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Radio Free Krypton is a podcast about comics and the people who make them. Hosts Justin Chandler and Jacob Dubé interview comic creators from around the world with a focus on Canadian stories. RFK is broadcast throughout the multiverse and airs first on CJRU 1280 AM in Toronto. Editing help by Mitchell Thompson. ***Voted "Best Podcast of 2018" in the CanComicsWiki Awards*** Follow RFK on Twitter and Instagram @rfkrypton

Radio Free Krypton is a podcast about comics and the people who make them. Hosts Justin Chandler and Jacob Dubé interview comic creators from around the world with a focus on Canadian stories. RFK is broadcast throughout the multiverse and airs first on CJRU 1280 AM in Toronto. Editing help by Mitchell Thompson. ***Voted "Best Podcast of 2018" in the CanComicsWiki Awards*** Follow RFK on Twitter and Instagram @rfkrypton
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Radio Free Krypton is a podcast about comics and the people who make them. Hosts Justin Chandler and Jacob Dubé interview comic creators from around the world with a focus on Canadian stories. RFK is broadcast throughout the multiverse and airs first on CJRU 1280 AM in Toronto. Editing help by Mitchell Thompson. ***Voted "Best Podcast of 2018" in the CanComicsWiki Awards*** Follow RFK on Twitter and Instagram @rfkrypton

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@rfkrypton

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Episodes

Fighting fascists through comics with Gord Hill ✊

6/13/2019
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Gord Hill, activist and author of "Antifa: The Comic Book," tells Justin and Mitch about using comic-book fist fights to combat fascism.

Duration:00:27:08

2003's Hulk: The movie path not taken

5/30/2019
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Before Endgame, before The Avengers, before Iron Man, there was 2003's Hulk. The film is all over the place, but its unique cinematography and storytelling has potential for a comics movie future we never had. Hosts Jacob and Justin discuss the movie and how its legacy affected our more streamlined modern comics flicks.

Duration:00:27:47

RFK is on Patreon and needs your help

5/28/2019
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Radio Free Krypton and our host station CJRU 1280 AM are launching Patreon fundraising campaigns in the face of looming cuts to station funding. Justin and Jacob explain.

Duration:00:04:00

TCAF: Where everybody knows your name

5/16/2019
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Ep 122 The Toronto Comic Arts Festival, the city's best independent comic celebration, is upon us once again! In between buying an unholy amount of prints and comic books, our hosts Jacob, Justin and Mitchell covered some panels for you to enjoy. Listen in for discussions on how comics can lend itself to Indigenous storytelling, the challenges of getting The Punisher in a Squirrel Girl comic, and how Toronto's high rent can affect your favourite comic creators.

Duration:00:29:21

'Avengers: Endgame' is so good that you'll want to watch Thor 2

5/2/2019
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'Avengers: Endgame' was a cultural phenomenon tying together 11-years worth of movies. What was the best storyline the film resolved? What was the standout moment? Was 'Endgame' a good ending? How would you change it? Where does the MCU go next?

Duration:00:37:55

Dennis O'Neil — Radical in the writer's room

4/18/2019
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At Toronto Comic Con last month, hosts Justin, Mitchell and Jacob had a chat with iconic Batman and Green Arrow/Green Lantern writer Dennis O'Neil. This week, the hosts discuss O'Neil's impact on Batman stories, his activism work, and what it takes to be considered a radical in the comic book world.

Duration:00:27:46

How Toronto got a new library just for comics

4/4/2019
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In Episode 119, Justin interviews Rotem Diamant, the president and librarian of the Canada Comics Library—a newly opened space collecting and cataloguing comics in downtown Toronto. Rotem describes how the project got off the ground and how the library works to spotlight marginalized creators.

Duration:00:28:59

Toronto ComiCon is the friendships you made along the way

3/21/2019
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Justin, Jacob and Mitchell reunite for Toronto ComiCon. After three years of covering this convention, they debate how best to keep cons fresh, catch up with creators they've interviewed before, and meet some new ones to watch out for. Featuring interviews with Danny Zabbal, Casey Parsons, Shawn Daley, Megan Huang, Paris Alleyne, Jason Loo and Te'Shawn Dwyer.

