I never miss this podcast
Monster Kid Radio is one of the handful of podcasts that I "gulp down" as soon as possible every week, instead of saving it for later listening. As a longtime fan of the classic monster movie era (which here means monster movies released before "Night of the Living Dead" arrived in theaters), the topics covered in MKR are always fascinating to me. Host Derek Koch's guests include a wide variety of experts in various topics, plus people who create new stories and movies, based on the classic-period works. One thing that fascinates me is when Derek and a guest will discuss some specific film that I've never seen; this is fairly difficult to do, as I have seen an awful lot of them. And for the ones I have already seen, the conversation always brings out some aspects that I had never noticed.The tone of the show is always good-natured; this is NOT the place to go, if you prefer snarky remarks about poor-quality productions. These folks find some angle to admire, no matter how flawed the execution of a film; essentially, they appreciate the work that movie-makers have done, regardless of whether the movies get much respect from anyone else.Derek and his wife Brenda have been producing Monster Kid Radio for about half a decade now (Brenda is not heard in every episode, but her support is always evident) and it has never lost its freshness. In fact, the shows get better as the months pass.
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