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Ep 93 – Stan Lee’s Soapbox

Stan Lee was a great story teller, but he never hid his strong convictions, or his desire to use the stories he told to give people a new way to think about the issues of his time. Nor did the writers of Black Panther, Avatar the Last Airbender, Star Wars, or so many of the shows we love.

Matt and Jeff are back, and we had a great episode on the ethics of Star Wars planned- but with all that has been happening in our world in the last week in terms of the killing of George Floyd, and all that has happened since, we just felt like it was important for us to address that. So today we’re talking about what it means to be a fan, and a content creator, in difficult times, and how the stories we are such fans of help shape our understandings of violence and authority and
racism and cops and everything else.

Here is the article on Black Panther and Allyship that Matthew mentioned –

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Ep 216 – DCs New Slate

Comics Guru Extrodinaire Jess Plummer joins us to talk about DC’s upcoming slate of new TV shows and movies. Jessica Plummer lives in New York and loves Superman very very much. You can listen to just how much on her Superman podcast, Flights and Tights.

Ep 215 – The Last of Us 1-4

Returning guests Danielle and Erin join me to talk about the first four episodes of The Last of Us, and the video game up to the same point. Patrons get access to bonus content with every episode! To show your support for this podcast, and all things Ethi

EP 214 – Batman The Long Halloween

Paul Hoppe joins me to talk about Batman: The Long Halloween, an animated movie based on the comics run of the same name.Patrons get access to bonus content with every episode! To show your support for this podcast, and all things Ethical Panda, please jo

Exploring ethical questions from Superhero movies and TV shows, sci-fi, and everything else geeks love.