Duration:00:27:44

Jason Lutes on "Berlin," fascism and spending 22 years on one book

3/7/2019
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In Episode 117, host Jacob Dubé speaks with comic creator Jason Lutes about Berlin, a huge 800-page epic telling the stories of the citizens of the German capital between the two World Wars. They talk about the 22-year creation of the book and the everyday stories of those experiencing the rise of fascism in their neighbourhoods.

Duration:00:28:27

All the cartoons I've loved before

2/21/2019
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We know your first crush was a cartoon. Don't lie. We've all been there. The shows one watches growing up can have a big effect on them and so can those crushes. Host Justin Chandler is joined by friends of the show Sid Drmay and Maddie Lychek to talk about the drawings they loved and what those early yearnings meant.

Duration:00:23:47

Doctor, I think I might be a zombie! Lorenzo Servitje on "The Walking Med"

2/7/2019
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"The Walking Med" is a volume of essays examining what zombie comics and media say about modern attitudes toward death, aging, medicine and healthcare. Co-editor Lorenzo Servitje joins host Justin Chandler to discuss the book and some of the essays within it.

Duration:00:28:26

Love is love and manga is manga. We talk "Bakuman" with Christine Chua

1/24/2019
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Friend of the show Christine Chua joins hosts Justin and Jacob to talk about "Bakuman," the wonderfully earnest manga about two boys who dream of becoming professional manga artists while still in high school.

Duration:00:28:09

Creator Series - We talk pretty with Sam Miserendino

1/10/2019
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Comics writer Sam Miserendino joins the Creator Series book club, where people who make comics talk about the books that inspired them. Sam's pick, "Me Talk Pretty One Day" by humourist David Sedaris, is a series of essays based on the author's life.

Duration:00:26:05

Saying 'thank u, next' to this year in comics

12/27/2018
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We say "thank u, next" to: our favourite books this year, single issues, small-minded a-holes, Marvel movies as we know them, barriers to publishing indie comics.

Duration:00:28:56

Snarf is the gayest Thundercat - Andrew Wheeler and Anthony Oliveira on why we need more queer comics

12/13/2018
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Hosts Justin and Jacob interview two creators from the upcoming "Shout Out" comics anthology. The editor, Andrew Wheeler, and one of the writers, Anthony Oliveira, discuss queer representation in genre fiction, why it matters and why it's so damn hard to get a queer character in a mainstream comic.

Duration:00:38:09

Woman World with Aminder Dhaliwal

11/29/2018
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In Aminder Dhaliwal's new book Woman World, all the men have died off (spoiler: it doesn't turn out too bad). In this episode, Jacob speaks to Dhaliwal about her book, transitioning the stories from Instagram, and representing identities without making them the butt of every joke.

Duration:00:26:19

How the world's favourite Batman story is written to condone fascism

11/15/2018
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Matt Rea, a communications strategist at the University of Alberta, tells Justin how Frank Miller creates a Gotham City that permits and condones a fascist hero in "Batman: The Dark Knight Returns."

Duration:00:27:04

Overwatch and comics as a lore booster

11/1/2018
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This week hosts Justin and Jacob reunite with RFK alum Sid Drmay to talk about their favourite online shooter, Overwatch. The story of the game itself doesn't make much sense, but loads of animated shorts and online comics fill out its confusing (but endearing world). They discuss comics as a way to easily add more lore to a game and TV show, and when to know when you're just being sold to.

Duration:00:28:38

Indexing indies with Brendan Montgomery

10/18/2018
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Justin talks to Brendan Montgomery about his Canadian Independent Comic Book Wiki, which collects and lists details about independent Canadian comics, the characters in them and the people who make them.

Duration:00:28:59

Crisis of Toxic Nerds - Gamer Edition

9/27/2018
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For this year's CJRU fund drive, we partnered with the station's gaming show, Built to Play, to bring you Crisis of Toxic Nerds, a two-part documentary investigating where the toxicity in geek culture comes from, and what we can do about it. In this part, BTP hosts Arman Aghbali and Daniel Rosen focus on toxic masculinity in gaming specifically. They talk to talk to Laine "Superphrenic" Yuhas about Dota 2, sexism and her organisation, Desoladies. Later, researcher Emma Vossen, an expert on...

Duration:00:46:02