Ken Reid and Greg Stevens

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March 31- April 6, 1979

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This week Ken welcomes the  man behind the Pop Arena YouTube Channel and the force behind Nick Knacks, Greg Stevens to the show.

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Ken and Greg discuss Idaho, the I states, growing up in CA but moving to the midwest, the birth of Nickelodeon, MTV, the cutthroat nature of the cable business in the 1970s, cigarettes, shared experience, the 80s and 90s boom of VCR driven television preservation, the lost media of the 21st Century, prescient and haunting articles about Robin Williams on Mork and Mindy, the news, After School Specials, The Baby with Four Fathers, Filmation Live Action, Roller Derby, Saturday Mornings, Hollywood Teen, how the Bad News Bears TV series is the best Bad News Bears, LA’s Channel 18 KSCI owned by The transcendental Medication Movement, positive programming, Dynaman, Night Flight, hatred of 80s teen comedies, Delta House, love boat, Easter programming, Kraft Food Hints, demon fruit plates, Space Junk Yard Men looking for scrap, Andy Griffith, Conversations with Charlie Lutes, WKRP, the mystery of “Slim Skins”, Cliffhangers, Dracula, offensive pulp images, Taxi, Disney Cartoons, Lucha Libre, Police Woman, Night Gallery, Dear Detective and how Mr. Wizard shows you how to make giant turtles attack people.

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.

About the Author

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