Sound Engine-Nerd and Fact Wrangler Matt Lewis pinch hits this week for Eric while he is off searching for the Lost City of Zed! The Matts recap a week chock full of THINGs Just In, talk about the lasting legacy of grunge icon Chris Cornell, and recap not one…but TWO episodes of the outstanding series The Leftovers. Come on over to the other side for another week of the THING!
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.
This week, Eric and Matt discuss whether or not to step aboard the Essex for the Moby Dick inspired “In the Heart of the Sea” and recap a week that brought a new collection of acoustic Jack White recordings as well as some excellent satirical comedy.
Finally, we ride out to West Texas to chew on the THING of the Week: Hell or High Water, a new era indie-western that manages to feel like an instant classic and refreshingly new. As you will hear, we do our best to temper your expectations to maximize your viewing exper….AAAAAGH, just put on some giddy-up music and get out and see this movie, ITS EXCELLENT!!
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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?!
Eric and Matt discuss the challenge in finding a fresh, compelling summer blockbuster. They also talk Bill Simmons new Sports/Pop Culture HBO project, the latest from the Avetts, and get meta with some talk about Infinite Jest and the future of Virtual Reality. Put on your VR helmet and check in to The THING at your own risk, you may never want to leave….
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!