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Superhero Ethics episode 268

Update and Ethically Wrastlin’ • rebroadcast

An update on our hiatus, and a favorite episode from years past—The Ethics of Professional Wrestling.

In this episode, we’re talking about the ethics of professional wrestling—both the stories themselves, and the meta questions about wrestling as entertainment. How far can or should a heel go before it becomes a problem? Can wrestling storylines be cathartic for the performers? What role do performers have in picking their story? And so many more!

This episode, we are joined by two of the wrestling aficionados who got Jacob and Matthew interested: Tim Aubel and Addison Fox.

Tim spends a lot of time getting emotionally invested in fictional characters and/or athletic competitions, both real and predetermined. He also enjoys games of all kinds and spending time alone if he can find it. Tim can be found on X (Twitter) at @AubelTim.

Addison is a hoopy frood who can’t get enough over-the-top melodrama and speaks with undue authority on topics. He is survived by his two cats. He can be found as @damullet on X (Twitter), Mastodon and many other platforms.

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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