Ken Reid and Ben Blacker, this time even Blacker


October 16 – 22, 1999


Today Ken welcomes TV writer and creator of the new Vertigo comic “Hex Wives”, Ben Blacker BACK to the show.


Ken and Ben discuss the bizarre and insane level of Ken’s guests, the Computer museum, weird AirBnBs, taking the bus to New York, being treated first class, San Diego Comic Con, the con formerly known as Boston Comic Con, Boston being unrecognizable, the rise of UPN and the WB, Felicy, Ben or Noel?, Ken’s Dad, The 50 Greatest Characters in Television, Savannah, Dawson’s Creek, Urban nights, Homeboys from Outerspace, Nowhere Man, Netflix, USA Network, Knight Rider, Kramer, Andy Griffith, Don Knotts, Taxi, Louie Depalma, Phil Silvers, Behind the Music, E! True Hollywood Stories, Mr. T, Bill Macy, Ladies’ Man, “It’s an all new Ladies Man”, breakfast with Phil Rosenthal, Just Shoot Me, Suddenly Susan, Veronica’s Closet, Angelica Huston in The Witches, Spaced Invaders, Halloween specials, The Halloween that Almost Wasn’t, Judd Hersh as Dracula, voice actors, Swamp Thing, Len Wein, Night Force, Ghost Rider, comic books, Hex Wives, Vertigo Comics, westerns, The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh, The Worst Witch and why Millennial love magic.

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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