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 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 - Showbiz Pizza
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  • These Things Matter Podcast - Showbiz Pizza Birthday

You say it’s your birthday? Well it’s my birthday too, yeah! So let’s chat about it! Kevin and Taylor talkin’ ’bout birthdays, sprinkling in a bit of pop culture along the way. Oh, and were you aware of the fascinating story of Showbiz Pizza and Chuck E. Cheese Pizza? Well now you will be! It’s minisode time!

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 - Phillumeny
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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 - Pinball
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Musician Nathan Wright has been in the bands Gauntlet Hair and The Kevin Costner Suicide Pact. He’s booked shows, he’s toured, he’s been here, there, and everywhere. But we ain’t seen nothing like him in any amusement hall. What we’re saying is… he sure plays a mean pinball… or at least not terrible pinball. Actually, we’ve never seen him play, but his enthusiasm for the game makes us think he at least doesn’t totally suck. Join us as we talk about that silver ball, the twack of the flipper, and the precarious glory of the tilt.

These Things Matter Podcast - Dinosaurs
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Ian Cooke
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Dinosaurs

We were so thrilled to have musician (and old school chum of Taylor’s) Ian Cooke on the show today! His new album, Antiquasauria, arrives Spring of 2015. It’s all about dinosaurs, so of course we’ve gotta talk Dinosaurs! Jurassic Park, to be sure, but also The Land Before Time, Dinotopia, Land of The Lost, Dinosaurs the TV show, King Kong, Clash of the Titans, Denver The Last Dinosaur, and most obscure, Taylor’s favorite library album “Dinosaur Rock”!

Check Ian’s website here for all your Ian Cooke needs, and be sure to catch him around Denver (and the country) to hear some serious cello-centric prog rock goodness.

These Things Matter Podcast - Celebrity Chefs
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Danny Palumbo
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Comedian Danny Palumbo hails from Pennsylvania, but really you could say he hails from the kitchen. He’s been in the shit with the best of them. Sautéing, grilling, seasoning, stirring, grinding, simmering all the live long day as a line cook. His kitchen experience has given him insight into the world of celebrity chefs and the artistry of food. Bourdain, Lagasse, Batali, Ramsey, Oliver, Child and Fieri. Yes Fieri. Are we saying Guy Fieri is an artist? I mean, perhaps an artist in the medium of grease? We hope you’re hungry!

Check out Danny’s fake gourmet kid’s restaurant, Lil’ Buco, and catch him when he comes to tell jokes in your town!

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!