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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 • 25 Ratings

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

    7.5/7.6: Sense or Nonsense? (Moon Knight S1E05 & S1E06)

    7.5/7.6: Sense or Nonsense? (Moon Knight S1E05 & S1E06)

    This is an organizing principle. This week TK is joined by writer and podcaster Sean Winnigham to dig into the big ideas of episodes 5 and 6 of Moon Knight.

    We explore the thematic resonance of Marc's and Steven's identity story and talk about our favorite moments from the show's penultimate episode and finale.

    Follow Sean @TheSeanHulk and @CaptionedLife on Twitter

    Read Sean's TV and Film reviews for Comic Watch: https://comic-watch.com/author/sean-winningham

    Listen to Sean's podcast The Captioned Life: https://www.thecaptionedlife.com/

    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: https://demetersalvia.bandcamp.com/album/monachopsis-emergence-single

    • 1 hr 8 min
    First Impressions: Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    First Impressions: Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    TK shares her first impressions of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Spoilers ahead!

    Stay tuned for more in-depth analysis of this film and other MCU installments.


    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
    7.3/7.4: A Question of Context and Perspective (Moon Knight S1E03 & S1E04)

    7.3/7.4: A Question of Context and Perspective (Moon Knight S1E03 & S1E04)

    I know I'm bloody not alone. This week TK is joined by teacher and theologian Daniel to dig into the big ideas of episodes 3 and 4 of Moon Knight.

    We talk about our favorite moments from these two mid-season episodes and discuss how the show diverges from the rest of the MCU in its conceptions of gods and the divine.

    Article referenced: https://www.polygon.com/23023575/moon-knight-episode-3-disney-plus

    Oscar Isaac's hippopotamus song: https://nerdist.com/article/oscar-isaac-playing-the-guitar-hippopotamus-song/

    Stay tuned for information about Daniel's upcoming podcast @astarwarspod on 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: https://demetersalvia.bandcamp.com/album/monachopsis-emergence-single

    • 1 hr 16 min
    7.2: It's Still You, Bruv (Moon Knight S1 E02)

    7.2: It's Still You, Bruv (Moon Knight S1 E02)

    Hello, the man in the mirror. This week TK digs into the big ideas of episode 2 of Moon Knight, "Summon the Suit."

    The second episode of this new MCU series answers some questions and raises a whole bunch more. Join me as I reflect on Steven Grant's identity story and the other emerging themes of Moon Knight.

    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: https://demetersalvia.bandcamp.com/album/monachopsis-emergence-single

    • 22 min
    7.1: It's Steven. With a "V."(Moon Knight S1E01)

    7.1: It's Steven. With a "V."(Moon Knight S1E01)

    Oh. The idiot's in control. This week TK digs into the big ideas of episode 1 of Moon Knight, "The Goldfish Problem."

    How refreshing and reinvigorating to meet a new character within the MCU and to navigate his corner of the universe as he is figuring out who he is and how he fits in. I've only had Steven Grant for a week but if anything happened to him...

    Join me as I reflect on the emerging themes of Moon Knight and share my thoughts on the series premiere.

    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: https://demetersalvia.bandcamp.com/album/monachopsis-emergence-single

    • 37 min
    BONUS: The Batman Episode (with Darby Harn)

    BONUS: The Batman Episode (with Darby Harn)

    Da da da da da da da da da da da da da da da da da Batman!

    TK is joined by novelist and podcaster Darby Harn to talk about the world's OTHER most popular superhero.

    What is it about Batman that has resonated with audiences for decades? What are the elements of a good Batman story? What makes a successful portrayal of the character?

    We explore these questions and highlight some of our favorite Batman stories and depictions before digging into Matt Reeves's The Batman.

    Note: This episode contains major spoilers for The Batman and minor spoilers for other Batman movies and comics.

    Darby Harn: https://darbyharn.com/ and @darbyharn on Twitter

    Darby's latest book "In Between: Stories of the Eververse" hits stores on May 6, 2022!

    The Shelf Warmers podcast: https://anchor.fm/darby-harn

    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: https://demetersalvia.bandcamp.com/album/monachopsis-emergence-single

    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

Crank2844 ,

Great for MCU fans

It’s always interesting hearing her deep thoughts and opinions on the MCU properties. Her reviews/analysis are well put together and she definitely knows her MCU.
As a big fan, i feel at home here. Ep 6.4 is my personal favorite and I had to save it because it made me laugh a few times.
She also reviews/analyzes other properties (like the Batman), and they’re equally as entertaining.
Overall big fan, and I hope this podcast lives on for a long time.

The Sean Hulk ,

Check this show out!

I love listening to Tara’s thoughts on the MCU. She does a great job of looking at the commentary of what these projects say about humanity, philosophy, and brings a whole new world of depth into just passively watching these films/series.

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!

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