The Protagonist Podcast #142: Indiana Jones in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (Film 1989) “Don’t call me Junior!”

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Todd and Joe are joined by special guest Pete Mummert from The Indiana Jones Minute Podcast to talk about Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. They talk about the logical problems but perfect tone of the film, the amazing action sequences, and the great father/son dynamic.

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The Protagonist Podcast #141: Nimona in Nimona (Comic 2015) “I’m a shark!”

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Joe and Todd are joined by John Darowski to talk about Nimona from the graphic novel Nimona by Noelle Stevenson. They talk about trauma, disruption versus maintaining the status quo, and shape shifters.

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The Protagonist Podcast #140: River Song in Dr. Who “Silence in the Library” (S04E08) and “Forest of the Dead” (S04E09) (TV 2008) “I trust that man to the end of the Universe. And, actually, we’ve been.”

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Podcaster extraordinaire Crystal Beth joins Todd and Joe for a great discussion about River Song from two amazing episodes of the TV show Dr. Who.

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The Protagonist Podcast #139: Stanley Yelnats in Holes (Novel 1998) “It was all because of his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig stealing-great-great-grandfather!”

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Joe and Todd discuss Stanley Yelnats and Hector Zeroni from the novel Holes. They talk about the structural perfection of the plot and the character arcs.

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The Protagonist Podcast #138: Philip Marlowe in The Big Sleep (Film 1946) “I’m getting cuter every minute.”

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Todd finally gets to talk about film noir! Joe and Todd are talking about Phillip Marlowe from the classic 1946 film The Big Sleep. They wonder if the plot makes any sense, praise the atmosphere of the film, and debate Marlowe’s motivations.

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The Protagonist Podcast #137: Squirrel Girl/Doreen Green in The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Vol. 1 (Comic 2015) “We’re here to kick butts and eat nuts!”

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Todd and Joe discuss The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, one of the happiest comics they’ve read in a long time. They talk about subverting superhero tropes, the whimsy in the series, and the motivations for the character.

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The Protagonist Podcast #136: Chuck Bartowski in Chuck (TV 2007) “Chuck is the computer.”

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Joe and Todd talk about Chuck Bartowski from the TV show Chuck. They discuss the spy genre, issues of technology as explored in pop culture, and the overall charm of the show.

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The Protagonist Podcast #135: Ged/Sparrowhawk in A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin (Novel 1968) “Infinite are the arguments of mages.”

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Todd and Joe are joined by returning guest Kjerste Christensen to discuss Ged from A Wizard of Earthsea. They talk about the novel’s place as a foundational text in the fantasy genre, what Le Guin did to make her text unique, and the internal threat Ged faces.

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The Protagonist Podcast #134: Conor Lawlor in Sing Street (Film 2016) “For brothers everywhere”

 

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Joe and Todd talk about Conor from the film Sing Street. Topics of discussion include the role of brothers in the story, the nature of inspirational films, the delicate balance of pessimistic realism and optimistic wish fulfillment.

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The Protagonist Podcast #133: Benjamin Franklin Gates in National Treasure (Film 2004) “I’m going to steal the Declaration of Independence.”

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Todd and Joe are joined by Ben Phillips to discuss Benjamin Gates in National Treasure. We delight in the implausibilities of the plot, talk about plot versus character, and discuss judging a film based on what it’s trying to do.

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