In this episode we investigate the Disney+ series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and discuss how the Marvel Cinematic Universe represents or misrepresents themes of racism, activist politics, masculinity, and male friendship. We also examine the show’s depiction of men in therapy. Host Jonathan McIntosh is joined by writer and filmmaker Imran Siddiquee for this conversation.
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This podcast series offers a critical look at the meaning and messages embedded in movies, tv shows, and video games (just like our video essays on YouTube). New episodes are published once a month and feature in-depth discussion covering a range of sociopolitical issues including representations of race and masculinity.
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Audio production: Jonathan McIntosh
Intro music: Simon Stålenhag
Outro music: Rick Lopez