• These Things Matter Podcast - Amy Miller
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton has many spectacular quotes (“It cost a lot of money to look this cheap.”) and an incredible number of spectacular songs (“I Will Always Love You”, “Coat of many Colors”, “Jolene’, just for starters…), but more than that she has a magical spark that our guest comedian Amy Miller cannot get enough of. Let’s hitch a ride to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee and hang out with some distant cousins, touring the grounds of Dollywood and singing a few honky tonk songs.

If you’d like to hear and see more of Amy, (and who wouldn’t?) hop on over to amymillercomedy.com! Also, be sure to listen to her podcast, SORRY ABOUT YOUR DAD.

These Things Matter Podcast - Elvis Costello & The Attractions
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Justin Couch
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Elvis Costello

Justin Couch describes his band QUANTUM CREEP as the album THIS YEAR’S MODEL as a band. He proved it by covering both TYM and MY AIM IS TRUE in the first 6 months of the band’s existence! Quite a feat considering the musical virtuosity of Elvis Costello and The Attractions, the subject of today’s show!

Join us as we discuss Elvis, his music, his glasses, his knocked knees, and his intellectual punk attitude. He’s a sound salvation, guys. Get into it.

These Things Matter Podcast - Mark Mothersbaugh
  • These Things Matter - Paper Bird
  • These Things Matter Podcast - DEVO

It was such a treat talking to musician Genevieve Patterson about Devo. As a member of Paper Bird and Harpoontang, Genny is an integral part of the Denver music scene. She chats with us about lots of big, artistic ideas inspired by her visit to the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver’s MYOPIA exhibition of Mark Mothersbaugh’s art. She goes so far as to say that Miley Cyrus is the manifestation of Devo’s artistic ambitions. Yeah, you gotta hear this.

Be sure to catch Genny with Paper Bird all over the place! A great place to start to get to know the band is with friend of the show Kiernan Maletsky’s recent Westword cover article!

These Things Matter Podcast - Phillumeny
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Troy Baxley
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Matchbooks

Lots of people know Troy Baxley as THE OG Denver stand-up comedian. If you ask about Denver comedians to Gen-X stand-ups, they will immediately think of Troy.

What people may not know about Troy is that he is an avid phillumenist. No, he’s not a mega-fan of the 2013 Steve Coogan and Judi Dench film, PHILOMENA. Phillumeny is the art of matchbook and matchbox collecting, and Troy has been doing it since he was 10 years-old.

Join us as we talk to this comedy legend about his collection, his art, and how to avoid hanging out with octogenarians at Denny’s restaurants.

These Things Matter Podcast - Les Mis
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Jessica Austgen
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Les Miserables

What a treat it was to have actress and improvisor Jessica Austgen on our fair podcast. We built a barricade, raised some red flags, and sat down to talk about Les Misérables: the book, the musical, the phenomenon. Jessica has been a fan of the Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil musical since she was 10 years-old. Listen in as we chat about why the ultimate musical is so great, and about class warfare, grace, forgiveness… you know, all the light-hearted stuff.

Be sure to catch Jessica performing with her amazing group, Jane’s Addiction, the all lady Jane Austen improv comedy troupe!

These Things Matter Podcast - El Topo
  • These things matter podcast - Chris McGarry
  • These Things Matter Podcast - El Topo

Musician Chris McGarry cannot explain what it is about surrealist filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky that he loves so much. That doesn’t stop us from trying for an hour and a bit. We talk THE HOLY MOUNTAIN, DUNE, THE DANCE OF REALITY, but most especially the one that started it all, EL TOPO. The first midnight movie, an original cult classic, El Topo set the tone for a whole generation of filmmakers to come. If you wanted to be weird, you had to be weirder than this.

Keep up with everything Chris is doing via his Facebook page for his honkey tonk band, Chris McGarry and the Insomniacs!

These Things Matter Podcast - Tron
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Tyler Jacobson
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Tron

As one of the founders of both Lipgloss (Denver’s premiere indie rock dance night) and the Mile High Soul Club, Tyler Jacobson has been making Denverites shake their booties for years. Long before those endeavors, young Tyler’s bootie was sitting in a movie theater seat enthralled at the sight of Tron starring Jeff Bridges. Join us as we discuss the cult classic, plot holes and all, and why sometimes two Jeff Bridges are not better than one. And come check out MHSC the first Saturday of every month now at Syntax Physic Opera on South Broadway in Denver!

These Things Matter Podcast - Pavement
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Safe Boating is No Accident
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Pavement

Leighton Peterson and Neil McCormick of Safe Boating is No Accident are a couple of Alt 90s bros. They love chattin’ about Napster and CD burning and Slack Rock and all sorts of sweet Gen-Xiness. Join us as we discuss one of the ultimate 90s Gen-X Alt-Nation Indie Rock bands, Pavement. We talk about whether or not being a dick is kind of a good thing in a lead dude, and what it’s like to know those “spacial” people that you want the whole world to discover. Then, be sure to get up on SBINA’s latest album, “Bonus Features“!

These Things Matter Podcast - Leonardo DiCaprio
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Justine Marino
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Romeo + Juliet

Oh, Leo. Your heart will go on. Or at least our guest comedian Justine Marino‘s heart will go on for you forever and ever. Justine watched Leo every day after school for years. She still loves a tall, skinny blonde-haired, blue-eyed dude. She’s been with him through Titanic, through The Beach, through Gangs of New York, all the way through Django Unchained and The Wolf of Wall Street. She will never let go, Jack!! Listen in as we discuss Leo’s transformation from the head of the Pussy Posse to his role as the new Jack Nicholson. And be sure to watch for Justine‘s comedic happenings coming to a comedy club or television set near you!