CENK #63: "Women in Action Films"
Episode #63 of the Close Encounters of the Nerd Kind podcast sees Dan, Tee-J and Imran delve into the presentation of women within action films.
Episodes #59 and #60 of this podcast series saw the team review the 80s action movie genre specifically through the movies 'Cobra', 'Big Trouble in Little China' and 'The Wraith' (all from 1986) and in an unofficial follow-up to that conversation, we look at how women were positioned within those films and ask where Hollywood's reluctance to feature women more prominently comes from. Tossing aside the notion of the damsel in distress, the team celebrates some of the incredible performances of female-fronted movies citing some of our personal favourite roles and performances. We conclude with a discussion about women in super hero films and the importance of films like 'Wonder Woman' (2017) and the Disney+ series 'Ms Marvel (2022).
Carl Jones' What Samples? show continually presents innovative new ways and ideas to celebrate 90s hip-hop and this extra special set sees Carl show some love to our friends over at 4 Ever in Electric Dreams and the epic list of 100 90's hip-hop tracks that they compiled earlier this year:
Carl breathes some fantastic life into the list by presenting the second of a series of shows dipping into some of his favourites from the list in his distinct fashion. Carl continues to present What Samples? as his undying love letter to hip-hop and we're so proud to be able to host these for your listening pleasure.
Episode #62 of the Close Encounters of the Nerd Kind podcast sees Dan, Tee-J, Imran and friend of the show, Richard Roth, discuss the news of Vince McMahon's retirement from WWE.
Many never believed they'd see it in their lifetime but the WWE seeks to journey into a new era under the guidance and leadership of Stephanie McMahon and Paul LeVesque (HHH). What does this mean for the WWE product, how will it impact the company's overall culture moving forward and what impact is this likely to have on pro wrestling rivals, AEW?
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