Monster Party

Time to get out your frustrations, MONSTER PARTIERS!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, dig deep down into their notorious noodles, to reveal every science fiction trope that really irks them. It's a cathartic trip into the future that we call... SCI-FI PET PEEVES!!!

Joining us in this space age spleen venting is a guest who is practically MONSTER PARTY family. She's a comedian, an actor, an Emmy Award winning writer and producer; and will do no podcast other than MONSTER PARTY! It's your favorite cocktail podcast provocateur... SUE MURPHY! (THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO, THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN, ELLEN, WANDA DOES IT, CHELSEA LATELY) 

It's time to take those pet peeves for a walk. Just keep them off our lawn!

ATTENTION: Stick around after the outtakes for the first in a series of special BONUS AUDIO segments, recorded at 2018 G FEST in CHICAGO. This one features MONSTER PARTIER... ROB LAURICH!

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:27pm PDT

MONSTER PARTY TRIES TO MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, embark on a trip into another dimension where popular non-genre films are now horror movies. Listen in as the gang go around their fancy new podcast table, and take turns pitching ideas for taking a beloved mainstream movie and turning it into something HORRIFYING! It's an episode we arrogantly call... SHOULD'VE BEEN A HORROR FILM!!!

No surprise, we managed to book the perfect guest to tackle this mind-blowing concept. It's actor, comedian, podcaster, and improviser supreme... REGAN BURNS! (DOG WITH A BLOG, HALFWAY HOME, SUPERNATURAL, OBLIVIOUS, CRITICALLY YOURS, and EVERY COMMERCIAL ON TELEVISION!)

This is a game you can play at home! Come up with your own pitches and share them with us! You know you want to!

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:52pm PDT

MONSTER PARTY knows, the suit makes THE MONSTER!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, due their best to hide their zippers, and tackle the kaiju sized topic of... MONSTER SUITS!!!

Any listener knows how much we all love a great (or sometimes even bad) monster suit! From creations like THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON and GODZILLA, to H.R. GIGER's "ALIEN" and CHEWBACCA, monster suits continue to thrill and fascinate us. And speaking of thrilling and fascinating, MONSTER PARTY once again manages to score the perfect guest for this topic. It's monstrously talented monster suit creator...TED HAINES! (FROM DUSK TILL DAWN, BLADE II, WISHMASTER, CARNOSAUR, DOLLMAN VS. DEMONIC TOYS, THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN, THE MUPPETS, and MUCH MORE!)

WARNING: If you plan on making a HUMAN CENTIPEDE suit, don't forget lots of air holes!

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THE GANG ARE BACK TOGETHER...SORT OF!

So here's the story: While JAMES GONIS, MATT WEINHOLD, and Matt's wife, CARRIE, attended SAN DIEGO INTERNATIONAL COMIC CON 2018, LARRY STROTHE was called away on important business and was unable to attend. SHAWN SHERIDAN, just released from the hospital (and towing around an intravenous antibiotic tube), was able to make it down to San Diego with his wife GINA, but was only able to enjoy the Con from his hotel room. Using his trusty Comic Con press pass, James managed to book as our guest, MEGO TOYS expert, and owner of DR. MEGO'S REPROS... DR. MEGO! Luckily, we were able to convince DR. MEGO (aka PAUL CLARKE) to make his way up to Shawn's recuperation room for a fun and informative discussion about... THE WORLD OF MEGO!!!

Now, when we talk MEGO, we're talkin' about the groundbreaking toy company that brought us some of the most coveted action figures since the 1970's. MEGO gave us drooling nerds, high quality fabric clothed figures from such franchises as STAR TREK, PLANET OF THE APES, MARVEL & DC SUPERHEROES, THE WIZARD OF OZ, and many, many more! Oh, and they also brought us a little thing called, THE MICRONAUTS! And that's only scratching the surface.

And, if that were not enough, we've also recorded an extra wrap-around segment that includes some of Larry Strothe's fondest MEGO memories! Isn't it nice when Larry's memories are fond?

Whew! So there you have it! We've re-united the band, and as long as we can rely on modern medicine, it'll stay that way!

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:22pm PDT

HOLY TOPIC, MONSTER PARTIERS!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN (kind of), LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, take a totally biased look at those struggling second bananas, doing what they can to get their fair share of the spotlight. Feast your ears on... THE BEST & WORST SIDEKICKS!!!

Joining us once again is a writer, producer, and performer, who as a child actor, introduced the world to Chicken McNuggets!  He's more than just a guest, he's MONSTER PARTY family. Please welcome back... KEN DALY! (THE KARATE KID, THE USUAL SUSPECTS, SUPER ADVENTURE TEAM, MR. SHOW, DUCK DODGERS, STAN AGAINST EVIL)

In this episode, we not only dissect what it takes to make a good & bad sidekick, we lament the absence of a sidekick of our own. Due to a medical emergency, SHAWN SHERIDAN regretfully had to miss the recording this episode. However, he did manage to provide us with his own "Best & Worst Sidekick" list, straight from his hospital bed! Shawn's perfectly fine now, but not having him on the mic, showed us just how much we need him. That being said, Ken, you're resume was very impressive. 

