Rosanne co-hosts Zilch #131: Monkees 101: our Friendly Neighborhood Kidnappers [Audio]

It’s time for another episode of Monkees 101, which I cohost with the marvelous fellow Phd, Sarah Clark. This one covers the episode “Your Friendly Neighborhood Kidnappers”, written by Dave Evans and directed by James Frawley, who sadly passed away on January 24th.  Enjoy hearing our take on one of the classic episodes of the show.. — Rosanne

Rosanne co-hosts Zilch #131: Monkees 101: our Friendly Neighborhood Kidnappers [Audio]

Drs. Rosanne Welch and Sarah Clark are back for Zilch Monkees 101 S1 E4 “Your Friendly Neighborhood Kidnappers”, the 4th episode of The Monkees to air. We also have a live version of “Let’s Dance On” from 2016 and Monkees News!

This episode is dedicated to James Frawley, a veteran Hollywood director of film and TV projects like The Monkees (32 episodes) and The Muppet Movie, has died. He was 82.

Thank you for making our lives better with your work.
Originally aired 1/24/19

We were born to love one another.

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A hit television show about a fictitious rock band, The Monkees (1966-1968) earned two Emmys–Outstanding Comedy Series and Outstanding Directorial Acheivement in Comedy.

Capitalizing on the show’s success, the actual band formed by the actors, at their peak, sold more albums than The Beatles and The Rolling Stones combined, and set the stage for other musical TV characters from The Partridge Family to Hannah Montana. In the late 1980s, the Monkees began a series of reunion tours that continued into their 50th anniversary.

This book tells the story of The Monkees and how the show changed television, introducing a new generation to the fourth-wall-breaking slapstick created by Laurel and Hardy and the Marx Brothers.

Its creators contributed to the innovative film and television of 1970s with projects like Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Laugh-In and Welcome Back, Kotter. Immense profits from the show, its music and its merchandising funded the producers’ move into films such as Head, Easy Riderand Five Easy Pieces.

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Rosanne co-hosts Zilch #127 Monkees 101 on the episode, “Monkee VS Machine” [Audio]

Dr. Sarah Clark and I are having more fun than should be allowed by recording our Monkees 101 segments once a month for Zilch: A Monkees Podcast. Here’s our coverage of the classic episode guest starring Stan Freberg. — Rosanne

Rosanne co-hosts Zilch #127 Monkees 101 on the episode,

Drs. Rosanne Welch and Sarah Clark are back for Zilch Monkees 101. Join them for a fun, thoughtful romp through S1 E2 “Monkee VS Machine” the 3rd episode of The Monkees to air. We also have a live version of “Saturday’s Child” from 2016 and Monkees News!. Originally aired 11/29/18.

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A hit television show about a fictitious rock band, The Monkees (1966-1968) earned two Emmys–Outstanding Comedy Series and Outstanding Directorial Acheivement in Comedy.

Capitalizing on the show’s success, the actual band formed by the actors, at their peak, sold more albums than The Beatles and The Rolling Stones combined, and set the stage for other musical TV characters from The Partridge Family to Hannah Montana. In the late 1980s, the Monkees began a series of reunion tours that continued into their 50th anniversary.

This book tells the story of The Monkees and how the show changed television, introducing a new generation to the fourth-wall-breaking slapstick created by Laurel and Hardy and the Marx Brothers.

Its creators contributed to the innovative film and television of 1970s with projects like Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Laugh-In and Welcome Back, Kotter. Immense profits from the show, its music and its merchandising funded the producers’ move into films such as Head, Easy Riderand Five Easy Pieces.

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Rosanne Co-Hosts Zilch #126 Monkees 101 – “Monkee See, Monkee Die” for Halloween

I’m having more fun than should be allowed recording this new segment on Zilch:  Monkees 101.  So far Dr. Sarah Clark and I have recorded 4 of our shows and the 2nd episode is a deconstruction of the 2nd episode of The Monkees to be broadcast.  “Monkee See, Monkee Die” was written by Treva Silverman and involves the Monkees attending the reading of a late millionaire’s will, but in order to earn the organ he has left to them, they must stay the night in his haunted castle. — Rosanne

Rosanne Co-Hosts Zilch #126 Monkees 101 -

Drs. Rosanne Welch and Sarah Clark debut their new series for Zilch! entitled Monkees 101.

Join them for a fun, thoughtful romp through S1 E2 Monkee See, Monkee Die” the second episode of The Monkees to air. Originally aired 10/29/18.

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Want to learn more about The Monkees? Buy Why The Monkees Matter: Teenagers, Television and American Pop Culture

 

A hit television show about a fictitious rock band, The Monkees (1966-1968) earned two Emmys–Outstanding Comedy Series and Outstanding Directorial Acheivement in Comedy.

