Last week the Red Room turned 100 episodes old. For over 4 years Josh and I have put out 100 episodes. We have covered sitcoms like Community, Soap, Arrested Development. We have covered dramas like Downton Abbey, Breaking Bad, China Beach. We recorded countdown podcasts of characters, episodes and all time shows. One of the things we are most proud of is how eclectic our series has become. We never wanted to cover just one topic and we never have.
Before we launch the next 100 episodes, I thought it would be fun to take a look back at 10 episodes that I felt were our best. They are not the highest rated episodes but they are the ones that I think represent what we started out trying to do. (FYI strangely enough our most downloaded podcast according to iTunes is the one we did on Bob Dylan's record, Tempest) I have put the episodes right here so you can book mark the page and listen to some you might have missed or download them from here. Our future is looking bright with our next podcasts all being interviews. We have Richard Kramer from thirtysomething, Televixen to talk women in Sci-fi and actress Dana Delany from Hand of God as 104. Josh coined our slogan: Serious Talk About Television. Below are 10 examples of that.
10. Dodai Stewart Interview. Oct 30, 2011
This was our 2nd interview and made us feel like we hit the big time. Dodai worked at Jezebel.com and we had a great talk about women on TV.
9. Music of Mad Men. Mar 30, 2014
Ron Simon from the Paley center joined us to talk about what the music in Mad Men was all about. For me, it was the talk about Johnny Carson that I loved in this interview.
8. The Wire Season 4. Jan 29, 2012
We covered all 5 seasons of the wire but this one is the best. To talk about what these kids go through is important stuff. Maybe we should revisit this topic because it is still relevant.
7. Sex & Nudity. Dec 01, 2012
This one is a topic that needed discussed. Too many shows (and it has gotten much worse since 2012) just use sex and nudity to grab male viewers. I wanted to discuss how it effects the plot.
6. 50 Best Single Episodes. Jan 25, 2013
I love our countdown episodes but man are they work. We would usually be so tired after recording one of these but it is fun to jump from show to show.
5. Glenn Gordon Caron Interview. Apr 19, 2015
I do not know how I got to talk with the man who inspired me to write my first movie script. Moonlighting made me the comic I am today. Thanks, Glenn. And my mom and wife hate you for that.
4. Twin Peaks Fest with Josh Eisenstadt. Aug 03, 2015
I loved going toe to toe with Josh E. We had a deep discussion of the myth of Twin Peaks. Also at this point, no one knew if TP season 3 was real, my interview with The Twede's Cafe manager was an exclusive...for about a day.
3. Interview with David Bushman. Mar 22, 2013
Bushman gave us credibility. When this interview was over, Josh said, that was the discussion we have been trying to have since we started. Thanks, Dave. Call me.
2. Six By Sondheim Editor Miky Wolf. Dec 14, 2013
Sondheim is my bible. To be able to talk about my favorite composer with the man who edited the movie about him was a dream. I think this was my best interview up to that point.
1. Violence Against Women on TV. Aug 23, 2013
We talk about women on our show more than most podcast's do. I love to discuss female characters because so many writer's get them wrong. This was an important topic and an interesting one. I like when TV talk turns to real life talk. What does it say about a country that gets its enjoyment from watching women be murdered?
Thanks for walking down memory lane. We are not done by a long shot. I still have 2 more dream guests: David E Kelley and the wonderful Sheryl Lee. Thanks for listening and if you can, share the article so the Red Room Podcast can take over all of the internet world.
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