LONG LIVE SHAWN SHERIDAN!!!

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:07am PDT

With this episode, MONSTER PARTY enters a new age!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, have left their old Studio City digs behind, and set up their new secret headquarters in the not-so-secret city of Van Nuys! No more keeping Carrie Weinhold up at all hours, while a bunch of nerds drink in her dining room, arguing loudly about ET, running zombies, and MIP toys. Now, we have our own permanent studio!!!

What better way to make a new place feel familiar, than with a popular topic, and a favorite guest? Help us by helping yourself to another round of our most beloved schoolyard game...it's, WHO WOULD WIN? VOL. 3!!! And helping us to christen our new fortress of nerditude, is friend of the show, and geek supreme... DAVID WEINER! (FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND, ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT, IT CAME FROM...)

MONSTER PARTY has a new home! We mean, besides that place in your twisted hearts.

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:21pm PDT

MONSTER PARTY redefines the word...ADVENTURE!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, engage in an intimate conversation amongst themselves, in an attempt to uncover more of the geeky life-experiences that shaped them. It's an episode we have had the gall to call...ADVENTURES IN NERDLAND!!!

This new edition of MONSTER MONSTER features hair-raising tales of devious adolescent pranks, on-the-job mishaps, action figure anal retentiveness, child art trauma, dream/nightmare tattoos, birthday party humiliations, and MORE!

MONSTER PARTY humbly invites you to take a pub crawl through the mindscape that is our NERDLAND! We want you to make it yours!

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:52pm PDT

Set aside some time MONSTER PARTIERS! This episode is a real page turner!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, take this golden opportunity to salute those pulse pounding periodicals that continue to shape our nerd lives. It's...HORROR & SCI-FI MAGAZINES!!!

Why is this a golden opportunity, you may ask? Because the guest for this voluminous topic, happens to be the KING of horror & sci-fi mags himself! He's the co-creator/publisher of such genre tomes as STARLOG, FANGORIA, CINEMAGIC, FUTURE LIFE, and COMICS SCENE, as well as producing the STAR TREK 20th ANNIVERSARY CONVENTION, and the STAR WARS 10th ANNIVERSARY CONVENTION. MONSTER PARTY proudly welcomes... KERRY O'QUINN!

Kerry's vast knowledge of publishing and colorful stories, paint a fascinating picture of how fandom has grown, and changed over the years. This episode is not to be missed! Just like all the other ones!

And be sure to look for the KERRY O'QUINN documentary, "FROM THE BRIDGE," hosted by GEORGE TAKAI! Coming soon!

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:21pm PDT

The wait for the conclusion of our convention cliffhanger is over MONSTER PARTIERS! And, we promise it won't be a letdown like, RETURN OF THE JEDI!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, once again man their trusty MONSTER PARTY booth, at the MONSTERPALOOZA convention in scaaaaary Pasedena, California. Strap yourselves in for another onslaught of chilling chat with convention goers, cosplay enthusiasts, MONSTER PARTY fans, our friends and family, and special guests that includes, DANA GOULD, BOBBY SLAYTON, 2013 PLAYMATE OF THE YEAR: RAQUEL POMPLUN, WILLIAM STOUT, and MORE!

MONSTER PARTY would like to thank all of our old and new fans, our guests, and our wonderful pals, for making this event the success that it was! And, special thanks goes out to ELIOT BRODSKY, for making the  MONSTERPALOOZA convention possible. You have our beast witches!

ATTENTION: Once again, this PART 2 of our MONSTERPALOOZA adventures, so if you didn't listen to PART 1, you'll be completely lost! Well, maybe not completely lost, but a little disoriented...but, not really, Look, just listen to PART 1, okay! Jeez!

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MONSTER PARTY brings the party to the people!

In their first ever official convention appearance, JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, hold court at the best monster festival in the world... MONSTERPALOOZA!!!

Since the convention took place over a three day period, this is just PART 1 (Friday & Saturday) of the monster kid antics that took place at this incredible event! Prepare your deviant minds for special guests, convention floor color commentary, interviews with fans, and the usual squabbling that made MONSTER PARTY, the podcast you know and love!

If you've always wanted to attend MONSTERPALOOZA, and never had the chance, let MONSTER PARTY be your virtual guides! Sit down and pour yourself a cocktail of pure excitement. Because, LIVE AT MONSTERPALOOZA: PART 2 is coming!

Direct download: Monster_Party_Live_at_Monsterpalooza_Part_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:55pm PDT