This week Kate is joined by Adam Eastwood to talk about the metaphors in the X-men movies. In this part 1 of 2, Kate and Adam dig into metaphors of Martin Luther King Jr, Malcolm X, the Holocaust, Japanese Internment Camps, power struggles and the social pressures to conform. Let us know of your favorite … Continue reading X-Men (Part 1) Kate’s Take Podcast
Special Guest, Josh, returns for this year’s predictions of the Oscar winners. Kate and Josh aren’t good at this and tied last year with 8 of the 24 winners correct. This year they bring in a bingo cage that they have nicknamed “Nic Cage” to see if he is better at predicting then they are. … Continue reading Oscar Bingo – Kate’s Take Podcast
Media fluency is generally understood as encompassing two skill sets. The first, which we might call media comprehension, enables media consumers to decode, analyze, and break down mediated messages into their constituent parts. The other, known as media production, involves successfully encoding some kind of meaning into a mediated message. Both are needed for successful participation in today’s media-rich landscape.
Kate continues Miyazaki month with the first film to come from Studio Ghibli, Castle in the Sky. This episode talks about the history of Studio Ghibli and poses a new film theory that Castle in the Sky is an allegory for genealogy or the search of your ancestral roots. Sources: IMDB Trivia on Castle in … Continue reading Castle In The Sky – Kate’s Take Podcast