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What Makes a Hero?

What makes someone a hero? Does it matter whether their path is chosen, or if it is assigned to them? Does a hero need to experience something terrible to inspire them to adopt a life of heroism? And which villains come the closest to being heroes in their own right?

To celebrate our 50th episode, we managed to get all three hosts—Paul, Matthew, and Jacob—together to reflect on some of our past discussions. Unfortunately, due to technical issues, we lost much of that conversation. We’ll be attempting to revisit this discussion soon but, in the meantime, we have a shorter teaser episode for you. In it, we explore the fundamental question that is the bedrock of this podcast: What is a hero?

Stay tuned for the complete version of our three-way conversation, coming as soon as we can re-record it. (And once we all learn when to hit the record button!)

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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