“Women, Am I Right?”: The Evolution of the Female Antagonist

Listen as Aly, Lucas, and Corra unravel the characteristics of female villains over the course of the past 50 years, and delve deeper into individual characters that exemplify the changing understanding of what it means to be an antagonist. From classic Disney evil queens (Cruella De Vil, the Evil Queen, and Ursula) to turn-of-the-century gaming bad girls (Amanda Everet and Natla) to nuanced modern-day super-women (Te Kā and Ghost), we analyze characters and explore the evolution of the media’s view of women.

Thank you to Walt Disney, Crystal Dynamics, and Stan Lee for the inspirations behind these amazing characters.

There’s Always a Copycat

A doppelganger, according to the Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary, is a ghostly counterpart of a living person. In the media they are often portrayed as “The Evil Twin” or “A Clone” such as Goku Black , The Batman Who Laughs, and….. Voldemort? In this episode Gabe, Chase, and Natalie discuss the backgrounds and psychological backlash of some of our favorite fictional copycats, and how their past affects their everyday lives.