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An intimate conversation with the creators of some of the world's most remarkable games, hosted by comedian and life-long gamer Adam Conover. This season I will talk with the developers of Portal, Assassin's Creed, Hyper Light Drifter and many more about what it’s like to make video games for a living, how they come up with their ideas, and their first memory of the medium.
 
For the best in feminist Star Trek comedy, join Alice Wetterlund and Veronica Osorio as they watch Star Trek: The Next Generation episode by episode with guests and talk Picard, Troi, Data, Riker, sex, gender, fashion, and more. Includes SFX and Original Songs. Produced by the Forever Dog Podcast Network.
 
What comes to mind when you hear the word “forensics”? For many, the word evokes images of sterile labs and white coats. The reality, however, is quite different. In Shattered Souls veteran forensic investigator Karen Smith opens her detailed and poignant journals from her 11 years as a forensic detective in Jacksonville, Florida. She speaks of trudging through muddy swamps, dangling over crime scenes from a firetruck ladder, and the tremendous emotional toll that the horror of these crimes ...
 
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Seashells may seem like a small topic for a book, or a podcast. But when we look into them deeply, we find that they reveal startling truths about our oceans, our planet, and ourselves. This week Cynthia Barnett joins Adam to talk about the surprising history of seashells and her new book The Sound of The Sea. You can check out her book at factuall…
 
Treks favorite Paul F. Tompkins (Rutherford Falls, Threedom) returns to the show to unpack Jonathan Frakes' wandering around the Next Generation set, visiting a Star Trek convention, and what it's like when the man speaks at half speed. Plus, special Treks announcements! Listen to Treks and the City Ad-Free on Forever Dog Plus: http://foreverdogpod…
 
What are our moral obligations to nature, and the wild animals that live in it? Should we vaccinate them? Should we feed them when they're starving? Should we kill so called "invasive" species? Emma Marris is back this week to discuss her new book Wild Souls and the complex ethical dilemmas surrounding our relationship with wild animals. You can ch…
 
Tesla and other automakers have convinced the public that fully automated vehicles are just around the corner. But what if … they aren’t? Dr. Missy Cummings, AI researcher and director of the Humans and Autonomy Laboratory at Duke, joins Adam to detail the massive gap between Silicon Valley's promises and the technology’s limitations, and explain t…
 
As nature lovers, we prize the idea of places untouched by human influence. But new research shows that such places were few and far between as long as 12,000 years ago. This week paleo-ecologist Dr. Jacquelyn Gill is on the show to talk about the surprisingly strong effect humans have had on nature for thousands and thousands of years, and how kno…
 
Despite their limited representation in the media, Native Americans have had a profound influence on American comedy. So why isn't Charlie Hill a household name? This week historian Kliph Nesteroff and comic Adrianne Chalepah chat with Adam about their new book We Had A Little Real Estate Problem, which tells the fascinating story of Native America…
 
Quantum mechanics is over a century old, yet most of us still struggle to truly understand it. This week theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli is on the show to discuss his new book Helgoland and help Adam begin to truly understand how quantum physics can fit into a broader picture of reality. Check out Carlo's book at factuallypod.com/books.…
 
All-time Treks guest Paul F. Tompkins (Threedom, The Neighborhood Listen) returns for another all-time Treks episode: part two of the two-part TNG finale, "All Good Things," to talk Picard finally joining the crew for a round of cards and what's next for the podcast. Listen to Treks and the City Ad-Free on Forever Dog Plus: http://foreverdogpodcast…
 
This week Adam welcomes an author whose book blew his mind more than perhaps any other. Americans are typically taught that prior to the arrival of European settlers, indigenous communities were sparsely populated, lacked technology, and did little to shape the natural landscape. But as this week’s guest Charles C. Mann’s 1491 tells Adam, the most …
 
All-time Treks guest Paul F. Tompkins (Threedom, The Neighborhood Listen) makes a triumphant return for an all-time Treks episode: part one of the two part TNG finale, "All Good Things," to talk how Picard's time jumping could be responsible for ending humanity. Listen to Treks and the City Ad-Free on Forever Dog Plus: http://foreverdogpodcasts.com…
 
If you love video games, working in game development sounds like a dream job — especially since the industry now grosses more than movies and sports combined. But the reality is a lot less… fun than you might think. This week journalist Jason Schreier joins Adam to discuss his latest book Press Reset: Ruin and Recovery in the Video Game Industry. I…
 
Physician and all-time TatC mega-fan Robin Reister joins Alice and Veronica to talk returning to conventions, favorite episodes (of the pod and TNG), and what it means to be "already Gorn" in a special pre-finale bonus clip episode!!! Listen to Treks and the City Ad-Free on Forever Dog Plus: http://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plus SUPPORT TREKS AND THE …
 
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