Shadow and Bone • S2

April 10, 2023

Becky Allen joined me to talk Shadow & Bone, season 2! Becky Allen is the author of Bound by Blood and Sand and its sequel, Freed by Flame and Storm. They grew up outside Ithaca, New York, graduated from Brandeis University, and now work in tech and live in New York with their sister and…

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Critical Theory & Fandom

December 20, 2022

What is critical theory? Can we use it to analyze the superhero & sci-fi shows we love? Gabriel Cruz is an assistant professor of media studies at North Carolina Central University. He has a PhD in Media and Communication Studies from Bowling Green State University. His research areas include critical race, class, and gender analysis…

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Ip Man and Martial Arts in Media

February 8, 2022

Can the superiority of one school of martial arts over another be determined in single combat? What can one martial artist do in the face of a World War? How does this movie deal with the story of Ip Man? Paul and I dive into these questions and more. The video we referenced, How to…

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