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citizen208cover1:18:46 — Join Mike in the studio late at night, where he laments the things we do for money, the Unicorn Frappuccino, and wonders if anyone — any more — likes working. Also, bad job interview memories.

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Show Notes: “Welcome to Moe’s” and other insincere gestures by fast food joints; “Undercover Boss”; the Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino; no one seems to like their jobs; are we in a peak age of media consumption?; Music Break*; that time I went on a job interview and got busted by the cops; playing Jeopardy with Alexa; Video Street Video Store**; weird Christian pressure going on in youth groups; I had a whole episode of “The Overnightscape Central” dedicated to me; proximity friendships; Music Break*; Roddy Piper; Sutter Kane.

*Music Break: “I Saw the Figure 5ive” by half cocked; “I Know Where You’ve Been” by Forget the Whale”; “Stand Up” by Reno’s Men.

**Video Street Video Store: “The Compaq Paqrap” (1989); “Real Teens Getting Real About Real Issues” (1990s).

Backing music for tonight’s episode is the Midnight Cassette System (CCO 1.0 Universal, attribution, non-commercial, share-alike).

Thanks to BiCoastal Becky for the kind words, and PQ Ribber & Jimbo for the songs inspired by this show. Check out the episode of “The Overnightscape Central” dedicated to me.

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citizen207cover49:47 — Join Mike in the studio late at night, where he recounts meeting the stars of 1987’s “The Monster Squad” at last week’s Chattanooga Film Festival — and being interviewed by them for a doc they’re making about the movie’s fans. It was like winning the poor man’s Nobel Prize!

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*Music Break: “Stand Up” by Reno’s Men.

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Check out my last two accounts of the of the Chattanooga Film Festival — 2015 and 2016!

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citizen206cover1:02:44 — Join Mike in the studio late at night, where he ponders the question: if a tree falls in a forest and no one takes a picture of it, does it make a sound? Also, a look at the new “It” trailer.

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Show Notes: I got an idea for a movie; existential dilemmas of our times; if no one’s listening to my show, is it worth doing?; Disney World; “All That Jazz” (1979); bad finances; lighting a Midnight Citizen Tobacco Coffee candle; playing “Jeopardy” with Alexa; “Highlights for Children” magazine; follow-up on favorite movies poll from last week’s show; Music Break; the new trailer for Stephen King’s “It”; annoying “Can You Hear Me Now” guy switching teams; we need to stop the whole “mic drop” thing; a trip to the Video Street Video Store; Books-A-Million in 2003.

*Music Break: “Subway Cameo” by Pete Lund; “Could It Be So Hard” by The Degs.

**Video Street Video Store: “Apple in 1985″ (1985).

Backing music for tonight’s episode is the Midnight Cassette System (CCO 1.0 Universal, attribution, non-commercial, share-alike).

Check out my buddy Josh’s web comic over at RGBros.com.

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citizen205cover1:41:03 — Download on iTunes and Podbean.

Join Mike in the studio late at night on his very special 205th episode, as he remembers when American Idol Ruben Studdard once put Birmingham, AL — and its area code, 205 — on the map.

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Show Notes: I have no idea what pain is; kids of the 80s/90s are spoiled and must search desperately for things to get mad about; “Schitt$ Creek” show; Chris Elliot; Zippo lighters; Music Break 1*; Elvira: Mistress of the Dark; playing “Jeopardy” with Alexa; area code 205; Ruben Studdard; cynical society; Video Street Video Store**; do teenagers work anymore?; Birmingham has the last skyscraper mooring mast for dirigibles in the world; Governor Robert Bentley is NOT resigning amid scandal after all; Music Break 2*; nobody on HBO watches HBO; “Big Little Lies”; my Top 5 favorite movies.

*Music Breaks: “Take it Personal” by Name Your Fear; “The Walls Ate My Sister’s Dog” by BlunderBox; “Roy” by JBlanked.

**Video Street Video Store: Wendy’s Training Video — “Grill Skillz”, (1989).

Backing music for tonight’s episode is the Midnight Cassette System (CCO 1.0 Universal, attribution, non-commercial, share-alike).

