The Overthink

Oct 24 2018 45 mins 2

A network of podcasts dedicated to diving deep and overthinking topics related to TV, film, pop culture, and anything somewhat related.
















Video Game Virtue - Men Of Low Moral Fiber
Sep 07 2018 46 mins  
In this crossover episode, we're featuring another member of The Overthink Podcast, Men Of Low Moral Fiber. They're a podcast about retro video games, specifically those related to the LucasArts gaming company. Normally, they cover a different retro game each month, but in this special Side Quest episode, they're joined by a guest (Saffyre Falkenberg) to discuss the morality within video games, and the systems developers create to portray (or create) their own senses of morality. ------------ It's been awhile since we quested on the side, but we've been planning this one for awhile. We're excited to have Saffyre Falkenberg on to discuss the ethics of video games. We cover everything from the decision trees of Telltale games and light/dark side of KOTOR, to the Dragon Age approval system and if you can beat Super Mario Bros. without killing anyone/anything (SPOILER: you totally can!). Join us as we dive into this virtuous ep. We'd love to hear your thoughts on this broad topic as well. Send us your additional comments to be a part of the conversation ([email protected]). Saffyre teaches in the composition and women and gender studies programs at TCU and Collin College. To hear more of Men Of Low Moral Fiber, and what episodes and games they've covered, check out their website: www.MOLMF.com. Make sure you're subscribed to the network so you don't miss a single episode of our various shows on art, media, and culture. Until then, you can find us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and you can subscribe to our podcasts here: iTunes, Stitcher, & Google. You can also email us, and find out even more on our website over at: www.overthinkpod.com Thanks again for joining us!

















































































Path of the Berserker - How To Read Comics
Mar 14 2018 51 mins  
Today's HTRC picks up where the boys left off with Wolverine - Intro to Snikt. This being Jason's favorite comic series, he helps walk Nick through some of Wolvie's greatest "hits": Wolverine by Chris Claremont (3:20)Weapon X (11:20)Wolverine #90 (19:35)Old Man Logan (28:29) Then Jason and Nick try to bring it all together (34:17) by talking about Wolverine's path through all these comics. The Path of the Berserker. What drives this character? What can stop him? As well as finding the little Wolverine in all of us. Here's the reading list for an introduction to Wolverine again: “Wolverine”by Chris Claremont and Frank MillerLink: http://a.co/c9DJwUv “Wolverine: Weapon X” by Barry Windsor-Smith Link: http://a.co/hLn9XfK “Wolverine: Old Man Logan” by Mark MillarLink: http://a.co/5x1fUpw “Wolverine #90” (1995)by Larry HamaLink: http://readcomiconline.to/Comic/Wolverine-1988/Issue-90?id=10567 Optional:“The Essential Wolverine, Vol. 1” by Chris ClaremontLink: http://a.co/cMPJuUE Don’t forget you can email us your comic book questions to [email protected] or find us on Twitter @howtoreadcomics. Thanks again to The Overthink Podcast Network for having us! Go check out more great podcasts at www.overthinkpod.com and to find a comic book shop near you, https://goo.gl/wpzVDN Each episode of How To Read Comics will appear on this Overthink feed once a month, so stay tuned for more in-depth comic knowledge from Nick and Jason! And make sure you're subscribed to the network so you don't miss a single episode of our various shows on art, media, and culture. New episodes out twice a week! Until then, you can find us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and you can subscribe to our podcasts here: iTunes, Stitcher, & Google. You can also email us, and find out even more on our website over at: www.overthinkpod.com Thanks again for joining us!






