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These Things Matter Podcast

Kevin O'Brien and Taylor Gonda

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These Things Matter Podcast

These Things Matter Podcast

Kevin O'Brien and Taylor Gonda

2
Followers
8
Plays
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Join hosts Kevin O'Brien and Taylor Gonda as they discuss things that matter, e.g. music, movies, books, and TV. We talk to guests and each other about pop culture and its never ending impact on our lives.

Latest Episodes

Ep. 244 - Kev and Tay's Farewell Show

EWelp... 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

94 min2017 MAR 21
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Ep. 244 - Kev and Tay's Farewell Show

Ep. 243 - Kurt Vonnegut w/ Nathan Lund

EFor our penultimate episode we have one of our bestest pals, comedian Nathan Lund, talking about one of his favorite-est authors; Kurt Vonnegut. It should be noted that this was part of a marathon podcast recording session so Kevin may be a bit tipsy, Nathan may be a bit high, and Taylor may be a bit tired, but we couldn't call ourselves a true podcast, even after doing the show for almost a full five years unless we had at least a couple eps where people were not quite coherent. Join us as we discuss Mr. Vonnegut's work, the tattoos he's inspired, and the mental breakdowns that lead to getting those tattoos.

81 min2017 MAR 15
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Ep. 243 - Kurt Vonnegut w/ Nathan Lund

Ep. 242 - Magazines w/ Ron Doyle

EWe only have three more eps left (including this one) and we could not finish up our run without talking to Ron Doyle. Ron was one of the hosts of Denver's original pop culturey podcast, The Denver Diatribe. He now co-hosts and co-produces The Narrators show and podcast. He has also been involved in several other shows around town, he volunteers at the High Plains Comedy Fest, and he makes time for his family after working as a free lancer. How does he do it!? We don't know, but we do know that he sure loves magazines. Listen in as we discuss National Geographic, Rolling Stone, Spin, Cosmo, Field & Stream, The Source, Vanity Fair and of course Highlights magazine.

95 min2017 MAR 7
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Ep. 242 - Magazines w/ Ron Doyle

Ep. 241 - Cormac McCarthy w/ Sam Tallent

EOn today's ep we have one of our favorite guests and the winner of our Most Times On The Podcast Award, Mr. Sam Tallent. Sam Stops by to talk about one of his favorite authors, Cormac McCarthy. Author of The Road, All The Pretty Horses, No Country For Old Me, and Sam's absolute fave, Blood Meridian. Join in as we talk about death and violence. Man's inhumanity to man! How 'bout it?!

93 min2017 MAR 1
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Ep. 241 - Cormac McCarthy w/ Sam Tallent

Ep. 240 - Mel Brooks w/ Jessi Whitten

E"That's it, baby, when you've got it, flaunt it, flaunt it!" Hey! It's our fave radio DJ Jessi Whitten talk about her fave director/writer/actor/producer Mel Brooks!

91 min2017 FEB 21
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Ep. 240 - Mel Brooks w/ Jessi Whitten

Ep. 239 - George Carlin w/ Matt Braunger

E"I used to be Irish Catholic; Now I'm an American. You know, you grow." We had a blast talking to comedian Matt Braunger about George Carlin and his 1972 album CLASS CLOWN. Join us as we delve into the mind of the man known for his wordplay and his political prowess. Be sure to catch Matt on stage when he comes to your town!

81 min2017 FEB 15
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Ep. 239 - George Carlin w/ Matt Braunger

Ep. 238 - John Hughes w/ Rob Walker

EOn today's episode we talk to writer (and Taylor's old college pal) Rob Walker about the one and only John Hughes, director of THE BREAKFAST CLUB, UNCLE BUCK, PRETTY IN PINK, SIXTEEN CANDLES, ETC!

83 min2017 FEB 7
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Ep. 238 - John Hughes w/ Rob Walker

Ep. 237 - Board Games w/ Harmony Rose and Michelle Rocqet

EJoin us as we talk to musicians Harmony Rose and Michelle Rocqet of The Milk Blossoms as they talk about their love of board games. Popular and obscure, new or used, strategy or skill-based, they love 'em all!

87 min2017 JAN 31
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Ep. 237 - Board Games w/ Harmony Rose and Michelle Rocqet

Ep. 236 - Zelda w/ Mike King

EOn today's ep we talk to musician Mike King of the band The Outfit about his obsession with The Legend of Zelda and all its sequels for NES, Super Nintendo, N64, etc, etc, etc. Join us as we grab our sword and shield and hit the road looking for rupees and dungeons!

81 min2017 JAN 24
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Ep. 236 - Zelda w/ Mike King

Ep 235 - Donald Glover w/ Will Miles

Our new friend comedian Will Miles stopped by to talk about what it's like to be inspired by your peers, to be away from your family when there's a terrorist attack, and how Childish Gambino came to be legitimately amazing. We're talking Donald Glover! Community, Atlanta, LANDO?! Get into it, mystery team!

