This week Ken welcomes fellow former Boston Punk Rock kid, the fantastic musician, writer and all around entertainer Storm Large.
Ken and Storm discuss being North Shore, Framingham, being shocked that Massachusetts is a Democratic state, Boston’s racism and segregation, bring back “fine”, 90s lingo, Bad Brains, wanting somebody to sing to you from jail, going to an all boys school, sausage forests, growing up as a punk rock kid, San Francisco, drag queens beating frat boys with platform shoes, #MeToo, depictions of rape on television, Barney Miller, Welcome Back Kotter, Mr. Belvedere, AIDS, the tonal whiplash of very special episodes, Benson, the shallow unbelievable characters of real life, The Twilight Zone, The Electric Company, being star struck by Kevin Seconds and Rita Moreno, Jabberwocky, Captain Bob, Big Black’s Songs About Fucking, Stolen ‘68 Blue Mustang’s vs. Truckers, Hubba Hubba, Vinyl, why we haven’t had a great scripted show about being in a band, Dreams, California Dreams, the Freaks and Geeks Black Flag episode, Hardcore Logo, X, realizing at 23 you should be in a band, meeting Henry Rollins, fanning out at celebrities, Dennis Rodman, stumble on culture, The Damned, The Young Ones, stand up comedy, late night bookers changing your comedy set, being forced to be somebody else by industry, the power of social media and DIY culture, affectation, Rock Star Supernova, Tommy Lee, Motley Crue, Dave Navaro, being a big mouth, Mark Burnett, singing the national anthem, Jenny Jones, boxing, school shootings, Brazil, Monty Python, puppet masters, faith in humanity, the importance of empathy, Toast of London, Clem Fandango, live experiences, Bill Cosby, loving Richard Pryor’s comedy albums, bloopers records, Pam Grier, the privilege we experienced not being shot by cops, the great social awakening, Hail Hail Rock n Roll, David Cronenberg’s The Brood, looking within, being bummed out by Taxi, how many licks it actually takes to get the center of a Tootsie Pop and becoming the Queen of Frogger.
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.