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SnarkMonkey

Long-time broadcaster, sometime writer, wannabe director, occasional actor, more-than-occasional voice actor, part-time banjo tuner and former tuna canner Larry Morgan has managed to spend his entire career in radio and other media somehow not pissing people off. So after years of being told to "not talk so much" and "keep it short" he decide to Talk More and Go Longer with some of those people. Having a natural curiosity for others who are creative and how they got to where they are (obviously fueled by professional jealousy) and honing in on the events, people, films, TV shows and books that drove them to create - presented in a snarky, monkey-like way - is what this podcast is all about. Live - laugh - learn - throw a little feces with us and be an honorary Monkey as we bring the snark and go on this historic, ground-breaking audio journey. (Really, it's not that big a deal, but it should be fun.) -Larry Morgan

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#8 - Seth M. Sherwood

You don't have to be an aficionado of the horror film genre to appreciate the tale of Seth M. Sherwood. Seth seemingly came out of nowhere to be tapped as the writer for the forthcoming prequel to the Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise entitled "Leatherface." Listen to how an early love for sci-fi and comics led to him pursuing a life in the visual and graphic arts, until the yearning to be a true storyteller became too great to ignore. To become a writer took years of toil, focus, and sacrifice, but all that effort seems to be paying off. Learn how a passion for Blade Runner, an appreciation for Devo and the repurposing of childhood Dungeons & Dragon skills (listen up, nerds!) have landed Seth on Hollywood's Blood List, on the radar of some high-profile filmmakers, as well as under the microscope of the genre's very vocal fandom - for better or worse. This is a chilling tale through the harrowing shadows of Tinseltown (it's not that scary, but it sounds good) with a few good splatters of snark but a little short on monkeys.Find out more on Seth's website here.Follow us on Twitter: @TheSnarkMonkeySee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 12mins

12 Nov 2014

Rank #1

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#5 - John McCook

John McCook has played the patriarchal figure in the fictional Forrester family on the daytime drama "The Bold & The Beautiful" since 1987. Inspired by Peter Pan and Mary Martin, he went on to spend years doing musical theatre, some flashy shows in Las Vegas and, in the process, worked with and met some interesting names (Elvis Presley, anyone?) John knew from an early age that show business was his life, but could never have predicted the path his career would take. Hear about how talent, luck, happy accidents and a strong work ethic has resulted in a life of consistent employment. Very funny - and very candid - John McCook tells it like it is with a high snark quotient but also with an obvious affection for this business we call show. (No monkeys.) -LM"The Bold & The Beautiful" can be seen daily on CBS-TV - get more info and watch full episodes here. Home RSSSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 9mins

23 Oct 2014

Rank #2

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#65 - Film Independent's Josh Welsh

The Independent Spirit Awards are this Saturday (February 23rd, 2019) and some amazing films and filmmakers are nominated and highlighted. K-Earth's Larry Morgan welcomes Film Independent's Josh Welsh to talk about the nominees, the show, the state of independent film, how we watch movies in general and more!  Learn more about the awards and Film Independent here, watch live this Saturday on IFC or Facebook Watch. You can follow Film Independent on Twitter @filmindependentSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

32mins

21 Feb 2019

Rank #3

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The Rise of SkySnarker

THE DEAD SPEAK! As in...SnarkMonkey is BACK from the dark recesses of space to inexplicably reappear to bring you the final SnarkFest of the decade as Larry Morgan, Trey Callaway, Jason E. Kelley, Chris McGahan, Michael Ambers, newbie Jessica Ambers and Alexander Morgan get geeky and granular on the final chapter in the final trilogy of the Star Wars Skywalker saga. Or....is it? Did J.J. pull it off? Could it have been done better? Is there any chance all of us will attempt to rewrite the whole damn thing? And what's ahead for the Star Wars franchise. Also, how does Gremlins 2 fit into all this??? Listen and find out. WARNING! SPOILERS! LANGUAGE! DEEP DIVES INTO NERDOM!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 7mins

26 Dec 2019

Rank #4

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Spider Man: Snark From Home

Larry Morgan and an all-star Snark Crew gather together for the first big Marvel release since "the blip" of Avengers: Endgame to see how the web-slinger is holding up since the death of a mentor. Plus, he's got more than radioactive spider blood coursing through him right now, ifyaknowwhatImean.... Join writer/producer Trey Callaway, musician/podcaster Alexander Morgan, actor/curmudgeon Chris "The McGahan" McGahan and the Monkey-In-Chief for this swingin' episode.  CONTAINS SPOILERS starting about the 14 minute mark.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