78 min2017 JAN 17
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Ep 235 - Donald Glover w/ Will Miles

Latest Episodes

Ep. 244 - Kev and Tay's Farewell Show

EWelp... 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

94 min2017 MAR 21
Comments
Ep. 244 - Kev and Tay's Farewell Show

Ep. 243 - Kurt Vonnegut w/ Nathan Lund

EFor our penultimate episode we have one of our bestest pals, comedian Nathan Lund, talking about one of his favorite-est authors; Kurt Vonnegut. It should be noted that this was part of a marathon podcast recording session so Kevin may be a bit tipsy, Nathan may be a bit high, and Taylor may be a bit tired, but we couldn't call ourselves a true podcast, even after doing the show for almost a full five years unless we had at least a couple eps where people were not quite coherent. Join us as we discuss Mr. Vonnegut's work, the tattoos he's inspired, and the mental breakdowns that lead to getting those tattoos.

81 min2017 MAR 15
Comments
Ep. 243 - Kurt Vonnegut w/ Nathan Lund

Ep. 242 - Magazines w/ Ron Doyle

EWe only have three more eps left (including this one) and we could not finish up our run without talking to Ron Doyle. Ron was one of the hosts of Denver's original pop culturey podcast, The Denver Diatribe. He now co-hosts and co-produces The Narrators show and podcast. He has also been involved in several other shows around town, he volunteers at the High Plains Comedy Fest, and he makes time for his family after working as a free lancer. How does he do it!? We don't know, but we do know that he sure loves magazines. Listen in as we discuss National Geographic, Rolling Stone, Spin, Cosmo, Field & Stream, The Source, Vanity Fair and of course Highlights magazine.

95 min2017 MAR 7
Comments
Ep. 242 - Magazines w/ Ron Doyle

Ep. 241 - Cormac McCarthy w/ Sam Tallent

EOn today's ep we have one of our favorite guests and the winner of our Most Times On The Podcast Award, Mr. Sam Tallent. Sam Stops by to talk about one of his favorite authors, Cormac McCarthy. Author of The Road, All The Pretty Horses, No Country For Old Me, and Sam's absolute fave, Blood Meridian. Join in as we talk about death and violence. Man's inhumanity to man! How 'bout it?!

93 min2017 MAR 1
Comments
Ep. 241 - Cormac McCarthy w/ Sam Tallent

Ep. 240 - Mel Brooks w/ Jessi Whitten

E"That's it, baby, when you've got it, flaunt it, flaunt it!" Hey! It's our fave radio DJ Jessi Whitten talk about her fave director/writer/actor/producer Mel Brooks!

91 min2017 FEB 21
Comments
Ep. 240 - Mel Brooks w/ Jessi Whitten

Ep. 239 - George Carlin w/ Matt Braunger

E"I used to be Irish Catholic; Now I'm an American. You know, you grow." We had a blast talking to comedian Matt Braunger about George Carlin and his 1972 album CLASS CLOWN. Join us as we delve into the mind of the man known for his wordplay and his political prowess. Be sure to catch Matt on stage when he comes to your town!

81 min2017 FEB 15
Comments
Ep. 239 - George Carlin w/ Matt Braunger

Ep. 238 - John Hughes w/ Rob Walker

EOn today's episode we talk to writer (and Taylor's old college pal) Rob Walker about the one and only John Hughes, director of THE BREAKFAST CLUB, UNCLE BUCK, PRETTY IN PINK, SIXTEEN CANDLES, ETC!

83 min2017 FEB 7
Comments
Ep. 238 - John Hughes w/ Rob Walker

Ep. 237 - Board Games w/ Harmony Rose and Michelle Rocqet

EJoin us as we talk to musicians Harmony Rose and Michelle Rocqet of The Milk Blossoms as they talk about their love of board games. Popular and obscure, new or used, strategy or skill-based, they love 'em all!

87 min2017 JAN 31
Comments
Ep. 237 - Board Games w/ Harmony Rose and Michelle Rocqet

Ep. 236 - Zelda w/ Mike King

EOn today's ep we talk to musician Mike King of the band The Outfit about his obsession with The Legend of Zelda and all its sequels for NES, Super Nintendo, N64, etc, etc, etc. Join us as we grab our sword and shield and hit the road looking for rupees and dungeons!

81 min2017 JAN 24
Comments
Ep. 236 - Zelda w/ Mike King

Ep 235 - Donald Glover w/ Will Miles

Our new friend comedian Will Miles stopped by to talk about what it's like to be inspired by your peers, to be away from your family when there's a terrorist attack, and how Childish Gambino came to be legitimately amazing. We're talking Donald Glover! Community, Atlanta, LANDO?! Get into it, mystery team!

78 min2017 JAN 17
Comments
Ep 235 - Donald Glover w/ Will Miles
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