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Ep04: Doug Jones / The Avengers' Dark Shadows

Join Kicking the Seat as we celebrate one month of podcasting! In this week's episode (number four, if you're keeping count), I discuss the fall and fall of Holliston, the cosmic disappointment that is The Avengers' billion-dollar box office, and the global financial crisis.

Oh, and I also interview El Fauno himself, Doug Jones! Regular readers will recognize this chat from early last month (actually, last fall), but presented here is the unedited* version. That's right, gang: you're in for even more Silver Surfin' goodness from America's favorite psychic fish-man!

Before I go, I'd like to give a shout-out to Meghan who, through the grapevine, helped me to vastly improve the quality of this week's episode through the power of positive thinking.**

As always, you can click the link below (left for listening, right for downloading) to access the show.

Hey! that kinda rhymes!

Catch ya next week. Thanks!

*Okay, there's a smidge of editing: my intro has been clipped.

**Quality not guaranteed, but good spirits and a healthier attitude about podcasting go a long way.

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Ep03: Larry Cohen / The Meh-vengers

Do you believe in miracles? Well, the third episode of the Kicking the Seat podcast should dispel all doubts in the existence of a higher power. Having conquered a debilitating lack of confidence and listenership numbers so low they can only be described as "Really?", I've returned to assault your ears with more rambling incoherence that might--if you listen very carefully--have something to do with movies.

Even more amazing is the fact that I have a brand new interview for you to enjoy! Last Thursday, I knelt down with writer/director Larry Cohen (The Stuff, It's Alive) for a seven-minute chat in the lobby of Chicago's historic Portage Theatre--you know, the one that's still in trouble and desperately needs to be rescued from crazed fundamentalists.

Anyway, huge props to Terror in the Aisles for putting on a special, free double feature of Larry's films, God Told Me To I can't tell you what the other movie was. You see, it's in the distribution process right now, and I'm bound by some code or whatever to not say anything.

But, hey, this is the Internet. I'm sure you can find out more by typing in some handy keywords. Two things are for sure: I really enjoyed the flick, and will post a review whenever it officially comes out.

By the way, I failed to mention any of the above in this week's podcast. Professionalism? What's that?

So, yes, please enjoy the interview with Larry. And stick around for a dramatic reading of my Avengers review--as well as some additional thoughts on that film, sparked by the astute and talented Adam Bartlett of Dead Weight fame.

As always, you can click the link below (left for listening, right for downloading) to access the show.

Thanks, and catch you next week!

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Ep02: Dead Weight / Several Kinds of Wonderful

By the skin of my teeth, I made it to a second episode! Lots happening this week on the podcast: amidst continued apologies and stammering, I somehow manage to announce the winner of the Dead Weight Improvie Contest, and introduce the audio version of the interview I did with John Pata and Adam Bartlett.

You'll also thrill to my thoughts on Bridesmaids and wonder what the hell happened to the story about my wife being out of town for the weekend.

As always, you can simply click the "Click to Listen" link below to launch the show, or right-click it and select "Save Link As" to bring it with you on the road or in the toilet--hopefully not on a toilet in the road.

Join me next week for more adventures in aural unprofessionalism! And, yes, there will be a next week.

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Ep01: Holliston / All Apologies

Welcome to the inaugural episode of the Kicking the Seat podcast, featuring a roundtable interview* with Adam Green, Joe Lynch, and Sarah Elbert of Fearcast's new horror sitcom, Holliston! Before this hour of lively banter gets under way, you'll be treated to the KtS origin story, some crow-eating thoughts on one of my interview subjects, and a primer on podcast preparedness by way of frequent apologies.

And stick around afterwards to learn about Kicking the Seat's first contest! I'm giving away something pretty frickin' sweet. But you'll have to listen until the very end to find out what it is and how to win!**

Just click the "Enclosure" link below to stream the podcast, or right-click it and select "Save Link As" to download the file to your computer (thus making it portable via iTunes or whatever format is acceptable to the alien sentries who'll discover this post three million years from now).

Whether you like or loathe the KtS podcast, please drop me a line via Comment Card and share your thoughts.

Lastly, I simply must give a shout-out to my podcasting heroes. They also get some love during the show, but we don't yet have the technology to embed hyperlinks into aural presentations (or do we...?). So, here's to the pioneers; each different, each amazing: Cory Udler and the Smut Elves, The Nerdist, Deadpit Radio, Marc Maron at WTF, and the man whose constant encouragement made taking the plunge easier (if no less scary), Lionel. I'm not fit to look at these guys' shoes, much less attempt to walk in them, but someday (bloody someday)...


*Special thanks to Mike Juvinall of Dark River Press for also participating in our mini-roundtable discussion.

**Let's be honest, you can also just scroll.

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