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The THING Podcast
116 minutes | Oct 28, 2019
The Thing Watches "The Thing" | A Halloween Spooktacular Special
The crew of The Thing does a special LIVE WATCH of the '80s John Carpenter’s Horror-Gore Classic “The Thing”! Get it, The Thing on the Thing...What could be more fitting?! Anyway, Go grab your prospector hat and your flamethrower and get ready for a spooky ride!
73 minutes | Oct 22, 2019
Eric and Matt are back in your ears to talk about Peaky Blinders, the Breaking Bad Saga, Mister Rogers, and Banksy's new retail experiment. They also dig in on the Thing of the Week, the cultural phenomenon that is the Joker. Put on a happy face and get ready for a wild ride.
70 minutes | Oct 11, 2019
The Toughest Podcast in Letterkenny
There are two hosts of The Thing podcast. These are their problems.Your favorite shirt tuckers, Matt and Eric, are back to dig in on some of the latest jolts of The Thing! They discuss new stuff from Sturgill Simpson, folksters the Avett Brothers, Comedian Gulman, and more! Finally, they get into the Thing of the Week: Letterkenny! Sort yourself out and tune in. Time to get to chroin'. Pitter-patter. Ferda!
79 minutes | Sep 20, 2019
Once Upon a Time in ThingyWood
Our hapless heroes catch up on what they have been up to and discuss some of the outstanding Things in the creative current. Once that nonsense is over, they take us on a spoiler-filled trip back to 60s Hollywood and talk Tarantino’s epic “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.” But be warned, this podcast has been registered as a lethal weapon!
61 minutes | Aug 18, 2017
Episode 45 - David Avis!
Matt goes back out into the wilderness (er, the backyard) to interview Improv Impresario (Improvsario?) and founder of the Good on Paper Improv Troupe David Avis! They talk about the logistics of catching comedy lightning in a bottle, try to pin down the elusive golden era of SNL, and much more. David also talks about the upcoming season of Good on Paper Improv and where you can watch the magic happen. Is this a fun episode? YES...AND you should plug in and give it a listen! For More information on Good On Paper and their upcoming season click here https://traversecitycomedy.com/category/good-on-paper/ This episode is brought to you by the book "Not a Children's Story" bu Neil Csolkovits, now available on Amazon.
49 minutes | Aug 10, 2017
Episode 44 - Game of Thrones (The Spoils of War)
This week on The THING Podcast Eric and Matt get back in the bunker to discuss the latest news and cool stuff getting ready to hit your eyeballs and earholes. They get into the new Breaking Baddie-style series Ozark on Netflix and Big Little Lies on HBO. Finally they hop back on the dragon and tear into a discussion of the latest awesome episode of Game of Thrones. Knee bending is totally optional. ***Please remember to download, subscribe, and review us on iTunes!*** Find us on iTunes HERE. or just search iTunes for "The THING Podcast Matt Zerilli" or "The THING Podcast Eric Kurt". or listen on our website HERE Or just click the link below! 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 HERE.Original art by Jenni Marion Manion. Check her out at Jennidraws on InstagramOriginal music by Chris Michels. Check him out HERE.Our Sound Engineer, Fact Wranger, and Social Media Guru is Matt Lewis.The THING Podcast is produced and edited by Kalin Brehler.
65 minutes | Aug 5, 2017
Episode 43 - (Eric attempts to talk Matt into seeing) Dunkirk
Episode 43- (Eric attempts to talk Matt into seeing) Dunkirk 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: https://www.amazon.com/Not-Childrens-Story-Serious-childrens-ebook/dp/B0741CG4L2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1501944099&sr=8-1&keywords=not+a+children%27s+story Also by The Fuze, the new local art zine produced ny 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.
34 minutes | Jul 26, 2017
Episode 42 - Traverse City Film Festival
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!
64 minutes | Jul 20, 2017
Episode 41 - Jenni Marion Manian
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.
54 minutes | Jul 14, 2017
Episode 40 - Baby Driver
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!
60 minutes | Jun 29, 2017
Episode 39 - David Graves
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!
50 minutes | Jun 23, 2017
Episode 38 - Master of None (S2)
Eric and Matt (charmed I'm sure) are back to round up some THINGs Just In from the Stone Age to the Age of Atari. They recap an exciting week in creative culture which includes the delightfully odd "Oh, Hello on Broadway". And finally, they settle in for a big bud/little bud captain's update on the masterful "Master of None" Season Two on Netflix. If we had to describe this week's show in one word, that word would be: "Allooooooora!"
67 minutes | Jun 15, 2017
Episode 37 - Leftovers Series Finale
Eric and Matt catch up on a wild week in creative culture, look ahead to a promising summer of THINGs just in, and WONDER if the DC universe has finally found redemption. Then, the guys discuss the swan (carrier pigeon?) song of the Leftovers. Don't get left behind, give it a listen!
71 minutes | Jun 8, 2017
Episode 36 - Ben Macks
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)!
54 minutes | May 31, 2017
Episode 35 - Things, Justin!?!
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".
50 minutes | May 24, 2017
Episode 34 - It's a Matt, Matt World
Sound Engine-Nerd and Fact Wrangler Matt Lewis pinch hits this week for Eric while he is of 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.
47 minutes | May 19, 2017
Episode 33 - Into the Wild
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.
58 minutes | May 11, 2017
Episode 32 - Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
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?
71 minutes | May 4, 2017
Episode 31 - The Best of 2017 (so far...)
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.
46 minutes | Apr 29, 2017
Episode 30: The Leftovers (and a sound upgrade!)
Eric And Matt sound better than they ever have in their lives after a professional upgrade from their new Sound Engineer (and special guest). Matt explains the life decisions that led to a recent...uh...revealing comedy experience, the guys get stoked about some upcoming summer releases, and they check in on the latest delightfully weird episode of The Leftovers. Don't be ridiculous, tune in now!
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