Subscribe to the show in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or anywhere else you find your favorite podcasts!

Superhero Ethics episode 272

The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes


How did Snow become the villain he was? What role does nature versus nurture play in shaping our moral choices? What connections to our own world does this Hunger Games prequel highlight that give us insight?

Fan-favorite Danielle (WrittenintheStarWars) returns to discuss The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes, the Hunger Games prequel, in both book and movie form!

Danielle is a PhD researcher who spends too much time thinking about Star Wars and The Last of Us and the rest of her time working through a towering to-be-read pile. You can find her on TikTok at writteninthestarwars, Twitter at danies394, and Instagram at writteninthesw. Read her writings on The Bad Batch and other topics at Temple of Geek.

We’ve started the conversation. Now we want to hear from you!

Want to continue the discussion with us? Agree or disagree with what we talked about, or add your thoughts? We’ve got options for you!

Exploring ethical questions from Superhero movies and TV shows, sci-fi, and everything else geeks love with the Ethical Panda, Matthew Fox.

Support the Ethical Panda on TruStory FM

Join us on a remarkable journey to galaxies far, far away, and into the moral heart of our beloved superheroes, with a subscription membership for the Podcasts of The Ethical Panda. Your membership isn't merely a gateway to our acclaimed shows, "Star Wars Generations Podcast" and "Superhero Ethics," but a way to deepen your connection with the narratives you cherish. As a valued member, you'll receive early access to special member editions of each episode, delivered straight to your personal podcast feeds.

Most importantly, your support allows us to continue exploring the complexities and wonders of these universes, always with our signature sincerity and warmth. Subscribe today, and let's delve deeper into the stories that shape us, together.

What's up with Discord?

So much! The shows of the Ethical Panda — Star Wars Generations and Superhero Ethics — are both represented on the TruStory FM Discord server. Jump in for free and chat with your community. Plus, once you become a supporting member of the Ethical Panda shows, you'll be automatically granted access to the member-only channels in our Discord Server for special events and a more curated chat.

Dune on Page & Screen • Superhero Ethics • episode 282

Dune on Page & Screen

Is Dune the story of a messianic hero, or a cautionary tale about prophesy? Lets discuss!

Avatar: The Last Airbender • Episodes 7-8 • Superhero Ethics Episode 287

Avatar: The Last Airbender • Episodes 7-8

Riki, Paul, and Matthew wrap up our coverage of Netflix’s Avatar: The Last Airbender with our discussion of episodes 7 and 8.

Avatar: The Last Airbender • Episodes 5-6 • Superhero Ethics Episode 286

Avatar: The Last Airbender • Episodes 5-6

Paul, Riki, and Matthew continue our discussion of Netflix’s Avatar: The Last Airbender with coverage of episodes 5-6.