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Heavy Metal Entertainment to launch ‘Heavy Metal Magazine: The Podcast’

Brendan Columbus and Lea Palmieri set to host new biweekly ‘Heavy Metal Magazine: The Podcast’, starting April 28.

Press Release

Today, Heavy Metal Entertainment has announced the launch of a new podcast next week adding to the Heavy Metal Podcast Network. The debut podcast, Heavy Metal Magazine: The Podcast will premiere its first episode on April 28th. Hosted by Brendan Columbus and Lea Palmieri the podcast will air twice a month critiquing and celebrating Heavy Metal Magazine and its comics. The show will tackle stories new and old as well as lead interviews with creators.

“I am so excited to explore the unique and magical world of Heavy Metal Magazine and work with such a fun and creative group of people. Even though I’m pretty sure my co-host Brendan will take us on many detours during this adventure, I also know we’ll have plenty of laughs along the way,” said Palmieri in a press release sent to AIPT.

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“Getting to be a part of a podcast about my favorite magazine of all time is already an absolute dream,” Columbus added. “This is beyond exciting and I’m so pumped to share the wild madness of Heavy Metal with the entire world.”

Heavy Metal Entertainment launching podcast network

This podcast is joining multiple podcasts recently launched including the mental health podcast I Hate Myself by Fall Out Boy guitarist Joe Trohman, Geoff Boucher’s Mindspace featuring conversations between journalist Geoff Boucher and esteemed comics creators like Marc Guggenheim, Liam Sharp, and Steve Niles, as well as stars like Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange), acclaimed director Julie Taymor (Frida, Broadway’s The Lion King), and MCU “Agent Coulson” actor Clark Gregg (The Avengers, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.).

The Heavy Metal Podcast Network recently launched Fall Out Boy guitarist Joe Trohman’s mental health podcast I Hate Myself, which features in-depth interviews with celebrities and creative talents, such as Seth Green and Emma Chamberlain, about leading successful careers while living with depression and anxiety. The network is also home to Geoff Boucher’s Mindspace, featuring conversations between award-winning journalist Geoff Boucher and some of the biggest names in entertainment, including legendary actor Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange), acclaimed director Julie Taymor (Frida, Broadway’s The Lion King), and MCU “Agent Coulson” actor Clark Gregg (The Avengers, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.).

The network also features scripted podcasts like the anthology series WonderWerk which expands on universes first seen on the pages of Heavy Metal Magazine and Putting the Science in Science Fiction, a podcast hosted by CEO Matthew Medney, aerospace engineer John Connelly, and Columbia Space Center’s Benjamin Dickow that explores where fiction and science collide.

Check out the full list of podcasts in the Heavy Metal Podcast Network below.

Heavy Metal Magazine: The Podcast: Twice a month, hosts Lea Palmieri and Brendan Columbus critique and celebrate all things Heavy Metal, diving into the current issue of Heavy Metal Magazine.

I Hate Myself: Hosted by Joe Trohman, co-founder of Fall Out Boy, this unscripted series features in-depth interviews with celebrities, creators, and other “successful-types,” discussing how mental health has impacted their lives, coping mechanisms they’ve learned, and how they’re able to thrive while living with depression and anxiety. Joe, along with his co-host, comedy writer Wade Randolph, will be just the giant tool you’ve always needed for every sad and stressful occasion!

Geoff Boucher’s Mindspace: Each week, veteran journalist Geoff Boucher, along with notable stars and creators making guest appearances, will help you reach a state of Nerdvana with fascinating conversations, never-before-told stories, and trivia about all corners of pop culture.

WonderWerk: Heavy Metal’s graphic audio podcast features immersive sound design and Hollywood quality production in all new mind-bending stories set in the thrilling worlds of science fiction, fantasy and horror.

Putting The Science In Science Fiction: Explore the depths of your curiosity, with Aerospace Engineer John Connelly, Columbia Space Center’s, Benjamin Dickow and CEO of Heavy Metal Magazine, Matthew Medney as they bring scientists, entertainers and authors on a journey of discovery where fiction and science collide.