Capitalizing on the show’s success, the actual band formed by the actors, at their peak, sold more albums than The Beatles and The Rolling Stones combined, and set the stage for other musical TV characters from The Partridge Family to Hannah Montana. In the late 1980s, the Monkees began a series of reunion tours that continued into their 50th anniversary.

This book tells the story of The Monkees and how the show changed television, introducing a new generation to the fourth-wall-breaking slapstick created by Laurel and Hardy and the Marx Brothers.

Its creators contributed to the innovative film and television of 1970s with projects like Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Laugh-In and Welcome Back, Kotter. Immense profits from the show, its music and its merchandising funded the producers’ move into films such as Head, Easy Riderand Five Easy Pieces.

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New Podcast: Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone – Check it out!

Check out comedian (and friend to the Stephens College MFA in TV and Screenwriting program) Paula Poundstone’s new podcast Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone. She’ll be holding entertaining and engaging conversations as she interviews experts in various interesting fields.

New Podcast: Nobody Listen to Paula Poundstone - Sponsored by The Stephens College MFA In Screenwriting Program

GUESTS
Mario Soto- Sports Psychologist
@mariosportsdoc

Melissa Brandzel – Grammarian
@MediaChickEdits

John Grab – Trombone
John doesn’t have a large social media footprint, but he often plays with The Orchestre Surreal

During this inaugural episode at 19:45 you’ll hear a great add for our Stephens College MFA in TV and Screenwriting – between funny conversations first with sports psychiatrist Mario Soto followed by grammarian Melissa Brandzel. In Paula’s typical style she’s funny off the cuff, finding different comic ways to interpret the helpful tips offered by her experts.

I also noticed this fun request on their website…

“We need a theme song!  We launched this show without a theme song, and are turning to YOU, dear listener, to find one. If you have a tune in your head that you think should kick off our show each week, please reach out to us via our website.” So if you’re a local musician, check it out – and leave them a comment if you happen to be an expert in some fun field. Maybe they’ll have you on the show!

Visit the Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Web Site to subcribe via iTunes or your favorite Podcast program

Find out more about the Stephens College MFA in TV and Screenwriting

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My thoughts on Mister Rogers and “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” Documentary in POP! A Pop Culture Podcast #31

Thanks for Ken Mills for asking me to record this fun piece of commentary about how important the Mr. Rogers documentary is to our understanding of the power of television and the importance of early childhood education in empathy.

My segment starts at the 15 minute mark in the show.

Rosanne Welch

My thoughts on Mister Rogers and

Ken Mills & Courtney Dold play Catch up, Play a song or 2 from Das Beatles, Taco Mouth & Matt Farley of Motern Media and Courtney goes to Germany & More!

My segment starts at the 15 minute mark in the show.

Transcript

I can’t recommend the new Mr. Rogers documentary strongly enough. 

“Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” is about so much more than the man behind one children’s program.  It’s about the way you can dedicate your life to a cause. It’s about the obvious point that if we teach children they are loved and give them security in their early years, we can avoid so much of the issues in their later lives. It’s about standing up for what you believe in.  It’s about how hard it is to fight our society’s glorification of toxic masculinity.  And, to me, most importantly, it’s about the power of television – a topic we all need to consider.

The two quotes I can’t forget – from a set of interviews with Fred Rogers that contained many worthwhile quotes (which is why you need to see the film so I don’t have to replicate them all here) — are:

“What we see and hear on television molds our lives”

and

“Television has the capability of being a neighborhood for the whole country.”

People far too often ignore television but because it comes into our homes effortlessly and is ever present, it does have the ability to shape ideas and opinions and it has always had the ability to educate. I don’t mean it only has to teach us multiplication and fractions, but like any good genre of storytelling, it teaches us empathy and understanding of others. Mr. Rogers did that gently and quietly because he was addressing children as they formed their identities, and for that we ought to be grateful.

On top of all that, when he says “The greatest thing you can teach someone is that they are loved, and are capable of loving, he validates a frequent comment I make to writing students – that every story, in the end, is a love story.  And this one is one you should not miss.

It almost makes me sad that children today on their iPads are watching the animated adventures of Daniel Tiger. While I’m happy they are being exposed to Mr. Rogers’ stories and lessons, I hope they don’t forget to show this new generation the actual episodes starring Mr. Rogers because seeing a gentle man in real life is probably more instructive than all the messages an animated tiger can give.

Why The Monkees Matter Book discussed on Zilch Podcast #113 A Trip To The Monkees Library!

Why The Monkees Matter Book discussed on Zilch Podcast #113 A Trip To The Monkees Library!

