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The Captioned Life: a comics & pop culture podcast

Kevin Stahlecker & Sean Winningham

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.
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Jul 22 2019
8 mins
TV REVIEW: Hawkeye, Episode 3#49 Our Mount Rushmore Of Creators
About the episode Sean and Kevin make their case for who belongs on the Mount Rushmore of Creativity in the world of pop culture and entertainment media. Considering the wide field of writers, directors, musicians, actors, and other filmmakers, will they be able to narrow it down to just for each. Tune in to listen as they pitch their perfect quartet to each other, and find out if anyone ranks so highly on the list for both. Links First movie ever made is “The Horse In Motion” (1878) and the earliest surviving motion-picture film is “Roundhay Garden Scene” (1888). Shot by French inventor Louis Le Prince and is only 2.11 seconds longFirst cartoon (by traditional methods) - “Fantasmagorie” (1908) by French artist Emile Cohl First comic - “The Adventures of Mr. Obadiah Oldbuck” (published in 1837) by Swiss caricaturist Rodolphe Topffer in Geneva SwitzerlandFirst song recorded - “Au Clair de la Lune” (1860) by inventor Edouard-Leon Scot de Martinville in ParisFirst mobile phone call made - 1973 by Martin Cooper, a Motorola researcher, and executiveMovie with the highest-earning - Avatar (2009) over $2.847BHighest Earning Animated Movie - Incredibles 2 (2018) $608.5MMusic album that has sold the most copies - Thriller by Michael Jackson (1982) 67M copies soldMost expensive comic book ever sold - 1962 Amazing Fantasy No. 15Will SmithDolly PartonBruce LeeWalt DisneyElton JohnLucille BallJon FavreauThe 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  Madden Stahlecker - Clipmaster Image used in show: "Comic Books" by Steven Miller, used under CC BY 2.0 / Desaturated from original.
3d ago
55 mins
TV REVIEW: Hawkeye, Episodes 1 and 2TRAILER - Media Review Mini Episodes#48 Circle City Ghostbusters with Jacob Bartlett#47 ”Eternals” Review With Ellie Khanverdi & Ethan Simmie
About the episode One of the biggest movie events of the year has finally dropped, and we're here to review it! Marvel Studios' "Eternals" has arrived, and Kevin & Sean join Ellie Khanverdi ("Oh, Shoot!" Podcast) and Ethan Simie ("15 Minutes Of Marvel" Podcast) to discuss their overall reaction to the film. They go over the strengths and "not-so-strong" aspects of the film, whether it was worth the hype or wasn't hyped enough, and their ratings and rankings of the film compared to other Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) movies.  You can check out the episode and more at The Captioned Life Podcast website. About the guests Ellie Khanverdi Ellie is a 24-year-old virtual assistant based in Vancouver, Canada. While she does have a Bachelors in Business Administration (with a double concentration!), she has a passion for all things movies and literature. She loves watching cast interviews, behind the scenes, and talking about them! Which is how she came to begin her podcast, Oh Shoot! She loves having a platform where she can just talk about all the movies she loves and all the random little details she often thinks about. Something not many people know is that she loves to make playlists that embody certain characters or movie elements. Contact: LinktreeInstagramTwitterTikTok   Ethan Simmie Host of 15 Minutes of Marvel and 24 Minutes of A24, Ethan is a movie obsessionist at heart. An avid runner and father of 2 young girls, all of his free time is spent talking movies to literally anyone that will listen. A few of his top movies of all time include La La Land, The Big Short, and Uncut Gems. Links Twitter: @15MinuteMarvel Support our show - for free! Give us a rating and review either on our website, Apple Podcasts, or 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! About the image used in the show's graphics "Comic Books" by Steven Miller, used under CC BY 2.0 / Desaturated from original.
Nov 7 2021
1 hr 5 mins
#46 Batman#45 The Power Of Comics With Matthew Smith
About the episode Kevin and Sean interview Dr. Matthew Smith, Dean of the College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences and Professor of Communication at Radford University, as well as the co-author of several books about comics, including The Power Of Comics: History, Form, and Culture. The trio discusses Matt’s journey with comics and how they influenced him, his life trajectory in becoming an author on comics, and how he became one of the curators for the Marvel Universe of Super Heroes exhibit, which is a collaborative partnership with Marvel Studios. Then the group wraps up the interview with a game of “Explain a Comic Book Character Badly” About the guest Matthew J. Smith, Ph.D. is Dean of the College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences and Professor of Communication at Radford University in Virginia. He holds a Ph.D. in Communication (1998) from Ohio University and has published eleven different books, including The Secret Origins of Comics Studies with Randy Duncan (Routledge, 2017) and The Power of Comics: History, Form and Culture, 2nd Edition (Continuum, 2015) with Randy Duncan and Paul Levitz. He is Past President of the Comics Studies Society, co-editor of the Routledge Advances in Comics Series, and co-curator of Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes, a traveling museum exhibit that has hosted more than 900,000 visitors in its four-year run.  Links Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes exhibitThe Power Of Comics - the first comics studies textbook written by Randy Duncan, Paul Levitz, and Matthew Smith.Advances in Comics Studies - A scholarly series for RoutledgeComics Studies SocietyMarvel Spider-Man #36 Sept 11 IssueReddit thread on “Explain a Comic Book Character Badly” 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! About the image used in the show's graphics "Comic Books" by Steven Miller, used under CC BY 2.0 / Desaturated from original.
Oct 15 2021
48 mins
#44 UltraViolet with Elizabeth Lambert
Oct 1 2021
52 mins
#43 Nottingham with David Hazan#42 Shang-Chi Review
About the episode In this episode, the co-hosts and special guest Molly Farnsley reviews the latest movie to be released as part of Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), Shang-Chi, and The Legend of the Ten Rings. We give a little background about Shang-Chi as a character from the comics as well as how much the movie aligns with the comic and how much is original content. Join us as we talk about what makes this movie great, what it means for the MCU and the AAPI community, and the many-faceted scenes of the movie. We discuss the fight sequences, what makes this more than just another Marvel or martial arts movie, and so much more. Plus, find out who is Sean’s new man crush.  About the guest Molly Farnsley has been creating stories since she was little and wants to share her ideas and art with the world. She graduated from college in 2013 with a degree in Professional Writing. Her main focus is her webcomic, Everpresent, which launched on August 1st, 2016. She lives in the US with her husband and two cats, named Wheatley and Kiwi. Links "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings" movie from Marvel StudiosSean’s Review on Comic-Watch.comVenom 2 Moves Up Release Date After Success of Shang-ChiEpisode #40 “Everpresent with Molly Farnsley”Episode #32 “Why Wakanda Matters with Dr. Sheena Howard”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! About the image used in the show's graphics "Comic Books" by Steven Miller, used under CC BY 2.0 / Desaturated from original.
Sep 8 2021
1 hr 5 mins
#41 Origin Stories#40 Everpresent with Molly Farnsley#39 Free Comic Book Day with Downtown Comics and Space Cadets Collection Collection#38 Indy PopCon 2021#37 Black Widow Review#36 Our Trip To Universal#35 Worst Dads in Comics#34 Our Favorite Superhero Hideouts#33 Mortal Kombat Review

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