Jonathan Bradley Welch, David Crabb and guests get together to chat about the ghosts of television and pop culture past. They cover it all: what we love, hate, hate to love, and what's absurd when we look at the past through a modern lens. Nothing is off topic, and everything is worth a closer look!
122 - You Gotta Believe In The Ghostwriter
This is definitely a crossover episode with Two Wick Minimum's Selena Coppock, uniting her strong candle loving skills with the spooky tales of kids in the 1990s finding messages everywhere written by a ghost. That's right, it's time to explore "Ghostwriter," the PBS classic that inspired kids without cable all over America to get spooky!
121 - And That's One To Grow On
Ambassador Of Fun Robin Gelfenbien joins Jonathan and David this week to talk about the lessons learned between cartoons and Cookie Crisp commercials on NBC's "One To Grow On." Join as we reminisce about the likes of Betty White, Nancy McKeon, Ricky Schroeder, and Valerie Harper do the work of trying to make kids of the 80s grow up not to be dicks. Did it work? You tell us.
120 - The Quarantined Bubbles Of Lawrence Welk
It seems like a time very far gone from here, but once upon a corny, prairie moment, Lawrence Welk brought wholesome entertainment to America for decades! This very current program was brought to the table by fan favorite Linda Bailey Walsh, and we were delighted to revisit something so innocent! Float away with us!
119 - Paradise Hotel: A Horny Dump In The Tropics
The hot dump of a group of sexy singles with no rules is the kind of TV show that brought college students Corinne Fisher (Guys We F*cked, Without A Country) and Thomas Whitfield (Shit They Won't Tell You In SexEd, The Lunchbox Lessons) together in 2003, forging their close friendship and changing the course of history! Corinne and Tommy join David and Jonathan to discuss "Paradise Hotel," the Fox reality series that required people to either hook-up, or be banished.
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118 - Having Fun With Ghosts: Unsolved Mysteries
Why not get spooky in self-isolation? New York's Julia Whitehouse pipes in to discuss some ghost tales with David and Jonathan from the Unsolved Mysteries vault!
This episode covers:
- The Beatty Castle
- The Lady In Black
- Tallman's Ghost - The Haunted Bunkbeds
117 - In Your Wildest Dreams, The Unsolved Mysteries Edition
An actual dream of a person, Danny Artese, joins Jonathan and David to discuss three key vision or dream-focused segments of Unsolved Mysteries. This celestial visioning session comes complete with three memorable examples of Unsolved delving into the psyche.
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I’m a TV junkie kid at heart. Grew up watching way too much late 70s and 80s TV first run and reruns. Love that they revisit so many great shows. Would love to hear you dish about Maude. Need you to have me on as a special guest to talk about 80s TV sitcoms.
Just discovered a week ago & just have to say thank you for this treasure of a podcast. The unsolved mysteries episodes bring me such joy- I literally cry with laughter. Also enjoyed Quantum Leap (loves it). Still working my way through it, but definitely recommend.
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The show is fantastic, David Crabb is an exceptional story teller, he lends his talents with Jonathan Bradley Welch who is just as fabulous ! They both have wonderful chemistry are very fun and witty with their repartee. Serious moments too, great guests, there is a wonderful casualness with fun and great insight. At the same time more research with references to the time periods that pre date Mr. Crab and Mr Bradley. For example. Bewitched ABC from 1964 to 72 NBC I Dream of Jeannie from 65 to 70 an important detail and fact missed. IDJ created to compete with Samantha and Darwin. Also the context of Rod Sterling’s smoking on early show’s hosting The Twilight Zone. Yes he liked to smoke, but too hosts of many shoes then smoked for advertisement dollars from tobacco brands. Early TV was widespread with Tobacco brand commercials then, as the dangers of smoking was suppressed by these companies. Smoking was everywhere. Commercials for cigarettes were banned on TV, Radio 2 January 71. Keep up the good work fellas but little more history, context, explanation of time period would be great when talking about certain shows you discuss. Alex