These Things Matter Podcast - Stephen King
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Sara Wilson
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Stephen King

Avid readers of Stephen King are a rare breed. They are lovers of high-minded, sophisticated trash (or intelligent literature for mass-consumption – take your pick). They could be your aunt who reads nothing else, or your teenage cousin who goes on to be an astrophysicist. Our guest, Nerd Nite Denver‘s Sara Wilson, is somewhere in between. King was definitely a gateway drug to other authors, but she still loves the thrill of a good scary tale. Bring your buckets of blood and come along!

Also, here is the link to the GoFundMe page for Taylor’s Aunt Nadine. CLICK HERE TO SUPPORT COOL AUNTS!

These Things Matter Podcast - Tom Robbins
  • These Things Matter Kristin Hoffmann
  • These Things Matter - Tom Robbins
“A better world has gotta start somewhere. Why not with you and me?”

And so the quoting begins. When you were 19, if someone handed you a Tom Robbins book, more than likely it would change your life. It certainly did for our guest, director Kristin Skye Hoffmann. We talk of beets and love and sex and drugs and how the world can change for the better with just a little mayonnaise.

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  • These Things Matter Podcast Ep 186
  • These Things Matter - Pokemon
You gotta catch ’em all. No, ALL. All 700-odd some Pokémon, you guys. Our guest, comedian Rachel Weeks, can tell you about the first 150, but if YOU want to be the greatest Pokémon trainer of all time, you need them ALL! What are you wasting time listening to podcasts for? Get out there and win battles and collect your damn pokeballs, otherwise what good are yah?!
These Things Matter Podcast - Monty Python
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Devon Torrey Bryant
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Flying Circus

“Lemon curry?” I (Taylor) really wanted to use this space to fill our web post with quote after quote after quote from my favorite thing of all time, Monty Python. However, that would be far too silly and the general public wouldn’t understand it, so on we go!

On today’s episode we talk to musician Devon Torrey Bryant about his love of John, Graham, Terry, Terry, Eric and Michael, and how that love translated into a life of intellectual pursuits and silliness. Saying things like “What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?” to passing strangers, then frightening the children and barging into queues, perhaps doing a Yorkshire accent for some confused pre-teens in Boulder, and finally getting spat at in the face like he always dreamed of.

Listen to Devon’s awesome band, Fury Things, here, and follow his brand new music podcast, Bafflegabs here! Both highly recommend and TTMP approved!

These Things Matter French New Wave
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Byron Graham
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Breathless

“I don’t know if I’m unhappy because I’m not free, or if I’m not free because I’m unhappy.” – Patricia Franchini.

Ahhhh, French cinema. If you are looking for existentialism, casual sex, talk of love and hate, and heaping spoonfuls of ennui, you’ve come to the right place.

Join us as we talk to journalist and comedian Byron Graham about Truffaut, Godard, and all the other men of the late 50s and early 60s who experimented in the auteur style and who changed filmmaking forever.

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  • These Things Matter Podcast Holiday Party
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Join us as we sit and drink and chat and sing with our Supergroup: Leighton Peterson, Chella Negro, Justin Couch, Fez Garcia, Nathan Wright and filling in for Nathan Brazil is Sufi Magpie Stevens!

Can you consider yourself a good person if you don’t like PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES or A VERY MURRAY CHRISTMAS? How much nog is too much nog? And what if everybody is just feeling sad and depressed during the holidays? Let’s see what happens!

These Things Matter Podcast
  • These Things Matter Podcast Kids
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Frozen

Kevin and Taylor aren’t often around kids. This could be the reason they thought it would e a really fun idea to ask a 3 year-old her thoughts on the Disney movie Frozen. It wasn’t a terrible idea, they just got more slobber and less insight. Ahhh, let it go, right?!

Join us as we chat with musician Michael Saul (of Automatic Iris) and his adorable kid Miranda (with cameos by her twin brother Oliver) about their fave, or at least most watched movie! Parents around the world can relate.

These Things Matter Podcast - Blacksploitation
  • These Things Matter Podcast - David Gborie
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Pam Grier

It’s Badass Motherfucker Dave Gborie, guys. If you’ve never seen David Gborie do stand-up, we just don’t know what you’re doing. Likewise, if you’ve never seen Shaft or Foxy Brown, or Super Fly, or any number of Blacksploitation movies, you gotta get on that, like, yesterday.

Join us as we talk to David about his love of the genre, about how you to can have a race catharsis, and how when it comes down to it, ain’t nobody better than Pam Grier.

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  • These Things Matter Podcast - Joseph Kolean
  • These Things Matter Podcast - David Lynch

All we really want to do is list Dennis Hopper quotes from Blue Velvet. Unfortunately, the FCC might come after us even though they have no jurisdiction over blog posts. Such is the insane world of our subject director. A seemingly upstanding citizen embroiled in a world of drugs, sex, gun play, violence, profanity and blatant lip syncing? You better believe it’s Lynch.

Join us as we talk to filmmaker Joseph Kolean about one of his favorite directors, and about how to be a director in 2015 is to be influenced by Lynch. There’s no avoiding it. It’s happening again.