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Feb 13, 2020

We're back to discuss Picard (S1E1-E3), influenced at least by partialy absorption of the Mandalorian. Sagas vs. genres, split protagonists vs. ensembles, and life under the Sonny Bono Act (Pub. L. 105-298).

Jan 15, 2020

Reader mailbag and season finale. Anxious influence; the wisdom but lesser narrative cohesion of crowds; writing to impress a girl. Stay in touch @menwatchpod as we back up to the elephant for a while.

Dec 25, 2019

Part one of our two-part season, or series, finale. Lady Luthors, more Roland Barthes, complaints and rationalizations about loose ends.

Please send thoughts and questions by 1/2 to be included in our reader mailbag wrap-up: @menwatchpod or

Dec 13, 2019

The apotheosis of Lindelof; biblical exegesis; crystalline space-time and serial monogamy. [REPOST - if you downloaded before and got a repeat of episode 0, this is the real one]

Dec 4, 2019

Crowdsourcing as pragmatism, secret secret identities, and our forthcoming monograph on eating with masks.