These Things Matter Podcast - Descendants
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Damian Burford
  • These Things Matter The Descendants

“I wanna be stereotyped. I wanna be classified.” Of course you do, Milo. That’s why we love you. That’s why our guest, podcaster Damian Burford and millions of other fans have tattoos of your illustrated face.

Join us as we discuss the founding fathers of pop punk. The tongue-in-cheek founders of singing songs about liking food and pining for girls – both vitally important to your punk rock lifestyle.

And be sure to catch Damian’s podcast, Mostly Harmless, guys!

These Things Matter Podcast - Law & Order: SVU
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Hannah Duggan
  • Law and Order: Special Victims Unit

“Don’t get into a room with Stabler.” “If [Vincent D’onofrio] gets close to your face, you’re gonna confess.” Real life advice from our guest, Buntport Theater’s Hannah Duggan. You can take this episode to the bank! Or at least to the streets and district attorney’s office of New York Cities.

Join us as we chat with Hannah about this pillar of disposable pop culture and be sure to go see a show at Buntport Theater!! Seriously. You’d be as dumb as a Law & Order SVU criminal, guys!

These Things Matter Live at High Plains Comedy Festival

You guys, we are so excited to announce our upcoming live show at the High Plains Comedy Festival in Denver, August 20 – 22, 2015! This will be our third year in a row performing at the fest (here’s a link to the 2013 episode featuring Beth Stelling, Sean Patton and Matt Braunger, and here’s a link to the 2014 episode featuring Sam Tallent, Ian Karmel, Matt Ingebretson and Andy Haynes)! This year’s all-star line up will be:

      Karen Kilgariff  (legendary Mr. Show cast member and the most funny)

      Jay Larson (of Best Bars In American with friend of the show Sean Patton)

      Jonah Ray (comedy, pop culture and Nerdist legend)

      Ron Funches (of Undatable and @Midnight championship-ness)

Holy cow, right?! We’ll reveal the topic in due time. In the meantime, get your salivating on, kids! Last year’s show was one of the most popular at the fest. This year we’ll be at the Hi-Dive(!) for $5! Saturday, August 22nd at 4PM! Get your Friday night hang-over cure on and come on down!

Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba - These Things Matter Podcast
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Zak Kinsella
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba

“It doesn’t matter where you’re from – or how you feel… There’s always peace in a strong cup of coffee.”

Although our guest, cartoonist Zak Kinsella, does not drink coffee, he gets how important it is to fellow comic book artists Gabriel Bá and Fábio Moon. Zak talks about comics the way Gabriel and Fábio do. Comic books are their chosen catalysts. Modes of transportation. The means by which one is able to explore, elucidate and transcend the mundane world.

Join us as we talk about Gabriel and Fábio’s fantastical worlds, filled with heart and depth. And be sure to check out Zak’s fantastical heart-depth worlds in his comics on his website here!

These Things Matter Podcast - Rocky
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Mara WIles
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Rocky Balboa

“You’re gonna eat lighting, and you’re gonna crap thunder!” Ah, that great Philadelphian, Mikey. We could pull ten dozen more inspiring quotes from the whole Rocky franchise.

Our guest, comedian Mara Wiles, loves Rocky. She loves his sweetness, his tenacity. She sees past his status as a “bum” to a guy who practices a turtle joke for his would-be love. Join us as we discuss boxing, the 80s, and how to lay out the neighbor kid who drives too fast in your cul du sac.

And check out Mara’s monthly show at Grandma’s House called Funky Brunch!

These Things Matter Podcast - Conan O'Brien
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Isa Jones
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Conan O'Brien

Oh, Coco. We’re all Team Coco, right? I mean, seriously. The Walker Texas Ranger Lever, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, Desk Driving, Pimpbot 5000, the Masturbating Bear, Andy’s Sister, Slip Nuts… the list goes on and on.

Join us as we talk to journalist Isa Jones about her young love for the lovable, gigantic redhead, and get some insight into the mind of one young Kevin O’Brien, glued to his black and white TV set every night, learning from the master.

These Things Matter Podcast - Karate kid
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Jon Ekstrom
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Karate Kid

How often have you heard the phrase “SWEEP THE LEG, JOHNNY!!” in your head? What about “Wax on. Wax off”? If you were born between say 1978 and 1982, they were circulating non-stop in your brain for years. They certainly were for our guest, podcaster Jon Ekstrom. Jon’s obsession with the franchise means that he knows the names of every Cobra Kai member, and that he’s seen The Karate Kid III more than one time. Yeah. He’s not joking around.

Listen to Jon on Jon of All Trades and go ahead and watch the third and fourth sequels, guys. You won’t regret it.

These Things Matter Podcast - Skateboarding
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Sean Jordan
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Skateboarding

Talking with comedian and skateboarder Sean Jordan is like talking with your friend’s cooler older brother in 1992. He calls you “dog”, he talks skateboarding, he likes hip hop, and ultimately, he’s just a really nice guy… who fucking thrashes, brah.

Join us as we talk all things skateboarding. Ollies, carving, grinding, kick-flips, tailslides, half-pipes, ramps and bowls, dudes. Hell yeah.

Be sure to catch Sean performing his other passion – comedy – in his current hometown of Portland, or all over these United States. Oh! And follow him on Twitter!

These Things Matter Podcast - Firefly
  • These Things Matter - Chuck Coffey
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Firefly

“Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!” Ah, Joss Whedon. People go mad for your witty repartee and your on-the-nose characters who have ironic distance from their situation. Our guest, musician Chuck Coffey, certainly loves it! We talk to the vacation rocker about his love of Mal, Zoe, Hoban, Inara, Jayne, Kaylee, Simon, River and Derrial. Get up in this Serenity, guys! And then check out Chuck’s band SPELLS, aka the best band in Denver!

These Things Matter Podcast - Mad men
  • These Things Matter Podcast - William Dewey
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Mad Men

“Listen, I’m not here to tell you about Jesus. You already know about Jesus. He either lives in your heart or he doesn’t.” Oh, Don Draper. Oh, Matthew Weiner. Oh drinking and cheating and crashing cars and getting knocked out by hitchhikers and punching coworkers and drinking and drinking and smoking and drinking.

We sat down with our favorite local author, William Dewey, to talk about all things Mad Men. Clocking in at 2 hours, this is our longest episode to date, and we could have kept going with nothing but quotes and “remember that one scene” ramblings. We LOVE Mad Men, and we hope you’ll love Will’s other episode all about David Foster Wallace, and his writings at williamdewey.com