Category Archives: Podcasts

Those Two Geeks Episode Seventy Five: The Marvel Legends We Wish We Could Get

Alex and Joe intend to talk about some old news before launching into a list of ten Marvel Legends figures they wish/hope will be announced eventually.

As always, Alex and Joe can be found on twitter respectively @karcossa and @jcb_smark if you feel the need to tell them they’re wrong individually, or @those2geeks if you want to yell at them together on twitter, or by email at ItsThose2Geeks@gmail.com.

Comics Deserve Better Episode 2: The Old Guard by Greg Rucka, Leandro Fernandez, Daniela Miwa, Jodi Wynne

In the second episode of Comics Deserve Better, Brian, Darci, and Logan react to the 2020 Eisners and discuss the 2017 Greg Rucka and Leandro Fernandez comic, The Old Guard. Or what Logan likes to call “Blackwater, but queer”.

Other books talked about on the show include the webcomics Fangs by Sarah Andersen, Gunnerkrigg Court by Tom Siddell, and Clover and Nugget by Phil Sheldon as well as Scout ComicsYasmeen #1 and Tales from the Pandemic by Mario Candelaria and a bunch of awesome artists.

Follow Brian: https://twitter.com/Braijin2814 Follow Darci: https://twitter.com/books_serial Follow Logan: https://twitter.com/MidnighterBae (Episode art by Michael Lark)

Comics Writer Tina Horn on SfSx: Freedom & Safety in the SciFi Sex Dystopia

Tina Horn is the creator and writer of the sci-fi sex-rebel comic book series SfSx (Safe Sex). She hosts and produces the long-running kink podcast Why Are People Into That?!.

SfSx is the near-future story of the underground queer sex workers known as the Dirty Mind, who use their powers of bondage and intrigue to free their incarcerated friends and fight the power! SfSx: Volume 1: Protection is out now in trade paperback.

Tina’s reporting on sexual subcultures and politics has been in Playboy, Rolling Stone and more; she is the author of two nonfiction books and has contributed to numerous anthologies including the queer horror collection Theater of Terror and the feminist essay collection Believe Me: How Trusting Women Can Change the World. Tina has lectured on sex worker politics and queer BDSM identities at universities and community centers all over North America and works as an on-set consultant for theater and television including the dominatrix scenes of Pose. She is a LAMBDA Literary Fellow, the recipient of two Feminist Awards, and holds an MFA in Creative Nonfiction Writing from Sarah Lawrence. Tina is currently working on her first scripts for film and television. You can follower her on Twitter and Instagram https://twitter.com/tinahornsass her podcast: https://tinahorn.net/podcast/

Those Two Geeks Episode Seventy Four: Bat-Tangents!

Alex and Joe intend to talk about something but get entirely distracted by Batman so that it (almost) becomes the expected topic.

As always, Alex and Joe can be found on twitter respectively @karcossa and @jcb_smark if you feel the need to tell them they’re wrong individually, or @those2geeks if you want to yell at them together on twitter, or by email at ItsThose2Geeks@gmail.com.

Comics Deserve Better is a New Podcast Focused on Indie Comics

Graphic Policy contributor Logan Dalton, Darci Meadville, and Brian Stafford have teamed up for the new podcast “Comics Deserve Better.”

The podcast focuses on indie comics (non-Big Two), non-licensed comics, and news.

The first episode is available now and discusses the memoir/road trip story American Dream? by Malaysian-American non-binary cartoonist Shing Yin Khor.

You can listen to it on Anchor, Spotify, or right here below!

Those Two Geeks Episode Seventy Three: A Rant On Joker, the DCEU and other stuff

Alex and Joe intend to talk about something but get entirely distracted by something (it’s been awhile since this was recorded, and I may have entirely forgotten what distracted us).

As always, Alex and Joe can be found on twitter respectively @karcossa and @jcb_smark if you feel the need to tell them they’re wrong individually, or @those2geeks if you want to yell at them together on twitter, or by email at ItsThose2Geeks@gmail.com.

Cartoonist Christina ‘Steenz’ Stewart: From the Library to the Heart of the City

“I want to show that the people behind the desk can look like me, “– Christina ‘Steenz’ Stewart is a St. Louis based cartoonist, editor, and professor. She’s the cartoonist on the syndicated comic strip ‘Heart Of The City’, the co-creator of Dwayne McDuffie Award winning Graphic Novel Archival Quality, and is featured in short story anthologies such as Eisner and Ignatz Award-Winning Elements: FireMine!, and Dead Beats. Steenz launched and edited the popular RPG periodical Rolled & Told. She participates in and creates community building comics related programming, and is a frequent panelist at comic cons. Steenz currently teaches cartooning at Webster University while editing titles from Mad Cave Studios.

She’s  https://www.oheysteenz.com/ and https://twitter.com/oheysteenz

Those Two Geeks Episode Seventy Two: Old News And Rumors

Alex and Joe intend to talk about the oddly still relevant news regarding Michael Keaton playing Batman again and how the X-Men could enter the MCU. There is an award cut around 43 minutes with a bit of sound because the recording suddenly stopped. Yay technology.

As always, Alex and Joe can be found on twitter respectively @karcossa and @jcb_smark if you feel the need to tell them they’re wrong individually, or @those2geeks if you want to yell at them together on twitter, or by email at ItsThose2Geeks@gmail.com.

Archie and Spotify Team for Podcasts as Spotify Bets its Future on Original Content

Archie Spotify

Archie Comics and Spotify have signed an exclusive first-look deal to adapt the publisher’s critically acclaimed and bestselling characters and stories into multiple podcasts on the streaming platform. The anticipated slate of series will span the entire Archieverse of characters, including mainstays Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead, Sabrina, Josie & The Pussycats and many more and is the next part of Archie’s continued effort to expand to new audiences and story-telling mediums with its wide array of world-famous characters.

The creative team at Archie Comics will collaborate with Spotify Studios on the development of multiple series, with potential for all-ages content as well as content aimed at older audiences.

This is the latest move for Spotify who has become aggressive in acquiring new content for its digital service. The company announced that it’s partnering with Warner Bros. and DC for new podcasts. The company also cut an exclusive deal with popular podcaster Joe Rogan.

The focus on podcasts is a shift for Spotify away from music which takes the current majority of revenue the service generates. The hope is to become more like Netflix with “high-value” exclusive content.

Spotify has two tiers. A free tier allows people to listen to music with ads while a paid subscription removes those ads. Podcasts however have advertisements for both free and paid, so there’s no incentive for podcast fans to pay for a service. It’s “giving away” the high value content for the cost of listening to some ads. This has lead many to question Spotify’s focus on the segment and whether it is worth the current perceived value as a company. The company has stated that those who listen to podcasts are more likely to upgrade to premium subscriptions “over time.”

Since the Rogan announcement the company has gained $20 billion in value. Podcasts may be entertaining, but are they $20 billion worth of entertainment value? Spotify is betting its future on exactly that.

Comics Writer Nadia Shammas: Bodies, Goth & No Olive Branches

From getting a Marvel internship out of spite to getting her own dream project graphic novel underway. 

Nadia Shammas is an Arab-American comic writer and native Brooklynite. She’s best known for being the creator of CORPUS: A Comic Anthology of Bodily Ailments and the author/co-creator of SQUIRE, a YA Middle Eastern fantasy set from HarperCollins next year. You can find her and her movie takes on https://twitter.com/Nadia_Shammas

Join us as we we get real about feelings about health, art and capitalism. Also goth.

PS here’s the GP radio episode about workplace harassment in the comics industry that I referenced in my added intro.

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