45 episodes

Host Anthony Desiato (My Comic Shop History) takes flight with an ongoing, weekly 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.

Digging for Kryptonite: A Superman Fan Journey Flat Squirrel Productions

    • TV & Film
    • 4.7 • 18 Ratings

Host Anthony Desiato (My Comic Shop History) takes flight with an ongoing, weekly 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.

    The Animated Series Mixtapes Vol. 2 - Metropolis

    The Animated Series Mixtapes Vol. 2 - Metropolis

    Host Anthony Desiato assembles the next SUPERMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES "mixtape" in the second installment of 2022's kickoff event. In Vol. 2, Anthony and guest Jeremy Frutkin revisit a collection of episodes dealing with Superman's Metropolis supporting cast, including Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen, and Lex Luthor. Episodes discussed include: "The Last Son of Krypton" Part 3, "A Little Piece of Home," "The Way of All Flesh," "My Girl," "Brave New Metropolis," "Target," "The Late Mr. Kent," and "Superman's Pal." Vol. 3 drops in one week!
    Digging for Kryptonite is a Flat Squirrel Production. Key art by Gregg Schigiel and theme music by Basic Printer. 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 https://www.bcwsupplies.com/?acc=flatsquirrel (BCW Supplies) and use promo code FSP to save 10% on your next order of comics supplies. Become a patron at Patreon.com/AnthonyDesiato.

    • 1 hr 59 min
    The Animated Series Mixtapes Vol. 1 - Krypton

    The Animated Series Mixtapes Vol. 1 - Krypton

    Host Anthony Desiato kicks off 2022 and the new WEEKLY era of Digging for Kryptonite with "The Animated Series Mixtapes," a 5-part event examining the classic Bruce Timm cartoon that ran for 54 episodes between 1996 and 2000. In Vol. 1, Anthony and guest Jeremy Frutkin revisit a collection of episodes dealing with Superman's Kryptonian heritage, including Brainiac, the Phantom Zone villains, and more. Episodes discussed include: "The Last Son of Krypton" Parts 1 and 2, "Stolen Memories," "Blasts from the Past" Parts 1 and 2, "Ghost in the Machine," "New Kids in Town," and "Absolute Power." Vol. 2 drops in one week!
    Digging for Kryptonite is a Flat Squirrel Production. Key art by Gregg Schigiel and theme music by Basic Printer. 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 https://www.bcwsupplies.com/?acc=flatsquirrel (BCW Supplies) and use promo code FSP to save 10% on your next order of comics supplies. Become a patron at https://www.patreon.com/anthonydesiato (Patreon.com/AnthonyDesiato).
    Follow me on Wisdom and join me on 1/11 at 7:30 p.m. Eastern: https://joinwisdom.audio/desiwestside (https://joinwisdom.audio/desiwestside)

    • 2 hr 1 min
    The Joe Kelly Action Comics Era

    The Joe Kelly Action Comics Era

    Host Anthony Desiato returns to the early 2000s Superman titles, shining a light on writer Joe Kelly's 50-issue run on ACTION COMICS. Anthony and guest Mike Sangregorio dig into the landmark issues Action 775 ("What's So Funny 'Bout Truth, Justice, and the American Way?") and Action 800, the sagas of Manchester Black and General "Zod," and Kelly's heartfelt human interest stories.
    This is the last episode of Digging for Kryptonite in 2021. The podcast returns with a new WEEKLY release schedule and a 5-part event covering SUPERMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES on 1.5.22!
    Visit Patreon.com/AnthonyDesiato to support the show and get exclusive bonus episodes.
    OFFER: Visit BCW Supplies (https://www.bcwsupplies.com/?acc=flatsquirrel) and use promo code FSP to save 10% on your next order of comics supplies! It helps support the show, too. Thanks!

    • 2 hr 23 min
    Superman III and Superman IV: The Quest for Peace Redeemed?

    Superman III and Superman IV: The Quest for Peace Redeemed?

