The Adventures Of...Podcast

The Adventures Of...Podcast

By Peter Alden Pete Gould
Welcome everyone! In our show we talk about all sorts of hero related things. We focus primarily on the Super Hero TV shows of the 70s - 90s but we also cover The classic Superman series of the 50s, The Legendary Batman Series of the 60's as well as movie and radio serials of the 40s - 50s featuring Tarzan & The Lone Ranger. PLUS cartoons, the Power Records sets of the 70s and much more! If it involves a hero (Super Or Otherwise) we'll probably talk about it at some time! So what are you waiting for? Go like our page and start listening today! We post new shows every other Saturday morning!
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Episode #9 - SHANNON FARNON (Voice of 'Wonder Woman' in "The Superfriends")

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Episode #16 - WILL ROGERS (Author of The Ultimate Superfriends Companion Vol. 1 & 2)
In this episode we talk with 'child of the 70's', Will Rogers.  Will is the author of "The Ultimate Superfriends Companion vol. 1 & 2" the absolute go-to reference book for anything about The Superfriends.  Will is also a talented voice-over artist and shares his talents with us on the show!  He can replicate the voices of all the Superfriends, and some of the other villains, and characters that appeared on the show!  We had alot of fun on this show with Will, and we will definitely be bringing him back for some future segments! **We'd also like to send a "shout out" to Shannon Farnon (Wonder Woman from the Superfriends) who wrote the forward to both volumes, and brought Will to our attention.  Thank You Shannon!**
1:06:05
March 28, 2020
Episode # 15 - WATCHING THE DETECTIVES - with special guest Camiel Long from "The Murder Hour" Podcast
This week, Peter and Pete are joined in studio by special Guest Camiel Long, one of the co-hosts of The Murder Hour Podcast! Camiel is a retired law enforcement detective and in his honor, we decided to take a look at 3 of our favorite fictional detective creations; "Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar", "Dragnet" and "Sherlock Holmes".  As a special bonus, listen for Detective Long's invaluable tips on what every aspiring law enforcement officer needs in order to become a great detective! The clues are there, and we have many cases to discuss. The game is afoot! 
57:24
March 23, 2020
Episode #14: KATHY GARVER (Cissy on "Family Affair"; Firestar on "Spider-Man & His Amazing Friends")
Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends is an American animated television series produced by Marvel Productions, considered to be a crossover series connected to 1981 Spider-Man series. The show stars already-established Marvel Comics characters Spider-Man and Iceman, plus an original character, Firestar. As a trio called the Spider-Friends, they fought against various villains of the Marvel Universe. Originally broadcast on NBC as a Saturday morning cartoon, the series ran first-run original episodes for three seasons, from 1981 to 1983, then aired repeats for an additional two years (from 1984 to 1986). Alongside the 1981 Spider-Man animated series, Peter Parker (Spider-Man), Bobby Drake (Iceman), and Angelica Jones (Firestar) are all college students at Empire State University. After working together to defeat the Beetle and recovering the "Power Booster" he stole from Tony Stark (a.k.a. Iron Man) the trio decide to team-up permanently as the "Spider-Friends". They live together in Peter's aunt's home with her and a pet dog, Ms. Lion (adopted from Firestar), a Lhasa Apso. Together, the superheroes battle various supervillains. Some stories featured team-ups with other characters from the Marvel Universe, including Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Sunfire, and the mid-1970's X-Men. Kathy Garver was born in Long Beach, California Her break-through performance came as one of the young slaves in The Ten Commandments She is most well known for starring as the teenage niece of Uncle Bill Davis, Cissy Davis on Family Affair (1966). The show was nominated for Emmys in various categories during its five year run. Kathy is also very much in demand for her numerous vocal characterizations. She's a stand-out in the very competitive field of voices-overs for cartoons, commercials, toys and audio books. She voiced "Pepper", an automotive whiz, in the Chuck Norris: Karate Kommandos (1986) series and "Firestar", a mutant super hero, in the Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends (1981) TV series. Remember to go to www.kathygarver.com to order her books, including “The Family Affair Cookbook”, “Surviving Cissy”, and “X Child Stars”.  You can also find other surprises, and even get autographed photos and books. You can also follow Kathy on: Facebook - Kathy Garver Twitter - @kathy_garver Instagram - @kgcissy
