The Podcast

Interviews with makers, creatives, and friends. Also, strange quizzes about 80s actors.

Star Wars is Pretty Underground


We’re getting our art on with this chat with Adriean Koleric. From street art & installations to furniture & gallery shows in the States & Canada, he’s always experimenting. Adriean talks about paying the bills, clerical artist statements and how we interact with art & artists in the age of the interwebs.

If you’re not inspired after that, you may be an inanimate object. We love you anyway because you listened. Thanks! Also, thanks to Adriean Koleric for joining us. Let us know what you thought of the show on Twitter, Facebook or Patreon. We’d love to hear from you.

A Link to the Past & Novelty Bands


The second half of our conversation with the developer Mad Max, Aaron Clifford is here! On this episode we talk virtual noses, old school game consoles, developing for VR and positional audio. The dreaded quiz is back and we’ve got Pac-man Fever.

Thanks to Aaron Clifford for taking the time to join us on the Sauce! Be sure to check out his Youtube channel or follow Aaron around the web. Also, head over to our Patreon page to get updates on guests, shows and more info. We’re using it like a blog, so join the conversation there or on Facebook.

Level 3 Guacamole


Put your VR headgear on and listen to the latest episode where we talk to the maker of DAWT, Mr. Aaron Clifford. The Edmonton developer schools us in his 20 years of coding, tells us how he was conceived in a tent in New Zealand and how to record your software onto a cassette tape.

How fun was that? Stay tuned to our website, our feed, or the Patreon page to hear part two of this entertaining conversation with Aaron. Head over to our Facebook page to chat with Chris’ mom while you wait for the next episode to drop. Thanks again to Aaron Clifford and be sure to check out DAWT.

Siri, Snoopy & The Sex Criminals


Comics too expensive to read, blatant podcast promotion, figure skating to the Spider-man theme song and Siri’s inability to open up are all the topics covered in the second half of the conversation with Danica & Brandon of Variant Edition.

  • We discuss the many different versions of a single comic book character & Brandon tells us a tale of The New 52.

  • Paul challenges Brandon & Danica with a “pick 3” of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, The Right Stuff and The 100.

  • Danica’s pick for Paul is Letter 44. Brandon’s cross section of Paul’s pick is called Red Wing.

  • The difference between single issues and graphic novels? Danica tells us that single issues like Bitch Planet have really great essays in them, but the collections are missing those and the letters section.

  • Sex Criminals has a hardcover version with a special section on the art process and all the covers of the single issues.

  • Danica tells us that Variant Edition has a mail order service and welcomes listeners to email if they’re interested or want recommendations about great comics to read!

  • Brandon posts “The Retailer’s View” over at The Beat.

  • Marvel allows you to subscribe to digital comics, but if you buy a Marvel hard copy you’ll receive a code to get the digital version for free.

  • Danica, and the women shopping at Variant Edition enjoy books by Marguerite Bennett like Angela: Queen of Hel and Insexts.

  • Danica says The Infinite Loop, a time-travel, same-sex romance story has an amazing letters section that will make you tear up.

  • A listener in the chat room wonders if our guests like Kamala Khan, a.k.a. Ms. Marvel.

  • Also from the chatroom, Arturo, a former guest on the podcast, asks for suggestions for a good feminist leaning comic for a 12 year old girl. Danica & Brandon suggest Princeless and Lumberjanes.

Be sure to find Variant Edition on Twitter, Facebook or their podcast Yegs & Bacon. You can find both guests on twitter, Brandon is @soupytoasterson and Danica is @DanicaHere. You might also like Doctor Whooch, where Danica and Brandon consume alcohol and talk Doctor Who. Thanks for listening!

Riffing On Bakula


Another fun one, this episode the gents are talking to the owners of Variant Edition a comic shop in Edmonton. Brandon & Danica also do a number of podcasts as well. On this show we give old TV stars new detective shows, talk about Siri’s self-image issues, sexism, inclusiveness and privileged white dudes.

Thanks again to the owners of Variant Edition of Edmonton for joining the guys. Of course, thanks to you for listening. Part two of this conversation with Brandon and Danica is coming up next! While you wait, be sure not to gender any dragons.