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ComiCulture (think comic + culture) is a weekly introspective dive into the world of Pop Culture. ⠀⠀⠀⠀ Join host Kevin the Saiyan every week as he & others traverse this ever expanding universe of “nerd” culture by discussing topics such comics/manga, video/board games, TV/movies/anime & so much more! Every week we’ll have a different “featured” topic while also including a roundup of reviews, creator/talent interviews, live readings & more.
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Ep. 24: Another Version of ComiCulture!

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Ep. 27: Jim Meskimen and Stephen Huszar!
A shorter episode but JUST as full of nerdy goodness. 
50:42
March 29, 2020
Ep. 26: Matt Hill, Anndi McAfee, Emily Fajardo & Kaili Vernoff!
This week was a whirlwind of excitement at the ComiCulture World HQ! We had the chance to speak with 4 incredible guests with 4 incredible stories! Matt Hill started things off with recalling his time as the lovable dope Ed from Cartoon Network's "Ed, Edd & Eddy", how he marathoned the ENTIRE United States and more! We once again travel back to the Old West to speak with Kaili Vernoff about the Van der Linde gang's TRUE leader, Ms. Susan Grimshaw! Kevin sat down with voice actress Emily Fajardo and gave her a RIGOROUS vocal test, did she pass!?!?!?! Rounding things off we travel back to the LAND BEFORE TIME as we spoke with Anndi McAfee about Cera, Phoebe and her upcoming appearance at Meadlowlark Comic Con!
2:17:00
March 22, 2020
Ep. 25: Justine Huxley, Adriyan Rae, Adam J Harrington & Brian Donovan!
ComiCulture is back this week with another episode chalk full of pop culture goodness! No bamboozlin! Starting off the show Kevin sat down with actress Justine Huxley to discuss all things Apex Legends, when her debut rap album is dropping, and how a scene from Better Call Saul will go down in history as the greatest ever! Next up Adriyan Rae dropped by recently to delve into Teddy Perkins (if you know you know), her brand new show Vagrant Queen and her MULTIPLE degrees in science!? We travel back to Ancient Midgard to speak with Adam J Harrington about God of War, his time as the SNOW DOUCHE and why is Sindri's brother Brok so angry all the time? Last but certainly not least, we return to the Digital World to speak with Brian Donovan about Digimon, his documentary Kelly's Hollywood and if Rock Lee could beat Goku in a fight!
1:40:57
March 14, 2020
Ep. 24: Another Version of ComiCulture!
On this very special addition of ComiCulture we sat down with the cast and crew of the dramedy film "Another Version of you"! Join us as we hear from jealous ex-boyfriend Kiril portrayed by Miro "Rusev" Barnayshev of the WWE, director and breakfast aficionado Motke Dapp, the potential love interest and source of Kiril's jealously Gwenyth played by the lovely CJ "Lana" Perry of the WWE and finishing off we hear from the star of the film himself, Mr. Kristopher Wente on his portrayal of Diggsy! Another Version of You is about Diggsy Ellston, who has been in love with Suzette Larking since he was a boy. When Suzette gets married to another man, Diggsy meets a stranger who offers him an unbelievable gift: the possibility of finding another Suzette.
1:46:40
March 8, 2020
Ep. 23: Chuck Huber, Charlie Bushnell, Darren Dunstan, and Mela Lee!
ComiCulture is back this week with a JAM PACKED episode of Pop Culture goodness! In this installment Kevin sits down with 4 more of your favorite pop culture peeps! Chuck Huber joins us to tell us all about how he saved the literally multiverse and if Instant Transmission is more efficient than Warp Gate.. Charlie Bushnell drops by to talk about soccer, Diary of a Future President and what video games he's crushing it with these day! Darren Dunstan explains the origins of Duel Monsters to Kevin and how exactly that relates to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! And finally Mela Lee guides us through her career going from the world of Wall Street to voice acting all while serenading us!
