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Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, John Agar . . . these are the patron saints of Monster Kid Radio, the Rondo Award-winning podcast celebrating the classic, and sometimes not-co-classic, genre cinema of yesteryear. Your host Derek M. Koch is joined by a special guest each episode to talk about a favorite monster movie; favorite classic actor, actress, or director; or a topic relevant to monster kids of all ages. Framed by mostly-spooky surf music, every episode of Monster Kid Radio is your weekly escape to the monster kid playground.

Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, John Agar . . . these are the patron saints of Monster Kid Radio, the Rondo Award-winning podcast celebrating the classic, and sometimes not-co-classic, genre cinema of yesteryear. Your host Derek M. Koch is joined by a special guest each episode to talk about a favorite monster movie; favorite classic actor, actress, or director; or a topic relevant to monster kids of all ages. Framed by mostly-spooky surf music, every episode of Monster Kid Radio is your weekly escape to the monster kid playground.

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Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, John Agar . . . these are the patron saints of Monster Kid Radio, the Rondo Award-winning podcast celebrating the classic, and sometimes not-co-classic, genre cinema of yesteryear. Your host Derek M. Koch is joined by a special guest each episode to talk about a favorite monster movie; favorite classic actor, actress, or director; or a topic relevant to monster kids of all ages. Framed by mostly-spooky surf music, every episode of Monster Kid Radio is your weekly escape to the monster kid playground.

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Episodes

Monster Kid Radio #511 - 13 Ghosts with Nicole Cushing

2/25/2021
Let's join Cyrus, Hilda, Medea, and Buck, as well as Bram Stoker award-winning author Nicole Cushing, and keep an eye out for 13 Ghosts (dir. William Castle). Nicole and Derek discuss the film and they even manage to pull it off without the assistance of Illusion-O or Ghost Viewers. Kenny's Look at Famous Monsters of Filmland takes a look at William Castle's background, and Mark Matzke's Beta Capsule Review takes a look at a non-giant-monster episode of "Ultra Q." Also, Derek takes a moment...

Duration:01:13:04

Monster Kid Radio #510 - Zombies of Mora Tau with Tom Gurganus

2/17/2021
Derek returns to his zombie roots when he and 's Tom Gurganus go looking for diamonds while avoiding the Zombies of Mora Tau (dir. Edward L. Cahn). Oh, let's be honest. Derek would go running TOWARD the zombies! But before he does anything foolish, he introduces Mark Matzke's Beta Capsule Review, Kenny's Look at Famous Monsters of Filmland . . . and a new segment - Atomic Tales: Stories of Science, Mystery, and Excitement from Stephen D. Sullivan and Saint Euphoria. Voicemail: 503-479-5MKR...

Duration:01:24:15

Monster Kid Radio #509 - The Legend of Boggy Creek with Mark Matzke

2/11/2021
Monster Kid Radio usually covers monsters that exist only in the movies. But what if those monsters were real . . . and were hanging out in Fouke, Arkansas? This week, 's Mark Matzke takes Derek monster-hunting in The Natural State (yes, that really is Arkansas' nickname) as they discuss 1972's The Legend of Boggy Creek (dir. Charles B. Pierce). If that's not enough Matzke for you, Mark also has this week's Beta Capsule Review ready to go as well! No week would be complete without Kenny's...

Duration:02:01:49

Episode #509 Delayed

2/4/2021
Episode #509 Delayed

Duration:00:02:15

Monster Kid Radio #508 - Unknown Island with Stephen D. Sullivan

1/28/2021
We showed 1948's Unknown Island (dir. Jack Bernard) last weekend at the , so what better time to talk about the movie itself here on the podcast? Author Stephen D. Sullivan () joins Derek this week to discuss this early-ish dinosaur film. Kenny has another look at Famous Monsters of Filmland, and Mark Matzke breaks down another episode of Ultra-Q in the Beta Capsule Review. Voicemail: 503-479-5MKR (503-479-5657) Email: Monster Kid Radio's Discord Server - Monster Kid Radio on Twitch! - -...

