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Porkins Policy Radio episode 171 Ryan Carey on Nick Drnaso’s Sabrina

Ryan Carey joins me this week for an in-depth discussion of Nick Drnaso’s latest comic Sabrina. We started off the conversation on a totally unrelated matter and discussed the recent reporting on former CIA operative turned Batman writer, Tom King. We then shifted back Sabrina and the way it captures the bleak reality that so many of us find ourselves enmeshed in. Ryan and I discuss the books plot which revolves around the murder of a young woman named Sabrina, how two friends Teddy and Calvin deal with it, and the role that conspiracy theory plays throughout. We discussed the themes of isolation and intimacy within the conspiracy culture portrayed by Drnaso. Ryan and I also talked about how the book breaks so many literary norms including the concept of “Chekhov’s gun.” We explored the two male characters Teddy and Calvin, breaking down how both of them are essentially unlikable man children wallowing in their own self loathing. We finished off the conversation by looking at some of the broader issues raised in the book. Ryan also talked about the increased popularity of independent comics that encapsulate the bleak reality in the age of Trump.

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Ryan’s Patreon

Sabrina

Lost In America : Nick Drnaso’s Sabrina

The Bleak Brilliance of Nick Drnaso’s Graphic Novels

Rust Belt #4

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Porkins Policy Radio episode 158 Emma Redmond on Incels, Sean Penn, Nike sweat shops, Botham Jean, and more

My sister Emma Redmond is my guest this week. We started off the first hour by discussing the rise of involuntary celibates, commonly known as incels. We talked about their belief system and world view, as well as their insular community online. Emma and I addressed incels intense misogyny and vilification of the “Stacys” and “Beckys” of the world. Later we touched on Jordan Peterson and our theory that he is an incel that made it out of the community. We also talked about the disturbing trend of suicide within the incel community. Emma and I also explored the idea that incels are a modern day death cult.

In the second hour Emma and I covered a wide variety of topics and current news stories. We started off with the latest developments within the #MeToo movement. Emma gave her own perspective on the movement and the attention placed on Hollywood. We briefly touched on Sean Penn’s recent comments on #MeToo and his history of domestic violence against Madonna. Later we talked about Colin Kaepernick’s new deal with the Nike and the outrage it has caused. We talked about Nike’s abhorrent human rights record and use of sweat shops. We ended the show by discussing the murder of Botham Jean in his home by Dallas police officer Amber Guyger.

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Show Notes:

EmmaRedmond.com

@emma__redmond

Shy Boys IRL

A Marriage Filled With Abuse

Sean Penn’s Horrifying History of Alleged Abuse

Madonna Comes Forward About Sean Penn’s Alleged Abuse: ‘Sean Has Never Struck Me’

Nike Sweatshops: Behind the Swoosh

Could data from Botham Jean’s door lock deliver a break in Amber Guyger case? Dallas DA hopes so

Dallas police officer’s arrest affidavit contradicts search warrant for victim’s apartment

Why Dallas Authorities Are Desperate to Attack Botham Jean’s Character

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