Trauma, Empathy and Culture: How Do We Interpret Cults? (Midsommar Commentary guest starring Stella!)

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?

Has Pop Culture Shaped America’s Views on Abortion? (Guest Starring Kelly!)

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!)

Joe Rogan, More Media, and Racial Pride vs. Stereotypes ROUND 3

The guys (somewhat reluctantly) throw their two cents into the ring of the Joe Rogan-Spotify debacle, wading further into pools of Free Speech, arming one against misinformation and general media madness. Then Harry and Don return to the very first topic of the show and look inward, finding new understanding of themselves in a world … More Joe Rogan, More Media, and Racial Pride vs. Stereotypes ROUND 3

Year End Review 2021 Part I

It’s the end of the year, so we’re recounting the ten best works of media we experienced — movies, TV shows, books — and this time with a twist! Donovan and Harrison are joined by Stella of Batgirl to Oracle, who would’ve figured into the backstories of a number of entries anyway. Donovan starts us off with notes on two legends, the recently departed screenwriter Keiko Nobumoto and comics artist George Perez, diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer. From there, we cover the things we missed before starting with our Top Ten lists, and then taking a detour to discuss a key Worst of the Year. … More Year End Review 2021 Part I

[Don’t] Dodge This! The Matrix Commentary

On a rare daytime recording of QNA, Donovan and Harrison reconsider a late 20th-century “classic,” The Matrix. Does it hold up after all these years? Long ago, we were saturated by Matrix imitators and parody — but times have changed. Maybe old wounds have healed, and indeed, we’re seeing more Matrix on the horizon. Is this reality? … More [Don’t] Dodge This! The Matrix Commentary