Ken Reid and Cait O’Riordan

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April 30 – May 6, 1977

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This week welcomes musician, DJ, Pogue and all around excellent human Cait O’Riordan to the show.

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Ken and Cait discuss lockdown, visas, being an immigrant, loving New York City, the dangers of ‘80s Alphabet City, loving all the bad things about the U.S.A., allowing the locals to be your tour guides, Cheers, Boston, tribalism, The Sex Pistols on Grundy, kids wearing bin bags, 1977 The Year Punk Broke, The Dystopian Nightmare of 1970s England, class systems, addiction, feeling bad for Sid Vicious, getting spit on, enablers, Mental Illness, Frost v. Nixon, Reagan and Thatcher, the strange case of Chevy Chase, Charlie’s Angels, stitching up punks, being a sensible nerd, Dukes of Hazard, Hee Haw, Dolly, building a cocoon, the wonders of old movies, the biggest pre-CGI Smash up, Horror movies as family entertainment, The Damned, Spanish Dracula, parental bedtime rules, supper clubs, The Flesheaters, being put in charge of everyone’s lives, record collections, Phantom of the Opera, Claude Raines, 1977 The Coolest Year in Hell, A Dolly Family Christmas, Dolly Parton variety shows, extortion rings in Hollywood dance studios, Journey to Adventure touring Ireland, Starsky and Hutch, Ernest Borgnine FUTURE MAN, Airport 75, Upstairs Downstairs,  The Possessed, Happy Days spin offs, why Gary Marshall shows were for kids in the UK, In Search of…, Straight to Hell, loving Westerns, how much the Six Million Dollar Man is worth today, the superior Bionic Woman, Race with the Devil, meeting Joe Lucky who is actually Joseph Losey, Satanists, The Wicker Man, Terence Stamp as a giant baby in The Mind of Mr. Soames, Hawaii Five-O, Richard Pryor, Jack Lord: Kind of the Teddy Boys, John Hurt, Donny and Marie, being terrified of Little Jimmy Osmond, “The Mystery Artist”, Paul Lynde, An American in Paris, The Fight Against Slavery, Roots, how human adaptation and survival scares Ken, and living in scary unprecedented regressive times.

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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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