Why The Monkees Matter Book discussed on Zilch Podcast #113 A Trip To The Monkees Library!

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Why The Monkees Matter Discussion starts at 18:48 in the audio podcast.

Many thanks to my friends at Zilch who posted a new episode called “A TRIP TO THE MONKEES LIBRARY!” where they ranked their favorite books about the Monkees and spent a few fun minutes talking about what they liked about “Why the Monkees Matter” – it was especially fun to hear Sarah recount the fabulous time we spent at the 50th anniversary show in St. Louis, our chance to do a photo op with Micky and Peter afterwards, though she forgot to mention our midnight munch out at the Cracker Barrel next to our hotel.

Why The Monkees Matter Book discussed on Zilch Podcast #113 A Trip To The Monkees Library!


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From The Research Vault: KDWB Radio Tapes from Radio Tapes, August 8, 1967

From The Research Vault: KDWB Radio Tapes from Radio Tapes, August 8, 1967

From The Research Vault: KDWB Radio Tapes from Radio Tapes, August 8, 1967

THE MONKEES ON KDWB-AM IN 1967

The Monkees were in the Twin Cities for a concert and broadcast from KDWB’s “Secret City” with a remote from the hotel where the band was staying. Featuring Michael Nesmith, Peter Tork, Micky Dolenz and Davy Jones.

The recordings feature candid, silly and serious moments from The Monkees – a wonderful collection of recordings during the two days The Monkees took over the radio station.

August 3, 1967 to 4 am on August 4, 1967: Starting with coverage of the Monkees’ airplane arrival at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport followed by Michael, Peter, Micky and Davy broadcasting from “Secret City” playing records, performing a skit, and some candid comments by Micky about criticism concerning the group not playing all instruments in their songs, thoughts about The Beatles, and more. Includes KDWB personalities Charlie Brown, Earl Trout, Tac Hammer, Bobby Davis and newscast by Robert Davis. #1 30 MB – #2 21 MB(provided by Curt Lundgren)

August 4, 1967 (3:00-6:00 pm): Mostly featuring Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork spinning records with Michael having fun insulting KDWB advertisers including Dayton’s and J A Gerber Jewelers and Peter playing the banjo. Includes newscast by Don Miller.    #1 16 MB – #2 23 MB – #3 19 MB – #4 8 MB    (provided by Phil Kitchen and Jeanne Anderson)

Includes commercials for J A Gerber Jewelers, Durkee Seasoned Spices, Ray Conniff “This is My Song” album, Pedwin Shoes, Baskin-Robbins, Preparation H, Heileman Old Style Beer, Minnesota Dragways, NCC Drive-In Theaters, “The Big Mouth” with Jerry Lewis (movie), Dad’s Root Beer, Mobile, Wrigley’s Spearmint Gum, Schlitz Beer, Coca Cola (sung by Ray Charles), STP, Summer Blonde Hair Spray, Honda and Hamm’s Beer. 

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Happy Halloween: Listen to this LIVE adaptation of Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Our friends, Keri Dearborn and Michael Lawshe just released their annual Halloween show, Ghosts of the Internet.

This year it is a live recording of Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, adapted by Keri Dearborn.

If you listen, you might hear 2 familiar voices among the cast (wink, wink)

Listen to Ghosts of the Internet 11: Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

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Rosanne on a Monkees Halloween panel on Zilch: A Monkees Podcast

It’s always a pleasure to be invited to chat Monkees moments with other experts and this panel was extra fun since Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. We each chose our favorite scary episodes to create a perfect 5 episode binge – so listen in for the list, pop your popcorn,  purchase your candy corn and cuddle up on your couch to watch with us this Halloween!

Zilch #102 SPOOKY MONKEES MOMENTS!

Trick or Treat! Welcome to a Zilch Halloween episode! Join Kenacula & Christine Carlson Werewolf as they Haunt the Zilch Castle.Then a Spooky Panel of Scary Monkees Moments with Courtney Cronin Dold, Dr.Rosanne Welch, Sarah Clark, Melanie Mitchell! Boo! Be safe and Happy Halloween!

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Rosanne Welch talks “The Invention of the Teenager” on Pop!: The Pop Culture Podcast

Rosanne Welch talks “The Invention of the Teenager” on Pop!: The Pop Culture Podcast

I had quite a good time when Ken Mills interviewed me about the ‘invention’ of the teenager – something I teach in my classes and spent a whole chapter on in my book, Why The Monkees Matter!

Marketers created teenagers in the same way The Disney Channel and Nickelodeon helped spread the term Tweeners for their shows.

The whole episode is fun – I really like the coverage of Anne Moses and her time editing Tiger Beat Magazine (but if you’re pressed for time my interview starts at 18:22).

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