42mins

6 Jul 2019

Rank #5

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Avengers: Snarkgame

Larry Morgan is joined by his SuperSnark Crew Jason E. Kelley, Chris McGahan, Mikey Ambers and new Snarker, a real, live actual lady, Emily Doyle to pick apart the biggest movie of our lifetime (...I mean, right?!) AVENGERS: ENDGAME.  WARNING: The first half contains some mild spoilage, but no major plot points. At the 30-minute-ish mark though we give you a heads up and reveal major plot points. So, Snarkers Assemble...let's do this! *Special appearance by Mary-Alice!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 18mins

30 Apr 2019

Rank #6

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2020 Movie Preview SnarkCast

As everybody else is honoring and awarding movies from 2019 (that is SO "last year" of them), Monkeys Larry Morgan and Chris "The McGahan" McGahan and I look ahead to the movies of the future! Including "Bad Boys For Life" with Will Smith and Martin Lawrence (opening this Friday), the next thing from Christopher Nolan, the new Bond, the new Ghostbusters, the new Marvel and DC stuff, and a few wild cards that could be interesting.  Find Larry on instagram @thelarrymorgan And Chris McGahan on Twitter @themcgahan and Instagram @themcgahanSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

32mins

13 Jan 2020

Rank #7

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#64 - Sharon Lawrence

You know Emmy-nominated Sharon Lawrence from...oh, let's say "NYPD Blue", "Shameless", "Grey's Anatomy", a thousand other movies and tv shows, and maybe the recent original Lifetime movie "Poinsettias for Christmas." She was recently honored by the Cancer Support Community of Los Angeles with a Gilda Award for her support of breast cancer awareness and research. She's lovely, funny, delightful, and can really belt out a Pat Benatar tune. You can keep up with Sharon on Twitter @sharonlawrence, on Instagram and learn more about the local cancer support community at csclagala.org Watch the Lifetime movie "Poinsettias for Christmas" on demand now at MyLifetime. -Larry MorganSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

59mins

12 Dec 2018

Rank #8

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Oscar Reactions and Predictions

K-Earth's Larry Morgan & The Monkey Crew is ready to throw poop at the Academy Award nominations - as well as predict winners and give some love to deserving pictures and performances. And we can't help but slide into some Comic Book Nerd territory with a big push for "Black Panther" as Best Picture. AND Shawn alerts us to the Great Brit Infiltration conspirary. Join Larry, Mark S. Allen, Shawn Edwards and Chris "The McGahan" McGahan for some serious, cynical snarking. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

45mins

27 Jan 2019

Rank #9

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#63 - Roger Joseph Manning, Jr.

Larry Morgan is joined by co-Snark-host, writer/producer Trey Callaway as they visit the home of singer/songwriter/producer/multi-instrumentalist Roger Joseph Manning, Jr. We are both huge fans of this man's body of work, from the legendary and influential power pop band Jellyfish to his projects with Imperial Drag, his contributions to many other artists and solo work, including his latest EP "Glamping." Find out more about RJM, Jr. on his PledgeMusic page here, or follow him on Twitter @rogerjmanningjr. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

56mins

31 Oct 2018

Rank #10

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#62 - Writer Seth M. Sherwood/Hell Fest

We welcome Seth Sherwood ("Leatherface") back as one of the writers of the new movie "Hell Fest" (in theaters NOW) and we take a deep dive into the evolution and success of the horror film and his crusade to put the FUN back in the genre. We talk about Seth's vision for the film, break down the ups and downs of fandom, and get geeky about "Star Wars" for a minute. Follow Seth on Twitter @SethMSherwood Check out the trailer for Hell Fest here and the super cool throwback 80s version here.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

54mins

27 Sep 2018

Rank #11

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#61 - Jennifer Cochis/Director, LA Film Festival

The LA Film Festival kicks off THIS WEEK (Sept. 20-28) and we snag the delightful Jennifer Cochis, the director of the fest, to come in the MonkeyCage to give us some insight into what to expect. The lineup this year sounds amazing, and of particular interest to K-Earth listeners, opening night features the music doc "Echo in the Canyon" about the Laurel Canyon music scene borne in the 60s and its impact on musicians to this day. For info on the full lineup, as well as pass and single event/screening ticket purchaes go to filmindependent.org. Support independent film! Support your local See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

22mins

19 Sep 2018

Rank #12

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#60 - Paul Feig returns!

