The Villain of the Story Part 4—Ideologue

Digging for Kryptonite: A Superman Fan Journey

Jun 28 2022 • 2 hrs 3 mins

Host Anthony Desiato digs into Lex Luthor as an ideologue—philosophically opposed to the existence of Superman—with guest Ralph Puma in the finale to "The Villain of the Story." Anthony and Ralph consider the Lex of Brian Azzarello's MAN OF STEEL, Grant Morrison's ALL STAR SUPERMAN, Zack Snyder's BATMAN V SUPERMAN, and more. This is the finale of "The Villain of the Story," a multi-part event examining Superman's ultimate opponent, Lex Luthor, across time and media. The podcast is off next week for Independence Day but returns in two weeks (7/12) with an episode on SUPER FRIENDS! Digging for Kryptonite is a Flat Squirrel Production. Key art by Gregg Schigiel and theme music by Basic Printer. Support the show and receive exclusive podcast content at ( The spinoff podcast DIGGING FOR JUSTICE: A DC FAN JOURNEY is available at all reward levels. Join the conversation by becoming part of the (Flat Squirrel Podcast Network Facebook Group), and follow DFK on Instagram ( (@diggingforkryptonitepod)) and Twitter ( (@diggingforkrpod)). Visit ( for more film and podcast projects. Visit (BCW Supplie)s and use promo code FSP to save 10% on your next order of comics supplies.