May 13, 2020
The Godzilla and Kaiju movies are inextricably linked to a lot of difficult topics, but we have cocktails in hand and we feel ready to talk about them. Learn about the history of the Big Monster movies, the funny 70s franchises, and how Godzilla can teach us all a lesson about how to better talk about environmentalism.
Content Warning: This episode contains conversations about or mentions of nuclear war/bombs/explosions, environmental fascism, terrorism, anxiety, radiation poisoning, the military industrial complex, kidnapping, fire/volcanoes erupting, death, corporate greed, and politics/elections.
- Recommendation: This week, Amanda recommends the Library Lovers Mystery series by Jenn McKinlay. Check out our previous book recommendations, guests’ books, and more at spiritspodcast.com/books
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Spirits was created by Julia Schifini, Amanda McLoughlin and Eric Schneider. We are founding members of Multitude, an independent podcast collective and production studio. Our music is "Danger Storm" by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com), licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0.