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Exploring ethical questions from Superhero movies and TV shows, sci-fi, and everything else geeks love

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Exploring ethical questions from Superhero movies and TV shows, sci-fi, and everything else geeks love

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X-Men ‘97: Is Tolerance Extinction?

5/13/2024
Is Tolerance Extinction? Was Magneto Right? Matthew Fox and Riki Hayashi dive into the complex moral questions raised by the new Marvel animated series X-Men ‘97 on Disney+. The show, a continuation of the beloved 90s X-Men cartoon, explores themes of tolerance, assimilation, and the fight for mutant rights in a world that fears and oppresses them. The central question debated by Matthew and Riki is whether Magneto, the mutant extremist who believes coexistence with humans is impossible, was actually right all along. Is Professor X's dream of peaceful integration naive and ultimately doomed? Is violent resistance the only path forward for mutant liberation? The philosophies of the two leaders are compared to real-world civil rights movements and the tensions between assimilationist and separatist approaches.Other key questions and topics covered include:From debating political theory to nerding out over continuity references, Matthew and Riki cover a lot of ground in this deep dive into a surprisingly sophisticated superhero story. Whether you're a die-hard X-Men fan or just interested in the social commentary of the Marvel universe, this episode of Superhero Ethics will give you a lot to think about. Be sure to tune in and join the conversation! We’ve started the conversation. Now we want to hear from you!Want to continue the discussion with us? Agree or disagree with what we talked about, or add your own thoughts? We’ve got options for you!Matthew@TheEthicalPanda.comEthicalPanda77TheEthicalPandaTheEthicalPandaTheEthicalPandaSuperhero Ethics on TruStory.FMWant to support the podcast AND get ad-free episodes and bonus content? Become a supporting member of The Ethical Panda Podcasts! Members get access to bonus content with (almost) every ad-free episode of this and my other podcast, Star Wars Universe Podcast! Plus, you'll be showing your support for this show, and all things Ethical Panda. Visit our home on TruStory FM to learn more and kickstart your subscription today!Read more about the results of the WGA strike here.Read more about the results of the SAG-AFTRA strike here.

Duration:01:13:29

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Anime & Japan

5/7/2024
What Makes Anime ‘Anime’? Exploring the Unique Elements of Japanese AnimationIn this episode of Superhero Ethics, hosts Matthew Fox and Riki Hayashi dive deep into the world of anime, exploring what sets this beloved Japanese animation style apart from its Western counterparts. As an American with Japanese roots, Riki offers unique insights into the cultural and stylistic elements that define anime, sparking a thought-provoking discussion about the genre's global appeal.Key Points:Other Topics Covered: We’ve started the conversation. Now we want to hear from you!Want to continue the discussion with us? Agree or disagree with what we talked about, or add your own thoughts? We’ve got options for you!Matthew@TheEthicalPanda.comEthicalPanda77TheEthicalPandaTheEthicalPandaTheEthicalPandaSuperhero Ethics on TruStory.FMWant to support the podcast AND get ad-free episodes and bonus content? Become a supporting member of The Ethical Panda Podcasts! Members get access to bonus content with (almost) every ad-free episode of this and my other podcast, Star Wars Universe Podcast! Plus, you'll be showing your support for this show, and all things Ethical Panda. Visit our home on TruStory FM to learn more and kickstart your subscription today!Read more about the results of the WGA strike here.Read more about the results of the SAG-AFTRA strike here.

Duration:01:03:51

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Alan Moore, Superheroes & Fascism

4/30/2024
Do superheroes promote fascist ideology? In this episode of Superhero Ethics, hosts Matthew Fox and Riki Hayashi dive deep into an interview from Screen Rant with renowned comic book writer Alan Moore, who argues that the concept of superheroes contains elements of fascism. Join us as we explore the complex relationship between superhero culture, authoritarianism, and the impact these iconic characters have on our society.Key Points:Other topics covered:Conclusion: Alan Moore's critique of superheroes and their potential links to fascist ideology raises important questions about the power of popular culture in shaping our societal values. While superhero stories can inspire hope and heroism, it is crucial to remain mindful of the messages they convey and their potential to be misinterpreted or exploited. As fans and creators, we must engage in critical discussions about the complexities of these beloved characters and their impact on our world. Here is the interview on which our episode is based. We’ve started the conversation. Now we want to hear from you!Want to continue the discussion with us? Agree or disagree with what we talked about, or add your own thoughts? We’ve got options for you!Matthew@TheEthicalPanda.comEthicalPanda77TheEthicalPandaTheEthicalPandaTheEthicalPandaSuperhero Ethics on TruStory.FMWant to support the podcast AND get ad-free episodes and bonus content? Become a supporting member of The Ethical Panda Podcasts! Members get access to bonus content with (almost) every ad-free episode of this and my other podcast, Star Wars Universe Podcast! Plus, you'll be showing your support for this show, and all things Ethical Panda. Visit our home on TruStory FM to learn more and kickstart your subscription today!Read more about the results of the WGA strike here.Read more about the results of the SAG-AFTRA strike here.

