I’ve been listening to podcasts for several years now, mostly of my favorite political talk radio shows from Air America Radio and, for some completely stupid reason, it never occurred to me that there might be OTHER sorts of podcasts out there. You know, podcasts about stuff I like that won’t make my blood pressure shoot up and make my strangling hand all itchy. Recently, I’ve discovered several of these podcasts, and Mr. Geek Girl What Rules has been devotedly listening to hours upon hours of podcasts about gaming, EscapePod and others at work on his mp3 player.
I’ve mentioned Girl-Wonder.org before in this column, because I love it. I really enjoy their columnists, even if we don’t always see eye to eye on certain things or ways of expressing ourselves. A couple of months back, they added a podcast to their repertoire: Four Color Heroines.
I really enjoy the Four Color Heroines podcasts. Kim the Comic Book Goddess, Hannah Dame and Kate are all very well-spoken, articulate women who love comics and also know that loving something doesn’t have to, and shouldn’t, blind you to it’s faults. Like I said, I don’t always agree 100% with their opinions, but it’s really nice to hear smart, funny women dishing on comics and comic fans, artists and authors, and to know that I’m not alone in my conflicted feelings about the media.
They don’t have very many podcasts up yet. They’ve got four episodes named as such and a grand total of six all together. But they’re all entertaining. From the interview with the woman who asked about Stephanie Brown at the DC Nation panel at the ’07 San Diego Comicon, to the reactions of the female comic fan-verse to the Tygra beatdown, to why aren’t there any new Hostess Fruit Pie superhero ads in comics?
Seriously, though, I don’t know how anyone could listen to these women talking about comics and not get how much they love this medium. They’re knowledgeable and highly insightful. Even when I don’t agree with them (and they don’t always agree with one another), I can see where they’re coming from in their interpretations.
So, go check them out, give them a listen and enjoy.