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The MTVC is on pause (but don't delete us yet!)
Hi all! The MTVC has been an incredible ride, and I don't think it's over yet. But for now, I gotta press pause.
I'm so grateful to each and every one of you for taking this journey with us. Kristine, Maeve, Jesse, and Amanda have been relentlessly awesome, and I've had so much fun, but life has conspired to make it tough to fit all this fun into my schedule every week.
BUT. I hope to bring the team together now and again to check in. So much is happening in the MCU that I need to know what my besties think about it all. So don't take us out of your feeds yet! Just look for us in concentrated doses vs. every week.
Thank you to my fearless co-hosts and to each of you. Keep your ears peeled for some fun in the future, though. MTVC forever!
Moon Knight Ep. 6: The Messy FInale
We began this series with a messy character in Marc/Steven, but in a good way! We end this series with a messy finale, and that's...a little more complicated.
So what went right in this last episode? What could have gone better and how?
Our Charactercast team of Kristine Kippins, Jesse Taylor, and Marc Faletti assemble to balance the scales of Moon Knight, its finale, and the arcs of its characters.
Moon Knight Ep. 5: Judgment & Justice
We all like to think we know the difference between a good person and a bad person. But the penultimate episode of Moon Knight challenges that assumption. Along the way, it reckons with the question: what is justice without mercy or compassion?
Our Storycast team of Amanda Marcotte, Maeve Adams, and Marc Faletti dissect this episode's nuanced examination of human nature and accountability.
[Content note: we get into some heavy topics on this episode, including sexual assault. Just a heads up!]
Moon Knight Ep. 4: Who's Running the Asylum?
It's the ultimate showdown between Marc and Layla, then Marc and Harrow, then Marc and Steven and...a hippo goddess in a psych ward?
Kristine Kippins, Jesse Taylor, and Marc Faletti grab their bingo cards and take stock of what the eff is going on, whether Layla's involved in TV's most complicated romance, and if Moon Knight's character tropes are working.
Won't you join us for some jell-o?
Moon Knight Ep. 3: Beware Blind Faith
It's not just the cult of Ammit that has a problem with blind faith in Moon Knight. Marc Spector, Steven Grant, and most of western science (yeah, you heard us!) fall into their own faith-based traps, and this third episode challenges all of them.
Storycast's Amanda Marcotte, Maeve Adams, and Marc Faletti break down this episode's theme of blind faith, related works and influences ranging from Shirley Jackson to James Bond, and more!
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Moon Knight Ep. 2: Would You Rather...?
...be Steven Grant or Marc Spector? Be *with* Steven or Marc? Follow Khonshu or Ammit? Wear a snappy three-piece suit or cool robes?
And those are just the beginning of our conundrums!
After another thrilling episode of Moon Knight, Jesse Taylor and Kristine Kippins join Marc for a Charactercast breakdown of our heroes, villains, outfits, and lust objects through a little game known as Would You Rather.
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Marc and everyone are so good. Now that this podcast (3 of them) exist no one need go anywhere else for marvel tv analysis
OG Avengers of podcasts
Remarkable conversations involving folks immersed in our current reality with their day jobs, and joyously channeling their inner angsty teenage curiosity otherwise. Using Marvel content and smashing moral philosophy together with references to English literature, pop culture, race and justice advocacy, and even D&D elements. Who would have thought it would work? but it does, and I’m here for it. It’ll make you desperately want to sign up for Prof. Adam’s literature class, subscribe to Amanda’s Salon work, and enroll in Jesse and Kristine’s legal seminar on justice. And is it crazy that I want to be apart of Mark’s group text? Well done folks.
Actually for real, the best Marvel TV pod
If you’re looking for a podcast to take you deeper into themes, characters and Weird Stuff than any other, this it it, buddy. I just mainlined the entire back catalogue in a few days Storycast with Amanda and the villainous Dr. A gives you the themes and allusions, while Character cast always brings both the big picture of a character’s entire arc and the minutia that you may have forgotten about with the incredible Kristine Kippens and PonderVision’s Jesse Taylor considers the weird, the wild and the far afield. Host Marc Faletti is the glue that holds it all together. I highly recommend the Crossover Event episode, if only for the game of “F*ck, Marry, Snap”. Enjoy!