Got Academy Podcast
Science in Movies: Natural Disasters | Armageddon, Day After Tomorrow, a Volcano Movie

Science in Movies: Natural Disasters | Armageddon, Day After Tomorrow, a Volcano Movie

July 8, 2019

In this Science in Movies podcast Gil Kidron again welcomes Dr. Rutger Vos, an evolutionary biologist from Leiden University and Naturalis Biodiversity Center, both in The Netherlands - this time to talk about natural disasters on an unprecedented scale: asteroids, sudden climate change, and the eruption of a supervolcano. We break down the science, fact check it and review the way movies portrayed these disasters at the time they were made. The movies are Armageddon (1998), The Day After Tomorrow (2004) and Supervolcano (2005).


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Gotributor Nets Katz: The Rise and Fall of Fandoms, And Taking Over The World

Gotributor Nets Katz: The Rise and Fall of Fandoms, And Taking Over The World

July 1, 2019

Welcome Mathematician Nets Katz to the Got Academy Podcast to talk to Gil Kidron as part of Got Academy Gotributor special offer! Nets is a veteran of several fantasy and sci-fi fandoms, since he was a kid in the 70s, and he has strong opinions on George R R Martin's role in those fandoms, and the basic flaw in the very concept of fandoms.


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Gotributor Ganna: The Starks’ Russian Soul | In and Out Groups

Gotributor Ganna: The Starks’ Russian Soul | In and Out Groups

June 27, 2019

Welcome Ganna to the Got Academy Podcast to talk to Gil Kidron as part of Got Academy Gotributor special offer! Ganna, a twice immigrant Russian Ukranian, who lived in the US and now lives in Tokyo, explores the ideas of in-group and out-group, shares about The Russian Soul concept and life in Japan.


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History in Movies: King Arthur | Excalibur, King Arthur, The Holy Grail

History in Movies: King Arthur | Excalibur, King Arthur, The Holy Grail

June 24, 2019

In this History in Movies podcast, Gil Kidron and Dr. Rutger Vos, a huge history buff, are breaking down three movies centered around the Arthurian Myth, to learn more about the different legends are Arthur, the historical details, the mythical additions, the way the story changed throughout history, what it says about the 3rd century Roman era Britiain, about the time these movies were made, and about our present days.


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Gotributor Casey Koons: Remaking Game of Thrones Through Live Action?

Gotributor Casey Koons: Remaking Game of Thrones Through Live Action?

June 20, 2019

Welcome Casey Koons to the Got Academy Podcast to talk to Gil Kidron as part of Got Academy Gotributor special offer! Casey, a cloud engineer, shares a meeting that he had with HBO in 2016, about remaking Game of Thrones as a more faithful adaptation of A Song of Ice and Fire, through scanning the books, using the likeness of the actors and the existing art and locations to produce a live action show.


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Social Justice in Movies: Snape, Jorah, Jacob | Nice Guys and Where To Find Them

Social Justice in Movies: Snape, Jorah, Jacob | Nice Guys and Where To Find Them

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 kinda 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. 


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Gotributor Michael Talley: The Iron Bank vs Medieval and Modern Economics

Gotributor Michael Talley: The Iron Bank vs Medieval and Modern Economics

June 13, 2019

Welcome Michael Talley to our podcast to talk to Gil Kidron as part of Got Academy Gotributor special offer! Michael, an economics major, focused on the Iron Bank, its role in Game of Thrones / A Song of Ice and Fire and its parallels to medieval economic history and how it connects to our modern economy and politics. 


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HBO’s Chernobyl: Historical, Political and Scientific Analysis | Mocking USSR, Chernobyl’s Nature Today

HBO’s Chernobyl: Historical, Political and Scientific Analysis | Mocking USSR, Chernobyl’s Nature Today

June 10, 2019

HBO's Chernobyl mini-series has been a smash hit with audiences and critics alike, lauded for its brutal realism, historical accuracy, cinematography and great acting. In this podcast, Gil Kidron and Dr. Rutger Vos, an evolutionary biologist from Leiden University and Naturalis Biodiversity Center, both in The Netherlands, break down the main political messages in Chernobyl, the depiction of the USSR in light of the (mis)handling of the disaster, relate it to current politics and geopolitics in the age of climate change, and talk about the state of nature in and around Chernobyl today.


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How Does GoT Season 8 Affect Prequels, HBO vs Disney, Netflix & Amazon

How Does GoT Season 8 Affect Prequels, HBO vs Disney, Netflix & Amazon

June 3, 2019

Welcome to another conversation with novelist, Literature Prof. and Writing Prof. Theo Gangi and Gil Kidron. In this podcast we talk about the bigger picture of the Game of Thrones season 8 disaster, what it means for HBO now that they have stiff competition from streaming outlets like Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and very soon - Disney. How bad is the damage to the Game of Thrones and HBO brand with loads of Marvel shows coming up, with Lord of the Rings coming to Amazon along with The Expanse, and Netflix's sheer quantity of content? Will the prequels save them or doom them?

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Gotributor Mallory Aler: How Linguistics Foiled Daenerys’ Ambitions

Gotributor Mallory Aler: How Linguistics Foiled Daenerys’ Ambitions

May 30, 2019

Welcome to our inaugural Gotributor conversation with patron Mallory Aller!!!!! As part of Got Academy Gotributor special offer we invite $10 patrons to come on the podcast to review Game of Thrones from their own unique perspective and share their own insights. And Mallory, who's doing her Masters in linguistics, opens up for us a new way to look at Game of Thrones, through the power of language and the way that Game of Thrones characters use it. We talk about Daenerys' Common Tongue problem, Sansa's natural ability to speak the King's Landing dialect, how (book) Arya must be multi lingual in the deepest sense, and more.

 


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