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.

2.20 - Stealing Time

You start a conversation you can't even finish

Show Notes

This week, we recap, review, and analyze Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam (機動戦士Ζガンダム) episode 19 - Cinderella Four (シンデレラ・フォウ), discuss our first impressions, and provide commentary and research on Attachment Theory.


- Wikipedia pages for Attachment Theory, John Bowlby, the Strange Situation protocol, and Attachment in adults.

- Paper that addresses attachment in adolescents.

- An overview of Adult Attachment Theory and some of the research behind it.

- And an even shorter overview on attachment in adults and how it affects relationships.

- We didn't discuss it in depth, but if you're curious, here are articles from the APA (American Psychological Association), NPR (National Public Radio), and the New York Times about how the conditions experienced by institutionalized children in Romania affected them (in terms of attachment, neurological development, and long-term effects). The New York Times article also discusses some of the history of attachment theory in popular discourse, and the controversies around it.

- Wikipedia page for Michelangelo's “Pieta” (one of the most famous).


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