Cultural Conversation Podcast #1 – Mission Impossible II: Masculinity, Machinery & Myth-Making

Welcome to the first official episode of the Cultural Conversation podcast.

In this episode, A. J. Black discusses the divisive and oft-maligned Mission Impossible II from 2000, directed by John Woo. He looks at links to Greek myth, the broader franchise and attempts to fashion Tom Cruise as a modern, American hero.

Featuring the voices of Clara Cook & Russell Hugo.

Music (c)

‘Transmission’, ‘Spy Story’, ‘Contamination’, ‘Meat Grinder’, ‘Ossuary’, ‘Last Stand’, ‘After the Fall’

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