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John and Ian cast from the Laissez Squares booth at the Salt Lake Comic Con Fan Experience and discuss how “con” is an emergent order. They brought the World’s Smallest Political Quiz to get people talking about what the believe, interviewed attendees and ask, “What does Comic Con mean to you?”
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Episode 005 (19:22)
Happy Holidays from all of us at Laissez Squares! For our holiday episode, John and Ian discuss this year’s most disturbing tradition, Elf on a Shelf. They also discuss Edward Snowden and the surveillance state.
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This week John and Ian discuss the life and activism of Marvel creator, Stan Lee. They talk about the role of comics in social change and the censorship that nearly killed them.
What makes a great video game? John and Ian discuss the role of player choice in games and why choice matters. They discuss the different approaches of Nintendo’s Mario titles and CCP’s flagship title EVE Online with regards to player freedom in an open world. They also contrast the differing philosophies of Valve Entertainment and Blizzard Entertainment with regards to how they deal with their modding communities.
John and Ian discuss their favorite TV shows and the current renaissance of writing. They examine the political and social commentary of Firefly, House of Cards, The Walking Dead, and Game of Thrones.
Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen. Credit: Macall B. Polay/HBO. Please note promotional photo for press only.
John and Ian introduce themselves and discuss the purpose of this podcast as well as the social and political relevance of Captain America: The Winter Soldier.