Duration:01:10:00

Monster Kid Radio #507 - (Finally) Chatting with Anthony D.P. Mann

1/21/2021
This week, Derek invites Anthony D.P. Mann to the podcast to discuss his history with podcasting, audio drama, production, acting, filmmaking, and the crowd-funding for the upcoming film Bug-Eyed Monsters from Outer Space! Kenny has another great Look at Famous Monsters of Filmland, and Mark Matzke keeps going Ultra-strong with his Beta Capsule Review. Plus Listener Feedback. Voicemail: 503-479-5MKR (503-479-5657) Email: Bug-Eyed Monsters Invade the Earth! - Bleak December - Suggest nominees...

Duration:01:25:39

Monster Kid Radio #506 - The Bamboo Saucer with Tim Durbin

1/14/2021
Tim Durbin from () joins Monster Kid Radio this week for a look at a little known Cold War flying saucer movie called The Bamboo Saucer (dir. Frank Telford). Mark Matzke brings us a Beta Capsule Review featuring (another) one of Derek's favorite kaiju, and Kenny breaks down another issue of Famous Monsters of Filmland. GoFundMe for Tim Durbin - Voicemail: 503-479-5MKR (503-479-5657) Email: Suggest nominees for this year's Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards - Monster Kid Radio on Twitch! - -...

Duration:00:56:17

Monster Kid Radio #505 - The Snow Creature with Steve Turek

1/7/2021
We're starting 2021 with a trip to the Himalayas with Steve Turek from the in search of The Snow Creature (dir. W. Lee Wilder) . Mark Matzke brings us a particularly prescient Beta Capsule Review, and Kenny breaks down another issue of Famous Monsters of Filmland. Voicemail: 503-479-5MKR (503-479-5657) Email: Suggest nominees for this year's Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards - Monster Kid Radio on Twitch! - - Monster Kid Radio on YouTube - Electronics Service Unit No. 16 - Follow Mark...

Duration:01:28:48

Monster Kid Radio #504 - The Shining with Paul McComas

12/31/2020
After 40 years, does The Shining (dir. Stanley Kubrick) still trap people in its maze? We'll find out this week on Monster Kid Radio when Paul McComas returns to the show to discuss this 1980 film with Derek. Mark Matzke brings us his eighteenth Beta Capsule Review, and we've lost track of how many times Kenny has brought us a Look Famous Monsters of Filmland. Voicemail: 503-479-5MKR (503-479-5657) Email: Monster Kid Radio on Twitch! - - Monster Kid Radio on YouTube - Electronics Service...

Duration:01:00:21

Munster Kid Radio #503 - The Munsters' Scary Little Christmas with Scott Morris

12/24/2020
Remember in the early days of Monster Kid Radio when 's Scott Morris would swing by the show with a Christmas-themed monster movie around this time of year? We're bringing that tradition back in 2020 with 1996's The Munsters' Scary Little Christmas (dir. Ian Emes). It's a new cast, but do they deliver the same Munster fun? We'll find out. Along the way, Scott gives us an update on all things Disney, Indiana, and Derek even finds a way to talk about pro-wrestling. Mark Matzke wishes us an...

Duration:01:15:04

Monster Kid Radio #502 - The Winners of the 2020 Monster Rally Retro Awards

12/17/2020
Stephen D. Sullivan () joins Derek this week on Monster Kid Radio to finally reveal the winners of this year's Monster Rally Retro Awards! Every year, we look into the genre's past and ask YOU to help us decide the Best Actors, Best Actresses, Best Directors, Best Movies, and Best Monsters of the '30s, '40s, and '50s. This year, we're focusing on 1936, 1946, and 1956. Kenny returns with his Look at Famous Monsters of Filmland, and Mark Matzke takes us to the Land of Light with his Beta...

Duration:01:11:48

Monster Kid Radio #501 - Derek corrects three mistakes

12/10/2020
The dust is still settling at MKR HQ and the massive 500th episode of the podcast, so this week Derek takes it a little easier and just kicks back to watch three movies . . . that many people have been shocked to hear that he's never taken the time to watch before. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (dir. Don Siegel), The Incredible Shrinking Man (dir. Jack Arnold), and The Innocents (dir. Jack Clayton) are all on deck, and after FINALLY watching these three classics, Derek shares his thoughts....

Duration:01:18:27

Monster Kid Radio #500.5 - The Monster in the Machine and the Missing Segments

12/7/2020
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Duration:00:08:49

Monster Kid Radio #500 - FIVE-HUNDRED? FIVE-HUNDRED!

