Crazy Sexy Geeks: The Podcast!
By Crazy Sexy Geeks
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Geek journalist/host Jill Pantozzi (@TheNerdyBird) teams up with writer/actor & superhero historian Alan Kistler (@SizzlerKistler) to discuss geeky dating tips and the latest in TV, film, comic books and related sci-fi/fantasy.
||CleanCSG 75: Big Bang Press on Kickstarter!||Alan Kistler (@SizzlerKistler) chats with editor-in-chief Morgan Davies (@MLDavies) and writer Natalie Wilkinson (@CausingFevers) about Big Bang Press (@BB_Press), a kickstarter project intending to publish new works from online fan-fiction authors.||12/5/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanCSG 74: The Night of the Doctor with Nicole Wakelin!||Nicole Wakelin joins Alan Kistler for this special extra episode to discuss "THE NIGHT OF THE DOCTOR," the prologue mini-episode leading up to the 50th Anniversary of DOCTOR WHO.||11/23/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanCSG 73: Doctor Who, Green Arrow, Hourman, Marvel Netflix, Thor!||Jill Pantozzi (@JillPantozzi) and Alan Kistler (@SizzlerKistler) discuss the upcoming DOCTOR WHO 50th anniversary, DC shows such as GREEN ARROW and HOURMAN, Marvel's new deal with Netflix, and then a spoilery discussion of THOR: THE DARK WORLD.||11/20/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanCSG 72: Kristin Hackett on Fangasm, Comikaze and NYCC Post Report!||Kristin Hackett of the SyFy Channel's Fangasm joins Alan Kistler to discuss Comikaze and NYCC. The conversation ends with a spoilery discussion concerning the ending of Dexter.||10/28/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanCSG 71: Kiri Callaghan on Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy!||Kiri Callaghan (@KiriCallaghan) of GEEK & SUNDRY and WIT & WHIMSY joins Alan Kistler (@SizzlerKistler) for a special spoilery review episode. During the FOREVER EVIL crossover event of DC Entertainment, Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy have been...||10/8/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanCSG 70: Affleck as Batman, Spader as Ultron, Heroes of Cosplay!||Jill Pantozzi (@JillPantozzi) and Alan Kistler (@SizzlerKistler) are back for a new season! This episode, they discuss Ben Affleck as Batman, James Spader as Ultron, the show HEROES OF COSPLAY and a fishnet-focused one-shot comic.||9/17/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanCSG 69: Back from SDCC, Flash TV, Superman VS Batman!||After a hiatus, Jill Pantozzi (@JillPantozzi) and Alan Kistler (@SizzlerKistler) are back to discuss San Diego Comic-Con International, the Trask Industries website for X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, Zack Snyder's announcement for a SUPERMAN/BATMAN...||8/9/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanCSG 68: Man of Steel Discussion, Superman/Wonder Woman, Iron Man!||Robert Downey Jr is sticking around as Iron Man. Wonder Woman and Superman have a new series about their love life. And how was MAN OF STEEL? Hosted by Jill Pantozzi (@TheNerdyBird) and Alan Kistler (@SizzlerKistler).||7/8/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanCSG 67: Teal Sherer! MY GIMPY LIFE 2! Johns Ends GL! Feminist Frequency!||Producer/actor Teal Sherer (@TealSherer) talks about the KICKSTARTER for MY GIMPY LIFE SEASON 2. Geoff Johns leaves as writer of GREEN LANTERN. Feminist Frequency discusses women tropes in video games. What if DOCTOR WHO starred American women? Helen...||6/6/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanCSG 66: Amber Benson talks BLOOD KISS! Star Trek! DW Finale! XBox One!||AMBER BENSON (actor, author, film maker) joins us for another interview to talk about BLOOD KISS, a vampire noir film on KICKSTARTER, starring her and Neil Gaiman, created by acclaimed writer Michael Reaves. Afterward, we discuss STAR TREK: INTO...||5/27/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanCSG 65: Cancellations, New Shows, Gaiman Cybermen, GoT!