January 1967: The Monkees finally become a real band with Chip Douglas at the controls as Davy joins up with Jeff Barry to record some material on the side for the next Monkees single. In this episode, Megan and Craig cover:
She’s So Far Out, She’s In
The Girl I Knew Somewhere (version one)
All Of Your Toys
A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You
She Hangs Out (version one)
If I Learned To Play The Violin
Seeger’s Theme (demo)
12 Days of Christmas Six-Packs, Day One
On the first day of the 12 Days of Christmas Six-Packs, my true love gave to me…
Kicking off this year’s holiday festivities are very special co-hosts Craig Smith and Megan Stemm-Wade. They’re joining Eric to have some holiday fun, to share some classic holiday songs and the stories behind them, to drink some egg nog, to reflect on why KISSmas has run it’s course (still available in the archive here), personal holiday memories, and to discuss some meaningful charities that could use some love this holiday season.
So throw on your holiday footy pajamas, break out the chocolate chip cookies, and join us by the warm glow of the fireplace for some holiday cheer.
Find out what Frankenstein’s monster and Dracula get up to in the teenage, drive-in 50s and the far-out 60s! Join Megan for a look through the cultural influences that would take a lagging genre and give it new life. There are spaceman, big, BIG monsters, plenty of vampires, and one notorious knife-wielder, all this week in Atom, Teens, and Hammer Horrors week!
You can read Megan’s original piece about Frankenstein and The Monster from Hell (1974) here.
You’ve heard of Dracula and Frankenstein, but what makes them the iconic monsters that they are? Join Megan this week as she explores the films, the mythos, and the men (and some women!) behind those monsters. Then, stick around for some films that aren’t as famous but really should be. It’s Universal Horrors week!
You can read Megan’s original piece about The Body Snatcher (from which she cribbed, just a little) here.
And also check out Karina Longworth’s Boris and Bela podcast series here.