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Joss Whedon: His Work, His Life, He's Here!

Gage Skidmore
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Joss Whedon speaking at the 2010 San Diego Comic Con.

Originally, we planned on doing a show about Joss Whedon -- without Joss Whedon. We invited a scholar of his work to talk about his television and film resume, and a close friend, professor and mentor to speak on his directorial style. However, Joss was interested enough in what we're planning to join the show! So now, it's a show about Joss Whedon -- with Joss Whedon. 

More than a decade later, we're still talking about Joss Whedon's most influential work: "Buffy the Vampire Slayer." The witty, dark, and intriguing show that is equal parts "The X-Files" and "90210" is the most studied pop culture phenomenon in the world. Buffy, along with many of Whedon's other works, has become hugely influential on today's TV, and amassed enormous and dedicated cult followings.

Whedon's resume doesn't stop with television, as you might have heard of two movies that he directed in the past five years: "The Avengers" and "The Avengers: Age of Ultron."

This hour, we explore what makes Whedon's work as beloved and unique as it is: how he creates the characters that continue to tug at our heartstrings and inspire legions of fans a decade later.


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Colin McEnroe and Jonathan McNicol contributed to this show. 

Betsy started as an intern at WNPR in 2011 after earning a Master's Degree in American and Museum Studies from Trinity College. She served as the Senior Producer for 'The Colin McEnroe Show' for several years before stepping down in 2021 and returning to her previous career as a registered nurse. She still produces shows with Colin and the team when her schedule allows.

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