44:55
March 14, 2020
Episode #12: CLAYTON "Bud" COLLYER (Radio's Superman)
Fresh off their successful appearance at Pensacon, the guys are back at it.  This week they return to the exciting world of Superman!  ALL the way back to the first commercial incarnation other than the comic pages.  Along the way we also feature the return of Mr. John Field.  John last joined us on our episode featuring George Reeves (TV's first Superman).  John also possesses extensive knowledge of "Bud" Collyer, and the early radio days of Superman! The Adventures of Superman is a long-running radio serial that originally aired from 1940 to 1951 featuring the DC Comics character Superman. The serial came to radio as a syndicated show on New York City's WOR on February 12, 1940. On Mutual, it was broadcast from August 31, 1942, to February 4, 1949, as a 15-minute serial, running three or, usually, five times a week. From February 7 to June 24, 1949, it ran as a thrice-weekly half-hour show. The series shifted to ABC Saturday evenings on October 29, 1949, and then returned to afternoons twice a week on June 5, 1950, continuing on ABC until March 1, 1951.  In all, 2,088 original episodes of The Adventures of Superman aired on American radio.  In the first few episodes, Superman's home planet of Krypton is located on the far side of the sun, as opposed to a distant star system as it is in most stories. During the journey to Earth, baby Kal-el grows into an adult and emerges fully grown from his ship after it lands on Earth. He is never adopted by the Kents but immediately begins his superhero career.  This was eventually retconned in later episodes to match the narrative of the comic books. This serial introduced the fictional mineral kryptonite, the radiation from which can weaken and even (in some continuities) kill Superman. Aside from giving Superman's foes a plausible way to fight him, it also allowed Superman's voice actor to take the occasional break: Superman would spend the next episode incapacitated, his groans voiced by a substitute actor, Just as Superman's true identity remained a secret, the identity of radio actor Clayton 'Bud' Collyer also remained a secret from 1940 until 1946, when the character of Superman was used in a promotional campaign for racial and religious tolerance and Collyer did a Time magazine interview about that campaign. Since there were no reruns at that time, the series often used plot devices and plot twists to allow Collyer to have vacation time. Kryptonite allowed Superman to be incapacitated and incoherent with pain while the secondary characters took the focus instead. At other times, Batman (Stacy Harris) and Robin (Ronald Liss) appeared on the program in Superman's absence. The scripts by B. P. Freeman and Jack Johnstone were directed by Robert and Jessica Maxwell, George Lowther, Allen Ducovny and Mitchell Grayson. Sound effects were created by Jack Keane, Al Binnie, Keene Crockett and John Glennon. Many aspects associated with Superman, such as kryptonite, originated on radio, as did certain characters, including Daily Planet editor Perry White, copy boy Jimmy Olsen and police inspector Bill Henderson.   On March 2, 1945, Superman met Batman and Robin for the first time. Paramount's animated Superman short films used voices by the radio actors, and Columbia's Superman movie serials (1948, 1950) were "adapted from the Superman radio program broadcast on the Mutual Network".
57:08
March 9, 2020
Episode #11 - ROADTRIP!!!
It's our first show from the road! This week Peter and Pete are coming to you live from the Pensacon convention in Pensacola Florida!
1:04:36
February 29, 2020
Episode #10 - THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN '77 TELEVISION SERIES
In this episode we discuss the first prime-time 'live-action' version of Spiderman to hit screens.  The series 'The Amazing Spider-Man', starring Nicholas Hammond, debuted in 1977, and ran off and on until 1979.  Although only 13 episodes were produced, it still holds a place in our hearts as the first time we, as kids, saw a live version of Spider-Man.  We discuss all the Pros and Cons associated with this show. We also discuss the weird Japanese version of Spiderman which debuted in 1978.  Loosely based (VERY loosely) on the Marvel Comics hero.
