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A Weekly* Podcast with @andreashock & @aaronmeyers talking about the bigger issues in life using comics as the starting point.

A Weekly* Podcast with @andreashock & @aaronmeyers talking about the bigger issues in life using comics as the starting point.

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United States

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A Weekly* Podcast with @andreashock & @aaronmeyers talking about the bigger issues in life using comics as the starting point.

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 88 - Long Time

4/9/2018
Comics Therapy. No Reviews. Just Analysis. Show Notes: In this week's show we talk about life, death, and Aaron's determination to live forever to buy all the comics. We offer no apologies for our absence, make no promises on our regular return, and as usual, wax philosophical on the minutia you missed. Andrea will be at DiNK! this coming weekend if you want to say hi in person. Aaron will likely be at some flea market in Oregon acquiring yet more comics for his collection. Some things...

Duration:00:54:47

Episode 87 - Reunited

5/25/2017
Comics Therapy. No Reviews. Just Analysis. Comics from May 17, 2017. Show Notes: We're Back. We Talked. Enjoy. Intro Paul Auster's City of Glass - by Paul Karasik, David Mazzucchelli. Secret Empire, Marvel event. Handmaid's Tale - by Margaret Atwood, adapted for TV by Hulu. Outro

Duration:00:59:14

Episode 86 - Begin the Begin

9/7/2015
Comics Therapy. No Reviews. Just Analysis. Three comics from September 2, 2015. Show Notes: This week’s theme is starting from scratch. We took two months off this summer, but we're back, and the show is back, and we have no idea if it’s going to be like riding a bike or like learning a new language. We picked three first issues just to hit the proverbial hammer even harder. And because nothing reminds Andrea of old times more than arguing with Aaron over gender roles and...

Duration:01:06:40

Episode 85 - Suicide is Painless

6/29/2015
Comics Therapy. No Reviews. Just Analysis. Two comics from June 24, 2015. And the return of The Couch with writer Brian Wood! Show Notes: This week’s theme is kill yourself. Seriously, that’s what Aaron texted when Andrea asked him. What a dick. Alternate title would be something like making a deal with the devil, kinda like the arrangement our co-hosts have. Daredevil #16 10:50 Annihilator #6 20:40 The Couch - Brian Wood 32:10 This week on The Couch we welcome back...

Duration:01:46:45

Episode 84.1 - Have You Heard the News?

6/23/2015
Comics Therapy. No Reviews. Just Analysis. Intro News Outro

Duration:00:01:51

Episode 84 - She's A Witch

6/15/2015
Comics Therapy. No Reviews. Just Analysis. Two comics from June 10, 2015. Show Notes: This week’s theme is dark days, darker nights. Lady witches. Ladies hunting witches. Ladies hunting lady witches. It’s almost as if there’s an overwhelming historical precedent for associating women with witchcraft. Harrow County #2 9:35 1602: Witch Hunter Angela #1 33:00

Duration:00:48:15

Episode 83 - It's My Life

6/8/2015
Comics Therapy. No Reviews. Just Analysis. Three (!!!) comics from June 3, 2015. Show Notes: Guys, reality bites. It’s a common theme in media - it’s the driving force in so much storytelling, from musicals to movies to television to comics. And we talk about that a lot on the show. This week, we’re focusing in a little more closely on the the characters themselves, who, (to pull again from musical theater because Andrea writes these notes and so she make the rules) are characters...

Duration:00:56:57

Episode 83 - It’s My Life

6/8/2015
Comics Therapy. No Reviews. Just Analysis. Three (!!!) comics from June 3, 2015. Show Notes: [...]

Duration:00:36:08

Episode 82 - Break Down These Walls

5/18/2015
Comics Therapy. No Reviews. Just Analysis. Two comics from May 6 and May 13, 2015. Plus a Second Opinion, featuring questions answered by a different listener each week, with Avi Chetlin. Show Notes: This week we’re talking about the realities we build for ourselves, and what happens when the walls come crashing down. Comics, video games, drugs, love. It’s all the same. Literally an opiate for the masses. Sometimes we work so hard to construct the world we want to believe is real, it’s...

Duration:00:49:03

Episode 81 - It Takes Two (or More)

5/4/2015
Comics Therapy. No Reviews. Just Analysis. Three comics books from April 29, 2015. Plus a Second, Opinion, featuring questions answered by a different listener each week, with Ben Diederich. Show Notes: This week we’re talking about Avengers and New Avengers, the current runs of which will go down in history as the best large scale comic event ever. With issues #44 and #33 respectively, we end three years of complex build up of multiple storylines and infinite characters all leading...

