This week Ken welcomes musician Agnes Obel to the show.
Ken and Agnes discuss the proper pronunciation of “Agnes”, Danish, having a satellite dish, the life change that was MTV, being on the cutting edge of technology, Yo! MTV Raps, 120 Minutes, Alternative Nation, Tori Amos, Daniel Johnston, Nirvana, Sonic Youth, YouTube, being exposed to new things, the interaction between sound and vision, national television stations, pop culture, living in Berlin, the strange comforting displacement of Berlin, Copenhagen, punk poets, Scandinavian minimalism, the liberation of failure, Eurovision Song Contest, Twin Peaks, David Lynch, David Cronenberg, Stephen King, New England, experiences America through pop culture, the meaning of art, the evil lurking under the surface, American Suburbia, dubbing, Fraggle Rock, homelessness in America, the double edged sword of the American Dream, the rust belt, a basic living wage, hierarchy of needs, wondering if we need oppression in order to react, the best environment to create art in, constant distraction, and taking the time to actually live life while you’re trying to survive.
About Ken Reid
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.
Note: The Ken Reid TV Guidance Counselor Podcast is rated PG-13 and may contain mild language.