Ken Reid and Alexandra Paul

Today Ken welcomes actor, activist and health and fitness expert Alexandra Paul to the show.

Ken and Alexandra discuss living without television, rural New England, being an identical twin, the Cassidys, Parker Stephenson, Baywatch, the small world of entertainment, teen magazines, how asking a teenage boy to turn off Charlie’s Angels lead to the death of a television set, the boob tube, keeping TV in the closet, having cable for one month, Tour De France, modeling, Paper Dolls, Canadian tax shelter horror films, Eric Stoltz, the wonders of books, Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television by Jerry Mander, Harlan Ellison, fightin’ fires, the blue collar world of acting, the Kemp Brothers, Spandau Ballet, Grace Jones, being professional, Perry Mason, Debbie Reynolds, Christine, the move from television to movies, Michael J Fox, Teen Wolf, Back to the Future, George Clooney, confusing Robert Wagner with Roger Moore, the secrets motivation behind Ken, Lifetime movies, the slant towards men on television, the unheralded feminism of Baywatch, how to sell gay movies to homophobic countries, Here TV, Lee Majors, Farrah Fawcett, Starkey and Hutch, Paul Michael Glaser, Anson Williams, Donnie Most, the problems with keeping your health insurance, Happy Days, Gilligan’s Island, going into directing, the history of Baywatch, Baywatch Nights (!), representing people on television, the talent available in under represented populations, how hard working Pamela Anderson is,the amazingness of David Hasselhoff, Angie Harmon, 8 Million Ways to Die, never watching your own stuff, and producing Free the Animals.

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.

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