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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.

Monster Kid Radio Derek M. Koch

    • TV & Film
    • 4.9 • 153 Ratings

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.

    Shin Godzilla with Beth and Derek

    Shin Godzilla with Beth and Derek

    Derek hasn't seen it since it's initial (limited) US theatrical run. Beth has never seen it before. How does Shin Godzilla (dir. Hideaki Anno, Shinji Higuchi) strike them today? Plus, Mark Matzke's Beta Capsule Review (Ultraman Ace) and Kenny's Look at Famous Monsters of Filmland! Team Deth YouTube Channel -  Monster Kid Radio Contact Information: Voicemail: (360) 524-2484‬ Email: Monster Kid Radio's Discord Server - Monster Kid Radio on Reddit - Monster Kid Radio on Twitch! - - Monster Kid Radio on YouTube - Follow Kenny Email Kenny at  Monster Kid Radio Amazon Wishlist - Suplex Stream YouTube Channel -  When shopping on Amazon, please use this link: Monster Kid Radio on TeePublic -  Next week on Monster Kid Radio: Feedback Special! The opening and closing song () provided courtesy of - A Day Called X (dir. Harry Rasky) Monster Kid Radio is a Team Deth Production. All original content of Monster Kid Radio is licensed under a . You can learn more about Team Deth, our other projects like Deth Designs, Mail Order Zombie, Monster Kid Writer, and more at . Please rate and review Monster Kid Radio wherever you download your favorite podcasts.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Freaks with Steve Turek

    Freaks with Steve Turek

    Tod Browning went from Dracula in 1931 to Freaks in 1932, and, boy, are those two movies different! A lot's been said about Dracula, but Monster Kid Radio has never discussed Freaks before, so this week, Steve Turek from the DieCast Movie Podcast joins Derek to discuss the film. Plus, Mark Matzke's Beta Capsule Review (Ultraman Ace), and Kenny's Look at Famous Monsters of Filmland! Team Deth YouTube Channel -  Monster Kid Radio Contact Information: Voicemail: (360) 524-2484‬ Email: Monster Kid Radio's Discord Server - Monster Kid Radio on Reddit - Monster Kid Radio on Twitch! - - Monster Kid Radio on YouTube - Follow Kenny Email Kenny at  Follow Steve DieCast Movie Podcast - Monster Kid Radio Amazon Wishlist - Suplex Stream YouTube Channel -  When shopping on Amazon, please use this link: Monster Kid Radio on TeePublic -  Next week on Monster Kid Radio: Shin Godzilla (dir. Hideaki Anno, Shinji Higuchi) with Beth Koch The opening and closing song () provided courtesy of - - - - Monster Kid Radio is a Team Deth Production. All original content of Monster Kid Radio is licensed under a . You can learn more about Team Deth, our other projects like Deth Designs, Mail Order Zombie, Monster Kid Writer, and more at . Please rate and review Monster Kid Radio wherever you download your favorite podcasts.

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Jaws with Matthew Rashleigh

    Jaws with Matthew Rashleigh

    Not only did Jaws (dir. Steven Spielberg) have a tremendous impact on the world of film, but it also made a personal impact on Derek. He talks about this, and more, with Matt Rashleigh on this week's episode of Monster Kid Radio. Plus, Mark Matzke's Beta Capsule Review (Ultraman Ace), and Kenny's Look at Famous Monsters of Filmland! Team Deth YouTube Channel -  Monster Kid Radio Contact Information: Voicemail: (360) 524-2484‬ Email: Monster Kid Radio's Discord Server - Monster Kid Radio on Reddit - Monster Kid Radio on Twitch! - - Monster Kid Radio on YouTube - Follow Kenny Email Kenny at  Monster Kid Radio Amazon Wishlist - Suplex Stream YouTube Channel -  When shopping on Amazon, please use this link: Monster Kid Radio on TeePublic -  Next week on Monster Kid Radio: Freaks (dir. Tod Browning) with Steve Turek The opening and closing song () provided courtesy of - - Monster Kid Radio is a Team Deth Production. All original content of Monster Kid Radio is licensed under a . You can learn more about Team Deth, our other projects like Deth Designs, Mail Order Zombie, Monster Kid Writer, and more at . Please rate and review Monster Kid Radio wherever you download your favorite podcasts.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Beth and The Black Cat

    Beth and The Black Cat

    Monster Kid Radio is revisiting an old favorite this week when Derek introduces his wife Beth to 1934's The Black Cat (dir. Edgar G. Ulmer) Plus Kenny's Look at Famous Monsters of Filmland! Team Deth YouTube Channel -  Monster Kid Radio Contact Information: Voicemail: (360) 524-2484‬ Email: Monster Kid Radio's Discord Server - Monster Kid Radio on Reddit - Monster Kid Radio on Twitch! - - Monster Kid Radio on YouTube - Follow Kenny Email Kenny at  Monster Kid Radio Amazon Wishlist - Suplex Stream YouTube Channel -  When shopping on Amazon, please use this link: Monster Kid Radio on TeePublic -  Next week on Monster Kid Radio: Jaws (dir. Steven Spielberg) with Matt Rashleigh The opening and closing song () provided courtesy of - Monster Kid Radio is a Team Deth Production. All original content of Monster Kid Radio is licensed under a . You can learn more about Team Deth, our other projects like Deth Designs, Mail Order Zombie, Monster Kid Writer, and more at . Please rate and review Monster Kid Radio wherever you download your favorite podcasts.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Monster Kid Radio #665 - Check Your Alignment with Beth

