These Things Matter Podcast - Finale
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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 - Greek Mythology
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  • These Things Matter Podcast - Greek Mythology


These Things Matter was delighted when our pals at Buntport Theater asked us to chat with them about Greek Mythology – the through-line of their current theatrical season. We talked to Hannah Duggan, Brian Colonna, Erin Rollman, Erik Edborg, and Samantha Schmitz about myths, mortals and monsters, and perhaps a little Bill and Ted’s Excellent adventure thrown in for good measure.

Be sure to check out their new season at!

These Things Matter Podcast - DIners
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  • These Things Matter Podcast - Diner


“If you want to talk, you always have the guys at the diner. You don’t need a girl if you wanna talk.”

Today’s episode features Austin, Texas comedian Jay Whitecotton and Oklahoma comedian Josh Lathe discussing diners – What is their appeal? What makes them such a massive part of American culture? Why do so many movies, TV shows, songs, photographs, paintings, etc, etc feature them? And what’s it like to LIVE in one? All this an more on today’s TTMP.

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

These Things Matter Podcast - Frank Miller
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Lonnie Allen
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Frank Miller


Cartoonist Frank Miller is known for many things. He’s known for revamping Batman, turning him from a campy playboy into a dark and brooding cranky old man. He took noir and put it in the grindhouse, and he transformed Greek history into extremes of both homophobia and homo-eroticism.

Our guest, cartoonist Lonnie Allen, LOVED Mr. Miller in the hallowed shelving sections of his local Hastings, but now finds himself conflicted. Join us as we discuss this polarizing figure, and join Lonnie at the upcoming Denver Independent Comic and Art Expo (DINK) next March!

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  • 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 - Mark Mothersbaugh
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  • 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 Talking Heads
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Scott Carney
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Talking Heads


Continuing our quest to have every DJ from OpenAir on our show, we present to you Mr. Scott Carney talking about one of our favorite bands, Talking Heads! Scott talks about his love of Mr. Byrne and Co, and we wax rhapsodically about art school students in rock ‘n roll, and whether one white man is allowed to be so funky!?

Listen to Scott every Saturday from 1pm-4pm and Sunday from 2pm-5pm on OpenAir 1340AM!