Episode 14: Lodge Podge

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Thrill to the last episode of the first ‘season’ of Radio Free Riverdale! Co-host / heart of the show / new mother Lucy Cappiello is busy rearing her brand-new child, so the Radio Free Riverdale is going on a brief hiatus following this, our fourteenth episode. But don’t worry – we’ll be back soon! Until then, we’re talking all about the Archie / Josie and the Pussycats crossover (and plenty of Mr. Lodge stories) in Archie Comics Digest #269. Listen up as Lucy and Evan yammer about:

  • single tears, visual kissing, and the brief fame of the long-haired lead singers of Extreme
  • their vain attempts to fill dead air as they ponder their dream cross-band romances
  • Hiram Lodge and his turn to the sinister
  • a journey to the centre of Archie Andrews’s mind
  • the terror of revolving doors
  • Josée and the Pussycat Dolls
  • and the ever-present Archie trivia

Thanks for listening through our first season. We’ll be back on the information super-highway airwaves soon!

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Episode 13: Chip Quips

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It’s back to your core crew of Archie enthusiasts Lucy and Evan delve into an issue full of Bollywood homages, post-Melissa-Joan-Hart teenage witches, and (for the second time) double-booked dates in Betty and Veronica Double Digest #243. Tune in as your favourite Radio Free Riverdale duo discuss:

  • the unsolicited advice and affection pregnant women receive from strangers
  • whether there’s a #thirsty hashtag
  • flea markets and magic mirrors
  • the modern makeover of Sabrina the Teenage Witch’s aunts
  • whether Veronica is in any way remarkable
  • the mysterious intrigue of the teriyaki potato chip
  • and, as ever, Archie trivia (which even Evan is warming up to)

Listen in, and tell them historian Max Hastings sent you!

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Riverdale Auxiliary: Episode 12

Order please! The twelfth meeting of the Riverdale Auxiliary is once again called to order. This week, we welcomed excellent and hilarious guest Heather Macdonald, who, among other topics, helped explain the thorny legal issues around streaking at sports events. Use your ears & listen to this week’s epi to hear Heather also talk about this week’s Archie comic. & use your eyes & keep reading below for visual excerpts from Archie Library 57, World of Archie Comics Double Digest.

Update: As of this writing, at least one of the capybaras is still at large

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Episode 12: Tog-Heather Forever

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Lucy and Evan welcome sidesplitting comedian Heather MacDonald on the podcast to rap about the Riverdale gang in the latest episode. Heather hadn’t read an Archie comic since she was about twelve, so it was a real homecoming for her. She helps your stalwart podcast hosts interrogate and elucidate The World of Archie Double Digest #57. Listen in as the Radio Free Riverdale gang chew the fat on:

  • Heather’s mom’s suitcase full of Archie digests
  • a dystopian future Riverdale where all musicians have been replaced by robots
  • Mr. Weatherbee’s studmuffin status
  • more rumours and leaks from the upcoming Riverdale television series
  • Archie comics’ all-time best cease-and-desists
  • mummies, mummies, mummies
  • and way more Archie trivia than ever before! (Lucy got really into the trivia this episode.)

The latest episode of Radio Free Riverdale is one of our longer ones, but special guest Heather MacDonald makes it a very funny and insightful one. After listening to the latest episode of Radio Free Riverdale, make sure you run out to the comedy showcase Heather organizes every Tuesday night at Pour Boy Pub, Comedy on College.

To see notes, panels, and images associated with our latest episode, please visit the Riverdale Auxiliary.

Riverdale Auxiliary: Episode 11

The auxiliary! It’s here! Just like I assume you’ve been asking for! Today’s auxiliary recaps episode 11, the One Where Betty and Archie Are on a Break. I hope you all got that very good joke.

For those following along at home, we’re discussing The Archie Library 19: Archie’s Funhouse Comics Annual. Let’s go!
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Episode 11: Staff Laughs

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Jughead interested in girls? Veronica meaner than a junkyard dog? Non-consensual sewing? A blue Archie movie? Things are all topsy-turvy in the latest episode of Radio Free Riverdale, in which your co-hosts Lucy and Evan separate the comic wheat from the comic chaff of Archie’s Funhouse #19. When you listen in, you’ll hear us ramble on about:

  • Archie Comics 75th anniversary, celebrated with cake
  • the social and sexual implications of a Sadie Hawkins dance
  • whether Jughead is confident or the most confident
  • the hopes and dreams of Mr. Hiram Lodge’s staff
  • Archie’s favourite breakfast food
  • Moose’s sudden perm
  • and, everyone’s favourite: whatever Archie trivia we could scrounge up!

Thanks for listening to our latest, greatest episode of Radio Free Riverdale!

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Riverdale Auxiliary: Episode 10

We made it to double digits! It’s the tenth installment of the Riverdale Auxiliary. Welcome back! This week, we had on guest #2, Sofi Papamarko, who waxed poetic and romantic about Riverdale’s favourite burger-eating, teenage curmudgeon, Jughead Jones. Read on for highlights from this week’s epi.

 

Popper Swapper

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Which came first: bartering, garage sales, or Bunz Trading Zone? We may never know.

In the meantime, though, Moose is an enigma, right? His sign says, in all its erroneous wonder, FOUR SAIL, but then he makes a solid, “You missed the boat!” pun. I feel like he goes in and out of levels of consciousness. The CTE docs of Riverdale probably can’t wait to get at his brain.

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Episode 10: Philo-Sofi Class

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Lucy and Evan invite their second-ever special guest: columnist, writer, and matchmaker extraordinaire Sofi Papamarko (@sexytypewriter). With Papamarko’s arcane knowledge of the affairs of the heart, they gain a new perspective of Archie and the gang as they wade deep in to the emotional waters of Jughead and Archie Comics Double Digest #19, a Jughead-heavy extravaganza. During our podcast, we discuss:

  • Sofi’s unhealthy obsession (or “lady boner”) for Jughead P. Jones
  • the various pets of the Archie universe (and their skills and attributes)
  • inspired by a Jughead comic, what our stomachs would be named
  • what the words for fetishes for food and trees (!) are
  • Betty Cooper’s – as well as our special guest and hosts’ – ideal dates
  • how many Archie-like redheads there are in the world
  • and, naturally, some mind-boggling and -blowing Archie trivia (including a shout-out for Jughead’s Fast Food in New Delhi, India)!

It’s the big tenth episode of Radio Free Riverdale! Join us in the world of double-digits! And check out Sofi’s matchmaking service at Friend of a Friend Matchmaking.

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