These Things Matter - Albert Brooks
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Bret Saunders
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Albert Brooks

We’re back! Together! Kevin and Taylor! Taking on the pop cultural world one subject at a time! Today we have radio legend Bret Saunders of the ‘BCO Morning Show! Anybody who has lived in Colorado over the past 20-odd years knows Bret’s voice, but did you know he also writes a jazz column for the Denver Post. How about that!?

We talk to him about his love of comedy auteur Albert Brooks. We focus on Mr. Brook’s first three “punk rock” movies, REAL LIFE, MODERN LOVE and LOST IN AMERICA, but really, we span the gamut. Join us! And then watch all these movies on Netflix!

These Things Matter Podcast - The Beatles
  • These Things Matter - Aunt Nadine
  • These Things Matter Podcast - The Beatles

We’re super sorry for the delay on this one – a series of mishaps and errors prevented us from getting this out to you on time. But here it is!

Taylor took a trip to Portland to visit her cool aunt (whom you may recall from our calls to help her GoFundMe campaign) and to record a cool episode of the show!

We talk about The Beatles on Ed Sullivan, Beatles trading cards, and, of course, Beatles Rock Band.

These Things Matter Podcast - Rad the Movie
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  • These Things Matter Podcast Rad Movie

    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 - Tom Petty
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Katie Moulton
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Tom Petty

We were running down a dream on today’s episode, talking to Westword music editor Katie Moulton about her absolute obsession, Tom Petty. Alone, with the Heartbreakers, with Mudcrutch; she loves every version. Join us as we talk about why Tom Petty is one the the most underrated American musicians, and why he probably likes it that way.

Read Katie’s excellent recap of the Mudcrutch show we discuss on this episode here!

These Things Matter Podcast - Jim Carrey
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Whitmer Thomas
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Jim Carrey

“That John Denver’s full of shit, man.”

Ain’t it the truth, Lloyd Christmas. We hear yah. And so does our guest, comedian Whitmer Thomas. Join us as we discuss all things Carrey. A figure of renown amongst children in 1994. Did you quote Ace Ventura, The Mask and Dumb and Dumber constantly? Did you cry your eyes out at Eternal Sunshine? Of course you did! Follow us, and LEMMIESHOWYAHSOMETHIN on today’s episode!

Be sure to check out Whit’s comedy group POWER VIOLENCE whenever you get a sec as well!

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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 www.buntport.com!

These Things Matter Podcast - Mighty Ducks
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Samantha Schmitz
  • These Things Matter Podcast - The Mighty Ducks

Quack, quack, quack!! Right? Right?

On today’s show we talk to Buntport Theater‘s Sam Schmitz about that pillar of 90s kids entertainment and subsequent professional hockey team, The Mighty Ducks. Emilio Estevez at his most likeable, with his most flopable hair, plus all the fun-loving, Bash brothering, Mall Of America rollerblading action you could want!

Also, here is the link to the GoFundMe page for Taylor’s Aunt Nadine. CLICK HERE TO SUPPORT COOL AUNTS! AND if you’re in Portland, be sure to attend her benefit concert on Monday, April 18th at The White Eagle!

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 - Turner Classic Movies
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Neal Pollack
  • These Things Matter Podcast - All About Eve

On today’s episode we talk to author Neal Pollack about his love of Turner Classic Movies. We’ve never had a whole television network to talk about, and so our discussion meanders from classic 40s noir to Altman’s 70s masterpieces. Do we include a racist music number? Of course we do. Listen in and meet us in St. Louis!

Be sure to check out Neal’s books all over the damn place, including his new Amazon single, “Not Coming To a Theater Near You”, available now!

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