This week the guys revisit the recent topic of police procedurals a.k.a. Copaganda, looking at a recent episode of the newly revived Law & Order franchise. When such media attack the very industry they exist to valorize, how much stretch of road is there left to explore and expand?
Weeks after the terrorist attack on Capitol Hill, calls for the Punisher character to be retired were made, some by comic creators! The guys discuss how Frank Castle is seen in the eyes of police, gun rights activists and extremists while going through the three live action films and Netflix tv series.
This week the guys discuss the year’s uptick in progressive content, primarily in cartoons and video games. What constitutes as progressive media in the first place? Does the effort justify the lack of efficacy?
Kelly returns to discuss the impending election, the protests in her hometown of Oregon, the Democratic Presidential Candidates and the American Dream. Also, Hideo Kojima!
In the far future of 2032, where does law and order converge with choice and free will? The guys ponder these heavy questions while watching and discussing the 1993 sci-fi actioner “Demolition Man”, starring Sandra Bullock and Wesley Snipes!
And now for something completely different…Donovan plucks from his family tree and brings on Jon Thicklin to talk all things relevant in the lives and interests of black men today. That involves police brutality, Kanye West and who should and shouldn’t play Storm!
Donovan and Harrison are back to discuss the changing of the world, with dim visions on what the future they want may look like. Black Lives Matter.
In the leadup to our next episode, as yet without Question, I thought we’d try something a little different. An occasional feature on Vice Games takes the form of correspondence between two or more writers working out an idea, just the publication of an email thread. Because I need your help with some preliminary thoughts, I felt this format might suit us here. Also, it hearkens back to the very origin of our podcast, if you remember how we traded ideas on the first Google doc. If this ends up going nowhere or you’re not feeling it, obviously we can keep it published to Gmail, but otherwise I’d like to open it to our audience. I’ll take any perspective, and as much experience/expertise as possible. To the business — I need you to poke holes in a frantic theory. … More The Manager, Please
The guys tackle the issue of the militarized policing and ponder whether further militarization or de-escalation will be the norm in the future.