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1 on 1 interview show featuring the creative minds behind Comics TV Film Novels & Animation. Hosted by Chicago Pop Culture expert, John Siuntres

John Siuntres


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    Catching Up With Skottie Young

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 83:40

    Skottie announce the return of I Hate Fairy Land, Talks about his substack stuff, and previews other new series coming up in 2022

    Erica Schultz 10 Min In The Future With Bylines In Blood

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 68:03

    From Aftershock, a new Conspiracy Crime Story set in the near future when Media, Gov't and other parts of society collapse. Erica and Van Jensen laid our an interesting scenario

    Kinescope The Many Loves Of Dobie Gillis

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 68:28

    We salute Dwayne Hickman and Max Shulman's ground breaking teenage series

    Kolchak The Night Stalker 50th Anniversary Kickstarter Anthology Project

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2022 66:18

    Moonstone Books Presents a new Kolchak Comic Book Anthology. We talk with the editor James Aquilone

    Movie and TV Critic Matt Singer

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 92:27

    Bendis Tapes Naomi Pilot Joy Operations and Your questions pt2

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 105:14

    Bendis Tapes Naomi Pilot Joy Operations and Your questions pt1

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 92:56

    Best Of 2021 Matthew Klickstein Podcast Documentary about SDCC

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 91:46

    There is a new 6 part deep dive podcast series that explores the creation and evolution of The San Diego Comic Con Called "Comic Con Begins" . From it's hotel basement beginnings to today's status as the Ultimate Nerd Culture event that the whole world follows every year. With tons of interviews and archival audio. It's a time travel experience. Podcast creator and comic book writer Mathew Klickstein (You Are Obsolete) and SDCC founding member Roger Freedman discuss the creation of this iconic festival that not even Covid could stop.Later this year Fantagraphics will publish the book version of Comic Con Begins

    Kinescope The Early TV Years Of Betty White

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 47:19

    Trek Watch Prodigy ep 6

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 46:09

    FearClub and Dragon Training with Richard Hamilton

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2022 76:01

    Richard talks about his latest Aftrershock book FearClub, his days at CNN, , and being a big part of the How To Train Your Dragon Franchise in film, tv and comics

    90s Brit Pop OGN Geezer with Philip and Shelly Bond and William Potter

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2022 53:58

    In their latest OGN, 90s brit pop is celebrated by the Bonds and William Potter, writer and former bassist for the 90s brit pop band Cud. It's hilarious.

    Best Of 2021 Batman TAS Panel Nightwing Ivy and Harvey

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 55:20

    A great chat with Diane Pershing ( Poison Ivy ) Robert Costanzo (Harvey Bullock) and Loren Lester (Nightwing) about their animation and film careers

    Best Of 2021 Lev Gleason and The Golden Age Daredevil With Brett Dakin

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 60:52

    Brett Dakin wrote a new book about his Great Uncle Golden Age Publisher Lev Gleason, whose comics career was cut short in the Mid 50s due to the senate hearings on Juvenile Delinquency and comics. We discuss Gleason's career and life and the creation of The Original Daredevil. Read Brett's Book American Dare Devil Comics Communism, and the Battles Of Lev Gleason

    Best Of 2021 To The Outer Limits of Joseph Stefano Pts 1 and 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 105:49

    This was supposed to be a full WB Live but we had a couple tech problems, so it became this 2 parter. A celebration of Outer Limits Co-Creator Joseph StefanoFirst Dave Rash joins Gabe Hardman Ian Brill and myself to talk about the new book from Gauntlet Pres FROM THE INNER MIND TO…THE OUTER LIMITS SCRIPTS OF JOSEPH STEFANO. . pre-order the book at gauntletpress.comThen Stefano's son Dominic joins us giving his perspective on his father's works from Outer Limits to Hitchcock's Psycho to friendships with Gene Roddenberry and Sally Kellerman

    Best Of 2021 Justice League Animated Table Read W Maria Canalas Barerra and George Newbern

