94 episodes

Host Anthony Desiato (My Comic Shop History) takes flight with an ongoing podcast series exploring Superman! Digging for Kryptonite is an examination of Krypton's Last Son across time and media, with deep dives into the creative visions, character elements, eras, and individual stories that have shaped the Man of Steel and the larger DC Universe for more than 80 years. New episodes every Tuesday.

Digging for Kryptonite: A Superman Fan Journey Flat Squirrel Podcasts

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    • 4.7 • 29 Ratings

Host Anthony Desiato (My Comic Shop History) takes flight with an ongoing podcast series exploring Superman! Digging for Kryptonite is an examination of Krypton's Last Son across time and media, with deep dives into the creative visions, character elements, eras, and individual stories that have shaped the Man of Steel and the larger DC Universe for more than 80 years. New episodes every Tuesday.

    For the Man Who Has Everything

    For the Man Who Has Everything

    Host Anthony Desiato and guest Tyler Patrick (KRYPTON REPORT podcast) dig into the classic Bronze Age capper "For the Man Who Has Everything" by Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons, along with its adaptations on JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED and SUPERGIRL. This is the conclusion of an unofficial trilogy considering three iconic stories that explore what Superman truly desires and deserves in the end.
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    Digging for Kryptonite is a Flat Squirrel Production. Key art by Gregg Schigiel and theme music by Basic Printer.
    Support the show and receive exclusive podcast content at Patreon.com/AnthonyDesiato. The spinoff podcast DIGGING FOR JUSTICE: A DC FAN JOURNEY is available at all reward levels.
    Join the conversation by becoming part of the Flat Squirrel Podcast Network Facebook Group, and follow DFK on Instagram (@diggingforkryptonitepod) and Twitter (@diggingforkrpod). Visit FlatSquirrelProductions.com for more film and podcast projects.
    Visit BCW Supplies and use promo code FSP to save 10% on your next order of comics supplies.

    • 1 hr 44 min
    All-Star Superman

    All-Star Superman

    Host Anthony Desiato digs into the modern classic ALL-STAR SUPERMAN by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely with guest Mike Sangregorio. They discuss the how the story depicts Superman and his humanity, its distillation of the character's entire mythology, and the 2011 animated adaptation written by the late Dwayne McDuffie.
    Digging for Kryptonite is a Flat Squirrel Production. Key art by Gregg Schigiel and theme music by Basic Printer.
    Support the show and receive exclusive podcast content at Patreon.com/AnthonyDesiato. The spinoff podcast DIGGING FOR JUSTICE: A DC FAN JOURNEY is available at all reward levels.
    Join the conversation by becoming part of the Flat Squirrel Podcast Network Facebook Group, and follow DFK on Instagram (@diggingforkryptonitepod) and Twitter (@diggingforkrpod). Visit FlatSquirrelProductions.com for more film and podcast projects.
    Visit BCW Supplies and use promo code FSP to save 10% on your next order of comics supplies.

    • 2 hr 27 min
    Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?

    Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?

    Host Anthony Desiato rings in 2023 with the story that ends with a wink: the seminal 1986 Superman tale "Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?" by Alan Moore and Curt Swan. Anthony and guest Ed Gross (VOICES OF KRYPTON podcast and forthcoming book) dig into the classic coda to the Silver Age Superman, examining whether the story was a fitting farewell to that iteration of Superman and to the character generally. Anthony also shares a change of heart regarding the final fate of Tom Welling's Clark Kent (SMALLVILLE) in television's Crisis event.
    Digging for Kryptonite is a Flat Squirrel Production. Key art by Gregg Schigiel and theme music by Basic Printer.
    Support the show and receive exclusive podcast content at Patreon.com/AnthonyDesiato. The spinoff podcast DIGGING FOR JUSTICE: A DC FAN JOURNEY is available at all reward levels.
    Join the conversation by becoming part of the Flat Squirrel Podcast Network Facebook Group, and follow DFK on Instagram (@diggingforkryptonitepod) and Twitter (@diggingforkrpod). Visit FlatSquirrelProductions.com for more film and podcast projects.
    Visit BCW Supplies and use promo code FSP to save 10% on your next order of comics supplies.

