What Are The Best Movies And TV Shows About Politics? – Episode 079

October 19, 2016

In this episode, Brent and Erik talk about how politics and power are portrayed in movies and TVs. How are US politics portrayed? How does Game of Thrones speak to our modern politics? We also talk about how Trump and this election have changed (or should change) the portrayal of politics in our stories. We also talk about our favorite movies and TV shows about politics.

We also check in about writing and publishing. Erik talks about how the election coverage has cut into his writing and Brent talks about a new book in the Russel Middlebrook universe, and how its narrator Otto was an early example of diversity in YA books. (If you want to skip the check-in, the main topic starts at 5:10.)

Your Hosts

Brent Hartinger
Erik Hanberg

Links Mentioned This Episode

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How Half of America Lost It’s F**king Mind

Media Consumed This Episode

The West Wing (TV show)
30 Rock (TV show)
Platoon (film, 1986)
MASH (film, 1970)
The X-Files (TV show)
House of Cards (TV show)
Veep (TV show)
WarGames (film, 1983)
Game of Thrones (TV show)
Nightcrawler (film, 2014)
The Brainwashing of My Dad (film, 2015)
Primary Colors (film, 1998)
Orange is the New Black (TV show)
Parks and Recreation (TV show)
Idiocracy (film, 2006)
The Manchurian Candidate (film, 1962)
Best of Enemies (film, 2015)
Hamilton (musical)
Milk (film, 2008)
Frost/Nixon (film, 2008)
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (film)
Battlestar Galactica (TV show)
Team America: World Police (film, 2004)
Lincoln (film, 2012)
Bob Roberts (film, 1992)
The Americans (TV show)


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