Episode 4.6: Mulan

Happy full moon! In this episode we tackle Mulan, the latest of the Disney live-action remakes.

Note: We recorded via Zoom, and there were some audio/ connection issues; we apologize for the glitches. Content warning for discussions of sterilization, torture, the Uighur genocide, and ICE detention centers in the first 13 minutes.

Our theme song is “Moon and Spruce” by Sarah Little Drum.

Here’s a listening guide for the episode. (For a description of our segments, go here.)

Introduction (0:00 – 13:45)

“Are You a Good Witch or a Bad Witch?” (13:45 – 40:10)

“Bald Heads and Queer Noses” (40:10 – 59:30)

“Treguna Mekoides Trecorum Sadis Dee!” (50:30 – 1:15:40)

Final Spells (1:15:40 – 1:24:08)

“I do not think a creative team that willfully ignores real human suffering in order to get particular scenery for their shots is capable of telling an emotionally resonant story of a heroine who sacrificed everything to prevent more human suffering.” @plindawrites

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Episode 4.3: Kubo and the Two Strings

Happy super flower moon! We hope everyone is staying safe and healthy. In this episode we discuss the stop-motion tour de force, Kubo and the Two Strings.

Our theme song is “Moon and Spruce” by Sarah Little Drum.

Here’s a listening guide for the episode. (For a description of our segments, go here.)

The Pants Uncomfortable/ Introduction (0:00 – 12:13)

“Are You a Good Witch or a Bad Witch?” (11:46 – 46:25)

“Bald Heads and Queer Noses”/ “Treguna” Fusion (46:28 – 1:11:46)

Final Spells (1:11:52 – 1:17:36)

Links

“Kubo” is Complicated, Flawed, and You Should Totally See It (CAAM)

How a Japanese Printmaker Influenced ‘Kubo’ (Vice)

Minisode 4.1: Pandemic Edition

Happy pink supermoon! In this informal minisode, Linda and Katie reflect on the changes wrought by COVID-19 and places we can turn for solace during this uncertain time. (If you want to jump straight to our recommendations, go to the 21-minute mark.)

Our theme song is “Moon and Spruce” by Sarah Little Drum.

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