||New shows are coming! DC comic books are leaving! GAME OF THRONES is meandering! Neil Gaiman is making the Cybermen scary again in DOCTOR WHO! All of this and more from hosts Jill Pantozzi (@TheNerdyBird) and Alan Kistler (@SizzlerKistler).||5/21/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanCSG 64: Disney Trademarks, Big Hero 6, Show Must Go On, DC Essentials!||David Tennant is a robot! Megan Fox is April O'Neil! Disney wants to trademark a holiday! Big Hero 6 is hitting animated screens! A kickstarter wants to bring back shows without permission! And DC's guide to essential reading may have missed a few...||5/15/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanCSG 63: B&B, Eisner Judge, Weird Science, Star Wars Films!||The new MAN OF STEEL trailer is out. An Eisner Judge has a blacklist. WEIRD SCIENCE is getting a remake. A new STAR WARS film is promised for a yearly basis. Hosted by Jill Pantozzi (@TheNerdyBird) and Alan Kistler (@SizzlerKistler).||4/24/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanCSG 62: Superman, Orphan Black, Saga, Transgender!||More images and info about the MAN OF STEEL movie. Jill is quite excited about ORPHAN BLACK, Alan couldn't care less about AGE OF ULTRON. The BATGIRL comic introduces a new transgender character and SAGA is censored. Hosted by Jill Pantozzi...||4/16/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanCSG 61: DC Comics Departures, Patrick Stewart & Ian McKellan, Tomb Raider!||Sir Ian McKellan and Sir Patrick Stewart have fun wedding plans. ACTION COMICS, GREEN LANTERN and GREEN LANTERN CORPS, three titles published by DC Comics, all have their writers leave before their first new issues are even released. And how is the...||4/4/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanCSG 60: Eff you Twilight! Also, Batman Documentary, Marvel Movies & Batwoman!||Jill Pantozzi (@TheNerdyBird) and Alan Kistler (@SizzlerKistler) discuss a new documentary called LEGENDS OF THE KNIGHT featuring people who have inspirational stories and were themselves inspired by Batman (including Jill). There's new casting news...||2/25/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanCSG 59: Emma Caulfield Returns! Essnemma & New Media!||Writer/producer/actor Emma Caulfield ("Once Upon a Time," "Royal Pains," "TiMER") returns to chat about her new online series Essnemma, available on MyDamnChannel.com. We also have a discussion about new media and finding your voice and recognition in...||2/15/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanCSG 58: Abrams on Star Wars, DC Nation, Man of Steel, Consistency!||Jill Pantozzi (@TheNerdyBird) and Alan Kistler (@SizzlerKistler) discuss consistency in comics and sci-fi, more news on the movie MAN OF STEEL, DC Nation's cancellation, and J.J. Abrams directing STAR WARS.||2/11/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanCSG 57: Bryan Q. Miller Earthward, Digital Comics, TV, X-Men Now!||Writer Bryan Q. Miller talks about his Kickstarter project EARTHWARD, a new all-ages space adventure that needs your support. We also discuss when good TV gets cancelled, 80s cartoons, the new possible Wonder Woman casting, and MARVEL NOW's all-female...||1/23/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanCSG 56: Kiri Callaghan on Morbius, Avengers, Avengers Assemble!||Kiri Callaghan (@KiriCallaghan) joins Alan Kistler (@SizzlerKistler) once again to give her reviews on several Marvel Now books. Included are thoughts on "Morbius, the Living Vampire," "Avengers," and "Avengers Assmble." Yeah, we heard about "Avengers...||1/15/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanCSG 55: Nicole Wakelin on SNOWMEN and Marvel Now!||Nicole Wakelin joins us to discuss DOCTOR WHO: THE SNOWMEN, as well as her reactions to the new MARVEL NOW books AVENGERS ARENA and AVENGERS ASSEMBLE. Minor spoilers concerning the premise of the comics and reactions to main characters in the stories....||1/8/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanCSG 54: Gail Simone off Batgirl, Man of Steel, Speedy!