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Holy cow! Check it out! It’s us, LIVE! What a blast! Thanks to Sam Tallent, Ian Karmel, Matt Ingebretson and Andy Haynes! Thanks to Oliver Howard for running sound. Thanks to Joyce Jasurda and Mara Wiles for running t-shirts. Thanks to TRVE Brewing for being so accommodating. Thanks to Karen Wachtel for overseeing the show. Thanks to Ron Doyle for stage managing. And thanks to Andy Juett, Adam Cayton-Holland and Charlene Conley for running the whole fest!

You guys. You guys are amazing. You guys showed up, heart, soul and body (especially body) to our live podcast taping as part of the High Plains Comedy Festival! Trve Brewery brought the metallic heat, our sound dude Oliver Howard brought the audio, Ron Doyle and Karen Wachtel watched out for the big picture, Taylor’s mom and Kev’s lady friend hawked t-shirts (AVAILABLE SOON!), and comedians Sam Tallent, Ian Karmel, Matt Ingebretson and Andy Haynes brought the hilarity thunder! We love all of you!!

Here are some pics for your viewing pleasure. Thanks to Joyce Jasurda, Jordan Doll, Lauren Bahlman, Jessi Whitten, Karen Wachtel, Mara Wiles and Kahlan Wiles for the shots!

Hey guys! Did you hear? Are you aware? We’re doing a live show at the HIGH PLAINS COMEDY FESTIVAL! That’s right! Friends of the show Adam Cayton-Holland and Andy Juett are doing it again! Join us as we talk about favorite stand-up comedy specials with Ian Karmel, Andy Haynes, Matt Ingebretson and Sam Tallent!! All whilst drinking sweet, sweet metal beer from Trve Brewery! 2pm on Saturday, August 23rd!


And guys… we’re not fucking around here… WE’LL HAVE T-SHIRTS! LOOK AT THESE THINGS! THEY’RE FANTASTIC! AND ONLY $15!


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If you don’t live in Denver and you want a t-shirt (of course you do) we’ll have them available VERY SOON for you. Even if we have to do it the old fashioned way with an exchange of money for a t-shirt via the mail… WE WILL GET YOU YOUR T-SHIRTS!

These Things Matter Podcast - Daisy BB Gun
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It’s time for a toys episode, you guys. Well, a toys episode that turns into an American history episode that turns into an epic road trip story involving hitchhiking pirates. Seriously. It’s the world of writer and archeologist Mark Sanders, y’all! Join us as we talk about America’s favorite toy – the BB gun. We do so avoiding all discussion of the dangers of American gun culture! How ’bout them apples?!

You can read some of Mark’s many pieces of writing here at Westword and hopefully you’ll be able to read his BB Gun adventure book soon!

These Things Matter Podcast - "Weird Al" Yankovic
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Kiernan Maletsky
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Weird Al

We were so thrilled to talk to Westword music editor Kiernan Maletsky about his love for the one and only “Weird Al”. For kids growing up in the 80s and 90s there were few funnier people. Parodies, yes, but also accordion music, funny faces and fart noises! What more do you need?!

Join us as we chat with Kiernan about the man, the myth, the legend, the bologna enthusiast. And be sure to read all of Kiernan’s fantastic coverage of this here Denver music scene!

These Things Matter Podcast - Kids In The Hall
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Haley Driscoll
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Kids In The Hall

Holy shit, you guys. It’s head crushing time. Will we use this space just to write our favorite Kids In The Hall quotes? Will we ever get back to 2014 reality, or will we live constantly in a state of Canadian 90s-ness? Guess what, we don’t have to choose! Thanks to comedian and improviser extraordinaire, Haley Driscoll, we can dip our toes into the magical world of Dave, Bruce, Kevin, Mark and Scott any old time! Throw on your wig, do a silly voice and sing “Doe, a Deer” till your mouth bleeds!

While you’re at it, listen to Haley and Christie Buchele’s new podcast Empty Girlfriend! Do something with your life, Lopez!!

These Things Matter Podcast - Peter Pan
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Kate Gonda
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Peter Pan

It’s Pan the Man! Join us as we chat with Kate Gonda, aka Taylor’s sister, about growing up obsessed with Peter Pan. If you ever wanted to have adventures with your plucky fairy friend, build tree houses with your pals, fight pirates, and chill with mermaids and American Indians, then Peter Pan was you guy.

Kate wanted to be Peter Pan for most of her childhood (and we have the pictures to prove it). As an adult, she’s rocking into the art world. Check out her portfolio at www.katharinegonda.com and if you see her around town, be sure to ask her to crow like Pan.

These Things Matter Podcast - Kevin O'Brien
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Kevin O'Brien
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Ah, Summer. A time when young men and women’s minds turn to thoughts of the impending apocalypse/rapture, to swimming around in existentialism and ennui. Or maybe that’s just Kevin and Taylor. Join the not-so-dynamic duo as they discuss their respective Summers thus far. Road tripping, reading, drinking, whatnot. Oh and here’s the song Kevin was referring to in the ep:

These Things Matter Podcast - The State
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Comedian Kevin O’Shea is many things. He’s a stand-up, he’s a curly hair enthusiast, he’s a man who enjoys wearing button-up shirts one size too small, and he is a lover of The State. No so much the military-state autocracy we find ourselves living in today (right patriots! … I don’t know what that means or why I said it)… but no, no.. the funny State! The MTV The State! You know… Allison, Ian Black, Garant, Holoubek, Jann, Kenney-Silver, Lennon, Lo Truglio, Marino, Showalter and Wain! Doug! “Dip my balls in it!” $240 Worth of Pudding! All the mayhem and wonderment you love and remember!

Join us as we look back at maybe the most punk rock show MTV ever produced. And then we’re all gunna go enjoy some monkey torture.

These Things Matter Podcast - South Park
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Scott LaBarbera
  • These Things Matter Podcast - South Park

Why it’s the most family-friendly, wholesome, god-fearing cartoon show ever to grace American television! It’s South Park! Join us as we chat with Scott LaBarbera, owner of the Oriental Theater here in Denver, about Stan, Kyle, Kenny and Cartman and the world of Trey Parker and Matt Stone. It’s time to take acid and head to the Oscars, kiddos!

In case you didn’t know, you can watch every episode of South Park ever right here!