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Can life lessons we learn from movies prepare us for the end of civilization? Is Harry Potter the new Star Wars? Has modern science fiction lost its way? Are housewives ruining American television? Explore these questions and many others with Sean Gilbert, Brooks Robinson and Greg Starks in TV Ate My Dinner, the podcast that brings you the finest in opiniontainment when it comes to movies, TV and media issues. It could also mean the difference between living and dying if you ever find yourself staring down the business end of a zombie bite, so this is one show you can't afford to miss!

Sean and Lynn return to complete their Dracula discussion, focusing not just on Dracula movies but their impact on modern horror movies. Also, a little more talk about American Horror Story.

For additional vampire reading, check out the collection "Vampires: Two Centuries of Great Vampire Stories", compiled and edited by Alan Ryan. That collection contains "The Vampire", "Carmilla" the Lord Byron vampire fragment, "Dracula's Guest", and a ton of other stories (including an excerpt from "Varney the Vampire").

You can also download public domain readings of Varney the Vampire from

Direct download: TVAMD_Dracula3.mp3
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Sean and Lynn return to discuss Dracula in film and re-visit the increasingly disappointing American Horror Story.

Direct download: TVAMD_Dracula2.mp3
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In anticipation of Halloween, Sean and Lynn take a brief break from Dracula to talk about the new horror show "American Horror Story", "Tucker and Dale vs. Evil", Grant Morrison's "Supergods" (and how great heroes and villains are created), zombies, Saw, Freddy, Jason and Michael Meyers. Did "Faces of Death" videos signify the beginning of voyeuristic horror like "Human Centipede"? Oh yeah, Human Centipede. This one's not for the kids.

All this and a new song from Sean's band, Glamour Turquoise! Happy Halloween, world...

Direct download: TVAMD_AmericanHorryStory.mp3
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Sean and Lynn discuss the King of Vampires and his literary origins. Beginning with the Summer of 1816 that also spawned Frankenstein, they examine Lord Byron's abandoned vampire novel that became Polidori's "The Vampyre", the penny dreadful sensation "Varney the Vampire", "Carmilla" and Bram Stoker's novel as a New World vs. Old World allegory. Just in time for Halloween.

Direct download: TVAMD_Dracula1.mp3
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TVAMD Presents an Audio Adventure that pays homage to the scifi novels of the 60's and the radio serials of yesteryear.

In this third installment of the Rocky Montana adventure, Rocky and Professor Boobelfish work to escape from the space pirates while Xando Zaan faces mutiny. But a common threat may force them all to work together...

Written and Read by Sir St. John C. O'Herlihy

Rusty Pass as Rocky Montana

Lynn Stahlhut as Professor Boobelfish

Ben Sutton as Captain Xando Zaan

Gary Lance as the Centurion

Featuring music by Brooks Robinson

Direct download: VSTChap2.mp3
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Sean and Lynn finally get around to talking about Superheroes in a Post 911 world. Have we been crying out for heroes? Did Buck Rogers emerge just in time to save us from the Great Depression? Did Superman come to Earth to counter the rise of the Nazi Party? Have heroes throughout history always arisen just when we needed them in comics and on screen? And if so, why do we have so much trouble creating new ones now?

Direct download: TVAMD_post911_pt2.mp3
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Sean and Lynn set out to talk about Superheroes but end up teasing the upcoming Dracula episode, reviewing the movie Ironclad, discussing Beowulf movies and Sarah Polley, Kenneth Branaugh and Thor, DC's new 52 and Grant Morrison's Action Comics, the upcoming Aquaman movie with Leonardo DiCaprio, the Entourage finale' and Dr. Who. Plus a review of the Ultimate Watchmen Extended Cut.

Direct download: TVAMD_pre911.mp3
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Greg returns to TVAMD to talk about his personal life and Sean's new fitness program. Plus Sean and Lynn discuss The Tunnel, Paul, Your Highness, Everything Must Go, and Andy Samberg.

Also,how to treat gout and cure diabetes!

Direct download: tvamd_catchup.mp3
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Sean, Lynn and Rusty discuss Apollo 18 and its impact to the "found footage" mock doc genre. How does it compare to the Blair Witch Project or the more recent Rec, its American counterpart Quarantine, or Paranormal Activity? Is this a bold new step for the genre or is it jumping the shark just like every other time horror goes to space? Also, a look at Trollhunter and a brief word on the remakes of Don't Be Afraid of the Dark and Fright Night.

Direct download: TVAMD_apollo18.mp3
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Sean, Lynn and Tracy return to conclude their analysis of the Harry Potter legacy, from the books to the films.

Direct download: TVAMD_HP2-2.mp3
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