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The Short Box: A Comic Book Talk Show

The Short Box Podcast: A Comic Book Talk Show

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The Short Box Podcast is one of the longest-running weekly comic book podcasts in the industry. Hosted by Badr and a rotating cast of co-hosts and talented friends, the Short Box has entertained listeners around the world, every Wednesday since 2012, with genuine and thoughtful conversations about comics and pop culture. It's also the place to hear HUNDREDS of unforgettable interviews with some of the best comic creators working in the industry! Subscribe today, and be a part of the Short Bo ...
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Welcome to Buzzsprout Conversations, the show where we dive into the real-life stories of podcasters in the middle of their podcasting journey. You'll hear stories from famous podcasters as well as everyday podcasters, just like you, share stories about how podcasting has impacted them and the things they've learned.
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If you are curious about how your brain really works this is the podcast for you! Hosted by physician Dr. Ginger Campbell (2022 Podcast Hall of Fame) from 2006-2023, Brain Science explores how recent discoveries in neuroscience are unraveling the mystery of how our brain makes us human. It features conversations with leading scientists and philosophers and is "the podcast for everyone who has a brain" because Dr. Campbell makes neuroscience accessible to listeners of all backgrounds. Over 10 ...
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This episode was originally released in March 2022 as Ep. 354 Badr, Drew, and Ed discuss a handful of the latest comic news and headlines from this month, including Metallica investing in Vault Comics, the Riddler prequel comic by Paul Dano, a new Mandalorian comic series, Daredevil reboot rumors, new comics arriving in April, and a spotlight on th…
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Here's a short preview of a bonus episode recorded last week, with Badr and Cesar. The guys catch-up on life, talk about the mad genius that is Grant Morrison, and discussed what comic creators deserve a documentary Listen to the full thing (here), along with a ton of other bonus episodes and Patreon exclusives, when you join the Short Box Patreon …
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Legendary comic writer Christopher Priest (Black Panther, Deathstroke, Superman: Lost) joins Badr and Cesar for Ep. 418 to celebrate the beginning of Vampirella's sixth decade in comics with the character's landmark issue #666 (in shops today), and talks in depth about his career, his iconic runs on Superman, Deathstroke, and Black Panther, interni…
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Chris Hacker (The Oblivion Bar) and Greg Licktieg (First Issue Club) join Badr for Ep. 417 to catch-up on comic-con schedules, recent comic news and headlines, and talk about the new and upcoming comic books worth checking out Watch the uncut/ extended video version of this episode on YouTube, and check out this week's exclusive Patreon bonus episo…
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Highly acclaimed comic writer and artist, Declan Shalvey, is on the show this week to celebrate the upcoming release of his new Thundercats series, coming out February 7th through Dynamite Entertainment! (preview pages from the first issue here) Declan describes his early years growing up in Ireland, finding comics and making a name for himself, la…
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Tom Garcia (ComicTom) & Ryan Sargeant (Fire Guy Ryan), from the popular ComicTom101 YouTube Channel, join the show to talk about their first original comic series: Crashdown, which is out now! Tom and Ryan talk about what it was like working with Ben Templesmith, and WhatNot Publishing, to bring their horror sci-fi story to life, the lessons they l…
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This episode was originally released in 2022 as Ep. 348 Jim Lee is one of the most revered and respected artists in American comics, and he's the topic of our latest Artist Spotlight series. We talked about how his work has personally impacted our comic journey (00:09:18), the promise he made to his parents before starting his career (00:19:04), se…
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Here's a preview of a new series we just launched over on our Patreon: The EdCast! A series of bonus episodes hosted by our very own Edmund Dansart where he deep dives comic book and pop culture topics near and dear and to him. In this episode, Ed pays tribute to the late great comic legend: Keith Giffen. Ed provides a spotlight on the many charact…
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Recorded a few days before NYE, Ben Kingsbury, owner of the award-winning comic shop: Gotham City Limit, joins Badr to recap the year in comics. The two start by recapping their favorite comics, creative teams, surprise sleepers and breakout titles of 2023, and discuss what comics coming out in 2024 they're most excited for. Ben also breaks-down th…