12/3/2020
Derek can think of very few things he's done consistently 500 times in a row, and he's so thankful to YOU, the listeners, the Monster Kids, the friends and fans, that have supported the podcast over the years! This week on the podcast, listeners of the show send in their thoughts on the podcast, Mark Matzke has another banger of a Beta Capsule Review, Kenny takes a Look at . . . something, and then we go back in time to Monster Bash 2019 for a late night game(-and-a-half) of the Classic Five...

Duration:02:01:53

Monster Kid Radio #499 - Top Three Kaiju Films NOT Featuring Godzilla or Gamera with Robert Kelly

11/26/2020
A Godzilla film or a Gamera film is a kaiju film. But a kaiju film isn't necessarily a Godzilla film or a Gamera film. This week, Derek welcomes fellow podcaster Robert Kelly to the show to discuss their Top Three Kaiju Films NOT featuring Godzilla or Gamera. Plus Kenny's Look at Famous Monsters of Filmland, Mark Matzke's Beta Capsule Review, and Dr. Tongue! Voicemail: 503-479-5MKR (503-479-5657) Email: Monster Kid Radio on Twitch! - - Monster Kid Radio on YouTube - Electronics Service Unit...

Duration:01:23:57

Monster Kid Radio #498 - Munster, Go Home! with Scott Morris and Joe Stuber

11/19/2020
Between Derek, Disney, Indiana's Scott Morris, and Comic Book Central's Joe Stuber, they have nearly three decades of podcasting experience between them. But is all that experience enough to tackle the likes of . . . Herman Munster? 1966's Munster, Go Home! (dir. Earl Bellamy) is on deck this week, and it features one of the coolest movie cars EVER! Kenny's Look at Famous Monsters of Filmland details how that magazine covered this film, and Mark Matzke's Beta Capsule Review covers one of...

Duration:01:28:36

Monster Kid Radio #497 - The Creeping Terror with Dominique Lamssies and Chris McMillan

11/12/2020
After an interrupted recording session at the cemetery, and joined Derek for a conversation about a movie that has . . . ahem . . . a reputation. It's The Creeping Terror (dir. Vic Savage), and they finally sit down to decide for themselves if it really is as bad as its reputation suggests. Surprisingly, The Creeping Terror was covered - with multiple pages - in Famous Monster of Filmland magazine, as Kenny's Look at FMoF will tell you. We know an entire episode devoted to The Creeping...

Duration:01:15:53

Monster Kid Radio #496 - Burn, Witch, Burn with Kevin Slick

11/5/2020
Ladies and gentlemen, the podcast you are about to hear contains a discussion of the 1962 film Burn, Witch, Burn (dir. Sidney Hayers) with Derek and this week's guest Kevin Slick. Even today, in many parts of the world, people will hear Kenny's Look at Famous Monsters of Filmland, Mark Matzke's Beta Capsule Review, and Listener Feedback. Voicemail: 503-479-5MKR (503-479-5657) Email: Monster Kid Radio on Twitch! - - Monster Kid Radio on YouTube - Electronics Service Unit No. 16 - Follow Mark...

Duration:01:14:31

Monster Kid Radio #495 - Old Time Radio with Erik Martin

10/29/2020
Turn off the lights and make yourself comfortable because this week on Monster Kid Radio, Derek welcomes Erik Martin from the Cineversary podcast to talk about one of Erik's great passions - old time radio. Horror. Mystery. Suspense. And all without any moving pictures! Join us for this deep dive into a vintage media and medium that is still thrilling us to this day. Plus, Mark Matzke's Beta Capsule Review, Kenny's Look at Famous Monsters of Filmland, and a check in with Dr. Tongue! Discover...

Duration:01:33:58

Monster Kid Radio #494 - Top Three Hammer Films to Watch on Halloween with Joshua Kennedy

10/22/2020
We watch monster movies all year round, but around Halloween, we want those monster movies to be special. And Hammer Films? They're definitely special. And this week's special guest - filmmaker Joshua Kennedy - knows his Hammer Films. This week, he and Derek discuss their Top Three Hammer Films to Watch During Halloween. It also turns out a particular magazine also discussed a particular Hammer Film to watch this time of year. Learn more during Kenny's Look at Famous Monsters of Filmland....

Duration:01:10:54