Duration:01:00:29

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Is Failure the Greatest Teacher?

4/23/2024
Was Yoda right when he told Luke, "The greatest teacher, failure is," in Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi? What did he mean, and how does this idea play out in the rest of the movie?Riki and Matthew dive into this question, asking just what Yoda means. Is he referring to his own failures, and those of the Jedi? How does this fit with his idea of "do, or do not. There is no try." Who else fails in this movie, and what do they learn from it, and which character's arcs are executed well or poorly? We’ve started the conversation. Now we want to hear from you!Want to continue the discussion with us? Agree or disagree with what we talked about, or add your own thoughts? We’ve got options for you!Matthew@TheEthicalPanda.comEthicalPanda77TheEthicalPandaTheEthicalPandaTheEthicalPandaSuperhero Ethics on TruStory.FMWant to support the podcast AND get ad-free episodes and bonus content? Become a supporting member of The Ethical Panda Podcasts! Members get access to bonus content with (almost) every ad-free episode of this and my other podcast, Star Wars Universe Podcast! Plus, you'll be showing your support for this show, and all things Ethical Panda. Visit our home on TruStory FM to learn more and kickstart your subscription today!Read more about the results of the WGA strike here.Read more about the results of the SAG-AFTRA strike here.

Duration:00:56:50

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One Piece: Can Pirates Be the Good Guys?

4/16/2024
Matthew Fox and Riki Hayashi dive into the question of whether a pirate can truly be a hero. Using the popular anime, manga, and live-action series One Piece as a focal point, they examine the complex nature of piracy and its relationship to morality.The discussion begins by defining the term "pirate" in both English and Japanese contexts, considering its historical and cultural implications. Matthew and Riki then explore the character of Monkey D. Luffy, the protagonist of One Piece, and his unique brand of piracy that challenges traditional notions of right and wrong.Can Luffy's altruistic goals and strong moral compass justify his actions as a pirate? Is he redefining what it means to be a pirate, or is his behavior ultimately misguided? The hosts engage in a lively debate, drawing parallels to other fictional characters like Captain America, Captain Jack Sparrow, and Batman.Key topics covered in this episode include:Throughout the discussion, Matthew and Riki offer insightful perspectives on the nature of heroism and the complexities of navigating a world where the lines between right and wrong are often blurred. They also touch upon the broader themes of personal freedom, the pursuit of justice, and the potential pitfalls of unbridled confidence.Whether you're a die-hard One Piece fan or simply fascinated by the ethical dilemmas posed by fictional characters, this episode of Superhero Ethics is sure to leave you with plenty of food for thought. Join Matthew and Riki as they grapple with the question: Can a pirate truly be a hero?The articles mentioned in this episode were:AsianStudies.org Some Notes on “Japanese Pirates” Frank L ChanceCrunchy Roll - Freedom, Heroism and the Definition of “Pirate” in One Piece, by Sean AitchisonKaizoku is the Japanese word for ‘pirate’, explained by Masaki Mori From the Kanji for Sea and Bandit We’ve started the conversation. Now we want to hear from you!Want to continue the discussion with us? Agree or disagree with what we talked about, or add your own thoughts? We’ve got options for you!Matthew@TheEthicalPanda.comEthicalPanda77TheEthicalPandaTheEthicalPandaTheEthicalPandaSuperhero Ethics on TruStory.FMWant to support the podcast AND get ad-free episodes and bonus content? Become a supporting member of The Ethical Panda Podcasts! Members get access to bonus content with (almost) every ad-free episode of this and my other podcast, Star Wars Universe Podcast! Plus, you'll be showing your support for this show, and all things Ethical Panda. Visit our home on TruStory FM to learn more and kickstart your subscription today!Read more about the results of the WGA strike here.Read more about the results of the SAG-AFTRA strike here.

