Superhero Ethics Moon Knight

Superhero Ethics Moon Knight

Exploring ethical questions from Superhero movies and TV shows, sci-fi, and everything else geeks love

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June 17, 2022 73 min
Paul and I talk about the value placed on human life at different ages, in our own society and that of the stories we love. Is the death of a child more tragic than the death of an adult? Does a story need to show us a child in danger to establish emotional stakes? And why do so many heroes have dead parents?

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We're talking about The Boys, season 3, Episode 1, with Matthew Carroll and Ashley Coffin. Check out the PandaVision podcast for our coverage of every episode of Season 3 of The Boys.

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May 31, 2022 89 min
Lets talk celebrities- or more specifically, why is everyone else talking about celebrities. Is there a trial of some kind going on, and should it impact how we feel about Aquaman 2? Why does the name Kathleen Kennedy evoke such strong feelings in certain parts of the Star Wars fandom,. and what role does misogyny, racism, and other issues play in the narratives that get formed around celebrities and fandom? Paul joins me to talk a...
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May 17, 2022 63 min
Mental health played a big part in Moon Knight, and we brought in an expert to talk about it. Saron Bryan, LCSW, returns to the show and joins Paul, Will, and myself, to talk about dissociative identity disorder (DID), how the show portrays it, and what better understanding it can tell us about Marc, Stephen, and the show.

Saron Bryan is a therapist in Athens, Georgia who primarily serves queer, polyamorous, and kinky clients. She...
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Catherine Rae joins us to discuss the Twilight story, its toxic understandings of relationships, and her reading habits at age 14. We talk about why these books and movies are both so toxic and so popular, the ways we dismiss the things that young girls love, and what it means to have a problematic fav(orite).

Catherine Rae is a thirsty and proud member of the Stranded Panda Embarrassment. She is a reader and writer and runner livin...
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May 5, 2022 59 min
We're wrapping up our coverage of Moon Knight, and talking about Episode 6! With Paul and Will

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April 29, 2022 74 min
We're diving into some heavy topics as we talk about Moon Knight, episode 5!

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April 28, 2022 82 min
Is The Batman a Hamlet story? The Joker an Iago? I’m joined by Austin Tichenor (he/him), artistic director of the award winning Reduced Shakespeare Company as we talk about the Bard’s approach to villains, and storytelling in general, and how we see those same themes in the stories we love today.

Austin Tichenor (he/him) is an actor, playwright, and the artistic director of the award winning Reduced Shakespeare Company. An intellect...
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April 23, 2022 55 min
Will joins Paul and myself to talk about episode 4 of Moon Knight!

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April 21, 2022 118 min
Our long road to Gotham has come to an end- we're talking about The Batman! Paul and I talk about the nature of vengeance, the relevance of this version of the Riddler to our own world, and ask the age old question- is this our Batman?

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April 13, 2022 57 min
Paul and Matthew continue our coverage of MoonKnight, as we talk about episode 3!
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Can a sword bring about a new era? Can a former assassin find peace? Can a beloved anime translate to live action? Whether you've seen all or none of the Kenshin movies or shows, the discussion focuses on ethical and historical questions with relevance today.
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April 7, 2022 49 min
Does a person have to actually do a bad thing in order to be punished for it? Why does it matter that Steven ate the steak? And what in the world is this new music? Will Freeland of Hype is my Superpower join Paull and Matthew to discuss episode two of MoonKnight.
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April 5, 2022 72 min
Can villains be saved? Can they be forced to change, even if they don't want to? Does Peter have trouble respecting the agency of others? And is Dr. Strange the worst babysitter in the MCU?

Paul and I get into all these questions and more as we discuss Spiderman: No Way Home.
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March 31, 2022 66 min
Steve and Will from the Hype is my Superpower Podcast join Paul and I to talk about MoonKnight Episode 1. Paul and I knew literal nothing about this show going into it, so there are no spoilers for anything outside the show itself.
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Emily Cissell returns to talk about relatable villains, focusing on The Batman and Batman's rogues gallery. We focus on Catwoman, The Riddler, and Poison Ivy.

Note- this isn't a full on review of The Batman, but we do drop some spoilers.

Emily Cissell is a middle school social studies teacher also known as a real life superhero. She has a borderline obsession with Captain Marvel, Loki, and her dog Hemingway.

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Who decides what is 'family friendly' and for what kind of family? What kind of content should kids see or not see, and where does the responsibility fall in terms of media creators, distributors, and parents? Paul and I dive into these questions and more.
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March 15, 2022 75 min
What in the world was Joel Schumacher doing with the Batman movies? Are they just bad? Can they be enjoyed as campy Batman parodies? Paul, Ashley, and Matthew look at these questions as we discuss Batman Forever and Batman & Robin
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March 8, 2022 86 min
Paul and I continue our trek through Batmans on screen with The Dark Knight
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March 2, 2022 80 min
Just a few more days until The Batman, and we're talking about Christopher Nolan's vision of the caped crusader in Batman Begins! With Paul Hoppe
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