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Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, John Agar . . . these are the patron saints of Monster Kid Radio, the Rondo Award-winning podcast celebrating the classic, and sometimes not-co-classic, genre cinema of yesteryear. Your host Derek M. Koch is joined by a special guest each episode to talk about a favorite monster movie; favorite classic actor, actress, or director; or a topic relevant to monster kids of all ages. Framed by mostly-spooky surf music, every episode of Monster Kid Radio is your weekly escape to the monster kid playground.

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Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, John Agar . . . these are the patron saints of Monster Kid Radio, the Rondo Award-winning podcast celebrating the classic, and sometimes not-co-classic, genre cinema of yesteryear. Your host Derek M. Koch is joined by a special guest each episode to talk about a favorite monster movie; favorite classic actor, actress, or director; or a topic relevant to monster kids of all ages. Framed by mostly-spooky surf music, every episode of Monster Kid Radio is your weekly escape to the monster kid playground.

    Horror Express with Troy Howarth

    Horror Express with Troy Howarth

    Get off the tracks! Here comes Horror Express (dir. Eugenio Martín)! Author and film historian Troy Howarth joins Derek this week for a discussion about this Cushing-Lee-Savalas classic. And, of course, we have Kenny's Look at Famous Monsters of Filmland, and Mark Matzke's Beta Capsule Review.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    13 Ghosts with Nicole Cushing

    13 Ghosts with Nicole Cushing

    Let's join Cyrus, Hilda, Medea, and Buck, as well as Bram Stoker award-winning author Nicole Cushing, and keep an eye out for 13 Ghosts (dir. William Castle). Nicole and Derek discuss the film and they even manage to pull it off without the assistance of Illusion-O or Ghost Viewers.

    Also, Derek takes a moment at the top of the show to talk about the passing of one of our own, monster kid Tim Durbin. Rest in peace.

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Zombies of Mora Tau with Tom Gurganus

    Zombies of Mora Tau with Tom Gurganus

    Derek returns to his zombie roots when he and Go Forth and Game's Tom Gurganus go looking for diamonds while avoiding the Zombies of Mora Tau (dir. Edward L. Cahn). Oh, let's be honest. Derek would go running TOWARD the zombies! But before he does anything foolish, he introduces Mark Matzke's Beta Capsule Review, Kenny's Look at Famous Monsters of Filmland . . . and a new segment - Atomic Tales: Stories of Science, Mystery, and Excitement from Stephen D. Sullivan and Saint Euphoria.

    • 1 hr 35 min
    Monster Kid Radio #509 - The Legend of Boggy Creek with Mark Matzke

    Monster Kid Radio #509 - The Legend of Boggy Creek with Mark Matzke

    Monster Kid Radio usually covers monsters that exist only in the movies. But what if those monsters were real . . . and were hanging out in Fouke, Arkansas? This week, 's Mark Matzke takes Derek monster-hunting in The Natural State (yes, that really is Arkansas' nickname) as they discuss 1972's The Legend of Boggy Creek (dir. Charles B. Pierce). If that's not enough Matzke for you, Mark also has this week's Beta Capsule Review ready to go as well! No week would be complete without Kenny's Look at Famous Monsters of Filmland, and Derek goes through the Executive Producer Roll Call. Voicemail: 503-479-5MKR (503-479-5657) Email: Monster Kid Radio's Discord Server - Monster Kid Radio on Twitch! - - Monster Kid Radio on YouTube - Electronics Service Unit No. 16 - Follow Mark Matzke Monster Study Group - Small Town Monsters - Small Town Monsters' Current Kickstarter - Monster Kid Radio on TeePublic - Next week on Monster Kid Radio: Zombies of Mora Tau (dir. Edward L. Cahn) with 's Tom Gurganus "Bigfoot and Wildboy" (Live Beyond Mars) appears courtesy of The Nick Atoms All original content of Monster Kid Radio by is licensed under a .

    • 1 hr 53 min
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    Unknown Island with Stephen D. Sullivan

    Unknown Island with Stephen D. Sullivan

    We showed 1948's Unknown Island (dir. Jack Bernard) last weekend at the Monster Kid Movie Club, so what better time to talk about the movie itself here on the podcast? Author Stephen D. Sullivan (https://sdsullivan.com/) joins Derek this week to discuss this early-ish dinosaur film. Kenny has another look at Famous Monsters of Filmland, and Mark Matzke breaks down another episode of Ultra-Q in the Beta Capsule Review.

    • 1 hr 19 min

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