Marvel. Predator. Comedies. Action Movies. Sometimes played straight, sometimes played sly, these are examples of media with dual purposes. The guys go over Donovan’s fanboy whining over Thor Love and Thunder, Harry’s ponderous musings over the original Predator film, and discuss the successes and failures of modern animation, action films, and various other “subversive” media.
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To Listen, Click… Here This month, Donovan Morgan Grant returns to provide an overview of the American kung fu movie, which is also the story of the evolution of the action scene and the United States’ cultural perception of China, Hong Kong, and Japan. We start at prehistory, before…
Trevor returns to the show, where the three men discuss the nexus between Japan’s Yaoi and Yuri manga industry, gay culture, and the treatment of the queer community as compared to America!
Reacting to a variety of recent events in the year, from Tucker Carlson’s mind-defying docuseries to the Uvalde School Mass Shooting, Don and Harry return to the subjects of the male ego, psychology, “Wypipo vs Black People” and their twisted sexualities in the search for the answer to how masculinity becomes toxic.
Stella introduces the guys to Ari Aster’s sophomore horror follow-up to the popular Hereditary: Midsommar starring Florence Pugh. Along the viewing journey, several disturbing scenes are flanked by questions of faith and community. How are we trained to interpret different cultures and customs?
On Monday, May 2nd Politico leaked a draft from the Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito in which the Court aims to overturn Roe v. Wade, reversing abortion rights in America. Kelly returns to the show to discuss the history of the courts and abortion, and the three list instances in various media of how the … More Has Pop Culture Shaped America’s Views on Abortion? (Guest Starring Kelly!)
The third part of the anti-LGBT legislation discussion concludes with Don talking with Joshua Lapin-Bertone, a native Floridian who lays out the details of the Gov. DeSantis agenda and how harm will come to school-age children.
With the recent surge in anti-LGBT legislation, the next three episodes feature guests discussing with Donovan and Harrison what this current wave of GOP-fueled homophobia means to them, why it’s happening and ways to fight against it. In part one, Chris Creary returns with Earth-2.net podcaster Will Ackerman to discuss all things both classroom and … More “Don’t Say Gay” Bill and the history of Anti-LGBT propaganda in America – Part One (Guest starring Chris Creary and Will Ackerman!)
In celebration to Batman’s return to the big screen and the discussion of The Batman‘s dark tone, Donovan introduces Harrison to the Joel Schumacher Hollywood blockbuster Batman and Robin. Known the globe over for being lame, is there anything more to this plastic production than met the eye in 1997? What does this speak of … More What are the Tonal Limitations of Batman? (Batman and Robin 1997 Commentary)