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 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”.
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.
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?