I talk to Marc Andreessen about the Breaking Bad universe. Marc explains why he thinks Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul have Nietzschean themes – or they at least give us the Nietzschean story we’re allowed to have – while I tend more towards the idea that these are Christian morality tales.
Other topics discussed include what makes individuals likable or not, why we would watch a Gus Fring origin story, and the relative absence of sex as a motivating force among the men in the show.
For previous conversations on Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul, see
Better Call Saul: S6E7, Plan and Execution
Better Call Saul: S6E8, Point and Shoot
Better Call Saul: S6E9, Fun and Games
For articles alluded to in the conversation, see
Ann Coulter, “Breaking Bad’: A Christian Parable.”
Ross Douthat, “The Hero of ‘Breaking Bad.’”
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