Responding to a Video Essay by Al Jazeera, the guys welcome back Raphael Soohoo and bring in Jon M. Wilson to talk about the legacy, agony and ecstasy of the Superman mythos. Is Superman relevant, and is that a question that must be answered? How do the modern films contextualize the question?And what does all … More What Relevance Does Superman Have Today? (Guest Starring Raph Soohoo and Jon Wilson!)
In the wake of Kobe Bryant’s death, a resurgence of discussion concerning his accusations of sex abuse has re-entered conversation. What should be the protocol on deliberating misdeeds from the past when a person dies?
*TRIGGER WARNING* This episode includes discussions of rape, pedophilia and sexual abuse. The famous Michael Bailey joins the discussion of the recent resurgence of sex abuses within the Catholic Church. The guys discuss their own Catholic upbringing, how they currently define their faiths, the mafioso nature of Catholicism, the sexual education of Catholics, and more … More When Should People Leave the Church? Guest Starring Michael Bailey!
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity, and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists newfound ally Diana Prince to face an even greater threat. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to recruit a team to stand against this newly-awakened
To recap, on the most recent Questions: We Don’t Have Answers, Donovan and I threw together a mess of topics and spoke to them as if we were clear on the throughline. We began with James Gunn’s unfortunate firing by Disney off of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, for which it was safe to assume he’d return to direct, we brought in the Arenanet scandal — another unfortunate firing, to say the least — and then considered Chloe Dykstra and the unfortunate non-firing of the talking dead himself, Chris Hardwick. But one case is clear cut and another raises issues that have been swirling around in Donovan’s head for a while (the shape of outrage), and were new and infuriating to me (this “but what you didn’t know, was James Gunn is good” that seemed to come out of nowhere). … More Forgiveness as Exchange: “The Shape of Outrage” Follow-Up
No discernible question tonight, but a juggle of topics with our buddy James Gunn the tip of the spear. Reasonably, we didn’t set a metric for how high-profile people like Daniel Tosh became better men, and now we ask that question but with no language in place. For the co-hosts, too, a key disagreement on the value. This issue is intersected by a range of topics, like political correctness vs. “free speech,” pop liberalism, corporate morality, Republican hypocrisy, male anxiety over female power, creating versus assuming space, the morality of hatred, and the real difficulties of checks against systemic abuse. … More The Shape of Outrage