“Trauma and Victimhood” with Paul Scheer and Sarah-Violet Bliss

Are the main characters of Search Party victims or predators? The lines are especially blurred when it comes to Dory, who reframes her own trauma as stemming from an event beyond her control. “I know it’s crazy,” says guest Paul Scheer of Dory’s involvement in Keith’s murder, “but I see her point of view as being rational in that moment.” In this episode, Paul, host Bowen Yang, and show co-creator Sarah-Violet Bliss reveal how telling white lies can result in a slippery moral slope, and how evolution has programmed us to defend ourselves at all our costs. Sarah-Violet also explains the way in which Search Party’s story arc redefined itself over the first three seasons and what she means when she says that “the show takes us where it’s meant to go.” Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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In each episode of this hilarious companion podcast to HBO Max’s cult hit neo-noir comedy Search Party, comedian Bowen Yang — a real-life fan of the series — sits down with a Search Party co-creator, actor or writer as well as a celebrity fan to dissect specific themes from the most recent season. Together, the three talking heads will humorously analyze the characters’ psychology, share behind-the-scenes anecdotes, and discuss the most insane moments of the critically acclaimed show, getting fans pumped for Season 4 and inspiring them to re-watch past episodes from a new perspective.