1 on 1 interview show featuring the creative minds behind Comics TV Film Novels & Animation. Hosted by Chicago Pop Culture expert, John Siuntres
Kinescope You Are There And The Blacklist
We talk about The CBS historical reenactment show hosted by Walter Cronkite that employed writers who were blacklisted during the Communist Witch-Hunt and used fronts to keep the accused writers employed.
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Fury Vs Wilder Recap With Chgo Promoter Don Lenza
Don recalls his days as a Manger and Promoter telling tales of Angelo Dundee Tony Demarco Boxing in the 80s and 90s along with analyzing the current Heavyweight division after all these current fights
Cliff Chiang Talks Catwoman Lonely City
A Future Gotham Tale starring a 55 year old Selina Kyle written drawn colored and lettered by Cliff
Tony Fleecs Time Shopper and a Stray Dogs Update
check out Tony's Kickstarter campaign for the hilarious Time Shopper https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/timeshoppercomic/time-shopper
Rob Williams New WW2 Horror Story Out
Best comic book related interview show
Lots of Good Stuff, but Sometimes Cringey
Overall, the older episodes are pretty solid, in-depth interviews that explore the craft and art of storytelling and comics creation, even if it’s heavier on writers than artists. More recently, the show has gotten a little looser and more like a bunch of geezers talking about the weather. I prefer the older ones, but the newer ones can give you a certain sense of eavesdropping on your nerdy uncles at a family reunion.
My main issues (which I think have gotten worse recently) are that John Siuntres (the host) can be kinda cringey sometimes. He frequently interrupts and talks over his guests in ways that are often oblivious and obnoxious. Also, it just makes my skin crawl the way he calls almost every woman he has on the show “Buddy” and will say things like “guys…AND WOMEN!” in that weird, butt-covering, afterthought-type way. I don’t think he means anything by any of it, but I still don’t love it.
For the most part, I think the quality has slipped a lot since March of 2020, when two or three new episodes started coming out DAILY. Siuntres seems less prepared, and the interviews are less interesting as a result. I hope things improves again, but I’m not optimistic.
Lost its way
This podcast has become nothing but an advertisement for other podcasts. If I wanted to listen to those podcasts, I would. It makes no sense that he has given up his show so that it can be a daily marketing medium for his buddies.
Hope he gets back to a real show. No one needs to listen to a 2-hour advertisement. No one wants to and they won’t.
Miss the OG John and his show