215 episodes

Exploring ethical questions from Superhero movies and TV shows, sci-fi, and everything else geeks love

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    • TV & Film
    • 4.9 • 153 Ratings

Exploring ethical questions from Superhero movies and TV shows, sci-fi, and everything else geeks love

    Stranger Things S4 Pt1

    Stranger Things S4 Pt1

    D&D podcaster and expert Mark Garkusha joins Ashley and myself to talk Strange Things Season 4 (1st half?)

    Mark Garkusha is an actor, voice artist, writer, and lifelong nerd. You can find him on instagram and twitter as @markdmitri and his D&D/TTRPG cast as @castdiepodcast

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    Or go to our website www.theethicalpanda.com for more information, contact info and to find all of our podcasts!

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Ep 187 Those Darn Kids

    Ep 187 Those Darn Kids

    Paul and I talk about the value placed on human life at different ages, in our own society and that of the stories we love. Is the death of a child more tragic than the death of an adult? Does a story need to show us a child in danger to establish emotional stakes? And why do so many heroes have dead parents?

    We love feedback! To ask questions or let us know what you think, contact us at
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Ep 186 The Boys Season 3

    Ep 186 The Boys Season 3

    We're talking about The Boys, season 3, Episode 1, with Matthew Carroll and Ashley Coffin. Check out the PandaVision podcast for our coverage of every episode of Season 3 of The Boys.

    We love feedback! To ask questions or let us know what you think, contact us at
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    • 36 min
    Ep 185 Celebrity Culture & Fandom

    Ep 185 Celebrity Culture & Fandom

    Lets talk celebrities- or more specifically, why is everyone else talking about celebrities. Is there a trial of some kind going on, and should it impact how we feel about Aquaman 2? Why does the name Kathleen Kennedy evoke such strong feelings in certain parts of the Star Wars fandom,. and what role does misogyny, racism, and other issues play in the narratives that get formed around celebrities and fandom? Paul joins me to talk about these questions, along with what its like to listen to our episodes from 5 years ago on their Poker & Podcasts series on Youtube!

    For the full video of this podcast, click here: https://youtu.be/oQlrOWg8sYA . And please hit like and subscribe to help us grow the channel, where you’ll find video recordings of all our podcasts going forward, along with some great content around older ones ( The Poker and Podcasts series we talk about in this episode!)

    We love feedback! To ask questions or let us know what you think, contact us at
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    • 1 hr 29 min
    Ep 184 Moon Knight & Mental Health

    Ep 184 Moon Knight & Mental Health

    Mental health played a big part in Moon Knight, and we brought in an expert to talk about it. Saron Bryan, LCSW, returns to the show and joins Paul, Will, and myself, to talk about dissociative identity disorder (DID), how the show portrays it, and what better understanding it can tell us about Marc, Stephen, and the show.

    Saron Bryan is a therapist in Athens, Georgia who primarily serves queer, polyamorous, and kinky clients. She also enjoys taking way too long to finish reading the Wheel of Time series and questing to find the most ridiculous and gaudy earrings imaginable.

    Our voices not enough- you can watch the video of this episode at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmMt4ufXC94!


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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Ep 183 -- Twilight & Problematic Faves

    Ep 183 -- Twilight & Problematic Faves

    Catherine Rae joins us to discuss the Twilight story, its toxic understandings of relationships, and her reading habits at age 14. We talk about why these books and movies are both so toxic and so popular, the ways we dismiss the things that young girls love, and what it means to have a problematic fav(orite).

    Catherine Rae is a thirsty and proud member of the Stranded Panda Embarrassment. She is a reader and writer and runner living in the smallest state. Please send her pictures of your pets.

    • 1 hr 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
153 Ratings

153 Ratings

Jb.216 ,

Thought Provoking!

I love this podcast! Always a great, thought provoking discussion about ethics in different movies. I’m a big Marvel fan but the movies deal with such huge ethical quandaries and it’s great t hear smart, nerdy people discuss them.

sopranohannah ,

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These are the sort of conversations my friends and family have about the minutiae of fictional universes. Great podcast that makes you think.

Ace de chase ,

Must listen!!!

The stranded panda network is great. They have wonderful content, if you haven’t listened to them yet you need to!!!

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