Episode 448: Hidden Figures: The People Who Weren’t In “The Right Stuff”

On the Overthinking It Podcast, we discuss Oscar contender Hidden Figures, the relationship between individual accomplishment and social progress, and our own immigrant pasts.

Peter Fenzel, Mark Lee, and Matthew Wrather discuss Hidden Figures, the meaning of a “protagonist,” who exactly has the right stuff, and the relationship between social progress and individual excellence, as well as immigrants in our own families, Irish vs. Polish potato farmers, and our favorite fictional immigrants (beyond Superman), most of them vampires.

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One Comment on “Episode 448: Hidden Figures: The People Who Weren’t In “The Right Stuff””

  1. Peter Tupper #

    “Capital is dead labour, that, vampire-like, only lives by sucking living labour, and lives the more, the more labour it sucks.” Karl Marx, Capital


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