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TV Guidance Counselor Podcast

Dec 17, 2015

In this special Holiday Season bonus episode Ken welcomes illustrator, writer and all around talent Molly Crabapple to the show.

Ken and Molly discuss the perils of mispeaking, a natural inclination to introversion, growing up in New York, sneaking into Manhattan, social awkwardness, enjoying things from afar, being a punk rock teen, Fact Sheet Five, the wonder of 90s 'zines, maximumrocknroll, teenage life hacks, anarchists, Dawson's Creek, New York girls, re-writing your teenage years via media, hate watching, social media, D.A.R.E., how scare films can actually give you ideas, MTV, Liquid Television, The Head, Aeon Flux, My So-Called Life, Sassy, Daria, trying not to discount the pain of youth, Gender roles in media, Vice TV, having not watched TV in 16 years due to an uncomfortable couch, Mark Kistler's Secret City, drawing instruction on television, watching television in foreign countries, pro-Assaad regime TV, Propaganda on TV, how the whole world doesn't actually worship American mass media, Havana, being culturally illiterate, animation, translating Arabic to English for fun, loving Kurt Cobain and Hole, Low Low: Lures and Snares of Old New York by Luc Sante, needing to know the language of an art to make it, and having an aversion to being on camera as a proponent of the individual arts.