Clark Kent Quits The Daily Planet

Friday, November 02, 2012

Transcript

In the latest issue of Superman, Clark Kent quits his job at The Daily Planet while soliloquizing about how poor print journalism has become. Brooke talks to Larry Tye, author of Superman: The High Flying History of America’s Most Enduring Hero about Clark Kent's history as a journalist, the ethical conundrum of covering his alter-ego, and the Man of Steel's potential future as a blogger.

Adventures of Superman Theme

Guests:

Larry Tye

Hosted by:

Brooke Gladstone

Comments [2]

Dan Bammes from Salt Lake City

I think I'm going to pull Brooke's "doot-da-doo" rendition of the Superman theme and make it my ring tone.

Nov. 04 2012 02:54 PM

Dears,
I have been following OTM since I first heard it on MPR (Minnesota) back in 2003. Its one of the shows that I continue to listen podcasts of since moving back to India.

Now, I can't understand how one can justify discussing for a good 5 minutes the decision of the writers of Superman. It would probably be ok if you were discussing how this reflects on media and society. But the focus was too much on the intentions and actions of a fiction character. I would expect better from your team ... especially on the weekend before a presidential election !

regards,
dwiji

Nov. 04 2012 04:50 AM

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