The Young Podawans Ep. 15 – Neon Genesis Evangelion, Part Two

This week – it’s Part Two of our Neon Genesis Evangelion discussion! This time we’ll go in-depth on the last two episodes of the TV series and the End of Evangelion film. We discuss our own interpretations of the ending and talk more about the way Misato (our fav!) is treated in the climax. Plus that badass Rogue One trailer, diversity in wrestling, an almost joke about psychopathy and all the giggling geekery you’ve come to expect from the Young Podawans!

Segment 1: What Are You Geeking Out About? (1:00)

Every week in the opening segment we discuss what we’re currently geeking out about! This week Kristin is geeking about the Rogue One trailer  (with bonus ire for the Poor Threatened Manchildren of The Internet), and Brian is geeking out about NXT Takeover Dallas (with bonus surprise that diversity is being promoted in wrestling).

Segment 2: What Are We Drinking About? (19:12)

Another regular segment where we discuss – you guessed it – what we’re drinking. Kristin’s drinking Tallgrass Brewing Co Buffalo Sweat Oatmeal Cream Stout and Brian’s drinking Coney Island Brewing Mermaid Pilsner!

Segment 3: Evangelion Discussion (25:05)

  • What we talked about in the last episode.
  • Gendo character discussion – is he redeemable or not?
  • Sociopath / Psychopath? One of those!
  • Nature of the Angels.
  • Discussion of Christian language of to identify Angels/Adam/Lilith.
  • Christian symbolism – cool mystery, maybe overused?
  • Discussion of the TV Ending.
  • Shinji’s choice to reject the Human Instrumentality Project.
  • Metacommentary on Shinji’s identity and how others define him.
  • Watching the ending as a teenager versus as an adult.
  • What color is Earth?
  • The villains are static / have no crisis of confidence in the ending.
  • Misato’s character at the end & slut shaming her past.
  • Ritsuko’s relationship with Gendo shoehorned in as well.
  • The Final Scene of End of Evangelion.
  • We have different opinions (gasp) of what it all means!
  • Do we think the show is aimed for adolescents or adults or both?
  • The inevitable Evangelion compared to Madoka discussion!
  • What anime will we watch next?
  • Next Episode – Nebula Nominated Short Stories & short fiction in general!
  • Also GLISTENING BULGING PECS

Segment 4: Outro, Contact Info & Outtakes! (83:38)

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