Ep 98 – The Rights of the Unpowered


What happens to normal people, when others get powers? What rights do they have and are those rights respected? And when the people with powers push the non powered around- what happens when the non powered push back?


Paul and I talk about non powered people in powered worlds. We focus in particular on Avatar: Legend of Korra, season 1, and how it handles this question, but we broaden the topic, and cover a number of other stories. Whether you’re a hardcore Korra fan, or have never seen it, you’ll be able to follow the discussion.


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What else could they do?

superman-trainThis week, Paul and I go deep on a listener question and ask if there are other, or even better, ways that superheroes could use their powers besides fighting crime. Could Superman solve the energy crisis or climate change?  Is stocking the Bat Cave the best way for Wayne to use his fortune to improve Gotham? And with so many superheroes so dedicate to fighting crime in each of their own particular cities– who is looking out for the suburbs?  Tune in for these issues, and more!


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