• GEEK PHILOSOPHY: Can Gods in Stories Create Bad Storytelling?

    Gods in stories---that is, in movies, books, comics, and beyond---are an often used element of any genre in fiction. Mostly fantasy and scifi. But sometimes I find myself asking, well, if you're all powerful then why is this happening? Today we tackle that topic and a few others when it comes to gods in narrative media.

    1h 2m | Nov 16, 2022
  • The Batman (2022): A Review

    It's taken a while, but we finally got to it and sat down to chat about The Batman with Robert Pattinson. And a lot about how this movie might have been a huge allegory for what's going on in the US today.

    1h 26m | Nov 9, 2022
  • GEEK PHILOSOPHY: Villains With A Purpose

    This week on Geek Philosophy we chat about the pros and cons of villains with a purpose---those bad guys with a back story. And we also talk about how sometimes it's perfectly fine to have a bad guy and not know why they're the big bad.

    1h 1m | Nov 2, 2022
  • Game Lore: Diddy Kong Racing - How It Went From an RTS to a Beloved Racing Game

    Diddy Kong Racing is a beloved cult classic not talked about as often as some other games released in its time. More often than naught, you will hear about Mario 64 or Final Fantasy 7 when someone mentions best 90s games. And they wouldn't be wrong. But this one is special to a lot of people, not just Rivyn and I. I did a lot of research for this one; to be honest, it's one of my favorite to dig into so far.

    Show Notes: https://www.kitroe.com/show-notes/2022/10/26/game-lore-diddy-kong-racing-how-it-went-from-an-rts-to-a-beloved-racing-game

    1h 7m | Oct 26, 2022
  • GEEK PHILOSOPHY: Can Batman Do More Good As Bruce Wayne?

    This week on Geek Philosophy we ponder the pros and cons of Bruce Wayne and Batman. Who is better suited to help Gotham? The caped crusader or the savvy businessman?

    41m | Oct 19, 2022
  • Superheroes: From Gilgamesh to Ancient Egypt (A History of The Genre Pt2)

    In this episode we continue our journey on the history of superheroes and which ones from the distant past fit the bill. This time we explore biblical heroes, Gilgamesh, and check in on ancient Egypt.


    1h 4m | Aug 31, 2022
  • GEEK PHILOSOPHY: Reboots: Yea or Nay?

    This week we discuss what should be rebooted or not, or rather what might be better off just having a continuation instead. Do you have a favorite series you'd like to see get new life? Or, are you, like so many people, plain tired of reboots and would like new IPs?

    1h 16m | Jul 20, 2022
  • British Accents = Evil? Buffy and The Watcher's Council

    In this episode we explore not just the Watcher's Council in Buffy, but also how accents can be both problematic and beneficial in indicating what type of character someone is to audiences and viewers.

    Show Notes: https://www.kitroe.com/show-notes/2022/10/26/british-accents-evil-buffy-and-the-watchers-council

    1h 4m | Jul 13, 2022
  • GEEK PHILOSOPHY: To Ship or Not To Ship?

    Join us (Rivyn and Kit) as we discuss shipping, romance, and if it really matters. Do we need romance in every story? Are some stories better with out it? Are fans too entitled about their ships? Find out!

    1h 17m | Jan 22, 2022
  • Superheroes: Amazon's Invincible

    Join us as we discuss, review, and analyze Amazon's comic book animated series based on a comic book of the same name--Invincible. This is part of our superheroes series.

    1h 45m | Jan 17, 2022
  • Video Games: Is Easy Mode Ruining Video Games?

    In this episode we discuss easy mode, accessibility, and gamer entitlement. When is it helpful? Harmful? Is there a fine line between entitlement and accessibility? Does universal design have a place in game design?

    Show Notes: https://www.kitroe.com/show-notes/2022/10/26/easy-mode-in-video-games

    1h 9m | Dec 1, 2021
  • GEEK PHILOSOPHY: Does Everything NEED a Live Action Version?

    Does every animated movie or TV show need a live action version? Disney's Lion King, Mulan, Cinderella? What about the new Cowboy Bebop? Is one format better than the other? Join us as we discuss!

    1h 8m | Nov 25, 2021
  • Superheroes: What Makes a Superhero a Superhero? (A History of The Genre Pt1)

    Is it the costume? The superpowers? The mission? What about superheroes that have only one of those things? None of them? Join us for the first part in a small series on superheroes and a history of the genre. In this episode we discuss what makes a superhero and defines the genre with help from writer Jess Nevins and his novel "The Evolution of the Costumed Avenger: The 4000 Year History of The Superhero". Recommended resources for this episode include: Casually Comics on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjKC1V-BWoFRVLAmYeoPCWw), and, NerdSync on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/c/NerdSyncProductions)

    Show Notes: https://www.kitroe.com/show-notes/2022/10/26/superheroes-a-history-of-the-genre-part-one

    1h 11m | Nov 20, 2021
  • GEEK PHILOSOPHY: Should You Judge a Movie Based on The Trailer?

    Do you decide to watch a movie based on the trailer? Should you? Do you think movie trailers are better now than they were, say, ten to twenty years ago? Join us for today Geek Philosophy episode and find out!

    49m | Nov 11, 2021
  • Gargoyles: Diversity and Representation in 90s Animation

    We used to wonder why Disney's Gargoyles was so freakin' good. The animation, voice actors, and story are all top notch for 1994. But we never fully considered the diversity and representation woven into it! As adults, diving back in to a show from our childhood, we talk about how surprising and awesome that is.

    1h 14m | Nov 4, 2021
  • Buffy and Halloween - Why DO the Demons Stay In?!

    Why do the demons on Buffy the Vampire Slayer stay in for Halloween? Makes no sense! Or does it?

    46m | Oct 27, 2021
  • GEEK PHILOSPHY: Are Multiverses the New It Thing?

    Are multiverses on the rise in narrative media? We aim to find out!

    1h 4m | Oct 27, 2021
  • Suddenly Queer: Batman Urban Legends, Tim Drake, and Queers in Comics

    This episode we discuss the newest revelation (an controversy) about Tim Drake being queer--be that bi, pan, or just experimenting--and all the things we loved about this new DC series. Special guest Wolf joins us.

    1h 27m | Oct 6, 2021
  • Introductions and BtVS: If A Reboot Happens, What Should Change?

    The first episode of a podcast roughly five years in the making, give or take a few. In this one we introduce ourselves and have a chat about Buffy and the possible reboot--should one ever happen.

    1h 21m | Aug 6, 2021
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