Episode 25 – Weeping Over Whiskers


This episode might be a little short, but our love for the topic is unparalleled. This week is all about cat manga, specifically two recent releases that touched our hearts and funny bones. We share our queerpinions on:

  • Umi Sakurai’s A Man and His Cat Vol. 1
  • Human-cat bonding in the wake of loss and emptiness
  • Heavy use of “nya” and “meow” sounds in cat dialogue
  • Makoto Kobayashi’s What’s Michael?: Fatcat Collection Vol. 1
  • Excellent artistic renderings of cats’ movements
  • Realism, absurdity, and the in-between among fictional felines
  • Our own cat adoption story

You can find the episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Podcast Addict! Also make sure to keep listening after we sound off to hear some thoughts from our own cat, Leuvis.

Content warning: We’re a fairly NSFW podcast that includes use of reclaimed homophobic slurs. Our discussion this episode also contains spoilers for the aforementioned series.

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