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Those Darn Kids

Paul and I delve into the complex valuation of human life across various ages, both in reality and within the narratives we cherish. We contemplate whether the demise of a child holds greater tragedy than that of an adult and discuss whether the peril faced by children is necessary to heighten emotional stakes in storytelling. Additionally, we explore the prevalent trope of orphaned protagonists and its significance in shaping heroic characters.

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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