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.
Matt takes the podcast out of the bunker for a chat with graphic illustrator, and improvisational force of nature, Jenni Marian Manian. They discuss the process of harnessing the creative spirit, the long road to finding an artistic voice, the relative effectiveness of participating on the D.A.R.E. program, and A LOT more. Please tune in to this week’s episode because if we have learned anything when it comes to Jenni. it is: “You had to be there”.
Jenni Marian Manian is the creative force behind the new THING Podcast “Space Cadet” logo, and more of her illustration work can be viewed at @jennidraws in Instagram.
This week, Eric and Matt sit down in the bunker with the founder of Falling Down Stairs Productions for a chat on all things THING. They talk classic comedy throwbacks, growing up during the internet age, and get into the very nature of inspiration itself. In other words, it’s right in the THING Pod sweet-spot!
This episode is brought to you by Falling Down Stairs Productions, a comedy team specializing in producing stand up comedy events all around Northern Michigan. Be sure to check them out on Facebook here!
This week, Eric is back from parts unknown and the guys sit down for the first ever interview with up-and-coming comedian Ben Macks! Ben talks about life, comedy, wrasslin’, and the THINGs that keep him feeling alive and creative. Sit down for a listen, or you may find yourself in a reverse gourd buster (which, as we just learned, is a wrestling move)!
The Guardians of The THING, Eric and Matt, ride again! They recap the highlights of the week with some comedy talk, look ahead to some upcoming THINGs just in, and “take on” the outstanding new episode of The Leftovers. Then they join StarLord and the crew for the new summer kickoff smash wam-bam hit Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2! Come on in and join us and, by the way, does anyone have some tape?