Ken Reid and Jake Fogelnest

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July 19-25, 1986

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Today Ken talks to writer, host, podcaster, and bizarro Ken Jake Fogelnest.

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Ken and Jake discuss the Stuff, John Waters, being a “precocious” kid, Larry Cohen, Squirt TV, Cable Access, Night Flight, working from home, branding, Midnight Blue, The Comedy Store, supportive parents, Cypress Hill, The Beastie Boys, seeing Rocky Horror live, refusing to recognize authority, Channel J, Channel 23, watching Degrassi for the first time, getting an idea of what a cool teenage room is, Ladies and Gentlemen the Fabulous Stains, rebuilding cable, being an advocate for lost media, being Star Struck, Valley Girl, Steve Jones, dead malls, Kevin Smith, Tom Green, Jerri Hall sitcoms, unsold pilots, Criterion, MTV’s 120 Minutes, the children of Night Flight, Maron, stand up comedy, Rachel Sweet, The Gong Show, lost movies, Penelope Spheeris, Ken’s huge balls, Albert Brooks, The Day the Clown Cried, Harry Shearer, owning film prints, Private Parts, Howard Stern, 4k UHD, Vamp, James Cameron’s pitch of Aliens, Evening Magazine, PM Magazine, Cheers, Meatballs vs. Meatballs II, Wet Hot American Summer, Fridays, Spenser for Hire, Back to the Beach, tours of shooting locations, Alan Thicke’s Teenage Years, discogs, Ripley’s Believe it or Not, Hitler’s Teeth, the genius of Martin Short, Doug Benson in Captain EO, Mr. Belvedere, Working for Marvel, writing on Runaways, The Sopranos, Three’s Company, The New Twilight Zone, pretentious movies, Brendon Tartikoff and Jake’s promise to never assault you with his serious musical aspirations.

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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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