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 - Scott Sharp
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Ninja Turtles


Kevin and Taylor flew all the way to New York City to talk to comedian Scott Sharp about the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and they hadn’t even seen the Michael Bay movies! Yeah, they’ve got their priorities well in order. You know what? Michelangelo, Leonardo, Raphael and Donatello would understand. Splinter might give them shit, but he’s a rat! Listen in! AND GRAB A PIZZA, MAN! BUT NO ANCHOVIES!

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    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!

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  • These Things Matter Podcast - Adrienne Stortz
  • These Things Matter Podcast - YouTube


This may be the oldest we’ve ever sounded talking about that thing the kids are all crazy over – YouTube. Whether it’s PewDiePie, Smosh, JennaMarbles, KSI, or any other name that resembles an AOL Chat Room username, we know very little about it. (Apart from WowPresents, which is Taylor’s fave channel)

Luckily our guest, Youtuber Adrienne Stortz knows a lot! You can catch her show weekly at XOXO Cooks! Like this video here!

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

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You gotta catch ’em all. No, ALL. All 700-odd some Pokémon, you guys. Our guest, comedian Rachel Weeks, can tell you about the first 150, but if YOU want to be the greatest Pokémon trainer of all time, you need them ALL! What are you wasting time listening to podcasts for? Get out there and win battles and collect your damn pokeballs, otherwise what good are yah?!
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Kristen Bartlett
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Dirty Dancing


“Nobody puts Baby in a corner.” Right?! RIGHT!? Can you feel the emotion? The music? The pure horn-dogginess of it all? It’s 1963 by way of 1988 and it’s DIRTY DANCING, GUYS!

Join us as we talk to writer/performer Kristen Bartlett about Dirty Dancing, which was a companion piece to her first porn watching experience. Seems about right in retrospect. Practice your lifts, punch a hole in your car, hang up your leather jacket and let’s get to some Mickey & Sylvia lip syncing, guys.

Be sure to check out Kristen’s sketch comedy group Bridge and Tunnel if you’re in the New York area, and then look for the Dead Dad’s Club, her show with our pal Jason Gore. You can also hear Kristen occasionally on the Half Hour of Power, the Best Show Post-Show. And follow her on Twitter!! DO IT!

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  • These Things Matter Podcast - Sean Jordan
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Skateboarding


Talking with comedian and skateboarder Sean Jordan is like talking with your friend’s cooler older brother in 1992. He calls you “dog”, he talks skateboarding, he likes hip hop, and ultimately, he’s just a really nice guy… who fucking thrashes, brah.

Join us as we talk all things skateboarding. Ollies, carving, grinding, kick-flips, tailslides, half-pipes, ramps and bowls, dudes. Hell yeah.

Be sure to catch Sean performing his other passion – comedy – in his current hometown of Portland, or all over these United States. Oh! And follow him on Twitter!

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Musician Nathan Wright has been in the bands Gauntlet Hair and The Kevin Costner Suicide Pact. He’s booked shows, he’s toured, he’s been here, there, and everywhere. But we ain’t seen nothing like him in any amusement hall. What we’re saying is… he sure plays a mean pinball… or at least not terrible pinball. Actually, we’ve never seen him play, but his enthusiasm for the game makes us think he at least doesn’t totally suck. Join us as we talk about that silver ball, the twack of the flipper, and the precarious glory of the tilt.

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Holy shnikes. It happened. We just kept putting out episodes, week after week, and it happened. We hit 100 episodes. It’s crazy how it all comes together.

And now we present our first clip show! From top to bottom, here are the shows from which we drew:

Thank you to all of our guests! Thank you to our fantastic sponsor Sexy Pizza and Kayvan Khalatbari! Thank you to our webmaster Karl Uschold! Thank you to Ryan Brackin, Christopher Baker and Katharine Gonda for taking pictures of us! Thank you to Mike King for our pretty posters!

And most especially thank you to YOU! YOU the listener! You the Facebook liker! You the Twitter follower! We hope you like our clip show – we made it just for you!

Come celebrate with us on Thursday, April 24th! 8pm! The Sidewinder Tavern! Live podcast taping plus a set by Milk Machine!