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Skywalker Fall: Why New Star Wars Trumps New Coke Disaster

Stephen Green says JJ Abrams never misses an opportunity to miss an opportunity. Based on the final trailer, the latest and last episode of the Star Wars series — The Rise of Skywalker — is no exception.

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The Stratosphere Lounge

The Stratosphere Lounge Episode 233

The One Hour on the Clock edition!
Recorded 10/03/19 before a live global audience.

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How All-Powerful Captain Marvel Disempowers Women for Feminism

An all-powerful female character, Captain Marvel, actually disempowers women when the writers were hoping to strike a blow for feminism. Bill Whittle, Scott Ott and Stephen Green, explore the importance of weakness and struggle in the hero’s journey. Having a “Mary Sue” character — like Capt. Marvel or Rey in Star Wars — provides precisely the wrong inspiration for young women.

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Red Yenta! Socialist Dating App Helps Slackers of the World Unite

Hot new dating app, Red Yenta, pairs idealistic socialists to fight “non-consensual power dynamics,” and perhaps for a cuddle and a peck on the cheek. Slackers of the world unite! Will this business of bringing together passionate anti-capitalists raise a mountain of venture capital, or will the hyper-political pitch raise red flags for investors?