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Podcast | Shang-Chi – Hope and Risk for Asian Representation

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In this week’s episode of The Companion Briefing catch up with James and Tommy as they take a quick look at the teaser for Spider-Man: No Way Home, catch up on Marvel’s What If…?, and are joined by Companion co-founder Lawrence Kao to discuss Shan-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, and the risks and rewards it might open up for Asian storytelling.

The Companion Briefing Podcast is a new short and snackable digest hosted by Tommy Terry-Green (highly organized/considered cinephile/Essex) and James Hoare (gleefully anarchic/terrible geek/Yorkshire). It’s released every Wednesday and can be found wherever you get your podcasts.

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