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Jun 7, 2019

Winston and Emma are joined by filmmaker and writer Rafael Hernán Gamboa to discuss the King of the Monsters, Godzilla. We talk about Godzilla's evolution from monster to protector, and how the differences in his role represents the cultural divide between America and Japan. Plus: radical empathy, embodying social trauma, more sake, the king of wines, sound effects, and complex sentiments about a guy in a rubber suit. 

Rafael is the host of the YouTube channel The Long Take, make sure to check it out and subscribe! You can also watch his award-winning short film, Violet, on Amazon. 

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About Pairing:

Pairing was created, hosted, and produced by Emma Sherr-Ziarko, with music and audio recording by Winston Shaw, and artwork by Darcy Zimmerman and Katie Huey. This episode was edited by Emma Sherr-Ziarko.