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TV Guidance Counselor Podcast

Jun 10, 2019

Ken and Paul discuss illegal Burbank tattoos, jaywalking, Unsolved Mysteries, growing up in Orlando, being scared of the dark, Gremlins, being into astronomy, The Discovery Center, Ernest Saves Christmas, pizzeria arson, second run cinemas, Polyester, 3M Stage blood, Beetlejuice, the 80s Gross Out fads, Garbage Pail Kids,  stumble upon culture, how access was taste, Nick Drake, having Bugs Bunny as your mom, mix tapes, Twin Peaks, binge culture vs. week to week viewing, The Wacker Family, haunted bunk beds,  the gift of fear, ghosts, Updates, People's Court, Divorce Court, Forensic Files, the Van Dykes, Diagnosis Murder, the Millennial re-discovery of 80s murder mysteries, how autopsy TV changed the world of media, House of Games, TV's Bloopers and Practical jokes, second hand oral R-Rated movies, Len Cella's Silly Cinemas, musicals, Hull High, Ken's crush on Nancy Valen, The Flash, the terrifying "Max Headroom" incident, Golden Girls, Barbara Crampton, soaps, Family Feud, aspiration, the change in marketing, Roseanne, infomercials, little people real estate moguls, Dead of Night/Deathdream, anthology shows, Tales from the Darkside, Monsters, Glim Glim, Retribution, the weird late 80s early 90s horror aesthetic, The Willies, Garbage Pail Kids: The Movie, living in a department store, Today's Special, having a crush on Muffy, Christopher Lee, Faerie Tale Theater, Nick at Nite, SCTV, Love Connection, Serial Killers on dating shows, Blind Date, Manuunter, Tom Noonan, Peeping Tom, haunting images, Police Sketch artists, why Victor Salva shouldn't be allowed to work again and is human garbage, Woody Allen's transgressions, people being forced to confess to murders they didn't do so cops could close cases, why it's not the grue that haunts you with a dead body, You Can't Do That on Television, David Bowie's acting career, Highway to Heaven, confusing Lean on Me and Stand and Deliver, and the lasting influence of Blackboard Jungle.

Paul is  a writer and researcher who contributed to and helped finish his friend Michelle McNamara's book "I'll Be Gone in the Dark" after her tragic and untimely death. The book is now an upcoming HBO docuseries on which Paul is co-executive producer and will be appearing,