Eric and Matt are back with some banter on the state of the Thing during these strange times. We catch on the phenomenon of comedy with no audience, have a live content roundup, and celebrate the ingenuity of some local artists and businesses.
Finally, we mention a few cinema classics that may help you bide your time, and for once and for all put a nail in the damn Tiger King! We hope you give us a listen, we would love to join your quarantine.
Matt and Eric are back from the bunker to give you the lowdown on a bunch of Things Just In. We talk about the boom in live content during the pandemic, a great 80’s Rewatchable, surprise content drops including a new Nine Inch Nails Double album Ghost 5 & 6 and a surprise premiere of the Josh Homme and Iggy Pop doc American Valhalla, and more.
This week’s Thing of the Week is the essential Cringewatch™, Tiger King. We try our best to process the insanity of this documentary gumbo of Big Cat zoo management, polygamy, murder for hire, and egomania gone wild. It is really…something. Come on in and have listen, but don’t stick your hand in the cage
Eric and Matt are back on the airwaves to bring you the ThingPod in this time of crisis. We talk about some Things Just In with fitting titles: Marc Maron’s new comedy special “End Times Fun”, Nathanial Rateliff’s new album “And It’s Still Alright”, and Nelson Demille’s pulpy new novel “The Deserter”. Sensing a theme?
Finally, we compare notes on the recent Steven King inspired HBO series, The Outsider. The Thing or not the Thing, that is the question. So wash your hands, and your phone, and sit back and have a listen.
Matt is on vacation this week so Eric has a solo talk with himself about a number of topics that interest him, including the 1981 cult classic My Dinner with Andre, in which two men talk with each other about a number of topics that interest them.
It’s a minimalist episode of TheTHINGpod dear listeners, meticulously crafted for your listening pleasure.
It’s a very special episode of TheTHINGpod as the boys sit down with real-life superhero Norman LeFlore. If you live in the Traverse City area, it’s likely you already know Norm. If not, you’ll soon feel like you do. We talk about everything from his challenging upbringing in Chicago to his breakthrough in sports, to what it is that keeps him going as a never-say-die fitness inspiration to many. Join us for this rowdy talk with a truly one of a kind human. Do it!