The Thrill pop-culture podcast: A little bit of comics relief -

The Thrill pop-culture podcast: A little bit of comics relief

We talk about comic-book culture and race with Eisner-winning artist Chip Zdarsky, and discuss Madonna’s new album

Photograph by May Truong

Every week, Maclean’s arts writers Adrian Lee, Emma Teitel and Julia De Laurentiis Johnson gather to discuss and break down the hottest topics in TV, film, books and music. Expect discussion, analysis and interviews, all replicating the feeling of having a coffee and talking pop with your friends!

On this week’s podcast, we invite Chip Zdarsky—the comic-book artist behind the Marvel reboot of the Howard the Duck comic series, as well as Sex Criminals, coming to a TV near you!—to talk about comic culture becoming mainstream, and Michelle Rodriguez’s comments about race and superheroes. We also talk about Madonna’s new album, Rebel Heart, and ask the difficult question: Is there such a thing as a pop-culture expiry date?

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Related: Emma Teitel on superhero mythologies and why we must open them up to change

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