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3 Books is a completely insane and totally epic 15-year-long quest to uncover and discuss the 1000 most formative books in the world. Each chapter discusses the 3 most formative books of one of the world's most inspiring people. Sample guests include: Brené Brown, David Sedaris, Malcolm Gladwell, Roxane Gay, Cheryl Strayed, Rich Roll, Soyoung the Variety Store Owner, Derek the Hype Man, Kevin the Bookseller, Shirley The Nurse, Vishwas the Uber Driver, Angie Thomas, David Mitchell, Surgeon Ge ...
 
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 ...
 
The Authentic Brand Mastery Podcast is brought to you by Change Creator and is hosted by branding and design expert, Adam G. Force. Listen in on these compelling discussions to learn how you can build an authentic brand that people love and drive more online sales with smart design. Gain valuable insights from Adam's 20+ years of experience and surround yourself with advice from experts like Nobel Peace Prize Winner Muhammad Yunus, celebrities such as Seth Godin, award-winning social entrepr ...
 
Trying to find ways to make your business stand out from the others; making it more visible, accessible and credible? Adam Gazari, a marketing outcome consultant and social media trainer and consultant will discuss the various ways to market your business via email marketing, content marketing, and the application of several social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and so on. Discover what is working, what is not working and learn actionable content marketing strategies and ti ...
 
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Lin Tan, MCC is an executive and mentor coach and also a founder of Collective Change Institute (CCI). She is the youngest Master Certified Coach (ICF) in Singapore, making her 1 of 6 Master Coaches in Singapore. Lin also served as the president of ICF Singapore in 2020. Her clients include DHL, Royal Bank of Scotland, Burberry, Discovery Channel, …
 
When your friend asks if you want to go see a 35mm print of a kaiju classic, YOU SAY YES! This week, Matt Rashleigh invited Derek and Beth to join him at the Hollywood Theatre for Mothra (dir. Ishirô Honda). Plus Listener Feedback, Kenny's Look at Famous Monsters of Filmland, and Mark Matzke's Beta Capsule Review. Voicemail: (360) 524-2484 Email: M…
 
' Robert Kelly joins Derek this week as they cast their eyes toward the stars and discuss Mario Bava's 1965 sci-fi horror gem Planet of the Vampires. Along the way - as it sometimes when two monster kid friends start talking - many other topics are discussed as well. Also, we get the triumphant(?) return of a fan-favorite segment this week. Plus Ke…
 
Yes, this episode is about Shin Ultraman (dir. Shinji Higuchi), but (thanks to this week's guest Beth Westbo) the podcast also touches on, of all things, Doctor Who, American pop culture . . . and it wouldn't be an episode of Monster Kid Radio if Derek didn't mention Manos: The Hands of Fate (dir. Harold P. Warren) at least once. MKR listeners got …
 
When your haunt-designer fiancée asks you to pick a classic horror movie to watch, you want to deliver the goods, and this week, Derek picked 1935's The Raven (dir. Lew Landers). What did Beth Westbo think of the film? Listen to find out! Plus Listener Feedback, Kenny's Look at Famous Monsters of Filmland, and Mark Matzke's Beta Capsule Review. Mon…
 
What is your favorite novel? It's a hard question. A big question! A question that makes most people hmmm for a while before they get to an answer. If they get to an answer! But I think I know mine. My favorite novel is A Fraction of a Whole by Steve Toltz. First, the book came to me in an interesting way. I walked into wonderful indie bookstore Ty…
 
It's been a heck of a year for Derek and Monster Kid Radio! This week, he reflects on the year that was, and then puts the question of what 2023 should look like to you, dear listener! Plus Listener Feedback, Kenny's Look at Famous Monsters of Filmland, and Mark Matzke's Beta Capsule Review. Monster Kid Radio Listener Survey - Monster Rally Retro A…
 
What happened when you hit 600 episodes of your podcast? I don't know, but Derek seemed to think going live on Twitch was a good idea! This is what happened when he opened up a session of Ask D Anything (and he meant ANYTHING!). Plus Listener Feedback, Kenny's Look at Famous Monsters of Filmland, and Mark Matzke's Beta Capsule Review. Monster Rally…
 
