38 episodes

Join Tara Kearns, educator and pop-culture enthusiast, in an exploration of the Marvel Cinematic Universe through concepts in the Humanities.

There Was An Idea... A Marvel Cinematic Universe Podcast TK

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 21 Ratings

Join Tara Kearns, educator and pop-culture enthusiast, in an exploration of the Marvel Cinematic Universe through concepts in the Humanities.

    4.4: A Monument to a Bygone Era? (The Falcon and the Winter Soldier S1E04)

    4.4: A Monument to a Bygone Era? (The Falcon and the Winter Soldier S1E04)

    Wow. This week, host Tara is joined by return guest Emily Calloway to reflect on the big ideas of episode 4 of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, “The Whole World is Watching.”

    Emily once again brings her lens as a social work student and Bucky Barnes enthusiast to a discussion about the MCU but this time we’re both struggling to unpack our feelings after an episode that re-contextualizes the audience’s relationship with Captain America.

    There’s a lot of weight here to process but we do also talk about Sam’s character growth and how badass the Dora Milaje are!

    Follow There Was An Idea...: @anidea_podcast on Instagram and Twitter
    Artwork by Brooke Pender: @bpenderillustrations on Instagram
    Music by Demeter Salvia

    • 1 hr 15 min
    4.3: Reset. Restore. Rebuild. (The Falcon and the Winter Soldier S1E03)

    4.3: Reset. Restore. Rebuild. (The Falcon and the Winter Soldier S1E03)

    It’s a masterpiece, James. Complete. Comprehensive. This week, Tara is joined by hosts of the hilarious podcast MCU in Review -- Brandon, Emmy, and Clinton -- to reflect on the big ideas of episode 3 of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, “Power Broker.”

    Our conversation is equal parts playful banter and thoughtful analysis of the ways this show addresses the grey areas of the post-blip world. Prepare yourself a snake guts cocktail and join us!

    Follow There Was An Idea...: @anidea_podcast on Instagram and Twitter
    Follow MCU in Review: @mcuinreview on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook
    Artwork by Brooke Pender: @bpenderillustrations on Instagram
    Music by Demeter Salvia

    • 1 hr 35 min
    4.2: Steve Knew Me Longer and Steve Had a Plan (The Falcon and the Winter Soldier S1E02)

    4.2: Steve Knew Me Longer and Steve Had a Plan (The Falcon and the Winter Soldier S1E02)

    Stop the car! This week, host Tara reflects on the big ideas of episode 2 of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, “The Star-Spangled Man.”

    I dig into the concepts of legacy and what it means to be a hero as I discuss John Walker, Isaiah Bradley, the Flag Smashers, and that “couple’s therapy” scene. Oh and my Steve Rogers superfan side comes out just a little bit.

    If you are interested in hearing even more of my thoughts on episode 2, check out episode #49 of MCUNeedToKnow! www.mcuneedtoknow.com

    Follow us: @anidea_podcast on Instagram and Twitter
    Artwork by Brooke Pender: @bpenderillustrations on Instagram
    Music by Demeter Salvia

    • 30 min
    4.1: Moon Stuff (The Falcon and the Winter Soldier S1E01)

    4.1: Moon Stuff (The Falcon and the Winter Soldier S1E01)

    Subtle. Got it. This week, host Tara reflects on the big ideas of episode 1 of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, “New World Order.”

    In addition to analyzing the emerging themes of the show, I talk about my favorite moments from our reunion with “Uncle Sam” and the 106-year-old online dater.

    Follow: @anidea_podcast on Instagram and Twitter
    Artwork by Brooke Pender: @bpenderillustrations on Instagram
    Music by Demeter Salvia

    • 33 min
    3.9: On WandaVision and the Future of the MCU

    3.9: On WandaVision and the Future of the MCU

    For this WandaVision retrospective episode, Tara is joined by the hosts of MCUNeedToKnow, Trey and Jude.

    We count down our top 3 favorite moments from WandaVision, discuss the Marvel Assembled! "Making of..." special, and reflect on what this series means for the future of the MCU.

    Follow MCUNeedtoKnow: www.mcuneedtoknow.com and @mcuneedtoknow on Instagram and Twitter
    Follow the podcast: @anidea_podcast on Instagram and Twitter
    Artwork by Brooke Pender: @bpenderillustrations on Instagram
    Music by Demeter Salvia

    • 1 hr 33 min
    4.0: The Legacy of that Shield is Complicated (TFATWS Preview)

    4.0: The Legacy of that Shield is Complicated (TFATWS Preview)

    In anticipation of the upcoming premiere of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, host Tara provides some analysis of the identity arcs of Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes in the MCU so far (plus a few notes on Sharon Carter and Zemo), inspired by the Marvel LEGENDS episodes about these characters.

    Follow the podcast for updates and fun extras: @anidea_podcast on Instagram and Twitter
    Artwork by Brooke Pender: @bpenderillustrations on Instagram
    Music by Demeter Salvia

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

Smith Words ,

Great for all levels!

Awesome podcast, the episodes fly by and it seems to having something for both the newer fan like myself and super fans too!

TreyRs20o9 ,

Exemplifies the best of the MCU

Each episode is a thoughtful discussion about the MCU films that is both intelligent and shows what makes the MCU special. This podcast is a celebration of why these stories resonate with people! No brainer for fans of the MCU and pop culture!

kvagabond ,

Accessible academia

TK does a great job of mixing the popular with the academic. She’s found a great way of exploring complex academic themes and making it accessible to a general audience.

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