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Was and What’s Next
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Was and What’s Next
Changes abound in my life these days. I’ve been working full-time at a large company for the past month, and although the job has been satisfying in a lot of ways, it’s been draining my energy. I’ve chosen to end my contract at the original end date of December 1, rather than extend it. That R...
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Good, Great, Better
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Good, Great, Better
It’s been awhile since I’ve written anything. At first, it was because I had nothing to say. Then, I had no time to sit down and properly create words. I have some time to catch up and gather my thoughts about everything that’s been happening. I’ve begun taking my mental health seriously. This ye...
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Doctor Whooch // Episode 126 // Nobody Dies… That We Saw
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In which a kid slides directly into his dad’s DMs and then catches the consumption. It’s part two of our spectacular Companions Season finalé, in which we continue to talk about The Curse of the Black Spot with Doctor Who podcast luminaries Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky! In this episod...
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Pod People // Danica on That’s So Maven
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In which Danica gets down to business. And talks about business! Episode 69: Danica LeBlanc (listen here) This week, I sat down with Danica LeBlanc, co-owner of Variant Edition Comics and Culture, to talk about what it’s like to be a woman in the comic world, what it’s like to run a b...
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Pod People // Brandon on Drink This Podcast
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Did you know that getting drunk on a podcast is a thing? Wild, right? A little while back, Brandon was invited onto Drink This Podcast to talk about story. For regular listeners of Doctor Whooch, you’ll know it goes… as well as can be expected, as Brandon gets more and more incoherent...
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Pod People // Danica on Radio Free Skaro
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Hey there folks! We have some exciting news! A little while back, Danica was invited to take part in an episode of Radio Free Skaro, and this week, the audio is out there in the cloud, ready for your ears. Here’s RFS’ description of the episode. (Click here to listen/download.) Sad ne...
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Doctor Whooch // Episode 125 // SWORD BOX!
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In which we offend the southern states and maybe also most of the British. It’s part one of our HUGE finalé to our companion of Doctor Whooch – featuring Doctor Who podcast luminaries Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky! This one has it all. Or it would if we hadn’t split it in t...
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Yegs & Bacon // Episode 001 // The Comics Industry Is Doomed
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Welcome back to a brand new season of YEGS AND BACON! On this week’s episode – is the comic book industry doomed? Yes! Or… no? Maybe. Danica and Brandon discuss what needs to change if comic shops want to see tomorrow, and they have the math to prove it. All this, plus traffic a...
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Yegs & Bacon // Episode 000 // If You’re Just Joining Us
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Gooooood morning Edmonton! Grab your coffees or your general morning beverage of choice, because YEGS AND BACON is here! On this week’s PREVIEW show, we give our statement of purpose, ad talk about the days ahead. You want some feminism and general mindfulness in your comics culture? Then y...
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Doctor Whooch // Episode 124 // I’m Gonna Drag You
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In which we discover that Neil Gaiman likes his TARDIS’ like he likes his women. We’re continuing our season of companions with Marina Reid Hale (@mrimm) who gets us into a double dose of episodes this week – The Unicorn and the Wasp, and The Doctor’s Wife. We learned a lo...
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