||Jill Pantozzi (@TheNerdyBird) and Alan Kistler (@SizzlerKistler) discuss Gail Simone being fired from BATGIRL, the new MAN OF STEEL trailer and Roy Harper's upcoming appearance in ARROW! There are also a couple of fun/tragic dating anecdotes!||12/17/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanCSG 53: James Gunn, X-Men and Justice League Movies!||The internet debates a 50 point list made by director James Gunn. News on X-MEN DAYS OF FUTURE PAST. Rumors fly about the JUSTICE LEAGUE movie. All this and more discussed by Jill Pantozzi (@TheNerdyBird) and Alan Kistler (@SizzlerKistler).||12/7/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanCSG 52: Holly Golightly School Bites Kickstarer, Star Wars, Arrow, Krypton!||Holly Golightly returns to talk about a Kickstarter for the next SCHOOL BITES trade. Disney bought Star Wars! Further thoughts on ARROW. And Neil Degrasse Tyson has found Krypton's star! Hosted by Jill Pantozzi (@TheNerdyBird) and Alan Kistler...||11/17/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanCSG 51: Kristin Hackett on Marvel Now, Krypto, Doctor Who!||Kristin Hackett (@SuperSpaceChick) joins Alan Kistler (@SizzlerKistler) to discuss Marvel Now, ACTION COMICS #13's great back-up story featuring Superman's dog Krypto, superhero adaptations, and, just after the 21 minute mark, a spoiler-filled...||10/24/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanCSG 50: Jeff Greenstein on Husbands! Amazon! Knight's Tale!||Starting at 18:30, Writer/Producer/Director Jeff Greenstein chats about "Husbands: The Series," his career in writing and directing, and the changing nature of television and online content. Before that, Jill and Alan chat about "A Knight's Tale" the...||10/4/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanCSG 49: Cheeks Interview, Husbands the Comic, AvX, Heathers!||SPOILERS concerning AvX death during the first 6 minutes. THEN, the changed CATWOMAN #0 cover! Heathers sequel! And CHEEKS (@GoCheeksGo) joins us at the 11 minute mark to chat about Husbands the Series (LoveHusbands.com) and its new comic! Hosted by...||9/16/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanCSG 48: Neal Bailey on Cura Te Ipsum!||Neal Bailey discusses his online comic Cura Te Ipsum, drawn by Dexter Wee. Charlie Everett is a man ready to commit suicide when he's visited by a version of himself (Leo) from a parallel universe. There are many parallel Charlies across the...||9/6/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanCSG 47: Teal Sherer Interview! My Gimpy Life! Superman & Wonder Woman Romance!||Teal Sherer (@TealSherer) of "The Guild" comes to discuss her new online sitcom "My Gimpy Life" (available on YouTube). Also discussed are: the challenges of filming online content, an embarrassing typo in the New York Times, and the new romance...||8/29/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanCSG 46: Joe Kubert, Geek Girl Con, Marvel Films, Barrowman!||Jill Pantozzi (@TheNerdyBird) and Alan Kistler (@SizzlerKistler) discuss their recent weekend at Geek Girl Con, the news about new developments with Marvel Studios properties, the Guardians of the Galaxy, and John Barrowman's superhero future!||8/29/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanCSG 45: Leviathan Interactive, Project Lodus, Dr Who 7, Thor 2!||Hans Pasricha and Garrett Schultz of Leviathan Interactive (@LeviathanInt) discuss their Kickstarter campaign to fund Project Lodus, a cyberpunk co-op action RPG that brings a new level of complexity and motion capture to character battles. Then, Alan...||8/3/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanCSG 44: Holly Golightly on Cosplay, Comics, Sexuality and Criticism!||Holly Golightly of BROADSWORD COMICS chats about "School Bites," "TAROT: Witch of the Black Rose," Catwoman, cosplay, and other fun topics such as dealing with criticism from the internet. Hosted by Alan Kistler (@SizzlerKistler)||7/11/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanCSG 43: Kiri Callaghan on Arrow, Dredd, Highlander, Justice League Dark!