Got Academy Podcast
2019 Israeli Re-elections on Sept 17: Fire, Blood and Chaos Are Coming

2019 Israeli Re-elections on Sept 17: Fire, Blood and Chaos Are Coming

September 16, 2019

For the second time in 2019 - Israelis are headed to the polls, but these elections are unlike any previous elections, because if current prime minister Benjamin Bibi Netanyahu gets his way - he'll be able to form a ruling coalition with the most racist, vile and violent parts of Israeli society in a coordinated effort to avoid standing trial on corruption charges, while dismantling what is left of Israel's democratic identity, replacing it with a strongman state, backed by factions who seek violence and apartheid. There are several better scenarios too - Gil Kidron elaborates on some of them in this shortened version and on all of them in the complete podcast, exclusively for patrons on https://www.patreon.com/posts/29981054

Or go to our Patreon page on https://www.patreon.com/gotacademy


Got Academy on social media:

▸ YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqBYWvKcQCk5JbRQbO05X0w
▸ Twitter https://twitter.com/GOT_Academy
▸ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/gotacademy/

Mindhunter: A Show About Misunderstandings and Miscommunications?

Mindhunter: A Show About Misunderstandings and Miscommunications?

September 9, 2019

Mindhunter by David Fincher is a Netflix show about the history of profiling serial killers by the FBI. There are clear psychological and historical elements to it, but in our conversation with contributor Mallory Aler, who is doing her Masters in linguistics, we want to focus on the linguistic aspects: language, performance, procedures, and the politics and society from which those are born.

Follow Mallory on Twitter @mallort1


Got Academy on social media:

▸ YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqBYWvKcQCk5JbRQbO05X0w
▸ Twitter @GOT_Academy
▸ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/gotacademy/

Tarantino’s Obsession With DEATH - Noga Ariel Galor’s Psychological Review

Tarantino’s Obsession With DEATH - Noga Ariel Galor’s Psychological Review

September 2, 2019

In our first podcast review of Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood we talk about the death instinct in this movie and in the Tarantino filmography in general. And for this happy occasion we host our very own Noga Ariel Galor, on her first podcast appearance! She gives us the psychoanalytical angle on the various deaths in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: death of careers, characters, actual people who are about to die, people who actually died but are spared in this movie, and above all - the upcoming death of Tarantino's film career. 


Support us on Patreon:
https://www.patreon.com/gotacademy


Got Academy on social media:

▸ YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqBYWvKcQCk5JbRQbO05X0w
▸ Twitter https://twitter.com/GOT_Academy
▸ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/gotacademy/

The Boys on Amazon: Forget Everything You Know About Superheroes

The Boys on Amazon: Forget Everything You Know About Superheroes

August 26, 2019

Welcome to another conversation with novelist, Literature Prof. and Writing Professor Theo Gangi and Gil Kidron. In this podcast we review The Amazon Prime show - The Boys. The Boys takes a subversive take on the superhero genre and injects realism into it - how would these kinds of people be like if they were real. How would their existence affect our society, politically, geopolitically and economically. What kind of people would these superheroes be? Would they be kind and smart or ego maniacal assholes? We debate those issues and how current this adaption to the 2006 comic book series actually is. 


Support us on Patreon:
https://www.patreon.com/gotacademy


Got Academy on social media:

▸ YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqBYWvKcQCk5JbRQbO05X0w
▸ Twitter https://twitter.com/GOT_Academy
▸ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/gotacademy/


Theo Gangi on Twitter: https://twitter.com/tprgangi

Linguistic Thoughts on Chernobyl and Tarantino

Linguistic Thoughts on Chernobyl and Tarantino

August 19, 2019

There are so many ways to looks at stories, and in this podcast we're looking at a couple of them from a linguistic point of view, with Mallory Aler, who is doing her Masters in linguistics. We're talking about the hit HBO show Chernobyl, that takes place in Ukraine, with Russian-speaking people talking in British English, and about a couple of Tarantino movies that have several languages in them, mostly Inglorious Basterds and Kill Bill.

Follow Mallory on Twitter @mallort1


Got Academy on social media:

▸ YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqBYWvKcQCk5JbRQbO05X0w
▸ Twitter https://twitter.com/GOT_Academy
▸ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/gotacademy/

Gotributor Avi K: Using Clausewitz, Sun Tzu, Tank Warfare Strategies To Fight White Walkers

Gotributor Avi K: Using Clausewitz, Sun Tzu, Tank Warfare Strategies To Fight White Walkers

August 15, 2019

Welcome Avi K. to the Got Academy Podcast to talk to Gil Kidron as part of Got Academy Gotributor special offer! Avi harnesses military philosophers such as Carl von Clausewitz and Sun Tsu, the ancient Greek terms of strategy and tactics, and concepts of offense and defense, as well as the power of religion - to think about the best way to fight the Others / White Walkers.


