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Game of Thrones Historical Review | Middle Ages, Renaissance, Trotsky and Napoleon

Game of Thrones Historical Review | Middle Ages, Renaissance, Trotsky and Napoleon

May 28, 2019

Now that Game of Thrones season 8 is behind us and the conclusion is that the 7 kingdoms are now two kingdoms made up of 6+1, with Bran Stark king in the south and Sansa Stark Queen in the North, Dr. Rutger Vos, evolutionary biologist and history buff, and Gil Kidron, sit down to break down the conclusion from a historical and political point of view. What happened to the decline in feudalism? To British history? Is Bran the Dalai Lama or the Fisher King? Is Daenerys Targaryen Stalin, Trotsky or Napoleon? We talk Game of Thrones and history!


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Science in Movies: Apeman Evolution | 2001 Space Odyssey, Planet of the Apes, Altered States

Science in Movies: Apeman Evolution | 2001 Space Odyssey, Planet of the Apes, Altered States

May 21, 2019

We launch our new series of podcast episodes - science in movies! With Dr. Rutger Vos, an evolutionary biologist from Leiden University and Naturalis Biodiversity Center, both in The Netherlands. In our inaugural science podcast episode we talk about the evolution of humans from apes, and how this theme is portrayed in movies. Our movies of choice: the original Planet of the Apes (1968), 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) and Altered States (1980). What do these movies say about how we view ourselves? Our predecessors? Our evolution? And what do they say about the scientific thought when they were made.


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Which Captain America Movie Is The Best One?

Which Captain America Movie Is The Best One?

May 15, 2019

We continue our Avengers Marvel podcast episode series, as Gil Kidron and Theo Gangi debate which one of the Captain America movies is the best one - Captain America The First Avenger, Captain America Winter Soldier or Captain America Civil War. Your answer depends on what you put a premium on: history, storytelling, villains?

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Avengers Endgame Review | The Biggest Small Movie of All Time (Spoilers)

Avengers Endgame Review | The Biggest Small Movie of All Time (Spoilers)

May 6, 2019

Finally, our Avengers Endgame review is here! Gil Kidron and Theo Gangi discuss how the Russo Brothers accomplished this incredible achievement of creating a gigantic superhero movie about an intergalactic war full of CGI - that feels like an emotionally personal movie. Tony Stark/Ironman, Captain America/Steve Rogers, Thor, the Hulk, Nebula - all had fulfilling arcs that left us wanting more.

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History in Movies: Ancient Greece | Troy, 300, Alexander

History in Movies: Ancient Greece | Troy, 300, Alexander

April 30, 2019

Welcome to our first History in Movies podcast! Gil Kidron and Dr. Rutger Vos, a huge history buff, are breaking down three movies from the classical period, to learn more about Ancient Greece, about the time where the movies were made, and about how things look different today. For this podcast episode we review the movies Troy, 300 and Alexander.

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Breaking Bad is a Show About ANGRY WHITE MEN | Social Justice On Screen

Breaking Bad is a Show About ANGRY WHITE MEN | Social Justice On Screen

April 24, 2019

We're launching our new podcast series of social justice on screen with Eliana Cohen, breaking down one of the best shows of all time, Breaking Bad, as a predictive cultural event that is about angry middle-aged white men who feel that the world has been taken away from them. When Walter White learns that he has cancer, he resorts to violence, which only grows as the story moves forward. Yet still, we root for him because of he feels aggrieved that things are not the way he wanted them to be. Eliana is doing her Ph.D. in social psychology. 

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Marvel: Thanos’ Hero’s Journey

Marvel: Thanos’ Hero’s Journey

April 15, 2019

Welcome to our first Marvelous podcast series! Novelist, writing professor and literature professor Theo Gangi join Gil Kidron to break down Marvel movies from every direction, angle and point of view we want/can: mythology, psychology, personal, and comic.

In this podcast we look at the villain of Avengers Infinity War, Thanos, through the lens of Joseph Cambell's Hero's Journey, a widely used arc in Hollywood writing that has its roots in human myths from all around the world.

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High Society: The Rise of Benjamin Netanyahu - PART 2

High Society: The Rise of Benjamin Netanyahu - PART 2

April 12, 2019

In this High Society podcast, we go for a doco-style description of the person we hate the most - eternal Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu. In this part 2, we talk about how Bibi was Trump before Trump, broke all the rules and used divisive tactics to cause friction and alienation that turned him into a formidable politician who is very hard to beat.

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High Society: The Story of Benjamin Netanyahu - PART 1

High Society: The Story of Benjamin Netanyahu - PART 1

April 12, 2019

In this High Society podcast, we go for a doco-style description of the person we hate the most - eternal Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, his hangup because his brother was better than him, and his key role in the incitement against Yitzhak Rabin that eventually led to his assassination.

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