Building on comments in episode 463 (“Uber Iger”), we have another look at the political landscape that Disney is influencing, with an eye on the long game re: representation, diversity, and globalization. Is a billionaire vs. billionaire rumble coming? Plus, many special guest stars!
As if inspired by our recent comments re: our lane and his, Bozo POTUS doubled down on bringing the pop culture straight into the American government. Is Saturday Night Live now the voice of the resistance? Will corporations tilt towards, or away from, the cheesy-haired weirdo? If pursuing the right course demands an act of piracy, can PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES be the right course?
America is dying a very specific “Germany in the mid-1930s” sort of death, and even if we don’t know the outcome, we’re beginning to identify the collaborators. Not so Mamo-related when it’s a taxi company, but what about when it’s the chairman of Disney? What are our responsibilities to this “popular culture” we’ve been gabbing about for 12 years? Before you say “stay in your lane,” sorry friends, this shit is our lane.
POWER!! Who has it? Who needs it? Who wants it? Who lost it? Team Mamo recaps the year 2016 in movers and shakers as the pop cultural landscape is wracked by celebrity deaths, digital doubles and orange-faced idiots. Hey 2016: don’t let the door hit you in the ass on the way out. And for sure don’t fall down that flight of stairs, accidentally set yourself on fire and throw yourself off a bridge.
Welcome back to Mamo! Join us for a far-ranging discussion that starts with Donald Trump, Devin Faraci, and complicity in rape culture; wraps its arms around Ava DuVernay’s 13th and Queen Sugar and the proper use of one’s “power list” capital; and gets, generally, into where we are right now.
The last thing the world needs is another couple of straight white guys telling you what they think of the all-female Ghostbusters trailer, but we’re gonna tell you anyway – with a meta twist, because we’re going to talk about what we think of the opinions of the other straight white guys. Plus: American Hitler! Who ya gonna call?