The Protagonist Podcast #143: Flavia de Luce in The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Novel 2009) “I was me, I was Flavia. And I loved myself, even if no one else did.”

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Joe and Todd talk about Flavia de Luce from the novel The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley. They talk about young protagonists in grown up situations, the balance of a sad story and a bright tone, and the interconnected relationships of a broken family.

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#102: Tyler in Hero Bear and the Kid (2002-03) “100% nice 100% of the time”

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This week, Joe and Todd talk about Herobear and the Kid, a charming comic book written and drawn by Mike Kunkel. We discuss issues of belief, the surprisingly complex art and story, and the seasonal twist at the end.

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#067: Meg Murry in A Wrinkle in Time (Novel 1963) “Like is not equal!”

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This week, we talk about Meg Murry from the classic novel A Wrinkle in Time. We discuss big ideas versus narrative, the messages of the novel, and tie it all in to the novelization of the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film.

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#049: Big Bird in Christmas Eve on Sesame Street (TV 1978) “I think I froze my giblets.”

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Merry Christmas, listeners! Join Joe and Todd as they talk about Big Bird in the 1978 tv special Christmas on Sesame Street. They discuss the magic of Jim Henson’s creativity and Caroll Spinney’s amazing performance in the giant yellow feathered suit. Topics include Big Bird’s innocence (and his amazing ability to learn to ice skate), Oscar the Grouch’s surprising edginess, Bert and Ernie’s top-notch acting, the violently adorable interactions between children and Grover, and to top it all off: the true meaning of Christmas.

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#030: Special: Draft of Weird Children’s Films and TV Shows “I am so lost …”

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Special draft episode! Joe and Todd each try to select the most bizarre collection of children’s shows and movies that have ever been made. Please let us know about any strange kid’s shows we missed.

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