O’Brien and Gonda believe that part of the reason the podcast is so successful is that they allow guests to guide the themes their own way. “I think what I’ve learned from Kevin and the show is to let go of control a little bit,” says Gonda. “The best shows are when we’re sitting here, talking with a guest and having a good time.” It’s that kitchen-table casualness that makes the podcast so listenable, and tonight’s live experience hopes to replicate that. The These Things Matter anniversary party takes place tonight at the Sidewinder Tavern, 4485 Logan Street. The event is free and open to people ages 21 and up. For more information, visit thesethingsmatterpodcast.com.
Thu., April 24, 8 p.m., 2014