On this week’s episode, Peter from Dead Times returns to discuss the slow-moving apocalypse that isn’t so much ever around the proverbial corner but upon us already, in a staggered arrival. We take turns sharing our own experiences with climate education before delving into the facts of the case, from the UN, NOAA, and the groups actively working to combat the problem. It’s a difficult conversation, and one that’s been going on at least since the 1990s. While there’s reason to be hopeful, it’s far past time we got serious about the realities. … More How Do We Fight Climate Change?
This has been a long time coming. Almost thirteen years! Blue Bloods is a CBS juggernaut that’s developed a reputation for being your grandfather’s favorite show. It’s also perfectly symbolic of everything that’s wrong with the broader police procedural genre — when it’s lucid enough to even be coherent. It may not have the on-screen violence of its neighbors, but the racism and sexism and cultural relativism is so pernicious, quietly inflecting every moment of every last godforsaken episode. … More Why is ‘Blue Bloods’ Still on TV?
It’s grating to be back! For our first episode of the new millennium, we’re taking a retrospective look at what once were new ideas and trying — sometimes failing — not to simply prove we’re not basic or whatever, or that we automatically go along with what everybody’s saying. No, we’re above that. Above being above. So, below, in a sense. That’s basically what this episode is about. Trigger warnings, cancel culture, defund the police, and more! … More How Do You Disagree with the Mainstream?
Donovan and Harrison finish things off with a much longer second installment. There’s simply too much to talk about, from honorable mentions to the top five. Things are about to get spicy! 2022 had its share of wonders, from an essential Batman film to an essential Predator film. But what happens when one host’s healing reaction to Black Panther: Wakanda Forever meets another host’s stubborn grumpiness? … More Year End Review 2022 Part II: The Cloverfield Connection
For the first of our two-part saga, Donovan and Harrison come together, a friendship of rock and storm. Surely, no disagreement crests the horizon. Anyway, this is our yearly tradition, where we count down the top ten pieces of media we experienced, starting with numbers ten through five. Also on the menu, some of our lows, including Donovan’s epic screed against Thor: Love and Thunder. … More Year End Rise, Roar, Revolt 2022 Part I
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!)
Continuing into Part II (The Dark Middle Chapter) of QNA’s exploratory mission into America’s most embarrassing recesses, we have on returning favorite Peter “Comic Books” Peter, and spend a not-inordinate amount of time on everyone’s favorite British children’s author. … More “Don’t Say Gay” Bill and the history of Anti-LGBT propaganda in America – Part Two (Guest starring Peter!)
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!)