WESU Archives Archive Feed: history Archived radio content http://www.wesufm.org Mon, 15 Apr 2024 19:46:59 GMT WESU Archives Archive Feed: history http://www.wesufm.org https://wesu.streamrewind.com/banners/6.png 850 192 Pint O' Comics Episode 298 w/ Andrew Noone - The Tale of Bathsheba Spooner https://wesu.streamrewind.com/https://wesu.streamrewind.com/bookmarks/listen/392478 <p>&nbsp;How big a sensation would a conspiratorial murder of a married man by his wife and three men be in today's news media? Well, imagine that in 1778 at the height of the American Revolution. Toss in a teenager, sex, and a detailed court case, and you have all the pinnings of a movie-of-the-week on every network. Bathsheba Spooner was a well-off married mother with a heavy pedigree, so the bizarre circumstances in the death of her husband has become New England legend. Andrew Noone's new book BATHSHEBA SPOONER: A REVOLUTIONARY MURDER CONSPIRACY is available now, and we discuss it in detail on this episode. Enjoy!</p> https://wesu.streamrewind.com/https://wesu.streamrewind.com/bookmarks/listen/392478 Sun, 15 Oct 2023 18:30:00 GMT Pint O' Comics Episode 255 w/ G. Michael Dobbs https://wesu.streamrewind.com/https://wesu.streamrewind.com/bookmarks/listen/370257 <p>&nbsp;Frequent guest of the show and he always brings the heat. Writer G. Michael Dobbs' new book MADE OF PEN AND INK: FLEISCHER STUDIOS - The New York Years is out now and it's a solid treat. Jammed with knowledgeable facts and interesting, important bits of history, it's one of those pop culture tomes easily recommended to fans and readers. With interviews spanning years, this is one of those exceptional volumes that was just waiting to be compiled. Learn about it in this hour that wasn't long enough to express it all. Fleischer Studios! Animation! History! Filmmaking! Find the book at all the usual outlets!</p> https://wesu.streamrewind.com/https://wesu.streamrewind.com/bookmarks/listen/370257 Sun, 11 Dec 2022 18:30:00 GMT Pint O' Comics Episode 252 w/ The Geekpreacher, Derek White https://wesu.streamrewind.com/https://wesu.streamrewind.com/bookmarks/listen/368733 <p>&nbsp;The Satanic Panic and the Religious Battle for the Imagination is a documentary released earlier in 2022 focusing on the bizarre happenings in the early to mid- 1980's when Dungeons and Dragons, the tabletop role-playing game, found itself on the defense from factions of religion and the media. Derek White, aka The Geekpreacher, frequent guest on Pint O' Comics, is a large part of this documentary. He brings his skillful knowledge to the program as we wind our way through a very strange time in gaming and history.</p> https://wesu.streamrewind.com/https://wesu.streamrewind.com/bookmarks/listen/368733 Sun, 20 Nov 2022 18:30:00 GMT Pint O' Comics Episode 251 w/ Jim Ottaviani https://wesu.streamrewind.com/https://wesu.streamrewind.com/bookmarks/listen/368226 <p>&nbsp;Jim Ottaviani's gt-labs publications have been of interest to me since they first became known to me, as unusual graphic novels focusing on science and scientists. Since First Second Books started publishing his work, he's only become much more well received, complete with a best-seller. His newest graphic novel, with artist Jerel Dye, is due out this week. It's called EINSTEIN and this show focuses on it in a jammed full hour of science, comic books, and fun.</p> https://wesu.streamrewind.com/https://wesu.streamrewind.com/bookmarks/listen/368226 Sun, 13 Nov 2022 18:30:00 GMT Pint O' Comics Episode 247 w/ Edmund Trueman https://wesu.streamrewind.com/https://wesu.streamrewind.com/bookmarks/listen/366183 <p>&nbsp;POSTCARDS FROM CONGO is the latest book from the man AKA Junk Comix, Edmund Trueman. It's a brief history of the African nation of Congo, and the tumult the people in the region have had to survive since European intrusion. Lushly, colorfully illustrated, it's a great read for people with no knowledge of what's been going on there for the past 200 years, and even a great refresher for folks that do know. It contains a fully fleshed out bibliography for readers interested in doing deeper investigation, with notations from Edmund. Due out in November in North America from Arsenal Pulp Press, I think listeners will enjoy this discussion.</p> <p>**AUDIO NOTE** Unfortunately this recording was difficult to edit with some unusual echo on my end and I erred in running the raw recording for the first half of the show. I'll run the proper edit after two weeks on the Pint O' Comics website. Apologies to both Edmund and Arsenal Pulp Press!