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Kenneth "Plumey" Plume (born July 10, 1977) is an American author, broadcaster, film producer and owner of Fred Entertainment.

Ken Plume
Ken Plume Photo 2014 Dragon Con.jpg
Ken Plume at DragonCon 2014 in Atlanta
Born (1977-07-10) July 10, 1977 (age 42)
OccupationAuthor, broadcaster, website owner
Years active1998–present
Notable work
Fred Entertainment, There's a Zombie in My Treehouse!, Milius
Internet information


Published worksEdit

Plume (with John Robinson) wrote the book There's a Zombie in My Treehouse! and paid out of pocket to have it published.[1]

The book was announced at the Film Fest and on the Apocalypse Rising track at DragonCon in 2008. The book was paid by Plume to be published by Lulu Inc. the same year. The book details the story of a boy named Johnny who finds a zombie living in his backyard tree house and does not know what to do.[2]

Website and podcastsEdit

Plume runs Fred Entertainment (, where he hosts the interview series A Bit of a Chat with Ken Plume.[3] He also produced Kevin Smith and Scott Mosier's SModcast[4] and co-hosts both the Ken P.D. Snydecast (with Dana Snyder) and Whotininnies (with Glen Oliver).[5]

Notable interview subjectsEdit

Plume has conducted many in depth interviews[6][7] both in print and in various audio forms. His interview series A Bit of a Chat (which is distributed as a podcast) has included Dom Joly,[8] Neil Innes,[9] Stephen Colbert,[10] Ernest Borgnine,[11] Jonathan Coulton, Adam Savage, Paul F. Tompkins, John Hodgman[12] and Ricky Gervais[12] as well as many cast members and writers of the TV show Community including Gillian Jacobs,[13] Megan Ganz[14] and Jim Rash.[15] Plume has also conducted print interviews for IGN with subjects such as Ian McKellen,[16] Brian Henson[17] and Stan Lee.[18]

Other worksEdit

Kenneth Plume acted as producer on the film Milius, a documentary about director and screenwriter John Milius. The film was screened on March 9, 2013 at the SXSW Film Festival.[19]

In addition to the podcasts on his site, Plume produces the "SModimations" cartoon series based on Kevin Smith's SModcast.[20]

Plume edited all five volumes of artist Steve Troop's Melonpool books:

  • The Ultimate Melonpool: A Collection of Comics ISBN 0-9672306-0-8
  • Melonpool II: The Voyage Home ISBN 0-9672306-1-6
  • Melonpool III: A New Hope ISBN 0-9672306-2-4
  • Melonpool IV: Castaway ISBN 0-9672306-3-2
  • Melonpool V: This Island Earth ISBN 0-9672306-4-0

Plume was influential in bringing Red Nose Day to the United States with Red Nose Net.[21] Red Nose Net, while not affiliated directly with Comic Relief, has hosted 24-hour marathon broadcasts with all donations made directly to Comic Relief.[22] Plume was featured in the Jonathan Coulton and Paul and Storm written Red Nose charity single "Some Kind of Charity".[23]

Plume also provided voices on the second-season finale of The Venture Bros.[24]

Awards and honorsEdit

Plume was one of 52 people chosen for Len Peralta's art project Geek a Week along with notables such as "Weird Al" Yankovic and Stan Lee.[25]

He was nominated for a Shorty Award in 2010.[26]

Personal lifeEdit

Plume currently resides in North Carolina. He often shares pictures of his daily walks with his Twitter followers. Over the course of 2012 and 2013, Plume has lost over 150 pounds.


  1. ^ "There's a Zombie in my Treehouse".
  2. ^ "There's a Zombie in my Treehouse".
  3. ^ "iTunes Listing for A Bit of a Chat with Ken Plume". Retrieved May 14, 2012.
  4. ^ "Ken Plume Bio on Smodcast website". Retrieved May 14, 2012.
  5. ^ "iTunes Listing for Whotininnies". Retrieved May 14, 2012.
  6. ^ "Dom DeLuise Interview". Retrieved May 14, 2012.
  7. ^ "Still Counting – An Interview with Muppeteer Jerry Nelson". Retrieved May 14, 2012.
  8. ^ "A Bit of a Chat Archive". Retrieved May 17, 2012.
  9. ^ "A Bit of a Chat with Ken Plume & Neil Innes". Retrieved May 17, 2012.
  10. ^ "Ken Plume interview with Stephen Colbert". Retrieved May 17, 2012.
  11. ^ "A Bit of a Chat Archive, P7". Retrieved May 17, 2012.
  12. ^ a b "A Bit of A Chat iTunes page". Retrieved May 14, 2012.
  13. ^ "Ken Plume Chat with Gillian Jacobs".
  14. ^ "A Bit of a Chat with Ken Plume & Megan Ganz".
  15. ^ "A Bit of a Chat with Ken Plume & Jim Rash". and Hal Lublin and most recently, 3/12/2014, he and his guests participated in a Radinkydonk conversation.
  16. ^ Ken Plume (July 12, 2000). "Interview with Sir Ian McKellen".
  17. ^ Ken Plume (August 9, 2000). "Interview with Brian Henson".
  18. ^ Ken Plume (June 26, 2000). "Interview with Stan Lee (Part 1 of 5)".
  19. ^ "SX Schedule: Milius". Retrieved March 25, 2013.
  20. ^ "Exclusive Interview: Kevin Smith".
  21. ^ "Red Nose Net Launches to Show Internet Solidarity With Comic Relief UK's Red Nose Day Celebration for Charity – March 13, 2009". Retrieved May 14, 2012.
  22. ^ "Join Us For Red Nose Day". Retrieved May 14, 2012.
  23. ^ "Some Kind of Charity Lyrics".
  24. ^ "Ken Plume IMDB page".
  25. ^ "Geek A Week art project". Retrieved May 17, 2012.
  26. ^ "Shorty Awards 2010". Retrieved May 17, 2012.

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