Duration:01:08:26

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Riki Hayashi’s Debut as Co-Host!

4/9/2024
We welcome Riki Hayashi as the new co-host alongside Matthew Fox. Riki brings a wealth of knowledge and fresh perspectives to the show, promising engaging discussions on fandom ethics, media analysis, and much more. Join Matthew and Riki as they unveil their plans to take the podcast in new directions, diving deeper into the fascinating world of superhero and geek culture.Key discussion points:Matthew and Riki also explore their own personal journeys through various fandoms, from Star Wars and Star Trek, to horror and beyond. They emphasize the importance of fostering open, respectful conversations and inviting diverse voices to contribute to the discourse.Other topics covered in this episode:Join the Superhero Ethics community as we embark on this thrilling new chapter with Riki Hayashi. Get ready for thought-provoking discussions, insightful analysis, and a celebration of the power of storytelling to raise important questions about our world. We’ve started the conversation. Now we want to hear from you!Want to continue the discussion with us? Agree or disagree with what we talked about, or add your own thoughts? We’ve got options for you!Matthew@TheEthicalPanda.comEthicalPanda77TheEthicalPandaTheEthicalPandaTheEthicalPandaSuperhero Ethics on TruStory.FMWant to support the podcast AND get ad-free episodes and bonus content? Become a supporting member of The Ethical Panda Podcasts! Members get access to bonus content with (almost) every ad-free episode of this and my other podcast, Star Wars Universe Podcast! Plus, you'll be showing your support for this show, and all things Ethical Panda. Visit our home on TruStory FM to learn more and kickstart your subscription today!Read more about the results of the WGA strike here.Read more about the results of the SAG-AFTRA strike here.

Duration:01:25:09

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Superhuman Public Radio, Disability, and Authenticity Reviews

4/2/2024
While writing season 2 of Superhuman Public Radio (SPR), Maximilian Clark and John Dorsey reached out to Matthew to talk about a disabled character they were planning to include. In this episode, the three of them talk about that discussion – and the resulting episode – along with how Max and John made a point to bring voices and perspectives from communities other than their own into their writing room and process. Member Bonus content on Max and John’s other projects. We’ve started the conversation. Now we want to hear from you!Want to continue the discussion with us? Agree or disagree with what we talked about, or add your own thoughts? We’ve got options for you!Matthew@TheEthicalPanda.comEthicalPanda77TheEthicalPandaTheEthicalPandaTheEthicalPandaSuperhero Ethics on TruStory.FMWant to support the podcast AND get ad-free episodes and bonus content? Become a supporting member of The Ethical Panda Podcasts! Members get access to bonus content with (almost) every ad-free episode of this and my other podcast, Star Wars Universe Podcast! Plus, you'll be showing your support for this show, and all things Ethical Panda. Visit our home on TruStory FM to learn more and kickstart your subscription today!Read more about the results of the WGA strike here.Read more about the results of the SAG-AFTRA strike here.

Duration:01:00:10

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Dune: Part 2 • The Film Board Crossover

3/26/2024
Matthew recently participated in an in-depth analysis of Dune: Part Two on The Film Board podcast, also part of the TruStory FM entertainment podcast network. We're thrilled to share this discussion here, originally recorded for The Film Board, with our audience.In the vast expanse of cinematic storytelling, few tales grip the imagination quite like Frank Herbert's "Dune." With Denis Villeneuve's vision continuing to unfold in Dune: Part Two, The Film Board, including Pete Wright, Steve Sarmento, and our own Matthew Fox, gathered to dissect the intricate layers of prophecy, power, and the dangers of messianic zeal.As they ventured through the dunes of Arrakis, the conversation delved into the blurred lines between hero and conqueror, mirroring the mirages that haunt the desert planet. They explored Paul Atreides' struggle with his destiny against the backdrop of religious manipulation, a theme that echoes Herbert's foresight into the weaponization of belief systems.Under Villeneuve's direction, the narrative expands, bringing Chani to the forefront as a beacon of rationality in the midst of fanaticism's storm. Her perspective not only challenges Paul but also the audience, compelling a confrontation with the enticing trap of messianic figures.Drawing parallels between Herbert's universe and our own, The Film Board analyzed the Abrahamic origins of the messianic archetype, connecting the Fremen's zeal to the tangible intricacies of organized religion and the dynamics of indigenous movements.Ultimately, Dune: Part Two stands as a reflection of our own societal battles with faith, authority, and the repercussions of unbridled conviction. As the discussion wrapped up and the metaphorical twin moons of discourse and introspection set, The Film Board left listeners with a lingering question: In the grand narrative of destiny, do we exercise choice, or are we simply caught in the unstoppable current of fate? We’ve started the conversation. Now we want to hear from you!Want to continue the discussion with us? Agree or disagree with what we talked about, or add your own thoughts? We’ve got options for you!Matthew@TheEthicalPanda.comEthicalPanda77TheEthicalPandaTheEthicalPandaTheEthicalPandaSuperhero Ethics on TruStory.FMWant to support the podcast AND get ad-free episodes and bonus content? Become a supporting member of The Ethical Panda Podcasts! Members get access to bonus content with (almost) every ad-free episode of this and my other podcast, Star Wars Universe Podcast! Plus, you'll be showing your support for this show, and all things Ethical Panda. Visit our home on TruStory FM to learn more and kickstart your subscription today!Read more about the results of the WGA strike here.Read more about the results of the SAG-AFTRA strike here.

