This week, Donovan and Harrison follow up on a question that’s been brewing over their coverage of police procedurals, which suck and are terrible forever and evermore amen, which is: well, if it doesn’t look like that, then what does it look like? … More How Do You Fight Crime?
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?
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?
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.
On January 6th, a crazed mob stormed the Capitol building in an effort to overturn the results of the 2020 election through murderous means. One week later, Donald Trump became the first president in history to be impeached twice. But of course the story doesn’t end there. RIP MF DOOM.
Starting the Doomsday Clock countdown to the year’s last few episodes, Donovan and Noah discuss last year’s critically acclaimed HBO Watchmen TV series. But is it worthy of its accolades? Is it worthy of the Watchmen name? (Obvious Spoilers for everything Watchmen comic and show related)
One of the tenets of police abolition is accountability. Police departments have been reluctant to provide statistics on misconduct, and federal efforts to collate data are too non-committed. So what can we do? Call on Congress, ask them to pass laws that mandate police accountability. Find your representative here, and consult this guide on how to talk to them. … More Police Abolition: The Misconduct Database
Found yourself in the throes of argument? This is a compendium of talking points, collated from experts on the matter of police abolition. The goal is to better equip you, dear listener-reader, with facts and expert opinions enough to confidently wade into what is for many a very scary conversation. A world without the police? There are a few approaches to that discussion, many angles and roundabouts along the way, so we’ll start with the conclusions, and then show the math. … More Police Abolition: The Experts