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This is a bi-monthly podcast hosted by geeks who love comics. We focus on indie comics featuring diverse characters and themes.

This is a bi-monthly podcast hosted by geeks who love comics. We focus on indie comics featuring diverse characters and themes.
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This is a bi-monthly podcast hosted by geeks who love comics. We focus on indie comics featuring diverse characters and themes.

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English


Episodes

S2 E10: Juneteenth - Slave Narratives

6/14/2019
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This is a special episode in commemoration of Juneteenth. The Emancipation Proclamation came into effect for persons enslaved in the Confederate states on January 1 1863, and was enforced throughout the south in April of 1865. Texas being isolated did not receive word until Union troops arrived in Galveston in June. On June 19th 1865, Union General Gordon Granger announced the emancipation order for slaves being held in Texas. Juneteeth also know as Freedom day is an American holiday in...

Duration:00:50:52

S2 E9: Alters

6/2/2019
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In this Episode, we talk about Alters from Aftershock comics. Alters is about a young trans woman named Charlie. In the first volume, she is comic to accept her true self and has superpowers which manifest. She finds herself dealing with both transitions. In the second volume she is a more established hero dealing with coming out, and learning to connect with a poor black mother who is developing powers of her own. In this episode, we talk about various issues from trans representation to...

Duration:00:31:10

S2 E8: Horror Comics

5/5/2019
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This week we are diving into Horror comics. We talk about three comics that showcase diverse characters and/or themes. We talk about MCMLXXV and Infidel from Image Comics as well as Abbot from BOOM! They are fantastic reads and made for some great discussion! Hosted and Produced by: Robyn McGlotten & Tracy Holt Music: Summer from bensound.com Website Facebook Instagram Twitter Email: diversity.issues.podcast@gmail.com

Duration:00:40:37

S2 E7: Star Trek Waypoint with Derek and Josh from PVSTV

4/21/2019
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We are huge Star Trek fans, so we had to do a Star Trek episode at some point. We talk about the comic anthology Waypoint which has stories from the first five Star Trek Series. For this episode, we are joined by our friends Derek and Josh who are two of the stars of The People vs Star Trek Voyager podcast from Shadeaux Public Radio. Here are places you can find out more about their podcast: https://www.shadeauxpublicradio.com/pvstv/ Twitter: @PvSTVpodcast Back in March, we were on their...

Duration:01:05:37

S2 E6: Jeremy Whitley: Live from Oak City Comicon 2019

4/7/2019
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Jeremy Whitley has written for major publishing houses Marvel, Dynamite and IDW. We got to sit down with him at NC Comiccon Raleigh Oak City to talk about his current series Unstoppable Wasp and Rainbow Brite and his creator owned series, Princeless, which is published by Action Labs. http://jeremywhitley.com/ https://twitter.com/jrome58 http://princelesscomic.tumblr.com/ Hosts: Tracy Holt Robyn McGlotten Edited by Tracy Holt Music: Summer from...

Duration:00:52:40

Bonus Ep: Mental Health in Comics with Matt Connor MD

3/31/2019
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Matt Connor is a Psychiatrist, an organizer for NC Comicon and huge comic book fan. He consulted on The Unstoppable Wasp about the mental health of Nadia. We talked to Matt ahead of our next episode will be an interview with Jeremy Whitley, writer of The Unstoppable Wasp recorded Live from NC Comicon Raleigh (Oak City Comicon). Hosts: Tracy Holt Robyn McGlotten Edited by Tracy Holt Music: Summer from bensound.com Website Facebook Instagram Twitter Email:...

Duration:00:19:55

S2 E5: #TransIsBeautiful

3/24/2019
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This episode is named for the hashtag started by Laverne Cox. In this episode, we review some comics featuring trans characters and trans creators. We have two that we included for their educational content and for the experiences of trans people that are presented. The other two are created for entertainment but feature trans characters prominently and are good examples of trans representation. Laverne Cox speaking about...

Duration:00:55:07

S2 E4: Man-Eaters

3/10/2019
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For this episode, we talk about Man-Eaters by Chelsea Cain. Man-Eaters presents a world where young women turn in to large vicious cats during their periods. It provides great commentary on the problems with how we think and talk about young women and their bodies in our society. Hosts: Tracy Holt Robyn McGlotten Edited by Tracy Holt Music: Summer from bensound.com Website Facebook Instagram Twitter Email: diversity.issues.podcast@gmail.com

Duration:00:29:23

S2 E3: Diverse Romance Part 2

2/24/2019
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We're back with part 2 of our romance episode. In this episode, we continue our romance conversation. Romance can come in lots of different forms. Some of the relationships we discuss are same sex, interracial, age gap, and non-monogamous relationships. If you haven't heard part 1, we recommend you listen to it first. Comic Links: Letters for Lucardo Open Earth Strangelore The Young Protectors We Have to Go Back Hosts: Tracy Holt Robyn McGlotten Edited by Tracy Holt Music:...

Duration:00:37:17

S2 E2: Diverse Romance Part 1

2/10/2019
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This is our first episode under a new format we're trying where we talk about multiple comics under a topic rather than a single comic. In this episode, we talk romance! Romance can come in lots of different forms. Some of the relationships we discuss are same sex, interracial, age gap, and non-monogamous relationships. This one ended up running long so we made it two episodes. Look for part 2 in two weeks! Comic Links: Letters for Lucardo Open Earth Strangelore The Young Protectors We...

