BFM 89.9

Podcast  >  Evening Edition  >  When We Last Left Our Heroes  >  Episode #18: Law & Order & Superheroes (When We Last Left Our Heroes)

Episode #18: Law & Order & Superheroes (When We Last Left Our Heroes)

James Daily

24-Nov-15 18:00

Episode #18: Law & Order & Superheroes (When We Last Left Our Heroes)

Reading the superhero comic requires setting aside - among many other things - notions of legal niceties. What exactly would the legal system really do with supervillains? Should a villain stay in jail for murder if the victim later comes back to life, as Ben Grimm - The Thing - did a few years back? Can the death penalty be applied to someone who’s invulnerable? Are the X-Men - who are frequently discriminated against in the Marvel Universe - due civil rights protections?

This month, on When We Last Left Our Heroes, Umapagan Ampikaipakan speaks to lawyer and author James Daily about the hypothetical legal ramifications of comic book tropes, characters, and powers. Check out James Daily's blog at

This and more than 60,000 other podcasts in your hand. Download the all new BFM mobile app.


Tags:  Evening EditionWWLLOHWhen We Last Left Our HeroesLaw & Order & SuperheroesSuperman

Play / Pause

Listen now : BFM 89.9 -- The Business Station

Today’s Shows

6:00 AM

The 6AM Stretch

7:00 AM

World Market Watch

7:15 AM

Morning Brief

7:30 AM

Morning Brief

7:45 AM

Top Story

8:00 AM

The Breakfast Grille

8:30 AM

Morning Brief

8:45 AM

Morning Brief

9:00 AM

Opening Bell

9:15 AM

Opening Bell

9:35 AM

People, Planet, Profit

10:05 AM

Open For Business

Jeremy Dev, Founder, Far Post Academy

11:00 AM

Marketing Mojo

Mario Braz de Matos, Flying Fish Lab

12:00 PM

Enterprise Explores

Dale Hardcastle, Global Head of Carbon Markets; and Shazrul Asari, Partner, Bain & Company

1:00 PM

The Breakfast Grille Repeat

Jazreel Goh, Country Director of British Council Malaysia

2:05 PM

Discovery Hour

3:05 PM

Beyond the Ballot Box

4:05 PM

Health & Living

5:00 PM

Top 5 at 5

6:00 PM

Inside Story

Talkback Tuesday

7:30 PM

Earth Matters [REPEAT]

9:00 PM

Bar None