Episode 26 – Captain Fantastic

Eric and Matt ‘rassle up a week of creative goodness by discussing the work and enduring legacy of Woody Allen, praising the genre bending mastery of writer Benjamin Percy, and take a THROWBACK to 1985 for the cult classic Real Genius. Or, as Chris Knight says, “It is yet another in a long series of diversions in an attempt to avoid responsibility”…truly words to live by.

Finally, for the Thing of the Week this week, Eric and Matt discuss the beautiful, thoughtful, one-of-a-kind family adventure drama Captain Fantastic. It’s a great discussion on the absurdity of civilization, the power of family, and what it means to truly be alive. Come on in and join the party, it’s like Noam Chomsky day came early!

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Episode 25 – Don’t Think Twice

Eric and Matt are back to recap a week that included an audience with Rock Royalty (Sir Paul McCartney himself), a look at the life and times of legendary creative force Nora Ephron, and a THROWBACK to 1986 for some Big Trouble in Little China (as ‘Ol Jack always says, “What the hell”).
The main event this week is a look at the newly released “Dont Think Twice”, about an aging improv troupe looking at the next phase in life. The guys take on the heavy topics of creativity, growing up, ambition, love and loss that are all posed by this masterwork from writer and director Mike Birbiglia. You will want to pull up a seat and say “yes and” to this weeks installment of The Thing…is that how that works?!

Episode 24 – The Lobster

What animal do you want to be? This week on the The THING we make a meal of the way-out absurdist dystopian comedy-drama The Lobster. Join Matt and Eric for a late-night recap of the week that was in popular culture and look forward to some of the stuff coming down the shoot. It’s all here: movies, TV, streaming, music, comics, and our famous bad impressions. Tap in!

Episode 23 – The Bourne Redundancy

Eric and Matt are back on the airwaves to round up the last two weeks of creative culture! They recap the 12th annual Traverse City Film Festival, get into the fantastic “The Night Of” now airing on HBO, and look ahead to a few exciting THINGs Just In. For the main event this week, the guys have a bittersweet discussion on the much anticipated “Jason Bourne” and whether or not old J.B. should just stay off the grid and take up a hobby (perhaps golf or woodworking?). Come on down and get a roundhouse punch of ThingPod in your ear!