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Yegs and Bacon

A comics and pop culture morning show that's almost definitely recorded and listened to in the morning. Always. Presented by Variant Edition Comics & Culture in Edmonton, Alberta.
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Feb 10, 2016

On this week's episode, Danica and Brandon are excited about Beyoncé, Jughead, and Agent Carter (which is an interesting group of real and imagined people). Then it's straight into this week's comic book recommendations, including a dark southern horror, a super team drama, a teen cupid comedy and a girl squad fight-book!

Jan 13, 2016

On this week's show: STAR WARS.

We saw the new Star Wars and haven't talked about it on the show yet so uh... hey, do you want to hear our opinions about the new Star War? After that, we get into the details of Marvel's upcoming CIVIL WAR II event, and then dive deep into this week's featured comic picks. From protecting a batch of your own clones, to fantasy noir, to the origins of a classic hero, and some 90s nostalgia, there's something for everyone.

Jan 6, 2016

We're back for the new year, brimming with comic recommendations!

After taking a break over the holidays, we're discussing a few books from the past few weeks, along with some brand new ones that are getting us excited from THIS week. Among the lot? Superhero temp agencies, awesome princesses, women on a prison planet, dark suburban thrillers, and a book you'll be hard pressed to find anywhere else.

2016!!! Let's DO THIS EDMONTON!!!!

Dec 16, 2015

On this week's show, Brandon and Danica talk about Star stuff. Wars, Trek, Zodiac Forces... you name it! Well... maybe just name those three things. Then it's onward to comic book recommendations, including some whimsy, some fun, some murder, some horror, vampires, puppets and swords and sorcery. It's a crazy mix.

Dec 9, 2015

On this week's piping fresh episode, Danica and Brandon talk about an upcoming appearance on CTV Edmonton's Morning Live program, and dig right into this week's comic book recommendations, which features two wonderful and bizarre takes on the romance genre, a brilliant Canadian noir, and one of the best executed "real world super powers" stories to date.

Dec 2, 2015

On this week's blisteringly quick episode of YEGS & BACON, Danica and Brandon his news, traffic and weather before heading straight into this week's comic book picks - which include a girl who has already solved your mysteries, and a brand new print comic from Brian K Vaughan!

Nov 25, 2015

This week, we're beginning a series of discussions with the organizers of LADY GEEKS uNITE here in Edmonton! In the first episode of this series, Danica and Brandon talk with Sylvia Douglas about reasons that the group exists, and what they hope to accomplish, and the pervasive nature of rape culture in comics.

Be sure to check out LGN YEG at their Facebook group, where you can find details on all of their currently scheduled events, including December's Craft Market: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ladygeeksunite/

Nov 18, 2015

On this week's episode, we have special guest DEVIN R. BRUCE in the studio! Spoiler alert: he is the best.

After a few dire warnings, Brandon, Danica and Devin talk about the upcoming Apocalypse Kow concert that will be happening at Variant Edition as a part of the ALL IS BRIGHT festival. Then, it's straight into a heap of comic recommendations, which includes a bit of everything, from art process, to a reimagining of a childhood favourite, to some of the most anticipated releases of the year (for us, anyway).

Nov 11, 2015

On this week's show, Brandon and Danica are talking about the current Slave Leia controversy and they have Opinions. Then it's on to some talk about a new Doctor Who mini-series that will feature the return of two show favourites - and this week's comic book picks! 

Nov 4, 2015

It's time to wake up and grab a fresh plate of YEGS & BACON - Edmonton's very own pop culture and comics morning show!

On this week's episode, Brandon and Danica are discussing the new Star Trek announcement, and the Preacher trailer - along with some drama that happened with comics journalism over the weekend. Then it's straight on to comic book recommendations!

Oct 28, 2015

Get the hot water boiling Edmonton, because it's time for a nice cup of tea and a new episode of YEGS & BACON - you're very own pop culture and comics morning show!

