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The Lion King feat. Darian Sanders + Khalifa White, Mrs & Mr Spy, Femme Empowerment

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Darian Sanders & Khalifa White from The Lion King North American Tour (photo via Broadway World) // She-Hulk (photo © Marvel Studios 2022) // The Sandman’s “Calliope” episode (photo: Laurence Cendrowicz/Netflix © 2022) // Citadel // Ghosted

Hear a fantastic conversation with Darian Sanders and Khalifa White, the stars of The Lion King North American tour, before revisiting some conversations about spy romances and femme empowerment.

Darian Sanders + Khalifa White Talk The Lion King
Sherin kicks off the show with an interview with the stars of the current North American tour of The Lion King, Darian Sanders and Khalifa White. They talk about how they’ve learned from taking on their iconic roles of Simba and Nala, being surprised by Heather Headley, and their most embarrassing moments.

Mrs & Mr Spy, Ghosted, Citadel
We know how much you love spy movies—especially when some romance is involved—so we’re throwing it back to our Mrs & Mr Spy segment. Sherin, Day, and Renee discuss the Mrs & Mr Spy trope and why it’s so compelling. They look at the history of the genre and how it compares to today’s movies, shouting out their faves along the way.

They also review Ghosted, Apple TV+’s action-adventure flick starring Ana de Armas and Chris Evans, before getting into Citadel, the Russo brothers’ sci-fi thriller series on Prime Video. 

Femme Empowerment
Next up Sherin and Alex revisit The Sandman’s bonus episode about Calliope, the great muse who has her agency stolen—and reclaimed. They talk about the difficult topics that the episode covers with delicate finesse. This leads our Rioters to compare She-Hulk and Ally McBeal, two series about strong lawyers who break the fourth wall. However, there are some major differences in execution when it comes to femme empowerment, which Sherin, Alex, and Philip dive into.

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