The Montreal podcast that asks Cat Preston and Kenny Streule (from Mainline Presents Richard O’Briens The Rocky Horror Show): “What’s the worst you’ve ever had to hold it? How did it end?” That thought provoking question provided by Andrina Learmonth back in episode 285.

We’ve had various stars of various versions of Rocky Horror on the show over the years which is a true testament to the staying power of what is openly one of the most bizarre little slices of pop-culture that there is.

As we talk about in the show, if you pitched Rocky Horror to almost anyone you would probably be laughed out of whatever room you were in. It sounds like an overly ambitious fever dream that would be lucky to find even the smallest of cult audiences. And yet, 50 years after it debuted on stage The Rocky Horror show is still delighting audiences with both its film and stage versions.

So much so that even with an incredible 8 dates – the Mainline production of Rocky Horror is very nearly sold out already! As Kenny says in the episode though there is a small chance that more tickets might be made available. Your best bet is probably to stay tuned to Mainline’s Facebook and the social media platform formerly known as Twitter if you want to get the jump on any last minute ticket availabilities!

In the meantime, enjoy the episode as you shiver in antici…


Credit Where Credit is Due


kenny streule and cat preston - mainline rocky horror

Some of the books, performers and podcasts that we talk about in this episode include:

  • Ducks by Kate Beaton
  • Yes Please by Amy Poehler
    For the Love of Men by Liz Plank
  • The All My Relations Podcast – Decolonizing Sex Episode
  • Daphne Rubin-Vega is the Magenta performance that really inspired Cat.

As always, a big thank you to the providers of our theme song: Leighland Beckman and Aural Turpitude!

Keith does all sorts of things here on, he works with the other founders on 9to5 (illustrated), co-hosts our two podcasts: The 9to5 Entertainment System and Go Plug Yourself and sometimes blogs here as The Perspicacious Geek.