Hugh Likes Podcasts: The Monster Society of Comics

Leave a comment

The Monster Society of Comics
Hosted by Elle Collins and Kieran Shiach


You belong in the Monster Society of Comics. That is the central tenet of this new podcast, hosted by veteran podcasters and former Comics Alliance writers Kieran Shiach and Elle Collins. Once a month, the hosts and two guests each present their top comics pick from the last month. It doesn’t have to be a comic that was published in the last month, just their favorite thing they read. Each comic is carefully considered by the panel. They also discuss comics news and read listener submissions of favorite comics for the month.
Two episodes in, The Monster Society of Comics is off to a great start. Unfortunately, it is plagued by audio issues that I hope are resolved in further installments. The most glaring of these is the recording levels of the participants. Elle’s audio in particular is very loud, while Kieran’s is often too low. Leveling a podcast recorded over VoIP is always a challenge, but the podcast needed almost constant adjustment.
That issue aside, The Monster Society of Comics is shaping up to be a great forum for positive and intelligent criticism, which is something that the internet sorely needs in the wake of Comics Alliance shutting down. You can find it online at GoodeggPodcasts.com and in the podcatcher of your choice.

Thank you for reading this review. If you enjoyed it, please share it! You can also support me on Patreon for more goodies!

Hugh Likes Podcasts: Into It with Elle Collins

Leave a comment

Into It With Elle Collins
Hosted by Elle Collins
A podcast for all the things you love, Into It is an interview podcast in which host Elle Collins delves deeply into a piece of pop culture with a guest who is a dedicated fan.  It’s similar to Jackie Kashian’s The Dork Forrest, but more tightly focused on pop culture ephemera than unusual hobbies.
Host Elle Collins invites a guest on each week to share something they love and talk about why they love it.  Topics are usually quite nerdy but Elle and her guests do their best to approach each episode with a perspective that outsiders can enjoy.  It is a podcast about sharing, after all.
Episodes range from Pokemon to pro wrestling to an excellent three-episode retrospective on the Star Wars trilogy.  Guests are often other podcasters or media critics, and this show can be a gateway drug to a host of other cool, nerdy podcasts.  They’ve included Jay Rachel Edidin, Chris Sims, and DJ Benhameen, all of whom have other excellent podcasts in a similar vein.
For a nerdy, offbeat podcast that shatters the conventional stereotypes of nerd culture while embracing true nerdiness, give Elle a listen.  You can find Into It with Elle Collins in iTunes or at intoitpodcast.com .

Thanks for reading this article.  If you enjoyed it, please share!  You can also support me on Patreon for more articles, audio, and other stuff.