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Warren Evans joins Badr, once again, for a special bonus episode to read a few of the submissions that were sent in for the Collecting the Simpsons book giveaway (announced back in Ep. 412) and selects one lucky winner. Thanks again to everyone that entered the contest! It's not too late to take advantage of our holiday sale! Shop our merch store a…
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This is the 17th Annual Review episode of Brain Science, celebrating the first episode which aired on December 15, 2006. We review the highlights of 2023, which included both new guests and the return of several favorites. Episodes Released in 2023: BS 204 (Encore) and BS 205 featured molecular biologist Guy Caldwell, PhD from the University of Ala…
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Badr and Kory Torjussen (The World is My Burrito podcast) discuss why Godzilla may be the best movie of the year, the history of Toho Studios and the Godzilla franchise, and discuss what the best Godzilla films of all time are Shop our merch store and get 20% off your entire order by using the discount code: “YOO“ TOPICS & TIMESTAMPS: Godzilla Minu…
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Warren Evans (Bart of Darkness & Simpsons is Greater Than) returns for Ep. 412 to talk about his new book: Collecting the Simpsons. We talk about the making of the book, the history of Simpsons merchandise, preview a few pages and chapters, and announce a giveaway for someone to win a copy of the book! Watch the uncut/ extended video version of thi…
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Legendary Hip-Hop journalist, rapper, host, and VP of Genius, Rob Markman, sits down with Badr for an in-depth conversation about the not-so-secret connection between comic books and hip-hop culture, growing up in NY in the 80s, writing comics for Marvel and DC, childhood friend turned comics pro (Damion Scott), behind-the-scenes stories about some…
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Award-winning author, and Editor-in-Chief of The Beat, Heidi MacDonald, joins Badr for Ep. 410 to talk about her 40 yr career in comics, how comics journalism has evolved throughout the years, her time as an editor for Disney and DC, and the state of the comic industry today and what can be done to save it Watch the uncut video version of this epis…
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Blythe Brumleve (Everything is Logistics) & Chris Hacker (The Oblivion Bar) join Badr for Ep. 409 for a SPOILER-filled review of The Marvels movie. The trio also revisit the topic of the current state of the MCU, its Phase 5 lineup, the Young Avengers, and still find time to spotlight a new kick-ass Kickstarter! Watch the uncut video version of thi…
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Regie Simmons (Regie Collects) joins us for Ep. 408, and helps us address some of the startling revelations from Variety's MCU article, and DC's plans to avoid superhero fatigue, and how compact comics may be the key to attracting new readers. Check the timestamps below for the topics, and watch the unedited video version of this episode on YouTube…
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Step into the world of hacking and podcasting with Jack Rhysider, host of the acclaimed Darknet Diaries. This episode's discussions cover everything from maintaining anonymity online, the art of crafting impactful stories, and the subtle distinctions between hacking and criminal activity. Jack not only relays his experiences with online doxxing and…
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Here's a preview of a recent Patreon exclusive episode, recorded right after Day 2 of NYCC. Drew and Badr hopped on the mics to recap the highlights of the trip and their favorite moments so far Hear the full thing (here), along with a ton of other bonus episodes and Patreon exclusives, when you join the Short Box Patreon Community! ANNOUNCEMENTS: …
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This is the Premium Transcript for BS 213 with Kevin Mitchell, author of Free Agents: How Evolution Gave Us Free Will. If you are a Premium (MyLibsyn) Subscriber LOGIN to access this transcript in your browser or the free Brain Science mobile app. Click here if you are a Patreon supporter. You may also buy this transcript separately at https://brai…
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In the this episode of Brain Science we talk with neuroscientist Kevin Mitchell about his new book Free Agents: How Evolution Gave Us Free Will. While many neuroscientists and philosophers argue that free will is an illusion, Mitchell argues that the ability to make meaningful choices is part of our evolutionary heritage. He also addresses the impo…
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Acclaimed horror author and comic writer, Joe Hill, joins the show for Ep. 407 to talk about his favorite horror comics and scary movies, the making of Locke & Key, his encounters with the supernatural, the future of Hill House Comics, and settles the Marvel vs DC debate once and for all! Watch the unedited video version of this episode, Here, on Y…
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In this video, I interview Jordan Blair from Dreamful Bedtime Stories about how her podcast skyrocketed to the top 1% globally, thanks to the invaluable input and support from an engaged audience. Jordan shares strategies for not only gathering feedback but leveraging it to continually enhance the show's content. She also goes behind the scenes of …
