62 episodes

Welcome to The Captioned Life, a podcast about the impact of comics and pop culture on life and society. From roundtable discussions to movie reviews and interviews, we ask the basic question of how comics has impacted people and the world we live in. Hosted by Kevin Stahlecker and Sean Winningham, two guys who live in different parts of the country but united by their love of comics.

The Captioned Life: a comics & pop culture podcast Kevin Stahlecker & Sean Winningham

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Welcome to The Captioned Life, a podcast about the impact of comics and pop culture on life and society. From roundtable discussions to movie reviews and interviews, we ask the basic question of how comics has impacted people and the world we live in. Hosted by Kevin Stahlecker and Sean Winningham, two guys who live in different parts of the country but united by their love of comics.

    #52 Bi Visibility with Kat Calamia

    #52 Bi Visibility with Kat Calamia

    About The Episode
    Sean and Kevin sit down to talk about comics with writer and YouTuber Kat Calamia. We discuss some of her recent work including the creator-owned project, The Dancer, and the Kickstarter campaign for her comic anthology, Bi Visibility. We get a chance to get serious on topics like LGBTQ+ representation in comics, but we also save a little room from silly by playing a fun trivia game at the end. 


    About The Guest
    Kat Calamia is a bisexual comic book writer for Like Father, Like Daughter and They Call Her…The Dancer. She’s also known for her comic book and TV journalism through her YouTube channel, Comic Uno, who currently works for Newsarama and DC Universe with bylines with IGN, Fandom, and TV Guide.


    She has a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and a minor in Journalism through Marymount Manhattan and an MFA in Writing and Producing Television from LIU Brooklyn.


    Links
    Kat Calamia Twitter: @ComicUno

    Kat Calamia Instagram: @KatComicUno

    Kat Calamia YouTube: Comic Uno

    Bi Visibility Comic

    KICKSTARTER: The Dancer

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    How You Can Support Our Show
    We love doing this podcast and we love it even more when we know you enjoy it. Giving us any support goes a long way in helping us create awesome content for you and growing our podcast. Here are a few things you can do to help:


    Free Options


    Give Us A Rating And Review! - No matter where you listen to our podcast at, you can give us a rating and review either on our website, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or on Podchaser.  


    Support Us On Social Media! - If you like what we're doing, give us a shoutout on your social media and tag us @captionedlife and we'll make sure to include it and thank you in a future episode!



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    We know not everyone can afford to give us financial support. If you do feel compelled to support us in this way, we greatly appreciate it as we do not make money off of this podcast and it does cost money to create and distribute a podcast. 


    Here are a few ways you can send us your support:


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    PayPal: @seanwinningham 

    Venmo: @seanwinningham 


    Show Credits
    Kevin Stahlecker - Cohost, producer, Gamemaster

    Sean Winningham - Cohost, producer, media editor

    Image used in show: "Comic Books" by Steven Miller, used under CC BY 2.0 / Desaturated from original.

    • 40 min
    #51 The Best And Worst Of 2021

    #51 The Best And Worst Of 2021

    About the episode
    Looking back on 2021 and looking forward to 2022, Kevin and Sean discuss the highs and lows that movies, tv shows, and comics took us to during the year and put together a list of the best and worst. Find out if Spider-Man, Wonder Woman, Free Guy, Venom, Hawkeye, Shang Chi, and James Bond ended up on our favorite or least favorite list for 2021, and hear what the guys are most excited about for the year ahead.


    Links
    MOVIE REVIEW: Spider-Man No Way Home

    MOVIE REVIEW: Mortal Kombat (2021)

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    Support our show - for free!
    Give us a rating and review either on our website, Apple Podcasts, or on Podchaser.  If you like what we're doing, give us a shoutout on your social media and tag us @captionedlife and we'll make sure to include it and thank you in a future episode! Until next time!


    Show credits
    Kevin Stahlecker - Cohost, producer, Gamemaster

    Sean Winningham - Cohost, producer, media editor

    Image used in show: "Comic Books" by Steven Miller, used under CC BY 2.0 / Desaturated from original.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    TV REVIEW: Hawkeye, Season 1 Episode 6 ”So This Is Christmas?”

    TV REVIEW: Hawkeye, Season 1 Episode 6 ”So This Is Christmas?”

    About the episode
    Marvel Studios has released the final episode of (presumably) Season 1 of Hawkeye, "So This Is Christmas?". In this podcast review, Sean breaks down the big moments and questions that we have about the episode, such as who the mysterious watch belongs to and what does it mean, and do the ABC and Netflix properties belong in the MCU Continuity? He also talks about each of the main characters in this episode, such as Kate Bishop, Clint Barton, Maya Lopez, Yelena Belova, and Kingpin, and what their future may mean in the MCU. Sean also shares what he enjoyed about the series as well as criticisms he has, and what he hopes to see with the future of Hawkeye. 


    Links
    Change.org Petition - Have Walt Disney Company Fairly Compensate David Aja's Work for "Hawkeye" Series

    Sean's review of Hawkeye Season 1 Episode 6 for ComicWatch

    Sean’s TV and Film reviews for Comic Watch

    The Captioned Life Podcast website


    Support our show - for free!
    Give us a rating and review either on our website, Apple Podcasts, or on Podchaser.  If you like what we're doing, give us a shoutout on your social media and tag us @captionedlife and we'll make sure to include it and thank you in a future episode! Until next time!


