TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 563.1 with guest Jordan Young is available for listening on demand as a free podcast

The TV Career of Spike Jones
Original Airdates: Jan. 7-9, 2022
TVC 563.1: Playwright and author Jordan Young joins Ed for a look at the television career of Spike Jones, the legendary bandleader and musical satirist whose influence in comedy and satire paved the way for the likes of Monty Python, Jimmy Buffett, George Carlin, Peter Sellers, and, arguably most notably, Weird Al Yankovic. Jordan Young’s many books on entertainment history include Spike Jones, Off the Record: The Man Who Murdered Music, a comprehensive history and discography of Spike Jones that has been completely updated and reissued with a host of new material, including more than 260 never before published photographs, scripts, arrangements, memorabilia and more.

Spike Jones and His Traveling Circus
Original Airdates: Jan. 7-9, 2022
TVC 563.2: Jordan Young, author of Spike Jones, Off the Record: The Man Who Murdered Music, talks to Ed about the many ideas that Jones for television programming (even though TV itself never quite figured out how to put his talents to use); Jones’ skill for marketing himself and his band; and how Dr. Demento helped create two new generations of Spike Jones fans.

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