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial Share-Alike US License. Attribution by Mike Boody. Released March 2017 on The Midnight Citizen and The Overnightscape Underground.

citizen204cover1:29:16 — Join Mike in the studio late at night, where he cheapens the Internet Radio platform. Also: a profile of character actor Larry Hankin.

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Show Notes: We need to bring back that hoop with a stick that kids used to play with in the early 20th century; the necrophilia of physical media; the cheapening of film-making; Music Break 1*; the candle business is really tough; St. Patrick’s Day; “Night Flight”; 80’s stand-up comedy boom; character actor Larry Hankin; Video Street Video Store**; Birmingham, AL mentioned in THE WASHINGTON POST; comeback town hipsters; an Alabama drive-in is in the news for banning “Beauty in the Beast” because of a gay character; Music Break 2*; a mix-up in the Piggly-Wiggly; Brian de Palma; Robert Osbourne.

*Music Breaks: “Hey Rusty” by The Whips; “Forbidden VHS” by Monplaisir; “Hot Tone” by The Whips; “Orphan Song” by Waco Brothers.

**Video Street Video Store: “Making of the Monster Plantation” (1981).

Backing music for tonight’s episode is the Midnight Cassette System (CCO 1.0 Universal, attribution, non-commercial, share-alike).

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial Share-Alike US License. Attribution by Mike Boody. Released March 2017 on The Midnight Citizen and The Overnightscape Underground.

citizen203cover26:34 — Mike didn’t release a regular Saturday night show this week because he was busy getting the snot kicked out of him by mother nature on a camping trip. Hear all about it on Episode 203…

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*Music for this week’s episode is “Curha” by Sir Fish.

**Video Street Video Store: “Mall Cruising in Bowling Green, KY,” 1990.

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citizen202cover1:33:24 — Join Mike in the studio late at night as he recounts his team’s EMBARRASSING loss at this week’s 48-hour film-making competition. Also: remembering my teacher mom’s students in the late 80’s who used to hang around my house and play Nintendo.

Note: I say that Bill Paxton was in “Independence Day”. Obvious mistake. I meant “Apollo 13″.

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Show Notes: mating habits of famous historical figures on television in shows like “Einstein”, “John Adams”; a humiliating defeat at the Sidewalk Scramble film-making competition; Music Break 1*; watching “Mutant Species” (1995) on silent; obsessed with DNA in the 90’s; the Preview channel; 1972 EPA photos of Birmingham, AL make the city looked damned apocalyptic; Pepsi; Birmingham is a new city with a kind of “natural weird”, like in “Portlandia”; Wilford Brimley; Powers Booth; 70’s actors who slummed it in 90’s B-movies; a trip to the Video Street Video Store**; my mom’s students in the late 80’s who always used to hang around our house and play Nintendo; the Oscars; Music Break 2*; random access memory: that time my dad rented me “The Breakfast Club” when I was 14 and he felt embarrassed by its “R” rating; remembering Bill Paxton.

*Music Breaks: “Curha” by Sir Fish; “Ghost Wave” by Electric Mirrors; “I Believe in Your Beauty” by the Agrarians.

**Video Street Video Store: “Mall Cruising in Bowling Green, KY,” 1990.

Backing music for tonight’s episode is the Midnight Cassette System (CCO 1.0 Universal, attribution, non-commercial, share-alike).

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial Share-Alike US License. Attribution by Mike Boody. Released March 2017 on The Midnight Citizen and The Overnightscape Underground.

citizen201cover1:30: 20 — Join Mike in the studio late at night as he recounts taking part in a 48-hour film-making competition last weekend. Also, a review of the new psych-thriller, “Split”.

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Show notes: Swiss Family gentrification; work/life balance; slacking; why I took last week off; recounting the 48-hour “Sidewalk Scramble” film-making weekend with cohorts Vince and Jason; “Evil Dead 2″; Adam Wingard; a history of our production company, Workshed, and how it all started with a mash-up of “Back to the Future” and “Angels in America”; traveling film-making hustlers; Music Break 1*; coming back to the show after a week off is weird; Valentine’s Day; review of the new movie “Split”; “Night Flight”; a trip to the Video Street Video Store**; Crispin Glover; Anthony Edwards”; Geek to Chic movies of the 1980’s; had déjà vu while I was awake; had déjà vu while I was awake; random access memory: “Quincy’s: home of the big, fat yeast roll”; saw a ghost girl from the 1990’s the other day; Music Break 2*; how to do the perfect Rocky impression; closing in on episode 209.

