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Things That Matter (To Me)

Things That Matter (To Me)

By Robert Morrison
This is a podcast about the things that matter...at least to your host, Robert Morrison. Be it matters of faith, music, movies, books, education, family or really anything else, the focus will always be a moving target, but will allow for opinions to be shared, from both Robert and a various assortment of guests.
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Movies of 2020 Matter
Robert looks back at the telecast of the 92nd Oscars, including why Parasite's win was good but not great (at least in his eyes). He then looks at some of his most anticipated films for 2020, which is a pretty long list, giving some rationale for each selection. 
33:51
February 14, 2020
The Oscars Matter with Ryan Heefner
Robert is joined by his friend, and former cohost of the Brew With A View Podcast, Ryan Heefner, to discuss the upcoming Oscar ceremony. The guys take some time to go through some of the major categories and pick winners, as well as who they would pick if they had a vote. They also discuss some of the other categories, including some minor predictions. 
1:11:42
February 5, 2020
Movies Matter
In this inaugural episode of the podcast's second season, your host, Robert Morrison, is back to talk about why movies matter. He also takes a look at some of his favorite movies from 2019 and recaps the Golden Globes from earlier this month. Be on the lookout for more movie and award coverage in the coming weeks. 
29:56
January 16, 2020
The Podcast Matters
After a lengthy break, your host, Robert Morrison, returns to both apologize and explain his long absence, and set the stage for the rest of 2019 and into the upcoming new year. Hope you'll stay with us into 2020.
05:29
December 16, 2019
The Chicago Cubs Matter
After a few episodes focused on soccer, Robert turns his attention to the American National Pastime, and tells the story of how he came to become a fan of the Chicago Cubs. He looks back at watching games on WGN--from Virginia, no less--as a kid and how he took on the fandom since meeting and marrying his now-wife. 
31:08
July 22, 2019
Football Matters to Andy
In this latest episode, Robert's longtime (and very British) friend Andy drops by to share about his love for what the rest of the world calls football. He discusses growing up in England and the role the sport plays there, as well as his impressions of the game here in the States, among other lovely things. There's also a fantastic bit about a "soccer match" played between Iceland and Mexico in Charlotte many years ago.
56:14
July 5, 2019
Sports Matter...Soccer Especially (at least for now)
Switching things up a bit, the focus moves from music to sports. Robert pontificates on why sports in general matter, and then gets into the story of how he, against all odds, became an avid soccer supporter. 
29:21
June 14, 2019
Music Matters to Aaron
Robert is joined by his long time friend and frequent musical collaborator Aaron Bucy to talk about why music--especially that written for corporate singing in the church--matters. Aaron also talks about his history growing up as a musician, his various jobs in the music industry and what records have mattered to him, both lately and over the last several years. 
39:09
June 7, 2019
Music that Matters (so far) from 2019
Taking a break from guests, Robert unpacks some of his favorite records so far from 2019, many of which involve bands that went on hiatus and returned. He outlines why the records are good and why they matter to him at this point in 2019, and even a hint at why they may continue for the rest of the year (and beyond).  Songs: Pedro the Lion "My Phoenix" from Phoenix Copeland "Strange Flower" from Blushing American Football (feat Hayley Williams) "Uncomfortably Numb" from American Football (LP3) Kings Kaleidoscope "Hero Over My Head" from Zeal Starflyer 59 "Junk" from Young In My Head Switchfoot "Native Tongue" from Native Tongue Downhaul "Wires/Enough" from Before You Fall Asleep Mess "Becoming" from Learning How to Talk Mike Mains & The Branches "Around the Corner" from When We Were in Love Citizens "Everything For Nothing" from Fear Snow Bones "Begin to Begin" from Begin to Begin (EP) Emery "This Town" from Dead End (EP) The Get Up Kids "Satellite" from Problems
31:36
May 17, 2019
Music Matters to Tony
In a slight turn from expectations (although, really, this hasn't been around long enough for expectations to exist yet), Robert continues looking at the topic of music, this time bringing Anthony Franklin, a friend of Robert's who plays music with him in the band at church. Tony talks about his upbringing in Florida, the music he grew up listening to and what impact music has on his life now as a husband and father. Check out Tony's instrumental project here: https://shipwrecksatellite.bandcamp.com/releases
40:50
May 3, 2019
Music Matters to Kelsey
For episode 2, Robert welcomes his good friend Kelsey Bucy who is currently working as a music therapist in Texas, and is also an accomplished pianist in her own right. The two discuss why music matters to Kelsey, not only as part of her career, but also in terms of her growth as a person and how it impacts her life on a daily basis. 
33:23
April 19, 2019
Music Matters
In the inaugural episode of the podcast, Robert welcomes his listeners and explains the format. Then he talks about why music matters, both as a form of expression and also pontificates on who music really belongs to once it's out in the world. 
21:16
April 4, 2019