The MCU Diaries: Essays On Marvel Television

A podcast dedicated to all the television shows produced by Marvel Studios on Disney+.

Hosted ByBlake Larsen

The MCU Diaries: Essays On Marvel Television Podcast with Blake Larsen is dedicated to all the television shows produced by Marvel Studios on Disney+.

In The MCU Diaries: Essays On Marvel Television, Blake will dive head first on character, theme, connective tissue to the MCU and the art of Marvel storytelling starting with WandaVision and going through all the MCU series including: Loki, The Falcon & The Winter Soldier, What If…?, Hawkeye and more.

*THIS IS A SPOILER PODCAST* We will be covering every facet of the MCU and all it’s connections. We are going to assume that you, the listener, have watched the 23 films that comprise the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) which were produced by Marvel Studios. We will be dealing with mega spoilers from the previous films, and even possible future spoilers for the direction in which the MCU may head in future phases.

What is the MCU? The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is an American media franchise and shared universe centered on a series of superhero films, independently produced by Marvel Studios and based on characters that appear in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The franchise includes comic books, short films, television series, and digital series. The shared universe, much like the original Marvel Universe in comic books, was established by crossing over common plot elements, settings, cast, and characters.

If you would like the written version of these essays, you can find them all on The MCU Diaries Blog series here.

Learn more about your host, Blake Larsen, here.

The MCU Diaries: Essays On Marvel Studios Television Podcast

All Episodes

The MCU Diaries: WandaVision: 1.08 – Previously On

The MCU Diaries Host Blake Larsen chats the penultimate WandaVision episode – 1.08 “Previously On”.

Blake discusses how the penultimate episode of WandaVision serves as an exercise in Wanda’s fragile psychology while also exhibiting a magnificent balance of exposition, plot, and character.

The MCU Diaries: WandaVision: 1.07 – Breaking The Fourth Wall

The MCU Diaries Host Blake Larsen chats WandaVision episode 1.07 “Breaking The Fourth Wall”.

Blake discusses how the this episode drops a major MCU bomb on us, but keeps laser focus on its main character while warning us to be careful what you wish for.

The MCU Diaries: WandaVision: 1.06 – All-New Halloween Spooktacular

The MCU Diaries Host Blake Larsen chats WandaVision episode 1.06 “All-New Halloween Spooktacular”.

Blake discusses how this Malcom In The Middle version of WandaVision is a creepy experiment framed by an existential crisis where the devil’s in the details.

The MCU Diaries: WandaVision: 1.05 – On A Very Special Episode

The MCU Diaries Host Blake Larsen chats WandaVision episode 1.05 “On A Very Special Episode”.

Blake discusses WandaVision going full 80’s and why we are forced to ask ourselves, who is the real villain here and what is the cost of lies?

The MCU Diaries: WandaVision: 1.04 – We Interrupt This Program

The MCU Diaries Host Blake Larsen chats WandaVision episode 1.04 “We Interrupt This Program”.

Blake discusses how this episode reminds us there’s a big vast world which keeps spinning outside Wanda’s sitcom bubble and connecting the two is a very hard job…

The MCU Diaries: WandaVision: 1.03 – Now In Color

The MCU Diaries Host Blake Larsen chats WandaVision episode 1.03 “Now In Color”.

Blake chats the emotional undercurrent befalling our two lead characters as it tacks on more sitcom hijinks while also exposing the emotional framework of a very real prison for the mind….

The MCU Diaries: WandaVision: 1.02 – Don’t Touch That Dial

The MCU Diaries Host Blake Larsen chats WandaVision episode 1.02 “Don’t Touch That Dial”.

Blake chats how episode 2 gets more gimmicky than the first episode, yet it showcases something Wanda and Vision have been lacking for their whole MCU existence: characterization and, most importantly, stakes…

The MCU Diaries: WandaVision: 1.01 – Filmed Before A Live Studio Audience (PREMIERE)

The MCU Diaries Host Blake Larsen chats about the WandaVision premiere episode 1.01 “Filmed Before A Live Studio Audience”.

Blake introduces his Marvel experience, what this podcast will be about and how it will be produced and why this is a safe place for nerds of all kinds. He also chats why the premiere isn’t about the “what” so much as it is about the “where and why”, and why he is HERE for it.