My Comic Shop History

The Alternate Realities Legend Never Dies

Host Anthony Desiato explores the culture, business, and fandom of the comics retail industry in the flagship podcast series of Flat Squirrel Productions. In Season 1, New York’s Alternate Realities closed after 23 years in operation, a community united to say farewell, and a podcast was born. The series continued with deep dives into collecting (Season 2), national comics retail (Season 3), conventions (Season 4), and Westchester County’s lost shops (Season 5). Following the conclusion of “The LongAR Halloween,” a yearlong, holiday-themed reunion with the Alternate Realities gang, My Comic Shop History will return when there are new stories to be told.

Digging for Kryptonite: A Superman Fan Journey

Companion Podcast Available on Patreon

Host Anthony Desiato takes to the skies with the podcast series he’s been preparing for since he was 5 years old and got his first Superman comic! Digging for Kryptonite: A Superman Fan Journey is an examination of Krypton’s Last Son across time and media, with deep dives into the creative visions, character elements, eras, and individual stories that have shaped the Man of Steel for more than 80 years. Biweekly episodes.

My Comic Shop Book Club

12-Episode Series

Host Anthony Desiato recreates the comic shop atmosphere in podcast form with lively, in-depth conversations about fan-favorite comic book stories, from classic favorites to modern hits.

COMIC SHOP-TEAM UP

12-Episode Series

Host Anthony Desiato joins forces with Fat Moose Comics clerk-turned-owner Shawn Hendricks in this YouTube-exclusive video series featuring wide-ranging conversations about life in and out of the comic shop.