Do you ever have a book go viral through your family? Your aunt reads it and tells everyone at dinner. The copy gets passed along. A few more dog ears show up. The spine gets cracked. And a year later half a dozen people have read it? Well that's what happened in our family with Catherine Hernandez's wonderful debut novel Scarborough. I even just p…
 
Can you believe it? We started 3 Books back on March 31, 2018 with the goal of counting down the 1000 most formative books in the world. We said we would hang out on the exact minute of every single new moon and every single full moon for nearly 15 straight years until we collected all 1000 of them. We set the intention of making this show an ‘intr…
 
Let's get back to this year's Monster Rally Retro Awards! Author Stephen D. Sullivan joins Derek this week to announce the ballot for the 1957-1958 categories! Plus Listener Feedback, Kenny's Look at Famous Monsters of Filmland, and Mark Matzke's Beta Capsule Review. Monster Rally Retro Awards Ballot - Voicemail: (360) 524-2484 Email: Monster Kid R…
 
On the heels of launching my latest book, Our Book of Awesome, I’m enjoying the fellowship of two authors in my life — one of whom I met 22 years ago when I was in my final year at Queen’s. Bounding into my life at the time came a young professor named Ajay Agrawal. And I mean bounding! He was cold calling left, right and center, dancing around the…
 
The DieCast Movie Podcast's Steve Turek takes on the role of guest host while Derek recovers from his battle with Covid. This week, he is joined by the Classic Horror Club's Jeff Owens to discuss the 1942 film I Married a Witch (dir. René Clair). Voicemail: 503-479-5MKR (503-479-5657) Email: Monster Kid Radio's Discord Server - Monster Kid Radio on…
 
I got a phone call at 1-833-READ-A-LOT from Austin Wong in Oregon telling me we had to get Bryan Stevenson on 3 Books. I looked into Austin’s request and came upon Bryan's incredible bestseller Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption. I listened to his 10-million plus hit TED Talk "We need to talk about an injustice" and approached the Equal …
 
Let’s flash back to Budapest Hungary in 1944 where a little baby boy named Gabor lay crying in his crib. He wouldn’t stop. Couldn’t stop. His mother called the doctor who said, “All my Jewish babies are crying”. Nazis had taken over the country and killed Gabor’s grandparents in Auschwitz. Gabor’s dad was put into forced labor and his aunt was miss…
 
Filmmaker Sébastien Godin joins Derek this week (to make him feel old and) talk about his upcoming movie The Daughters of Dunwich (check out the Indiegogo page here - - NOW!). Plus Listener Feedback, Kenny's Look at Famous Monsters of Filmland, and Mark Matzke's Beta Capsule Review. Voicemail: (360) 524-2484 Email: Monster Kid Radio's Discord Serve…
 
Five years ago I was invited down to Brooklyn to speak at an event called The Shine Movement. It was an intriguing soul-refueling combination of meditation, drumming, giving, and a few words by me. The event attracted a fascinating subculture of people and I felt slightly entranced meeting the man and mind behind it all: Light Watkins. Light Watkin…
 
Author Stephen D. Sullivan takes a break from his and his to join Derek to discuss one of the last Universal monster rally films - House of Dracula (dir. Erle C. Kenton). Plus Listener Feedback, Kenny's Look at Famous Monsters of Filmland, and Mark Matzke's Beta Capsule Review. Save $2 at with code MonsterKidSaves, or click here - https://tinyurl.c…
 
Derek moderated the panel Lovecraft's Favorite Films at this past weekend's and was joined by panelists Chris McMillan, Kenneth Hite, Adam Scott Glancy, and Andrew Migliore. Plus Kenny's Look at Famous Monsters of Filmland, and Mark Matzke's Beta Capsule Review. Save $2 at with code MonsterKidSaves, or click here - https://tinyurl.com/mkrscaregroun…
 
Oh hey. It’s the person who just dropped their phone on the bus right when the driver hit the gas and now the phone’s sliding across the sandy floor all the way to the back… Neil. Neil Pasricha. And now it is finally time for our much-anticipated 3 Books chapter with the one and only ... Alie Ward. Alie is the Sacramento-raised youngest of 3 girls …
 
