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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

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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.

Those Two Geeks Episode Seventy One: eBay, Toys and a Failed Topic

Alex and Joe intend to talk about indie comics, but get severely distracted by talking about toys.

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.

Spotify, Warner Bros., and DC Partner for New Podcasts

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In a collaborative and innovative effort, Spotify, Warner Bros., and DC have announced a new multi-year deal to produce and distribute an original slate of narrative scripted podcasts, marking the first pact of its kind between the companies. Spotify is committed to an annual slate of new dramatic and comedic podcasts that Warner Bros. will develop and produce.

Under terms of the deal, Spotify will have a first look at original scripted narrative DC podcasts, including new shows based on the vast universe of premier, iconic DC characters. The initial slate of projects under the partnership will also tap into Warner Bros.’ broader collection of timeless titles for additional series. In addition to producing narratives based on existing characters and established franchises from across Warner Bros. and DC, the companies will also collaborate to create new programming from original intellectual property.

On the Warner Bros. side, the partnership will be managed through a cross-divisional effort led by Peter Girardi and Robert Steele, who will co-develop and produce the programming in collaboration with Spotify, which will be responsible for the marketing, advertising, and distribution of the shows exclusively on its platform. Girardi — Executive Vice President of Blue Ribbon Content and of Alternative Programming at Warner Bros. Animation — will serve as the creative lead, and Steele — Senior Vice President, Business Strategy and Operations, Warner Bros. Digital Networks — will spearhead strategic business aspects of the partnership for the Studio.

Those Two Geeks Episode Seventy: DC and Diamond: To be or not to be

Alex and Joe try to talk about the impact of DC leaving Diamond. We also talk about the protests stemming from George Floyd’s murder. We both acknowledge we’re not the voices to listen to regarding this, and that we should be listening, not offering an opinion. I left it in the edited product because I don’t think anybody should not be thinking about these events, and encourage you to check out this resource. It’s a Google doc that was compiled by Autumn Gupta with Bryanna Wallace’s oversight for the purpose of providing a starting place for individuals trying to become better allies.

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.

She-Ra & the Princesses of Power S5 w Lux Alptraum & Mey Rude

Lux Alptraum is a Peabody-nominated producer and writer whose work had appeared in The New York Times, Cosmopolitan, and Hustler. Her first book, Faking It: The Lies Women Tell About Sex — And the Truths They Reveal, explores our cultural obsession with feminine deceit. https://twitter.com/luxalptraum

Mey Rude is a Los Angeles-based trans-Latina lesbian. she’s a journalist who’s worked for autostraddlethem.us, and Out Magazine, as well as a sensitivity reader and trans consultant on novels, comics, tv shows, and video games. she’s consulted on titles like Lumberjanes, Bitch Planet, and Cosmokights and is obsessed with queer representation in media. https://twitter.com/meyrude

MUST read 

Do We Need the Police? ‘Steven Universe’ and ‘She-Ra’ Suggest We Don’t” by Tahir Duckett

Those Two Geeks Episode Sixty Nine: A Late Take on the Snyder Cut

Alex and Joe try to talk about the (Zack) Snyder Cut of Justice League and end up on a tangent about the onscreen Batmen we’ve seen over the last fifteen years.

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.

Those Two Geeks Episode Sixty Eight: All the Toys!

Alex and Joe try to talk about this year’s Marvel Legends releases.

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.

Tales From the Comic Shop Takes On DC Quitting Diamond

Tales From the Comic Shop is a weekly podcast about the business side of nerd culture. Fusing together the fans with creators, historians, shop owners, publishers, and more to get the most accurate news right from the source, without the spin and sensationalism of comic news sites.

Turmoil has engulfed your local comic shops. The distribution of DC Comics to outlying distributors is in dispute. Hoping to resolve the matter with a blockade of deadly battleships, the greedy Comic Federation has stopped all shipping to the small planet of Naboo. While the Congress of the Republic endlessly debates this alarming chain of events, the Supreme Chancellor has secretly dispatched three Podcasters, the guardians of peace and justice in the galaxy, to talk about the conflict…

In their latest episode, they take on the news that DC Comics will no longer be distributed through Diamond Comic Distributors. If you want the inside scoop from folks directly impacted by the decision, this is the podcast to listen to.

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