Los Angeles Comic-Con, in partnership with iHeartRadio, has today announced a brand new podcast for the nerd community.
Titled Comic Con Meta*Pod, the weekly show will bring fans around the world the hottest nerd news headlines, celebrity interviews, fiery trivia battles between their favorite fan clubs, detailed fandom deep dives, spirited nerd debates, and music spotlights with celebrities and themed bands.
Well, you’ll be glad to know that the podcast is already live with a May the 4th Star Wars special featuring The Mandalorian star Giancarlo Esposito! The debut episode also features Clone Wars and Bad Batch composer Kevin Kiner, and an epic trivia battle between The Droid Builders and The Mandalorian Mercs.
“We couldn’t be happier that our podcast has launched on an epic day for the nerd community – May the fourth,” said Chris DeMoulin, CEO at Comikaze Entertainment, L.A. Comic Con’s parent company.
“Our show hosts, Hector and Joelle, have great chemistry and will be an awesome duo for listeners, who will be able to hear from some of the most beloved names in comic books, video games, anime, film, television, and more. This will also be a sure way to keep the community informed about the latest breaking news in the industry each week— giving L.A. Comic Con a strong foothold in the digital world as new media becomes the dominant form of sharing information and connecting with the expanding nerd audience.”
Hector Navarro (podcast host for Nerdist Book Club! SpongeBob BingePants and Heroes Reforged!) and art/culture critic Joelle Monique (writer for Teen Vogue, Playboy, and Vulture and executive producer for the iHeartPodcast Network) will serve as hosts for the new venture.
“When iHeart teamed up with Los Angeles Comic-Con, I was ecstatic. To be able to work with such an incredible team including Los Angeles Comic Con’s Chris Riley and the wildly talented Hector Navarro was an honor,” said Monique. “We can’t wait to hear back from the global convention community. We’re honored to present our show to the incredible people who make pop culture conventions so special.”
Future guests for the podcast have already been confirmed, with renowned actors such as Donald Faison (Scrubs, Clueless), Seth Green (Family Guy, Robot Chicken, Austin Powers), and Sarah Chalke (Rick and Morty) all set to appear.
“Comic Con Meta*Pod” is distributed by the iHeartPodcast Network and new episodes will drop every Wednesday on iHeartRadio and all other platforms. You can listen to the first episode of the podcast here: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/1119-comic-con-metapod-96144484/