Episode Archive: She-Ra: Progressive of Power

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Since the beginning of this show, Shadow Weaver has been Lauren and Eric's favorite character. This week, it's all about her and a bevy of issues she touches -- the intersection of science and religion, technology as a cure for impatience, lust for power, and of course Skeletor. Featuring special guest theology professor Jacob Torbeck!

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NEW TO THE NERDOLOGUES! SEASON TWO PREMIERE! Lauren and Eric look at the very beginning of He-Man and She-Ra and consider the recent Netflix documentary The Toys That Made Us with special guests Sam Wells (half-owner of Chicago's incredible vintage toy store Toy De Jour) and Tim Seeley, a guy who literally wrote the book on He-Man toys... and also, it turns out, wrote the brand bible for Netflix's forthcoming She-Ra reboot.

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The only way the season could end! Guests JB Anderton, Dean Neilly, and Rachel Pitt join Lauren and Eric to discuss a wide swath of holiday traditions and their media representation against the backdrop of one of the most infamous entries in the He-Man/She-Ra canon. Skeletor has his Grinch moment, Horde helicopters take dubious shapes (we’ll talk about it!), and Prince Adam denies the War on Christmas. This was a nice time. Recorded live at the Cards Against Humanity Theater, and we also had punch & pie, so it’s a little looser than normal. Be warned.

 

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Lauren finally gets to meet one of She-Ra’s colorful friends as we travel to Frosta’s Kingdom of Snows for a brewing conflict with the Selkies over some Horde trickery. Russia’s on the table, and so is the hilarious incompetence of Multi-Bot. With special guest Sean Kelley from Improvised Star Trek!

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This week, we’re finally talking about an issue that is (mostly) bipartisan – animal rights! We’ve got special guest zoo professional Jon Meisenbach to share his thoughts on the Horde’s attempted conquering of Unicorn Island, and Lauren and Eric gush about their dogs a lot.

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The Whispering Woods is broken and so is the way we think about caring for people. This week, Dr. Adam Del Conte joins Lauren and Eric to talk about access to healthcare, how environmentalism relates to well-being, and meeting the real She-Ra (almost definitely).