Every week, Joel sits down with a guest or two to chat about what media they’ve been devouring. Why do you care? Because they like sci-fi and fantasy movies, books and comics, and they’re always finding cool stuff online. The show name, The Citadel Cafe, came from combining the casual nature of the show – like sitting down and chatting at a cafe – and a landmark in Halifax, Nova Scotia where the show began in 2011. We also wanted something that evoked the grandness our favourite types of entertainment.

The Citadel Cafe was pioneered by Joel, Patton and Chad. Joel still hosts and produces the show, but Paton and Chad have produced minions, and have taken some time away from the show to devote to their new families. Now, The Citadel Cafe welcomes a number of rotating co-hosts and guests who share their unique tastes in our favorite genres.

We record live!

The Citadel Cafe records live every Wednesday night at 9PM Atlantic / 8PM Eastern. The audio stream is provided by our friends at AlphaGeekRadio.


Joel Duggan

Cartoonist, Illustrator, Animator, Podcaster. Born and raised in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, on the east coast of Canada. Joel draws Starcrossed a weekly comic strip, hosts and produces The Citadel Cafe and is a regular co-host on Comics Coast to Coast on the FrogPants network.

Paton Francis

Animator, illustrator, husband and father. Paton was born a number of years ago in a faraway, magical place called Newfoundland. Paton has been pursuing art as a vocation for most of his life. In 2011 he started my own company
Cardboard Treehouse – Animation & Illustration.

Chad Merlin

You don’t need to know anything about Chad
Move along.

Hammond Chamberlain

Hammond has been involved with podcasting for only a short time but in that time he has established himself as an adequate interviewer with acceptable humor and information. Recently, he hoodwinked Joel into letting him appear monthly on the acclaimed Citadel Cafe in hopes to bolster not on his own status as a podcaster, but possibly lure other people to listen to his own shows, Beyond the Playlist with JHammondC and GrumpyCast.

Lou Page

Podcaster, Writer, Gamer and Film-nut from Southern Maine where he lives with his wife and two cats. He co-hosts and produces Zombies Ate My Podcast and Off the Cuff. If it has zombies in it then Lou probably knows something about it. In his free time he also writes reviews and previews on indie games at Indie-Love.com. Follow Lou on Twitter @BusyZombieLord.