Mobile Suit Breakdown: the Gundam Anime Podcast
A Companion Podcast for All 40 Years of Gundam
MSB is a weekly Gundam podcast for new fans, old fans, and not yet fans. Nina (a Gundam first-timer) and Thom (a lifelong Gundam fan) analyze, review, and research all 40-years of the iconic sci-fi anime mega-franchise Mobile Suit Gundam in the order it was made. We research its influences, examine its themes, and discuss how each piece of the Gundam canon fits within the changing context in Japan and the world, from 1979 to today. Part history podcast, part discussion podcast, all Gundam podcast.

2.44: Strange Bedfellows

Alas the storm is come again! My best way is to creep under her gwadan! Misery acquaints a man to strange bedfellows!

Show Notes

This week, we recap, review, and provide analysis of Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam (機動戦士Ζガンダム) episode 43 - "Haman's Victory" (ハマーンの嘲笑), discuss our first impressions, and provide commentary and research on the Qubeley (キュベレイ).

- How to pronounce Kybele in Greek (plus help from patron Serperoth).

- Wikipedia pages for Cybele/Kybele and Phrygia. - Listings from other online encyclopedias and reference websites (page on includes text of associated myths and legends):

- Reference pages about Attis from Wikipedia and Encyclopedia Britannica.

- Books and articles:

Roller, Lynn E. In Search of God the Mother: the Cult of Anatolian Cybele. University of California Press, 1999. Accessed via Google Scholar.

Borgeaud, Philippe. Mother of the Gods: from Cybele to the Virgin Mary. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004. Accessed via Google Scholar.

Kramer-Rolls, Dana. “The Emergence of the Goddess Mary: from Late Antiquity to the Middle Ages.” Pomegranate: The International Journal of Pagan Studies, vol. 6, no. 1, 2007, doi:10.1558/pome.v6i1.34. Abstract accessed here.

Fear, A. T. “Cybele and Christ.” Cybele, Attis and Related Cults: Essays in Memory of Maarten J. Vermaseren, by Maarten J. Vermaseren and Eugene N. Lane, Brill, 1996, pp. 37–50. Preview here.

- The TNN this week includes two pieces of music:

Mistake the Getaway by Kevin MacLeod Link: License:

and For the Fallen by Kevin MacLeod Link: License:

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