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 - Rad the Movie
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    RAD, Bill Allen, 1986. ©TriStar Pictures


Our pal Ben Jones, filmmaker and owner of Image Brew production house, loves extreme sports movies. Specifically, he loves the 1986 classic RAD and 1993’s AIRBORNE. We talk BMX, skateboarding, surfing, roller derby, snowboarding and most importantly blading, dudes! You ever strap on your blades and fly down a hill? No?! You’re missing out, man! Grab your knee pads and your helmet and let’s fly!

These Things Matter Podcast - sandwiches
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  • These Things Matter Podcast - Sandwiches


Sandwiches! Sandwiches! Sandwiches! We love sandwiches, and so do Alex and Graham Eschen of Trash Canyon. This is our first full on food episode, and though the connection to pop culture is tenuous, the obsession is real. Join us as we blow out your headphone speakers talking club, Ruben, BLT, grilled cheese, panini, tuna salad, and on and on and on and on.

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

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 - 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.