Episode 7: Winter’s Bone-Up

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Lucy and Evan are back with more reviews of Archie comics (and at least one big surprise) as they dive into The World of Archie Jumbo Comics #55! The World of Archie Jumbo Comics is full of more winter fun than an Alaskan Andrew WK concert. (And – at last – some Josie and the Pussycats comics!) In the latest episode of Radio Free Riverdale, they cover

  • promposals, promposals, promposals!
  • horror movies and pregnancy (spoiler alert!)
  • the social history of gift returns
  • Josie and the Pussycats: Pepper vs. Valerie
  • way too many Friends references
  • the mystery of Jughead’s “S” shirt
  • and everyone’s (or Lucy’s) favourite: Archie trivia!

All this in a comic that makes use of the word “reconnoiter.” Plus, we learn “Segue” is Lucy’s middle name. (For reals.) Please join us for the seventh episode of Radio Free Riverdale!

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Episode 6: Canucks Amok

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Lucy and Evan return to their Archie comics reviews with some CanCon as they cover Pep Digital #95: Archie Goes to Canada! The Riverdale gang heads north of the border and see more Canadian sights than the Littlest Hobo. In the latest episode of Radio Free Riverdale, they cover

  • the incredible amount of espionage in Canada
  • Archie and gang’s school fundraising efforts
  • appropriation of Ojibwe culture
  • why people paint their addresses on the sidewalk in front of their house
  • the Diefenbunker (!)
  • why Reggie in unable to enter the country
  • and the typical Archie trivia, gags, and much more

So take off to the Great White North. Straight from the 6ix, it’s the sixth-ever episode of Radio Free Riverdale!

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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!

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Episode 4: Recession Confession

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Lucy and Evan are back with more Archie comics reviews: are you sick of them yet? Well, you might be after this, the longest episode to date. The duo tackles World of Archie Double Digest #52, a Halloween-themed issue that’s filled with so many weird and wonderful stories, our hosts go over time discussing such things as

  • Fred Andrews’s mid-life crisis and naval record
  • the gender-swapped Archie-like Ginger
  • whether Jughead’s parents are related
  • whether we’d tap young Fred Andrews
  • how accurately Archie comics predict the future
  • seriously, young Fred Andrews is pretty hot
  • and, as ever, we provide you with Archie trivia, gags, and much more

This is the fourth episode of Radio Free Riverdale: nearly an hour-and-a-half of comics goodness. Enjoy!

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Episode 3: Space Cases

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Lucy and Evan go where no Archie reviewers have gone before: space, the final frontier. That, and the Archie Comics app. Your two favourite Archie enthusiasts (?) test out how Archie looks on their phones by downloading Archie’s Space Cases, an anthology of the comic’s best and brightest space-related stories. Travel to the outer cosmos to

  • subject yourself to intense cartoon propaganda about the international space station
  • uncover the Lodge family’s many-tentacled reach into the space-industrial complex
  • fat-shame robots
  • wonder who went into space first: Yuri Gagarin or Archie Andrews?
  • argue whether climate change really did kill all life on Mars
  • and, as always, we provide you with Archie trivia, gags, and much more

This third episode of Radio Free Riverdale is beaming to you from our satellite light-years away. Set up your personal comlink and tune in. We’re about to take our protein pills and put our helmets on!

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