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Jul 18, 2022

Wherein Andy and Justice welcome Dr. Jackielee Derks, longtime friend and colleague, to a remix of Helen Oyeyemi's Mr. Fox and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Why do authors and production companies keep retelling the same stories? Is it to address contemporary issues or to enrich the almighty corporation? Topics range...


Jun 25, 2022

Wherein Andy and Justice profile the interview style of Terry Gross, legendary host of Fresh Air on National Public Radio. Why does Terry skip the pleasantries in her guest introductions? And why does she begin with a seemingly off-topic and ultra-specific question? Also, Conan O'Brien likes tapdancing.


May 27, 2022

Wherein Justice and Andy welcome guest Nicole Hoffmann to the show to groove on the Highwomen's 2019 remake of the 1985 "Highwayman" song. How do the Highwomen recast the "Highwayman" song from a female perspective? What are the different approaches that each takes to individual and collective endeavors? Topics range...


Apr 19, 2022

Wherein Justice and Andy stake out their claims on undead origins in the AMC's The Walking Dead and the film adaptation of Anne Rice's Interview With The Vampire. Why are zombie stories more up front with the origin of the undead than vampire stories? Is it because zombie stories are typically hyper-contemporary? Is it...


Mar 12, 2022

Wherein Andy and Justice saddle up for a conversation about the expansiveness of the West in Rockstar Games' Red Dead Redemption 2 and the entrapment of urban space in China MiƩville's The City & The City. What can we learn from exploring the once wide-open prairie and the crushing darkness of the metropolis in these...