Support us on Patreon: patreon.com/gotacademy

Give a one time donation: paypal.me/gotacademy


Got Academy on social media:

▸ YouTube youtube.com/channel/UCqBYWvKcQCk5JbRQbO05X0w
▸ Twitter twitter.com/GOT_Academy
▸ Facebook facebook.com/gotacademy

American vs European Comic Books: History, Culture, Social Commentary

American vs European Comic Books: History, Culture, Social Commentary

August 12, 2019

What are the main differences between the American and the European comic book? Their history, their political context, topics they choose to focus on, the culture they represent, and social commentary. Gil Kidron talks with American novelist, Literature Professor and Writing Professor Theo Gangi and Dutch evolutionary biologist Dr. Rutger Vos about Asterix, Tintin, Superman, Marvel, Stan Lee, Herge, Thorgal, Manga and much more.

We discuss the context in which the art form first boomed. The role of the Second World War, during which time the medium became politically polarized and a tool for propaganda. The post-war recovery, when new identities and narratives were being constructed and colonialism was winding down. The technological development, going from cheap serials to hardcover graphic novels. The professionalization of comics, when series started to be taken over by studios rather than the original authors. And the big question: why is Belgium a comics superpower? What is that reason for success in the medium on the part of some but not others?


Support us on Patreon:
https://www.patreon.com/gotacademy


Got Academy on social media:

▸ YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqBYWvKcQCk5JbRQbO05X0w
▸ Twitter https://twitter.com/GOT_Academy
▸ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/gotacademy/


Theo Gangi on Twitter: https://twitter.com/tprgangi
Rutger Vos on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rvosa


 Where to listen to the podcast:

▸ Google Play
▸ Apple Podcasts
▸ Spotify

History in Movies: Robin Hood | Trickle Up: How The Character Changes Over Time

History in Movies: Robin Hood | Trickle Up: How The Character Changes Over Time

August 5, 2019

In this History in Movies podcast, Gil Kidron and Dr. Rutger Vos are breaking down three Robin Hood movies, to learn how the image of Robin Hood has changed since its inception, throughout the centuries, and more specifically since its popular portrayal in the 1991 Kevin Costner Prince of Thieves, the 2010 Russel Crowe Robin Hood and the super political 2018 version. The presentation of a legendary character can tell us so much about the social and political values of the time, according to the changes and additions to it.


Support us on Patreon:
https://www.patreon.com/gotacademy


Where to listen to the podcast:

▸ Apple Podcasts https://apple.co/2yCeePm
▸ Spotify https://spoti.fi/2GKvM00


Got Academy on social media:

▸ YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqBYWvKcQCk5JbRQbO05X0w
▸ Twitter https://twitter.com/GOT_Academy
▸ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/gotacademy/


Rutger Vos on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rvosa

Gotributor Mitchell Dale: Why Machine Learning Failed to Predict Game of Thrones

Gotributor Mitchell Dale: Why Machine Learning Failed to Predict Game of Thrones

August 1, 2019

Welcome Mitchell Dale to the Got Academy Podcast to talk to Gil Kidron as part of Got Academy Gotributor special offer! Mitchell is into machine learning, and he applies this knowledge to breakdown how computers tried to predict the conclusion of Game of Thrones, and why they failed.


Support us on Patreon: 
https://www.patreon.com/gotacademy


Where to listen to the podcast:

▸ Apple https://apple.co/2LTrUOF
▸ Spotify https://spoti.fi/2LVRgeA


Got Academy on social media:

▸ YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqBYWvKcQCk5JbRQbO05X0w
▸ Twitter https://twitter.com/GOT_Academy
▸ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/gotacademy/

Stranger Things 3: Weaponized Nostalgia | Fukuyama, New Coke, & Broken Hearts

Stranger Things 3: Weaponized Nostalgia | Fukuyama, New Coke, & Broken Hearts

July 29, 2019

Are 1980s shopping 🛍 malls the best breeding grounds for capitalist monsters and zombies 🧟‍♂️? With divorce rates peaking, were the sickly sweet boy-gets-girl-in-the-end movies 🎥 of that time even believable for the kids living through it? Is there any ideology there or should we just crack open a (new!) Coke and enjoy the ride? Gil Kidron and Rutger Vos have a love fest over Stranger Things 3. Alert 🚨: spoilers. And another alert 🚨: there is some singing. Proceed with caution and at your own risk.


Support us on Patreon:
https://www.patreon.com/gotacademy


Where to listen to the podcast:

▸ Apple Podcasts https://apple.co/2MlAlSc
▸ Spotify https://spoti.fi/2Yp22A9


Got Academy on social media:

▸ YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqBYWvKcQCk5JbRQbO05X0w
▸ Twitter https://twitter.com/GOT_Academy
▸ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/gotacademy/


Rutger Vos on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rvosa