Pumpkin Spice Podcast: “A bite-sized treat where comedy and horror meet.” Brittany and Rob watch horror films highlighting fun facts, best kills, cheesiest moments, and the scenes that gave Brittany actual nightmares.

The TV Show Show: A 90s (and beyond) recap podcast that hilariously looks back at your favorite shows with the lens of today.

Madrigal at the Movies with Rob and Rob: Vanderpump Rules star Peter Madrigal teams up with a director and a producer to talk about the best films of all time… and Superman 2.

For more on this news, read the official Heavy Metal press release below.

Los Angeles, CA — Heavy Metal Entertainment is thrilled to announce the launch of its Heavy Metal Podcast Network with the debut of Heavy Metal Magazine: The Podcast, premiering the first episode on April 28. Hosted by writers Brendan Columbus (Savage Circus), and Lea Palmieri (Director at Decider.com), the podcast airs twice a month, critiquing and celebrating all things Heavy Metal. Columbus and Palmieri will discuss new and classic stories featured in the monthly magazine, dive into Heavy Metal’s comic books, and lead interviews with creators.

“I am so excited to explore the unique and magical world of Heavy Metal Magazine and work with such a fun and creative group of people. Even though I’m pretty sure my co-host Brendan will take us on many detours during this adventure, I also know we’ll have plenty of laughs along the way,” said Heavy Metal Magazine: The Podcast co-host Lea Palmieri.

Added co-host Brendan Columbus: “Getting to be a part of a podcast about my favorite magazine of all time is already an absolute dream but I also get free life advice from Lea?! This is beyond exciting and I’m so pumped to share the wild madness of Heavy Metal with the entire world.”

Produced by Heavy Metal Entertainment CEO Matthew Medney, David Erwin, Rob Schulte, and Tommy Coriale, Heavy Metal Magazine: The Podcast is the newest addition to the Heavy Metal Podcast Network.

“Heavy Metal is about the bleeding edge of story, content, and experiences.” CEO Matthew Medney states. “Moving deeper into this new medium is nothing less than fulfilling our guiding principles as a brand. We couldn’t be more excited to have Brendan and Lea hold the helm of the namesake show. Our array of talented hosts in the Heavy Metal Podcast Network—including Joe Trohman, Geoff Boucher, Ben Dickow, John Connelly, and more—spearhead a brave new world for the brand.”

“Heavy Metal has exploded its position in podcasting and I’m excited to be involved in its new endeavor. Many new shows are enhancing an already successful lineup. Heavy Metal is now a one-stop-shop for all things sci-fi, fantasy, horror, and pop culture,” said producer Rob Schulte.

The Heavy Metal Podcast Network recently launched Fall Out Boy guitarist Joe Trohman’s mental health podcast I Hate Myself, which features in-depth interviews with celebrities and creative talents, such as Seth Green and Emma Chamberlain, about leading successful careers while living with depression and anxiety. The network is also home to Geoff Boucher’s Mindspace, featuring conversations between award-winning journalist Geoff Boucher and some of the biggest names in entertainment, including legendary actor Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange), acclaimed director Julie Taymor (Frida, Broadway’s The Lion King), and MCU “Agent Coulson” actor Clark Gregg (The Avengers, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.)

Additionally, The Heavy Metal Podcast Network features the scripted anthology series WonderWerk, with a third season premiering this summer, where the show will start expanding universes first seen on the pages of Heavy Metal Magazine, and Putting the Science in Science Fiction, a podcast hosted by CEO Matthew Medney, aerospace engineer John Connelly, and Columbia Space Center’s Benjamin Dickow that explores where fiction and science collide.

Podcast producer and host Rob Schulte presents Heavy Metal’s comedic unscripted shows Pumpkin Spice Podcast, which highlights fun facts about horror films in a hilarious way, The TV Show Show, a recap series breaking down your favorite 90s and beyond TV shows, and Madrigal at the Movies with Rob and Rob, a humorous film analysis series starring Vanderpump Rules star Peter Madrigal.

All Heavy Metal Podcast Network series can be found on all major podcast platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartRadio, and anywhere else one listens to podcasts. Learn more about Heavy Metal’s podcasts here: https://www.heavymetal.com/podcasts/

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