||Writer/Actor/Playwright Kiri Callaghan (@KiriCallaghan) is a guest host again! This week, Alan (@SizzlerKistler) asks her about her thoughts on the new DREDD trailer, the extended trailer for ARROW, the HIGHLANDER reboot, and the new team and...||7/4/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanCSG 42: Bryan Q. Miller on Smallville and Batgirl!||Writer Bryan Q. Miller (@BryanQMiller) joins us to discuss his work on the TV series Smallville, the Batgirl comic book series that featured Stephanie Brown (AKA Spoiler) in the role, and his new work on the digital-first Smallville "Season 11" comic...||6/17/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanCSG 41: Avengers-X, Doctor Who & Clara, GI Joe Delay, Dating Courage!||The AVENGERS movie only for adults. The truth behind the delay of G.I. JOE: RETALIATION. More information and thoughts concerning the new companion on DOCTOR WHO. And a follow-up from a previous listener who needed dating advice. All this and more,...||6/15/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanCSG 40: Dr. Travis Langley on the Psychology of Batman!||Dr. Travis Langley chats about his upcoming book Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight. Is Batman broken or damaged? What's the news on an Incredible Hulk TV show? How might the Avengers movie provide a model for Justice League film? All...||6/1/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanCSG 39: Ginny McQueen and Riddle on Cosplay, Comic Ladies and Sexuality!||A major thing among geeks and at conventions is cosplay! This episode brings two famous cosplayers together: Ginny McQueen (@GinnyMcQueen) and Riddle (@Ridd1e)! Together they discuss sexuality and femininity in characters featured in comics, TV, Game...||5/23/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanCSG 38: Kelly Sue DeConnick, from Ms. to Captain Marvel!||Writer Kelly Sue DeConnick (Ghost, Castle) joins us to talk about Carol Danvers, the hero formerly known as MS. MARVEL (and who's also been called Binary and Warbird) who is getting a brand new series, new costume, and the new name CAPTAIN...||5/10/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanCSG 37: Christopher Deis on Minorities in Superhero Comics and Films!||Christopher Deis, lecturer at DePaul University, joins us for a conversation on the represenation of minorities and women in superhero stories. Nick Fury's changing race, the films Captain America: The First Avenger and X-Men: First Class, and various...||5/3/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanCSG 36: C2E2, Situation, Sonic Screwdrivers, Cosplay Concerns!||Alan Kistler (@SizzlerKistler) reports on C2E2! Jill Pantozzi (@TheNerdyBird) discusses a real life sonic screwdriver! The Situation has a comic book! More shake-ups at DC Comics! And a listener asks about cosplay concerns!||4/26/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanCSG 35: Chicks Dig Comics, GL Cartoons, Avengers Phase 2, National Comics!||So Jill Pantozzi (@TheNerdyBird) has yet another book on the shelves! She and Alan Kistler (@SizzlerKistler) chat up the DC Animated universe, possibilities for IRON MAN 3 and AVENGERS Phase 2, the new NATIONAL COMICS, and finally some dating advice...||4/19/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanCSG 34: Amber Benson Interview! How to be Death! C2E2!||Writer/producer/actor Amber Benson (Death's Daughter, Ghosts of Albion, Chance, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) joins Jill Pantozzi (@TheNerdyBird) and Alan Kistler (@SizzlerKistler) for a talk about superhero movies, women in geekdom, her favorite bad...||4/11/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanCSG 33: INTERVIEW Brad Bell AKA Cheeks and Jane Espenson!||We have an interview with the creators of HUSBANDSTheSeries.com! Jane Espenson returns, this time with Brad Bell AKA "Cheeks" in tow! How can you help Husbands the Series? What can we expect from Season 2? What is Cheeks' favorite word? Who is the...||4/4/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanCSG 32: New Dr Who Companion, Elementary, Hunger Games, Emerald City!