EP 117: Putin and Doctor Doom

Patrick goes solo and plays real life supervillains comparing  Vladimir Putin to one Victor Von Doom of Latveria.  It is not an A for A comparison but the two rulers share many qualities including, arcane mysticism, technological mastery of espionage and the undying love of their respective people.

Show Notes

Doom Links

Doom War

Dr. Strange & Dr. Doom: Triumph & Torment

Secret Wars

Books of Doom

Putin Links

How the 1980s Explains Vladimir Putin

In Expanding Russian Influence, Faith Combines With Firepower

FULL: Vladimir Putin Annual Press Conference (12/23/2016) ORIGINAL

Freedom House Russia

Russia’s presidential election results by province: mapped and listed

The Perfect Weapon: How Russian Cyberpower Invaded the U.S.

Invasion of the troll armies: from Russian Trump supporters to Turkish state stooges

Why Vladimir Putin’s People Love Him

How to understand Putin’s jaw-droppingly high approval ratings


Dissecting Worlds Podcast

War is Boring
The War College Podcast



  1. Hi, Patrick. I just listened to your Putin/Doom comparison episode and heard you mention next week’s topic – the geopolitics of superheroes.

    I’m sure you and Dennis are already researching and thinking about this, but there is one question I’d like to throw your way if you don’t mind. What stance would each of the two major parties – Democrats and Republicans – take in regards to superheroes? Which would be more likely to champion a registration act and which would oppose it? Would one be more likely to utilize superheroes militarily and one more likely only in a law enforcement/ first responder capacity? I have my own thoughts but will definitely listen to what you have to say next week.



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