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House to Astonish Episode 100


It’s finally here – the hundredth episode of House to Astonish!  We’re joined by Carrie Kennedy, Susi O’Brien, Stu West and Amal El-Mohtar to discuss topic suggested by friends, listeners and comics pros, encompassing digital comics, boycotts, the greatest comics out today, what Marvel would be like if they’d done right by Kirby, favourite superhero movies, reinventions of Marvel characters, the Eurovision Song Contest, pie, monkeys and what goes on inside the human stomach. We’ve got contributions from Reilly Brown, Jeff Lester of Wait, What?, Steve Morris of Comics Bulletin, Steven Sanders, Al Ewing, Rich Johnston of Bleeding Cool, Heidi MacDonald of the Beat, Alex de Campi, Michael Kupperman, Stephen Wacker, Antony Johnston, Kieron Gillen, Justin Jordan, Lauren Sankovitch, Andy Khouri and Andrew Wheeler of Comics Alliance, Brandon Graham and Emma Rios. All this plus cake, booze, an alcoholic with a spanner, Wolverine vs Montessori and Wong’s hash brownies in our longest ever episode (by 25 seconds).

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You’ll have noticed that we’ve had a spruce-up of our design – the immensely talented James Wendelborn has designed our new logos, and you may be pleased to learn that we’ve put those to good use already in our official House to Astonish Redbubble store – if you want to show the world your affinity for the show there’s now a way to do it! You can find it here – it’s the swankiest way to combine comics podcasting and sartorial excellence.

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The podcast is here, or here on Mixcloud.

Or listen to it right here!

House to Astonish Episode 100 – All Work And No Play Makes Herbie Go Bananas by Housetoastonish on Mixcloud

Let us know what you think of the show, either in the comments, on Twitter (I’m at @housetoastonish and Paul’s at @ifdestroyed), by email on our Facebook fan page.

Thanks to everyone who’s contributed to the show or who’s enjoyed it so far – here’s to many more episodes.


You guys are life savers! Just yesterday I was whinging about how I had no podcast to balance the horrible boredom of grading papers on a Sunday. I refreshed HouseToAstonish no less than three times to see if 100 had gone up. But lo and behold, here it is, waiting for me on Sunday morning like the word of God. All of this is to say, congratulations on 100 episodes, and I hope you can continue to make these for as long as I’m in academia.

I can’t believe there was no mention of Ampersand from Y: The Last Man when talking about best monkeys! Easily the best comics monkey that I can think of.

Congratulations, Paul and Al! I’ve been a loyal listener since near the beginning. You put on a great show!

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