57. Avengers: Infinity War

57. Avengers: Infinity War

We’re not looking for forgiveness and we’re way past asking permission.

For INFINITY WAR,  Lani and Joshua discuss what happens when you think of Thanos as being METAL and then proceed to get real philosophical about this allegedly big dumb superhero story. 

75. Listen Up, Hand-Holes: The Muppet Movie

One honey cone for the bear, one dragonfly ripple for the frog. Don’t get ‘em mixed up.

For their first look at a feature length project, Joshua and Lani dig into THE MUPPET MOVIE. How do the Muppets’ particular brand of chaos transfer from skits and gags to the big screen? Pretty well, honestly, but not without some bumps in the road.

56. Black Panther

56. Black Panther

WAKANDA FOREVER!

For BLACK PANTHER, Joshua and Lani discuss the joy of stories so full of amazing women and people of color, the history of Wakanda, both fictional and metatextual, and even dip their toes into afrofuturism and the Parliament Funkadelic. Are you hip to Easter Island?

55. Thor: Ragnarok

55. Thor: Ragnarok

We know him! He’s a friend from work!

In this episode, Joshua and Lani talk about post-colonialism, the humor of indigenous people, and feminine rage. Oh, and Lani decides she loves Thor. It’s a Ragnarok miracle!

54. Spider-Man: Homecoming

54. Spider-Man: Homecoming

We do whatever a spider can!

For Homecoming, Lani and Joshua talk about the angry origins of Spider-Man, their appreciation for superheroes that don’t murder, and why the Vulture is one of the MCU’s great villains.

53. Guardians of the Galaxy v. 2

53. Guardians of the Galaxy v. 2

We were told you people were conceited douchebags, but that isn’t true at all.

For Guardians of the Galaxy v. 2, Joshua and Lani are joined by Rob Heiret of STAR WARS podcast Metaphors Be With You to discuss, as Lani puts it, “space stuff.” And thank goodness he’s here to help bear the load because this movie is…not great. But the Four Color Facts and the rants are a bit more enjoyable than the film…we hope.

52. Doctor Strange

52. Doctor Strange

We once stood in your place. We, too, were disrespectful.

For DOCTOR STRANGE, Joshua and Lani are joined by their other favorite doctor, Kelly Jones! They discuss origins, Stark biting Strange’s style, the joys of magical pedagogy, and Kelly flips out over libraries.

51. Captain America: Civil War

51. Captain America: Civil War

We want to punch you in your perfect teeth.

For Civil War, Joshua and Lani figure out whether you should read the source material, hash out a philosophy of superpowers, and discuss mind control and culpability.

#50. Luke Cage (S1.12-13)

#50. Luke Cage (S1.12-13)

What are we? Pimp Stormtroopers?

For the big Luke Cage season one wrap up, Joshua and Lani discuss the cultural impact and massive significance of Luke Cage while also dissecting the many, many parts of its narrative that just didn’t work.