The Protagonist Podcast #164: Mary Jane Watson in Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane (Comic 2007) “What would you say to going out some time?”

Description

Todd and Joe talk about Mary Jane from the comic book Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane. They discuss the significance of high school emotions, the blending of superheroes and adolescent drama, and one of a Todd’s favorite artistic portrayals in comic books.

Continue reading

The Protagonist Podcast #113: Special: Valentines Day 2017 “I’ll never be as bad as my grandpa!”

Description

In our Valentines Day Special 2017, we are joined by special guest Alana Howlett to play a of Fictional play Fictional Dating Game. What fictional inventor would be the best match for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Donatello? Who is the best match to give Eponine from Les Mis a happily ever after? Listen to find out.

Continue reading

#089: Orual in Till We Have Faces (Novel 1956) “Are the gods not just?”

Description

This week, Todd and Joe talk about Orual from the C.S. Lewis novel Till We Have Faces. We discuss mythology, love, and a rather ambiguous ending.

Continue reading

#073: Celia Bowen in The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (Novel 2011) Part 2 “Most maidens are perfectly capable of rescuing themselves.”

Description

In Part 2 of our Night Circus discussion we don’t have a plot summary, so it’s all discussion about Celia Bowen, Erin Morgenstern’s writing, and the magic of the Night Circus. If you haven’t already done so, go back and listen to Episode 71 for Part 1 of our Night Circus discussion with special guest, Kjerste Christensen.

Continue reading

#062: Beatrice and Benedick in Much Ado about Nothing (Film 1993) “Hey nonny, nonny!”

Description

This week we are joined by returning guest Kjerste Christensen to discuss Beatrice and Benedick from the Shakespeare classic, Much Ado About Nothing. Join us as we discuss Emma Thompson and Kenneth Brannagh’s performances, the use of deception, and our favorite Shakespeare plays.

Continue reading

#007: Special: Valentine’s Day Draft: Great Characters in Great Love Stories “I’m so ashamed that I even care about this!”

In this episode Todd and Joe set aside discussion of one great character in a great story and instead participate in their first Incomparable-inspired draft — each picking their fantasy team of great characters in great love stories.

Continue reading