Podcast Spotlight: The 5 best comic book podcasts available on Windows Phone
Biff! Bam! Boom! Catch up on the world of comic books by listening to these super podcasts that are freely available for your Lumia.
As comic book culture has spread to TV, movies, and even Broadway, super-heroic men in tights have gone mainstream. There is now an abundance of podcasts dedicated to discussing every aspect of comic books, from business to individual characters.
In previous installments of Podcast Spotlight, we’ve made our picks for the best podcasts about comedy, news, technology, business, health and fitness, food and cooking, and cocktails. To conclude this ongoing feature on podcasts available on Lumia, we’re finishing by tackling the world of comic books.
We hope you enjoy our selections—and can’t wait to hear your own suggestions!
Director Kevin Smith and a guest dive into everything Batman in this podcast that’s produced every two weeks. Recent episodes have broadened to touch on other comic book properties, but Kevin’s love for the Dark Knight shines through.
Recent guests include: director Josh Trank talking “Fantastic Four” and Burt Ward (Robin of the “Batman” TV series)
This podcast is a weekly comics report hosted by Mike Zapcic and Ming Chen, stars of the AMC series “Comic Book Men.” Their banter spotlights the latest comic book news, super heroes in movies and TV, and the greatest new toys and action figures.
Recent topics include: the new “Preacher” TV series and the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys
Put together by a group of life-long comic geeks, “Comic Geek Speak” does a deep dive on the current state of comic books—reviewing new issues, discussing the latest news, interviewing creators, and answering lots of trivia.
Recent topics include: the September 2015 catalog of items shipping to stores in November and a recap of the Connecticut Comicon
“Word Balloon” is a one-on-one interview show with pop culture creators from the worlds of comic books, TV, films, novels, animation, and video games, but the focus is definitely anchored in the realm of comics and super heroes.
Recent guests include: author/comic writer Brad Meltzer (“Identity Crisis”) and Joe Quesada (Chief Creative Officer of Marvel Entertainment)
A live weekly talk show about comic books, “Comic Book Club” tends to have snappier patter and better production values than most comic-centric podcasts out there. Regular guests come by to review the comics of the week and discuss the latest news, movies, and toys.
Recent guests include: comedian Langston Belton talks “Ant-Man” and Abraham Riesman (New York Magazine) laments the “Fantastic Four” movie.
How to listen
The built-in Podcasts app on your Windows Phone allows you to search and subscribe to the podcasts on this list. Just swipe to the “Get Podcasts” page to add one to your library.
My personal favorite free podcast app is ChannelWize. It seamlessly finds and updates podcasts, and allows you to create playlists based on your listening preferences. It can even suggest other comic book podcasts that may interest you!