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Chris Hacker (The Oblivion Bar) joins Badr for Ep. 406 to recap this year's New York Comic Con event in full. The two trade stories and highlight the best moments from the weekend, and give their best advice on how you can prepare for next year's event. Watch the video version of this episode on YouTube: Here Want more NYCC coverage? Check out this…
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Recorded live from New York Comic Con 2023! Podcasting has never been more popular, and it especially reigns supreme in the world of comics. In this panel, hear from the hosts of some of the BEST comic podcasts in the industry (The Oblivion Bar, Comic Book Couples Counseling, and Rex Co Comics), and learn how they got their start, the comic creator…
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In this episode, I am joined by Sarah Li-Cain, who has built a successful career in podcasting and freelancing. And you might recognize her from some of the videos on the Buzzsprout YouTube Channel! Sarah shares how she transitioned from a full-time teaching role in China to a freelancer in the US. She shares the discipline and commitment that have…
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Kyle Willis (Cowabunga Comics & Collectibles) joins Badr for Ep. 404 to talk about his first creator-owned comic (The Adventures of Wyatt and Pouches), online arguments with Rob Liefeld, and what it takes to run a comic shop in the digital age of retail. Attending NYCC this year? Catch our panel (The Awesome Power of Comic Book Podcasts, and How Yo…
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Chris Hacker (The Oblivion Bar podcast) joins us for Ep. 403 to talk about our upcoming New York Comic Con panel, how to prepare for NYCC as a first-time goer, and helps us recap some recent comic news and headlines. Ben also calls in and shares a spicy top-three comic list ❤️‍🔥. Check the timestamps below, and watch the video version of this episo…
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This is the FREE Transcript for BS 212 with is an encore presentation of an interview with Thomas Metzinger, author of The Ego Tunnel: The Science of the Mind and the Myth of the Self. Additional transcripts are available to Premium (MyLibsyn) subscribers and some Patreon supports. Learn more at https://brainsciencepodcast.com/premium. Scroll up/do…
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This month's episode of Brain Science features Thomas Metzinger, author of "The Ego Tunnel: The Science of the Mind and the Myth of the Self." Metzinger is a philosopher with a longstanding interest in Philosophy of Mind with a focus on incorporating the findings of neuroscience. We discuss the implications of the discovery that consciousness is a …
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One of the best comic creators working in the industry today, Daniel Warren Johnson (How To Do A Powerbomb, Murder Falcon, Wonder Woman: Dead Earth) joins us for episode #402 to talk about his artistic influences, favorite manga, behind-the-scenes stories, and gives us a preview into his new Skybound / Hasbro Transformers comic series, hitting shop…
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Brian Wiedman, a Comic Book Consignment Director at Heritage Auctions, joins the show for episode #401, to talk about the busy life of a comic auctioneer, setting a world record for the highest Batman comic ever sold, and gives a tour of some of the rare comics and original artwork that will be going up for auction in the Comic & Comic Art Signatur…
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Welcome to an epic celebration, 11 yrs in the making, Short Box Nation. We finally made it to the 400 Club! In this episode, we review the best comics to ever reach 400 issues, discuss one of the weirdest X-Men stories possibly ever written, take a trip down memory lane with friends and listeners of the show (big shout-out to everyone who sent in s…
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As we put the finishing touches on the 400th episode (dropping next week!), here's a special episode, unlocked from our Patreon, to hold you over: Three interviews recorded live from Collective Con 2023, featuring Amy Jo Johnson (the OG Pink Ranger!), Francois Petit (Mortal Kombat), and John Rhys-Davies (Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings) TOPICS & T…
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This episode of Brain Science features the return of molecular biologist Seth Grant. We briefly review his decades of research into the complexity of the protein structure of the synapse and then we focus on his most recent paper, which describes how the life-span of synapse proteins appears to change as animals age. Grant reflects of the significa…
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Argentina-born comic artist Juan Gedeon joins Badr to talk about the comic scene back home, the letter column that landed him a job at Marvel, creating The Jurassic League with Daniel Warren Johnson, dealing with critics (and dinophiles?!), and explains why Venom is his favorite character to draw (purchase stickers here). Watch the uncut video vers…
