The Concerns of Fictional HR Departments (Feat. Ray Lawrence)

In which our heroes use proper conflict resolution techniques, try to adhere to strict workplace guidelines and policies but end up submitting a written complaint anyway as they wonder what the real problems fictional HR departments have to deal with. We look at the requirements for being Batman’s butler, wonder what the orcs actually wanted in Lord of the Rings, and ask if Rocky I-VI is racist. Zammit wants to know what a marriage counsellor equivalent for Superhero teams is, Duscher tries to figure out how the world can get behind the Avengers when they're always infighting, and Ray just wants to know if James Bond could get away with it all if he was an insurance salesman. So call a press conference, put a positive spin on all your problems and awkwardly make a forced apology without getting everyone fired and/or imprisoned.

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Plumbing the Death Star

In which we ask the important questions in pop culture and dissect fictional universes. Because seriously, who deals with super weapon sanitation and imperial employee agreements? If you’re looking for serious discussions, this isn't the podcast you're looking for and we are so sorry about that joke.

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