Duration:01:18:55

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Fantastic Four Casting

3/19/2024
The Fantastic Four are finally joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe! With the recent casting announcement, fans are eagerly anticipating how these beloved characters will be portrayed. Matthew and Jessica explore the significance of this movie and why the Fantastic Four are such an essential part of Marvel's history.Other topics covered:And here’s the picture that Jessica mentioned. Member bonus content: Discussion of the DC movie Blue Beetle We’ve started the conversation. Now we want to hear from you!Want to continue the discussion with us? Agree or disagree with what we talked about, or add your own thoughts? We’ve got options for you!Matthew@TheEthicalPanda.comEthicalPanda77TheEthicalPandaTheEthicalPandaTheEthicalPandaSuperhero Ethics on TruStory.FMWant to support the podcast AND get ad-free episodes and bonus content? Become a supporting member of The Ethical Panda Podcasts! Members get access to bonus content with (almost) every ad-free episode of this and my other podcast, Star Wars Universe Podcast! Plus, you'll be showing your support for this show, and all things Ethical Panda. Visit our home on TruStory FM to learn more and kickstart your subscription today!Read more about the results of the WGA strike here.Read more about the results of the SAG-AFTRA strike here.

Duration:01:29:32

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Rurouni Kenshin: The Beginning

3/12/2024
Matthew, Riki, and Paul dive deep into the prequel film Rurouni Kenshin: The Beginning in this episode of the podcast Superhero Ethics. We explore the complex themes of violence, redemption, and the pursuit of peace in a tumultuous era of Japanese history. Join us as we unravel the moral dilemmas faced by Kenshin, a skilled swordsman grappling with his past as an assassin during the Meiji Restoration.Key Points:Other Topics Covered:Conclusion:Rurouni Kenshin: The Beginning offers a captivating glimpse into the origins of a legendary character, forcing us to confront the moral ambiguity of violence in the name of progress. Through stunning visuals, masterful performances, and thought-provoking themes, this film leaves us with a deeper appreciation for the complexities of Kenshin's journey and the enduring question of whether peace can truly be achieved through bloodshed. Join Matthew, Riki, and Paul in this unforgettable exploration of Superhero Ethics in Rurouni Kenshin: The Beginning. We’ve started the conversation. Now we want to hear from you!Want to continue the discussion with us? Agree or disagree with what we talked about, or add your own thoughts? We’ve got options for you!Matthew@TheEthicalPanda.comEthicalPanda77TheEthicalPandaTheEthicalPandaTheEthicalPandaSuperhero Ethics on TruStory.FMWant to support the podcast AND get ad-free episodes and bonus content? Become a supporting member of The Ethical Panda Podcasts! Members get access to bonus content with (almost) every ad-free episode of this and my other podcast, Star Wars Universe Podcast! Plus, you'll be showing your support for this show, and all things Ethical Panda. Visit our home on TruStory FM to learn more and kickstart your subscription today!Read more about the results of the WGA strike here.Read more about the results of the SAG-AFTRA strike here.

