Listen to Amber and Winston have Kenn Edwards of The Alex Jonestown Massacre on to talk about what it's like to lose a father you never knew. It gets weird, wild, and incredibly hilarious! Sponsored by Anchor by Spotify! The best way to create and distribute your podcast! Kenn Edwards: @hashtagkennfluence The Alex Jonestown Massacre: IG- @thealexjonestownmassacre Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/artist/3MPuOyiXS7zRr9tGd1Mcxi?si=kaTyuoNSRzuOHGJlC-MbhA Dead Dad Comedy Pod IG: @deaddadcomedypod Winston Hodges Twitter/IG: @Winstonhcomedy Amber Hendrix IG: @amberjack86 --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
382 - Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood (feat. Kenn Edwards and Joe Lewis)
A long time ago in an industry far, far away...the end was nigh for Hollywood’s good ol’ days. Charles Manson had arrived, Family in tow, to disrupt the neverending Summer of Love. Quentin Tarantino’s ninth (and penultimate?) film, Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood, takes a look at L.A. in 1969, as Leonardo DiCaprio’s washed-up actor and Brad Pitt’s mysterious stuntman cross paths with rising star (and future Manson victim) Sharon Tate, here played by Margot Robbie. Joining Paul and Arlo to navigate Tarantino’s exploration of a half-century’s worth of pop culture detritus are former Smoke Gets in Your Ears co-hosts Joseph Lewis and Kenn Edwards. The gang discusses the film’s languid pace, how Once Upon a Time compares to Tarantino alternate histories like Inglourious Basterds or Django Unchained, the ways in which the film pointedly interrogates various problematic aspects of its writer-director, and--of course--the groovy soundtrack. Next: Nazis! We hate those guys. So do the heroes of The Sound of Music and The Great Dictator, subjects of our latest Geek Challenge. THE BREAKDOWN Total Run Time: 02:27:50 00:00:50 - Intro / Guests 00:03:49 - Main Topic (SPOILERS) 02:11:06 - Outro / Next
Episode 31 - Superstar / Where the Wild Things Are (feat. Kenn Edwards)
Conversations with Dead People
Superstar Kenn Edwards returns, as Conversations with Dead People transitions into what it was always meant to be...Conversations about Jonathan Levinson! While discussing episode 417, “Superstar,” Paul indulges in many of his worst tendencies to go off on tangents, pondering the nature of magic as “the language of outcasts,” learning to be more accepting of Buffy Summers, and how Danny Strong has cast his own augmentation spell to become the Jonathan Levinson of the real world. And in 418, “Where the Wild Things Are,” we talk about the baffling absence of Oz, orgasm walls and other unsubtle metaphors, and Paul takes another unfair jab at Marti Noxon. Sorry. Next: the long-awaited return of fan-scholar/scholar-fan Nikki Stafford as we discuss episodes 419, “New Moon Rising” and 420, “The Yoko Factor.” THE BREAKDOWN Run Time: 01:37:55 00:00:55 - Intro / Guest 00:03:52 - Main Topic 01:25:13 - Outro / Next THE LIBRARY Library Closed For Filing - Please Come Back Tomorrow THE LINKS The Alex Jonestown Massacre on Bandcamp ...on Facebook ...on Instagram American Juggalo (Documentary) THE MUSIC “Conversations (feat. Wesley Mead)” by Azura (2017) “Superstar” by The Isley Brothers, Body Kiss (2003) THE SCHOLARS Whedon Studies Association is a non-profit academic organization devoted to the study of the works of Joss Whedon and his associates. They put out Slayage: The Journal of Whedon Studies, and Watcher Junior: The Undergraduate Journal of Whedon Studies, both blind peer-reviewed twice-yearly online publications. They also host the biennial Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses, which brings all these incredible scholars together to present papers, discuss ways of incorporating Whedon Studies in education, and basically just geek out together. http://www.whedonstudies.tv/
