"Squid Game:" Some of us are not horses.


Hello from Capitalist Playground of Death!

This week, we talk 100% “Squid Game.”

Warning: Don’t listen until you’ve watched it all.

Does the show constitute anti-capitalist critique? Why does the ending suck? Did Park Chan-wook make the West permanently love K-horror? Will Asian art soon displace Asian American art? What’s with the weird ‘noble savage’ thing going on in the show?

Plus: the dialogue genius in “The Wire”’s writers’ room, fantasy basketball, Gary Shteyngart (i.e., three Asian Americans trashing neoliberalism), and solidarity with subtitle translators.

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