All Pieces for Eric Molinsky

 
Caption: Local women perform witch trials in costume for the tourists., Credit: Eric Molinsky
To understand Salem in 1692, we need to delve into the imaginary world the Puritans believed in, where witches and Indians were both agents of the ...

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, WABE, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 16:34
  • Purchases: 3
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The Wizard of Oz started as a perfect partnership between L. Frank Baum and W.W. Denslow -- until they became bitter rivals, with each owning half ...

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, WABE, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 12:22
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Worf visits Rabbi Ben Newman's synagogue (not in canon), Credit: Eric Molinsky
Every sci-fi fantasy world comes with a canon of back stories and rules, which may have a lot in common with the original canon -- The Torah.

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio, WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, WABE, New Hampshire Public Radio, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 14:48
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Frank Oz performing Yoda, Credit: Eric Molinsky
Which is more believable, a computer animated creature or a puppet? I talk with an animator who worked on the Star Wars prequels and a puppeteer wh...

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 15:51
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Margot Kidder as Lois Lane, Credit: Eric Molinsky
What exactly is the role of the love interest in the superhero story? Is she just the emotional stakes for the hero? Can she ever be anything more?

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 15:56
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Erik Bergmann as Captain Hook, Credit: Eric Molinsky
Peter Pan is not supposed to grow up, but he has grown from a symbol of immaturity to an iconic inner-child. Either way Captain Hook got a raw deal...

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 22:27
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: My interpretation of Chava, the Golem.
I talk with Helene Wecker, author of "The Golem and The Jinni," a novel about Jewish and Arabic mythological characters meeting in New York.

Bought by WABE and WXAV 88.3FM Chicago


  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 24:02
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Summer Glau as Cameron the Terminator, Credit: Eric Molinsky
Desirable robots are creepy, strangely alluring and technologically improbable. As part of my podcast series Imaginary Worlds, I explore whether th...

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 15:45
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Scott Snyder, Credit: Eric Molinsky
They say you shouldn't meet your heroes because you might be disappointed. What happens when you're told from now on you are your childhood hero? ...

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 19:21
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Victor Considerant, with tail, Credit: Eric Molinsky
A French philosopher was certain his ideas would help human beings evolve -- not just emotionally or psychologically. We would grow tails. In this ...

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 17:22
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones., Credit: Eric Molinsky
There are a surprising number of foreign policy experts who are obsessed with Game of Thrones, which they say is more real than Scandal or House of...

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 17:43
  • Purchases: 1
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In my second episode on larping, I go on an epic journey to find out why it's therapeutic to become imaginary people.

  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 39:13
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In part one of my mini-series on sidekicks, I look at why Doctor Watson is the most iconic and long-standing sidekick in pop culture.

  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 27:58
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In the first of a two part series on villains, we look at four of the most popular villains today who don’t want to take over the world. They want ...

  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 21:57
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It will never be a holiday classic – far, far from it. But can we redeem the greatest villain in the Star Wars universe, the 1978 made-for-TV Star ...

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  • Added: Dec 24, 2019
  • Length: 21:48
  • Purchases: 1
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They took over the world. They crushed our heroes. Now they feel bad. What does it take for a villain to be redeemed -- and what does it take for u...

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  • Added: Dec 11, 2019
  • Length: 23:44
  • Purchases: 1
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Ron Moore's new show For All Mankind imagines what if the Soviet Union landed a man on the moon first? What if that nightmare scenario forced NASA ...

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  • Added: Nov 13, 2019
  • Length: 31:34
  • Purchases: 1
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In Jason Suran’s show The Other Side, he keeps reminding the audience that he cannot talk to the dead. Then why does he do such a good job of convi...

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  • Added: Oct 16, 2019
  • Length: 28:06
  • Purchases: 1
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In 1954, director Ishiro Honda and composer Akira Ifukube disagreed about what Godzilla represented. But their collaboration added layers of depth ...

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  • Added: Oct 02, 2019
  • Length: 24:20
  • Purchases: 2
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Neon Genesis Evangelion ran only one year in Japan but it’s still creating ripple effects across global pop culture today.

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  • Added: Sep 18, 2019
  • Length: 32:59
  • Purchases: 1