Duration:01:13:38

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Carl Weathers Remembered

3/5/2024
The recent passing of beloved actor Carl Weathers was a sad loss that left many fans reminiscing about his storied career. In this episode of Superhero Ethics, host Matthew Fox brought in frequent guests Paul Hoppe and Ashley Coffin to remember Weathers' varied roles across film and TV, and how an actor who almost never was the top star is still so fondly remembered.Some key discussion points from the episode:Carl Weathers left behind decades of fan-favorite acting across beloved films and shows thanks to his smooth charm, intelligence, and versatility. Though departed too soon, Weathers lived an impactful life doing what he loved. His presence and talents will be dearly missed. We’ve started the conversation. Now we want to hear from you!Want to continue the discussion with us? Agree or disagree with what we talked about, or add your own thoughts? We’ve got options for you!Matthew@TheEthicalPanda.comEthicalPanda77TheEthicalPandaTheEthicalPandaTheEthicalPandaSuperhero Ethics on TruStory.FMWant to support the podcast AND get ad-free episodes and bonus content? Become a supporting member of The Ethical Panda Podcasts! Members get access to bonus content with (almost) every ad-free episode of this and my other podcast, Star Wars Universe Podcast! Plus, you'll be showing your support for this show, and all things Ethical Panda. Visit our home on TruStory FM to learn more and kickstart your subscription today!Read more about the results of the WGA strike here.Read more about the results of the SAG-AFTRA strike here.

Duration:00:47:08

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Dune on Page & Screen

2/27/2024
Matthew Fox is joined by Dr. Steven Cox to dive deep into the classic sci-fi novel Dune, and how it is often portrayed on screen and in other media. They analyze the complex themes around religion, politics, colonialism, and the dangers of charismatic leaders that author Frank Herbert weaves throughout his epic saga. Matthew and Steven compare and contrast Herbert's original vision to the various film and TV adaptations, examining how the nuance and messaging has often been lost or skewed over the years.Key TakeawaysOther TopicsMember Bonus content: we talk about what parts of the story we think we’ll see in the upcoming Dune Part 2! We’ve started the conversation. Now we want to hear from you!Want to continue the discussion with us? Agree or disagree with what we talked about, or add your own thoughts? We’ve got options for you!Matthew@TheEthicalPanda.comEthicalPanda77TheEthicalPandaTheEthicalPandaTheEthicalPandaSuperhero Ethics on TruStory.FMWant to support the podcast AND get ad-free episodes and bonus content? Become a supporting member of The Ethical Panda Podcasts! Members get access to bonus content with (almost) every ad-free episode of this and my other podcast, Star Wars Universe Podcast! Plus, you'll be showing your support for this show, and all things Ethical Panda. Visit our home on TruStory FM to learn more and kickstart your subscription today!Read more about the results of the WGA strike here.Read more about the results of the SAG-AFTRA strike here.

Duration:00:52:04

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Avatar: The Last Airbender • Episodes 7-8

2/26/2024
Matthew Fox reunites with guests Riki Hayashi and Paul Hoppe to wrap up their deep dive into Netflix's live action take on Avatar: The Last Airbender. Did the last two episodes stick the landing or fall short?In the intro, Matthew notes rising excitement across the four days while Riki felt genuine disappointment. Did Paul land closer to one side or the other?Key Discussion Questions:Other Questions Tackled:In conclusion, despite significant flaws, Riki and Paul want season two renewed for the cast and crew's sake. But will it stay true to the essence of Avatar going forward? We’ve started the conversation. Now we want to hear from you!Want to continue the discussion with us? Agree or disagree with what we talked about, or add your own thoughts? We’ve got options for you!Matthew@TheEthicalPanda.comEthicalPanda77TheEthicalPandaTheEthicalPandaTheEthicalPandaSuperhero Ethics on TruStory.FMWant to support the podcast AND get ad-free episodes and bonus content? Become a supporting member of The Ethical Panda Podcasts! Members get access to bonus content with (almost) every ad-free episode of this and my other podcast, Star Wars Universe Podcast! Plus, you'll be showing your support for this show, and all things Ethical Panda. Visit our home on TruStory FM to learn more and kickstart your subscription today!Read more about the results of the WGA strike here.Read more about the results of the SAG-AFTRA strike here.