On this week's episode, we're presenting the full audio from this weekend's Nerd Community For All! panel at the 2015 Pure Spec convention. The panel featured Yegs & Bacon regulars Danica LeBlanc and Brandon Schatz, as well as Lady Geek's uNite's very own Sylvia Douglas, who is making her podcast debut with this episode!

During the panel, we talked about the various ways both of our organizations have been building up an inclusive nerd community while taking questions and comments from the audience. Some of the comments from the back are a little hard to hear, which sadly could not be helped.

Recorded on Saturday, October 24th, 2015.

Oct 21, 2015

Wake up and smell the coffee, Edmonton, because it's time for YEGS & BACON - your favourite pop culture and comics morning show!

On this spectacular 25th episode, Danica and Brandon talk about some of comics they're most excited about this week before presenting the audio from this past weekend's PaJEMa Party featuring Kelly Thompson! 

Kelly Thompson is, of course, the writer of the Jem and the Holograms comic series, so there's a lot of Jem talk. And also fun.

Oct 14, 2015

Wipe the sleep from your eyes, Edmonton, because it's time for YEGS & BACON - the city's best pop culture and comics morning show!

On this week's episode, we're proud to have the full audio from this past weekend's Gender Is Not A Genre: Growing Up Geek panel. Co-owner Danica LeBlanc hosts a panel featuring four women coming from different backgrounds and generations. Through the course of the panel, they talk about their experiences engaging with genre works and pop culture in general in a patriarchal society.

The panel was recorded on October 10th, 2015 and featured panelists Tina Moreau, Jessica Cooreman, Diane Walton, and Elizabeth Spencer.

Oct 7, 2015

Shake up and wake up Edmonton, because it's time for another great episode of Yegs & Bacon - your local comics and pop culture morning show.

On this week's episode, Gail Simone, Nicola Scott and Kate Leth make us want to read Vampirella! Black Widow gets a new comic series! And Brandon is far too interested in the Kentucky Fried Chicken/DC Comics crossover. All this, plus Danica and Brandon's comic picks for the week!

Show Note(s):

You can check out our interview with Antony Johnston here!

Sep 30, 2015

Grab a cup of coffee or maybe some tea, because it's time for YEGS & BACON - Edmonton's best early morning pop culture and comics podcast.

On this week's episode, we're presenting the full audio from our recent Indigenous Representation in Pop Culture panel. In the audio, you'll be hearing from (in order of first vocal appearance) Brandon, who introduces the panelists, James Leask, Richard Van Camp, Kelly Mellings, and Patti Laboucane-Benson.

Recorded on Monday, September 28th, 2015.

Sep 23, 2015

Rub the sleep away from your eyes, and jump onto the jetpack unicorn of your ever-loving dreams, Edmonton, because it's time for another great episode of YEGS & BACON - your early morning pop culture and comics show!

On this week's episode, we're talking all about the slew of events we have coming up - because you guys, we have a lot of events coming up. Then, it's straight into this week's comic picks, with some books that will sneak up and surprise you.

Boo!

Sep 16, 2015

Wake your faces up, Edmonton, because it's time for another episode of YEGS & BACON, Edmonton's greatest pop culture and comics morning show.

On the show this week, we're talking about some heady comic book drama. Specifically, the time that Brian Wood called on people to stop talking about the systemic sexism within the comic book industry, because the perpetrators are a) seemingly untouchable and b) are somehow victims of... their own actions? Seriously, it's pretty messed up, and the comic news sites aren't talking about it - which is weird because not talking about these things is how we arrived here.

In less angering news, we talk about the return of Doctor Who this weekend, and our picks for some of this week's best comics!

Oh by the way, here's a link to what Brian Wood said. Because why not: http://pastebin.com/BkP8r9m0

Sep 9, 2015

Hey there, sleepy head. It's time to get up and experience the fresh taste of a brand new YEGS & BACON - Edmonton's very own pop culture and comics morning show.

On this week's episode - Brandon and Danica have moved back to the city! And they don't have any internet. But that doesn't stop them from recording an episode in the throws of exhaustion! Experience some swag recommendations! Listen to some sleepy banter! All of this! Yes!

