Hobo Radio 77 – Why so serious?

  • Introduction
  • Valentine’s Day updates
  • A serious discussion
  • Contractually obligated Batman discussion
  • “Falling in Love” by Heath Whitelock

Week 77 Spotlight: Why so serious?

This week, Joel Murphy and Lars Periwinkle attempt to do something unprecedented – they attempt to have a serious discussion about a sensitive topic.

After seeing a preview for the new Robert Downey Jr./Jamie Foxx movie The Soloist, a film about a white journalist who befriends a homeless African American musician, Lars Periwinkle felt the film appears to be another example of what is often referred to as the “magical negro” phenomenon in movies. A “magical negro” is an African American character who mysteriously appears in a film with the sole purpose of aiding a white character along in his journey. This week, Lars and Joel examine this trend and attempt to figure out why it is so prevalent in movies.

Can the dynamic duo handle having an actual serious and thoughtful discussion? How did they spend Valentine’s Day? And what ever happened to the sushi-eating Batman who was arrested in Florida? The answers to these questions and more are in this week’s podcast.

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