    Monster Kid Radio #665 - Check Your Alignment with Beth

    Derek and Beth love monster movies, but they also love playing games, and this week on Monster Kid Radio, they consider where the classic Universal monsters would fall on the Dungeons & Dragons alignment chart. Plus Kenny's Look at Famous Monsters of Filmland! Team Deth YouTube Channel -  Monster Kid Radio Contact Information: Voicemail: (360) 524-2484‬ Email: Monster Kid Radio's Discord Server - Monster Kid Radio on Reddit - Monster Kid Radio on Twitch! - - Monster Kid Radio on YouTube - Follow Kenny Email Kenny at  Monster Kid Radio Amazon Wishlist - Suplex Stream YouTube Channel -  When shopping on Amazon, please use this link: Monster Kid Radio on TeePublic -  Next week on Monster Kid Radio: The Black Cat (dir. Edgar G. Ulmer) with Beth Koch The opening and closing song () provided courtesy of - - - Monster Kid Radio is a Team Deth Production. All original content of Monster Kid Radio is licensed under a . You can learn more about Team Deth, our other projects like Deth Designs, Mail Order Zombie, Monster Kid Writer, and more at . Please rate and review Monster Kid Radio wherever you download your favorite podcasts.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Monster Kid Radio #664 - Steve Turek with Mark Holmes and MORE Raumpatrouille – Die phantastischen Abenteuer des Raumschiffes Orion (Space Patrol – The Fantastic Adventures of the Spaceship Orion)

    Monster Kid Radio #664 - Steve Turek with Mark Holmes and MORE Raumpatrouille – Die phantastischen Abenteuer des Raumschiffes Orion (Space Patrol – The Fantastic Adventures of the Spaceship Orion)

    Recently (), Steve Turek and Mark Holmes began a discussion about the 1960's German science fiction television show Raumpatrouille – Die phantastischen Abenteuer des Raumschiffes Orion (Space Patrol – The Fantastic Adventures of the Spaceship Orion). This week, they're back to continue their discussion of this fascination sci-fi program! Plus Listener Feedback, Mark Matzke's Beta Capsule Review (Ultraman Ace), Getting Weird with Jeff, and Kenny's Look at Famous Monsters of Filmland. Team Deth YouTube Channel -  Monster Kid Radio Contact Information: Voicemail: (360) 524-2484‬ Email: Monster Kid Radio's Discord Server - Monster Kid Radio on Reddit - Monster Kid Radio on Twitch! - - Monster Kid Radio on YouTube - Follow Mark MatzkeMonster Study Group - Small Town Monsters - Follow Kenny Email Kenny at  Monster Kid Radio Amazon Wishlist - Suplex Stream YouTube Channel -  When shopping on Amazon, please use this link: Monster Kid Radio on TeePublic -  Next week on Monster Kid Radio: Alignment Check - Beth and Derek place the Universal monsters on the Dungeons & Dragons alignment chart The opening and closing song () provided courtesy of - - Monster Kid Radio is a Team Deth Production. All original content of Monster Kid Radio is licensed under a . You can learn more about Team Deth, our other projects like Deth Designs, Mail Order Zombie, Monster Kid Writer, and more at . Please rate and review Monster Kid Radio wherever you download your favorite podcasts.

    • 2 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
153 Ratings

153 Ratings

Sam10868 ,

For a good nostalgic trip to a better time.

I truly enjoy this podcast for trips down memory lane and adding to my watch list.

shakurav1 ,

Brings me forward and back

Yeah, I'm a monster kid. Although I never had a subscription, whenever I found Famous Monsters of FilmLand in a stationary store or on a magazine stand, I always bugged my parents to get me a copy until I got an allowance and could buy it myself.

I grew up with horror hosts, most especially Sir Graves Ghastly in Detroit. I grew up watching monster and horror movies on television mostly. So many of those still resonate within me, and there are more than a few trips I can find them on Blu-ray, I snatch them right up.

It brings me back and gives me those "feels" associated with nostalgia and "member berries".

There are lots of podcasts that dial into this. But this one for me, it does it the most. It's just feels like somebody connecting to these things out of their love, and stays on point. The guests are amazing, so many topics are ones I want to listen to more than once.

Highly recommended

willmize ,

The Godfather of Monster Kid Podcasters

Even though he's a youngun' (compared to me), it seems that Derek has always been around, creating episodes, reviewing movies, and questioning guests.
Monster Kid Radio is one of those comforting shows - it has a format, you know what you're going to get, and Derek delivers!
He was a prime inspiration for my own show ("Bill Watches Movies") and was very helpful in getting the show publicized and off the ground.
He's going through some rough times now, but rough times always pass, and Derek, a true Monster Kid at heart, will be there with Monster Kid Radio, his weekend monster movie showings on Twitch, and so on.
Thank you for everything you do, Derek!

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