Anthony Desiato

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Extra episodes not available anywhere else! Current: Digging for Kryptonite companion podcast. Upcoming: Steph & Anthony on Lois & Clark. Past: Flat Squirrel/Fat Moose Team-Up Hour, Never Stop Never Popping, and My Super Fan History.


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Early access to episodes! I will post select podcast installments (depending on the recording schedule) BEFORE they are released to the public. Approx. 1/mo. Also includes all lower-level rewards.


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Make your voice heard! In advance of episode recordings, I will put out a call for questions. Submit your question, and I will ask it during the episode! Also includes all lower-level rewards.




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About Anthony Desiato


My name is Anthony Desiato. For a decade now, I have been chronicling the business, culture, and fandom of comic shops through documentaries and podcasts, beginning with the late Alternate Realities in Scarsdale, NY. AR was my place of employment, my clubhouse, and my inspiration.

During law school, I shined a light on Alternate Realities' colorful cast of characters in my debut film, My Comic Shop DocumentARy (watch free), which played at film festivals across the country and garnered press in multiple media outlets, including The New York Times. I followed that film with the spinoff short By Spoon! The Jay Meisel Story (watch free), the tale of a curmudgeonly comics vendor's last stand.

I recently completed a new feature-length documentary, My Comic Shop Country, spotlighting stores across America (trailer). That film is available to rent or purchase via Apple TV and Amazon.


When Alternate Realities closed, I launched the My Comic Shop History podcast to eulogize the store from the perspectives of past and present owners, customers, and employees. Subsequent seasons tackled collecting, national comics retail, comic conventions, Westchester County's lost stores, and a yearlong reunion with the AR gang. Listen and subscribe via your platform of choice.

Toward the end of 2020, I launched Digging for Kryptonite: A Superman Fan Journey, an exploration of the Man of Steel across time and media. Listen and subscribe!

Other podcast projects include the limited series My Comic Shop Book Club and Comic Shop Team-Up.


Members of this community have access to exclusive podcasts, never-before-seen documentary footage from the cutting room floor, and more. Your patronage helps me cover my podcasting and filmmaking costs, which consist of hosting fees (to store the episodes' digital files online), travel, and equipment. Beyond that, I truly hope to connect with my audience to an even greater extent and make everyone feel like they are a part of something.

If you have enjoyed watching and listening to my work, want to help that work continue, AND think it'd be cool to get additional, exclusive content, I hope you will consider becoming a patron.

THANK YOU. No flat squirrels here!

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