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TV Guidance Counselor Podcast

Jun 29, 2020

August 31 - September 6, 1968

The remote sessions chug along as Ken welcomes longtime Ken Reid hero, original MST3k space castaway Joel Hodgson.

Ken and Joel discuss drinks, the free newspaper TV Guide, blue collar butlers, major appliances, Isaac Asimov writing about The Prisoner, PBS, Python, The Rover, local TV Guide art and ads, golf tournaments, how impressive the speed and accuracy of TV Guide was, Philly, local TV, watching school, the farm report, Bozo, Wisconsin, SCTV Celebrity Blow Up, using TV to learn how to be an adult, the stand up boom, late night DJs, broadcasting into the ether, wondering how TV got made, local horror hosts, Green Bay's Horror Host Alexander on WFRV's Eerie Street, Alexander's parking space, Ken's Dad on Bozo, Carol Spinney, dancing with a robot to a swing song called Chicken Curry, High School USA, auditioning for Woody on Cheers, being alone together, when singles turned to albums, AOR radio, The Omega Man, being a big fish in a small pond, public domain monster movies, writing for Jerry Seinfeld, knowing your place in showbiz, appearing on SNL, profound advice from Joe Piscopo, getting to write your own stuff, using an indie rock model to make television, why stress is the enemy of creativity, The Mike Douglas Show, and TV produced outside of New York and L.A.