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Cupid and the Reaper

By Robert Yaniz Jr., Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Teen superhero tale with themes of love and death.

Podcast Adventure Gen-Z Media Average run time: 20 minutes
Cupid and the Reaper podcast art: a tree stands in front of a orange and pink sky, as the silhouettes of two people are on either side. One has their head down holding a scythe, and the other is in the air and carrying a bow and arrow.

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Cupid and the Reaper might have a more muddled focus than its predecessor, Becoming Mother Nature, but this volume is arguably far more ambitious in its themes and its scope. With a story centered on both love and death, the show tackles big questions such as the nature of romance, free will, and mortality. More importantly, it does so in a way that makes these difficult topics more accessible to tween and teen listeners.

By framing Marcus and Mondo's story much like a superhero origin story, Cupid and the Reaper uses elements of fantasy, sci-fi, and some horror — though nothing too extreme — to explore the internal struggle of adolescence. The dual focus on two main characters makes for a messier narrative this time around, but the production values and imagination remain maintain their high standard, making this an easy podcast to recommend.

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