205 – Oppressed Mages


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Having magic is such a struggle! All the muggles are out to get you, and the church keeps trying to set you on fire. Clearly, mages are oppressed. Or are they? Wes returns after a short sabbatical, just in time for us to discuss this trope and why it doesn’t make any sense. We talk about how hard it is to oppress people who can shoot fire from their hands, how magical oppression compares to oppression in the real world, and what lessons we can learn from Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer.

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Opening and closing theme: The Princess Who Saved Herself by Jonathan Coulton. Used with permission.

Show Notes:

Ayn Rand

French Revolution

Russian Revolution

The Wheel of Time

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

Spanish conquest of the Mexica

Avatar The Last Airbender

Fire Logic

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