Last Wednesday, the Women of Marvel podcast returned with a brand new season. With new episodes to air every Wednesday wherever podcasts are available, this brand new format to the podcast takes a character-centered hero-of-the-week approach. Spotlighting women characters and creators who’ve had large impacts on the overall Marvel Universe. So far, it’s been pretty amazing. Episode one proved to be energetic as the editing blended together well snippets of information while keeping it all relatively engaged.
The podcast this season is hosted by Marvel Publish’s Executive Director for Digital Content Ellie Pyle, who is the same creative director and playwright mentioned in our Monomythic Podcast episode with author Clay Mcloud Chapman. Ellie has been in charge of the Marvel Unlimited line along with serving as the creative lead on the Wastelander’s and Squirrel Girl podcasts, two Marvel lines that we’ve covered throughout the years. Ellie began her career as an editor on numerous Spider-Man titles plus has worked on just about everywhere throughout the company.
Co-hosting this season will be author Pretti Chhibber, who’s an author, journalist, and writer extraordinaire. Chhibber was the author of the Marvel Avengers Assembly series and has written for both SYFY and Polygon, making her comics debut with Women of Marvel #1. She is also the made Spider-Man’s Social Dilemna, an upper-middle grade Peter Parker trilogy from Marvel Press. Pretti Chhibber also has a sequel to Social Dilemma that came out just last week called Spider-Man’s Bad Connection, which you can pick up now.
As for Preeti and Ellie, they kickoff this one with their origins of what brought them to Marvel bringing on more guests that speak with people who are not just experts about the comics, but also, specialists in Jean Grey-related things such as scientists who study recreation of telekinesis, like Doctor France Jackson. Episode 1 brought on guests cosplayer Indra Rojas, Dr. France Jackson, Editor Nola Pfau, and X-Men: The Animated Series writer Julia Lewald. It also broke down Jean’s history as Marvel Girl, her relationship with Scott Summers, and of course, Phoenix. All from the perspective of Jean within the comics, the show, and of course – her evolution from earliest iterations to the powerful Omega mutant and leader she is today.
This season promises an impressive lineup of guests from just about everywhere. Including comic writers and editors Ann Nocenti, Rainbow Rowell, Marieke Nijkamp, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Rebecca Roanhorse, Alanna Smith; artists Jodi Nishijima; authors Nnedi Okorafor, Ashley Poston, Seanan McGuire, Valerie Steele; cosplayers and performers Raisa Cosplay, Dax Exclamation Point; Olympian Casey Kaufhold; professors Sibrina Collins, Katja Friedrich; clinical psychologist Orna Guralnik, and more.
Tomorrow, will be an episode based on Shuri, the Black Panther and sister of T’Challa. If that weren’t enough to want to check it out, I also will get the chance to talk with the hosts of the Women of Marvel podcast very soon about a future episode. In a special Monomythic episode you won’t want to miss.