Newcomers: Marvel, with Nicole Byer and Lauren Lapkus


In Newcomers, Lauren Lapkus and Nicole Byer take a deep dive into cultural staples they haven’t gotten around to just yet. So far, they have covered Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, Tyler Perry’s body of work, and the Fast & Furious franchise (with guest host Jon Gabrus). This season, Lauren returns and together she and Nicole tackle the long-awaited Marvel Cinematic Universe (abridged).

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Our Editor's Take

A small number of film franchises become cultural staples. They define generations, create alternate universes, and endure for decades. Newcomers is a podcast that explores these iconic works by looking back at them all at once, with no previous exposure. Hosts Lauren Lapkus and Nicole Byer are newcomers to these culturally significant films. The new season is Newcomers: Marvel with Nicole Byer and Lauren Lapkus. In it, the two finally immerse themselves in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Listeners can follow along as Lauren and Nicole expand their cinematic horizons. It's a joy to share the experience with them. The journey is epic whether the listener is a Marvel enthusiast or another newcomer. The plot twists are new. The humor is fresh and unexpected, and listeners will find the character arcs emotionally charged. Newcomers captures that fleeting moment of experiencing something magical for the first time. It's a unique podcast that invites listeners to an intimate space with the hosts.

Along the way, Lauren and Nicole examine the significance of the films and series. What do they contribute to art? How have they influenced other films? What is their relevance in the current culture? How are they representative of the times? These questions and more share the spotlight. The ensuing discussions are lively and insightful. The dynamic between Lauren and Nicole is lively and contagious. Newcomers: Marvel with Nicole Byer and Lauren Lapkus is a worthwhile listen. Listeners can tune in to enjoy the Marvel experience with them.

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