*Music Breaks: “Through the Looking Glass” by Westy Reflector; “C’est la Vie” by OhBree; “Sonic Maps and Pictographs” by Aglow Hollow; “Keep” by Adrianna Kriel.

**Video Street Video Store: “High School USA” (1983).

Backing music for tonight’s episode is the Midnight Cassette System (CCO 1.0 Universal, attribution, non-commercial, share-alike).

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial Share-Alike US License. Attribution by Mike Boody. Released February 2017 on The Midnight Citizen and The Overnightscape Underground.

citizen200cover1:29:30 — Join Mike in the studio on his 200th episode, where he talks about nothing special — as usual. Also, should we be “mortified” at our past selves? And remembering the techno-paranoia of the mid 90’s.

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Show notes: We need to stop saying “They can put a man on the moon, but they can’t (insert some common technology gap here)”; a little hung over on a Saturday morning; the movie “Sorcerer” (1977); Music Break 1*; looking at photos from very different, very single times in my life; was I happy back then, or just miserable all the time?; frazzled and confused; “Above the Law” (1988), starring Steven Seagal; “To Live and Die in LA” (1985); gritty streets; listener e-mail from Adam; a trip to the Video Street Video Store**; I haven’t always been a Boy Scout; listening to some of my older shows on Archive.org; my recent blog featuring old stories, drawings from middle school that I found in my storage locker; techno-paranoia of the 90’s; should we be “mortified” at our past selves?; Music Break 2*.

*Music Breaks: “Highway Car” by the Poors; “Ti” by Nafta; “What Would You Say” by Nafta; “Rules of Engagement” by Roger Chandler and Kathleen Martin.

**Video Street Video Store: “Learning to Use the Internet” (1996); “The Game of Your Life” (c. 1988).

Backing music for tonight’s episode is the Midnight Cassette System (CCO 1.0 Universal, attribution, non-commercial, share-alike).

Check out Adam Fox’s story, “Suitable Distance”, based on an actual episode that happened on this episode of “The Midnight Citizen”!

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citizen199cover1:53:46 — Join Mike in the studio late at night, exploring many topics, like “Jurassic Park”-style science fiction in the 1990’s. Also, the glory days of the Super Bowl, Ed McMahon, and the Publisher’s Clearing House.

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Show notes: why does my dad love “NCIS” so much?; generational differences in entertainment; “Commando” starring Schwarzenegger; the ways people take in media; playing “Jeopardy” with Alexa; Music Break 1*; karate moves in “Commando”; “Beware the Slenderman” HBO documentary; I grew up with the “right” kind of low-brow entertainment; reading “Jurassic Park” as a kid; Michael Creichton; a trip to the Video Street Video Store**; “Spaceballs”; Music Break 2*; Horror Anthology DVD’s; Super Bowl; Publisher’s Clearing House; Ed McMahon; the Mandela Effect; collaborative vs. solo creativity (theatre and film-making vs. podcasting).

*Music Breaks: “Sir Fish” by Curha; “Night Birds” by the New Mystical Troubadours; “Neon Riding” by Herr Doktor; “Outsider’s Paradox” by Springtide. All music is Creative Commons Attribution/Non-commercial/Share-Alike and is available at the Free Music Archive.

**Video Street Video Store: “Atari Jaguar Infomercial” (1994); “Incite PC Gaming — DiKatana Preview” (1999).

Backing music for tonight’s episode is the Midnight Cassette System (CCO 1.0 Universal, attribution, non-commercial, share-alike).

Thanks to Josh Davenport for the new logo on my web site. Check out his web comic at RGBros.com!

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial Share-Alike US License. Attribution by Mike Boody. Released February 2017 on The Midnight Citizen and The Overnightscape Underground.