crew you are!

Be sure to watch Ron on all sorts of shows like @midnight, Take My Wife, and Bob’s Burgers! Plus! His latest album, THE FUNCHES OF US, was recorded right here in Denver, Colorado!

These Things Matter High Plains Comedy Fest
  • These Things Matter podcast at TruTV High Plains Comedy Fest
  • These Things Matter Podcast live at High Plains

Holy moly, guys! What a show! We talked to comedians Chris Garcia, Kenny DeForest, Eliza Skinner and Caitlin Gill about their favorite TV show characters and BOY did they have some answers! Jump in for some incredible diatribes about the merits of some fantastic and often overlooked television heroes!

Thanks to High Plains Comedy Fest for having us back 4 yeas in a row, and thanks to our pals at Hi Dive for always showing us a good time!

These Things Matter Podcast - Uncle Tupelo
  • THese Things Matter Podcast - James Fritz
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Uncle Tupelo

Continuing our journey through the back roads of country music, we have comedian James Fritz on today’s episode to talk Alt Country! Kentucky-born Fritz has a place in his heart for Uncle Tupelo, Whiskeytown, Wilco, Drive-By Truckers, Son Volt, Neko Case, Gillian Welch and The Jayhawks. Not to mention the godfather of them all, Graham Parsons. Maybe not so much with Ryan Adams, but hey! Chella Negro has him covered for you on our Ryan Adams podcast ep!

These Things Matter Podcast - Spice Girls
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Corinne Fisher
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Spice Girls


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!

Hey guys! I’m doing a new thing! It’s a monthly DJ night at SPUTNIK in Denver (3 So Broadway) every 1st Friday!

Here are some posters I’ve made – I’ll be putting them up monthly here. The idea is that I spin music that was popular when your parents were cool. “But whose parents?” you may ask. Our parents, collectively. People who were alive and growing up from 1965-1985. People who are in their 50s and 60s. Baby Boomers, y’all. I’m talkin’ CCR, Joe Cocker, Steely Dan, Earth Wind & Fire, The Stones, The Faces, Marvin Gaye, Elton John, and tons and tons of one hit wonders.

Come join me! Let’s drink cheap beer and talk about heading to the laser show and neck on the dance floor.

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These Things Matter - Albert Brooks
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Bret Saunders
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Albert Brooks

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 ‘BCO 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!

These Things Matter Podcast - The Beatles
  • These Things Matter - Aunt Nadine
  • These Things Matter Podcast - The Beatles

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 (whom you may recall from our calls to help her GoFundMe campaign) and to record a cool episode of the show!

We talk about The Beatles on Ed Sullivan, Beatles trading cards, and, of course, Beatles Rock Band.