The Matt’s are back to talk about managing expectations for Sophomore albums, the pluses and minuses of living in the social media age, and charting a course for the next few months of THINGs just in! The guys wrap up by talking about the Ultimate Penultimate episode of the consistently dazzling The Leftovers and how to deal with the end (of the series) being near. Come on in, the rating of this episode is “Covfefe to Strongly Covfefe”.
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.
The guys are back in the bunker to review highlights from the week and reflect on the recent passing of a couple legends who have made massive contributions to creative culture. They make a stop Down Under for the weekly discussion on the Leftovers, and then dig in to some of the high water marks so far this year in film, music, podcasts, and more. What are we doing? Just preventing the Apocalypse…come join in!
Our Sound Engineer and official Fact Wrangler is Matt Lewis.
All episodes are produced & edited by Kalin Brehler.
The THING Podcast is recorded every week in the Falling Down Stairs Comedy Bunker in beautiful downtown Traverse City Michigan.
The boys are back in toooooooooown…the boys are back…the boys are back! Eric and Matt are excited to be out of the bunker for “Season 2” of The THING. Join them for an update on what’s been going on and for some exciting news for the future of the show. The crew also digs in for a discussion on all of the amazing stand up comedy specials on Netflix right now (Louis C.K! Dave Chappelle! Mike Birbiglia! WHAT!?!). Come on in to the hidden den in your mind and welcome the crew back, they have missed you.
Join our intrepid THINGcasters as they round up the week by bringing the heat for a discussion on the Netflix documentary “Fastball”, talk Teddy tough in a shout out to Ken Burns examination of “The Roosevelts”, and recap a Throwback Tribute to the late, great Gene Wilder: “Young Frankenstein” on the big screen!
Finally, Eric and Matt bring it home for the THING of the week: the gripping new HBO limited series “The Night Of”. They discuss how this series combines outstanding acting, brilliant cinematography, and pitch-perfect writing to examine some of the big issues facing our modern society. You could say discussion is really really…ARRESTING (Sorry, we will show ourselves out).
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