I guess we have to talk... I know, I know, it’s been a while. You thought this podcast was dead and buried. But as so many before you have learned, in Sunnydale...dead don’t take! I’m back, I have more to say, and I’ve brought the most relevant rock musician in the world Kenn Edwards back with me. This time we’re discussing one of the big mile markers of the series, “Hush.” We talk about the debut of so-shy-she’s-almost-speechless Tara; Riley Finn and other classic Greco-Roman Heroes; the subversion of princess and tower tropes; the very significant difference between language and communication; and the most (intentionally?) anti-climactic climactic screams in genre television history. But of course the real reason to prick up your ears and listen is to hear what we have to say about the Gentlemen. Even the Mr. Burns Mob and Their Coterie of Capering Smitherses can’t stop the Conversation! Next: Brazillian fan community organizer Johny Ho returns to help me examine episodes 411, “Doomed” and 412, “A New Man.” THE BREAKDOWN Run Time: 01:15:12 00:00:55 - Intro / Guest 00:03:06 - A few words about Buffy the Vampire Slayer #1 from BOOM! Studios 00:16:03 - Main Topic 01:10:40 - Outro / Next THE LIBRARY Why Buffy Matters: The Art of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, by Rhonda V. Wilcox THE LINKS The Alex Jonestown Massacre on Bandcamp ...on Facebook “Shake Me Judy” music video THE MUSIC “Conversations (feat. Wesley Mead)” by Azura (2017) “Voices Carry” by ‘Til Tuesday, Voices Carry (1985) THE SCHOLARS Whedon Studies Association is a non-profit academic organization devoted to the study of the works of Joss Whedon and his associates. They put out Slayage: The Journal of Whedon Studies, and Watcher Junior: The Undergraduate Journal of Whedon Studies, both blind peer-reviewed twice-yearly online publications. They also host the biennial Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses, which brings all these incredible scholars together to present papers, discuss ways of incorporating Whedon Studies in education, and basically just geek out together. http://www.whedonstudies.tv/
Renaissance Man Kenn Edwards jumps on the mic with me to discuss the possibly(?) underappreciated episodes “Ted” and “Bad Eggs.” He brings with him his unique sense of...let’s call it whimsy, and his particular gift for finding a metatextual angle to every pop culture conversation. For example we talk about how Ted Buchanan represents the “programming” of entitled white males; how Buffy the Vampire Slayer knows we hate how clueless Joyce is and keeps on beating that dead horse intentionally to make us all feel as frustrated as her daughter does; we ask what’s up with all those upside down items in the school vending machine; and Kenn say I really need to look at the ultra-cheesy rubber monsters on the series in a completely different way. Bonus: I make a controversial confession. Cue the torches and pitchforks. Next: I’m joined by James Rocha, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Fresno State and contributor to Slayage: The Journal of Whedon Studies. We’ll be discussing the one-two punch of episodes 213, “Surprise” and 214, “Innocence.” THE BREAKDOWN Intro / Guest (00:00:00 - 00:10:20) Main Topic (00:10:20 - 01:45:05) Outro / Next (01:45:05 - 01:51:52) THE LIBRARY The Sandman Companion, by Hy Bender THE LINKS The Alex Jonestown Massacre - “What We Do Is Stupid” The Joke, a film by Kenn Edwards A / V, a film by Joseph William Lewis, starring Kenn Edwards THE MUSIC “Conversations (feat. Wesley Mead)” by Azura (2017) “I Wanna Be a Cowboy” by Boys Don’t Cry, Boys Don’t Cry (1986) THE SCHOLARS Whedon Studies Association is a non-profit academic organization devoted to the study of the works of Joss Whedon and his associates. They put out Slayage: The Journal of Whedon Studies, and Watcher Junior: The Undergraduate Journal of Whedon Studies, both blind peer-reviewed twice-yearly online publications. They also host the biennial Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses, which brings all these incredible scholars together to present papers, discuss ways of incorporating Whedon Studies in education, and basically just geek out together. http://www.whedonstudies.tv/
340, “Batman: A Death in the Family (feat. Kenn Edwards)”
