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 - Lou Reed
  • These Things Matter Podacst - Kritty Uranowski
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Lou Reed


Kritty Uranowski is a Lou Reed fanatic. She lives, breathes and eats the Queen Bitch and has the tattoo to prove it. Join us as we explore the drug and sex-addled world of New York City’s most beautiful and artistic deviant. It’s such a perfect day. We’re glad you spent it with us.

Be sure to check out Kritty’s band, Patti Cake, and listen to her apprentice band Hex’s cover of “Tell It To Your Heart” mentioned on the show right here:

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

These Things Matter Podcast New York City
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You pal Kevin O’Brien jaunted off to New York for a week to take in the sights and smells, and maybe stumble through a song on a rooftop. Maybe he got into a conversation about being a news producer in the biggest market in the country? Maybe he just soothed his after-brunch stomach with the subtle sounds of a humming truck? Whatever fun he got into he recorded for your audio pleasure!

Listen in as we take in the sounds of NYC, which, for Kevin, mostly involves talking to people originally from Denver, including The Nix Brothers, Zac Maas, Megan Swezey and Adam Maid.

These Things Matter Podcast Jack Kerouac Neal Cassady
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Heather Dalton
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Jack Kerouac and Neal Cassady


We’re starting out the year on a literary note, y’all. We’re talkin’ Beats, daddio. Get your snappin’ fingers ready and buy a dime bag of speed because we’re talking Kerouac and Denver’s own Neal Cassady.

Joining us to talk about these legends of post-war America is producer and documentarian Heather Dalton. Heather has been putting together a documentary about Neal Cassady for six years now and she has many tales to tell. Are these former voices of a generation relevant today? Listen in!

Be sure to watch Heather’s show Sounds on 29th (featuring Kevin O’Brien in the latest episode), which you can stream online, and watch for her documentary Neal Cassady: The Denver Years!

These Things Matter Podcast Ghostbusters
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Evan Nix
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Ghostbusters


“Who you gunna call?!” Right, guys? Right? I mean c’mon… who doesn’t love Ghostbusters? Not filmmaker Evan Nix, that’s for sure! After his triumphant 2-part episode with his brother in film and in life, Adam, Evan returns to talk about one of his favorite movies, and one of the most popular comedies of all time. GHOSTBUSTERS! Nothing wrong with worshiping at the alter of Murray for a while.

You can check out everything to do with Evan and Adam Nix at And be sure to check out their German electro band Total Ghost, which they do with friend of the show Randy Washington. You will not be disappointed.

These Things Matter Podcast - Summer Music
  • These Things Matter - Ben Kronberg
  • These Things Matter - The Lovin' Spoonful


Oh, comedian and bon vivant Ben Kronberg. As Hunter S. Thompson once wrote: “There he goes. One of God’s own prototypes. Some kind of high powered mutant never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.”

We talk to Ben about Summer songs. You know – “Summer in the City” by The Lovin’ Spoonful, “Hot Fun in the Summertime” by Sly & The Family Stone… and anything by Zeppelin, of course. Plus Ben tells lots of tales of New York City and ladies. Lots and lots of ladies.

If you want to know more about Ben, go to his website and check out his
web series, Ted & Gracie.