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Child Soldiers • Superhero Ethics • Episode 306
Superhero Ethics

Child Soldiers

Riki and Matthew talk about stories like Gundam, Star Wars, Ender’s Game, Avatar: The Last Airbender, and The Last Starfighter through the lens of child soldiers.

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Mailbag! June 24 Feedback • Superhero Ethics • Episode 304
Superhero Ethics

Mailbag! June ’24 Feedback

Matthew and Riki take a deep dive into feedback received from listeners, from the complexities of X-Men’s Genosha storyline to the moral implications of child soldiers in Star Wars.

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We Won! Now What? • Superhero Ethics • Episode 302
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We Won! Now What?

We love to see the heroes overthrow the evil entity. But what happens next? From Avatar: The Last Airbender to Star Wars, Riki and Matthew dive into the challenges and moral dilemmas that arise when it’s time to rebuild society and create a new order.

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X-Men ‘97: Can Heroes Retire? • Superhero Ethics • Episode 300
Superhero Ethics

X-Men ‘97: Can Heroes Retire?

Matthew Fox and Riki Hayashi are joined by Will Freeland and Steve Stormoen from the Hype Is My Superpower podcast to dive deep into the complex themes and character arcs of X-Men ‘97. No member bonus content due to episode length.

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Anime & Japan • Superhero Ethics • Episode 297
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Anime & Japan

We dive deep into the world of anime, exploring what sets this beloved Japanese animation style apart from its Western counterparts.

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Is Failure the Greatest Teacher? • Superhero Ethics • Episode 295
Superhero Ethics

Is Failure the Greatest Teacher?

Was Yoda right when he told Luke, “The greatest teacher, failure is,” in Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi? What did he mean, and how does this idea play out in the rest of the movie?

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