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.
 
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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.

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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.

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Original art by Jenni Marion Manion. Check her out at Jennidraws on Instagram
Original 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.

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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.
 
 
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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! 

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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.
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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!

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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!
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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!"

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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!

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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)!

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