This past weekend I released the first episode of The Electric Chair 2D. I enjoyed interviewing actor Morgan Peter Brown, and talking about other cool stuff. It’s about an hour long, so sit back, light a cigar, and enjoy.
I’m excited and honored to now be a part of the award-winning provider of news and talk radio for your mobile phone — Stitcher SmartRadio. I use this app on my Android phone and tablet to listen to shows, and I love it.
It was inevitable, I know. My podcasting philosophy doesn’t sit well with those who aspire to make a career out of it and/or those who take horror and podcasting very, very seriously. But I’ve talked about all of that way too much in the past — you know my position.
My days were numbered there, which I realized from day one. Why was I there in the first place then? I’ve been asked that by several people now. My main reason was Jay of the Dead, whose friendship and kindness renewed my faith in horror podcasters coming together to do great things. He left the show and put me in charge of it, which I did out of respect for him and the great show he had started.
We all know that podcast suddenly stopped in a rash of controversy — which boils down to a certain member of the podcast becoming irate over a comment I made about Argento. Amazing! We came up with a story to cover it all up so that nobody looked bad and that the highly-cherished reputation of das Netzwerk would remain untarnished.
I was begged to stay on das Netzwerk — despite harsh treatment and my suspicions that things may not be what they seem. Repeatedly begged to stay. So I returned to solo-casting with The Electric Chair. That lasted for 3 episodes on das Netzwerk, at which point I left, continuing the show on my own. The reasons for this are many. Let’s just say that my leaving coincided with heated disagreements over the treatment of podcasters and leadership decisionmaking.
In fact, just before I left das Netzwerk, my friends on Devour the Podcast were thrown out under controversial circumstances.
So, I’m in the very awkward position of no longer supporting or promoting das Netzwerk, while still having many friends there who make wonderful podcasts, and are all-around great people.
The beginning of the end? We’ll see. But I’m gonna keep doing what I love to do. Thanks to everyone who has show their kind support throughout all of this!
I threw this little beauty together this morning to promote the new show, and give people a way to find out more.
Here I go again, doing the solo-cast thing. I bring you: The Electric Chair.
In the wake of the abrupt — and rather unexpected — demise of The Weekly Horror Movie Podcast, there was a rush to keep me involved with the Horror Palace. Crazy. The rest of the crew of TWHMP formed Horror Metropolis (AKA The Bi-Weekly Horror Movie Podcast), and that left me to put on a show of my own. Again. It’s a lot of fun to do this one, as I’m focusing on bringing lots of different people onto the show — actors, directors, writers, musicians, podcasters, and so on.
Some day, when I’m old and depressed and need money really badly, I’m going to write a book about my podcasting “career.” Oh, the stories I have to tell.
But I digress from what I was originally intending this post to be about: telling you about The Electric Chair. The first episode went up last Sunday, and I had the opportunity to talk with actress/model Melanie Robel, who is very talented, and a great person. Every Sunday a new episode will be posted, and I’m having a blast talking with all sorts of great people.
Check out the show, and let me know what you think. I’m making every attempt to behave myself this time around.
I’m working on a standalone web site for the podcast, and I’ll keep you updated on that.
Here’s some important stuff to know.
As you know, I’ve been a contributor on the wildly successful Weekly Horror Movie Podcast over at the Horror Palace. We just released episode 14, which includes a mighty battle over the original The Last House on the Left, and also a surprising announcement: Jay of the Dead, the current host, is leaving the podcast because of unrelated circumstances.
Before making this announcement, I was approached and asked to take over the show’s responsibilities, and I accepted. Episode 15 has been recorded, and will be posted this Sunday.
I’m honored to be overseeing this fine podcast, and am excited to keep things rolling with Terror Tovey, Doctor Shock and Billchete.
I’ve been podcasting again. It’s an addiction that one doesn’t easily shake.
Since the demise of the Horror Jungle, I’ve been podcasting with a group of men that I love more than life itself. BillChete, Doc Shock, Terror Tovey, and Jay of the Dead are my fellow critics on The Weekly Horror Podcast. Each week we assign movies to each other to watch and critique, and our diverse backgrounds and tastes in horror makes for some great discussion (and arguments).
It’s part of the Horror Palace network, where many other wonderful horror podcasts reside.
And stay tuned for exciting announcements regarding the podcast! You’ll giggle like a little schoolgirl.