These Things Matter Podcast - Finale
  • These Things Matter Podcast
  • These Things Matter Podcast

Welp… that’s a wrap. We didn’t quite make it to 250 episodes, and we didn’t quite make it to five years, but that’s how life goes sometimes. Who would have guessed when we started the show that Kevin would be heading off to New York City and Taylor would be heading to Los Angeles? …I mean, I suppose you probably could have made an educated guess. Nevertheless!

We hope you have enjoyed the show whether you listened to one ep or every ep (god save your poor soul). Please know we telepathically heard every time you yelled at your listening device when we got something wrong. You guys yell a LOT!

To absolutely everyone involved in making this show – producers, guests, designers, photographers, bandmates and listeners – THANK YOU.

And now we present The End.


-Taylor & Kevin

These Things Matter Podcast - Kurt Vonnegut
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Nathan Lund
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Kurt Vonnegut

For our penultimate episode we have one of our bestest pals, comedian Nathan Lund, talking about one of his favorite-est authors; Kurt Vonnegut. It should be noted that this was part of a marathon podcast recording session so Kevin may be a bit tipsy, Nathan may be a bit high, and Taylor may be a bit tired, but we couldn’t call ourselves a true podcast, even after doing the show for almost a full five years, unless we had at least a couple eps where people were not quite coherent.

Join us as we discuss Mr. Vonnegut’s work, the tattoos he’s inspired, and the mental breakdowns that lead to getting those tattoos.

These Things Matter Podcast - Magazines
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Ron Doyle
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Magazines

On the first of our final three episodes we have Denver podcast pioneer and storytelling host Ron Doyle talking about his undying love of magazines. From purchasing childhood subscriptions to writing for Complete Woman as the industry was collapsing, Ron LOVES the glossy tomes.

Join us as we chat – there is talk of nudie magazines, y’all – and then go see Ron at The Narrators every 3rd Wednesday at Buntport Theater!

Just wanted to remind all y’all that I’m now spinning twice a month as DJ Gonda:
Sputnik every 1st Fri @ 10pm | Pon Pon every 3rd Fri @ 9pm
It’s really just an excellent excuse to peruse the Wax Trax dollar bin, garage sales, and your mom’s 45s. Let’s sip whiskey and talk about Blood, Sweat & Tears, shall we?

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These Things Matter Podcast - Cormac McCarthy
  • These Things Mattre Podcast - Sam Tallent
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Cormac McCarthy

“He never sleeps, the judge. He is dancing, dancing. He says that he will never die.”
― Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West

Our pal comedian Sam Tallent holds the record for most number of times appearing on the show. Why? Because Sam is a fantastic guest who loves fantastic things, like author Cormac McCarthy and the book Blood Meridian.

Join us as we chat with Sam about The Road, No Country for Old Men, All The Pretty Horses, and all the rest of Mr. McCarthy’s fantastic bibliography. Is there lots of talk of death? Of course there is! Grab your dictionary and let’s boogie!

These Things Matter Podcast - Mel Brooks
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Jessi Whitten
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Mel Brooks

“That’s it, baby, when you’ve got it, flaunt it, flaunt it!”

For our last few shows we decided to bring back a few of our favorite gusts.Today it’s our fave radio DJ Jessi Whitten talk about her fave director/writer/actor/producer Mel Brooks! Listen in and be sure to check out Jessi on 102.3 OpenAir on your radio in Denver or on their streaming service online!

These Things Matter Podcast - George Carlin
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Matt Braunger
  • These Things Matter Podcast - George Carlin

It was so great talking to comedian Matt Braunger about his love for George Carlin’s CLASS CLOWN and other comedic delights. Comedy in the round? Taboo subjects? Politics? Cocaine? It’s weeeeeiiiirrrrdddd.

Be sure to catch Matt whenever he’s on a comedy stage in your town, and look for his podcast, DING-DONGER WITH MATT BRAUNGER coming back to life soon!

These Things Matter Podcast - The Milk Blossoms
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Milk Blossoms
  • These Things Matter Podcast - board games

Join us as we talk to musicians Harmony Rose and Michelle Rocqet of The Milk Blossoms as they talk about their love of board games. Popular and obscure, new or used, strategy or skill-based, they love ’em all!

Be sure to check out The Milk Blossoms playing all around Denver!