Nimona Says Trans Rights

July 11, 2023

Nimona is a beautiful story about the danger of fear and trusting establishments, and the power of living your truth. Beau joins me to talk about the power of this story, its meaning as a queer and trans allegory, and the value of trusting our own wisdom and experience over dogma and tradition.  Beau uses…

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Willow TV

January 17, 2023

Ashley, Katy, & Mark join me to try and find the good parts in the first season of Willow. We had varied success, but we had a lot of fun talking about it! Ashley Coffin claims many titles, including Stranded Panda Supreme Leader, MCU Co-Host, Empress of all Things Thirst, F*ck Around & Find Out…

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Campy Bats Forever

March 15, 2022

What in the world was Joel Schumacher doing with the Batman movies? Are they just bad? Can they be enjoyed as campy Batman parodies? Paul, Ashley, and Matthew look at these questions as we discuss Batman Forever and Batman & Robin

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Golden Ethics: A Betty White Tribute

January 11, 2022

Why has Betty White, and the Golden Girls TV show taken on such an important place in our hearts? What did she, and this show, have to say about issues of racism, sexism, ageism, animal rights, and sexuality, in the 80’s and today? And what is more of a superpower than surviving in Miami on…

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Raya, Luca, and the Wisdom of Kids Movies

July 27, 2021

Paul joins me to talk Luka, and Raya and the Last Dragon! We dive into questions raised by each of these movies individually, as well as talking about why Kids Movies are so often dismissed, and the power that can be found in their version of storytelling. We go into questions like trust, identity, queer…

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Loki Part 2: Ethical Variants

July 21, 2021

Did he who remains have to die? Did Loki miss the mark on queer representation? And how did the phrases Thank you Daddy Disney, and Schrodinger’s Kang, make it into our episode? Paul Hoppe and Fox Kaye join me to discuss these questions and more.

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Thirst Feedback

July 1, 2021

Our thirst episode, and the ongoing discussion of thirst and queerness has brought a lot of feedback and Ashley joined me to go over it. We talk about all the great support we’ve gotten, some of the negative comments that have come in and, amazingly, we kept our conversation under 35 minutes! (a bit longer…

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Burdened with Glorious Ethical Questions

June 29, 2021

Paul and I are talking about deep ethical questions like- is it bad to genocide entire civilizations when they make choices you think are bad? What was the importance of Loki becoming canonically bi, and has the show addressed his gender fluidity? And no discussion of Loki would be complete without one of our old…

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Queer Heroes and Representation

June 22, 2021

Its Pride month so we’re talking queer representation in our sci-fi/fantasy/superhero stories. Why does representation matter? Why is it particularly important for the queer community, and why does Hollywood consistently do it so badly. We are joined by special guest Shiri Sondheimer. Shiri is a pansexual crone who rants about books and comics on Book…

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X-Men and Queer & Disabled Identity

March 23, 2021

The X-Men have often been symbols for the civil and human rights styles of the day. Some of the movies, especially X2, X3, and Days of Future Past, have strong resonance as metaphors for queer and disabled identity. Brand Grinslade joins me to as we explore those connections. Brand Grinslade is a non-binary nerd living…

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