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!

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

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.

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

Episode 9: Sight Gag Chin Wag


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Lucy and Evan finally delve into a Betty & Veronica tome, with plenty of stories of love, part-time jobs, and fashion in Betty & Veronica Double Digest #200. And we thought we had read the saddest Archie comic in history last podcast, but we hadn’t yet read “Poor Little Rich Girl.” Join in the good times, which include

  • in-depth discussion of the sudden new character of Adam
  • Sabrina, the Teenage Witch – finally!
  • a debate: Should men wear top hats? Does anime rules?
  • further reportage from inside the Riverdale class war: Riverdale only has amusement-park-based industries!
  • far too much discussion of Fuller House
  • and the most vital Archie trivia, with which you can impress all your friends and enemies!

If you catch yourself with a case of the ‘gallopin’ lonelies,’ hop on the Archie bandwagon and check out our ninth episode of Radio Free Riverdale! You can park our cars anytime!

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

Episode 8: Wilson Fills’in

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Lucy and Evan welcome their first-ever special guest to their Archie podcast: comedian Adam Wilson (@theleanover). The three of them discuss Archie’s Funhouse Double Digest #18, a digest that contains – no joke – the saddest Archie comic in recorded history. Thrill to

  • the eating habits of magician conventions
  • an in-depth look at the psychology of Big Ethel
  • Reggie Mantle’s comedy ambitions
  • musings on time capsules and all the other students in Riverdale
  • our proposed AMC show, “Breaking Pops”
  • and, naturally, some life-altering Archie trivia!

We hope you enjoy this, our eighth episode of Radio Free Riverdale!

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

Riverdale Auxiliary: Episode 6

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After a petit delay between epis 5 and 6, we’re back! Welcome to the Drake-approved 6th edition of the Riverdale Auxiliary, Cana(u)da edition! In this issue, Archie and the gang explore everything Great White North, stereotypical or otherwise, and Evan and I have loads of fu(u)n discussing it. Check out our fave panels from north of the 49th parallel. (u)

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Riverdale Auxiliary: Episode 5

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Oh hello! It’s the fifth installment of the Riverdale Auxiliary, and everyone’s invited! Strap into your Santa sleigh and fly through the following selected panels from our delightful, if belated, holiday-themed episode. Best enjoyed with milk and cookies.

 

Change-Exchange

The change exchange right now is US $1.75 to CAN $1.22. Maybe Pops will sell us two-thirds of a burger.

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Episode 5: Holiday Melee

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Lucy and Evan wish you a very belated but happy holidays!Season’s greetings have hit Riverdale with World of Archie Christmas Annual #53, a wintery, wonderful issue that inspires our Archie comics reviewers to ponder

  • Archie’s Christmas luck
  • Moose and head injuries in professional football
  • Veronica’s perm
  • Riverdale’s racist catering services
  • the ongoing class within Riverdale
  • the derivation of British turns of phrase
  • and, as per usual, Archie trivia, gags, and much more

So nuzzle up beside the faux fire and have yourself an eggnog malted at Pop’s Chocklit Shoppe. It’s the fifth-ever episode of Radio Free Riverdale!

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