Regardless of your personal feelings about the Marvel Cinematic Universe, there’s no denying that the sheer scope of influence this cultural force has had is unparalleled. To mark the release of AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR, Carter got on the phone with Joseph Simpson and Joe Smith to look at the trajectory of superhero movies, the highs and lows of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and the impact it’s had on our wider culture.
This article previously appeared on Crossfader
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If you’re interested in some further reading in connection to this episode, we’d suggest these articles from Crossfader, Vox, The Atlantic, and Gizmodo.
This episode was once again edited by our exceptional intern Ben Pham, if you want to hire a scrappy and decisive editor, we can’t recommend him enough.