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1. Episode 12: Wakanda Forever (w/ Meta G. Carstarphen and Ryan Martin)

Episode 12: Wakanda Forever (w/ Meta G. Carstarphen and Ryan Martin)

In this Serious Fun, we dig into the cultural phenomenon that is Marvel Studios’ Black Panther. The movie has already made All Of The Money worldwide, but why is it resonating so strongly? What does it have to say about complex topics like the African diaspora, Black liberation, and the responsibility of a king and a country to its people and the world? And is Shuri a great character, or the greatest character? Bryan sits down with University of Oklahoma Journalism and Mass Communication professor Dr. Meta G. Carstarphen and UWGB Psychology Chair Ryan Martin for a wide-ranging discussion of all things Wakanda! (Note: this episode contains spoilers for the movie so get out and see it beforehand.) Music and other clips: Ludwig Göransson – “Wakanda”, Black Panther: Original Score Ludwig Göransson – “United Nations/End Titles”, Black Panther: Original Score Kendrick Lamar and SZA – “All the Stars”, Black Panther: The Album (Music From and Inspired By) Marvel Studios/Walt Disney Corporation - “Black Panther Teaser Trailer” SHOW NOTES: for readings, lesson plans, and more. - Imani Gandy’s tweet chain on Black Panther Some of the editorials and think pieces mentioned: TaLynn Kel – “An American Monster in Wakanda” Christopher Lebron – “Black Panther is Not the Movie We Deserve” Benjamin Dixon – “The Most Important Moment in Black Panther No One Is Talking About” Charles Pulliam-Moore – “Black Panther is Marvel’s First Shakespearean Epic”

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