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Aces & Jokers: A Wild Cards Podcast

We’re reading and discussing Wild Cards, a set of shared-world superhero novels edited by George R. R. Martin. We don't own Wild Cards and this is not an official podcast. We use brief clips from the audiobooks and other sources to illustrate and aid discussion. Spoilers abound.

Dec 27, 2019

In this episode we discuss superhero TV, mostly the new Watchmen series, but a few others too. We also try to figure out how the wealth of superhero TV we already have may or may not impact what Hulu could do with Wild Cards.

This episode is FREE to everyone including Patreon patrons--and don't worry; we'll be back to books in the new year.

Show Notes

Just a few bits and pieces:

  • Re Jordan Peterson: It seems I actually stopped reading at 52% through the book, so I guess I only understand 6 rules for living, but I noticed a few things that made sense and a few things that made me feel uncomfortable. I made Goodreads notes which you can read here--why not try to figure out which was which? (Also feel free to add me as a friend on Goodreads if you want to. I wish I had friends.)

  • Ben mentioned the influence 24 had on Dubya. Here's more info from The Guardian and The Independent.
  • I made a throwaway reference to Christopher Hitchens. Here's what he had to say about waterboarding, after experiencing it firsthand. 

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