The new decade begins with the guys having a final say on the past – for a time. What does nostalgia do to us, for us, and cause us to be?
What is the nature of our hate? How do we do it? How do we come to feel anything towards things, both popular and unpopular? This episode begins in fresh territory (with the Kardashians) and only burrows down weirder paths, cataloging popular hate, general acceptance, memes and darker territory.
Part Two of our adventure gets into the heat of the volcano. The guys talk Star Wars, the DCEU, Spider-Man and letting go when the hurt is too much.
This week the guys discuss Cultural Phenomena, how that gets to be defined, and the backlash effect with each example.
This week the two fools return to the subject of love and romance, albeit fictionalized in a creator’s mind. What romantic tropes drive our expectations of romance in both the real world and fiction? Which of these are most harmful and what would a best case scenario look like in a romance with no toxic … More What will Romance Tropes be in the Future?
The year for the podcast TRULY ends with the guys going over several feedback emails concerning how to avoid writing stereotypes, avoiding the cons of the “Will they/Won’t they” romance plots, and discussing the trajectory and possibilities for the podcast in the coming weeks of 2018!
The guys continue the list of things they observed and reported during 2017, but before that they spend an hour going through honorable mentions, including Get Out, Wonder Woman, and more!