11 episódios

Essays by Ayo Akingbade on film, television, and other mediums, revealing what makes them so compelling.

Mind Theater Ayo Akingbade

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Essays by Ayo Akingbade on film, television, and other mediums, revealing what makes them so compelling.

    Nature's Need for Self-Preservation

    Nature's Need for Self-Preservation

    Today on the show I take look at the Studio Ghibli film, "Princess Mononoke", analyzing the conflict between human industrialization, and nature's need to preserve itself.

    • 7 min
    Nosedive: The Authentic Self Examined

    Nosedive: The Authentic Self Examined

    Today on the show I take a look at the episode Nosedive from the the British science fiction anthology series Black Mirror, exploring the idea of the "authentic self" and the game-ification of social interactions.

    • 11 min
    The Morally Ambiguous World

    The Morally Ambiguous World

    Today on the show I analyze the character Rorschach from Alan Moore's 1986 comic Watchmen, exploring how the concept of morality is shaped by our experiences.

    • 10 min
    Machismo in the Space Western

    Machismo in the Space Western

    Today on the show I take a look at the 90s anime Cowboy Bebop and analyze the tropes it borrows from it's composite genres of westerns and science fiction, particularly the themes of masculinity and isolationism.

    • 7 min
    Consequences Beyond the Game

    Consequences Beyond the Game

    Today on the show I take a look at the 1997 mystery thriller film "The Game", and explore how it addresses the trauma the main character endures.

    • 11 min
    Season 2 Trailer

    Season 2 Trailer

    In Season 2 of Mind Theater, through 7 essays on various works of tv, film, and other mediums, I'll be exploring concepts like isolationism, social conformity, and what it means to be truly human.

    • 2 min

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