Why Do We Engage in Media Culture ROUND 2: Media Criticism and Fandom -What are the Outer Limits?

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?

Should Quentin Tarantino reconsider his use of “the N-word” in his films?

Harry and Don discuss Tarantino’s use of the word “nigger” in his movies, most mainly in “Pulp Fiction”, although “Jackie Brown” and “Django Unchained” are discussed as well. The tension between historical significance, artistic license, Artist vs. Audience, “Generation KKK” “N-word privilege” and worst case scenarios are discussed, including voices outside of the “H and D” realm. Not included is Donovan’s younger, smarter brother. … More Should Quentin Tarantino reconsider his use of “the N-word” in his films?

Pride vs. Stereotypes ROUND 2:Trevor Noah, Tomi Lahren and Everything in Between

This episode is about the fight for identity in a post 2016 election world. That identity, at risk in the world of “It’s just my opinion”, can get pretty pissed off. Is it poppin’ off or justified anger? Donovan drags Harry through the world of online black outrage, Charlemagne tha God, Miss Annes and feelings of sexual anxiety. It’s another meaty one, but one in which 50% of the hosts had to get off his chest. … More Pride vs. Stereotypes ROUND 2:Trevor Noah, Tomi Lahren and Everything in Between

Is it okay to fall in love with Fictional Characters?

In this episode Harry and Don tackle the unspeakable subject of fandom. Like patients stricken with an illness, they discuss their own imaginary loves before turning an eye to the far reaches of the fan’s psyche, discussing legitimate love for the fictional, television and comics, how fandom can become obsession, reality and real life love. … More Is it okay to fall in love with Fictional Characters?