Ken Reid, Rachel Rosenthal, and Sam deRoest

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June 1-7, 2002

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This week Ken welcomes real life married couple, improv royalty, and hosts of the Generation Gap podcast Rachel Rosenthal and Sam DeRoest.

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Ken, Rachel and Sam discuss icky years, age differences, American Idol, how artificial “reality” talent shows are, Ken seeing Kelly Clarkson have Lady GaGa open for her at a Grammy Party, Bel Biv Devoe, live shows, from Justin to Kelly, William Hung, Clay Aiken, Reuben Studdard, Crystal Lite, Oregon, Dale Earnhardt, Kenan Thompson, The Secret of My Success, Wall Street, Broadway, Nathan Lane, How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying, musicals, Carrie: The Musical, Jeff Goldblum, Curb Your Enthusiasm, grid confusion, The Wedding Planner, CB4, Shakespeare in the South, Patrick Stewart: Cowboy, The Bachelorette Alaska, seeing plays in London, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof with Brendan Fraiser, The Town, putting a whole town in your rearviews, getting the VIP Disney hook up from Chelsea Nobel’s cousin, Everybody Loves Raymond, the horror of 24, why torture is ineffective, No Way Steve, how great America’s Funniest Home Videos is, the time a bird suicided on Fabio’s Face, Paula Dean being knocked out by a frozen turkey, 1990’s Dick Tracey, Madonna shooting blanks, The Portland Timbers, Airplane, classic comedy, championship hockey, Survivor, The MTV Movies Awards, Elvis, Spongebob Squarepants, The Wire, Jessica Alba as Dark Angel, and being absolutely confused by Pokemon and Power Rangers.

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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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