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Oct 24, 2015
Episode 82 – The Crow and Loss of a Romantic Partner

In this episode, due to a lack of quality new releases, Dave watches a classic (?), The Crow.  Britt joins him to defend the quality of the film and discuss whether this one should be remade.  Then, Dave talks about the effects of losing a spouse, including physical health, how to recover, and whether or […]

Jul 18, 2015

In this episode, Dave finally gets to research something positive as he delves into how people can respond positively to trauma.  Paired with this, timed with the new release, Ant-Man, is the original MCU film, Iron Man.  Let’s go back in time to before Dave was exhausted with Marvel movies.  Britt again stops by to tell […]

May 30, 2015

In this episode, Dave and Britt disagree strongly on the qualities (or lack thereof in her opinion) of A History of Violence.  During Fangirl Fixation, Britt gets distracted and talks about everything from Viggo Mortensen’s various endowments to her terrifying crush on Rutger Hauer.  Join us as we talk about the movie and Identity! Listen! […]

Apr 4, 2015

In this episode, Dave deals with his separation anxiety from the United Kingdom by watching Shaun of the Dead.  He takes a closer look at how the main character changes throughout the film.  To do this, he ties it to the Stages of Change.  Britt makes another appearance to share her thoughts (despite illness) on […]

Mar 28, 2015

In this episode, Dave discusses a science fiction classic, The Matrix.  To deeper understand how difficult the choice of red pill vs. blue pill would be in reality, he shares some information on the status quo bias.  Britt returns with another episode of fangirl fixation and the Top 5 AI movies of all time!   […]

Feb 28, 2015

In this episode, Dave invites a special guest, JD from the InSession Film Podcast to talk about Guardians of the Galaxy.  Dave also discusses whether or not stress helps people bond more quickly.  Dave and Britt talk about the awesomeness that is Rocket Raccoon!   Listen!

Feb 18, 2015

In this episode, Chano and Britt discuss the pros and cons of Spiderman being part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  Dave, sadly, had to moderate.  Enjoy!   Listen!

Feb 7, 2015

In this episode, Dave discusses the psychology of storytelling. This includes why it began, how it began, and why it continues.  Of course, he ties this in with the latest volumes of the Sandman.  Britt returns with a slightly tipsy Fangirl Fixation!   Listen!

Jan 10, 2015

In this episode, Dave continues his exploration and discussion of Neil Gaiman’s seminal work in comics, The Sandman.  While discussing Dream’s literal descent into hell, he also researches and shares information about responsibility, including moral responsibility, social responsibility, and what happens when we don’t take responsibility.  He also discusses the differences between Dream, Death, and […]

Aug 31, 2014
In this episode, Dave really wanted to watch Captain America: The Winter Soldier.  Unfortunately, it doesn’t come out for two whole weeks!   So, he decided to get ready by watching the original.  As Captain America represents the best of all of us, it makes sense that he would make us feel good about being […]
Aug 2, 2014
In this episode, Dave watches a movie he remembers absolutely loving when it first came out.  As others have done in the past, he tries to focus on what makes Watchmen special.  In particular, Dave looks at what it would mean for people, real people, if they put on suits and acted as superheroes.  Are […]
Jul 26, 2014
In this episode, Dave discusses the “Strong Female Character.”  Is it a good or a bad thing?  Can it be both?  In order to do this, he watches maybe the original strong female character, or at the very least, the first female action hero badass.  Ellen Ripley in Alien is definitely the original female action […]
May 18, 2014
In this episode, Dave uses any excuse to watch one of his favorite movies, The Avengers. He analyzes what it takes to make a team, and, more importantly, what it takes to make a good team. Does the greatest team in comics apply as a good team? Are any of them psychologically sound? Listen and […]
May 11, 2014
We’re back for more.  In this episode, Dave talks about the final movie of the Christopher Nolan Dark Knight Trilogy.  In addition, he discusses the nature of heroism and the difference between heroic acts and acts of courage.   Listen!
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