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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 • 22 Ratings

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

    6.0: I'm Not A Role Model (Hawkeye Preview and Fraction's My Life as a Weapon)

    6.0: I'm Not A Role Model (Hawkeye Preview and Fraction's My Life as a Weapon)

    In anticipation of the upcoming Hawkeye premiere, TK uses the Marvel Legends special to provide some analysis of Clint Barton's arc in the MCU so far.

    Plus, I talk about the FANTASTIC comic book, Hawkeye vol. 1 My Life as a Weapon by Matt Fraction and David Aja, and how I hope its characterization of Clint and Kate will inspire the series.

    Follow There Was An Idea @anidea_podcast on Instagram and Twitter

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    Artwork by Brooke Pender: @delta.mush on Instagram

    Music by Demeter Salvia

    • 36 min
    Ranking the Eternals (And Second, Third, Fourth Impressions)

    Ranking the Eternals (And Second, Third, Fourth Impressions)

    Host TK is not done talking about the Eternals.

    Check out some of my developing thoughts on the film after repeat viewings AND hear my take on each of the main characters as I rank them according to how much they resonated with me.

    TK's appearance on the VoxPopCast Eternals episode: https://voxpopcast.com/wp/2021/11/15/e188-the-eternals-and-the-mcu-this-year-so-far/

    Follow There Was An Idea @anidea_podcast on Instagram and Twitter

    There Was An Idea merch: https://there-was-an-idea.creator-spring.com/

    Artwork by Brooke Pender: @delta.mush on Instagram

    Music by Demeter Salvia

    • 37 min
    Thoughts on Disney+ Day and Assembled: Shang-Chi

    Thoughts on Disney+ Day and Assembled: Shang-Chi

    Host TK shares her reactions to the Disney+ Day special look into the upcoming MCU series as well as some thoughts on Assembled: The Making of Shang-Chi.

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    There Was An Idea merch: https://there-was-an-idea.creator-spring.com/

    Artwork by Brooke Pender: @delta.mush on Instagram

    Music by Demeter Salvia

    • 28 min
    The MCU Character Draft (with MCU Need To Know)

    The MCU Character Draft (with MCU Need To Know)

    The "There Was An Idea You Need To Know" team that brought you the MCU Movie Draft is back! This time, TK is joined by Trey and Jude of MCU Need To Know to draft teams of characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

    Who do you think ended up with the best roster? Will this be #Jude'sRedemption? Which group of characters would you most like to party with?

    Keep an eye on our socials and vote for your favorite list!

    Note: This episode does contain spoilers for movies and shows across the MCU, NOT including Eternals.

    MCU Need to Know: www.mcuneedtoknow.com and @mcuneedtoknow on Instagram and Twitter

    Follow There Was An Idea @anidea_podcast on Instagram and Twitter

    There Was An Idea merch: https://there-was-an-idea.creator-spring.com/

    Artwork by Brooke Pender: @delta.mush on Instagram

    Music by Demeter Salvia

    • 1 hr 21 min
    First Impressions: Eternals

    First Impressions: Eternals

    Host TK shares her first impressions Eternals and talks about her viewing experience. Spoilers ahead!


    (Plus I talk a little bit about Dune and the book Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari. I promise, it all connects back to Eternals!)


    Stay tuned in a few weeks for a full-length deep dive into the big ideas of Eternals.


    Follow There Was An Idea @anidea_podcast on Instagram and Twitter

    There Was An Idea merch: https://there-was-an-idea.creator-spring.com/

    Artwork by Brooke Pender: @delta.mush on Instagram

    Music by Demeter Salvia

    • 25 min
    BONUS: State of the Podcast (Plus, Thoughts on Marvel Studios: Assembled)

    BONUS: State of the Podcast (Plus, Thoughts on Marvel Studios: Assembled)

    In this bonus episode, TK announces what's coming up on the podcast and shares some thoughts on Marvel Studios Assembled: Black Widow and Marvel Studios Assembled: What If...?

    Etsy shop mentioned in the episode: https://tinyurl.com/bnx74dfe

    Follow There Was An Idea @anidea_podcast on Instagram and Twitter

    There Was An Idea merch: https://there-was-an-idea.creator-spring.com/

    Artwork by Brooke Pender: @bpenderillustrations on Instagram

    Music by Demeter Salvia

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 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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