2:00:51
March 1, 2020
Ep. 22: Curzon Dobell, Roger Craig Smith, Tasia Valenza, and Kate Miller!
In the new episode Kevin conducts four interviews with four awesome guests!
2:47:08
February 23, 2020
Ep. 21: Tara Platt, Linnea Quigley and Mona Marshall!
What to say about today's guests? Tara Platt is a maniacal mad woman who lays out for us in detail her plans for world domination through the creation of art in as many mediums as possible! We also discuss adult obsessions with action figures and let's be honest, things got real. Mona Marshall is the living embodiment of a good time. She recalled stories of her travels to and from the digital world and being the mother two a couple of Colorado troublemakers all while finding the time to craft her own series! Linnea Quigley talks about blood and guts and bowling pins and everything in between. Did we mention she also pays our host Kevin a myriad of compliments that left him just gushing with affection?
1:44:31
February 1, 2020
Ep. 20: David Fielding, Hilary Shepard and Linda Young!
This week on ComiCulture our host Kevin talks to three wildly crazy people! David Fielding walks us through his feelings about spending most of the 90s as a disembodied head and which Power Ranger he would have wanted to be. Hilary Shepard spills the beans on being a galactic pirate and being stalked by the Addam's Family butler, Lurch. Linda Young explains why she HATES HATES HATES those DAMN monkeys.
1:14:54
January 30, 2020
Ep. 19: Josh Martin, Peter Blomquist and Tara Sands!
Howdy cowpokes! Why don’t you mosey I’m over to the campfire to hear some wonderful stories. Tale No. 1 - The year is 1899, Micah Bell has committed multiple heinous acts against the community at large. As told from the perspective of the man who saw it all go down, Mr. Peter Blomquist. Tale No. 2 - Bulba Bulba Bulbasaur, Bulba Bulbasaur. Enjoy a gripping entry in the life of a Bulbasaur who’s brother also used to the the reigning Duel Monsters champion!?!? As translated by Tara Sands. Tale No. 3 - Majin Buu has settled down on Earth to open a candy store where the soundtrack is Beastie Boys 24/7 and the next door tenant is no one other than the purple dinosaur himself, Barney! Josh Martin tells us exactly how it all went down. Three epic tales told by three epic guests, right here on ComiCulture Redemption Z!
1:43:52
January 22, 2020
Ep. 18: Wally Wingert, Emily Hampshire and Kyle Phillips!
It's show day! On today's ComiCulture we have 3 incredibly stacked interviews that we couldn't be more stoked about! First up we talk to Wally Wingert about his legendary career throughout voice work and how he MIGHT have psychologically scarred Kevin for life as a child! Next up things get electrified with Kyle Phillips when we talk about My Hero Academia fan theories, what it takes be a good ADR director and that classic question of which is better SUB VS DUB. Last but certainly not least we talk to the ever witty Emily Hampshire where we discuss TV shows long forgotten and what could possibly be her favorite questions asked in an interview EVER!?!?!?! All that today and more on ComiCulture! ComiCulture Radio Saturday’s 3-5 pm PST on KSKQ Wednesday’s on Anchor.FM Locally at 89.5 FM Ashland, 94.1 FM Medford📻 Globally at KSKQ.org or the TuneIn app for Apple/Android by searching KSKQ 📲🖥
1:45:33
January 15, 2020
Ep. 17: Alastair Duncan, Elise Baughman, and Tom Kane!
After taking a couple weeks off due to the Holidays, we’re BACK with a brand spanking new episode chalk full of nerdy goodness! Today’s show takes us all the way to the lands of Ancient Norway and to Gotham City as we hear from Alastair Duncan about whether or not Mimir would be subjected to Kratos’ farts whilst attaches to his waist. Next up we take going on some excellent Adventures In Anime with Elise Baughman as we talk about Dragon Ball, how cool I am(just kidding), and Elise flips the table on me to BECOME the interviewer! Last but certainly not least we sat down with Tom Kane as he spilled all the secrets about mystical monkey kung fu, his opinions on Baby Yoda and whether or not Frankie is an imaginary friend!
