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 - Paul F. Tompkins
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Steve Bessette
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Paul F. Tompkins


Do you listen to podcasts? Do you listen to comedy podcasts? Then you ABSOLUTELY know the subject of today’s show. Alamo Drafthouse Denver‘s Steve Bessette about the one and only Paul F. Tompkins. Steve showed up in a lovely ensemble and bow tie to discuss the man, the myth, the Ice-T impersonator! (Not to mention Cake Boss impersonator, Gary Marshall impersonator, Werner Herzog impersonator and many many more!)

These Things Matter Podcast - This American Life
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Elliot Woolsey
  • These Things Matter Podcast - This American Life


Comedian Elliot Woolsey really enjoys a good story. He enjoys a nice drive around or a nice getting high on his couch while listening to the soothing tones of Mr. Ira Glass and Company on THIS AMERICAN LIFE. Perhaps you too have parked in your driveway for 45 minutes waiting for a story to end? Perhaps you too have been seduced by the strange voices of David Sederis, Sarah Vowell, Mike Birbiglia and John Hodgman?

Listen in as we talk about one of the greatest radio shows of all time, won’t you? And catch Elliot on his episode of the Empty Girlfriend podcast or at Comedy Works soon!

These Things Matter Podcast - Marvel Comics
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Josh Mattison
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Marvel Comics


Our pal Josh was on the great lost episode of These Things Matter. We did a live podcast about podcasts for about 8 people at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver for one of their Black Sheep Fridays events. It did not turn out well, sound quality-wise or content-wise. It was a smash hit, though, self-indulgence-wise!

We figured we should have the man back on talk talk about something other than podcasts. Join us as we discuss the cool massive comic book company. Of course there’s plenty of talk of DC vs. Marvel, but more than that, we’re talking Captain America, The Hulk, Iron Man, Spiderman, The Fantastic Four, Thor, etc, etc, etc. You know, the fun superheroes! HULK SMASH this episode, kids. And look for Josh’s upcoming podcast with fellow friend of the show Patrick Brown! Details to come!

These Things Matter Podcast - Jason Sims Puts You In Your Place
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So we decided we wanted to give you a taste of another podcast from one of our favorite folks, Mr. Jason Sims. We mentioned that we recorded this episode before, but we wanted to make sure you guys heard it. Jason is a regular caller to The Best Show on WFMU as well as a podcaster and generally hilarious gentleman. He was kind enough, along with his producer (friend of the show) Nowah Jacobs to ask Taylor to guest host his show, and Taylor was kind enough to ask your ole pal Kevin to be on her episode.

What follows is a conversation between friends who usually only discuss the merits of the latest comedian, movie, television episode or album that they are into. We can actually talk about other stuff, you guys! We hope you enjoy the show, and do go check out more episodes of Jason Sims Puts You In Your Place over at Slice Radio! His guests have included Andy Kindler, Tom Scharpling, Ted Leo and Julie Klausner!

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Jason Sims, Alabammy Comet, Improvisor, Humorist, and Super Caller to The Best Show on WFMU, has a podcast on Slice Radio called Jason Sims Puts You In Your Place. This summer, Jason has been having guest hosts take over his seat, and Taylor was lucky enough to be one of the chosen few!

Listen in as she talks to our own Kevin O’Brien about growing up in Nebraska, doing stand-up in St. Louis, and our fair city of Denver, Colorado. If you haven’t yet, you should listen to other eps of the show too. Jason has spoken with Tom Scharpling, Andy Kindler, Ted Leo, John Hodgman, and any number of other awesome and interesting folks!

Here’s the link to the show website, and here’s the show on iTunes… oh and here’s Jason on Twitter!