Marvel Launches New Scripted Squirrel Girl Podcast

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Eat nuts, kick butts, y’all! It’s Squirrel Girl time. Marvel Entertainment and SiriusXM announced today that the first episode of their newest scripted podcast series, Squirrel Girl: The Unbeatable Radio Show, is now available on all platforms.

Written by Ryan North and directed by Giovanna Sardelli, the six-episode series brings back Milana Vayntrub as the voice of Doreen Green, aka Squirrel Girl. Vayntrub has voiced Squirrel Girl in several Marvel Rising titles. Squirrel Girl: The Unbeatable Radio Show also features performances by Crystal Lucas Perry(Nancy Whitehead), Leo Sheng (Koi Boi), Davied Morales (Chipmunk Hunk), Peter Hermann (Brain Drain), Erica Schroeder (Tippy T. Squirrel), and Tina Benko (Rachel Oskar).

Squirrel Girl has taken down Thanos and Doctor Doom – but now she faces something far more terrifying… living authentically. The new series follows Empire State University college student, Doreen Green, who has recently been outed as a super hero – The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl! Hoping to unify her personas in the public eye, Squirrel Girl has created a new student radio show on ESU’s own college station.

With the help of her best girl-friend, Nancy Whitehead as producer, and her best squirrel-friend, Tippy-Toe in the booth; Doreen is ready to help more people than ever with her greatest super hero advice. And when the going get rough, she can always lean on her heroic friends: Iron Man, Spider-Man, Chipmunk Hunk, Koi Boi, and Brain Drain.

However, with a call-in show comes caller anonymity and not all the folks on the line want help – some want to crime – and crime hard! When a suspicious caller wreaks havoc on New York City, Squirrel Girl and her friends will have to put their heroics to the test and prove that once and for all Doreen Green is the UNBEATABLE Squirrel Girl.

Said North, “For me, a lot of the fun of the project initially was getting to work in a new medium, one where everything that happened had to be communicated through sound. Of course, once we started recording, my favorite part was hearing the actors bring these characters to life. Milana and Crystal are Doreen and Nancy, and the way Leo and Davied and Peter brought Koi Boi, Chipmunk Hunk, and Brain Drain to life was just exceptional.”

North is no stranger to writing Doreen! He was the writer behind The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl comics, which launched in 2015 and ran for four years. The Unbeatable Radio Show is considered a direct sequel to the comics. “The podcast continues right where the comics left off,” said North, “so long-time fans will feel instantly at home, but it’s also built for new people who maybe have never encountered the world of the Unbeatable Squirrel Girl before.”

North also penned an all-new vertical comic tie-in to the podcast, which serves as a prequel. The oneshot is available today on the Marvel Unlimited app.

The series is produced in association with Radio Point by Bernie Kaminski from Radio Point, and Brad Barton, MR Daniel, Zachary Goldberg, and Larissa Rosen from Marvel. It’s executive produced by Alex Bach and Houston Snyder from Radio Point and Dan Buckley, Joe Quesada, Daniel Fink, Lorraine Cink, Stephen Wacker, Ellie Pyle, and Jill DuBoff from Marvel. It has original music by Justin Huertas and Steven Tran.

The first episode of Squirrel Girl: The Unbeatable Radio Show is currently available on all podcast platforms. Future episodes will first be available exclusively on the SXM app and Marvel Podcasts Unlimited from Apple Podcasts, which also has exclusive bonus content! After one week, the episodes will become widely available on other platforms such as Pandora, Stitcher, and more.

Author: Jamie Sugah

Jamie has a BA in English with a focus in creative writing from The Ohio State University. She self-published her first novel, The Perils of Long Hair on a Windy Day, which is available through Amazon. She is currently an archivist and lives in New York City with her demon ninja vampire cat. She covers television, books, movies, anime, and conventions in the NYC area.


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