1:49:46
January 9, 2020
Ep. 16: Bill Daniels, Tania Gunadi, and Jocko Sims!
Kevin conducts a wonderful set of interviews!
1:36:16
December 19, 2019
BEYOND: Dorothy Fahn, Rebecca Metz, and Jeff Nimoy!
Kevin has three terrific interviews!
1:25:28
December 15, 2019
Ep. 15: Spencer Grammer, Yuri Lowenthal, and Vanessa Marshall
A long time ago in a galaxy far far away... ComiCulture is back today with 3 incredible interviews! First up we have Vanessa Marshall on to discuss Star Wars Rebels, The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy and more! Following suit is an interview with a man who needs no introduction but is getting one anyway. The one, the only, Yuri Lowenthal.  Kevin & guest contributor Brandon sit down to pick Yuri’s brain  about Spider-Man, why anime kicks ass & a bunch of other things we  aren’t allowed to post online! Last but certainly not least, we talk to Spencer Grammer about her dimensional travels on Rick & Morty, which fast food  place has the best fries and MAYBE JUST MAYBE we’ll divulge the secrets  of the perfect time to send a Christmas card. All that today and more on ComiCulture!
1:47:00
December 12, 2019
BEYOND: James Sie, Sam Littlefield, and Kate Bristol
Kevin interviews James Sie, Sam Littlefield, and Kate Bristol.
57:57
December 9, 2019
BEYOND: Jay Klaitz and Sarah Natochenny
Kevin interviews Jay Klaitz and Sarah Natochenny!
59:31
December 2, 2019
Ep. 14: Gabriella Pizzolo, RJ Mitte, and Ed Begley Jr.
Turn around... look at what you seee-eeee-eeee. ComiCulture is BACK today with another awesome sauce episode filled to the brim with breakfast-y goodness. First up we have RJ Mitte where we discuss his advocacy towards a more inclusive Hollywood for those with disabilities, his lead role on the smash hit show Breaking Bad as Walt Jr and more! Next up we have Gabby Pizzolo. Gabby talks about her favorite plays, friendship bracelets and Stranger Things. Tune in as she strong arms Kevin into singing the Never Ending Story with her in what is probably the best moment in the show's entire history. Yeah, we said it! Last, but certainly not least, we have Mr. Ed Begley Jr on to talk about his storied career working with some of the greats of our time, his sinister car engine and why we never got a DVD release of Addams' Family Reunion!
1:10:50
November 28, 2019
Ep. 13: Eric Bauza, Kari Wahlgren, and David Kaye
Ehhh, what’s up doc?🥕 ComiCulture is back this week with another jam packed episode of nerdy pop culture goodness. We have 3 very special guests from across the voice over world. Mr. Eric Bauza - Eric chats about his current status as everyone’s favorite wabbit, Bugs Bunny. We also discuss what beloved children’s TV franchises should be remade into horror movies! Ms. Kari Wahlgren - We get Kari to spill the dirt on her role as Haruko Haruhara from FLCL, her first voice role ever! Why she loves portraying spoiled little brats & more! Mr. David Kaye - David jumps into his time on Dragon Ball Z, how if he’s recording he’s probably in his PJs and maybe just maybe the secret to eternal youth!
1:37:04
November 21, 2019
Ep. 12: James Arnold Taylor, Jim Cummings, and Debi Derryberry
Hello there! A long time ago in galaxy far, far away we did THREE awesome interviews that we’re stoked to present to you today. First up we have Mr. James Arnold Taylor on to talk about the droids we’re looking for, Fred Flintstone and more! Second, we have the wonderfully funny Jim Cummings on where we talk  about his little known character Winnie The Pooh and was he ACTUALLY in  Grand Theft Auto!?! Finally, we talk to Debi Derryberry about the boy genius Jimmy Neutron, F Is For Family and a ton more!
