Episode 107 “Tropes and Traps in Culture”

November 16, 2017

From laugh-tracked sitcoms to The Walking Dead, audiences see cliched, and often harmful, characters and storylines. Racial justice sci fi expert N​ayantara Sen​ and TV critic ​Sean T. Collins​ explore these narrative tropes and traps -- from redemptive justice to the heroic protagonist -- that prevent our favorite TV shows and films from being truly transformational. Through their conversation, they guide us to imagine what new stories, characters, and themes  could reflect more authentic experiences.  

Guests: Nayantara Sen, Culture and Content Project Manager at Race Forward; Sean T. Collins, Cultural Critic for Rolling Stone