The Pub

The Pub Podcast

A podcast about all things narrative, discussing story in fiction, graphic novels, and video games, plus interviews with industry professionals.
The Pub 49: Love and Lots of Coffee and PainkillersThe Pub 48: Are You Sure It's a Turkey?The Pub 47: From Flynn's Arcade to ArrakisThe Pub 46: He's Got Battle Dialogue!The Pub 45: Can We Be Ggonbus?The Pub 44: A Creem Magazine (with Halloween Picks)The Pub 43: The Shame EpisodeThe Pub 42: A Show within a Show within a ShowThe Pub 41: Saving the World on the Due DateThe Pub 40: Definitionlessness-lessThe Pub 39: It's Like Reading ShakespeareThe Pub 38 Kong-Sized HugsThe Pub 37: Really Good LemonadeThe Pub 36: Laughing at Corn
Mental Health in Graphic Novels In this episode, we talk about the way graphic novels like I Kill Giants and Hyperbole and A Half deal with mental health issues. Molly sits on a pile of laundry and imagines Superman with ennui. Sarah stows away her grief and doesn't deal with her emotions. Instead, she plays Dungeons & Dragons. Daniel's ice cream falls off his cone, and his cat dies. Luckily, he is wearing his suit of impenetrable armor. And Dean uses his dog's trip to the vet as cover for his manly tears.  Cast Hosted by Dean Karpowicz, with Molly Krasel, Daniel Morbach, and Sarah Willis. Content 0:32: I Kill Giants "The book is always better than the movie!"                                      --Molly 6:00: All the Feels Dean: "I did not cry." Sarah: "You LIE!" 13:51: The Title                   "I'll kill you. Boom, boom. Lie down."                                               --Daniel 18:00: Lessons   Molly: "You must sublimate your emotions in a healthy way and accept change."   Sarah: "That sounds like an adult thing to do, and I'm NOT for it." 19:15: Hyperbole and a Half Dean: "Let's talk about the fun of depression!" Daniel: "Okay, you go first." 23:43: All the memes!                  "Let's give them the whole nine yards."                                                       --Dean 27:56:  Understanding Comics                 "If it's a stick figure, I can relate. If it's Brad Pitt in the movie Troy, not so much."                                                       --Daniel
Feb 3 2021
37 mins
The Pub 35: The Mandalorian
In this episode, we talk about The Mandalorian. Trey visits a planet of wookies where he badmouths the ewoks of Endor. Sarah wins the I Called It Was Luke Award and then loses all her winnings during the terrible Canto Bight scene on Cantonica. And Dean practices phrenology on boy-Anakin, despite his ridiculously hard science fiction levels of midichlorians. Cast Hosted by Dean Karpowicz, with  Sarah Willis and Trey Bourn. Content 0:47: Why Has Star Wars Gotten So Good Again? Trey: "They just said, let's make something cool!" Dean: "Wait, they went into the others ones saying, this is not going to be cool?" 15:29: Star Wars as Fantasy "It's basically Lord of the Rings in space."                                --Dean 19:25: Mandalorian, Season 3                   "Bo-Katan will always be Starbuck to me."                                                      --Trey 22:30: Enter Luke   "This was the Star Wars that I needed, that I didn't know that I needed."                                                      --Trey 28:22: Spinoffs. "Darth Maul came back. He had a robo-torso!"                              --Sarah 34:08: A Rose is a Rose is a Rose (Tico)                   "Unless you're a muppet, let's not have kids in Star Wars anymore."                                                      --Trey 19:25:  Least Favorite Movie (Yub Yub!)                   "Endor was supposed to be a planet of wookies!"                                                      --Trey
Jan 25 2021
50 mins
The Pub 34: Dude's Junk Was Clipping through His Pants!The Pub 33: Bounce A Coin Off Your Witcher's CheekThe Pub 32: Tara Gilboy InterviewThe Pub 31: Bring Out The LeechesThe Pub 30: Marjorie Liu Interview