The Delightful Geekery of the TV GUIDANCE COUNSELOR is What You Need
Launched on Valentine's Day 2014 and hosted by comedian Ken Reid, the TV Guidance Counselor podcast is celebrating its 250th episode on September 9th, 2017. The podcast welcomes notable actors, artists, writers, musicians and comedians into Ken's classic television world, utilizing back issues of TV Guide Magazine as a vehicle to the past. In case you're not familiar with the podcast, the basic gist is that host Ken Reid owns every copy of TV Guide from the 60s through the '90s, and he and his guest decide what they would watch on today's date in 1972, for example.
Then they discuss their choices, waxing nostalgic and silly. In a recent episode of the podcast, comedian Joe List and Ken flip through an issue of TV Guide from 1993 and discuss Steven Segal movies, boobies on VHS, Houdini's mistakes, Ricky Jay, Hangin' with Mr. Cooper, The Wonder Years, Coach, being a sports guy, being invaded by pornography shops, cuban cigars, Step by Step, Shelley Long, and a lot more. Listen here: https://soundcloud.com/kenreidcomedian/joe-list
Over the last 250 episodes, Ken has discussed the television we watched growing up and the television we appeared on or made with everyone from Dan Savage and Cassandra "Elvira Mistress of the Dark" Peterson to Ben Schwartz, John Hodgman, Dana Gould, Greg Proops and Steve Albini. The TV Guidance Cousnelor is routinely found in the top 200 podcasts on iTunes and has been streamed more than a million times all over the world. Recent guests include: Fred Schneider (B-52s), Curtis Armstrong (Revenge of the Nerds, Moonlighting), "Weird Al" Yankovic, and comedian Jen Kirkman. About TV Guidance Counselor:
Boston Comedian Ken Reid has been performing stand up comedy since 2003. In the 90s he was the frontman for little loved Boston Punk band 30 Seconds Over Tokyo, but as a comedian he was twice nominated as Best Comedian in Boston by The Boston Phoenix, named best stand up in Boston by CBSBoston and has been featured in The Boston Globe, The Improper Bostonian, and the New York Times. He has appeared in the Boston Comedy Festival, the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival, The Riot LA Alternative Comedy Festival, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival and SF Sketchfest. His debut full length stand up album "The Vanity Project Vol. 1: Hollywoodland" recorded at The Nerdmelt Stage at Meltdown Comics in Hollywood was RELEASED in May 2016 and reached #2 on the iTunes Comedy charts.