These Things Matter Podcast - Finale
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  • These Things Matter Podcast

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

These Things Matter Podcast - Mel Brooks
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Jessi Whitten
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Mel Brooks

“That’s it, baby, when you’ve got it, flaunt it, flaunt it!”

For our last few shows we decided to bring back a few of our favorite gusts.Today it’s our fave radio DJ Jessi Whitten talk about her fave director/writer/actor/producer Mel Brooks! Listen in and be sure to check out Jessi on 102.3 OpenAir on your radio in Denver or on their streaming service online!

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!

These Things Matter Podcast - Sister Act
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Amanda Gonulsen
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Sister Act

“Don’t worry, we will always be together.” “That’s what Diana Ross said.” Yup. Sister Act. We’re doing a show all about Sister Act. You say, “Taylor and Kevin. This seems ludicrous!” which is a funny way for you to pronounce “religious”, we’ll admit.

Hop on board the Whoopie train as we talk about Catholicism (as usual) and about whether or not people should be allowed to rap about being down with “G.O.D.” with our guest, musician Amanda Gonulsen from Automatic Iris!

These Things Matter Podcast - Les Mis
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Jessica Austgen
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Les Miserables

What a treat it was to have actress and improvisor Jessica Austgen on our fair podcast. We built a barricade, raised some red flags, and sat down to talk about Les Misérables: the book, the musical, the phenomenon. Jessica has been a fan of the Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil musical since she was 10 years-old. Listen in as we chat about why the ultimate musical is so great, and about class warfare, grace, forgiveness… you know, all the light-hearted stuff.

Be sure to catch Jessica performing with her amazing group, Jane’s Addiction, the all lady Jane Austen improv comedy troupe!