What’s with all the nihilistic, amoral, dark anti-hero leads in movies and shows? Are we supposed to treat horrible characters as pinnacles of human behavior now?

The bleak content that’s crept its way mainstream over the last 10 years should concern us all. The stories we tell matter, for they influence what we believe and what values we adopt.

Fortunately, a renewed appreciation for natural rights and individualism could be the antidote to the immense darkness that’s blanketed American culture as of late. That’s what we’ll get down to on this feature episode of Out of Frame.
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CREDITS:
Written by Sean W. Malone
Produced by Sean W. Malone
Edited by Michael Ozias
Asst. Edited by Abby Richardson
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LINKS:

– Why Stories Matter –
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/storytelling-is-human-1.5511027
https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/04/11/815573198/how-stories-connect-and-persuade-us-unleashing-the-brain-power-of-narrative
https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/how_stories_change_brain

The Science of Stories: How Stories Impact Our Brains

Friend of a Friend


– People being nihilistic –
https://www.vox.com/2018/7/10/17553864/reddit-thanosdidnothingwrong-mass-ban-dusting
https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2020/jan/10/i-campaign-for-the-extinction-of-the-human-race-les-knight
https://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2020/08/27/906642178/one-authors-argument-in-defense-of-looting

– Previous Out of Frame episodes referenced –


– Hollywood’s corruption –

– Natural rights –
https://www.libertarianism.org/topics/natural-rights

https://mises.org/library/what-classical-liberalism