Ken Reid and Michael Cook


October 27-November 2, 1990 (Ken’s all time favorite issue of TV Guide)


This week Ken welcomes fellow podcaster and longtime friend Michael Cook to the show.


Ken and Michael discuss how their paths never cross in person, how remote can be normal, and when it’s not, not being famous, Oregon, the Entertainment Industry, Lex Luthor, Bizarro Ken, buying puppets, New Year’s Eve Sign offs, The New Mutants, loving Los Angeles, living that 24 hour life, the horror resurgence on television, anthology shows, Wes Craven, Indiana isn’t the mid-west, Ken Ober, MTV’s Remote Control, being on local TV shows as a kid, being in TV Guide and not knowing, Family Ties, the FIRST Parenthood TV series, Trick or treating, David Lynch, Lady in White, 21 Jump Street, John Waters guest starring, Comic Strip Live, John Pinnette, Parker Lewis, Baywatch Nights (season 2), Cat’s Eye, Stephen King, Dawn of the Dead, Alan King, The Hitchhiker, not remembering lines, acting scholarships, Murphy Brown, Ames, Hex, Rescue 911, Bernard Goetz, guns, Cheers, Thirtysomething, Yuppies, hating kids, Mutant, Wings Hauser, Return of the Living Dead, Married People, Halloween III, Fox, Doctor Doctor, Facts of Life, how great Joanna Cassidy is, Midnight Caller, radio, and having investigative journalist compassion.

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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