29 episodes

RetConned is a program of assorted geekery - movies, comic books, video games and everything in between.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

RetConned is a program of assorted geekery - movies, comic books, video games and everything in between.

    Exploring The World’s Mysteries With Atlas Obscura

    Exploring The World’s Mysteries With Atlas Obscura

    From the catacombs of Italy to the glowworm caves of New Zealand, we discuss some of the weirdest, wonderful places the world has to offer on this episode of RetConned. Today we’re branching out a bit on the show — WAY out.

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    You don’t have to be a fan of science-fiction, fantasy, and horror to have an appreciation for the strange, peculiar places all around us, but it helps. The website Atlas Obscura has been cataloging just those sorts of places for almost a decade now with some help from a talented editorial team and readers willing to share their own experiences with creepy and quirky destinations both at home and abroad. (more…)The post Exploring The World’s Mysteries With Atlas Obscura appeared first on WAMC Podcasts.

    • 18 min
    Reinventing The Gaming Industry With Velan Studios’ Karthik Bala

    Reinventing The Gaming Industry With Velan Studios’ Karthik Bala

    Brothers Karthik and Guha Bala spent 25 years turning the video game company they started in their parents’ basement into one of the most successful studios in the industry, only to leave the company in 2016. Why would they do such a thing? We get the answer to that question on the latest episode of RetConned. Hello, and welcome back to another episode of RetConned, a podcast of assorted geekery.
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    • 28 min
    Comics Writer Ron Marz On Coffee Stories And The Return Of Art

    Comics Writer Ron Marz On Coffee Stories And The Return Of Art

    Coffee and comics… what’s not to like? The next episode of RetConned is all that and more.
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    This time around we’ve got comic book writer Ron Marz in the studio. A veteran of the comics industry who’s written just about every character you can probably name, Marz is – as always – currently working on a long list of comics projects. They include a comic book series for Death Wish Coffee, the Saratoga Springs coffee company that made headlines in 2015 by winning a contest to have its commercial air during the Super Bowl. The second issue of Odinforce was released during New York Comic Con earlier this year.
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    • 34 min
    How Archie Comics Got Its Groove Back

    How Archie Comics Got Its Groove Back

    Why is Archie and the gang from Riverdale everywhere you look these days? We get to the bottom of that mystery – and discuss a few more – in the latest episode of RetConned.
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    Today we’re diving into the world of Archibald Andrews, the teenager at the heart of Archie Comics for more than 75 years. (more…)The post How Archie Comics Got Its Groove Back appeared first on WAMC Podcasts.

    • 15 min
    Bending Gender In Voltron: Legendary Defender

    Bending Gender In Voltron: Legendary Defender

    It ain’t easy being green — or is it? We get the scoop on the gender-bending character who pilots Voltron’s green lion from actress Bex Taylor-Klaus in the latest episode of RetConned.
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    Today we’re activating the interlock and connecting the dynotherms for a chat with actress Bex Taylor-Klaus about the animated series Voltron: Legendary Defender — or more specifically, Pidge, the gender-bending character she voices in the hit show. (more…)The post Bending Gender In Voltron: Legendary Defender appeared first on WAMC Podcasts.

    • 9 min
    25 Years Later: R.L Stine On Giving Kids Goosebumps

    25 Years Later: R.L Stine On Giving Kids Goosebumps

    It’s the middle of summer, but there’s a chill in the air. 
    Today we’re talking to author R.L. Stine, whose series of Goosebumps horror stories for young readers celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. A prolific writer whose books have sold more than 400 million copies, Stine’s work spans a wide range of genres and has been adapted for television and, most recently, a 2015 Goosebumps movie starring Jack Black.
    RetConned’s Ian Pickus spoke to Stine about his generation-spanning career crafting scary stories for young readers and the tales he still plans to tell in the coming years.
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    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

TheMikeSpring ,

A really fun geek-themed podcast

This is a great show! It focuses on the more intellectual side of geek-esque topics; everything from video game music to comic book writing to how action figures are made. I find it very enjoyable, and I also appreciate the 10-to-20 minute running time, as I don't always want a show that's an hour loong or more. It's quick, to-the-point, fun, professionally put together, and -- most importantly -- interesting to listen to.

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