Ken Reid and Dessa

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June 1-7, 1991

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Today Ken welcomes writer and musician Dessa to the show.

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Ken and Dessa discuss Jasmine Guy’s seductive nonsense, sexy Ice Tea, people from Boston, not knowing who Molly Ringwald is, living in a pop culture desert, the blur of childhood, Minneapolis Minnesota, Darkwing Duck, Duck, Inspector Gadget, being a latch key kid, The Misfits, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, building your own plane, is Inspector Gadget a zombie?, Jeopardy, Twin Peaks, the ether of our culture, second hand pop culture, The Simpsons, Tracy Chapman, Sade, slam poetry, Def Poetry Jam, Real Genius, the Cosby Show, tarnished art, Northern Exposure, Who’s the Boss, Full House, M*A*S*H, Raising Arizona, Oreo hacks, children’s home alone food experiments, Virtual Reality, Steel Magnolias, The Princess Bride, Andre The Giant, wasting away your life, being very aware of mortality, stories, synesthesia, the doorways of perception, Wheel of Fortune, blizzards, Hard Copy, news magazines, and America’s Most Wanted.

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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.