Todd and Joe talk about one of TV's most entertaining set of best friends: Shawn and Gus from Psych. We discuss the the show's goofball tone, how much these two need each other, and take some time to acknowledge how great Juliet is too.
The Protagonist Podcast #087: Dr Strange in Dr. Strange: The Oath (Comic 2006-07) “The best that doctors can do is take care of the people who entrust their lives to us.”
The Protagonist Podcast #084: "It is a truth universally acknowledged ..." Lizzie Bennet in The Lizzie Bennet Diaries (mixed media 2012)
This week Joe and Todd are rejoined by special guest Kjerste Christensen to discuss the Lizzie Bennet Diaries. We talk about what is unique about a YouTube/social media adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and how in the world they managed to make Lydia a sympathetic character.
The Protagonist Podcast #080: "Only the deepest love will induce me into matrimony." Elizabeth Bennet in Pride and Prejudice (Film 2005)
This week, returning All-Star guest Kjerste Christensen joins Joe and Todd to discuss Elizabeth Bennet from the 2005 film adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. Listen as we discuss interpretations of Lizzie, tackle listener feedback about this film, and discover a shocking revelation.
The Protagonist Podcast #076: "If you don't run, you can't win." Harold Abrahams and Eric Liddell in Chariots of Fire (Film 1981)
This week, in a break from the usual format, we discuss favorite comic books and graphic novels. Joined by Todd Petersen and with Producer Andrew taking a larger role than usual, we recommend comic books ranging from superheroes to all-ages fantasy to non-fiction theoretical texts.
The Protagonist Podcast #074: "I feel like someone is trying to teach me something." Jeff Winger in Community (TV 2010-11)
The Protagonist Podcast #073: "Most maidens are perfectly capable of rescuing themselves." Celia Bowen in The Night Circus (Novel 2011) Part 2
In Part 2 of our Night Circus discussion we don't have a plot summary, so it's all discussion about Celia Bowen, Erin Morgenstern's writing, and the magic of the Night Circus. If you haven't already done so, go back and listen to Episode 71 for Part 1 of our Night Circus discussion with special guest, Kjerste Christensen.
This week, it's a special episode all about mothers. Producer Andrew chose several iconic orphans from popular culture, and Todd and Joe try to match them with iconic mothers from books, film, and television! Who keeps picking dead moms? Who is the better maternal matchmaker? Give a listen to find out.
The Protagonist Podcast #071: "The circus arrives without warning." Celia Bowen in The Night Circus (Novel 2011) Part 1
Have you ever wondered what the world would be like if the Marvel superheroes had been alive in 1602? Join us this week, we talk about the Marvel comic book 1602 by Neil Gaiman and Andy Kubert. Topics include the fun of "What if" stories, the power of narrative, and seeing familiar characters in unfamiliar settings.