Director Paul Feig (Freaks & Geeks, Bridesmaids, Spy, The Heat, Ghostbusters) joins Larry Morgan in the MonkeyCage to talk about his new film "A Simple Favor" (opening Friday, 9/14) as well as his always-fashionable look, why directing a thriller was a natural step for him, why the casting director is the unsung hero of cinema, why "The Blues Brothers" is a Perfect Movie (Paul's words...no kidding) and much more! Follow Paul on Instagram here, on Twitter here, and check out the trailer for "A Simple Favor" here.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr

11 Sep 2018

Rank #13

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SnarkReview - Mission: Impossible - Fallout

In what may be the most adorable SnarkMonkey episode yet, the whole Morgan family (Larry, Charla & Alex) saw M:I6 together...and reviewed it together! So how's Tom Cruise holding up? Is it the best of the series? Is it one of the best action movies ever? Can you follow this crazy plot? You may not care what we think, but listen anyway because...well...adorable.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

34mins

31 Jul 2018

Rank #14

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#59 - Terri Nunn and Berlin

Terri Nunn and Berlin will play this weekend (7/27-28) at the Microsoft Theater in Downtown L.A. as part of the 80s Weekend #6 lineup! Terri just recently reuntied with original Berlin band members David Diamond and John Crawford and they join me backstage from a few months ago before a private K-Earth 101 show. They talk about the feeling of playing together after all these years, reminisce about a big show they played with The Police in '83 and how SnarkMonkey MAY have influenced the name of their new album....????  Go to berlinpage.com or follow Terri on Twitter @RealTerriNunnSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

16mins

26 Jul 2018

Rank #15

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SnarkReview - Ant-Man and the Wasp

Larry Morgan is joined by fellow nerds Trey Callaway, Michael Ambers and Chris "The McGahan" McGahan for another cool summer dip back into the Marvel Universe. "Ant-Man and the Wasp" made a sweet $76 mil in its opening weekend...but is it good? Better than the first one? And what is its place in the MCU as a whole? And will Ant-Man show up in the next Avengers movie? And will Michael Pena get his own spin-off!  MILD SPOILERS contained in this rollicking romp of a review.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

48mins

9 Jul 2018

Rank #16

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SnarkReview - Ocean's 8

The all-star, (primarily) all-female cast of "Ocean's 8" won the box office over the weekend, so interest was high -- but was it any good? We let you know, with a rare appearance by non-male reviewer in the MonkeyCage; joining Larry Morgan is his lovely wife Charla to give her thoughts!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

25mins

11 Jun 2018

Rank #17

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SnarkReview - Solo: A Star Wars Story

Larry Morgan and writer/producer/showrunner Trey Callaway team up like the Han & Chewie of podcasting to break down "Solo: A Star Wars Story." Plus...Trey gets to do some belated "Avengers: Infinity War" bashing in a Bonus Super Snarky Segment.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

56mins

31 May 2018

Rank #18

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SnarkMonkey #58 - Richard Blade

Richard Blade (KROQ, SiriusXM) comes in the Monkey Cage to talk about how Dick Shepherd, from a quaint coastal town in England, became the radio/TV/film personality we know today. We talk musical influences, European adventures, and his favorite movies all time (and get ready for a pretty in-depth dissertation on the 1964 epic "Zulu" and the Battle of Rorke's Drift. Richard's book "World In My Eyes" is available now on Amazon and everywhere books are sold. Get more info at richardblade.com, follow him on Twitter @richardblade 1aSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 1min

17 May 2018

Rank #19

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SnarkMonkey Review - Avengers: Infinity Snark

SNARKVENGERS ASSEMBLE! The biggest movie in the world is getting the full-on nerd post-mortem, and we are no different. Join Monkey-in-Chief Larry Morgan along with Jason E. Kelley, Eric Schwartz and Chris "The McGahan" McGahan as give the film our rating, the need-to-pee test, The Good, The Not-So-Good, and some wild speculation about what the hell is gonna happen in the NEXT chapter. Agree? Disagree? Have better/different theories? Let us know in comments here, on Twitter @TheSnarkMonkey or on the SnarkMonkey Facebook page. ***SPOILERS!!!*** at about the 20 minute mark. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 11mins

30 Apr 2018

Rank #20