1:11:40
February 22, 2020
Episode #9 - SHANNON FARNON (Voice of 'Wonder Woman' in "The Superfriends")
In this episode, we are honored to chat with Shannon Farnon, an accomplished actress and voiceover artist.  Most fans remember her as the voice of Wonder Woman on "The Superfriends", a part she played for 10 years.  She is a charming woman, and lovely inside and out.  We know that you will enjoy our chat with this fantastic lady! Shannon starred in film, television, commercials and cartoons, however her first role was in 1965 in an uncredited role on Burke's Law. She went on to appear in multiple other television series, but was most active in commercials. While playing a mother in a live-action commercial in 1973 for Flintstone vitamins she was approached by voice director Wally Burr to audition for what was to be her most long-running famous role, Wonder Woman on Super Friends. From 1973 to 1983, Farnon voiced the Amazonian superheroine on Super Friends, Challenge of the Super Friends, The All-New Super Friends Hour, The World's Greatest Super Friends and the revival of Super Friends. Farnon did voice several incidental characters, such as Lois Lane and Hawkgirl on some of the series and also played Kim Butler in Valley of the Dinosaurs in 1974, but mainly she did the voice of Wonder Woman. She voiced Wonder Woman on many Cartoon Network promos and went on to appear in several films and television series, but since 2005, her acting appearances have been infrequent. She has voiced various commercials, including Betty Crocker, Nivea, Kodak, National World War II Memorial, Oil of Olay, Scotchgard and Cartoon Network spoofs of The Super Friends.
57:31
February 8, 2020
Episode #8 - THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN (Part 2)
In this episode we finish up our discussion of The Six Million Dollar Man with a synopsis of the final two Bionic Reunion Movies, The Bionic Showdown and Bionic Ever After.  Join Pete and Pete for some Bionic fun!! The Six Million Dollar Man is an American science fiction  and action television series, running from 1973 to 1978, about a former astronaut, USAF Colonel Steve Austin, portrayed by Lee Majors. Austin has superhuman strength due to bionic implants and is employed as a secret agent by a fictional U.S. government office titled OSI.  The series was based on the Martin Caidin novel CYBORG,  which was the working title of the series during pre-production. Following three television pilot movies, which all aired in 1973, The Six Million Dollar Man television series aired on the ABC Network as a regular episodic series for five seasons from 1974 to 1978. Steve Austin became a pop culture icon of the 1970s. A spin-off television series, The Bionic Woman featuring the lead female character Jaime Summers ran from 1976 to 1978. Three television movies featuring both bionic characters were also produced from 1987 to 1994.
1:02:12
February 1, 2020
Episode #7 - THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN (Part 1)
In this installment, Pete and Pete discuss all things bionic, namely, The Six Million Dollar Man!  Areas covered in this episode are (briefly) the pilot movies to start the series, the original series, The Six Million Dollar Man, and the first 'Bionic Reunion' movie!! The Six Million Dollar Man is an American science fiction  and action television series, running from 1973 to 1978, about a former astronaut, USAF Colonel Steve Austin, portrayed by Lee Majors. Austin has superhuman strength due to bionic implants and is employed as a secret agent by a fictional U.S. government office titled OSI.  The series was based on the Martin Caidin novel CYBORG,  which was the working title of the series during pre-production. Following three television pilot movies, which all aired in 1973, The Six Million Dollar Man television series aired on the ABC Network as a regular episodic series for five seasons from 1974 to 1978. Steve Austin became a pop culture icon of the 1970s. A spin-off television series, The Bionic Woman featuring the lead female character Jaime Summers ran from 1976 to 1978. Three television movies featuring both bionic characters were also produced from 1987 to 1994.
58:12
January 25, 2020
Episode #6 - JOHN DAVEY (Captain Marvel in SHAZAM!)
In Part 2 of our look at the classic 1970's Filmation program SHAZAM!,  Pete and Pete get the rare opportunity to speak with actor John Davey!  John portrayed Captain Marvel in the 2nd and 3rd seasons of SHAZAM!, and we were pleased to get the chance to speak with him, as he does not do many interviews.  Thanks to the recent release of the mid-1970s SHAZAM! (1974) series on DVD, John Davey is now being remembered as one of TV's early superheroes, Captain Marvel. He did the role in a total of thirteen TV episodes, eleven times in SHAZAM! and three times in the spin-off series,  The Secrets of Isis (1975).  Davey's Marvel might seem too clean and simple to many of today's youth (which is unfortunate, because we need these heroes!!), but to kids of the 1970s, Davey played a positive role model in a series that will never be forgotten, SHAZAM! We consider this one of our best chats!  What a fantastic time we had getting to know John, and give him the opportunity to talk about his career and memories of this show.  We hope you will laugh along with us and have as great a time as we did with one of the nicest people you could meet, John Davey!!
54:42
January 18, 2020
Episode #5 - SHAZAM! The TV Series
In this episode the boys discuss one of the most popular kids Saturday morning TV shows in the early 1970's, SHAZAM!  The series premiered in 1974 and ran through 1977, starring Michael Gray (Billy Batson), Les Tremayne (Mentor), Jackson Bostwick (Captain Marvel, Season 1) and John Davey (Captain Marvel, Seasons 2 and 3).  Mixing action, adventure, and even a learning moral for kids at the end of each episode, SHAZAM! was a hit for young boys and girls in the 70's!
