The Captioned Life

The Captioned Life

Welcome to The Captioned Life, a podcast about the impact of comics and pop culture on life and society. From roundtable discussions to movie reviews and interviews, we ask the basic question of how comics have impacted people and the world we live in. Hosted by Kevin Stahlecker and Sean Winningham, two guys who live in different parts of the country but united by their love of comics.

Recent Episodes

#48 Circle City Ghostbusters with Jacob Bartlett

Nov. 15, 2021

About the episode Eager with anticipation of the release of the new film Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Sean and Kevin sit down to talk to Jacob Bartlett of the Circle City Ghostbusters to talk about their favorite memories from …

Comics, TV, & Movie Reviews

#47 ”Eternals” Review With Ellie Khanverdi & Ethan Simmie

Nov. 7, 2021

About the episode One of the biggest movie events of the year has finally dropped, and we're here to review it! Marvel Studios' "Eternals" has arrived, and Kevin & Sean join Ellie Khanverdi ("Oh, Shoot!" Podcast) and Ethan …

Pop Culture Batman

#46 Batman

Nov. 1, 2021

About the episode Batman is one of the most iconic superheroes in pop culture with one of the longest-running stories (and jokes) out there. In this episode, Sean shares some interesting facts about Batman, how the hosts go…

#45 The Power Of Comics With Matthew Smith

Oct. 15, 2021

About the episode Kevin and Sean interviews Dr. Matthew Smith, Dean of the College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences and Professor of Communication at Radford University, as well as the co-author of several books about …

#44 UltraViolet with Elizabeth Lambert

Oct. 1, 2021

About the episode Sean and Kevin talk to actress and author Elizabeth Lambert, who is the creator of the Webtoon comic, “UltraViolet”. The trio discuss Elizabeth’s journey into comics and webtoons, the very real world of ba…

Comic Writers & Artists Interviews

#43 Nottingham with David Hazan

Sept. 15, 2021

About the episode Kevin and Sean interview David Hazan, the writer of the comic series “Nottingham” published by Mad Cave Studios. Nottingham is a crime mystery retelling of Robin Hood with twists. This is not your typical …

Guest: David Hazan

Recent Blog Posts

DC Comics Batman 89 Issue 1 Comic Review

A comic review on the DC Comics series Batman 89, which continues the story from the 1989 movie "Batman" starring Michael Keaton as Bruce Wayne.

Free Comic. Book Day 2021 Indianapolis

Free Comic Book Day 2021 and events that will take place in Indianapolis at local comic shops in the Indy area.

Comic Review The Sandman Preludes & Nocturnes by Neil Gaim…

A review of the comic series "The Sandman: Preludes & Nocturnes" by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth, Mike Dringenberg, and Malcolm Jones III. Inspired the 2022 Ne…

About the Hosts

Kevin Stahlecker

Host; the brains behind the operations

Sean Winningham

Co-host, editor; the beauty behind the operations

About the photograph used in the show's graphics

"Comic Books" by Steven Miller, used under CC BY 2.0 / Desaturated from original.