Kevin and Taylor flew all the way to New York City to talk to comedian Scott Sharp about the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and they hadn’t even seen the Michael Bay movies! Yeah, they’ve got their priorities well in order. You know what? Michelangelo, Leonardo, Raphael and Donatello would understand. Splinter might give them shit, but he’s a rat! Listen in! AND GRAB A PIZZA, MAN! BUT NO ANCHOVIES!
Do you listen to podcasts? Do you listen to comedy podcasts? Then you ABSOLUTELY know the subject of today’s show. Alamo Drafthouse Denver‘s Steve Bessette about the one and only Paul F. Tompkins. Steve showed up in a lovely ensemble and bow tie to discuss the man, the myth, the Ice-T impersonator! (Not to mention Cake Boss impersonator, Gary Marshall impersonator, Werner Herzog impersonator and many many more!)
On this week’s ep we talk to Cody Coffey of Denver band Ancient Elk about his favorite author, Haruki Murakami. Join us as we eat miso soup and drink green tea and listen to the wind-up bird while traveling to the end of the world.
Our new pal comedian Joe Kwaczala has one of the more interesting obsessions we’ve run across. No, he’s not an architectural nerd obsessed with a certain building in Cleveland, Joe is obsessed with the list of people in, possibly in, and about to be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Who’s eligible? Who’s deserving? Who’s snubbed? Who gets to perform? Who gets left out? Who’s wearing the most leather at 60-something years-old? These are the questions Joe wants to know! Join us as we talk all things RnR legendary!
And go see Joe when he comes to your town or hosting The Wheel Show in L.A.!
“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!
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).
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!
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!
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!
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.