About the Protagonist

Each week on The Protagonist we talk about a great character in a great story. Our mission is to discuss every notable character ever created.

We may be here awhile.

We scour novels, television, film, and comic books for fascinating characters, intriguing protagonists, and infuriating antagonists. Join us as we discuss the great moments that define a character and the unique traits that captivate audiences.

Contact Us 

email: feedback@protagonistpodcast.com
twitter: https://twitter.com/protagonistpod

Joseph Darowski

Joseph J. Darowski has a PhD in American Studies from Michigan State University. His research focuses on American popular culture, including comic books, television, and film. He is the author of X-Men and the Mutant Metaphor: Race and Gender in the Comics and the editor of the essay collections in The Ages of the Superheroes, including volumes on Superman, Wonder Woman, the X-Men, the Avengers, and forthcoming collections on Iron Man and the Incredible Hulk. You can email him at jdarowski@gmail.com

Todd Mack

Todd Kimball Mack has a PhD in Iberian and Latin American Cultures from Stanford University. He currently teaches Spanish language, literature, and culture at Southern Utah University. His research focuses on the intersection between art and everyday life, and on representations of autism in the humanities. He hangs out on Facebook and Pinterest, answers email at toddkmack@gmail.com, blogs at toddkmack.com and themackfamily.org, and tweets as @toddkmack.

Andrew Darowski (The Producer)

Andrew Darowski graduated from BYU in 2014 with a degree in American Studies and editing. His academic career was largely focused on deconstructive analysis of entertainment and culture in America, a passion that continues in his work as the producer for The Protagonist Podcast. While attending BYU he gained aural experiencing as a producer for BYU Radio where he produced segments on topics ranging from professional deception services to Giant African Land Snails to optimal lighting for creative vs analytical thinking. He hopes that The Protagonist Podcast is the first step towards a large and successful podcasting empire.

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