As Depicted on Film
Learning about the world through film depictionsLearning about the world through film depictions. Co-hosted by podcaster Gil Kidron and evolutionary biologist Dr. Rutger Vos
Andor: The 21st Century Star Wars Rebellion
Andor (Disney) is the latest and best Star Wars spinoff/prequel. It is set 5 years before A New Hope (1977), but it might as well be set in another galaxy. To support the podcast > https://www.patreon.com/adof
Crusades As Depicted on Film
For the past 1000 years since the Christian crusades into the Middle East, the crusades and crusaders have consistently been positively portrayed in Christian countries. But, since the American-British invasion of Iraq and its religious undertones, crusading has begun to lose its appeal. Let's follow this journey through the 1989 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, with Harrison Ford and Sean Connery, the 2006 Ridley Scott film, Kingdon of Heaven, starring Orlando Bloom, and the 2018 Robin Hood starring Taron Egerton and Jamie Foxx. To support the podcast - go to our Patreon page.
Lost Expeditions As Depicted on Film
You wouldn't think that a film and a show about British naval exploration would offer such deep and biting insight into our culture, but they do! Our film is Master and Commander: the Far Side of the World (2003) with Russel Crowe, and our show is The Terror (2019) with Jared Harris. Gil and Rutger discuss.
House of the Dragon: How Chance Events Shape History
The first season of House of the Dragon concluded with a series of chance events that could have gone either way, but they all went towards a very inevitable civil war. Support our podcast on Patreon!
Rings of Power Finale: Contrasting Values
In the season 1 finale of Rings of Power, the division between good and evil became clear. Those who hoard power and resources do evil, while those who share do good. To support the podcast go to https://www.patreon.com/m/adof.
House of Power: Ambition is a Sin
In Rings of Power episode 7, we were told that ambition is the sin that would lead to the dwarves' downfall, while House of Dragon attributes the downfall to a misunderstanding. Support the podcast on Patreon!
House of Power: Protagonists and Antagonists
Clear camps with motications make for better storytelling, which is what made House of the Dragon episode 7 better than the preceding episodes, while Rings of Power episode 6 played around with the differences between protagonists and antagonists.