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  • 01:06

    Graphic Policy Radio with Guest Spencer Ackerman

    in Pop Culture

    Graphic Policy is back with a brand new episode with special guest, and award winning journalist Spencer Ackerman.


    Comics have often featured torture as a method for the heroes to extract information or get them to their goal. We most recently saw this in Marvel and Netflix's Daredevil, where torture is a key point in advancing the hero's plot. We'll discuss torture in comics, and its place in the modern stories and the world.


    Spencer Ackerman is the U.S. national security editor of the Guardian, where he was part of the team that won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service Journalism for the NSA surveillance revelations provided by whistleblower Edward Snowden. A former senior writer for Wired, Ackerman won the 2012 National Magazine Award for Digital Reporting for his series about Islamophobia in FBI counterterrorism training. Having reported from Iraq, Afghanistan, Guantanamo Bay and numerous ships, bases and a submarine, Ackerman in 2015 exposed a secretive incommunicado police detention center in Chicago called Homan Square. A Brooklyn NY native, his mother taught him to read with Bill Mantlo's Incredible Hulk run.


    We want to hear your thoughts on the topic. You can Tweet them to us at @graphicpolicy or call in live.
     

  • 01:34

    COMIC BOOKS TO FILM: With Adam Hughes & Steven P. Wegner

    in Film

         An all new season of THE GRINDHOUSE: WITH CRAIG & JIM Podcast returns as we launch our "DocuPod" series (part podcast / part documentary), and celebrate the release of AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON with an in depth look at the comics-to-film phenomenon.  Our guests include legendary illustrator Adam Hughes (WONDER WOMAN, BEFORE WATCHMEN, LUCASFILM) and film producer Steven P. Wegner (THE BLIND SIDE, THE BOOK OF ELI, PRISONERS), with topics ranging from the box office performance of comic book films at home and abroad, to the recent controversy over comic character "race and gender" swapping.  Adam chats about his personal experiences with the WATCHMEN film and it's director Zack Snyder.  And both film producer and illustrator offer opinions as to what separates a fair-to-middling comic / film adaptation from a truly great one.  Includes film audio clips, archival interviews with Frank Miller, Samuel L. Jackson and screenwriter Tom Mankiewicz, film score excerpts, behind the scenes featurettes on 300, DICK TRACY, SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE and more. "Excelsior!"


     


    Enjoy the MULTI-MEDIA VERSION of this podcast (including Flash animation, streamed film score excerpts, bios, links and more @ http://gullcottageonline.com/The_GrindhouseCraig_Jim_.html

  • 01:15

    Graphic Policy Radio: Politics and Comics of the Multiverses

    in Pop Culture

    This Monday night Graphic Policy returns with a brand new episode mixing comics and politics. Listen in as we talk live about some of the latest comic news.


    On this episode, we're discussing:



    All-New X-Men made waves this past week when founding X-Man Bobby Drake aka Iceman was revealed to be gay. The writing though was controversial concerning statements around bisexuality. We talk about what happened, what we like vs what is still really troubling.
    DC Comics revealed that Frank Miller will be penning Dark Knight III: The Master Race. Miller will be joined by Brian Azzarello on writing duties. We discuss the unfortunate name for the new series.
    DC Comics' Convergence is wrapping up its first month this week. The two month event consists of a main series and a bunch of tie-in series. We discuss what we think so far. and what we hope to see in the second month.


    We'll discuss all of that and more! We want to hear what you think too! Tweet us your thoughts @graphicpolicy or call in to let us know what you think.

  • 00:44

    USING GRAPHIC NOVELS AS EFFECTIVE CLASSROOM TEACHING TOOLS

    in Education

    USING GRAPHIC NOVELS  AS EFFECTIVE CLASSROOM TEACHING TOOLS


    Last time we did a show on Graphic Novel use, it got tremendous listener-ship. I expect the same with this one . Dr Katie Monin from the University of North Florida and author of several books on the subject is joined by Nader Qaimari,Follett School Solutions Sr VP of Content Services and Solutions


    ?www.follett.com  @follettlearning

  • 02:00

    Graphic Policy Radio dares to talk Daredevil

    in Pop Culture

    This Monday Graphic Policy Radio is back for a brand new episode on Monday April 20. The show will air LIVE at 10pm ET. This episode we're talking about ole hornhead himself Daredevil, and the brand new Marvel and Netflix series Daredevil! Joining us is return guest Scott Kaufman, who you might know as SEK.


    April 10 saw the launch of the new series featuring 13 episodes starring Daredevil which kicked off Marvel and Netflix's small screen plan. While it started with this one series, we can expect to see four more series to follow including A.K.A. Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and then The Defenders!


    Joining us to discuss this all is Scott who is the proprietor of the AV Club’s Internet Film School and an Assistant Editor for Salon. He also writes for Lawyers, Guns & Money, podcasts, and is an expert on Game of Thrones.


