Monster Party

INEBRIATES ASSEMBLE!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, shed their casual spandex and put on their super fancy heroic spandex, for another look at those marvelously memorable metahumans! Because we think you may have at some point in the past asked for it, it's... SUPERHEROES VOL. 2!!!

Snared in our lasso of truth is special guest, actor, writer, and honest to goodness TV superhero... COOPER BARNES!

You may know Cooper from his starring role as CAPTAIN MAN on the hit NICKELODEON show, HENRY DANGER! We know him as one of the most knowledgeable, hilarious, and uncharacteristically in shape comic book nerds we've ever had the pleasure of sharing our microphones with.

Please enjoy this exciting audio adventure, brought to you by your friendly neighborhood MONSTER PARTY!

 

Direct download: Monster_Party_Superheroes_Vol_2_Cooper_Barnes.mp3
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Choose your weapons! MONSTER PARTY suggests, VODKA!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, take you on an auditory armory tour of some of the most fantastic and formidable devices of destruction! It's the BEST & WORST HORROR & SCI-FI WEAPONS!!!

Bringing his best thousand yard stare to the battlefield is past guest and super friend of the show, comedian, actor, and love weapon... MARK PITTA! (THE TONIGHT SHOW, TOTALLY HIDDEN VIDEO, FRIDAY NIGHT VIDEOS, MAD ABOUT YOU)

MONSTER PARTY ALERT: Stick around after the end music for a bonus edition of MARK PITTA'S CELEBRITY ENCOUNTERS! Recorded in DRUNK-O-PHONIC!

One could argue that the most dangerous weapon in the MONSTER PARTY arsenal is DEMON BOOZE! So listen responsibly.

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It's date night MONSTER PARTIERS!

This time, JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, tackle the often tricky subject of romance in the horror, science fiction, and fantasy genres. Prepare your pitter-pattering hearts for a look at... LOVE, MONSTER PARTY STYLE!!! 

Helping us make sense of all these strange new feelings is the lovely, hilarious, and talented star of such genre favorites as THE HILLS HAVE EYES, HOLLISTON, THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF HORROR, and GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY... LAURA ORTIZ!!!  

Prepare to get all gooey over murderous lonely hearts, incestuous shapeshifters, satanic love triangles, cross species courting, adolescent androids, cannibal crossed lovers, and oh so much more!

Love is in the air, and there's a good chance it's going to kill you! But what else is new?

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MONSTER PARTY wants you to go where not very many sci-fi fans have gone before!

Just when you finished watching all the films we turned you on to in our classic episode HORROR OBSCURA, MONSTER PARTY has a new assignment. JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD have come up with a whole new list of seldom seen science fiction cinematic surprises, that can only be described as... SCI-FI OBSCURA!

Bringing his own selection of unearthed science fiction gold is our very special guest, Emmy Award winning comedian, actor, writer, and whiskey enthusiast... KEVIN AVERY! (TOTALLY BIASED WITH W. KAMAU BELL, LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER, THE JIM JEFFERIES SHOW)

MONSTER PARTY gives you even more reasons to shun the daylight, pour yourself a cocktail, and retreat to comfort of your big screen TV. No wonder nerds have such wonderful skin!

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If you're excited about this episode of MONSTER PARTY, give us a CHEKOV SCREAM!!!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, welcome a true science fiction legend... WALTER KOENIG!!!

Mr. Koenig is probably best known for his role as PAVEL CHEKOV in the original STAR TREK television series, but his amazing career didn't stop there! Walter had a recurring role in the TV show THE STARLOST, starred in the feature film MOONTRAP, and went on to appear in six of the STAR TREK motion pictures! As a writer, he created the character of ENIK on LAND OF THE LOST, and wrote "The Infinite Vulcan" episode of STAR TREK:THE ANIMATED SERIES. Of course Mr. Koenig truly blew all of our minds with his role as Psi-Cop ALFRED BESTER in the critically acclaimed television series, BABYLON 5!

Walter Koenig provides us with a thoughtful and often humorous look at the world of show business, and the ups and downs of being a cultural icon.

This episode is a MONSTER PARTY essential! So we expect you to download it before you can say, "Nuclear wessels."

 

 

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This MONSTER PARTY episode isn't for wussies!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, celebrate those unsung and sung protagonists who overcome the odds, and denigrate the ones who don't.  We're talking about... HORROR & SCI-FI HEROES!

