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 absurdist dystopian comedy-drama The Lobster. Join Matt and Eric as they have 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!

Episode 22 – Stranger Things

What a week it was Thingamabobs! Join Eric and Matt as they surf the “yuuuge” wave of spectacular satire aimed at this weeks Republican National Convention, sort through some of the exciting announcements at San Diego Comic-Con, and “Throwback” to a classic comedy gem. For the Thing of the Week, our hosts travel back to the 80’s to discuss the sensational new Netflix horror/thriller Stranger Things! Are you wondering “Should I Stay or Should I Go?”…Stay! And listen to the THING of course.

Episode 21 – Maron (Season 4)

This week The THING Podcast crew discuss the pros and cons of streaming interfaces, gear up for a big few weeks of political humor and new releases, and take a peek at some of the Things that came out of the recent STAR WARS (!) Celebration. Finally, we send off “Maron”, the recently wrapped streaming series from one of our podcasting heroes, Marc Maron. So put the Pikachu down, get out of traffic, and get The THING in your earholes!

Episode 20 – Bone Tomahawk

Eric and Matt mount up for their first Western themed episode! Ride along as they recap the week in creative culture, look ahead to a few summer THINGS Just In and end up in the “Valley of Starving Men” to discuss the amazing, genre-bending masterpiece that is Bone Tomahawk! Don’t be a troglodyte, download and listen in now!

Episode 17 – Horn of Plenty Edition

Join Eric and Matt as they recap the crazy week that was. They roundup bits of comedy, get tense about the new thriller Hush, and talk some of the other outstanding creative goodness. This episode also includes a Mid-Summer movie preview to get pumped about coming attractions that may be future Thing(s) Of The Week! So Plug in your air guitar and get ready to rock out with the Thing!

Episode 16 – Bo Burnham: Make Happy

Join us on THE THING your podcast for all things interesting. This week we float along on the happy little clouds of the late great Bob Ross, check in with Prophets of Rage, and take a peek at Peaky Blinders. Finally, we get giddy over out Thing of the Week, Bo Burnham’s brilliantly absurd new Netflix comedy special “Make Happy”. So stick us in your ears Thigamabobs, and ask yourself: Are you happy?