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Joker Review: Hegel’s Master and Slave Theory and Social Change

Joker Review: Hegel’s Master and Slave Theory and Social Change

October 14, 2019

What is the underlining ideology of the the movie Joker, and what's its stance regarding the ability of different populations to work together for the common good? In our first podcast review of Todd Phillips' Joker, starring Joaquin Pheonix, therapist Noga Ariel Galor joins Gil Kidron on the podcast to psychoanalyze the way the movie portrays the masses and their relationship with the 1%, through Sigmund Freud, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Donald Winnicott and Jessica Benjamin.

Epidemics and Pandemics in Movies

Epidemics and Pandemics in Movies

September 23, 2019

In this Science in Movies podcast Gil again welcomes Rutger, this time to talk about how global epidemics (known as pandemics) have been portrayed in movies. We talk about Outbreak (1993), Contagion (2011), Philadelphia (1993), and Black Death (2010). We discuss the scientific aspects of these epidemics, fact-check their movie versions, how they have affected society in the past or will affect us in the future, and how the depiction of pandemics has evolved in the past few decades.

Israeli Elections Review: Bibi Lost! We Won!! (Sort of)

Israeli Elections Review: Bibi Lost! We Won!! (Sort of)

September 22, 2019

For the second time in 2019 - Israelis went to the polls, to elections that were unlike any previous elections. Thankfully, we evaded the worst and acting prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to get the majority he needed to evade corruption charges. And not for lack of trying: he tried to postpone the elections by initiating a war, broke election laws several times and incited against the Israeli Arabs population. Gil Kidron speaks with Got Academy patron Ariella Yashar about it all. For the full Patreon exclusive podcast https://www.patreon.com/posts/30153314.

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.

Why Machine Learning Failed to Predict Game of Thrones

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.

Dangerous “Nice Guys” in Movies: Snape, Jorah and Jacob

Dangerous “Nice Guys” in Movies: Snape, Jorah and Jacob

June 17, 2019

In our second Social Justice in Movies podcast, Gil Kidron welcomes new collaborator Dr. Ashley Phillips. In this conversation, we talk about the "nice guy" archetype in movies, and not the kind of nice guy we automatically think about, the teddy bear kind who just wants to help and then finishes last. More like the guy who thinks that if he does certain things that are considered "nice", he's entitled to get the girl.

Analysis of the Israeli April 9, 2019 Election Results

Analysis of the Israeli April 9, 2019 Election Results

April 10, 2019

The Israeli elections were held on April 9, Gil records his initial thoughts a day later before the dust completely settles. The final results have since been reported, and Netanyahu's coalition will number 65 out of 120 seats, and he will have a hard time that he would have hoped to promote laws that will prevent the Attorney General from indicting him and taking him to trial on three counts, one of them of bribery.

Psychoanalyzing Sexual Assault Victims

Psychoanalyzing Sexual Assault Victims

March 28, 2019

In this podcast Noga Ariel Galor explains to Gil Kidron the damage to the psyche of sexual assault victims and how do they cope with this damage for the rest of their lives.

Psychoanalyzing Sexual Predators

Psychoanalyzing Sexual Predators

March 28, 2019

In this podcast Gil Kidron and Noga Ariel Galor discuss, in the light of the emerging #metoo movement, the psyche and motivations behind sexual predators.

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