Tag Archives: history

Supercontext: Taboo, Season One

We discuss Tom Hardy’s television passion project and how he produced it with his father and a string of well-known storytellers. We also examine the show’s symbolic demonization of corporations and what that says about historical accuracy and our present understanding of modern economics.

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Supercontext: Absolute Planetary, Volume 1

This comic about archaeologists uncovering the secret history of pop culture took Warren Ellis and John Cassaday 10 years to complete. We discuss its interrogation of genre, intellectual property and history, in light of the cyclical nature of the comics industry some 20 years after the project started.

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Supercontext: 2017 Inauguration Day Special: PREZ

It’s Inauguration Day for Donald Trump… so is a comic book about the first teenage president essential reading for American citizens now? We look at both the 1973 and 2015 versions of PREZ from DC Comics while discussing the cyclical nature of politics and satire.

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Lost in the Stacks, Episode 314: Chaotic Neutral

First broadcast August 12 2016.

Playlist at https://www.wrek.org/2016/08/playlist-for-lost-in-the-stacks-from-august-12th-2016-chaotic-neutral-episode-314/

“I want to talk about chaos, man.”

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