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    Listen: “Black Widow” Is Worth The Wait — But It Should’ve Come Out Years Ago

    “I think this movie does a great job of giving fans of that character a place where they see the character they’ve always wanted to, and I’m just kind of sad it came at the end of Scarlett Johansson’s run in the MCU.”

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    On today's episode:

    1. Talks of a Black Widow film have been going on since 2004, but only now — after the character was killed off in the MCU — did she finally get her solo movie. Was it worth the wait? Would the film have been better off coming out 10, or even five, years ago?

    Marvel aficionado Nora Dominick joins us today to talk about whether the movie lives up to the hype, its title character’s emotional journey, and what expectations it sets up for future MCU films.

    2. The NCAA is finally letting college athletes take sponsorship deals and profit off their own likenesses.

    3. Zaila Avant-garde is now a basketball prodigy and the first Black American to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

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