NewsFlash Podcast

Podcast and Blog about The Flash

Podcast: Season 2 — 3 October, 2015
Podcast: The Season Part 2 — 15 July, 2015
Podcast: The Season Part 1 — 7 July, 2015
Podcast: Fast Enough E1x23 — 31 May, 2015
Podcast: Rogue Air E1x22 — 16 May, 2015
The Flash – Episode 21 | Grodd Lives — 11 May, 2015

The Flash – Episode 21 | Grodd Lives

Trust, Identity, & the Formation of Team Flash

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Iris: So you think The Flash is out there right now, searching for Eddie?
Barry: I’m sure he’s doing everything he can to find him.
Iris: Yeah, well, I’m finding it pretty hard to trust The Flash right now.
Barry: Well, then, trust me.

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Barry: I’m gonna get Eddie back, I swear.
Iris: Yeah, The Flash said the same thing.

“Grodd Lives” begins with a question about trust. After finding out Barry is The Flash Iris opens the episode with her own voiceover, her second of the season, where she asks us to imagine that our best friend has been keeping “a universe of secrets” from us. She invites us to empathize with her, invites us to understand the world of The Flash from her point of view.

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Podcast: Grodd Lives E1x21 — 9 May, 2015
Podcast: The Trap E1x20 — 1 May, 2015
Article: Consent and Lack Thereof: More Than Just a Two-Letter Word — 29 April, 2015

Article: Consent and Lack Thereof: More Than Just a Two-Letter Word

Repeat after me, folks: Just because someone doesn’t explicitly say ‘no’, just because someone might have shown previous attraction or interest, just because someone doesn’t struggle or protest or push the other person away, and just because you think that that person has feelings for the other, does not mean that they have given consent. Sometimes it’s more subtle. Sometimes it’s the little indications, sometimes the person doesn’t know how to react—but the discomfort, the unwillingness, the violation of boundaries is still there, and subsequently, the consent is still is not. Which, apparently, is something that some people still don’t seem to understand, and something deeply unsettling that after episode 19, I have unfortunately been seeing a lot of. I think that some people are being willfully ignorant here, but I generally try to give people the benefit of the doubt, so I would mostly like to believe that a lot of people who are romanticizing the interaction that I’m referring to genuinely don’t get it. So, I’m going to try to explain, because it is important, no matter how many times I hear people insist that “it’s not that serious.”

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Podcast: Who is Harrison Wells? E1x19 — 24 April, 2015
Article: Whose Secret Is It, Anyway? — 21 April, 2015

Article: Whose Secret Is It, Anyway?

Enough blog posts have been written about the Flash’s problematic handling of the secret in regards to Iris (and only Iris at this point) to fill a book. I’m not going to write another one – at least, that won’t be the focus of this article. Instead, I want to focus on how Flash handles the secret, how it has utilized this trope differently than other shows and backed themselves into a corner in doing so, and who has the right to decide whether to either keep the secret or to disclose it.

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Review: “All-Star Team Up” Fails to Fully Deliver —

Review: “All-Star Team Up” Fails to Fully Deliver

“Oh. You’re watching this episode again? Eh…I’ll be in the other room.” – My husband, a casual Flash fan, pretty much summing up the quality of this episode.

When it comes to the shared universe of Arrow and The Flash, the fandom is somewhat divided. Some people love the idea of multiple crossovers. Others want everyone to stay on their respective shows.

I’m a little more in the middle. I’ve only seen a handful of Arrow episodes, so I probably get less out of the crossovers than fans of both shows do. That said, I love the idea of crossing characters over – when there’s a good reason. When it makes sense. When it’s an Event.

This episode was less an event than a prolonged treading of water, an unnecessary hour of mostly filler. I wouldn’t call it the worst episode of the show to date (although I haven’t entirely decided it isn’t), but it was a baffling waste of a crossover. So let’s get this recap underway.

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Article: On Secret Keeping and Lying in the Flash — 20 April, 2015
PodCast: All Star Team Up E1x18 — 16 April, 2015
New Authors and Editors in the website. — 15 April, 2015

New Authors and Editors in the website.

There are two roles that you can have in this website. The Editors (they are the Administrators of the NewsFlash Podcast) and Authors (They are the Writers or Editors).

  • Editor – has access to all posts, pages, comments, categories, tags, and links. An Editor can create, edit, publish, and delete any post or page (not just their own), as well as moderate comments and manage categories, tags, and links.
  • Author – can write, upload photos to, edit, and publish their own posts. An Author can create, edit, publish, and delete only their own posts, as well as upload files and images. Authors do not have access to create, modify, or delete pages, nor can they modify posts by other users. Authors can edit comments made on their posts.

Administrators will moderate the website, when an Author publish something (that is supposed to have been checked by their newsflash editor before hand) we will check it, the comments and everything in it too to keep things well.

Authors will only post their own things.

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