Stella introduces the guys to Ari Aster’s sophomore horror follow-up to the popular Hereditary: Midsommar starring Florence Pugh. Along the viewing journey, several disturbing scenes are flanked by questions of faith and community. How are we trained to interpret different cultures and customs?
We’ve arrived at our Battle of the Five Armies, famous Tolkien trilogy topper, counting down our top three. Personal growth, feminist musicals, feminist K-dramas, and the greatest anime of the year? … More Year End Review 2021 Part III
Starting off with Honorable Mentions, our hearts strain with fond items that just didn’t make the cut. Cartoons, splatter horror, sexy comics, anime. From there, we return for numbers seven through four, with the last of the Worst of the Year mixed in. … More Year End Review 2021 Part II
It’s the end of the year, so we’re recounting the ten best works of media we experienced — movies, TV shows, books — and this time with a twist! Donovan and Harrison are joined by Stella of Batgirl to Oracle, who would’ve figured into the backstories of a number of entries anyway. Donovan starts us off with notes on two legends, the recently departed screenwriter Keiko Nobumoto and comics artist George Perez, diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer. From there, we cover the things we missed before starting with our Top Ten lists, and then taking a detour to discuss a key Worst of the Year. … More Year End Review 2021 Part I
This week the guys welcome not just Stella (AGAIN), but her brother in pages Tom Panarese! As teachers, the two guests have invaluable experience for the sake of the topic: Parents and their engagement in their children’s education.
Battling tech issues, Stella returns along with a new angle on the conversation of Cancel Culture, analyzing specific case studies for examples of “good” and “bad” behavior. Do we leave those we used to love behind? Is it helpful to look up to others as aspirational? Comics, Sports, Comedians and Confederates are all discussed!
*Ten Years after Miles Morales was introduced in Ultimate Spider-Man, the character has achieved worldwide celebration through the Oscar-winning animated film “Into the Spider-Verse”. Stella joins Don and Harry to discuss the discourse surrounding Miles, the controversy, and how the film makes good on media diversity.
Before you gear up for the next upcoming episodes, spend your weekend listening to the guys guest appear on other podcasts!
In this special episode, Dono-chan, Harry-kun and Stella-san are joined by Carolyn Cocca-Senpai to discuss the female future of the action genre, with the tent-pole case study being Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn).