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.

Love!

-Taylor & Kevin

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We were so thrilled to do a live show once again from the Denver Film Festival! This time around we talked about movie musicals with Patrick Hackett – producer of the film ACTOR MARTINEZ, actor Hayden Szeto from THE EDGE OF SEVENTEEN and actor/Gerry/Jerry/Terry/Larry from PARKS AND RECREATIONJim O’Heir!

These Things Matter High Plains Comedy Fest
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Holy moly, guys! What a show! We talked to comedians Chris Garcia, Kenny DeForest, Eliza Skinner and Caitlin Gill about their favorite TV show characters and BOY did they have some answers! Jump in for some incredible diatribes about the merits of some fantastic and often overlooked television heroes!

Thanks to High Plains Comedy Fest for having us back 4 yeas in a row, and thanks to our pals at Hi Dive for always showing us a good time!

These Things Matter - Westword Music Showcase 2016
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Holy cow! What a show! We (mostly Kevin) talked to a bunch of folks at the 2016 Westword Music Showcase about summer gigs, summer festivals, SUMMAH!

Interviews include:
Patient Zeroes
Jessi Whitten of OpenAir
Ancient Elk
Ru Johnson of Roux Black
Bree Davies of Westword
Greg Ziemba and Kalyn Heffernan of Wheelchair Sports Camp

(Thanks to Karen Wachtel and Robert Drew Burleson for the pics we borrowed without asking)

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These Things Matter Podcast Supergroup Bowie Covers
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Holy cow, you guys. Thanks to our friends sound guys Oliver Howard and Devon Torrey Bryant we are able to bring to you a live recording of our Fourth Anniversary show!! We reunited the Supergroup, which features Chella Negro (Chella & The Charm), Leighton Peterson (Safe Boating is No Accident), Justin Couch (Quantum Creep), Fez Garcia (Tjutjuna), Nathan D Brazil (Salads and Sunbeams), and Nathan Wright (Kevin Costner Suicide Pact) PLUS bonus musicians Mike Ditto on keys, and Abi McGaha Miller on sax!

Each band member chose a Bowie song to cover and we chatted about it and played it!

Thanks to Syntax Physic Opera for having us and thanks to everyone who came out to watch!

This ep is a little larger than most – we wanted to give you a great sounding concert, so we hope you don’t mind if it takes a little while longer than usual to download.

And here’s a gallery of pics from the night taken by our pal Karl Uschold!

These Things Matter Podcast - Greek Mythology
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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 www.buntport.com!

These Things Matter Podcast Live at Denver Film Festival
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Oh man, you guys. What fun we had at the 38th annual Denver Film Festival! We talked to Joseph Kolean (director of Valley Maker music video – “Only Friend”), Rob Christopher (director of the feature film, Pause of the Clock), Don Swaynos (producer of the short film, The Outfit) and Michael Haskins (actor and producer of the feature film, Decay) about their favorite animated films LIVE from the 38th annual Denver Film Festival at the Sie Filmcenter.

Why animated films? Because the opening night feature – Charlie Kaufmann’s Anomalisa – features some stop motion puppet sex. We can’t not talk about that!

Check out the rest of the fest through November 15th right here!

These Things Matter Podcast Live at High Plains
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Ah, August. Ah, Summer. Ah, South Broadway. In Denver, all these things mean it’s time for the High Plains Comedy Festival! These Things Matter has been a part of the fun for all three years, and we’ve moved on up every time. Year one, we were in Mutiny Cafe, performing for a crowd that was not quite sure what they were watching. Year two, we blew the roof and the Satanism outta Trve brewery.

In year three, featured on this episode, we were fortunate enough to have the show in the best venue in town, the Hi-Dive. Our topic was “Comedy Movie MVP” and with our guests, Karen Kilgariff, Jay Larson, Jonah Ray and Ron Funches, we discuss who brings it in comedies on the silver screen. Who’s got the best batting average, comedy movie-wise? And how many other sports references can we throw in to the mix?

Thanks to Andy Juett, Adam Cayton-Holland and all the other super stars who made the fest the best! And thanks to YOU for coming out!!

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Well guys… we did it. Three years. A little over 150 episodes. Tons of guests, even more tons of stories, and a live concert! We’ll be releasing songs from the These Things Matter Supergroup concert portion of this live evening soon via Soundcloud, but in the mean time, hold onto your butts! It’s Kiernan Maletsky, Jessi Whitten and Jordan Doll of Westword, OpenAir 102.3 and Werewolf Radar Podcast, respectively, talking about Supergroups! Recorded live at The Oriental Theater on Thursday, April 30th! The phrase “Chewbacca was the Abraham Lincoln of Star Wars” is uttered. In other words, IT GETS NUTS!