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The Expanse: Predicting the Year 2350 | Politics, Media, Culture, Language & Religion

The Expanse: Predicting the Year 2350 | Politics, Media, Culture, Language & Religion

July 22, 2019

In our Inaugural The Expanse podcast we take a look at the reality presented to us in The Expanse's year 2350 solar system. The evolution of human societies, cultures, languages, political establishments, media and religion. Dr Rutger Vos, evolutionary biologist from Leiden University and Naturalis Biodiversity Center, both in The Netherlands, joins Gil Kidron yet again, to dip our toes in everything The Expanse has to offer, with more yet to come. 


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Gotributor Francesca Lewis: Game of Thrones From An Existential Perspective | Albert Camus’ The Stranger

Gotributor Francesca Lewis: Game of Thrones From An Existential Perspective | Albert Camus’ The Stranger

July 18, 2019

Welcome Francesca Lewis to the Got Academy Podcast to talk to Gil Kidron as part of Got Academy Gotributor special offer! Francesca has studied creative writing, psychology and existentialism, and she applies the latter to the conclusion of Game of Thrones, being that the only reason Bran Stark becomes king is that the meaning we ascribe to his story are the most meaningful, at least according to Tyrion. Through existentialism, or absurdism, as Albert Camus' outlook on life is referred to, in his books The Stranger and The Myth of Sisyphus, we try to find if there is any meaning to Game of Thrones from our perspective, and from that of the characters.


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Reviewing The New Spider-Man | American And Outsider Perspectives

Reviewing The New Spider-Man | American And Outsider Perspectives

July 16, 2019

Welcome to another conversation with novelist, Literature Prof. and Writing Professor Theo Gangi and Gil Kidron. In this podcast we review Spider-Man Far From Home, the new spider-man installment, which has Peter Parker & Co travel to Europe and then fight Mysterio. Gil and Theo disagree, as Gil gives his non-American perspective of the depiction of Europe, with Dr. Rutger Vos, a Dutch man, coming in as a guest to lament the way The Netherlands was portrayed.

 


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Gotributor Teodor Zhelyazkov: Transferring Love from Tolkien to Martin, Immigrant Experience in Age of Brexit

Gotributor Teodor Zhelyazkov: Transferring Love from Tolkien to Martin, Immigrant Experience in Age of Brexit

July 10, 2019

Welcome Teodor Zhelyazkov to the Got Academy Podcast to talk to Gil Kidron as part of Got Academy Gotributor special offer! Teodor has been a diehard fan of JRR Tolkien's work, way beyond Lord of the Rings, and stayed away from Game of Thrones. Until he didn't. Then he binged five seasons in ONE WEEKEND (please consult your physicians before doing that) and never looked back, his appreciation for both stories only growing. We also dive into the immigrant experience of a young Bulgarian lad studying and working in Portsmouth, UK, in the age of Brexit, and similarities between South Eastern European psyche and the Mediterranean one.


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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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