    Show credits
    Kevin Stahlecker - Cohost, producer, Gamemaster


    Sean Winningham - Cohost, producer, media editor 


    Image used in show: "Comic Books" by Steven Miller, used under CC BY 2.0 / Desaturated from original.

    • 39 min
    MOVIE REVIEW: Spider-Man: No Way Home

    MOVIE REVIEW: Spider-Man: No Way Home

    About the episode
    In this episode, Sean reviews the latest film addition in the MCU, "Spider-Man: No Way Home". He discusses the highlights of the film, where the film struggled a little bit, and questions he still has after watching the movie. He also talks about some of the major characters in the film, ones we knew were going to show up (such as Doctor Strange, Doctor Otto "Doc Ock" Octavius", Norman Osborn/Green Goblin, Max Dillon/Electro, Flint Mark/Sandman, and Dr. Curt Connors/Lizard) as well as some of the surprise appearances that we may or may not have been expecting. In one of the best Marvel Cinematic Universe films to date, Sean gives a breakdown of the best parts of the film, what this means for Sony and Marvel Studios moving forward, and what we may be able to expect in the future MCU films. 


    Links
    Sean's Review Of "Spider-Man: No Way Home" For Comic Watch

    The Captioned Life Podcast website


    Support our show - for free!
    Give us a rating and review either on our website, Apple Podcasts, or on Podchaser.  If you like what we're doing, give us a shoutout on your social media and tag us @captionedlife and we'll make sure to include it and thank you in a future episode! Until next time!


    Show credits
    Kevin Stahlecker - Cohost, producer, Gamemaster


    Sean Winningham - Cohost, producer, media editor 


    Image used in show: "Comic Books" by Steven Miller, used under CC BY 2.0 / Desaturated from original.

    • 50 min
    TV REVIEW: Hawkeye, Season 1 Episode 5 ”Ronin”

    TV REVIEW: Hawkeye, Season 1 Episode 5 ”Ronin”

    About the episode
    Sean reviews Episode 5 "Ronin" from the newest series from Disney and Marvel Studios, "Hawkeye", starring Jeremy Renner, Hailee Steinfeld, and Alaqua Cox. Sean goes through the episode, giving insight on what's happening in the series, the influence of the comics, easter eggs, and more! Sean shares the strengths and weaknesses of the show, updates on what we know about the character and series so far, and discusses some of the biggest questions and theories that fans have about the show so far and the LATEST reveal from the episode! In the latest MCU project, this is an episode where you'll walk away knowing a little bit more about the characters that take on the Hawkeye mantle, and what we can possibly expect by the end of the series. 


    Links
    Sean’s Review of Hawkeye Episode 5 for Comic Watch

    Change.org petition - Compensate David Aja for the “Hawkeye” series

    Sean’s TV and Film reviews for Comic Watch

    The Captioned Life Podcast website


    Support our show - for free!
    Give us a rating and review either on our website, Apple Podcasts, or on Podchaser.  If you like what we're doing, give us a shoutout on your social media and tag us @captionedlife and we'll make sure to include it and thank you in a future episode! Until next time!


    Show credits
    Kevin Stahlecker - Cohost, producer, Gamemaster


    Sean Winningham - Cohost, producer, media editor 


    Image used in show: "Comic Books" by Steven Miller, used under CC BY 2.0 / Desaturated from original.

    • 37 min
    #50 Was It Great Or Were We Eight? Holiday Edition

    #50 Was It Great Or Were We Eight? Holiday Edition

    About the episode
    Kevin and Sean look back on Christmases' past to discuss the holiday hallmarks of their childhoods. Does the stuff that they loved about Christmas as kids stand the pop culture test of time, or have they outgrown it like a pair of footie pajamas? Listen to them as they stroll down memory lane and follow along with them as they play, Had It, Wanted It, or Hated It with the biggest Christmas toys from the 80s and 90s.


    Links
    “Jingle Bells” holds the Guinness World Record for the first song ever played in outer space

    “All I Want for Christmas Is You” by Mariah Carey is considered the most popular Christmas holiday song

    The world’s first Christmas card was auctioned in 2001 for over £20,000 ($28,000)

    Home Alone is the highest-grossing Christmas holiday movie of all time, making over $285M

    “Jingle Bells” was originally written as a Thanksgiving song

    1.3 billion holiday cards are sent every year

    A Christmas Story movie 
    TNT 24 hour marathon

    House museum in Cleveland




    Mr Christmas Mickey Marching Band Musical Bells - Disney (YouTube)

    Home Alone Backpack and Talkboy

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    Support our show - for free!
    Give us a rating and review either on our website, Apple Podcasts, or on Podchaser.  If you like what we're doing, give us a shoutout on your social media and tag us @captionedlife and we'll make sure to include it and thank you in a future episode! Until next time!


    Show credits
    Kevin Stahlecker - Cohost, producer, Gamemaster


    Sean Winningham - Cohost, producer, media editor 


    Image used in show: "Comic Books" by Steven Miller, used under CC BY 2.0 / Desaturated from original.


     

    • 1 hr 6 min

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I love this show and the host are fantastic! I love all things nerd and this is that show. The chemistry with the host is amazing and love that sometimes they bring on guest (kids) to give they’re perspectives. Would definitely recommend this show!

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