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Nov 26, 2022

Wherein Justice and Andy capitalize on the news of the Daily Wire's acquisition of the unadaptable Atlas Shrugged. Is there any way at all that this could possibly be a wise financial move for erstwhile conservative "news" organization? Could you imagine how many seasons this monstrosity would need? Topics range from...


Nov 19, 2022

Wherein Andy and Justice conjure up a discussion of the Netflix original series Stranger Things and Stephen King's IT. The orignal novel and both adaptations of King's horrying nightmare all present us with a version of victimized or marginalized children who are able to collectively overcome supernatural terrors. The...


Oct 16, 2022

Wherein Andy and Justice are dying to understand the many representations of a personified death in film and literature. We look at the 2022 Hugo Award-winning short story Mr. Death and the 1957 Ingmar Bergman film The Seventh Seal. Given its inevitablity, death is typically represented as terrifying; however, recent...


Aug 17, 2022

Wherein Justice and Andy conjure up a discussion of the 1992 Disney film Aladdin and The Daevabad Trilogy by S. A. Chakraborty. How are Middle Eastern and North African cultures depicted in these works? In what ways do they employ myth and the supernatural? Given the 24 years between them, do we see a growth in the way...


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...