“Air-Raid” No More. Aaron Roden is a Quitter!

Air-Raid is no more.  Today I’m talking to podcaster Aaron Roden. For the past 5 years Aaron was the host of “Air­-raid.” a super cool music interview show out of Seattle.

 

I know him because he’s in my facebook group “the Independent Podcast Alliance.” a group for people who do shows out of their kitchens and basements. he recently posted that he was stopping his show. I was bummed and asked him to come on the show and talk about his show. I know this has nothing to do with movies, but Aaron’s an interesting guy and this

In the past 5 or 6 years I’ve been doing this show, my life has changed and made it harder to spend as much time on it. So i’ve
thought about ending. There have been long stretches between episodes. Which was something i availed for years. But I still have more episodes in me before i pack it up and spend time with my daughter.

 

The Tommy Wiseau Interview We talked about on the show:

From his About page:

The Air-Raid podcast launched in the summer of 2010 after host, Aaron Roden, an avid podcast listener, had an epiphany—he likes to talk and he has some great friends with interesting stories. Why couldn’t he have his own podcast featuring his friends as guests? Originally intended as a something

Drinking in the Studiothat Aaron (Air) and wife, Mairead (Raid) would co-host, the format quickly changed when Mairead sat in front of the microphone and realized that dead air doesn’t make for good fake radio. She decided to switch her focus to behind-the-scenes work.

Air-Raid wasn’t Aaron and Mairead’s first joint venture. In 2008, the pair briefly contributed to a dueling music blog. The blog lived on MySpace as “Larry vs. Mary” and served as a medium for Aaron and Mairead to fight about music reviews. The blog was short-lived, but served as a necessary stepping stone to podcastery.

As Air-Raid gained momentum in its second year, Aaron augmented his guest pool with entertainers. The show morphed into a musician/comedian talk show, delving into life stories and journeys to the present. Guests range from comedians like Dana Gould (The Simpsons, Seinfeld) and Pete Holmes (Ugly Americans), to

Souse and Seussmusicians such as John Roderick (The Long Winters) and Eric Early (Blitzen Trapper). Despite the change in focus, Aaron still finds time to discuss vital podcasty things, like farts.

In the summer of 2011, Air-raid joined other Seattle podcasts on the Noizbeam Network, a product of Fisher Communications. After Noizbeam disbanded in early 2012, Air-raid joined the ranks of mynorthwest.com and KIRO radio, where it now resides.

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Michael Keaton is “Jack Frost” w/ Bret Berg

Michael Keaton, before he wreview180-jackfrost1998-panel2as “The Founder,” he was “Jack Frost.” We talk to one of the writers of the film and review the movie!
Welcome to Proudly Resents. The cult movie podcast. The best movies you didn’t know you wanted to see. Today we deep into the Michael Keaton movie Jack Frost. Keaton plays a neglectful dad that dies and comes back as a snowman to make it up to his son. I feel like, that’s it. What else is there. Shows’s over. Play the end credits… NO, no no!

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@AdamFelber & @DuBouchet Review Movies

Conan writer Andres du bouchet and from Wait, wait don't tell me, Adam Felber give hilarious reviews for the latest films.


Adam Felber and Andres Du Bouchet perform their classic “tough” movie reviewers from the “website” “Ain’t Everything Cool dot Yes!” They’ve done these characters a few times over the years on the podcast. Always funny. 

Here are a couple of past reviews from “Ain’t Everything Cool Dot Yes”:

Here and here

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Ed Salazar’s Punk Trump Christmas

Comedian (Comedy Central) Edward Salazar impersonates punk icon Jello Biafra bringing down the Trump administration. It’s a hilarious take on “T’was the Night Before Christmas.”

This BONUS EPISODE was recorded during the “Giant Tuesday Night of Amazing Inventions and Also There is a Game’s 15th Annual Holiday Special!” 

Listen to another hilarious sketch from that show, with Adam Felber and Andres du Bouchet.

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Four Ho Ho Horrible Holiday Films


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We’re ripping apart, Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas, Star Wars Holiday Special, Adam Sandler’s 8 Crazy Nights and a blasfominst review of “It’s a Wonderful Life.” plus a new song from the great Rob paravonian.

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Watch: “Star Wars Holiday Special”

“Star Wars Holiday Special” was ridiculouscreen-shot-2016-11-19-at-7-56-04-pms marriage of the future of filmmaking and the past of TV variety shows. As kids we were so excited to get more Star Wars at our own home! Now that I think of it, we went from seeing the movie in theater to watching the seeing the special on a little black and white TV!

Here’s the special and below an oral history and more background.

You’ve been warned.It’s the infamous Star Wars Holiday Special. It made us all sad. Watch it here.

 

Don’t be an Itchy! Click here to buy a Life Day shirt!

