Today’s Podcast: Horror Etc.October 2, 2010
It’s October, so I have to talk about things scary. But these guys talk about that stuff year-round, with the kind of regularity that makes other podcasters wince. Ted, Tony, Doug and their guests run a weekly show that looks at the world of horror — movies, TV, books, comics — and the world of etcetera. This includes James Bond, Star Trek and Lost, three specific episodes I often fire off at people in an attempt to get them to listen to this show, even if they don’t like horror.
- The positives: Chemistry. These guys like one another. Knowledge: They are immersed in their media. Voices: A perfect mix. Beer: Probably not as much as listeners think, except for that one episode, and that other one. Canada: They live in Canada. In fact, just down the highway from me. I keep threatening to crash the party, and probably will, very soon.
- The negatives: A lack of respect for the genius that is Italian horror, but they appear to be working on that.
Most of all, I like this show because Ted and I have almost exactly the same taste in everything, so I relate like mad when he gets going. And I would like to get Tony to come over and read the phone book. Of all the podcasts I listened to while I was a night janitor, this one is my favourite; I can’t look at a swirling bucket of black dirty water without thinking of Horror Etc.