Podcasts and Facebook for the Golden Age of Comic Books

It has been several years since I have updated the Golden Age of Comic Books Blog and produced any new podcasts.  As often happens, life gets in the way and other priorities push other things to the back burner.  This blog was been simmering back there, but not forgotten.

The Golden Age of Comic Books Podcast

Recently, I have received quite a few emails and messages asking about the old podcast recordings and whether they are still available.  Unfortunately, I ended my Libsyn account a long time ago, and this resulted in the feed being removed and the shows no longer available on iTunes and elsewhere.  The good news is that I have all of my original recordings backed up in the same format as when they were uploaded between 2005 and 2009.  I’ve given this a lot of thought, and decided to sign on with a new syndicator and re-post the old shows.  As you may recall (and as you can see from the Show Index tab), I did a total of 65 Golden Age of Comic Books episodes, all varying in length and file size.  I thought most of these shows had a lot to offer about the history of some really great Golden Age characters and titles, so I am glad that I can again share them on this blog and through iTunes.

So, starting in March of 2017, I have restored episodes 52 through 65 of the Golden Age of Comic Books Podcast.  You can simply go to the Show Index in the tab above and click on the link to any of these episodes.  The individual pages for episodes 52 through 65 have been updated with the new audio link.  You can listen to the episode from that page, or download it.  I have also re-registered the podcast with iTunes, so it should be available now.

My plan is to re-upload the remaining episodes over the next several months, depending on the monthly storage capacity of the syndicator.  I’m pretty sure I should have all episodes available by the middle of summer.  I’ll post to the blog each time I upload another batch of shows, so check back for more info.

Please note that the pages for the episodes that have not yet been re-uploaded are not updated and contain broken links to the audio feed and images.  I will repair each page as I get the episodes uploaded, so please pardon the mess on those pages while this remains a work in process.

A New Facebook Page for the Golden Age of Comic Books

I’m friends with many of you on Facebook and have always used my personal Facebook page to post about the blog and podcast happenings.  To make things a bit easier, I have created a Facebook page devoted only to the Golden Age of Comic Books Blog and Podcast.   As I plan to do some additional posting on the blog, and perhaps re-share some of the earlier podcasts and blog posts, the Facebook page will automatically receive these posts.  So, if you “like” the new Facebook page, you will also get notification every time I update the blog.  These updates will now also go out over my Twitter Feed, @goldenagecomics

As time goes by, I hope I will be able to find some time to post some interesting and enjoyable content on the blog.  I’m not making any promises as to the frequency of posts, but I would like to continue to share information about the Golden Age of Comic Books.




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4 Responses to Podcasts and Facebook for the Golden Age of Comic Books

  1. Daron says:

    Bill, you made my evening! I am one of those people who has eagerly awaited the return of your podcast episodes, not knowing if it would ever happen. I first discovered your podcast in 2009 or 2010, subscribed on iTunes, and downloaded the previous episodes in your archive. I’m guessing I listened to 20-25 of them and had the rest stored on an external hard drive for listening later. However, in 2011 or so, I bought a new computer and while I was setting it up, the external hard drive I had archived your episodes on failed. By this time, your episodes were off the feed and I was out of luck…or so I thought. 🙂

    I am very grateful to you for making your episodes available again! I’ve loved golden age comics since I was a kid, and purchased DC’s Famous First Edition oversized edition of Whiz Comics #2. I read that edition backwards and forwards.

    I’m a DC Comics devotee, so in recent years, I have gone back to experience more of DC’s golden age material in the Archive editions, and most recently in digital form on Comixology. Comixology has been adding lots of DC’s golden age comics lately, mostly featuring Superman and Batman, but hopefully more are coming. And DC’s recent omnibuses and trades are a real treat. I’ve been purchasing the digital trades, and it looks like we have a lot more to look forward to from DC in 2017.

    Your podcast was there when I first really started to discover DC’s golden age material, and now I can resume listening as you re-issue the episodes! I really appreciate your take on these wonderful stories, and share your appreciation for the Golden Age Batman. I love the atmosphere in these stories, and it’s fun to see how one of the most popular comic book characters of all time began.

    Anyway, thanks again, Bill! I know it costs money to host these files, and I want you to know I appreciate it. I hope others get as much enjoyment out of them as I have!


  2. Rob says:

    I’m so glad you have decided to do this! Your show (and Chris’s Collected Comics Library) were among the first podcasts I ever subscribed to and learned quite a lot from both of you. I have no doubt you have more to teach in the future!

  3. Chuck Moore says:

    Welcome back! Outstanding news.

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