Mental Floss has a great oral history of how the special came to be. Very worth reading. Here are a couple of highlights of the special’s low lights…

With a budget of roughly $1 million—the 1977 film cost $11 millionThe Star Wars Holiday Special began filming in Burbank, California in the summer of 1978 with a script that had been heavily revised by variety show veterans Bruce Vilanch, Rod Warren, and Mitzie Welch to reflect the Smith-Hemion style of bombastic musical numbers and kitsch. Chewbacca was now trying to race home in time for “Life Day,” with his family watching interstellar musical interludes and comedic sketches—like a four-armed Julia Child parody—on a video screen. 

 

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“Uncle Kent 2” writer/star Kent Osborne

kents-humor-list“Uncle Kent 2” — “Adventure Time” writer Kent Osborne moonlights as a mumblecore leading man. With parts in “Hannah Takes the Stairs,” “Uncle Kent” and now it’s unlikely sequel, “Uncle Kent 2.” We talk to the star about making the niche cult classic and his other movie roles.

(HEY! BUY THAT “THE ROOM,” “LIFE DAY” OR “BREAKING BAD” UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATERS!)

“Hannah,”“Uncle Kent” and 1/8th of “Uncle Kent 2” were directed by Joe Swanberg. The rest of the movie was directed by Todd Rohal. Let’s hope for an Uncle Kent 3.

Buy the book and the movie!

The opinions expressed by my guests are strictly their opinion. So please don’t punch me in the face.

Go see it in the theaters this weekend at the Alamo Draft House in Brooklyn!

Here’s me on Kent’s cartoon “Cat Agent.”

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“Beverly Hills Cop 3” Eddie Murphy

beverly-hills-cop-3Eddie Murphy takes the check and phones it in in this unnecessary follow up to an unnecessary follow up of “Beverly Hills Cop”! I chose this movie because my brother Mike Spiegelman is obsessed with it. He talks about it all the time. So he’s here to talk about why he loves it so much.

This is the third part of a three part #podcrawl! It started with “Hey, Do You Remember…?” reviewing “Beverly Hills Cop.” Then “Does it Have Legs?” took on “Beverly Hills Cop 2.” Now hear the conclusion – until there’s a BHC 4!

Check out other podcrawls with “Read it and Weep,” “The Flop House” and others.

Check out more great episodes with my brother Mike!

After supporting “Film Threat” – Check out Chris Gore’s appearance on this podcast!

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“Ninja 3: The Domination” with Todd Levin

ninja-iii-598x195More like the “Ninja 3: The Dumb-ination,” Am I right? Conan writer Todd Levin joins me to talk about great, great mess of a movie. We were going to watch some other movie, but Todd emails me that this movie is amazing and he was right!

We take down this Canon Classic!

Watch the whole movie here:

About the lead actress Lucinda Dickey from IMDB:

Lucinda was part of the troupe when Solid Gold’s third season began, and a short biography on her was included in press materials for the show. However, her stint was very brief — so brief that most Solid Gold fans may not realize she actually danced on the show. Born and raised in Hutchinson, Kansas, Lucinda began dancing at the age of four and went on to major in dance at Kansas State University for two years. As a college student, Lucinda competed in the Miss Kansas pageant, where she won the talent division and finished third runner-up.

Lucinda then moved to Los Angeles and won a dance scholarship with the Dupree Dance Academy. After 10 months of study at Dupree, she auditioned for the movie Grease 2(1982) and won a role as one of film’s lead dancers. Lucinda also appeared in the movieNinja III: The Domination (1984), where she played a woman possessed by the evil spirit of a ninja assassin. The movie role she is most famous for, however, is that of Kelly (aka Special K) in the 1984 cult film Breakin’ (1984) which also featured Solid Gold dancers Cooley Jackson and Leslie Cook.

Lucinda currently lives in California with her husband, Craig Pilligian (who is co-executive producer of the TV show “Survivor”) and their two children, according to a July 2000 Hutchinson News article.

– IMDb Mini Biography By: sgdc@hotmail.com

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Edited – “Slapstick of Another Kind” (see show notes)

Jerry Lewis tried to cash in on the Sci Fi craze with his "comedy" with Madeline Kahn. "Slapstick of Another Kind" is the worst movie we've reviewed and we've reviewed "Hardly Working."

I did a full edited special “Proudly Resents” version of my guest appearance on Mike Spiegelman’s show. But I posted Mike’s full show. So, for completests, or people with not enough time to listen to the full version or too much time and can listen to both,,, Here’s my edited version. I took the time to edit it, so instead of replacing the one, I’ll post the other. Confused? It’s all perfectly natural. I’m crazy about the blonde. (cue theme) (Vague “Bosom Buddies” reference.)

 

About the episode!

Mike Spiegelman had me on his podcast “Let’s Watch a Full Length Movie On YouTube” so I hi-jacked the audio and put together this episode. I’m sorry about the audio. It’s not great! But the content makes it worth putting up. So go to his show to hear the full show or to watch the movie along with us!

Jerry Lewis tried to cash in on the Sci Fi craze with his “comedy” with Madeline Kahn. “Slapstick of Another Kind” is the worst movie we’ve reviewed and we’ve reviewed “Hardly Working.”