Season 2, Ep. 7
Audio producer and director Ella Watts talks about her choices - a tragic anime military alchemist, a revolutionary warrior woman who is also a lesbian marriage in herself and an antarctic badass waterbending mom friend.
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10. Chris McCrudden55:46Author Chris McCrudden talks about his very 1980s, magic-and-kindness heavy choices - Princess Adora's Archer and Illusionist himbo friend; King Comics' 1920s magician turned adoptive dad and Defender of the Earth; and a little-remembered kindly old utopian scientist, voiced by Peter Ustinov.
9. Mary O'Connell43:22Stand up comedian & writer Mary O'Connell talks about her choices - a nuclear war survivor Vampire girl with fabulous hair (who is occasionally an Emo boy voiced by Donald Glover), an Elvis style womaniser dealing with 90s feminism, and a chaotic pair of lovable antagonists who love dragging up and hanging out with their talking cat, and may or may not be doing it in their hot air balloon.
8. Laura Howell45:52Beano & Manga artist Laura Howell talks to me about her choices - a boy who turns into a pig and has the world's worst sense of direction, the big, blue, incredibly late 90s culmination of Warner Bros' Spielberg-led postmodern kids show era, and - representing the recent sexy trend of 'hyper-capable male love interests to wackier, schlubbier women' - Japan's favourite former Yakuza turned suburban Househusband.
6. Jack Bernhardt01:02:17Comedy writer and podcaster Jack Bernhardt talks about his very PTSD Riddled choices - a lonely, grumpy one eyed mutant who thinks she's an alien, a grieving, out-of-her-depth 19-year-old trying to hold the remaining scraps of her family together and a yodellin' cowgirl with a tragic, traumatic past and decades worth of claustrophobia.
5. Louise Blain56:40Tech and Gaming journalist and BBC Radio 3's 'Sound of Gaming' presenter Louise Blain talks to me about her choices - a Bronze Age assassin, a flame haired vigilante hero and a twin pistol wielding, hot pants wearing, sensibly shod icon of female video game characters.
4. Max Davis49:11Comedy writer Max Davis talks to me about his choices - the quickly Fridged Ideal Spider-man, the malapropism prone Hormone Monster withe the good hair who ONNNLY takes Bubble Baths and the lovelorn, bespectacled Office Manager to a bunch of New York exorcists.
3. Julia Raeside40:17Journalist and Podcaster Julia Raeside talks about her very 80s crushes - a Spanish/Japanese cat based interpretation of Jules Verne's intrepid Gentleman Adventurer (who wears a full suit and top hat but no shoes), a French/Japanese scifi reimagining of Homer's original hapless traveller and Britain's ultimate superhero - a stupid man voiced by a clever man. I get to use the 'Anime Dad' klaxon for the first time, which is exciting.
2. Nat Metcalfe49:11Comedy writer and presenter Nat Mecalfe talks us through his very Mid Century Suburbia Heavy choices - Peanuts' pianist fancying antagonist Lucy Van Pelt, Bedrock's hot brunette housewife Betty Rubble and the stretchy motherlode of fretful, well-rounded middle-aged superheroism, Helen Parr.