X-Men in the MCU

July 5, 2022

What will it look like to bring the X-men into the MCU? How does the mutant framework change in a world already used to superpowers? Do we need to keep the Prof X/Magneto conflict, or are their other paradigms to explore? X-men X-pert Miles Stokes joins Paul and myself to dive into it! Miles Stokes…

Listen Now

Krakoa and Mutant Separatism

October 5, 2021

A homeland for the X-men and all mutants? Should mutants be thought of as their own nation? Does this mean Magneto won? Will and Steve from Hype is my Superpower Podcast join me to discuss these questions and more as we talk about the Krakoa story line in X-Men comics. Never read the comics- neither…

Listen Now

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…

Listen Now

Comics History Part 4 • The Silver Age 2

February 2, 2021

We know the X-men of today, but what were there origins? What questions did they explore that still hold relevance for us today? And what in the world was happening on Batman 66? Jess Plummer joins us for part 2 of our dive into Comics History- The Silver Age.

Listen Now

Was Uncle Ben Wrong? Great Power and Great Responsibility with Matthew Carroll and Jeff Randle

May 28, 2020

What did Ben Parker mean when he tells Peter the famous words about power and responsibility, and do we agree with him? Who decides who a hero is responsible to, and what for? Can believing in the responsibility that your power gives you lead you to become a villain? Matt and Jeff of the Marvel Cinematic…

Listen Now

Jacob’s Last Waltz & Persona 5

March 19, 2020

Today’s episode is bittersweet as it marks Jacob’s last as co-host. To give him a proper send off, we’re diving into a topic he’s been eager to talk about- using mind control to make people stop doing bad things, in particular in the video game, Persona 5. Is altering, or even completely changing, someone’s brain,…

Listen Now