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TV Guidance Counselor Podcast

Jun 10, 2015

June 25 - July 1, 1988

This week Ken welcomes comedian, rapper, old friend and man about town Zach Sherwin to the show.

Ken and Zach discuss exactly when they first met, how the world grew into hip hop, Ken's lack of Dubstep knowledge, when Ken checked out of music, early Hip Hop as evolution of punk rock, W. Kamau Bell, The Ghetto Boys, the Bad Brains inspired origins of the Beastie Boys name, sound collage, Boston's An*l C*nt (*AC*), Snakes, getting high and watching nature documentaries, Ayahuasca, Ken's anti-drug mythology stance, the veil of reality, a life of suppression and control, "In Search Of...", Leonard Nimoy, the Hip Hop/Sci-Fi Connection, personal context of pop culture references, MF Doom, JJ Fadd Supersonic, Nicki Minaj, sometimes things are all about big butts, getting diagnosed with a "you've got six months to live", Ken's inherent skeptical wiring, Flatliners, Movie Novelizations, the novelization of "Bram Stoker's Dracula", Robocop, The Facts of Life, Ken's love of Sherrie Krenn/Austin aka Pippa on The Facts of Life, Booch, Ken's tea based microwave burns, Eye of the Tiger, Police Squad!, James at 15, Skateboarding, Swimsuit 87, George Foreman, It's Gary Shandling, The 40th Anniversary of Atlantic Records, Hunk, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Taylor Negron, Tales of the Gold Monkey, growing up without a TV in the house, never owning a TV, Naughy By Nature's OPP, MTV, the Rosetta Stone nature of album liner notes, AIDS and Designing Women, Annie Potts, Morton Downey Jr, The Color of Money, why Eric Clapton's soulless nature has kept him from being sampled, the Maurice Sendak hour, Who's the Boss, Living Dolls, Perfect Strangers, TV Guide's anti-Cuba Stance, Moonlighting, Richard Lewis, Degrassi, Young Drake, Growing Pains, Rodeo Finals, Head of the Class, Madonna in "Who's That Girl?", Batman, Hooperman, the mystery of TV Guide writers, dumb answers to dumb questions, birthdays, Top Secret!, Not Necessarily the News, Val Kilmer, Sledge Hammer, The Charmings, Lingering at the Synagogue, TVs Bloopers and Practical Jokes, "in the butt", Stephen King, Pro Karate, Ken and Zach's respective black belts in martial arts, and ending up on the Cobra the Snake God channel for your birthday.