LA Comic Con Launches New Pop Culture Podcast With May The Fourth Star Wars Special

by Gary Catig

May the Fourth is a fun day to celebrate all things Star Wars because of how it sounds so similar to one of the franchise’s most iconic lines. Los Angeles Comic Con also thought it would be a good time to launch its all-new weekly podcast for the nerd community.

Comic Con Meta*Pod” is a new venture in partnership with iHeartRadio and will bring fans around the world the hottest nerd news headlines, fiery trivia battles between their favorite fan clubs, detailed fandom deep dives, spirited nerd debates, and music spotlights with celebrities and themed bands.

The inaugural episode is a May the 4th Star Wars special. It will feature Mandalorian actor Giancarlo EspositoClone Wars and Bad Batch composer Kevin Kiner, and an epic trivia battle between The Droid Builders and The Mandalorian Mercs. Hector Navarro (podcast host for Nerdist Book ClubSpongeBob BingePants and Heroes Reforged!) and Executive Producer for the iHeartPodcast Network and art/culture critic Joelle Monique (writer for Teen Vogue, Playboy, and Vulture) will serve as hosts.

“Comic Con Meta*Pod” will cover a varied mix of interviews with celebrities, comic book creators, and the entertainment professionals responsible for your favorite pop culture media while discussing all your favorite genres from sci-fi, video games, anime, comic books, film and television. Guests set to appear in future episodes include actors such as Donald Faison (ScrubsClueless), Seth Green (Family Guy, Robot Chicken, Austin Powers), and Sarah Chalke (Rick and Morty); along with comic creators such as Trina Robbins (Wonder Woman), Peter David (The Incredible Hulk), and Jim Krueger (Justice).

Navarro and Monique will recap the top pop culture stories of the week on each podcast followed by guest interviews with actors, showrunners, comic book creators, content creators, influencers, and other entertainment industry professionals. The end of the episode will be comprised of an exciting rotating segment, including but not limited to: trivia battles, nerd debates, expert fandom deep dives, music spotlights with celebs and themed bands, and comic book reading recommendations.

“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.

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