Ken Reid and Ryan Walsh II


Today Ken welcomes BACK to the show Hallelujah the Hills frontman and author of the new book “Astral Weeks: The Secret History of 1968”, Ryan Walsh to the show.

Ken and Ryan discuss going with it, Van Morrison, mobbed up record execs, Astral Weeks, Cambridge MA, Boston, Charley, The Thomas Crown Affair, Zabriskie Point, Mark Frechette, cat impressions, iRobot,  Tampon ads, cats who can do 11 tricks, Racial tensions, James Brown, Kevin White, WGBH, The Newlywed Game, in the butt, makin’ Whoopie,  Shane MacGowan’s Nips, pay offs, The Boston Tea Party, Don Rickles, The Cryptkeeper, X The Man with X-Ray Eyes, Star Search, Hollywood Palace, Bluebird, the birth of the ACLU, Variety Shows, America’s first Elephant, the death of America’s first elephant, Folk Guitar, Rat Patrol, tough choices for Roddy McDowell fans, LSD, Chicago Festival, the sounds of ‘68, Bill Cosby, Celebrity Billiards, Scottish Games, sponges, Dom DeLuise, The Flying Nun, Brookline Tennis, the strange history of Salem, MA,  problems for married women, That Girl, sound FX CDs, fart machines, Halloween Sound FX tapes, Mexico, BUTTS, screwing, qware, Up With People and the sandwich police.

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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