Sep 2, 2015

Is this the real life? Or is this just fantasy? Nobody really knows, but hey whatever, it's time for another episode of YEGS & BACON, Edmonton's greatest morning show about pop culture and comics.

On the show this week, Danica and Brandon talk about a big shake up inside Marvel, and just where the new DC line of comics is at the moment. Additionally, they talk about this past weekend's big Mini Spec, and another great upcoming event! Then it's straight into some of this week's most anticipated reads.

Show links:

You can find more information about Pure Spec by heading here: http://www.purespec.org

And you can find the Graphic Policy article about the DCYou books here: http://graphicpolicy.com/2015/08/31/dc-comics-dcyou-shows-strength-looking-beyond-physical-sales/

Aug 26, 2015

Morning, Edmonton. Aarrrrrrrreeee you rrrrrready to rrrrrruuuuummmmmbblllllllllle!!!! Well, let's hope you are, because this week's episode of YEGS & BACON is shooting straight into the world of pro-wrestling in anticipation of our great SUMMER HEAT event this weekend.

On this week's show, we blow up the format with a longform interview featuring JEFF MARTIN - the creator of Heat: The Space Age of Pro Wrestling, Hockeypocalypse, Redcoats-ish and more! He will be the main attraction for Summer Heat, as he will be bringing copies of the new Super Max edition of Heat! Get your copy here! First! Onnnn Saturday from noon to four!

Aug 19, 2015

Get out the lead and get out of bed sleepy head, it's time for another episode of YEGS & BACON, Edmonton's very own pop culture and comics morning show!

On this week's episode, Brandon and Danica talk about the Fringe shows they saw, and the incomparable Seen and Heard in Edmonton podcast, which you should definitely be listening to! Also? Star Wars. People like it, I guess. Who knew? All of that, and some recommended reads for the week.

Aug 12, 2015

Top of the morning to you, Edmonton! And also, the bottom of the morning to you. You get the whole morning! That's... that's how this works, right? Either way, it's time for another episode of YEGS & BACON, your weekly morning pop culture and comics show!

On this week's episode, we talk about happenings at the Edmonton Fringe, and discuss Nathan Fillion's efforts to raise money for the Varscona. Then, its on to this week's comic book recommendations, because that's how we do. Podcasting!

Aug 5, 2015

Wipe the sleep from your eyes, Edmonton, it's trying to lull you into a false sense of security! Also, it's time for YEGS & BACON - Edmonton's pop culture and comics morning show and it's almost definitely the morning.

On this week's show, we're talking about some of the harsher realities about pop culture, including some comments made towards the stars of the new Fantastic Four movie, Batman artist Greg Capullo's dubious sense of humour, and Marvel's stance of Hercules' sexuality. Afterwards, Danica and Brandon talk about a few of the comics they're excited for from this week's new batch. 

Oh, and as promised in the show, here's the links to the Fantastic Four interview, and the aftermath.

Jul 29, 2015

We us up before you go go, Edmonton, because it's time for another great episode of YEGS & BACON!

On this week's episode, Brandon and Danica talk with Antony Johnston - writer of the upcoming Image series Codename Baboushka. We talk about the new book which features amazing art by Shari Chankhamma and how it operates as a feminist action book - plus we check in with Antony's other Image projects, and chat about how presenting diversity in terms of story style and content is important. All this, plus weekly comic picks and much more!

Jul 22, 2015

Hit the panic button on your hyper-sleep containment units, Edmonton, because it's time for YEGS & BACON, your local pop culture and comics podcast, and it's almost definitely the morning.

On this week's show, we're featuring audio from our interview with Sam Maggs at the very first Gender Is Not A Genre event we held at the store this past weekend. Sam was very generous with her time, and spoke about a lot of great topics, ranging from her new book - The Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy - her departure from The Mary Sue, self care in the face of internet trolls (or just trolls in general) and the importance of speaking up and having a voice.

All of that, plus a couple of quick comic picks from Danica and Brandon to kick off your morning right. 

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