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.

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Ep. 33: Install This Podcast In Your Memory Circuit!

Show Notes

This week, we recap, review, and analyze Mobile Suit Gundam episode 33 (32 in the US), "Farewell in Side 6" ("コンスコン強襲"), discuss our first impressions, and provide commentary and research on Attachment Theory and Amuro's relationships with his parents, blast exposure, the polytrauma system, diagnostic criteria for PTSD, teen brain development, and what tinnitus has to do with depression.

We are joined by a special guest - Shar! Shar is a Clinical Neuropsychologist and our Clinical Psychology Consultant. You can find her on YouTube as Dr. Sharmander, on Instagram @dr_sharmander, and on Twitter @The_Sharmander.

- Sources on Attachment Theory:

Ainsworth, M. D. S., Blehar, M. C., Waters, E., & Wall, S. (1978). Patterns of attachment: A psychological study of the strange situation. Hillside. NJ: Erlbaum. Armsden, GC, & Greenberg, MT (1987).

The inventory of parent and peer attachment: Individual differences and their relationship to psychological well-being in adolesence. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 16, 427-454.

- Breakdown of damage from blast exposure.

- Polytrauma development in the VA.

- Diagnostic criteria for PTSD and a self-administer test.

- "Why teen brains suck" a.k.a. The teen brain: It’s just not grown up yet.. Knox, R. (2010). National Public Radio: Your Health. National Public Radio, 1.

- Tinnitus and depression. Langguth, B., Landgrebe, M., Kleinjung, T., Sand, G. P., & Hajak, G. (2011). Tinnitus and depression. The world journal of biological psychiatry, 12(7), 489-500.

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