59 episodes

Network Special is a podcast about the lost art of appointment television. Utilizing the power of VHS recordings and DVD cash-ins, hosts Zachariah Durr and Nathan Scherer discuss television specials that were mostly meant to be aired once. Tune in to relive your childhood (or the childhood of your parents) and see what TV executives thought would be great television for the whole family.

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    • TV & Film
    • 4.6 • 8 Ratings

Network Special is a podcast about the lost art of appointment television. Utilizing the power of VHS recordings and DVD cash-ins, hosts Zachariah Durr and Nathan Scherer discuss television specials that were mostly meant to be aired once. Tune in to relive your childhood (or the childhood of your parents) and see what TV executives thought would be great television for the whole family.

    Episode #57 - The Boy Who Loved Trolls (1984)

    Episode #57 - The Boy Who Loved Trolls (1984)

    This week on Network Special, Nathan digs deep into his memory to find a troll under a bridge! Zachariah has no memory of this troll but he enjoys the ride nonetheless. The Boy Who Loved Trolls was a part of the WonderWorks series we love so much on this show. Follow along with us as we search every bridge in the country for a great episode!
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    • 39 min
    Episode #57 Trailer

    Episode #57 Trailer

    Here's what we're watching this week!
    The Boy Who Loved Trolls (1984)
    Paul feels life should be an adventure, and sets out on one to prove that Trolls really exist.
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    Episode #56 - Ringo (1978)

    Episode #56 - Ringo (1978)

    Dangit! We were on a nice little run there of stuff we enjoyed watching and then in comes (ex-Beatle) Ringo to spoil the bunch. This week we talk about an NBC special that was aired to promote Ringo's seventh(!) album and it finished 53rd of 65 programs for the week. That's all you really need to know. Oh, except that you also need to know that it features a doppelganger of Ringo named Ognir Rrats. That's how bad this thing is.
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    • 52 min
    Episode #55 - A Little Piece of Heaven (1991)

    Episode #55 - A Little Piece of Heaven (1991)

    Kirk Cameron kidnaps a couple of kids, tells them they are dead and have gone to heaven, and is rewarded for it in this week's episode of Network Special. This is not an episode of Black Mirror (there's not enough technology in it, though there are plenty of pigs), this is a family movie that aired on NBC in 1991. Pretty much every main character in this movie breaks the law and suffers no consequences for it. Sounds like our modern American government, amiright Seth Myers??
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    Episode #54 - How to Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days (1984)

    Episode #54 - How to Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days (1984)

    This week the Special boys try to become better people by watching a PBS special near and dear to Nathan's heart. Follow along with us and Milo Crimpley to find out how to be a perfect person in just three days (or in less than an hour). We lucked out with this one - we loved it - and you know how much more fun an episode is for us when we like something!
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    • 58 min
    Episode #53 - The Night Stalker (1972)

    Episode #53 - The Night Stalker (1972)

    This week on a very walnutty episode of Network Special, the gang gets to talk about something they sincerely liked which is always a breath of fresh air. We take a trip down to the bright lights of the Vegas strip where people of the night are being picked off by a stalker who happens to kill his victims in the same way that vampires might (if they were real). Luckily, the dad from A Christmas Story won't let the cops cover up this Vampire Story for too long!
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    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Paskert ,

Network Special

Two funny guys reviewing oddities from the golden age of TV movies and specials.

DG012345 ,

This show gets worse every episode

They do not research their subjects. They throw out easily checked facts incorrectly, such as Stan Lee owned Marvel. He was co-creator of many of the iconic characters and face of the company, but not an owner. Nathan laughs like an idiot at the most inane comments. These guys are the Bob and Tom of the podcast world.

Nathan Smart ,

Amazing podcast!!

I am the co-creator of this podcast and I gotta say 5 stars all the way! Congratulations to me and Zachariah for really putting out a great show! Everyone should listen to this show!!

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