    • 1 hr 55 min
    Adventures of Superman by Greg Rucka

    Adventures of Superman by Greg Rucka

    Host Anthony Desiato and guest Scott Honig dig into writer Greg Rucka's mid-00s run on the ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN title (issues #625-647)—with artists Matthew Clark and Karl Kerschl—which featured the Ruin storyline and tie-ins to IDENTITY CRISIS and INFINITE CRISIS.
    This is Digging for Kryptonite's final episode of 2022. We will be off for the holidays for the next three weeks. Join us on 1.10.23 for our next installment. Thanks for listening, and Happy Holidays!
    Digging for Kryptonite is a Flat Squirrel Production. Key art by Gregg Schigiel and theme music by Basic Printer.
    Support the show and receive exclusive podcast content at Patreon.com/AnthonyDesiato. The spinoff podcast DIGGING FOR JUSTICE: A DC FAN JOURNEY is available at all reward levels.
    Join the conversation by becoming part of the Flat Squirrel Podcast Network Facebook Group, and follow DFK on Instagram (@diggingforkryptonitepod) and Twitter (@diggingforkrpod). Visit FlatSquirrelProductions.com for more film and podcast projects.
    Visit BCW Supplies and use promo code FSP to save 10% on your next order of comics supplies.

    • 2 hr 3 min
    The Forgotten Joe Casey Run

    The Forgotten Joe Casey Run

    Host Anthony Desiato and guest Perry Constantine (Superhero Cinephiles podcast) dig into the forgotten early 00s ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN run (issues #590-623) by writer Joe Casey, which remains uncollected and largely MIA from the DC app. They discuss Casey's philosophical approach to the character, collaborations with series artists Mike Wieringo and Derec Aucoin, and the run's place in the context of the other Super-titles of the day.
    Digging for Kryptonite is a Flat Squirrel Production. Key art by Gregg Schigiel and theme music by Basic Printer.
    Support the show and receive exclusive podcast content at Patreon.com/AnthonyDesiato. The spinoff podcast DIGGING FOR JUSTICE: A DC FAN JOURNEY is available at all reward levels.
    Join the conversation by becoming part of the Flat Squirrel Podcast Network Facebook Group, and follow DFK on Instagram (@diggingforkryptonitepod) and Twitter (@diggingforkrpod). Visit FlatSquirrelProductions.com for more film and podcast projects.
    Visit BCW Supplies and use promo code FSP to save 10% on your next order of comics supplies.

    • 1 hr 54 min
    Camelot Falls and The Black Ring

    Camelot Falls and The Black Ring

    Host Anthony Desiato and guest Chris Clow (Discovery Debrief podcast) dig into a pair of Superman stories from the post-Infinite Crisis, pre-New 52 era: CAMELOT FALLS by Kurt Busiek and Carlos Pacheco and THE BLACK RING by Paul Cornell and Pete Woods. NOTE: This episode was recorded before the 11/9/22 passing of Carlos Pacheco.
    Digging for Kryptonite is a Flat Squirrel Production. Key art by Gregg Schigiel and theme music by Basic Printer.
    Support the show and receive exclusive podcast content at Patreon.com/AnthonyDesiato. The spinoff podcast DIGGING FOR JUSTICE: A DC FAN JOURNEY is available at all reward levels.
    Join the conversation by becoming part of the Flat Squirrel Podcast Network Facebook Group, and follow DFK on Instagram (@diggingforkryptonitepod) and Twitter (@diggingforkrpod). Visit FlatSquirrelProductions.com for more film and podcast projects.
    Visit BCW Supplies and use promo code FSP to save 10% on your next order of comics supplies.

    • 1 hr 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

Mike T from MI ,

Excellent podcast on Superman

I have been a Superman fan for decades and this is the best podcast I have heard on the character! The host and his guests provide a fun and informative discussion. They cover aspects and eras of Superman from throughout the 80+ years of the character. I always learn a lot and cannot recommend the podcast highly enough!

Mr. Knight3417 ,

Great podcast about all things Superman

Superman is one character I haven’t dove too deep into, but listening to Anthony talk about Superman has me wanting to read a lot more! Great podcast with entertaining content and guests.

PCP812 ,

Must-listen for Superman fans

I came across this show and quickly binged all the episodes. Anthony and his guests do a great job of exploring the history of Superman and it's made me re-evaluate some of my own Superman opinions. As an example, I never had any intention of reading the Golden Age Superman comics, but after listening to the episode on it, I decided to check them out.

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