Duration:01:46:49

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Avatar: The Last Airbender • Episodes 5-6

2/25/2024
In this episode of Superhero Ethics, Riki Hayashi and Paul Hoppe join host Matthew Fox and have an insightful discussion about the latest two episodes of Netflix’s live-action adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender.We explore questions like:Other topics covered:With plenty of laughs, thoughtful criticism, and Avatar fandom analysis, this is a lively discussion you won’t want to miss! Tune in to hear Matthew, Riki, and Paul’s takes on the next installments of Netflix’s ambitious Avatar adaptation. We’ve started the conversation. Now we want to hear from you!Want to continue the discussion with us? Agree or disagree with what we talked about, or add your own thoughts? We’ve got options for you!Matthew@TheEthicalPanda.comEthicalPanda77TheEthicalPandaTheEthicalPandaTheEthicalPandaSuperhero Ethics on TruStory.FMWant to support the podcast AND get ad-free episodes and bonus content? Become a supporting member of The Ethical Panda Podcasts! Members get access to bonus content with (almost) every ad-free episode of this and my other podcast, Star Wars Universe Podcast! Plus, you'll be showing your support for this show, and all things Ethical Panda. Visit our home on TruStory FM to learn more and kickstart your subscription today!Read more about the results of the WGA strike here.Read more about the results of the SAG-AFTRA strike here.

Duration:01:21:40

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Avatar: The Last Airbender • Episodes 3-4

2/24/2024
"Secret Tunnel," Bumi, Cabbages - the whimsy is back!Riki Hayashi and Paul Hoppe join host Matthew Fox to talk about episodes 3-4 of Netflix's live-action adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender.Topics we discuss include: We’ve started the conversation. Now we want to hear from you!Want to continue the discussion with us? Agree or disagree with what we talked about, or add your own thoughts? We’ve got options for you!Matthew@TheEthicalPanda.comEthicalPanda77TheEthicalPandaTheEthicalPandaTheEthicalPandaSuperhero Ethics on TruStory.FMWant to support the podcast AND get ad-free episodes and bonus content? Become a supporting member of The Ethical Panda Podcasts! Members get access to bonus content with (almost) every ad-free episode of this and my other podcast, Star Wars Universe Podcast! Plus, you'll be showing your support for this show, and all things Ethical Panda. Visit our home on TruStory FM to learn more and kickstart your subscription today!Read more about the results of the WGA strike here.Read more about the results of the SAG-AFTRA strike here.

Duration:01:28:44

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Avatar: The Last Airbender • Episodes 1-2

2/23/2024
The release of Netflix’s live-action adaptation of the beloved animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender has finally arrived. Join hosts Matthew Fox, Riki Hayashi, and Paul Hoppe for a spoiler-filled discussion of the first two episodes.After initial skepticism and comparison to the original animated series, the hosts agree there is promise but an overall different tone, mood and portrayal of some key characters like Aang and Iroh. However, strong performances shine through from actors like Dallas Liu as Prince Zuko, Ian Ousley as Sokka, and the surprise chemistry between Sokka and Suki. The episode also explores deeper moral issues not introduced in the animated series until much later.Key topics covered:Despite flaws, most glaring for devoted fans of the original, there remains potential in this new grounded, live-action take on Aang’s epic journey. Stay tuned for the hosts’ breakdown of episodes 3 and 4 coming soon. We’ve started the conversation. Now we want to hear from you!Want to continue the discussion with us? Agree or disagree with what we talked about, or add your own thoughts? We’ve got options for you!Matthew@TheEthicalPanda.comEthicalPanda77TheEthicalPandaTheEthicalPandaTheEthicalPandaSuperhero Ethics on TruStory.FMWant to support the podcast AND get ad-free episodes and bonus content? Become a supporting member of The Ethical Panda Podcasts! Members get access to bonus content with (almost) every ad-free episode of this and my other podcast, Star Wars Universe Podcast! Plus, you'll be showing your support for this show, and all things Ethical Panda. Visit our home on TruStory FM to learn more and kickstart your subscription today!Read more about the results of the WGA strike here.Read more about the results of the SAG-AFTRA strike here.

Duration:01:37:35

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Avatar: The Last Airbender • Primer, Part 2

2/21/2024
In this episode of the Superhero Ethics podcast, Matthew Fox, Paul Hoppe, and Riki Hayashi continue their in-depth discussion of the beloved animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender. They dive deeper into the complex characters and themes that have made the show a timeless classic, exploring the nuances that have inspired fans for decades, and how they will translate into the Netflix live action version, coming out soon.Key Points:Other Topics Covered:Bonus content for members about the various romances in the show! We’ve started the conversation. Now we want to hear from you!Want to continue the discussion with us? Agree or disagree with what we talked about, or add your own thoughts? We’ve got options for you!Matthew@TheEthicalPanda.comEthicalPanda77TheEthicalPandaTheEthicalPandaTheEthicalPandaSuperhero Ethics on TruStory.FMWant to support the podcast AND get ad-free episodes and bonus content? Become a supporting member of The Ethical Panda Podcasts! Members get access to bonus content with (almost) every ad-free episode of this and my other podcast, Star Wars Universe Podcast! Plus, you'll be showing your support for this show, and all things Ethical Panda. Visit our home on TruStory FM to learn more and kickstart your subscription today!Read more about the results of the WGA strike here.Read more about the results of the SAG-AFTRA strike here.