For the (belated) inaugural installment of Four-Color Flashback 2018, wherein Paul and Arlo will be discussing a different classic superhero story each month, they've recruited their old pal Kenn Edwards to help them discuss Batman: A Death in the Family by writer Jim Starlin and artist Jim Aparo. Kenn knows a thing or two about the Caped Crusader, having been part of the Batman Immortal fan film project. However, he's never read this particular story, in which the Joker savagely beats Robin to death. That puts him on equal footing with our hosts: it's one of Arlo's blind spots and Paul hasn't read it since it was published in 1988. They're all a little shocked by how anachronistic its goofy plotting and dialogue seem given its release in a post-Dark Knight Returns landscape. Superhero comics were starting to mature, and this one feels like it may have gotten left behind. The gang discusses the impact of Robin's death; whether Bruce’s hypocrisy is a bug or a feature; the ludicrous political implications of the Joker’s scheme; and why the follow-up story A Lonely Place of Dying is much better. Plus, Arlo is still watching Disney cartoons. Next: be vewwy, vewwy quiet. The boys and their pal Nate Curtiss are hunting Krasinskis for a discussion of A Quiet Place. THE BREAKDOWN Intro / Banter (00:00 - 30:05) Main Topic (30:05 - 1:42:44) Four-Color Flashback Schedule (1:42:44 - 1:50:24) Outro / Next Week (1:50:24 - 1:57:53)
333, “Y: The Last Man - Vol. 10: Whys and Wherefores (feat. Kenn Edwards)”
Alas, poor Yorick! We knew him, a fellow of infinite wisecracks, of most ridiculous immaturity. We hath borne Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra’s Y: The Last Man on our podcast ten times, and now, how abhorred (and a little relieved) in our imagination it is! Our mics rise at it. Here laid those narrative devices about which we kvetched we know not how oft. Where be Guerra’s glorious artwork now? Vaughan’s pithy dialogue? Their penchant for emotional devastation? Their flashes of genius (let’s be honest--they were more than flashes) that here culminate in a tremendous feat of sequential art? We are not ones now to complain after all they’ve accomplished. Quite the opposite. Now get you to iTunes and listen, let us ramble for hours, to this conclusion we must come. Hopefully we will make you laugh, at that. Prithee, Kenn Edwards, let us get to the point. Next: less Shakespearean speech, more Shakespearean drama. We travel to Wakanda for Black Panther. THE BREAKDOWN Intro / Banter (00:00 - 21:21) Main Topic (21:21 - 2:09:12) Outro / Next Week (2:09:12 - 2:17:00)
Interview time, weirdos! Kenn Edwards lets us in on his secrets for landing his interview with Weird Al, discusses the importance of Al's original songs, and plays the new and improved Weird Al Trivia Game. Hot dog, what a good time!
319, "War for the Podcast of the Primates (feat. Kenn Edwards)"
War for the Planet of the Apes! Huh! Who is it good for? The answer would be cinephiles searching for an intelligent, emotionally and politically resonant blockbuster. Welcome to Paradise’s Kenn Edwards joins Paul and Arlo to discuss Matt Reeves’ final installment in the so-called “Caesar Cycle,” which may be the bleakest monkey movie in history. (Also, they’re not monkeys. Just ask Arlo’s fiancée.) The gang delves into the genius of the film’s visual effects, Andy Serkis’ Oscar-worthy performance, the Apocalypse Now riffs, and how or if these films tie into the original Planet of the Apes series. Plus, Kenn finds a new way to watch Jaws, Paul comes down with The Big Sick, the Doctor is a lady, and the gang commemorates George Romero and Martin Landau. Next: Christopher Nolan goes to war sans apes with Dunkirk.
305, “Y: The Last Man - Vol. 3: One Small Step (feat. Kenn Edwards)”
Hallelujah, it's raining men! As Yorick Brown discovers he may not be the last man in the universe thanks to a space shuttle carrying two others, Paul and Arlo invite Kenn Edwards to join them on their year-long Four-Color Flashback discussion of Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra's Y: The Last Man. With Vol. 3: One Small Step, the gang discusses the book's self-referential devices, the prominence of fiction as a theme, and how Yorick's progression from boy to man is coming along. There's also talk of guest artist Paul Chadwick, who fills in for Guerra on the two-issue departure "Comedy & Tragedy"; depending on who you ask, the story is either a Gaiman-esque delight or the height of masturbatory self-indulgence. Fun times! Plus, Arlo and Kenn discuss Dave Chappelle's new Netflix specials, Jerrod Carmichael's 8, and, you know, the role of comedy in modern society. Meanwhile, Paul twiddles his thumbs. Next: throw out your meds, drop the needle on The Dark Side of the Moon, and get ready for a discussion of Noah Hawley's brain-breaking FX/Marvel TV series Legion.