Finding Nuance in Noise

September 13, 2022

Sometimes our podcast episodes are born out of careful planning and deliberation- and sometimes the stinger of one episode shift into a whole new conversation and we’re recording a new episode (while continuously saying we just want to make one more point, then we’ll stop.) At the end of a different episode we got into…

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Celebrity Culture and Fandom

May 31, 2022

Lets talk celebrities- or more specifically, why is everyone else talking about celebrities. Is there a trial of some kind going on, and should it impact how we feel about Aquaman 2? Why does the name Kathleen Kennedy evoke such strong feelings in certain parts of the Star Wars fandom,. and what role does misogyny,…

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The Ethics of FATWS • E6

April 24, 2021

Ethics and Justice in Falcon and the Winter Soldier, episode 6! With guests Will Freeland and Paul Hoppe.

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The Ethics of FATWS • E5

April 17, 2021

This week Paul, Will, and myself dive into ethical questions raised by Falcon & the Winter Soldier, episode 5. Here are the links we mentioned Places to see discussion of disability, ableism, and Bucky losing his arm:https://twitter.com/leftistbucky/status/1380630711225491460?s=20 https://twitter.com/srogersfilms/status/1380578915559739394?s=20 https://ahscovenavengersalliance.tumblr.com/post/648025732653645824/there-are-a-couple-of-issues-with-this-scene-and FreddiesRoomate Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@freddiesroommate/video/6951758054979308806?lang=en&is_copy_url=0&is_from_webapp=v1&sender_device=pc&sender_web_id=6905098015830083077

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Finn and the Character that Could Have Been

September 24, 2020

‘Do not market a black character as important and then push them aside.’ – John Boyega, GQ Magazine https://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/culture/article/john-boyega-interview-2020In a recent interview, John Boyega, the actor who played Finn expressed his frustration and anger at how the character was treated in the Star Wars postquels. Jared Sylva and Matthew Westfox use that interview as a…

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No Racism in Ba Sing Se

June 11, 2020

The beloved Avatar:The Last Airbender is back on Netflix, and we’re talking about it, focusing on a story arc with incredible resonance with our own world; Ba Sing Se. What is it about denial, and closing your eyes to the problems of the world, that people find so appealing? How do you break through to…

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Stan Lee’s Soapbox

June 4, 2020

Stan Lee was a great story teller, but he never hid his strong convictions, or his desire to use the stories he told to give people a new way to think about the issues of his time. Nor did the writers of Black Panther, Avatar the Last Airbender, Star Wars, or so many of the…

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