Comic Book Junto is a new podcast from Octavius A. Newman and occasional Geekadelphia contributor Adam J. Teterus.
Comic Book Junto is a podcast where Newman and Teterus hold conversations about, and share their love of, geek culture. Newman is the creator of B3AR FRUIT, a lifestyle brand he started back in 2010, and the host of another podcast The Beautiful Struggle; Teterus is a writer and helps run one of Philly’s co-working spaces, Indy Hall.
The term Junto, as stated by Comic Book Junto, refers to a “club of mutual improvement in which we discuss Morals, Politics, Philosophy and Geek Stuff.” — Benjamin Franklin (we added the part about geek stuff).” Newman and Teterus use their podcast as an audio Junto to broadcast their conversations about geek culture. That is because, as Newman stated, “geek culture is involved in everything, it’s involved in hip hop, it’s involved in pop culture, it’s involved in movies, it’s involved in TV, it’s involved in clothing, it’s involved in everything.”
Comic Book Junto is a passionate podcast about everything because Teterus and Newman are passionate about everything. As Teterus confirmed, “a nerd or a geek is defined as someone who is very passionate about X, doesn’t matter what that thing is, you are just really into it” And into it they are! Together, through a very strong friendship and collaborative relationship, they created a podcast whose foundation is, to use Newman’s slogan, “love and curiosity”.
Their hope is to move their Junto to a meet up in the future as a way to connect with others who are just as passionate about comic books, geek culture and sharing together. As Teterus explained, “that’s the name of the game, meet people, share ideas, talk about comics and geek stuff…”. Newman continued, “the big thing about geek culture…the most fun is when you share.”
Newman and Teterus record episodes every Wednesday evening — because that is when new comic books come out — and share new episodes of the podcast on Thursday or Fridays.