Courtesy of Stephen D. Sullivan and Christopher R. Mihm comes Atomic Tales! This week, we listen to episodes 9 through 14 of this retro sci-fi adventure! Plus Listener Feedback, Kenny's Look at Famous Monsters of Filmland, and Mark Matzke's Beta Capsule Review. Save $2 at with code MonsterKidSaves, or click here - https://tinyurl.com/mkrscareground…
 
Someone has to design and manage the things that go bump in the night, and this week we meet one of those people when Beth Westbo from ()joins Derek to discuss her background with haunted houses, what she's cooking up with Scaregrounds PDX, and more! Plus Listener Feedback, Kenny's Look at Famous Monsters of Filmland, and Mark Matzke's Beta Capsule…
 
I want to make you dizzy. I want to make you look up into the sky and comprehend, maybe for the first time, the darkness that lies beyond the evanescent wisp of the atmosphere, the endless depths of the cosmos, a desolation by degrees These two lines begin an incredible poem called “Disorientation”... by Katie Mack. Did you feel dizzy reading it? I…
 
What's more believable, that Robert Vaughn is a caveman or that he is a teenager? Joseph Schultz joins Derek this week on the podcast to discuss 1958's Teenage Cave Man (dir. Roger Corman). Plus Kenny's Look at Famous Monsters of Filmland, Mark Matzke's Beta Capsule review, and some Listener Feedback! Voicemail: (360) 524-2484 Email: Monster Kid Ra…
 
Happy Equinox! Today the sun is directly above the equator so no matter where you are the day and the night are around equal length. Two equinoxes and two solstices give us four pause points between our regular scheduled lunar programming to drop a little bookmark in the midst of our epic journey about formative books. Today I want share the two-mi…
 
She's a regular participant in the Monster Kid Movie Club on Twitch, and this week, Pamela the Kaijuqueeeen joins the podcast. Plus Kenny's Look at Famous Monsters of Filmland and Mark Matzke's Beta Capsule review! Voicemail: (360) 524-2484 Email: Monster Kid Radio's Discord Server - Monster Kid Radio on Reddit - Monster Kid Radio on Twitch! - - Mo…
 
Buckle up! Today we are flying down to hot, hot Austin, Texas where we’re going to grab three chairs on the grackle-filled patio of Mi Madre’s restaurant and order ourselves some enchiladas and #0 breakfast tacos before having lunch with the wise and wonderful Austin Kleon. Austin in Austin — a treat! Austin Kleon is “a writer who draws” and the au…
 
Writer Bryan Clark rides into Monster Kid Radio on the back of a flying turtle when he and Derek discuss Gamera vs. Gyaos (dir. Noriaki Yuasa). Plus Kenny's Look at Famous Monsters of Filmland and Mark Matzke's 100th Beta Capsule review! (WOW!) Voicemail: (360) 524-2484 Email: Monster Kid Radio's Discord Server - Monster Kid Radio on Reddit - Monst…
 
How much monster does $150 get you? Find out in this episode of Monster Kid Radio when ' Tom Gurganus joins him to discuss Roger Corman's Creature from the Haunted Sea! Plus Kenny's Look at Famous Monsters of Filmland and Mark Matzke's Beta Capsule review! Voicemail: (360) 524-2484 Email: Monster Kid Radio's Discord Server - Monster Kid Radio on Re…
 
Kevin Kelly is a man of many titles. Krista Tippett calls him a ‘philosopher technologist’, Tim Ferriss calls him ‘the world’s most interesting man’, and Stephen J. Dubner says simply, “If I was the Queen, I would want Kevin Kelly on my Privy Council.” Kevin Kelly is the first person — ever! — to be hired online. When? 1983. For what job? A fascina…
 
You know what you miss when you don't go to Monster Bash? Amazing Q&As with amazing Bash guests! This week, we give you another taste of what you can expect at any Monster Bash with a Q&A with the late Kris Yeaworth! RIP. Plus Kenny's Look at Famous Monsters of Filmland and Mark Matzke's Beta Capsule review! Voicemail: (360) 524-2484 Email: Monster…
 
Despite having this in his physical media collection for decades, Derek only just watched 1931's Drácula (dir. George Meford) for a first time a few years ago. And he loved it. You know who else loves it? This week's guest. Ricardo Deglado joins the show this week to talk about Dracula, Drácula, and so much more. Plus Kenny's Look at Famous Monster…
 
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