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  • BONUS PODCAST: Ken Reid and the Film Detectives

    Note: The Ken Reid TV Guidance Counselor Podcast is rated PG-13 and may contain mild language.

    In case you're curious, we're hosting extra episodes of the TV Guidance Counselor Podcast while Ken Reid's regular blog is unavailable. If you're new to this blog, take a few minutes to look around!

    I'm Ken Reid, a stand up comedian from Boston, MA and a life long television fan. I've been twice nominated as the Best Stand up in Boston and I have been featured on Comedy Central, NPR, Nerdist, and MSN. I own every issue of TV Guide. Each week a guest chooses an issue at random, picks their viewing choices from that week and the show is our discussion of the tough viewing choices of our past. We get into stories about growing up, people's relationship with television, some cultural/media studies dissection and I spit out a lot of trivia.

    This week...

    Today Ken welcomes Don Stradley and Phil Hopkins of The Film Detective to the show.

    Ken, Don and Phil discuss the wonders of stumbling on things, regional television, The Combat Zone, the case for curation, Horror Hosts, Simon's Sanctorum, Dana Hersey, The Movie Loft, TV38, Ask the Manager, shared experience, Cult Classics, Three Stooges, Creature Double Features, taking photos off your TV set, archiving long lost television, the future of media, Something Weird Video, Punk rock and grindhouse, Collector Culture, saving Lancelot Link: Secret Chimp, Carnival Magic, Mr. Big's Toyland, Ultraman, It's a Wonderful Life, The Twilight Zone, Dan Curtis, Made for TV Movies, The Cabot Theater, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Midnight Movies, Poor Devil, movie buff, Ed Wood Jr., Dana Gould, the wonders of context, the importance of sincerity, Mystery Science Theater 3000, the life and death of Irony, Rondo Hatton, streaming services, fetishistic Beta, The Giant Spider Invasion and a typical Saturday.

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