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Badr joined Al Letson (Reveal, State of the Re:Union, DC Comics) live on the radio to talk all things comics and superheroes. This interview was originally broadcasted on First Coast Connect on August 1st. Listen to the full show here ANNOUNCEMENTS: Leave us a voice message for the 400th episode (here), and have it played on the podcast! Join our P…
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In this bonus episode, Badr pits Cesar against Chris Hacker (from The Oblivion Bar podcast), for an MCU-themed trivia game. Play along with us at home and see if you can beat their scores! Want to see this competition unfold in glorious HD? Watch the video version of this episode here TOPICS & TIMESTAMPS: Warm-up round - 05:32 Official game start -…
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In this exciting episode, I had the incredible honor of sitting down with the legendary Adam Curry, a.k.a. the 'Podfather'. From his early days in pirate radio to then becoming an MTV VJ, and revolutionizing the way we consume media, Adam's journey has been nothing short of fascinating. The interview begins with a glimpse into Adam's appearance on …
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This episode is our first review of neurotransmitters since episode 8 way back in 2007. We start with some basics of neuron function and brain anatomy, but the meat of the episode is a discussion of neurotransmitters and how they work. The key idea is that a simple molecule, such as dopamine, can have a wide variety of effects because of the existe…
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Ashley is back to join us for Ep. 398! We played catch-up with the new mom, recapped our favorite headlines and announcements from SDCC (see the list below), and had some friends call in to share first-hand accounts about this year's San Diego Comic-Con (special shout-out to The Direct Edition and Comic Book Keepers!) TOPICS & TIMESTAMPS: Catching …
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Gene Miguel, CEO & co-Founder of Shortboxed, joins Badr for episode #397. Gene talks about building a modern, mobile marketplace, the app's latest & game-changing updates, and recent comic book market trends, and shares advice on what buyers and sellers can do to get the best deals. Watch the video version of this episode here TOPICS & TIMESTAMPS: …
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Recorded LIVE at the Duval Comic & Zine Fest (DCAZ), Graphic novelist and educator, Leela Corman (Unterzakhn, Victory Parade) joins Badr for a live Lit Chat interview. Leela details her experiences' as an instructor of the Sequential Artists Workshop in Gainesville, Florida, her new graphic novel Victory Parade (a story about WWII, women's wrestlin…
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Ian Chalgren, the founder of CMF Publishing, joins us for Ep. 396 to talk about his latest book: The Uncanny Covers Ocular Edition, an art book with over 200 pages of original Marvel comic art from the '60s, '70s, and '80s. Learn how Ian leveraged his passion projects to get work with publishers like Fantagraphics , Dark Horse, and Syzygy! Also in …
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Recorded live at HeroesCon! Find out how BRZRKR became one of the best-selling comics of the 21st Century straight from the masterminds behind the epic BOOM Studios series! Writer Matt Kindt and artist Ron Garney join Badr for an in-depth conversation about the making of the comic and share behind-the-scene stories about working with fellow series …
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What if you could harness the power of podcasting to connect with a diverse audience, share your passions, and even open doors to new opportunities? Badr Milligan, the engaging host of the Short Box podcast and founder of Jax Podcast Roushee Night, is here to show us how it's done. Milligan's decade-long journey in podcasting is a treasure trove of…
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This month's episode of Brain Science is an interview with Luiz Pessoa, author of The Entangled Brain: How Perception, Cognition, and Emotion Are Woven Together. This is Pessoa's first book aimed at a general audience and it provides a concise overview of our current understanding of basic brain function. However, he also explains the limitations o…
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Recorded after two full days at Heroes Con: Badr, Drew, and guest co-host: Blake Simone, recap their favorite interactions and comic purchases, and offer some money-saving tips for first-time convention goers. TOPICS & TIMESTAMPS: Heroes Con nightlife recap- 02:42 Favorite artist/creator interactions - 07:54 Convention haul: The comics and merch we…
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Greg Lickteig, from the First Issue Club podcast, joins Badr and Ed for a conversation about the new Flash movie, and a review of the comic series that inspired the movie (Flashpoint). Watch the video version of this podcast on YouTube [here] TOPICS & TIMESTAMPS: Get to know Greg from the First Issue Club - 02:30 What you need to know about the Fla…
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