Black Panther - Overthoughts
Feb 20 2018 45 mins  
In today's TOGI-esque Overthougts ep, Corrigan hosts an episode talking all about your new favorite movie: Black Panther! She covers the history of the comic, talks about some of the social and cultural impacts of the character, and of course dives into the film with the help of a few guests... 0:00 - Which came first: the Black Panther Party or the Black Panther comic? The answer might surprise you as Kyo pulls out the first three Black Panther comics and gives a history of the character in Marvel Comics, including the original Jungle Action stories and the controversial Black Panther vs. the KKK arc. 10:55 - Why Black Panther is so unique and important; the architecture of Wakanda, representation of blackness to be proud of, and the idea of an Africa that does not need saving; why African countries are not just "shithole countries," and the realities of Africa's advancements. 19:00 How Black Panther addresses refugees and global responsibility; how it reflects questions in diasporic African communities, particularly in America, and why that means some elements of the movie are FOR the black audience. 28:00 New Orleans native and Black Panther fangirl Chelsea St. Juniors talks about the importance of black representation to her and in general; looking at Wakanda as untouched by colonialism and European politicking, and the idea that this is what Africa might be like without colonization; the significance of the Dora Milaje and strong women; potential for lgbtqia+ representation in the next film; the theater-going experience with black people. 35:20 The humor of the movie, the brilliance of the casting, and why you should probably see Black Panther at least three times. Many thanks to Chelsea for sending us her thoughts! Find her on Twitter: @ifiweremagneto ----------------- Make sure you're subscribed to the network so you don't miss a single episode of our various shows on art, media, and culture. New episodes out twice a week! Until then, you can find us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and you can subscribe to our podcasts here: iTunes, Stitcher, & Google. You can also email us, and find out even more on our website over at: www.overthinkpod.com Thanks again for joining us!




Rogue One - The Resistance Rewind
Feb 14 2018 60 mins  
This month, Chad is joined by fellow Star Wars fan, Anthony Prince, who's here to talk about Rogue One and it's connection to current resistances built on hope. They start things off with a brief history of Anthony's personal ties to Star Wars (4:00), then get into what Rogue One says about our current cultural and political climate (10:15). They talk about what themes from Star Wars can be found in the news (22:15), and which themes can be applied to learn life lessons--second chances (36:00). Then of course, Chad asks Anthony if he'd want to sit down with anyone in power and watch Rogue One with them (42:30), before ending things per usual in the shallow end of things, starting with some Last Jedi talk (47:45). Hope you enjoyed the episode and thanks again to Anthony for joining the Resistance! You can find him on Facebook or email him if you have any follow up questions. (The views expressed by Anthony are his own and do not reflect the views or opinions of Real Life Church LA. Feel free to visit http://www.reallife.la for more information.) Matchete viewing order: http://www.nomachetejuggling.com/2011/11/11/the-star-wars-saga-suggested-viewing-order/ Each episode of The Resistance Rewind will appear on this Overthink feed once a month, so stay tuned for more in-depth film and political knowledge from Chad! Also, make sure you're subscribed to the network so you don't miss a single episode of our various shows on art, media, and culture. New shows out every Monday and Friday! Until then, you can find us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and you can subscribe to our podcasts here: iTunes, Stitcher, & Google. You can also email us, and find out even more on our website over at: www.overthinkpod.com Thanks again for joining us!


Wolverine: Intro to Snikt - How To Read Comics
Feb 06 2018 24 mins  
Nick and Jason begin their dive into Wolverine! This is Part One (or “Homework” episode) of a two-part series focusing on our short-tempered hero. Everything you need to know before jumping into the world of Wolverine. This week, Jason helps Nick navigate through Logan’s ever-changing timeline and makes reading recommendations based on other Wolverine pop-culture appearances. On the next episode of HTRC, Jason and Nick will unpack the themes of some of the most iconic Wolverine comics. See below for links to the books we’ll be discussing next time. Reading list for an introduction to Wolverine: “Wolverine”by Chris Claremont and Frank MillerLink: http://a.co/c9DJwUv “Wolverine: Weapon X” by Barry Windsor-Smith Link: http://a.co/hLn9XfK “Wolverine: Old Man Logan” by Mark MillarLink: http://a.co/5x1fUpw “Wolverine #90” (1995)by Larry HamaLink: http://readcomiconline.to/Comic/Wolverine-1988/Issue-90?id=10567 Optional:“The Essential Wolverine, Vol. 1” by Chris ClaremontLink: http://a.co/cMPJuUE Don’t forget you can email us your comic book questions to [email protected] or find us on Twitter @howtoreadcomics. Thanks again to The Overthink Podcast Network for having us! Go check out more great podcasts at www.overthinkpod.com and to find a comic book shop near you, https://goo.gl/wpzVDN Each episode of How To Read Comics will appear on this Overthink feed once a month, so stay tuned for more in-depth comic knowledge from Nick and Jason! And make sure you're subscribed to the network so you don't miss a single episode of our various shows on art, media, and culture. New episodes out twice a week! Until then, you can find us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and you can subscribe to our podcasts here: iTunes, Stitcher, & Google. You can also email us, and find out even more on our website over at: www.overthinkpod.com Thanks again for joining us!


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