Monday Afternoon Movie is a weekly podcast hosted by your friend and mine, Sam Pancake. Each episode focuses on a different too-good-to-be-forgotten TV movie from the 1970s.

Check back here or on Facebook to listen to the first episode, and meanwhile keep reading below to find out how you can watch the movie profiled in that episode ahead of time. And don’t forget to follow Monday Afternoon Movie on your podcast thingamajig of choice: on iTunes, on Google Play or on on Spotify.

Below are the most recent episodes. See all episodes so far here.


Episode 29: TERROR OUT OF THE SKY with Nadya Ginsburg

The 1976 TV movie The Savage Bees had audiences demanding “More! MORE!” Hollywood bigwigs knew that the three other bee-themed made-for-TV horror films wouldn’t be enough, and that they had to tell more of the story of Jeannie Deveraux. In 1978, our bug lady heroine returned to the small screen, though now played by Tovah Feldshuh, and this week, Sam and special guest Nadya Ginsburg discussing the exciting final chapter in the saga. And then we promise we won’t talk about bees again.

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Episode 28: ANTS! with Jackie Beat

After almost fifty years performing onscreen, Myrna Loy finally landed a role befitting her talents: as a wheelchair-bound hotelier besieged by ants. She stars opposite Suzanne Somers, Bernie Casey and Robert Foxworth in Ants!, a.k.a. It Happened at Lakewood Manor and also a.k.a. Panic at Lakewood Manor, because it’s always a good sign when a movie has multiple titles. Joining Sam this week is comedian and drag legend Jackie Beat, who did not enjoy the film.

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Episode 27: THE SAVAGE BEES with Lizzy Cooperman

Sam Pancake’s personal war on bees continues with THE SAVAGE BEES, a 1976 made-for-TV creature feature that has the unique distinction of not sucking to the point that it was actually released in theaters abroad. How much does it not suck? Lizzy Cooperman — actress, comedian and avowed insectophobe — joins Sam to discuss the film, which stars Ben Johnson, Michael Parks and the city of New Orleans itself.

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Episode 26: TARANTULAS, THE DEADLY CARGO with Pip Lilly

What animal strikes more fear into the heart of man than… the banana spider?!?! Well, at least that’s the premise the creators of TARANTULAS: THE DEADLY CARGO were hoping would win over made-for-tv horror fans in 1977. This creature feature — weirdly a Christmastime release, for no reason in particular — doesn’t quite come together, but luckily actor Pip Lilly is on hand to talk with Sam about its hunky eye candy. BANANA SPIDERS!!!

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Episode 25: SNOWBEAST with John Cantwell

Half-human, half-animal and 100 percent made-for-TV magic! This week, Sam is talking about the 1977 sasquatchploitation favorite SNOWBEAST, starring Bo Svenson, Yvette Mimieux and Sylvia Sidney. And along for this sinister sleigh ride is Love Connie herself, John Cantwell, and there is perhaps no better team-up to discuss the less-remembered performances of the TV movie era. Get your yeti on

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