Episode notes

Dana Gould’s connection to Ed Wood – both the movie and the man himself runs deep. He shares Wood’s love of monster horror, he auditioned to be in the Tim Burton film, and as he’s gotten older, he’s found himself relating to both the Ed and Bela Lugosi characters in new ways. Here, he shares those stories, plus how his inner Ed helped him bring his “Dr. Z” to life.

Then, Jordan has one quick thing about her recent Hollywood Forever double feature.


Watch Hanging with Dr. Z on YouTube

Here’s the full “Dr. Z” guest spot on TCM with Ben Mankiewicz


Books referenced here:
David J. Skal, The Monster Show
Harry Benshoff, Monsters in the Closet
Katharine Coldiron’s Midnight Movie Monograph on Plan 9


With Jordan Crucchiola and Dana Gould

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On Feeling Seen, writer and general enthusiast Jordan Crucchiola invites filmmakers, writers, comedians, and artists to discuss the movie characters that made them “feel seen.” It’s about that instant when a person connects to a piece of art so deeply that they see themselves reflected in it. Every week Jordan gabs it up with a guest about those magical moments when they were watching a film and realized, “That’s me!” It’s an informative, funny, and comforting show about our intimate relationship with movies, the impact they have on our lives, and how they influence our art.

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