Joining us in honoring and dishonoring the best and worst of these heroes is long time friend of the show, EMMY AWARD WINNING comedian/actor/writer/producer/hero... SUE MURPHY. (CHELSEA LATELY, ELLEN, HELLO ROSS, WANDA DOES IT) Sue is a long time MONSTER PARTY fan favorite, and this is still the ONLY podcast she does! So, if you're looking for something heroically exclusive, this is it! 

Now puff out your chest, grab a flamethrower, and pour yourself a stiff class of courage! MONSTER PARTY has your back!

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MONSTER PARTY boldly goes where quite a few people have gone before! Specifically, a condo in Studio City with WAY too many action figures!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, push their booze engines to 80 PROOF, just to tackle their latest, star spanning topic... SPACESHIPS! Joining us for the historic launch of this episode, is comedian, writer, producer, and friend of the show... FRED BELFORD! Fred once again brings his quick wit and nerd pedigree to challenge the gang on their spaceship preconceptions. And who doesn't love their spaceship preconceptions challenged?!

Expect the usual bi-weekly allotment of passionate bickering and character assassination, as we dissect the spacecraft from films and TV shows like STAR WARS, STAR TREK, ALIEN, BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, FLASH GORDON, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, DOCTOR WHO, LOST IN SPACE, WAR OF THE WORLDS, GODZILLA, GAMERA, BATTLE BEYOND THE STARS, BLAKE'S 7, U.F.O., SPACE:1999, and MORE!

Don't miss the show that made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs! And by the way, why isn't there a Kessel Rum?

 

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Once upon a time, you watched what you thought was just an innocent kiddie film...and it scarred you for LIFE! And MONSTER PARTY understands.

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, dig deep into their most traumatic childhood memories, to you bring you an episode that may screw up your inner child even more... CREEPY KID VID! Yes, we're talking about those films and TV shows that were presented to a young you like friendly family fare, but soon became the stuff of everlasting NIGHTMARES! Returning to MONSTER PARTY to discuss these seemingly innocent cinematic day terrors, is actor, director, and voice over actor supreme... WALLY WINGERT! (THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO, FAMILY GUY, NARUTO, SONIC BOOM, BATMAN:ARKHAM ASYLUM)

MONSTER PARTY WARNS YOU: When watching a CREEPY KID VID, keep telling yourself...it's only rated G, it's only rated G, it's only rated G...

 

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MONSTER PARTY looks back at where we've been, and how far we've come!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, use their magic oracle (not to mention, a few shots of vodka) to peer into the past, present, and future of the horror/sci-fi/fantasy genre! Helping us tackle this Tim Burns-size project, is one the talented and passionate, monster kid trailblazers of today! It's the writer/producer/director/co-creator of such projects as the YOUTUBE series VIDEO GAME HIGH SCHOOL, and the new HULU sci-fi anthology series DIMENSION 404... DEZ DOLLY! The minute Dez entered the studio, he felt like an old friend. And what brings friends closer together than having some drinks, nerding out, and being the occasional target of personal attacks? Welcome home Dez!

In addition to our usual 100% FUN GUARANTEE, stick around after the end music for some extra feisty backstage bloopers! 

Now enjoy this audio pub crawl across time and space!

Direct download: Monster_Party_Nerd_Culture_Then__Now_Dez_Dolly.mp3
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Snuggle up in your straitjackets MONSTER PARTIERS! Things are about to get CRAY CRAY!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, pay a visit to the laughing academy, when they delve deep into the lovable madness of... PSYCHOPATHS! Helping us with a not-so-clinical diagnosis of this subject is, EMMY AWARD WINNING writer/producer/director... ROB COHEN! (THE BEN STILLER SHOW, THE SIMPSONS, SUPER ADVENTURE TEAM, THE BIG BANG THEORY, MARON, LADY DYNAMITE, MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000) Rob goes off his meds, and joins us on a psychotic ride through some of screen history's most magnificent maniacs!

MONSTER PARTY BONUS: Just when you thought this episode had pushed you beyond the realms of sanity, stay tuned after the closing music for a special story from Rob Cohen (hint: it involves Canada and gun play), and some EXTRA PSYCHOPATH CHAT!

Insert maniacal laughter here.

 

Direct download: Monster_Party_Psychopaths_Rob_Cohen.mp3
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