Bang! Pow! Zap!
About This Show
"Nothing happens in a vacuum in life: every action has a series of consequences, and sometimes it takes a long time to fully understand the consequences of our actions." - Khaled Hosseini
Host Edward Velazquez is joined by author DD Jordan who uses this approach in an often amusing, sometimes irreverent look at the role and evolution of superheroes from the 1930s to the present, focusing on how world events such as World War II, changing societal norms, and advances in technology affected and helped define our heroes. Using Batman, his favorite since childhood, Edward first relates his own love of the Dark Knight, and then includes other heroes such as the Shadow, Superman, and Captain America to explore how superheroes reflect society and our times. PLUS: learn why Batman and Superman have their underwear on the outside! Visit the Bang! Pow! Zap! page at audiophiliacs.com for links to fun items and free goodies!
Most Recent Episode
BPZ005 Naming Bruce Wayne, and Enter the Joker
Dec 11 16
Ever wonder how the character Bruce Wayne got his name? Luckily for you Edward did too and decided to find out. Listen as he and co-host DD Jordan travel back in time, crossing the Atlantic Ocean to meet a Scottish king, returning to the colonies in America during the Revolutionary War for an entertaining introduction to a bold general you’ve likely not heard of before. Then the conversation turns to the Dark Knight’s greatest and most enduring foe: The Joker. The chaotic and colorful Clown Prince of Crime’s creation is a controversy unto itself, with Bob Kane, Bill Finger, and newcomer to the creative team Jerry Robinson all maintaining different narratives regarding who created the Joker, and how. Learn how one of the greatest villains of all time nearly met an early death, saved by the bold decision of an editor, overriding the wishes of Batman’s creators. Visit: www.Audiophiliacs.com Email: email@example.com @Audiophiliacs on Twitter