||Jill Pantozzi (@TheNerdyBird) is off to Emerald City Comic-Con in Seattle! But before she goes, she and Alan Kistler (@SizzlerKistler) discuss the new Doctor Who companion, the American Sherlock Holmes show Elementary, the Hunger Games film, and movie...||3/29/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanCSG 31: Walking Dead, Y Movie, Mandrake, Power Limits!||The Walking Dead teams up with Playboy Magazine. News on movies based on Y: The Last Man and Mandrake the Magician. And how strict should the limits be on superhero powers and magical abilities? All this and more is discussed by Jill Pantozzi...||3/24/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanCSG 30: SDCC, Walking Dead, Emily Blunt, Boring Girl!||Tickets for SDCC 2012 sell out in an hour. AMC's The Walking Dead veers heavily from the comic. Spoilers are evil. Emily Blunt comments on women in superhero films. And a listener has a boring date. Hosted by Jill Pantozzi (@TheNerdyGirl) and Alan...||3/13/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanCSG 29: Justice League Doom, Avengers, Gamer Insults, Geek Date Film!||After a period of absence, Jill Pantozzi (@TheNerdyBird) and Alan Kistler (@SizzlerKistler) return to Crazy Sexy Geeks! The two chat about the newest DC animated film Justice League: Doom (the final work by Dwayne McDuffie), the new Avengers trailer,...||3/6/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanCSG 28: Chase Masterson on RUR, CBS Nerd Ladies, SHAZAM!||Director James Kerwin (Yesterday Was a Lie) and actor Chase Masterson (ST: Deep Space Nine, Yesterday Was a Lie) discuss their upcoming feature adaptation of the 1920 play "R.U.R." and how it needs fundraising! CBS has a new show on nerdy ladies!...||1/27/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanCSG 27: SOPA, Sexy Catwoman, Marvel Reboot, Small Town Geeks!||Wikipedia and other sites blacked out to protest SOPA. The X-Men Anime series on G4 brings up questions of a Marvel Reboot. Catwoman's sexiness ticks off the media. Why is Snooki making geek news? And where can small town geeks meet people? Hosted by...||1/24/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanCSG 26: DC 52 Shake Up, Tom Baker Doctor Who, Marvel Cartoon Hour!||Jill Pantozzi (@TheNerdyBird) and Alan Kistler (@SizzlerKistler) are back from their holiday break! New movie trailers are discussed! DC Comics is switching up some titles! Tom Baker returns as the 4th Doctor of DOCTOR WHO! Marvel has a cartoon hour!...||1/15/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
Nerdy Bird and Sizzler Kistler
I started listening to this podcast about October of 2011. I had a number of issues technology and time-related and this podcast made my cut of podcasts to drop. I did pick it back up again in August 2012. I'm just not sure I'm the target audience.
First, Jill Pantozzi and Alan Kistler are fantastic people who have a great rapport with each other, secure really good guests for interviews and generally have a very good rapport with their guests, and know their comics and comic-related media (i.e., movies based off comics). I like comics, but I haven't been a comic book reader since college. I tried briefly to start reading again in 2011, but the cost and time didn't take among all my other stuff.
Second, this is a comic books heavy podcast. The central theme is comics and then they spiral out from there. Since I have enjoyed recent movie adaptations of comics, I've found listening to this podcast a little more enjoyable recently.
Third, they cover social justice issues. This is key. They very much understand the issues involved with the lack of minorities, women, and "other" in the current comics. They go into detail discussing the current hubbub around all of this. And that is good. That is great!
Fourth, this is a well produced podcast. I never have to deal with audio issues or poor sound quality. Well done!
I would highly recommend this podcast to any friends who read comic books. However, if you aren't a comic book reader, the intersectionality may not be enough to warrant listening.