</p> https://wesu.streamrewind.com/https://wesu.streamrewind.com/bookmarks/listen/366183 Sun, 16 Oct 2022 18:30:00 GMT Pint O' Comics Episode 241 w/ Mathew Klickstein https://wesu.streamrewind.com/https://wesu.streamrewind.com/bookmarks/listen/362660 <p>&nbsp;After meeting Mathew Klickstein at Terrificon this year and learning of the work he has coming up and the work he's done in the past, there was no way I couldn't have him on as guest. From co-authoring SPRINGFIELD CONFIDENTIAL with Mike Reiss, to SEE YOU AT SAN DIEGO: AN ORAL HISTORY OF COMIC-CON, FANDOM, AND THE TRIUMPH OF GEEK CULTURE, the upcoming book from Fantagraphics, we've jammed it into the hour. Check it out and find Mat at www.mathewklickstein.com for all the newest info - and a book signing tour!</p> https://wesu.streamrewind.com/https://wesu.streamrewind.com/bookmarks/listen/362660 Sun, 28 Aug 2022 18:30:00 GMT Pint O' Comics Episode 237 w/David Lloyd https://wesu.streamrewind.com/https://wesu.streamrewind.com/bookmarks/listen/360662 <p>David Lloyd may (or may not) be best known for being the artist on V FOR VENDETTA, the 80's era comic book the 2005 film of the same name is based upon. While we do cover some of that, he did come on Pint O' Comics to talk about ACES WEEKLY, his subscription digital comic book anthology available to all with a computer for an unusually low cost. Running the gamut of a little comic book history, films, and the future of comic books in one hourlong program. Don't miss it! Aces Weekly can be found at www.acesweekly.co.uk ~ your host is a subscriber. Check it out!</p> https://wesu.streamrewind.com/https://wesu.streamrewind.com/bookmarks/listen/360662 Sun, 31 Jul 2022 18:30:00 GMT Pint O' Comics Episode 224 - Memorializing with Mitch Hallock https://wesu.streamrewind.com/https://wesu.streamrewind.com/bookmarks/listen/353718 <p>&nbsp;Mitch Hallock, &quot;King of the Nerds&quot; and organizer of Terrificon, joined Sir Jon for this show to remember two giants of comic book history that passed beyond the mortal coil within 7 days of each other. Neal Adams revolutionized the comic art form in the late 60's and early 70's, breaking open set layout standards and bringing a fresh look to comic books, becoming a force of nature hard to match. George Perez did things with comic book crowds few other artists have ever been able to duplicate, and his work was in demand right up to the day he retired. It was a rough week for fans, and we didn't even get a moment to bring up James Bama. An hour of retrospective fun here on Pint O' Comics.</p> https://wesu.streamrewind.com/https://wesu.streamrewind.com/bookmarks/listen/353718 Sun, 08 May 2022 18:30:00 GMT Pint O' Comics Episode 189 w/ Howard Chaykin https://wesu.streamrewind.com/https://wesu.streamrewind.com/bookmarks/listen/327344 <p>&nbsp;Sir Jon and Mitch &quot;King of the Nerds&quot; Hallock are joined by Special Guest Howard Chaykin, the loquacious writer and artist of HEY KIDS! COMICS! which is currently on volume two from Image Comics. Listen as we discuss the series, some of Howard's history and his deep love of comic books. It's a fun, funny, and fully informative show. Enjoy.</p> https://wesu.streamrewind.com/https://wesu.streamrewind.com/bookmarks/listen/327344 Sun, 11 Jul 2021 18:30:00 GMT Pint O' Comics Episode 172 w/Professor Bill Foster https://wesu.streamrewind.com/https://wesu.streamrewind.com/bookmarks/listen/316147 <p>&nbsp;Bill Foster returns to the Pint to discuss all sorts of fun things in the world of pop culture! Bill is a reknowned writer and teacher of many things, as well as one of the preeminent historians of Black comic book characters. The Jo(h)ns love talking it up with Bill. An hour of laughs, fun and of course, relevant discussion done the Pint way.</p> https://wesu.streamrewind.com/https://wesu.streamrewind.com/bookmarks/listen/316147 Sun, 28 Feb 2021 18:30:00 GMT Pint O' Comics Episode 155 w/Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson https://wesu.streamrewind.com/https://wesu.streamrewind.com/bookmarks/listen/301141 <p>&nbsp;Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson returns for a third trip around the Pint, discussing the 85th Anniversary of her grandfather Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson's seminal work of NEW FUN #1, the comic that would be the foundation of what DC Comics, the house of Batman and Superman, originated from.</p> <p>New Fun #1 was recently reprinted by DC in it's entirety for the first time, in a hardbound Treasury Edition. Join Sir Jon and King of the Nerds Mitch Hallock as they dive into early comics work - and find a stormy situation along the way. (Replayed from 8-16 with proper show accessories)</p> https://wesu.streamrewind.com/https://wesu.streamrewind.com/bookmarks/listen/301141 Sun, 30 Aug 2020 18:30:00 GMT Pint O' Comics Episode 134 - "A Very Special Episode" https://wesu.streamrewind.com/https://wesu.streamrewind.com/bookmarks/listen/282985 <p>&nbsp;The end of January brings a special Pint O' Comics treat: fellow WESU DJ Jenny Doll interviews Sir Jon! A little retrospective with a little look at the future, with a lot of nerdy fun. Listen in!</p> https://wesu.streamrewind.com/https://wesu.streamrewind.com/bookmarks/listen/282985 Sun, 26 Jan 2020 18:30:00 GMT