1:30:06
November 14, 2019
BEYOND: Sarah Minnich, Adrian Martinez, and Nathan Lovejoy
This week we're please to be joined by three very special guests: Sarah Minnich, Adrian Martinez, and Nathan Lovejoy!
1:22:31
November 11, 2019
Ep. 11: Kyle Hebert, Max Mittelman, and Sonny Strait
Anime overload alert fellow nerds!!!! Today on ComiCulture we’re bringing you not one, not two, but THREE interviews with absolute powerhouses in the world of anime voice work! First up we have Mr. Sonny Strait(Krillin from Dragon Ball Z) on where we talk about his voice acting classes, whether Krillin can go ULTRA INSTINCT and more! In the middle, we have our middle man Max Mittelman(Saitama from One Punch Man, King from Seven Deadly Sins) on to talk about Saitama’s insane workout routine & what exactly the hell SEX WAX is!?!? Last but certainly not least we have Kyle Hebert(Gohan from Dragon Ball Z, Escanor from Seven Deadly Sins) on to discuss Gohan’s REAL father & who would win in a fight, Mastered Ultra Instinct Goku or Escanor. All this & more on the next episode of COMICULTURE Z
1:56:56
November 7, 2019
ComiCulture BEYOND: James Chen
This week, we talk to the extraordinary James Chen!
56:27
November 4, 2019
Ep. 10: Lori Petty, Aparna Brielle, and Jasika Nicole
Hello fellow nerds! Today we have another jam packed addition of  ComiCulture for you! We're starting things off by speaking with the  legendary Lori Petty about Tank Girl, Orange Is The Black, what kind of  tea is best & more! Following Lori we’ll chat with Jasika  Nicole about The Good Doctor, her sewing hobby & the beanie is she  promised to make us! Last but certainly not least we get into a heated argument with Aparna Brielle about whether Northern Oregon is better than Southern Oregon, cheesy drama theme music & her AP Bio syllabus!
1:45:03
October 31, 2019
ComiCulture BEYOND: Bob Bergen, Tom Fahn, Chef Rome, and Sam Sawyer
This week, we're bringing even more great interviews you're way! You won't want to miss our conversations with Bob, Tom, Chef Rome, and Same!
1:38:05
October 28, 2019
Ep. 09: Janet Varney, Ben Diskin, and PJ Byrne
Hello fellow geeks! ... wait that's not right? Hello fellow  nerds! Today we have another jam packed addition of ComiCulture for you!  We're starting things off by speaking with Janet Varney about her time  as Avatar Korra, why our friend Paige should change the name of her cat  & more! Following Janet we're stoked to present our interview with Ben Diskin: UnProfessional Voice Actor where we dive DEEP into Codename KND lore & find out what sin he'd rather be! Last but certainly not least we speak with Mr. PJ Byrne about his time  as an investment banker at Stratton-Oakmont & why Earth bending is  the superior bending art!
1:38:23
October 24, 2019
ComiCulture BEYOND: Patrick & Gillian, Richard Epcar, Beau Billingslea, and Brent Jennings
In this episode of ComiCulture Beyond, we're bringing you even more great interviews! This episodes features conversations with Patrick and Gillian from True Crime Obsessed, Richard Epcar, Beau Billingslea, and Brent Jennings. You won't want to miss it!
