The Math of You


Episode 031: Studio Ghibli and Cat Kingdoms, feat. Karuna Riazi

Ep. 31

Author, diversity advocate, and creator of the #YesAllWomen hashtag Karuna Riazi is here to discuss the films of Studio Ghibli. Along the way we discuss the precedent-setting power of Sailor Moon, how to have a scoundrel hero without making him a shitty dude, and the cultural juggernaut that is My Neighbour Totoro.  Signature Cocktail: The Coconut Chihiro  What a pretty beverage! Be sure to take care of it, dear.  1/2 lime, cut into wedges 2 sprigs fresh mint 1/2tsp sugar 3oz coconut water 3oz sparkling mineral water Cut the lime into wedges, and muddle in the bottom of a heavy-bottomed glass. Hold mint in your hand and clap sharply before adding to glass. Add sugar and muddle again.Top up with coconut water and sparkling mineral water. Garnish with more mint.  Follow Karuna on Twitter at @gildedspine, follow the show at @TheMathOfYou, and my wacky adventures at @lokified. If you'd like to be a guest on the show, send an email to  If you like the music on the show, go to

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