This week on Comics School is a special edition NCTE Roundtable with a discussion entitled TALES OF FUTURE PAST about speculative science fiction.
S3E6: The History of Strange Experiments (w/ Shawn Gilmore)
On the sixth episode of season three, Mike speaks with Shawn Gilmore from the University of Illinois about discovering comics after childhood, world building in comic book storytelling, and what comics do that other mediums cannot.
S3E5: How Do We Notice Better? (w/ Dr. Nick Miller)
On the fifth episode of season three, Mike speaks with Dr. Nick Miller from Lexington, Kentucky about discovering comics from a wicker basket, the importance of Dazzler, and teaching middle school students via the First Rule of Punk.
S3E4: Interrogating Reality (w/ Dr. Dennis Rudnick)
On the fourth episode of season three, Mike speaks with Dr. Dennis Rudnick from Missouri State University about his approach to teaching, the Marvel TTRPG, and the similarity between the Avengers and the Wu-Tang Clan.
S3E3: You & I Remember Budapest Very Differently (w/ Dr. Raul Mora)
On the third episode of season three, Mike speaks with Dr. Raul A. Mora from Colombia about being taught teamwork by cartoons in the 1980s, the conversations that should be coming out of viewing Marvel’s What If?, and the literacy of comic books.
S3E2: He‘s the DJ & the Martial Artist (w/ Dr. Wayne Au)
On the second episode of season three, Mike speaks with Dr. Wayne Au about the difference between fads and pop culture, being introduced to politics during the golden era of hip-hop, and the significance of representation.
S3E1: Bitten By A Radioactive Comic (w/ Dr. Damian Duffy)
On the debut episode of season three, Mike speaks with Dr. Damian Duffy about realizing that he is Spider-Man, self-publishing his comics, and George McFly Moments.
S2E10: Black, Smart & Cool (w/ Carl Hewitt)
On the tenth episode of season two, Mike speaks with Carl Hewitt about engaging the cool, the storyline that made X-Men’s civil rights allegory apparent, when nerds took over and getting into anime.
S2E9: Be Like Squirrel Girl (w/ Cornelius Minor)
On the ninth episode of season two, Mike speaks with Cornelieus Minor, Brooklyn-based educator, about his work to create equitable literacy reform, equitable schools and how his passion to do so intersects with his love of comics. Cornelieus drops the secret as to how Squirrel Girl defeated both Thanos AND Galactus — and how you can apply it to your life.
S2E8: Am I In Trouble? (w/ Stanford Carpenter)
On the eighth episode of season two, Mike speaks with Stanford Carpenter about his interest in the relationship between comic books and anthropology. Plus, hear how Stanford has crossed paths and worked with with many names familiar to the podcast.