1:55:44
October 21, 2019
Ep. 08: William Sadler, Nick Wolfhard, Chad Michael Collins
We start off episode 8 by talking to the legendary William Sadler about his time in the MCU & if he's ever "Melivin'd" anyone. Later on, we're stoked to bring you our interviews with Nick Wolfhard about his  new show The Last Kids on Earth & I put his nerd knowledge to the test! We also speak with Chad Michael Collins about his upcoming Call of Duty debut & the best way to sniper someone
2:22:05
October 17, 2019
ComiCulture BEYOND: Steve J Palmer, Stephen Gevedon, and Dana Schwartz
Our second weekly show chalk full of the same awesome interviews & behind the scenes previews. We've been so inundated with material that we couldn’t NOT start a second show! This week, Kevin speaks with Steve J Palmer about his time as Bill Williamson on RDR2, Stephen Gevedon about his early horror career, and Red Dead 2 author Dana Schwartz about her upcoming book & recent Deadpool comic.
2:06:21
October 14, 2019
Ep. 07: David Bateson & Michael Nardelli
This episode of ComiCulture has another set of fantastic interviews! We start off the show with Mr. Michael Nardelli, where we discuss his new Amazon Prime show “Dark/Web”, what anime he needs to watch & more! Later on, we’re pleased to welcome David Bateson to the show where we talk about his almost 20 years of portraying the worlds greatest killer clone, silent assassin Mr. Agent 47 from the Hitman franchise. We’ll also touch base on some scary Danish children’s stories that got made into movies.
1:46:23
October 10, 2019
Ep. 06: Burt Ward, Julie Ann Emery, and Violett Beane
In this episode of ComiCulture, we're stoked to bring you interviews from THREE awesome guests!!! We're starting off the show with a Holy Cannoli Batman! bang with  legendary actor Burt Ward. Burt came to our attention in the 60s as the  boy wonder Dick Grayson/Robin opposite Adam West's Bruce Wayne/Batman on  Batman. We talk about his first day injuries & touch base on his  non-profit dog food company Gentle Giants Dog Food and Products which has helped save the lives of more than 15,000 dogs! You'll hear  all about it in the interview but for more information please visit http://gentlegiantsdogfood.com/ Later in the show we talk to JULIE ANN EMERY about her time on Better Call Saul & her current show Preacher which airs it's series finale tomorrow on AMC. Last but certainly not least, we're pleased to have Violett Beane on the show to talk about the upcoming sophomore season of her show God Friended me where she stars as journalist Cara Bloom.
1:12:48
October 3, 2019
Ep. 05: John Ross Bowie & Joshua Seth
This week, we talk to John Ross Bowie, known for his roll as Barry Kripke on The Big Bang Theory as well as Jimmy DiMeo on Speechless. He's also appeared in What The Bleep Do We Know, Reno 911!, and Curb Your Enthusiasm. Additionally, Kevin sits down for a conversation with Joshua Seth, well known for providing Tai Kamiya's English voice in the Digimon series.
1:16:02
September 26, 2019
Ep. 04: Benjamin Byron Davis
This week, Kevin interviews Benjamin Byron Davis. Benjamin is known for voicing Dutch in Red Dead Redemption and Red Dead Redemption II, as well as for appearances in a smattering of movies and TV shows over the last decade.
2:18:49
September 19, 2019
Ep. 03: Justin Warner
This week Kevin interviews celebrity chef, Justin Warner. Justin was a competitor and the winner on the eighth season of Food Network star, author of the book The Laws of Cooking: And How to Break Them, and host of Eat the Universe on marvel.com.
1:27:41
September 12, 2019
Ep. 02: Richard Steven Horvitz
We talk with the Richard Steven Horvitz, the voice of Zim in Invader Zim, Orthopox in Destroy All Humans!, and Billy in The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, among many more iconic roles.
56:27
September 5, 2019
Ep. 01: Carlos Alazraqui & Ben Fleuter
The Pilot Episode! We interview Carlos Alazraqui (Rocko's Modern Life, Spyro the Dragon, Reno 911) and hear a bit about the new Rocko's Modern Life special on Netflix, as well as talk to local comic creator Ben Fleuter about his comic, “The Sword Interval,” and pop culture miscellanea. 
52:33
August 28, 2019