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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On the seventh episode of season two, Mike speaks with Stacey Robinson & Alverne Ball about their new graphic novel, Across the Tracks, remembering Greenwood, Black Wall Street, and the Tulsa Race Massacre.