Protagonist Podcast #205: The cast of WKRP in Cincinnati in “Turkeys Away” (TV 1978) “As God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.”

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Special guest Todd Petersen joins Joe to talk about the classic Thanksgiving themed episode from WKRP in Cincinnati titled “Turkeys Away.” They talk about the character motivations for the plot, the use of tragedy as a comedic parody, and the use of editing to tell jokes that aren’t on screen.

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Protagonist Podcast #204: Ayden and Zoe from Return of the Dapper Men (Comic 2010) “But most of all, she continued to inspire him.”

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Special guest John Darowski joins Joe Darowski to discuss the graphic novel Return of the Dapper Men which was written by Jim McCann with art by Janet Lee. While discussing this fairy taleu-esque story of a boy named Ayden and a robot girl named Zoe who try and help a world where time has stopped, they address the nature of fairy tale, the philosophical underpinnings of the work, and Janet Lee’s incredible art style.

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Protagonist Podcast #203: Dave Kovic in Dave (Film 1993) “We’re walking. We’re walking.”

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Special guest Kjerste Christensen joins Joe Darowski to discuss Dave Kovic from the film Dave. They discuss how the film holds up surprisingly well, the quality of Kevin Kline’s performance, and how strong acting, writing, and directing elevate the entire film.

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Protagonist Podcast #202: Victor Frankenstein and the Creature in Frankenstein (Novel 1818) “It is true, we shall be monsters…”

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Special guest John Darowski joins Joe to discuss Victor Frankenstein and the Creature from Mary Shelley’s classic 1818 novel, Frankenstein. They talk the difference between terror and horror, the nature of monstrosity (spoiler, they’re both monsters), and the philosophy explored in the novel.

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Protagonist Podcast #201: Gomez and Morticia Addams in The Addams Family (Film 1991) “With God as my witness, I am that fool!”

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Special Guest Kjerste Christensen joins Joe to talk about Gomez and Morticia from The Addams Family film. They discuss the history of The Addams Family in pop culture, how the macabre blends with traditional family portrayals, and also if Gomez is at fault for what happens to the family in this movie.

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Protagonist Podcast #200: Todd’s Farewell Special

It’s our 200th episode special and our farewell to Todd special! We are 200 episodes in and Todd is hanging up his podcaster cape. We discuss our podcast origins, some of the episodes that stand out, and respond to listener feedback. We’re looking forward to what comes next, but this is definitely an end of a chapter in The Protagonist Podcast.

The Protagonist Podcast #199: Halloween Special 2018: Monster Draft! “I know it wasn’t a competition, but Todd won.”

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Todd and Joe are joined by returning all-star Todd Petersen for the Halloween Special 2018. Producer Andrew has chosen 13 supernatural or spooky categories, and we each draft a Halloween team. Some very unexpected choices follow.

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The Protagonist Podcast #198: Suzy Hendrix in Wait Until Dark (Film 1967) “Mr. Roat, are you looking at me?”

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Todd and Joe are talking about Suzy Hendrix from the film Wait Until Dark. After getting lost down a rabbit hole of Audrey Hepburn trivia, they discuss convoluted villainous plans, whether or not her husband is a jerk, and the strength of Hepburn’s performance.

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The Protagonist Podcast #197: The Entire Cast in Lark Rise to Candleford S03E03 (TV 2010) “Turbulent spirits can come in many guises.”

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This week, Todd and Joe are talking about the cast from Lark Rise to Candleford. They discuss periods of transition, varying interpretations of art, and the universal struggle of parenting an adolescent.

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The Protagonist Podcast #196: Peter, Susan, Edmond, and Lucy in The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe (Novel 1950) “Once a king or queen of Narnia, always a king or queen of Narnia.”

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Todd and Joe are talking about The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis. They discuss how much of a jerk Edmund is at the start, which characters have an arc, and whether the story functions without the allegorical elements.

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