Welcome To The Captioned Life Podcast
This is a show for the most casual and dedicated fans of comics and pop culture. From roundtable discussions to interviews and tv/film reviews, we ask the fundamental question of how comics have impacted people and the world we live in—hosted by Sean Winningham & Kevin Stahlecker, two guys who live in different parts of the country but are united by their love of comics.
Meet The Hosts
Sean Winningham - Cohost | Media Producer & Editor
Sean was first introduced to comics by his uncle when he was young and still remembers to this day reading the first issues of X-Men and Daredevil from his uncle's comic book collection. Since then, Sean has been in love with the comics medium, superhero genre, and all types of fandoms and pop culture. He is also the Senior Editor & Content Creator for Nerd Initiative, a platform made by creators, for creators, to share and discuss their love of superheroes in a toxic-free environment.
Sean also spends his time with his wife and son. They love to travel; their favorite places are Walt Disney World & Universal Studios and going on a cruise in the Caribbean. He is also a cosplayer; much of his work is usually shared under the podcast's social media accounts and goes by "Cosplay The Giant".
Kevin Stahlecker - Cohost | Gamemaster
Kevin Stahlecker is a lifelong Texan, growing up and currently residing in the Houston area.
He discovered his love for comics and superheroes during his elementary years at the county library, reading a collected edition of Superman strips from the '40s and '50s during summer break. After that, you could find him on the playground swapping Wolverine trading cards and discussing the latest episode of X-Men: The Animated Series. He spent much of adolescence reading comics of all kinds and drawing superheroes in his spare time, and this greatly influenced his personality as he grew to adulthood.
He has spent the last 14 years as a public educator and uses his passion for pop culture and the visual arts in his roles as an Instructional Technology Coach and Principles of A/V Technology instruction. As a teacher, he is also a vocal advocate for the inclusion of comics and graphic novels in juvenile literacy programs.
Outside of school, he still collects comics, action figures, and trading cards, as well as draws in his spare time. He is also a huge fan of sci-fi, fantasy, and superhero movies/tv shows. He has been married to his amazing wife Catherine for 15 years, and they have 2 children, Madden (age 11) and Caroline (age 5). Together, they love to plan regular trips to Walt Disney World or cosplaying at comic conventions.
Additional Show Credits
- "Comic Books" by Steven Miller, used under CC BY 2.0 / Desaturated from original
- Music used in show: “Fine Line” by Geographer
Guest Spots: Appearances On Other Podcasts And Media
- There Was An Idea... A Marvel Cinematic Universe Podcast: "7.5/7.6: Sense or Nonsense? (Moon Knight S1E05 & S1E06)"
- MCU Rewind: "Moon Knight Prediction Results (w/ Sean from The Captioned Life podcast)"
- Paperweight Entertainment Podcast: "Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets Of Dumbledore Review!"
- Paperweight Entertainment Podcast: "The Batman Spoiler Review!"
- Oh Shoot! Podcast: "033 The Mighty Ducks (ft. Sean Winningham)"
- MCU Rewind: "Moon Knight Predictions Special (w/ Sean From The Captioned Life Podcast)"
- Comic Book Legal Defense Fund website: "CBLDF Comments on Maus Censorship"
- There Was An Idea... A Marvel Cinematic Universe Podcast: "2021 MCU Year In Review (With The Captioned Life And Oh Shoot!)"
- MCU Need To Know: "Hawkeye Wrap Up: What Lessons Can The MCU Learn? + Special Guest Sean (Captioned Life)"
- Paperweight Entertainment Podcast: "Hawkeye Episode 4 Spoiler Discussion!"
- Happiness In Darkness - The Superhero Movie Podcast: "Episode 120: Fantastic Four (2005)"
- Oh Shoot! Podcast: "016 - Captain America: Civil War (ft. Team Iron Man vs Team Captain America)"
- 15 Minutes Of Marvel: "Daredevil Season 1 Review With Sean Winningham Of The Captioned Life Podcast"
- Five(ish) Fangirls Podcast: "Episode #335 A Disney Renaissance"
- WTHR 13 TV Spot: "PopCon Indy Returns For 8th Anniversary"