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From the podcast: She-Ra: Progressive of Power

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

This week, we look at an under-the-radar gem of the She-Ra series that teaches kids everywhere how important it is to play to their own strengths, even if they can’t lift tanks over their head like our favorite Princess of Power. Lauren and Eric learn something, too, as we talk about trying to develop our own strengths that don’t relate to trashing robot troopers.

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From the podcast: She-Ra: Progressive of Power

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

This week, we tackle a beloved episode and She-Ra’s biggest issue — representation of anybody who isn’t white. And hey, thanks to Hordak’s evil plot, Fake News is also on the docket! With special guest Dawn Xiana Moon.

From the podcast: She-Ra: Progressive of Power

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

What happens when a group of spacefaring rocks that transform into pacifist humanoids try to immigrate to Etheria? What a hot topic! Plus we welcome guest Christina Bailey, who speaks on her own experiences as part-Latino, part-white in the US, and we finally dive (a little bit) into the really poor gendered marketing of the Princess of Power and Masters of the Universe toys.

From the podcast: She-Ra: Progressive of Power

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

This week: Hordak treasures guns, Madame Razz runs into an ex, and, in an episode about the power of art to resist, we once again confront Confederate monuments. Plus, we welcome special guest Marcus Warren, a gallery preparator and shop coordinator at the University of Chicago, who certainly knows a thing or two about preserving art.

From the podcast: She-Ra: Progressive of Power

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

This week, we look at the most beloved of all She-Ra episodes, and Eric lays out his idea that the relationship between He-Man and She-Ra perfectly displays male privilege. Also, Loo-Kee really misses the mark on the moral, and Mantenna doesn’t own enough shoes. Poor guy.

From the podcast: She-Ra: Progressive of Power

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

I’ve heard of ghosted, but guested?? This week, Progressive of Power welcomes its first guest in real-life teacher Tom, a high school science educator from rural IL. Tom tells us what it’s like teaching some hot-button topics like global warming and evolution in the era of Trump, and we look at the Horde’s attempts to control Etheria’s curriculum via a snake man who kinda sounds like Wallace Shawn.

From the podcast: She-Ra: Progressive of Power

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

This week, it’s crystals galore as the Rebels find the Crystal Castle and then battle the Crystal Spider. But they’re also battling their own bias towards Etheria’s poor Trolls. Quoth episode writer Larry DiTillio, “Twiggets are bigots”… at least sometimes. Reminds me of a song from Avenue Q…

From the podcast: She-Ra: Progressive of Power

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

This week, Shadow Weaver steals the Rebellion’s ability to speak, and Lauren and Eric discuss one of the most contentious (and most misunderstood) issues in politics today. Oh boy.

From the podcast: She-Ra: Progressive of Power

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

This week, we’re taking on the episodes routinely referred to as the “romance” shows. Adora gets a boyfriend — or does She-Ra? What do we think of Sea Hawk’s portrayal and, more importantly, Adora’s reaction to him? Why does Loo-Kee think you should just tell everyone you have a crush on, and what precisely is wrong with Saraha?

From the podcast: She-Ra: Progressive of Power

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

This week, Lauren and Eric discuss the first episode after She-Ra’s pilot, which, as in most shows, ends up providing a pretty solid template for the rest of the series. She-Ra teaches a village to #resist a guy with a face for a body, a bunch of people get pies in their face, and Lauren gets incredibly happy that Spirit really can talk!

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