    So listen in LIVE, and join the conversation too. We want to hear what you have to say, so call us at (619) 768-2952 or Tweet us your thoughts to @graphicpolicy.

  • 01:07

    Indie Books #87 (Dwayne Epstein)

    in Books

    Tune in and join me as I welcome this week's guest. 


    Author Dwayne Epstein joins me this week to talk about his book - Lee Marvin: Point Blank.


    The first full-length, authoritative, and detailed story of the iconic actor's life to go beyond the Hollywood scandal-sheet reporting of earlier books, this account offers an appreciation for the man and his acting career and the classic films he starred in, painting a portrait of an individual who took great risks in his acting and career. Although Lee Marvin is best known for his icy tough guy roles—such as his chilling titular villain in The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance or the paternal yet brutally realistic platoon leader in The Big Red One—very little is known of his personal life; his family background; his experiences in WWII; his relationship with his father, family, friends, wives; and his ongoing battles with alcoholism, rage, and depression, occasioned by his postwar PTSD. Now, after years of researching and compiling interviews with family members, friends, and colleagues; rare photographs; and illustrative material, Hollywood writer Dwayne Epstein provides a full understanding and appreciation of this acting titan’s place in the Hollywood pantheon in spite of his very real and human struggles.


    For more on Dwayne Epstein and his books


    http://www.amazon.com/Dwayne-Epstein/e/B00A4EDS1A


    http://pointblankbook.com/


     

  • 02:00

    NMEmindz Radio: "BLACK Comic Books"

    in Education

    Join us tonight as we discuss "Black Comic Books" Who's reading them? Who collects them? Who Writes them? Who draws them? Do they exist? what happen to the Black super hero? NMEmindz Radio with Professor Griff and ZaZa Ali on wwwblogtalkradio.com/mindzmatter @ 8pm est/5pm pst call in 347.633.9644. peace


     


     

  • 00:46

    WebbWeaver Books Proudly Presents: Author James Williamson

    in Books

    THEY CAN'T TOUCH HIM NOW~


      Jimmy was only nine years old when he was molested and sexually assaulted in London's dingy East End. He struggled to keep his dark secret, while coping with being adopted and his illiterate father's violent outbursts. Desperately needing to be loved, Jimmy accepts an offer of 'conditional kindness' from Tom, his scoutmaster. Now, after a lifetime of secrets, his story can be told as Tom is now dead, so.... "They Can't Touch Him Now"

  • 01:06

    Indie Books #86 (Gordon Osmond)

    in Books

    Tune in and join me as I welcome this week's guest. 


    Indie Books reaches all the way down to Brazil this week as Author and playwright Gordon Osmond joins me this week to talk about his books.  We'll start out with Slipping on Stardust and the sequel Turner's Point.  We'll also chat about his Unauthorized Autobiography, Wet Firecrackers as well as his other writing.


    From Slipping on Stardust:


    There’s nothing like the arrival of a Hollywood star to stir the passions of the people of Johnson, a sleepy small town in Ohio. During his stay with Johnson’s most physically appealing family, the star shakes up the lives of the reigning queen of the local theatre scene, her lawyer husband, and the couple’s handsome but sexually undecided son. Add a scandal at the husband’s law firm and a kidnapping with suicide demanded as ransom and you have what propels family members to New York City and Hollywood and Gordon Osmond’s debut novel to its shattering conclusion. Those who have ever been involved in small-town life, regional theatre, adolescent rebellion, or legal entanglements, and those who admire the works of Oscar Wilde and Kurt Vonnegut, to whose writing style Osmond’s has been likened, will find themselves within the fast-turning pages of Slipping on Stardust.


    For more on Gordon Osmond and his books:


    http://www.i-m.co/GordonOsmond/SlippingonStardust


    http://www.amazon.com/Gordon-Osmond/e/B002N3RPFK


     

  • 00:19

    comic books and comic book movies

    in Sports

    The latest in comic books and movies coming up

  • 01:13

    Graphic Policy Radio: Politics and Comics of the Multiverses

    in Pop Culture

    It's Monday night, and that means a brand new episode of Graphic Policy Radio, the show thay mixes politics and comics. It's been a bit since we discussed recent releases and general news in the comic industry, so it's potluck Monday!


    On this episode:



    We talk what we've been reading and discuss hot comics and graphic novels you should check out, and what you should skip, and what we're looking forward to!
    Emerald City Comicon was this past weekend with lots of announcements and hints as to what's coming up. We round up the news and talk about what you need to know.
    Geekdom and politics clashed this past week and the largest game convention in North American Gen Con spoke out about Indiana's SB 101, and threatened to leave the state if passed. We lay it out there as to what you need to know.
    The past few weeks also saw controversy. We discuss the recent round of harassment as well as the controversy over DC Comics variant cover to Batgirl #41.


    We discuss all of that and more this Monday! We want to hear from you. Call in with your thoughts or Tweet them to us @graphicpolicy.