In this episode recorded LIVE! at the 2018 Denver Comic Con Ken moderates two different discussions with Doctor Who royalty.
First up is The Doctor himself, David Tennant. Ken and David discuss Vic Reeves & Bob Mortimer, Randall and Hopkirk Deceased, Nevermind the Buzzcocks, the live broadcast of The Quatermass Experiment, Doctor Who, Tom Baker, Peter Davidson, Russel T. Davies, the responsibility of being the Doctor, an exclusive club for former Doctors, being merchandise, Broadchurch, Scrooge McDuck, immodesty, Presbyterian guilt, Scotland, Jessica Jones, Kilgrave, playing evil characters, Ken’s shirt, the nature of heroes, Good Omens, Camping, the nature of accents, Hogwart’s House, being a voice actor, the power of educators, throwing phones and books.
Next up Ken welcomes everyone’s favorite companion, Rose Tyler herself Billie Piper. Ken and Billie discuss her days in drama school, her teenage music career, her lack of familiarity with Doctor Who before she was cast, traveling the United States, Matt Smith, Secret Diary of a Call Girl, Chris Eccleston, Robert DeNiro, how to deal with being in the public limelight, ridding yourself of the criticism of social media, the music industry, the changing world of acting, having to be your own PR person, Penny Dreadful, having David Tennant be your assistant, the inappropriate nature of John Barrowman, the romance at the center of Doctor Who, the popularity of UK shows in the United States, the perils of fame, and stealing a legacy for your uninterested children’s future.
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.