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Upstream podcast: War and peace and ‘Wonder Woman’

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Breaking down DC’s nuanced action film.

Wonder Woman is out and despite some frothy protests, it’s doing puh-retty, puh-retty well.

This week on the Upstream podcast, Gavia Baker-Whitelaw joins us to discuss how the film could pull DC out of its gritty, brooding (male) hero slump, its themes of empathy and empowerment, and how not to review Wonder Woman.

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Audra Schroeder

Audra Schroeder

Audra Schroeder is the Daily Dot’s senior entertainment writer, and she focuses on streaming, comedy, and music. Her work has previously appeared in the Austin Chronicle, the Dallas Observer, NPR, ESPN, Bitch, and the Village Voice. She is based in Austin, Texas.