This week the guys return to the topic of Zack Snyder, with their focus on his pre-DC action movies: 300 and Sucker Punch. What are the signs found in these that trace all the way towards the DCEU, and is our modern pop culture better or worse off?
This week the trio of Don, Harry and Stella discuss “comfort media”, I.E. the things they run to when the walls start to close in. From television shows and romance novels to video games, what does your comfort media say about you?
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.