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Ep 43: The Punisher

PunisherWhat makes Netflix’s The Punisher so good, and so troubling, at the same time? Can you tell a story about the evils of guns and violence, while glorifying gun violence? And can anyone explain the concept of collateral damage to Karen? Special guest Jessica Plummer joins Jacob and Matthew as we dive into these questions and more.

Jessica is a writer, podcaster, and superhero obsessive. She’s written about the Punisher here and here. You can find her on Twitter, or follow her Superman movie podcast, Flights and Tights.

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Iron Ethics

Iron ColleenWhat ethical issues did Netflix’s version of Iron Fist raise, and what did they sidestep? Paul and Matthew share their views on the show, on the questions it raised and the ones they wish it had explored further. They also ask, who do we point the finger at when a part of an extended universe goes off the rails?

 

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Podcast: Luke Cage & The Role of Identity, Part I

luke-cage-bulletsWith the launch of Luke Cage, we talk about identity politics and the signficance of a black, bulletproof, hero in today’s world.

We had a lot to say about the topic, so this is part 1 of 2.

Contains spoilers for Luke Cage episode 1, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Supergirl and other MCU and DCU properties.

 

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