Category Archives: Graphic Policy Radio

Undocumented Immigrants and Hollywood with Black Panther’s Bambadjan Bamba. Listen LIVE Monday.

Bambadjan Bamba is an actor and filmmaker who immigrated from the Ivory Coast with his family fleeing political persecution in 1992. Bambadjan made it through drama school and is now a series regular on NBC’s The Good Place and will be seen in what is sure be a blockbuster, Black Panther, the next Marvel film.

Bamba qualified for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) but his immigration status is now in danger due to the Trump administration’s announced repeal of the program. Bambadjan refuses to stay silent about the realities faced by undocumented immigrants and is now working with the nonprofit group Define American to share his story about America’s outdated and dysfunctional immigration system.

This Monday Graphic Policy Radio will be joined by Bambadjan Bamba who will talk about his journey and his current fight against an unjust system and why Black Panther matters to him. Listen in Monday and show your support.

The show airs LIVE this Monday at 10pm ET.

Marvel Comics the Untold Story, As Told to Graphic Policy Radio by Sean Howe on Demand

On demand: iTunes ¦ Sound Cloud ¦ Stitcher ¦ BlogTalkRadio ¦ Listed on podcastdirectory.com

Learn everything you ever wanted to know about the history of the business of Marvel Comics! We’re interviewing author Sean Howe, author of Marvel Comics the Untold Story.

“In the early 1960s, Marvel Comics introduced a series of bright-costumed superhero characters—including Iron Man, the Hulk, Thor, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, Daredevil, and the Amazing Spider-Man—that would evolve into a modern American mythology for millions of readers. Over the last half-century, these characters have been passed along among generations of brilliant editors, artists, and writers who struggled with commercial mandates, a fickle audience, and, over matters of credit and control, one another. Written by Sean Howe, former comic book reviewer and editor at Entertainment Weekly, Marvel Comics: The Untold Story is a gripping narrative of one of the most extraordinary, beloved, and beleaguered pop cultural entities in America’s history.”

 

Guest hosting is:

Steven Attewell writes about the intersection of history, politics, and pop culture in “The People’s History of the Marvel Universe” for Graphic Policy. In his day job, He teaches public policy at CUNY’s Murphy Institute for Labor Studies. He is the founder of Race for the Iron Throne.

Harassment in the Comics Industry. We Talk to a Lawyer. Listen on Demand.

On demand: iTunes ¦ Sound Cloud¦ Stitcher ¦ BlogTalkRadio ¦ Listed on podcastdirectory.com

Harassment is a long standing crisis in the comics industry — and despite brave voices speaking out, rarely have harassers suffered any consequences. Mainstream reporting on the open secret of sexual harasser Eddie Berganza has finally lead to his firing and now more stories of harassment are coming to light. We think it’s time to talk to a lawyer– an employee rights attorney. We’ll not only be discussing some of the high profile harassment cases in the comic industry but also what folks need to know in their every day workplace.

Joining Graphic Policy Radio is Paula Brantner a Senior Advisor for Workplace Fairness.

Paula Brantner is the Senior Advisor to Workplace Fairness, after serving as Executive Director (2008-2016) and Program Director (2003 to 2007) writing legal content for the Webby-nominated site www.workplacefairness.org, and developing products for WF’s social enterprise program, 0.1.2.3. In 2016, she founded PB Work Solutions, LLC, to counsel and coach workers in toxic workplaces and consult and advise on workplace issues and nonprofit strategy. An employment lawyer for 25 years, Paula has degrees from UC-Hastings College of the Law and Michigan State University’s James Madison College. She is a former co-coordinator for NetSquaredDC and a retired DC Rollergirl. She volunteers at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo, travels around the world to see pandas.


Resources

Workplace Fairness

CoWorker.org

Freelancers Union

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Harassment in the Comics Industry. We Talk to a Lawyer. Listen in LIVE this Monday.

Harassment is a long standing crisis in the comics industry — and despite brave voices speaking out, rarely have harassers suffered any consequences. Mainstream reporting on the open secret of sexual harasser Eddie Berganza has finally lead to his firing and now more stories of harassment are coming to light. We think it’s time to talk to a lawyer– an employee rights attorney. We’ll not only be discussing some of the high profile harassment cases in the comic industry but also what folks need to know in their every day workplace.

Joining Graphic Policy Radio is Paula Brantner a Senior Advisor for Workplace Fairness.

Listen in LIVE this Monday at 10pm ET while we discuss this important topic.

Paula Brantner is the Senior Advisor to Workplace Fairness, after serving as Executive Director (2008-2016) and Program Director (2003 to 2007) writing legal content for the Webby-nominated site www.workplacefairness.org, and developing products for WF’s social enterprise program, 0.1.2.3. In 2016, she founded PB Work Solutions, LLC, to counsel and coach workers in toxic workplaces and consult and advise on workplace issues and nonprofit strategy. An employment lawyer for 25 years, Paula has degrees from UC-Hastings College of the Law and Michigan State University’s James Madison College. She is a former co-coordinator for NetSquaredDC and a retired DC Rollergirl. She volunteers at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo, travels around the world to see pandas.

Listen in this Monday.

Discover Star Trek Discovery with Graphic Policy Radio. Listen on Demand.

On demand: iTunes ¦ Sound Cloud ¦ Stitcher ¦ BlogTalkRadio ¦ Listed on podcastdirectory.com

Star Trek Discovery has wrapped up the first half of its first season and we’re diving in to discuss the controversial addition to the Star Trek universe. What did that cliffhanger mean? Is the show too dark? What’s it saying about the state of the world? And why isn’t this on television!? We’re talking all of that and more when we’re joined by guest Sarah Rasher.

