Show Notes for Episode 334, “Hail to the King, Baby!”


  • Intro / Banter (00:00 – 22:30)
  • Main Topic NON-SPOILERS (22:30 – 50:52)
  • Main Topic SPOILERS (50:52 – 1:59:36)
  • Outro / Next Week (1:59:36 – 2:04:46)


  1. “Majestic ‘Black Panther’ Introduces One of MCU’s Best Villains” by Kristy Puchko, CBR
  2. “‘Black Panther’ Director Breaks Down Casino Fight Scene” by Matthew Erao, ScreenRant
  3. “Why ‘Black Panther’ Is a Defining Moment for Black America” by Carvell Wallace,
  4. “The Political Visions of ‘Black Panther’” by Christopher Orr, The Atlantic
  5. “The Provocation and Power of ‘Black Panther’” by Vann R. Newkirk II, The Atlantic
  6. “Black Superheroes Matter: Why a ‘Black Panther’ Movie Is Revolutionary” by Tre Johnson, Rolling Stone
  7. “‘Black Panther’s’ Right Thing” by Film Crit Hulk,
  8. “Question Club: The best and worst parts of ‘Black Panther’” by Tasha Robinson, Chaim Gartenberg, and Bryan Bishop, The Verge
  9. “‘Black Panther’: Oscar-Nominated Rachel Morrison Shot the Most Significant Marvel Movie Since ‘Iron Man’” by Bill Desowitz, IndieWire
  10. “Meet the Woman Behind the African Utopia in ‘Black Panther’” by Gabrielle Bruney,
  11. “Moral Complexity, Interesting Villains, Real Ideas: All The Ways ‘Black Panther’ Stands Apart” by Vince Mancini,
  12. “Why Fashion Is Key to Understanding the World of Black Panther” by Tanisha C. Ford, The Atlantic
  13. “’Black Panther’ Costume Designer Draws On ‘The Sacred Geometry Of Africa’” by Mallory Yu,
  14. “Wakanda forever: The overt feminism of ‘Black Panther’” by Melissa Silverstein,
  15. “The Women of ‘Black Panther’ Are Amazing” by Liz Bourke,
  16. “Danai Gurira On Her ‘Black Panther’ Role: ‘She Protects What We Would Have Been’” by Michel Martin, NPR
  17. “Wakanda’s Indomitable Culture Is Why the Women of ‘Black Panther’ Are So Dynamic” by Charles Pulliam-Moore, io9
  18. “Searching for Wakanda: The African Roots of the ‘Black Panther’ Story” by Thomas F. McDow,
  19. “Black Panther film fuels calls for release of jailed political activists” by Sam Levin, The Guardian
  20. “‘Black Panther’s Dramatic Ending Explained” by Narayan Liu, CBR
  21. “What Do ‘Black Panther’s End-Credits Scenes Mean to the MCU?” by Adam Fitch, CBR
  22. “How ‘Black Panther’ Dissects Tension Between Africans & African-Americans” by Jessica Bennett, Ebony
  23. “A ‘Black Panther’ Review for MCU Fans” by Michael Doran, Newsarama
  24. “Black Panther rules Marvel’s world. Literally” by Connie Guglielmo, CNET.COM
  25. “Twitter Trolls Are Posting About Fake Assaults at ‘Black Panther’ Screenings” by Julie Muncy, io9
  26. “The Song of Killmonger” by Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic
  27. Fe’s Twitter


  1. “Black Cat” by Janet Jackson, Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814 (1990)
  2. “Africa” by Toto, Toto IV (1982)