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Episode 20 – The Comedian

This week we take time out to talk about a great character who appears almost entirely in flashbacks. We start out talking about our experiences reading Watchmen, and its controversial author Alan Moore. Burrowing down into the Comedian, we talk about the role of superheroes in other famous graphic novels and how they relate to human society, and how Alan Moore uses this as a basis for Watchmen . As we discuss this dynamic looking at the other heroes, Doug expresses his love of Malin Ackerman and we somehow managed to bring it back to the Comedian through the relationship with his daughter, and we dive deeply into his character and his driving force for the story despite not playing an active role in the story. This focus is short-lived as Brad digresses to talk about his mocking of the mummy of Ramses II (in Greek, Ozymandias) but we bring it back to the ultimate futility of narcissism which the Comedian so readily understands and is made apparent throughout the work. We finally wrap it up by discussing the finale of  the story and the Comedian’s role in it.

 

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Episode 18 – Darth Revan

Doug and I reminisce and discuss about the protagonist of the first “Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic” video game, and epic Bioware (of Mass Effect fame) RPG which was released in 2003. Hundreds of hours of enjoyment later, this is one of our all time favorite games, and the discussion of the player character makes for a very interesting podcast because it has to do with a character who presents the player with an interesting philosophical question of nature versus nuture and leaves it to the player to decide the result.

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Episode 17 – Dagny Taggert

In our longest podcast yet we discuss Dagny Taggert from Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged. We first deal with the prejudice many people have towards the book who haven’t read it, and move from there into a discussion of Dagny and how her journey and growth introduce us to the main philosophical themes of the book. We get into some talk about objectivism, and how it fits in to our understanding of the real world, and what lessons we can take away from it

 

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Episode 13: Katniss Everdeen

So after a short hiatus we’re back and talking about Katniss from The Hunger Games franchise, which is apparently now a HUGE deal. We read the book over the past week and we’re bringing you our take on a surprisingly good read. We draw comparisons to other hero cycle works and dystopian fiction, and specifically spend a large amount of time focused of how Katniss is a character that deals with living in a dystopia rather than a character who rebels against it or accepts their position.

 

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Episode 2: Beanstalking Part 1, Eddard Stark

In our second episode, we discuss Eddard Stark from Game of Thrones, and how his character serves to introduce the reader to the series and set up the future books.

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