BFG Podcast #009: ‘Forget the Alamo,’ Jean Smart, ‘Loki,’ and More!

Our editor and writers break down the week that was in culture

On this week’s exciting edition of the Book and Film Globe Week in Review podcast, editor Neal Pollack talks to reporter Katie Smith about content warnings in books, and decides they aren’t a good thing. Then Omar Gallaga appears to tell Neal that he did not, in fact, kill Davy Crockett. They talk about the terrific new book ‘Forget the Alamo,’ a fresh interpretation of Texas history. Stephen Garrett drops in from his vacation to review ‘The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard‘ and complain about Italian stereotypes in Pixar’s new movie, ‘Luca’. Rachel Llewellyn appears to discuss the great character actor Jean Smart. Rachel and Neal both praise Smart’s performance in a 20-year-old production of ‘The Man Who Came to Dinner.’

Finally, Nick Tangborn takes some time out of his busy, busy day to discuss the history of Loki’s genderfluidity, and the history of superhero families in comics. When it comes to comic content, everything new is old again. It’s just that now it’s on Disney+.

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