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 66:40

    A Hawkgirl Superman Cliffhanger audio play by Maria and George From a 1981 Jim Starlin DC Comics story . Plus how they got their gigs other film and TV projects like Scandal Larry Crowne Father Of The Bride Back To The Future and favorite JL and JLU stories and moments

    Best Of 2021 Batman Vs Snake Eyes Reilly Brown Talks Batman Fortnite

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 82:10

    Best Of 2021 Ram V Talks Swamp Thing Catwoman and Justice League Dark

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 68:49

    Best Of 2021 Devin Grayson Q&A Batman Black Widow Green Arrow The Titans and More

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 62:27

    Devin Talks Batman Nightwing Black Widow and her new stuff, like Volume 1 of Omni from Humanoids and Her new Berger Book Rewild

    Best Of 2021 Ed Brubaker Talks About Friend Of The Devil

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 150:50

    If anyone started cracking the code of how to adapt to the covid crisis, it was Ed Brubaker and Sean Philips with their OGNs . Here he spoke about Vol 2 of their new character, Ethan Reckless

    national lampoon and sketch comedy history with Tony Hendra

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 57:30

    From 2015. Tony died in March of 2021 Comedy legend Tony Hendra joins us. You might remember Tony best as Ian Spinal Tap's Cricket bat welding manager , but he has a long history of comedy starting as the writing partner of Monty Python member Graham Chapman. Tony spent years working at national Lampoon as an Editor and writer for the magazine. he co-wrote Lemmings Their stage revue featuring Bill Murray John Belushi Chevy Chase and Gilda Radner, long before their Saturday Night Live TV careers. As a performer, Tony wrote produced and acted in many National Lampoon comedy sketches that debuted on the very popular National Lampoon Radio Hour and later on their Lampoon comedy albums beginning with Radio Diner. Tony played John Lennon in this classic bit Magical Misery Tour. Tony is here to promote the first new Lampoon Comedy Album in 35 years ARE THERE ANY TRIGGERS HERE TONIGHT? We talk about his new comedy group The Final Edition , the beginnings of satirical British comedy when Tony was at Cambridge University with The Pythons, Making The Spinal Tap Film, and so much more. 

    Trek Watch ST Discovery Season 4 ep 7 Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2022 57:50

    Scott Larson Joins Me To discuss the politics (or lack thereof) in this episode of Discovery

    Paul Kupperberg Presents Julie Schwartz's History Of Superman

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2022 111:35

    Bronze Age veteran Paul Kupperberg presents this 1988 presentation Julie toured with giving stories about the history of The Man Of Steel, . We also discuss his work on Peacekeeper Vigilante and several new novels and books Paul has written

    Hang Out With Mike Choi pt 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 103:34

    We continue our conversation

    Hang Out With Mike Choi Pt1

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 101:57

    My good buddy and XMen artist Mike Choi is on to talk about new projects for AWA like Moths with J Michael Straczynski , and a whole lot more

    Aw Yeah Podcast New Years Eve Eve Eve Eve

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 158:09

    It's the end of the year as we know it, and we feel fine

    Kinescope Lights Out

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 47:32

    The Horror Anthology started on radio in 1934m and started on tv in 1946

    Patton Oswalt

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 25, 2021 31:08

    From 2009 Comedian Patton Oswalt stars in theindie film BIG FAN, written and directed by Robert Siegel , the man who wrote the screenplay for last year's indie hit, THE WRESTLER.There's funny stuff in this film , but like THE WRESTLER, BIG FAN is a realistic look at sports. This time the focus is on an obsessive football fan named Paul (Oswalt) , who's loner lifestyle is defined by his voice on the phone fandom persona as a regular caller to sports talk radio, He has an awkward hero worship moment with his favorite player that turns violently ugly, and upsets his cocoon like world. Oswalt discuss the film's character and the obvious similarities of this sort of fan worship compared to pop culture fans. We also talk about his one shot Firefly story for Dark Horse Comics, and the release of his Stand Up DVD MY WEAKNESS IS STRONG.

