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Porkins Policy Radio episode 124 The Last Jedi with Emma Redmond

On today’s show my sister Emma joins me for a raucous review of Star Wars The Last Jedi. We kick off the show by discussing our general take of the film, mainly focusing on how much we didn’t like it. We then expand on this in our “trashing section” discussing all our major grievances. Emma and I touch on the force abilities of young slave boys, Luke’s strange “milking scene”, the existence of god, and the age old question: can you drop a bomb in zero gravity? We also talk about some of the hits and misses that director Rian Johnson introduced into the Star Wars universe.

In the second hour Emma and I discuss whether we are pro or anti-porg. We also touch on the idiotic belief that the porg storyline is some sort of vegetarian propaganda. Later Emma and I discuss the racist and misogynistic tendencies of some in the Star Wars community. We talk about why this is a pervasive problem with in the nerd fandom. Emma and I also talk about the backlash over new characters like Rose and Holdo, and how this is an overblown story that follow the typical liberal Hollywood narrative. I also talk about Fin as a classic black actor Hollywood troupe. We round out the Star Wars discussion by talking about the problems of commodifying the series under Disney. Emma and I touch on how Disney will most likely turn Star Wars into the next Fast and Furious series, and how this is the real reason people are upset with the film. We finish off by talking about our new favorite TV series Riverdale, and offer some predictions for 2018.

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Porkins Policy Radio episode 114 Nazi Captain America with Ryan Carey

Ryan Carey joins me once again to explore the strange world of comic books. We begin by looking at freelance comic writer Nick Spencer and his Nazi Captain America story-line. Ryan gives us an overview of Spencer’s reboot which has Captain America as a secret Nazi working for the evil “Hydra” since the very beginning, the Nazi’s winning the war, and good old Cap bringing about the Fourth Reich. Ryan and I talk about Marvel’s marketing of this new Captain America with Hyrda logo’s on all sorts of merchandise. We also touch on the alt-right’s embrace of this new Nazi Captain America. We look at neo-nazi’s wearing Hyrda tee shirt’s at the Charlottesville’s protests, and Andrew Anglin’s positive review of Nick Spencer’s Captain America. Ryan and I then move onto the strange and failed political career of Spencer in Cincinnati. We talk about Spencer’s run for city council and his racist political platform which sought to drive out black owned businesses. We touch on his desire for 200 more cops in order to clean up the streets from the “drug dealers, thugs, and prostitutes.” Ryan and I talk about Spencer’s bogus accusations that black owned radio stations and clubs were encouraging shootings through out the city. We also discuss his claims that a cabal of drug dealers and prostitutes were targeting him for assassination.

In the second hour Ryan and I address the insane complaints about Marvel comics being some sort of propaganda arm of social justice warriors. We juxtapose this with people like Nick Spencer. Later Ryan and I talk about the proposed partnership between Marvel and Northrup Grumman. Ryan explains how this all fell apart at NY ComicCon after fan push back. We explore this proposed crossover with the Avengers and N.G.E.N. (Northrup Grumman Elite Nexus) which would have been a free all ages comic. The comic would have even included full page adds and recruitment information for Northrup Grumman. Ryan and also discuss the long relationship between Marvel and Pentagon. We finish off by musing about the boring and predictable nature off the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and where it may be headed.

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Show Notes:

Trash Film Guru

@trashfilmguru

Four Color Apocalypse

Daily Grind House

A primer on Nick Spencer’s shitty politics

Spencergate

Daily Stormer review of Steve Rogers: Captain America #1

Marvel’s Deal with Arms Manufacturer Draws Criticism

Marvel Cancels Controversial Northrop Grumman Partnership

Marvel And Northrop Grumman Seeking Codebreakers For Team-Up Sweepstakes

King & Gerads Have Redefined Mister Miracle, And Possibly Comics

Interview: Tom King Tackles New Gods Mythology in Mister Miracle

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