Saturday, September 24, 2016

0x05 "Pod Complex"

Boy Met Zone. Boy Collected Zone. Boy Blogged Zone. Boy Raised Money to Podcast Zone. And this week, Boy Finds Out Launching a Podcast Ain’t All It’s Cracked Up to Be. Along the way things get a bit steamy as Craig lustily extols the virtues of The Twilight Zone's first (and best) season. Tuck the little ones in early and tune in.  

Opening theme: “Neither Here Nor There” by Twin Loops  

Closing music: “Timetable 14” by Gunnar Johnsén  

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Sunday, September 18, 2016

0x04 "Kickstart Me Up"

This week, Craig talks about the crooked, awkward path that evolved him from blogger to podcast host, then hurls a heartfelt thanks to the kind (or deeply misguided) Kickstarter backers who made this podcast a reality (and yes, he names names so y’all know who to blame). Oh, and he pays loving (or mocking, it's hard to tell) tribute to the late, great Casey Kasem.

Opening theme: “Neither Here Nor There” by Twin Loops  

Closing music: “Synaptic Freeze (Minimalist Mix) by Twin Loops  

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Sunday, September 11, 2016

0x03 "Blog Day Afternoon"

In a showing of true mercy, Craig keeps this week’s mini-episode under 15 minutes long as he reels off the origin story of his not-quite-legendary blog, My Life in the Shadow of The Twilight Zone. He also briefly touches on his other (and possibly better) blog, My Life in the Glow of The Outer Limits. And… that’s pretty much it. Sheesh, what d’ya expect from a mini-episode?   

Opening theme: “Neither Here Nor There” by Twin Loops  

Closing music: “Loon Lounge” by Genghis Attenborough  

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Sunday, September 4, 2016

0x02 "VideOCD"

Hoo-boy. You might wanna drink some coffee, or mainline a B12 shot, or at least prop your head up with a neck pillow or something. This week Craig goes into excruciatingly dry detail as he describes---- at soul-sucking and clock-defying length--- his history of collecting The Twilight Zone across three decades on multiple home video formats. “Mini-episode” my ass. You’ve been warned. On the upside, this episode may find a second life as an insomnia aid. Caveat emptozzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz            

Opening theme: “Neither Here Nor There” by Twin Loops   

Closing music: “Oso” by Twin Loops   

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Thursday, September 1, 2016

0x01 "Boy Meets Zone"

Still working out the bugs for iTunes and Google Play, but this'll do for now....

This podcast premieres on October 2nd. Then what the hell is this? It’s the first in a limited series of mini-episodes, designed to illuminate y’all about my history with The Twilight Zone, the blog I wrote about it, and the trials and tribulations of launching this damn thing. It’s basically the pre-show show. Well, part 1 of a 5-part pre-show show. Unconventional? Sure. Narcissistic? Perhaps. Listen anyway.

In this episode, Craig Beam drags you kicking and screaming into his own personal time machine to witness first hand his very first encounter with The Twilight Zone, which sparked a lifelong obsession that rages to this day. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll wonder how 17 minutes flew by so fast.

Closing music: “Neither Here Nor There” by Twin Loops

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Where Are We? WHERE ARE WE???

I never really went away. I'm just hollering from inside a different gigantic internet barrel.

Kids, if you're a loyal MLITSOTTZ reader, and you find yourself periodically checking in hoping for some new posts, you've likely been disappointed over the last several months. In my defense, I've been very busy preparing my podcast, Between Light and Shadow, for its set-in-stone 9/01/2016 launch... but in truth, I haven't been entirely silent. I've been posting tidbits on the podcast's Facebook page, so if you need a quick TZ fix in my own inimitable fashion*, that's probably the best place to look these days. If you're on Facebook, make sure to like the page so updates will show up in your feed.

I do plan on posting here more regularly once the podcast launches, y'now, for synergy's sake or whatever. Oh, I also created a Tumblr page a while back, but I haven't done anything with it lately. Same story, I'll probably update it more regularly when the 'cast is live.

* name the episode!