Sarah Rasher began their Starfleet career by founding their high school’s Star Trek club, which doubled as a Gay-Straight Alliance. Now, in addition to being totally obsessed with Star Trek Discovery, they are embarking on yet another rewatch of Deep Space Nine. When not overly invested in Star Trek, Sarah works in education research and blogs about competitive figure skating at thefinersports.com.

Graphic Policy Radio Goes to the Movies for Thor: Ragnarok. Listen on Demand!

On demand: iTunes ¦ Sound Cloud ¦ Stitcher ¦ BlogTalkRadio ¦ Listed on podcastdirectory.com

Graphic Policy Radio heads to the movies to discuss the latest entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Thor: Ragnarok! The film is dominating the box office with it’s action, visuals, and humor, but beneath it all is a film that has very interesting things to say about such issues as colonialism and refugees. We’ll talk about and of course its Jack Kirby inspired aesthetics with guest Brandon David Wilson.

Brandon David Wilson, a Los Angeles-based filmmaker and lecturer at UCLA and Columbia College Hollywood. He has directed numerous short films and two feature films, most recently “Sepulveda” sepulvedathemovie.com which he co-directed with his wife Jena English. He writes essays on film and culture at geniusbastard.com. He also tweets a lot @GeniusBastard.

Graphic Policy Radio Goes to the Movies for Thor: Ragnarok with guest Brandon David Wilson Tonight

Graphic Policy Radio heads to the movies to discuss the latest entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Thor: Ragnarok! The film is dominating the box office with it’s action, visuals, and humor, but beneath it all is a film that has very interesting things to say about such issues as colonialism and refugees. We’ll talk about and of course its Jack Kirby inspired aesthetics with guest Brandon David Wilson.

The episode airs LIVE tonight at 10pm ET.

Brandon David Wilson, a Los Angeles-based filmmaker and lecturer at UCLA and Columbia College Hollywood. He has directed numerous short films and two feature films, most recently “Sepulveda” sepulvedathemovie.com which he co-directed with his wife Jena English. He writes essays on film and culture at geniusbastard.com. He also tweets a lot @GeniusBastard.

Listen to the show when it airs LIVE this Thursday at 10pm ET.

Listen to Katie Schenkel Talk Moonlighters and Supernatural Odd-Jobs on Demand

On demand: iTunes ¦ Sound Cloud ¦ Stitcher ¦ BlogTalkRadio ¦ Listed on podcastdirectory.com

High-achieving college student Renee gets bitten by a werewolf, and things take a turn for the weird. She ends up with the Moonlighters: Monster Helpers for hire! Made up of Meg (Were-Huskie), Sue (Were-Akita), and Felipe (Were-Corgi), they have to take supernatural odd-jobs to pay for textbooks, ramen, and *gulp* rent! (Please hire them). Written by Katie Schenkel with art by Cal Moray, and published by Space Goat ProductionsMoonlighters is an indie comic series you should be checking out this Halloween season!

Schenkel joins this new episode of Graphic Policy Radio to talk her humorous and fun comic series in a spooktacular new episode.

Katie Schenkel is an editor, critic, copywriter, and fiction writer. The Cardboard Kingdom, her graphic novel with artist Chad Sells, has been sold to Knopf Books for Young Readers and will be published in early 2018. Her critic work can be found on Comics Alliance, The Mary Sue, Book Riot, and various pop culture websites. She hosts a movie review series and a podcast on JustPlainSomething.com. Besides her freelance work, Katie is a full-time digital copywriter for Rewards Network in Chicago.

Katie Schenkel Talks Moonlighters and Supernatural Odd-Jobs this Monday on Graphic Policy Radio

High-achieving college student Renee gets bitten by a werewolf, and things take a turn for the weird. She ends up with the Moonlighters: Monster Helpers for hire! Made up of Meg (Were-Huskie), Sue (Were-Akita), and Felipe (Were-Corgi), they have to take supernatural odd-jobs to pay for textbooks, ramen, and *gulp* rent! (Please hire them). Written by Katie Schenkel with art by Cal Moray, and published by Space Goat Productions, Moonlighters is an indie comic series you should be checking out this Halloween season!

Schenkel joins this new episode of Graphic Policy Radio to talk her humorous and fun comic series in a spooktacular new episode.

Listen in to the show LIVE this Monday at 10pm ET.

Katie Schenkel is an editor, critic, copywriter, and fiction writer. The Cardboard Kingdom, her graphic novel with artist Chad Sells, has been sold to Knopf Books for Young Readers and will be published in early 2018. Her critic work can be found on Comics Alliance, The Mary Sue, Book Riot, and various pop culture websites. She hosts a movie review series and a podcast on JustPlainSomething.com. Besides her freelance work, Katie is a full-time digital copywriter for Rewards Network in Chicago.

Listen in this Monday and find out about this awesome series!

Copra — If Suicide Squad was an Art Comic. Listen to GP Radio on Demand

On demand: iTunes ¦ Sound Cloud ¦ Stitcher ¦ BlogTalkRadio ¦ Listed on podcastdirectory.com

What if the Suicide Squad was an art comic? That’s one of the best ways to describe Michel Fiffe‘s Copra, one of the best superhero comics being published today. On this brand new episode of Graphic Policy Radio we talk to Fiffe about the series and his success in independent publishing.

Michel Fiffe is the creator of two critically acclaimed titles: the action series Copra published by Bergen Street Press and the quasi-neorealistic Zegas, newly collected by Fantagraphics. He’s written and drawn for Marvel, Valiant, IDW, Boom! Studios, and Dynamite Entertainment. Fiffe continues to serialize Copra, recently launched a Patreon-exclusive comic Negativeland, and is working on a 3-issue mini seriesBloodstrike: Brutalists for Image Comics.

« Older Entries