Our hapless heroes catch up on what they have been up to and discuss some of the outstanding Things in the creative current. Once that nonsense is over, they take us on a spoiler-filled trip back to 60s Hollywood and talk Tarantino’s epic “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.” But be warned, this podcast has been registered as a lethal weapon!
The THING is back with a whirlwhind recap of the past week that includes the Traverse City Film Fest, a marathon run of stand up comedy dates, and a Game of Thrones episode that (hopefully) is building toward some kind of action. Finally, Eric makes a strong pitch to get Matt to get into the theater and see the (1/2) THING of the week, Christopher Nolan’s war epic Dunkirk. Will he go see it…will he not…listen in and find out!
This episode of the THING is sponsored by Neil Csolkovits new book of a panda on a search for his f*cks, “Not a Childrens Story”. Click HERE for more info.
Also by The Fuze, the new local art zine produced by Nick Walsh. Find out more and donate at www.thefuzetc.com
Original art by Jenni Marion Manion. Check her out at Jennidraws on Instagram
Original music by Chris Michels. Check him out at www.chrismichels.band
Our Sound Enginerd and Fact Wranger is Matt Lewis.
The THING Podcast is produced and edited by Kalin Brehler.
Eric and Matt check-in to chat about the first few weeks back in Westeros! Game of Thrones season 7 is heating up as everyone in the Seven Kingdoms is, uh, looking at maps! The guys also prep for the upcoming Traverse City Film Festival, a truly great week for seekers of the THING!
The boys are back after an (unintended) independence week break. This week they catch up on some exciting THINGs Just In (Stranger Things S2!), recap a couple weeks worth of engaging creative content, and prepare to sail back into Westeros this weekend! Finally, they dig in to this weeks THING of the Week, the stylized, crazy-cool summer thrill ride that is Baby Driver! Put on your seat belt, crank up some Bellbottoms and come along for the ride!
It’s a special Throwback episode this week on The THING! Join Matt and Eric for a discussion of Sean Penn’s 2007 modern classic Into the Wild. Charting the story from Jon Krakauer’s book of the same name, the film follows the short but fully lived life of Christopher McCandless. It’s not just an excellent adventure film, it’s a modern meditation on materialism, companionship, and what it means to be a human on this planet earth. (hint: Money and power are an illusion and happiness is only real when shared). Come share with us as we celebrate this truly excellent film.