The Paunch Stevenson Show episode 208

Welcoming back NJ author Caseen Gaines, writer of Inside Pee-wee’s Playhouse: The Untold, Unauthorized, and Unpredictable Story of a Pop Phenomenon! and soon to be new book A Christmas Story: The Making of a Holiday Classic!

Please support Caseen’s new Kickstarter Project before December 26th to help him fund upcoming promotional events!

In this episode:

  • the success of Caseen’s book Inside Pee-Wee’s Playhouse,
  • working with publisher ECW Press,
  • book promotion,
  • scary Tim Burton movies,
  • when and why do movies and TV shows fade out of pop culture?,
  • re-runs and constant TV franchise reboots,
  • Bronies,
  • Caseen’s upcoming book A Christmas Story: The Making of a Holiday Classic,
  • the Christmas Story House near Cleveland, Ohio,
  • Caseen’s book release coinciding with the 30th anniversary of the film,
  • his $20,000 Kickstarter to help promote the book,
  • his Kickstarter rewards including Christmas cards designed by Ian Petrella,
  • Caseen appearing on the TV Guide Network,
  • the still tight-knit cast,
  • the first sequel My Summer Story (1994) starring Charles Grodin,
  • the second sequel Christmas Story 2 (2012) starring Daniel Stern,
  • Jean Shepherd’s original A Christmas Story book,
  • the enduring legacy of A Christmas Story,
  • and the full length version of the 1970 Night Before Christmas Read-Along Classic.

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