The politics of superheroes, Reducing cow methane emissions

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Cows grazing on a farm Thursday, April 17, 2008, near Rio, Wisconsin. Morry Gash/AP Photo

We begin our show with a UW-Madison English professor as he discusses how social and political movements affect the comic books and superhero industry. Later, a University of New Hampshire Dairy Cattle Nutrition and Management associate professor breaks down research into reducing cattle greenhouse gas emissions.

Featured in this Show

  • How superheroes shape identity

    New York Times movie critics say the Black Panther films have underlying messages about the politics of colonization and the African diaspora. We hear from a UW-Madison English professor and author about how political movements influence comics and the ways characters shape identity.

  • Feeding cows seaweed could reduce methane emissions

    According to the Environmental Protection Agency, a single cow can produce up to 264 pounds of methane each year. We head to a research farm at the University of New Hampshire to learn how seaweed eating cattle could be the answer to climate change.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Mackenzie Krumme Producer
  • Courtney Everett Producer
  • Maria Lopez Technical Director
  • Ramzi Faraz Guest
  • Andre Brito Guest

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