Donovan returns from the Batman 80th Anniversary Pop Culture Conference in Bowling Green State University and talks with Harry about media criticism and fandom. How do fans become proper critics, where does that take their fandom, nay, their sanity? Why do WE do this?
In this episode the guys return to Japan, discussing their exposure to anime, its writing trends compared to American fiction, and what they take away from both anime and Japanese video games.
In an All-Star bevvy of guest-host goodness, the conversation of toxic masculinity in the wake of the infamous Gillette commercial brings forth several voices old and new into the QnoA arena!
Ethics in writing. Biased critique. Artist’s intent. Should stories and creative works come pre-packaged with affirmative morals we agree with?
Terrorism is defined in over a hundred different ways, with dozens of different justifications. This week the guys discuss the utility of differentiating international vs. domestic, understanding terrorism through different media, radicalization, and more lighthearted subject matter.
Donovan and Harry switch gears from the last several serious topics and go after their own in discussing fandoms and geek culture that went Too FAR.
In another episode recorded during rapid-fire news updates of volcanic proportions, the guys talk about voting, its importance, and why no one wants to do it.