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The Secrets of Ghostbusters: Afterlife - Diving into the 2022 Ghostbusters sequel, Dom Bettinelli, Victor Lams, and Rob Leonardi discuss the themes of legacy, family, and reconciliation; the non-neurotypical heroine; and the film's emotional depth, as well as the classic theme of good v. evil. The Secrets of Bad Movies We Love - Some bad movies are just bad, but there are some bad movies we love and keep coming back to. Thomas Salerno, Victor Lams, and Jimmy Akin discuss some of the bad movies they love, why they love them, and how the enjoyment of a movie can transcend traditional notions of quality. The Secrets of Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny - What does the final Indiana Jones movie have to tell us about getting older and facing our mortality? Dom Bettinelli, Shelly Kelly, and Thomas Salerno also discuss the real life Dial of Destiny, what makes a great Indy movie, and the beauty of love and forgiveness. The Secrets of Avatar: The Last Airbender - The animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender is known for its rich mythology and profound themes. Robert King, Kathryn Laffrey, Jeff Haecker and Thomas Salerno discuss how it appeals to all ages, and the themes of unity, balance, and the journey toward self-awareness and acceptance. The Secrets of Loki, Season 2 - Loki, season 2, changed everything! Andrew Hermiz, Patrick Mason, and David Handlos discuss the new characters; the theme of freedom, free will, and self-sacrifice; Loki's growth as a character; and the implications for Marvel's future.