Ken Reid and Robin Ince (part 2)


January 16-27, 1960


Ken continues his chat with UK writer, podcast host, TV presenter, radio personality and reformed stand up comedian Robin Ince.


…Robin and Ken discuss the amazing hair pieces in Poor Devil, Sammy Davis Jr, Christopher Lee’s bragging, SCTV, Jackie Rogers Jr, grime, Dragnet, being transgressive, The Prisoner, Pink Flamingos, Lon Chaney Jr’s alcohol problem, Elvira, Elvis, The Boys in the Band, the devastation of AIDS, Santa Claus, The Twilight Zone, Burgess Meredith, Rocky, boxing,  The League of Gentlemen, The Monster Club, Blood on Satan’s Claw, fandom, portmantos, good tributes, Vikings, Norsemen, Orgy of the Dead, Red Skelton, Frederick Wertham’s Seduction of the Innocent, stars coming out, Rob Halford, Iggy Pop, The Adventures of Pete and Pete, the power of the stage, Mavis Staples, Honey West, Monty Python, The Three Stooges, Lawrence Olivier, David Lynch’s On the Air, the film Lucky, Harry Dean Stanton, Harlan Ellison, Inga Stevens, the power of watching things together alone, The Hitchhiker, Carnival of Souls, and Jacob’s Ladder.

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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