Duration:01:15:17

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Avatar: The Last Airbender • Primer, Part 1

2/20/2024
The animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender, which originally ran from 2005-2008, captured the hearts and minds of viewers around the world with its groundbreaking storytelling. With the live-action Netflix adaptation on the horizon, now is the perfect time to revisit the original series and rediscover what made it so special, as well as discuss hopes and concerns about how those aspects will translate to live-action. Riki and Paul join Matthew in exploring the show’s profound redemption arcs, compelling characters, and deep moral resonance.Note: there was so much to say, we had to split the episode into two parts! Special bonus content for members on the romances in the show will come at the end of part 2.Key points:Other topics covered: We’ve started the conversation. Now we want to hear from you!Want to continue the discussion with us? Agree or disagree with what we talked about, or add your own thoughts? We’ve got options for you!Matthew@TheEthicalPanda.comEthicalPanda77TheEthicalPandaTheEthicalPandaTheEthicalPandaSuperhero Ethics on TruStory.FMWant to support the podcast AND get ad-free episodes and bonus content? Become a supporting member of The Ethical Panda Podcasts! Members get access to bonus content with (almost) every ad-free episode of this and my other podcast, Star Wars Universe Podcast! Plus, you'll be showing your support for this show, and all things Ethical Panda. Visit our home on TruStory FM to learn more and kickstart your subscription today!Read more about the results of the WGA strike here.Read more about the results of the SAG-AFTRA strike here.

Duration:01:06:40

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Frankenstein & the Making of Monsters

2/13/2024
Who is the true monster in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein? Who was Mary Shelley, what was she saying in this novel, and why is the novel so different from how it is remembered and portrayed in popular culture? 19th-century English literature student extraordinaire Danielle WrittenInTheStars joins us to dissect the book, the author, and how to understand it in the context in which it was written. Plus, we debate which film adaptation we think is most faithful.Member Bonus content: Danielle and I delve into the upcoming final season of Star Wars: The Bad Batch! We’ve started the conversation. Now we want to hear from you!Want to continue the discussion with us? Agree or disagree with what we talked about, or add your own thoughts? We’ve got options for you!Matthew@TheEthicalPanda.comEthicalPanda77TheEthicalPandaTheEthicalPandaTheEthicalPandaSuperhero Ethics on TruStory.FMWant to support the podcast AND get ad-free episodes and bonus content? Become a supporting member of The Ethical Panda Podcasts! Members get access to bonus content with (almost) every ad-free episode of this and my other podcast, Star Wars Universe Podcast! Plus, you'll be showing your support for this show, and all things Ethical Panda. Visit our home on TruStory FM to learn more and kickstart your subscription today!Read more about the results of the WGA strike here.Read more about the results of the SAG-AFTRA strike here.

Duration:01:07:57

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Percy Jackson on Screen & Page

2/1/2024
The final episode of the Disney+ TV show Percy Jackson and the Olympians is out, and we're discussing it. We talk about what we loved about the books and what did and didn't work in the show.Topics covered include:Bonus content for members: We’ve started the conversation. Now we want to hear from you!Want to continue the discussion with us? Agree or disagree with what we talked about, or add your own thoughts? We’ve got options for you!Matthew@TheEthicalPanda.comEthicalPanda77TheEthicalPandaTheEthicalPandaTheEthicalPandaSuperhero Ethics on TruStory.FMWant to support the podcast AND get ad-free episodes and bonus content? Become a supporting member of The Ethical Panda Podcasts! Members get access to bonus content with (almost) every ad-free episode of this and my other podcast, Star Wars Universe Podcast! Plus, you'll be showing your support for this show, and all things Ethical Panda. Visit our home on TruStory FM to learn more and kickstart your subscription today!Read more about the results of the WGA strike here.Read more about the results of the SAG-AFTRA strike here.

Duration:01:03:37