The Women of Marvel podcast is back for a new season, starting today. The long running podcast is currently hosted by Ellie Pyle, Angélique Roché, and Judy Stephens, and spotlights women storytellers, fans, and industry experts.
Guests for the new season include Kelly Thompson, Jordan Ifueko, Sam Maggs; editors Alanna Smith, Robyn Belt, and more.
The first episode, with excerpts of the Women of Marvel panel from this year’s NYCC can be listened to here.
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The theme of the Winter 2022 season, “The Super Power of Mentorship,” focuses on the relationships behind and between accomplished heroes in the Marvel Universe and the mentors, teachers, and inspirations that helped guide and encourage them. Super Heroes are only so powerful; they don’t learn how to be heroes alone. Fans can tune-in to hear how some of their favorite heroes have benefited from and been shaped by their super powered mentors.
Through conversations with artists, writers, creators, and some of our very own Women of Marvel, the season explores relationships between fan-favorite characters including Carol Danvers and Kamala Khan, Storm and Kitty Pryde, and Janet and Nadia Van Dyne. The episodes will also feature current and former Marvel staff to share their advice and experiences with mentorship during their career.
The 8-episode series is produced by Isabel Robertson, Kara McGuirk, Angélique Roche, Judy Stephens, Ellie Pyle, and executive produced by Jill Du Boff. You can listen to new episodes of Women of Marvel every Thursday on the SXM App, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts. For more information on Women of Marvel, please visit marvel.com/women-of-marvel.
About the Hosts
Ellie Pyle is a comic book editor, playwright, novelist, theatre director and producer. As Marvel’s Executive Director of Digital Media/Publishing, she is currently focused on developing Infinity Comics and Marvel’s fiction podcasts. She began her Marvel career over a decade ago as an editor on such titles as Amazing (and Superior) Spider-Man, Mark Waid’s Daredevil, Black Widow, and Fearless Defenders. She later became Director of Content Development consulting on products across the company including Marvel TV, Animation, the Spotlight Play Program, Games, Parks, and New Media. Outside of Marvel, she has edited creator owned comics (for the Distinguished Competition), worked in video game narrative, and founded Bespoke Plays, a writer driven, bicoastal, new play development series that specializes in genre.
Angélique Roché, is a writer, attorney, journalist, producer, and host. With almost twenty years of experience, Angelique has worked in various sectors including public policy, campaign politics, corporate communications, and pop-culture-focused content creation. As a journalist and commentator, Angélique has contributed to MSNBC, ESPN, AMC, Disney+, Peacock, SiriusXM, Harper’s Bazaar, NBC News, Black Girl Nerds, Syfy, Marvel, and Nerdist. In addition to producing interviews, hosting live events and red carpets, and moderating panels she is currently the host and a producer of Marvel Entertainment’s Marvel’s Voices podcast and a contributor to and consulting editor of the Marvel’s Voices comics anthology series (2020 – present). She is the co-author of the forthcoming non-fiction book, My Super Hero is Black from Marvel and Simon and Schuster/Gallery Books (available 6.13.22) and will be featured in Titan Books’ upcoming Marvel’s Black Panther: Script To Page (available 12.27.22). Angélique is also the lead writer on the Yaya Inc., Black and Blue Story Project’s teen-focused graphic novel series. Angelique’s credits include being a producer on Marvel’s scripted podcast, Wolverine the Lost Trail, and writer/producer on ESPN’s Marvel’s Arena of Heroes.
Judy Stephens is a producer, author, and cosplayer with ever changing rainbow hair color. Born in Metro Detroit, she moved to New York City in 2003 to attend college and fell in love with the city. While studying photography at Parsons, she discovered anime and cosplay through conventions. Since then, she has attended over 100 conventions across the US and international as staff and photographer, plus cosplayed over 25 characters, including Captain Marvel. As a Producer, Judy worked at Marvel for 15 years where she created series like Marvel Becoming, Marvel Quickdraw, Marvel Make Me a Hero, Women of Marvel and more. A proud Queens resident, where she lives with her two cats, she spends her free time dining & traveling with friends, working out and doing puzzles. Judy is currently the host and producer of the Women of Marvel podcast, and co-author of the upcoming Marvel book, Super Visible: The Story of the Women of Marvel.