Looks Unfamiliar is a podcast in which writer and occasional broadcaster Tim Worthington talks to a guest about some of the things that they remember that nobody else ever seems to.
Joining Tim this time is author Genevieve Jenner, who’s flipping between college radio stations in the hope of alighting on KOMO children’s show Boomerang, hastily cancelled sitcom Over The Top, Thorazine Shuffle by Bongos Bass And Bob, early internet dating-themed romcom Bossa Nova, Wizard’s Hall by Jane Yolen and Coca-Cola’s attempt at launching a fizzy drink for Generation X OK Soda. Along the way we’ll be finding out the difference between ‘Muppets’ and ‘The Muppets’, debating how many early nineties lo-fi techno-rock propaganda bands got their own tie-in carbonated drink, and contemplating Richard Herring’s unwitting influence on the rise of dating apps.
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Genevieve Jenner is a writer; you can find her short story collection Chocolate Cake For Imaginary Lives here and follow her on Twitter at @gfrancie.
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If you’ve enjoyed this, you’ll enjoy Tim’s book Can’t Help Thinking About Me, a collection of columns and features with a personal twist. Can’t Help Thinking About Me is available in paperback here or from the Kindle Store here.
Alternately, if you’re just feeling generous, you can buy me a coffee here. Please note that delivering one with an OK Soda baseball cap stuffed inside it as a ‘prize’ is neither funny nor… funny.
Juliet Brando joined us on Looks Unfamiliar for a chat about OK Soda’s equally misguided Coca-Cola variant contemporary Tab Clear here.
You can find some very different – if no less ‘steamy’ thoughts on actual bossa nova music in Wish I Could Sing It To You here.
Looks Unfamiliar is hosted by Podnose. You can help Podnose to continue providing quality podcasts for free by donating to their GoFundMe here.
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