Join Eric and Matt as they round up the week in creative culture. They try to determine the shelf life of Rage, discuss the current gold rush in the world of comic books, and pay proper tribute to longstanding PEAK THING (!): Good Will Hunting. Do you like apples? We at THE THING love Good Will Hunting so much we almost can’t handle ourselves…how do you like them apples?!? You’re suspect!! It’s not your fault!! Tune in now and share the GWH love.
This week on The Thing: The Horn of Plenty! In the absence of a true Thing of the Week, Matt & Eric deliver a veritable smorgasbord of Week in Review, Throwback, and Thing of the Week topics. It’s all here folks, our breakdown on the movies, TV, music, podcasts, comedy, comic books, and more that we say are worth your time right now. Join our rapid fire roundup of goodness!
This week Eric and Matt catch up on two weeks of Week in Review, discuss their excitement around the sudden availability of NEW RADIOHEAD MUSIC (!), and finally cross the wall into Westeros to do battle with Season One of Game of Thrones. Sit down for a listen…or there may just be a pike in the Village Square with your name on it. Long live the King! Winter is Coming! …and so forth.
This week Eric and Matt honor the loss and legacy of the Purple One, Throwback to a 1986 comedy classic, channel some Michael Scott, and dig deep into the creatively fearless and mystifying new film Midnight Special. So hop on board for the ride…like a train…like the Midnight Special…that you board…at the station…with a ticket…and your luggage….I’ll show myself out…
The boys review the week in entertainment including a recap of an “educational” week of stand-up comedy, missed Springsteen, Record Store Day, and a little Star Wars (naturally). They FLASH! back to 1980 for a classic sci-fi Throwback Thing and Ding! Ding! They climb into the ring to discuss the excellent and inspirational addition to the Rocky franchise, CREED…”it’s already in the cloud”…..”What cloud?”
This episode is once again sponsored by the motorcycle rental outfitter Wandering Soul Touring Co.(wanderingsoultc.com), who remind you to “Choose Adventure”.
Eric and Matt recap a wild, whirlwind week of Comedy, get wound up about the new Star Wars Rogue One trailer (spoiler alert…they’re freaking out), give props to a classic film from the ’70’s in this week’s Throwback Thing, and discuss the modern cultural experience that is House of Cards. Grab some Freddy’s BBQ & join us!
This week’s episode is brought to you by the fine folks at Wandering Soul Touring Co. who remind you to “Choose Adventure”!
The Thing returns this week with our first ever music episode! Join Matt and Eric as they count down their top 5 current acts and delve into what makes music the perfect vehicle for finding The Thing. They also revisit Will Arnett’s groundbreaking Netflix series Flaked and spend some moments remembering a few greats who recently left us: Garry Shandling and Jim Harrison. This week’s episode is brought to you by our friends at Wandering Soul Touring company, check out their website at www.wanderdingsoultc.com!
This week Eric and Matt chat about the two-way street of creativity, flake-out with Flaked in the Week in Review, and dig into the Hitchcockian thrill-ride that is 10 Cloverfield Lane. This week’s episode is once again brought to you by Bran Gustafson’s excellent new novel “Coyote” on bookshelves now. So lock the bunker door behind you and tune in to our frequency!
Eric and Matt talk about the continued Judd Apatow comedy onslaught, get “Throwback Thingy” with the late and legendary Elliott Smith, and debut the new “Thing Just In” segment. The main topic this week is Podcasts… Thats right folks, a podcast about podcasts (cue Inception “BRRRRRRAAAAAAHHHHMMMMMM!!”). This week’s episode is brought you by the new pulpy crime novel “Coyote” by Bran Gustafson available now at brangustafson.com.
We’re back from our brief mid-winter hiatus! This week we catch up on two weeks in review by discussing The Witch, some classic throwback Bowie, and the Thing of the week Deadpool! Please don’t be alarmed, Eric is not actually stuck in a well…we just had a minor audio issue. Thank you for your patience as we continue to work to make the Thing the best it can be. This episode is brought to you by the new pulpy crime thriller “Coyote” from author Bran Gustafson.