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Radio Free Krypton is the only comics radio show broadcast throughout the multiverse. Hosts Justin Chandler, Jacob Dubé and Mitchell Thompson interview comic creators and talk comics. Broadcast on CJRU 1280 AM in Toronto.

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    Ep 110: Woman World with Aminder Dhaliwal

    In Aminder Dhaliwal's new book Woman World, all the men have died off (spoiler: it doesn't turn out too bad). In this episode, Jacob speaks to Dhaliwal about her book, transitioning the stories from Instagram, and representing identities without making them the butt of every joke.

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    Ep 108: Overwatch and comics as a lore booster

    This week hosts Justin and Jacob reunite with RFK alum Sid Drmay to talk about their favourite online shooter, Overwatch. The story of the game itself doesn't make much sense, but loads of animated shorts and online comics fill out its confusing (but endearing world). They discuss comics as a way to easily add more lore to a game and TV show, and when to know when you're just being sold to.

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    Ep 107: Indexing indies with Brendan Montgomery

    Justin talks to Brendan Montgomery about his Canadian Independent Comic Book Wiki, which collects and lists details about independent Canadian comics, the characters in them and the people who make them.

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    Ep 105-106: Crisis of Toxic Nerds - Comics Edition

    For this year's CJRU fund drive, we partnered with the station's gaming show, Built to Play, to bring you Crisis of Toxic Nerds, a two-part documentary investigating where the toxicity in geek culture comes from, and what we can do about it.

    In this part, RFK hosts Justin and Jacob try to make sense of an old beast with a new face: Comicsgate. They speak to comics writer and editor Stephanie Cooke, rapper More or Les, professor Benjamin Woo and writer and PhD candidate Safiyya Hosein about how toxicity develops and the importance of diverse representations in comics.

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    Ep 105-106: Crisis of Toxic Nerds - Gamer Edition

    For this year's CJRU fund drive, we partnered with the station's gaming show, Built to Play, to bring you Crisis of Toxic Nerds, a two-part documentary investigating where the toxicity in geek culture comes from, and what we can do about it.

    In this part, BTP hosts Arman Aghbali and Daniel Rosen focus on toxic masculinity in gaming specifically. They talk to talk to Laine "Superphrenic" Yuhas about Dota 2, sexism and her organisation, Desoladies. Later, researcher Emma Vossen, an expert on gaming and gender, gives them a run down on what it means to be a gamer, and why that sucks for everyone.

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    Batman wants you to donate to the CJRU fund drive. Please!

    This past year, our host station CJRU 1280 AM offered free weekly workshops for Syrian refugees, offering people a chance to tell their own stories through radio documentary. Starting Sept. 24, CJRU is holding a Fund Drive to raise $3,300 to fund another round of these Refugee Radio workshops.

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    Ep 104: Putting rap first and comics second with More or Les

    How do you musically celebrate geekdom without giving into corporate culture and fanboy craze? Toronto rapper More or Les grappled with that question while producing his new album, "Nerd Love." which features tracks about giant robots, representation and commercialism.

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