Duration:00:58:49

Episode 80 - Follow Your Arrow

4/25/2015
Comics Therapy. No Reviews. Just Analysis. One comic from April 22, 2015. Yup, you read that right: just one. Show Notes: Welcome to A Very Special Episode of Comics Therapy. This week we’re looking at some of the themes of identity brought up in All New X-Men, as well as their implications for representation in comics as a whole. We've never deliberately spent an entire show discussing a single book, but sometimes things happen in the world that we can’t ignore, and the existing...

Duration:01:03:30

Episode 79 - All He Left Us Was Alone

4/13/2015
Comics Therapy. No Reviews. Just Analysis. Two comics from April 8, 2015. Plus a Second Opinion, featuring questions answered by a different listener each week, with Roderick Ruth. Show Notes: This week we’re talking about the complex ties that bind us to our families, that drive us to the ends of the earth, galaxy, dimension, whatever. And how sometimes our memory of those once-close relationships is warped over the years we spend apart. Parent to child. Sibling to sibling. What we...

Duration:01:22:29

Episode 78 - Erase Me, Replace Me: The Avi Ep

3/23/2015
Comics Therapy. No Reviews. Just Analysis. Two books from March 18, 2015. Plus a Second Opinion, featuring questions answered by a different listener each week, with Aaron Meyers. Whaaaaaat? Yeah, you read that right, Aaron is doing a Second Opinion, which means Andrea's co-host is...her 9 year old son Avi. Truth. Show Notes: This week we’re talking about modern mythologies and the way comics today often lift classic character tropes from literature and repackage them for new...

Duration:00:30:22

Episode 77 - I'll Be Missing You

3/16/2015
Comics Therapy. No Reviews. Just Analysis. Two comics from March 11, 2015. Plus a Second Opinion, featuring questions answered by a different listener each week, with Pete Buser. Show Notes: This week we’re talking about loss, and the hurt and sacrifice that comes after everything changes. Nothing lasts forever, and that sucks. Bodies grow old, career paths falter, relationships end. But still, we’re here. Gotta get busy living, or get busy dying. Astro City #21 16:40 The end of...

Duration:01:01:15

Episode 76 - The Robots

3/9/2015
Comics Therapy. No Reviews. Just Analysis. Two books from March 4, 2015. Plus a Second Opinion, featuring questions answered by a different listener each week, with John Littrel. Show Notes: This week’s theme is artificial intelligence, and how it’s rarely the smartest idea as it turns out. We’re talking about two books where the best robotic intentions turn out to be the worst for their human makers. Artificial intelligence is a hot topic these days, in the news and in comics. The...

Duration:01:10:16

Episode 75 - We(Mostly Aaron)'re Not Gonna Take It

3/1/2015
Comics Therapy. No Reviews. Just Analysis. Two books from February 25, 2015. Show Notes: This week’s theme is eh, screw it. It was supposed to be superheroes and second base but then Aaron went and had a conniption on the internet so all bets are off. Comics and criticism. Reviews and enthusiasts. And American Splendor. Your welcome.

Duration:00:45:32

Episode 75 - We(Mostly Aaron)’re Not Gonna Take It

3/1/2015
Comics Therapy. No Reviews. Just Analysis. Two books from February 25, 2015.

Duration:00:45:32

Episode 74 - Under my Thumb

2/24/2015
Comics Therapy. No Reviews. Just Analysis. Two books from February 18, 2015. Plus a Second Opinion, featuring questions answered by a different listener each week, with Matt Roberts. Show Notes: This week’s theme is under the thumb of the man, or as we like to call it, just another week talking 'bout the patriarchy. Both books feature oppressive regimes targeting and eliminating undesirables that don’t fit into their precious worldview. Coincidentally, both leaders of those regimes...

Duration:01:09:38

Episode 73.1 - One Is The Loneliest

2/15/2015
Life. It gets in the way sometimes. Back to normal next week!

Duration:00:30:40

Episode 73 - Rebel Girl

2/9/2015
Comics Therapy. No Reviews. Just Analysis. Three books from February 4, 2015. Plus a Second Opinion, featuring questions answered by a different listener each week, with Mike Garvey. Show Notes: This week’s theme is girls behaving badly. We’re looking at two female characters doing traditionally male jobs - hired killer and secret agent - and discussing the trials and tribulations of being a member of the softer sex in that hard, hard world. Along the way, we’ll touch on classic...

Duration:00:37:37