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 - Scott Sharp
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Ninja Turtles

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!

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 - Marvel Comics
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Josh Mattison
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Marvel Comics

Our pal Josh was on the great lost episode of These Things Matter. We did a live podcast about podcasts for about 8 people at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver for one of their Black Sheep Fridays events. It did not turn out well, sound quality-wise or content-wise. It was a smash hit, though, self-indulgence-wise!

We figured we should have the man back on talk talk about something other than podcasts. Join us as we discuss the cool massive comic book company. Of course there’s plenty of talk of DC vs. Marvel, but more than that, we’re talking Captain America, The Hulk, Iron Man, Spiderman, The Fantastic Four, Thor, etc, etc, etc. You know, the fun superheroes! HULK SMASH this episode, kids. And look for Josh’s upcoming podcast with fellow friend of the show Patrick Brown! Details to come!

These Things Matter Podcast R. Crumb
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Noah Van Sciver
  • These Things Matter - Robert Crumb

Here’s all we’re gunna say about the latest episode (cartoon copyright Noah Van Sciver 2014):


…okay, maybe that’s not everything. We talked to cartoonist Noah Van Sciver about Robert Crumb and all of his strange/sexual/weird/wonderful doodlings. Be sure to check out Noah’s stuff over at Fantagraphics Books and on his tumblr blog!

  • These Things Matter - Sean O'Connor
  • These Things Matter - Superman

We could have recruited any number of scholarly experts to come talk to us about Superman. There have been whole college courses – heck, people have earned PhD’s in The Man of Steel. Instead, we got comedian Sean O’Connor who revels in his non-expertness.

Join us as we discuss the big issues: Should Clark Kent have a beard? Is Dean Cain the Superman for our times? How the did Krypto the Superdog get to earth from Krypton? And who the hell is Mr. Mxyzptlk? We civillians do our best to wrap our heads around the nearly 80 year franchise, but we are only human, after all.

Be sure to watch Sean’s new Half Hour Comedy Central special! And check him out in a city near you soon!

  • These Things Matter - Cory Casciato
  • These Things Matter - Dawn of the Dead

The world has gone zombie crazy! Join us as we talk to writer and zombie expert Cory Casciato about all things flesh eating and undead – from Night of The Living Dead to The Walking Dead. If you’d like to get further into the guts of zombie pop culture, Cory has a great website, The Inevitable Zombie Apocalypse that’s definitely worth a look.

  • These Things Matter - Rebecca Gorman
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Rebecca is a faboo playwright and professor at Metro State here in Denver. She teaches creative writing, and more importantly, graphic novels as literature! Join us as we explore our fave monthly alt comics! We talk…
Y: The Last Man
American Vampire
The Walking Dead
The Stuff of Legend
Sweet Tooth
Ghost World
and more!