Duration:00:39:14

Illogicon 2019 Bonus

2/3/2019
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At Illogicon, we took the opportunity to talk to some congoers. This is some of what they had to say. Hosts: Tracy Holt Robyn McGlotten Edited by Tracy Holt Music: Summer from bensound.com Website Facebook Instagram Twitter Email: diversity.issues.podcast@gmail.com

Duration:00:06:21

S2 E1: Saga Live from Illogicon 2019!

1/28/2019
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In this episode, we talk Image Comics legendary comic Saga by Brian K. Vaughan with art by Fiona Staples. We are kicking off season 2 and recorded live from Illogicon 2019, a local Sci-Fi/Fantasy comic in the Raleigh/Durham NC area. Saga is not only a great comic with an exciting story but also has plenty of diverse characters and provided us with lots of talking points. We'd also like to thank our friend, and author Michael G. Williams for helping us with recording. Check out his new book...

Duration:00:49:14

Season 1 Wrap-up

12/10/2018
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We're wrapping up season 1. Here, we take a few minutes to sit down and talk about why we started the podcast and what we have planned for season 2. We also give a shout out to The Color of Fandom of which we are both proud members. You can find out more here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/coloroffandom/?ref=br_rs https://www.meetup.com/The-Color-of-Fandom/ Hosts: Tracy Holt Robyn McGlotten Edited by Tracy Holt Music: Summer from...

Duration:00:11:41

Ep13: Current Iss. #5 Fence

11/18/2018
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In this episode we talk about Fence from Boom! Box, by C.S. Pacat with are by Johanna the Mad. We had a lot of fun reading this one, and our conversation focuses largely on gender identity and gender expression, which this book is great for. Hosts: Tracy Holt Robyn McGlotten Edited by Tracy Holt Music: Summer from bensound.com Website Facebook Instagram Twitter Email: diversity.issues.podcast@gmail.com

Duration:00:18:22

Ep12: First Imp. #4 Relay and The Long Con

11/4/2018
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In this episode, Tracy talks about the first issue of Relay from Aftershock Publishing from writer Zac Thompson, artist Andy Clarke, and co-creator Donny Cates. Robyn covers the Oni Comic The Long Con by Dylan Meconis and Ben Coleman with art by EA Denich. Relay is a Philip K. Dick inspired sci-fi story, and The Long Con is a post apocalyptic comedy which takes place at the site of a major comicon. Hosts: Tracy Holt Robyn McGlotten Edited by Tracy Holt Music: Summer from...

Duration:00:16:39

Ep11: Current Iss. #4 Bingo Love

10/21/2018
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Bingo Love is a comic by Tee Franklin with art by Jenn St-Onge. It is a beautiful and sometimes tragic love story following two queer women of color. Bingo Love is a story about love, family, and aging. Bingo Love has humble beginnings as a kickstarter, but has received great reception and has been picked up by Image comics with more on the way. Hosts: Tracy Holt Robyn McGlotten Edited by Tracy Holt Music: Summer from bensound.com Website Facebook Instagram Twitter Email:...

Duration:00:21:47

Ep10: Black Lightning Part 2

10/7/2018
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The CW premiered a Black Lightning series in 2017 which is hard hitting and touches on many social, political and economic issues. We couldn't resist doing an episode covering season 1 as we are coming up on the premier of season 2. We are back for part 2 with our friends from the up coming Villain and Vinyl Podcast. If you haven't listened to part 1, be sure to check it out first. Hosts: Tracy Holt Robyn McGlotten Guests: Quin Melvin CJ Terence Bowden Edited by Tracy Holt Music:...

Duration:00:57:07

Ep9: Interview with Sanford Greene

9/30/2018
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For this episode, we interview artist Sanford Greene. Sanford has worked on titles from comic giants Marvel and DC including Wonder Girl, Legion of Super Heroes, Marvel Adventures, Runaways and Powerman and Iron Fist. The interview focuses primarily on the upcoming comic Bitter Root that he is creating with David Walker and Chuck Brown. Bitter Root is available for preorder till Oct. 19th, and will hit stores in November. Here's where you can find out more about Sanford and his...

Duration:00:47:35

Ep8: Black Lightning Part 1

9/23/2018
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The CW premiered a Black Lightning series in 2017 which is hard hitting and touches on many social, political and economic issues. We couldn't resist doing an episode covering season 1 as we are coming up on the premier of season 2. We also took the opportunity to bring in some friends from the up coming Villain and Vinyl Podcast. There was so much to talk about that this has become a 2 part episode! Hosts: Tracy Holt Robyn McGlotten Guests: Quin Melvin CJ Terence Bowden Edited by...

Duration:00:55:01

Dragon Con 2018 Bonus

9/9/2018
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In this mini bonus episode, Robyn is at Dragon Con talking with T J Sterling, artist and founder of RAE Comics. You can find out more about Sterling, and RAE Comics here: https://www.raecomics.com/ https://www.facebook.com/theartofTjSterling/ https://www.instagram.com/raecomics/ https://www.instagram.com/tjsterlingart/ Hosts: Tracy Holt Robyn McGlotten Edited by Tracy Holt Music: Summer from bensound.com Website Facebook Instagram Twitter Email: ...

Duration:00:02:31