1:04:19
January 11, 2020
Episode #4 - THE GEORGE REEVES STORY with Special Guest John Field
Look, up in the sky! It's a bird. It's a plane! IT'S SUPERMAN! For an entire generation of people around the world from the 50s -70s, there was only one Man Of Steel... George Reeves! This week, Peter and Pete discuss the life and legacy of George Reeves, TVs SUPERMAN! From his Motion Picture debut in "Gone With The Wind", to his iconic role as SUPERMAN, this week's guest, pop culturist and Reeves expert John Field will answer many of the questions people have asked about George Reeves over the years.  John Field is widely regarded in the entertainment industry as one of the most knowledgeable Reeves experts in the world. When Warner Brothers were putting together special documentary featurettes for the their DVD box set releases of the complete series of "The Adventures Of SUPERMAN" in 2006,  Lois Lane herself, (Noel Neil) personally recommended John to the producers for his vast knowledge of the show and George's life.  John is the founder of The George Reeves Appreciation Society: https://www.facebook.com/groups/438979222781988/  Show your love for George Reeves by getting a George Reeves Appreciation Society T-Shirt at: https://www.teepublic.com/t-shirt/5352947-george-reeves-appreciation-society
1:24:07
January 4, 2020
Episode #3 - A CONVERSATION WITH BURT WARD ("Robin" from the 1960s TV series "Batman")
Burt Ward has rescued more that 15,500 dogs and has created a special dog and puppy food along with a special feeding and care program that is helping dogs live longer, healthier and happier lives!  Dogs eating "Gentle Giants" dog and puppy food and following "Gentle Giants" special feeding and care program are living as long as 27 active and healthy years.  You can learn more at www.gentlegiantsdogfood.com In this episode, Pete and Pete get the opportunity to speak with Burt Ward about his upcoming "Hollywood Walk-Of-Fame" presentation as he gets his well-deserved star.  They also speak to him about his love of dogs, and his incredible line of dog and puppy food!  And of course, they finish off with a conversation about "Batman - 66" and his relationship with co-star Adam West (Batman).  
1:09:19
December 28, 2019
2019 CHRISTMAS SPECIAL
Join Peter Alden and Pete Gould as they relive some Christmas memories, share two Power Records Christmas episodes of The Six Million Dollar Man and wind it all up with a very special Christmas treat! They will listen along with you and comment on three...UNIQUE Power Records Christmas episodes featuring, Superman, Wonder Woman, and Batman. You may want to start drinking your Egg-Nog early for this one! MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY!
1:44:00
December 25, 2019
Episode #2 - POWER RECORDS pt. 2: The Six Million Dollar Man & Star Trek
In this episode, we continue our deep look into the 1970's phenomena of Power Records.  These were audio stories with full casts, music and, in some cases, a comic book to read along with the story.  Power Records held licensing for DC and Marvel Comics as well as TV shows The Six Million Dollar Man, Star Trek, Planet Of The Apes and Kojak (among others).  In this second part we focus on the TV series inspired stories that also made up much of the franchises offerings.  THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN:  The Haiti Connection, and STAR TREK:  The Crier In Emptiness!  
52:06
December 14, 2019
Episode #1 - POWER RECORDS pt. 1: Batman & Spiderman
In this, first official episode of our podcast, we take a deep look into the 1970's phenomena of Power Records.  These were audio stories with full casts, music and, in some cases, a comic book to read along with the story.  Power Records held licensing for DC and Marvel Comics as well as TV shows The Six Million Dollar Man, Star Trek, Planet Of The Apes and Kojak (among others).  In this first part we take a look at, what have been considered two of the best stories they created.  BATMAN:  Stacked Cards, and SPIDERMAN:  The Mark Of The Man-Wolf.  
55:58
November 29, 2019
Episode #0: PILOT - Who we are and what the show is about.
Welcome Superhero fans!  In this, our pilot episode, your hosts Peter Alden and Pete Gould will give you an overview of the type of show this is!  In this episode they discuss the many 'types' of Superheroes, what will be considered a 'Superhero' for the purposes of our podcast, what types of shows and genres we will be delving into, and so much more!  Join us, won't you? You know you want to!
49:05
November 16, 2019