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  • Ken Reid and Josh Caterer

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

    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.

    Today Ken welcomes musician Josh Caterer (The Smoking Popes, Duval) to the show.

    Ken and Josh discuss early afternoon punk rock matinees, WKRP in Cincinnati, shows evolving past their pilot episodes, gay characters on television, Barney Miller, The NEW WKRP, Hugh Wilson, The Famous Teddy Z, Bait and Switch, KISS, The Clash, Andy Capp, loving substance abusers, Cheers, anti-authoritarians, punk rock on TV, Dragnet, Mr. Rogers, a life of kindness, cycles of maturity, not enjoying life until you are about 30, The Brady Bunch, Jim Henson, The Museum of the Moving Image, The Monkees, The Young Ones, The New Monkees, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Ted Knight, why you can't argue with Cloris Leachman, rock music on TV, having a lifelong passion for music, culture clashes, Sylvia Sidney, Doctor Who, Tom Baker, appreciating a slowness in visual media, hindsight, What's New Pussycat?, wanting to be Peter O'Toole, Twin Peaks, hating Twin Peaks: The Return, why Cheers may be the best theme song, David Lynch's body of work, The Straight Story, Better Call Saul, and why The Twilight Zone made a generation of people better people.

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