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.
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?
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.