    Mark Waid Talks World's Finest and Humanoids Comics

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 77:32

    Big Bout Podcast With The Ringside Seat Guys

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 107:02

    Aw Yeah Xmas Special With Art Franco Scoot and Skokie Spidey

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 150:40

    our yearly xmas special with stories, songs and more

    Kurt Matilla Co Prod Of Oliver Stone's New JFK Documentary On Film and Comics

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2021 95:05

    Kurt talks about the new film on Showtime JFK Revisited Thru The Looking Glass, a true crime investigation of the 1963 assassination. We also talk about him working with Steven Spielberg on Minority Report , comics and more

    Kinescope Person To Person

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 56:55

    Kinescope Looks at TV's first reality show Person To Person With Edward R Murrow. Celeb interviews include Groucho, Bing Crosby, Dean Martin Sammy Davis and Jerry Lewis

    C2E2 Chicago Comics Culture With Reinhold Rosberg and Seely

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 71:18

    Newsarama's Chris Arrant Moderates this panel featuring Caitlin Rosberg (AV CLUB) Artist Bill Reinhold (Punisher, Earth X ) Tim Seely (Robins Superman Vs Lobo) and myself . We discuss the strengths of Chicago as a major comic book hub.

    Axel Alonso Al Madrigal and Carlos Barberri discuss AWA's Primos

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 51:52

    The Creatives discuss AWA's new Mayan Mythology Superhero Book

    The ryan Browne charles Soule panel at C2E2

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2021 68:21

    Charles and Ryan talk about their greatest hits book wise, and give a sneak on their new Image Series coming in May

    Chatting With Mr Skin and His Top Ten Nude Scene List 0f 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2021 61:43

    Internet Pioneer Mr Skin is back to promote his new list for 2921, including a Y The Last Man entry. We also talk about his documentary SKIN A History Of Nudity In Hollywood , now streaming on HULU

    Tim Seeley Talks Robins Superman Vs Lobo

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 63:26

    One Star Squadron and My Bad With Mark Russell

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 68:32

    Spider-Man and Star Trek With Robert Meyer Burnett and Dieter Bastian

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 111:42

    Here's my guest shot on Rob's Midnight Metal show, with Pop Culture Guru Germany's Dieter Bastian

    Tom King Talks Human Target Supergirl Future Projects and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 158:45

    Trek Watch Discovery Se 4 ep 3 Angry Nuns

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 63:03

    Kinescope The Velvet Alley 1959 Playhouse 90

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2021 56:11

    Written By Rod Serling, starring Art Carney Jack Klugman Leslie Nielsen

    Sports Storytelling With George Offman

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2021 71:13

    Mad Magazine Saturday Morning Cartoons and Famous Sports figures discussed with George who hosts a great one on one interview podcast, Tell Me A Story I've Never heard Begore featuring Bob Costas Mike Wilbon Mike Greenberg and more famous sports guys and women

    Ninjak, and Comics Super Spies With Jeff Parker

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 77:13

    Jeff promotes the new Ninjak Trade out Dec 8th with Javier Pulido art .

    The Beatles Let It Be Review With Professor Moptop

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 70:29

    Chicago Beatles Historian and Radio Personality Professor Moptop joins me to discuss Peter Jackson's epic Beatles Documentary

    Kinescope Time For Beany

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 46:53

    A 1949 KTLA puppet show Starring Huckleberry Hound VO Actor Daws Butler and Stan Freberg , created by Warner Bros Animation great Bob Clampett

    Felix and The Ryans Pt 3 Ryan Sook

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2021 66:15

    The final conversation and Art Sale from Bill Cox's Online event . Felix of Felix Comics Art chats with Ryan Sook.

    Felix and The Ryans Pt 2 Ryan Stegman

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2021 67:52

    Another conversation and Art Sale from Bill Cox's Online event . Felix of Felix Comics Art chats with Ryan Stegman

    Felix and The Ryans Pt 1 Ryan Ottley

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2021 49:23

    Felix of Felix's Comic Art Talks to The Great Ryans of Comic Artists, first up, Ryan Ottley

    Brian Volk Weis New Star Trek Documentary Series The Center Seat

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 43:37

    Brian discusses his new deep dive Star Trek Docu Series On The History Channel aring now The Center Seat 55 years of Star Trek.

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