Hi all! We have another re-run for you guys today. It’s one of my
favorites and I hope you enjoy it. I recorded a short BRAND NEW BONUS
INTRO for this episode in which I give a couple of new random recs.
Enjoy and we will see you in a couple weeks.
Original Show Notes:
everyone! Today we have some new excitingness for you! We introduce a
segment called “Strength of Character” where we discuss our favorite
characters from any medium or genre and explain why we love them. Our
definition of “strength” is not “most kickass” nor even “most likeable”.
Instead, we want to identify those characters that keep us coming back
to the same shows, films, and books over and over and what makes them so
intriguing. First nominees: Capt. John Yossarian and Lorelai Gilmore.
How’s that for variety?
Next up, we discuss retrofuturism! Flying
cars, floating homes, robot butlers, and nuclear powered everything.
Why were these tropes so popular? What are our favorite pop culture
representations? We wrestle with the complicated concepts of viewing the
future from the past, viewing the past from the future, and viewing
both simultaneously from the present. We also discover we both
experience nostalgia for a future that never came to pass with our
discussion of Tomorrowland. Plus, discussions of classic and modern
science fiction and visits to the World’s Fair and colonies on Mars.
we have our random recommendations, wherein Meg chats about her
long-term love of Project Runway and Jen discusses her newly minted
passion for Bob’s Burgers.
As always, our intro/outro music is “We are Highscore” by Krackatoa.
Thanks for listening!