    Host Anthony Desiato teams up with fellow Superman podcaster Tyler Patrick (Krypton Report) to dig into SUPERMAN: REDEEMED, a fan edit (by "A Digital Man") weaving the best elements of the Christopher Reeve films SUPERMAN III and SUPERMAN IV: THE QUEST FOR PEACE into one cohesive narrative.
    Visit Patreon.com/AnthonyDesiato to support the show and get exclusive bonus episodes.
    OFFER: Visit BCW Supplies (https://www.bcwsupplies.com/?acc=flatsquirrel) and use promo code FSP to save 10% on your next order of comics supplies! It helps support the show, too. Thanks!

    • 1 hr 58 min
    The Superman of DC's Injustice

    The Superman of DC's Injustice

    Host Anthony Desiato digs into the world of DC's INJUSTICE with returning guest Justin De Voe (@reallifelobo). Anthony and Justin focus primarily on the 2021 animated adaptation and its treatment of Superman, which served as Anthony's introduction to the franchise, while Justin adds his insight as an avid player of the Injustice games and reader of the comic book adaptations.
    Visit Patreon.com/AnthonyDesiato to support the show and get exclusive bonus episodes.
    OFFER: Visit BCW Supplies (https://www.bcwsupplies.com/?acc=flatsquirrel) and use promo code FSP to save 10% on your next order of comics supplies! It helps support the show, too. Thanks!

    • 1 hr 39 min
    Batman: The Long Halloween Saga - Scaling the Batcave Special

    Batman: The Long Halloween Saga - Scaling the Batcave Special

    Host Anthony Desiato proudly presents SCALING THE BATCAVE, a Digging for Kryptonite special shining a spotlight on Batman. Anthony and guest Bill Maio dig into the "Long Halloween" saga by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale, including BATMAN: THE LONG HALLOWEEN, BATMAN: DARK VICTORY, CATWOMAN: WHEN IN ROME, and the 2021 LONG HALLOWEEN SPECIAL just published by DC Comics.
    Visit Patreon.com/AnthonyDesiato to support the show and get exclusive bonus episodes. Available now: a bonus episode in which Anthony and Bill discuss the recent Long Halloween animated adaptations!
    OFFER: Visit BCW Supplies (https://www.bcwsupplies.com/?acc=flatsquirrel) and use promo code FSP to save 10% on your next order of comics supplies! It helps support the show, too. Thanks!

    • 1 hr 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Zac Foster ,

Superman too boring? Let this podcast transform you, not just your perspective.

“It stands for hope.” Henry Cavil’s complex and still talked about performance of Kal-El gives the best review of this podcast. Anthony Desiato, a Superman fan, explores and deepens his perspective on the most important pop culture icon of all time. Listening to Anthony and his guests takes you into a fandom filled with passion and love, not only for the character, but each other. It’s a beautiful thing to want to interject or find yourself laughing along with these relatable, thoughtful individuals. I have never listened through a podcast without skipping an episode here or there before this one. You won’t be let down. Some of the podcasts can be lengthy, but it’s not a detriment, the content quality is there— plus that’s what double speed is for! Sit back, relax, drive to work, have it on at a cosplay cocktail party and take yourself into a hero’s journey like no other. Also— don’t forget to leave your own review and rate it!

Real Superman Fan ,

He is not alone. He will never be alone.

This Podcast let’s you witness the growth & development of a life-long Superman fan as he explores every facet of the character. It’s a combination of eavesdropping on conversations at your local comic shop, a guide for fans of Superman, & a nostalgic trip down memory lane for those of us who have loved Superman for decades. This podcast introduced me to the world of Flat Squirrel Productions and a round robin of guys you want to be friends with. Anthony does a great job with wit, insight, & genuine sincerity he brings to each episode. Don’t miss this or any of his other podcasts.

Laneit ,

A must listen for any Superman fan

If you like Superman, you should be listening to this podcast. Who doesn’t want to hear someone talk about something they enjoy with enthusiasm?

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