Panic Then Escape


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By Andrew Asplund and Dan Bethel, Andrew Asplund, and D. Bethel. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

WHAT A NERD WANTS: With the Disney + original, Loki, coming to a close this week, it got our hosts thinking about nerd media universes, and the works that push those meta narratives forward. What's better––a standalone series showcasing the nuances of a single character? or a show that pushes that cinematic universe into the next stage of its overall narrative? Andrew and D. Bethel put on their thinking caps and engage with these surprisingly nuanced questions.



  • "Of Underwear Models and Wayward Sons" (11 September 2014): Where Andrew and D. Bethel first discuss the differences between episodic and serialized television.
  • "American Puppy Story" (17 February 2017): Where D. Bethel and Andrew discuss the tension between serialized television narratives versus episodic shows.
  • "The Nature of the Gutter" (12 March 2021): Where Andrew and D. Bethel talk with Taylor about the Disney + show, WandaVision.



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