Secrets of Movies and TV Shows

A podcast that delves into movies and TV shows, both new and classic, looking at them from a fan’s perspective and going beyond the surface to the hidden layers and deeper meanings.

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Recent Episodes

The Secrets of the Masters of the Air - The 100th Bomb Group was dubbed the Bloody 100 during World War II in Europe. Dom Bettinelli, Thomas Salerno, and Patrick Mason discuss the new series about their exploits, their heroism and human frailty; the moral complexities of war; and their courage, sacrifice, and resilience.
The Secret of Kells - Exploring the intersection of art, history, and faith, Alix Murray, Kathryn Laffrey, and Jeff Haecker discuss the 2009 animated film The Secret of Kells, the historical significance of the Book of Kells; the blend of Christian themes with Irish folklore; the clash between paganism and Christianity; and the film's use of Celtic imagery
The Secrets of Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire - For the latest installment of the Monsterverse, Thomas Salerno, Patrick Mason, and Jeff Haecker discuss this grand spectacle, its exploration of the implications of living in a world with giant monsters, and the enduring popularity of monster movies as escapism.
The Secrets of Gene Roddenberry’s Andromeda - In a universe where civilization has collapsed, Dylan Hunt navigates challenges to rebuild it. Jeff Haecker and Victor Lams discuss the 5-season series Andromeda and its themes of hope, resilience, and unity, as well as the rich worldbuilding and multidimensional cast.
The Secrets of Netflix’s Avatar: The Last Airbender - Discussing the Netflix adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender, Thomas Salerno, Patrick Mason, Kathryn Laffrey, and Jeff Haecker dive into the portrayal of beloved characters, concerning changes, and the nature of totalitarian systems.