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Problematic Favorites

What should you do when your favorite author is revealed to be a transphobe? When your childhood’s favorite movie includes a cringe-worthy romance? When the lead actor of the movie you were really excited for is called out for problematic behavior?

How do we separate the art from the artist, and should we? Where do we draw the lines of what we can or cannot accept, and how do we decide where to spend our money and our attention? In this episode, Jacob and Matthew delve into this complex set of issues. Instead of providing definitive answers, they discuss their personal approaches to these questions and what it means to attempt to be an ethical consumer of media.

Also, be sure to listen to the very end to hear a song about Skype connection problems!

Riki Hayashi and Matthew Fox explore the ethical questions from the stories geeks love—superheroes, sci-fi, anime, fantasy, video games, and so much more.
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