Up Next! We’re Taking a Cruise Straight to Hell!

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OK, we’re going to try to get a head start on our next episode. Since summer is coming and spring break just passed, we thought it would be fun to unwind on the high seas with two classic Love-Boat-Goes-To-Hell telefilms, Death Cruise (1974) and Cruise into Terror (1978). Should be good times… if we survive!

You can let us know what you think of these two films by contacting us through one of our many social media channels! We’ll be recording around the middle to end of  April. We will update you when we know ourselves!

Our Watching the Detectives episode should be online soon! We had a great time recording it, and we hope you will enjoy it!

Up Next! We’re Watching the Detectives!

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We’re going undercover next week when we discuss two famous pilot detective movies, The House on Greenapple Road (1970), which led to the Dan August series, and the second pilot for Harry-O, Smile Jenny, You’re Dead (1974). Sorry again for the late notice. My schedule has remained a little on the insane side since the beginning of 2019, but I can’t wait to talk about these two excellent telefilms. Again, you can send feedback by contacting us through one of our many social media channels!

By the by, I haven’t added it to the contact info page yet, but Made for TV Mayhem (both the show and the blog) are on Instagram now too @madefortvmayhem. Follow along for updates, and other fun TVM stuff!

And, one final (blog post) word about The Rondos. We’re up for Best Multi-Media Site, and we’re so excited we just can’t hide it! You can check out the list of nominees here, and email your votes to taraco@aol.com! Voting ends April 20th. Lots of great podcasts on that list. So honored to be a part of it!

(I’ve also been nominated for Best Commentary: Last House on the Left, and Best Event for my Miskatonic lecture, Big Scares on the Small Screen, which was held at the Brooklyn Horror Film Fest last year… so if you want to vote for those too… I mean, I won’t stop you!)

Episode 1 of the Trap Cast is here!

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After threatening to do a podcast-spinoff dedicated to Trapper John M.D., Amanda finally sat down and did it! In the debut episode, Amanda discusses Trapper‘s pilot, its connection to Medical Center and the beginning of TJ‘s dance with reverse psychology. There are some hiccups, but lots of soundbites and gratuitous use of the series’ incredible score to make it a little more tolerable! Amanda will be updating this spinoff show monthly. Hope you enjoy!

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The 2019 Rondo Awards and Our Show!

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The Made for TV Mayhem Show was nominated for a Rondo!!! We weren’t sure if we might be picking up a few listeners through that nomination, so we thought we’d get together and each suggest an episode we felt gave people a good idea of what we do. They are episodes that show us  at our best… or at our least confused. Something like that. So, of course recording this was a bear. There are sound issues galore (thanks Skype for the bad reception and time lags), and choppy editing came about as I was trying to put it into something that was more coherent. Please be kind. We did this on the fly and on a day that was proving to be difficult.

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If you are new, welcome! If you are just listening cuz you like us… thank you so very much. We appreciate every download. Hope you enjoy!

You can look at the Rondo Awards ballot here, and you’ll find our little podcast in the Best Multi-Media Site section.  You can email your selections to taraco@aol.com.

Amanda was nominated in three categories. The other two are:

Best Commentary: Last House on the Left (with Bill Ackerman)
Top Event: ‘Big Scares on the Small Screen: A Brief History of the Made-for-TV Horror Film,’ at The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies, NYC

Put your votes where you must! And thank you so much for checking us out or sticking with us!