Ken Reid and Amy Shiels


This week Ken welcomes Twin Peaks actor, and newly minted podcaster (Amy Shiels Takes It All Off) Amy Shiels to the show.


Ken and Amy discuss how Ken is hanging in there the best he can, how Ken and Amy like wearing masks, how the Irish dress inappropriately for weather, living in L.A., rain gear, people who wear shorts in the Winter, how Amy is old fashioned romantically, never watching Fair City despite all your friends being in it, how so many thing shoot in Ireland now, Scandy Noir, recognizing Stately Homes on TV, loving acting for the work itself, the National Treasure that is the Late Late Toy Show, scoring tickets to the Late Late Toy Show, living the Pretty Woman life, having three American breakfasts every day, how NY is a cruel place, going to the wrong kind of premiere, Father Ted, Air Lingus pilots, Pop Culture Black Holes, Friends, Dawson’s Creek, forgetting your headshots, auditions, how Ken has good luck, absolutely loving Korean television, My Mr, Amy’s dog Sonny Jim, Mexican Narcos dramas, The Dark Crystal, loving the Muppets, “Kermie”, Fraggle Rock, Twin Peaks, David Lynch, hating having to wait for a show every week, getting used to binging, Gone With the Wind, Yellowjackets, Yellowstone, how Highlander is the reason Amy became an actor, making your own edged weapons, Dynasty, working with your heroes, being the kind of person who always asks questions, doing voices for video games, ethical pornography, video game culture, feminism, loving your job, the ethics of content, violence on TV, people personally oversharing about a genre and the future.


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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